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 

Friday, 13 June 2014

[Review] Waterwipes sensitive make-up remover

TGIF hehehe!

So, I've heard all the raves about Waterwipes and how amazing they are... but I'm a bit "meh" about this one, don't hate it, don't love it. I guess for one I don't have sensitive skin so I can't comment on that part, but I find that the wipes themselves a bit...dry? When I used them I find that I'm rubbing my face quite sternly to try get the makeup off. I would use one wipe to get as much make up as I can off and then wash my face with face wash after because I never feel that the wipes remove the makeup 100%. To be honest, I would never be bothered with wipes because washing my face with face wash is far better as you're not rubbing your face as hard, thus reduces the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. Can't remember where I heard/read it before but basically, if possible, wash your face with face wash rather than using a wipe because the wipes will give you wrinkles (from all the rubbing). 

Would I recommend this product?
I can't say for certain to people with sensitive skin because I just don't know, maybe it's great for those with sensitive skin, but for people with normal skin, I would just say invest in a face wash. For me, I got this in the goodie bag at the Irish Bbloggers Meetup hence why I thought I'd try it out and give it a review, but after trying it out I wouldn't buy it. Face wash all the way! :)

Has anyone else tried this yet?? What do you think?


Friday, 6 June 2014

[Review] Scandaleyes Mascara by Kate Moss (Jet Black)

Hello my fellow bloggers!
Thank god it's FRIDAY!! I just am so happy to have the weekend to myself! haha

 The first of the Rimmels "Scandaleyes" range I reviewed was their eyeshadow paint [here]. I have to say I really love the product so I was looking forward to trying out their Mascara in Jet Black from this range! So here goes...

As you can see, the packaging is rather slick and stylish (simple but stylish!) Only thing bad to say about the packaging is that it's rather bulky so it does take up a bit of space in your makeup bag (at least that's what I noticed with mine)!

Rimmel called this application brush a "broken heart brush". Now, in my honest opinion, I had such a problem with this brush. It was simply just too big (as you will see in the photo below). The base of the brush was so massive I found it really hard to apply the mascara on cleanly so I had to use the tip of the brush for the application. The size of the brush just seemed rather pointless to me as I couldn't even use it properly. The only good thing about the brush shape was that I found applying the bottom lashes a bit easier... but that doesn't really compensate for the messy application to upper lashes.

The mascara itself (not the brush!) didn't really do much apart from make my eyelashes black-er and a tiny bit longer (I haven't tried any other colour yet, but when I do I'll let you know!) It's quite wet, hence when using the big-ass brush to apply it onto your eyelashes it can get messy, and the fact that you need multiple layers for you to get any volume in your lashes makes it more stressful.

Another thing is it's not waterproof in the slightest! One touch of water and it will run, so make sure if you're using this mascara on your night out or whenever that you turn your "water-works" off for the night, no matter how much you've drank (i.e. cry and you'll find your mascara running down your face). Though I guess it's not all bad, I mean if the mascara gets EVERYWHERE when you are applying it, it means it'll be super easy to get off! Also it's very easy to remove at the end of the night, water works a charm and that means you won't have clumps of left over mascara on your lashes over night (that can be a reason for sties!)

As you can see in the photo above, the left lashes has mascara on and the right is bare. The main difference is the left side is darker and a tiny bit longer than the right.

Would you recommend this product?
This product retails at €9.49 in Boots if anyone wants to try it out, but I wouldn't recommend it. I think you'd find other products that are much better at that price or just a little more! For €9.49 you're paying for the stress of the mess after the mascara application. On top of that, it doesn't really do much, at least not for me.

Okay, rant over. To put it simply, I would not pay for this product because it takes too long to apply and the mess after is stressful at times.

Anyone else tried this mascara before?? Did you guys have the same problem?