We recently had a conversation at work about how in Ireland we haven’t really adapted to the weather. You know how in extremely cold countries the people who live there have adapted to their conditions; the shops sell really warm, waterproof clothes, specialised footwear and so on. In Ireland, we know rain is always a possibility yet when it arrives we always find ourselves complaining about it’s presence, the fact our ballet flats are soaked and we are often seen fighting to keep a flimsy umbrella from turning inside out.
Perhaps, it’s different in Ireland because of the constantly changing weather. In one day we could have a morning of summer sunshine, then an afternoon of snow and then to finish it off an evening of some very strong winds. I think another reason is that we really don’t have much choice when it comes to practical but pretty pieces. It’s hard to dress appropriately when we don’t have much choice.
Posted in Lifestyle
Tagged belfast blogger, gift company belfast, hot water bottle, Northern Ireland, pretty umbrellas, raincoast, shopping belfast, story horse, strong umbrella, unique gifts, wellington boots, what to wear in belfast
Anyone who knows me knows food is always on my mind! While I wouldn’t say I am the next Masterchef or anything like that, I do love finding new restaurants and eating out (and just eating in general). However, Belfast has always overwhelmed me with the amount of places to eat out in. Since I started working in the City Centre, I have had the chance to try out lots of different places and tried some superb (and a few not so good) restaurants. Focusing on the good, I thought we could chat through three of my favourites and you guys can let me know what your top spots are…
I get excited just thinking about this place. It’s the inspiration behind this post. If your from Northern Ireland you may already have heard of Michael Deane; he’s one of Ireland’s top chefs and has 6 restaurants in the City. Deane’s Deli specialises in light bites which are perfect for lunch time. The restaurant itself is very relaxed yet the waiting staff are very attentive and eager to help. When I visited I had the chicken and bacon sandwich priced at £9.50. I was really hungry that day and wanted something with bread but I couldn’t help but wonder how on earth a sandwich could cost £10! As soon as I tucked in to it I quickly realised I’d be willing to pay even more than that. It was the most delicious lunch I have ever had in my entire life. I know that’s a pretty big statement to make but it’s true! The chicken and bacon were cooked to absolute perfection and the bread that it came with was amazing! It also came out perfectly presented (although it was only about 30 seconds until I changed that). Deane’s Deli is top of the list for me and I’d highly recommend you give it a visit at least once.
Check out the Deane’s Deli Lunch Menu here.
Posted in Food and Drink
Tagged Belfast, belfast blogger, belfast food blog, belfast restaurants, best lunch places, food, ni food and drink, NI Year of Food & Drink 2016, NI Year of Food and Drink 2016, restaurant review, Review
How are you all? I thought I’d share some of my favourite beauty hacks with you today. Not just your typical beauty hacks though. My hacks are for those moments when you’ve ran out of a product or forgotten it. You know that moment when you’re doing your make up and then realise you’ve forgotten your liquid eye liner, or when you’re painting your nails only to realise that you’ve no nail polish remover left? I’ve got some hacks to tell you about that will make these moments a thing of the past…
The Problem: You want to use the one eye shadow brush for both a dark and light eye shadow.
The Hack: Use Micellar water to spot clean your brushes. I am a huge fan of Micellar water, my favourite is the l’Oreal one. It removes make up so easily both on your face and on your brushes.
The Problem: You’ve messed up your nail but have no nail polish remover to get rid of the mess.
The Hack: Use clear nail polish instead of nail polish remover. Simply paint a layer of the clear polish over the polish you want to remove and while it is still wait wipe the polish off. This will remove both the clear polish and the colour underneath.
The Problem: You forgot to pack your liquid liner and the eye look you were going for just won’t do without a little cat flick.
Posted in Beauty, Beauty Tips
Tagged alternative uses for beauty products, beauty blog, beauty hacks, Belfast blog, belfast blogger, coconut oil uses, dual use beauty products, makeup brush, nail polish remover alternatives, no shaving foam, Northern Ireland, northern ireland blogs, other uses for mascara, shaving legs, spot clean, unusual beauty hacks, vaseline uses
It wouldn’t be almost Valentines without a dating/love/relationship inspired blog post. However unlike the traditional gift guide posts I’m not here to tell you what to buy for your other half. Instead, I am here giving you 30 ideas for a fun date with that someone special. These can all be done with your other half or your best friends. So grab that lucky person and get out and have a giggle together. I’ve added my suggestions on where to do some of them if you are in Northern Ireland. If you’ve any other suggestions make sure to add them to the comments section. Enjoy…
1. The best dates involve food so why not go out for dinner at a restaurant. If you fancy something that little extra special why not try the Viscounts in Dungannon or James Street South Bar and Grill in Belfast.
2. If you don’t fancy heading out why not cook dinner together.
3. You could go to the cinema to see a movie.
4. Head to the theatre and catch a play. The Grand Opera House or the MAC in Belfast put on some amazing productions.
Posted in Food and Drink, Lifestyle
Tagged ballymena, Belfast, belfast bikes, belfast blogger, Cinema, date ideas, dundonald, galgorm, hotel, ice skating, james street south, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, northern ireland blogs, st georges market, things to do with your boyfriend, things to do with your girlfriend, things to do with your husband, things to do with your wife, viscounts dungannon, walks in ni, we are vertigo
I hope you are having a fabulous Sunday. I’ve noticed that one of my all time most viewed posts was the 20 Outfits to Wear as a Wedding Guest. It still continues to get views almost every day, but it’s a little outdated and a lot of the outfits are no longer in stock. I thought you might enjoy an updated version with outfits which you have the option to buy instantly. I find that weddings are the perfect opportunity to embrace your girlie side and so I focused this time with all dresses from the high street. The most expensive dress on the list is £110. Enjoy…
I thought I’d start with my favourite of the 20. I adore the colour of this dress, not to mention the stunning detail around the waistline. I am heading to London this weekend and might just order it for heading out to dinner…
Little Mistress £54
Posted in Fashion
Tagged 1920s wedding, 1950s wedding, belfast blogger, belfast fashion blogger, destination wedding, getting married, Northern Ireland, spring wedding, summer wedding, Wedding, wedding guest inspiration, wedding guest outfits, what to wear to a wedding