Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Day

Happy Christmas Everyone! 
Hope you all had the most wonderful holiday season. 
I had the best day ever yesterday just chilling out on the sofa and eating everything in sight, but I did manage to get dressed and leave the house for a little while in the morning so I thought I would share my look with you!

Plaid Jumpsuit - Zara
Black Poloneck - Sequin Cinderella Boutique
Handbag - YSL
Bracelet - Moschino
Heels - Topshop

Enjoy the rest of the festivities guys and have an amazing Christmas break 
Nicola x

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Spray Tan at The Seagrass Spa

I was recently invited down to the Seagrass Spa at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel (Buncrana) to try out their St Tropez spray tan so I decided that last week was the perfect time as I had a big night out along with some fellow fashion bloggers and I wanted to look my best.
I haven't got a spray tan since I was in secondary school and I have to say I was a little nervous. I'm a tad shy about my body and the thought of standing topless and getting sprayed kind of freaked me out a little but I gave it a go and it actually wasn't as scary as I thought.
Joanne the Spa therapist is so nice and put me at ease straight away! She gave me the disposable underwear (so attractive...lol) and let me get ready then once she started spraying, it was over before I knew it.
I had to let the tan dry for about ten minutes before putting my clothes on again and had been advised by Joanne before I even went down that it was best to wear loose clothing. 
My memory in the past of getting a spray tan was looking about 60 shades darker for the first evening then having to shower the next day and it all disappearing, but with this tan, it developed gradually throughout the night and by the time I showered it off the next day I was left with a perfectly even, natural glow.
I absolutely loved the St Tropez tan and couldn't recommend it enough. It didn't look fake in any way, just as if I had been for a week in the sun.
Joanne did suggest that I come down a day earlier and that she would top it up if I wanted it a little darker, so I would perhaps do that next time if I was planning for a big occasion such as a wedding, but for a night out, one coat was perfect.
I think a lot of people believe that the Spa at the Inishowen Gateway is for residents only, but it is in fact open to the public and the spray tans are available all over the Christmas period. Priced at just €25 it is so affordable and they really last. I had mine done last Thursday and I still look nice and bronzed almost a week later.
As well as being a fab spa therapist, Joanne is also a hairdresser and is unreal at curly blowdries. I popped a picture at the end of this post of the last time that Joanne did my hair. It was probably my favourite style that I ever had!
For more info on the Seagrass Spa you can check out their Facebook page - here and you can also find them on instagram!
Nicola x

Christmas Gift Ideas

With only 6 shopping days left until Christmas, how many of us can say we are finished with all of our spending sprees? I for one know that I am most definitely not, but then it wouldn't be me without a crazy panic around the shops on Christmas week...
Nowadays, with so many of us working extra hours and late nights, it is an absolute nightmare to try and get into the shops ourselves hence the beauty of online shopping. We can get anything online, from technology to fashion and beauty and trips away to staycations.
The internet has opened up an entire new world to us and at times like Christmas when we are struggling to find a special gift for a special someone, that is when we truly appreciate what we have at our fingertips.

Below, I have gathered together a few gift ideas from Groupon's newly revamped gift pages. Groupon offers a large variety of special offers, discounts and amazing ideas all under one site, so why not get more for your money and find the perfect present.
 I have picked out some last minute gifts 'for her' and 'for him' so hopefully it will help some of you last minute shoppers who are stuck for ideas!
And remember, if you don't find what you are looking for below, then click HERE and you can browse the entire "gift page" selection for yourself!


Three Hour Make Up Lesson With Ciara Daly
All of us ladies are obsessed with makeup these days and whilst we don't all want to be MUA's, we would definitely like to have their skills. This fab gift entitles the receiver to a three hour master class at Ciara Daly Makeup in Belfast with one of Northern Irelands top makeup artists, bubbly and snacks. What more could a lady ask for? Prices start from £29 and you can find the offer by clicking - HERE.

Night at Solis Lough Eske Resort
What about a night away to the stunning 5* Solis Lough Eske resort in Harveys Point, Co. Donegal? 
A gift for her but also for you to enjoy. With breakfast, dinner, a castle tour and leisure access included, this is a stunning gift to be enjoyed long after the Christmas festivities have ended. 
Find it HERE.

Vera Wang Perfume
When in doubt, buy perfume. That theory has often worked for many, so why change it now?
You can find some of the most popular Vera Wang scents HERE with up to 71% off the usual price. Starting from £19.99, there are lots to choose from with even more brands on the main Groupon gift pages.

Afternoon Tea and Spa day at The Shandon Hotel
What nicer way to spend an afternoon than chilling out at Donegal's newest Spa resort, the Shandon Hotel? This special offer includes afternoon tea and spa access for the day. Ideal for those busy mums to escape for an afternoon and totally chill out. Check it out 

London Trip - Hotel Rafayel 
If you fancy taking your loved one a little further afield, then how about a little trip to London? this offer includes a one night stay with process and spa access in a stunning hotel located on the banks of the River Thames. Prices on Groupon start from £169 which is a 41% saving on booking direct. Check it out - HERE.

Swarovski Inscription Necklace
Can you ever go wrong with jewellery? A lasting gift that your loved one can keep close to them at all times. These beautiful inscription necklaces with swarovski stones can make the perfect gift as well as passing on a message of love to the receiver. The ideal gift for your mum, sister, girlfriend, teacher etc. Check out the different designs HERE - usually priced at £42 and just £8.99 on Groupon.

Swarovski Climber Earrings
And last but not least, another gorgeous piece of statement jewellery from Swarovski. These fab climber earnings start at just £5.99 and make the perfect choice for a lady who likes to stand out from the crowd. Check them out HERE for 84% discount from the high street price 


Double Breasted Coat
Im in love with this fab tailored coat. The perfect way for a man to go from smart to casual this Christmas and with 63% off the original price, it is an amazing bargain. Available in a variety of colours, you can check them out HERE. Starting at just £29.99, you couldn't go wrong.

Hugo Boss Aftershave 100ml
Would it be a Christmas for a man without receiving a bottle of aftershave? Definitely not! This gorgeous Hugo Boss one (one of my all time faves) is on Groupon for 37% less than what you would pay downtown. I always think that aftershave is not only a gift for your man but for you as well, so best make it a good one! Check it out HERE.

Days of the Week Boxer Shorts
Have a man in your life who "forgets" to do his laundry? What better present to get him than a gentle reminder with these "days of the week" boxer shorts. From just £10 you can pick up this fab set of seven by clicking HERE

Beer Socks
Socks, the gift that every man loves to hate but secretly loves, and I'm pretty sure these are the ideal pair for any man who wants to put his feet up this Christmas. At just £2.99 these would make the perfect stocking filler for that special man in your life - check them out HERE.

*All offers and images are from the Groupon gift ideas page