Morning Skincare Routine

I’ve always taken great pride in how I look after my skin and I recently bought a few new products I’ve been using and loving so I said I would share them ❤️

Products:

  • Ole Henriksen Daily Juice Cleanser (Boots)
  • Lacura Healthy Glow Glyocolic Toner (can be bought in Aldi)
  • The Ordinary Hylaronic Acid (Brown Thomas)
  • The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1% (Brown Thomas)
  • The Ordinary 100% plant derived Sqauline (Brown Thomas)
  • O&H Nourishing Face Cream SPF 25 (can be bought in Aldi)
Skincare Routine

Hope you like, pls recommend any holy grails you have below xo

Everyday Quarantine Makeup…

I’ve worn makeup about 4 times in the last 6 weeks which is very unlike me but when I do wear some I like to wear something very minimal but still makes me feel better on my low days. The last few weeks in lockdown hasn’t been easy. I lost my job and this lockdown has really affected me and thousands of others I am sure job wise and I’m still coming to terms with it.

Besides that though I have been loving some new products for skincare and makeup and I’ll also do a proper post on those soon too 🙂 Here is the everyday makeup look!!

Products Used:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter shade 2
  • Catrice Liquid Camoflage concealer shade 010
  • Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
  • Fenty Shady Biz bronzer on cheeks and eyes
  • Jaclyn Hill Highlight Palette Light
  • Catrice Precise Brow Pencil
  • Essence Brow Gel
  • Kubiss Clear Brown Gel
  • Rimmel London Extra Super Lash mascara
  • Tatcha Lip mask

Hope you like this look, don’t forget to like and comment below if you did!! And follow my social medias 🙂 x

ABH X Carli Bybel

I bought the ABH X Carli Bybel palette while in Florida and now that we’re all staying at home I got to really play around with it. This is a look a created which I think is great for a night out 😊 I’ll also leave below everything else I used on my face!

I think it’s a great palette and you can do so many looks with it from every day simple looks to bold smokey looks. The quality is amazing as is all ABH palettes so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re interested. You can buy it at Brown Thomas if you’re in Ireland and they’re online business is open!

I used the shades chai, Bybel and boie in my crease and outer v. I used Jode all over my lid 😊

Other products used:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
  • Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage concealer
  • Fenty cream bronzer in Sinamon
  • Fenty Bronzer in Shady Biz
  • Catrice Slim Matic Ultra Precise Brow Pencil
  • Essence brow gel
  • SOSU Queen lashes
  • Jaclyn Cosmetics Accent Light Highlighter palette
  • MAC Whirl Lip Liner
  • Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit Caught You Bare Naked

Let me know if you’ve used this palette and what you think and follow me on my social medias linked on the side bar!! X

Quick and easy way to wash your makeup brushes!

Washing makeup brushes is without doubt one of those things that all of us hate doing. I always put it off for so long and I really need to get better at it but I recently found a great way of cleaning your brushes I would like to share.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • A kitchen sieve
  • Soap or shampoo (I use either or depends on my mood)

METHOD

  • Fill your sink with warm water
  • In a little ramekin put some soap or shampoo or more soap in it
  • Dip your brush into the water and then dip your makeup brush in the soap or shampoo and then swirl it around in the sieve washing off the excess suds if you need to
  • BOOM clean brushes!!

This is a great hack if you don’t have those brush cleaning mats from online and it works really well!! Let me know if you try it out and let me know down below if you have any cleaning hacks.

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Walt Disney World Orlando Tips for First Timers!

This is my follow on post from my 7 day itinerary and in this post I’m going to share all my tips for first timers visiting WDW Orlando. It was my first time there in January and I definitely learned a few things while there and I hope this helps you too! For some WDW pictures be sure to check out my previous post or my instagram.

Tip 1: GO OFF PEAK

When planning your trip to Florida you want to get the best experience. In my opinion that doesn’t involve walking around huge theme parks in 30C+ heat in extreme humidity during summer when they are most busy. Research the weather all year round, after all Floria is the sunshine state so you’re going to get sun no matter what time of year you go but the intensity of that sun will vary. We went in January, the end to be precise. Christmas is over and we went after MLK weekend so the crowds were minimal and the weather was amazing. We were able to still wear summerish clothes and walk around the parks without sweating!

Tip 2: PACK LUNCHES

Food in WDW is expensive, you’re looking at about $4 for a bottle of Coke or water which is crazy and even more if you are thinking of buying hotdogs or anything from the food carts. If you go to the park you’re going to be there for pretty much the entire day so I would definitely recommend bringing a backpack with some snacks and bottles of water in them this will save a ton of money. Eating at the restaurants there can range in price but if you bring a packed lunch you’ll only need to eat there once during the day which won’t set you back a ton!

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Orlando: 7 day Itinerary!

I went to Orlando, Florida back in January for a week and it was amazing. The most perfect time of year to go in my opinion, the weather was incredible, no humidity but still sunshine and the queues in the parks weren’t too long or none at all! In this blog I’m going to list what we did while we were there day to day for any of you who plan on going for the first time and are only going for a week and not the typical 2 weeks. It’s very possible to still get everything done 🙂 Don’t forget to scroll and look at some pics from my trip!

Where to stay?

We stayed on International’s Drive in StaySky suites, it was such a nice hotel. We had an apartment with our own kitchen, living room and big room. There is lots of hotels on International Drive and they vary in price and quality etc but it’s a great place to stay as it’s close to everything by car and loads of restaurants around and things to do when you are not at the parks.

How to get around?

If you are staying in International Drive then you can walk to restaurants easily within distance of you hotel, just know that if you are walking you may get some strange looks from people in cars. It’s something I noticed a lot while I was there and not many people do walk around International Drive unless they are tourists!

To get around the city of Orlando and go to shopping malls, parks etc then I would definitely recommend downloading Uber. We don’t have Uber here in Ireland and I cannot understand why it was so easy to use and so cheap!! It was very handy for us to use as a big group rather than looking around and waiting for a taxi big enough to take us we could just pop in what car we wanted and got in usually within 3 minutes!

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How to travel Italy in 2 weeks

I came back from Italy this past weekend after two weeks of travelling with my boyfriend. It was the most amazing and beautiful place, we visited 8 cities (including 1 island) over 13 days. We had a really jampacked itinerary so I thought I would share for anyone who is planning a trip there and needs a little inspiration. Enjoy x

Day 1-3: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast (Capri & Positano)

Catch a flight to Naples and get a bus from the airport to Sorrento from as little as €10. If you want to stay in the Amalfi Coast area Sorrento is a great base to get around and it’s breathtakingly beautiful itself. It has some amazing restaurants and bars and the views from down at the port of Mt. Vesuvius are like nothing I have ever seen before it didn’t look real. Make sure to take a wonder around the main strip and the narrow streets off of it and get lost in the long tiny streets filled with so many shops that sell everything from clothes, to wine and limoncello to homemade sandals. You can find anything in these shops. One restaurant I would highly recommend is Il Giardino Mediterraneo. Try the Carbonara, it’s the best you’ll ever taste trust me and the hospitality from the host and workers is incredible. They are so welcoming and give loads of extra food for your table to try.

While in Sorrento catch a ferry from Marina Piccola to Capri or Positano (or both over two days like we did). A ferry to Capri is only 20 mins and can cost a bit of money for a return ticket but it’s so worth it. You can pre-book tickets online if you want to beat the queues at the port. Once in Capri make sure to take a boat tour around the island to see some of the famous sites such as the Faraglioni rocks to the grotto’s and the famous blue grotto if you don’t mind waiting in the long queue to get in! These run really cheap and you can hop on one at any time while you are there or getyourguide.com have some good deals for this. After this make sure to take a trip up to Anacapri, the highest point of the island. From here you can take a chair lift up the top of the island for some amazing views or just walk around the museum grounds which are free and you will see views that are just as amazing. Grab some lunch and don’t forget to try a Limoncello cocktail, it’s delicious!

If you decide to head to Positano on your third day you can catch a ferry again from Marina Piccola and it will take from 1hr to 1hr30mins. Pulling into Positano is like a movie, its hard to believe you’re seeing that famous coastline right before your eyes. Hike up the town to get an even better shot of the colourful houses and shop the narrow streets on your way back down. Grab some lunch along the beach and relax for a few hours on the beach. Be aware that the sun loungers coast €25, we spent our day exploring, sitting by the beach and eating ice cream. You can also rent a boat on the pier if it’s something you’re interested in too but if not you don’t need much time in Positano. Head back to Sorrento each night for some nice dinner and enjoy the atmosphere along Via Corsa Italia.

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