Sunday, December 21, 2014

#IrishBbloggersSS14 - The Big Reveal

So the day has finally arrived. Its #IrishbbloggersSS14 reveal day – and of course this missy mo is late posting as I totally forgot …..oooops. I am so excited to be a part of such an incredible event. The amazing Aisling from Total Makeup Addict decided to take the reigns again this year and plan this amazing blogger project. I unfortunately wasn’t a part of it last year as I didn’t realize until it was too late, so I was super duper happy to pop my name in the hat soon enough this year around. The numbers this year were incredible. Nearly 60 fabulous Irish bloggers took part to create something magical.

So the waiting is finally over and I can finally reveal my amazing goodies.

My blogger did a seriously incredible job picking out some amazing goodies. It was seriously obvious just how much thought she put into what she bought. Now I’ve seen throughout the day loads of bloggers pop in pictures of their goodies wrapped but unfortunately the inner 5 year old in me came out and the minute I emptied the big white envelope I was ripping the Christmas themed wrapping off like a maniac, but I have to say it was incredibly festive and perfectly wrapped.

The first thing that popped out was this amazing personalized stocking. As shocking as this may sound I don’t actually own a stocking so I was very excited to get this beauty, which is now taking pride of place at the end of my bed all ready for Santa on Thursday!

Inside the stocking was filled with some amazing pressies. First was a serious treat as I'm beyond obsessed with my hair as many of you may know, so my beautiful blogger bought me this incredible Matthew Williamson for Toni & Guy set filled with some incredible products. I don’t know why but up until this summer I had very few Toni and Guy products and then I starting buying up a good few and I can safely say it is quickly becoming a favourite hair brand of mine. I will be getting some incredible use out of these babies.

Next up, my blogger definitely saw my love for statement jewellery and she included this beautiful necklace. Cannot wait to wear it with a woolly jumper in the day time and it will also go fab with a dress at night.

Next parcel included some amazing make up goodies. These 3 were a serious treat because what girl doesn’t love make up, and I really think she got the memo on my obsession with pink nail varnish.

The finally pressie was just as amazing, and also included some pink nail varnish!!!! It was a fab Christmas decoration with silver and pink metallic polishes. This is definitely the perfect stocking stuffer.

Not only was my stocking stuffed with beauty goodies, but also included some chocies, these didn’t last to long after these photos were taken!

Also last but definitely not least - how adorable is this personalised card?? Didn't know these even existed. I love it!!! 

Now I'm sure your wondering what beautiful blogger was behind this incredible package. It was the incredible Sarah from Beauty Angel . I cannot say thank you enough for all of these presents. She did an amazing job. Sarah is a wondering blogger and definitely one I would suggest you check out, and If your wondering who I got? My beautiful blogger was Emma from Mastering Your Makeup, definitely another blogger to check out.

Now all of this couldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the amazing Aisling. She put it so much time and effort not only into organizing and allocating the bloggers to one another but also checking up on any late deliveries and ensuring everything went off without a hitch. She did a seriously incredible job and is a true sweetheart for doing it.

Happy Christmas everyone, hope you all wake up Christmas morning with some amazing Santa goodies.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Breakfast with Benefit

So last tuesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the newly refurbished Spencer Hotel for an incredible Benefit Breakfast with some very special guests. I adore every event I've been invited to by benefit but this one is definitely one of the best. Annie and Maggie are they daughters and nieces of Jean and Jane, the 2 beautiful twins who set up Benefit. 

It was absolutely incredible to hear what it was like growing up with benefit and also how the brand has developed and changed since they were kids. I was also super jealous they grew up with a make up brand while most of us just had our moms lipsticks top play with 

They were incredibly down to earth and really knowledge about the brand and gave us all loads of tips on how to multi-use our benefit products to create even better make up goodies. 
I have to say it definitely wasn't what I was expecting. It was honestly more like a sit down with some girlfriends just having a chat about make up and all things fun and girly. It was the perfect breakfast. Also had some fab morning mimosas which were very delish. 

It also wouldn't be a Benefit Event without a selfie with my favourite Benefit-Boy the lovely mark!:)  

Being Benefit they didn't send us home empty handed. We were all lucky enough to go home with the incredible limited edition Beauty Bonbons. Available in a number of Benefit counters (but get it quick before it goes) and online,the Beauty Bonbon set includes not only an adorable box but a full sized Hoola Bronzer, High Beam and minis of  Pore-fessional , Hoola Lipgloss and a They're Real mascara. Its the perfect Christmas gift. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide!!!

So I know its just a little bit late, but I have so many goodies to include in my gift guide I just had to put one up. With only 10 days until D-Day (Still can't believe its so close) I'm still buying up loads of goodies for my nearest and dearest and I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

I've compiled a list of not only goodies I would love myself, but also that I know my lovely boy has been begging me for and these may help you with that one person you have no idea what to buy them. 

Happy Shopping!!! 

Guys are so hard to buy for but over the years I've found the perfect assortment of goodies that seem to fit most men of all ages be it your significant other, dad, brother (in-law) or even a friend. These goodies could suit any one of them and are some lovely goodies that would make any ones Christmas Morning. 

Girls are definitely a lot easier - I just think of what I'm currently coveting (wink wink to who ever is planning on Buying me some Christmas goodies. Its always easier to go down the beauty route with girls or else the accessory route! Both are definitely winners with any girls you are buying for. 

Hope my gift guide has been even a tiny bit helpful for this final Christmas rush!! Happy Shopping!