Wednesday, 7 January 2015

OOTD: a monochrome affair

Hello Everybody,

I hope you all had a wonderful seasonal break and are looking forward to a fabulous 2015. 
Today I have an outfit post for you all. I wore this to a Christmas family meal. I wanted something smart-casual with an air of vintage class that wouldn't leave me freeeeezing. I opted for a white blouse teamed with a peplum skirt and duster coat leaving the bright pink lip to break up the monochrome. 

White lace vest (just seen): Marks and Spencer
Lace Blouse: Marks and Spencer
Black Peplum skirt: Vera Moda
Black court heels: Marks and Spencer
Tights: Marks and Spencer
Large check grey duster coat: Topshop
White clutch (with strap): Topshop
Watch: Marks and Spencer

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie: Boots
Pearl Earrings: Lowney's Jewellers

 I really hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know if you love this coat as much as I do (I'm obsessed!).

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Make up look // Simple Sparkles

Hello Everybody,

Today I have decided to do a beauty post and share with you all my everyday make up routine for the Christmas season. I have been wearing this look non stop and love adding something different to an otherwise average look. By using the Soap and Glory Lid Stuff palette in 'Off the Wallflowers' with They're Real mascara I've created a simple but sparkly eye. Coupled with a peachy blush, strong brow and my go-to lipstick. Every day sorted.

 I really hope you've enjoyed this post, I will  get back to regular posting once the Christmas madness has died down.

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

Hello Everybody,

So now the 'C' word is officially in use I thought I would do a Christmas themed post - (because why not?!) I don't know about you, but I love buying gifts more than receiving them, because it means I get to trawl through endless websites brimming with seasonal offers I can't refuse. My favourite kind of presents are Stocking Fillers, ever so cute and a tad silly, stocking fillers can even be 'luxurified' (yes that is now a word) for the more discerning recipient.

1. Socks
You can't go wrong with socks. Mum, Dad, best friend, mortal enemy, distant-relative-that-you've-never-even-met-before - they're bound to wear socks at some point in the near future. Now, I know what your thinking. Socks are boring right? Who wants socks for Christmas? Think again.

My favourite being these adorable christmas pudding socks with ickle smiling faces adorning the rim.

You can find cute, fun, and super comfy socks anywhere and everywhere. Just avoid the scratchy ones, nothing says 'I don't like you' like cheap and nasty socks.

2. A novelty item
A bit of fun is always appreciated and novelty items are just the ticket. Pretty much every high street store has their own novelty section, I think personalising your choice of stocking fillers really adds a special touch. Instead of buying mass market, think of something they're really fond of and go down that route.

If you're a fellow animal lover you'll love Topshop's adorable selection of hotties. (there's a unicorn one! squee!)


3. Make Up
Make up just has that knack of being so easy to wrap and fits perfectly into any stocking. This is completely down to personal taste but I love the Soap and Glory gift sets. They look so beautiful and are great products.

This Santa Gloss comes in it's own candy cane packaging. I REPEAT - CANDY CANE. It's too adorablely christmassy (wow fab grammar) for words. Plus their glosses always get amazing reviews.


4. Book
I'm a complete bookworm and a sucker for a gritty detective novel. Although it's worth saying, if books aren't your thing then there are plenty of things that fall under this category, cook books, annuals, fashion diaries - whatever floats your boat.

The book I've chosen is cute, coffee table comedy. And it's about pugs. Obviously.


5. Mug
There's nothing better than a warm cup of something on a cold winter's evening. There are lots of different mug sets with all sorts of goodies tucked inside as well as one's on their lonesome.

I am a huge fan of the Mr Men books so I couldn't resist this when I saw it.


6. A bit of a treat
I love all things Body Shop, especially at Christmas. Their gift sets are divine and such good value for money. This is the Shea butter Polar bear Christmas gift set.


7. A Christmas Jumper
It's a classic. Christmas jumpers have been around since the dawn of time and are a necessitiy in this jolly season. I love this Topshop one because it's not too boring and not too in your face. Perfect for dressing up or down or just wearing over your PJs.

I really hope you have enjoyed this post. Let me know your favourite of my picks!

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Until the next time, Niamh xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My 16th Birthday

Hello Everybody,

I know, it's been a while. My WiFi has been all over the place recently and we just had a new router installed, not to mention I'm up to my eyeballs in essays, scripts and all things Christmas.
So, to make up for my little break I've got some pictures from my birthday last week. I've included some of the bits I received as presents too, so it is a sort of haul. And of course the CAKE! (which with a heavy heart, I must tell you, is no longer with us) - Enjoy!

 I hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know what's been the best present you've ever received.

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Until the next post, Niamh xx 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New hair: I got a fringe?!

Hello Everybody,

Long time no see, eh? If you weren't aware, I have been away recently. I went to London for a few days last week and was unable to post. (and for some reason scheduled posting doesn't work -- Blogger sort it out!) But (and it's a big but) before I went away, I went to the hairdressers and got my hair sorted out. I had wanted to get a fringe for a while and decided on the Jenna Coleman/Bella Thorne type. I'm not going to go into details about the goings on because you know how much I loathe hairdressers, but I managed to come out looking like this! Nifty ain't it? I wan't too sure at first but it has really grown on me! (pun so not intended) 
Unfortunately it can't looked beautifully blow-dried everyday. Saying that, I have taken to straightening my fringe in the morning so it doesn't turn into a big ball of fluff throughout the day. Well, less of a big ball of fluff. (you do not want to catch me in a shower of rain!)

I really hope you have enjoyed this post, let me know what you think of my new 'do (nicely, mind) and if you have ever undergone a drastic hair change, be sure to let me know!

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Until the next post, Niamh xx

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