Woman’s World Show 2013 – Free Tickets

 

 

 

 

Just thought some of you may be interested in going to the Woman’s World Show, I’ve been before and it’s a great girls day out.

You can get free tickets for the show here  :))

It starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday.
woman world show dublin info and free tickets

 

Let me know if you go and what you thought?

Yaz x

Irish Beauty Show 2013 – My Buys

My Mothers Day Gift from L’Occitane En Provence, Lavender Set

Sorry I know I’m very very late posting this. Mothers day was ages ago here in Ireland but it’s coming up in America so I thought better late than never ;)

L'Occitane En Provence lavender gift set

I got this gorgeous L’Occitane En Provence Lavender Collection gift set for Mothers Day from the kids!

I just had to blog about it because the packaging is so pretty and I was new to their products…..so far I’m really loving them. A bit pricey for me but they are on my radar next time I’m looking for a pretty gift for someone or want to treat myself ;)

L'Occitane lavender gift set

The lavender in all the products is really fragrant too and the hand cream smell lingers for ages afterwards! I can’t even pick a fave out of the set, just trust me they are all beautiful products if you ever want to treat yourself or a friend. And I’m still thinking of what to use the pretty box for…..makeup most likely though!

Yaz x

Dealz Easter Haul and Crafting – D.I.Y Bonnet

So as a Dealz Ambassador the Easter challenge was to get some stuff for some Easter crafting & fun.  I got lots for just €30, 2 baskets for the kids on Easter morning and some mini eggs for a little egg hunt :) I also got a cute girls Bonnet and some decorations. Take a look

Dealz Easter Crafts Haul
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Boys H&M Haul & how you can get a €5 off voucher and 20% off your next purchase!

I went shopping to buy little man some clothes in my favourite kids shop H&M. The quality of their stuff is great much better than Pennys and their prices are the same as them too pretty much!!

I got all this…..

H&M boys fashion haul summer '13
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Irish Beauty Show 2013! – My Buys

The Irish Beauty Show is held every year in the RDS Dublin and boy do I  love this show so much!! It’s  every beauty lovers dream place to shop ;) Lots of great brands and businesses and of corse discounts/bargains and pampering  to be had too! I also love finding new brands to try out at this show too.
I met some other lovely Irish beauty bloggers there too, Karen & Joanne from LovelyGirlieBits, Sue from CherrySueDointheDo & Nina from NinasBeautyBargains. So it was nice to have a catch up with them over a coffee.

Well I just wanted to show you what I bought and I’ll be doing reviews on them all which I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks :D

Irish Beauty Show 2013 Bargains & Buys
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I’ve been shopping….again. Pennys Haul and a poll

Helloooo, hope your all having a relaxing weekend. Well I’ve been shopping again, I’ve been trying so hard to cut back :( My clothes have taken over my boyfriends wardrobe too and yet I still have no space, I think I’ll do a blog sale or something, I’ve a few pretty dresses that no longer fit?! As I’ve said before shopping takes my mind of   stressful things going on in my life right now, even if only for a few hours it just helps, retail therapy as they say.

Anyway here’s what I bought in Penny’s I had loads picked out (I was on a budget so had to put stuff back….sigh), their Spring stuff is amazing, so pretty! Their best yet I’d say!

Pennys_primark skull stud jumperDeffo my favourite of what I bought, this studded skull jumper, I was gonna buy some pretty blouses but it’s still so cold here in Ireland, and we don’t seem to get Summers anymore, maybe 3 weeks max lol! So I get good wear out of jumpers that’s my excuse for buying it and sticking with it ;)

wine cardigan pennys_oprimarkGot this wine coloured cardigan too it’s a very nice on and cozy….again it’s cold…..I neeeeeded it ;)

wine bodycon skrt pennysGot a wine coloured bodycon skirt too, these are always so handy especially for tops that are just a wee bit short for leggings! My tights are from Dressmylegs.ie they do the most high quality and unusual tights, reasonable prices too :D

pennys_primark blazer laceI actually got this a couple of weeks ago, I needed a black blazer as it was my Grandad’s funeral god bless his soul x♥x

Pennys_primark shortsI bought these shorts in hope that we might get some sun  ;) But these are nice with tights too for the cold weather

Oh and I’ve a question for ye all…..I tried on a pair of high wasted shorts, they looked lovely from the front, very slimming but when I turned to look at how my bum looks (as you do)  they made my bum look flat, long and wide (I think) all at the same time?!? Maybe it’s just me being paranoid? But what do ye think of them? Maybe I’m just too small in height for them haha!

Enjoy your weekend  what ever you’re up to, I’m off into town now, not for shopping though!! xx

Free Keelings Diary -Tesco

Ok getting a bit obsessed with the diaries….last one I promise haha!  Just had to show you what I got in Tescos today. When you buy 2 packs of  Keelings strawberries (€5 for 2) you get this super cute diary free. It has loads of great healthy recipes too. I’m thinking of just pulling them pages out and making a little book with them and other recipes I like

Keelings Strawberries, free diary

keelings diary and recipe book

Glitter Mama x

Spring/Summer ’13 Fashion Trends-My top 6

Looking to update your wardrobe for Spring/Summer? Here’s my favourite trends for 2013

Monochrome

Love this jacket, this could never really go out of style. No kids allowed near you in it though haha! ;)

Monochrome collageBlazer-Miss Selfridge/Dress-Dorothy Perkins/Skirt-A|wear/Top-Forever 21/
Shoes-Miss Selfridge

Graphics/Prints

Dress print/graphic tops with jeans or shorts for a stylish casual look. Had to get the leopard print in there too, the coat looks soooo snug

collage prints and graphicsPink Lips Jumper-A|wear/Zebra Print Dress-Pennys/Tribal Leggings-Forever21
Leopard Print Coat-Miss Selfridge/Heart Jumper-Forever21

Western

Western collageTop, shirt & shoes-Penny’s or Primark/ Bag– Dorothy Perkins/Shorts-New Look

Floral

Floral collageTrousers-Boohoo.com/Scarf-A|wear/Tights-Forever21/Pencil Skirt-H&M/
Blouse-Forever21

Vintage/1920’s/Art Deco

Think fringing,  lace, beads and…..glitter whooo!

vintage/art deco/20's collageDress(middle)-Miss Selfridge/Deco Skirt-A|wear/Deco Dress-Dorothy Perkins
Shoes-Dunnes StoresJumper-Dorothy Perkins/Skirt-Forever21/
Gold dress-Kardashian Kollection@Dorothy Perkins/Bow Fedora-Miss Selfridge

Peek-a-boo

Croptops, cutouts, and sheer pannels

collage PEEK A BOOBlue dress-iClothing.ie/Crop jumper-A|wear/Bralet-Miss Selfridge/
Black dress-River Island

Also, spots & strips are gonna be very in but they are always in, in my book ;)

Leopard Print Wedge Trainers

I’ve been shopping…..again!! Did the last of my Christmas shopping yesterday yiiiipppeeee! And have most things wrapped, I love wrapping presents I must say, I find it relaxing :)

I didn’t plan on buying as much as I did yesterday, but on the way something brought up more hurt and anger of a horrible thing that I’m going through at the moment and basically I vented all my anger into shopping, weird I know haha!

I bought loads and loads of stuff in Pennys/Primark, Deals, Pumpkin Patch, H&M, HMV and well practically every shop in Blanch!!! Not all for me though, bought clothes and presents for the kids, the BF and friends :) But here’s my favourite thing I bought for myself yesterday from New Look!

Leopard print wedge trainers

If you read my blog you prob know I looooove leopard print!! Don’t think I’ll ever tire of it lol! I normally wouldn’t have got these as they were €30 but they were on sale and HALF PRICE!! So I bagged them for just €15! Whooo!

Also got these cute earings for under €3

Diamond heart shaped earings

New Look had loads of shoes and clothes half price so if you’re doing a bit more shopping I’d head there :)

Glitter Mama x

Dealz Christmas Haul and a Competition for a €20 voucher!

Well I’m sure most of you know by now that I love Dealz, they have everything from beauty to homeware all at unbeatable prices (most things are all €1.49)  So I applied to be a Dealz ambassador to show you their great selection and now I am yippeeee :)
I will be doing more Hauls over the next year and show you all the fabulous deals you can get.

I went in for some Christmas bits and bobs last week. I got 21 items (and some had 2-3 items in each if you know what I mean) all for under €31!! As always I’m amazed at the amount of things I got and the quality too, it may be cheap but not cheap on quality. Also the staff are always very friendly and helpful in Dealz Blanchardstown. The store is always well stocked up and nice spacious isles so it’s easy to get around and find what you’re looking for

Take a look

Deals Christmas 2012 Haul

Beautiful 3 pack of wrapping paper for just €1.49 such good value isn’t it? I’m planning on using the 3-d decorations on some handmade cards :)

wrapping

Glitter whooo! I’m like a magpie with Christmas decorations lol! My daughter actually came up with the idea to double the tree clip as a hair clip, I think it’s really cute!

Tree decorations also used as hair clip

Me and glitter are best friends so you can imagine my happiness when I seen this cute red glitter christmas tree (yes I am a glitter-a-holic) perfect little decorations for the table as are the candle holders.

Table Decorations

Glitter mini Christmas tree! Oh yeh!!

I actually bought the Allura beauty set for myself haha! Handy set to have in the handbag during the Christmas season. The tweezers is AMAZING girls!!!! As good as the ones I pay €10 for, no joke! It’s slanted and gives a great grip on the hairs your plucking.

I will deffo be buying a few more for my handbag, car etc! The nail files with it are also very handy and super cute. And I just love the jewellry stand..again these were all just €1.49 each!
You could get a ton of stocking fillers for just €10

cheap and cheerful Stocking fillers

With Christmas being sometimes quite stressfull Radox Unwind bath soak is a must have for me, €1.49 for this big bottle is amazing!. Also the good old Nair for people who hate waxing llike myself.

The highlighter does a pretty good job for the cheekbones too. Brush isn’t great with it but you just use your fingers or a concealer/foundation brush anyway

beauty buys nair radox

Not only are the cookies in these cartoon characters tins yummy,  but the tins will do for storage of other sweets or toys when empty or hang the lids on the wall and you have budget friendly kids room decor!! :P

cookie tins mickey mouse disney

Cute lil fella isn’t he? They also have a hanging snowman and Santa :)

hanging reindeer

I needed a serving tray for the cookies and biscuits eaten over christmas. The embossing on the tray is a really nice touch. You can’t have enough non stick roasting pans when making Christmas dinner either.

embossed serving tray non stick roasting tin

 

Now for your chance to win a €20 voucher, simply….

1) Follow my blog through wordpress or sign up by email>>>>over there! Also if you want to stop by the Dealz Ireland Facebook page and say hi! 

2) Leave a comment that you’ve subscribed and maybe tell me a nice bargain you’ve got from Dealz recently :)

 

Winner Choosen… DENISE SKELLY

Good luck!

Glitter Mama x

**Competion closes Wednesday 19th December midnight,open to ROI ans UK only, winner chooses from the comments via Random.org, winners voucher may take a while if from Ireland as it will be posted from the UK

Pennys/Primark Haul November/December

Been doing a lot of shopping the last while, as I said before, when I’m stressed I shop, it’s theraputic……….yeh you understand ;-)

So here’s what I’ve bought….. :)

Skull Oil wash Jumper €12Wine Skinnies €11

Skull Oil wash Jumper €12
Wine Skinnies €11

The jeans look like a Barney purple haha, but they are like a deep wine/burgundy. Love skulls so had to get the jumper, I wear it under a  long top for extra warmth and then with leggings and boots

Stud Chiffon Blouse €13

Stud Chiffon Blouse €13

Havn’t had a chance to try this on yet but it looks nice and I love the studs!

Burgundy Zip Hoodie €10Long sleeve top €5

Burgundy Zip Hoodie €10
Long sleeve top €5

Badly needed a hoodie, it’s gone so cold!

Scarft was €6 reduced to €3Bow Hat €3

Scarft was €6 reduced to €3
Bow Hat €3

Again, its freeking cold here! The scarf is real chunky so it’s very warm and a bargain at €3!

Leopard print & glitter mirror €1.50Love charm necklace €2

Leopard print & glitter mirror €1.50
Love charm necklace €2

Just love my new mirror haha!

Girls pink and glitter trackie €12Boys 5 pack long sleeved vests €5

Girls pink and glitter trackie €12
Boys 5 pack long sleeved vests €5

How cute is the lil girls tracksuit! My daughter loves it. My lil fella needed some long-sleeved vests for under tops to keep him extra toastie so these are grand, €5 for  set of 3, the girls version were much cuter though haha! :)

Have to say, Penny’s have really stepped it up this winter, tons of gorgeous jumpers and a huge range of shoes and boots, but I can never find my size!!

Seen or bought anything nice in Penny’s/Primark lately???

Glitter Mama x

Gift Ideas from Irish Businesses

I love to buy Irish and support Irish businesses, it’s all we can do in this economy, help each other out! :) So here is part one, please take a look and consider them when you are buying for any occasion, help support your country

Tiny Treasures

A new little Irish business based in Leitrim. They make beautiful handmade keepsakes all of which can be personalised.
My fave has to be the frames where you can choose your own design and colour combos (even glitter!!) and she can even add photos for you.
Like Tiny Treasure on Facebook or follow on Twitter to see more of Gaynor’s lovely creations.

Funky Goddess

You may have seen Samantha with her brilliant idea on Dragons Den. Launched in October 2011 Funky Goddess has gone from strength to strength. The name represents a strong and powerful woman, I love that! They make gift boxes their main one being ”The Welcome to Womanhood gift box” It’s a lovely way to prepare your daughter/niece etc for that big milestone and give her a gift and make her feel special.

The box comes with:

Teen Pads
Pretty journal
Eye mask
Bubble Bath
Discreet case
Information Booklet
Hot Water Bottle
Lip balm

Funky Goddess also do other lovely gift boxes as you can see in the picture below. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter also                                                              

Jessie’s Headbands

For anyone with a little girl or even big girl, you’ll love Jessie’s headbands based in Wexford. I’ve bought some for my daughter and they are great quality and so adorable. Jessie’s is very creative and can make anything you want for any occasion. She also makes clips, alicebands and hats. From shabby chic to cartoon characters, glitter and bows, Jessie’s has a wide range of hair accessories. Gift boxes are available too. Follow Jessie’s headbands on Facebook for special offers she does from time to time

Curragh Cuties

Known for their quirky little salt dough sheep (I have a little piggy of theirs in my Kitchen hehe) Curragh Cuties are based in Kildare and as they say they are the epitome of handmade and unique gifts, founded in 2011 by two lovely women Lynda and Celine I can vouch for them personally that they are both very crafty women ;) Again I love that they will personalise your gift making them a great present for a new baby or house-warming gift. I think their gift baskets are great value too, they each come with something handmade and a few other goodies (see below). You can see more of their work and products on their website or you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Wooden Gifts Ireland

Located in Westmeath, Wooden Ireland Gifts are all for supporting local, local jobs and nothing is imported from abroad! Great pieces of work as you can see that can all be customised and personalised. These guys could make you anything you want out of wood, just ask!
My fave is the little coat stands, they do them for creches etc, but I think they would be very cute in a little boy or girls bedroom. I know my little girl have more coats and cardigans than the queen at this stage haha! Check out Wooden Gifts Ireland on Facebook

Ruth’s Nappy Cakes

Based in Limerick, Ruth makes such cute nappy cakes suitable for any budget. She can make one for any occasion with almost anything you want in it, from teddy’s and cutlery to scrapbooks and picture frames with of course the all important nappies :) Check out her Facebook page where you’ll see 100’s of different nappy cakes!!

I really hope you all go and check out these great Irish businesses and keep them in mind when you have gift to buy. There are some little gems out there and I’ve discovered we are a very crafty country ;) Tell them i sent you if you decide to visit them :)

I will be doing more posts on Irish Businesses, my next one will have more on beauty and skincare stuff :)) So if you know or are an Irish business that would like to be considered drop me an email at glittermamawishes@gmail.com with some details of the business and products.

Thanks for reading, Glitter Mama x

Free Delivery ’till Christmas with Cloud10Beauty and Gift Guide

Yay I love free shipping, this is great to get loads of your Christmas gifts in one place, have a look at some of my favourite gift ideas!

Christmas Gift guide

ModelCo-Fiberlash Brush on Lashes Extreme Lash Extension Mascara
O.P.I-Vintage Minnie Mini’s
Handmade Soap Company-Shaving Soap for Him
Mama Mio-Pregnancy Essentials Set 
Karora-Gradual Bronzing Moisturizer with SPF15
Sleek-Au Natural i-Divine Palette

Glitter Mama
x

Homestore + More – Winter Warmers

Here’s some things I bought yesterday from Homestore + More:

OMG the throw is so so warm and snuggly, I bought it for my lil fella’s cot but I’m so jealous I want it lol! Deffo a must have for the winter, I’m gonna have to go back and get myself one. They come in red and a beige colour too.

Love the draught excluder, it’s really cute and the fleece covered hot water bottle to warm up my bed………….can you tell I don’t like the cold!!!

New mat for winter mucky boots, all mats are 1/2 price from September but I get sale stuff 3 days early in a txt and email, sign up here, they do great half price offers every month! Right now they have all Halloween stuff, laundry baskets and cookware sets half price! :)

Anyone have any other ideas to keep me/the house warm for winter? What’s your fave winter warming tip? Comment below

Pennys/Primark Haul October

Went on an accidental splurge in Pennys the other day, didn’t mean to haha! I thought I had more than there actually was on a  gift card I’d gotten…there wasn’t much left on it :(

Anyway here’s what I bought, I stocked up on some winter stuff coz I’m freeeeeeeeezing lately and really don’t like the cold who does though?!

Zebra Jumper €16
Neon Aztec Print Jumper €18

The shoes are really comfy and great with leggings and the Aztec long jumper above

High Top Wedges €18

Will be wearing this with a  long sleeved top for the winter

€10

Skinny Jeans €13

gold stud braclets €3

What do you guys think? Have you bought any winter clothes yet?