Thursday, 13 September 2012

Current Favourite Beauty Products



Hey Lovelies,
I've compiled a list of the beauty products I'm loving through out the Summer and at the moment :) It's always nice to mix things up a bit! ;)

Liz Earl "Hot Cloth Cleanser":Holy Grail of Cleansers. No explanation needed really! If anyone would like me to do a full review, leave a comment :) It makes my skin feel amazing.
E45 Cream: I use to use this when I was a tween back in the days. It was cheap and cheerful. I've had really stubborn dry skin on my face as of late, and this is the only moisturiser that has cleared it, and for under a fiver, you can't go too wrong.
Soap&Glory "Righteous  Body Butter": I've been using this for well over a year, and I keep on repurchasing it. It literally makes my skin feel like butter after using it, and it's smells absolutely amazing. It's thick and sinks right into the skin. I'd recommend this to anyone, with dry skin!
Benefit "Moon Beam" It was perfect for the warmer months as the golden shimmer complimented my tan,and gave my skin a nice shimmery glow. I'll still continue to use this coming into Winter, and I'm a tanned girl, all year round ;)
MAC "Ambush": I love this lippy, not too red, not too pink, it goes with pretty much any outfit, and gives your lips a lovely sheen. In case you haven't noticed I love bright lipsticks, and this is just perfect for days when I can't decide if I want red or pink!
 Victoria Secret "Bombshell"Perfume: This scent screams "Summer" to me. Although we're venturing into Autumn, I'll still smell like Summer! :) It's so light and fresh and doesn't over power you.
Rimmel "Wake Me Up" Foundation and Concealer: This is always the foundation I come back to. For me the coverage is excellent, as is the staying power. I love how it gives me a lovely dewy glow and doesn't make me look caked. The Concealer is as good. Leaving my "Boing" by Benefit Concealer gathering dust!

Hope you guys are all well :)

S xxx

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Graduation


Woah, that's a lot of photo's! Well today I officially graduated from University! I majored in Sociology and History. Although it was never what I wanted to do, I'm so glad and so proud that I finished it. From my Second  year on, I begged and begged to switch and do something in fashion, every time, I had a bad day in college. My parents, told me to stick it out, and once I finished it, I could do whatever I wanted. When I was having particularly bad days, my Dad would tell me I wasn't a "quitter". Well Dad, I'm not, and I hope I made you both proud today :) and thanks for all the proof reading you've down over the three years.I clearly didn't quit, and I'm glad I didn't. I'm a true believer in everything happens for a reason, and I know now I wasn't ready to venture into fashion at that point, and still needed to further my academic education. Now I do have a few regrets. I regret letting the negativity of not wanting to be there, hinder my results. I've grown up and realised that it was an immature way to act, and a foolish thing to do. BUT I can leave UCD with hindsight. A wonderful thing isn't it? I can use my experiences with it, and go forth into life knowing, that no matter if I hate what I'm doing, I still should give it 100%. Now don't get me wrong I'm still delighted with my results, and did fairly well considering, but It's definitely taught me a life lesson of giving everything my all, and maybe that's why I was meant to stay.

I had a lovely lovely lovely day, starting off with getting my hair done in Dundrum in Peter Mark, I opted for a curly blow dry, and my hair NEVER stays straight and I wanted a lot of volume, for €30 it's not too bad, and will definitely last me another day or two! I wanted to wear a sophisticated dress that I felt good in. I got this dress in Fran and Jane. Normally I'd steer clear of tighter dress, as I'm a bit conscious of my tummy, but I loved this dress, and felt amazing the whole day. It clung to my curves perfectly and was so comfy. Now I'm not going to tell porkies, I did wear Spanx,  but only up until the ceremony as they were too uncomfortable so I whipped them off before dinner, and this dress was so well made, that it looked the exact same , with or without! One of the best dressed I've purchased in a long while. Since I was in all black, I wanted to incorporate some colour with my bag and shoes. I love these shoes, as they have a floral platform. They're funky yet appropriate for the occasion. My two lovely friends came down to meet me after the ceremony, it was so sweet! Thanks Lynney and Rach :) I love you guys!


Anyway I'm off to London in the morning!  I can't wait to hit the shops, especially Topshop and Victoria Secret! I won't be gone too long I promise! :D

Chat to you all soon :) 

S xxx
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Monday, 3 September 2012

Dundrum Blogger in Residence:Challenge 3

For the third part of the Dundrum "Blogger in Residence" our task was to write  about any one of the fashion shows that were on over last weekend. I attended the last show on Saturday at 4.30 The show started  exactly on time and it was fantastic! The audience were made up of all all ages from Lolly-licking Children, all the way up to Grannies.. All age groups were crowded along both sides of the catwalk. The Catwalk wasn't overly big, and you were able to really get a good glimpse at all of the pieces on offer in Dundrum. If I wasn't already excited enough about this A/W, I am now.

 As soon as people started to gather, the atmosphere became what you can only call as energetic. The music was pumping, the models were ready to rock the runway, and the audience were waiting in anticipation.  Everyone received a printed handout, and on it was a running order of the show, with all the essential information you needed, e.g what the model was wearing, how much the individual items cost, and of course where it would be available to purchase. It came in extremely helpful, as the show was fast paced, so it gave you the chance to enjoy the show, and not worry about writing information down. The professionalism in the show, was exceptional. I can only imagine how difficult a show like that is to orchestrate, but the organizers truly came up trumps.

It was fantastic, that everything shown on the catwalk, was available to purchase in Dundrum Town Centre that day. I've lost count of how many times, I've come across a item I loved  in a similar fashion show or magazine, only to discover that the garment in question isn't out in stores for another two months, so the customer was definitely kept in mind, throughout.
As you can see in the images above, a number of different looks were shown. Items from the Luxurious Harvey Nichols, to everybody's favourite Penney's were shown. They showcased gorgeous coats, comfy casual wear and gorgeous, glamorous sequin cocktail numbers. My favourite dress, was the full sequined gown from Jovani in Harvey Nichols,(Trust my magpie like tendencies and expensive tastes!)but judging by the audience's reaction, it wasn't just me! The Show was categorized into different trends and styles. "Coat Story", "Military Parade", "Jean Genie", "Lady Like Chic" and "Glam Nights' Party Wear"

 For me, my favourite was a toss up between "Coat Story" and "Glam Nights' Party Wear". With the dark nights, seem to be creeping in, ever so fast, I'm on the look out for the perfect coat. The Electric Blue over sized coat from H&M really caught my eye, as did the tweed coat from Fran and Jane with the faux-fur cuffs. For Glam Nights' Party Wear, the girls looked very glam in short sequined numbers, while the boys looked very dapper in their suits. It definitely got me excited for the upcoming party season!

What struck me most as a "Curvy Blogger" was the presence of gorgeous curvier models, showing that fashion isn't limited to any particular size.The variety of models in the show was encouraging as Older women were also represented,looking very elegant and beautiful.Overall the slim, curvy and older women provided a show that had something in it for everyone, giving the everyday Dundrum shopper, someone they could relate to. The boys weren't totally overlooked either with them sporting the latest looks from Jack Jones, Zara and Hugo Boss in a mix of casual wear and evening wear. Us girls won't be short on gift idea's for our fella this Christmas, anyway!

Overall the show was very engaging, energetic and informative. I enjoyed it immensely and hope Dundrum continue to organise such great fashion shows!

Voting is now open! I'd really appreciate all your votes again, to get me into the final 3! It would mean so so so much ! 
All you need to do is follow the link,scroll down and click on the last link! :)

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