Bridget Jones’s Baby with Glossybox

Last night I was invited to go along to a screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby hosted by the fabulous Glossybox to celebrate their fifth birthday. For those of you who don’t know about Glossybox, it’s a monthly beauty subscription box that sends samples each month of new products coming to the market, and even sometimes has some full size products and cult favourites included too.

The boxes are extremely cute and at last nights event, we were all given one of their special edition Red boxes for September. This box was created in conjunction with Red magazine’s Beauty Director, the fabulous Annabel Meggeson, and contains six absolute gems of products.

Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask

This mask contains a patented AMF (Artificial Moisturising Factor) – I’m not sure what that means to be honest, but apparently it enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture. It claims to keep the skin hydrated for up to two hours, which makes me very excited to try it so I will keep you posted.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Okay, I’m a little bit squealy excited about this! These body shop masks are everywhere at the moment, I’ve seen so many bloggers testing them and talking about them, and all accounts so far seem to be very positive. You know me, I love an ‘aul glow to the skin, and this mask claims to give you just that, so I reckon this one will be getting put to the test tonight. I can’t wait any longer!

Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster

I only became aware of what great lip products Catrice make a few months back when I fell in love with their Ultimate Stay lipstick range. This volumizing lip booster claims to give your lips volume and shine, as well as hiding any fine lines, so I’m really looking forward to giving this a go.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Now, let’s begin by saying, anything that claims to be ‘Better Than Sex’ has got to be pretty feckin’ amazing – right? It’s a pretty big claim to make so I’m looking forward to using it and seeing how much it lives up to its claim. I have read and heard so much about Too Faced products over the years, but I’m ashamed to say I’ve never actually tried anything of theirs before, so I can’t wait to give this a try.

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

I love a good eyeliner and Rodial products are generally quite good so here’s hoping this is good too. My cousin told me she’s tried it and really likes it so again, I will keep you posted.

The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

I haven’t heard of The Organic Pharmacy products before so I’m intrigued to do some research and read what they are all about. This lip balm is a really handy handbag size and it smells gorgeous too. It contains Shea Butter and Rose Hip so that’s always a good start for keeping lips moisturised. As some of you may know I got my lips very severely sunburnt when I was younger so I constantly have lip balm on my lips, so if this is good, I will be very excited.

These subscription boxes are such a great idea for trialling and testing products before going out and buying them, especially if you’re a beauty fanatic. I’m very excited to give all of these a try, and as always, I’ll report back and let you know how I get on.

On a side note, Bridget Jones’s Baby was absolutely hilarious. The girls and I cried laughing the whole way through, it’s that funny. So if you’re looking for something fun to do with your girls, then I highly recommend going to see it. I’d even go so far as to say, it’s better than the last one.

If you’ve tried any of these products, please let me know what you think as I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’d equally love to hear what you thought of the movie if you’ve seen it too. I came out feeling great after it, sometimes all you need is a good belly laugh!

Sorcha x


Absolutely Fabulous Dahling!

Last night I went to the Dublin Premier of the new Absolutely Fabulous movie hosted by Irish beauty and fashion magazine, Image. Image events are always so much fun so I knew it was going to be a great night and when I found out I had tickets, I decided to take my Mum along for the ultimate girly night out!

On arrival we were greeted by the most fabulous watermelon vodka cocktails, pink of course, and the room was decorated in what can only be described as Ab Fab! Patsy and Eddie face masks, feather boas, glasses, hats and props galore, a manicure and blow dry station, as well as a host of delicious treats. What more could you want for a girls night?!

I have always been a fan of Ab Fab, for years I watched the series giggling away at Patsy and Eddie’s adventures, and the movie was no different. It’s about parties, it’s about adventures, it’s about champagne, but above all it’s about friendship. And that wonderful connection that us girls have, that only us girls can understand.

We’ve all had those moments with our girl friends – got too drunk at a party, made a show of ourselves, danced until the early hours, wore crazy outfits, drank too much bubbly, laughed until we cried, done something stupid… I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there at one point or another. But what always gets us through? Our best friends of course!

They understand you like nobody else, they get your weirdness and love you for it still, you do anything for each other, even if it means embarrassing yourself in the process, you’re their right arm and they are yours. And that’s what makes this movie so fun, we’ve all been there! Maybe not as dramatically as Patsy and Eddie, but on one level or another.

If you’re a fan of Ab Fab you’ll really love this. It’s by no means an Oscar winning movie, of course it’s not, but it’s not meant to be either. It’s a bit silly, it’s a bit ridiculous, but that’s what what you expect it to be.

All in all, it was a perfect girly night out, with lots of giggles and great goody bags thrown into the mix so big thanks to Image for having us.

Cheers dahhling…drink up sweetie!

Sorcha x