Saturday, August 31, 2013

Real Techniques Brushes Giveaway (Facebook) ENDED ♥

  *This giveaway has ended* 
I wanted to do a little international giveaway for all my beautiful followers on Dolly Dowsie's Facebook page. You can win these Real Techniques Duo Fiber Limited Edition Brushes! Just answer this question: What is your favourite thing about Dolly Dowsie blog?

To enter -
1. Like the Dolly Dowsie Facebook page.
2. Publically like and share the giveaway post featured on the page.

*For extra entries*
1. Follow Dolly Dowsie on Bloglovin.
2. Follow @Trixiebellexx on Twitter.

If you do the extra entries please leave your Bloglovin and Twitter name in the comments.

Good luck to everyone who enters! 


Tyler Lee's OOTD - Rule the World ♥

I'm back today with another post all about the star of my blog, my beautiful little angel Tyler Lee. I wanted to feature another 'Outfit of the Day' post of his as he's gotten a lot of new clothes lately as you may have seen if you read my previous post Baby Boy Clothes Haul Autumn/Winter 2013. The sleepsuit featured in this post was shown in that post also. This sleepsuit is gorgeous! Ever since he was born I've loved putting Tyler Lee in grey clothes, grey is actually my favourite colour along with pink, I think it's such a great colour to wear. I love the stripey design on this sleepsuit and it has some lovely touches to it such as the silver foil crown above the embroided 'Rule the World' logo on the front. The bum part of the sleepsuit is adorable too, it's white covered in silver foil crowns, perfect for a little prince, or princess in this case as this sleepsuit is part of Mothercare's unisex range. Tyler Lee isn't feeling the best lately after his third set of immunisations so I wanted to put him in something both comfortable and warm as the weather is also so changeable here recently. I love this sleepsuit and think it's great for the coming autumn days. I bought it in age 6-9 months but it is still too loose for him, I had to roll up the sleeves but he'll grow into it!

'Rule the World' unisex sleepsuit bought from Mothercare - €9, an absolute bargain! More of Tyler Lee's Outfit of the Day posts to come soon!


Friday, August 30, 2013

LUSH - 'Passionate' ♥

'Passionate' by LUSH is the newest lipstick to my collection after it was kindly sent to me as an extra prize by the lovely Kat from Dolly Rouge. This is a liquid lipstick and is applied just like a lip gloss. The pigmentation of the bright pink with hints of purple colour is fabulous! The colour is very vibrant and a bit risque but I actually love to wear this during the day. The texture of this is very creamy, it glides onto the lips very easy with the applicator and smells so lovely. It's made from lots of wonderful moisturising ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Candlelilla Wax and Rose Wax, fantastic for keeping lips soft, smooth and perfectly kissable! I love the packaging of this product, it comes in a little glass vial with a plastic top and it's look reminds me of a dropper from an old fashioned apothecary. This is such a long lasting lipstick, I can apply this in the morning and not have to apply again for the whole day, perfect for a busy mother like me who doesn't have the time to top up my makeup during the day. In fact I think this lipstick may be a bit too long lasting, it is seriously hard for me to get off and a normal makeup remover wipe won't work, I have to get out the heavy duty eye and lip makeup remover! I really do love this lipstick though and it is definitely one for the pink lovers like me. It's vibrant, bright and deliciously girly, what more could you want? 

Stay pretty people!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Owl & Dog - Handmade Delights ♥

I'm always inspired by crafters and people who can sew, they make me want to buy a sewing machine and start making lots of lovely pieces to add to my home. This is definitely on my bucket list as I'd love to make my own cushions, quilts and some lovely little things for Tyler Lee's bedroom. During the month I received a package from my wonderful pen pal Bee who is also from Ireland. Her aunt makes some handmade pieces and Bee picked up this beautiful pink hanging owl with a drop heart for me. I just had to share as I know so many owl lovers and I think this piece is so lovely! I have it hanging on the wall in our office/spare bedroom which I am currently decorating with cute little things I have collected during my four years of snail mailing. Bee's mother was also kind enough to send Tyler Lee the blue dog softie, it is so cute! I love the floral design and the ribbon on it has made it easy to hang on his wardrobe, it's a welcome and beautiful addition to his nursery. I just love these handmade items, I find them much more special than something you can just buy in the shop and they are something to be truly treasured. So I want to say a big heartfelt thank you to the lovely Bee, her equally lovely mother and her very talented aunt! What wonderful friends I have!

Stay pretty people!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

EOTD - Urban Decay & Majolica Majorca ♥

It's been ages since I've done a makeup look on the blog and I've really missed doing them. I've a drawer full of unused makeup products in my room and I decided that I had to use some of these up before I can buy any new products so I better hop to it! I received Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Shadow Pencil in 'Clash' from a blog giveaway and the Majolica Majorca palette from a pen pal of mine in America. I simply hadn't the chance to wear these until today but I absolutely love them! I used two shadows from the Asian brand Majolica Majorca's palette, two beautiful pink, shimmery colours, one light and one dark, bordering on a purple tone. I used the Urban Decay Shadow Pencil in 'Clash', which is a fantastic bright, electric blue colour as an eyeliner to enhance the blue colour of my eyes and really make the whole eye look pop! I finished the look with Maybelline mascara and We Care Icon liquid eyeliner on the top lash line which is golden brown in colour. I love this look and think it'd be a great one to rock on a night out with the girls!

Stay pretty people!


Monday, August 26, 2013

NOTD - Purple & Stars ♥

I created this nail of the day look using one of the two Biolife nail polishes which I picked up on my holiday to Crete. The shade has a lovely shimer effect but the polish itself is quite watery. I applied two coats, then used some nail wraps to decorate the nail on each ring finger. I then finished the look with Essence XL Shine topcoat which I am rapidly going off as it never dries completely and then the nail smudges! Anyway I think the look is quite pretty and am rocking it today.

Stay pretty people!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Additions To Tyler Lee's Wardrobe ♥

I swear my little angel Tyler Lee has a much better wardrobe than I do. I had to share these recent additions with you all as they're super adorable! I bought all of these items off various shops on Ebay and I can't believe the bargains I picked up, absolutely fabulous especially when I see various "boutiques" on Facebook trying to sell some of these items for outrageous prices!

The bunny cuddle coat cost 25 euro plus 5 euro postage and packaging. It'll be so adorable on Tyler Lee this autumn and winter, I can't wait to show him off in it. The hood has a bunny face and ear, the pocket is a carrot with a rabbit rattle attached to the inside of it. The lining is blue silky smooth fabric and the outside is white, fluffy and soft. The coat has one button and bow underneath the neck to tie.

The knitted owl hat was just 2.78 with free postage and packaging. I couldn't resist this, I love owls and the knitted hat will be perfect for when the weather gets colder. I bought two of these and am awaiting delivery of the darker coloured one.

The blue and white stripey shoes were just 1.95, such a bargain! They are super soft, perfect for Tyler Lee's little feet and not restricting in any way. They have a heart design on the front and the words 'love baby' embroidered into them. They tie with a Velcro strap, so easy to get on and off little feet.

The brown and blue shoes were just 2.90 and came with free postage and packaging also. They're also really soft and will match the other owl hat I bought for Tyler Lee perfectly. They'll also match some of the winter outfits I bought him too.

I won't be buying from any Facebook shops in future, I'll be getting what I need from shops in my city and from Ebay if there is something which I'd really love for Tyler Lee. Babies grow so quickly and it's so sad to be putting these clothes away in vacuum bags every three months but I love having these gorgeous pieces for my baby boy and sometimes it's just too hard to resist buying him another addition for his wardrobe!

Hugs & Stitches 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pretty Post #17 ♥

It's been so long since I did a Pretty Post feature, I had just been receiving so much post that I didn't have the time to photograph everything and write about it since receiving and replying to it all. I've decided to shake things up a bit an show my post but in a 'wordless' type post, just letting the pictures speak for themselves with little captions on the pictures. I also decided to show you all some post I am sending just to show off my envelopes and my lovely washi tapes! Snail mail lovers enjoy!

 Stay pretty people and embrace vintage communications by writing and sending beautiful letters!

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