Friday, 1 August 2014

RIMMEL NAILS // i've made a hug list, you're on it

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My not so guilty little pleasure. Rimmel Nail Polish. I have spoken about them numerous times. Great formula, budget friendly, long lasting with pigmented and punchy colours. I may even go so far as to say they are my favourite nail polish brand *gaaaaaaasp! I cannot seem to leave Boots without swatching, sniffing or purchasing one of those little beauties. Addicted? Absolutely. Sorry? Nope, not even a little bit. Anybody else love them as much as I do?

*take note of how I placed that tiny giraffe and a pineapple to add a splash of artistic flair. I got this juxtaposition business down. Magritte eat your heart out.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

L'OREAL LUMI PRIMER // good skin in a bottle

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Oh those dreadful days, when no matter what light you flick on or no matter how hard you squint your skin just looks, well..............a bit shit. Lifeless, dull, blah. Think mugshot territory.

I heard so many good things about the L'Oreal Lumi Primer and decided on one particularly drab skin day (no amount of instagram filters could help) to finally give it a try.

PING! It's like a pleasant little punch to the face, infusing the complexion with light. My skin instantly looked fresher, almost as if someone was holding a candle to my face and I was basking in its blurry soft focus goodness. Don't get me wrong, it's not going to solve ALL your dull skin woes; that's what concealer is for, but definitely one to give a go when your naked skin needs a little lift and works a treat to prime and hold makeup in place that bit longer. Two big hungover thumbs up!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

OJON BIG HAIR BIG LOVE // mind the shine....

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This week I had the pleasure of attending a hair consultation with Ojon Haircare and their brand new treatment technician Jennie Roberts at the Dylan Bradshaw Salon in Dublin. Here's a few things I learned....
  • I got big ass, phat hair. Cheers mam! 
  • Every Thursday should begin with a wash and blowdry.
  • To quote Jennie "You have Kate Bush eyes". I die.
  • Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment is pummelling my parched dry hair ends into submission. Plus it smells absurdly delicious.
  • Terry is a hero for tackling my mane. Talk about an arm workout!
  • FKA Twigs loves her baby hairs. Why can't I?
  • Jennie is an absolute Lioness with better hair than Beyonce.
  • Ojon does volume very very well. #hugehair.

Monday, 14 July 2014

FINISHING TOUCHES // accessories

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I generally keep it pretty simple accessories wise to avoid any sparkly disasters, usually opting for just one or two well placed choice pieces. Think simple and sedated rather than statement. Less is more.

Links of London Grey Skull Friendship Bracelet. Received this for Christmas and has fast become one of my most worn accessories. Sterling silver. Sleek. Grey. Bad-ass skulls. Love.

Links of London FEED Beige and Copper Peanut Bracelet. Another beauty from Links. I fell in love with the little sterling silver peanut the minute I clapped eyes on it. Peanut butter and me go together like Beyonce and Jay-Z, match made in heaven, so this was a very welcome graduation gift.

Pandora Charm Bracelet. Gifted for my 18th birthday many moons ago. Loved ever since. I prefer to keep the charms to a minimum though. I love how it looks with just a few. 

Silver Circle Chain. I had been searching for a minimal silver chain that would compliment any outfit beautifully. This delicate number from Claire's Accessories of all places was a real find and certainly looks the part for a very minuscule price. Someday however I would love to invest in a quality chain that I know I will wear forever.  

Topshop Midi Ring. A well placed ring always sits well with me. Nice, simple, foolproof.

*clutch bag H&M


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

STYLE // do you opsh here often?

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1. to partake in a spot of proper online shopping with the least amount of click clickitty clicks necessary cos ain't nobody got time for that shit no more! 

Any Irish girl worth her stylish salt will have already heard about the very exciting up and coming online shopping experience OPSH. I'm already a big fan of the achingly cool founders of the website, the McGinn Sisters so expect to see a very well edited selection of some of the high streets finest threads conveniently placed together into one delightful shopping mecca, customised to suit your own personal taste and style.

Set to go live in September expect OPSH to take the stressful "elbows at the ready" approach out of the highstreet shopping experience, negate the need for scrolling through countless fashion websites on the internet, become the busy girls best friend and your credit cards worst enemy. I foresee many wonderful purchases being made in the comfort of my pyjamas and this seasons' must have hair accessory - the scrunchie. My god I'm fucking fabulous!

Keep up to date with all things OPSH here, including some sporadic blogging and more scrunchie loving from yours truly!