What I Wore Wednesdays!

Hello Lovelies, I hope you are all well!

Today is Wednesday which means an outfit post. Today is also the first day of my new job working for Apple! Also Olly is photo bombing these photos making it extra cute haha!

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This is a totally casual summer look I wore for running errands and going out for a lazy lunch with my family. I love these trousers, they are super comfortable and silky and are great for just throwing on. On my feet I’m wearing white original Converse which go perfectly with the baseball style crop top which is super cute! I love using this green handbag during the summer and it also matches the green in my trousers. I also just pulled my hair up into a messy bun and pulled down some strands to frame my face.

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I made a collage of where you can find these items or items similar in style! 

what I wore wendnesday

Crop shirt
€22 – etsy.com

M&Co multi colored pants
€54 – mandco.com

Converse rubber sole shoes
€50 – net-a-porter.com

DKNY green tote
€145 – tradesy.com

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How I Went Blonde From Dark Brown!

Hello Lovelies and welcome to beauty Tuesdays! 

Today I’m going to be sharing with you how I went from very dark brown / black hair to an ash blonde in two sessions with minimal damage!

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This is what my hair looked like before, as you can see it was very dark but also in good condition. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t have under gone this treatment as it can be very damaging! This isn’t my natural colour, this is a box dye I did myself about 6 months previously to this photo. My natural colour is a dark blonde.

And here is the finished product, quite a drastic change! I also got rid of the full blunt fringe and added in choppy layers to break it up a bit.

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I did not do this myself, I went to a professional salon. I’ll leave the link to their Facebook page below so you can check them out, I highly recommend them!

https://www.facebook.com/teambaileyireland?fref=ts

First Session

Firstly they put a full cleanse on my hair which breaks down the dye molecules from the previous dye, this is what is highly damaging so it was only left on my hair for about 10 minutes. They then put a full head of highlights in all in separate packets, this covers 80% of your hair.  They left the bleach on for about 40 minutes .They washed out the bleach then put in an ash toner to tone down the brassiness causes by the bleach. Here’s what my hair looked like after the first session:

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As you can see it is a lot lighter than the start photo! My roots lifted a lot more than the ends as the ends of my hair have a lot of previous dye build up. I then waited about 7 weeks to get it re-done so my hair had time to recover from all the processing. Although I had virtually no breakage which I was very pleased with!

Second Session

After about 7 weeks I went back and again got a full head of highlights – 80% of my hair in packets. They also put on a silver toner to the ends of my hair but not the roots as to not dull down the brightness. The difference in colour between the ends and the roots were a lot less this time with a much more even colour and tone. Here is the finished outcome:

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I’m very pleased with the results and happy that all my hair is still on my head! I did have more breakage after the second session but nothing major!

I’ll be posting about how I up keep the blonde in-between salon visits and all my favourite products to keep my hair looking vibrant and in good condition. So stay tuned! X

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GIVEAWAY: Win An Urban Decay NAKED Palette Of Your Choice!

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Hey Beauty Buddies…

It’s GIVEAWAY time here on Confetti & Curves as something exceptionally exciting happened this weekend – the wonderful web whizz’s at WordPress confirmed 1000 of you fab folk have jumped on the Confetti & Curves bandwagon… or in other words, hit the ‘Follow’ button to keep up with my ramblings. Oh yes, Champagne corks are poppin’ *yippppeee*

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So as a HUUUUUGE thank you for all your support I thought it was high time we celebrated with an extra special little competition as one of you could win an Urban Decay NAKED Palette of your choice!

*This giveaway is open Internationally – yes, anyone can enter*

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Am I hearing squeals of excitement?! *listens intensely* Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: how the heck to enter….

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1) If you haven’t done so already then get following Confetti & Curves via WordPress or you can:

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The First Mumma Monday!

Hello my lovelies

Today is the launch of my re-structure and of my new different daily series from Monday to Thursday. Today is Monday which means I’m posting a parenting post!

This week Olly has of doing lots of adventuring on the beach and jumping on the trampoline (or butter-pline as he calls it)

Olly’s food favourite of the week has been green smoothies!     green-smoothie1

I Make it with:

  • 2 Cups Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 2 Kiwis
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • A Squeeze of lime juice

Funny Moments

Olly found a small rock while we were on the beach, he was adamant on taking it home. When we did he put the rock on his Thomas The Tank Engine tracks and shouted “watch ouuut” – this happened in one of the episodes and he was obviously trying to reenact it!! He had it all thought out when he found that rock on the beach! Toddlers are so funny

Olly has started waking up a bit earlier this week, around 7 – 8 am instead of 9 – 10 am. He came into wake me up one morning at around 7, he likes to wake me up by lying on my head, holding my face, stare right at me without saying anything. I said “Ugh it’s a bit early Olly” he got down off the bed opened the curtains and said “Look Mummy not night time it’s morning look” I was laughing so much it woke me right up!

You can follow my Snapchat @ Thatchick_amy to see what we get up to on a daily basis as I post a lot of videos of Olly!

Images Of The Week

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Mumma Mondays!

Hello Lovelies!

This is just a little post to let you all know about my new re-arrangement and re-structure on here, which is pretty exciting! I’ve decided to switch it up a with a different daily series from Monday to Thursday.

Mumma Mondays, Beauty Tuesdays, What I Wore Wednesdays and Vegan Thursdays.

Mumma Mondays is going to be all about my little boy Oliver, it could be anything from what we got up to, his advancements, funny moments, what he eats, what he wore, etc. With photos from that week, and maybe a video montage.

Beauty Tuesdays & What I Wore Wednesdays are pretty self explanatory! This is what I have been mainly posting on here already but I’m giving it more structure with a weekly post on each.

And finally Vegan Thursdays is when I’m going to be posting about my vegan plant based diet, with gorgeous recipes me and my family love, why I am vegan, benefits from a vegan diet, what I eat in a day on a vegan diet etc.

So I hope you guys like this new arrangement!! My blog is now going to be much more varied in topics and it is also on everything I am passionate about.

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Preparing For An Interview – Tips!

Hey Guys!

I’ve got a bit of news which I am pretty excited about, I now work for Apple from home! The job title is At Home Advisor – College Programme. So it’s 20 hours a week during semesters and 40 hours a week out of college. I prepared like a crazy women to get this job and it worked! I thought it would share my tips with you guys on what I did to get it in the bag.

coverletterWriting a cover letter is extremely important because it’s one of the first things your employer will look at and also not everyone writes one so give yourself an advantage from the get go. It’s also the first impression you give your employer so make it a strong one. When writing your cover letter read through the job description throughly and write down all the key points they are looking for so you can emphasise on them.

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Research the company / business. When they were founded, who are important people in the company, what are their goals, know all their products. Write down all the answers or even better, record yourself answering all these questions on to your phone so you can listen back to them, I find this the most successful method as you can do it on the go, when your getting ready, cooking or travelling etc. Nothing worse than being asked something about the company you wish to join and you have no clue what their basic facts are!

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Whatever job you are applying for, there are always questions you can prepare in advance for your interview. Such as questions about yourself, your background, why you are perfect for the job, what you love about the company, experience you have in the field etc. again record yourself answering these questions so they stick!

Interviewers will nearly always ask you scenario questions depending on the job, but make sure you have a few revised that you can adapt if needs be.

Glassdoor is a fantastic website where people share their stories about their interviews for specific jobs and some of the questions they got asked, so you can look up the job you are applying for in advance and see if anyone has shared anything about them to help you out and give you an idea of what kind of questions to expect.

I hope this post helped somewhat! Let me know what you think or if you have any other tips let me know!

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Sunny Saturday OOTD

Hey Guys!

I’ve got a quick outfit post for you today seeing as I haven’t done one in awhile!

I’ve just finished all my uni assignments for the year and only have one exam to go until I have finished the first year of my degree in multimedia, so I spent the day chilling in the garden on the decking in the sunshine! Along with my family and watching my little boy having a blast on the trampoline. What have you got planned for the weekend?

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New Look Jeans – http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jeans/blue-acid-wash-high-waisted-knee-ripped-skinny-jeans-_345119845

Public Desire Boots – http://www.publicdesire.co.uk/shop/ankleboots/shay-black-cleated-sole-chelsea-boots.html

Crop Top ( Similar Style) – https://www.missguided.eu/clothing/category/tops/bralets-and-cropped-tops/grid-print-crop-top-white

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DRUG STORE MAKEUP REVIEW – Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

Hey Guys!

I’ve got a drug store makeup review for you today and it’s on the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation. This foundation promises  skin perfecting full coverage that lasts for up to 25 hours and is enriched with comfort serum, is sweat, heat humidity and transfer proof and also has SPF 20.

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I was very surprised by the coverage of this foundation, it definitely is what it says, full coverage and it really does make your skin look perfected or airbrushed! You could easily wear this foundation without concealer if your in a rush to get out the door or if you like lighter coverage.

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I really have a hard time matching foundations to my skin because I am so pale #palegirlproblems and I have a mixture between pink and yellow toned skin, so anything in either direction just looks plain strange on me. This one isn’t Perfect but it’s close enough, I have it in the lightest shade Ivory and it could do with being a little bit lighter. Especially for people even paler than me.  This foundation is yellow toned.

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This foundation prides it self on indurance and lasting 25 hours, but lets be real who wears foundation for 25 hours? I think they’re exaggerating just a tad on that note, but I wore it for about 15 hours  without touching it up at all and it still looked pretty okay! Which is good in my books, it did cake up a little under my eyes and around my mouth as it does get a little bit chalky as the day goes on.

comfortI applied this foundation today with a flat headed stippling brush and I did not like how it turned out at all, it felt wet on my face and heavy even after it was set. But when I applied it with my fingers it was perfect and light, so I’d say you’ll have to play around with how it works best for you.

loveThis foundation makes some pretty big claims but it holds up pretty well! For the price you can’t really go wrong, it’s not as good as my ultimate drug store foundation favourite, Bourjois Healthy Mix. But comes in at a close second!

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This is how it looks on my skin, this photo was just taken in natural light and without any editing or filters.

Have you guys tried this foundation and what’s your favourite drug store foundation?

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Hey Guys!

I’m back, it’s been awhile! I’ve been swamped with college work and other commitments lately which is why I haven’t posted in so long ….. but no more excuses let’s get into it!

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette 

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This palette contains 12 shadows, the larger base shades are above the three coordinating powders for contouring, defining, and highlighting. Split into 3 quads of neutral, cool and warm shades. This palette features Kat Von D’s signature high-pigment, long-wear eye shadow formula, created to deliver rich colour that lasts all day and night.

“The true inspiration behind the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette comes from all these years of trying to understand the usage of shadows and light within the portraits I draw.”—Kat Von D

badge The packaging is gorgeous as always with Kat Von D’s products, I just wish it was made out of plastic instead of cardboard! Although the cardboard is very good quality I feel like a plastic casing would stand the test of time a little better. I love that the shadows are split into three different groups: cool, neural and warm.

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The shadows blend like an absolute dream and are buttery smooth,  I haven’t come across any shades lately this easy to blend out, really couldn’t ask for any better.

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I was a bit disappointed with the lack of pigmentation in the lighter or highlighter shades, I definitely feel they could be a little more vibrant, but what the lighter colours lack in the darker colours definitely make up for it. They are super pigmented and a little goes a very long way.

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Definitely worth the hype and the money! I’m sure this palette will become a firm staple in my collection and I’m sure it can create a huge array of looks.

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This is the look I created using this palette for the first time, I used the neutral toned quad. I really enjoyed playing with this palette and I adore the names of each of the shades! You can purchase this palette from Sephora , unfortunately it is pretty hard to get your hands on outside of America at the moment!

What do you guys think? Have you got this palette or would you like to?

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Kylie Jenner Inspired Lips!

Hey Guys!

It seems like Everybody has been raving about Kylies big lips lately. It’s been said that she uses Mac’s Lip liner in Soar combined with Mac’s Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick to create her look  ..not to mention the obvious lip fillers as well! But not all of us can afford or want to do that so I have a cheaper dupe that i think works pretty well.

Here’s what I used:

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Avons Ultra Colour Bold Matte Lipstick in Bare Impact (B501) 

http://avonshop.co.uk/product/make-up/lips/avon-ultra-colour-bold-lipstick.html

NYX Lip Liner in Nude Beige

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-117-slim-lip-pencil.aspx

NYX Wonder Pencil in Light

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-193-wonder-pencil.aspx

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What I did:

I stared by slightly over lining my lips with the NYX lip pencil, making sure to only over line  the centre parts of your lips not the corners, other wise you’ll end up with a clown smile! I then filled in my lips with the lipstick going up to where I lined my lips. Using the lip liner again I darkened up the outer corners of my lips to make the centre look more plump. Taking the Wonder Pencil I reversed outlined my lips, meaning I lined my lips again outside where I lined my lips. This creates a slight highlight around your lips again making them appear more plump and juicy like Kylie’s! Taa Daa that’s it!

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What Do You Think? Do You Think It’s A Good Dupe And Would You Try It?

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Postive Vibes – OOTD

  Hey Guys!

I have a playful outfit of the day for you guys today 🙂 Hope you like it! I had fun jumping around the beach this afternoon to take these pictures & it was super windy!!

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I love these pink plaid high waisted trousers from River Island! They are so different & cute, they add a lot of colour to an outfit. Plus they are super comfortable!

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Here’s a silly slow motion video of my dancing around the beach:

http://itsmisstazmin.tumblr.com/post/116125151504/live-laugh-love-enjoy-positive-vibez

I wore my white Converse which are iconic at this stage! Underneath I just put on a plain black vest with my black polo neck cropped jumper over the top.

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What do you think of this outfit? xx

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#GOTHLIFE OOTD

Hey Guys!

I wasn’t planning on doing an Outfit post today but my two year old Olly, who never comments on my appearance told me I looked good today! I came downstairs and he pointed at my clothes and smiled and said “cool mummy!” So here it is. 🙂 All Black Everything.

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I teamed high waisted black jeans with a black cammy vest and a crop polo neck jumper on top. I threw on a slightly sheer plain black scarf to finish it off. On my feet I have some cleated sole Chelsea boots.

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Here’s a close up of my makeup, I went for a simple cat eye using Macs Gel Liner in Blacktrack, accentuated with the NYX Jumpo Eye Pencil in Milk on my water line. On my lips I have NYX Matte Lipstick in Maison, I reversed lined my lips with the  NYX Wonder Pencil for a fuller lip look.

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Jeans – Boohoo

Boots – New Look

Jumper – F&F

What do you guys think? Do you agree with Olly that this is a “cool” outfit? 

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The Bold Lip

Hey Guys!

So as we all know strong bold lips are all the rage at the moment, especially the nude lip. I’ve found a lipstick that incorporates both and is also matte. It’s the Matte Lipstick from NYX Cosmetics, which is a brand I love. Nyx is vegan & cruelty free if that is also important to you! The lipstick is in the shade Maison which they describe as milk chocolate brown, very apt! The lipstick is hugely pigmented and has a non drying matte finish. I teamed it up with the NYX Lip Liner in Nude.

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http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-14-matte-lipstick.aspx

What do you guys think of this look? xx

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Book Recommendations!

I have some book recommendations for you today! These books are all vastly different but I enjoyed every one of them immensely.

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We Were Liars – E.Lockhart: This book has a lot of dark symbolism but a very clever plot and an ending you were least expecting! A quick, thrilling & chilling read.

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion: This is a cute contemporary romance with a difference, a light hearted read that will make you feel good about life.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn: My favourite of the lot, this book needs to be read. A complete page turner, this book has more twists than the Nile. And PLEASE read the book first! I loved this so much I immediately went and bought all her other books.

Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion: Quirky dystopian teenage romance, another quick read. Good for fans of Twilight or The Hunger Games. Although I liked the book this may be the only case where I preferred the movie.

Not That Kind Of Girl – Lena Dunham: This book is life, it had me laughing out loud the entire time. Lena is queen of feminism. This is a collection of essays or stories from Lena’s life that she has adapted into this book, the writers of Skins couldn’t come up with.

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We Were Liars – http://www.bookdepository.com/We-Were-Liars-Lockhart/9781471403989

The Rosie Project – http://www.bookdepository.com/Rosie-Project-Graeme-Simsion/9781405912792

Gone Girl –  http://www.bookdepository.com/Gone-Girl-Gillian-Flynn/9781780221359

Warm Bodies –  http://www.bookdepository.com/Warm-Bodies-Isaac-Marion/9780099549345

Not That Kind Of Girl – http://www.bookdepository.com/Not-That-Kind-Girl-LENA-DUNHAM/9780812997347

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Easter Sunday OOTD

 Happy Easter guys!

Hope you all have a great Easter weekend, here’s what I wore!

      

Chelsea Boots: New Look (sale) €20 http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-boots/black-chunky-cleated-sole-chelsea-boots-_330983801?isRecent=true

Ripped Knee Jeans: New Look €29.99 http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/womens/jeans/blue-acid-wash-high-waisted-knee-ripped-skinny-jeans-_345119845

Crochet Crop: Primark €10

Watch: Marc Jacobs ‘Amy’ Watch Rose Gold €199 http://www.fields.ie/watches/marc-by-marc-jacobs/marc-by-marc-jacobs-ladies-amy-watch-10556.html

What are you guys wearing or doing this weekend? x

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Healthy Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato!

Hey Guys!

Since I got good feedback from my last vegan post and you guys wanted to see some vegan recipes today I’m bringing you some delicious loaded sweet potatoes. These taste amazing and is comfort food at it’s finest! Look at these baby’s! I promise you they are so easy & cheap to make and cause very minimal clean up.

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Your going to need:

  • 1 large or 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tin Mixed Bean Salad
  • 3 cups Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil / Coconut Oil
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 cup Fresh Parsley
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  • Stab your sweet potatoes multiple times & place  on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 40-70 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While the sweet potatoes are cooking, add the oil to a frying pan on medium heat with 2 cloves of minced garlic, cooked until soft.
  • Add the spinach along with half a cup of water, cook for 5 minutes until the spinach has shrunk.
  • Add in the tin of beans and heat through, season with salt & pepper.

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Now for the amazing green goodness dressing!

  • In a food processor or blender add in the ripe avocado, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, remaining clove of garlic and parsley. Blend! If you have some left over you can store it in a jar in your fridge for up to 2 days.

Load up your sweet potatoes and enjoy!

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Please let me know if your try this recipe and if you enjoy it! xx

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Spring Homeware Haul!

Hey Guys!

So I hadn’t bought any new homeware bits in ages and thought the place needed a bit of sprucing up for spring/summer. I love bright colours especially pinks and blues, my theme for this spring & summer is super tropical and cute. Here’s what I got:

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I am in love with these cushions! I would have gotten the entire range but I couldn’t carry everything on my own! So I am dying to go back and get more. They are from Primark or Pennys here in Ireland. They are super cheap, these cushions were about €8 each.

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I also got two of these flamingo candles that are purely for decoration purposes! They were about €2 each, the sign was €3.50. Both of these are also from Primark. The super cute mini cactus is from Tesco and was about €3.

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I drink a lot of herbal tea and smoothies so these mason jars are perfect for my life and are also super fashionable ATM! They are from Tesco and were €4 each.

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The cactuses again are from Tesco and this sign was also €3.50 from Primark!

Hope you liked this post guys what were your favourite bits?

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4 Tips To Get Your Workout Motivation Back!

I know we all get those days when all we want to do is stay in bed or on the couch and watch back to back episodes on Netflix and believe me I did this too up until I got my mojo back!

Here’s what got me back on track, if it helped me it’s bound to help you too

1. I started listening to an amazing podcast series that was recommended to me, her name is Chalene Johnson who is a fitness & lifestyle guru. This is what truly helped me so if your serious about getting fit you need to listen to the podcast linked below!

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/get-motivation-when-your-so/id911042029?i=318154168&mt=2

2.  Get on Pintrest and make a Workout Motivation board with inspiring quotes and pictures of that perfect ideal body to look at whenever you don’t quite feel like going for that run. Here’s an example of the one I made!

https://www.pinterest.com/Itsmisstazmin/workout-inspiration/

3.  Buy some cute new workout clothes, I’m not saying you have to spend a fortune but treating yourself to a new pair of capri pants, sports bra or training shoes will really help get you out of your slump if you know your going to look good! Forever 21, Bershka, Primark, Boohoo all do great affordable work out gear.

4.  My final tip is go on to Spotify and either make or listen to a workout playlist that will really get you in the mood to move. The one I have been listening to and loving is linked below.

Live To Run/Run To Live

Let Me Know If This Post Helped! And What Are Your Motivation Tips?

Lush Mini Haul & Empties!

Hey Guys, hope you are all well!

Yesterday I did a little bit of Spring shopping, I Had to go to Lush as I had officially used up all of my Lush stock! I didn’t go too mad but I picked up a few essentials, here’s what I got:

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Ultrabland is my go to cleanser I go through it like water, it’s amazing at removing makeup and clearing skin, I’ve raved about it loads before but seriously you need to try it!

I picked up the Yummy Mummy shower gel from the Mothers Day collection, which sadly isn’t being restocked after this week. I’ve tried the Yummy Mummy Shower Conditioner and loved it, the scent is a mixture of orange and lavender!

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The other two items are for my little boy Olly as I don’t like to use anything in his baths apart from Lush. Everything else dries his skin out plus he smells divine afterwards!

I got him the pink Fun bar, which smells like a candy store and the Comforter Bubble Bar, which smells like Ribena! With these you pull a little bit off at a time and crumble under warm running water to create bubbles. This way they last quite a while, I also wash his hair with whatever shower gel I’m using as they double as shampoos.

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On to the Empties!

This is proof just how long the Lush shower gels last as we have just finished a medium sized bottle of Snow Fairy! Which if you didn’t know comes from the Christmas collection. My boyfriend is obsessed with the Dirty range in Lush which has a manly minty scent. Around Valentines Day I picked up the Prince Charming shower gel to try which I loved, which smells like marshmallow and pomegranate. I’ve also gone through two tubs of Ultrabland (since January) Two bottles of Tea Tree Toner (since last summer) And lastly a tub of Cosmetic Warrior which is from the Fresh Face Mask range, I like to try a different one of these once a month.

What are your favourite Lush products? xx

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What I Eat As A Vegan!

I get a lot of questions as to what I eat on a vegan lifestyle. So over the last week I have been photographing some of my meals to share with you guys so you can get an idea.

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Yesterday I went to Wagamamas with my friend from college and I ordered the warm tofu salad, it was amazing! There are normally always vegan options at restaurants so don’t be put off by thinking you can’t go out to eat!

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This is an example of what I would have for breakfast on the weekend, smashed avo on toast, fried beef tomatoes, baby leaf spinach and  the sausages are the Linda McCarthy vegan sausages, they are so yummy!

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This truly is “fast food” I came home starving from college and quickly threw this together, its half a tin of chickpeas with a sprinkle of paprika, whizzed up cooked beetroot into a puree, dollop of store bought hummus and guacamole, cucumber slices, carrot sticks and some crackers.

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Olly and I shared this for lunch the other day, really simple and easy. I made some hummus with a tin of chickpeas (we ate a LOT of chickpeas) some olive oil and lemon juice, then sliced up a whole cucumber or two.

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This is one of my all time faves! I grab this on my way home all the time, I normally eat it straight out the packet. It’s the Nutty Whole Superfood Salad from Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer do great vegan options that are ready made and good to go, I also love their vegan sushi. I added in some of their falafel because I was extra hungry.

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This is a herby quinoa salad with pine nuts and cilantro, I got the recipe off of Pintrest, which I am loving at the moment by the way! Pintrest is amazing for recipe and meal ideas if your a little bit stuck and some really mouth watering desserts that I am dying to try. If you want to see my recipe boards my Pintrest is https://www.pinterest.com/Itsmisstazmin/

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For breakfast on weekdays when I don’t have much time I love putting together a little green smoothie, this one has 1 banana, 3 kiwis, chia seeds, almond milk and spinach. When I’m not in the mood for a smoothie I have porridge made with almond milk, blueberries/raspberries and chia seeds.

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And of course we can’t always be perfect and healthy! I love American Oreos as well if I’m feeling a bit naughty, although I tend to go through the packet quite quick!

Let me know if you liked this kind of post and if you want to see more in the future! xx

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March Monthly Favourites!

Eyeko Lengthening Skinny Brush Mascara

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This mascara is truly amazing at lengthening and I adore the packaging, the only issue I have with it is that it is so long wearing it is pretty hard to get off! So if you have sensitive eyes proceed with caution. This mascara is €18, defiantly worth the hype and the money.Here are some before and after pictures on my mum just to show how good it is at lengthening. There are definitely no falsies there!

http://www.eyeko.com/eyeko-skinny-brush-mascara

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 Benefits World Famous Neutrals 

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This is such a cute little box! It comes with four long-wear powder shadows , 3 matte and 1 shimmer. In Milk it! Raincheck? Pause For Applause and Blingo! It also contains 2 creaseless cream eyeshadows in bikini-tini, and holy smokes! You can use the cream eyeshadows on their own for a quick fix or as primers under your shadows. This palette is €34.50 and also comes in two different varieties of shades.

http://www.boots.ie/en/Benefit-world-famous-neutrals-sexiest-nudes-ever-eyeshadow-kit_1307190/

Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara

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This is my new go to favourite drug store mascara, it’s amazing and ticks every box for me. It’s volumizing, lengthening, easy to take off, lasts all day and is very affordable! I haven’t been wowed by a drug store mascara for a very long time until I picked this baby up. I will definitely be repurchasing this again and again. This mascara is €6.99 at Boots.

http://www.boots.ie/en/Rimmel-London-Extra-3D-Lash-Mascara_1538957/

Bourjois Rouge Edition in Rose Tweed & Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year 

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The Bourjois Velvet lipstick is my all time favourite of this month, I have worn it nearly every single day. The colour matches my skin tone perfectly and it feels so soft and silky compared to so many other liquid to matte lipsticks that completely dry out your lips. It has a doe foot applicator and comes in eight different shades and I want them all! It is €12.49

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http://www.boots.ie/en/Bourjois-Rouge-Edition-Velvet-lipstick_1459266/

The Rouge Edition lipstick in Rose Tweed is a gorgeous barely there every day nude, this is what I have been wearing when I haven’t been wearing the other one! I love the formulation although it doesn’t stay on as long as the velvet one. It is a very soft and hydrating lipstick that adds a bit of shine. It comes in 27 different shades. This lipstick is €10.99.

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http://www.boots.ie/en/Bourjois-Rouge-Edition-Lipstick_1290744/

What where your favourite products you couldn’t stop using this month? 

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – Review

Hey Guys!

I’ve got a quick review of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette today!

My mum actually gave me this palette and when she handed it to me I thought she was giving me a fancy French chocolate bar until I did a double take.

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First off this palette smells DIVINE! It is made with 100% real cocoa powder which makes the shadows blend like a dream.

There are 16 shades altogether, 14 of them are .95g each and  2 of them are a bit bigger at 2.8g each. The two bigger shades also make lovely highlighters.

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There are 6 matte shades and 10 shimmer shades which range from chocolatey browns, feminine pinks to sexy plum shades. I’ve had this palette for about 2 weeks now and the amount of looks you can create are endless and the colour pay off is amazing.

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The names of the shadows make my mouth water just a little bit too!

Coming in at €44, I think it is definitely worth it if you are looking for a versatile palette.

http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_154614100899_-1

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One Lovely Blog Award!

Hey Guys!

So I got nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂

Thank you to Jaanethough for nominating me, it means a lot!

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I am extremely impulsive with everything I do, not always a good thing!
  2. I love to read, I can get through 6 books a month when I’m on a roll.
  3. I used to be really into horses and horse riding, I even used to own 3 horses!
  4. I have had every hair colour under the sun, I get bored easily haha
  5. I have a phobia of goldfish!
  6. I love to bake but I don’t do it to often as I tend to end up eating everything!
  7. Summer is my favourite time of year, especially for the fashion.

My 15 Lovely Nominees:

  1. Dovesandroses
  2. Confettiandcurves
  3. Jadeambersblog
  4. AlleyHope
  5. Thebeautytruth
  6. Seesje
  7. Hellomonika
  8. Candylovetrap
  9. Withallmyaffection
  10. Nicolish
  11. Theoctoberscat
  12. Themakeupcrate
  13. Broughttoyoubyhannah
  14. Lippieobsession
  15. Marinasbeautystudio

Thank you again to Jane for the nomination!

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Mothers Day Edition – Being A Young Mum!

Hey Guys!

Seeing as it’s Mothers Day today I thought I would tell you all about my experience being a young mum!

So if you didn’t know already I have a two year old son, his name is Oliver but we usually call him Olly for short. I am 22 years old so I was pregnant with Olly when I was 19. I had been with my boyfriend Jamie for 3 years already when I found out I was pregnant. We have been together for 6 years now! Which is pretty crazy to me, we moved in together when Olly was born. It’s like living with my two best friends – cheesy I know.

I can honestly say that having Olly at the time that I did really helped me and pushed me in the direction that I want to go, I became focused on achieving my goals, and had a much more positive outlook on life. Before I had Olly I felt like I was just drifting through life with no purpose or goals and I wasn’t particularly happy.

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Top left – Jamie & Olly at 1 year old  / Top right – Olly & I at 1 & a half  / Bottom left – Olly & my brother at 2 years old / Bottom middle – Jamie & Olly 2 years old / Bottom right – Olly & my mum 6 months old.

When I found out I was pregnant I was in college studying Fine Art which I wasn’t enjoying and would have left anyway so I moved away from the city and back in with my parents, Jamie moved in with his gran and worked two jobs which was the best option for him as the city had too many distractions at the time. I decided I would stay at home with Olly for a year before going back to college, which is what I have done. I  can write a whole post on my pregnancy because that is a whole story in itself.

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Olly & I – 6 weeks old. ( I obviously didn’t seem to think eyebrows existed back in those days)

Obviously adjusting my lifestyle was difficult when Olly was born but for about 7 months of my pregnancy I had been living with my parents not doing all that much so a change was much anticipated and I couldn’t wait to move in with Jamie & Olly and having some independence again. When I say adjusting my lifestyle I mean small things such as not being able to lie in everyday, sleeping all night without interruptions etc. Which comes with any new parents.

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I absolutely adore having Olly in my life, he cracks me up everyday and he is such a happy little boy. I love watching him grow and develop his personality. I would probably be still stuck in the same rut I was at if it wasn’t for him and I now know exactly what I want to do with my life and taking every step I can to achieve it.

Hope you liked this post and that it wasn’t too soppy! If you have any questions leave them below 🙂

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Bobbi Brown Brighting Finish Powder Dupe

So we all like to save a little bit of money every now and again, I know I do! I found a great dupe for the gorgeous Bobbi Brown Brighting Finish Powder – what a mouthful. This powder is so beautiful to look at let alone to wear, it is divided up into a grid of gorgeous pastels that work as colour correctors on the skin. Now this powder is €48, ouch.

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BUT I have found an alternative, I don’t know about you but I haven’t seen pastel iridescent powders like this on the market before so when I came across the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder I was so happy that there was a cheaper alternative!

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Obviously the packaging ins’t as luxurious but I can get over that with a €36 price difference! Yep this powder is only €12. And honestly does the same job.

This powder is a cross between a highlighter and a setting powder, so if you want a gorgeous subtle glowing finish you need to try this. I use this on top of my setting powder, I swirl my powder face brush in the product and sweep over my cheeks and t zone. I use this powder instead of highlighter for a day look but would use in conjunction with a highlighter for a night look. This powder has lots of tiny specs of glitter but don’t worry they have very finely milled, so you won’t look like you just came off the set of a Kesha video.

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This product does also come in a Sun kissed version which is a palette of nudes and pink tones in the same iridescent powder which would be lovely this time of year coming up to summer as it gives of a warmer glow.

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http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/nyx-radiant-finishing-brighten-powder/1436951181.prd?_requestid=4762

http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/nyx-radiant-finishing-sunkissed-powder/1436951226.prd?_requestid=4762

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Liebster Award!!

Hey Guys!

So I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Jaanthough, thank you so much it means a lot! Jane was an awesome cruelty free beauty and lifestyle blog be sure to check her out 🙂

What is the Liebster Award you may ask?

The Liebster Award is basically an award that is by bloggers, for bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within our writing community, and to aid in the discovery of new and upcoming bloggers!

The Rules!

  1. Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions the blogger gave you.
  3. Give 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  5. Notify the people you nominated.
  6. Give approximately 7 to 11 questions for nominees to answer.

Jaanethough’s Questions:

  1. What is your dream job? To be a Kardashian or similar obviously haha. Ok on a serious note for beauty & fashion blogging to be my job and also freelance animating, graphic/interface/web designing.
  2. Sweet or savoury food? Both I just love food too much
  3. What is your current favourite skincare product? The Body Shop Cool & Creamy Tea Tree Cleanser
  4. Who is your idol? I have so many people I look up to, but in the blogging & YouTube world I would have to say Melon Lady (Helen Anderson) I adore her personality, she has such a great outlook on life and is confident in her own skin which is such a good message to be sending young girls.
  5. What is your fondest memory? I have so many it is impossible to pick one! My son being born, from when my boyfriend and I first met, loads from being with friends & family, Christmas’s, I’ve had so many wonderful holidays.
  6. What is your favourite movie? I love movies that make you think so Trance and iOrigins for example, I also love Pulp Fiction, This Is The End, The Little Death, ugh there is so many haha!
  7. Who is your favourite youtuber? Apart from Melon Lady who I already mentioned I love The Beauty Crush, she’s gorgeous.
  8. What is your favourite dessert? I’m a vegan so I normally have to make my own deserts but I love banana ‘nicecream’, Oreos, Starbursts, Jelly Tots, Chewits, peanut butter oatmeal cookies I make.
  9. Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning lemon green tea at night
  10. Who are your favourite authors? In not order Gillian Flynn, Rainbow Rowell, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, John Green.
  11. What is your dream transport? Teleportation of course! No more buses Hoorar!

11 Facts About Me

  1. My full name is Amy Tasmin Finn
  2. My birthday is the 11th of September, I’m 22
  3. I have a 2 year old son named Oliver – Olly for short
  4. I have been going out with my boyfriend Jamie and also Olly’s dad for 6 years now, we met when I was 16.
  5. I am studying a Multimedia degree in college
  6. I originally went to study a degree in Fine Art but decided it wasn’t for me.
  7. I live on the south coast of Ireland near Cork City
  8. I am originally from North London, I moved to Ireland when I was 10 with my family.
  9. I still have a pretty strong London accent though!
  10. I am a shopaholic – you probably already knew that though.
  11. I am very close to my family, I also have a younger brother & sister.

My Questions:

  1. Current favourite lipstick?
  2. Current favourite foundation?
  3. Current favourite skincare product?
  4. Current favourite hair product?
  5. What are you reading?
  6. What was the last movie you watched?
  7. Who is your favourite YouTuber?
  8. Who is your favourite blogger?
  9. Who is your idol?
  10. Life goal?
  11. Marmite?

My Nominees:

  1. Uniqueola
  2. Weardaisywent
  3. Mylipaddiction
  4. Barbieuncovered
  5. Nublanc
  6. Jadeambersblog
  7. Stephaniejaynebeauty

Thank you again for the nomination Jane!

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Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Review

Hey Guys!

Today I’m going to be talking about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, I absolutely adore this foundation. This is the second time i have repurchased it, I actually forgot how much I loved it for awhile because I was using the Mac Studio Fluid Fix but it arrived at my door today and I had to use it!

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This is a perfect foundation for every day wear, for a night out I would probably opt for something a little bit more heavy duty.

I use the colour Light Vanilla and it is a Perfect match, honestly I have never had a foundation that has matched so well before, it blends into my neck perfectly.

It has a medium coverage, it does cover blemishes pretty well but I would want to use concealer with it for that extra bit of help but if you have perfect skin there is no need.

Here’s a pic of just the foundation on and a little bit of translucent powder, excuse my messy hair!

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The consistency is very light but still creamy and it sits nicely on the skin without weighing you down.

The last time I used this product it lasted me months! Which is saying something seeing as I wear foundation pretty much every day.

For a drugstore foundation it really is amazing it’s about €14 (and I am usually a snob when it comes to foundations)

I have also heard Essie Button rave about this foundation a lot. The verdict is go buy it! 🙂

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And a close up of my final makeup look for the day, on my lips is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year.

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What do you guys think, have you used this foundation before or would you try it? Let me know 🙂

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100 Questions No One Asks Tag!

How are you all? Hope you are all well!

Got a fun tag post for you today to get to know me a little bit 🙂 I tag my friend Ola from https://uniqueola.wordpress.com/  Enjoy 🙂

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed ahh are you kidding, I don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night and see that creepy coat silhouette and think it’s an axe murder! You all know what I’m talking about.

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? I don’t get the obsession with taking all the little bottles from hotels, whhy haha.

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? I don’t sleep with them tucked in but I sleep with the duvet between my legs because I hate the feeling of my legs touching ..strange I know.

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before? Hahaha um I don’t think so but I did steal a huge Wet Paint sign before . Alcohol had been involved :/

5: Do you like to use post-it notes? Yes! I am an organisation freak.

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? We don’t really have coupons here that is mainly in America right? But I do use the ones I get sent to me from my club card points.

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Oh my goodness do I have to choose?! I’d have to say a swarm of bees because at least hopefully I’ll survive that one!

8: Do you have freckles? Nope

9: Do you always smile for pictures? No haha I am a big supporter of the selfie pout I must admit

10: What is your biggest pet peeve? MESS!

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Nope

12: Have you ever peed in the woods? A girls got to go when a girls got to go

13: What about pooped in the woods? No that’s a bit far !

14: Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? If the mood arises of course

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils? No! I really really hate that so I guess that’s a pet peeve too

16: How many people have you slept with this week? Just the one and that would be my boyfriend

17: What size is your bed? Queen! Which is in-between a king and a double

18: What is your Song of the week? Run On Love – Trove Lo

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink? UM YES anyone can wear whatever they like!

20: Do you still watch cartoons? Adventure Time is the bomb

21: Whats your least favourite movie? Least favourite movie?? I don’t tend to remember my least favourites haha

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? Well I’m not going to tell you that now am I

23: What do you drink with dinner? If we are out for dinner, red wine or ice tea. At home water or dilute

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in? I don’t eat no dead animals yo

25: What is your favourite food? That is an insanely hard question because I LOVE food but at the moment I am loving toasted bagels with crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jam YUM

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love? iOrigins, This Is The End, Pulp Fiction

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you? My baby before he went to bed 🙂

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout? I went on a trip once to an outdoor adventure centre  for a week with the school when I was about 7 and I got my mum to come pick me up after 2 days because I thought the coats we had to wear stank. I’ll let that answer that question.

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? If it was for body confidence then yes but not for any other reason

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? Back when I rode my dinosaur to school I guess

31: Can you change the oil on a car? Cars need oil? (..I’m joking)

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket? I don’t drive so..

33: Ever ran out of gas? I’ve been in a car when it ran out of gass if that counts?

34: Favourite kind of sandwich? Wholemeal pitta bread with falafel, guacamole, humous, spinach and cherry tomatoes BOOM

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast? Smoothie! My fave is 3 ripe bananas, a ripe mango, splash of orange juice and about 300mls of water

36: What is your usual bedtime? As early as possible, if I don’t get enough sleep being 9-10 hours I turn into a witch.

37: Are you lazy? I don’t get the opportunity to be lazy haha

38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? Oh I had an array of equally un scary costumes

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign? I think it’s a monkey?

40: How many languages can you speak? Just the one

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions? Nope but I would love to have one to Company but I think they have gone digital now

42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs? I stepped on a lego once and it hurt like hell

43: Are you stubborn? I think you should ask my boyfriend that one..

44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman? I’m guessing these are American chat shows? Seeing as I’ve never seen either or them, Ellen.

45: Ever watch soap operas? I watched Eastenders religiously when I was younger but not anymore

46: Are you afraid of heights? mmm not really

47: Do you sing in the car? Sometimes!

48: Do you sing in the shower? Not at 6 o clock in the morning no

49: Do you dance in the car? Sometimes!

50: Ever used a gun? Can’t say I have

51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Apart from at a nightclub it would be when I was a child

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy? They are the perfect amount of cheese

53: Is Christmas stressful?  no! Christmas is the best

54: Ever eat a pierogi? GIRL!!! Pierogi is one of the yummiest things I have ever had

55: Favourite type of fruit pie? Apple?

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Britney Spears, I would make my friends learn all the dance moves from her music videos and get them to be my backing dancers in the playground at school while I stood in front singing at the top of my lungs, please bear in mind I was about 6 or 7 as it was before we moved from London, this wasn’t a recent thing. God I was a bossy ass child.

57: Do you believe in ghosts? Yep

58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Yasss loads

59: Take a vitamin daily? ha ha ha I could say something here but I don’t know whether anyone would be offended

60: Wear slippers? Yep

61: Wear a bath robe? Does dressing gown count?

62: What do you wear to bed? Depends what that evenings activities were 😉 hah! Underwear and a comfy top normally

63: First concert? Atomic Kitten CRINGE

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Tesco!

65: Nike or Adidas? Love a bit of Nike

66: Cheetos Or Fritos? Neither?

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Peanuts

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? I have now thanks to Google

69: Ever take dance lessons? When I was a child I took street dance lessons, I was crap

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Either video game design or having his own restaurant

71: Can you curl your tongue? Yep but can you tie a knot in a cherry?

72: Ever won a spelling bee? We don’t really do that over here but seeing as I rely on spellcheck for every other word there would be no chance in hell.

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy? When I had my baby sob sob 🙂

74: Own any record albums? But iPhones

75: Own a record player? ..no

76: Regularly burn incense? No but my boyfriend does in our bedroom allll the time

77: Ever been in love? Yesss

78: Who would you like to see in concert? A Day To Remember

79: What was the last concert you saw? Architects

80: Hot tea or cold tea? Hot normally but in summer cold

81: Tea or coffee? I’m a coffee girl

82: Sugar or snickerdoodles? What?

83: Can you swim well? I can! My mum taught me to swim when I was three which is pretty crazy

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? I’d be worried if you couldn’t

85: Are you patient? Ha!

86: DJ or band, at a wedding? A bit of both

87: Ever won a contest? I probably have but not one that springs to mind

88: Ever have plastic surgery? I wound’t rule it out

89: Which are better black or green olives? Green!

90: Can you knit or crochet? Yes both but I prefer crochet

91: Best room for a fireplace? Living room

92: Do you want to get married? In the future yeah

93: If married, how long have you been married? Not married

94: Who was your HS crush? The boy who was always mean to me of course

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? I’m 22 not 2

96: Do you have kids? Yes a 2 year old boy called Olly, I will do a whole post on him at some point 🙂

97: Do you want kids? Yes

98: Whats your favourite colour? Pastel lilac

99: Do you miss anyone right now? Thinking about it now I do!

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My Tattoos!

 Hey Guys!

I’m not going to be doing my usual Outfit Of The Day for Sunday instead today I’m going to be telling you all about my tattoos.

If you are offended by tattoos, skin or the human body this post isn’t for you 🙂

Since I can remember I have always wanted to have tattoos, when I was a child I would beg my mum for those transfer tattoos all the time! By the time I was sixteen I had my first tattoo chosen in my head, I carried on thinking about what I wanted until I was eighteen when I could legally get my first tattoo. I made sure I chose an artist who worked in the style that I like which is colourful new school, I found out about a shop called Holy Cow which is one of the top in the country and have won a lot of awards at conventions, also I knew a load of people who got their tattoos there and they were all done so well. I have since gotten all my tattoos done in Holy Cow as I love my artists style.( Ross Daly if you want to look him up )

My first tattoo or tattoos you could say were two blue and turquoise diamonds, one on each hip. This is a picture I took of them today, they are four years old and have also gone through me having a baby so I am extremely happy that they are still perfect! These hurt a lot to get done, trust me to pick one of the most painful places to get my first tattoo in! They took about an hour each to finish. These tattoos took about 2 weeks to heal fully.

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My next tattoo I got about a year later, it is a black and grey cameo tattoo of a girl within a frame on my sternum, just underneath my boobs. At the time I was obsessed with the Victorian era and Alice In Wonderland which was the inspiration behind this tattoo. It took an hour to do and again was extremely painful as it was right on the bone and that part of the body is very sensitive! This picture is very close up and as you can see needs a bit of a touch up, as my bra rests on it it has worn quicker than my other tattoos but it is still very pretty and delicate. This tattoo was the easiest to heal, only took about a week to heal fully as it was mostly line work.

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My next tattoo was about 5-6 months later and is in fact very similar to this tattoo but has colour and more detail. It is again a cameo but the girl is a skeleton this time and the frame is a little different. I saw this on Tumblr I think, it was a necklace and I just adored the design so much. This tattoo took  about an hour  and a half and wasn’t painful in the slightest, it is on the upper inside of my left arm. This was the largest tattoo I had gotten so far. The pink colour was supposed to be a lot lighter instead of being more red, but I got a bad allergic reaction to the red pigment in the ink almost straight away. This was the most painful part of this tattoo as the healing process was hell, the skin bubbled into blisters everywhere the pink was. TMI I know. All together took about 3 months to heal properly as the skin was so sensitive and sore (At the time I had no idea why my tattoo didn’t heal properly or why it blistered)IMG_0296

Next was a very small one about 2-3 months later, I got a Q and a heart like on the playing cards. Queen of Hearts, at the time I was working on my portfolio to get into art college, the theme of my portfolio was Alice In Wonderland so this tattoo is homage to that. It took about 10 minutes to do. Again I got an allergic reaction to this tattoo which was when I released I was allergic to red ink. This tattoo wasn’t as painful to heal as the last but still took a long time and scabbed over a lot. It doesn’t look the best now because it didn’t heal properly but I can’t get it touched up because of the red ink haha.

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And last but definitely not least is my last, biggest and my personal favourite!  This tattoo took a long time to finish! I think in total took about five sessions of three hours each session, I got this finished about a year ago now. The inspiration behind it is the girl represents me, the owl represents my son Olly and the girl is protecting him, the antlers on the girl suggest that she is independant and in charge (like a stag) The string of pearls draped around the antlers suggest my love for fashion and beauty and I had purple hair at the time the same as the girl. The heart above her head is self explanatory. I drew this myself and took the drawing to my tattoo artist , the style inspiration of this tattoo came from Rik Lee. The pain levels of this tattoo weren’t too bad, down by the owl towards my knee was the sorest part. I left about a month between each tattoo session for my skin to heal fully.  Her face is a bit distorted in this picture, it’s very hard to get a good photo of it myself!

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If there is anything else you would like to know leave a comment down below 🙂

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Soft Romantic UD Naked 3 Look

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you this look I created using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, it’s a very soft and girly look. I love this palette as it is so diverse  the number of looks you can create are endless! Let me know what you think down below 🙂

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I started by taking Limit with an angled shading brush and working into the outer crease and v of my eye.

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I then took Nooner, which is very similar to Limit but a bit deeper. With a smaller angled brush I went over Limit to darken it up and create more dimension.

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With a small flat slightly damp brush to get more colour pay off I packed on Trick all over the lid.

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I then took Dust which is a gorgeous shimmery rose gold and put in the outer corners of my eyes.

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With a pencil brush I added a small bit of Blackheart to the outer v of my eye and brought down onto the bottom lash line and blended towards the middle of my eye.

I then added a thin cat eye using  Benefits Push Up liner and Benefits They’re Real Mascara.

For my lips I decided to go with a dark nude, this one is by Avon.

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Hope you all have a fab weekend xxx

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The Limecrime Scandal

Hey guys, I’m going to be bringing you something a little more sombre today. I don’t mean to insult anyone with this post who likes or supports this brand. I am simply sharing with you what I have learned recently.

There has been a lot of rumours going around about Limecrime for a long time now. The first time I heard anything negative about the company was probably about a year ago and at the time I didn’t really take much notice but in recent weeks Instagram has been blowing up with posts about the company so I did a bit of research and what I found was truly shocking!

Limecrime is being accused of fraudulence, repackaging, racism, deleting ingredients from products on the website that are not vegan, blocking and insulting costumers on social media and the worst hacking customers credit card information and identity theft! 

There was a girl who made a post on Instagram about what happened to her. She had her credit card information stolen and lost 10,000 dollars which was her student loan, she can not now get another student loan and had to drop out of college over one lipstick. Limecrime still hasn’t released any statement regarding customers getting their money back.

If you have bought anything from them you should check your credit card details.

You can find out all this information in more detail with a simple Google search or on the Instagram hashtags boycottlimecrime and limecrimelies. There is also a Tumblr page with the supposed history of Limecrimes origins if you want to check it out:

http://ohdeardoedeere.tumblr.com/post/65612552332/doe-deere-lime-crime-a-sordid-history

I would love to know what your opinion on this topic is 🙂 x

This Or That Beauty Tag!

QUESTIONS:
→ Makeup

Blush or Bronzer: It honestly depends what look I’m going for, but normally it would have to be bronzer.

Lipgloss or Lipstick: Lipstick hands down

Eyeliner or Mascara: I am a huge eyeliner fan I wear winged liner almost every day but I couldn’t go without wearing mascara!

Foundation or Concealer:  Foundation but I also love concealer with a bit of pressed powder on top for a more natural look.

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow: Neutral!

Pressed or Loose eye shadows: Pressed, I find that loose eye shadows are just too messy and hard to store.

Brushes or Sponges: Brushes, I do use my Beauty Blender a lot but I would still prefer my brushes. I use the Sigma Miss Bunny Set.

→ Nails

O.P.I or China Glaze: O.P.I hands down.

Long or Short: For every day wear I like to have mid length but you cant beat some long acrylics from time to time.

Acrylic or Natural: At the moment I have natural nails, I just got my acrylics taken off to give my nails a break.

Brights or Darks: For my nails brights as I wear dark clothes most of the time.

Flower or No Flower: No flower thank you.

→ Body

Perfume or Body Splash: Perfume

Lotion or Body Butter: I love the Body Shop body butters but I’m currently using a Lush body lotion.

Body wash or Soap: Body wash, especially the ones from LUSH divine! They last such a long time too and you can use them as shampoo.

LUSH or Other Bath Company: UM LUSH of course!!

→ Fashion

Jeans or Sweat pants: Jeans! I would never wear sweat pants outside the house haha

Long sleeve or Short: In Winter Long as I live in Ireland, cold! In summer short 🙂

Dresses or Skirts: Skirts, I don’t wear many dresses at all except for occasions.

Stripes or Plaid: Ooooh I love a bit of both but I am loving monochrome stripes at the mo.

Flip flops or Sandals: Sandals

Scarves or Hats: Scarves, I don’t think hats suit me!

Studs or Dangly Earrings: Studs usually

Necklaces or Bracelets: Bracelets

Heels or Flats: Flats! i cannot stand wearing heels for more than a few hours haha

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots: Cowboy ankle boots.

Jacket or Hoodie: Jacket jacket jacket

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe: Forever 21

Abercombie or Hollister: Um if I have to choose.. Hollister but neither is my style at all

→ Hair

Curly or Straight: My hair is naturally wavy aint no body got time to be straightening my hair every day!

Bun or Ponytail: Bun

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips: I don’t wear either!

Hair spray or Gel: Hair spray

Long or Short: It is currently mid length and trying to grow it

Light or Dark: I actually really like both on me!

Side sweep bangs or Full bangs: Full

Up or Down: Down.

→ Random
Rain or Shine: What kind of question is that?! Shine!

Summer or Winter: Summer..

Fall or Spring: Spring because it’s closer to Summer

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Sorry for the lack of pictures today

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Bare Minerals Review!

Hey Guys!

Today I’m bringing you a little review on the Bare Minerals Bare Skin foundation along with the Perfecting Face Brush, Correcting Concealer and Marvelous Moxie Lipliner.

I absolutely adore this foundation. I used the shade Bare Linen but it also comes in twenty different shades. You must shake the bottle first as it doesn’t contain an emollient to bind the ingredients together. The texture is extremely light whilst still providing a medium coverage, it is also brightening so perfect for covering up those under eye circles. I didn’t feel like I had a full face of foundation on like you usually get with liquid foundations especially compared to the Mac Studio Fluid Fix which is very heavy on the skin. The finish isn’t completely matte but not totally dewy either, which is what I was expecting as the formula is so silky. If you have drier skin you could totally wear it without a setting powder for a more satin look. If you are using the foundation in conjunction with the Perfecting Face Brush (recommended) you squirt about 2-3 drops into the centre on the brush, depending on how much coverage you want. Dot all over the face then continue to buff into the skin, the coverage is buildable without getting cakey. It also contains SPF20, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. I would say this foundation is definitely worth spending the money on, it will also last you awhile as a little goes a long way.

On to the Correcting Concealer, this wasn’t one of my favourite concealers of all time. I like my concealers to be industrial strength especially if I’m wearing a medium coverage foundation, where as this is light to medium coverage for a concealer. The texture is very creamy and became oily throughout the day. It comes in eight different shades varying from cool to warm. Although I have heard very good reviews from other people on this concealer so maybe it’s just me!

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/bareSkin-Pure-Brightening-Serum-Foundation-SPF20/UKmasterbareskin,en_GB,pd.html

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/SPF-20-Correcting-Concealer/UKMasterCorrectingConcealer,en_GB,pd.html

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/Perfecting-Face-Brush/UK71184,en_GB,pd.html

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I love the Marvelous Moxie Lipliner! I used the shade Thrilled which is a mauve nude, very Kylie Jenner esque. The formula is creamy and extremely long wearing. It lasted me all day with no touchups (and I ate a big Sunday lunch) I love the colour and it would suit so many different skin tones. It has a twist up applicator which keeps the product very clean and always sharp.

http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/Marvelous-Moxie-Lipliner/UKMasterMoxieLipliner,en_GB,pd.html

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Here’s a unfiltered picture of my look using all three products.

What do you guys think, would you buy this products or have you already used them?

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OUTFIT OF THE DAY

Hey Guys!

This is my OOTD for Sunday, it’s a laid back casual look for chilling before the hectic weeks starts again. Very inexpensive, both the top and black denim shorts are from the new spring collection in Primark.

The top was €6 and the shorts were €12. Bargain!

The belt is from River Island, my gold spiked necklace is from She Inside and the shoes are Nike Air Force One Ultras.

I can’t link them as Primark don’t have an online store 😦

What did you wear or do on Sunday?

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