I started writing this as a post on my blog facebook page but it was just getting way too long so I decided to write it as a blog post. With everything going on in Ireland with the Instagram page “BloggersUnveiled” this topic has been on my mind for some time now. It shows how much people take on what influncers/bloggers/youtubers do. Those titles come with responsibilitys and we need to be more honest! Now a days it is hard as you cant always tell what is real or not on social media. Even though we can do whatever we want with our blogs I just find it very important to be honest.
For me it is all more important that what I say or do is to be honest & true about anything. I create my stuff for people to put their faith in my opinions, trust what I say and for them to make up their mind on the purchasing decisions.
We don’t have to love everything we try and that’s what makes us more real and more relatable! I have faced the fact that there is absolutely noting wrong with saying you didn’t like something because in fact people will be more likely to trust you when you are not always saying every product you try is great.
When I started blogging and started getting things sent to me, I wanted to just like everything so I wouldn’t need to tell a PR company that I didn’t like something so they would keep me on the list but I realised how ridiculious that was because you deserve as my followers to hear what I really think of the items. I cannot be fake and pretend to like a product when I don’t! There has been products I didn’t review because I didn’t like them at all but than again certain things come down to personal preference and you need to remember that. I have not been paid to write or review anything but in the future if I am I will be staying true to it all and being honest about it!
As a blogger you got to think the long run and not short run as it will all be worth it later on.
I used to never wear red, hated the colour and now I love it.. I fell in love with the jacket Michael Jackson wore and had to have one. Its a nice twist with a colour and far away from black. As I wear too much black it is nice to have a colour to make it pop.
If your like me and love a red leather jacket, here are a few outfit ideas (from pinterest);
I find sitting down next to the tree, wrapped up with a big mug of sugary tea and chocolate to watch a Christmas movie is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! To help you with your holiday movie marathon I have listed my fav movies to watch at Christmas.
Which means its time to buy a Christmas item of clothing. I thought I would round up my favourite bits from online! Handy for people for work, Christmas day or if you are doing 12 pubs. If your looking for cheeky, cute, sparkle or old fashioned… I have you sorted!
This is one of my favourite times of the year, I turn into a big child haha. You have probably seen some of these posts floating around the blogland the last week or so and I love looking at everyones to get new ideas for presents. Buying gifts can be stressful or enjoyable for people. I enjoy it 🙂 I think the men in our lifes are the hardest as they are not easy to buy for! I have chosen items ranging to be suitable for all budgets and people to add to my gift guide.
Here are a few ideas I put together:
Hopefully this has giving you some inspiration and an idea for presents. You could also surprise either with a weekend away, a holiday, vouchers for somewhere they love even a spa day. If there is anything else you would like me to blog about please let me know 🙂 You can catch me on snapchat (lyannehennessy), Instagram (lyannehennessy_blogger) and facebook (beauty and the brunette).
Last week myself and my boyfriend took a trip to Limerick for a few days. We came across this cool donut & coffee shop! Now I couldn’t pass without getting a donut, I just love them!
Funky Donut & Co is located at 74 little Catherine Street. When I walked in I was just drooling over the donuts, there was such a selection such as; Rolo, Glazed,Homer Simpson & Cookie Monster. We went twice while we were there and I was very indecisive about which one to get in the end we choose Cookies & Cream, Oreoand Dime. My favourite was the Dime bar one! And if one donut doesn’t do, they have 4 for €10, 6 for €15 and 12 for €25. We went for the €5 which is 1 donut and drink, and we got White Hot Chocolate. I think I will be taking more trips to Limerick.
Before I start I think everybody knows who Blathnaid Murphy is… and if you don’t WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!!! I love this girl so much she is such an amazing and talented girl for 20 years old! She is by far my favourite Irish makeup artist. When I want inspiration for a makeup look Blathnaid is the first I go to. When I heard she was coming to Waterford for a Masterclass I needed to be there.. I was willing to camp outside for tickets, I wanted them so much.