Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nailing it in Paris!!

At the recent Into the West blogger meetup we had the absolute pleasure of meeting Wendy and Colin from iNailz! They were there to show us the newest inovation in nail art. 

Inailz distribute digital printers that can print any image onto your nails. Clearly I went for nails emblazoned with the Queen Bey....BEYONCÉ! After patiently waiting to wear them I finally got my oppotunity last Friday when I attended the On The Run tour in Paris.

I used the glue that came with them and they were so firm on my nails and lasted me for 3 days which is a plus as there is nothing worse than nails that just fall off. They also come with stickers that are pre glued I didn't try them so I can't really comment but I feel that generally they don't last as well as glue.

iNailz is available in select salons and also can be ordered by email. For more info go to I will definitely be getting some more in the very near future. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My First Blogger meet up #ITWBN

Last Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the ITWBN meet-up in Galway. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sineád from for organising this amazing networking event! 

The event was held in an ideal location in the centre of the city. the Gaslight bar and brasserie is open each day for coffees and scones from 10 and then Food served from 11am each day till 10 at night. 

We were met with great little cocktails as we entered the venue. They were absolutely delicious I felt like Carrie sipping cocktails in SATC as I networked with all of these amazing bloggers.

Midway through our day we were given delicious gourmet sandwiches, wraps, cheeseboards and other delicious nibbles.

Just as I thought the amazing good was over....we were presented with this beauty.... can we just have a moment of silence for this DESERT PLATE! 

I want these chocolate moose things in my belly now. Thank you so much for everything from the extremely friendly staff to the quick service and relaxed modern atmosphere. The Gaslight Bar and brasseries is definitely worth a visit ladies and gents! 

Now onto the actual meet up its self I learned so much from all these bloggers. I really felt like a lot of things behind the blogs are really confusing so it was so nice to speak to like minded individuals and learn from them!!

Each lucky person left with a goodie bag from McSharry's pharmacy and the contents will be spoken about in much more detail in various posts I have planned for the future. Thank you so much for then generous gifts that we received.

That's not all though, I couldn't finish this post without mentioning the AMAZING surprise I got off the special guests at this event They came from Dublin to show their revolutionary printers. These are like nothing I have ever seen before these lazer jet printer can apply any image to your nails.....and I mean anything this goes from Kim K Crying to my Queen Beyoncé!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Wendy, Colin & Treacy for giving me these amazing nails and at only €15 a set I will definitely be getting some more! Of you wanted to know what true joy looked loke you would have just had to take one look at me after I got them ❤️

Thanks to everyone who made the day as special as it was. Can't wait to meet ye all again!! A special thanks to Saibh Egan who's photos I've used in this post thank you for making me feel like I was being papped like the celeb I am ha!!

Thanks for reading,
Jen xx


Susan Gaynor

Anna Siobhan McDonagh

Deirdre Cribbin

Jen Morris

Margaret McGauley

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Saibh Egan

The Galway Player

Sinéad Carroll

Siobhan Mary Leonard

Ana Elizabeth Aguila

Seana Curley

Stephanie Buckley

Rebecca Casserly

Emily Maree

Jessica Thompson

The Falconette

Ruth Kemple

Lorna Ruane

Neil Joyce

Neasa Conroy

Aidan Judge

Regina Finan

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Don't spend....just Brows!!

I once saw a quote that was something along the lines of "I never knew as a child how important brows would be to me" I am definitely a strong believer in that saying! 

I normally use Browzings by Benefit. I ran out recently and I just happened to be a bit low on the dolla dolla bills so I decided to try the sleek version of the Pallette and I am so glad that I did!!

There are 2 parts to this kit a Wax for shaping the brows and and a setting Powder. It comes with tools to apply but I generally just use an angled brush to apply it and then just brush through with a spooly. 

The wax is much looser than the benefit version, I had to use a lot less of this to get the desired effect. Overall I absolutely love it and I'll be purchasing it again! Coming in a €9.99 this is a steal compared to Browzings which costs €34.

So tell me what your favourite brow products are!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Glosses

So as many of you know I am a big fan of Tanya Burr if you don't know who she is yet...have you been hiding under a rock?? She is massively popular on YouTube and seems like such a sweetheart so when I found out that I Tanya was releasing a line of cosmetics needless to say I was excited. 

The range which was brought out in conjunction with Eye Candy has lip and nail products but I am so bad for looking after my nails so I just went for the lip products. 

There are 12 colours in the range, from a deep red to the perfect daily nudes which surprise surprise I went for. All the glosses and varnishes are named personally by Tanya so it adds a bit of a special touch to them as it's clear to see she is so involved in their production! 

My favourite name has to be "Smile, Dream,Sparkle" I literally bought it without even looking at the colour!!!

The formula is really creamy and not sticky at all. The smell was amazing literally smelled exactly like strawberry Hubba Bubba. I found them really long wearing and the colours were beautifull. 

If you saw my instagram you would have seen the colour I was reaching for all week was "Afternoon Tea" and I was paring it with Angel lippy by mac it is literally the perfect daytime pink I'm obsessed with it ❤️ 

So I will be definitely purchasing more of these. At €9 each on Feel Unique they are so reasonable for the high quality of the product you are getting.  

I seriously can't wait to watch Tanya's Brand grow from strength to strength!!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easy Breezy Bread!!

Hello Hello,

I know that I am already such a catch, I mean in the words of the Queen Bey "I make me so damn easy to LOVE" well I have decided to add master baker to my list of redeeming qualities ha!!

Follow me now as I dip my toes into the world of the 1950's domestic goddess. So I have the Red Lippy and liner look down but can I bring the bread to the table??

In my quest to find the perfect foolproof bread recipe to Impress all the suitors lined up at my door and I stumbled upon this beauty!

O.K on the real real now, not only is this recipe DELICIOUS it is so easy and not horrifically bad for you so here is the recipe for Porridge Loaf!

1 500ml Pot of Natural yoghurt (Low Fat if you're being good)
2 yoghurt pots of Porridge oats
2 tablespoons of oil
2 teaspoons of Bicarb.

How to:

1. Mix the yoghurt, oil and Bicarb in a bowl.

2. Add two tubs of porridge oats using your yoghurt tub and mix it all together.

3. Place this mixture in a greased bread tin.

4. Place in an oven at 180°c for 50 minutes. After this remove the loaf from the tin and cook for a further 10 minutes.

5. Leave to cool on a wire Rack wrapped in a clean tea towel.

Et Voila you have savage brown bread that will have everyone in awe of your baking abilities.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shine Bright Like a Diamond ✨

Any of you that have met me will already know that my favourite colour is SPARKLE! 

Well I found a new sparkle that I am absolutely obsessed with!!

I just recently re-discovered the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liners. I have used these before years ago and I liked them but wasn't sure how to incorporate them into different looks....

UD have recently relaunched them in new packaging! They provide the perfect finishing touch to any look and I love them.

In the above picture I am wearing Midnight Cowboy which is a beautiful true gold! I also have distortion which is more pearlescent and irredecent!! 

I absolutely love these now that I have become a more accomplished artist. They really add a beautiful finishing touch to a simple look. I found these very long lasting I applied it at 11am the day of my cousins wedding and it was still on at 3am the next day...even though some other things were in various states of disaray haha. 

I highly recommend these let me know if you have used them!!!

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

I woke up like this....flawless!!

Finding the perfect foundation can be scary but when you find the it you're onto a winner. When your base is flawless everything else you use will apply and look amazing!! 

I have been loving Estée Lauder's Double Wear foundation lately. It is full coverage with a matte finish. Some may find this very heavy but I take some steps to make it a little lighter. This is how I use it.

1. On a clean and moisturised skin apply "The Porefessional" primer. This will give you a more even base for application also filling any fine lines and pores. This is my first time trying this and I must say I love it.

2. Mix some of the foundation with MAC Luster Drops in "Sun Rush" the shade I use is wheat. This I find makes the consistency of the foundation a little lighter and makes it look more natural.

3. Using the Sigma F80 Flat top Synthetic kabuki stipple and buff the foundation all over the face. This foundation doesn't need a setting powder but if I ever want a super flawless look I use a little MAC Studio Fix powder in NW30. 

4. I use a little bit of Concealer under the eyes in a lighter shade. I apply this with the MAC 217 brush. The concealer I use is also Estée Lauder disappear concealer.

5. Finally I use the Art Deco Bronzer with the Sigma F40 to contour and add some dimension to my face and then finally I finish with MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in "Soft and Gentle"

That's how I get my flawless finish. I am in love with this foundation it literally does not budge and looks amazing for hours without touching it up at all. 

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Let me know you're foundation secrets,

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