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Welcome to Penneys To Prada, a Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog written by Emer, an aspiring Web Designer and shopaholic. Enjoy!


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My Top Picks From Penneys Beauty

27 November 2017

It's no secret that Penneys beauty products are not only cheap as chips, but also amazing quality and in the last few months especially they've brought out some products and ranges that rival lots of our favourite make-up brands. Some of my favourite beauty products that I use on a day to day basis are from Penneys and today I wanted to share with you the products from Penneys that we all need in our make-up bags.

Black Friday Deals & Codes 2017

22 November 2017

Black Friday is here again and it seems to be bigger than ever this year! This post will include all of the codes and discounts I can find and I'll do my best to keep it as up to date as possible. Happy shopping!

The Most Magical Weekend - Primark X Disney

19 November 2017

Last weekend I went on the trip of a lifetime with Penneys/Primark to Disneyland Paris * and to be honest, even a week later, it all still feels like a dream! When I started Penneys To Prada back in 2014, never in a million years did I think I'd be going on a trip like this with my absolute favourite brand. 

The Best Of Beauty Under €20

16 November 2017

Since you all loved my previous 'The Best Of Beauty Under €10' post so much, I thought I'd do a follow-up and share my favourite products under €20! Granted a beauty product that costs €16 isn't as much of a bargain as one that costs €7, but it's still cheap enough in the grand scheme of beauty, isn't it?

Some of my most loved beauty products fall into this price category so I can't wait to share them with you!


Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Pioneer

This product has to go first because it's a new addition to my beauty drawers and I just NEED to tell you all about it. If you're looking for the perfect red that makes your teeth look whiter, stays on all damn day (even through eating a burger) AND doesn't make your lips feel like a crusty mess, then the new Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks are a necessity. I also wear this in the shade 'Lover' which is a gorgeous pinky nude.

The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops 

You might have seen me previously mention The Body Shop's Darkening Drops in my 'New In Beauty #5' post, but since it's now winter and I've returned to being Ghost Girl, I definitely don't need any help darkening my foundation! These lightening drops have been a god send for me because I'm so pale that even the lightest shades of foundation still look a little warm on my skin. These are super simple to use, you just blend them into your foundation and voilà, no more orange face/white neck!

Likewise with the Drops of Glow from The Body Shop, they're so easy to use, but they give you a gorgeous glow to the skin making it look like you've had a nice 10 hour sleep. I will often put a few drops of each of these into my foundation and it gives me a flawless base.



L'Oreal Paris Paradise Mascara

Two of the most frequent questions I get asked are "Are you wearing false eyelashes?" and "What mascara do you wear?". I am very lucky to have thick, long eyelashes, but recently those questions have become even more frequent and it's definitely because of this mascara. In the past I've used Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara and Urban Decay's Perversion mascara and I have to say this one from L'Oreal Paris seriously gives them a run for their money. 

L'Oreal Paris Paradise Brow Pomade

Another product from the new Paradise collection is the brow pomade. It seems like every brand has released their own brow pomade in the last few months but I was only ever impressed with Benefit's ka-BROW until I tried this one from L'Oreal. The thing I love about this brow pomade is that it's so easy to work into your brows and it comes in a good range of shades so you won't be stuck with eyebrows that are the total wrong colour for you.


L.O.V Cosmetics The GLOWrious Bronzing & Highlighting Palette

I'll be honest and say there hasn't been a product from L.O.V Cosmetics that I haven't loved. They seem to get everything just right and this bronzing and highlighting palette is no different. It costs just under €16 which I think for three powders is brilliant. I like quite a subtle, natural make-up look and this palette helps my skin look glowy and enhanced without looking like I've put much effort into it at all. The soft illuminator powder in particular is incredible and this palette is nice and compact too so it's easy to pop in your handbag.


Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray

Technically this is just over the €20 limit but it's too amazing not to include in this post. Whenever I curl my hair I spray this throughout the curls instead of a standard hairspray and the volume and hold it gives is incredible! It also smells amazing too.  I picked mine up in Lloyds Hair, who have an incredible range of haircare products but you can also find it online too. It's currently out of stock on FeelUnqiue (here) but a few other online stores like Shampoo.ie (here) and BeautyFeatures (here) have it in stock.

Vichy Micellar Solution

I used to be a die-hard fan of the Garnier Micellar water, it's nice and cheap and comes in a huge bottle, but that was until I tried Vichy's own micellar water. I find this one is much softer on the skin and breaks down my eye make-up a lot better than the Garnier one and at just €14 it's not too much more expensive.

Iconic Bronze Tanning Lotion in Medium

If you follow me on Snapchat you'll know I LOVE my Bellamianta tan, especially their new Crystal Clear formula (more on that soon) but it can be a little pricier than you might like, so that's where Iconic Bronze saves the day! It's only €12 and you can pick it up online or in Penneys and it gives a gorgeous, natural colour. There are two things I love the most about this tan, the first being it's so easy to apply, and the second being that it wears off like a dream.


La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Nuit

I first mentioned this moisturiser back in 2016 in this post and I recently unearthed a backup bottle I had in a drawer and fell in love with it all over again. This is a great moisturiser to use at night if your skin is acting up, or if you have sensitive skin in general and I've noticed a visible difference in my skin since using it again. I've just found it on the McCabes Pharamacy's website for a few euro cheaper than most other sites, happy days!

Garnier 3 in 1 Nourishing Honey Botanical Balm 

Personally for me, any product that is 3 in 1 is instantly a bargain, I mean it's one product that has three different uses, how could you not get pulled in?! This botanical balm from Garnier can be used as a day moisturiser, a night moisturiser and a mask. I love using it as a day moisturiser because it's lovely and nourishing and really plumps up my skin, and I also love using it as a mask if my skin feels a little tried and dry. It's a rather large size too so it's lasting a long time and I just love products that are good value for money.

What are your favourite beauty products under €20? Have you used any of the products included in this post? I hope you enjoyed this beauty ramble, thanks so much for reading!

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5 Ways To Keep Your Winter Wardrobe From Looking Dull & Boring *

31 October 2017

The winter months can drag on a bit can't they? In winter it's easy to want to just hibernate until spring, slip into dark, dull clothing and just give up on your outfits all together. Believe me, I've done it! A few years ago I only wore shades of black and grey for about three months straight, and I wouldn't touch any bright colours at all. 

Today I've teamed up with my favourite shop, Penneys, to share some of my tips for keeping your winter wardrobe from looking dark, dull and boring! This entire outfit is from Penneys and cost under €110 so livening up your winter wardrobe doesn't have to break the bank either.