Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Drive In Cinema!

So this Bank Holiday weekend I went to a drive in cinema- something I've never done before. My friend and I went to Tattersall's out in Ratoath where all week they're playing horror movies every night up until Halloween. SUCH an amazing idea! 
The set up was great; Shake Shop, Tim Horton's if you feel like coffee and doughnuts, and an Eddie Rockets Van. We went for hot dogs and garlic fries in Eddie Rockets and ate them in the car- which resulted in ketchup all over my hands of course!

We went to see Friday the 13th- you can't have Halloween without some classic cheesey horror! These movies are so dated but hilarious- and we did did get quite scared at some parts I will admit!

This was such a fun  night and I can't wait to go back and see something next time its on! My one tip would be to bring lots of blankets and pillows, which is what we did so that the car was nice and cosy! You can bring as many people as you like but ideally only two is best so you can see the screen properly- also we wound our chairs right back which was super comfy.

Here's the link to where we went; check out what else they have on this week and I'd highly recommend going if you can! It makes such a difference to just heading to the cinema-its way more fun!


Photo Credit: Anne Marie Kelly- thanks babes ;)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate.



So this review has been a long time coming. I bought the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate about three months ago, it was my intention to use it for quite a while before giving you my verdict but I never thought it would take me this long to get around to it! At least you know for sure that this is a tried and tested review.

I bought this about one month into my new job where we have some intense air conditioning, At the time my skin was in a lot worse shape than it is now, it was really breaking out and dry. As everyone knows when a spot is healing its normal for the area to get a bit dry. However, when you have a really bad breakout it looks particularly awful when large areas are dry- and I hate to say this word but- crusty. There I said it! Its a gross way to describe it but the best description really, and anyone who's been there knows what I'm talking about, am I right?
So, this was a major skin emergency, working 35 hours a week with my skin just getting drier and drier- so I treated myself to the Kiehl's oil with my first paycheck.

I'd heard a lot of reviews of this oil so I knew it was going to be good, its not until the last few weeks that I can really see just how good. My skin hasn't been breaking out as much recently and it looks far glowier and less dry. I'd never used a facial oil before this as I didn't think my skin needed that much hydration and also I was worried it would break me out more.
Oh boy was I wrong. The texture of my skin since using this is so much more plump and radiant. I only use it at night (about 3-4 drops pressed into the skin) and my skin feels so healthy and nourished when I wake up in the morning, resulting in my make-up going on so much smoother. I still use my Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream afterwards, giving the oil about ten minutes to sink in first.
I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether your skin is dry or just looking a bit dull and lacklustre as it really has improved the overall appearance of my skin!
The only downside is that it is quite expensive. It costs around €45 for the bottle, but after using it every night for three months I've not even used a fifth of the product- a little goes a long way.

Let me know down in the comments if you've used this before and what you think of it! Or do you have any recommendations for something similar that could be used as part of my morning routine?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Goldfinch Review!

For any of you that may have missed my last video, it was a review of Donna Tartt's amazing book The Goldfinch. If you want an in-depth review of the novel then check that out, i'll leave the link below. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and something I forgot to mention in my review is the miniature print of the painting that comes inside it. I have the hardback version so I'm not sure if its the same with the paperback- inside the second page is a small colour copy of the painting 'The Goldfinch'. I think this is a really sweet addition to the book as the painting plays such a huge part in the story. Its really easy to take it out of the book too so you could use it as a book mark or stick it on your wall if you like it. Anyhow I just thought  I'd mention that here as I forgot to over on my channel!
As always if you've read this book let me know your thoughts down in the comments and give me some reccomendations!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Skin Update- Dairy Free Week Two!

So, its been just over two weeks since I started my dairy free diet and as promised I'm going to give you guys a little update on how I'm getting on!

Last week I did get two or three spots around my forehead and chin area, where I usually get them. As I have spots like these ALL the time they were nothing unusual for me. Some of you may be thinking that two weeks in if I'm still breaking out then the dairy free can't be working, don't worry, it was that time of the  month so I'm going to put them down as hormonal spots. I always laugh when people say they break out at this time of the month as I never notice any difference as my skin is always breaking out in these areas!
However, the last three or four days I've had no new break outs and my skin seems to be clearing up! I can by no means put this down to dairy free yet as, like I said before, sometimes my skin just likes to behave itself occasionally.

I have been finding the past week a bit easier in terms of the dietary changes. Cheese is still calling me from the fridge every time I walk past and without it I find it too sad to eat pasta! What's pasta without cheese?!? The biggest test for me was Monday-my sister's birthday. My Dad bought Marks and Spencer's Colin Caterpillars (HEAVEN) and a big chocolate cake. I managed to resist but sat and sulked in the corner for the rest of the evening. Chocolate cake is such a vice for me- I could easily sit there and eat two or three slices- don't judge me.

Overall its going well- I'm hoping to see some serious changes in the next week or two and I'll be back with an update on  Monday!