Thursday, 30 October 2014

My "Favourite Things" Tag

Hello my lovelies!

I got tagged by Just Add Sparkle to do this tag and I tag all of you. SO you have to write down 3 favourite things for each title! 

Let's hope I've something for every section! Heeeeere goes…

1. Lipstick
2. lip balm
3. Perfume

1. Chia Seeds
2. Coconut
3. Mango

1. Barcelona
2. New Zealand
3. Japan

Things to do when you're bored
1. Play guitar
2. Be spontaneous
3. Sing songs

Things to do when its sunny
1. Walk my dogs
2. Jam in the park
3. Meet friends

1. Totoro
2. The Hunger Games
3. The Hobbit

1. All of me - John Legend
2. Too Close - Alex Clare
3. Titanium - David Guetta

1.  Lancome
2. Rimmel
3. Estee Lauder

1. Drink Green Tea
2. Relaxing
3. Play my guitar

1. Birthdays
2. Meetups
3. Anniversary

1. Naruto
2. Bleach
3. Adventure time

1. Eiffel Tower
2. Gaudi's Cathedral
3. Pisa tower

Anything in Everyday Life
1. Drinking Green Tea
2. Reading
3. Playing guitar

1. My sister
2. My mam
3. People I meet

1. Green Tea
2. Latte
3. Chamomile

1. Sky Diving
2. New Zealand
3. Playing open mic at a pub

Things to watch
1. Suits
2. Game of Thrones
3. Classic Movies 

1. Kurt Hugo Schneider
2. My Drunk Kitchen
3. Lindsey Stirling

PHEW!!! Done!! Had a hard time putting something down for some of them! hahaha. Well I hope you guys have fun doing this! Comment below your link and I'll check them out :)

Lots of love 

Monday, 27 October 2014

[Review] Empties #1

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend (and a LONG one if you're in Ireland... not sure if everyone else got the Monday off!)

SO here is my FIRST post on empties!! I don't know about anyone else, but my products seem to last a lift time, thus finishing anything is like a huge accomplishment for me!

No.7 Protect and Perfect Night Cream
No.7 Protect and Perfect Day Cream
No.7 Protect and Perfect Serum
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant
Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24 hour hydrating care
Elizabeth Arden Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream
Twinnings Cranberry Green Tea

Lets start with the reviews one by one!

No.7 Protect and Perfect Day and Night Cream
Thoughts: I really liked these products as they really moisturized my face throughout the day! They also have SPF15 giving me some protection from the sun which is nice. :) I only noticed AFTER the creams were used up that my "fine lines" were barely noticeable! SO I guess that is a big bonus! I used this cream with the serum!
Recommend? I would recommend it if you are looking for a good anti-ageing cream. Boots say that the "Protect and Perfect" range is for the age group 25-30. :)

No.7 Protect and Perfect Serum
Thoughts: I never used to consider serums because I thought they were waste of money, but this serum has really reduced my fine lines! I used it after washing my face and I'd use the day/night cream over that after. 
Recommend? Yes :)

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant
Thoughts: I really liked this because it does keeps your lips super moisturized and the application is so smooth and it comes out clear! Also having SPF 15 is a plus!
Recommend? I bought this one on sale for 5 euro, but I think at full price it's a bit pricey. I'm sure there are lip protectant out there that's cheaper and works just as well.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24 hour hydrating care
Thoughts: This was a sample size but I do like it. It does what it says, hydrating the skin. I had this in my wash bag for when I was out and loved this because it kept my skin feeling hydrated all day long!
Recommend? I'd recommend it, but I probably wouldn't buy it because it's quite expensive. I'm sure there are other creams out in the market that does the same thing for half the price because all it does is just hydrate your skin.

Elizabeth Arden Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream
Thoughts: My first eye cream I bought when I was in Hong Kong. It was on sale down to 15 euro so I thought I'd give it a go seeing as my auntie there is always telling me I need to look after the skin under my eyes because there's lots of fine lines there... *sigh* Well, what can I say. It was OK. All it did was moisturize the skin around the eye area. There's nothing special about it. But I guess keeping the skin around the eyes moisturized does help prevent wrinkles. 
Recommend? No. At the price you are paying for this you might as well get an eye cream that has anti-ageing properties. 

Twinnings Cranberry Green Tea
Thoughts: I drink a lot of green tea these days because it's better for you than milk tea or coffee, also it doesn't stain your teeth! :) At first, I didn't really like the taste because it was just weird, but after a few cups, I started to enjoy it more and now I love it! 
Recommend? Yes! If you want something different from your usual green tea, I would definitely recommend this! You might think it tastes weird the first few times, but give it time, you will come to really enjoy it! Nom nom :)

So there you have it! My first empties post with their reviews! :)

Hope you enjoyed it and if there's anything I can improve on with this kind of post to make it more enjoyable to read or even just make it better please comment and let me know.

Lots of love,

Friday, 17 October 2014

Short hair, yay or nay?

Hello and happy Friday everyone!

So I have recently dyed my hair black black and I really love it because black goes with everything and anything (in my opinion anyways!)

My hair was up to my hips and I trimmed it yesterday so it's up to my waist now. Thing is, I'm rather bored of my hairstyle and have been contemplating getting it chopped for a while now but haven't really plucked up the courage to just go for it!

SOooo.. I thought I'd ask around and see what you guys think? If I was getting the chop I'd go for long front and short back.

This is what my hair is like now. 

Sooo.. short hair, yay or nay??

Looking forward to hearing what you guys think,

Lots of love

Thursday, 16 October 2014

[UPDATE] Sorry for lack of post!

Hey guys,

So I'm real sorry for being such a terrible blogger that you have subscribed to (not that anyone really cares...) but nevertheless I apologize! 

The last few months while I have been away from blogging, I've really been thinking deep, about myself, life and what not. I've had doubts about myself, my path I've chosen and regrets about different things. I've grown and learnt from them but doesn't mean they'll ever go away because they are still a part of me and who I am. I'm much stronger than I was before but there are days where I seriously doubt myself. 

Friends that I made when I was in university, those who I would have considered close friends, I am no longer friends with. Everyone who I studied with have all gone and done really well getting their Masters, PhDs, getting good jobs they enjoy, etc. But me, I'm still here on square 1, feels like I haven't progressed or improved or done anything since I left university. I'm no where near where I want to be.. but in saying that, I don't even know where I'd like to be. Sometimes this makes me feel so insignificant and miniscule. Not a nice feeling. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm, most of the time, a super positive person that enjoys nothing but laughing and making others laugh, but there are days when even the happiest person feels down. 

I'm 26 this year and not getting any younger and I feel like my path is narrowing itself as time goes by and it makes me feel so lost sometimes about what I should do with myself.

So recently I've been thinking hard about what I really enjoy doing and what I'd like to pursue or work on. I've always enjoyed music and singing, so I have signed myself up for singing lessons with my friend once a week to work on that! Next, I have been very lucky to have gotten roles in a film, TV series and TV advertisements that I have grown a love for it, thus I am working hard and trying it out in the acting industry. It's not easy, but like they say, YOLO (you only live once!) so I figured I might as well try it out while I have time. 

Acting, singing, music is what I am currently up to from now until March. I have applied for a research Masters in Pharmacy but waiting to hear back from them! So I am making sure I am making the most out of my time I have. You never live the same day again, once it's gone it's gone, so live it like it's your last day (because technically it is your last day of that day ever!)

So every day I try and live it to the max.. try I will, but obviously I have my lazy days! 

I've also taken up a new hobby! I really enjoy reading now, and best place for me to do it is in a nice cozy cafe with lots of couches! My new favourite coffee shop in Dublin City Center to read is Accent cafe! It's super chill and lots of cozy sofas! The staff is really friendly which is a bonus! :)

So what's the point of this post? I'm not too sure exactly myself! But probably to never give up on your dreams! Because nothing is impossible, only you make it impossible with the limitations you set on yourself! Go and live your life as yourself and not how others want to see you because that way of living is just painful. You only live once so make the most of it! Life is too short to spend moping around and feeling sorry for yourself! GO on, live a little, be yourself and stop worrying about what others think! You'll find that you'll be much happier this way.

And on the boys front this is all I have to say:

Sorry for the super long post but I think I got most of what I wanted to say out! 
I'll be posting every week now so looking forward to spamming you guys again!

Lots of love,

Sunday, 20 July 2014

[UPDATE] 30 day squats and abs challenge

The last few weeks have been super busy hence the lack of posts (my bad!) so I thought I’d do an update post! So what have I been up to? Well, firstly, I’ve been working more hours due to some people leaving work so by the time I get home I’d have dinner and then straight to bed! AND also the fact that I’ve been SO good I cycle to work pretty much everyday now (1 hour and 10 minutes in total for the return journey!), which means by the time I get home I’m knackered! But good work out yeah? It’s great because now I much prefer cycling only coz I know I can sleep in and don’t have to worry about bus times and believe me buses cause me a great deal of stress when I have to take one now!

Secondly, I’ve taken on a challenge called the 30 day squats and abs challenge and I’m about a week and a half in I THINK! It’s getting harder and harder because the first few days you’re like, aaaaaah only 50 squats.. pfft that’s nothing, but believe you me that when you get to doing 150 squats and more it gets pretty tough on the aul thighs and ass! Anyone want to get in on this one with me?! :D It’s only 30 days so it’s totally doable! What can go wrong!? I've been doing it a few weeks now and I feel I am definitely more toned than I was before I started! *Feeling great!*

Thirdly, I’m cutting down on the amount I’m snacking! I don’t eat much chocolate/biscuits/breads/crackers/crisps etc. now.

So, so far it’s all going well!! The cycling is on top of all these challenges I’ve set on myself so I feel like I’m getting pretty fit! Going to Santa Ponsa with my friends at the end of August, so fingers crossed I’ll be “beach body” fit by the end of this challenge! Hehe, but more so I’ll be much healthier too by not eating all the junk (I’ve turned into a terrible sweet tooth! Eeeek!).

I’m enjoying the challenge and have got some of my friends to do it and when you’ve got a few doing it, you guys can help motivate each other! Some of my friends are giving up smoking instead which is even better! Hehehe. Setting random 30 day challenges is good because 30 days sounds achievable and not long unlike setting a year goal! *nods* yup yup yup!
So best of luck to those who are trying out the 30 day squat and abs challenge and also to those who are trying to give up smoking!
Lots of love,


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

[Review] Jessica Simpson Nude 'Waleo' high heel platform court shoes!

So recently my love for shoes have blossomed and I adore high heels now hahahaha. I feel they just make women look more confident and elegant and beautiful and the list goes on! :D I have always found it hard to get a pair of heels that fit me right or that are comfortable to wear for long hours. My friends mentioned that Jessica Simpsons heels are super duper comfy and I just acknowledged it but never really tried them! So last month when I was browsing online ( I found a pair of patent nude Jessica Simpsons heels! 

There went from 120e down to 49e, so I thought to myself, sure let’s see what’s so great about these shoes and if I don’t like them I can always return them and get my refund! So when they arrived I fell in love instantly! They are UNBELIEVABLY COMFORTABLE! The insoles are real spongey and the second your foot slides in you know they are worth the money! hehehe. The quality is great too so I know I'll get a lot of wears from them! I could definitely see myself wearing them for the whole day and not get tired walking in them. 

Have any of you tried a pair of Jessica Simpson heels?! What are your opinions? 

Lots of love,

Saturday, 12 July 2014

*[Review] SUNKISSED Gradual Lotion (Medium)

Hello to you all! 
Hope you're all having a super duper summer! I have been unbelievably busy the past few weeks so I'm so sorry for delay in post!! But here I am... hopefully with regular posts! *fingers crossed!*

So what have I got for you today?? Another review! I was sent this lovely item from Sunkissed a few weeks back which I was really excited to try since I've never EVER used any tanning/fake tan products before... Eeeek! They gave me a choice between the gradual lotion (Medium) or the mousse (dark) and I chose the gradual lotion in Medium as I had NO idea what to expect! Better ease myself in rather than go all out! And they also sent me a lovely self tan applicator mitt!

First impressions:
Everything was well packaged and easy to use! The bottle is a squeezy bottle... it has a rubber nozzle thing(?) in it that lets you squeeze the right amount you want. The bottle itself is well presented, simple but looks well! The mitt was nice and soft, and pretty straight forward to use.

So seeing as I've never done this before, I just used it on my legs to test it to see how it'll go! The lotion came out white... which I was a little surprised because I just assumed it was going to be brown! But anywho, I squeezed some onto the mitt and started rubbing the lotion in gently. I followed the instructions written on the bottle and hoped for the best! Great thing was it dried pretty quickly which is handy so I wasn't left standing around! The mitt was good because the lotion didn't seep through the mitt and onto my hand so I was happy about that (I've seen way too many people with orange hands after fake tan applications!hehehe)

Before (left) and after (right)

As you can see, there isn't a HUGE difference in the colour, most likely because my skin colour is naturally a little tanned... but I did notice a LITTLE bit of a colour.. more glowy than tanned I would say (It does say on the bottle "Natural Golden Tan" so I guess I was glowing with natural golden-ness!) hehehe 
The great thing about the lotion is that it smells amazing! Not like the usual tanning lotions you'd smell... *puke*. This smells so sweet and delightful, just like a nice body lotion. It also contains shea butter and Vitamin E which leaves your skin feeling smoooooth and hydrated.

Would you recommend this product?
To be honest, I can't fault this product and it being my first experience with fake tan, I would say it was a pretty good experience! The medium is most likely best suited for a paler skin tone to mine if you want a visible tan colour, so I probably should have gone for the dark mousse, but at least now I know! The lotion smells amazing, doesn't stain (at least not for me!) and it's just so easy to use! Also.. just touched my legs there and they feel super soft and smooth! hahahaha. 

So all in all, I would recommend you this product.. even to try it out! No harm trying. :P   

Have any of you used this product yet? What do you think?

This is after a couple of hours!

SoI looked into the mirror just there after a few hours after initial application and the colour seems to be getting "gradual"-y more golden... Mmmm.. I am liking it!! And the great thing is it looks natural!


So this is the next day! I woke up this morning and was like.. wow.. my legs have colour!!! So it's like it says on the bottle, it's "gradual"! So if you want naturally tanned looking legs, do it the day before!!

This is the true before and after! :) 

One thing I did notice though was that after a while, when the nice smell went, it started smelling like fake tan.. and quite a strong smell to which sticks to your skin, so anyone who don't like fake tan smell, you've been warned! :) but if you don't mind the smell then ALL'S good because I would recommend this product for you! Great results and super easy to use!! Quick and mess free! :D

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend! 

Lost of loe