07 June 2016

Mad For Mattes by Revlon ('n NYX) | A Little Collab And Lisptick Review

We all have that one beauty obsession we can absolutely never get enough of. For myself, the current madness revolves around all and any lipsticks out there, especially them brilliant inventions that are liquid mattes. Together with Emily, from Emily's Thoughts we picked up two of the most recent releases of matte lipsticks from two different brands and decided to share our love/hate for them with you. 

30 May 2016

Something About The Future...

I never pictured myself dreaming to pursue a career in arts, never mind the literacy world. I hated books ever since I was born, today remembering my eight year old self getting hysterical over the fact my mom forced me to read. And then came a day when reading became cool. Since all my friends were devoted bookworms it was only right for me to become one too. Despite hating to spend free time stumbling upon words I didn't understand, the satisfaction that came with my parents' pride and bragging rights was very tempting and so I pushed through the pain. I kept a list of all the books I read (which I'm continuing up until this day!) and generally focused more on the amount than actual reading. It wasn't something I enjoyed, until the ever so brilliant J.K Rowling rolled along.

Yes, it was no other than Harry Potter that turned my fake identity into a true book loving spirit. I might have been eleven at that time and the fashion for vampires was also at its finest. I realized the reason behind my prejudice was simply because I was reading the wrong genres. I never liked child told stories about little witches, nasty aunts and flying beds (some of my early lectures). It was always the teen stuff. Adventure, love and blood. 

Ever since, books have played an important part in my life and I do believe some of them even shaped me to be who I am. And since they also happen to be the only true passion I have, it is obvious it would mean the world to me to pursue some sort of career in that aspect.

Despite loving literature, I never considered myself a good writer. I hated English and still do for the way they teach it. When I made the big transition from primary to secondary school, one of the questions on a personal quiz asked, ''Who do you want to be when you grow up.'' Absolutely mad about acting at that time, I considered this too quixotic to put down on a student profile. The first alternative that came to my mind was what my mom always repeated and encouraged; a Writer. It was practical seeing the next question regarded my life hero and Anne Frank is someone I've always admired. Too little did I know this tiny white lie will transform into a dead on real ambition.

My stories were kind of praised by the teachers and they seemed to discover me before I even got the chance to. And so the goal was set and for the past two years it has been absolutely clear what I want from life. But is it?

I finished school three days ago. One more year to go and the serious decision will have to be made. What's next?  Editing is what I dream of but it's easier said than done. My parents aren't exactly supportive either, both arguing that I should follow my dreams but on the other hand do something that will guarantee a job! Being indecisive is apparently common at this age but I feel like I'm being placed at the edge of a cliff and none of the options secure a safe way out. I'm learning to take risks but not at such fast pace as I wish I did. I'm afraid of failure and want to decide according to what's best for me and my future, but how do I do this?

I kept telling myself not to stress out and that when time comes I'll know what to do. Books can be written as a hobby. I have an entire life of travel and adventures ahead of me. Yet this does not change the fact that I do worry. Every single day, the future seems to be my biggest anxiety and sometimes I struggle to handle it. I am aware this is normal but then why does it not feel like it is?

I look forward to the day I'll be able to remember my sixteen year old self, wishing to turn back time and tell her not to panic so much about life. But today, this is no comfort. Although ridiculous and maybe slightly selfish, sometimes I wish to wake up five years forward with a life already set out as if on a silver platter. 


21 May 2016

Bare Faced For Summer | My Beauty Regime

I can already visualize them; wild, unkempt, natural eyebrows and a concealer-free complexion worth ten million. Sun kissed cheeks, long lashes and a bit of balm for a shine. Glowing skin in the heart of a perfect summer, both day and night... mmm how we'd all love that! But before any of them dreams can be achieved, there is prep work to be done and this starts right now. My beauty routine is simple, I hold no secrets as to how I keep them pesky spots away (or at least try to I meant to say). This is my St. Very Holy Beauty Regime I sometimes swear that tiny bit too much by and am super excited to share it with you and even more to hear about your tips and tricks for a clear skin you've got to share <3

12 May 2016

Jewelry Dream List

Subtle, simple and gold. Three words to describe my accessory style as perfectly as the clarity of a teardrop. When it comes to jewelry I do not like to come in with a bang. Everything that emphasizes an outfit but doesn't own it is worth my attention. There is only so many fashion wishlists one can create without a natural desire to finish off the look with some high street bling bling. I certainly do have some pieces currently on my eyes.

05 May 2016

Embarrassing Story & Why I Stopped Going Shopping | Peek Into My Diary

26th March 2016

Think about the last time you felt like a complete idiot, wishing to never been born. Now combine this with a situation you were so embarrassed you wanted to be swallowed by the deepest, darkest depths of earth. Add a moment when something of nonsense meaning that you cherished badly faced unquestionable death and you're one hundredth step closer to feeling the way I am.
If you believe that giving a wrong answer in a classroom, your stomach rumbling during a very silent moment or saying something you shouldn't have is awkward, I've got some bad news for you.

02 May 2016

April Obsessions

Hello peeps,
It is that time of the month again, hurrah! Without further rambling I'll jump straight into this month's favorites you might like to know of and as always, let me know your thoughts in the comments :)

24 April 2016

Angel by Thierry Mugler | Review

A scent recognized so well it could be a celebrity itself.

Me, I was first introduced to it by my mom, who more than enjoys smelling well herself, loves to purchase goodies that make me stand out as well. And so after a hard try and fail of receiving Angel for Christmas (my step dad concluded we've already spent too much...oops) the two of us sneaked him out whilst flying over the ocean and getting it four months later at the ever so beloved spot for beauty deals; the airport.

The thing between me and perfumes is a very complicated, love-hate complex relationship. Long story told short, I consider them an utter luxury, completely unnecessary and a zero in ten chance of buying one myself. If I fall in love with one? great, add that to my wish list, no spending strings attached. But then again, I've still a hell lot of time to consider buying perfumes a self spoiling method.

14 March 2016

Haul: H&M And Forever 21

Hello peeps,

I don't know how about you but us here in Ireland are getting some really good spring vibes in the air. The weather is getting nicer, the sun is getting brighter, the birds chirp louder and fashion is getting better (no more woolly coasts, woohoo!). It is March, the month of Easter break, cheeky skirts and all things green. 

19 February 2016

Pride & Prejudice And... Zombies? | Movie Review

We've heard of it. Some might have even studied it. Those who claim themselves to be literary suckers probably even enjoyed or at least pretended to be mad about all of Jane Austen's just for the sake of their interest. If like me your pathway in life to some extent consists of the words ''humanists'' and ''arts'' you are probably doomed to a society where the classics are required to be worshiped, despite personal response. But when it comes to reviews and especially those combined with the world wide web, one cannot restrict themselves to words of praise just because it is respected to do so.

16 February 2016

February Glossy Review

Hello peeps!
Another month another Glossy and this time round I'm extremely happy about the box's contents! Not only did the package come in extra cute to celebrate the month of love, but I was surprised to discover... drum roll please... five full sized products inside! Cray Cray!!

Obviously I indulged myself in them the moment I finished reading the attached monthly label and let me say; Glossybox, you're doing it right.

13 February 2016

Valentine's Special With Weronika | How To Be Single On Valentine's

Hello peeps!
How is everyone doing? A week back or so I paired up with a fellow blogger Weronika from weronikadabek.blogspot.co.uk (who's blog I've been obsessed with for the past few months!) and together we collaborated for this year's Valentine's special :) Below is her ultimate list of tips and advice on surviving this time of the year as a single! Take a look:

09 February 2016

A Guide For All Who Hate Flying

Travelling has its epic and disastrous sides. Whether it's an hour journey to your Nan's or a whole day adventure abroad, I believe majority will agree not all trips are enjoyable. Especially when it comes to soaring the skies and cheap flights. Personally I adore the hustle of grand airports to a point I could call them a second home. But when it comes to being on a plane my only ambition is to invent a teleporter before hitting 20.

06 February 2016

Muck On Them Trainers

Hello peeps! 
I've been absolutely mad about healthy eating and active lifestyle probably since last October. Motivation can be tricky and so here's a list of the key tips I follow to keep myself fit and be happy about it:

03 February 2016

January's Disappointing Products

Hello peeps,
as much as I love to recommend and marvel about tones of cheap beauty bargains that are just too good not to admire, there does exist that bunch of goodies in my bathroom I ain't too pleased with this month. How often can you do ''monthly favorites'' before they get boring? Personally, I believe least favorites are just as interesting to read and are the only type of posts that truly get the opinions out there.

31 January 2016

Grand Mascara Showdown

Hello peeps,
You may or may not already know of my slight mascara addiction, and the collection I believe to be a bit exaggerated. But in a summary, the little beauty wands (with absolutely way too convincing packaging) are my heroin. Back in the day when I started blogging, one of the first posts was my mascara collection. Obviously it has changed a lot since that time and I've decided to redo this post, choosing my ultimate favorite and give you guys a run down of what's out there worth buying. 

29 January 2016

Reusing Glossy Boxes

Hello peeps,
I've been getting quite into DIY kind of spirits lately, finding this to be the absolute solution to de-stress and chillout on a weekend. Since my artistic skills are probably not a master degree worthy, I limit myself to the flow. Whatever comes out it comes out so I do whatever I wish on the moment. Having five cardboard boxes piled on my window sill for the past three months, was VERY disturbing. As a slight perfections, things out of order bug me to a point I bail on my Sylvia Plath assignment for English and dedicate free time to mess around with super glue; it's time to do something with empty containers.
So I took the opportunity to rearrange my room, make it tidy, neat and a bit more ''aesthetic''. What other way but to achieve this by ''stuffing'' bits and pieces into pretty, beauty boxes?

11 January 2016

Winter Make Up Bag

Hi peeps,
Long time no see and suddenly we're in 2016! This is not crazy- this is terrifying. Not to mention that blogging was definitely not on the top of my game recently, for which I solemnly apologize. But since it was Christmas, I think I'm excused. 

Since it is still winter and my favorite season, it's time for a bit of a make up bag sneak peak. As far as I recall, I never did a 'what's in my make up bag' post and they're certainly my most enjoyable to read, so I thought, why not?! 

Even though Ireland suffers a ''depressingly rainy, snow-free zone'' type of climate, it does not give an excuse to ditch on heavier make up during the winter. Quite frankly the only excuse it does give is for me to experiment with beauty goodies and give out myself to the pleasure of spending longer hours in front of the mirror. I am sixteen, make up is the last worry (and necessity!) on my head right now but it doesn't change the fact it still remains my all time fave hobby, which my make up bag clearly conveys. I like to keep it simple, fun and with just a pinch of edge.