New Video; Get Ready With Me, Date Night Makeup & Outfit

By Carolyn Henderson on October 15, 2016


New video now up! A pretty pink and gold toned makeup look and a dinner date ready outfit.

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*Beaute Mediterranea, bee venom lifting cream
Mac painterly paint pot –
*W7 beat it nude palette –
Mac 217 blending brush –
Real techniques shadow brush –
Collection glam crystals gel liner –
Clinique gel liner –
Mac 209 liner brush –
Anti-redness primer –
Estee Lauder double wear foundation –
Clinique face powder blend –
Avon brow kit
Nyx brow gel –
*W7 blush palette
*Stila powder blush –
Sleek highlighter palette –
Shu uemura lash curlers –
Maxfactor clump defy mascara
Prima false half lashes
Duo glue –
Mac lipstick in brave –
*Argan oil detangler brush
Tigi Pro fat curling wand
Denman back combing brush
Primark pink playsuit
*Nail inc nail polish in st ann’s hill
New look silver heels
Primark clutch bag

*Products purchased from the recently opened TK Maxx store in Ards shopping centre. Please check out their store for lots of affordable beauty treats from Illamasqua, Stila, Real Techniques, W7 and more.

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Rose Pink Blush; Currently Coveting

By Carolyn Henderson on October 2, 2016


I’ve never been a big fan of pink. I don’t mind little hints here and there, but I’m certainly not a Paris Hilton hot pink, barbie pink, bling bling pink kind of girl. Head to toe pink just reminds me of a playboy bunny, too overtly girly and oozing what some might say a stereotypical blonde airhead style.

With the massive trend of rose gold jewellery, stationery, homewares, makeup and so on, I have found myself a bit more of an advocate of the girly hue. Pale pinks and rose blushes are more my cup of tea. They aren’t OTT and they don’t make me feel like I need to wear a push up bra and carry a little chihuahua around in a Louis Vuitton handbag. I’m embracing the pink, but only in it’s lightest shades.

1. Shop Dixi Rose Quartz Crystal Choker Necklace

Shop dixi can do no wrong in my eyes. I love their bohemian styles, precious gems and strong 90s inspiration. If you believe in the power of crystals (which my analytical brain has to refute), then you may well know that Rose Quartz is supposed to carry the energy of compassion, peace, tenderness and healing. I just think it looks nice on a choker necklace.

2. ASOS New Look Pink Pea Coat

I think the style of this coat is absolutely timeless and very versatile. I can picture myself wearing this to work with jeans and boots or wearing over a nice dress and minimal strappy heels. The pale shade means that it will go with a broad colour palette and won’t overpower an outfit.

3. The Happiness Planner

If you haven’t seen or heard of the Happiness Planner then you may as well have been living under a rock. This is quite possibly the most instagrammed organiser/planner of this year. Every high profile blogger/youtuber has one and I’m desperate to get my hands on one. However, it’s the price tag that’s holding me back.

4. L’occitane Neroli & Orchidee fragrance

I actually already have this in my perfume collection and I can confirm that the scent is just as lovely and as pretty as it’s appearance, as is the case with all of the L’Occitane women’s perfumes. It’s fresh and light with a mix of floral and fruity notes. This is the kind of perfume that’s great for everyday use but also perfect for a dinner date or an evening out.

5. Zoeva rose gold makeup brushes

I recently purchased a Zoeva eyeshadow palette and I’m highly impressed with the pigment, range of colours and value for money. The brand is well known amongst the beauty blogger community and I can see why. I’ve yet to try out their brushes, but when I stumbled across this beauty I thought that it would make a great addition to my makeup drawer.

What do you think of pale pinks and rose blush hues? Yay or nay?

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Saying Goodbye To Summer

By Carolyn Henderson on September 12, 2016


Sadly we are edging towards the end of the Summer season with the imminent arrival of dark, autumnal days filled with fallen leaves, cooler temperatures and brisk, strong winds.

Although I will miss the summer sunshine, I am eagerly anticipating the new season. Perhaps this is because I can now stock up on winter woollens, ankle boots and cosy throws without a glimmer of guilt. Or maybe it’s because I’m excited for a spooktacular Halloween or I’m feeling ready for the Christmas rush, picking out and decorating a real tree and sharing good grub and drinks with loved ones.

Whatever it is, I am looking forward to the last quarter of the year, to hopefully spend more time with friends and family and to refresh my home with the all the joys and snuggle features of an autumnal/winter season.


Whilst the weather is still pretty warmish, I have taken the opportunity to purchase a chic white shirt from Zara, beautifully embroidered with flowers and leaves. Due to the length of the sleeves, it’s an item that will only suit in warmer weather, so I’d say I’ll get another 3 weeks out of it before I have to stow it away in favour of an oversized sweatshirt or a high neck jumper.

The situ for today’s post is Gosford Park, a fair jaunt for us but a lovely place to visit on a sunny Sunday. My boyfriend and I had a stroll around the grounds before heading back to watch Pete’s Dragon with his sister. An absolute must see film if you want a good cry and a heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship.

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Outfit: Zara white embroidered shirt, Vero Moda cropped jeans, New Look sandals, ASOS scalloped satchel bag, Rayban clubmaster sunglasses

Are you ready to let go of the summer sun for amber shades of autumn and cool winter walks?

Maybe Im speaking too soon. When the snow falls, we run out of oil and it’s baltic outside, I will be wishing that it was summer all over again….

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