Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Aurora Band Night Roller - Product Review

Oh boy am I glad that Lindsey Byrne invented the simple yet amazingly clever Aurora Band Night Roller!!!  My hair is a ball of fuzz and I really don't have the time or patients to straighten it some of the time never mind all of the time.

Before discovering The Aurora Band Night Roller I was a big fan of Sleep-In Rollers.  Mind you I still love my sleep-in rollers but for convenience and comfort the Aurora Band Night Roller wins hands down. 
The Aurora Band is designed to style your hair while you sleep. Even though I would describe the band as simple to use, I had to practice a few times to get the desired results. 
To use the Aurora Band, wash your hair as usual and remove moisture from hair until it is slightly damp. Brush thoroughly and choose your desired parting. Place the Aurora Band on your head and secure on your forehead. Then simply follow the steps below.

Step 1
Part your hair at the nape of the neck to make equal sections.
Step 2
Take a 2 inch (5cm) section of your hair. Place your free hand between the hair and the band. Wrap your hair around the band and pull through with free hand.
Step 3
Take the next hair section and add to this the remainder of the first section. Continue wrapping the hair in this fashion until you reach the nape of the neck.
Step 4
Always working from the front of the head to the nape of the neck repeat the process for the opposite side. When complete push band back from forehand to hairline.
Here's me sleeping like a baby with my Aurora Band Night Roller. 

In the morning remove the aurora band by unlooping the hair from the nape of the neck to the front (I have to admit I found it a little difficult to remove the band at the beginning but I am getting better at it).   Shake out the hair and tease into style.
At first your hair may seem a little untamed but during the day you will notice it will settle down and tease into place. Personally I find that I get the best result when I reuse the following night by just brushing out my hair and wrapping it again as my hair is less flyaway. Best result are on medium to long layered hair.

The Aurora Band Night Roller is available online at

Thanks to the lovely Lindsey at Aurora Hair Products we have two Aurora Band Night Rollers to giveaway! Who'd like to win one?
Leave a comment below to enter. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Into The West Blogger Network Meet-Up on The 9th November in The Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway

Bloggers what you've all been waiting for...
The next Into The West Blogger Network meet-up is taking place in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel on the 9th November 2014.

The event starts at 2:30 pm in the stunning River Room ... Don't be late or you will miss out on the drinks reception, where you will enjoy Autumn Fruit Punch, Tea & Coffee & Homemade Cookies on Arrival. 

The afternoon is set to be both educational and fun with a number o
f guest speakers lined up to share their knowledge and expertise, all relevant to us as bloggers.
3:15 pm - 3:35 pm 
Helen Mannion, Life's 2 good - featuring their newest product Micronail

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann Hallorn, In-Intuition Learning & Development 

4:05 pm - 4:25 pm 
Senan Kelly , Galway SEO

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm 
Philip Gleeson, Quickest Fox Marketing 

Light refreshments including Canapés, Mini Burgers, Mini Pizza Bites, Spicy Potato Wedges will be served at 5 pm leaving just over an hour or so to browse the rails/stands with some amazing pop-up shops:

#itwbn Bloggers Guest List

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
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
Rebecca Casserly: Bec Boop
The Falconette: Flying Like A Falcon
Maria O'Donnell: The MOD's Blog
Veronika Byrne & Agata Solak: Style Gamblers
Lauren McDermott: Laurenaalice
 Aisling Kearney Burke: Dandelions & Paintbrushes
Meghan Jones: Meghan Mode
Leanne Gallagher: Its All About Who
 Aghna Fallon & Aideen Fallon: Emily and Aideen Loves
Caitriona Foley: True Romance Weddings
 Shannon Barry: Edge of Glamour
Nuala Gorham: Penny & Polaroids
Egle Galiauskaite: egleTV
 Sophie Kiely & Kelly Wallace: Beau Heaux
 Breege Gilmartin: TBC
Regina Finan: Guests To Garters
Charlene Flanagan: Charlene Flanagan Makeup
 Delphin: Dollfinesse
Holly Fitzsimons: All Things Holly 
 Wendy McCormack Stunt: iNailz
 Sandra Harty Conway: A Modern Mommys World
Sheila Considine: TBC
 Odhran O'Brien: Orion Creates

Entry Fee: €10.00 for Bloggers & Pop-Up Shops

Our Sponsor 
A prize to the value of €300
A one night stay for two with Dinner on the Pullman Restaurant

#itwbn printing requirements

A prize of a select of The Balm Cosmetics

Selection of beauty products

A prize of a hamper

Goodie Bags for all the #itwbn Bloggers

A prize of an Aurora Band Night Roller

A prize of a gift voucher

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Baby Bag - A Gift for Mummy & Baby

I have a fabulous Baby Bag to give away...
This Baby Bag is the perfect gift for Mummy & Baby this Christmas.  The adorable box contains four carefully chosen products to make a Mummy and her Baby's life easier and fun.  These products will stimulate a baby, meaning Mummy can relax knowing she has the best for her child.
Munchkin Teether

There are so many bright and colourful Munchkin Teethers of all shapes and sizes to choose from.  They soothe painful gums and provide comfort for your baby during teething.  Some of them can be refrigerated providing a cool gel for your little ones sore gums. They also feature multiple, gentle and textured surfaces and are easy to grasp.
 Award Winning Snooze Shade Delux



It's a sunshade and sleep aid that fits all single prams, pushchairs and buggies.  You can use it all year-round to protect baby from up to 97.5% of UV rays, as well as from wind, chill and insects.  There is a soft mesh viewing window filters 80% of UV and opens fully for easy access to baby.  It's a very handy accessory to own.
Sleepy Tot

Sleepytot’s award winning baby comforters have little velcro paws which can hold onto dummies, soothers or teethers. These comforters have been recommended as a way of helping little ones find their dummies easily at night and return to sleep without fully waking  They are really cosy and soft too and are available it a range of colours.

Optibac Probiotics  For Children & Babies

I don't know very much about this produce myself but they are described as high quality, well-researched live cultures from OptiBac Probiotics, for babies & children. This natural supplement contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis &bifidum - the dominant cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.
All products are available from selected Pharmacy's nationwide.
To win this fab gift box ... enter below:

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mallzee - Personal Shopping App

Meet Mallzee ....

It's a shiny new personal shopping app and I love it!  It's like having a personal stylist in your pocket. 

Busy Yummy Mummy's are never going to miss out on what's new in the shops again and you will be able to keep up to date with the latest trends both on the high street and designer! 

Mallzee has pulled together over 2 million products from 100 big name fashion brands. Mallzee finds must have clothes to suit you and you can search specific brands with the unique Style Feeds.  And to top it all off your never going to miss a bargain with prize drop alerts.  Simply save the product to be instantly notified of price drop.

If your looking for Style Inspo for date night, a girls night out or a family dinner, Mallzee has ticked this box too with the App providing interactive inspiration from top fashion bloggers and personal stylists. 

You can also share your 'hot picks' with friends via What's App, Twitter, Facebook and email allowing you to get the valuable second opinion you need. 

From shoes to dress. From bags to belts. From high street to high end. From boho chic to super glam. From summer beachwear to everyday workwear. Mallzee is the only shopping app you need!
Shop. Share. Wear. Anywhere..

The Mallzee App is getting a HUGE thumbs up from me.  I religiously go online everyday since discovering this mega app.  With my busy lifestyle from school runs, to work, to soccer practice and everything in between it can be difficult to find the time to hit the shops.  But with the Mallzee App I can rest assure that I'm up to date with the latest trends and can see what's new in the shops at a glance.  And best of all, I will never miss out on a bargain again with the magic of the price drop alert.

Mallzee's competition partners are EBuyers.com and LCF