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Posted on November 22, 2017

Why men cheat VS why women cheat

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While it’s never fair to paint every man or woman with the same brush, a recent survey suggests that maybe it is something we should start considering when it comes to matters of cheating. The survey highlights the differences in how and why men and women cheat and the findings are quite alarming – to say the least!

Do you think the reasons behind why people cheat ultimately come down to each individual or does it have a lot more to do with a person’s gender than we’d like to admit? Watch my recent video as I discuss the mind-blowing findings of this survey, be sure to watch the full thing 🙂

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Posted on November 16, 2017

Passion fruit skin peel at Therapie Clinic

Acne/ service review
Therapie Clinic Molesworth Street Dublin

Therapie Skin Clinic Molesworth Street Dublin

If you follow my Instagram story, then you would know that I recently got a facial at Therapie Clinic on Molesworth Street in Dublin. Prior to getting my treatment done, I went in for a consultation with Sarah to talk about my skin concerns and problematic areas I was hoping to improve.

The Consultation

waiting room at Therapie Clinic Molesworth street dublin

Waiting area at Therapie Clinic Molesworth street Dublin

She introduced herself to me at the waiting area and kindly asked me to fill in an assessment form where I shared the details of my hormonal acne and hyperpigmentation. Much like anyone with problematic skin, I would normally feel a bit self conscious about going in to these places to have them essentially judge a part of me. But I never felt so reassured after my chat with Sarah.

She put me so much at ease and made me feel that things would get better, even with the type of acne I have. I felt absolutely no judgement from her at all and after having been to Therapie a couple of times, I think it is safe to say that Sarah is probably the warmest person I have met there.

I could go on about how much I felt comforted by Sarah, but unfortunately this blog is not about her. So let’s move on to the treatment that was recommended on the day, shall we? 🙂

The Treatment

Ordemic Enzyme Peel at Therapie Clinic Molesworth Street Dublin

Ordemic Enzyme Peel

Due to my skin concerns – namely hyperpigmentation and hormonal acne, we opted for an ordemic enzyme peel which contains passion fruit enzymes and peptides. This mini-peel isn’t as abrasive as other treatments and that’s why she thought it would be best for my skin.

  1. To kick things off, she did a salicylic acid cleanse. Salicylic acid is great for helping to clear out the pores as it is one of the few acids that goes deep into the pores to help clean any dead skin and excess oil.
  2. Next, an Iluma Exfoliating Powder was used to help remove any surface dead skin before putting on the peel.
  3. After removing this with a damp cotton pad, the ordemic enzyme peel was applied. This passion fruit and peptide solution helps breakdown the upper layer of dead skin to bring loads of new fresh healthy skin to the surface.
  4. The steamer was turned on ahead of applying any products to my skin which opened my pores throughout the facial and allowed for as much extraction as possible.
  5. She then applied the Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Mask which helps to exfoliate, moisturise and create a healthy glow.
  6. To finish off, the Iluma Intense Lightening Serum was applied to help with discolouration of the skin.

The treatment lasted for about an hour overall and is recommended to do one of these facials every four weeks in order to maintain the results of this treatment. However, I did see instant results.

The Result

Post Ordemic Enzyme Peel

Post Ordemic Enzyme Peel

My skin appeared brighter and luminous – a healthy glow as opposed to the greasy look that oily skinned people are prone to! The following day I did see a bit of a break out of white heads, which is common after a peel, if doing extractions. My cystic acne however did flatten out so I was happy to see that.

I cannot thank Sarah enough for how calming she made this experience for me. After her thorough explanation of the treatment and all the advice given to me by the staff at Therapie, I feel I will be more dedicated to getting more facials done.

We believe in absolute commitment to customer service, and offer free consultations for all our treatments. Our friendly, professional staff is happy to help; we regularly run special offers on treatments; courses and products

Therapie Skin Clinic Molesworth Street Dublin

Therapie Skin Clinic Molesworth Street Dublin

For more details of this treatment and others, visit Therapie Clinic.

I would highly recommend going in for a consultation at the very least as they’re free and very informative – just don’t forget to ask for Sarah! 🙂

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A massive thank you to Yellow Machine for this complimentary treatment, all views remain authentically mine. 

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Posted on November 13, 2017

5 things I loved about Limerick City

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Limerick Carriage Tours private hens party

A few weeks ago, myself and my blogger gals made our way to Limerick City. While two of the girls had already been, I was only visiting for the first time so I couldn’t wait to explore a part of Ireland I had never seen before.

There are so many places in the ever so green Emerald Isle that I have yet to explore and while I have the best intentions to visit these places, I seldom make the time to actually pencil them into my schedule. After our night in Limerick, I’m thrilled to say I have ticked a Southern city off my bucket list!

Although we did only spend one evening in the utmost accommodating of hotels that is the Clayton, I do feel that I personally saw enough of the city to have developed a soft spot for it, along with the memories made.

So without further ado, here are the five things I loved about Limerick 🙂

1. The Clayton Hotel 

The Clayton Hotel Limerick welcome

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My first experience of a Clayton Hotel would have been two years ago when myself and my gal Lorna went to  Galway for the races. The staff members were incredibly kind and the food was exquisite. So it didn’t surprise me in the slightest when we received the same level of customer service (if not more) at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick. We were welcomed almost immediately upon arrival and the woman at the desk kindly talked us through the different amenities at the hotel before bringing us to our rooms.

We stayed in two contemporary style bedrooms with free WiFi, flat screens, and ironing boards – an absolute must for my inner wifey!  The hotel also had a fitness centre with an indoor pool, hot tub and steam room – you can only imagine my devastation when heard this as I didn’t bring any gym gear. Nonetheless, we were lucky we got to luxuriate ourselves in other parts of the hotel. Mouth watering dinner and a selectional breakfast at a four star hotel – what more could you want on a Friday evening in Luimneach?

2. The River Shannon

Clayton Hotel Limerick bedroom view at night

Clayton Hotel Limerick bedroom view at night

The Clayton is located on the Steamboat Quay, overlooking the infamous River Shannon. This might not mean anything to some of you, but the hopeless romantic in me felt a sense of awe after staying so close to a tourist attraction I read so much about in Geography class back in secondary school – it almost brought me back to the time I first started learning about it!

We were very lucky to have a room directly facing Ireland’s longest river Shannon and the view was just magical –especially at the night time.

3. Limerick Carriage Tours  

Limerick Carriage Tours hens party

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To make things even more magical – myself and the girls were treated to a tour of the city with Limerick Carriage Tours, a private sightseeing tour of the historical Luimneach. We were brought around the city by a beautiful Irish gypsy horse, a chauffeur and tour guide.

They provided us with a bottle of Prosecco and blankets so we were kept nice and warm while sipping  on our bubbly and learning about a city so full of culture and heritage. The tour lasted for a full hour, but the time actually flew by and a fraction of me wished it went on for a little longer. To find out more about Limerick Carriage Tours, check out their website as they have a 10% discount on carriage tours for hen parties.

4. History & Culture

Travel Ireland Magazine Limerick

A guide for tourists

As I briefly mentioned, Limerick is full of history and being someone from quite a historical town myself, I always appreciate a place that has a good story to tell. From what I saw in such a short space of time, it is undeniable that Limerick city tells quite a fascinating story.

Some of the earliest Viking settlements were in Limerick and it has since then developed into a rather cosmopolitan city. The renowned city of Limerick was Ireland’s national city of culture in 2014 and is a shortlisted candidate for European capital of culture. As much as I love Galway, I sense a bit of competition here, don’t you? 🙂

5. Food & Beverages

Prawn starter at the Clayton Hotel Limerick

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Last and certainly not least, is the food and drinks! During our tour with Limerick Carriage Tours, I spotted both modern pubs and a variety of old styled ones. I also noticed a cafe culture present in the city (which is always refreshing to see as a freelancer).

Myself and the girls confined ourselves to hotel food  for the evening – with good reason! But I certainly would love to explore more of the foodie aspect of Limerick next time around, I mean it is the third most populous city in Ireland, I doubt the old styled pubs are the only reason for that! #GiveMeAllTheFood

Have you ever been to Luimneach? If so, I would love to know your thoughts! 🙂

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Posted on November 10, 2017

Food Diary Friday

Foodie Friday

Happy Foodie Friday guys! 🙂

If you follow my Instagram story at all, then you would know that I am big into healthy eating! As a self-proclaimed #FitFam and #Foodie, I’ve decided to start a mini YouTube series called Unethical Vegan.

The dream (diet-wise) is to one day be a vegan. But I don’t think I could ever give up wearing leather shoes (I know, so bad). Although I’ve eliminated red meat, eggs and other dairy products from my diet, I still heavily rely on chicken and turkey as a protein source to make my gains – hence the unethical part.

Who knows, maybe some day I will fully commit to a plant-based diet! But for now, here is a day in the diet of a moderate health nut! 🙂

Hope you enjoy these videos and I look forward to making more in the future! 🙂

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Posted on November 7, 2017

#Storytime: Getting intimate while wearing a wig!

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I judge a lot of my friendships based on whether or not the person has seen me without my weave. I always say that if I don’t feel comfortable letting a person see me without my ‘armour,’ then it usually means we’re not that good of friends. But what about when it comes to romantic relationships, should the same rules apply?

Watch my new story time video all about getting intimate while wearing a wig to hear my thoughts on this, and as always, do share your story if you have one! 🙂

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Posted on November 1, 2017

October beauty favourites!!!

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Happy first of November everyone, I hope you are all as unprepared for Christmas as I am – it’s just way too soon! As you can probably tell, I am still not over last month, so this blog post is going to be about some of my favourite beauty products over the last couple of weeks! 🙂

The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter, €20.95*

I am a big fan of The Body Shop. I tend to obsess with most (if not, all) their beauty products. After having tried & sampled a number of products from this brand over the years, I have to say that the one thing I feel they do exceptionally well is scent – they are absolute masters in that department. Mind-blowing fragrances are something they seldom get wrong and this year’s Halloween range is yet another testament to that.

The Body Shop launched a collection of products themed around two indulging ingredients: vanilla & pumpkin. Of the products I sampled from The Vanilla Pumpkin range, the body butter is by far my favourite. It has a rich texture that leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. The spicy sweet smell is subtle, yet long lasting and I wouldn’t blame you for wanting to eat this stuff as it smells more than just a little edible – 100% yes from me! 🙂

Clarisonic Mia 2, €149.00

I’m sure some of you beauty junkies are thinking ‘this is old news,’ well I’ll tell you something. Just because something is old, it doesn’t make it ineffective! I actually bought this product a couple of years ago and absolutely hated it! It broke me out – which at the time, I didn’t understand was a normal purging process – so I stopped using it. Fast forward two years and I decided to give it another go, I thought my skin was so bad that I wouldn’t be losing much by trying it again.

I absolutely love it now and genuinely never feel ‘clean’ unless I use my Clarisonic. The cleansing system has over 300 movements per second to clean and soften the skin. All you need is 60 seconds around the face to remove makeup, impurities and excess sebum, leaving you with squeaky clean skin ready for a better skin care regime!

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, €76.99*

If you follow me on social media then you would know that I was recently sent a Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask. When I first tried it, I have to admit that I was rather nervous as it was nothing like I had ever seen before. But after a couple of tries, this innovative mask is growing on me.

This mask uses light therapy to target the bacteria that causes acne in the skin. As someone who has suffered with acne for as long as I can remember, I was excited to use this. I already love it so far, so cannot wait to see the end result in a few weeks from now. Best part? You get a spa-like treatment at home – and in only 10 minutes! 🙂

Skinade* collagen supplement

I have a second innovate skincare product worth mentioning on my list today, except this one can be consumed – Skinade.  This high performance anti-aging collagen drink combines six natural ingredients to improve the skin from the inside out.

It comes in either a ready-mixed 150ml bottle or 15ml sachet liquid concentrate – which is pretty handy if you’re looking to take one on the go! While I needed a 90-day course to see results, some people saw improvements in their skin after as little as 30 days of taking Skinade – changes in skin texture, complexion and overall suppleness.

Here are some of the pros and cons I found with this product:

Pros:

  • Natural peach flavour is very easy to drink
  • Free from lactose, gluten and dairy
  • It doesn’t contain hormones, gmos, added sugar, artificial flavours or colours
  • It uses natural ingredients
  • The liquid form offers an absorption rate of at least 90%

Cons:

  • It doesn’t cure skin conditions
  • Some may find it a bit pricey

To read more about how Skinade works or to buy a 30-day trial, have a look at their website.

Do you have any October favourites? If so, would love to hear what they are! Feel free to tweet me @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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*Products marked with an asterisk were sent to me for review purposes, all views and opinions remain my own

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