For many of you that follow me on Instagram you will have noticed over the past few weeks that I started a #SUPPORTYOUROWN campaign. I was sharing 10-15 Irish businesses per day to show them support in this difficult time. I recommended everything from party/event entertainment to printers, baby interiors to cake companies and many more. I decided to compile a list of them all along with a few others for people to be able to look at if they want to support Irish either through this pandemic or afterwards.
I’ve always been a HUGE advocate of supporting Irish businesses as my dad & brother have their own business so it’s nice to give back. This blog post was in no way sponsored by any of the companies/brands below.
I hope that if you are spending or thinking of that you shop local if you can or if not SUPPORT OUR OWN and buy Irish. I’ve honestly spent about 8 hours or more doing this blog post so I really hope you find it helpful.
So let’s get cracking…….I’ve catergorised them so you can find what you’re looking for easier. I’ve just given a very short brief of what the company is along with a link to their brand or company.
So Fresh Entertainment
Entertainment company for all events/parties/corporate. I went to an event recently and these guys put on the show. Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommend. Check them out HERE.
Beautiful stationary. Really unique pieces and have to see for yourself. Perfect for wedding invites or party invites for a big birthday. Check them out HERE.
Dublin Paper Flowers
Cool craft store for cake toppers and party hats. I got Lily’s party hats here for her first birthday and they were really good. So impressed. Check them out HERE.
Flower Walls Co
Flower walls and party decor. I have used them on many occasion and brilliant. I loved the white flower wall we got for Lily’s Christening. Check them out HERE.
Frog Prince Weddings
Wedding planner extraordinaire Sharon and her team can create the perfect wedding for you. She also does events and corporate events. Her styling and decor is on another level. Check them out HERE.
Treat Boutique Dublin
One stop sweet shop for all events and parties. Can personalise anything you want from jellies to chocolates. These can include photos too and party bags for birthday parties. Check them out HERE.
Shelley O Shea Celebrant
I’ve known Shelley for over 10 years and she’s a fabulous woman. She is available for baby naming ceremonies, vow renewals and weddings. When you meet her, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Check her out HERE.
Brilliant printing company I have used since my college days. Top quality for personal or business use. She designed my mums logo and does all my printing. Highly recommend. Check them out HERE.
Jenny Mc Carthy
Incredible wedding photographer. She is so well known and hard to get but she is worth every cent. Having met Jenny on nuermous occasions I can confirm she’s the best in the business for sure. Check her out HERE.
Best balloon company hands down. I have been ordering from Suzanne for years now. She goes above and beyond every time and I just love everything she does. Great for any event, baby showers, parties, big events, corporate events and weddings. Check them out HERE.
Lili did a shoot for me back when I was 16 and she’s an incredible photographer. She’s brilliant to follow on Instagram too but he main job is being a commercial freelance photographer. She’s worked with so many brands and her videography skills are on another level too. I find myself immersed in her Instagram stories daily. Check her out HERE.
The Feel Good Co
Mind your mind. They have gorgeous body oils, sprays, journals and candles to help you sleep. I have tried two of their sleep sprays and loved them. Check them out HERE.
Want a tattoo removed? These guys are where you need to go. Only 3 sessions and my tattoo is nearly gone. It’s incredible. Couldn’t recommend them enough. Check them out HERE.
One stop shop for all things skincare and hair. They stock so many different brands and have free shipping when you spend over 49euro. Check them out HERE.
Makeup By Jenny
If you’re looking for makeup for a wedding, special occasion or event, Jenny is your girl. She’s brilliant at what she does and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg either. Obviously costs involved in travel etc. Definitely worth checking out. Check her out HERE.
The Hair Lounge Swords
I’ve been going to The Hair Lounge in Swords now for two years now and really couldn’t recommend them enough. Kelley, Aisling, Shannon are amazing, obviously all the girls are but it’s a great local salon and brilliant for anyone in the Fingal or North Dublin area. Check them out HERE.
For Your Eyes Only
They just opened their new premises before this started and it’s so beautiful. I am going to Eve Ellen and the girls over two years now. I initially got my Phi brows done there and now go for HD brows every 4-6 weeks. I’ve been to a lot of places for brows but these girls are hands down the best when it comes to your brows. Anyone I know goes there and never leaves unhappy. Well worth trying out. Check them out HERE.
A brand I have worked with for nearly two years now. I’ve not worn any other fake tan since. I love the brand, I love Brendan and absolutely love how out there they are. You can use aoibhe30 for 30% off site wide not including bundles. This is not an ad as there’s no collaborations happening for April with Bperfect. Check them out HERE.
The nicest beauty salon in Dublin. I absolutely love it here. It’s so tranquil and peaceful. I’ve never been to a salon that I’ve felt so relaxed. Definitely worth checking out if you fancy some pampering after all this. Check it out HERE.
The Nail Bar Dublin
If you’re Southside, I couldn’t recommend this girl enough. She’s brilliant at nails and works in Tallaght. Check her out HERE.
Diana Macaria Health & Beauty
If you’re Northside, I couldn’t recommend this salon enough for nails. I tried here before the lockdown and couldn’t believe they lasted so long. Check them out HERE.
Tan By Gwen
By far the best person ever to do a spray tan. Gwen is the best in the business when it comes to all things fake tan. She’s based in Drogheda, Co. Louth now but if you’re looking for somewhere for the perfect spray tan, it’s Gwen. Check her out HERE.
Two salons one in Kildare and one in Dublin. They are scalp specialists and specialise in hair loss too. Check them out HERE.
Sculpted By Aimee
Beautiful Irish makeup brand. I am addicted to their Beauty Base in pearl. It leaves my skin glowing and so hydrated. It contains SPF30 which is even better. They also have a palette called the Original Reloaded which is DIVINE!!!!! Check them out HERE.
Hair brand like no other. From mini straighteners to hairdryers, brushes and more they have you covered. I know they are launching something very exciting quite soon too. Check them out HERE.
An award winning waxing salon on the Southside of Dublin which stocks wax for beauty salons across the country. Ellen and the team also have a gorgeous relaxing body oil and candle which is so lovely at nighttime as both have lavender in them to soothe you asleep. Check them out HERE.
An Irish makeup brush brand created by a makeup artist for makeup artists and regular joes too. 80% of my brushes are from Nima brush. They have lasted me years and never fail me. I can’t recommend Nima enough if you’re searching for a new set of makeup brushes. Check them out HERE.
Luna by Lisa
Fellow influencer Lisa and her brand have taken Ireland by storm the past two years. She brings out amazing product after amazing product. I’m addicted to her leave in hair conditioner, bronzer and highlight. They are all absolutely fabulous. Check them out HERE.
I’ve used this hairdryer since it launched. It’s by far the best hairdryer on the market. The cord is super long so handy for awkward corners, it’s light and you can get it personalised too, even better. It comes in 6 shades and it such a nice treat for yourself or someone special. Check them out HERE.
Ella & Jo
Created by two make up artists, Charlene Flanagan and Niamh Ryan. Niamh is also a Skin Therapist. They wanted to make products for the everyday woman and they could use themselves. Their skin mist is something that is always in my kit bag for work and use it all the time on the plane. Check them out HERE.
A really cool mirror company. I have a small one with lights and it’s brilliant. You can change the colours on it for warmer or brighter feel and dim it too. You can get small ones up to full length mirrors with lights surrounding. Definitely an investment for a beauty room for sure. Check them out HERE.
The Belle Brush
I’ve been raving about this now for the past three months. The brush is brilliant for your hair and comes in a smaller size for your children too. I use the small one on Lily and it’s great but it’s also perfect size your handbag as I love having my hairbrush with me when I go out. Check them out HERE.
Beacon Face & Dermatology Clinic
I’ve been going here for over 3 years now. When I had a botched lip job back in 2016, Dr. Golchin at the Beacon helped me bring my lips back. I’ll be forever grateful for his expertise and couldn’t recommend him enough. They do everything from Hydra Facials to Lip Fillers, Botox and more. I always say it on my blog but if you’re looking at getting any work done, you should make sure it’s with a proper qualified doctor. ALWAYS. Check them out HERE.
Blankets By Ger
My mum’s baby blanket business that she only started recently. I’m so proud of her. Her baby blankets are to die for and so soft. She’s already got nearly 5000 followers on Instagram and I’m just so happy for her doing so well in these crazy times. Check her out HERE.
Lily’s bows. This is where I get them and have gotten since she was born. Sam is deadly at what she does and I just couldn’t go anywhere else. We have something really exciting planned together for charity launching v. soon. Check her out HERE.
Gorgeous gifts/essentials for any mother and baby. They do amazing hampers so great gift for a friend for a baby shower. They also do really cool personalised bibs too. Well worth checking out. Check them out HERE.
Daisy and Tanya
The most gorgeous head pieces for your little girl or hair pieces for a bride/flower girl. You need to see them to know. I got the tutu for Lily’s first birthday here and it was just beautiful on her. Check them out HERE.
Me Mamma B Maternity
This is where I got my maternity gownie when I had Lily. She does the nicest range of maternity pieces for your hospital bag. She also stocks my famous Mommy Bag too which I just love and still use now. It’s great. Check her out HERE.
Cute Irish business that do wardrobe dividers for you and your baby. Really cool gift for a new mama. Check them out HERE.
Lil & Izzy Boutique
Gorgeous Irish baby brand stocking really good quality organic baby clothes. I got two baby grows from them for Lily and the new baby which zip the whole way down. These are so hard to get here so was delighted. Check them out HERE.
Accessories For Babies
A brand we use every day with Lily. We use the feeding plate and it’s brilliant. Eimear also does buggy pegs and my feeding pal too which is handy for weaning. She has a weaning box that you can buy all three together. Very handy. Check them out HERE.
The best baby bibs!!!! Honestly these were a life saver when Lily was born and I’ve kept so many for baby number 2. The are so soft but really absorbing too. They do beautiful pieces for your baby from knitwear to swaddle blankets. Check them out HERE.
I bought Lily’s christening gown from this company and their quality is next to none. Really beautiful. They stock the most gorgeous dresses and outfits for your child. Check them out HERE.
A place I’ve been shopping for three years now. A family run Irish business that never go wrong. I’ve been able to get so much of my baby stuff from Tony Kealy’s and they have been so informative and helpful. We got a full talk on our car seat when Lily was born and they showed us everything. Couldn’t recommend enough. Check them out HERE.
If you’re looking for gorgeous little shoes for your little one, have a look here. I promise you will not be disappointed at all. Check her out HERE
The Stork Box
Beautifully boxed gifts sent directly to your door. Perfect for mum and baby. Really cute pieces for a baby shower and all delivered in 1-2 days. Check them out HERE.
Ulluv Dot Com
A pre packed hospital baby bag. YES!!!!! All done for you. No hassle. It’s genius. You can buy the bags separately or together if you wish. Loads of different sizes etc. Check them out HERE.
Little Bow Pip
The softest handmade hairbands on the market. Nikki has such an incredible selection of bows and now extended to do LBP Clothing too. Check her out HERE.
Small Feet Big Changes
Cutest soother clips ever. The best I have found. Really beautiful gift too. We had a good few from here when we first had Lily. Check them out HERE.
Minding Mums Massage
Couldn’t recommend Ingrid enough. She is just amazing at what she does. She is trained in pregnancy massage over 15 years now and worked on me on Lily and now again on baby no.2. She HEALS me as I always say. So worth it. You can buy a voucher from Ingrid too as a gift for someone special. Check her out HERE.
Beautiful childrenwear brand that stocks so many lovely Irish brands. I recently got little Goose and Gander wellies from here along with other pieces and the quality is brilliant. Highly recommend. Check them out HERE.
Cabochon & Co Diamonds
Stunning Irish jewellery brand. The do some of the coolest pieces and I’m obsessed with the ear cuff I got from them last year. It’s so cool and such a statement piece. Check them out HERE.
Betty and Biddy
Gorgeous Irish jewellery brand that stock the most delicate pieces. Most of my necklaces are from here. I’ve been wearing this brand for at least 4 years now. They also stock beautiful earrings perfect for any occasion. Check them out HERE.
Glitz N Pieces
Another jewellery brand by two lovely girls. From phone covers to pouches, keyrings to bracelets, they have it. Unique little gems. Check them out HERE.
Crystals and Co
A stunning brand and one I’ve been wearing for years. They have a fabulous collaboration with Jodie Wood (who I love) and her pieces are DIVINE! Check them out HERE.
A natural product that removes sand from wet/dry skin. I used this in Tenerife and have to say 10/10. The product is safe on babies too and the brush itself is very soft. Check it out HERE.
Dust and Rock
A wrist wallet like no other. Super handy for any mum on the go. It fits your card and phone and you are away. Comes in loads different colours/patterns too. Check it out HERE.
Obsessed with their beach bags. I got one for Lily too and we love ours. They are so big which I love and perfect for any holiday. Check them out HERE.
Central Belfast Apartments
I stayed here a few years ago and it was brilliant. They are situated in Central Belfast and so handy for a weekend away. If you’re thinking of a trip with pals to Belfast, definitely check these guys out. Check them out HERE.
Lucy and Me
Luxury children’s furniture and decor store that stock the most eye catching pieces. I got a few bits and pieces from them for Lily’s new room and I’m just so happy with them. Check them out HERE.
A brand I’ve been supporting since day 1. Lianne does the most beautiful dream name signs for a babies room and definitely worth checking out. I bought Lily’s for her new room from here and can’t wait to see it. Check them out HERE.
A place I’ve been going too for years with my dad. Family run business and I then went to them with my own house. I got so much of my house bits from them from floors to lamps, bed to carpet. You name it. Check them out HERE.
Stunning wooden craft pieces. I got the name plaque for Lily’s Nursery from these guys. Definitely worth checking out. Check them out HERE.
Irish Fairy Door Company
What a company. It’s a small wooden fairy door that goes above your skirting board in your house. You pretend as if a fairy lives there and what an amazing thing to do with your child. Check them out HERE.
A one-stop shop for all unique, personalised prints, illustrations and handmade gifts for every occasion big or small. I got my family crest from them that I have in my hall and love it. Check them out HERE.
Bygge Bo Baby
Luxury baby gifts, essentials and furniture. They stock the most beautiful pieces for any home along with any must haves you need for having a baby. Check them out HERE.
Audrey Hamilton Art
Her work I only discovered recently and WOW! All I will say is….you’ll want to buy everything. Check her out HERE.
Josh and Jenna Kids
One of the coolest brands I have found for children’s rooms and nurseries. Such statement pieces and really great quality too. Another brand I used for Lily’s new room. Check them out HERE.
If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a long time, you’ll know I got understairs storage done last year. It’s been a god send and so helpful. They measure and quote individually but we love ours. Check them out HERE.
Lou and Belle Baby
Another beautiful children’s decor brand. The cutest little pieces and really unusual too. I love when I find a brand that stands out and this certainly does. Well worth checking out if you’re doing up a room or nursery. Check them out HERE.
We bought our tiles for our kitchen, living room and toilet from here and absolutely love them. We are definitely going to do both bathrooms and the garden eventually and will 100% go back. Great service and lovely to deal with. Check them out HERE.
I get asked so much about the pink chair I showed on my stories recently. I saved it to my HOUSE highlight. I got the coolest little armchair for Lily and it’s from here. Gorgeous homewares and well worth having a look. Check them out HERE.
Stunning door wreaths. I shared mine I got last week and just love it. All made to order but her range is just beautiful. Check them out HERE.
Lady Gray Graphics
Statement prints and posters to transform any room. They can be done in a range of sizes also which is even better. I have a brilliant quote that I just put into the babies room and I love it. Check them out HERE.
The Sparkle Atelier
Fabulous headbands to dress up any outfit. Her pieces really are so statement, I love. Check them out HERE.
Freddy UK & Ireland
Best bum hugging jeans you’ll ever buy. The give you a fabulous bum and every woman needs a pair. They just launched a maternity range which I can’t wait to try. Check them out HERE.
MMB Melissa Mills Bari
A brand of comfort and luxury. Melissa has the best eye for all things fashion, home and interiors related. Her robes are divine and her loungewear the same. I’ve both and love mine. Check them out HERE.
Custom Vintage Dublin
A brand I have worn for years now. I remember Ali starting out and was just great to see her do so well. From hats to shorts, sunglasses to jewellery she stocks it. I’m obsessed with her sun hats and you will be too. Check her out HERE.
The leggings that every woman in Ireland either has or wants. Much better price than any Spanx leggings and comes in a range of colours/patterns. Check them out HERE.
Get That Trend
Irish online store than has you covered for every occasion. I got dresses from the recently and just fell in love. I love how they have everything from a simple tee to full on glam. Check them out HERE.
Aoife Mullane Design
Everything from homewares to fashion, Aoife studied printed textiles in NCAD and after graduating she was approached by an architect company offering a large fit out collaboration project. She took the project on and so in January 2016 Aoife Mullane Design was born…Her pieces are so unique and different. I love them. Check her out HERE.
Irish fashion brand that stocks everything from occasion wear to casual wear. They have a boutique section too stocking brands like Hope & Ivy, Little Mistress and Chi Chi London. Check them out HERE.
Definitely recommend doing this with your baby. It’s a mould of their feet and hands. We did it with Lily at 3 months and we will definitely do it with the new baby also. You can get your mum and dads hand too or a whole family. Really nice gift for someone too. Check them out HERE.
Love The Mug
Love this mug company. It’s by a mother/daughter duo too which I love. I have so many of their mugs and they are not stocked in selected Easons stores nationwide. Check the out HERE.
Roses that last ONE YEAR? Yes!!! One year. They sit in the box perfectly and look so beautiful. I’ve three of them now and just can’t get enough of them. I’ve also got them for a friend too. You can use AD152020 for 15% off your order. Check them out HERE.
A brand I’ve been supporting for nearly 2 years now. I was that impressed I signed up for my mum for the year. It’s a flower delivery subscription service that delivers fresh flowers to your door every week, fortnight or month. Lovely gift for anyone to get. Use aoibhe25 for 25% off your first subscription. Check them out HERE.
I get any gifts for newly engaged friends from here. Original cool gifts that are unique and personalised. Exactly what I love. Check them out HERE.
Oh Fab Creations
This girl’s company is one of my favourites for gifts. She does a range of gifts from glasses to candles, key chains to quotes. I’ve got gifts for our pals from her and for Sean. I actually only ordered two personalised glasses from her for my brother and his girlfriend as they just moved into their new house. Check her out HERE.
Sweet Potatoe Pizza Co
A one man show and a young lad at that. So impressed with his pizzas. I ordered them a few weeks ago and they were deeeeeelish. Definitely a new favourite in our house. Check him out HERE.
Afternoon Tea Catering
Afternoon tea at home? No problem. These girls have you covered. Delivered directly to your door. Check them out HERE.
Cupcakes and Counting
The nicest cakes you’ll ever taste. I’ve been ordering from them for years. Every occasion I order a cake from them. They are so talented and just incredible at what they do. They now have a local premises in Swords too which is even better. Check them out HERE.
My favourite local. Best food, best cocktails and the best service. I just love it there. Jerry and his team do an amazing job and I feel so lucky to have such a nice place locally too. Well worth popping in if you’re driving by Swords or near. Check it out HERE.
Cycle and Angling Store Balbriggan
My brother and dad’s bike shop. They don’t deliver or have an online shop but if you’re Dublin, Meath or Louth based you’ll be able to go. They stock everything from children’s bikes to racers, cute vintage bikes for ladies to mountain bikes and more. Great service from Hugh, Sean and the guys. Check them out HERE.
The Head Plan
I’ve never seen a journal like it. It’s amazing. A beautiful guided wellness journal designed to help you achieve your goals, reflect on your direction in life, gain self-awareness, and master your habits. Check it out HERE.
Bike Row Ski
Unlike any fitness class you’ve experienced before! You will Bike, you will Row and you will Ski! I cannot wait to do this when I’ve had the baby. Check them out HERE.
If you’re Dublin based, Ann is your lady for any alterations including bridal gowns. Ann is just WOW!!!! She does everything to perfection and no job is too big or small. I’m going to her years now. She’s no social media so can’t link anything but here’s her number. Check it out HERE.
These guys saved me back in February and I couldn’t close the post without mentioning them. I paid for the service just to make that clear but I had a burst tyre and they came to the rescue. Check them out HERE. Save their number to your phone if you’re Dublin based. Highly recommend.
So there you have it, so many Irish businesses waiting for your support. I thought this was the very least I could do. I have a platform with a lot of people now and I feel that by sharing the businesses above hopefully they might get some extra business from me sharing their name. I won’t lie the blog post took me so so long. I’ll add photos and logos to the blog post at a later stage but the links to each business was most important.
Fellow blogger AJMakeup has a blog post up supporting her local businesses to her that is worth checking out also. Read it HERE.
Hope you enjoyed 🙂
Love Aoibhe xxx