New beauty favourite – Hempz

A package of rather unprepossessing stuff dropped through my door the other day. Hempz has been around for 20 years but it’s mostly an American brand. It won’t surprise you that these are beauty products created from hemp seed oil. And no, you will not enjoy yourself if you roll this stuff up and smoke…

My Five Best Lip Balms

My five best tried and tested lipbalms (with a bonus)

Kindess Drawers in Belfast This Christmas

Folks, the kindness drawers have returned to Belfast city centre. This is an amazingly simple but effective idea to give those in need some basic items during a cold winter. In case you haven’t heard of these before, they’re drawers filling with basics – toothpaste, gloves, deodorant, tampons and other things for people who are…

Staycation at the Dufferin Coaching Inn

To be completely honest, I’ve never really done a staycation before. Don’t be wrong, I’m not adverse to the odd night in a luxury hotel. But I’ve never driven just 45 minutes from home for the sole person of a change of scenery for the night. That was, until last weekend, and now I’m completely…

Beauty Review – Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

So this blog post is a quick review of a serum I’ve been using for a while now. In case you haven’t heard of them yet, Pestle & Mortar are an Irish skincare brand. The company prides itself on a capsule range of skincare products using science and nature to create them. The company gifted…

The Foundry – Hotdesk Heaven for Freelancers.

The freelance worker is on the rise these days and I have to admit I’m one of them. I work for myself or, in reality, I work for a great many people and companies, spending my working days juggling tasks and deadlines. This isn’t a blog post about the trials and tribulations of the freelance…

And the winner is – Alfaparf Competition

And so the results are in! Thanks so much to everyone for entering but in the end ther can be only two. The winners of the Alfaparf Milano Competition are…. Drumroll please… Christine McGreevy and Donna Caldwell!   Congratulations you guys! All you need to do is email me your address details and I’ll have…

Kiss -Luscious Lashes and How to Love Them

I’m just back from a brilliant event by Kiss – the company that specialises in nails and lashes at Belfast’s Merchant Hotel. We were treated to nibbles, cocktails and the awesome Paddy McGurgan and his team from the Make-up Pro Store who spent their time fitting us with nails and lashes. I’m actually partial to…

The Bull & Ram, Ballynahinch – The Review

In all honesty it seems a little superfluous doing a review of the Bull & Ram because in its short life anyone and everyone worth their restaurant reviewing salt has already been there before me. If you need convinced then check out this rave from the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner. And this guy doesn’t…

Yoga – How To Practice At Home

So regular readers will know that I think yoga rocks. I’ve waxed lyrical before about the benefits and how much I enjoy it. (PS. Absolutely none of the images in this post are of me!) Until recently I usually practised yoga in a class under the watchful eye of a qualified teacher. Sometimes I would…

The Parson’s Nose – a gem in Hillsborough 

If you follow me on social media then you’ve probably already seen at the fabulous blogger event hosted by The Parson’s Nose recently. If you don’t know it this is a lovely Georgian pub in Hillsborough. It’s just had a refurbishment and management were keen to show us the new look. It’s much lighter and…