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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas busy busy

Hey dolls,

I have booked no time off over Christmas :( Silly me!! So I won't be posting too much over the holidays - I will be doing a haul and christmas posts but may take a little while to get up! I didn't get to do a Christmas wish list this year either - when I planned to get it done I get laryngitis!! How fun :(

Guess what I'll be burning all over Christmas? :)
Pressie from Xmas 2011.
I will post as soon as I can. Thanks for bearing with me!

Lots of Love
xoxo

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Doll Like Halloween

Hey dolls,

My halloween was interesting this year to say the least!! 

I spent Halloween in Limerick again this year. We went out 28th October over the bank holiday weekend. We had our weekend planned out a bit differently to how it actually turned out but because we had another couple coming to spend the weekend it didn't quite go to plan!!

Saturday: The Plan: They arrive at 1pm (at the latest) and we go to Limerick city, show my friend and her boyfriend the city and the Crescent Shopping Centre and we head out for dinner Saturday evening (on suggestion from my friend) at 8pm to Jasmine Palace Chinese.
What really happened: They arrived at 5.30pm, we couldn't go into the city because it was far too late so started to get ready for dinner and ended up 5 mins late anyway. Being late caused unnecessary tension around the house and it wasn't very fair of them to make us sit around the house doing nothing all day :( I forgot my foundation so had to go shopping before going to dinner so ended up going to a pharmacy with a limited selection of foundations!! I was not impressed.

In Jasmine Palace, we had a lovely meal, we missed out on the cocktails because none of us really wanted to drink and just head home for a movie so we opted for a nice meal with fizzy drinks lol. For desert I got the baked alaska. My mom made this at home before so I knew what it was, it was divine in the chinese. Just the perfect size to be yummy and so sweet :) Yummy!! When we got back to the house we watched a movie called The Pact! Scared the jaysus out of me!! :( I didn't watch half the movie to be honest lol. We went to put on another movie but I was too exhausted and went to sleep!

Dessert:  Baked Alaska

Dessert: Bailey's Cheesecake

Happy pouty ;) Me and boyfriend
Sunday: The plan: Lounge around the house, watch some movies, chill on the couch and play the wii. Basically relax before our big halloween night out! Get ready, pre-drink lots because we didn't have the funds to be drinking in the club and head to the club about 11/11.30!!
What really happened: No chance for a rest, we got up and boyfriend had already got his breakfast (he's up really early), they wanted to go to the shop 2 minutes up the road for cigarettes and were gone an hour... couldn't understand how it took so long. No text or anything. I text them saying we're leaving at 2pm for the shops... boyfriend wanted to watch a Man Utd. match too but that didn't happen! We left at 2 when they got back from going to a different shop further away and getting breakfast rolls and not offering to buy us anything :/ We went shopping, I bought some jewellery, hair clips and drink!!

Halloween Night Out: I started getting ready at 6.30. I'd been planning my outfit for a few weeks, the little mix makeup, the fohawk, the outfit...I put a lot of effort in!! I started with my hair, I tied it into 4 sections in the centre of my head going in a line upwards. I think curled each section, back combed it, used lots of hairspray and pinned into place. I used boots essential tipped wavy hairpins for thick hair and regular bobby pins to hold it in place. I didn't get a picture of my hair but you will see it slightly in pictures posted below.

I wore:

Face:
White cream makeup
Maybelline Gel liner
Benefit Thrrrob blush
Katy Perry Cool Kitty Eylure Lashes
Rimmel lipstick in 320
Rimmel Kohl Eyeliner

Clothes:
Tights with bow back detail from Marks and Spencer
Skirt from Inspire in New Look
Skeleton sequin shear top from Inspire in New Look
Red strapped shoes from New Look

Daniel as Marty McFly from Back to the Future

The lovely Marty McFly and his Doll

Little Mix Doll - would I pull off being the 5th Little Mix member? ;)

The R's - burlesque dancer and orgasm donor.

3...2...1... and pose!

Trick or Treat... my cousins the little witch and skeleton!
Happy Halloween dolls ;)

Lots of Love
xoxo



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lead in Lipsticks


Does your favourite brand contain lead?

This information was sent to me in an email from my mom a few months back. The email states this information is from Dr. Nahid Neman from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. 

Recently a lipstick brand called 'Red Earth' decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead..
Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.



The lipstick brands that contain lead are:

CHRISTIAN DIOR
LANCÔME
CLINIQUE
Y.S.L
ESTEE LAUDER
SHISEIDO
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.


The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer.  

After doing a test on lipsticks it was found that the Y.S.L. Lipstick contained the most amount of lead!!

Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer..
If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.

Test your lipsticks:
Here is the test you can do yourself:
Step 1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
Step 2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.  
If the lipstick colour changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What I did this week?

Hi Dolls,

Tuesday 25th September

I love love love Autumn because of the crunchy leaves. Disappointingly there hasn't been many on my walk home because of all the rain and it's too cold to venture out for a walk to find some! I loved walking home from the bus and crunching all the leaves before getting home! 
Crunchy Leaves
Wednesday 26th September

I attempted to get rid of my side-fringe today! I blow-dried it out of my hair. I wanted to see what I'd look like if it was gone because I find it so hard to maintain and it always grows out and I never go to the hairdresser for a trim! And being the sweaty person I am it ALWAYS curls or flicks or goes horrible looking when I go out or even weather wise... the weather is not my fringe's friend! lol. I didn't like it at first because my side-fringe was still too short to look ok and the layers are off so hense the plaited back hair in the pic :P My forehead also looks HUGE! 
No more side-fringe
Also on Tuesday I woke up in so much pain with my back! I was like 'What the...' I've never had trouble with my back before but I struggled to lift my bag and do usual movements! So when I got home from work I took out my dad's massage chair and had a blast at the shiatsu massage! It was a bit sore but felt good after a while and mom also made me try this strange towel exercise that you lie flat on the ground and roll the sore part of your back on the towel... oh my did this hurt! I couldn't get off the towel I needed help getting up! I woke up Wednesday and my back was ok but once I got on my first bus of the morning the pain really got to me!! :(
Home shiatsu massage... I'm in control ;)
Thursday 27th September


Today is my parent's wedding anniversary. I would write the year but my parent's (mom) would rather I didn't. I did mention it last year and did a post on the celebration and a separate one on lots of pics taken on the night! Congratulations for sticking with it this long ;) lol. Only joking. Ah no but in all seriousness though my parents have been great roll models when it comes to marriage and home life.
27th September 
Today I got a bit carried away looking up pups because I saw an article about Camilla adopting in a Jack Russell and he looked so adorable. I was never a huge fan of them before because I always loved more feminine looking dogs like bijon frise or maltese! I looked up DoneDeal at the selection of Jack Russell's and REALLY wanted one! I was going to just get one and surprise my boyfriend but I knew I'd have to say it to him first. We decided to hold off until next year when we're more financially stable and living together properly! I've such a long list of names made up already... consisting of chanel, nacho and snickers ;) HA.

Jack Russell pups (image from Done Deal)
My weekend was spent working on the kitchen so watch this space for a post once it's all done! ;)

Friday 5th October

I saw this picture on facebook on Friday and love it! It's so cute!  my obsession for the cookie monster stems from my boyfriend's nickname for me, Cookie! I've even gotten Cookie and my name engraved on the back of my iPod :D
Cookie Monster
I was also looking up some inspiration for some makeup looks coming soon over the next few weeks :) I love this look Selena Gomez wore in her music video recently (must find the name)!

Makeup look - Selena Gomez
Saturday 6th October

I wanted to dress up on Saturday even just for a little while because I'm sick of looking all frumpy and shitty lately :(

So I wore Urban Decay naked palette on my eyes, did some subtle winged gel liner and curled my hair! This is me attempting to curl my hair for the first time without a sidefrindge - ahh how weird!

FOTD - Saturday
We went to B&Q on Saturday for some more kitchen supplies and I got my boyfriend to sneak a OOTD pic while no one was in the same isle as us ;) lol. I'm wearing a creamy gold shimmer knitted top with a gold studded skull on the front from New Look, turquoise jeans from Dunnes Stores, leopard print uggs from Primark and a small black bag with gold chain detail. And as you can tell my hair started to go flat in the front!
OOTD - Saturday
We popped into Harvey Norman and our favourite couch is still in there so I snapped a pic so we'd remember what it looked like. And obviously Daniel (boyfriend) had to look like he was chilling in the sitting room at home ;) lol.
Checking out our FAVOURITE couch in Harvey Norman's
Daniel headed out with some friends on Saturday night and he had to do an outfit options check. He wasn't sure if he should wear his red Angry Birds t-shirt or his white batman tshirt. He went with the batman one in the end. What a woman :P
Option 1!
Option 2!
And when he headed out I had stocked up on plenty of munchies :D I had diet coke can's chilled from the fridge, meanies, maltesers and a sugar donut! I was going to watch a movie but ended up flicking between The Punisher and the X Factor! I wanted to hear Ella Henderson singing - She's amazing!
Munchies :D

Sunday 7th October

I saw the new gym timetable for October on Facebook for my boyfriend's gym which I'll be joining once I move! It had kettle bells and Zumba on it which I'm really interested in getting into. My only worry is I've heard Zumba is more fun with someone you know but I don't really know anyone that goes to that gym and don't want to drag my boyfriend along!

Also I want to take up Yoga! I think it will help with my asthma, depression, reduce blood pressure, increase mood, it'll help me relax a bit more and be a bit more flexible!
Kettle Bells
Monday 8th October

I was looking up Halloween inspiration for my boyfriend and found this awesome zipper that you attach to your face as you can see from the design on the packaging! It's so cool! I already have my inspiration for this year so I may consider this but I like m idea!
Halloween Inspiration
I found this picture of Jack Osborne's new wife Lisa and I am in love with her hair! I would like it a little lighter on me but I love the cut!! I want this hair... total hair crush going on!

Lisa Stelly - Hair Envy!
Lots of Love
xoxo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog Delays :/

Hey dolls,

I've been such a bad blogger this week.. I was doing so well keeping to my schedule for a whole 2 weeks! Ha.

I'm going to do a 2 week catch up on my week this Monday (8th October) and will do a Halloween look too hopefully. I will have my camera back and will have a chance to stock up on some much needed halloween supplies for my halloween looks. I won't be able to post as many as I hoped but I will do a few in the next few weeks leading to halloween :)

I haven't had a chance or the creativity burst to do the Little Mix look (due 3rd October) so I will probably post pone until November and turn them into maybe a Christmas wearable look :) Watch this space ;)

Lots of Love
xoxo

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feeling Blue (Emmy's Style)

Hey dolls,

Since so many best dressed celebs were wearing blue at the Emmy's this year, it inspired me to go on the hunt in some of my favourite high street stores and see what blue items I could find. Surprisingly not that many blue items of clothing in the stores and not many great pieces either! I managed to find a couple of pieces I personally like. I looked up Oasis, Awear, Vila, Only, New Look and River Island.

L-R: Julianne Hough, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Nicole Kidman.
Navy Satin Grandad Collar Shirt - New Look, £22.99
Navy Sequin Longer Length Dress - River Island, £70 
Blue One Shoulder Ruffle Pencil Dress - River Island, £45
Influence Blue Lace Bandeau Prom Dress - New Look, £27.99
Evita Update Tight Blazer RP11 - Only, €39.95

Cobalt Sequins mini Skirt - Awear, €65
Lace Insert Ponte Dress - Oasis, £60
(front)
Lace Insert Ponte Dress - Oasis, £60
(back)
Laser Cit Ponte Top - Oasis, £40
Have you seen any blue items of clothing you love? If so, where? :)

Who's your Emmy's best dressed?

My two best dressed at the Emmy's 2012 has to... (not blue I know ;))

Sarah Hyland (Modern Family)

Emily VanCamp (Revemge)

Lots of Love
xoxo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What I Did This Week?

Hey dolls,

I've had a quiet enough week this week! With updating my iTouch software to the new iOS 6 my iPod went a bit crazy and shut down for the day (entirely my fault with lack of technical knowledge ;)). My iTouch is where i take most my instagram pics so it was tough having it shut down all day!! I won't lie I did panic :P


19 September - Wednesday

I have very weak nails, they peal all the time (if anyone know's why please tell me!). I was sick of my blank not painted nails so decided to do some DIY polka dot nails :) I tried using bobby pins (hair clips) but that didn't work out for me so I just used the brush! I used 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Royal Rose,   Rimmel Nail Whitener in White(!) and the last one I can't remember the name of but once I get my hands on it I will update this ASAP! They turned a little too DIY tbh but looked cute!

DIY Nails


After DIYing my nails I watched some TV with my mom - she's more of a computer person rather than TV person! Cuddle time :D
Me and Mommy :D

21st September - Friday

Who broke my favourite Wonder Woman glass?! I got a collection of comic glasses in Forbidden Planet in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day this year. There was a set of 4, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern! I got home on Friday to my Boyfriend's house and he sprung it on me like no big deal that he broke one of my collection glasses!! I was gutted - I know it's a glass but it was my fave ;)
Who Broke My Glass?!

DC Comics Vintage Comic Cover Pint Glass 4-Pack
21st September - Friday

I was out for a 21st birthday in Limerick City. I wanted to go more casual with my look as I always over dress and just seems like I try too hard (which i totally do :P). I wore Omen (purple) and Half Truth (dark grey) eyeshadow from Urban Decays 25th Anniversary palette! I was not 100% happy with this look because I feel it was too dark and the colours were a bit off compared to my outfit!

OOTN & FOTN

22nd September - Saturday
Godmommy and Chloe :)

Saturday was my Goddaughters 1st birthday! She is such a cutie and love her and her mommy to bits :) As I live so far away and due to circumstances beyond my control I couldn't make her birthday party but I bought her a party dress (zebra print princess dress with a collar and little belt) and I was told she had a great day so I'm glad :) Happy 1st Birthday Chlo-Chlo :)

Not my pic ;) represented the point well!
I spent Saturday painting the new kitchen my boyfriend is installing in the house! It was so funny and a lot of fun and really made me happy because it's something I've always wanted seeing those TV adverts and couples are painting and having fun and it's very much something I wanted! And I got it! :) We were only painting the base white for now but I will have a full blog post about the kitchen and little interiors once its done :) Excited? i know I am ;)

50/50
Saturday night I cuddles up on the couch with my boyfriend and we watched 50/50! OMG it was so sad :( i didn't know what the movie was about at all! But as I watched more into it it was a little predictable in one part but what a movie! So sad but such a nice movie to watch!

24th September - Monday


I've been having some confidence issues this week with my body and seeing this quote really inspired me! :)


I've been looking at different hair colours to get as my roots have gotten soooo bad! But I want to wait another few weeks before splashing out €140+ on my hair! I have a lot of hair!! So I really like the ombre look and love the light brown colour on top in this pic... the colours look so well together and it is definitely something I'm looking into :)

Lots of Love
xoxo