Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Bluestone National Park Resort Wales - Review!


When we got the mail inviting us to Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales I don’t know who was more excited me or the kids! I’d considered booking Bluestone a few times but something always stopped me I think it’s mainly because we love to keep going and exploring further afield as we have done on many of our UK road trips. Five hundred acres of rolling hills and woodland nestled in the Pembrokeshire countryside, I knew the kids were going to love everything about it, and that was before I told them about the Blue Lagoon!


Sunday, 11 November 2018

Rose Gold Hair from Garnier Olia - Unfiltered Pics & Review!


You'd have to be living under a very large rock not to notice we've gone WAY beyond a handful of hair colours. I can remember Aaron (who currently rocks a cobalt blue fauxhawk) mentioning that people with differently coloured hair always acknowledged each other in public with a nod or a wink - he says that doesn't happen as often now that coloured hair has gone mainstream, which is fair because what's more mainstream than your Mam turning rose gold?!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Boston Fly Drive: Mums on the Run! The Best Bits of Boston!



If you’re following along our series of posts about our Mums on the Run Fly Drive to Boston you’ll have seen, how we flew WOW Air with ease picked the right car hire and Airbnb for us and told you about SIX different awesome day trips from Boston, 3 HERE and 3 MORE HERE. This week it’s all about the best bits of Boston.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Tellybox Beauty Breakdown ft Clinique, Tarte, Hourglass, Urban Decay, Clarins & Laura Mercier!




Intro to Tellybox Beauty Breakdown - The Series: 

Yes, I've been talking about these beauty posts for months now, but, as these pictures taken in the Virgin Media car park before I go back to IRL work can attest, I'm a busy woman. The beauty side of this blog has suffered and Imma try to right that wrong. I've been lucky enough to be a panelist on Virgin Media's Elaine on for over two years now ( I KNOW!). If you're not Irish, think of us as Looser Women - I'm biased but we rock. All outspoken, opinionated, hilarious women, unafraid to stand up for themselves and others. Of late I'm on the tellybox an average of 3-4 days per month, during my lunch from my day job on a Homeless Team. Yes, really. 

Because I record on the fly, I get to studio with my makeup ready to go most days, other days the Virgin Media Makeup Gals help a sister out. Think of me as a Real Housewife of Fingal County. Because I already have a day in the office under my belt before I arrive, the products I use have to wear well, hold their own and look flawless on HG TV. In this series of posts 'Tellybox Beauty Breakdown' I'll show you exactly what I use, the great, the good and the Oh GOD save your money because, Lord knows, I'm not the only busy woman in the world. Helpful, right? 

I'll also include a link to the Elaine TV show in question, so that you'll get to see the actions shots, so to speak. Unfiltered, unfecked with, these links will show you the truth (And more often than not, me on a feminist rant on national television- FUN!) 

This week I used a brand new product from a Press drop, some holy grails and some old favourites. It was a good makeup day. Ready?!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Boston Fly Drive: Mums on the Run! Three MORE Awesome Day Trips: Cape Ann, Manchester by the Sea & Salem!



Last week I told you about three awesome day trips from Boston, you can catch up on that post HERE. This week I’ll tell you about the day we spent in Cape Ann whale watching, spooky goings on in Salem and a last minute road trip to Manchester by the Sea. One of these trips was the highlight of my trip I’d go so far as to say it far outstripped NYC in my books. Can you guess WITCH before I tell you? 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Boston Fly Drive: Three Awesome Day Trips from Boston for Mums on the Run!


In my last post about our Boston Fly Drive I told you about how WOW air made our transatlantic journey from Dublin to Boston effortless, catch up on that post here. This week I’ll tell about three of the awesome day trips we took from Boston, with all of the details so you can do it too!


Monday, 9 July 2018

Help with PMS, How I Cure Mine, Naturally!


PMS, premenstrual syndrome, hormotional times, mid month meltdown, red mist, whatever you call it, I've had it, since a staggeringly young age. I've been actively looking for a cure for PMS for most of my adult life, because, believe me, I suffer. If your time of the month, is preceded by  hormonal Chernobyl too, the natural supplement Maca just might help you too... And/or keep you out of prison. 


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Kat Von D 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade Aubergine - First Look!


Hi, my name is Sue and I took more selfies in the hour following using Kat Von D's new Super Brow Pomade in Aubergine than I have in the past five years combined, because LOOK AT IT!

These 24 hour richly coloured pomades are just one of the three brow products set for release on May 7th in Ireland (before the UK)(ahem). Delighted with a sneak preview with the Kat Von D Team, and an avid fan of an eggplant/aubergine liner (and an egglplant emoji, let's be honest) I was only too happy to try the Aubergine Pomade. Even happier when I saw just how bloody flattering it is! 

Friday, 6 April 2018

A Quiet Place ~ Movie Review (Spoiler Free)



Who's In It?



What's It About?


A Quiet Place is set in the very near future and features one of the last surviving families, following the arrival of unknown, terrifying creatures that use sound to hunt and annihilate instantly. Predominantly quiet, often silent, you never know when the jumps are coming but, BOY are they coming!



Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Boston Fly Drive: Mums on the Run!



A lot of you will remember that Cherry Sue & I were literally Mums on the Run when WOW air flew us to Boston in October. While Sue left her two sons to fend for themselves (they’re grown men!) I left my 5 little ones with my husband while we ran away for a much needed break. You might think that travel to the US is expensive but with the arrival of airlines like WOW air, that’s all changed. Flights start at just €159.99, making a stateside escape well within your grasp. Stick with us over the next couple of weeks and I’ll share how you too can have a bargain road trip in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

How to do Lapland on a Budget & Make it Feel Like Anything But! (Part 5) Ultimate Tips & Ski Wear on a Budget




I promised I’d let you know where I got our Ski wear for our family of 7 for our trip to Lapland and how much I paid so you can have an idea how much it will cost for your family, so here it is! (If you're not up to date or fancy a refresher on all things Lapland, our posts are HERE)

First things first you really don’t need to go to a specialist shop and spend a fortune to buy branded skiwear as budget alternatives are every bit as good at keeping you warm & dry.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Blogger 'Bullying' in Ireland - All My Cents!


If you have any connection to the Blogging or Influencer scene in Ireland you'll have seen some furore this week about online bullying. Initiated, in theory, by an Instagram account that popped up yesterday with the supposed intention to 'call out bullshit in blogging'that garnered almost 5k followers in a matter of hours (that's human nosebag nature). Some bloggers, a few of whom directly targeted by this account, took this as a cue to to start an 'Anti-bullying' campaign (which can only be welcomed). As ever with the blogging community in Ireland, I have thoughts. (You can hear them in person over on Stories HERE and/or you can read on. 

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Help Getting to Sleep: Catching Elusive Zs After the Christmas Break!


So we did it, we managed to survive the first official working morning back of 2018. Or did we? Hands up if you looked at the clock every hour on the hour, hands up if you found yourself scrolling Instagram at 4am, while sleep eluded you... Hands up if a bleary eyed google search brought you here.. Luckily, I got you, a good night's rest is just on the horizon with my 5 top tips on how to beat insomnia and have you sleeping again in no time at all.