Saturday, 29 September 2012

Trend Talk: Military Boots!

Hello Lovelies,

I don't know about all of you, but I've been seeing military/combat boots everywhere, and for good reason to! They're perfect for Autumn. They're durable, which is great for Irish weather. Plus they're so versatile, wear them with leggings, jeans... pretty much anything! I actually just purchased my first pair after lusting after a pair for months. 

Here's a few of my favourites, all different styles and prices!

I love this pair from Steve Madden! They're a bit of a splurge, but Steve Madden does amazing, great quality shoes so they're worth it. They're available in this cognac colour, or in black. The gold studs on the side add a great touch of edginess and originality. Perfection!
$179.95 from Steve

This is the pair I ordered from River Island. I love them and cannot wait to receive them in a few days! I love the studded star detail at the side (as you can probably tell, I love studs!). Available in grey (pictured) and black.
£75 from River Island
The final pair for this post, are a baby pink Doc Marten-esque boot. They add a touch of prettiness to the usually grungy combat boot look. Great if you're a little wary of combat boots, but still want to try the trend!
£60 from River Island

Hope you enjoyed! Will you be trying this trend?


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2012!

Hello Lovelies,

As I am sure you are well aware, October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month'
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, after skin cancer. Today, about 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Scary stuff, I know, but it's unfortunately the facts we have to face. 

On the positive side, there are little things we can all do to help promote breast cancer awareness, and in turn, prevent women from developing breast cancer. One way in doing this is buying some products! The best part about these pink products is that a portion of each purchase goes towards breast cancer awareness, so it's a win-win situation!

Here are a few of my favourites:

• Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Bronzing Powder Set •

Add a pretty flush to your cheeks with this gorgeous blush. This is only one of a number of Bobbi Brown products supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. 
£5 of each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
Available for £35 from most Bobbi Brown counters

Evelyn Lauder Compact by Estee Lauder •

Touch up on the go with this gorgeous compact mirror, complete with an illuminating translucent powder. Estee Lauder does a huge amount of work with Breast Cancer as Evelyn Lauder past away earlier this year from the disease, so make sure to check out their website. Better yet, 100% of the sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Limited Edition for $75 (sorry don't know the euro/GBP price!)

Who doesn't want hot pink headphones? Better yet, they feature a compact folding design! 20% of sales go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 
Available for $99 

OPI Nail Polish: Pink of Hearts •

You get a gorgeous new nail polish and your supporting a great cause, what's not to love?! OPI is donating $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Available here 
• Unique Vintage Luggage Tag •

Isn't this the cutest thing ever? 20% of sales go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Thanks for reading Dolls!
Make sure to check out some of these lovely items and help support a fabulous cause.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

September Madness!

Hey Dolls,

Let's just cut to the chase, where have I been? I am very sorry for my recent absence here in the blogging world. I honestly have just been feeling a little uninspired and have had nothing to write about. I feel as if it would be worse to write lacking posts than to not write any at all. I want to deliver posts that I believe would be interesting.

So I'll just give a little update on my life.... I've started back at school and I've been spending the past few weeks getting back into the swing of things! Summer is fantastic, with it's lack of schedule and oodles of freedom, however, reality has been restored and I am gradually easing into a routine. My various activities are beginning to commence so it's all been a little crazy and I truly haven't made the time to blog. 

I have also just been given my Dad's camera to use for my blog which is quite exciting! Only issue is trying to figure it out. I have photos taken, I just need to figure out how to upload them onto my computer as the camera's battery seems to have some issues!

Anyway, I'm excited to get back into blogging, share with you some products and maybe expand my blog. More fashion posts and lifestyle too. Please do let me know what type of posts you enjoy reading because it will really help me out when I'm feeling that bit uninspired!

I hope you're all doing fabulous and, as always, thanks for reading!


Friday, 7 September 2012

Review: Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

Hey Sweeties,

I hope you're all doing well, and nicely settling back into some sort of a schedule, as Summer is sadly over (for most of us anyway!). I recently picked up my second Cupcake fresh face mask from Lush and have decided to share my thoughts and experience with you.

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This product is aimed at the oilier-skinned folk, such as myself and those who suffer from acne. Specifically, this was made for teenagers who want something to help keep their skin clear, oil at bay and is still fun and not too harsh! This mask has linseed infusion to nourish and soften the skin, fresh mint for toning, cocoa butter to moisturise and rhassoul mud to absorb grease and give a deep cleanse.

The first thing I noticed is that look of this mask, it truly looks like mud! I applied generously on a makeup-free face, avoiding the eye area. Lush recommends to leave on for 5-10 minutes and then simply wash off. As you apply the mask, you will notice small, soft white bits dispersed throughout the mask, which I think may be cocoa butter though I am honestly unsure. 

Once I washed off this mask, my skin felt amazingly soft and very fresh. It does absorb oil, but not permanently. I did notice my skin to clear up and any redness seemed to ease. 

The one thing I'm not too crazy about is that this mask has to be kept in the fridge. This isn't a huge deal, but it means it's not a mask to travel with, nor does it last for a huge amount of time. These lasts approximately one month from the day it is made but usually you will not have bought it on the exact day it has been made. I have never actually used a full pot by the use by date! There is plenty in the container and should last you at least 5-6 applications.

Overall, I really enjoy this face mask and will continue to repurchase whenever I'm in a Lush store (which is not too often unfortunately!). I would definitely recommend this if you're either new to face masks or have teenage, oily, blemish-prone, sensitive skin!

Available from Lush stores for £5.95/75g .

Have you tried any Lush products?


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Autumn Fashion Trends 2012!

Hey Beauties,

Autumn is quickly approaching and that only means one thing- new trends! Bring on the layering, boots, and warm coats. Here are a few of the top trends fro Autumn, and what you should keep an eye out for on the high-street.


Channel your inner soldier with this fall fashion trend. Don't worry, you can still keep it feminine. Think brass-buttoned jackets, pretty parkas and, of course- camouflage! For shoes, you can never go wrong with military boots, which look great with almost anything.
Blouse-€49.76, ASOS ; Jacket-£55, River Island


One of the biggest trends of the season, originally brought to us by Dolce&Gabbanna. This trends is a little more daring, but in moderation it can really be a lot more wearable. Think lavish embellishments, intricate detail, and crazy prints! 
Sweat Top-€49.76, ASOS; Dress-€35.54, River Island


Forget pastels and bright colours, this season it's the complete opposite! Think dark colours such as black and burgundy. Of course a gothic look is never complete without a few crosses and spikes so don't forget to accessorise.
Top- £18, River Island

Fifty Shades of Red

From crimson to burgundy, red is the colour of the season. Be original and try some red leather or velvet, to really bring something different to a look. 
Jumper-€49.76, ASOS; Dress-€78.19, by TFNC available from ASOS

These are my picks of the trends for Autumn, tell me what you think in the comments!