Monday, 30 June 2014

OOTD: Flower chic

Hello Everyone,

Today I've got an OOTD (Outfit of the day) post for you all. I wanted to put together something really fun and summery and perfect for festivals and the like. I teamed a crop top with high waisted floral trousers and floral accessories to add a boho edge.

White crop top with floral detailing - Topshop
High waisted loose print trousers - New Look
Pink flower necklace - Accessorize
Floral Garland - Topshop

If you're interested in how I created this make up look I teamed with the outfit then click here!

I really hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know what your style staples are this summer.

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer Wishlist

Hello Everyone! Today's post is a Summer Wishlist I created on Polyvore. I always love reading these posts so I thought it would be rather suitable as I have been lusting over a lot of things recently!

Topshop Heather Garland
I have been wanting a flower crown type accessory for ages and this one from Topshop gives the perfect balance between delicacy and full on statement crown.

Olivia Burton Big Face Watch
I have been eyeing up this watch for a while after spotting it on the Topshop website. The whole collection by Olivia Burton has a very vintage feel, which I love. The big face watch comes in a number of different colours and I feel it would fast become a wardrobe staple. My current watch is not a very fashionable one, a Black Casio digital so I avoid wearing it at the best of times! It would be nice to be able to tell the time again while adding some vintage wrist glamour!

Essie Nail Polish
I have been through so many nail varnish brands with different names and different finishes but lately nothing has really been stepping up to the mark. I have heard wonderful things about Essie nail polishes - not to mention the gorgeous range of colours - but due to it's forbidding price tag, I have been reluctant to try them. I feel now it's time to step into the more expensive side of nail polish and give Essie nail polishes a whirl.

The Body Shop All-in-one BB cream
There's growing speculation and excitement over this BB cream, particularly in the blogging world. I first saw this on Gabby's (velvetgh0st) YouTube channel. The whole "blending to your skin tone" aspect really appeals to me ( Magic!) as well as the Body Shop's gentle,more natural approach to ingredients. As the season of balmy beach days is upon us ( if the sun would just come out from behind the clouds!) the idea of something natural and light to provide a small amount of coverage and just even out the complexion is genius. If it works, that is!

Topshop Nation Two Part chunky sandals
I have been searching for a pair of dressy summer shoes that aren't too high or uncomfortable but still look super pretty and are easy to match with outfits. I spotted these on the Topshop website a few weeks ago in white but am now really warming to the pink ones and I think they would add a pop of colour without being style offensive! Obviously I need to go into the store and try these on to know how they fit and blah blah blah; but all I can say for sure is that they look blooming beautiful!

Ted Baker travel wallet

I need a travel wallet and I love Ted Baker - need I say more? I am totally in love with Ted Baker's Mint Green Spring/Summer range and combining that with my need of a travel wallet for my trip to Edinburgh this summer (which I will be blogging about  FYI) came this little beauty. Mint Green Leather Ted Baker Travel Wallet - perfection!

MAC lipstick
I don't actually own a high end lipstick (Shock, Horror) and since MAC lipsticks seem to be deemed as the best lipsticks around - I thought that would be a good place to start. The colour here is 'Playful' a corally toned pink. I'm not quite sure whether to play it safe or go all out; I quite like the idea of a deep purple..

Topshop Daisy Print Shorts
I love a daisy print to get me in the Summer mood and these fabulous loosely fitted shorts from Topshop really do the trick! Tragically, they are currently *out of stock*. Three most dreaded words in the world of fashion. Dressed up or down these shorts will make a statement while being effortlessly stylish! (Hurry up Topshop!)

Monsters University DVD
As you already know I am a self confessed Disney addict. (find out why here!) I saw Monsters University when it was released in the cinema and naturally LOVED it! And I figured that by owning it on DVD I would have the liberty of watching it in the comfort of a onesie and with some appropriately priced popcorn. What better way to spend your Saturday nights? It is feel good fantastic-ness (yep, It's a word).

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this post, let me know if you have also been making a Summer Wishlist!

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Monday, 23 June 2014

Soap and Glory Solar Powder bronzer | Review

Hello Everyone,

Today I've got a review for you all on the Soap and Glory Solar Powder Bronzer. Now, as you well know I am a massive soap and glory fan and have written many a blog post on their products, all of which I will link at the end.

Solar Powder comes with two shades of brown, one lighter and one darker  - both with a slight shimmer. I like to swirl my brush around to get a mixture of the two colours and then apply to my temple, just under my cheekbones and on my jawline to lightly contour my face as well as just sweeping it over my nose and forehead to add a sun kissed glow. I like to use my bare minerals flawless face brush. The powder is softly pigmented making it easy to get a nice even application.

The packaging for Soap and Glory is a massive selling point for me and Solar Powder doesn't disappoint. I have read some critical reviews on this product's packaging because of its cardboard packaging being deemed as 'flimsy'. I completely disagree and must say I find the cardboard packaging much more sturdy that most plastic ones and with the added bonus of a magnetic clasp I think it very robust while also being very slimline and attractive. It also comes with a decent mirror for on the go - handy, eh?!

While this is certainly not the cheapest bronzer on the market, I think it is definitely worth the investment and would certainly be comparable to high end bronzers.

Verdict: I would really recommend this product as it has fast become my go-to bronzer!

 I really hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite bronzer is!

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sun, Sand and Sea: Scrapbook Snaps

Hello Everyone,

Today I'm doing something a little different. I thought it would be quite nice to share my experiences and days out with you all but to make in a bit different - with vintage Polaroid style photos. I've decided to call this Scapbook Snaps to make 'a day in the life' sort of posts a bit more interesting! 

This week's Scrapbook Snaps are from when I went to the beach. The sea is one of my favourite places to be as I find the waves and sounds so calming and beautiful!  Afterwards we went for a nice lunch of chicken and sundried tomato sandwiches and hand cut chips! (yum!)

There has been a proper heat wave recently so where better to spend it than at the seaside!


I really hope you have enjoyed this post, let me know if you love the seaside as much as I do!

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Summer Make-up look: Glowing Goddess

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a make up look for you all. I have been playing around with different summer make up looks and came up with this. Mainly focusing on the skin, I used bronzer, blusher and highlight to create a gorgeous sun-kissed glow. I then only added a pink shimmer to my eyelids and a baby pink lip. I think this look is really versatile and could be used for anything from festivals to shopping! I'm not sure how well the camera picked up the highlighting and glowy-ness but you can always just use a bit of your imagination!

Products used:
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Soap and Glory Solar Powder bronzer
Natural Collection Blushed cheeks in Peach Melba
Benefit they're real mascara (bottom lashes only)
No.17 trio in Barely There
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold
Natural Collection Lipstick in Pink Mallow

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this post, let me know your favourite make up looks for SS14!
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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Monday, 2 June 2014

Casual Vintage OOTD

Hello everybody and happy June!

May flew by in the blink of an eye and now we're officially into the summer months! If you would like me to do a May Favourites or Summer essentials post definitely let me know and I'll get typing!
Today I've got an OOTD post for you all. I wore this going out for lunch in a cute, old fashioned pub. I wanted to keep the whole look really laid back and casual with a vintage-esque feel.

White Shirt - Topshop
Pastel knit jumper - Marks and Spencer
Denim jeggings - Marks and Spencer
Mint frilly socks (just seen) - Topshop
Leather Shoes - Doc Marten

Natural Collection Lipgloss - Strawberry Shortcake 

I really hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know which styles and trends you've been loving lately!

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

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