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Happiness is…

Yes, I’m terrible… bla bla bla… I have good intentions, but have had a draining year and the blog wasn’t priority. Forgive me? 

Have recently tried to re wire the brain to find joy in the little things. Tonight it’s hanging on the couch with himself, having a (bottle of) wine or two, and getting shnugs from the fur baby. Couldn’t ask for more. Oh! Actually, an excuse to look at Chris Evans for an hour or two?! Civil war let’s be having ya! 

Happy new year yis pack of rides!! 
‘Til next time…… 

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Art Deco Foundation trial 17/07/2016

So a friend of mine is lucky enough to be given some products to test & trial in her line of work. She got this foundation and it wasn’t the right shade for her, so I got to be the lucky guinea pig & test it for her! 

It has a fab old school dropper so you can’t take too much product out – something I am a divill for. I used a foundation brush to apply and it gave a really lovely light cover to my (never perfect) skin. To be honest I don’t feel like there’s actually anything on my face, which is prob good  in this heat. 
I’ll update this later this eve after its had a full days wear – and hopefully hasn’t melted off my face!! 
*** update!!! 

I didn’t put much powder on – in fact I only used whatever was loose in the lid. And my face is not anywhere near are oily as it should be (little bit around the nose) – esp on a melter of a day like it was today!! So this foundation is FAB!! Deffo a recommendation from me!! 
‘Til next time……

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Today’s outfit 03/07/16

Having a day date with himself today so going for ladylike chic – it’s nice to dress up & now that I have a uniform in the new job I don’t associate these clothes with work anymore. 

Striped tee, pencil skirt & leopard print ballet flats are all h&m, beads are Chanel. 
‘Til next time……

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Terrible typist*…

Yeah so I’m terrible at this, whoops! With starting the new job before Christmas and the house &/ dog taking up all of my time (& money) I don’t get to snap my ensembles all that much. But I am getting into the swing of the job (exceeding targets by my 3rd month which is fairly awesome!!)

So with the seasons moving into summer (& hopefully some decent weather), all I can think of are bright colours and patterns – especially since I can only wear black & white in work!! Looking forward to wearing my high waisted skirts with cute tees, or getting my hands on some fab patterned dresses – like the new stock Bow & Pearl have in. My go to colours are the obvious Royal and cornflower blue, daffodil yellow (strong but not overpowering) and pistachio/mint green! These are fab with so many other colours and provide a great contrast too! 
So there ya are…
‘Til next time……

*or just terrible at writing a blog because I have no attent…oooh something shiny….

Outfit of the day 19/02/2016

We went to a wedding in Tulfarris last weekend so the glad rags were pulled out 

Dress from Ted Baker in Kildare Village, bag borrowed from my sister, shoes from Penneys, jewellery from Tiffanys, DKNY, Stonechat and vintage. 

Ta da! 

‘Til next time……

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New beginnings

I’m starting a new job next month, so will have to reasses my work wardrobe – currently trackie bottoms & hoodies/jeans & a tee – advantage of working in a sports shop, to something a bit more professional looking!! I have begun my attempt of grown of dressing with these beauties from Clarks; 

Yes, they’re pewter. So still managing to be my weird & preppy self!! My sister bought a pair of petrol green (or was it emerald? Either way, a lovely dark green!) a year or so ago & I was fairly resistant to them-reminiscent of school shoes, calling her a hipster etc. But jokes on me, I’ve been thinking about them since!! Curses!! So there we go, my new smart shoes for my new smart job!! 

Wish me luck!! 
‘Til next time……

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Aussie dry shampoo test

As someone who generally has to use dry shampoo on a daily basis – owner of thin hair = limp, lifeless & meh looking even when I’ve been blow drying it upside down until all the blood is in my head! So dry shampoo gives my gruaig (hair) a bit of ooomph.

I’ve been using Batiste forever (since 2006!) and have tried other brands & found them too expensive for the size of the can/result that’s the same as the Batiste, or useless (that’d be the Boots own brand, did nothing!) so when I saw Aussie had brought a range out I got very excited!! They’re a little more expensive than the Batiste, but as someone who bulk buys in Boots (slight fan of their special offers!) the money usually works out the same!


Gave this one a go, and I am in luuuurrrrrvvveee!!
The process is super simple, spray on, rub in, brush out! It doesn’t dull the shine of my hair, and you don’t have that powdery residue left that has to be wiped off with a cloth that I always get with Batiste. No matter how much I rub it in it’s always there! Always. And! It gives my hair a bit of a lift too! PLUS!! My hair smells Ah-mazing!!

So I will deffo be buying this from now on!

‘Til next time……

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Smarty smarts…

I’m sure I’m not the first to come with this, and if it’s even a smart plan to put it online or not…but anyway! So many people have iPhones, smart phones, blackberrys, whatever, these days. And most of these have personalised locking codes. What happens if you have an accident/get knocked unconscious & your next of kin is needed to be contacted?! Android & apple should have a designated emergency section in their settings where you put in three numbers so if your phone is locked and it’s selected to ring emergency contact #1, and then it offers #2 & 3 if 1 can’t be contacted, from the locked screen.

Does that make sense to anyone else?!

Anyway, brain wave over…ooooh sparkles!!

‘Til next time……

*amendment 29/11/2014*

I must be psychic or something! Because having done my update on my iPhone to whatever iOS were at at the moment, I discovered there is now a “medical id” in the “emergency” choice in the locked screen. Clever work apple, slow, but you eventually got there *cheeky face*

‘Til next time……

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I decided to listen to the soundtrack for Tron: Legacy while I was working yesterday. As a fan of (most of) what Daft Punk churn out, the soundtrack was a no brainer – especially after seeing the film. It still gives me goosebumps. I can’t really work out how to put in a video, but this is “Derezzed” from the soundtrack, video via Disneys YouTube channel.

So if you’ve never seen the film, rent it, and if you haven’t paid attention to the music: YouTube it. And then buy/ download the album.

Go. Go now.

‘Til next time……

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A happy helping hand

Today I decided to join the “100 days of happiness” that all the cool kids are doing *cough* bandwagon jumper on-er *cough*. I like the idea of it, finding happiness in the simple things that we do every day. Reality can get you down so easily, and we forget how much great stuff we actually have going on, so I want to remind myself how awesome life actually is.

So for my day one, my happy is;

A walk on the beach, in the sun, with this boy.


See?! Simple!

I may do a post every day or sporadically, I don’t know, but I will be doing this!

‘Til next time……

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