Monday, 27 February 2017

PrettyLittleThing.

Do you ever get a little overwhelmed with life? Things just begin to pile up and you don't really know where to go from there? That is me at this moment in time, a lot of very exciting things are happening at the moment so trust me when I say I am not complaining but at times I do feel like I am living a Hannah Montana lifestyle. One side of my life is so exciting, it's full of events, trips and collaborations with amazing brands but then the other side, which is my reality is full of assignments, deadlines, exams and my actual job! So many exciting things are beginning to happen but trying to maintain a healthy balance with everything is proving to be difficult, not to mind trying to find time for a social life and my friends! My life consists of lists, reminders and sticky notes plastered all over my walls and even though I am finding it a little difficult to manage it all at the moment, I also would not change it for the world. 
It makes me think back to this time last year, or even two years ago and how I would not have been able to deal with it all and I didn't back them. I let everything get on top of me and bury me alive which resulted in me breaking down not once, not twice but three times before I realised it was time to get some help and I did! Even though I have tough, anxiety riddled days and the smallest things to some are the biggest things to me, I am mentally the strongest I have been in a very long time and I am so proud of myself to be able to say that! It didn't happen over night and I will have to work on it everyday for the rest of my life but it is something I will continually work on! I have began to see things in a much more positive light and as stupid as it may sound, it has really helped! Nothing actually benefits me more than being nice to others, knowing that I can make someones day with a simple smile or a chat has benefitted my own mental help immensely! All I can say now is life is better with a smile on my face!
Shop my Look Here:
Camo Jacket & Sweater - PrettyLittleThing.com ll Pants - Quiz Clothing ll Glasses - Ace & Tate ll Runners - Adidas


Photos by my Mum.

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Friday, 24 February 2017

The Sassiest Boots I'll Ever Own.

Did you ever own a pair of shoes so beautiful you were almost too afraid to wear them outside? Well that is exactly how I felt about these Ego Official Boots. They are the definition of sassy and even though they are quite out there, I know I will get so much wear out of them - the perfect piece to add some life to any look. I wanted to keep this overall look very edgy and streetstyle'esque - so oversized Tee's and Bombers were a must! This "Tupac Over-Sized T-Shirt" from PrettyLittleThing was ideal for the overall look. I love the vibe it gives the outfit and the colours play off well with this "Emerald Green Over-Sized Bomber" which was a steal at €25 in-store at H&M. While this look may be more suited for LFW than a stroll down my local town, it's still the type of look I love to wear. 
Shop my Look Here:
T-Shirt Dress - Here ll Bomber - (Similar) Here ll Boots - Here

Photos by Owen Webb O'Rourke - See his Instagram here.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Yeezy Vibez ft. Boohoo.com

I think it's very important to surround yourself with people who push you to follow your dreams, that believe in you when you share your crazy ideas and want to see you do well in life. These people are rare but when you find them, immerse yourself in their presence! That's the very reason I love collaborating with Aoife from That Indie Irish Blog. We are two girls with very different styles but an extremely similar approach to fashion. I think it is fair to say we don't exactly like to blend in, we feel our clothes are our voices and wearing what you want is our favourite form of expression. 
This week we teamed up to share some of our favourite Boohoo.com pieces. Having no idea what the other person was picking, our looks are completely contrasting but gel together so well. They're is a very strong Yeezy Vibe (without the price tag) to both our looks with sports luxe being a trend we both love. It's amazing to collaborate with someone who's drive is just a strong as yours. The world is literally our oyster and I plan on making every moment count. 
Shop Our Looks Here:


See our previous collaboration "Generation Next" Here.
Photos by the incredibly talented Oisin McHugh Photography.
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Some Days are a Daydream.

If you are following my social channels you will know that this week was an absolute whirlwind. I was lucky enough to be flown over to London to the official L'OrĂ©al Colorista Launch as their new Irish Ambassador with Dominique Nugent. To say the event was surreal is an understatement. To be at an event with some of the UK's and Europe's biggest Youtubers and Bloggers that I look up to was insane. From Marcus Butler to InTheFrow, everyone who is anyone was at the event along with little old me. There was so many pinch me moments that I feel like I didn't deserve to be there! It's a night I will 1000% never forget and if anything has given me the motivation to work even harder to pursue my dreams. 
"If you don't build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs."
Back to the look, I like to be a little different, that's a given and this look is just that! "Shaggy Cardigans" are my weakness as they add so much luxe to a simple look. Keeping things urban with a "Washed Out ACDC T-Shirt" and some simple "Faux Leather Jeans". To finish it off I added a pop of glam with my beloved "Silver Glitter Boots"
Shop The Look:
Cardigan - Here ll Top - Here ll Pants - Here ll Glasses - Here ll Boots - Sold Out (Zara)


Photos by my Mum.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

Primark x Instagram - Feature (2)

I was lucky enough to be featured on the Primark Instagram again this week. When opportunities like this present themselves, I just can't believe that it is my actual life! So excited for whats to come over the next few months and thanks again to Primark for sharing one of my looks - See the post here

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

My Make-Up Bag Essentials.

It may have taken a lifetime but I am finally back with some beauty posts for you all. It is something I took a step back from a few months back because I just felt there was so many amazingly talented people already out there in the beauty industry that my opinions weren't needed. But seeing as I am a qualified makeup artist previously working with MAC Cosmetics and am an absolute makeup fanatic, I thought it was only right that I got back into the makeup game! I decided I would start off with something simple as I generally tend to get a lot of questions about my daily makeup look so I have put together "My Make-Up Bag Essentials". These are the products I use EVERYDAY and I just absolutely adore! Some are pricey while the majority are drugstore finds but after trialling and testing so many different brands and products, these are my absolute favourites! 
Starting off with the Charlotte Tilbury "Wonder Glow", initially I was actually very hesitant to try out the product because it does cost €49 and I didn't want to part with that much money if I wasn't that sure about it. Thankfully I picked up a tester of it one day and fell in love with it after one use. I don't know what is the correct term to describe it but I basically use it to create a glowing base to any makeup look. I find my makeup just goes out a lot smoother because of it and my skin has this healthy looking glow all day with it so it's a daily must. Also a little goes a long way with this beauty so use sparingly. 
For foundation I always use the "Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation" and I use Shade 54. No matter what foundation I use, whether it was €100 or €10, I always end up going back to this Bourjois gem. I love a full coverage foundation that covers up every blemish my skin may have without looking heavy or cakey and this does just that. It feels really light on the skin too which is an added bonus so my skin can easily breathe throughout the day with it on. As an added bonus, it also has amazing long-lasting coverage which means I rarely have to top it up and is a steal avg: €13 in most drugstores. 
For concealer I ALWAYS use these two. I adore the "Rimmel Wake Me Up" Concealer for covering up any blemishes on my skin and any dark circles under my eyes. I just find it blends so naturally with my foundation and doesn't seep into the skin under my eyes which is always an added bonus. To brighten my under eyes I can't go a day without using the NARS "Creamy Concealer", I actually use the lightest shade for under my eyes and highlighting my skin as I am naturally very pale. I just find it is the best highlighting concealer I have ever used. It has quite a thick consistency which creates a flawless finish and blends into the skin easily. I also love that it really does illuminate the skin giving your face a bright appearance all day long. It is a little pricey at around €20 for a concealer but I personally think it is worth it. 
For my lips I only ever use the same 3 lip products! They are my absolute favourite combination and I am yet to find something else that creates a nude lip as flawless as these. They are the Primark "Nude Lip Liner", MAC Lipstick in "Honeylove" and NYX "Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo". There is nothing else I can say besides they are AMAZING! Trust me, give them a go!
Last but not least, the final product I have to have in my makeup bag is the Benefit "Hoola" Bronzer, honestly this is one of a kind! I use it for EVERYTHING. Between bronzing up my skin, contouring, filling in my brows and eyeshadow, it has a never ending list of uses. It is the perfect natural brown shade that creates warmth and definition for your skin. It is in a league of it's own and an essential for every makeup look I create.
So there you have it, those are "My Make-Up Bag Essentials". I use every single one of these products on a daily basis as I just adore them. I personally think they are the best out there at the moment and no look is ever created without them.
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Primark x Instagram - Feature

The blogging industry has provided me with the most amazing opportunities and I am so incredibly grateful for them all. This week I was lucky enough to be shared on the Primark Instagram Account which is an incredible honour! See my Instagram feature below.

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Just Do It!

Zippie, Sweater & Leggings - Nike from JD Sports ll Trainers - Reeboks from JD Sports
I never thought I would see that day that I actually got off my lazy ass and went back to the gym, it may have taken me until February but I am finally joining! Last Summer I was actually hooked on going, I had a holiday planned with the girls for the end of August so that was like my end target and when I had no goals to reach afterwards, I kind of just stopped and became the definition of a couch potato! It's hard to get back into a routine when you have been out of one for so long but with so many exciting trips coming up I decided it was time to get my ass moving again! If there is one thing that motivates me to get up and moving, it has to be new gym gear! JD Sports is literally my one-stop shop for all things Sports Wear so it was no surprise that I stocked up recently. Wearing all "Nike" pieces from their most recent range, I think I could easily end up wearing these on a daily basis. Keeping things simple with some "Old School Reebok Trainers" I am all set for the gym (or at least I look like I am.)
Photos by my Mum.
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