Monday, 2 February 2015

My Favourite Bloggers

These are the bloggers that I have been absolutely loving at the minute and that inspire me to up my blog game. Some are relatively new additions and others I have been reading for years! *cough* Thunder and Threads *cough*
I thought I'd go through the ones that I click immediately when they've come up in my bloglovin' feed and actively go to their site to see if there is anything new.


I've been following Amy for over a year at least and her style is quite similar to mine (sometimes). She is a lot more outgoing with her outfits though. I kind of know what I like and stick to it, whereas Amy can switch from emo to hippy in one outfit. I tend to prefer her darker, more edgy outfits but it's alway inspiring to see different things. Take a look at her blog and youtube if you think you'd like!


Ellen is quite a recent find of mine but I adore her style and the outfits she puts together. So seamless! She has a relatively small following at the minute so if you aren't following her, definitely go check her out. Her hair is gorgeous! (You'll see that is a running theme.)


Kayla is kind of the odd one out in this list - fashion wise - believe it or not. Out of the list of bloggers I have here she probably has the most daring outfits - as far as I'm concerned. Although I probably won't wear around 60% of the things she does, they're just so pretty to look at. And you never know, sometimes I just want to dress head to toe in fluff, and that's where Kayla comes in. Check her out, she's cool! (Also obsessed with her nebula tshirt)


Leanne is definitely the oldest standing blog of my faves. Since I found her blog (eons ago!) she has remained at the top of my list of favourites. I love everything she puts together, her personality, opinions... I just love her! She can do no wrong. And she's Irish!
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Another oldie but a goodie. I'm been watching Sammi's youtube for maybe 4 years and I just love her personality and minimalistic style and pleasure to watch and read. Most of you are probably major fans so I won't harp on. 



A new addition and someone you may not of heard of is Sammy. Aside from the fashion of beauty girls here, Sammy writes more opinionated posts than the rest on topics like sexuality, feminism, gender, etc. I agree with mostly everything she writes. A very honest writer and a lovely person! x


I was totally late to the party on this one but now that I'm in, I am in! She is much more lifestyle than the rest of the girls here, but I love it! She has a youtube channel that is fast becoming one of my faves and her voice is amazing. I am obsessed with her travel posts and the fact that she is a complete music head and dj just makes me love her even more. For those of you that don't know, I have a degree in Music Business and Management so to say I'm interested in music would be an understatement. We have very similar tastes and she's very relatable and gorgeous!

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This kinda gives you guys an idea of the kinda things I like to see and read, and the personality behind the blog is obviously mega important to me. On that note, if you have any recommendations of blogs similar to these that you love, leave them in the comments! 
(I realise I took a little blogging break, and although my posts may be sporadic, I am still here!)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sunday Summary #17


1.// Started watching Love/Hate this week. Robert Sheehan and Killian Scott are amazing!

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(Again, a very dull Instagram week. I need to get back on my game.)

♥ This week is absolutely mental, I have so much going on and it's all very very boring, besides getting my room painted which will be good. But of course that does mean that I have to clean out my entire room.

♥ Last week was very lack luster and was mostly spent watching Love/Hate, working and thinking about places I want to travel to (note my Wanderlust post from earlier in the week.) Which doesn't explain why this post is a day late?! I think I am planning a pretty substantial trip for 2015 though!

♥ I am debating doing Blogmas, which is blogging every day for the month of December. I think I'll attempt it and if I don't complete it or miss days, it's no big deal. See you tomorrow. ;)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wanderlust


I mentioned the topic of wanderlust very briefly in my latest 'Sunday Summary', and since then I have already booked a flight to Scotland, and debating booking one to Brighton. It has begun.

In June of this year I moved back home to Ireland after living in Brighton  for about 9 months. I was there for Uni but would had gladly stayed there forever. Brighton is one of those places (and I don't know many of them) were everyone who lives there completely belongs and no one is out of place. I would recommend for any person, of any age, gender, race, musical persuasion, history, and questionable pastime to live in Brighton for a time. Like any place, it has discrimination but it is severely diluted in comparison to any where I've been before. I find that people who have never lived there before just don't really 'get' it when you speak about it.

Since living there and moving back home, I find as the days tick by I get more and more restless and I'm beginning to feel trapped in my own home. Don't get me wrong, I am very much a fan of my own company and can easily whittle away days (even weeks) at a time with nothing to pass the time but my laptop. This isn't so much about spending time alone as it is spending time in the same place alone. I've lived in the same house (excluding my time in Brighton) for my 20 years of life and haven't explored as much of the world as I would have hoped.

According to the travel app 'Been' I have seen about 8% of Europe and 2% of the world. However, it's not very accurate considering in most countries I've been to I have only visited one city or region. According to TripAdvisor I have travelled 3% of the world. Regardless, both percentages are much lower than I would like.


As a child my parents took myself and my siblings on trips around Ireland, not that I remember much of them now. When I was around 14/15 they took us on our first holiday abroad, to Salou in Spain. Since then I haven't done much travelling by myself, besides going to Italy on a skiing trip with my school and travelling over to England a handful of times. Most of this has been due to a lack of funds, but also due to a lack of companions. Considering most of my friends are still in education and broke,   it does make things a bit difficult. The friends who aren't still in education either have no interest in travelling, very dissimilar travel interests from myself or simply a lack of cash, there seems to always be something in the way.


I'm determined to change all this and top of my 'realistic' travel destinations at the moment are Amsterdam and Paris. Both of which I hope to visit next year. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to my trip to Glasgow, Scotland and to visiting Brighton again in the new year.


What are your top realistic and unrealistic travel destinations?
What are you top things to see or do in Glasgow?

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday Summary #16


1.// Some pieces from the lovely Black Tied arrived! I wrote a full post on them which you can read here.
2.// Apparently they have caramel Chupa Chups? How long have these been a thing and why wasn't I aware? D:
3.// Standard B/W selfie.

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♥ Really thought that I had taken more photos this week and posted them on Instagram? Strange.

♥ A big thing that happened this week is that I finally got my blog redesigned thanks to the lovely Sarah. (Check her out here!) I had really just gotten sick of my old design and honestly didn't really want to post anything because it looked horrendous. I'm very happy with my new design at the minute, although it will ultimately change again over time. My main inpos for this design was monochrome (obviously), and the clean linear patterns of Chanel. This ultimate inspiration really. I hope you guys like it! Tell me what you think in the comments. :)

♥ Alongside my blog design I now also have a blog button, feel free to grab it and stick it on your own blog. It's located just over here >> in the sidebar.

♥ Update on my room! Turns out it's not going to be painted until December 3rd. *sigh* I can't wait to done though.

♥ I also have my driver theory test on December 4th. I think I booked it last week but forgot to mention it on here. Hopefully I'll pass cause I really do not wanna do it again.

♥ TV- I've finished Dexter this week. I really loved that show! To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the ending but I would still recommend it to anyone! I'm slowly but surely catching up on my shows.

♥ Wanderlust has struck me again big time this week. After moving back home in June I haven't really been anywhere (even though the list of places I want to go is ever-growing). Considering my friends are all either in college or for one reason or another, not living at home, it has just made me want to leave/travel even more. Top of the *realistic* list at the minute are Amsterdam and Paris.

Let me know what you think of my new blog design in the comments!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Black Tied Jewellery






Just today I received these two lovely pieces from a small jewellery company called Black Tied. This company is an Irish company (yay!) and the founder of the company and myself have been in talks for awhile about the possibility of me trying out some of their stuff. They were kind enough to provide me with a 20% discount so that I could get a few items off the site. I chose these midi rings and this gorgeous cuff!

I was a bit worried that neither of these items would fit as I have very slender fingers and wrists but the midi rings fit like a dream! The cuff was a little big to begin with but I simply pressed the two sides together and it fits perfectly. I hope that this won't ultimately affect the life of the jewellery.

You will most likely be seeing these items in some upcoming posts, so keep an eye out! So far I love the items I chose and I hope that they last for much longer than jewellery from say, Primark or H&M (and I hope they won't turn my fingers green either!)

This was also my first post using photoshop to edit my photos! What do you think? Obviously they aren't perfect but I've never used the program before now!

Have you tried anything from Black Tied before? What would you have chosen from the site?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday Summary #15

1. // Henry St. Dublin at sunset. 
2. // Mr. Johnny Depp! *heart eyes emoji*
3. // Nothing makes me happier than a good pun!

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♥ This week has been a bit slow life-wise, I feel like I haven't gotten anything done.

♥ I have a blog post written and ready to go up but I have been trying to take photos for it for about 4 days now. They just are not turning out how I want them to and I have been watching endless photography tutorials. It's possible I am just going to have to take sub-par pictures for now so that I can just get the post up.

♥ Recently I have been craving a new tv show and as I'm the only Irish person that hasn't seen Love/Hate, I really want to start that! At the same time though, I have a lot of tv shows that I am no where near up to date with so I have been putting it off.

♥ I'm getting my room painted this week! I may do another one of my "Room Re-vamp" posts, because that series certainly went down the drainpipe.

♥ Watching - Adam Elmakias, Anyone Can Be A Photographer, Modern Family. 

♥ Listening to - Skrillex, Paolo Nutini, The 1975, Sylar. (A mixed bag, I know.)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sunday Summary #10-14

1. // Hair cut time!
2. // I think I ate this cake/loaf in under 24 hours. It's just so Autumnal. :'(
3. // On the way to Dublin! (I swear that recently I spend so much time there. Love my hair here btw.)
4. // Airport chilling on the way to Brighton for my graduation.
5. // More airport chilling.
6. // Gorgeous view of Dublin from the plane.
7. // Got my fireplace all decked out, halloween style!
8. // Was my first year at Web Summit this year!
9. // Here's a snap of Bono speaking on stage on the last day.

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♥ I've literally been gone for about a month. How did that happen?

♥ This month has been full of ups and downs and the longer I didn't write this blog post, the more I didn't want to. The worst thing about this, is that October is my absolute favourite month of the year and I was planning on doing so many cool things for it. *sad face* But as we know, life gets in the way. 

♥ I don't think I will every have a posting schedule on this blog because I feel it puts too much pressure on me to deliver, and I'm really just doing this cause I like to have a place to post cool things and somewhere to write down whatever I'm thinking or feeling at that time.

♥ Halloween has been and gone! What did everyone dress up as and do for it? I was working unfortunately.

♥ I graduated! At the beginning of the October you might remember I was heading off to my graduation. I actually had a really good time, but I just got the photos back from it and it's not good. *face palm*

♥ I spent some of the past month in Dublin so that also ate into my posting time. I'm looking forward to posting more stuff in the near future though. Hope you guys understand. :3


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