Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Pact Coffee

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Haul // Autumn is Coming

So this haul post is gonna be just like the last one and just a collective haul since I never buy that much in at the one time!
Some of these were purchased by myself and I'll admit others were bought by my mother when she decided one Sunday that she felt like taking me shopping, how could I refuse??  
So first, clothing;
Wine Tank Top // Primark 
Starbucks Tank Top // Exhibit
The Beatles Tank Top // Exhibit 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Life Lately.

It's been a while...
Life lately has been filled with a mix of emotions and craziness! 
For starters I passed my A-Levels, but didn't make it on to my university course choices, of course there was tears and such but it hasn't thrown me,as I will be doing a film and television media course I also applied for instead! For the past few years I have been really interested in the behind the scenes and all the effort that goes into  making film and television happen, so this course seemed like an amazing alternative to university. 

Like I said life has been a mix of emotions, I've felt upset and jealous of those of my friends going to university without me but also I have felt nervous and excited as I'll be travelling a different path and having my own new experiences. 
So my goals for now is to make sure I see my friends as much as I can before they leave etc and to make a fresh start. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

What's in my // Clutch - Daytime edition -

As you previously saw in my last post I made a clutch from and old bag, so this post is about my essentials I would keep in my clutch for everyday use. 

Monday, 12 August 2013

DIY // Old Handbag into a Clutch

I have a confession..
I'm a hoarder of all things, seriously just ask any of my friends of family. I'm serious I have cinema tickets from 2009...
But what I'm especially bad with is clothes and bags.
Even if I never wear/use them I'm that girl that's mindset is, I may need it in the future!! 
This handbag I have had for ages, it was previously my sisters and when she finally surrendered it to me I was in heaven! I love the colour, all the pockets the bag was just wonderful to me, but bags start to come to that stage where they just look beaten up and not in a good way like a book does after being a little manhandled!
The tears in the material just looked bad and even though my bag still had a few years in it the

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Eye Candy // Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling originally rose to fame as not only a good actor but as a heartthrob in The Notebook, now he's known as one of the worlds sexiest males and has shown to the world just how amazingly talented he is in movies such as The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and Drive.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Dublin // Day 2 & Final Morning

Following a very late night with a couple drunken antics involving my dear self, falling into the bin in our room and giggling to myself wasn't my finest moment of the trip..  and after some much needed sleep we woke up ready to start a new day, some of us bright and breezy and some of us not so much... 
So after a good shower, we put on our faces, cheery moods, grabbed our essentials and made our way down the cobble stone streets for some much needed sustenance and for me a very strong coffee. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Dublin // Day 1

*This is just a short post on my first evening heading to/time spent in Dublin, as if I summarised the weekend in one post it would be far too long, the next post has a lot more photos from the rest of the trip.

After dealing with children for a week, I may have been a little tired but after popping home to fetch my bags, I raced over to the train station to meet the lovely Erin, one of my closest friends for years, and boarded our train heading for the city of Dublin. 
The 2 hour train journey gave me a chance sort out my handbag as shown as all my things wouldn't fit in my luggage such things including my camera battery charger and a random belt...

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Cars on Film

It's been a while since I last posted due to my relatives from France coming to visit, a christian youth week called Cssm that I helped out at and a weekend trip to Dublin immediately after which led to me becoming exhausted and ill and in need of recovery. So I apologise for lack of posts but as you can tell I was otherwise preoccupied and had no time to write.

So I thought I would show you something I found while browsing the cool prints on Etsy. 
I love films and when I discovered Cars and Films on Etsy, I was a very happy bunny! Jesús Prudencio creates and sells images of iconic cars featured in famous films such as Ghostbusters, Pulp Fitcion and many more. 
These are some of my favourites from his shop;

Friday, 12 July 2013

TV Favourite // The Fall

Friday, 5 July 2013

OOTD // Coffee and Company

 So this is just a quick OOTD//FOTD//NOTD post! 3 in 1 to make up for lack on them recently!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Review // Gelaskins Kindle Skin

I'll admit, when the Kindle first came out, I was one of those people that turned their nose up at it , that it wasn't the same as reading with the physical book in your hands, that it didn't have that old/new book smell etc etc, you get my point. 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Review // alberto balsam Shampoo & Conditioner

Monday, 24 June 2013

Haul // Collective Findings

During June I have collected items here or there by themselves but the amount was always too small to be worthy of its own haul post so this is a collective haul or things I have gather over the past month. 

For beauty products I seem to be very eye bias this time around, I bought, finally, the Maybelline 24 hr Color Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' or 'Bad to the Bronze' for the American audience. So far I'm really happy with this product, pigmentation is fantastic yet still testing it for duration. I picked this up for £4 in Tescos.

Recipe // Philadelphia, Honey & Walnut Dip

So about that posting more often.... 
Yeah its not going as expected but I will try and I know, another recipe post but I simply had to share this beauty!
This is something my Mum introduced me, last Thursday when I was feeling a little sensitive after drinking at a friends house that night before.
Rum and Fanta is a great combination but not in large quantities.. 

So this dip was a little comfort for my hangover and it only requires 3 ingredients; 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Recipe // Banana Bread

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Follow Me on Bloglovin!

If you weren't already aware of this fact, come Juy 1st Google Reader will be gone forever. I'm not quite sure myself why it's closing done but I just know that it is and you'll need a different place to follow me and the other blogs you read on. 
That place is bloglovin. 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Michael Kors Watch Giveaway!!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Music // May Mixtape

Image found on Google, edited by me.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Beauty // Nail Care Routine

In my previous beauty post, I did a NOTD showing off the new colour I was wearing, previously I had been wearing 'Inkjet' by Leighton Denny and every time I change nail colour or if I feel my nails need a little TLC I always do my nail care routine. I have quite dry, brittle nails that break easily but I find doing a nail care routine helps prevent that damage from occurring.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Film Review // The Great Gatsby

NOTD // Stormy Weather

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Eye Candy // Francisco Lachowski

This Eye Candy post is kinda photo heavy, this boy just photographs so well.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Beauty // 5 Favourite Spring/Summer Nail Polishes.

(From L-R; Leighton Denny in 'Supermodel', Accessorize nail polish in 'Amethyst', Nails Inc; Limited Edition 'Hyde Park Gate', Rimmel Lycra Pro in 'Heart On Fire' & Revlon Colorstay in 'Indigo Night') 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Beauty Loves // Sex in The City "Lust" Eau De Parfum

'Lust' Eau De Parfum 100ml

So I mentioned this perfume in my April favourites so here is just a little insight into what it's like!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

April Favourites!

I don't blog very often these days because I'm either sick or trying my hardest to revise for my exams which literally start next week, so I'm currently in panic mode!! This is going to be one of the very, very few blog posts I am going to be posting over my exam period as I really need to focus on them and prioritise!
Plenty of time for blogging afterwards! 

So these are the products // things I have been loving over the stretch of April!

Beauty Favourites

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Dublin Trip // My Travel Essentials

Taken from Favim
After my ever looming exams, at the end of July, my lovely friends and I have planned ourselves a girly trip down to Dublin on the 25th to the 28th as a post exam treat.

So for my trip to Dublin with my crazy bunch of friends I unfortunately will be getting the train down by myself on the 26th, due to prior commitments. The journey itself  roughly takes about 2 hours, sitting for 2 solid hours in those chairs on the train isn't the most fun or comfortable situation. 
So these are my on-the-move / travel essentials that I will be bringing in my bag or will fit in my handbag to make the journey more comfortable, fun and hopefully make the train journey not feel as long and lonely. 
I'm not good for sitting for long periods of time I can be quite fidgety..

What will I be taking?

*You never know when you'll need them
  • Ipod fully charged & full of great summery songs/playlists - Dublin won't require depressing music!
  • Magazines & Books/Kindle - depending on what book I'm reading at the time, either from my book list or other.
  • Deodorant/ body spray or perfume - for freshening up (small spaces can be very warm)
  • Mints or chewing gum!
  • Bottled water 
  • Pain Killers
  • Snacks such as fruit, sweets, Diet Coke or coffee (Does Caffè Nero stay open past 5??)
  • Plasters
  • Hand Sanitizer*
  • Hand Cream
  • My camera - for OOTD's, about the trip etc
  • Sunglasses - for possibly tired looking eyes on the way back due to hangovers xD
  • A Hair and Outfit Protector aka a Mini Umbrella - in case of emergency rainfall.
  • Small amount of cash* - in both currencies ( Pounds £ and Euros  )
  • Notebook and pen*
  • My friends to help pass the time & to play entertainment monkeys during the  journey,  I demand it of them! This no longer applies. :/
          Update: Turns out a friend of mine will be coming down to Dublin later with me so I do have an entertainment monkey!
  • Roomy bag for my clothes & things- something thats practical and comfortable but still looks cute

This is slightly random.. but traveling via train ever since my friend Debra showed me the film 'Before Sunrise' always makes me kinda wish I'll have a Jesse and Céline moment. 

Do you kinda wish that too or is that just me?..

I'll do a post on all the clothes/shoes/makeup etc I'm bringing closer to the times as well as a post on the trip when I get back and my normal posts I usually blog! 


Haul & OOTD // Revision Blues

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013

Eye Candy // Robert Sheehan

The talented, charming Irish actor most known for his roles in Red Riding, Me and Mrs Jones, for hilariously playing Nathan Young in the hit show Misfits and for his next starring movie role as Simon Lewis in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
 I can't help but love him.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

I ♥ Spring

I have once again been AWOL on the blogging front, as soon as we got off for the Easter Holidays/ Half Term/ Spring Break whatever you refer to it as, I got sick, on and off for the whole 2 weeks and I'm still feeling quite dodgy :/ 
Doctor's tomorrow because of it, yay....
I was also helping at a kids club when I was feeling well enough and my free time was then spent on art/ revision if it was possible, so I have been just a little preoccupied.
Now since the snow has finally completely vanished and Spring has actually decided to pop its head out at long last, well not over the past couple of days but still I thought it would be fun to do the I ♥ Spring Tag that has been so popular on the vlog/blogasphere.
I previously did a post like this in Autumn, which you can also check out here.

1. Favorite spring nail polish?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Eye Candy // Alessandro Nivola

Alessandro Nivola is an american actor known for roles such as Henry Crawford in the 1999 adaptation of Mansfield Park and most famously for his role as Arthur 'Boy' Capel, Coco Chanels lover in the 2009 movie Coco Before Chanel. 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Music // February Mixtape

Once again it is that time where I make a playlist of all my favourite songs of the previous month 
Hope you enjoy! 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

My 100 Best Books List

Being a major procrastinator and frankly having an incredibly boring evening
I decided to create a reading list. 
I love reading, always have and pretty much always will, with the ever growing pile of books in my room and on my kindle.. 
I'm serious I have books everywhere, my bookcase is full so the rest just over flow into my bedroom.
So because I love reading so much I decided to challenge myself to make things more interesting.
Using various sources I have compiled a list of 100 of the best, must read books which I supposedly should read before I kick the bucket. :)

Books read : 18 /100

Recipe // Rainbow M&M Cookies

I decided today that this weekend I wanted to bake and flicking through all of my recipes and stumbled across an old favourite. 
Rainbow M&M Cookies.
I love cookies, I love M&M's and I adore them put together.
My personal preference of eating these is with a huge mug of coffee with a great movie or tv show!

This recipe makes 3 dozen of these little beauties and you''ll love them so much, you won't even share them with your closest friends ;)

You will need:

Friday, 22 February 2013

Beauty Loves // Mally ❤

My mother is an avid fan of the Mally make up lines, I never understood her ravings about how great this make up was because I never tried it, I always stuck to my drug store/ high street make up lines like Rimmel, Maybelline, Revlon etc because they worked well for me and were more in my price range.
I'm a student, I can't always afford to spend $20 on a mascara when I can spend £7 instead.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Life Update

For over a week I have been very quiet on the blogging front. 
I'm sorry :/ 
This was because of various things all happening in the one time in my life, which has pretty much preoccupied my time. 
For starters my family was over visiting from England until Tuesday so I was spending as much time with them as I possibly could! I also had my first art unit due in on the Monday so I was having to complete that in time and last but not least I was also getting ready and attending my friend from childhoods school formal with him. 
I had such a fantastic night and was very impressed with myself actually getting my outfit for the night and make up sorted within the 2 very short weeks he provided me with!
As that is all out of the way I'll be trying to blog more regularly again

On an awesome friend note, my best friend gave me my birthday present quite late (over a month) and I was so shocked that she had gotten me a Kindle as she knows I love reading and how this makes carrying books everywhere much less difficult especially if travelling. 
I've already downloaded so many books onto it and am currently looking for a good cover or skin for it.
She has demanded best friend of the year award for this xD

So hows life been for you? 
Has it been more exilharating than mine has? 

OOTN // Valentines Day Formal

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Instagram Photo Challenge // January

Follow me on Instagram @ Niamh_695

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013

OOTN // We are shining, And we'll never be afraid again.

Bracelet and rings // Charity Shop / Blue circle ring // Stray Jewellery / Earrings - Stud // Accesorize / Feather // Self made

Top //Oasis
Skirt // H&M
Jacket // Only
Shoes // Primark

So I have been AWOL on the blogging front... 
Because I wasn't blogging a lot over the exam period I was find it difficult to get back into the habit, but I'll try and blog more frequently from here on! 

I wore this to for lovely friends birthday celebrations and partially my belated one. I had no idea what to wear and was running late, so I went for the classic, chic, all black combo, finished with glitter heels and dark lips. 
(Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in "Starry-Eyed")
We drank, thank you to the gorgeous bartender who give me and the proper birthday girl free birthday shots, we laughed, talked to really lovely, funny people and danced into the early hours of the morning.  
It was overall such a great girly night out!
And strangely for the amount I drank I was hangover free. 
Not that I'm complaining!

Title from 'Spectrum' by Florence and the Machine

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Haul // My Birthday

I said I'd do a haul on all the things I got for my birthday on my birthday post and it's coming a week late but forgive me, I've been having problems with my camera so I've had to resort to my iPod (apologises for the camera quality) and I have been revising for resits so I've had to prioritise.
I just want to state this is not me bragging, I love seeing these kind of things on blogs and on Youtube and I wanted to do it myself.