Monday, 29 April 2013

All in white...

Jeans - H&M - €29.95
Vest Top - H&M - €4.95
Necklace - H&M - €9.95
Shoes -NewLook - €35.00  

I am so in love with my H&M tassel necklace. When wearing all one colour, accessorise with a contrasting colour to balance your outfit but to also make it stand out.

Teamed with a black blazer, black and gold shoes and a black and gold studded bag, I'm ready to hit the tiles!




Do you know your A,B,C's?

When I started using creams I knew one cream and that was your basic moisturiser. Now you have a maze of products to choose from, AA, BB, CC and even DD! I look for an anti-wrinkle agent in my cream and sun protection but after watching a beauty video about these new inventions I decided to investigate, which cream does what?

So your AA (Anti-Ageing) creams....

Olay Regenerist - €32.00 // ROC multi-correxion night treatment  - €25.99
No7 protect and perfect - €25.00

Anti-ageing creams are used best to reduce and slow down the signs of ageing. Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines and to help with discolouration. To see maximum results day and night cream should be used. Various creams suit different ages. No7 protect and perfect from Boots is excellent for young skin while Olay and Roc suit mature skin. Anti-ageing creams should be applied from  your early twenties and ensure your cream has an SPF in it. We have all seen those cardboard tangerine sun bathers!

Now we have our BB (Beauty Balm) creams...

Clinique age defense BB cream - €35.00 // Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream - €7.00
L'oreal Nude Magique BB cream - €12.00

BB creams contain a moisturiser, primer, foundation and sun protection all in one. It makes looking fabulous quick and easy when your on the go. Clinique's cream contains 30 SPF and anti-oxidants for protection. It comes in three shades to match all skin tones and provides maximum coverage to hide blemishes. It has an age defense for extra benefit.  Maybelline is one of the largest high street brands and at €7 how can you go wrong. Coming in five different tones, and suiting younger skin, this cream brightens, covers blemishes, hydrates, smoothes, evens skin tone and protects with a 30 SPF. L'oreal's Nude Magique contains smart pigment capsules to transform this product into a foundation when it touches skin. It offers 24 hour hydration and protects with 12 SPF. 

 Our CC (Colour Control) creams....

L'oreal Nude Magique CC anti dullness cream - €12.00 // Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream - €35.00
Chanel Complete Correxion CC cream - €70.00

L'oreal's CC cream works with your natural skin tone to reduce the appearance of dull, yellow looking skin. It has a featherlight effect creating breathable skin. Clinique 's CC cream brightens dullness, diminishes redness and leaves your skin with a youthful glow. Chanel's CC cream soothes, evens out imperfections such as open pores and dark spots and protects and prevents with a 30 SPF. 

There is even a DD (Daily Defense or Dynamic Do all) Cream....

Julep DD Creme - €25.00 (to be released in June)

Julep are the only brand to create a DD cream which is to be released in June. It provides the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, moisturises, reduces redness and dullness and protects with a 25SPF . With its powerful anti-ageing ingredients it is said to improve your skin over time. Julep will be releasing a DD concealer with this product. 





Friday, 26 April 2013

Just one step to a taller you!

1-TopShop // 2-RiverIsland // 3-TopShop
4 -RiverIsland // // 6-TopShop

Flatforms have taken off in a big way this season and stores have created various designs to ensure you can wear them wherever, whenever! So, wether you are doing the grocery shopping or going for drinks they are a fashion must have..

If you are like me and wish you were that inch or two taller then these need to be in your wardrobe for the summer season. They add the extra height, but also are comfortable as the shoe's wedge is all the one level. Genius!

The above flatform style's I chose are mixed in colour and design to show just how versatile they are. Wear with cropped trousers, shorts, dresses or skirts and for maximum leg length choose a nude shade without an ankle strap. 

You will have pins to die for! 

Rough Flowers

Dress- TopShop (old)
Belt - Pennys - €6
Necklace - NewLook (old)
Bag - H&M -€19.95
Rings(pack of five) - H&M - €4.95
Boots - River Island - €80
 I love the idea of roughing up pretty dresses. I've gotten so much wear out of my TopShop floral dress I bought three years ago. Last night was date night so off to the cinema we went! Ironman was actually really good! I love dressing up going to the cinema well I just love to dress up. My recent purchase from River Island are my black ankle boots. I give them five stars, they go with absolutely everything, are comfy and have a small heel for extra height!

Add a thick studded waist belt, biker boots, a statement bag and chunky jewllery to rock your pretty outfit!

Benefit's smokin' eyes is absolutely amazing. Easy to apply and it comes with step by step instructions to ensure you get rockin' smokin' eyes!




Sunday, 21 April 2013

Personal Styling #2

I was delighted when I was asked again to style an outfit. A friend from work was brave enough to trust me with her outfit for a 30th party she has coming up.

When I  first met Ciara, I noticed black was one of her favourite colours so I knew immediately her outfit would be bright! 

I chose a tulip skirt from Zara. Not everybody can wear this style. This style of skirt suits the hourglass figure best which Ciara is. As she is smaller in height, a high waisted skirt that sits above the knee, lengthens the torso and gives the appearance of  being taller. This style of skirt accentuates Ciara's waist, complimenting her figure. Block colouring is still massively on trend and it helps to define the waist.I chose a simple vest top as her H&M fringe bag was a statement piece of the outfit.  Fringed clothing is huge this season and should be in everyone's wardrobe this summer! Accessorized  with simple gold jewellery, I think she's a stunner! 






Saturday, 20 April 2013

Trending Lizard

Nothing beats dress down days. Casual jumper, leggings and boots.

I went to Spain when I was thirteen and there was lizards everywhere. they were running up
the walls and around the complex, some were even brave enough to pick them up!!

When I saw this jumper those memories immediately came flooding back. 

Top - Zara
Boots - River Island
Jeggings - Pennys (old)

The jumper is so soft and light
it will be perfect to throw over a dress in the evenings. Team with a summer dress to add a bit of rock to a girly outfit or tuck into a statement pair of shorts. Don't be afraid to mix prints!

Shorts - River Island
Dress - Forever21




Monday, 15 April 2013

I wonder what it is like being tribal

I was in H&M last week, they have released their New Icons Collection so I had to have a look.
Not only is it inspired by absolute beauties it is so reasonably priced, you will want it all!
H&M's collections this Spring/Summer have met all expectations of the budget buyer - on trend, good quality and excellent prices. What stood out for me was their amazing tribal tassel necklace. It comes in cream and black and OMG it is amazing and it's only €9.95! I tried it on over a few bits in the dressing room and I was beaming like a cheshire cat! It not only looks amazing over tees, shirts and dress's, it will be a fantastic accessory over my bikini in the summer!

Today I wore it over a cream top with neon specs going through it, my red jeans, Penny's best cons and my boyfriend blazer also from Penny's. I purchased it four years ago, it still looks as good as new. Everybody should have a black blazer in their wardrobe.

All from H&M

Pretty neon specs!




Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Beauty Queen

I can't believe it's beauty pageant season again!

I entered Miss Spin South West last year. I had an absolute ball!

I didn't win the title but I won Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock eat your heart out!!

I'm giving my speech for world peace!

Check out these pageant worthy beauties

The Ivory Closet

The Ivory Closet

Virginia's Bridal

The Ivory Closet

Queen Bee Couture

If I have any advice to young women entering these heats, just enjoy yourselves. So many girls put pressure on themselves to look a certain way, it can be so  fake with fake tan, eyelashes and extensions but at the end of the day it's all about the experience and the fun factor!