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I had so many Instagram images to share with all of you having taken a little time off next week. This week I’ve selected my favourite pictures over the past two weeks consisting of food, fashion, beauty, illustrations and a very fabulous rooftop jacuzzi.

I’m very excited today as this day next week, it will be my first full day in Boston. I’m heading over there for a week or so then jetting up to the Big Apple. It’s all so fabulous and I cannot wait! I’ll be sharing so many images from my trip on my Instagram so make sure you follow me to be kept up to date! ♥

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(Photo credit: Anna Wintour illustration by Rongrong DeVoe || Fantasy Gown illustration by ShameKH)

Happy Hump Day, lovelies! Hope you have a fab one. I’m off to get a hair ‘did’. Pamper day! :)

Nx

Last week, I took time off from blogging. I had so much going on and I was crazy busy working. Truth be told, it felt good to take a break and find time to relax and concentrate on some exciting and stylish adventures. I’ll reveal it in the near future! ;)

What that said, I’m happy to get back into blogging. I feel refreshed and ready to go. Sometimes taking time off to concentrate on ‘real life’ can help reload your energy and make you feel ready for your return into the world of blogging and social networking. Any who, over the weekend, I ventured into town and indulged in some much needed retail therapy. I purchased a few fashion pieces, but, for today I’m going to focus on my new beauty products.

Whenever I’m in town, I always pay a visit to MAC (it would be rude not to!). They have a magnificent new counter and everything just looks sooo pretty! To be honest, it’s hard not to visit the MAC counter and walk away empty handed. As I have quite oily eyelids, I have recently started to invest in their Pro Longwear Paint Pots. They’re great for concealing my eyelids and they help minimise the oil. I already have ‘Painterly’, which is a natural shade that I use as a base colour.

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I love creating smokey eyes using golds, coppers and brown tones, so I decided to update my collection and invest in their gorgeous, ‘Let Me Pop’ cream shadow. It’s so incredibly pigmented that goes on in a creamy format but dries to an intense and vibrant finish. Paint Pots are designed to maintain long lasting wearing colours. They are extremely easy to apply and I don’t have any problems with them looking too heavy.

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Now onto a cosmetic brand that I feel can sometimes be underrated. N°7 is a historic beauty concession that was launch over 70 years ago by Boots. They’re a purse friendly line and they are quite classic in their approach to branding. I love their mascara as their wands are quite thick and full which are perfect for my lashes. I also have a few of their natural lipsticks and now I have welcomed their Natural Blush Tint Powder and Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter to the family!

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Starting with the blusher, I bought this in the shade, ‘Honey’ as it’s perfect for first timers like me who are getting to grips with contouring. It’s such a natural shade and perfect for wearing as a stand alone blush or as part of a contouring look. It’s incredibly easy to apply and you can build up the colour which I love!

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I’ve quickly become addicted to this fabulous highlighting make up product. I’ve heard quite a lot of hype surrounding this item from various beauty bloggers. I have to say, usually I would steer clear of bronzing products as they would have frightened me. I was just so afraid of looking like I was wearing too much make up or that it would gather and make my face look dirty. However, I have taken baby steps into trying this look. It has a beautiful warm golden tone to it. Apply it is a piece of cake, it instantly gives me a sun kissed look! (P.s… Please ignore the hairs on my hand!) ;)

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I hope that you all had a great week and an even better weekend. It feels sooo good to be back blogging up a storm! ♥

Nx

For me, the weeks have been flying in. I can’t believe that we’re into the second week of July already! I have to admit that I’ve been dreading this week for months now. Over this coming weekend, my very amazing man friend moves to America for one year. No doubt that I’ll be upset when he goes and I’ll miss him terribly, but, it means I’ll be jetting back and forth throughout the year. I’m happy with that! ;)

My Instagram has been busy this week between summer shots, fabulous fashion, mouthwatering food and beautiful images from Belfast and Dublin. I’ve been down in the south of Ireland this week spending precious time with my other half and attending some fashion and beauty events around the city.

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(Photo Credit: 4. Hayden Williams || 5. MAC – The Simpsons || 6. Giambittista Valli)

This week has honestly been amazing! I’ve loved every second of it. Apologies for this belated post. Hope you’re all having a fabulous week.

Nx

Thursday was such an amazing day for me. I received some amazing news, I went on a mini shopping spree, I closed the door with some personal obstacles and I came home to this spectacular rose gold Emozioni necklace. ♥

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I love when you feel so good about yourself – you feel like you can take on the world. I’ve been working extremely hard building up my journalism and blogging career. So, to receive this breathtaking gift from the lovely folks at Emozioni, was just the most perfect and extremely stylish icing on the cake.

A few months ago, you may remember that I was invited to the delicious Coppi restaurant in St Anne’s Square to attend an intimate dinner held by the lovely Paul & Sarah for Emozioni jewellery. They talked us through each piece of jewellery while we ate mouthwatering tapas food and sipped on some sweet beverages. Throughout the evening, we tried on every piece available and we were lucky enough to take home a bracelet of our choice.

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As soon as I opened my gift on Thursday, I literally squealed. I could not believe my luck at becoming the proud owner of this fabulous rose gold and black diamond necklace. My love for all things jewellery has now taken an all new high. I have a large collection of statement necklaces, but none quite like this one. It’s such a delicate piece while remaining bold enough to make a very breathtaking statement.

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I decided to showcase my new baby at a family BBQ. The weather was sweet and I had styled up a very cute but casual outfit. It needed a beautiful final touch, and my necklace was it. I just love the combination of colours used in my new favourite accessory. The rose gold pops perfectly against the pretty black diamonds. The design of the coin helps add a touch of movement to it and the Hot Diamonds brands around the keeper gives off quite a Roman Numeral effect. I honestly cannot stop staring at it, it’s the perfect gift!

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I just want to say a massive thank you to Paul and the fabulous Emozioni for sending me this little beauty. I am extremely thankful!

If you want to get on board the Emozioni brand and start building that perfect necklace, then visit: Hot Diamonds || Emozioni.

I hope you all had a brilliant weekend. ♥

Nx

During the week, I was contacted by Camillus Couture, an Irish fashion illustrator and designer. Based in London, Camillus is known for his quirky cupcake bag designs and hand drawn fashion illustrations. 

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Fashion illustrations are one of my favourite types of art. There is something quite personal about them. I love the combination of colours mixed with the ink of a pen. I’ve featured previous fashion illustrations on my blog before (you can read it here).

Camillus’ portfolio includes many high end fashion magazines, designers and of course, supermodels. Today I’m going to share his fabulous Hermes, Linda Evangelista, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue Paris, Chanel, and classic Vogue.

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His A4 illustrations are priced at £35, and can be purchased online: Camillus Couture

If you’re an Instagram addict like myself then check out Camillus’ account (camilluscouture) for more information. Naomi Campbell, Gisele, Selita Ebanks, and Coco Rocha have liked and commented in his work. If it’s good enough for them, then it’s definitely good enough for me! ;)

Happy Friday ♥

Nx

So this week is my first week off for my summer holidays, did I mention that I’m off work for seven weeks?!?! I absolutely love this time of year, I can give so much more attention and detail into building up my blog and journalism career. I go into my own little bubble for seven weeks and I love every minute of it. I’m also hoping to fit in the odd holiday, it would be rude not to! ;)

Anywho, back to this post. This week on my Instagram, it has mainly consisted of the usual fashion illustrations and quite a few summer resort looks from various designers such as; Mary Katrantzou, a regram from Voguegram, a fabulous lip image by Michelle George Photography and my two major style icons, SJP and Olivia Palmero. I’ve also included my own images of my second home, County Kerry, my meeting with Brendan O’ Carroll a.k.a, Agnes Brown, and some summer banter.

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(Photo Credit: 1. Mary Katrantzou || 3. Jasmine Dowling || 6. SJP – Marie Claire || 7. Unknown || 8. Olivia Palmero – InStyle || 10. Unknown || 11. Voguegram || 12. Michelle George Photography || 13. ShameKH || 15. Manolo Blahnik.)

I’m praying that this fabulous weather continues, it would make my time off even better! P.s… Is it just me, or is the World Cup on fire this year?! This is the first time I’ve ever really enjoyed it. Haha ;)

Nx

Hard to believe that on this day three years ago, I started up my amazing little blog. Thinking back, I couldn’t imagine my life without it. I love sharing my thoughts with all of you (even though they’re mainly style and beauty related!) I’ve met so many beautiful people along the way and I’m extremely grateful for that. ♥

I’ve had some amazing opportunities throughout the three years. I’ve been given the chance to work with amazing brands throughout the fashion and beauty industries, and I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Katie Price, Louise Redknapp and Lindsey Kelk. I feel very blessed and I hope that this brilliant adventure continues. Through a lot of hard work, determination and motivation, I feel confident that my time as a blogger will continue for a very long time.

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Even though it’s my blogs birthday, it would not be what it is today without all of you – my lovely followers and readers! I am extremely grateful to all of you for standing by me throughout everything. It has been a crazy and sometimes difficult three years, but, you have all made it completely worthwhile! I just want to say a very special thank you for all of your love and support over the years. It means the world to me. ♥

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I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is my first official day off for my summer holidays. Did I mention that I’m off for six weeks?! Woohoooooo! Have a fabulous day!

Nx

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