Make Up Don’t Fake Up got a Makeover!

 

If you’ve been visiting my blog and noticed I haven’t posted in a while, I have a very good reason.
Not only that but you may have noticed I got a makeover. A lovely woman named Jana also known as LittleWebWritingHood was working on my little blog!

For a long time I was unhappy with the appearance of my blog and I felt that it wasn’t representing me 100%. So I did a little research and I found Jana’s shop on Etsy. After reading through her reviews and packages, I was really confident that she could design something unique and something that represented me!
Jana sent me a form to fill out, with what I wanted for my blog and ideas I had! From there she created a header and we chopped and changed until I was happy. It was great because we were in constant contact and Jana had no problem tweaking things until I was happy.
Then Jana went away to work on my test blog and we continued to alter things until I was happy! Jana showed great interest in my blog and I got the feeling that not only was this a job for her, but  that she actually has a genuine passion for it!
After a few days we both agreed that it was time to install. Overnight, just like that Make Up Don’t Fake Up was beautified!
I’m really happy with the end result and if any bloggers out there want to spruce up their blog be sure to get in touch with Jana!

You can find Jana’s Shop on Etsy here – https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/LittleWebWritingHood

Until next time,
Cait <3

P.S If you guys want more information about Etsy check out my post here :Etsy-online-shopping-haven

Christmas Gift Guide – for her or him.

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaaarrrrr. Christmas is coming and here are a few ideas for gifts for your loved ones. 


 

1.            Bath bombs

 
A great stocking filler. They’re inexpensive and they look great. A personal favourite of mine is Fizzbanger from Lush.  Lush is great, because they have so many varieties of bath bombs and they aren’t  harsh on the skin! So for the friend who love soaking in the tub, this is the perfect gift!
 
 
 

2.            Nail Art Acessories / Guidebook

 
For your NOTD (Nail Of The Day) Instagrammers this present is perfect.  Who doesn’t love nail art and for the girl who loves D.I.Y beauty a present like this is thoughtful! I got The Wah Nails Book of Downton Girls as a present myself and I love it. It has great ideas and shows you how to do it! Most look more complicated then they are! If you are looking to add onto this present you could buy a few accessories to go with the book. Penneys (Primark) have nail tools and stickers! 
 
You can get The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls in Easons for 17.25 
 
 
3.          Glossybox Membership
 
This is one of my favourites. I got a three month membership for my birthday! Basically you fill out a questionnaire answering for your friend and then they send a box full of beauty products and samples. You can pick how long the membership lasts! Prices vary depending on the length of the membership! It’s a great gift because you discover new brands and products! 

http://www.glossybox.co.uk
 
 
4.    Yankee Candle  
 
I don’t know about you but I love a good candle! Candles are a great present for any age group because who doesn’t want their bedroom or house smelling good! A personal favourite of mine is Black Cherry and my uncle  loves midsummers night dream for men because it smells like aftershave! Around this time of the year Christmas Cookie goes down a treat! You can find these candles all online or pop into the Yankee Candle Shop itself, you don’t need an excuse to go in and smell all the amazing candles!

www.yankee.ie

5.   The Cookbook


For the foodie friend or even the friend who needs to learn. Asos has been bang on with Christmas presents this year and I found this little gem, The Hungry Student Cookbook. Not only is it practical but it’s humorous. I really liked it because it’s not your average cookbook it has great tips for students and it’s more personal because,  it relates to the person receiving it. Asos is great right now because they are reducing prices as Christmas nears but don’t leave it too long or it will sell out.
 
You can find this book at Asos  – The Hungry Student Cookbook.
Another option – The Hungover Cookbook

6.  The Hamper

What better way to show your friend that you know her, then to buy all her favourite things. I love this because you can personalise your gifts and stick a few inside jokes in there too. Pictures, momentos not to mention funny stories that you share on little cards are great. For my friends birthday I included her favourite colour nail polish and her favourite drink. The more personal the better because it shows that you care!


 

7.  A Watch

For the friend who is always running a little late. A watch is always a great present because the price range is pretty wide. You can always get nice watches, whether your budget is unlimited or restricted. The Watch shop and Asos.com have a great online selection at the moment. I love this Asos Sekonda Watch it’s stylish and timeless. 



 

8. The Mixtape

Or in our case the MixCD, it doesn’t have the same ring to it does it. A great personal gift, we all have songs that are personal to you and a friend. What better way to put them all on one CD! It’s a great idea for your friend who has a car, road trips seem more bearable with music.
 
 
 

9.  Headphones

I constantly lose my earphones. Headphones are a little harder to lose maybe because they’re a little bigger to lose. As a media student good headphones are a necessity for editing and for the music lover a gift sent from heaven. Good quality headphones are brilliant because sound quality improves and headphones are better for your ears. Think of it this way you’re protecting their ears. HMV and Harvey Norman have a good selection of Headphones.
 
 
 

10. Concert / Comedian Tickets

One Direction Concert 2014

With a little planning you could give your friend a night with there favourite popstar, ok there’s a good chance that 5,000 other fans might be there but you can see the sentiment. Whether it’s Taylor Swift in the 3 Arena or your friend’s favourite local group in the Róisín Dubh. Tickets for a musician or comedian are a great way for both of you to enjoy a present. You both get to spend a night together laughing or dancing and hey, any excuse for a night out!









Remember, don’t forget to use those student cards and unidays.com!
Until next time a cairde,
Caitríona xo 
 
 

Etsy – The Online Shopping Haven.

I came across Etsy a few months back, when I was looking around for cheaper flower crowns then those that were on offer on the High Street. The bargain hunter I am, I came across an online community which allows artist and entrepreneurs to showcase their products. I am in love. This website is amazing they have everything from home ware to clothing.and have something for everyone at different prices.Handmade items and vintage pieces galore, you won’t be disappointed.

There are hundreds of items and stores. What I like even more about Etsy is,
it’s online shopping but so much more personal.  You may not be physically in the shop, but the fact you have direct contact with the owner makes the shopping experience that little bit better.Any worries you have regarding your order can be reassured with a quick reply if you are lucky!

So if you’re sick of the mainstream online shopping website give Etsy a try, you never know what quirky pieces you might pick up!

In the end I picked up a red rose flower crown that I had a hand in creating!

https://www.etsy.com/