#MentalMondays Anna Meehan – Dealing With Pregnancy/Postnatal Anxiety

I have a lot of mixed emotions about writing this piece. I have started, stopped, deleted, re-written and gone off track about ten times over, so here is my final attempt. It’s quite a sensitive topic and not everyone will be able to relate to my experience personally but for those who can in any […]

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How I Edit My Photos

When it comes to blogging, followers often question transparency and how ‘real’ the life that social media influencers choose to share with them actually is, in particular with photos shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. How far is too edited? Is there a different between editing a photo and photoshopping it? Is photo editing deceitful […]

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My Citywax Experience

    For the past few months I’ve been collaborating with the fabulous ladies at Citywax, putting a number of their most popular treatments to the test. As always, collab or not, I’ll only ever post a 100% honest review of any product/service I try out, so I’ve waited until now to share my thoughts […]

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Mental Health & Break Ups

Have you ever woken up, the morning after a traumatic event, a grievance, a breakup, and for a split second when you first open your eyes, still semi-consciously oblivious, you assume everything is as it should be? I call this a ‘Utopian Second’, that flash of blissful ignorance before ‘it’ – reality – hits you, […]

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Why I No Longer Drink Alcohol

*Disclaimer* My views expressed in this post are purely based on my own knowledge and experience of alcohol. In no way am I trying to change people’s attitudes towards drinking, but more provoke thought/conversation about an aspect of socialising that has a prevalent presence in Irish society. The day after this post is published, I’ll […]

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My Top Tips For Hitting The End Of Year Sales

It’s that time of year again. As soon as the utter chaos of hunting down last-minute Christmas presents comes to an end, we’re met by the even crazier end of year sales. After a hectic few weeks of festive preparations, it’s easy to take on that “feck it, I’ll treat myself” attitude, which of course […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – When The Winter Blues Become Something More

Given the state of Irish weather during 95% of the year, it’s not hard to believe that the constant chill looming in the air and almost non-existent sunlight levels are having a negative impact on our daily mood and overall attitude towards life. But what if I told you there was more to it than […]

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Catch Up On Some Beauty Sleep With Lelini #ad

*Disclaimer – While the product mentioned in this post is part of a paid ad collaboration, all views are honest and my own.* Earlier this month, I was gifted with a very luxurious product from recently launched Irish brand, Lelini. The Silk Pillowcase, released in November 2016, is just the first of many pieces to […]

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Things Are Never Quite The Way They Seem

8.42am – I post a picturesque snap on Instagram from my early morning run, of autumn leaves and sunrise, captioned “no better way to start the day”. There’s no mention of how it took me 40 minutes to get out of bed that morning, physically and mentally crippled with anxiety from the very moment I […]

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