Butter London Spring collection 2013 Review

Who doesn't love nail varnish? I for one love it! I am not big into nail art, but I do adore that perfect coat of fresh paint!

I have never tried a Butter London polish before so when I was invited to the event back in Feb I was really excited to see just how good a polish it is.

The event itself was fab filled with amazing sweets, to die for nibbles there was even a stand where we could get our nail's done and try out a few colours from the range. We got a great feel for the whole idea behind the spring colours, all fun and girls. Of course the colours form the Sweetie Shop collection are soft and girly, but thankfully the shades are not too pastel. 

As I had never tried a polish over the value of €10 I didn't really know what to expect, I had heard great things about Butter London so where we where lucky enough to be given 3 colours from the new range I was really excited to try them and see what they would be like. 

They are worth ever cent, for a colour that only needs one coat, dries quick and you wont see chip for at least 5 day's it is worth it! 

You can get your paws on butter London online, in avoca, Dylan Bradshaw and a few other places for €15. The price is a bit steep but it worth it. Even just for one. 


Uh-OH I'm broke and I HAVE to be in this social situation!

One of the worst things about being a blogger or actually having a passion for that bottle of red is being broke.

For some they are embarrassed that their funds can't stretch as far as they like. I have never been one of these people. I have been broke for the past 5 years. No income and the college lifestyle is something that only those with a job can afford. Now I tried to find work but retail managers do not want college students we are not flexible enough for them (one of the reason's why I dislike the management style of the retail industry).

Everyone has a broke stage, if you didn't you are very lucky; but I personally feel you need that broke stage to build a respect for money. Anyways social engagements are a bit of nightmare if you are looking in your purse and all you see is your only €2 in the world. You have two choices make up a lame excuse and go on your merry way or casually say that the budget is tight but a water will be fine so you don't miss out on the bants!

For me informing whoever it is your meeting beforehand that your funds aren't looking too tasty, at least if you tell them in a neutral environment they 1, don't care 2, thankfully (yes i am actually saying this) we are in a recession so being broke is not as much of a embarrassment as it may be pre-recession. It an accepted part in society nowadays that people don't have the funds that we once did.

Basically long story short, I find being honest about it works a hell of a lot better than lying about it.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree or disagree?


L'Oreal Paris - FÉRIA BY PRÉFÉRENCE Review! (before and after!)

So on Monday I instagramed this picture: 

After a very detailed conversation about hair colouring on twitter (it always starts on twitter don't it?) I was advised to try out the above. I felt like a change. I have plans on going purple during the summer when funds allow it but for now messing around with conditioning toners will have to do. 

I went ahead with it on Monday night (as i was dyeing the ends on my hair, no need for an allergy test etc). 

The instructions are piss easy to follow! you get your toner, gloves and instructions. What had annoyed me is that it's stated that the gloves are high quality yet they where kinda on the weak side. 

So anyway onto the before and after! 

Yeah I'm not very impressed. I wasn't expecting a major change but I was expecting a tint of some shape or form!

So yep you guessed it I am very disappointed!

It did condition my hair but erm the colour is what I was after!

do you have any hair colouring story's where the colour just didn't take? 

It's My Birthday and I will blog if I want to

To celebrate I have deiced to do something a little different. I have seen a lot of bloggers do this, and I think having it written down on in this case online for the whole world to see you are that bit more determent to see it through. 

So I have a few goals that I want to achieve before my next birthday 

1, Buy this amazing handbag the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Bag Black Frilly Snake Shopper Handbag has been something I have had my eye on for quite some time. I has been my goal to own a designer handbag. I have always admired Vivienne Westwood as a designer with her bold prints and well structured designs. For me this bag may not cost a lot for a designer item but I know I will achieve this goal
2. Buy the full Elite Collection from Nima Brushes. Ever since I saw these beauts back in September I knew I just had to have them. I am forever dreaming about expanding my makeup brush collection and I just adore these brushes. 

3. And what list would be complete without a pair of louboutin's. There is nothing like investing in a pair of shoes that I know will serve me the rest of my life. 
4. To have either started or saved up to do a makeup course. It's not that I want to become a makeup artist nor do I even think I have the talent to pursue a career in it. I just feel it's the next right step. I would like some sort of qualification in a makeup artistry course. I feel there is so much we can learn for other beauty bloggers and youtubers but doing a course in it is something else. 

5. To have done one suger craft lesson or baking lesson. Baking for me is something that I adore doing. I wouldn't say I have a talent for it but I do find it easy and extremely enjoyable. I have always wanted to learn more.

So there you have it. My list of five things that I need to do before this very date next year. 

Do you have a list like this?

Feel the Dove Difference Event

So a few weeks ago I was invited to a  Dove event in our fair city. Upon arrival we where greeted to a Dove passport which I was to use to find the products from Dove’s amazing new range that would suit my hair and skin perfectly!

Have a look at some of Dove’s previous ad campaigns. Dove has really come along a long way and now it’s time for a new chapter in the long Dove history. The new campaign is called the Dove Difference. It’s taking those pamper nights to the next level especially when it comes to their hair care range. They have upped their game and have got many nods off approval over their new products from the beauty gurus.

Prepare to read many reviews on the new products and find out if I did feel the dove difference  to give you an idea of how Dove crazy the blog is going to be for the next while just check out the pic below! Between you and me I loving the new dove range! 

Do you have a favourite Dove product? What do you think of Dove?


Benefit Core Colour Launch Date Reviled

Benefit are excited to finally reveal their new core colour collection! All new award-winning creaseless cream shadows, longwear powder shadows and ultra plus lip-glosses!

The new products will be available from Benefit counters on the 27th of April,

Feel free to ask us any questions (or if you need more images) or tweet us @Benefit_IRE using the #CoreColour

Can't wait to pop into my local Benefit counter on the 27th to check out the range! Are you going to do the same? 


A New Survey On Our Relationship With Food

So a few weeks back I popped along to a Lowlow event. We where not really sure what to expect considering we are all about the fashion and beauty not so much about the diet food – even though perhaps that something that goes on behind the scenes.

Lowlow had sponsored at bit of research into women and dieting along with how we perceive ad’s. There was a panel that consisted of Lucy Kennedy, Síle Seoigea philologists and nutritionist. They shared with us some of the findings and we had a little chat while we munched on some amazing lowlow inspired recipes.

The study on the attitudes of Irish women reveals that 77% believe that advertising campaigns selling diet and weight loss foods portray women having an unhealthy relationship with food. In reality the Irish female is more pragmatic in her approach. Food is not just a necessity – an overwhelming 81% believe that food is something to be savoured and enjoyed.

Worryingly, key statistics indicated that 78% of survey respondents view the models featured in stereotypical ads as having unrealistic, unattainable body shapes. In addition 51% felt the portrayal of women in these ads is clichéd. However it is clear this only serves to alienate Irish women because 74% say it would make them less likely to purchase the product being advertised.

According to the survey results, there is strong consensus amongst Irish women about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle – 74% agree that eating a balanced diet with the occasional treat equals a healthy lifestyle. It’s clear however that consumers are always looking for new ideas and help to fit this healthy diet around their busy lifestyles because 63% admit to feeling guilty when their food choices aren’t what they consider to be healthy.

LowLow’s study of the Irish female consumer shows just how disciplined and pragmatic she is in her approach to food.  57% say that tasty, healthy food is more important than being able to eat what they want (37%) proving that a ‘YesYes’ attitude to eating is the way forward!

What do you think of these findings? Do you feel you fall into these category’s?  At the end of the event we came to the conclusion that things are changing but we all need to change our attitude to food and not let those pesky ads or that slice of cake make up feel bad!



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