20 Mar 2019

Extra Special Gifts For Mother's Day • The Ultimate Gift Guide


ALERT! This is your 10 day warning! Mother's Day is just around the corner.

If you watch my YouTube channel, you'll know that my Mom is quite literally my best friend from her regular cameos in my vlogs - I genuinely believe that in a former life we have to have been sisters! Haha. She's taught me strength, patience, resilience, kindess and love. She's passed on her goofy streak (you should see us bust a move :P) and most importantly, taught me how to shop - the apple definitely didn't fall far from the tree. ;) So you'll bet that I'll jump at any opportunity to celebrate the most incredible woman I know.

Anyway, all gushing aside, if you're at a loss as to how to spoil your own Momma this Mother's Day (or just incase you've forgotten - don't worry, I won't tell anyone!), I've rounded up a selection of gifts, at all price points, to suit every type of woman out there! Whether you're hoping to treat your Mom, your sister, your friend (or yourself ;)), this list should help you find something sweet for the special ladies in your life!


THE BEAUTY GURU

Here are a few of my faves for the beauty lovers out there! I feel like beauty products (from makeup palettes to skincare) can make great gifts because more often than not, they're the things that we don't really want to splurge on!





THE TREND SETTER

If your Momma is forever riding the fashion wave - these gifts are a sure fire way to her heart! Let's be honest... I'd love any of these pieces myself!





THE HOMEBODY

Ahhh.. a category after my own heart! Think cozy loungewear, candles, silk pillow cases and mugs calling out to be filled to the brim with tea! I'm gonna need one of everything here! 






THE FITNESS ADDICT

Pieces to spruce up your gym bag or help you feel a little more glam mid-workout are always a hit for Mama's who love their fitness!





THE FOODIE

For the ladies in your life that love to wine & dine (don't we all? Am I right?) - here are a few bits to fill up the kitchen or help with entertaining!





THE LUXE LOVER

And to finish off, a few splurge worthy gifts...





A few other things that I think make GREAT gifts are tickets to a show, an afternoon tea for the two of you (you know there had to be something food related in there. haha) and something I've been seeing a lot recently is a years worth of floral arrangements delivered to your Momma's doorstep (I personally would LOVE this!).

Hope this gave you a little inspiration for gifting the special ladies in your life and Happy Early Mother's Day!




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14 Dec 2017

Christmas Gifts For The Girl Who Has Everything


I'm pretty sure we all know someone that is ridiculously hard to shop for and somehow we always forget about it until Christmas comes around and we're landed with the task of trying to figure out what to gift them! For today's post, I thought I'd pull together some gifts at all price points that I'm sure even the girl who has everything would be over the moon to receive!

1. Gucci Soho Disco Bag
2. GLAMGLOW Let It Glow! Super Mud Set
3. Kate Spade Thermal Mug
4. Jo Malone Candle
5. Eve Lom Kiss Mix Duo Cracker
6. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition
7. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette
8. HP Sprocket Mobile Photo Printer
9. Slip Silk Sleep Mask
10. BAN.DO The Getaway Passport Holder
11. Lululemon Workout Gear  this jacket these pants this tank
12. Hadid Eyewear Jetsetter Sunglasses
13. Champagne - Perrier Jouet
14. Ugg Slippers
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4 Dec 2017

5 Completely Random Facts





Happy Monday everyone! Firstly, I hope you've all had a great weekend - I spent mine kicking off the festive celebrations at a Christmas party and followed it up with a super chilled out day at my parents house. It was perfect! Secondly, for today's post I wanted to quickly share this cosy, casual outfit and also, a few random facts about me! Turtle neck jumpers are my life at this time of the year (anything to keep me warm! haha), I picked this one up in H&M and it's so cosy! These leggings are a new buy from Zara - they're really comfortable and even though I've styled them really casually here, they would equally look amazing dressed up with a pair of heels! I've tried to link similar items and these exact boots down below for you. Anyway, on to the facts!

1. This most likely won't come as a surprise to anyone that knows me but I am obsessed with Christmas. Halloween hadn't passed this year and I was already cracking out the Christmas mugs. It has always been such a special time of the year for my family (we're big on decking the halls) and I feel like it's gotten even more special as myself and my brother get older. Every Christmas morning we're still up at the crack of dawn but now, instead of my brother coming down to my room to see if I'm awake, he texts me - the most childish twenty-something year olds you'll find. Haha

2. I never wear my hair tied up - you may not have noticed before but you will now. Haha. I think I wore my hair tied up that much when I was in school that I completely turned myself off it, so unless I'm doing a crazy workout, my hair is always down.

3. When I was 10 or 11 I decided that I was going to 'run away from home'. My parents must have given out to me and I wasn't happy about it - drama queen much? Haha. I packed up my pyjamas, a change of clothes and my money box and climbed out my window (my room was on ground level). I got as far as the bottom of our garden and then the fear of getting in trouble for running away got too much and I came right back home.

4. My first 'real job' was working in a gourmet food truck (one of the quirky ones that you see at events). Not very glamorous, I know, but I actually really enjoyed it. We traveled a lot to work at different festivals and concerts so you never really got bored of what you were doing and your lunch breaks were always interesting - it was a really cool experience, I could have done without constantly leaving work smelling like burgers though. Haha.

5. I HATE styrofoam / polystyrene. The sound of it freaks me out. I literally have to leave the room if someone is unboxing something that is packaged in the stuff.

G x

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29 Nov 2017

Gift Guide For The Makeup Lover


I think the world is finally ready to accept that Christmas is on its way and although I feel like I've been ready for it since the start of November, I've still yet to make a dent in my list of presents to buy for my nearest and dearest. Incase any of you are in the same boat or if you're stuck for ideas for gifts, I thought I'd pull together some of the best that I've come across. Today's gift guide is for the makeup lover - either we are one or we know one. I would be thrilled to find any one of these waiting for me underneath the tree on Christmas morning!

1. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
2. KVD x Too Faced Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Set
4. Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Advent Calander
5. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
6. Beauty Blender Gold Mine Set
7. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Set
8. Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set
9. Too Faced Best Year Ever Gift Set
10. Benefit Beauty & The Bay Gift Set
11. Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection Face Palette
12. MAC Snow Ball Lip Bag

Happy shopping! x
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23 Nov 2017

Christmas Bucket List 2017










I assume by now most of you are well aware of my love of Christmas. It definitely tops the list of my favourite times of the year. Nothing quite beats the cosy feeling of your house decked out for the holidays or spending a chilly afternoon sipping on giant mugs of tea with your friends & family. Last weekend my parents and I visited The Garden House in Malahide and it is full to the brim with the most amazing Christmas decor (yes, I left with a bucket load) - I had to share some pictures! If you're not in the festive spirit yet you have to visit! 

Every year I have a list of things I want to do over the festive season. For the most part, I never get around to doing everything but I'm itching to tick these things off my Christmas bucket list this year!

1. Watch the Christmas lights being turned on in my home town. I've missed this over the past couple of years, so I'm excited to be home for it this year. There's such a warm atmosphere and being honest, there's something so magical about seeing the Christmas lights twinkling down the street!

2. Have a Christmas movie / baking night at home with the girls. Sitting back with some homemade Christmas cookies & sipping on prosecco while we watch Home Alone - sounds like the perfect night to me.

3. Visit some Christmas Markets. This has been something I've wanted to do for YEARS and I just haven't got around to actually going to any. The idea of strolling around the stalls in the freezing cold probably wouldn't appeal to me at any other time of the year but when you add Christmas decorations, Santa and hot chocolate you have me sold. Haha.

4. Friendmas. I love the idea of Friendmas - basically, going out for Christmas dinner with your friends. There is the cutest little restaurant close by that does a big Christmas display and it would be the perfect way to get us all in the festive mood!

5. Wrapping presents. Every year I try to devote one evening close to Christmas Day for wrapping presents. I'm that person that has a theme for their wrapping paper every year and loves taking the time to do the wrapping - I genuinely don't know why it gives me so much joy but it does. Haha. Also, having Christmas with the Kranks playing in the background is a must.

6. Festive dinners with my parents. Family time around the holidays is the best. I go for dinner with my parents a lot but we always take one night just before Christmas to go out to eat at one of our favourite restaurants and it always feels super festive - the atmosphere is just insane!

Throw in several nights watching Christmas classics and eating all the food and you've got my Christmas in a nutshell! Haha. Have you got any Christmas traditions?
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