Inika – The Next Big Makeup Brand

Have you heard of Inika yet? You probably will soon. For the very least the brand has been getting some pretty cool endorsements, not least by onscreen beauty Holly Willoughby. Her makeup artist has been using Inika for the presenter’s appearances on Dancing On Ice and at the Brits.   I’ve just been introduced to…

The Ivory Relaunch

Iconic restaurant Ivory in Belfast has had a facelift. In case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, The Ivory is perched on top of House of Fraser in Belfast’s Victoria Square. the best entrance can be found at the corner of Chichester Street and Victoria Street. There are a couple of things…

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…

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…

Restaurant Review – Browns in Town

I love going to Donegal. it’s a great place, lovely stuff to look at. But in all honestly one of my absolute favourite things about going to Donegal is that you go through Derry to get there. And when you go through Derry, you get to go to Browns in Bonds Hill. Now, Browns is…

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…