Sunday, 17 August 2014

#itwbn Beauty Bag - Thank you McSharrys Pharmacy

 
 
 

McSharrys Pharmacy Group were delighted to be part of our Into The West Blogger Network Summer Meet-Up (#itwbn) which was held on the 10th August 2014 in the Gaslight Bar & Brassier at Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway.
 
The Beauty Bags were full with lots of beauty products which can be purchased in store with locations at Westside, Terryland, Knocknacarra, Athlone, Golden Island, Castlerea and Athenry or online at www.mcsharryspharmacy.com
 
 
TAKE A PEEK:
 
Neostrata Glycolic Treatment Peel Kit - €52.29

Nuxe Paris Beauty Kit containing Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water, Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Cream and Body Lotion
W7 Angel Eyes Jet Set and W7 Out On The Town Eye Shadow Palette - €3.95 each
Vicky Idealia BB Cream and Smoothing & Illuminating Cream - 50ml €26 each
FaceB4 Daily Cleansing Foam and Cleaning Repair Serum - €18 each


Macadamia Oil Hair Mask - €1.60
I'm really looking forward to testing and reviewing all of these products - so watch this space for lots of product reviews.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Into The West Blogger Network Meet Up #itwbn



 
What better way to spend a Sunday than with like minded people...
 
I was delighted to organise and host our 2nd Into The West Blogger Network #itwbn meet up in the Gaslight Bar & Brassier at Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway on the 10th August 2014.  It was lovely to see so many talented bloggers from our very first #ITWBN meet up in April in the gHotel as well as lots of new bloggers from around the country.
 
Photo: Saibh Egan Photography
Photo: Saibh Egan Photography
 
I founded Into the West Blogger Network with the hope of growing a network of quality Bloggers within the West of Ireland but also #itwbn would like to extend an invitation to the rest of the country and beyond to join us in creating a group of passionate and creative individuals that can learn from each other. 
The aim of each meet up is to share our blogging experiences with each other and to discuss various topics that will assist us develop our blogs and create a platform that we can be proud of. 


I could not have pulled off such a successful event without the assistance of Ms Saibh Egan.  Saibh designed our Into The West Blogger Network logo and Instaframe as well as organising all the name badges and note pads. All our printing was done with Castle Print Galway.  The branding looked amazing on the day so thank you very much Saibh for all your hard work. 

Saibh was also chief photographer on the day - You can check out Saibh's work on www.saibhegan.com or follow Saibh Egan Photography on facebook.  Saibh kindly offered everyone attending the #itwbn Summer Meet Up 10% of a photoshoot with her.  I have collaborated with Saibh in the past on photo shoots: The Ultimate Work Wardrobe and Something Blue. So bloggers make sure to available of this great offer.
 


Our special guests iNailz came all the way from Dublin to demonstrate how amazing their digital nail printers are.  They can put any design, pattern or picture on your nails and I mean anything...

Thanks to Wendy, Colin & Treacy for being part of our #itwbn meet-up.  We had such a good laugh with the Kim Kardashian's crying face and you made Jen Morris from Too Dolly Makeup day with her set of Beyoncé nails. 

I was very happy with my Chanel design, but nothing can bet my set of Yummy Mummy nails .  If you would like to order a set go to www.inailz.ie they are great value at €15. I think they would be a super idea for a wedding, hen party, birthday party or anniversary.  


I choose the Gaslight Bar & Brassier at Hotel Meyrick as our venue for the meet up as it is new, modern, spacious and the food and cocktails are amazing.  Thank you to Paula and all the staff at the Gaslight for looking after us #itwbn bloggers all afternoon.
 
The Gaslight is ideal location in the centre of the city is perfect for a lunch venue.  Open each day for coffees and scones from 10 and then food served from 11am each day till 10 at night.  Excellent food options - Gourmet Sandwiches & Wraps, homemade soups and salads, brunch and mains, and you cant beat the fast friendly service.

The Gaslight is also idea for engagement parties, work nights out, leaving dinners or a 30th or 40th birthday party.  The cocktails are fab, with a super wine lists & party food you will pull off the best party ever at the Gaslight. Group dining options available throughout the week [2 courses at €23.00 or 3 courses at €30.00].  The House DJ plays a blend of motown, laid back disco and soul on Friday & Saturday nights from 21.45 pm.
 
The Gaslights monthly Supper Club always has a unique theme, and always great fun.  The next Supper Club will be  “ Taste of the Bay” and will be on Friday September 26th from 7pm.  The menu created will be on a seafood and fish theme – to tie in with the Galway International Oyster Festival that weekend (€38.00 per person for a 4 course meal).

  

No bloggers event would be complete without some goodie bags.  Thank you so much to McSharrys Pharmacy for these fabulous treats.  I'm so looking forward to trying them all out, in the meantime here's a sneak peek of what's in the bag [take a peek].

And wow take a look at all our sponsors and such amazing prizes:

SAIBH EGAN PHOTOGRAPHY | MCSHARRYS PHARMACY | HEAVEN SCENT BEAUTY SPA | PIXY NATURAL SKINCARE | FANNY CROWN | GO BUS | CASTLE PRINT
 | SUIT REPUBLIC | KARMISA | ALEO SINEAD
 
 


 

 And now for the most important people of the day...

THE #ITWBN BLOGGERS
 

Susan Gaynor: Make up by Ruby Sue

Anna Siobhan McDonagh: Anna MUA
Deirdre Cribbin: Deeva Makeup
Jen Morris: Too Dolly Makeup
Margaret McGauley: Mags Style
Emilee Jayne Lohan: Freaky Smudge
Saibh Egan: Saibh Egan Photography
The Galway Player: The Galway Player
Sinéad Carroll: Yummy Mummy Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
Siobhan Mary Leonard: Dreaming In Sequins
Ana Elizabeth Aguila: Elizabeth's Beauty
Orla Martyn: Beyond The Fashion
Seana Curley: Innocent Illusion
Stephanie Buckley: Eat Sleep Chic
Rebecca Casserly: Bec Boop
Emily Maree: Emily Maree.com
Jessica Thompson: Beautiful Health
The Falconette: Flying Like A Falcon
Ruth Kemple: The Beauty Kemple
 Lorna Ruane: LC's Closet
Neil Joyce: Maverick
 Neasa Conroy: All That Glitters
Aidan Judge A Judge Outlook
Regina Finan: Guests To Garters
 

AND #ITWBN MOST STYLISH BLOGGER GOES TO....
 
Ana Elizabeth Aguila: Elizabeth's Beauty











Join #itwbn
 
 
 
 
or if you would like to become a sponsor email itwbn2014@gmail.com
 
 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Vintage Box Jewellery - Competition Time


At Vintage Box they offer original pieces of vintage costume Jewellery and accessories from the 1930's-1970's. They only ever carry one of each piece and they specialise in 1950's and 1960's Jewellery.  

The website is under 'construction' so they sell mainly via facebook (Vintage Box Costume Jewellery) and specialist fairs. 

Yummy Mummy Fashion & Lifestyle Blog in conjunction with Vintage Box is giving away this fabulous brooch. The brooch is an original 1950's rhinestone brooch in autumnal tones of brown, gold and amber valued at €65.

To win please enter the competition below:



Monday, 4 August 2014

Cara Professional Brush Set - Product Review

  
Cara Professional Brush Set really is the ultimate brush set complete with 12 must-have make up brushes and a deluxe storage case.  Normally my go to make up brushes are Blank Canvas or Real Techniques, but you wont get better value for money with this 12 piece set priced at only €29.99 from Cara Pharmacy & Beauty.
 
This set is all you need to complete your beauty tool kit.  Each of the 12 brushes have been selected for their popularity and ease of use and each set contains:
  1. Flat Foundation Brush: Liquid and compact foundation.
  2. Stippler Brush: Liquid or compact foundation blending.
  3. Large Blush Brush: Contouring with bronzer or blusher.
  4. Kabuki Foundation/Power Brush: Contouring with foundation or powder.
  5. Wide Bristle Eyeshadow Brush: Eyeshadow application.
  6. Concealer Brush: Concealer application.
  7. Angle Eyeliner Brush: Angled brush for easy gel and eyeliner application.
  8. Large Powder Brush.
  9. Lip Brush.
  10. Small Compact Bristle Eyeshadow Brush.
  11. Round Kabuki Eyeshadow Brush: Great blender brush.
  12. Pointed Kabuki Eyeshadow Brush: Great for inner eyes and under eye blending
  13. Easy to clear storage container: You can choose pink or black.
All the brushes are made from soft synthetic hair and the Kabuki Brush is a brush where all the hairs are tightly packed together and dense so its a great brush for blending.
 
THE VERDICT
 
The Cara Professional Brush Set has all angles covered - apply your foundation, blush, concealer, eye shadow or face powder like a professional with this fabulous set. 
 
 
 
 
 
I am amazed at how much I love these brushes...As always I have my favourites that I use all the time including the foundation brush, the stippler brush, the concealer brush, round eyeshadow brush and my favourite of all the large blush brush.  The only brush in the set that is a let down is the large powder brush, the hairs keep falling out.  But I've found that washing it solves this problem.
 
I would highly recommend the Cara Professional Brush Set. 
 
SHOP HERE