Friday, 9 January 2015

Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter.

All hail the worlds best highlighter. EVER.
If you watched my December Favourites video you'll have heard me have a little rave about this already. I had this highlighter before and unfortunately it smashed in my handbag after about a week; so unbelievably tragic, I've really never quite got over it.
A recent re-purchase has made me remember just how amazing this highlighter is and how I should never have gone so long without it! First of all I love the shade- like a pearly-champagne colour. This particularly suits my pale skin- as highlighters that are too gold in colour just don't quite match my deathly tones.
I will warn you that if you're in any way afraid of highlighters then be careful with this as its very intense. Its not packed with glitter or anything, just very shimmery, but in a nice way. As long as you're light handed with your brush this will make you look so glowy and healthy. It also looks fab on the inner corner of your eyes- it will make you look super perky and awake, trust me!
If you've never tried this and are in the market for a new highlight definitely check this one out- its not too expensive especially when you look at how much product you get- just please don't smash it in your handbag, ok?

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

& Other Stories Body Scrub.

I love a good body scrub. I also love rose-scented things. Combine the two and I pretty much turn into a heart-eyed emoji. So you can imagine I was excited to get my hands on this & Other Stories scrub.......

Since buying this I've been into an & Other Stories, however at the time I'd only shopped online. Eyeing up skincare online is so tantalising as all you want to do is swatch and sniff! I hardly ever buy anything like this without having had a good sniff of it first but I knew I'd like it when its described as beautifully as 'Pressed pink rose petals in an old cedar chest'. How fabulous does that sound?

I really enjoy using this scrub as it doesn't ever feel as though you are wasting product. Its very like a sugar scrub, made up of lots of fine gritty particles without much liquid holding it together, which I really liked,. Some scrubs are just far too gloopy and before you know it half of its down the drain before you've even started on your scaly legs. The texture of this is quite sticky-almost like a gel mixed with sugar so it really sticks to damp skin, which is exactly what you need in a scrub. I really like the smell- its not overly rose scented, so for any non-lovers there's still hope! I also love the packaging- its quite minimalist and slightly industrial looking but is somehow still very cute. & Other Stories have a whole load of bodycare and they offer this rose scent in lots of other formulas such as body sprays and moisturisers.

& Other Stories is opening in Dublin in 2015-date still to be announced- so I have a feeling I'll be stocking up on a lot more of this range!

Monday, 5 January 2015


You have no idea how tempted I was to title this post 'New Year New Me'- but out of terror that people would take it seriously I just went with '2015'. I genuinely do go around for most of January saying 'New Year New Me' in what starts out as a sarcastic manner and unfortunately begins to slip out in a somewhat more serious tone. Please do ignore if that ever happens. I mean well.

Ah 2014, it was actually a pretty good year for me, especially in comparison to 2013. I started a new job, hit over 1,500 subscribers on my You Tube channel, went away with my boyfriend for the first time in a long time and overall became a lot more settled and confident.
I'd love to achieve so much more in 2015. Sometimes the best way to help with this is to write it all down so here goes! (deep breath)....

1. Reach 2,000 subscribers on my You Tube channel by the end of January. This could be slightly ambitious, but I want to get the year off to a good start! I'd love to increase my subscribers by a lot more this year and grow my channel so I'm aiming for little goals like this each month. If you're reading my blog and you aren't subscribed to my channel then get over there and do it!

2. Start running. Last year I flirted with the idea of running. I was heading out with my brother 2-3 times a week for about two months until I started my new job and unfortunately running fell to the wayside. This year both of us are super determined to pick it up again and actually get good at it this time! We're hoping to do the Electric Run this Spring as its a short enough race, only 5k, so its a good place to get started!

3. Work on my blog. I used to love blogging and writing so much but I've neglected it so much the past few years. I really want to get back into the swing of writing a post every couple of days and keeping this blog updated.

I'd like to think this list is relatively realistic and something I can achieve this year. I'll keep you updated throughout with how the running is getting on and you'll see from my blog and my You Tube channel how everything else is going!

What are your resolutions this year? Are any the same as me?