Eyebrows like Ash Wednesday

It’s safe to say that eyebrows are reaching new heights, literally. Gone is the day of a little added black pencil and now we have welcomed the Ash Wednesday eyebrow. It’s not right and it’s not ok for your eyebrows to reach the width of your thumb with the density like the ash of Ash Wednesday. I mean, I am all about a great eyebrow but when things are getting all Ash Wednesday all day everyday, then that’s a problem. People are now spending more time on their eyebrows than I’ve had hot dinners. Ash Wednesday style brows are not to be celebrated 365 days a year. Just stick to the one day a year for the sake of the public. your dignity and any future wincing when you look back at pics and see your eyebrows are the thickness of your thumb painted and lathered on with black ash Wednesday shadow… Actually I think I may have just given Mac a new name for a shadow? Mac if you’re reading this I’m copywriting Ash Wednesday shadow right here and now © .. Do not get the Ash Wednesday look!



My top 5 wedding day fears!

Is it just me or does anyone else have mild fears whether they come alive in your dreams at night or in the middle of the day? Here’s my top 5 wedding fears!

Spilling red wine or Guinness all over your white dress – I think maybe avoiding the pub before the ceremony even though I’d love to go for a pint of Guinness en route… avoiding both those drinks before 9pm would be probably the best approach!


Needing Valium – Getting so excited you need Valium to calm you – I’ve been to a wedding recently and I couldn’t relax with nerves and excitement for the bride, I needed to calm myself with some breathing exercises as rescue remedy was just not cutting it… I may need Valium on hand!

Being attacked by Jackson. Like he gets very excited and could maul me with his tiny dirty paws and they could get stuck in my dress like a fly in a spider web. I think he may need to be locked up that morning.

Losing my voice – It happens when I scream a lot, kinda like today after the rugby match at the weekend… and whether it’s excitement or rage, this could be a potential deal breaker… Saying the vows with no voice could be an issue!

Looking like a minger – I know it’s the one day where you’re meant to look like a goddess and I know you’ll be in professional hands but imagine you detest your appearance that day haha. Avoid all mirrors if that happens…



Where to look for bridesmaid dresses when you have 7?

So I am not sure if it’s just me who finds it difficult to know where to even begin to look for bridesmaid dresses. I think it’s hard to pick one colour or one style to suit so I am not really sure to go with it just yet… Does anyone have any advice on good places to look? I think I would like long ones but then that might not suit everyone… I think getting people to the one place to find a dress is difficult too so is the best way online? Order a few and see what works? I think once you take the word bridesmaid away from the word dress the cost also decreases… I am not necessarily on the look out for a ‘bridesmaid dress’, I just want something nice, affordable and comfortable, something that you’d be happy to wear again….

Michelle Keegan had 7 bridesmaids in Hello! mag and I know 7 is a lot but I wouldn’t have it any other way…



Book your wedding band TEN YEARS IN ADVANCE!

Wedding band confirmed! Phew.. so anyone getting married and booking a decent wedding band, then prob just do that 10 years in advance…Or maybe twenty… Actually just do it from the day you’re born… Ok not really BUT…  Is the whole of Ireland getting married?!! I’d asked a few people for advice on wedding bands, mainly the ones who are married… Anyways, bare in mind, we’re not getting married for over a year, it was quite worrying that the top 1 or 2 bands that we wanted were actually not available… Ok tiger… I mean I think I am defo in the wrong business.. If only I could sing… now in saying that I am really happy with the choice!! ‘Hi are you available in like September 2070? No… you’re not? Ok grand thanks bye’….

Did anyone else have a mild panic when trying to find a wedding band?


Do you post ‘Save the Date’ wedding invites?

I am not sure if this is a new things as I don’t remember getting a ‘Save the Date’ invite years ago. Not that I was sent a lot of invites years ago because I was probably 10.  Is it like a new thing? Has anyone that has recently got married sent out ‘Save the Date’ invites? Or are they even invites, I think they’re more notifications to warn people not book anything else on that day? What’s the best way to communicate a ‘Save The Date’ message? Is it via post, email, texts, phonecalls, smoke signals? Obviously if you have guests coming from abroad, you need to give them notice… How much notice is enough? We’ve decided we will send some ‘Save the Date’ invites as I do think you can never give enough notice for these things…

What’s your thoughts?


Snapchat people you should follow!

So I joined Snapchat a few weeks ago but took me about a month to actually understand what was going on! I’m now mildly obsessed with it! I really love seeing what other people are up to in their daily lives… Here’s a 12 really entertaining Snapchat people I follow and if you’re on Snapchat, you should follow them too.. oh and me!! My life is obviously more interesting that Kim Kardashian!! All the below are mainly Irish so it’s a good place to start your Snapchat life! @jennyconlon


Pippa O Connor – @pippa.oconnor .. I want all her gorgeous clothes

Rosie Connolly – She’s amazing and has regular updates @rosieconxxx 

Marissa Carter – @cartermarissa.. love all her beauty updates about Cocoa Brown… you’lll learn how to apply makeup!

@momfitnessdiary – I want to make all her food!

@retroflame1 – if you want to feel like you live in NYC

Terrie McEvoy – Height of entertainment @tmcevoy24

@facesbygrace23 – She’s great fun!

Cian Twomey – Who wouldn’t want more of Cian… @mrciantwomey 

Rhianna – just because I’m fascinated @rihanna

Leanne Moore Fitness – inspirational & motivational @leannemoorefitness

Joanne Larby – @themakeupfairy... she’s got so much energy and motivates me to go to the gym!

Suzanne Jackson – endless hours of tips and glamour – @sosueme_ie 


So I’ve joined a gym…

So I’ve just joined a gym today! I’ve joined Virgin Active as I feel that I need more than just running! Training for the marathon involved high levels of running but it’s hard to run as much when you’re not training towards anything! They have a really good selection of classes and I can use a whole list of Virgin Active gyms so the one by work and the one near my house and millions more… They also offer yoga and pilates too so that’s a plus!

I’ve been away on holiday and moving house so I’ve not really done any proper exercise in over 3 weeks which is quite unusual for me… so now I am back in the game!

Is anyone a member or Virgin Active and if so, what are really good classes…


The words ‘on fleek’… they’re creeping in…

I think I’ve been spending too much time on Instagram and Twitter following fashion and make up bloggers. I don’t know where the hell I picked these words up but they’re starting to creep their way into my vocab which isn’t ideal. NOT IDEAL! Everything is so ‘on FLEEK’. As far as I am aware, it means, ‘on point’ but I could be wrong… Lord help me!!  Are you eyebrows on FLEEK….


So I have 7 bridesmaids…

Yeah sure why not, I mean it was either all or nothing; feast or famine, so I decided it was all feast! I hope the photographer has a wide camera lens! Some people will think I am mental for having 7 bridesmaids but I don’t really care. Everyone is different and will have their own way of doing things but this is the way I want to do it so bring it on!! I want all my friends with me to get ready and basically just have the craic…

Michelle Keegan had 7 and her photos were divine so I’ll roll with that!!


That time I almost got hypothermia on Scafell Pike!

So forgot to write my update on climbing Scafell Pike. On 1 June myself and Brightsmoke climbed the highest mountain in the UK. Beforehand, we were both so busy with life we didn’t actually have much time to pre-think about it which was probably for the best. We had time to think on our 9 hour car journey there though!!  It was such an amazing experience climbing the mountain but I literally nearly froze! It was so cold, windy, raining and general miserable. It was kind of like being in one of the Twilight films. It also involved walking or holding on for dear life close to the edge of really high cliffs. I am not a mountain climber and I never will be but glad we made it through and raised money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. It took about 30 cups of tea, 10 layers and 50 million blankets, a few packs of biscuits as we forgot to bring our lunch up the mountain…  to restore our bodies to the normal body temperature of a human afterwards. I don’t think I’ve even been so weather beaten in my life. I’d highly recommend it though, such a lovely part of the world! So myself and Bryony have jumped out of a plane together, climbed the highest mountain in the UK so what’s next….!!!!!

We couldn’t actually take pics or record anything on the way down due to 60mph winds and being swallowed and eaten by nature!

You can also watch the video of our voyage HERE! 

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