Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Current Obsession - The T-Shirt Dress

At the moment I am going through a serious wardrobe and style over haul. The past few months I have caught myself falling for so many things but putting them back and declaring ‘Oh but its so not me’. That was until I declared why isn’t it for me?? Lately I’ve been buying up a storm of prints, dresses, jackets and everything in between to broaden my already bulging wardrobe into something more fun and unique.

Ill be doing a few posts over the coming weeks of my new fashion obsessions and sharing with you all the pieces I’ve already bought and the ones I'm dying to get my hands on .

At the moment I’ve been beyond obsessed with t-shirt dresses. Now I know that summer is unfortunately on the way out but I’ve found these to be the perfect autumn staple- and who knows lash on some tights and they would be perfect for winter. I’ve been pairing mine with longline jackets (another absolute obsession) and flip flops for a casual dressy feel while the sun is still shinning.

Here are my current must haves that I definitely think should be making their way into your wardrobe as well!!!

Perfect for day, night, lazy days or casual Friday in the office, I definitely think these should pop along into your own wardrobes,

Hope you’ve enjoyed my first instalment of ‘’My Current Obsession..’’

Don’t worry their will be many many more to come.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New to Benefit, OOTD and Yummy Burgers!!

So late last week (I know this post is a smudge late), myself and the beautiful Sian popped into the amazing Benefit boutique on South William Street for an amazing chat with the global brow guru Jarad Bailey who came all the way over from the US to tell us all about some amazing new brow treatments coming to benefit in the coming months.

(FYI this is a very picture heavy post so grab a tea and relax while you read!!!)

It was amazing to sit down with Jarad and have a chat about all things brow and some exciting new treatments that benefit will be offering, more on that later. Not only did we get to have an amazing brow chat but we also got to indulge in some amazing treatments our selves. Sian had her brows shaped and tinted while I opted for just a simple tint. Tinting is something I have wanted to get done for ages, and now a week and a bit on I can safely say I’m hooked, I will definitely be popping back for more tinting treatments. For only €15 its a seriously amazing price for the pleasure of waking up every day with perfect eyebrows, add a bore wax and have the 2 treatments for only €26! how could you say no!! Don’t forget Benefit have shaped more brows last year than any other company so they definitely know what they are doing!! 

 After our brow date Sian and myself popped out for a bit of food, Sian suggested Bunsen and I’m so glad she did. Bunsen is the newest go to for any burger lover in Dublin, and after hearing so much about it I was super excited to go and try it out for myself. Located on Wexford street, its a small little restaurant with an even smaller burger. Plain or cheese and with the option to go for a double burger with each, there is a set selection of topping that complement the burger and normal, skinny or sweet potato fries its an incredible restaurant for anyone who wants a no fuss burger that's all about the meat. Definitely a go to for any foodie in Dublin!! 


Blazer - Zara (Old) - Similar & Similar
Dress - Asos 
Shoes - Hollister 

(Coming straight from work doesn’t allow for the most fashionable outfits but I’d tried semi casual.) 

Now on to whats new for Benefit - Coming the beginning of November, Benefit will be introducing Bling Brow. Bling Brow is a fab concept of introducing a bit of fun into your normal getting ready routine. You can get them applied at Benefit for as little as €5 up too €20 depending on what you want. You can also buy your own Bling Brow kits for €26.50 which allow you to play around with the different styles benefit have created and also reuse them for as long as you want. 

In the Bling Brow Kit, the gems, which are made with Swarovski elements , are all pre glued so no need to try and apply any glue yourself but if you want to reuse them eyelash glue works a charm!! 

These are going to be so much fun over the Christmas season and definitely can add a bit of fun to any outfit and make up look! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mondss - A Girls New Best Friend

There is always one thing that seems to be a taboo among many, we all have it but dare we mention it or god forbid it creeps through our clothes!!! This taboo I'm talking about is the good old, always there when you don't want it, Sweat!!! There I said it, yes boys believe it or not girls sweat, and not only is it uncomfortable, not only reserved for the gym and sometimes just plain stinky, it also can play havoc with our outfits. 

Every girl, and some men as well, have had the situation where a new and fab outfit has been strategically planned, your off on an amazing date or brunch with the girls, your half way if not nearly at your destination when DUN DUN DUN!!! It strikes! These terrible wet looking patches appear under your arms, restricting you from any hugging, pointing or flinging your arms in joy. You spend the rest of the time strategically concealing these dreaded stains and hoping to god it doesn't spread anywhere. 

Don't be fooled into thinking these horrible 'visitors' are only reserved for the warmer months, oh no! There will be a time in mid December where you have over prepared on a nicely mind day, wearing your triple padded coat with matching scarf and hat only to discover when you take it off that that toasty warm feeling wasn't fully pleasurable on the December afternoon, but horribly too warm and now you look like a sweaty mess!!

But don't worry there is now a cure! All of the examples above are what helped the lovely Jane Mc Ternan create an incredible new innovative products. Welcome Mondss* into our lives. What can best be described as a sweat pad, this plaster like object can be easily and discreetly placed onto the underarm by its inbuilt adhesive and save you from any further embarrassment.

Mondss* not only protect from sweat thanks to the adhesive that sticks and absorbs all sweat immediately from the pores, it also locks in all odours and protect our wonderful clothes from sweat patches and of course the dreaded yellow stains that are left on lighter coloured clothes, or if your like me a fake tan residue sometimes transfers to some clothes, which seriously sucks!!

Perfect for any occasion these beauties can be bought online exclusively at Mondss.com . Each box contends 10 pads so 5 pairs, for only €9.99 with €1.60 p&p to Ireland and €2.50 for all other countries, and another positives, the Mondss* package is created to pop straight in your letter box so you won't have to be waiting around for Mr Postman to come with your package. 

I know they may not seem like the sexiest accessory but trust me they will seriously come in handy, and you will definitely thank me later for suggesting them!!!