Tagged: Beauty

Healthy Lunch ideas

So as I mentioned in my last post I recently started a new job. Its right in the centre of town so for the first few days I ate in town…After about 5 over priced average lunches I finally got a grip and start making my own, here are my current favourite homemade lunches.

Quinoa.

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High in protein and fiber and its really filling and tasty. I put my quinoa in a saucepan with boiling water and a stock cube, it usually takes 15/20 minutes making sure to stir regularly. I cut a chicken breast and flavour it separately and cook In the oven. I chop cucumber, olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. Drain my quinoa add my chicken veg and some soya sauce…a little bit time consuming but so worth it.

Curry pasta.

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So easy and fast to make. I Cook my brown pasta, chop half an onion, grate carrot and throw in whatever veg i have or want. Drain my pasta let it cool down and mix light mayonnaise and curry powder in a bowl. Add the sauce to my pasta and veg and your done.

Baked potato.

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There’s no explaining this really I buy the baked potatos frozen so I just microwave for 5 minutes and microwave my beans. I have this two days a week because Its so easy and I’ll never get sick of it.

Bean Curry.

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I cut an onion add chickpeas and kidney beans to a saucepan add 1 or 2 tins of tomatoes depending on the portion you want add hot curry powder and let simmer. Serve with quinoa or brown rice or in a wrap.

Thats everything for now guys, I hope you enjoyed also I know they don’t look visually delicious but thats just lazy camera work.
Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Am I an old lady?

I picked up this mac/trench coat in a charity shop last week it was…wait for it…8 euro! Yes 8 euro, I love it but I also feel like an old lady but whatever. I can’t wait till it’s properly wintery so I can wear it.

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Coat:ย Charity shop.

Top:ย Topshop.

Skirt:ย Charity shop.ย 

Socks: Tesco.

I wasn’t going anywhere so I didn’t wear shoes but I would have wore a pair of brogues.ย 

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Haul!

After what felt like months of not buying anything…well it actually has been a few months! It was summer sale time!! I really did hold back a lot to be honest I’m very proud of myself haha here are the few bits I purchased.

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Top: River island.
Jeans: River island.

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Top: Charity shop. (The quality is so lovely, it’s beautifully made!)

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Blazer: Charity shop.

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Playsuit: River island.

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Dress: River island.

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Shirt: River island.

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Bag: Pennys.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Liebster awards!

Hey guys I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Ana from http://beautybycopperstar.wordpress.com do drop by her page and share the love. I think this awards is just a lovely way to get to know other bloggers and again just share the love.

So here are some rules.
(*)You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
(*) You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
(*) After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
(*) You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
(*) You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

So here are the questions that were given to me by Ana.
What motivated you to start blogging?
Em I don’t really know I think it was just a way to be creative and just a little secret hobby for me to enjoy.
Beauty item you can’t live without?
Moisturiser, body and facial I just hate being without it even if its a cheap โ‚ฌ4 one it’ll do me.
Favourite movie?
This is way to hard so I’m gonna say James and the giant peach because it was my favourite childhood movie. Its amazing!
Favourite food?
Again way to hard! Christmas dinner, steak, pasta, egg fried rice, Chinese, double cheese burgers, creme brulee, noodles, potatoes,ย  cheese…yep just cheese. Ok I’ll stop…I like healthy food to by the way haha
The age I started to wear make up?
Probably around 14 maybe
Favourite TV show?
I love a tacky reality show catfish, geordie shore, all that crap haha and how I met your mother (when it was good) and the old classic friends.
Favourite colour?
I don’t really have a favourite colour probably just nice pastels.
If you had the opportunity to interview any celebrity who would it be?
Beyonce! I probably wouldn’t be able to speak though.
Dream vacation?
Bora bora. But anywhere with sun and cocktails.
Wish list?
Travel, and do lots of charity work and just try and make a difference to someones life.
Favourite place to buy cosmetics?
Ireland isn’t the best place for cosmetics stores so probably just boots.

So now it’s time to nominate my favourite bloggers…yay!
http://xmutzii.com
http://thattinygypsy.wordpress.com
http://darthvaderlovesfashion.wordpress.com
http://mllrdesign.com
http://ellaandfrankvintage.com
http://aymieblack.wordpress.com
http://underwearisoverrated.com
http://pandymarinoblog.com
http://91-luxe.com
http://elliesvintageblog.com
http://iamkatgolden.com

My questions for you!
1) One beauty item you cant live with out?
2) favourite place to clothes shop?
3) favorite online store?
4) when you feel your most confident?
5) somewhere you’d like to live in the future? 
6) your hopes and dreams for the future?
7) ideal career?
8) favourite food?
9) if you could have one super power what would it be?
10) most used word or phrase? 
11) one bad habit you have?

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Make sure to read the rules and enjoy. Again thank you to the lovely Ana for the nomination! Can’t wait to read ye’re answers!

Summer!

Summer has hit in Ireland! Weeeeee! I’m really hoping it’s gonna last I have a good feeling, Here are some of my summer outfits from the last few days.

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Top: River Island (actually a dress)
Shorts: H&M
Flower crown: Pennys

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Top: Pennys
Skirt: Shutterbug
Sunglasses: Robbed from sister…maybe?

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Top: ASOS
Skirt: Forever 21

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Shoes: River Island
I’ve had them about four years and there the only thing I wear when the sun comes out.

Hope you guys enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ and I hope it’s sunny where you are ๐Ÿ™‚

Pamper day!

Hey guys today was my first day off in a few days I had no exciting plans and was a bit moody…ok alot moody! So I said I’d relax and pamper myself for the day, so this is my treat day routine.

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I started by giving myself a mini pedicure. My feet are the bane of my life they get ridiculously itchy…have I shared to much? ๐Ÿ˜› so I just got rid of the dead skin and moisturized them with soap & glory heel genius.

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I ran the bath, and exfoliated with botanics exfoliator and exfoliating gloves. When I got out I moisturized my upper body with soap & glory the daily smooth. I left out my legs because I was going to epilate afterwards.

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I applied Lush the sacred truth fresh face mask. I was never really into face masks but lately my skin has been struggling so I said I’d give it a go. So far I don’t notice a difference but I’ll stay using it because I hate wasting money. I left it for 15 minutes, after I washed it off and dried my skin I applied Lush skin drink moisturiser which I really love it’s the first time I’ve spend more then โ‚ฌ4 on a moisturiser and I really love it.

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I then epilated my legs which doesn’t sound like it belongs in a ‘treat day’ post but it has to be done. I used my Braun silk epil 3, I then applied Re-gen cream it was my first time using it but I’ve heard lots of good things my legs are very spoty and just gross I thought epilating would help with ingrown hairs which it has but they are still spoty so im hoping this cream does the job if anyone has any tips on perfect legs please do share (I exfoliate and moisturise every second day)

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I then watched orange is the new black and had tea and a lidl cookie…delicious.ย 

Thanks for reading and have a pamper day for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Favourite’s!

Hey guys! I feel like it’s been ages since I did a beauty related post, I guess this is a monthly favourites but I don’t buy enough products to do monthly favourites…so favourites of the last 3 months? So enough rambling lets get started.

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This perfume is from atleast two months ago. I bought it in lidl and it’s the very same as coco channel. I bought three bottles and the candle. Come on for โ‚ฌ3.99 how could I say no? It lasts just as long as any perfume. Lidl has done it again haha

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These are the nail polishes I’ve been using the most the last two months. There names are 172 splash! 152 give me nude, baby! 138 L.O.L!

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This is the most genius thing ever! I got it in penny’s. You just pop your finger in twist it and the nail varnish is gone. No cotton pads, no strong smell of nail varnish remover…am I the only one amazed by this? I thought it would only last a week and it would dry up but I’ve had it a good month now. Amazing! 

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This is just my favourite lip combination at the minute. Its Mac hue and artdeco 23. I’ve had them both for a while but they are so much nicer together. The artdeco shade is a 90s matt nude and the Mac just adds a nicer texture and slight gloss.

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My face was struggling last week, I had dry patches everywhere and It was just generally gross so I bought this face mask in aldi…big spender I know :/ but I honestly feel like it helped.

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This has featured on here before but I only realised how much I liked it until it ran out. Its really lovely and suits my skin perfectly (combination to dry) and lasts ages to.

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This is a random one but has anybody else been watching Bear Grylls the island? Its so so good if you’re not watching then catch up online!

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And another random. These crisps are delicious you need them in your belly now.

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Get ready with me!

Hey guys! So Sunday just gone was a bank holiday I said I’d take a few snaps as I was getting ready and make a post of it! I was very stuck for time I was home from work at half six and had to be ready for 8.

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So on Friday night I epilated my legs…nice bit of torture on a Friday night. On Saturday I exfoliated, I exfoliate every second or third day but I just did a deeper exfoliation I then moisturised waited for that to dry and finally I tanned…sounds like alot of work when you write it down. On Sunday morning I showered and put another coat of tan on my legs. I didn’t really need a second coat but I wanted it.

Epilater: Braun silk epil 3
Tan: Garnier no streaks bronzer
Exfoliator: Soap and glory sugar crush
Moisturiser: Soap and glory sugar crush

I finally got home from work on Sunday…longest day ever.

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I ate a super healthy meal…oops! And by ate I mean devoured!

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I just went for a basic brown smokey eye.

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The camera didn’t pick it up to well…I also ended up changing my lipstick to my old favourite “girl about town” by Mac.

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Dressed myself.
Playsuit: Charity shop
Jacket: Shutterbug (online name:Folkster)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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Prinking time ๐Ÿ™‚ (pre drinks)

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Attractive :/
Thanks for reading hope you guys had a good weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

A week in outfits!

Hey guys I have five days of outfits…clearly I couldn’t handle an extra two days of taking mirror selfies haha sorry there not pretty pictures in the sun against cool backgrounds but there’s not always time for that…eek bad blogger!

Outfit one.

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Kimono: H&M
Top: asos
Pants: River Island
Shoes: Penny’s

Outfit two.

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Shirt: River Island
Top: Penny’s
Shorts: Bershka
Socks: Penny’s
*wore my pennys “converse” with this outfit.

Outfit three.

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Cardigan: Bershka
Top: Penny’s
Skirt: Charity shop
Boots: Miista

Outfit four.

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Shirt: River Island
Top: Penny’s
Shorts: H&M
*again wore with pennys “converse”

Outfit five.

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Top: Only
Skirt: Bershka
Shoes: Bershka (even if you cant see them…oops)

What’s in my bag!

Hey guys! Today I said I’d do the what’s in my bag tag. I don’t even think this tag is “cool” in the blogging land anymore but I still find them interesting and I love when people are actually honest and their bag has loads of crap in it.

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I got my bag in a shutterbug kilo sale. Its abit battered but it was 5 euro so I can’t complain.

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My purse is from river island it was a gift from my lovely friend for my 18th birthday.

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My nikon camera.

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I didn’t think I had this many lipsticks in my bag. I think most of these featured in my “what my face is worth” tag.

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The black earphones don’t work so of course I still have them in my bag! Work locker key and house key nothing exciting there.

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I was out last Saturday and the night club I was in had a photo booth…how cool! So I just left that in my bag. My little travel perfume is Dolca and Gabbana theย one, I love it again it was a gift from my lovely brother and his wife. I carry a toothbrush everywhere I just hate being without one. Like ya know when you eat something sugary and your teeth feel like shit aftwards…ugh I hate it!

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Mini rubex cube and foot bottle opener…what every girl needs. And a sanitary towel…what girls actually need!

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Out of date passport (90 euro to renew it? It can wait) and a
voucher for a shopping centre in kilkenny.

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The ugliest picture in the world of me and my boyfriend. I don’t know why it’s in my bag.

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And rubbish.

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚