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New Year- New Resolutions

5 Jan

So it’s now the 5th of January, definitely enough time to seriously consider my New Year’s Resolutions, without legging it to the gym and never using my membership after the end of January. Plus I HATE those resolution gym treadmill stealing newbies who arrive all made-up and matching and take over all the machines for a month all full of swagger and pzazz, and then never come back. Ok rant over.

Here is my carefully-put-together-made-with-love list of New Year’s Resolutions: (in no particular order)

  • Get a job that defies awesomeness in Marketing/PR/Social Media/Event Management-preferably a giant mix of all of the above
  • Get my full Driver’s License and actually use it. I will let you all know when I finally take to the roads so you have the option of not, while I find my feet.
  • Take more photos and make the time to do it slowly like when I was in college.
  • Travel more- Already this year I’ve booked Berlin to see Florence in March, Barcelona this weekend, have to book Manchester with the lovely Ciara for our anti-European Cup trip, and somewhere along the lines I want to make it to Edinburgh to see Shell and Paulie, Southampton to meet baby Leila, Cath and Mike, and London to visit Emma, Mags, Emer, Ruth, Jamie, Paul, Kasia, Amy and more… On this hit list, if someone else is paying I’ll add in a few weeks in Thailand,Vietnam and Laos and a shopping trip to New York when my little brother Ali hits the East Coast with his buddies for the summer. Oh and Galway to see Rosalie and James, Rory, Jonny and Ciara and Gary.
  • Hand in my Post-Grad projects. FINALLY. By the end of January. POW.
  • Get back into Zumba classes at the end of January with Ciara.
  • Start to run again twice a week- I know…When it’s a little less gale-forcey.
  • Get back into music- Feel like my iPod list it about 10 years old. Seriously, any suggestions for playlists welcome 🙂 Also going to more gigs would be delightful. small and cosy. Noel Gallagher and Florence are on the list so far.
  • Go somewhere random in Ireland with the girls for a weekend. Something like Delphi or Killarney back in the day. YUUUUUHUUU!
  • Learn some more yummy recipes like these
  • Get a few facials. Want to try this
  • Be more positive and not so cynical in certain situations.
  • Start an intercambio or get back into my Spanish when Ana comes to live in Dublin yay 🙂
  • Embrace the pale.
  • Learn a new skill. Mosaic classes or pottery anyone? I’ll make you an amazing pot for Christmas.
  • Find new places in Dublin to love it all over again. Open to many suggestions on this one.
  • Cut down my wardrobe and fill it with smaller amounts of more useable lovlieness. Bags and shoes are an exemption to this rule.
  • Step back and see the bigger picture. It’s not always black and white. This is a toughie.

This list is ever changing. Let me know if you have any more suggestions.

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because you’re worth it…my list of beauty must-haves

18 Jul

so anyone who knows me, knows that’s i’m a self confessed beauty product junkie. creams, lotions, gels, sprays, mousses, serums, tints, balms, ointments, drops…you name it i’ve tried it. so with some wise years of experience under my skin and on my skin, i’ve decided to put together a little shrine list to all those favourites i’ve been using and abusing since i first stole my mum’s oil of ulay and pond’s cold cream. i thought it would be best to start from the top and move on down…

L’oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Shampoo

Revlon Professional Equave 2-Phase Leave-in Conditioner

Aveda Volumizing Hair Tonic

Pantene Pro-V Moving Volume Mousse

John Frieda Thickening Blow Dry Lotion

Clinique City Block Sheer SPF25

Kaeso Re-balancing Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser  & Mask

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 tinted moisturiser

Mac Strobe Cream


Mac Face & Body Foundation

Mac StudioFix Powder Compact

Benefit HighBeam

Estee Lauder Double Wear Shadowcremes

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

Rimmel Flash Eyeliner Black

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

Mac Lip Gelee in Fashion Flower

BareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Gloss in Free Will

Vaseline

Flexitol Lip Balm

Clinique All About Eyes

 

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator

San Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Garnier Bodytonic Firming Hydrating lotion

Bodyshop Body Butter

Johnson’s Baby Powder

Jason Aloe Vera Deodrant Roll-on

Garnier Mineral’s Deodrant

Arnica First-Aid bruise cream


La Roche Posay SPF 50

Lancaster Face & Body Tan Maximizer After-Sun

Essie Nail Varnish

Kaeso Pedicure everything


Noa Perfume

Perfectil 90 Day beauty treatment

Pure Simple Almond Oil for nails

Clarins Treatment Hand Cream

walkies in dublin stills

27 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

lottery winnings- what i’m going to do…

7 Jun

what to do…

so i have that tuesday feeling….i just bought my euromillions ticket and know that this time i have it in the bag…the numbers feel right, there’s a smell of fresh wads of cash on the way and i’m worrying now that if my wicked plan does come to fruition, i’m simply just not prepared…

so in the more than likely event that tomorrow is my night, this is what i’m going to do:

  • tell EVERYONE muahahaha
  • donate to hospice and cancer research
  • buy a walk-in wardrobe
  • fill said wardrobe with everything i want
  • bring the girls on a holiday, pamper, shop and cocktails
  • bring family away somewhere lovely
  • pay off all family mortgages and fill account with fun mon’
  • buy a sound proof room or max’s music
  • b&b on the island of formentera, near ibiza
  • do courses in everything i want to: photography, marketing, social media, baking, cooking, pottery…you name it…
  • do a clothes dash in topshop on oxford street wuuuuuhuuu
  • holiday in thailand, vietnam, cambodia and laos, followed by a shopping and pampering trip in NY
  • perfect my spanish, learn some new languages
  • win the lottery again. just to rub it in your faces.

recipe #3 birthday brownies for siobhan and laura

28 May

need:

300 g caster sugar

130g plain flour

200g dark chocolate

handful of chopped pecans

handful of chocolate chips

2 spoons of nutella

3 eggs-medium

175g butter

 

make:

preheat oven to 170 celcius

melt together the chocolate and butter and smooth the mixture nicely

add the sugar, then flour, then eggs and mix until smooth

pour mixture onto the baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

oven for about 30 minutes, but don’t let the edges get too crispy

you are looking for a flaky edge and a gooey inside

sprinkle with some icing sugar and a few chopped pecans and serve with a little cream

 

what’s in a bag?

26 May

anyone who knows me well knows i have a soft spot for bags, leather bags in particular. today, i’m attempting to override the awful irish changeable weather with a delightfully happy blue bag, a gift from my boyfriend in barcelona. it’s soft, bright blue oilcloth with a tan leather strap and  it was love at first sight.

i think that most irish girls have a similar collection of loveable junk carried with them at all times, like myself, just in case

what’s in my bag today?

battered copy of ‘come, reza, ama,’ or in english ‘eat, pray, love’, don’t know what’s wrong, it or me…but i just can’t get into it, teeny green ipod shuffle, small card wallet with about 50 quid in notes, about 10 quid in coins, travel card, umbrella, two pairs of sunglasses(!), an umbrella, ‘liz earle’ handcream, 2 x ‘to-do’ lists-both still ‘to-do’, hairclips, two hair bobbins, lipbalm, tiny sample of ‘roche posay’ factor 50 suncream, a foldaway shopping bag and a shopping list.