Thursday, 29 January 2015

Catrice Cosmetics Addict

Catrice // Primark/Penneys

Like many I have a wee grá (Irish for love) for Catrice nail polishes from Primark/Penneys. The collection is super cheap (retailing under €3 a pop), relatively long wearing with a wide variation of colours to suit everyone. They also make a habit of updating their nail polish range seasonally with new colour additions. A good and bad thing!

As you can tell from above I have a small (yeah right) collection of my own in the works that is growing monthly. Worryingly so, but then again its good to let your nails do the talking sometimes!

Hope everyone's having a good week! The weekend is almost upon us again, hurrah!


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

An Ode to the January Sales...

Ankle Boots // Office

Never a one to pass up a good sale, I took to Office last week in the hopes of finding nude heels. I walked out of the shop with a new purchase, no nude heels in sight of course. In my defense (how I start sentences concerning most retail purchases worryingly enough) these ankle boots are AMAZING. They are comfortable, stylish and have a wicked grip thanks to the rubber sole. A great combo.

They were a STEAL and I stress this as not only were they down from €104 to €35, but when I skipped up to the till they had a FURTHER 20% reduction on all sale items that day. These babies came in at a cool €28 *Hallelujah*

Hope ye like this post!

Happy 'Hump' Day


Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Weekend Post // Something Purdy!

Clutch // Deena&Ozzy @ Urban Ourfitters

Hello all and happy weekend!

Just a quick post on this beautiful bronze sequenced clutch (with detachable chain detail) above that was gifted to me by a good friend this past Christmas. 

It's love, that is all I can say! I am a sucker for gold/bronze accessories and this is riiiiight up my street. This is a seasonal all-rounder and I cannot wait to start styling it! 

Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Begin again...

Hello everyone and a very Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/Holidays wherever you are. I certainly did. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by my crazy friends and even crazier family and began a new year with a better attitude than last year, thankfully.

This time last year I was unemployed and feeling a little hopeless, lost. The generic mantra 'New Year, New You!' was definitely NOT appealing to me and frankly p!ssed me off a little.

January can be quite a difficult time of year as it is, especially when trying to have a positive attitude is the last thing on your mind. I find this month can resemble a pan on the boil, it heats up slowly as you set your 'resolutions' in motion, but can quickly boil over so very easily leaving you deflated. People TRY new things (fitness/diet/health being primary areas) and then fade out as the month goes by making them feel like failures. Not good.

Balance is key. Balance is, personally, always key for me. I think that if you want to change or achieve your personal goals you must prepare and consciously make a decision to keep on track. Set yourself achievable targets and follow from there. You must allow for failures, set backs and just days when striving forward is the last thing you want to do. Keep going regardless, don't sweat the small stuff. They're only small stuff! Stay positive, surround yourself with positive people who enhance your life and vica versa. You must have give/take. Take the rough with the smooth. Don't over-think. Be perceptive. Be kind. Be balanced.

So, as the year begins I have three simple personal goals which you may find inciteful:

1. Say 'Yes' more. Yup purdy easy. Put yourself out there and try new things. Surprise yourself!

2. Say 'No' more. Just say no. Screw it! You are your own person, you have a choice. Say no.

3. 'Be Positive'. Look forward with good intentions. Think positive. Be the you YOU want to be. Radiate positivity. Smile :)

Happy New Year!