Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hi Girlies,

If you cant follow the page on blogspot, here's the link to my Facebook page. Just hit the "like" button on the page, and everytime I post it'll come up on your Facebook newsfeed, so you can read to your hearts content.

 (Oh, the wonder of modern technology!!!  )

There is so much coming up In January, including, but not limited to;

- New Year Real-solutions -  How to make resoluations that you REALLY can achieve

- Detox Diva's - A guide to detoxifying after the Christmas season

- Spring Summer 2013 fashion trends to watch out for.

- Shop your shape, not your size.

If there are any other idea's, post them on the page or send me a message, I'd love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful New Year everyone :)

Le Grá,



Friday, December 21, 2012

Know your Sale rights


     <3              I LOVE SALES!!!               <3

I had to get that out there, and now that the Christmas shopping is finally completed, I can now focus on the sales. My own particular strategy is to BUY EVERYTHING, but it can often end in heartbreak,especially when the size 6 red sparkly platform heels fall apart on the first night, and after you  spending €60 on them, typical. Suddenly, you have a flashback of the sign at the counter:

The bane of all sale-aholics
So what can you do? Try to salvage them with some superglue and popsicle sticks, or fight for your right to sparkle?

This sign is created to prevent the return of sale goods, NOT for faulty items. Yes, you cannot return return items if you have a change of mind, but if the product is damages through no fault of yours, you are entitled to bring it back.

Bottom line is: If a product is faulty, you are intitled to bring it back, sale or no sale.

Under the Consumer Act of 1990, if a product is faulty, consumers are entitled to the 3 "R"'s; repair, refund, or replacement.

Which of these 3 is between you and the retailer. They may insist on a repair, especially if it's an eletrical product, but if the same fault happens a second time, then you are entitled to a replacement.

Let the explain in more detail:

So, when you are shopping the sales this year, know your rights (and the correct shoe size) or it could all end in tears.....

Le Grá,



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa baby-liss!

Dear Santa,  I promise I have been a good girl this year. I have cleansed, toned and moisturised daily, I use a hair masque once a week, and I even bought a very expensive eye-cream. Plase forgive me leaving my make-up one after a night out once or twice, and using straighteners on damp hair, I really, truly am sorry.


This year all I want is the Babyliss Hot Air Big Hair Styler, let me explain why.....

- It has this big rotating barrel, with brushes that catch the hair and turn it while drying, like hairdresses do when they give you that b-e-au-tiful blowdry.

- It can spin two ways, so you can turn under, or flick out, and do both sides of your head.

- The hot air blows out of the barrel, and seals in the style.

- It comes in two different sizes, for longer hair, or shorter hair

PLUS, it can stop me using straighteners as much, and using lots of product to get a little bit of volume.

Please Santa, if you don't believe me, here is some evidence;

Holly's video is great, and she really explains how to use it properly

Also, Santa, I promise to do a review here when I use it first. I have left out some biscuuits, milk and a carrot for Rudolph, all are organic and yummy!

Thank You Santa :)

Le Grá,


Friday, December 14, 2012

40 Ways to Tie a Scarf :)

With the Mid-Winter weather, we have plenty of reasons to don the scarf, whether it's a pretty silk, or a chunky knit, they are a girls best friend in Winter!

This entry is so self-explanatory, I'm not even going to try explain it!


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Le Grá,


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter drab :( to Winter FAB :)

Oil...the bane of most of our lives, if it's not causing spots on our skin, it's making our hair greasy enough to fry chips in , AND we have to pay a King's random to fill our tanks to heat our house! It's no wonder we hate the stuff!

But during the winter is the time we need oil the most, and not just for the radiators. Harsh winter winds, and constantly going from cold, to hot to "OMG its freeezing"really takes it's toll on our body and beauty, here's how oil can help you go from Winter Drab to Winter FAB :)

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During the winter we get dry, flaky patches on our face, dull complexions, cracked or dry , and brittle hair, but there are certain oils we can use to restore moisture to those parts that need it most!


Rosehip oil is fantastic anti-oxidant for the face.
This is a product of the rosehip plant, and although you may think that to put oil on your face is direculous, in the winter its a great saver. It has natural anti-oxidants, and moisturises and even can improve the tone of your skin! Don't believe me? Go to the link below to see the Irish company Trilogys claims. It's been independently tested and passed with flying colours. If Rosehip is not for you, try Argan oil coconut or even almond oil. They have been used for years on hands, aces, and scars. And for all you Mummies-to-be, its supposed to be even better than Bio-oil on those stretch marks!


My absolute favourite oil for hair is
SUNFLOWER OIL, yep, the oil you put in your chip frier (disclamier; DO NOT use the oil from your frier, it will then smell like chips!!!) I do this regularly as I suffer from the dreaded winter hair frizz. When your hair is dry, comb the warm oil through it, until your head and all your hair is covered, wrap your head and hair with cling film, and throw on your towel like a turban. Yes, you can be Princess Jasmine if you like.....wait a half an hour and then wash with normal shampoo twice. The clingfilm seals the heat in from your head, and the towel keeps it hot and clean! I do this about twice a month, (or when I can find the time)
, and the next day your hair is a little greasier, but it will be super soft and shiny after the second wash. If you want to really go the whole hog, you can also add a few drops of Morrocan Oil  when your hair is wet, it helps seal in moisture and prevent the dreaded fuzzball effect. (Penneys do a Morroccan oil, and you can get it in most pharmacies)
You can go and buy the Vo5 oils for €4.99, or buy a whole bottle of sunflower oil for €2, beauty and a bargain, you gotta love it!



I have tried plenty of different lotions and potions for body moisturising, but I keep returning to my Johnsons and Johnsons Baby Oil, it really does do the trick. Especially after shaving your legs, or just to return a little moisture to your skin, it works a treat..
They have scnted ones now, with Aloe Vera, (green bottle) in a gel with Shea and Cocoa Butter (brown), even a bedtime version with camomile to help you sleep..... this is a must have for dry skin, and it's not just for babies!
If you would like a more adult version, try Boots Pampering Dry Skin Body Oil, or Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Oil, available in all major pharmacies.
So there it is, oil is our winter friend, it helps hydrate and rejuvenate our face, hair and skin!
Don't forget, if there's anything you would like me to write about, send it in :)
Le Grá,
Loving today ; My new Bare Minerals foundation in Golden Fair
Leaving today; Dolly shoes...someone find me my UGG boots....bbbrrrr

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Work hard, party harder in dresses from Wexford Boutiques

The party season has arrived, and if you are like me you are still running around looking for a party dress, for your work do, Stephen's Day or New Years!

- Fed up waiting for that online dress, only to find out it looks like a piece of old elephants skin? 
- Can't face the long drive in traffic to another town or city?

Super Hero - Female Royalty Free Stock Vector Art Illustration
"Never fear F.A.S.H is here"
Never fear F.A.S.H is here, with your "Work hard, party harder dresses" and even better, they are all available right here in Wexford!

GOSSIP, on the main street have some fantastic, bang on trend looks this party season, starting with this wet look, mesh front peplum dress for only €29! A budget day bargain!

Photo: Peplum dress €29
It hits major trends, such as the leather look, and the peplum! Another hit is the Zebra front panel dress, as the front panel can make you seem smaller on the torso, while it adds the the length of your legs, and who wouldn't want that?

Photo: Zebra Print Dress €25€25

And if these dresses don't tickle your fashion buds then just head over to their facebook page, and have a look at other options available :)
Just ask Adrian and is great staff for their help, they won't say no, I promise :)

The Loft, in North Main Street, have also recently added to their Christmas Party dresses album, as seen here on their Facebook page

My "Fab 4" are €89.95 each, and well worth the price, hitting the "embellishment" nail on the head:)

The Loft carries lots af beautiful accessories and shoes to compliment any outfit, and Marie and her staff are always willing to lend a helping hand :)

There are lots of different styles available in all shops in Wexford, so avoid assaulting the postman for a long awaited package on the morning of the party, shop in Wexford boutiques for that "party hard" dress this season :)
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