Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Skin Care

Sat down after a long day of basking in the sun and thought I'd post a little blog about how important skincare is. 

Enjoying a nice cup of tea with some natural blueberry yogurt

The Importance of Sun Cream

"Skin damage from sunlight builds up with continued exposure, whether sunburn occurs or not. In addition to skin cancer and sunburn, other effects can include wrinkling, premature aging, and in time, an almost leathery appearance of the skin. Research also suggests that excessive exposure to UV radiation may interfere with the body's immune system." 


To block any harmful solar emissions, sunscreens employ a mix of organic and inorganic ingredients that either reflect, scatter or absorb the radiation and dissipate it as heat.

You can read more about the importance of sun cream HERE

I use factor 50+ myself....that is because I dont tan...I burn.
Very Easily.

General Skin Care

Today I got to restock all my skin care products to keep the spots away and to stop my skin from appearing oily. 

My teddy TQ is here to show you all my skin products.
He comes from Iraq so he knows how intense the weather can be against your skin

As you can see from the picture above that all my products are good for sensitive skin. This is important for me as my skin can react to anything added into lotions and gels. 

Got a big bag of cotton balls in Tesco for €2.00. These are great to use with any skin products.
Very gentle on the skin.

First up is my Aveno Moisturizing Cream, I find the Aveno range excellent to keep your skin hydrated. Especially for someone with Eczema like myself.
I bought this in Boots, Galway for €10.69

I also bought a couple of different Simple Products. 
Simple Cleansing Lotion and Facial Toner were bought in Tesco Galway for €3.99 each
But today I got these at buy 1 get free  :D

Also got a couple of packets of Simple Face Wipes which are important to use for cleaning your face and to remove make up.
These were also bought in Tesco for €4.19 each.
But again, today was buy 1 get 1 free!

Happy Days!

I also have Tea Tree Foot Wash and Lotion.
It's important to take care of the skin on your feet also. You dont want them to crack and dry out. 
I got these as a gift in a skin care set awhile back so I dont have a price or location to buy them but you can usually buy these in any pharmacy with a good skin care selection.

Well thats all for now but I hope that this might have helped anyone with super sensitive skin like myself to get an idea of a couple of products to use. 

G'Night All 


Monday, July 8, 2013

It's a Beautiful Day!

So finally the weather in Galway has picked up a bit! :D

I cant wait to get into town and enjoy the glorious weather properly. Gonna make my way down to the Spanish Arch with my buddies and chill out!

Went with the no make-up look today....too hot to wear any, would just end up running down my face! 
Also didnt bother styling my hair. Going all natural today!
Love the messy look! 

Bust out my crop top and pencil skirt for the day! 
And of course my massive sungasses! :D

Crop top was bought in Kembali Galway for 12
Pencil skirt is from Pennys. I think it was about €10
Of course my crop to has owls on it as well.....
"Owl you need is love" <3

Also managed to salvage my Hi-Tops after they got ruined at my last photo shoot on the Aran Islands.
My favorite pair of shoes currently :D

Hi-Tops bought in Penny's for €11

Today's definitely a day for the sun cream also!
Anything lower than factor 20 and i would be burnt....
Damn my extremely pale skin!

Hope you are all enjoying the sun!

Peace Out!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Share a coke :D

So after putting off getting up and dressed for about an hour......I finally got up and made myself decent for the day :)

Went with my usual make up :) 
Recently found one of my pairs of owl earrings that i had lost one of, i was so happy so i had to wear them today! 

I missed these so much!
finally able to wear them again
Got these bad boys in Kembali Galway for  €4

Leggings and skirt: Pennys Galway  €15- €20
Under Shirt......not sure where i got this XD
Baggy Top: Gift from Sabrina

After getting ready i cleaned the house and Sabrina showed up with her 3 sisters. 
We went into town together to go get a coke can with our name on it!
Nothing ever has my name on it so i was pretty excited :D

Unfortunately the weather in Galway was not the best even though we were told we'd have a 'heat wave'....HAH...although turns out everywhere else in Ireand had a great day....

Well i got my coke can anyway :D

Left to Right: Sophie, Myself, Sexy Coke Man, Shannon, Sasha, Sabrina.
Very happy with our coke cans.

Had some chill out time with Sabrina in Eyre Square

And busted out to some Guitar Hero with Dave

I also had the chance to go to the cinema today to see Despicable Me 2 with Sabrina and her sister Sophie. I really enjoyed the film....cant wait to watch it again!

Well thats my day pretty much summed up in a few sentences! 
Now just chillin with the girls, playing guitar hero and drinking some tea....
Perfect end to the day!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

My Usual Look

So I decided to put in an extra bit into my blog of how i do my look and the products I'd normally use. 

I was never really into fashion and make up and the likes when i was young. I was quite the tomboy but in the last few years I've become more interested in my look and expressing who i am through my image as well as my actions. 

This is my general day-to-day look anyway.
I use light foundation on my skin as i am very very pale. Some mascara and usually a bit of gloss or lipstick.

I use  Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid for my skin. Any foundation i wear is always the shade Ivory. Any darker than that and i look ridiculous.

I usually switch between mascara but right now I'm using No7 Exceptional Definition. I like this mascara as it doesn't clump bad and dries nice and quick. So i have no black lines on my eyelids.

Today I'm using Rimmel London lipstick. Shade Coral in Gold. I like this colour as it's nice and light but still has a lovely brightness to it. Lipstick isn't something I'd normally use because i find them to dark to go with my skin colour but i really like this product. It goes nicely with the light make up look.

That's pretty much my whole make up look but for moisturizer I use Moonlight Path

I absolutely love this moisturizer and recommend it to anyone who suffers from eczema/dry skin.
It's triple moisture body cream from the Signature Collection in Bath & Body Works.
I received it as a gift from America so i don't know if you can get in it Ireland. 

My perfume of choice is Lady Gaga Fame.

I absolutely love this perfume but sadly I have nearly run out! I have to restock because it is my favorite perfume to wear. 

Jewelry and The Likes

I have a few items of jewelry that I would wear on a daily basis.

My favorite necklace that I own. You can see me wearing it in the top picture as well.
I got this lovely thing in New Look in Galway for 8.

I always wear my Claddagh ring.
It has my birthstone in it also (Aquamarine - Aries)
The owl bracelet was got from Claires Accessories, Galway.
I think it was about €5. 
I absolutely love owls.
And of course my owl ring which is worn most days.
This was a gift from my friend Sabrina.
She knows me and my owl addiction all too well.

I also tend to work the Converse most of the time. Sometime i do wear High-Tops but since my recent trip to the Aran Islands for a photo shoot...they got destroyed. It was a dark time.

But here are my Superman Converse which i love dearly.

These were a gift from my mammy but generally you can get converse in any big shoe store around Ireland.
They generally cost around €50-€60 

Well that's about all for my day-to-day look.
Will post up more fashion features and items which i get my hands onto.

Till then.... :D