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Social media is slowly but surely taking over the world, particularly for those of us who work within the media field/blogosphere. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with family and friends and connect with fellow bloggers or industry professionals who inspire you.

Today’s post is a little different from my usual ones. I’m featuring my Top 5 SnapChat accounts that I would suggest following. What I love most about it is how you can connect with anyone across the globe. I currently follow an American, two Irish girls, an Australian and an Spaniard.

Alexandra Pereira || Lovely Pepa :: alexlovelypepa

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I have been a huge fan of Alexandra’s for a few years now (I featured her as one of my inspirational bloggers). She was one of the first bloggers I came across when I started blogging four years ago. I have loved watching her grow over the years and her SnapChats are hilarious. She spends most of her time travelling the world and I enjoy nothing more than visiting breathtaking destinations vicariously through her. Alexandra doesn’t take herself too seriously on the app which makes her all the more appealing, you’ll find her singing her heart out, laughing and dancing which is my kind of girl.

Michelle Crossan || B.L.M :: michellecrossan

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Being a fellow Irish gal, it’s only natural that I follow the adorable Michelle. I have been watching her You Tube videos for about one year now and I really enjoy seeing what make look she creates on a daily basis. I also follow her blog and featured her in my inspirational bloggers series. On SnapChat she shares her life in Sydney, Australia and her love for her cat, Luna. Also being a fellow Game of Thrones addict, I knew I would enjoy seeing her snaps.

Jaclyn’s Hill || You Tuber :: jaclynhill

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If I could use two words to describe Jaclyn it would be, absolutely crazy! This Florida living red head is so funny and such a talented make up artist. I’ve been subscribed to her channel for a few months now and I can’t get enough of her. She really is a hyper little lady and therefore her SnapsChats are never dull. She shares a lot of her life making her all the more appealing and intriguing.

Lorna Ruane || LCs Closet :: lcscloset

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Lorna is another lovely girl from the green Isle who is currently making waves in New York City. As it is by far my favourite place in the world, I love seeing how she spends her time living it up in the Big Apple. Her style of course is a personal favourite of mine and she is just such a sweet girl. To me, she is living every inch the Carrie Bradshaw life so I would definitely recommend following her. Pardon the pun, but she leaves me in a New York state of mind. Haha.

Sara Donaldson || Harper & Harley :: harperandharley

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With the second season of one of my favourite TV show returning, Fashion Bloggers star Sara Donaldson is a firm favourite of mine and an absolute inspiration. Her style is quite simplistic and she has the classic laid back Australian personality, a refreshing outlook to follow. I always feel refreshed and chilled after catching up with Sara’s life.

If there are any accounts that you would recommend that I follow, please feel free to leave me a comment below.

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For the past few years I have been a massive fan of all things illuminating, particularly when it comes to my make up. Laura Mercier is by far one of my favourite beauty brands, I swear by her foundation primer in Radiance and her Secret Brightening Powder. It was Irish beauty blogger and You Tuber, Michelle from Beauty Life Michelle who first set my pulse racing with his magnificent rose gold face illuminator in the shade, Indiscretion.

No matter if it’s shoes, jewellery or make up I’m always drawn to anything rose gold. I just adore the warmth and richness that comes from it, it’s quite a luxurious shade. This gorgeous piece is a limited edition product for Summer and can be purchased here. It is such a soft shade and give off a subtle yet shimmering effect. I always have multiples uses for my illuminating products whether I use it on my eyes, cheeks or all around my face for an even highlighted look. It is a buildable colour that has a pearl effect to it providing a beautiful glow to your skin. Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the glorious texture!?!? It looks like a beautiful rich wild fabric wrapped up perfectly. I’m such a sucker for packaging, I think that is what makes the final decision for me when it comes to buying make up.

Like I’ve previously said, as this is a limited edition product, I would suggest picking it up asap if you want to treat yourself. When Laura Mercier creates a one off product, it’s usually hard to get your hands on it.

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Happy Monday, lovelies! There is no better feeling than waking up on a Monday morning and remembering you have the day off. The old faithful Bank Holiday has returned and I hope you’ll all enjoy your day and don’t wake up with too bad of a hangover.

Whether you’re spending the day brunching with friends, taking a road trip to the beach, heading to a beer garden for cocktails or in my case catching up on some blogging, have a fab one!

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I’d love to know how you all plan on spending your day so feel free to leave me a comment. See you soon.

Nx

Last month, CastleCourt shopping center reached a milestone as they celebrated their 25th birthday. Live fashion shows, delicious cake and exciting competitions were all on offer for the public to enjoy. I took a trip into town to have a nosey at what latest trends are on offer. I even managed to fit in some shopping and the odd slice of cake.

The fabulous Nuala Meenahan was on hand to deliver this summer’s latest trends to the audience. Plenty of flirty florals, Greek goddesses and one beauty man strutted their stuff on the catwalk. I particularly loved the lovely Lauren wearing the sheer check white top and structured tulip style mini skirt, a fabulous look for those of you who like to make a daring statement on a night out.

I couldn’t resist nipping into Dune to have a good old nosey at all of their glorious shoes and handbags. As soon as I spotted this fabulous oversized tote, I knew I had to have it. What I love most about the bag is how it can be reversed. I adore the grey on pink but if I fancy a change, I can turn it inside out. Amazing! I also purchased the adorable little fluffy keychain with it, it really pops against the grey and will look perfect for summer. I also wanted to include some mini OOTD shots focusing on my accessories. The weather was amazing that Saturday so I kept things bright and layered with my jewellery, skater shoes and ripped boyfriend jeans.

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Hope you’re all having a good weekend. Enjoy the bank holiday Monday, hope there isn’t too many sore heads!

Nx

During the week I shared a shot of my new Senso Riley Leopard Pony heeled sandals from my Week On Instagram post. I received so many lovely comments regarding them from all of you, so I thought I would feature them today. I haven’t worn them yet so be sure to stay tuned to my blog for a full outfit post including these beauties.

I first came across the Australian brand when I was watching Fashion Bloggers. I spotted the magnificent Margaret Zhang wearing them in black so I quickly took to my iPad to research Senso. I spent some time browsing the collection and came across my fabulous Pony Skin heels. I immediately added these beauties to my basket and received a lovely email confirming my purchase.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the art of these sandals. The fabric, print and style is to die for and I’m so excited to find the perfect occasion to wear them. They’re just so, so, so beautiful! The heel is perfection, the older I’m getting the more sensible I find my heel height. I enjoy nothing more than coming home after any day or night with my feet still in one piece and not looking battered or bruised.

A good wrap up lace is always a flattering look. It helps to break up the look and adds a little variety, it also makes my ankles look thinner. Bonus! I absolutely adore this style for Summer, combining the lace detailing with the magnificent leopard print I could give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money.

I’m going to snap some outfit shots over the next week so expect to these my new favourite heels in a feature or two. Happy Friday, lovelies.

Nx

Now that I am finally getting back into the swing of blogging, it will take me a little while to catch up regarding posts. I have a few beauty and lifestyles features waiting to go live and I’m hoping to snap some style shots over the weekend.

How insane has the weather been?! From sunshine to hailstone, May has not been very kind to us, her hormones must be going crazy at the minute. My week on Instagram has been a colourful one. Today I’m also going to upload some old Instagram snaps that I love and didn’t get to share during my mini blog break starting with iconic, Marilyn.

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I know I’ve featured A LOT of shots today but hopefully you’ll enjoy them! Happy Hump Day, rascals!

Nx

Eléni

Posted on: May 18, 2015

As a person who has extremely sensitive skin, I’m always on the hunt yet hesitant when it comes to trying new brands. I’m eager to find a product that agrees with my frustrating skin type but the thought of putting it through a trial period makes me a little nervous. When I was approached about skincare brand, Eléni I did a little research into the brand.

Peter Meyer is the founder of the skincare brand. Having suffered from Psoriasis, he knows a thing or two about the body’s largest organ. Twenty five years ago be set up his own laboratory with a team of scientists to find a cure for his condition. Fast forwards a quarter of a century and Eléni claims to have answers to anti ageing, hydrating and nourishing, cleansing and problem skin. As a girl who has hormonal skin, I was eager to try out this scientific based brand.

  

Now, I’ve yet to try out all samples as I like to allow my skin the standard 28 days to settle with the products. So far I’ve used the Reconstruction Serum and Blemishless Cream. I do love a good serum, I find my skin responses well with them. I have a good variety of brands already so I was looking forward to testing out this one. The serum is designed to reduce wrinkle depth and therefore resulting in a smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance. I personally found that my skin was smoother and it felt nice and hydrated. 

 

God knows I have my fair share of breakouts especially when my hormone level shifts. If I find a blemish, I have been dabbing a pea size amount of the Blemishless Cream on before bedtime. Come morning, it has reduced a little but not to the point of it completely disappearing. Although I don’t really think a product can get rid of a blemish within hours. Maybe there are some that can but I’ve yet to come across them. 

   

 

I’ll be sure to keep all of you updated regarding the rest of the samples; Mild Stabilising Moisturiser, Eye Contour Smoothing Cream and Facial Deep Cleanser. Follow me on Instagram to stay up to date with all of my blog and daily features.

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