The mini blog series

So the topic for this mini blog post is the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette.

First of all let’s talk about  the packaging 😍😍😍😍😍.  Seriously stunning!


This palette is perfect for every one it’s has a lovely mix of shimmery and matte shadows and a nice colour range.



My favourite colours are Punk – a deep reddish purple and Pop – a shimmery sparkly goldy pinky nude……ya know what I mean lol.

I’ve had this palette since Christmas now and I can honestly say its my most reached for palette since then. I even took it on holiday with me and created lots of different looks using just this   from casual day time looks  to smoky night time looks.

The pigmentation is unreal in all the shadows but there can be some fall out with the more glittery shadows so maybe do your eyes before your skin if your gonna use these.

So that’s my little post hope you enjoyed I know every blogger in the world has already written a post on this already but I don’t like to rave about something until I use it for a while and get a good feel for it.

Check out my instagram for a few looks I’ve done using this my user name is @kemples.

Thanks for reading
Sarah xxx


My Daytime Skin Care Routine

So at the moment I am absolutely loving the Vichy Aqualia Thermal skin care range. My only negative comment I have about it is that there is not SPF in all the moisturisers in the collection and next time I will probably buy the moisturiser with UVA and UVB protection but other than that I’m in love.


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I have been switching between two different moisturisers from the range, the Day Cream in Light and the Dynamic Hydration Rich cream, depending on how my skin is feeling. I have combination skin and my skin can vary from dry to extremely oily. With the cold weather lately I have been using the Dynamic Hydration Rich cream more often as the cold weather drys out my forehead and cheeks. I absolutely hate the feeling of thick creams but this is a lovely consistency and just sinks into my skin with no greasy residue. The Day Cream is also amazing non greasy and sinks in really fast I use this one on more warm and humid days.

I have only recently started using an eye-cream, as the big 30 fast approaches I am noticing some fine lines and although the Vichy Aqualia Thermal range is not anti aging I feel it does enough for how my skin is at the minute. The eye cream is a roll-on type with a metal ball bearing in the tip for easy application. The ball remains cool making it very refreshing on application and it sinks into the skin in seconds and it leaves your eyes feeling de-puffed and moisturized.

I don’t have that much to say about the micellear water from Vichy as in my opinion they are all the same and I just happen to be using this one at the minute. I have used the ones from Garnier and the La Roche-Posay in the past and I think they all do the same thing. Micellear waters are definitely my preferred way to take off my make up just because its the quickest and most convenient way to remove it.

I also like to spritz my skin with the Vichy Thermal Spa water mostly because it is so refreshing. When I get out of a hot shower then blow dry my hair I use this to add a little moisture back into my skin and cool me down before I apply all my creams. This stuff is also amazing for the Summer to cool down as you can spray it over make up. I always take a mini one of these with my if I’m traveling on a plane to try to avoid gross plane skin from the recycled air.

Well that is what I’m loving at the min, I have been using this collection for about a year now. I think I will probably add a serum into the mix next year just to try hold of the aging process as long as possible lol.

Thanks for taking to time to read I hope it was informative and helped if your considering the range.



The difference two years makes….

Well a little over two years….God I really need to start keeping up with this blog…

So since my quarter life crisis I have met the man of my dreams, moved out of home, lost a family member, developed a few obsessions and said goodbye as one of  my best friends emigrated (he’s coming back though so that’s cool) . It’s been a crazy ride.

Also I am fast approaching 30.  30.  THE BIG THREE O. The age that I always told myself that I was going to grow up. The end of the 20s(when you can kind of still get away with being a hot mess and people would put it down to youth…..I hope). At this point I think I’m supposed to be older AND wiser.

Well I am definitely older there’s actually a couple of laughter lines popping up – it’s nicer than calling them wrinkles.  Maybe I am a little bit wiser, just a smidge.  But a grown up……psssssh NOPE!!  I am still a geeky teenager at heart and I have  a whole ream of new obsessions to share with all you lovely people like:

Holy Grail products

My Fave Eyeshadows/Lipsticks/Blushes etc

TV Shows



Household stuff (decor, hauls, learning to cook real food)

and Just general LIFE!!

So if you like make-up, geeky tv shows and movies, home decor and listening to the ramblings of a Twenty something(only barely) Irish girl stick around.

So much to follow!!!

Laters peeps (yes I say peeps)

Sarah xoxoxox