Friday, 29 July 2016

Laya City Spectacular - Cork

A couple of weekends ago, myself and Kevin went to Fitzgerald's Park to watch some street performers. This was our third year going and it just keeps on getting better. It's a fun and free family summer festival with lots of performers and food stalls. The sun was shining so we enjoyed it even more!

We got to see various performers perform including the Lizard Man who put a corkscrew through his nose, down his throat and through his mouth, Seb Whipits who juggled burning whips on a unicycle, Kamikaze Fireflies who did a lot of hoola-hooping and lots more amazing acts.

Thanks to Paul McLauchlan for taking these fab pics of myself and Kevin during Seb Whipits performance. Make sure to follow Paul on instagram here - he has some fab photography!

We vlogged the day too which you can watch here! We already can't wait for next year!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Catrice Camouflage Concealer

I have been using this concealer for a few months now and I can honestly say I absolutely love it. When the Urban Decay Naked concealer hit the shelves I was eager to try it until I heard the Catrice one was a dupe for it. I haven't used the Urban Decay one myself but since buying the Catrice one, I haven't stopped using it.

I picked up the shade 010 Porcelain, which is the lightest shade, for only €3.99 in Penneys but Sam McCauley's also stock it. I apply it in a triangular shape under my eyes to really brighten and conceal any dark circles. I've really noticed the difference when I use this especially on days when I'm feeling really tired. I set it with lighter setting powder than what I'd use on the rest of my face just to add to the brightening effect. It's become part of my every day make up routine and couldn't imagine not using it. It doesn't crease, it blends amazingly well and lasts all day. I absolutely love it!

Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Dublin Zoo & Tayto Park

A few weeks, as you'll already have known if you follow my instagram and YouTube channel, myself and Kevin spent the weekend in Dublin visiting Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park in Meath. The weather was absolutely amazing which is surprising for Ireland but it definitely made us enjoy the trip a lot more.

We spent Saturday afternoon in the zoo and loved it. I've only ever been there once and it was Kevin's first time there so we really spent as much time as we could exploring. We really enjoyed it - the baby elephants were by far my fav! you can watch our vlog of the trip here to see the animals up close! I'd definitely recommend it to people of all ages, especially families, as there's lots to see and do there.

On Sunday we visited Tayto Park in Meath which is a park that's a half zoo, half amusement park. The animals here were a lot better than Dublin Zoo though there was a lot less of them. We even got to see tigers and snow leopards being fed which was pretty cool. Again the weather was amazing and I left with disastrous tan lines from my shoes and poor Kevin left with scalded arms :P but we had a fab day nonetheless :P Before we headed home we did the Cu Chulainn rollercoaster which is Europe's first inverted wooden coaster (it's actually a car but has a banked turn that's more than 90 degrees so that's why it's inverted :P). The rollercoaster was amazing and much faster and smoother than we were expecting. Kinda disappointed that we left it till last and only got to do it once but we'll be back another time to do it then! They also had zip lines, climbing walls and lots of kiddie rides making it a great day out for everyone! We also vlogged this trip which you can see here.

Let me know if you've been to either of these places and what you thought of them!