Hello, design lovelies!
How are we? Getting into the Christmas spirit? Casa del Cork is fabulous and festive right now! I did have to return one or two decorations after a major decoration spending spree the last day. I actually lost the run of myself and came home with 3 sacks of decorations. Yes, actual sacks...for our tiny one bed apartment. Ridiculous I know :)
Anyways this blog is for gift-giving and presents not my tinsel addiction. So we are less than 3 weeks away from the big day and my god this year we need it! And a lot of us this year do not want to be spending mountains of cash after the pandemic, so I have put together a little list of some beautiful Irish gifts under €30.
Is it odd that I hope Spencer Mattews sees this and gets a little bit Paddified! He's basically trying to anglicize our Vogue so like I think the best thing to do is paddifie him! P.S paddifie means (Make him Irish).
Anyways even tho he gave out about Howth (I actually don't get the big deal with Howth either) I still really want his better halves tan! I am obsessed with it! Such a fab tan in perfect shades! So it's a gift that will be used and mucho appreciated!
Gold Reindeer Mask - Abina
Let's be real for a minute, facemasks whether we like it or not are kinda the new Christmas socks! So if needed let's go with the lovely Albina masks, They are handmade by Sharon who is based in Cork and €2 from each mask sold will go to Make A Wish Foundation! So kinda amazing of her and they are also sooo cute!
I can't do a blog here and not include something for my interior lovers! Never judge a book by its cover? Well, I have and I want it! Please? No in all honestly I have heard great things about this little read! It's a great one for anyone interested in interiors or new homeowners looking to find there own unique style. The book covers finding one’s style, love! exploring one’s creativity Ahh extra love! and rediscovering the fun in interior design!!! Ahhh sold and it can be purchased from Irish store April and the Bear,,, Perfect :)
Lavender Solid Body Moisturiser - The Moher Soap Co.
The Moher Soap Co. is a company set up by Raquel Ruido who lives a few minutes away from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. With a science background and a surfing husband, Raquel ended up in the beautiful west of Ireland a few mins away from the Cliffs of Moher. Raguel started developing a few products to help her own dry skin and with a real love for what was working for her, she decided to sell them.
Side note! the wrapping for the soap is in fabric, a material that people can reuse to make other things with, themselves! So Raquel has a zero-waste ethos also! Fair Play!
Okay have not tried this yet but omg heard so many people swear by it. Its meant to make makeup brush cleaning faster and easier! I actually HATE cleaning my brushes so I am hoping this will make the task a little more enjoyable! :)
K so Bla and Aoibh Murphy don't need any introduction and the Dublin ladies always delivery when it comes to makeup! I love this little palette and its hues are perfect for night looks and natural day look... So I would definitely not say no to finding it in my Christmas stocking :) x
The Ladies’ Guide to Dinner Parties - Heron and Haven
I loveee little quirky reads like this! ‘The Ladies’ Guide to Dinner Parties’ – a visual anthology of Irish female social history. Using stories from diaries, letters, old newspapers and historical references, the Guide covers fashion & beauty, gossip & scandal, tasty recipes and even the most up-to-date cures for hangovers.
Stop I actually CANT like! I can honestly see myself sitting with my baileys coffee on Christmas morning having the lol's with myself and this!
How absolutely beautiful are these sumptuous hair scrunchies! The Dream scrunchies designed by Aisling Kavanagh takes the scrunchie to a whole new level! Absolutely stunning this is not a want! But a need!
So guys hope you loved my little guides to Christmas gifting with an Irish twist! It's actually sooo lovely to see all the Irish entrepreneurs and talent on our little island!
Also let me know below if there are more Irish maker, crafters, designer etc that you love and are planning to buy from this Christmas xxxx
Have a Fabulous Festive run-up to Christmas xxx
Love - Style So Simple xxx