Nadia El Ferdaoussi beauty blogger TK Maxx big beauty brands for less designer


Why does everything always run out at the same time? Shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, cleanser, the lot! Replacing them all in one go makes such a massive dent that sometimes I end up picking lesser quality stuff just because it’s cheap. I’ll want to try a fancy professional conditioner but can’t commit to spending that much on something I’m not sure if I’ll like. I’d like to treat myself to fragranced body lotion to match my perfume, but the price tag puts me off. That’s why I like shopping in TK Maxx to pick up big beauty brands for less. I always have a rummage in the beauty department when I’m in buying travel or workout bits and the range has at least doubled during their ‘big brand beauty fortnight’ that’s on in store at the moment.

summer nights bbq dealz nadia el ferdaoussi


We’ve been threatening to have a 5th Floor Collective BBQ in Vicki’s garden (of truth as we renamed it, or #GOT which can get a bit confusing) since probably summer of 2015. So we set a date and commit to making it happen come rain or shine. It was a great excuse to welcome back…

Nadia El Ferdaoussi the daily s'elf travel blogger Killashee Hotel Spa Naas Kildare Ireland


I’m a big fan of feeling like you’re a long way from home without having to drive hours to get there. I suppose that’s one of the great things about Dublin, the beach, the city and the country are all on our doorstep, so we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to weekends away. The other Elf’s (that mam and sis) and I all have pretty busy schedules with work, babies and travel so when we realised Killashee was only 45 minutes from home we booked in quick sharp.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi the daily s'elf travel blogger Essential Ibiza Michael Vanarey Photography Forever 21 dress sunset Cotton Beach Club Great Lengths hair extensions


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, to have a bikini body you must have a body and wear a bikini. Simples. The more time I spend in one, the more I want to be comfy and confident wearing a bikini though. Much like someone who wears jeans a lot wants to be comfy and confident in their favourite skinnies. That’s where Underdog Boxing came in.