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Sure Maximum Protection Stress Control

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(Sure Maximum Protection Stress Control*)
Exams are approaching, they're approaching fast guys. If you're in leaving cert you probably have another few weeks of procrastination ahead of yourself but if you're like me and you're a barely functioning third year digital marketing student, then your exams are just a little under a week away. Typing that makes it seem a little more ~real and like maybe I should be studying instead of doing this blog post to help you fight sweat during your exams.
My idea of exam procrastination is opening my Google Doc of exam questions which is shared with my friend Ellie, formatting it so it's just so, and thennnnn binge watching the final season of GLEE. Oh dear, you know it's bad if you're voluntarily watching GLEE.
But anyway, the point of this post - exam stress. I'm more of a calm and collected student leading up to exams, yano, forget they're even a thing (it's not Summer yet Jess, exams are next week not the week after like you thought ah) but in the hours before I'm a hot mess. So cute. Even more cute? I'm a sweaty hot mess. There, I said it. Delightful, I know. It's only when I'm stressed tho.
But that's where the new Sure Maximum Protection 'Stress Control' antiperspirant comes in. Specifically created for those anxious moments, Sure Maximum Protection 'Stress Control' helps protect against sweat and odour which is often caused in stressful or high pressure situations ie. exam time and nobody wants to be a smelly hot mess during their exams.
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The Sure Maximum Protection range is two times stronger than the next leading antiperspirant which makes the Stress Control version my perfect go to for stressful situations like college presentations, exams and work. I apply Sure Stress Control first thing in the morning and then I'm safe to go about my day without worrying that I'm a smelly sweaty mess. I feel protected and confident and free to stress about all the other things.
The instructions on the back say you can use it before going to bed to allow for maximum protection and that it will last through a shower and for up to 48hrs. Honestly, I don't know if this is true, I apply every morning like I would with any other antiperspirant, but have found I didn't feel the need to reapply throughout the day like I usually do with my Dove roll on.
The Stress Control version has a very distinct fresh lavender scent. It's nothing overpowering and it doesn't linger on your skin but it's very heavy when you're actually applying it. Personally, I hate it because I hate hate hate lavender but like I said, it doesn't linger so it's not really an issue. 
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What I like about the Sure Maximum Protection range is, it's unlike other antiperspirants. Where other antiperspirants tend to be a spray/roll on, the Sure Maximum Protection range is a cream which comes in a twisty container. You twist the bottom of the container and the cream comes through the holes at the top which is great because you fully control how much of the product you're using.
I especially like that Sure Stress Control is a creamy consistency because I feel like not only is it helping protect me from those nasty little sweat patches (we're all human), but the TRIsolid technology is also helping to moisturize my delicate underarm areas. An area which I always kind of forget about when it comes to my hardcore body butter seshs. 
Overall, I really like the Sure Maximum Protection Stress Control antiperspirant and I'm eager to try the other versions from the range. Especially because they're quite compact and so easy to throw into my college bag, just in case I overly stress the exams and do in fact start to sweat to death. Unlikely, I know but naassssttyy. What do you guys think? Do you have exams coming up, do you think you need this in yo life? Comment below and let me know.

*This product was sent to me to consider for review, this has not impacted my opinion in any way, you can read my full disclaimer here.
The Sure Maximum Protection range is available nationwide, prices range from 6.99€.



Day Out in Dublin

If you follow me on my various social media platforms then you will already be aware of the #ArcadiaOnTour event I trotted along to at the start of April (overdue, I know I know). I never usually go to blog events because I never know anyone, they can be kind of awkward and I'm awkward so I kind of give them a miss and yano they're usually in Dublin too, which is a two hour train ride away but ahh they always look like fun.....I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone a little bit more so I decided that for once, I would accept an invitation and off I went (my friend Ellie in tow) to the Morgan hotel in Dublin to see what Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Evans all had on display for Summer 2015.
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Let me tell you, just in case the pics didn't get the message across - there's a lot of fantastic pieces on the way into stores. Small lace details, 70s inspired flares and suede waistcoats and shorts, topaz necklaces, funky sunglasses and dungarees. Yes dungarees. I now have a wishlist like I've never had before.
It was a fun event and it was great seeing the clothes before they've even come out yet, it was a little  'here is where your money is going to go in a few weeks Jess'. Dorothy Perkins is where it's going!
I even put together a small little vlog if you want to check it out below. It's a little rough, I was trying to get a handle of my new camera but I'm thinking of doing something similar for my trip to NYC :).
My dress in the pic is from Missguided - you can see it better in the video.

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After feasting our eyes on the latest fashions, it was time for a feed so we sealed it all off with a trip to Wagamama. I dunno what we ended up ordering, it was two weeks ago but my friend Ellie ordered what was in the picture and doesn't it make you drool? We wanted to go to Cornucopia, but it was mad busy so we settled for Wagamama instead. We hit the shops after too and bought a few sneaky bits from MAC and Lush, #TreatYoSelf and all that. Actually, I need to stop living by that motto, it's going to have me broke in no time.
What trends are you most looking forward to this Summer? I dunno about you but I'm looking forward to lots of lace and suede. Comment below with your thoughts yo.


The Catch Up // JesskaDenise

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Blog readers? Are you guys still here? Eeep *insert relevant emoji here*, I cannot believe it's been nearly over a month since I last posted on here. It wasn't intentional. But somewhere along the way life became a little busy. So busy that I even stopped using Twitter and Instagram for over a week and fell behind on all my shows. College work took up a lot of my time in the last three weeks and college comes first in the grand scale of things.
I actually didn't even realise how badly I had been neglecting my small corner of the internet until a friend said to me 'Jess, it's been a while since you blogged, whats the deal?' Some times I think my friends are my only readers, and then something exciting happens like getting long listed for an Irish Beauty Blog Award (thanks so much for the noms btw) and I remember that there's more people than my family and friends who actually read this and I should stop being so spacey.
So here I am, with my tail between my legs, asking you guys for some sort of forgiveness for completely dropping off the face of my blog and to let you know that I have so many new posts on the way and I'm excited to share my life with you guys again. I even have a fancy smancy new camera which makes taking pictures a whole lot easier too.
Also, I'm heading to NYC in about a month!! A freaking month, that's insane, it came around so quickly. I'm trying not to panic. My first long haul flight, first time out of Europe and I have no idea how much $$$$$ I need to bring. Ahhhh. If you guys have some tips or a guesstimate of how much I should bring, do leave a comment below.
Over and out guys, over and out.