Announcing The Yonka Christmas Gift Sets

For nearly two years now I have worked with Yonka Skincare as one of their ambassadors here in Ireland and I've learnt so much more than I ever imagined about plant based natural skincare. Hand on heart it truly is one of the most beautiful skincare ranges that heals on every level. My skin has never looked better and barely a week goes by where I don't receive a message online from a follower who has discovered the range and fallen in love with the products and treatments. 

With Christmas literally around the corner I thought I would talk you through the gorgeous Christmas gift sets which would make anyone happy come Christmas Day!

Firstly I have to comment on how beautiful the actual gift boxes are. Since using the Kon Marie method to clean out my make up I am all about beautiful storage boxes to keep things organised and these are perfect for separating your products after they have been enjoyed on Christmas Day. 

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The gift sets are separated into three options for moisturisers, body care and candles and a diffuser. 

Facial Care Gift Sets 

I have always felt that your moisturiser is the most important part of any skincare regime as it's on the longest and therefore has the greatest chance of impacting your skin condition. These are the options available this Christmas, with some incredible savings which I have outlined below. 

Yonka Christmas Gift

Exceptional which includes 50 ml of both the Excellence Code Creme and the Excellence Code Masque - priced at €164.25 there is a €54.75 saving. 

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Sincere which includes 50 ml of the Elastaine Jour and Nuit Cream and is priced at €84.75 with a €28.25 saving. 

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The Vibrant kit contains 50 ml of the Vital Defence creme and 15 ml of the Alpha contour eye cream and is priced €64.50 with a €21.50 saving than if you were to buy them individually. 

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Bath and Body Care 

One of my absolute hero products is the Yonka Phyto Bain. I have spoken about this in depth and in short - no bath oil comes close the healing and revitalising combination of Indian chestnut, cypress and rosemary, sage and helichrise oils mixed with petitgrain and lavender oils. If you are unsure regarding what to give a friend who is pregnant or has just given birth this would be my number 1 suggestion. It is free of parabens and 88% natural and suitable for those who are breastfeeding also. This comes in a gift bag with a huge 200ml Lait Corps for €63, a €21 saving.  

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Yonka Candles and Diffuser 

If you weren't quite sure what to gift someone skincare wise another gorgeous option is either a candle or a diffuser.

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The candles come in three scents, Quintessence, Orange Blossom & Petitgrain, and when it comes to Christmas scents I have to be honest and say I am not usually a fan but the Yonka Cedar - Cypress is the chicest most beautiful crisp scent. It's a very clean evergreen smell, like Christmas trees in the snow and gorgeously fresh. It's my number one choice to have lit in the sitting room all December. 

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Whilst candles are always lovely a diffuser is also a great long-lasting option. It comes in a Bouquet De Provence scent infused with Petitgrain, lavender, and rosemary which is a subtle clean scent. 

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Male Grooming 

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Lastly, not forgetting the men, Yonka also have a giftset for them with a foaming gel cleanser, an the Nutri Moist cream which is so soothing on their skin especially after shaving. The kit is priced at €66.50 with a saving of €7.20 than if you were to buy them individually. 

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If you have any questions on the gift sets or wish to purchase them check out the nationwide salon listing >Here< to find your nearest Yonka outlet! 

Happy Shopping!

Lots of love, 

 
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Honest Natural Beauty and Skincare Companies That Care

Honest Natural Beauty and Skincare Companies That Care

This is a post I have been meaning to write for ages. Beauty products have always felt like a little bit of a luxury but at a recent lunch hosted by Human and Kind the owners were discussing the products and how every ethical element was considered along their supply chain. The name speaks for itself but I find it so refreshing to know that in buying a product, it is having a valuable impact on a community. These are some of my favourites companies with a clear conscience and the incredible natural beauty products they are creating:

Human And Kind

Whilst their shower gels are absolutely incredible and the foamiest I've ever used, their ingredients are also fairly traded ensuring sustainability both for them and for their suppliers welfare. Their packaging is always 100% recyclable and the amount used it limited to the minimum required per product. You can read more about it >here< 

Hero products for me include the miracle make up remover -which is the softest thing I have ever used on my face and also saves you buying cotton wool as it's gentle enough to use around the eye area and also the Shower Mousse in Grapefruit Delight. So fresh and SO foamy! 

The Body Shop  

The Body Shop story started with Anita Roddick's belief in something revolutionary; that business could be a force for good way back in 1976. To produce their natural beauty products they empower over 20,000 economically vulnerable people in 23 countries around the world, transforming marginalised communities, preserving traditional crops and promoting sustainable farming. They have also been fundamental in bringing about the change in Animal testing laws. 

As a result of launching their AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING CAMPAIGN in 1989 the UK banned it in 1998. They went on to present over 4 million signatures to the European Union who banned animal testing of finished cosmetic products in 2004. In 2009 they received a Lifetime achievement award from the RSPCA, and they continue to campaign against animal testing which sadly is still happening, unnecessarily. Hero products for me are their body butters which are so creamy and also their scrubs. What's so reassuring is they will continue to campaign and by enjoying their products you are supporting their work. 

Éminence

When it comes to organic skincare and organic beauty products Eminence is a luxury salon range that has an incredible ethos. Since their inception in 1958, they have been using sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic products. They farm manually to reduce CO2 emission and their farms are powered by wind and solar energy. They have a Forests for the Future program which plants a tree for every retail product sold. To date they have planted over six million trees ( >more info here< ) in developing countries throughout the world including Burundi, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania. In Africa, agroforestry provides families with the education and tools to create their own tree nurseries. The profits allow them to support their basic needs, while also benefitting the environment and fighting deforestation. 

When it comes to the beauty products they rank amongst some of the best. In particular I adore the Coconut Scrub - which Madonna (!) is also a big fan of and the Apricot Body Oil. 

Personally, whilst I know there are cheaper alternatives to all of the above, the brand ethos  matters so much and if you are thinking of a Christmas gift or gift-to-self all of these are contributing greatly to causes and communities around the world! 

Happy pampering !

Lots of love, 

 
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My Top Natural Nude Lip Products

My Top Natural Nude Lip Products

 
 

There are some things I have put years of research and testing into perfecting. Top of the list is a good natural nude lip colour. 

When I apply foundation and concealer it drains the colour from my lips and makes me look a bit ill unless I add something. For the past few years I have been searching for natural shades that almost mimic my own lip colour, just a bit more polished, and now I have found the best products for the perfect nude lip. 

If you're looking for just the right shade of blush nude for your lips than I have the answers and some tips:

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Prep your lips before you put anything on them. I find lots of lip balms are way too greasy and make me break about around my mouth so I prefer to stick with a creme. Yonka Excellence Code eye and Lip cream is gorgeous, absorbs quickly, prevents lines around your mouth and if you want a matte lip it's the perfect moisturising base that will keep them soft all day long. You also need a good thick concealer and a brush to perfect the lip line and conceal any blemishes and darkness around your mouth. Make sure to set it well also as the chin and mouth can be a naturally greasy area for most people. 

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If you want something that literally is just a lip stain than I definitely recommend Emite Lip and Cheek tint It gives just enough colour to your lips, making them look like you have bitten them. It can also be used for cheeks but as a lip I love the matte, extremely natural stain of colour it gives. 

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Staying within the lines is vital to keep things polished. My two absolute favourite liners are Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow talk, or if you want something more naturally based Bare Minerals In Borderline is perfection. Both apply easily and if you wanted to lightly over-line these are the perfect shade. 

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I collaborated with Bare Minerals to showcase their (amazing) Bare Pro foundation and as the base was the main look I wanted a natural colour from the range. In finding XOX I literally found my perfect nude lipstick. It's moisturising and creamy, doesn't bleed at all and is so universal. If you are doing any sort of look where your eyes are the main focus, this is the perfect finisher. 

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If you want more intensity than Ella and Mia gloss is on sale in Skinfull Affairs. They are paraben free and Peta approved and the colour payoff is amazing. They also taste of Peppermint which is really refreshing. I adore the shade Laced Up.  If you want a bit more intensity and something that will last all day then the Bellapierre Lip Creme in shade Incognito does not budge once it sets. When I am filming this is a brilliant product as it is transfer resistant and also lasts and lasts. 

Hope you love them as much as me! 

x lots of love x 

 
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Irish Heritage Fashion In London*

At fashion week I was struck by how many heritage British brands there are. There's something incredible about a label having a history going generations back. In Ireland there aren't that many but one stands out and I wanted to wear something from their new collection whilst over in London. Magee was established in 1866 by John Magee, as a small drapers shop in Donegal, Ireland, buying and selling handwoven tweeds. Today over 150 years later they are still known for their incredible tweeds and classic pieces.

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October is a funny month weather wise. On this occasion it was quite mild but you have to be just as prepared for a sudden downfall, as you are for an Indian summer. Layering is key and also if you are investing in any pieces you want to be sure they will thrive whatever the weather. 

I chose to wear a Mac and a liberty print shift dress from the new collection.  

A Mac is a real failsafe item to have in your wardrobe. Quite simply if you see one you love, whatever the season, whatever the weather, buy it. You will wear and love it for years to come. What I really like about this one was all the little tweed touches on the details such as the collar and the buttons. It's also so beautifully lined. Not every company pays this much attention to the inside of the garment and it makes it really special.  

What I love about a Mac is that they give an outfit an effortlessly pulled together feel. Worn with jeans and converse they inject relaxed sophistication. When wearing them with dressier items such as this dress they make it look like you're not trying too hard which is very important! 

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This liberty print dress is actually from the new season 2018 Spring collection and like all of Magee's womenswear the quality of the silk is phenomenal and feels so soft on your skin. There's a relaxed fit to pieces like this and as it gets colder I would pair it up with a chunky knit and tights and ankle boots. 

Thankfully the weather stayed dry the day I wore this look. Both pieces were so comfortable and I felt proud to be wearing one of Ireland's long standing brands in the buzz of London fashion week!

Till next week, 

lots of love, 

 
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Photos by Ollie Ali  shot at Somerset House. 

Mac €425 & Dress €199 all at Magee

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*Thank you to Magee for collaborating with me on this piece. 

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Wrapping Up For Winter

Wrapping Up For Winter

Yesterday was Hurricane Ophelia but thankfully we were safe enough and I actually spent more time than I would like to admit (hours!) watching John Lennon documentaries on Youtube. Today there is a stillness in the air but no doubt Winter is on it's way and it's definitely chilly.  

As it gets colder these are a few recent additions to my Winter wardrobe that I am loving at the moment! 

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With Winter coats and jackets I always go for as many neutral tones as possible, gray, white, black, beige, so that individual items will all work well with whatever else I may have. I had been looking for a jacket that would smarten up jeans and keep me super cozy and I loved the funnel neckline on this as soon as I saw it. It comes up to the top of your neck once zipped up and so you don't need a scarf with it. It is so warm, yet also feminine and smart. 

I am always looking for failsafe pieces and these these black faux leather leggings tick every box. They have a leather look to the front, and lycra and stretch on the back which will maintain their shape. I find a lot of leggings go baggy and look frumpy, however with these that won't be an issue. I will wear these with a chunky knit jumper and flats or something more dressy and heels for going out! 

I was also looking for a shoe that I could wear out with jeans, and skirts that was glamorous but comfortable and I loved these. The neutral grey means they would effortlessly work with black, navy and also lighter jeans. They are high, yet not too high and have ankle support which having learnt the hard way is just essential for a night out! 

Now that Winter is well and truly here I will have all of these in high rotation. We have also just booked out Girl's Christmas lunch which I am so excited about. As times get busier we mainly meet at weddings and hen's but our Christmas dinner is almost sacred at this stage, and thankfully booked! 

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Hope you are all safe and sound after yesterday and keeping wrapped up! 

Lots of love, 

 
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Choosing The Right Camera

Choosing The Right Camera

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When it comes to blogging there are no barriers to entry. Anyone can buy a domain and start writing their thoughts on what they love, or despise or feel the need to share! There aren't too many costs involved to begin.

Initially I used to take photos on my phone when I blogged very sporadically, maybe once a month at the start. Gradually as I started falling in love with it and went to more events I realised that a lot of the bloggers I looked up to were using professional cameras to get really gorgeous images. It can sound naive but with most cameras starting at about €500 it's not likely you'll have one just hanging around. 

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As my blog got busier I knew it was time to invest. I made an initial mistake in following a recommendation, that was possibly an ad, and bought the Canon G1X Mark 2. It's a great camera but honestly it was too big to carry around and too heavy for vlogging. I had only looked at it online, not actively played with it in person. It didn't suit me or my needs at all.  The settings were complex and as an inexperienced user I kept it in Auto most of the time.

I used it for about 2 years but given I am over halfway though my first year full-time blogging I felt it was time to invest in the right camera for me. I spent hours online and also popped into Currys PC World to get some honest facts from one of the camera experts there. 

What are the most popular cameras for fashion bloggers and why?

The Canon EOS M3 has excellent video quality 1080p full HD, an excellent standard kit lens 18mm to 55mm, vary angle screen. You can change the lens which is really important and you can add an external microphone. It syncs with your phone over Wifi. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark 2 has a flip screen and is super compact so great on the move and for fashion week. 

The Canon 200D is also a great option, small and light, great kit lens, very compact for a DSLR, it has a vari angle screen, touch screen, excellent video capabilities, option to change lenses, bespoke macro mode and others auto settings, eg landscape and portrait, great interactive guidance on the screen when selecting a mode.

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For Vlogging what do you recommend, can one camera do it all? 

Again the Powershot G7X M2 is the best to go for when vlogging. Top quality video capabilities and it fits in the palm of your hand so no messing with additional lenses.  Any bridge cameras are useful, more powerful than compact cameras and no bulky lenses.

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What are some settings and tips for food or close up beauty photography?

AV mode is ideal , higher aperture will keep things in focus, lower aperture will allow more control over what you want in focus or out of focus , this will give the blurred affect. Ideally use a tripod if possible and macro lens for close ups. G7x MII has a low lens aperture setting and a bespoke macro setting.

Do you need a separate lens for that blurred background in fashion photography?

Not necessarily.   Higher end lenses will have a lower aperture setting but will be expensive.The  blurred effect can be achieved on fixed lenses. For the blurred affect (shallow depth-of-field), set the camera to AV mode and change the aperture, for example f/1.8 on the G7x MII, which is a very low aperture for a fixed lens and which will blur out the background, subject will be in focus and sharp.

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What did I choose?!

In the end the right camera for me was the one I was actually going to use. After learning more and handling all the options I really liked the G7 mainly because of the size and also the lack of complicated settings and too many buttons. I still admire those who can use big DSLR cameras and I know the image produced is superb. But I have made the right decision for me. The G7 is light and compact and I take it everywhere. Also without a big lens sticking out . Down the line issues like not being able to add a mic to it or change the lens will present themselves but I know for a quick photo shoot or a vlog this is the right camera for me. 

If I can advise anyone anything it is to go into a camera store and hold and play around with the cameras and also think about what it is that you will be using it for. If you will be mainly just doing tutorials or shooting at home a bigger DSLR model might be easy but if you are out and about and want something smaller, keep the practical side of things in mind. 

Having had a great camera I never used, versus having one I now always have in my bag, I know that downsizing was the right idea. I've a lot to learn but I think even just using it day-to-day will be so helpful! 

I hope this was useful for you! 

Love, 

 
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Images by Ollie Ali. 

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Exploring Inchydoney

Exploring Inchydoney

There are some places that you go, and you immediately feel at home, or continuously associate happy memories with. For us Cork never fails. One of our first weekends away was spent there in Cork city but this time round we wanted to get a little closer to West Cork. 

We chose to stay in Inchydoney as I love being by the sea. A weekend away usually includes a little indulgence and I think it's so important to have something to counteract that. Andrew is more of a gym-goer whereas I love walks outside and immediately when I saw how it is literally on the beach I knew it would be lovely. We really enjoyed our weekend and lots of you were asking for my recommendations so here is all the info:


Where We Ate:

As we were staying in the hotel we had breakfast there every morning but I have to commend the service. I eat a plant-based diet which means traditional fry up and dairy foods are out. Oftentimes I find myself sticking to tea and toast which is fine but the hotel staff asked me on the first morning was there anything they could get me that I would like. I asked for avocado and they ordered it in. It's the simple things that make a place stand out and I was so impressed. We also ate in their Gulfstream restaurant another night and it was really special. I always notice acoustics in restaurants and in the Gulfstream even though it was busy you could hear each other and it would be perfect for a special family meal. 

We cycled into Clonakilty and stopped at the first cafe we came to which turned out to be incredible. Lettercollum Kitchen project is an artisan food store and also a great spot for lunch or a really good coffee and homemade treat. 

We went out for dinner to The Farm where they actually had a whole vegan menu which was incredible. They had dairy free butter to go with the bread and a choice of starters, mains and desserts which doesn't always happen. My main course in particular was so delicious and we shared a selection of sorbets to finish. 

On our last day we popped into Baking Emporium which is one of the nicest bakeries I have ever seen. It literally smelled amazing in there and the staff were so friendly and chatty. It doesn't open on a Sunday but make sure to give it a visit and save some space for their incredible breads and pastries. 


Time to Chill ? 

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With the beach right in front even if you have fifteen minutes to spare you can squeeze in a stroll. There are benches and vantage points that take you right onto the rocks which is breathtaking. You feel like you are on the edge of the earth with the crashing waves and it's quite intense and very loud but amazing. If you want epic photos here is the place to get them!

The spa is lovely and the pool has lots of massaging jets but be careful how you time it. They have designated time periods for children in the morning and the afternoon so if you want to peacefully chill, time it correctly. On the other hand this will be a relief if you want to bring your toddler swimming as it's welcomed. 


What I Wore

Coat -> Here.  Jeans -> Here.  Boots -> Here

Coat -> Here.  Jeans -> Here.  Boots -> Here

Weekends like this are mostly spent in tracksuit bottoms and runners but I like to have a nice smart casual outfit and a dress for dinner one evening. It's hard to believe it's winter coat weather already but there is an undeniable chill in the air. It can be really hard to resist a black coat but I went for this camel number instead this year. I love it so much and even if I am in black jeans it brightens the whole look up. I also got this very cute hat which was a lifesaver when I really didn't want to wash my hair. I wore the navy dress,  picked up in Monsoon in Grafton street just before we left, the night we went to The Farm and it's really comfortable but I think the lace detail on the back gives it a bit of glamour. 

Dress - Monsoon. 


Places of Interest

It's a really sweet little town and we really enjoyed cycling around - the hotel had bikes you could pay €10 to use for the day. There was a particularly good health food store called The Olive Branch that I really liked and nearby there is a monument to Tojo the Monkey. I told this story on my Instagram but basically he was a monkey that was brought over on a fighter jet that had to crash land in 1943. Due to the change in climate he died really quickly and the whole town grieved him and gave him a traditional Irish wake. Lastly one of the most charming shops I've ever seen Finer Details makes custom invitations and has all the chic party decorations you could ever want. I got some amazing birthday cake candles that are made of sparklers that I am so excited to use. The owner was there and her invitations and prints are stunning. Definitely one to check out. 


We had such a lovely time and it was sad as always checking out. There was something so incredibly comfortable and welcoming about Inchydoney. They seemed to cater to everything and we are already dreaming of coming back and hiding away in their cozy movie room. They also had a snooker room and a kids playroom so on rainy days there's so much to enjoy. 

Till next time! 

Lots of love, 

 
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All my clothing shown is from Monsoon. 

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For more information on Inchydoney see >here< 

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My Travel Beauty Essentials

My Travel Beauty Essentials

I am not one of those jet-setters who may as well live in Dublin airport, but I do go away often enough, usually with work, and have events to attend where I need to look fresh. There is nothing like an early start, a noisy stressful airport, followed by a meeting or presentation where you have to look your best to truly test your products! 

Most of the time I will just take carry on and all of these listed below are 100ml or under but when I went to fashion week and shot these pictures I had flown with Aer Lingus and checked in a 20 kilo bag, not entirely full of cosmetics. 

These are my tried and tested travel beauty essentials and why I love them: 

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Body Products

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The Yonka Phyto Bain is probably my favourites of all the body products in the range. It's universal and it's almost medicinal. 

When you think of a luxurious bubble bath it looks glamorous but it's not doing anything other than look nice. What separates Photo Bain is the healing and highly concentrated balance of a near magical combination of Indian chestnut, cypress and rosemary, sage and helichrise oils which are vitalizing mixed with petitgrain and lavender oils which are relaxing and balancing. If you are unsure regarding what to give a friend who is pregnant or has just given birth this would be my number 1 suggestion. It is free of parabens and 88% natural and suitable for those who are breastfeeding also. 

You only need a tiny amount and it feels luxurious, and non-drying on your skin but most importantly the scent is incredible. I've stayed in musty hotel rooms and this uplifts the space, soothes muscles and genuinely revives me. Those red eye flights and all the irritation and fatigue that goes with it disappear after a 15 minute soak in this. It's also 100ml so you can sneak it past the security. I follow this with the body lotion. There is a larger version of this that is 200 ml but I love that they also have a travel version which I took with me this time. 

Scent is very personal but I am veering more towards natural fresh perfumes. Since being introduced to the Jo Loves range early on I have been a huge supporter. If you are looking for a good holiday read her autobiography is brilliant. This bottle Red Truffle 21 is a special scent as it was one of the test sample bottles given out when the company was in it's infancy. The book is about bravery and facing the challenges life throws at us and as I was going to London very much by myself I wanted to bring this with me. I'm a deep thinker and quite emotionally connected to the integrity of products and this is special bottle. The smell is quite rich yet incredibly fresh. 


Skincare

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With my skincare as you know I am an ambassador for Yonka Skincare and I genuinely love the brand and the results I am getting from the products. I now have a routine and I stick to it religiously. I have skin that can look very dull and is also prone to irritation, redness and the odd spot - just when you don't want it! Leading up to my wedding I met with one of the therapists and she recommended I use the Hydra number 1 serum and moisturiser on my wedding day and in the lead up to it to get my skin hydrated but not over whelmed. Because of sensitivity I have to make changes gradually but honestly now I never want to change from these two. It's hard to explain but if I put an oil straight onto my face it seems to just sit on top of it, whereas these have a moisture that actually penetrates, and my make up looks fresh on top of it. 

Lip balm wise this one by Alpha-H is lovely and tastes of mint and genuinely works when your lips are sore and chapped. Lastly and sadly an area I don't give enough attention is my neck. I went to a press day to meet Emma Hardie and she demonstrated how to use this product. It has an amazing massaging head on it which she showed us to use to drain all the puffiness from your face. It's lovely and cooling and a great addition especially if you're taking an early flight and want your skin to look it's best. 

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I always bring some sort of oil as I use it on my nails or even smoothing down the ends of my hair when it's really dry or for facial massage if I have a few extra minutes in the evening. With my skincare I am all about layering products on and you can see in a recent make up tutorial >here< how I prep my skin before applying any make up. I love this Botanics oil as it's 100% organic and really concentrated. 

I also always take a light facial SPF and this one by Bare Minerals is so fine and light. A little goes a very long way and it's also SPF 50. 


Supplements

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For the most part I try to eat a diet full of fresh homemade food as much as possible. Obviously when travelling that's not possible so I need to make sure I am topped up nutritionally. Most importably I bring a probiotic with me to keep my good bacteria balanced and also I take effervescent vitamin C which helps ward off any colds and flu. At nighttime I tend to get weirdly restless in hotel rooms or if I am sleeping in a different environment and I find that taking some magnesium in a glass of water really helps to calm me. These vitamin c tablets don't contain any extra sugar which I like. 

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Hopefully I will be off somewhere lovely soon. I've you've any other products you love to take away with you let me know in the comments below!

Lots of love, 

 
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Getting Cozy This Autumn*

Getting Cozy This Autumn*

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I really don't want to be that person who says it first but I think Autumn is well and truly on it's way. This year I didn't feel like we had much of a Summer and I'm pretty thankful I didn't buy  many Summer pieces. Winter in Ireland is a failsafe time to shop. Whatever you choose to buy will be in high rotation. My style is kind of always the same. I like really strong basics and whether things are a bit more expensive, or a great sale find, I rarely stray from this. 

Nothing feels more comfortable than a gorgeous cozy jumper and when I saw this a few months back at a Penney's press day I knew I would be investing in it. I love knitwear but it can be extremely expensive. Thankfully this piece is a very reasonable and what I love about it is the proportions are perfect. Being tall I always notice when a brand scrimps on that tiny bit of extra length but those details are all here. You can wear it a little off the shoulder or else the V-neck comes down low which I loved. It keep it a little more glam! 

Photographing this during London fashion week there was a bit of a warm spell and I went for bare legs but this whole look could be warmed up by simply adding tights. Lastly can we take a moment to admire these shoes! They are incredible. They've a low enough heel which I like for practical reasons. Silver is also so universal and should you choose to pick these up they will be in high rotation in your wardrobe I am sure! 

I also loved super soft grey jumper and a metallic silver. The silver is very reminiscent of the Spice Girls!  As I am looking outside right now the rain is pouring down. Winter is definitely on it's way bit hopefully with some cozy knitwear you can be stylishly prepared! 

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Hope you're all set for a lovely weekend! 

Lots of love, 

 
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Jumper - €16. Faux leather stud skirt - €14. Silver shoes -€16 in Penney's stores nationwide now. 

Shot by Ollie Ali at London Fashion Week. 

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*Thank you to Penney's for collaborating with me on piece.

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Natural Make Up Favourites

Natural Make Up Favourites

When it comes to make up nowadays I find myself wanting to use more natural products. I'm still results driven but I would prefer as little toxicity as possible going onto my skin. 

This is my current favourite natural make up routine. Just two products aren't completely natural and all are cruelty free. 

0.20 - Yonka Lotion & Hydra Number 1 - http://fave.co/2w1IhzG 

0.30 Tata Harper illuminating Eye Cream http://fave.co/2vsIqIF 

.39 Botanics Radiance Balm  http://fave.co/2w1kqjj 

.44 Yonka Creme Teinte http://www.yonka.ie/product/creme-teintee

.56 Emma Hardie Lip Balm http://fave.co/2vswZAR  

1.00 Bare Minerals Performance Wear Shade 07http://fave.co/2vsCvU0 

1.20 Colour Caramel Shade 31 http://couleurcaramel.ie/perfect-complexion-concealer/ 

1.59 Benecos Coffee and Cream palette http://fave.co/2w0Y0yE 

2.20 Blank Canvas E30 http://fave.co/2vsy1wJ 

2.36 Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat http://fave.co/2vsnAJm 

2.53 Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation in Ivory http://fave.co/2w1s8u2 

3.18 Using Eco Tools Eye Enhancing Duo http://fave.co/2w0UqVd 

4.34 Benecos Rose Quartz  http://fave.co/2vsfQHr 

4.50 Face 2 Gel Liner http://fave.co/2vsxta7 

5.10 Bare Minerals Lash Domination http://fave.co/2vs9Crc 

5.24 Bella Pierre Mineral Blush in Dessert Rose http://fave.co/2vshtop 

5.34 Cailyn Triple Highlighter Palette http://fave.co/2tpU5Mn 

6.12 Dr Paw Paw Balm http://fave.co/2vs4jIg 

6.16 Bella Pierre Lip Cream - Incognito   http://fave.co/2w0ZuJe

Let me know how you get on if you try this look out?!

Lots of love,

 
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