Black Friday Discount Codes

With Black Friday only a day away many online stores have been providing us with some amazing discounts on all of their products which is great for people like us who want a bargain.

So I’ve decided to list out discount codes from some of my fave online stores so hopefully yous can all get some fab bits for an affordable price!

FASHION

Missguided:

50% off everything: CYBER50

ASOS:

20% off everything: WIN20

Boohoo:

30% off everything: BOOM

Nastygal:

30% off everything: No code needed

Pretty Little Thing:

50% off everything

Misspap:

40% off everything: BLACK40

River Island:

20% off everything

Mango:

30% off everything

Beauty Bay:

Up to 30% off everything.

Public Desire:

30% off everything: 30CYBER

In the style:

40% off everything: CYBER

Simmi:

20% off everything: THANKSHUN

Newlook:

25% off everything

BEAUTY
Iconic London:
30% off everything
Cloud10beauty:
20% off everything: BLACK20
TRND Beauty: 
20% off everything: BLACKFRIDAY 
Beauty Bay:
Up to 30% off everything
Happy Shopping!
Much love,
POSS3888[1]
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Travel Diary: Nerja Spain

Hey Guys,

I decided to start a little travel diary as I do love to travel and would love to share my experiences and some information about the places I visit to you.

So as you all know from my Instagram I went to Nerja Spain with my family for a couple of days in August. I’ve been to so many places all over Spain but Nerja has definitely topped it for me, from the cute main streets to the picturesque views from the town square. The best part about this relaxed town is the fact that it isn’t full of tourists like most places in Spain so you get a real sense of the Spanish culture which I feel is very important.

About

Nerja is a resort town along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s seafront promenade, Balcón de Europa, tops a promontory with views of the Mediterranean and surrounding mountains. Below it lie sandy beaches and cliff side coves. Cueva de Nerja, a nearby cavern with unusual stalactites and stalagmites, hosts popular summertime concerts. It’s also known for its paleolithic paintings, viewable by guided tour.

How did we get there from Ireland?

We flew with Aer Lingus  from Dublin to Malaga (2-3 hours). So for me it was a quick flight as I slept most of the way which is always the case with me because I love my sleep lol!

Where we stayed?

We rented out a two bed apartment in an area called Oasis de Capistrano. The gorgeous white washed apartments over looked the ocean so the views every morning that I woke up to were beautiful! Also we were only a 10 minute walk from the town square and the beach which was so handy.

Where we ate?

  • Pinocchio Restaurant-  My family and I are serious pasta lovers so we know good Italian food when we see it and my god did we love their pasta!  The first night I had the lasagne and the second night I had the spaghetti bolonese, both tasted amazing. This place was so good that we eat there twice!
  • Little Italy- A family friend recommended this place to us saying the pizzas were divine and she was definitely right. Such great quality food at such a low price, 10/10.
  • La Taberna- We actually stumbled across this restaurant by accident and we were so glad we did because the Spanish cuisine here was excellent. We all ordered the same thing which was the seafood pasta. I never actually tried this dish before but I loved it so much and it was also great value for money as the portion size was huge!
  • Cafeteria Calabella- Great place for a coffee and some lunch. The only thing better than the coffee was the sea view as this cafe is situated on the cliff which over looks the ocean. Such stunning views.

I hope this little bit of info was useful for any of you who may consider a trip to Nerja, Spain in the future. Such a gorgeous little town!

Grace x

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July Favorites

Is it me or did just July fly by?! I cannot believe it’s August already! I’m kind of upset that summer is almost over but in a way I’m happy it’s August because there’s so much going on for me this month including doing extra work on the “Little Women” movie and then I’m heading off on holiday as well.

I realised I have never done a monthly favorites blog post so today I have decided to share with you some products I have been loving this month. Just click on the images below to shop the products.

 

1. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation

I have been on the search for a full coverage foundation for weeks now and FINALLY I have found one. This foundation is so lightweight but literally stays on all day, love it so much! My shade is desert Y356.

 

2. KOKO Lashes style “Queen B”Any time I go full glam I always wear these lashes they are so gorgeous on and they go on so easily because the band isn’t too thick.

3. NYX Matte Setting Spray

Only recently started using this setting spray mainly because I ran out of my MAC Fix+ but for half the price of the MAC setting spray the NYX setting spray does a pretty good job at keeping my makeup in place.

4. Glamglow Hydrating Face Mask 

Always loved the glamglow masks but lately my skin has been feeling dry just from wearing makeup all of the time so I have been using the hydrating glamglow mask more so than the others. I usually put this on my skin once a week and it always leaves my skin feeling so fresh and hydrated.

5. Clarins Hydraquench Cream

As I mentioned my skin has been quite dry lately so I was advised to use a more hydrating moisturiser and even though it’s on the more expensive side I am in love with it, by far the best moisturiser I’ve ever used.

6.  Alfaparf Milano Diamond Hair Oil

This product was actually included in the goodie bag from the beauty blog awards. I’ve been putting it into my hair before I blow dry it after every wash. It makes my hair feel soo soft and not to mention smells amazing!

7. Kevin Murphy Angel Wash and Rinse 

Purchased these a couple of weeks ago and have been using them ever since. The smell is probably the best thing about these products but they also leave my hair feeling really soft!

8. Human + Kind Body Oil

This product was also included in the beauty blog awards goodie bag. I would rub this all over my body after every wash and it leaves my skin feeling so moisturised the next day. The best part is you don’t even need to use a lot as it spreads so easily!

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Beauty Blog Awards 2017!

Hey guys,

As most of you know from my Snapchat stories and instagram feed, I attended the Irish Beauty Blog Awards last Thursday night.

The start of the night was a bit of a disaster when the taxi driver decided to drop Sophie my plus one and I off at the wrong end of Grafton street which lead us to trek down Grafton street in five inch heels in the pouring rain while carrying two umbrellas we had to borrow from our hotel. Eventually, after asking about 10 random people on the street where Lillie’s Bordello was we finally made it to the event.

However, we quickly forgot about our little disaster when we got handed our goodie bags which were filled with so many goodies!(seen down below). Before heading off to the bar to avail of the free drinks we decided to get a few pictures together especially at the magic mirror which we got way too excited about! After a good half an hour of taking pictures we decided we needed a gin and tonic. Near the bar some of the sponsors such as technic, tan organic and fuschia makeup had stalls set up promoting their latest products. There were so many sponsors and the night wouldn’t of been possible without them!

As the awards got under way,  James Patrice who was the MC for the night announced the winner of each category. Even though this year I only made it to the longlist I was delighted to see some of the other Wexford bloggers such as holychic.ie and itsaclothing nominated as finalists. Unfortunately there was no win for any of the girls from Wexford but you never know next year could be our year!

Overall, I had such an amazing night and got to meet so many lovely bloggers. If there’s anything that I have learned from this experience is that there is so much support for ciaobella.ie and for that I am so grateful! Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to vote for my blog this year I was thrilled to even make it to the longlist!

Outfit Details

Dress  OHPOLLY

Shoes  SIMMISHOES

Choker PRIMARK

Much Love,

Grace x

 

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L.A Girl PRO.Coverage Liquid Foundation Review

Just over two weeks ago I purchased this L.A Girl PRO.Coverage Liquid Foundation online here. I figured that if I loved the L.A Girl Pro Concealer so much that I would surely love their foundation plus I needed a new day time foundation so I thought this would be good to try.  I purchased both the fair and nude beige shades because I figured I could wear the lighter shade when I haven’t self tanned and wear the darker shade when I have self tanned (view swatches down below). The great thing about this foundation is that it’s paraben free with added anti-oxidants which help hydrate the skin. There are 16 shades altogether and it even includes an innovative white foundation mixer to adjust and customise colour!

So on to foundation details!

Consistency

The consistency of this foundation is very light which I wasn’t a fan of mainly because I kind of knew then that it wasn’t going to be very good coverage.  Although the foundation does blend very well when using either a flat kabuki brush or beauty blender but I found that it works best being applied using the beauty blender.

Did it Last?

Personally, I would only recommend this foundation for day time as I have found it only lasts for up to 8 hours before it starts wearing off but it didn’t go patchy at all. I have worn this foundation on a night out but found that it wore off very quickly as it is a light foundation so it isn’t really going to last long.

Coverage

It’s definitely a light-medium coverage foundation which makes it the perfect day time foundation.

Price

€11.95

Rating

7/10

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