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Gemma-Louise Bond

Gemma-Louise Bond

That Belfast Girl

Lifestyle blogger student in search of inspiration, lipstick, shoes, a fabulous meal and exploring the city I was born in and love. Connect with Gemma-Louise via her blog www.thatbelfastgirl.blogspot.com or via Twitter @GemmaLEBond


Latest articles by Gemma-Louise Bond


Mothers Day Gifts - The Belfast Edition

Mothers Day Gifts - The Belfast Edition

2.25.2015

Now the Valentine’s rush is over, the shops have turned over their efforts to Mother’s Day (March 15th in the UK- mark your calendar!). I love being organised for the holiday season and always try to get something a little bit different or personalised. Here are my top presents for your Mum, Grandma, A


A Shopping Lover’s Guide to the Seasonal Sales

A Shopping Lover’s Guide to the Seasonal Sales

12.23.2014

There seems to come an age when people stop buying you gifts and instead give you a gift voucher or money to get yourself something lovely. If you are like me, you will always keep the money for the sales in the hope that special item you’ve been eyeing up for months magically will have 50% off.


MUST HAVE Winter Makeup

MUST HAVE Winter Makeup

11.24.2014

I love winter because the berry-hued colour palette suits me much better and I love nothing more than hiding behind a huge scarf. Today I’m talking the MUST HAVE items this winter that can be easily added to your existing collection.


Who Serves the Best Ice-cream in Belfast?

Who Serves the Best Ice-cream in Belfast?

10.28.2014

Homemade ice-cream is somewhat of an addiction in Belfast. Everyone has their favourite local ice-cream shop that serves creamy homemade ice-cream. Northern Irish companies such as Mauds and Morelli’s are all popular chains but I’ve decided to share my favourite independent one-offs.


#pulledpork anyone? Where to Satisfy your American Comfort Food Cravings in Belfast

#pulledpork anyone? Where to Satisfy your American Comfort Food Cravings in Belfast

10.20.2014

Pulled pork, mac n cheese, burgers, wings - “trashy” American comfort food is trending right now and Belfast is well-positioned to satisfy the appetite of this trend’s cult following. If you want to indulge, here the best places to get your fix:


The Best Hairdressers in Belfast

The Best Hairdressers in Belfast

10.3.2014

If there is one thing I get emailed about frequently it is hairdressers. Today I’m detailing all the biz on the best hairdressers in Belfast. To go to get the hair you’ve always dreamed of head this way..


What's the Best Day Spa Belfast Has to Offer?

What's the Best Day Spa Belfast Has to Offer?

9.9.2014

There was a time that spas were country retreats, reserved only for the super-rich. However, the rise of city centre day spas has allowed luxury treatments to become accessible to everyone. From massages to hair treatments, day spas are now a one stop destination to feeling fab. Which is the best day spa Belfast has to offer? Today I’m detailing some of the best day spa destinations in Belfast where you can chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


Where to Shop for Wedding Outfits in Belfast

Where to Shop for Wedding Outfits in Belfast

8.26.2014

There are no two ways about it - shopping for wedding outfits can be an absolute pain. Wanting something “different” is a frequent request from my readers. Today I detail the best shops to try and get that gorgeous wedding outfit. Be careful though, you don’t want to outshine the bride!


How to Get Perfect Celeb Inspired Hair

How to Get Perfect Celeb Inspired Hair

7.22.2014

ot a day goes past where I don’t think about my hair and what it looks like. Being a curly haired girl can be a pain but I have my routine perfected which allows me to get voluminous, celebrity inspired hair. If you love the likes of the Kardashian’s, Jessica Alba and Cheryl Cole, then read the steps below which will help you to achieve the perfect locks which will make you look like you have just walked out a salon.


Fashion and Food on Belfast’s Lisburn Road

Fashion and Food on Belfast’s Lisburn Road

6.2.2014

Food and fashion really go hand in hand for me - pre or post buying some new clothes, I need something to weep into after realising my credit card bill is going to be large at the end of the month. Have a half day off work? In Belfast for the weekend? Or want a leisurely stroll on a Saturday afternoon? Check out one of the trendiest spots in Belfast city - the Lisburn Road. With amazing places to eat and independent retailers in abundance, there is no shortage of things to see and do. Here’s a quick look at my must-see places for an afternoon on the Lisburn Road.


Beauty Buzz - Hidden Spots to Buy Beauty Products in Belfast

Beauty Buzz - Hidden Spots to Buy Beauty Products in Belfast

5.18.2014

I am a self-confessed beauty addict. It is part of the reason I turned to blogging - an excuse to buy more lipstick! It can be easy to get carried away in large pharmacies with their selections of beauty items. However, I believe the best thing about buying beauty products is finding hidden gems and the places that stock interesting and different brands.


Belfast Homeware Haunts

Belfast Homeware Haunts

5.13.2014

Whether it’s cushions or candles, interior design and home wares are a hot commodity at the moment. It seems that everyone is looking for the perfect statement piece or lamp to jazz up a boring space. Belfast is awash with retailers where you can buy interesting pieces rather than just sticking to the usual department stores. Here’s my favourite interior picks in Belfast.


Follow Me Around St George’s Market Belfast

Follow Me Around St George’s Market Belfast

4.18.2014

St. George’s Market, Belfast is somewhat of an institution in this city. Built in the late 1800s, it now boasts three market days. Friday is the 'variety market' and is always very popular with people going to buy fresh fish and seafood. Saturday is the ‘city food and craft market’ which is a food heaven for anyone who has watched one too many episodes of Man vs Food!


Where to Find the Best Coffee in Belfast

Where to Find the Best Coffee in Belfast

4.18.2014

Whether it’s a Saturday afternoon shopping or your lunch break, it seems easy to get a coffee at any number of chain coffee shops. However, Belfast is awash right now with delicious independent coffee shops, which in my opinion, offer the best coffee in Belfast. Here's a quick guide to some of the lovely vendors that you definitely should try next time you are in the city.


Where to Get Your Cupcake Fix in Belfast

Where to Get Your Cupcake Fix in Belfast

4.18.2014

There’s nothing better than a sweet treat to pick you up when you feel down. I love a cupcake with a cuppa to make everything seem right in the world again. Whether you're stressed, out with the girls shopping or have a pack of kids dying for a post-dinner treat, my top Belfast cupcake vendors will serve all purposes.