Friday, 13 June 2014

Summer Wedding Guest Outfit Inspiration

Chi Chi London dresses are absolutely gorgeous. They're right up my street and are perfect for any fancy occassion. They have a lot of skater style dresses.You really can't beat a skater style. They're flattering on all shapes,are pretty and feminine. The styles that are available in plus sizes are small at the moment, but I hope they extend it to some of their other short sequin dresses, as they are UHMAZING!
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I've no Weddings to attend to this Summer, but this is totally something I'd wear if I was going to one. I love the colour of this "Dolly Dress"(it's more green in colour on the website) and is perfect for the lovely weather we've been having lately! It has thick straps, and although they're mesh you could wear a strapless bra with ease, or if you wanted more suppose a flesh coloured bra would also work. It's a flattering shape and if you wanted to cinch in the waist a little more a small skinny belt would look cute too! The fuller skirt is great too, especially for women like me, who are a bit tummy conscious.

 Instead of opting for my usual nude shoes, I'd opt for this Summer's hottest shoe colour-white. You can pick up similar sandals in the likes of Penney's/Primark for next to nothing. I personally wouldn't spend that much money on shoes that I know I'd never get the wear out of , and thank the Primark Gods for delivering cheap and cheerful on trend items each season! This lovely clutch from Accessorize compliments the dress and ads an elegant touch to the outfit. It's also a decent size so you can fit all your "essentials" in. As the clutch is garish, dare I say it. I'd keep the jewellery simple with small earrings and a dainty ring and perhaps a watch with a little bling on it.

As It's Ireland, I'd make sure I had a little pashmina to throw on me at night, as being realistic temperatures drop. As this dress is detailed, and has a gorgeous low back on it, I wouldn't want to  add a little jacket or anything so this pashmina is perfect, as it also compliments the neutral colours in the bag. I'm normally not a fan of being so matchy matchy but for a Wedding it's perfect. I have this nail polish from Butter London and love it, it's a gorgeous, gorgeous colour and is perfect for Summer. I'd keep my makeup quite subtle and go for nude lips. This NYX lipgloss is my go to lip  colour at the moment and doesn't dry out your lips at all, just leaves them with a nice shine.

Post written in collaboration with Chi Chi Clothing*
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

May Skincare Routine

I change up my skincare a lot. I have a few old faithful's (Effaclar Duo, Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, Vichy Life Serum to name a few) but I like to test out new products all the time. I've been using this combination for the whole of May and have noticed a dramatic difference in my skin. It gives me a "fresh face" look and my skin is really reaping the benefits of this regime. 
First things first, I like to take off my  makeup with this Micellar water first. I find it removes my makeup effortlessly and even starts to dissolve most of my eye makeup. It leaves my skin feeling clean and it's nice and cooling on my skin after a long day. I use two cotton pads and it removes most of my makeup.
Holy Grail of Cleansing Balms if you ask me. It's literally the best cleanser I've used. It's so easy to use and literally takes off every scrap of makeup. I use the "white towel test" and dry my face with a clean white towel, and I kid you not there is no makeup residue left. Your skin is left soft and subtle and smelling amazing!
I religiously use this to fight off any blemishes and to keep my skin in tip top shape. It's moisturising and sinks into my skin quickly, which is great as I don't like to wait for ages to apply some moisturiser. It's a cult product for a reason and everyone who's tried it raves about it. it's a skin saviour and something I will forever repurchase!
I did a review of this last week(here) and it's still a product I've been reaching for on a daily basis. I apply it with my index finger as it's the lightest touch. It's a light gel formula so it's really hydrating and sinks in really quick. I suffer from dark circles under my eyes, and have noticed a vast improvement after using this for a month.
As I suffer from dry skin, it takes a lot to impress me with moisturiser, and this one does! It's a little less heavy than my well loved La Roche Posay "Nutritic Intense", so it's perfect for the morning when I want my face cream to sink in quick to I can apply my makeup. It leaves my skin so soft and not a dry patch in sight.

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Monday, 2 June 2014

Blooming Marvellous

Today myself, Mum and Dad went to Bloom in the Park. Ireland's Largest Garden Festival held in the Phoenix Park. I'm not really a green finger kind of gal, but went along nonetheless and had a lovely afternoon. It stayed dry and it was quite warm so it was a nice start to Summer-Hello June by the way! Ticket's priced at €20 seemed expensive at the time but it was a really nice and unusual afternoon. It's nice to finally get a Bank Holiday!
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