Debt Free Diary – Part One

Looking at an empty purse

OK, back in September I had a meltdown over our finances. We were in fact £12,518 in debt. That could’ve contributed towards a house deposit. Hence the meltdown. OK, so I’ve talked in the past about working ourselves out of debt before, back in 2016 – Going Debt Free. We never actually managed to get […]

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Alternative lip shades for Winter

Alternative Lip Colours

I thought I’d offer a few alternative winter lip colours for you to try out, I’ve even kept one bold colour in that is definitely a bit more wearable than the others!  I should point out, I turn up to work with these lip colours on, so these things are all wearable, it’s just a […]

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Venice in Autumn

Venice Cover

As we are starting to get ready to travel, I thought it might be nice to share some of our previous travels!  First up, Venice.  We visited Venice in October a few years ago and although I did take all of my pictures on our big camera, I seem to have lost the originals, so […]

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Autumnal Berry Eyes

berry eyes cover

I am more than a little bit in love with this look.  I talked about this palette in my September Favourites post and I’ve done a review post on it too.  It’s the Mermaids Vs Unicorn palette!  I know it looks like it should be a Summer only palette, but as you can see, there […]

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Mermaids vs Unicorns

Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs unicorns palette

We all know by now I’m a fan of colour, so I was very drawn to this Mermaid vs Unicorn palette* when I spotted it.  I bought this at the same time as the Fortune Favours the Brave palette (review here) and sadly I tried that out first, so it put me off trying this palette.  Shame […]

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Face the financial music

Financial Planning

Sometimes we can bury our head in the sand and ignore when we’ve gone off track a wee bit…maybe a wee bit too much.  Thank has been me in the last 3 months.  At the start of May I was quite pleased with myself,  I did a blog post all about it.   I had […]

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All about the brows

Eyebrow Pencil Comparison

Before we start, I will point out now, you will not find Instagram perfect brows here. They’re not really my style.  I also have a love hate relationship with my brows, sometimes they’re perfect, other times, not a mission.  I generally use pencils more than anything else when it comes to my brows, they’re just […]

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Which brush cleanser to use?

Brush Cleanser Options

Everyone and their neighbour has cleaned their makeup brushes at some point, if you haven’t, please do.  For the sake of your skin if nothing else.  I tend to spot clean my foundation brushes a few times a week and my beauty sponge every time I use it.  They get the nastiest.  All my other […]

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Anatomicals face masks

Anatomicals

I got these rather fun looking face masks from Anatomicals as part of my goody bag from the Brighton Blogger Meet Up.  We all know by now I’m a massive skin care fan, so of course I had to give them a whirl.  The first mask we’ll talk about is the mattifying face mask.  This has a […]

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Blogger on a Budget! Getting Started

Time To Budget

So I’m back on track and back on the budgeting front!  I’ve been working towards being debt free for a while and although I’ve made a massive dent, I’ve been struggling this last two months.  I decided that to help me stay onboard, I would share my journey and some tips to help you!  Especially […]

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Fortune Favours The Brave

Fortune Favours The Brave

I finally gave in to internet pressure (yes that’s a thing) and bought the Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave palette.  I’ve seen a fair bit of hype around this palette, so thought it was worth investigating.  Now as with everything, these are personal opinions and experiences, some products work for some of us and […]

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Ooh Arr Face Masks!

Ooharr Face Masks

I was very kindly sent these fun clay masks to test out.  I can’t say no to a new face mask to test out and how cute is the packaging!  Ooh arr use natural ingredients and essential oils to create their masks, winner.  The masks all come with 15ml in each sachet, which I generally get […]

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W7 Mini Power Puffs

W7 Mini Power Puffs

I’ve had these little sponges for quite a while, since the end of February in fact.  I think I’ve been using them everyday since.  I picked the W7 Mini Power Puffs while I was back in Ireland for about €2,65 (guessing as I’ve lost the receipt).  You get two sponges in each packet, so of […]

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Flormar Under Eye Concealer

Flormar Perfect Coverage Concealer

I got this Flormar Perfect Coverage Concealer a few weeks ago while I was back in Ireland, I did a haul post with all the goodies I picked up.  I have the shade 001.  While it looks quite pale in the tube, it comes out more salmon toned when swatched.  Which makes it perfect to use […]

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March Goals

March Goals

Hello! Time for monthly goals!  I think I did quite well in February, well mostly 🙂  I mentioned in my February Goals that I wanted to try more recipes from the Deliciously Ella book.  Sadly this was my one fail.  I did however eat well throughout the month, although with the travelling at the end of […]

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L’Oreal Fixing Mist or Urban Decay Setting Spray?

L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist

I have been a long time fan of the Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray.  It costs £22* for 118ml and £9* for the 30ml travel size that I  now own.  It does such a wonderful job at holding everything in place and taking away the powdery look of any finished makeup look.  I think […]

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L’Oreal True Match

L'Oreal True Match Foundation

I’ve had this new shiny L’Oreal True Match foundation for a few months now, you may remember it featuring in my December Favourites.  So I’m a tad late in actually reviewing it for you…yep I’m late on all the reviews – expect that to change 😀 OK back to the foundation.  I picked this up […]

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November Goals

November Goals

So we made it through October.  It has been possibly the busiest month of my year thus far!  I decided to take on small bits of freelance work, I competed at the British Opens – which is a national Irish dancing competition, I also thought it would be a great idea to start working towards […]

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