Hits & Misses of 2016

 
It’s coming to the end of 2016, we can all hear a resounding cheer! It has been a year of ups and downs that’s for sure. In my last video of the year on YouTube , I’m sharing my best beauty products (my hits) and my not so favourite (my misses).

Find out what made the cut and remember to subscribe and also hit the notification bell on YouTube to keep up to date when new videos go live.

Enjoy and I hope you have a fantastic New Year, see you in 2017! Read More »

Beauty, Videos

A Relaxing Spa Break At Epic Sana Algarve, Portugal

Epic Sana Algarve Hotel Review

Back at the end of September Danny and I decided to book a trip to the Algarve. I had never visited the Algarve before, never mind Portugal but we wanted somewhere with guaranteed sunshine, that also would be relaxing. That is when I stumbled upon the Epic Sana Algarve Hotel. I’m not sure whether it was on Expedia or on my late night down the rabbit hole visits on Trip Advisor, but when I came across it, I instantly fell in love with it online and knew we had to visit. Read More »

Hotels & Spas, Lifestyle, Travel

MAC X MARIAH CAREY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

MAC Mariah Carey All I Want Lipstick Giveaway

This Christmas MAC Cosmetics released what I would say is one of their best limited collections to date. MAC teamed up with the one, the only Mariah Carey for a collection that when I saw it my eyes instantly lit up. Now admittedly that was from the glitter packaging at first but now I have my hands on some pieces, the colours are really stunning.

The lipsticks appealed to me the most with their outer glitter packaging. For myself I chose the shade MCizzle which is a rosy peach colour with warm undertones and is what I would class as an everyday shade of lipstick. I love the butterfly motif on the lipstick, the detail on each product is just so Mariah, I love it. I also picked up the It’s Everything eyeshadow palette, I really liked the colours in this and thought they would be great for the party season. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up

My Christmas Eve Pamper Routine

 
Only a few more sleeps until Christmas, not quite sure how it came round this quickly, says everyone and myself. Today I am sharing what products I will be looking to pamper with on Christmas Eve ready for the big day. Christmas Eve is finally a time to relax for me and switch off, so I love to have a pamper night in.

Hope you enjoy and remember to subscribe. Yes, I’m in my PJ’s! Read More »

Beauty, Videos

5 Ways To Reduce Stress During The Holidays

how to destress during the christmas holidays

Christmas and New Year are meant to be the time to kick back and relax, work is finished (for some) and we get to spend time with our families and pig out on Quality Street and turkey. However the holiday period can actually be one of the most stressful times, let me know if any of these apply; worrying about money, not enough time, forgetting the great aunty Pat in the present run, trying to please everyone with cooking and TV choices? The list can go on and for some it can become a little too much.

Here is some advice to help combat stress this holiday season, as it should be a time to enjoy with others and most importantly for ourselves. Read More »

Lifestyle

Breakfast Marmalade Martinis

Breakfast Marmalade Martini Recipe

Christmas Day morning normally starts off with a drink of champagne or a cocktail and a warm croissant. Food and drink are always my priorities, even before opening presents. Therefore I thought I’d share with you a cocktail recipe, perfect for Christmas morning. The Breakfast Martini was originally penned by Salvatore Calabrese and includes gin with a hint of marmalade. However I decided to mix it up a little and use my Chase Marmalade vodka from the Chase Advent Calendar in place of the gin. Luckily for me Salvatore adapted his recipe when he visited the Chase Distillery, which you can find here.

So grab your ingredients and have a very merry morning! Read More »

Cocktails & Drinks, Food