Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Santa is Robbed

This just puzzles me, how can there be such a range of prices for;
the same item
in the same country
it's not in conjunction with any offer
none of them are one sale
all pictures where taken on 29/09/2015
all picture where taken within minuets of one another

Businesses are leading us into a false pretense, we think we are getting a bargain.  In my opinion they lower some items in the shop and get you in that way.  Some places are cashing in on the "S" word surely the buying quantities for this time of year is enough that the sales and offers should be true to their word.   Smaller business will try price matching but this is quiet difficult when they are up against the multinationals.  

5 Tips for Toy buying
  • Don't buy into hype
  • Buy for longevity
  • Price around
  • When shopping online remember postage can bring up cost
  • Shop local, alot of local business will let you pay off, just be sure they are an established company, you don't want to be paying items off and next thing the shop is closed
*disclaimer - I haven't been paid by any of the companies in this articel

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

One into Two, What Changed?

I have two children a boy and girl both raised by me and hubby in the same way?
Well ok maybe not, for the sake of this article I will refer to my boy as #1 and my girl as #2
#1 – first time Mammy I was living by the rules if he woke up he cried it out or I sat in the nursing chair with him in my arms till he fell back to sleep,  one thing was for sure he wasnt getting into my bed.
#2 – the nursing chair didn’t even make it up to the room and if she cried I’d wait a few minutes, panic she would wake #1 and then cuddle in with her in my bed.
#1 – obviously them being different genders I bought different clothes,  for bedtime #1 went to bed in a white babygrow and white vest, every night.
#2 – bedtime clothes whatever fits oh and it’s clean
#1 – was a dream he’d go for a nap two hours and i’d sit have a cuppa tidy round the house and watch a tv program.
#2 – naps are for the weak
#1 – sometimes this is down to the child but #1 was like clock work and feed at the same times each day.  When he got older he wasn’t allowed leave the table till he had “last spoon” this still works with him.
#2 – she is a nightmare, she had reflux so bottle feeding was always carried with a scene from the exorcist, but now she is eating at the table, “last spoon” is answered with “no”.  One day she eats another she eats like a sparrow and when she starts to kick off I just say oh leave her.
The Changing Bag
#1 – nappies, wipes, change of clothes, bottles, kitchen sink!
#2 – one nappy and wipes if we’re lucky
#1 – dummy is only for bedtime
#2- oh yes she came out of the womb with that in her mouth
The Stats
#1 – I feel bad for this one but I’m blaming it on Mammy brain, I can rhyme of #1 weight, time of delivery, length at birth.
#2 –  Just give a minute to think . . .
The Photos
#1 – piece together every second of his life for the first and well into the second year and pictures developed within a week of being taken
#2 – pictures taken, now where is that camera and i get them developed?
Leaving the House
#1 – we need to be at the coffee shop for 10 am, baby feed, clean and Mammy feed and looking pretty ok in car and on way to coffee shop 9.45 am
#2 – It’s 10.15 am we need to get in the car where is Mammy’s keys?
#1 – You look good today your outfit is lovely
#2 – it that puke or pooh pooh on your top, nope im still in my Pjs, it amazing how pretty Pjs are nowadays
#1 – I love him unconditionally and i would do anything for him
#2 – I love her unconditionally and i would do anything for her


(you see the dummy is part of her, lol) 

Monday, 21 September 2015

The Ultimate Dupe List - guest blog

This week's guest blogger is the lovely Rachel of Rachsbeautique.  This is a must read such and extensive list and what a money saver, enjoy . . . 

I am going to talk to you today about beloved Mac Lipsticks. Everyone wants them but sometimes it isn't feasible, so I have compiled a list of cheaper alternatives which are the exact same.This is the ultimate Mac Lipstick Dupe list. I realised  that making a post for each lipstick with the dupes plus the images will take a LONG time so I decided to make a list! Enjoy! (I will be updating this list when ever I find more dupes) Also some of these are discontinued so if you liked a product which is discontinued here is the dupe. I CANNOT take all the credit for these, I have simply read or seen them randomly online and others were found in blog comments or forums. All of the dupes I have listed below are available widely in Ireland. They range from Rimmel, Wet N Wild, Essence, Nyc, Nyx, Catrice, Sleek, Neutrogena, Maybelline, L'Oreal, Clarin's, No 7, Physician's Formula and The Body Shop.  Please contribute with the list by posting a comment with any dupe you know! Thanks in advance. 

MAC Amorous - Rimmel Stare at me
MAC Angel - Maybelline Born With It, Revlon Pink Pout, Rimmel Airy Fairy, Wet N Wild 901B Think Pink  
MAC Absolute Power - NYC Chic Red  
MAC BeachHound - Nyx Iris  
MAC Blooming Lovely - Nyx Power  
MAC Blankety – Neutrogena Just Whisper, Essence Creamy Nude  
MAC Blonde on Blonde - Wet n Wild 770A Gold Rush
Mac Bombshell - Nyx Georgia
MAC Brave - NYX Thalia, Maybelline Pink Brown
MAC Brave New Bronze - Wet N Wild Bare It All
MAC Brick - Nyx Deep Red
MAC Bubbles - Wet n Wild 516A  
MAC Candy Yum Yum - NYC Shocking Pink, Barry M 52, Maybeline Fuschia Flash
MAC Carnal - L’Oreal Wine and Dine  
MAC Captive - Nyc Sugar Plum  
MAC Chatterbox - Nyx Fig  
MAC Cherish - Wet N Wild Bare it All 902C  
MAC Chestnut - Nyx Very Berry  
MAC Chilli - Maybelline superstay Red Passion, Maybelline Fatal Red, Revlon Colorburst Crimson or Raspberry,MAC Cockney - Clarins Red Prodige
MAC Costa Chic - Revlon Coralberry, Maybelline Hola, Nyx Margarita
MAC Craving - Maybelline Shine Sensational Party Pink
MAC Creme Cup - Maybelline Shine Sensational Born With It, Maybelline Pink Please, Wet N Wild Think Pink (901B), Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 240 Hey Nude
MAC Creme d’nude -  Revlon Nude Attitude, Gosh Darling, Revlon Soft Nude, NYX Circle
MAC Creme de la femme - Revlon Satin Plum, Rimmel Asia,
MAC Creme in your coffee- Maybelline Blushing Brunette, Maybelline Rose Velvet
MAC Crosswires  NYX Berry  
MAC Cyber - Revlon Va Va Violet, NYX Almond Black, Wet N Wild Vamp It Up 919B  
MAC Dare You - Sleek Vamp
MAC Dark Side - Revlon Black Cherry
MAC Dainty Cake - NYC Firefly  
MAC Dame - Boots no 7 Candy Pink
MAC Delish - Wet n Wild Ice Cream
MAC Del Rio - Wet n Wild Spiked with Rum
MAC Diva - Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb
MAC Dubonnet - NYX Snow White
MAC Ever Hip - Physican’s Formula I <3 Nude  
MAC Fabby - Revlon Satin Plum
MAC Faux - Maybelline Pinky Beige
MAC Fixed on Drama - Revlon Wine Not   
MAC Film Noir - L’Oreal Colour Endure Hot Fudge  
MAC Flavour - Maybelline Nude Pink  
MAC Freckletone - Revlon Creme Brulee  
MAC Frenzy - Revlon Bamboo Bronze
MAC Gel - Revlon Sparkling Cider  
MAC Girl About Town - Revlon Fuchsia
MAC Girl Next Door - Revlon Cupcake
MAC Haku -Wet n Wild 546
MAC Heroine - Wet N Wild Raivin Raisin
MAC High Tea - Rimmel Airy Fairy
MAC Hot Gossip - L’Oreal Pucker Up Pink  
MAC Honeylove - L’Oreal  Fairest Nude  
MAC Hug Me - Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Blush Chrome 110
MAC Hyper - Revlon Granite  
MAC Impassioned - Revlon Love That Pink, Rimmel Kate for Lasting Finish in 06  
MAC Innocence Beware - Maybelline Nude Nuances  
MAC Kinda Sexy - Wet n Wild Bare it All
MAC Lady Danger - Wet n Wild Purty Persimmon
MAC Lust - Maybelline Great Wear Silver Lilac,  Revlon Virtual Violet lipstick  
MAC MidiMauve - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Smokey Rose
MAC Myth - Revlon Nude Attitude  
MAC O - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Copperglow Berry, Wet ‘n Wild #769, Revlon Mulled Cider  
MAC Oak - Rimmel Femme Fatale 
MAC Party Parrott - Sleek Heartbreaker 
MAC Peachstock - Revlon Nude Attitude  
MAC Pink Nouveau - Wet N Wild Dollhouse
MAC Plastique - L’Oreal Sandstone  
MAC Quick Sizzle - NYX Sweet Pink  
MAC Ravishing - Revlon Smoked Peach
MAC Rebel - Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy, Catrice Material Girl 270
MAC Ruby Woo Revlon Really Red
MAC Russain Red - Rimmel Red Fever, Wet N Wild Stoplight Red 911D
MAC Saint Germaine - Maybeline Vivid Pink Pop
MAC Shy Girl - Revlon Just Enough Buff, Rimmel Nude Delight, NYX Pumpkin Pie
MAC Snob - Revlon Pink Pout, NYX Pale Pink
MAC So Chaud - Wet N Wild Purty Persimmon 970, 
MAC Speed dial - Revlon Colorburst Carnation
MAC Touch - The Body Shop: Vanilla
MAC Underworld - Neutrogena in South Beach
MAC Up the amp - Revlon Berry Haute, Rimmel Heavenly
MAC Vegas Volt -  Revlon Coralberry
MAC Velvet Teddy - Revlon Mauve it Over, Rimmel Spotlight Beige
MAC Viva Glam II - L’oreal Colour Riche Fairest Nude, NYC Cafe, Maybelline Great Wear Lipstick in Flesh
MAC Viva Glam V - Rimmel Moisture Renew Sunset, Neutrogena Moisture Shine Gloss in Dreamy
MAC Viva Glam Gaga - Rimmel Pink Blush
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 - NYX Circe
MAC Viva Glam Nicki - Wet n Wild Pinkerbell
MAC Wuss - Wet N Wild 547A
MAC XS - Wet N Wild 506 A
Mac Cinderella Royal Ball - Maybelline Kiss Pearl
Mac Free as a Butterfly - Catrice 060 Dresscode Nude

To catch up with more of Rachels amazing beatuy posts check out www.rachsbeautique.com

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Foundation - Beauty guest It's all G

 As my followers may know I don't blog about beauty I just couldn't do it justice. So I thought why not have some guest bloggers share with us their hints and tips.  I hope you enjoy this and if there is anything you'd like covered drop me an email and i'll do my best.  

I'm very excited to have my first guests beauty blogger , the lovely Grace from It's all G

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation

Hi my loveys, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.
Today's review is all about my beloved Rimmel Lasting Finish 25HR foundation. There are two different types of this foundation; the red topped bottle which is full coverage and the white topped bottle (the one I'm reviewing) which is medium coverage.

I'm just going to dive straight in there and say I absolutely love love love this foundation! I'm the palest shade, ivory which I wear daily now if I was going out I tend to lean towards my Mac Prolong wear. I am making it my mission however to try a darker shade to match up with my tan because it is just that good.

What I love about this foundation is that it just stays put on the face all day, it doesn't go patchy and it leaves the skin looking fresh and flawless. I always apply my boots botanics radiance blam prior to this foundation, together they are the dream team. This foundation is quite dewy on the skin. Now I will say if your skin is on the dry side this might not be the right product for you. My forehead tends to get dry and it did stick to the dry areas. That being said a good exfoliate and moisturiser and this foundation was flawless thereafter.

I have tried Rimmel foundations before and I'm going to be honest and say I didn't like them at all I do think this was my own fault because my skin care routine was next to non-existent! This is now my second bottle of this foundation and it's definitely a favourite of mine. While it is medium coverage it is definitely buildable. I often use a light BB cream with this to give full coverage and it works amazing.

When I first purchased this foundation it could be got in most pharmacies and shops, however I found it a little tricky to source this time around. A few of you lovely readers mentioned you saw it in superdrug and on boots online. I found this in a pharmacy in Wicklow which I will be sure to stock up on.

For €10.29 this foundation is amazing quality and a firm favourite of mine!

For more great posts check out It's all G at www.itsallgblog.com