Sunday, 27 April 2014

Weekend Post: Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2014

Each year in Ireland the perpetually fashionable celebs are celebrated and awarded for their uber-style at the annual Peter Mark VIP Style Awards. There are several categories and the public vote for those they deem most stylish in each category, simples!

As usual the beautiful and fashionable elite of our little Isle did not disappoint. This years awards were held on Friday April 25th at the Marker Hotel Dublin and here are my picks of the night which I honestly found difficult to narrow down such was the level of outfit awesomeness.

Model: Vogue McFadden

Presenter: Leanne Moore

Model: Pippa O' Connor

Presenter: Lucy Kennedy

Model: Thalia Heffernan

Actress: Aibhin Garrihy

Presenter and all round Goddess: Mary Kennedy

Mixed Martial Artist: Conor McGregor...majorly dapper as ever!

Aaaaaand my most stylish outfit of the night (and also voted by those who attended) was Rozanna Purcell, former Miss World contestant, one of Ireland's top models...and other half of musician Bressie, not jel I swear! She KILLED it with her blue power suit which complemented her amazing blue steel eyes perfectly. I call this look blue crush, Angelina who?!

Top Model: Rozanna Purcell

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Product Product Product

Hello everyone!

So lately my wallet has been a hellova lot fuller and I have been treating myself to new products and branching out from my usual purchases into the unknown. Realistically I should be saving but I thought screw it lets go forth and shop! It is always exciting to try out new products and discover something that becomes a staple part of your beauty routine.

Like most of you I think, I base a great deal of my purchases on reviews from online beauty bloggers and youtubers because they give you an honest review which is so important when you are forking out for expensive products or simply want a good opinion on something you want to try out. Lately I have bought some new prettys, most in use, some waiting on the wings - those ones I am especially psyched about! I will try not to ramble but I probably will so I apologise in advance! I hope ye find it helpful come pay day when you 'need' to buy that amazing face serum etc!

First off is haircare. Now like most I have my hair dyed and like most I have some lowlights/balayage blondiness goin' on. And like most (yes I've said that 3 times now) I suffer from dry hair which ain't pretty. So I decided that colour conditioner wasn't enough and invested in some (1) Hair Xpertise Argan oil. Boy was I not disappointed. Since using it over the past two weeks I have been asked 3 times have I redone my hair - success! This oil is a little miracle worker, not only does it soften your hair it also gives it a healthy shimmer especially to straightened hair. I have been using this and my (2) Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (wow mouthful) sporadically depending on my mood i.e. whether I want my mane wavy/straight. This texturising spray is brilliant; it volumises and helps your natural waves/curls to develop without clogging up and weighing down the hair. It doesn't have an over powering odour and a little goes a long way. An excellent product for anyone to have which doesn't break the bank.

I recently invested in a new under eye cream and chose a (3) La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes product thanks to my partner in crime Aoife. I have previously used this skincare line and have always found it suits my skin well (dry/very dry). I was using an Origins eyecream fell down the toilet. Yes I know how did that happen you ask?! Bad reflexes I'm afraid. I was pretty gutted as there was a THIRD left in the little pot but enough about that...more about La Roche-Posay. I have noticed a marked difference in my under eye bags thanks to this. They are less pronounced after using it in the mornings and a TINY bit is enough for each eye as it spreads easily. My makeup hasn't been caked under my eyes either even after 13/14 hours of wear which shows the quality of the eye cream. Still in the early stages of use I would highly recommend this product as it has firmly replaced my Origins eye cream.

The (4) Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum and the (5) iwhite Instant Teeth Whitening kit are very recent buys (literally this week) so they have yet to be cracked open. I am excited about trying these out as I have heard rave reviews from various bloggers about this little Estée Lauder gem and I am DYING to whiten my teeth. This has been getting me down lately and I cannot wait to see the results!

Hope ye found my little review as such interesting/helpful/not too annoying and I would love if ye gave me a little incite into whats rocking ye're beauty world!

Have a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Weekend Post: Spring/Summer Lookbook

Hello everyone!

Hope ye are all having a good weekend and an even better one if you have a few days off like me thanks to it being Easter - hurrah! This past week the weather has been AMAZING in good 'ol Éire. I mean its just crazy how warm it has been in April and so sunny. Yesterday I even ventured to the beach for the first time this year sans wellies and a huge coat, happy days! Any who in light of this I got a little carried away and decided to (prematurely most will think) put together a little casual and everyday Spring/Summer (mainly Summer admittedly) lookbook!

I think being cooped up in a windowless office and dressed in mainly black all week has heightened my need for colourful pieces and for my boho style to shine through. So here ye go a little lookbook in my front garden, washing on the line and all! Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Look 1
Newlook / Top
Zara / Shorts
Bulaggi (TK Maxx) / Bag
Jasper Conran (Debenhams) / Pumps
River Island / Rings
Gift / Bracelet and Necklace
Primark / St Moritz Tan

Look 2
Newlook / Tanktop (Underneath)
Primark / Lace Top, Sunglasses, Arrow Bangle, Feather headpiece
Zara / Bag
Vintage / Shorts (My moms!)
Gifted / Necklaces, Ring, Leopard Bangle
River Island / Midi Rings

Look 3
Primark / Kimono, String Top,Necklace
Rayban / Wafer Sunglasses
Gifted / Leopard Bangle
Dorothy Perkins / Bangle
Vintage / Shorts (Mom's again!)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Weekend Post: A Spring in my step!

Hello everyone!

It is a beautiful day in Ireland and what better way to make the most of it than some outdoor outfit shots. The daisies are finally up and open, a sign that it is heating up woo hoo! I wore a casual comfy outfit to meet one of my friends for ice cream and we chilled on the swings at the local playground - BLISS! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Tank - New Look
Jeans - Topshop Joni
Pumps - Jasper Conran
Bag - Zara
Sunglasses/Bangle - Primark
Midi Ring - River Island
Ring/Necklace - Gifts