Wednesday, 25 April 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!

Any Good? 

Eh, yeah!

Probably the most intense cinematic experience I've had to date, it's incredibly clever, intensely frightening and unlike anything you've seen before. 

I decided to pop in on opening night, before the hype hit, thinking it'd be an enjoyable way to pass an hour or two and fan my love for John Krasinski. I chewed off one nail extension, loosened the arm rest, peed a little and needed a brief lie down after but as soon as I left the cinema ( which felt like being spat out) I wanted to see it again. It's literally an emotional roller coaster but the very best kind. 

There was one scene, in complete silence when there was a collective audience murmuring of 'Oh fucken hell' - we were in it together. From the first scenes to the final shot, A Quiet Place doesn't let up. 

Essentially a story based on the lengths we go to to protect our children in a hugely messed up world, it plays on your every fear brilliantly. There's no telling what's coming next because neither we or they know. 

I'm not only urging you to see this movie as soon as possible but to see it in the cinema for the full experience. If jump scares are your thing, you will adore it, if they're not, you may need a pace maker in the aftermath but still, your cardiologist will thank you for the work. 

Adrenaline pumping, heart racing, stingy finger brilliance, literally my only issue was that it wasn't set on Schrute Farm but if this is the calibre of Krasinski's work I cannot WAIT to see more (after I watch this again). 

Get thee to the pics and bring your Tena Lady with you!


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.