I have been a bit absent recently. I decided to take some me time and focus on really getting into shape and a new healthy lifestyle. I mentioned before I had gained weight due to meds and not waiting what I was eating. So here is my little life update and how I went from a size 14 weighing 9stone 12pounds to a size 8-10 and weighing 9stone 10pounds??
My rose family.
Hey my loves,
I wasnt well and thats why I didnt post last week but im feeling better and im back to tell you all about the amazin time I had taking part in the Waterford Rose selection 2017. If you where thinking of doing this then you shold I honestly had the time of my life and made friends and memories I will never forget.
So I have done my driving test and I passed. I was so shocked I passed. I want to tell yo all what you need to do and what to expect.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
I spent mine with family. I love Christmas been with family and friends.
So I am going to tell you all about it and a recap of 2016.
Hey and welcome to this months blogger intentions.
This is my second month takin part in this amazing collaboration.
Recap of october:
I set some good goals for myself. I did keep up with two blog posts a week. I didnt practice the theory for my driving test but I did practice my driving. I didnt see my grandmother as much as I wanted because I was trying to rest more and take it easy. Having a chronic illness is hard and I tend to over do it. I was debating whether to go back to college or not and I want to but the course starts in jan and I am going to rehab in Jan. As or photography I did research cameras and pick out one I wanted. I could of tried to do more snapchat make up tutorials.
- start FODMAP diet to help my IBS.
- workout twice a week to help my joints.
-start getting christmas presents.
-visit my baby cousin more.
-stop taking on so much.
-take some me time.
I didnt give myself too much goals as I need to take it easy and think of my health more.
October highs and low...
For lows I got a bad gum infection and had to go to the dentist and found out I need to have all my wisdom teeth removed and I was refered and added to a waiting list. Having them out is bad enough but the waiting listing can take up to two years and I am in pain with the teeth quiet alot,
A big low for me was having the worst heart espisode ever. I suffer from bad heart condition and i over did it and got a episode lasting over an hour. I honestly thought I was going to die. There is a full blog on it in the illness section for anyone who is interested. I started on beta blockers the following week.
I won a twitter compeition and got a voucher for a early bird dinner for two at a lovely hotel.
I lost 4lb trying out a detox tea which helped improve my joints.
I attended a flormar make up masterclass and won a prize, recieved four of there eye primers.
I had a good halloween got dressed up and took my baby cousin trick or treating.
I would love for you to check out the other bloggers and there intentions... share the love everyone xox
So I am currently running a compeition over on my facebook page for this amazing 500euro off invisalign voucher for David McConville orthadontist in Sligo. If you would like to enter this giveaway and you arent on facebook you can simply enter here. Just email me your name and invisalign giveaway and i will enter your name into the competition. the giveaway is open until the 17th of october.
So why not enter just email me.
best of luck,
lots of love,
little miss make up xox.
Welcome to my blog,
Today I am doing my october intentions. this is a new blogger collaboration I am doing. I hope ye will enjoy this post.
How I did during september
So I am going to share my highs and lows of September with ye.
-My moms birthday was the 5th of september. We celebrated with some tea and cake and i suprised her with a delivery of flowers.
-In the middle of the month I went to lok after my great grandmother and we had a great girly day I did her nails for her and we had lots of chats.
-The end of the month I had the Launch of the Irish Blogger agency which took place in the Double tree by Hilton in Dublin. This was amazing met loads of lovely people and had a great day.
- The same time as the irish blogger agency I spent two days in dublin with my mom and aunt and did some shopping. we had lovely girly weekend.
- My lows are ovbiously the pain of my EDS.
-My heart condition getting worse and restricting me doing more.
-Been crippled after the blogger launch and all the walking in dublin. I was in agony and couldnt walk for a few days after it.
- Another low was my bank account been hacked during september and been left with no money.
-Try to get at least two blog posts up everyweek.
-Do more tutorials on snapchat.
-See my great grandmother more.
-Study for my driving test.
-Stop pushing my body, rest when I need to.
- Do another facebook giveway.
- Try to do one or two Halloween make up looks a week.
- Get back into photography.
-Decide wether I am going back to college or not?
So they are my intentions for October lets hope I can do them all. I really like this collaboration simply because you are setting out what you want to get out of the month. you are also sharing your highs and lows which we all have. I would love your feedback on this post. Would ye like to see more? Should I do these every month?
Let me know.
Thanks for reading, I really hope ye enjoyed this post.
Lots of love,
Little miss make up xox.
Hello my lovelies,
So I am finally getting a chance to tell you all about the amazing Irish blogger agency launch lunch I went to on the 26th of September. Which was held in the gorgeous doubly tree by Hilton hotel in Dublin.
Here I added a photo of myself all ready to head off to the event. I stayed in Dublin in the Clayton hotel with my Mam and aunt. We made a girls weekend of it as I was travelling so far and with my illnesses I wouldn't of been able to travel and attend the event and travel home all in the one day. So we went to Dublin the day before the event and came home the day after.
On arriving at the hotel I went upstairs to where the event was been held. I checked in and got my lovely badge, I felt so important with my badge haha. The gorgeous sinead o Carroll founder and CEO of the Irish blogger agency greeted me with a big hug. I love hugs and it made my day getting a hug of her she is honest such a lovely person. I'm so happy to be part of the Irish blogger agency and having sinead as CEO and founder is a bonus.
I was so nervous going on my own but everyone where so nice and welcoming. Sinead brought me over to get some of the Solaris tea which where one of the sponsor for the day. I can't remember the girls name but she was so nice and helpful. As ye know I can't have caffeine so she fixed me up some decaf herbal tea and it was so nice.
I went and sat down and met a few people and got chatting which was lovely. I really enjoy meeting new people and hearing there stories.
I went and got my hands on some of the issies handmade chocolates and OMG they are delicious. Issies handmade chocolates where also a sponsor and me been a total chocoholic absolutely loved stuffing my face with chocolate. I seen sinead o Carroll going around at one stage with a tray of the chocolates so I'm wasn't the only one in aw over them haha.
We went into the room for the event and we had this lovely display of goodies on the tables. I sat up the front with some lackey people I had been talking to outside. The talented Rebecca lawless from beccalawlessmua. She's an amazing make up artist. The lovely Aimee marie Hayden and her boyfriend Shane Walsh. Both bloggers Aimee is at aimeemariehayden.com and Shane is outsidr.ie.
Inside the blank canvas boxes which we couldn't wait to open where three brushes and the amazing master series one palette. The excitement of getting that palette I honestly felt like it was Christmas. It was an amazing gift to get at an event. We also got a so fragrance which smell so nice. We got a €500 off voucher from David McConnell orthodontists.
Here is the beautiful and amazing SInead o Carroll. Sinead gave a overview of the Irish blogger agency and what the Irish blogger agency will do for us by helping us connect and collaborate with brands. She also introduced the power team who will be holding different workshops. The workshops must be paid for but members of the Irish blogger agency get a discounted price
So first up from the power team we had Roger Tiger Burrows. I had met roger outside when we where chatting and enjoying the Solaris tea he was so nice and came and introduced himself and asked about my blog. He also then followed me on social media. He is like a motivational god. Listening to him just makes you want to achieve everything in life. He tells us on how we can achieve our dreams by determination and working for it. Never give up.
Heres Roger again with a brilliant quote he had up.
Next we had guest speaker the lovely Kate kelly author of pure Irish sugar blog and PR and marketer for Cocoa Brown tan. She told us how you can make a career out of blogging. How we can benefit from been members of the Irish blogger agency and how the Irish blogger agency will help us connect with brands and to do collaborations.
Next from the power team we had the lovely Joanne Sweeny Burke who is a digital trainer. Joanne was telling us about her daughter who's 21 and seriously she doesn't look like she could have a 21 year old daughter. She will be holding some workshops which include blogging for business, online PR strategy. She's such an inspiration business woman, someone you can look up to and inspire you to achieve your best in life.
We had a lunch break where we went down to the bottom of the room. There was two competitions this one was to take a photo with the Invisalign Smile. The prize was a €1000 invisalign voucher.
Photo by John Walsh Photography
Here is myself, Eileen o drioscal who won the Invisalign voucher and OMG I can't for the life of me think of the other ladies name I know she's an amazing MUA and I follow her social media sights but my brain is so bad especially been on so many medication so I'm sorry I can't think of you name but she's so nice.
There was also a competition to win one of three gorgeous Sundial watches.
Here is myself and the lovely Avril from A paler shade of beauty. I was so excited to meet this amazing lady. Avril was a winner of one of the lovely sundial watches. You should check out her blog. Avril suffers from Lyme disease and she's so amazing and inspiring and such a strong woman.
Here from left to right is Aimee marie Hayden, Rebecca Lawless, myself and Eileen o Drioscoll I screeshottwd this photo from Rebecca's Snapchat. Was so nice to meet these lovely ladies and hopefully we all get to meet again soon.
On the lunch break we enjoyed some more of the Solaris tea along with some buiscuits and scones. I met a lovely gentleman on the lunch break who has a company called wacky booky and they make children's book but you design the book and write the story and add photos. I think it is an a amazing idea and I can't wait to design a book for my little cousin who's two.
Another member of the power team is Suzie Mahony. Suzie has her own company designing and making occasion hats. She will be holding workshops also on time management.
I was slacking a bit after lunch as I was so tired so I don't have photos of the next speakers but I will tell you about them.
We had guest speaker Kieron- the Galway player. He is just hilarious, what a character. Kieron is a male grooming and fashion blogger. He spoke about social media, how to benefit from it and what platforms are best. He told a hilarious story about a friend of he's and she has a 'fine arse' he's words and he took a photo of her bottom in a pair of jeans. He put the photo on Instagram and I can only guess he got a lot of traffic from it.
We then had guest speaker Veruska Anconitano who is a lovely Italian lady. When she moved to Ireland she wanted to share her cooking and recipes with family back home so she started a blog. She know best one million hits a month on her food and travel blog 'La cuochina sopraffina'. Telling us how she worked with Jamie Oliver and other chefs from her blog which clearly is amazing. She's just goals and she gives me determination and shows it can be done you can get one million hits a month you just need to work for it.
Kayanne Horgan spoke next and my tired little brain wasn't working well and I didn't write notes but kayanne will be holding workshops as she is a member of the power team.
I mentioned most of the sponsor for the day but forgot to mention So fragrance who gave us all a body of there fragrance which I must say smells so nice. Bank of Ireland also sponsored the day.
John Walsh Photography
Another photo I robbed from the Irish blogger agency page. I'm in it so I had to have it. I had an absolute amazing day and I want to thank all the amazing people I met and especially Sinead who's just so nice and I'm delighted to be part of her blogger agency. I have already been sent emails on brands looking to collaborate. Sinead sends me brands and emails that are in my blog categories. You wount be sent something for parenting if you are a beauty blogger. You will be sent emails relevant to your blog. It costs €50 to be a member of the Irish blogger agency for the year which is amazing and I think really cheap.
So so thanks again Sinead can't wait to meet again. Hope the cork event so well as I know it will.
Thanks so much for reading, hope he enjoyed this blog post.
Lots of love,
Little miss make up xox.
so this was a requested blog post from my amazing followers. Here I will tell ye step by step through my driving experience.
Firstly, you need to purchase or borrow a driving theory test disc or book. I bought the disc from David washes in Dungarvan for around €22. The disc lets you take practice theory tests. From this you can watch your progress and learn. You can go over any questions you got wrong. I kept doing practice tests for months. Once I kept passing tests I felt it was time to book my theory test. I booked my test for youghal , I booked online and paid online by card. You can pick any available date that suits you.
I got up bright and early the morning of my theory test. I did another practice test before going to youghal. You must take a form of ID and passport size photos with you on the day. I went in and say my test. You get 30minutes to complete 40 questions and you need 35 or more to pass. I got 36/40 and was delighted to have passed. Once you complete the test you sit outside and wait to be given your score. If you pass you will get a certificate saying you passed. This will have your passport photo on it and your signature.
Once you you have your certificate, you must then take this along with a completed NDLS driving permit lisence form, proof of address, PPSN number and the €35 to pay for the lisence. I went to Waterford to get mine. You can get all details of where to get your lisence and what you will need on the NDLS website.
Your lisence will then be sent out to you via post. Once you have your lisence you can then book your driving lessons. I booked my lessons with john kelly in Dungarvan. You can find a list of driving instructors in your area online. I picked john because he was recommended to me by a friend.
Make sure you book an approved driving instructor by the adi rsa.
Lessons with john are €35 each. On my first lesson I got my EDT logbook which you will need a extra €4 for. This book must be kept safe as you need it for all lessons. The first lesson was a 2 hour lesson. John went through all features in the car like indicators, lights, pedals, gears, handbrake, mirrors and then he went through under the bonet as you need to know all these for your test.
You must complete 12 EDT lessons and you must have your permit for over 6 months before you can book your full test. The logbook is where your instructor fills in after each lesson explaining what you have covered and areas you must work on. You must then practice yourself with your sponsor. There is an area for you to fill out and for your sponsor to fill out. Your sponsor is someone who has a full lisence in which you choose to help you learn. My boyfriend is my sponsor.
I did two lessons and then bought my car. The lower litre your car is the cheaper your insurance and tax will be. I got a 1.2 volswagen polo. I am now 24 and I got insurance last year and it was still really expensive. The younger you are the higher it will be. I went through the AA for my insurance and they insured me with AXA. Browse around online for the cheaper quotes with the best cover.
I was so excited after getting my car I couldn't wait to get my L plates. My boyfriend drove my car home for me and on the way we stop at a garage so I could get my L plates.
I am now driving a year and I have all my EDT lessons done. I did ten of them in my instructors car and I did the last two in my own car. I also did a pre test with my instructor in my own car.
I have my my driving test booked. It's €85 for your test which you pay online when booking. The normal estimated waiting time is 10 weeks. It is really booked up here in Dungarvan so I put my name down for a cancellation hoping I can do my test soon. I am very nervous about doing it but hey if I fail I can always do it again.
The he same goes for your theory test if you fail it's not the end of the world you can always try again.
Hope you you found this helpful and if you have any questions just email me or snap me or message me on favebook and I would be glad to help.
Thanks for reading,
lots of love,
little miss make up xox.
Hello my lovely readers,
So I have decided to let ye all get to know more about me besides the disabilities and beauty.
So, who am I?
Im just a small girl from a small Irish village. I grew up here and it's such a gorgeous place. I am fluent in Irish I did primary and secondary school through Irish here in Gaeltacht na nDeise.
Its a small irish fishing village. My family are fishermen and of course I grew up eating fish most of the time. My grandad, my two uncles and my cousin all fish. My uncle named he's boat after me the Amy-E (e as my second name is eileen, after my nanny).
My my dad and brother used to fish but have now moved onto been painter and decorators. I love fishing, I have been out on the boats and fish with a rod off the pier.
When I was little I would all crab fish at the beach and of course bring the crabs home as pets but they never lived long. I love the beach and living close to the sea. The views are amazing and there are so many lovely people around.
I have a huge huge family and we are all so close. So going from here where my Mams side of the family is to Strabally where my dads side is. Another little village I grew up in as I would spend weekends and holidays with my great gran parents in there little cottage.
So so I didn't always want to be a beautician, growing up I wanted to be a vet. I love animals and I was always taking in dogs and cats and minding them. My uncle found a bird once that was injured and I took him in until he was better and off he flew.
Onve be I got older and realised I would not only take care of animals but vets have to let others go and I don't have the heart for that. If a dog dies in a movie I bawl.
So after that I wanted to be a eat teacher, I loved art and I still do but my hands just aren't able. I did two portfolio courses in dela sal college in Waterford but as I got older my hands would cramp up and I couldn't move them so I had to let my art go.
I went in in limbo between things I did work experience in fourth year in school. I did a week in a nursing home which I loved. I did a week graphic design with Newton which I also loved and I did a week in a primary school with the infants and I loved that too.
It wasnt until I went to a open day in ucc I relished what I wanted to do. I went to a talk on social science and fell in love with the course. I did a year in ucc and it wasn't for me and my body wasn't able for all the going and walking to lectures.
So so then I finally went to do my beauty course. I had been doing make up on people for four years but I wanted to be qualified so I went to train.
Now two and half years later im delighted I did that course. I know I can't work because of my illnesses but I try and do a bit here and there simply because I enjoy doing it.
So so there's a bit about me and I hope ye enjoy reading. Just wanted to let ye get to know me better.
Lots of love,
Little miss make up xox.