Boohoo S/S15 Press Day

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you’re all having a great Thursday. It is technically Friday for me cue the not so subtle victory dance. It’s been a hectic few days so I am only getting to do my post on Boohoo’s media day now! The event was held in The Morisson Hotel on Tuesday the 31st. The hotel itself is lovely and the room for the event was done to perfection.

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The Spring / Summer collection for 2015 looks set to be amazing. Plenty of different styles from relaxed boho options to more tailored dresses, trousers and blazers that are perfect for events. I’ve picked out some of my favourites from the day. Continue reading

Insurgent Preview 2015

Hello Beautiful People ❤

Happy Paddy’s Day, aka lets be typical Irish and drink too much 😉 It’s great to see that the celebrations are being carried out around the world. Amazing how our little Island can influence other, larger cities around the world, even if it is just for one day.

Yesterday my friend and I were invited to watch the Preview of Insurgent in Dublin. The Divergent sequel staring Shailene Woodley and Theo James was being shown as a ‘premiere’ for Irish bloggers and movie critics / fanatics.

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The movie itself was actually really good. It is not usually my kind of film, but I have to say I was kept interested for the entire thing. My friend felt the same. We were made leave our phones outside with the PR firm hosting the event and I think this was great as it ment no distractions.

I really liked the fact that ‘Tris’ played by Shailene Woodley really looked the part. In a lot of cases the protangonist, particularly female ones, are centred around looking sexy. Now while she still looked amazing, the hair was cut short, there wasn’t loads of makeup and not a crop top in site. It was more about the acting than the sex appeal which doesn’t often happen anymore. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Baby Blue Blazer & White Swing Top – both Primark / Jeans – River Island / Necklace – Newlook / Bag – H&M 

Excuse the awkward smile, my face still looks puffy with the invisalign! I really do love the necklace from Newlook, it’s perfect now for Spring and Summer ❤

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It was a lovely evening spent with my best friend. The screening was organised extremely well and the location was perfect. I would actually highly recommend seeing the film, particularly if you’ve seen Divergent.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone ❤

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Photo Credit: http://www.valenteinedayx.com / http://www.nydailynews.com

Boohoo’s Collaboration is Backing All Women

Hello Beautiful People ❤

Happy Hump Day 😉 Today’s post is based around Boohoo’s collaboration with the beautiful plus size model Nadia Aboulhosn. The online retailer and the American influencer will be releasing a new line of clothing as part of the Boohoo Plus range.

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The thing I love most about this collection is that the clothing included is stylish and encourages women to embrace their shape. In many cases, plus size clothing differ to what is available in order areas of the store or website. I’ve witnessed this first hand having previously worked in retail. Women would often get upset (or annoyed) that stylish clothing was not available in a plus size. Boohoo are combating this and proving that no matter what size the label says, you can look your best. I think more retailers need to get on board with this mind-set!

Here’s a sneak peak into my favourite’s from the new collection for Boohoo Plus

boohooPLUS BLACK CUTOUT DRESS €26

Cut out Dress €26.00

boohooPLUS BLACK DRESS WITH ZIP €34

Long Sleeve Asymmetric Zip Dress €34.00

boohooPLUS WHITE DRESS €26

Long Sleeve White Top €26.00

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Top €20.00 / Skirt €20.00

boohooPLUS BLACK LACE JUMPSUIT €40

Black, Lace Jumpsuit €40.00

boohooPLUS H.B.I.C Tee €14

Tee €14.00

boohooPLUS BLACK SKIRT €20

Asymmetric Skirt €20.00

I think Boohoo’s collaboration actually marks a pivotal stand against bullying and judgemental mindsets towards those who may not fit into a particular size. I personally believe that once you are healthy and happy then your size shouldn’t be something used against you. Size doesn’t determine who you are and it certainly shouldn’t determine your beauty and style.

So hats off to Boohoo who have proved that they are backing all shapes and sizes ❤

The collection will be released on the 23rd of March so be sure to check out http://www.boohoo.com for more.

Until Next Time My Loves 

Z x

Photo Credit: http://www.boohoo.com / http://www.thinkthankfully.blogspot.com

Irish Beauty Show

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday, if there is such a thing?! I’m just doing a quick post today on The Irish Beauty Show, which I attended yesterday, you can check out my outfit details here.

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I haven’t seen the RDS so busy since the Off the Rails Event I went to a few years ago. There were literally people everywhere. It was great to see a turnout so good, especially like minded beauty lovers like myself. I didn’t go up with the intention of buying anything, but realistically when has that ever stopped any female on the planet?

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I’m really excited to use my new hair dryer, I have so much hair that I often find it difficult to get one that can withstand the usage. I’m hoping this one will do the trick.

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My other favourite buy from yesterday is Lip Voltage’s The Powerhouse. I’m currently testing out Lip Voltage and apparently this is a step up. I’m not sure if I’m excited or scared!

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This contour brush from Powder ‘n’ Pout is such a close match to the Nars Ita brush which costs about €50.00. This option was only €13.50! I’m going to test it out and if the quality is good I will definitely be investing in more of their brushes! They are opening an online store soon so I will keep you posted 🙂IMG_1391I did get a few other bits and pieces and I will be putting together a sneaky little giveaway soon, so stay tuned ladies. I hope anyone else who went had as good a time as I did, I will definitely be going back next year to nab some bargains ❤

Of course we couldn’t pass Avoca on the way home. It has to be one of my favourite places to eat and just have a mooch around. Perfect way to end our Sunday.

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Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Photo Credit: http://www.certainlyher.com

My Everyday Makeup Essentials

 

Hey Guys,
Today’s post is all about the makeup I use on an everyday basis. I don’t like to look too overdone when I am going to work and to be honest I just can’t bring myself to get up any earlier in the mornings. I prefer to look noticeably more glam for nights out as opposed to looking too over done in work. I generally spend 20 minutes getting ready in the mornings before work. I prefer to spend longer for night’s out but that is another post coming up!

Moisturiser

I love Nivea, I find it so gentle on my skin and it is excellent for the cold weather. I pop this on about 5 minutes before I start my makeup!

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Primer

The every day primer I use is the Catrice Prime and Fine. I only need a small bit and generally put it on my cheeks as this where my makeup previously used to come off throughout the day.

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Foundation

I am using Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation in Soft Beige for Monday to Friday. I apply one layer of that and then I tend to put a very light layer of MAC Studio Fix over the top. I find this gives a nice finish without being too heavy on my skin.

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Concealer

I have been using Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory. I haven’t been using it all that long so I’m still testing the water on this one. The reason I decided to go for this option is because it has added highlighter, which saves time in the mornings. I always go for a lighter shade when it comes to my concealer as it helps hide my dark circles!

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Contour / Highlight & Blusher

The Sleek contour Palette is by far my favourite product at the moment. The three in one is just so handy and means I am not rooting for other products (I’m not very organised in the mornings, anything that can save time is key!) I also think the colours are excellent, I use the shade 373 Light.

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I do also use the No7 highlighter (which I’m always raving about!) on the top of my cheekbones and on my brow bone. Highlighting is one of the best makeup tools available and I usually just add those quick little dabs after I have finished my makeup.

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Powder

Catrice Matte Plus Powder is great for setting foundation. I tend to only apply it under my eyes and a small bit over my forehead. I use 030 Warm Beige. Working in an office can dry out your skin so I find too much powder will end up making skin looking dull and in some cases highlight dry patches. Not what us ladies want!

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Eye-Shadow

I’m a huge Urban Decay fan when it comes to eye makeup. I don’t generally do much with my eyes Monday- Friday as I said lack of time being the main reason. I do however use the Naked 3 ‘Limit’ shadow along the crease of my eye as it adds some definition. Sometimes if I have more time I will use ‘Limit’ on my lid and add ‘Nooner’ or ‘Liar’ along the crease.

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Eye Liner

I swear by white eyeliner at the moment. It really brightens up my eyes and makes me look more awake. I’m loving the Natural Collection’s offering and it’s only roughly €2.00 ladies!

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If I’m using a gel liner, I opt for the Essence Liquid Ink as I find the brush is really good.

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Mascara

At the moment I am using the No7 Lash Impact mascara. I find it is lengthening my lashes without being too clumpy. I hate clumpy mascara that sticks your lashes together. It drives me mad!

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Eyebrows

As I’ve said before I love the Sleek eyebrow kit. I love that is has a mixture of wax and powder so that you can achieve a natural look. The angled brush is also a life saver.

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Lip Liner

I own about a million different lip liners. I buy new ones to go with new lipsticks 😛 At the moment I’m using the Natural Collection in the colour Almond

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Lipstick

I’m a big lover of lipstick. I love trying new brands but one of my all time favourites is Clinique for everyday wear. The quality is amazing and ensures your lips feel moisturised throughout the day. At the moment I’m using the Sweet Honey colour.

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Quick pic before work this morning using the above products:

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I never retouch my makeup throughout the day (I’m just too lazy) so I like to ensure it is applied correctly in the mornings. It has to last 11 hours after all. The products listed above are all generally great value so I don’t have to worry about using them everyday. I will be doing a post on my Night Out and Occasion Makeup preferences or as I like to call it my ‘weekend makeup’ soon so stay tuned 🙂

I hope you enjoyed guys ❤

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x