Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of 2013: Year In Review


Monday, December 30, 2013

Penn State


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Limone sul Garda


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Red Bull Cliff Diving - Malcesine


Sunday, September 29, 2013



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Riva del Garda


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mini Primark Summer Holiday Haul


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Silver Nails Essence Colour and Go


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jewel Eyes and Ombre Lips


Saturday, April 27, 2013

High Shine

Is that summer I see? No need for a jumper, or coat or scarf today, so incredible to feel the warm sun and just relax. Today is a work free day, no thinking about it, planning it or worrying about it. It's a lie in day, mikado eating day and watching episode after episode of Made In Chelsea day. I am obsessed with Made In Chelsea and Parks and Recreation at the moment, both are hilarious in such different ways. Parks and Recreation is laugh out loud, tears running down your face funny, watch it! Tomorrow, I'm off to Dublin for the day to see a friend I haven't seen in ages, so excited to find something new to do in Dublin, any suggestions?

I love wearing this outfit, it's so comfy and sparkly. Leggings and loose layered tees are my go to wardrobe stables, but throw in a few diamante and it's way more fun. I've become such a magpie lately when shopping, I bought the embellished t shirt in H&M for €9.99 I think. It's alot better quality then I expected, I've been wearing it every week since I bought it and to my surprise none of the diamonds have come loose. The statement necklace from Primark (€5) is another recent purchase, I can't believe it took me so long to get one of these. There is such a great selection of statement necklaces on the high street right now, I love how they instantly make any outfit look different, I want to invest in a selection of these for the summer to throw on with simple tops and maxi dresses. 

T shirt- H&M,
 Leggings -Present from sister
Necklace- Primark
Bag-borrowed from mum
Converse-Won in Glamour Magazine competition, signed by Katy Perry 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Snapshots of Life


Friday, April 5, 2013

Counter Burger


Friday, March 29, 2013

Cocoa Atelier: Macaroons


Sunday, March 17, 2013

50 Cheap Ways To Brighten Your Day


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Softly does it


Saturday, March 2, 2013

23 before 24


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Recap: 22 Before 23

Now that I am the ripe old age of 23, it's time for a 23 before 24 list to encourage me to start more new adventures and achieve more goals. Firstly though let's have a recap of my progress on my 22 before 23 list to see how I've fared. While I've only achieved 8 of the goals, they were some of the most important ones so I'm actually really happy with how I've done.

22 before 23 
  1. Finish my undergraduate degree: Done, graduating was amazing! See post on this here
  2. Start my postgrad: Yep, nearly a year in now, time goes so so fast!
  3. Get my full driver's licence: Got it a few months ago, I was really shocked and happy when I passed.
  4. Buy my first car: Found my perfect car on my birthday, meant to be or what??
  5. Go to my grad ball: Yep, such an incredible night with the best friends you could ask for, read about it here.
  6. Improve my sewing skills: Didn't do anything about this one...
  7. Learn to bake chocolate fudge cake: I did learn to make Rocky Road and it was yummy so I reckon it's not so bad!
  8. Visit the Giant's Causeway: No, kind of disappointed about this one but I'm sure I will in time.
  9. See Bruce Springsteen live: Yes did this in the summer, it was the best concert I have ever ever been to! See the pics here
  10. Send 22 letter/cards/postcards: Not even nearly, I sent ONE Christmas card, but it was sent to Australia so surely that gets me extra points??
  11. Make a patchwork quilt with my sister: Emmm..No
  12. Visit Scotland: Meant to be going this September so I'll move that to my 23 before 24 list instead.
  13. Write a Bucket list: In progress...
  14. Buy a new laptop: Yes, I love my new laptop, my old one was my first and was 7 years old so you can imagine how much a difference the new one is.
  15. Go camping: Nope, the weather is just so cold most of the time!
  16. Train to walk the Camino de Santiago: I did take up doing Youtube exercise videos but it's going to take alot more than that! 
  17. Donate blood again: I HAVE to get back to doing this.
  18. Go to Francis Bacon exhibition at The Hugh Lane Gallery: Need to do this soon, it's meant to be amazing.
  19. Learn to make jam: I ate jam..
  20. See a new play: Not a single one
  21. Go surfing: No but that probably wasn't going to happen, I am very rarely near the sea.
  22. Worry less :): This has definitely happened, I do have plenty of pressures and worries but I'm learning to sweat the small stuff less.
I have achieved a few goals I'm really proud of so I can't wait to share my 24 Before 25 list, once I've finished thinking of 24 things! Do you  set these kind of goals, did you achieve many?



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dream Hair


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Soap & Glory Showers That Glee


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's On My Bedside Locker


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Primark: Tuxedo Nails

I got these Primark Tuxedo pattern false nails for Christmas and I loved them! Priced at €1.50 (£1), they are cheap, cheerful and really easy to apply. They're the perfect quirky party nail, a style sported by Zooey Deschanel at the 2012 Golden Globes.  In the packet you get 24 nails and adhesive to apply them. I wore them over the holidays and it was 4 days before any fell off, the black print fades a little quicker however, but I was surprised at how long and well they lasted. Primark fashion nails come in loads of patterns, like a gold and black zebra print or plain red. I can't recommend them enough for their price, you can have so much fun with them and wear them as a full set or just as a statement nail. Have you given them a try, what did you think?


Friday, January 11, 2013

The Midlands

Coat- Dorothy Perkins, Leggings- River Island, Jumper and Boots- Zara


Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 in Outfits


2012: An Amazing Year

2012 has been an incredible year for me, I graduated with a degree, started a PhD, got my driver's licence, visited new places, meet great people and generally enjoyed myself loads! I've grown alot in the last year and I can't wait to see what 2013 has to offer. I have to admit it wasn't a great year for blogging, but at the end of the year I got really stuck into work and that had to be my priority. Anyway I'm back with a bang, with new stories to share, new bargains and beautiful pieces I've collected over the last few months, not to mention new years resolutions to get stuck into! But before that all begins it's time to recap on a great year, I love reading all the blog posts of people's highlights of their year and their year in outfits. Here's just a few highlights:


My Birthday with my amazing friends, family and boyfriend

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