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February 2017

Posted on February 21, 2017

6 RIDICULOUS stereotypes during my year of celibacy

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For my fourth vlog, I decided to share with you guys some of the funny stereotypes I got from people during my year of celibacy. From being accused of wanting to ‘tighten things up’ to being branded as a man-hating feminist. I pretty much got both  – if not every – end of the stick!

But as I always say, it’s better to laugh it off than to cry. So I took it all to my stride. Hope you guys find some of these small-minded views as amusing as I did! Enjoy 🙂

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Posted on February 15, 2017

RTÉ’s 2FM presenters Chris and Ciara on the 5 things Irish guys should never say to black girls on Tinder

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I think it’s safe to say that yesterday was by far one of the best Valentine’s Day I’ve had in a very long time. Without getting into the details of what I did during the day *wink* *wink* last night in particular, I truly did step outside of my comfort zone – I had my first threesome.

DISCLAIMER: please get your mind out of the gutter!!!

Because by threesome, I mean I made a guest appearance on the Chris and Ciara show. Myself and RTÉ’s incredible duo spoke all things Tinder, stereotypes, fetishism and….. there may have been a few mentions of rosey nipples!

I gave them the low-down of some of the things that I think Irish guys should never say to black girls on Tinder!

It’s only after dawning on me that I find black girls attractive and I’d love to have a baby with a black girl

You think that’s bad? Believe you me, it gets worse!

If you missed last night’s segment, then worry not because you can still find it online or by downloading the RTÉ radio player. I’m not on until 1h15 but I would recommend listening to the whole show as it is an Anti-Valentine’s Day theme so it’s full of banter you likely wouldn’t find anywhere else!

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And for those of you who did tune in and send me messages and tweets, I can’t thank you enough! I had a fantastic time on the show. If I could do it again, I would! Although I may have slightly hyperventilated after it. But hey, I lived to tell the tale, didn’t I!? 🙂

I hope you have an amazing week and do keep an eye on my new YouTube channel as I plan to talk about some of the funny stereotypes I got during my year of celibacy – gotta love the stereotypes! 😉

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Chris and Ciara is on weekdays Sunday – Thurs on 2fm from 10PM – midnight

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Posted on February 8, 2017

My travel beauty essentials!!!

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By no stretch of the imagination would I consider myself a travel junkie. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to jetting off a good few times over the last couple of months.  I recently went on three different holidays in the space of four months – I know, crazy! And although my bank account hasn’t been very forgiving. I have to say, I’ve been learning how to embrace the meaning of ‘travel light!’

While my travel destination normally determines which beauty products I decide to seal into my little plastic bag. The one thing I noticed about my last few holidays is that there were three products in particular that made a reoccurring appearance in handbag.Now,I feel obliged to pop these little gems at the top of my travel beauty essentials list!

Declare Cleansing Powder*200ml, €24.40, Meagherspharmacy.ie

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After using this product for the first time, I wondered why more brands didn’t use a similar formula for their cleansers. Not only does this cleansing powder save you from worrying about any leakages. But it also gives you more room to put other liquids into your plastic  bag! Between roll-on deodorants, sprays and perfumes, things can get a little crammed! I have a travel size cleanser at home so it makes it even handier for me. But even putting a small amount of this powder into a plastic travel container and straight into your handbag can make the world of a difference! To read more about this product, have a look at my June favourites post.

M accessories Loofah/Hemp face mitt (Bath set €1.50), Dealz       

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While I do enjoy pampering myself with my Clarisonic. Sometimes I think it’s just best to go back to basic skin care! These loofah/hemp mitts are incredibly gentle on the skin and they each do an absolute stellar job at removing dry and flaky skin insofar that I would sometimes use a wet mitt alone to clean my face  – it leaves my skin with a smooth texture even when I just use water! This set comes with a large bath glove and then two smaller mitts that have a strap at the back.  The natural fibres of these mitts makes it a perfect breeding ground for lurking bacteria. So it is important to replace your sponge every three weeks. At €1.50 a set, it’s impossible to break the bank!

Sonic Chic Lady Lace Toothbrush* (Gift Set RRP€39.95), Pharmacies Nationwide

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I’ve had an obsession with having pearly for as long as I can remember. I just think that there’s something about a good set of teeth that helps brighten up the face! So if you’re an obsessive like myself. Or if you’re someone who is constantly on the go, then having one of these would come in handy! In this set you get a cute little toiletry bag, 1 AAA battery, and 5 replacement heads – which I thought was more than just a little bit generous! While I’m no expert in the technology behind this product, I do know that SONIC Chic vibrates at 22,000 strokes per minutes meaning it would probably reduce your job by more than half! It’s a great size and I love the little protective cap ! While this design is a limited edition, you can still get the full set for half price (€19.95) in selected online stores!

I hope you enjoyed my post, and if you have any golden travel products, I would love to know what they are! Tweet me anytime @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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(*)These products were gifted to me by a PR company, however all views and opinions are my own.

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Posted on February 1, 2017

10 commandments for perfecting your lip game

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that having a strong red lipstick game is a prerequisite for a successful February? Well if it is just me, then let me try and convert you…..

I honestly think there’s nothing worse than seeing someone desperately fail at trying to pull off Monroe’s infamous red lip. Dried out and cracked up lips don’t look pretty under any lip shade, never mind red – that one colour that is particularly unforgiving to such beauty sins.

Because this is a judgment free zone and a place where we can share all our beauty secrets, here are 10 golden rules that will help you a achieve a perfect pout: read them, recite them, cherish them and then pass them on to your fellow mates so that they can do the same 🙂

1. Be sure to exfoliate your lips before applying your lip product. This will help get rid of any dead skin lying on the surface of your lips.

2. Before lipstick comes lip balm. Not only does it make your lipstick apply more smoothly (especially with matte textures) it will also keep your lips soft and moisturised.

3. Remember to line your lips and then fill them in. This will help the colour stay on longer.

4. Lining your lips gives them more definition. Be sure to sharpen your lip pencil to get the most out of this rule.

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5. Apply your lippy with a lip brush to let the colour really get into your lips. Again, this is another way to prolong the lip colour.

6. For a non-surgical lip augmentation- because not all of us can have Kylie’s lips – simply apply a bit of highlighter to your cupids bow.

7. To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, poke a (clean) finger into your mouth. I know, it sounds rather disgusting, but it works all the time.

8. Use a cotton bud to clean up around the edges of your lips and then follow up with some concealer. This will give your overall look a clean finish.

9. Finish up with translucent powder to prevent the lipstick from bleeding and to help the colour stay put.

10. Remember, a strong lip game speaks volumes! 🙂

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