Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Emmys Red Carpet - Not a fan!

The Emmys were on a couple of nights ago and I love love love looking at the red carpet dresses. Lets face it some celebs always manage to keep it right, but there are always a few that get it sooo sooo wrong....

Couldn't tell you who won what tbh, I'm only interested in the dresses!!!!

Here are a few that I didn't like so much...

(p.s these photos are all sourced from TV3 Expose twitter and emmys.com, they were the best quality available online)

 

Reminds me of 80's, not in a good way!
Glenn Close

Way too under dressed compared to some
of the other beauts.
Kristen Wig



My oh my, where to start. One word - 
Mermaid

Sofia Vergara


I love Connie, but god I really dislike this
chain mail dress.

Connie Britton

It's not the dress I hate on Kat Dennings, its the bloody boobies out in the open for the world to see. If you have ginormous boobies, don't leave them hanging out like this. Not a good luck for anyone!!



Am I missing any other awful gunas?? If so please bring them to my attention. Or am I being too harsh, what do you think??

Best dressed to come in my follow up post!!

Có x



Monday, 24 September 2012

A moment on the lips...

I got home last weekend for my friends wedding to a few goodies on my bed from my brothers lovely GF, thanks K xx 

She works in Pennys (Primark) and picked up these Catrice lip products for me!!! Needless to say I've been walking around the house in my pj's with amazing lips!!! (don't judge me)

060 Coralista, 040 Hello Darling!
080 Nude - Tritious

050 Simply Rosewood, 200 Get the Nudes Paper, 110 Cosnova

Here come the swatches!! 
Also if you think its better to show the colour on the lips please let me know in the comments section and I shall add more photos!!! :) 

Lets start with the glosses.....


1. Colour Show 080 Nude - Tritious"infinite colour lip gloss last up to four hours". This is defo the collection to go for if you are looking for more colour rather than shine. As well as looking yummy it smells delish, and I will definitely be donning this on my lips this A/W.

2. Lip Appeal 040 Hello Darling "instant moisture shine and volume lip gloss'. Really nice pinky color perfect for work or if you just want a nice subtle colour for day to night wear. Tastes chocolatty orange too!! Nom nom nom

3. Lip Appeal 060 Coralista. I'm not too sure how I feel about the colour to be honest. I think it might have been more summery but am still gonna whack it on my gob for a night out, def not brave enough for orange during the day.

I'm not usually a gloss person cause I hate my hair sticking to it but these three are not hair catchers so will def be using them right up!! 

On to the lipsticks.... 


These three come from the Utimate Shine Collection "the creamey soft texture always melts with your lips, provides intensive moisture and an elegant shine". I flipping love them all!!! 

1. This is a fab pastel colour 050 Simply Rosewood
2. I have been using the middle one 200 Get The Nudes Paper for day wear as it is really subtle.  
3. 110 Cosnova Looks really orangey and sparkly which kinda put me off a bit but after putting it on I really like it but again its def just for the evenings. 

These three lippys are just fab all rounders. They do not have a drying effect on the lips and stay on for a couple of hours. 


If you haven't tried Catrice lip products yet defo get yourselves down to your local pharmacy or Pennys and pick them up. They usually come in at about €3.50 so its not gonna break the bank, ye can't even get a coffee for this price sure!! 

Có x

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Coming or going?? I don't know...

The title of this post, pretty much sums up how I'm feeling at the moment!!

I have just moved back to Ireland on Tuesday and think I am only feeling the stress of moving country now. I know some of you might think that sounds dramatic, but its not, its the truth. Moving house and hour down the road is hard enough never mind doing it from one country to another.

When we decided we were heading back we looked at all the options we had.

1. Leave stuff behind and try get the necessities home in suitcases.

2. Get the Da to drive over in a van and get everything home

3. Find a company that will allow us to rent a van in UK and leave it in Ireland

4. Find some other way.

Oh ye I better explain the reason for this post is just to give people the heads up cause I found it really hard to find the best way to move countries so hopefully this might help some poor soul out there!!

Numero uno was eliminated straight away cause we have so many things e.g. t.vs, kettles, toasters, delph, helemets, motorbike, we couldnt justify leaving them all and trying to start fresh.

Numero two was working out to be really expensive, approx €700, i worked this out by calculating the cost of diesel, cost of the ferry, the cost of a hotel for Da to stay in.

Numero three was what we really wanted to do as the BF wanted to stick the bike on the back of it as it wasn't running the best. My god it is so hard to find any rental company that does this. If there are some they are very well hidden cause I failed miserably.

So after eliminating the first three I spent what seemed like hours looking for an alternative way to get stuff across the water. I eventually, and I mean eventually a forum that suggested using a company that shipped pallets. BEST IDEA EVER!!!!

It was a matter of googling pallet shipping companies, found one right away and the guy on the phone was really helpful. For a full size pallet and insurance it cost us £155.
So what do you actually do??
1. Find a pallet (needs to be sturdy enough)
2. Buy loads of decent boxes (online is your best bet for cheap ones)
3. Buy shrink wrap
4. Confirm when collection from your house will be and pack the pallet that day.
5. Have a tarpaulin at the ready to cover the pallet in case it rains.
6. Make sure its packed really well.

The BF took apart his bike, we got everything boxed up and sent home two pallets. As this was something we had never done before I was naturally a bit anxious that they would never arrive in Ireland, but low and behold they did, safe and sound. Easiest hassle free way to move countries. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Flying home with ryanair on a 15kg allowance, NOT so highly recommended. I only booked my flight to come home last min as I want sure when my contract was ending. I was being a bit tight and only paid for a fifteen kg bag thinking I would have loads of room. Well don't ever fool yourselves like I did. 15kg is def not enough for moving house. NEVER EVER!!!

I ended up throwing out half my clothes, having a cry, mental breakdown on the phone to the BF (who had flown home a week earlier) and repacking about 20 times (no exaggeration). And that was just the night before the flight.

In stansted I was still 2.5kg overweight, didn't have the £40 to pay for excess and really didn't want to either, ended up throwing out more stuff, packing my poor jansport rucksack to the hilt for carry on, and ending up in really shitty humour. Got it down to 15kg by wearing three jackets, hiding my handbag under my three jackets and wearing a pair of jeans over my leggings. Two tonne tessie coming aboard, I may need two seats!!!
Needless to say when i finally boarded the flight I just wanted a stiff drink and a cry (I was feeling very emotional)!!!

I finally got home to Countae Cill Dara in the worst humour ever. So not worth it. Take my advise kids, pack more on to the pallet, and pay for 20kg in the first place, and always know you will never have enough room. I still havent woken up in the best humour two days after that shitty day.

So basically to summarise all of that above, if you are moving from Ireland to UK or visa versa, get a pallet collection company to do it all, its hassle free and cost effective. Do not try and cram everything in to one suitcase and a school bag. Wearing 100 layers of clothing is never a good look.

Có xx


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Musical Therapy 16/09

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic tonight listening to some old school stuff that I grew up to, desperately trying to learn the words to.

Who remembers sitting at the radio, with your fingers ready to hit play and rec to record on cassette, then nearly breaking them by rewinding so much. Ah the good oul days.

Enjoy some alanis...


Có x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

What a day for a daydream...

Hello lovelies...

If you follow my twitter feed at all you will probably know by now that myself and my better half have decided that London is no longer for us and are making the move home to Ireland.

I posted a couple of months ago here basically pouring my heart out to you all about how difficult I was finding London. It hasn't gotten any better in the more recent months and I was in the mindset that as soon as my contract finished that I was getting the hell out of here and never looking back.

I've said it before, I do not want to put anyone of living in London, London is a great city but its just not for me.

Myself and the BF have made it this far somehow, but it hasn't been easy, he literally gave up everything to come here with me so that I could pursue my Olympic dream. He has had an even shittier time than I have and if I were in his position I'm not sure I would have stuck it out for so long. So if your reading this R, thank you & I love you xx

Now that the sloppy stuff is out of the way, you can get rid of the puke bucket, on to the serious stuff. When we came to a final decision to leave London, the next obvious question was 'where to next'... Do we stay in the UK and try make it work elsewhere. I was firmly on the Manchester bandwagon all on for moving to a smaller less expensive city, and really trying to get a career kick started up there. The BF as always was very accommodating and agreed. However he then took a trip back home, and had the realisation that 'there's no place like home'. When I got the call saying he didn't want to stay in the UK I felt a sense of shock and relief. I suppose somewhere in the back of my mind I didn't want to be the one that made the decision to go home. Ever since that call a huge weight has been lifted off both of our shoulders.

I truly can not wait to get back to Ireland, see all my friends on a regular basis, walk my dog in the curragh, look for a new place to live, meet fellow bloggers etc etc. The job scene really does scare the willies out of me but I am determined to make a life in Ireland therefore I will strive to get a job I want. I have realised that my degree may not necessarily get me a job now therefore I have decided to look outside the box and follow other things I have an interest in.

Jeeezzzz sorry didn't realise that this post was gonna be so long, so if your still reading, pat on the back for you!!

To conclude, I haven't felt this happy in a long time and I am looking forward to sleeping in my lovely bed in the parents house on Tuesday!!! :)

Có xx

Paralympics - Bravo!

Hello lovelies...

One of my friends asked me why I hadn't been writing as much lately, didn't even know she read all that often so that was a surprise, thanks V x

My absence can be explained by the crazy hours I have been working over the past couple of months for the Olympic and Paralympic games.

I wrote about my Olympic Experience here but let me tell you my Paralympic experience was just as amazing. I think a lot of people associate Paralympic games with people who have a mental disability and link it with Special Olympics. I think that London have done an amazing job of showing just how individual the Paralympic Games are and showcasing how flipping AMAZING the para-athletes are.

There was a lot of controversy as to the amount of television coverage Paralympic games received and I agree that there could of been a lot more, however I still feel that C4 coverage and the calibre of the presenters was top notch.

I feel that these games allowed us to ask some questions that before would of been tip toed around for the fear of offending someone. For instance C4 welcomed questions such as 'do you remove your prosthetic leg during sex'.

People are generally afraid of the unknown, as was I before I began studying disability sport. I do not mean this in any condescending way it really is just what I have seen in my experience. After watching the games I think that most of us will now not be as 'afraid' of openly discussing disabilities and asking questions that were once taboo.

The games had a way of getting us so involved that we perhaps forgot all about the disability and concentrated more on the amazing ability of the athletes, truly appreciated the hard work they have put in over the past 4 years in search for that gold medal.

Unless you were hiding under a rock and missed all of games coverage, you will have experienced that sense of pride as your countries athletes competed in an unbelievable manor. 

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I have said it before but I will say it again, I am so proud and grateful to have been part of the London 2012 games. I believe that the legacy that will be left behind will blow our minds in the next decade or so.

Well done athletes, volunteers, workforce and London.

It has been an absolute pleasure, once in a lifetime, and is something I will NEVER forget.

Có x