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Take the time to take care of your hair extensions, you are spending a lot of money on them! 

  • When brushing the hair do not go rough as they are attached to your natural hair it may result in pulling out your own hair! Brush your hair starting from the bottom and work your way up. Using a hair extension brush avoids breakage and damage to the hair. 
  • Braid your hair for when you are sleeping, this prevents tangles! 
  • Washing your hair extensions with only parpen and sulphate free shampoo and conditioner as 

Madrid Travel Blog!

I am recently only back from a trip away to Madrid and I loved it! I had a few people ask a few things while I was there so aswell as vlogging my trip I have decided to do a blog post as it is easier to share all the information and recommendations.

Madrid is often overshadowed by its neighbour Barcelona but the capital of Spain deserves its own spotlight of fame!  If you’re looking for the perfect city break destination, then Madrid has a bit of everything for everyone and perfect for exploring. We went for 6 nights as we wanted a city break but also a sun holiday, we were delighted we went for that length of time because we got to enjoy it and not shoving everything in. We went in July so if you go in Summer be prepaired for it to be roasting!

The hotel we stayed in was called Eurostars Plaza Mayor which is a 4 star hotel. This hotel was modern and lovely. It is in an ideal location as you are in walking distance to Sol and Gran Via, actually if you don’t mind walking it was in walking distance of everything! I would really recommend this hotel as it was very reasonably priced.

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One bit of advise I would give is to have a list of places you would like to see or things to do as you would need to plan ahead on city breaks as you may need to get up early to squeeze the things in and do as much as you can. Before I went I had an idea of the main things I wanted to do but I actually watched travel vlogs on youtube, read travel blogs on Madrid and searched hastags on Instagram to just get more information and to see different things.

                                                Things to see and do:

Madrid is full of amazing buildings from the monuments, architecture, culture and amazing views!

  • El Templo de Debod

This Egyptian temple was giving to Spain in the late 1960s as a thank you present. The temples is a stunning three piece that rises above a reflecting pool. This area is beautiful at any time of the day, I have heard that it is most impressive at sunset. We didn’t see the sun set this time but that leaves us with a good reason to come back! There is a small walking area around which was a nice stroll and there is one spot where the view is lovely. Admission is free so this should totally be on your list!



  • El Parque del Retrio

When you come up to the gates of Retrio Park you are amazed and will be in love with the area. It stretches across 330 acres and is just so pretty. In the park there is a lot of amazing monuments, sculptures, fountains, green areas aswell as a boating lake and includes the glass Palacio de Cristal which hosts free exhibitions.  This is a escape from the busy city. The park is so big that we didn’t even get to see it all which I am going mad about as it was stunning. Its a lovely spot in the summer to bring a picnic and relax!

My favourite part about the park is the boating lake, you can hire out a paddle boat and relax in the lake while taking in the area. I see this on a few peoples instagrams and this was top on my list! It was so cheap, €6-8 euro for the boat depending on time of year you go at and you have it for 45 mins! There was only 2 of us but about 4 or 5 would fit on it!



  • Circulo de Bellas Artes

The city has a lot of rooftop areas but this building has one of the citys best views! The view from the top of the Circulo de Bellas Artes arts and cultural centre is famous and now I understand why! It costs €4 each, you take a lift to the 7th floor which brings you to a rooftop terrace bar overlooking the city. This is one famous area to watch the sunset as it opens until 1.30am (2.30am weekends) but it was breath taking and a you needed to be there moment. This was one of my big highlights of the holiday.

I would recommend going here but be prepaired to be in a que for a while depending on time of the year, drink is a reasonable price, I got a cocktail for €10 but it was so yummy! I would also recommend to stay there for a while and take it all in as it is amazing up there.


  • Real Madrid Football Stadium

Even if your not into football, exploring Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is an interesting experience. Tickets cost about €25 and the tour includes access to the stands, pitchside views, through out its like a museum full of historic items and moments in the clubs history. You get to see old jerseys, awards and trophies since the early 1900s.


  • Gran Via

This area is one of the best streets for shopping in Madrid. Everyone who knows me know how much I love shopping so I was excited when I seen all the shops! We visited Primark (Penneys for us Irish girls) which is the biggest one I have seen, 5 floors!! Madrid has a great range of shops for woman and men! If you go off this main street to the side streets you come across a lot of shops also.


  • Plaza Mayor

Take a stroll through the square itself and try out some of the many restaurants that are hidden just behind the plaza itself. We done this a few nights, as it was just a sort distance from our hotel, for drinks and just relax and people watch. If you go off the side streets from the courtyard you get a few nice places to see and eat.  This large area used to be used for bull fighting


  • Metro

The centre of Madrid is very walkable, but if you’re travelling further afield the Metro is a faster way and runs across the city from 6am to 1.30am. A single Metrobús ticket (which you can use on the Metro or buses) costs €1.50, or you can get a 10-journey ticket for €12.20. Now we done the metro, so handy but got confussed when going to buy tickets as the machine has no back button so if you make mistakes (which we done a lot) you have to go back to the start of it..

  • City Tour Bus

These are a hop on hop off service which is so handy to see a lot of the area. These cost €21 for 1 day and €28 for 2 days. In Madrid there is 2 routes which is brilliant to see all the sites, like everywhere I know you wont want to visit every site so this is a great way to see it but pass by quickly! When getting o the bus you get headphones to stick in and pick your language to listen to the history tour.

  • Cereal Hunters Cafe

I spotted this on Instagram and I just had to go there.. I loved it I went twice!! This café is known for having such a mixture of cereals from all over the world, mixture of milks and toppings. I would recommend going here, it is about €10 for two larges bowls and also to go early if you don’t want to be in a line.



You Can’t Visit Madrid Without Eating …

Spain means tapas but you need to try:

  • A runny tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato omelet)
  • Pimientos de Padrón (small green chiles fried in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt)
  • Chocolate con churros (piping hot churros with hot chocolate)


If you enjoyed this post and either you are going, thinking of going or would like to go, here is my vlog I took of the trip. Click link below and let me know what you think 🙂

Travel with me // Madrid Vlog

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Lets Be Honest, Its important!

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. 



Red Leather

You have no idea how long I was looking for a red leather jacket for!

New Look – Red Leather Jacket €49.99

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.

michael jackson red leather

If your like me and love a red leather jacket, here are a few outfit ideas (from pinterest);

Top Christmas Movies!

Cocoa on a cold winter's night. ^_^:

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.

  • The Grinch
  • Home Alone 1 & 2 (The 3rd was just awful!)
  • Elf
  • The Holiday
  • Muppets Christmas Carol
  • Jingle all the way
  • The santa clause 1,2&3
  • The polar express
  • A Christmas carol
  • Miracle on 34th street
  • Love actually
  • Fred claus
  • The nightmare before Christmas

Christmas+Eve+traditions: Keep the tree elegant & simple || Image courtesy of Amara:

What is your favourite Christmas movie?


Time To Buy Christmas Clothes!

Its December 🙂

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!



Eva Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Jumper
Here! €20
Here! €24
Here! €15.60


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Here! €27.12


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here! €23.57


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Here! €35.39


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Here! €23.57


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Here! €23.57


Christmas Pudding Black Oversized Nightshirt Image 1
Here! €16.80


Reindeer Onesie Image 1
Here! €30.80













Christmas Gift Guide

Its Christmas time!

DIY Gold Leaf Painted Ornaments by Sweetest Occasion and other great DIY holiday decor:

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).


Thanks for reading!

        Until Next Time… Lyanne x

Crazy about Donuts!!

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, Oreo and 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.

Check out Funky Donuts here.


Blathnaid Murphy Masterclass.

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.


Continue reading “Blathnaid Murphy Masterclass.”

Crushin’ on Sarah Ashcroft!

This months favourite blogger/youtuber is British girl Sarah Ashcroft aka That Pommie Girl who is a gorgeous fashion blogger. I have been following Sarah for about 2 years now and l am obsessing over everything from her clothes, makeup, hair and her shoe collection!

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Her outfits are perfectly put together, co-ordinated well but with an edgy twist. She is a self-confessed shopaholic and loves blogging because it’s the perfect opportunity to “show off my clothes that hardly ever see the light of day“. This girl can never do wrong shes fabulous! She is my blogging goal can I just be her already!

Check her out on Instagram  Blog   Youtube

Snapchat: sarah_ashcroft