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On Sunday afternoon I was at The Cabaret Club at AM:PM in Belfast for a friend’s farewell party. It was my first time at the show and I had an absolute ball. The entertainment was out of this world and the food and drinks were delicious! ;)

For the occasion, I wanted to dress up but remain comfortable as I knew that the day would turn into a good old Sunday session. I wore my navy floral midi dress from Warehouse. I got it last year in their sale and I only got round to wearing it at the weekend.

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I wanted to add a more funky touch to it so I wore my studded belt named Rodger. I absolutely love this belt, I got it in Zara a few years ago and it always transforms my looks.

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I don’t know about you, but, the Autumn season has definitely arrived! It has been chilly during the day so my leather jacket was required for the show. It also added to my studded belt and I included my favourite Alice in Wonderland brooch.

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My fabulous new Michael Kors bag got its first official outing. It was the perfect amount of colour and statement that my look required. When it comes to footwear, comfort is always a must so I wore my amazing Carvela sandals.

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As I said before, my day out was a farewell party for a good friend of mine. I’m not going to say to much on this but I just want to wish my petite buddy good luck on her new fabulous adventure. ♡

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Happy Hump Day, rascals! Hope you’re all having a great week. :)

Nx

It has been a while since I shared my weekly Instagram blog post with all of you. Between my holidays and being generally busy, I have to admit that I’ve been slacking recently. It has also made me reflect on what I want from my blog and how I want it to look. I’m hoping to give my baby a makeover in the coming months, sometimes even just finding the time to blog can be challenging let alone re-branding it. However, I’m determined to become more focused as I’ve worked so hard to build my little blog into what it is today. ♥

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I’m back to work this week and therefore back to reality. My summer of jet setting is officially over and I can honestly say that I have loved every minute of it. I plan of travelling a lot more this year and making the most seeing new places. :)

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Happy Monday I guess, hope you’re all having a good one. ;) (Can you sense my sarcasm?!)

Nx

I’ve been a fan of Sally Spratt’s for a while now. While she has a quirky name, she is also an extremely talented graphic designer, artist and illustrator. Her passion for design lies in fashion, graphics, typography & illustration. I first came across her work on Instagram. This social media site is incredible for discovering new talent. Her handle name is ‘The Lust List’ and she uses this proudly in each of her illustrations.

You all know that I’m a huge fan of this form of art, particularly when it focuses on all things fab and fashion related. As Sally states in her Instagram biography, “If I can’t have them, I’ll draw them”. I love her outlook towards her illustrations, nice to know that she is a funny yet down to earth girl. ;)

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Having studied Visual Communication at the University of Technology in Sydney, Sally’s career as an all round designer and illustrator began to take its course soon after graduating. I personally love how she combines certain themes throughout her pieces. With a Parisian style, there is lots of Chanel, chic scents and of course, the Effiel Tower! It’s perfection. ♥

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The Lust List is basically a daily post involving a beautiful illustration representing a piece of fashion or beauty that Sally dreams of owning. Like I have previously said, I love her thinking behind her latest project. Every one of us has a ‘Lust List’ that consists of that perfect Chanel handbag, Tiffany ring, Hermès watch or Valentino heels. Why not put them onto paper?!

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When I eventually have a home of my own, I want to fill it with breathtaking illustrations just like Sally’s. They’re such a fresh and fantastic take on the art of illustrations. They would look magnificent hung in a solid black frame to really make the art pop.

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To stay up to date with Sally and her Lust List project, follow her Instagram account or check out her website: http://www.sallysprattstudio.com/ :)

Happy Friday! ♥

Nx

Back to reality this week with a bump having spent 10 glorious day jet setting between Boston and New York. Most importantly, I got to spend time with my man friend. ♥

For my second week of Gordons Chemists, Blogger in Residence post, I thought I would concentrate on some make up tools that I chose. I opted for Real Techniques and their new kabuki brush and an Eco Tools sponge held brush.

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This Real Techniques brush is incredibly soft to use and it blends my blusher perfectly with my foundation. I like how it’s angled, it is great for contouring and giving you that perfect blush look. What I love most about this brand and their brushes is that they last for so long and are easy to clean. This brush is great for travelling on the go and it has a retractable bottom.

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Now onto the Eco friendly sponge brush. I’ve used a sponge for concealing for a while now. My one is quite big and better for blending my foundation and any imperfections. I love how petite this little beauty is. It fits in the corner of my eye making it the perfect concealer tool. The flat area of the brush allows me to pat down my make up for a more flawless look.

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Again, it’s super soft and easy to use. I love that the sponge comes in a brush form as you get more of a hold on it. My concealer also seems to go on better with it. The sponge evenly blends my make up without soaking it up.

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Again, stay tuned for more posts from my Gordons Chemists purchases. I’m down in Kerry for a few days, so I’ll not be blogging as often this week. Hope you all have a good one! :)

Nx

So my amazing adventure has come to end. I got to spend precious time with my man friend in his new place in Boston and I spent some fabulous days in NYC. I’m currently sitting bored in London Heathrow dreaming of being back in the states, the luxurious side of travelling! ;)

I’m hoping to go back out to the States in October though so let the countdown commence! For now, I’m going to share some snaps from my trip to the Big Apple with all of you lovelies! ♥

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Apologies for the brief blog posts, I’m so exhausted from travelling. I’ll be back to blogging as normal on Monday! :)

Nx

So I’m sure that you’re all aware that for the past week I’ve been jet setting between Boston and New York. It has been an unbelievable holiday and I’ve loved every second. I’ve taken some time off from blogging, I’ve been incredibly busy on this adventure, although if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll be able to see daily images from my time in the States.

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Before I left, I shared some exciting news with all of you. Gordons Chemist have selected me for their ‘Blogger in Residence’ project for the month of August (you can read my introduction post here). I’m extremely excited to be part of such a fun event and I can’t wait to share my purchases with all of you. I’ll be blogging each week throughout the month showing which products I bought with my voucher.

Perfume has always been one of my favourite beauty products to experiment with. I love sampling each brand and I spent some time at Gordons fragrance counter smelling my afternoon away. I have a fab variety of perfumes already such as: DKNY – Be Delicious Apple, D&G – The One, Inis (a magnificent Irish brand), YSL, Victoria Beckham, SJP – Lovely, Issey Miyake and Chloè. I wear the more rich fragrances for dinner and drinks, and during the day I live in Inis and DKNY, I love a fresh scent for a more relaxed daytime smell.

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I decided as I was heading to New York, Vera Wang would be the next fabulous brand to add to my collection. I took it everywhere with my when I was in the city. It became so hot and sticky that I was spritzing this little beauty every couple of hours. I wanted to capture New York City when I was deciding on how to photograph the bottle. The breathtaking views throughout my bicycle ride around Central Park would be perfect for snapping some shots.

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Ok, I’ve rambled a little about NYC, back to this delicious perfume! I wanted something light and fruity, the perfect summer scent. The Vera Wang ‘Princess Power’ is a limited edition fragrance for summer. The gorgeous bottle is enough to make me want to invest in it. Her ‘Princess’ perfume range have always been quite eye catching. As soon as I sampled this sweet smelling perfume, I immediately fell in love! It’s scent is quite juicy and fruity with hints of pear and raspberry throughout. Its floral heart captures delicate jasmine, exotic frangipani and rainbow rose. The base of blonde woods is wrapped in vanilla and creamy musk making the perfume extremely irresistible! ♥

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I think it’s safe to say that the Vera Wang perfume collection will become a strong staple within my fragrances.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week!
Nx

Just a very quick post so I can upload a few images of my trip to Boston. I’m still here and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m heading down to New York this weekend for a few days. Beyond excited!!! ♥

If you follow my Instagram account, you will probably have seen my photos so far. For those of you who are new to my blog, feel free to have a nosey and follow me if you like. ;)

Hope you’re all having a fab week! ;)

Nx

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