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…

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…

New Release – Clarins Pore Perfecting products.

I’m really loving this little beauty that arrived at my door this week. I’ve mentioned before that I have oily skin. There’s nothign like looking in the mirror an hour after applying perfect make-up to find a horribly shiny forehead and nose. I’m not talking about a nice, dewy complexion here. To have oily skin…

High Five – My Current Favourites

It’s a rainy afternoon so there’s nothing better than for me to plunge into my collection and pick out my current faves. I have to add that some of these are by no means new to the market, they’re just particular favourites of mine. Original Source Lime & Coconut Milk I tend to buy whichever…

Precious Nature Review – A Supersoft Treat For Your Hair

So confession time first, I never really know what to do with my hair. I wash, condition and then turn my head upside down to blow-dry. That’s about as far as it goes. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to pamper my hair the way I pamper the rest of myself. So when a…

Thermal Spa @ The Olympia Leisure Centre Review

Oh I do so love what I do sometimes. One of the perks being I just got the chance to try out the Spa Experience at the newly reopened Olympia Leisure Centre. Now, I’ve lived in Belfast for most of my life and used a fair amount of the leisure centres here so I’m used to…

It’s All Happening At The Fitzwilliam Hotel

To brighten up a rather dull January, the folks at the Fitzwilliam Hotel invited myself and a few other media types over for a slap-up lunch. I’m not going to go on about the food because I’ve waxed lyrical about the food at the Fitz before, but needless to say it was all delish. I…

Pixi by Petra Review – It’s All About Simple Make-uP

I think it can be difficult, when writing about skincare and make-up, not to find yourself in a rut. We all have our favourites, the tried and tested products that we’ll go back to time and again because we know they work or look good on us. So it can be hard to find brands…

A Slice of Mexico in East Belfast

Me and him have just returned to east Belfast after living on the southside for a couple of years so we’re starting to rediscover all the little treasures the east has to offer. We decided to nip out for a bite to eat one Friday night recently and wanted into the Mandarin City Chinese restaurant…

Tasty Treats @ Bullitt in Belfast

Trendy concept hotel Bullitt has opened in Belfast and it’s the place to be these days for just about everything. Fancy a gourmet coffee? They’ll see you right with their Kees Van Der Westen coffee machine. Need a place for a meeting in Belfast city centre? They have superfast wifi and USB points. There’s the…