Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Drinks at The House Hotel #itwbn Style

At The House Hotel you will experience the most stylish of Galway’s City Centre Hotels. The 4 star Hotel is located one minute from Quay St, the Pub & Club centre and 5 minutes from Eyre Square.

No wonder this boutique Hotel was Into The West Bloggers Network's first choice for Christmas Drinks. Its the most popular of Galway’s Cocktail bars and it has the trendiest Relax Lounge.

Thanks to Mags and all the staff at The House Hotel for making us feel so welcome. We enjoyed lots of fabulous cocktails ... my favourite being 'The Galway Girl' and the nibbles were just so tasty too!

We had lots of fun at our #itwbn Christmas Drinks at The House Hotel and we look forward to doing it all over again in the New Year! As The House Hotel voucher says "January's not as bad as it seems"!!!! Nice touch guys x

Beauty, Body & Bling Evening at Spirit One Spa at The Radisson Blu Galway

Spirit One Spa at the Radisson Blu Galway hosted a fabulous Beauty, Body & Bling Evening recently. Upon arrival everyone was offered food and drink and were made very much at home in the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of the Spa.

Everyone made most of this fabulous evening with many of the guests availing of mini manicures and makeovers, while other guests were given a tour of the spa and thermal suites.

Spirit One Spa provides a haven of peace and tranquillity and it really is the perfect spa destination located in the heart of Galway city centre using fantastic products from Elemis,Ole Henriksen and Fuschia.

There were a number of highlights on the night:

Ann the spa manager spoke about the beautiful Elemis products on offer in the spa and the amazing range of Elemis gift sets for sale this Christmas. I choose the Prestige Pro-Collagen gift set. I'm dying to discover the powerful anti-ageing properties of this award-winning trio which helps smooth, plump and moisturise the skin. It includes a pro-collagen marine cream, oxygenating night cream and new Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask.

Fiona from Fusion Fashion spoke about dressing your body shape. I was not one bit surprised that one of her tips was to wear good shapewear. Fiona's recommendation was shapwear from Irish company ATIR which I'm a big fan of. Fiona also showcased the stunning Stella & Dot collection. There are so many stunning accessories and jewellery to choose from and the guests seem very excited to browse this stand. (If you too are a fan of the Stella & Dot collection feel free to check out my online trunk show where you can purchase your favourite piece straight away. Click HERE.

Fiona Faherty, Fusion Fashion & Stella & Dot Stylist

I was delighted to be given the opportunity to tell everyone about my blog Yummy Mummy Fashion & Lifestyle and share my Top 10Tips for the festive season (which I'm going to share with you all in a separate blog post).

Ann McDonagh, Spirit One Spa Manager & Me

"The Bloggers" Me, Sandra of A Modern Mommy's World and Laura of Nelly Doll

Bridie Curran, Margaret McDonagh and Geraldine Mullins
Lorraine Connell & Angela Mangan

Jackie Browne and Jean Woods

Spirit One Spa is an Urban retreat nestled underground, its large relaxation area and state of the art thermal facilities are amazing and you can enjoy luxurious treatments at affordable prices. You can also have your regular beauty treatments done there, all competitively priced. Spirit One Spa guests can also enjoy 4 hours FREE car parking while you relax and unwind (Value €99 per person).

Thanks to John Walsh Photography for sharing some of his photos with me. 

Who would love to win an Unwide Package at Spirit One Spa?

Well Spirit One Spa is feeling very generous this festive season and is offering one Yummy Mummy reader an Unwind Package. The winner will enjoy 4 hours in the Thermal Suite, Pool and Hot-tub and two course lunch in Le Marchè with a choice of an Elemis Full Body Massage or Elemis Modern Skin Facial | 55 mins.

Good Luck Everyone

Just leave a comment below to enter.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Oisín The Brave - Robot Island

Oisín the Brave – Robot Island is the second Oisín the Brave story by Galwegians Derek Mulveen and Michelle Melville. 

Derek & Michelle with their two beautiful kids
 The book is so beautifully written and illustrated that all kids between the age of 3 and 7 will thoroughly enjoy.  The story allows you to follow Oisín the Brave and Orane the Dragon through the Dolmen of Time on an adventure that takes them travelling across many seas, meeting strange creatures and help a little robot on a quest to find the GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island ……Before time runs out.

Bed Time Story with my baby
This story went down a dream in our house.  Normally we read a different book every night but Oisín the Brave - Robot Island was so captivating, my 4 year old daughter wanted to read it for 5 nights in a row.  I have to admit I think the adventure to Candy Heaven may have had something to do with it.


What I loved most about this book is that it has a visual Irish learning element, which showcases the Irish language in an illustrate way making it easy for kids to learn "cupla focal". 


A book is a gift you can open again and again and you are sure to open this book many times.  You can buy this book online at for €7.99 together with other Eire’s Kids products based on Irish characters. The book is also available in Easons and all good book stores. You can also follow Eire's Kids on FACEBOOK and Twitter.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Competition Time - Vichy Hamper

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the nature of colour of our skin,
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in conjunction with

Flanagan's Pharmacy

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