Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Music of the Week: Christmas

Of course I will have to do my 5 favourite Christmas songs. I do love my lists!! These are the songs I listen to again and again over Christmas but of course there are loads more I love, secretly and not so secretly! Let me know your thoughts Xx

1. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl

2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen

Christmas Movies

It's December and this can only mean one thing. Time to break out the Christmas movies and those movies that tend to always be on around Christmas ;)

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate
The Santa Claus
Love Actually. The only film Kiera Knightly doesn't annoy me in.
Home Alone 1 & 2
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas. Obsessed with this as a child!
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Family Stone
The Holiday
Edward Scissorhands
Bridget Jones' Diary
Miracle on 34th Street (1993)
Die Hard 1 & 2. It's just not Christmas without Bruce saving his wife!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Food Week

I thought I would share with you all the food I made this week.Hopefully you might get some ideas.

I made fajitas and my recipe for the spice mix can be found here.

Potato Wedges
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 180
These take 30 minutes to cook and are divine!
Wash the potatoes and cut them into wedges. I leave the skins on but whatever your preference.
Cover in olive oil and rosemary. I sometimes add some chili for a kick.

We had these with paprika marinated burgers from the butchers, which I cooked in the oven.
I also made mushroom and sweetcorn soup but I can't remember the recipe! It was lovely though.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What I Bought

I picked up Rimmel's 25 Hour foundation. This has had a lot of mixed reviews but I was in need of a new daytime foundation so went for this. I considered the Maybelline Perfect Fit but I have wanted to try Rimmel's one for a while now. Anyone got any they'd recommend I'd be delighted to hear your views.

I also bought a lipstick from Rimmel, Sugar Plum. Loving it so far!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This or That

Blush or Bronzer- Blush
Lipgloss or Lipstick-I am all about lipstick right now
Eyeliner or Mascara- Mascara. I go without eyeliner during the day anyway
Foundation or Concealer- Concealer. I have awful bags under my eyes
Neutral or Coloured Eyeshadow- Coloured
Pressed or loose eyeshadows- Pressed
Brushes or Sponges- Brushes

OPI or China Glaze- I haven't tried either but I want to try OPI
Long or Short- Long
Acrylic or Natural- Natural
Brights or Darks- Brights

Perfume or body spray- Perfume
Lotion or Body Butter-Lotion
Body Wash or Soap- Soap

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Skin Care: Feet First!

Feet I feel are a very neglected part of our skincare and beauty routine. I suppose living here our feet don't get to see the light of day that often but when they do we should make sure they look fabulous. Don't worry I'm not going to post any pictures of feet! It doesn't matter if it's the middle of June or the middle of winter. Our feet should be pampered. After all we do use them for a good part of the day. Walking, standing, running, dancing etc.

My feet were horribly dry because yes I neglected them like so many others out there! I decided to take some action. Into Boots with myself and this was recommended to me.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nails of the Week

This was my first nail colour this week. Purple! I got this in Penney's about 2 years ago. Glo Baby Glo. It's meant to glow under UV but I don't tend to venture near UV lights!
It needed to 2 coats to be classified as a deep purple. It doesn't look it here but it was a bit darker than Cadbury's purple.
The polish went on easy enough and wasn't messy. No doubt it was cheap enough so I can have no complaints here!

I was bored one night and when organising my nail polishes (might do a post on that!). I found my Rimmel - Flower Power. It's a very very very light shimmer pink. I decided to see what it would be like over the Glo Baby Glo purple.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter's Here. Hand Care Time

With the winter upon us and dry hands being a curse of this season I thought I'd blog about my favourite hand cream. Soap & Glory's Hand Food. I bought this hand cream after trying out my friend's one. It is indeed fabulous! I had labs in college 4 days a week and my hands were getting drier and drier from the gloves and constant hand washing. They felt awful. This hand cream has been a god send!

I have also been recommending it to a lot of my friends who I know suffered from the same problem as me through their jobs - working with food, in hospitals etc. Between the gloves, hand washing and hand sanitizers their hands were drier and harder than mine. I even told my dad about this hand cream. He works outdoors so his hands are weathered. I can safely say none of us have looked back!

What it says?
Contains shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow . Scented with our Original Pink fragrance. the most astonishing hand cream ever? You decide!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Little Bit Spicy...

I adore cooking, trying to get into baking but that's a whole other story! Recently I have been trying to make my own sauces and seasoning. I find a lot of store bought stuff too salty and full of other bad things! Here are 2 quick simple recipes of mine. One is for a fajita seasoning mix and the other is a slightly spicy pasta sauce. I love spicy foods :) And there is a press full of herbs and spices which leaves me spoiled for choice when I'm cooking!

Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe
1 tablespoon cornflour
2 teaspoons red hot chili powder
1 crushed oxo chicken cube (or similar)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or a crushed garlic glove)
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Music of the Week: The Wanted

I LOVE THE WANTED. They are fantastic!! I want to go on a serious night out with those boyos. Imagine the laughs and the mayhem!! This week's Music of the Week is dedicated to the 5 messers. Here are 5 of my favourites from them at the moment. Can't wait for the new album.

1. Glad You Came

This is my most played song on iTunes. I cannot get sick of it.

2. The Weekend

Choooooon!! Makes me wanna go out!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Benefit They're Real: Review

As I was browsing in Debenhams with a bit of time to kill I decided to wonder over to the Benefit area and hope I would be pounced on. I wanted to try a certain mascara and guess what! Today I finally got to try Benefit's They Real! Holy smokes! Everything you've heard is true. This is the BEST MASCARA IN THE WORLD!! I knew there was good reason I included it on my wishlist! :)

I already have long eyelashes but this took them to a whole other level. The length was perfect and the mascara was thick and gloopy like I found Bad Gal Lash to be. My lashes were separate and not clumped together like can happen. 

Also it's black black. I have to have the blackest mascara so I love this even more! My eyelashes are so fair, I really should get them tinted but my eyes seem to be sensitive to that technique. Was that amount of tears from my eyes normal!?

Nails of the Week: Oldies

I wanted to try out some nail polishes I haven't used in a while.

First up was Barry M's Lemon. Mmmh, I know now why I haven't used it lately. It is so watery. I wasn't happy at all so then I decided to put H&M's Cracked Nail Polish over it to umph it up a bit. I think it did the trick. I love the colour of the Lemon but I'd rather a polish be thick than watery. I love other Barry M polishes but this one was just not up their usual standard.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music of the Week: New Purchases

I bought a few albums over the last few weeks. Robbie Williams, The Script, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Rita Ora. I decided to chose my favourite track from each of these for this weeks MOTW.

1. Taylor Swift - Red
Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran - Everything Has Changed

I adore Ed Sheeran so this of course had to be one of my favourites. I also like the title track Red.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wishlist November 2012

A list of things I need and want.  And since Christmas is coming up what better time to do this!

#1. New Phone
I need a new phone. I know people say this but this is my phone. It doesn't even do half the things it's supposed to. It's more basic than a brick. Not lying! I used to have an iPhone but I'd rather not talk about that :'( It took a long while for me to get used to not being able to access FB, Twitter and google in an instant. Having to rely on other people to look things up for me is painful!
In dream land I would like either the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5. I miss being an iPhone idiot!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nails of the Week: Model's Own

Hello! I know I'm not very good at these nail posts but I promise to try and get better! Anyway here's what I wore this week. 

I won this bottle of Model's Own Hedonist from Saira at The Girl With The Green Nails. I have been a long time admirer of Model's Own and couldn't believe I'd finally get to try it out. I love love love this. The colour is so me. I love bright neony colours and this is certainly bright! You probably can't see the neon but trust me. I think it's the brightest polish I have ever seen. It has quickly become one of my favourites :) I only used one coat because it is very thick, which means being careful as is it did tend to get a little messy but believe me it's worth it. 

I know it's winter and we're 'meant' to be wearing darker, neutral colours but I never go with trends. I just wear what I want. This is more a summer shade but I do not care. I'm gonna brighten up our dark, dull winter with this blinding dose of colour!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Music of the Week: Nicki Minaj

I went to see Nicki Minaj in concert Monday night and I must say she was freakin' awesome! I know a lot of people don't like for whatever reasons but she put a hell of a lot of work into her show. She interacted with the audience and even recognised a fan she followed on Twitter. What an OMG! moment that was :) So therefore I decided I must dedicate Music of the Week to the biggest arse in music haha It has to be seen in person to get the full effect. Humungous!

Here are 5 of my favourite songs of hers right now. It tends to change all the time. I have left sooo many out!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Music of the Week: Halloween

Just for the week that's in it I decided to do a Halloween themed Music of the Week. How original eh!?

1. Michael Jackson's Thriller
Wouldn't be Halloween without it ;) Possibly the best music video of all time.

2. Monster Mash
 But of course!

Nails of the Week

In the past week, I have painted my nails twice.

The first colour is No. 23 from Bourjois 10 Days Nail Enamel Collection. I didn't think I was going to like the colour but after a few days I loved it. It's a soft pastel pink as opposed to the bright bold pinks I prefer. I also only wore it for about 6 days but I must say it did last very well.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Music of the Week

This week I have mostly been listening to...

1. Maverick Sabre - I Need
 The X Factor renewed my love for this. See The X Factor isn't all bad!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Horror Movies

First off I apologise for the formatting in this post. I have spent the last hour trying to fix and I can't tell if it's getting better or worse!

With Halloween coming up next week, I decided to write a list of horrors to watch and avoid. I also decided to compose a list of horrors that I want to watch or think I should watch. If anyone has any opinion on these lists please let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Horror Movies to Avoid

1. The Human Centipede  
Disgusting. Sick. Disturbed. I am sure you have all heard about this gross film by now. Please avoid at all costs. Even writing about it makes my stomach churn. My own curiosity led me to watch it. I wish I could erase it from my mind. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Music of the Week

This list isn’t in any particular order. It’s just 5 songs I’ve been listening to a lot lately. You might find something you like whether it's a new or old favourite or perhaps a song you never heard before :) All opinions welcome. I know everyone has different tastes. Anyone been listening to anything different? I'd love to hear what others are listening to.

This week I have mostly been listening to...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Books and Gossip Girl


Recently I have just started back into my one of my favourite hobbies in the world. Reading.
At the moment I am reading 'The Wettest County in The World'.

It has been adapted into the film Lawless (starring Tom Hardy my love). I have already seen the film and I wanted to know more about the family so I got myself the book. I find prohibition to be a very interesting period of time. Maybe it's because I'm Irish and the thoughts of a ban on alcohol

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TV: Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 2

I must say I felt very let down by the beginning of this episode. I thought that the wedding was left on a cliffhanger from episode 1, where Matthew and Mary were left at the alter.  I spent the aftermath of the episode wondering would one of them change their mind. Flash forward to this week and no sign of the wedding.  No I dos, no confetti outside the church, no first dance, not even a glance at their honeymoon. Oh ITV give us SOMETHING!!
Matthew, Matthew, Matthew, can you please spare us all this 'I broke her heart nonsense'. You didn't and she clearly told you make Mary happy or be happy or something along those lines, on her deathbed. Ok look, I'll admit it, I don't want them to lose the big house because then there is no 'Abbey' in Downton Abbey.
Dame Maggie Smith had, in my opinion, the best line of the episode.