Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Vintage Rose Nails

I've done this nail design before, and I absolutely love it.

'Shabby Chic' Primark Buys

I was visiting my fiancé in hospital yesterday. Whilst he was having his dinner, I popped over to Tesco to pick up some hair dye. Obviously, being a typical girl, I couldn't resist the urge to have a quick look in Penneys (that's Primark to you British followers - high five!) and boy am I glad I did! I'm constantly on the lookout for   items that will fit into the 'shabby chic/vintage' set up I want for my house. I picked up a few pieces, and there are lots more that I want...someone take me to a Cath Kidston store puh-lease! I used to live 10 minutes from Primark, but since we moved, I'm now around 90 minutes away. It's good in a way because I would seriously be in so much debt, haha!

Here's what I picked up ...

'Relax' wooden stand - €1.50

They had a few different stands - relax, bathe and soak. I think there may have been another one, I can't remember. Seriously, how cute is it? It's a good little reminder to have sitting on the side of bath. Cannot wait until the bathroom is set up how I want it, eek!

Four plastic blue and white polka dot bowls - €2.50

I'm absolutely in love with these! i'm sure they were in a section that had picnic stuff in, but I'll definitely find a use for them in my house (and I'll try to keep you updated with my 'decorating')

Wicker heart with ribbon - €2

I picked up two wicker hearts...at that price, how could I not?! I have one hanging in my bedroom right now, and I absolutely love it! I'll definitely be picking up more of these...maybe one for each room in the house :) this is the heart in comparison to my hand. It's quite big, and well worth the price!

Do you like my little purchases? Have you picked up anything cute as of late? I want to see!

Monday, April 29, 2013

20 Things On My Mind Right Now

...does this sort of post even exist? It does now ;) I'm going to make this a regular thing. I know, I know, I've said this stuff in the past, but now that college is almost over, I'll be dedicating more time to blogging...and hopefully I'll have a job soon. I have a notebook with some blog post ideas in, and I'll be using that a lot ;) title says it all.

1. I can't wait for my fiancé to come home from hospital.
2. When I get to my ideal weight, I'm going to get a cherry blossom tattoo...maybe on my rib or foot.
3. I miss old music (from the noughties, etc). A lot of 'music' these days is just noise!
4. I have ONE more day of college. Cannot wait...
5. ...and looking forward to lunch and drinks afterwards with some of the girlies.
6. I keep hearing weird noises...help!
7. I'm in the mood to do my makeup...but I've to get up at 7.30am, so bed soon!
8. I'm loving my nails right now :)
9. Everyone and their mother (literally) seems to be having babies.
10. I want a big snuggle right now!
11. I could eat an entire pizza.
12. Justin Timberlake's best song (in my opinion) is probably Never Again.
13. I can't wait to dye my hair on Tuesday.
14. I want my mum to call me.
15. Prince looks super cute sleeping at the end of the bed.
16. I can hear Jess rolling around in the laundry hamper...her latest thing. Crazy cat!
17. I want perfect eyebrows.
18. I miss my family so much!
19. I'm really thirsty...water anyone? 
20. But I'm contemplating making coffee, what a hard decision to make. haha

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nails | Rimmel - 'Too Cool To Tango'

I was on the lookout for a new duck-egg blue kind of colour. I have a gorgeous Essence one, which is now discontinued...typical. It was called 'Fall For Me', so I fell in love with it and they discontinue it! In my search for a new gorgeous blue colour, I came across this gorgeous one by Rimmel...it's so beautiful!

I'm pretty sure it's my new favourite nail colour, and at only €4.95, I think I'll pick up a few of the same colour over the coming weeks/months in case they do decide to discontinue it!

This is two coats of the polish on it's own...keep an eye out for my next post to see what I've added to it ;) Also, I hate how crappy I am at painting my nails!

I think this is the perfect colour for Summer...what's your favourite nail polish for Summer?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Currently... #2!

Current Books: I stopped my last one, but starting again soon. 'Woman with Birthmark' - Håkan Nesser
Current music: just Give Me A Reason - Pink & Nate Ruess
Current guilty pleasure: anything with cupcakes, roses or polka dots on
Current colour: baby pink or baby blue
Current drink: water or tea
Current food: pasta!
Current favourite show: Home & Away. The hot men are a bonus!
Current wish list: to be my ideal weight for summer...and have longgg hair!
Current triumphs: Almost finished college, losing almost a stone in weight!
Current bane of my existence: Bad foods...shoo, i need salads!
Current celebrity crush: All the Braxton brothers (Home & Away)..my god.
Current indulgence: is bed an indulgence?
Current blessing: life! How cheesy ;)
Current slang: don't have any at the moment, haha!
Current outfit: satin hot pink pyjamas with white polka dots..so very sexy.
Current excitement: the thought of sleeping, and my fiancé coming home from hospital.
Current mood: Tired, but I want to go shopping too.
Current link: this... ;)

Beauty Blogger Tag!

Bad blogger! I apologise for the lack of blogging...college has been really hectic because we were getting into the last few weeks. I have ONE day left (May 1st - exam!!) and I can't wait to finish!

Chloe over at Chau Belle! tagged everyone to do this tag, and I love it! I absolutely love doing tags, they're great for getting to know more about people, even the little details.

If you're reading this, I tag YOU!

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1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally straight, but it has a little wave to it when it dries naturally. It doesn't really frizz, and tends to fall into a nice style I leave it to dry naturally.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I dye it myself. If I were to bleach it (again), I would probably go to a salon. But honestly, if I was just dying it black, I don't see the point in paying loads to have someone do what I can do myself in the comfort of my own home.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
Most days, I leave it down in in slight waves, other days I'll tie it up, or throw it into a messy bun (still getting the hang of it!) but if I'm going out, I'll curl it or straighten it.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I've never paid to get my nails done, and I never will. I'm a big nail art lover myself, and I've built up quite a collection of nail polishes and nail art tools, so I do my nails myself. Why not if I have everything I need? 

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
Every 3-4 days usually, or if it chips badly before then, I'll change it.

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
Usually summer because i wear sandals more and want my toes to look pretty ;)

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
It depends on what look I'm going for. If it's my every day look, it can take anywhere between 20-35 minutes. If I'm going on a night out, it can take up to an hour because I can be really particular about my eye makeup.

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
99.9999% of the time, I do my face first...but if I'm going for a really dark smoky eye, then I'll do my eyes first. Mainly because I hate the fall-out that dark eye shadows can cause on my face. Instead of the hassle cleaning up fall-out, I'd rather just take off my makeup and start again...it's happened before!

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
Hahaha, definitely a collector! I was sorting out my makeup the other day, and this is the picture I took (a few palettes were missing and not all of my brushes were there)...how crazy is that? I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more makeup items until I've used up some of what I already have. That shouldn't be too hard!

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Not very often, only on special occasions really. I love how they look, but the effort to put them on every day..no thanks. Sometimes, it takes me ages to put them on, and when they are on, I find myself checking out my makeup in the mirror constantly in case one of the lashes falls off. Either that, or they're really heavy on my eyes! I need to start using them more though, I have so many!

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Not at all. I should really start doing it to use up some makeup, but honestly, I'm really happy with my skin so I'm comfortable going out with a bare face. If I'm feeling really crappy, even a few coats of mascara cheers me up a little.

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
If i'm home alone and bored, I like to try makeup looks. If i'm studying, cleaning or chilling with family, i won't wear makeup. If i'm going out for a day with family, I'll wear makeup.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Of course! I'm comfortable not wearing makeup as I have really good skin. I honestly don't get how some girls need to wear a full face of makeup just to go to the shop...why?!

14. How many high-end products do you have?
Not much at all. I have a paintpot, an eyeshadow, a lipstick, foundation brush, eyeshadow brush and blending brush from MAC. I'm sure that's all my high end products, but I love my drugstore products, mainly Essence and Rimmel.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
Normally, I'll just decide on something to wear when I get up. If I have a day ahead of me, I'll plan my outfit the night before...and my makeup!

16. How often do you change your handbag?
Not often, just until I get bored with the one I'm currently using. The one I use now is actually a changing bag, but it has all the same pockets as a handbag, and you can fit a house in it. Plus it's super cute, so why not? ;) The handles are the same pink as the underneath of the bag. i'm in LOVE with it! <3

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
For college, I wake up around 8am and bedtime is around midnight or 1am. On weekends or days off college, I'll stay up til around 3am, and wake around 11am...1pm if I'm really lazy!

18. How often or when do you workout?
I was doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, but I got inflamed feet and the doctor told me to rest for a few weeks. I'm yet to get back into it, but I think I'll start again. I make sure to walk every day though.

19. Left handed or right handed?

20. How tall are you?
5'1 or 5'2.

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Only a tiny bit of French...not enough to have a conversation though, haha.

22. How many pets do you have?
2 cats, Jess (top) and Prince (bottom)

23. How often are you on Blogger?
Every day! When I'm not blogging, I'm having a quick read of other blogs :)

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Sometimes...mainly because some people leave their blog links in comments and i'll check them out. I always read my own comments though :) 

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I have a little notepad and I have a small list in there of things I want to try, but I'm putting myself on a spending ban for now!

26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I'm not sure...it just came to me, but I'm bored with it now. I'll change it soon I think.

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
Canon Powershot SX130 IS

28. How often do you clean your house?
I clean every day, obviously not a 'full clean', but if something needs cleaning, I'll do it.

29. What's your favorite color?
Baby pink

30. Do you swear?
Yup, I'm so bad for it!

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
It's 3am now..so when I wake up, I'll be studying for my Child Development exam, tidying and having a pamper night! :)

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