Whistles dress

Anna chose this month’s theme of  ‘Frilled to Bits’ and that is exactly what we are, now that summer seems to be here at last. I am doubly excited because it has coincided with the delivery of the dress (below) which perfectly fits the challenge. When asked to contribute to a feature on fashion in

Beauty Spotlight Team

Time for me to share some beauty and style posts from my Beauty Spotlight Team. We cover beauty, fashion and health topics in this week’s post so there is something for everyone. I am re-sharing  one of my current favourite foundations. Like many of the newer foundations now this has skincare ingredients that elevates make-up

Irelands Eye

This week’s blog round-up from the gang at the Beauty Spotlight Team brings you     Hand Cream     Gypsy Style Fashion     Mini-reviews of Beauty Products     My Irelands Eye Knitwear Gift Spongellé Daily Dose Hand Cream in Coconut Verbena …is the perfect way to keep your hands perfectly moisturised, and


We are nearly in May and to date have seen very little sunshine this year. March was the wettest month on record and we had great hopes for April. Though we had a week of sunny days and some were actually warm, it did not last long. April showers are back again. Emma came up

Denim jacket Penneys

The challenge of Denim for our March ‘Style Not Age’ gang had me literally climbing the walls. I have two old summer denim jackets and I was not allowed to showcase denim jeans. So, I searched for a skirt or dress in local shops. There was nothing. Eventually, I found this over-sized jacket in Primark.

Irelands Eye

I recently had the pleasure of visiting IrelandsEye Knitwear Company whose factory is based in Baldoyle, Co Dublin. It is a sustainable, family-owned, knitwear business with a focus on creating contemporary Irish-made, hand-finished pieces. The business is run by brothers Paul and Brendan O’Sullivan, but all the family have been involved at some time in

Lancome make up

I have been a fan of Lancome’s Teint Idole for a few years now and this new and improved Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation has given me more reasons to love it. There are now 50 shades, so I would be amazed if you did not find a shade to suit. CHOICE OF 50 SHADES 

All buttoned up with Style Not Age

Gail chose ‘Buttoned Up’ as our February ‘Style Not Age’ challenge.  I was at a loss initially, but then found this cute Zara jacket at the back of the wardrobe. I can’t remember when I bought it, but I definitely have not worn it much. Now I know I will wear it more often, but

How do we know what products to use when there is such a plethora of brands out there and so many different products. I rely on the experts to help me. And I am lucky to get sent products to try out. I can tell you what suits my skin and what works for me.

January Blues

‘January Blues’ seemed an apt prompt for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’, as I have been feeling below par. You know how it is. Too much indulging over the Christmas season. We put the tree up at the end of November and that meant we started on the mince pies even earlier than usual. But


I am eager to tell you about Prai Beauty 24K Gold products and sharing some goodies from my friends on The Beauty Spotlight Team. If anything catches your eye, do click on the links to read more. I am including a link to an old post about the Prai Beauty brand. I was very impressed