Friday, 27 February 2015

Things I love about Spring

Hey Guys,
So Spring 2015 is in full swing.
Since ' Things I Love About Summer ' is my most popular blog post, I though you guys would enjoy a Spring edition.
 
So here I present to you the things I love about Spring!

 
1. Holidays- Easter, St.Particks Day, Valentines Day, Pancake Tuesday
( except maybe Ash Wednesday, I'm not the biggest fan of Lent)

2. New Fashion Trends & Collections.
 
 
 3.Not having to dress like an eskimo if I want to step outside.

 
4. The pretty flowers.
( Snowdrops, daffodils, roses & especially daises)
 
 
5. Florals everywhere.. on the trees.. on our clothes.. in our hair
6. Everything feels fresh & new
 
 
7. Making plans & booking holidays for Summer
8. The beautiful sunsets.
 

9.Longer days 
10. Music Festivals
 

Let me know in the comments what you love about spring.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Love always,

 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Get to know me: A-Z


(I know this photo is blurry but I love it. It was taken on a bus home after a really great day with friends. My best friend fell asleep beside me & the sun was setting out the window & I couldn't help but take a pic.)
 
Hey guys,
Today I will be doing a get to know me tag, I've seen a lot of people doing this lately & I thought it seemed fun.


A. Attached or Single?
Single as a pringle.
 
B. Best Friend?
The lovely Inkspots.
 
C. Cake or Pie?
Pie but give me either, I'll eat either.
 
D. Day of choice?
Probably Saturday but I do love a good Friday evening.
 
E. Essential Item?
 Moisturiser, I have very dry skin.
 
F. Favourite Colour?
 Green, it has been ever since I was 8.
 
G. Gummy Bears or Worms?
Gummy bears but I'm not a huge fan of jelly sweets.
 
H. Height?
 5f 3'
 
I. Indulgence?
 Currently.. stuffing my face with pancakes & maple syrup
 
J. January or July?
July, I prefer Summer so much more to Winter
 
K. Kids?
3 please, not now later
 
L. Life is not complete without...?
 Chicken Noodles 100%
 
M. Memory you cherish?
I cant pick just one, there's a lot, concerts, weddings & birthdays.
 
N. Nicknames?
Nixie
 
O. Oranges or Apples?
 I've had both today I would say apples but they make me feel sick at times.
 
P. Pet Peeves?
I don't have any major pet peeves.
 
Q. Quotes?
"She turned her cant's into cans & her dreams into plans"
 
R. Reasons to smile?
 Family,friends, plans, summer. There's always something to smile about.
 
S. Season of choice?
 I get excited for all of the seasons but I'd have to say Summer followed by Autumn. 
 
T. Tea or Coffee?
Tea, I cant stand coffee, only a caramel latte.
 
U. Unknown fact about me?
 I'm double jointed in my arms ( or so I have been told)
 
V. Vegetable?
Potatooooo.
 
W. Worst habit?
 Crackling my knuckles, I can't stop.
 
X. X-Ray or Ultra-sound?
I've never have had either.
 
Y. Your Favourite Trip?
 Holiday to New York
 
Z. Zodiac sign?
Gemini, common characteristics include: Independent, Indecisive & Communicator
(according to a random website I looked up.)
 
I hope you enjoyed, if you have done this tag be sure to let me know in the comments below & I'll check it out.
 
Love always,
 
 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Beginners Running Essentials

 

Hey Guys, 
If you have read my post about my 2015 goals, you'll know that this year I want to be able to run 5k.  So far I'm no pro but I have made a start so today I will be showing you my beginners essentials.
 
Nike Running App
I really like this app & use it everytime I go running. The app tracks speed, distance & time. It also let's you know when you run your fastest mile or longest kilometer. It has really helped me out in tracking my progress.

 A Good Playlist
Something I couldn't run without.. music. Whenever I'm listening to music I forget that I'm running & the time seems to fly by. I like to chose upbeat songs to get me motivated. 
This is my current running  playlist
 
Ready to Run- One Direction 
Addicted to Progress- The Coronas
Sing- Ed Sheeran
Alive - One Direction
Rather Be- Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Don't Stop- 5 Seconds Of Summer
You Make Me- Avici
Burn- Ellie Goulding
Mark my Words- The Coronas
Climb- Miley Cyrus ( don't judge haha )


The Right Gear
Before this year I had no proper running gear. I recommend Sports Direct as they have great value sports gear. I like Karrimore & Nike's running gear. Also Pennys/Primark are doing a great selection of workout gear too. It is important to wear reflective breathable clothes while running.
 
 
The Right Runners
Finding the right shoes is so important ( you don't want to get shin splints, there horrible). Running puts a lot of  pressure on your feet, especially if you are running on pavement. Having supportive running shoes is defiantly an essential for me.
 
 
Sports Bra
 Sports bras should be an essential for all women no matter what. Not wearing one can lead to pain & stretch marks. There are different types of sports bras available for different sizes. Sports bras are so important & I defiantly recommend getting one if you plan on doing intense exercise.
 
I hope this helped any of you who are thinking of taking up running.
Let me know any of your tips or running essentials
 
Love always,


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentines the Complete Guide







Hey Guys,
Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you all are having a fabulous day


Today I'm doing a very special post which I have been working on for the past few weeks.
I thought, I would do a valentines post, but since my love life is very non existent I asked some lovely ladies to help me out.I thought a collection of  advice & ideas from different perspectives would be helpful & entertaining. If you are single or in a relationship, we've got you covered.



For Those Single Ladies..


Hi I'm Sinead and I blog over at Dreaming Again.

So Valentines Day is just around the corner! Eeek! Last year was my first year in 4 years being single on Valentines Days and honestly, it turned out better than most of the years I was in a relationship.

So if you are single and feeling rubbish about it, focus on the positives;  you don't have to stress about being a wonderful girlfriend or feel like crap if your boyfriend doesn't turn out to be as romantic as you imagined.  It really can be great being single on Valentines day!
Here are some of the things I would recommend doing:


-          Valentines day is all about showing love. Who says that has to be to a partner?  You can show anyone special in your life that you love them. Your mum, your best friend, your sister. Perhaps you could buy them flowers, or bake them something nice. Making someone else feel happy and loved will make you feel happy too and seeing their response and appreciation will make you feel loved and needed .

-          Spend it with your girlfriends. Sisters before misters any day is what I say! Why not spend the night with your other single friends? You could hit the town and look for other single boys haha or even better, have a night in, watch movies , eat ice-cream, and have a good ol' catch up!


-          If you can't spend it with friends there's nothing wrong with spending it alone, how about practising some self love ;) pamper yourself! run a bath, give yourself a facial, listen to your favourite music, read, relax and do whatever it is you love.

          I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day however you spend it. 





For Those Loved Up Lassies..


Low Cost Valentine’s Day Ideas

Hello there!
So as Valentine’s Day is coming up, some of you may be thinking 'what will I do with my boyfriend/girlfriend on the day?' You may be in a new relationship or just low on funds, but whatever it is, I’m going to give you a solution (hopefully). So here are my low budget solutions to your Valentine’s Day problems.

1.     Watch a Movie Together
Now I know it can be awkward going to the cinema with a date but how about making the cinema at home? You can make the room all cosy with blankets and eat as much sweets and popcorn as you can hold. Not only can you pause the movie if you want, but you can cuddle up to your date without being worried about PDA (public displays of affection).

2.     Go on a Group Date
If you have friends with boyfriends/girlfriends, why not invite them to do something as a group on Valentine’s Day. It will make things easier for you as if conversation with your date gets awkward, you can fall back on your friends so that things don’t get too uneasy for you. This will also be a good way to save money as you can split the cost of whatever you’re doing between the group, not to mention your date will get to meet your friends.

3.     Go on a Picnic
This one can be interchangeable depending on the weather. If it’s a nice day, why not take your date to a local park or green area for a picnic. You can get most of the food from your kitchen cupboards so you don’t have to be spending big money in a fancy restaurant. And if the weather isn’t so great, which seems more likely if you’re in Ireland, you can do the exact same, just indoors. Think of it as glamping without the sleeping part.



4.     Go Walking

I know this one sounds stupid but it’s the cheapest of all these ideas and possibly the best. Whether it’s beside the sea, in a forest or in a busy city, go on a walk with your date. It’ll give you the chance to get to know him/her better without the interruptions of a movie. It will also push you to create conversation and put yourself out there. And isn’t your mother always telling you to get some fresh air? Well now’s your chance!

5.   Go on an Internet Date

Now I know you’re probably thinking this one sounds raunchy but I have good intentions! If you can’t meet up with your date on Valentine’s Day for some reason, you can still talk to them online. You could skype or facetime them instead and have a chat as if it were face to face. Therefore no need to feel sad when you can’t meet with them as you can still communicate as if they were right in front of you.

So there you have it, my cheap and easy ways to tackle Valentine’s Day with your new found love. Hope you enjoyed!

Adios amigos,



The Valentines Tag

And of course it wouldn't be a complete blog post without a tag from yours truly.

1.  What is your favourite Valentine’s Day treat?
Chocolate, chicken & pizza
2.  Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
Chocolate covered strawberries definitely, at least the fruit might make me feel a bit healthier.
3.  What was your favourite Valentine’s Day memory?
In national school when I received my first Valentine’s Day card from someone who wasn't my dad. It was homemade with a poem in it & a picture of a rabbit, I found out later that it was from the boy I liked at the time.
4.  What movie would you like watch on Valentine’s Day?
I feel like I’m supposed to say 50 Shades of Grey but I don’t know it looks a bit raunchy. I do love First Wife's Club though.
5.  Which restaurant would you prefer to go to for a Valentine’s Day date?
Oh Nandos I went there for the first time with my friends last week it was really nice.
 ( I love me some chicken )
6.  What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s date?
Go to a nice restaurant with friends followed by sitting in bed watching movies with the lover.
7.  Red or pink lips on Valentine’s Day?
                         I do prefer red lips, but it depends on the outfit I think.
8.  What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?
One of these depending on the event.

Valentines Outfits 
9.  Homemade or store-bought gifts?
Homemade for sure, it’s the thought that counts.
10.  Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?
Maybe up but as long as someone else does it because I’m crap at that.




Again thanks to the lovely bloggers who helped me with this post, be sure to check out their blogs in the links. I hope you enjoyed this post, it's one of my favorites.

Leave me a comment below letting me know your Valentine's plans!

Love always & always,


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Spring Is In The Air | Lookbook

Spring LookBook


Hey Guys,
Happy St. Bridget’s Day and if your not Irish, 
Happy February 1st! 
I hope you all have had a lovely January, I'm very happy its finally February. 

As it’s the beginning of a new month, that means new fashion trends and styles.
So I decided what better way to celebrate then a lookbook/outfit ideas post.

Outfit 1
Top: New Look 17 euro.
Jeans: Topshop 60 euro.
Runners: Nike Roshe 92 euro.
Jacket: Topshop 100 euro.

Outfit 2
Top: New Look 20 euro.
Jeans: Topshop 65 euro.
Shoes: Vans 39 euro.

Outfit 3
Top: Alexander McQueen 935 euro. ( So Beautiful thought)
Jeans: Topshop 60 euro.
Runners: Nike Roshe 92 euro.
Bag: New Look 9.14 euro.

Outfit 4
Dress: Theory Breton 210 euro.
Shoes: Tom’s 51 euro.
Lipstick : M.A.C. Rebel 19.50 euro.

Outfit 5
Dress: Topshop 50 euro.
Coat: The Hut 46 euro
Boots: Dr. Martin 130 euro
Hat: Topshop 60 euro.

Outfit 6
Dress: New Look 26 euro
Heels: New Look 37 euro.
Lipstick: Mac ‘Saigon Summer’ 20 euro.



I hope this has brought you some inspiration. I know I struggle with what to wear at the beginning of a new season.

Let me know in the comments what you are excited for during Spring & also let me know which outfit was your favourite.


Love always,


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