Looking After Yourself During Your Period | MyLadyBug Subscription Box*

Periods are hard. You go from happy to sad to happy again within minutes. You need to cry but nothing will make you cry. You are happy but you burst into tears. As women, during our periods our emotions are high and we never know how we will feel from one moment to the next. For me, I get very sad in the days leading up to my period and for someone who struggles with mental health anyway, this is difficult. Because of this, I like to take extra care of myself during this time of the month.


Thanks to MyLadyBug*, and Irish period subscription box my period was a lot less awful this month. MyLadyBug delievers your box straight to your door, in discrete packaging which insures the postman doesn't know your PMS cycle! Within the box you receive your choice of either pads, tampons or a mixture of both, some herbal teas to calm your cramps and the other discomforts that come with being a girl, and even some sweeties for when your cravings are high!


MyLadyBug aims to make your period as comfortable and as easy to deal with as possible. At MyLadyBug they allow you to customize your own box, and supply you with brands you already now including Always and TampaxPearl, to name a few.


MyLadyBug also supplies you with extra little luxuries to make your period a lot more do-able. Each month the sweets and treats change which adds to the excitement of opening up your package and seeing what you get to try out this month! This month I was delighted to receive some Galaxy chocolate because as we all know, chocolate cures all period troubles!

Boxes are dispatched between the 19th and 22nd of each month and are delivered to your door within 5 working days.


MyLadyBug has three subscription plans - 3 months, 6 months or 12 months as well as being able to buy it as a once off treat for yourself. The cost of MyLadyBug starts at €9.99, however if you subscribed to one of the month plans, you will receive a discount. For more information about offers and plans click here.

If you would like to try out a MyLadyBug subscription box, I have been given a discount code for my readers which gives you 15% OFF your order. Just add 'AILIBLOG' at checkout and it will be applied for you.

To get started on your first box click here and follow the very simple instructions. I hope you enjoy your box as much as I loved mine! Follow MyLadyBug on Instagram and Twitter.

* indicates products that have been sent to me by brands however all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by outside parties. For more info, check out my full disclaimer.


Littlewoods Irish Blogger Awards 2016 | #LWIBloggies2016

Last week I attended the Littlewoods Blogger Awards as I was lucky enough to be a finalist in the 'Best Beauty Blog' category along with some amazing bloggers including one of my favourites, Aisling from aislingsbeautybytes. I went with my Mam who was really excited about her first taste of the blogging world. 


There was a drinks reception including Schweppes, Heineken and Procecco from The Corkscrew Wine Merchants, with delicious food from Kinara Kitchen, Home Fries and Eathos. My Mam and I both had chicken biryani from the Kinara Kitchen stand which was absolutely amazing.


The event itself, hosted by Tracey Carney and Darragh Doyle was so entertaining and the night flew by so quickly. I got to have a look at the new #VbyVery line and got to see the launch fashion show with virtual reality head gear.


I had such a fantastic night and I was so happy to have made it as far as the finals. Congratulations to all the amazing winners and to everyone who was shortlisted! 

REVIEW: TanTastic Self-Tan Lotion*


A few weeks ago TanTastic* contacted me and asked if I would like to receive some of their tan, and obviously I said yes. I was so excited to try it because I've never tried any TanTastic products before. I started back in Uni about two weeks ago and this is the only tan I've used since going back because I am so in love with it. It is long-lasting, easy to apply and smells amazing!

TanTastic Fast Drying Self-Tan is a liquid formula which applies evenly and dries within minutes. When first applied it gives a very light and subtle tan, however it develops gradually over a few hours and when fully developed leaves a very even medium finish. TanTastic lotion lasted two showers and a bath on me and didn't go streaky. I had an even tan for a whole week!

TanTastic lotion is highly moisturising due to the presence of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 which leaves the skin soft, smooth and nourished. 


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TIGER STATIONARY HAUL


After an academic FAIL in my first year of college (I swear I probably attended about 30 percent of my lectures, thanks Anxiety, thanks OCD) I am determined to have a better year this year. Everyone who knows me knows I love stationary. It's a strange type of love, almost overwhelming. I found a weekly planner in TKMaxx the last day and almost cried I was so excited. There's just something about organisation that makes me feel so calm and in control. Tiger, in particular, is one of my favourite places ever to get stationary because everything is so unique and quirky! When Dearbhla and I were in Dublin we were SO excited to get into Tiger to buy some stuff for going back to school/college. Although I know that pretty stationary does not equate to getting my entire life in order a few nice coloured pens and cute sticky notes does seem to make me feel better about things. In reality all this lovely stuff will probably sit on my shelf in my new room but at least it looks pretty?

I know everyone secretly has a soft spot for stationary, I wanted to show those of you who share my stationary obsession what I got! (these links may not lead directly to each product but I tried my best to find similar things!)

Back To Uni Outfit Inspo ft. BKLYN Hats*


It's September which means back to University, back to cold weather and most importantly back to Autumn/Winter fashion. A/W is my favourite time of the year because it's SO easy to dress for. Throw on a dress with tights and a knitted jumper over it and you're ready to go! When I was sent this gorgeous hat* from BKLYN I couldn't wait for August to end so I could start to wear it. I've been dying to do this post for weeks and I'm so glad to finally sit down and write it. 

I love layering different materials during A/W. I threw on this knitted jumper from Boohoo (similar here and here.) over this tartan-like pinafore from Primark (similar here and here.) I HAD to pair it with this BKYLN bobble hat because it's so cute. Look how big the fluffy bobble is! It goes perfectly with my H&M jacket (similar here) and my backpack! 

At £55 (€65 approx.) it does seem a little expensive BUT the quality of BKLYN hats is incredible. I really want to buy some more as they have such a variety of colours. It's so soft and I just have to mention the fluffy bobble again; it's ADORABLE. Definitely worth the extra money for a high quality hat that will last me forever!

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* indicates products that have been sent to me by brands however all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by outside parties. For more info, check out my full disclaimer.