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My Week

My week should really be changed the last two weeks, as last week I really didn’t get up to that much as I wasn’t feeling myself.

I still picked up a few bits in penneys. a make up bag which i think is €8, I could be wrong. It even has a place to hold your make-up brushes.

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I also decided to pick up Penneys/Primark new make up range PS Pro. I went for a lipliner, lip primer and lipstick so far not loving it. I have only worn it once and it wasn’t great I’m not sure if it was the primer or the lipstick it was blotchy. I am gonna try it again and do a proper review.

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I also picked up a gold card holder in Dunnes Store for €5,
I spotted this on Dreaming in Sequins snap chat she is an Irish blogger and is one of my favourites and she is so nice.

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This Friday I went out for after work cocktails to the Vintage cocktail club, I love this club you have to prebook and also the front door is hidden away in Temple bar and the cockatils are amazing.

On Saturday I got my hair cut in the Curly Look its a hair dressers in Glasnevin that is all about curl care and i was told to wear my hair curly which a hair dresser has never asked me to do before, I am going to do a full and honest review.

Lots of Love

Carol

 

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FK Buckley Temple Bar and Vintage Cocktail Club

On Thursday night i went out for dinner for my friends 30th Birthday I decided to book FX Buckley in Temple Bar as I heard they do the best steak in Dublin.

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We went for the early bird menu which is two course’s for €19.95 or three course for €23.95 we both went for the ceaser salad to start which I have to say was nice it wasn’t the nicest ceaser salad I ever had but it was nice and a good size portion. Up next we both went for the same thing again Steak we went for rump steak now if you are ordering of the main menu they come out with a platter of beef and you can pick what steak you want to eat.

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I have to say the steak was perfect it tasted amazing I went for a mash side which was also very tasty we also had a glass of wine each and a coffee and it came to €61.

One thing I notice alot when eatting out in Dublin and it really anoys me if one of the guest is away from the table and the food is ready, this happend with the ceaser salad they still bring the food to the table to me they should wait till everyone is at the table before sevring also if you like meal to last a while between courses do not go here everything is very quick a bit to quick for my liking  it would of been nice to have a few more mintues between starter and dinner but haven’t said that I would go back for the steak.

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After dinner we went around the corner to Vintage Cocktail Bar you have to book Vintage Cocktail Bar before you go, as it is a secret cocktail club from the outside you really would never know the door only has VCC on it and is locked so you have to ring the bell as we booked very late the only tables left wore for the terrace which I was happy with as it was a lovely evening . It is a vintage cocktail bar so it is very vintage feel inside which i loved we wore shown to our table and handed a book of cocktails which was so hard to choose from .

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For my First Cocktail I decided to go for the Daily mule, The receipe changes daily depending on the mood of the bar tender but it Usually contains Absolut 100 Premium Vodka, fresh citrus, fruit liqueur, ginger beer or soda, with fresh fruit and a fresh mint sprig and it was delish my friend went for Tiki Peekey which contains  Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, VCC Pomegranate Tincture, cranberry and pineapple, fresh citrus, VCC 3 Sugar Syrup, soda top, with a fresh mint sprig and fresh pomegranate which of course I had a little sip of and it was nice.

For are secound cocktail  I went for Shut ver mouth Plymouth Gin, VCC Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, with lemon oils I wasnt a lover of this one it was abit to strong for my taste buds so I ended up swapping with my friend not sure what she ordered.

For the third cocktail I was very boring and ordered the Daily mule again  I know but it was so nice and my friend went for a different cocktail which tasted like choclote again not something I would be a fan off.

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Most people wore only staying for one drink as it is very expensice 6 drinks cost us €71 but it was 30th Birthday treat but I have to say I loved it and it really finished off our night so if you are looking for something a bit different to do in Dublin, Vintage Cocktail Club is perfect night.

Lots of Love

Carol 

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Corfu Restaurant Dublin

I have decided to start writing about places to go in Dublin as Dublin is an amazing city with loads to do and I just had to tell you about this restaurant Corfu on Parliament Street just off temple bar we went here on the 15th February for a family meal for about 35 of us.

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The restaurant is a Greek restaurant which I have never been before we wore greeted warmly by the staff who really couldn’t do enough for us I had the meatballs to start with and they wore lovely I also had a try of the bruschetta which I loved.

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Mains I had Pastichio which is an oven cooked dish with baked layers of pasta sautéed mince beef and kefalotyri cheese topped with homemade bechamel sauce again I did try a few other dishes the Greek style burger was lovely but the spaghetti bolognese was so nice I wish I ordered it I kept robbing some on my brother and for desert I had a lovely chocolate cake.

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The whole day went perfect the staff wore amazing we had three younger children with us an 11, 7 and 4 year old the staff wore great with them and couldn’t do enough all the adults dinner plates came out hot but the children’s plates wore cold and as we wore leaving the kids wore given the valentines day balloons I admit the 11 year old did not want them but the other 2 were delighted also they didn’t mind us bringing our own birthday cakes as my cousin baked both cakes.

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So if you are in Dublin you need to check Corfu Restaurant out there facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/corfugreekrestaurant and they have a great deal at the moment 4 course meal for €20.95 so if your Dublin for hens, stags, date weekend or family holiday Corfu restaurant is right beside temple bar so perfect place to go before you hit the pubs or just go for a walk around temple bar to see what the fuss is all about.