Friday, May 31, 2013

Bedroom | My 'Shabby Chic' Table ♥

As you probably know by reading my blog, I'm a huge lover of all things shabby chic, and the whole shabby chic 'look'. It's just so pretty and cute, and I feel like it adds a beautiful touch to any room. I've got a chest of drawers with some of my shabby chic items on top, so I call it my shabby chic table, haha. I'm in love with it, but I do hope to get a white chest of drawers at some stage...because right now, I'm using a very white towel  underneath everything on the table, like a table cover! Improvising and all that, heehee.

I had the idea to show you what's on my 'shabby chic table' by sharing the pictures with you, and telling you where I got everything. This is what the table looks like...

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Now, I'll tell you where I bought everything, or what was gifted to me. I honestly can't remember a lot of the prices, but I do know that nothing was really expensive. However, if I do remember the price, I'll leave it below :)

 Wicker heart, Primark - €2

 Pink polka dot mini bucket with bow, Embellish - €8

 Giant bead bracelet, New Look - €8

 Set of 3 heart storage boxes (one in living room), - website is down!

Country Rose heart jewellery holder, Avon - gift (around €10, I think)

  Rings made by me, except the two on the left

  Children's Art & Craft storage box (!!!), Primark - €4

  Set of 4 blue polka dot plastic picnic bowls, Primark - €2.50

 Candle, Lidl - €3.99

 Serving plate, Dunnes Stores - €4.

 Scented candle, Dunnes Stores - €1.50 

I just love this little 'table' so much! I always want more shabby chic things, but most of them are so crazy in price, I can't afford to don't buy them. However, Primark/Penneys do have a good selection of things right now to add a little touch of shabby chic to your home...cute! They're all at amazing prices, so I need to make another trip there soon to pick up some more pieces for my house. Of course, I would love to have my whole house kitted out in shabby chic and Cath Kidston, but that will have to wait until I win the I guess I should start playing it, haha.

I hope you enjoyed this little post, and I'll be back into blogging more soon. Hopefully at least 3 times a week now college is finished and Summer is upon us, fiiiinally! Let's hope the sunshine we're having last a little while ;)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Would You Rather - Beauty Edition!

I know, another tag! I've wanted to do this for a while now, so here it is...I tag all of you!

1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or nice hair and no make-up?

I'm more of a makeup girl, and although I always go out with no makeup, I'm getting back into it. So definitely nice makeup and messy hair...which can be sexy anyway! (sometimes)

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

I was curling my lashes this morning, and whatever way I moved, the curler slipped and pulled out around 15 lashes. It's not at all noticeable, but I was freaking out! I'm rubbish at applying false lashes, and really don't want glue in my eye, haha! I'd rather shave my brows...I could even get pretty ones tattooed on ;)

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

I've never been to Sephora, but when I visit the States, it's the first place I'll go! I've always wanted to visit, I've heard so much about it. I've been to a MAC store a few times, but it honestly wasn't that big. I'd rather have more than one choice of makeup too, so definitely Sephora.

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
Oh...this is an awful, awful question. Neither! But seeing as I have to choose, I guess the lipgloss/lipliner look. And try to match them as best I can, haha. 

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

Hmm. I may be being cheeky...but the question does say 'leave the house'. Does that mean I can touch up my makeup outside? If so, overdone blush! 

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?

Good grief, do I have to answer this? Biker shorts I guess, haha!

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?

Ehh...why would anybody want to be orange? But then again, why would anybody want weird tan lines. I suppose I'll choose the tan lines ;)

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
Bad haircut! Wouldn't a bad hair colour make a cute haircut look bad? I think a bad haircut could be worked into some sort of style.

9.Would you rather have YouTube or Twitter taken away forever?

Twitter. I love both but couldn't live without YT.

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

I could use a beauty blender for foundation and possibly cream blush, but could I blend out eyeshadow with my fingers? Ahh!! However...I wear mascara more than anything else, sooo I'd have to ditch the makeup brushes.


SeeeeriouslyI am so glad that these aren't actual choices we have to make and live with! Could you imagine a girl walking around with Sharpie'd on eyebrows, a perm with a bad colour, orange tan, MC Hammer pants and an obvious foundation line? I wonder if she exists...haha!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nails | Pastel pink & white stripes

Now this is a design I love! After a few hours with my last deign, then deciding I didn't like it, I wanted something cute, girly and I came up with this! I used 2 coats of Avon's Nailwear Pro+ Pastel Pink polish, then I used my white striper from eBay to do the stripes. It was simple, even using my left hand to do the stripes on my right hand!

 I'm really thrilled with how it turned out, and it's so simple and girly! 
 Here's to getting my nail polish mojo back, heehee

Nails | Dripping chocolate sauce & sprinkles

Over the past week or so, I've been feeling like I've lost my 'nail polish mojo'. No colour or nail design pleased me. None of the colours I had were 'grabbing' me. I normally love my nail polish and doing nail art, so this was a sad time for me, haha!

After watching a YouTube video one time, I gave these nails a try because they were adorable. When I completed the nails on myself, I looked at the video again. It turns out I had used the wrong technique for the dripping chocolate sauce, oops! Either way, it turned out cute. I wasn't delighted with them, I was just okay with them...and I need to love my nails if I'm going to keep a design on them for 4-7 days. I took a few pictures, and after a few hours, I decided I didn't really like them. I think the brown polish was a little too 'thick' on my nails, and I really hate it when that happens. Even after hours, the brown polish dented when you touched it...grr!

This is how it looked  anyway...

Even though I have thin nail art brushes, the sprinkles were so annoying to do as I couldn't keep my painting hand totally still, even when I had my other hand steadied on a table...damnit!

After I took the polish off, it took me a little while to decide on one that I really really loved. But that's for my next post! ;)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Currently... #3!

Current Books: None just yet. Soon (yes I'm still saying it!)... 'Woman with Birthmark' - Håkan Nesser
Current music: Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
Current guilty pleasure: chocolate Hobnobs. There are no words.
Current colour: baby pink or baby blue
Current drink: tea tea and more tea
Current food: hmm...chocolate hobnobs? haha.
Current favourite show: Home & Away, always!

Current wish list: to see my family very soon...and have a baby
Current triumphs: Finishing college, YAY!
Current bane of my existence: cat hairs EVERYWHERE, especially on black clothes. eurgh!
Current celebrity crush: Cameron Diaz. Dayum, that woman.
Current indulgence: sleep!
Current blessing: my husband-to-be (he hates the word fiancé, haha!) recovering really well from his surgery and feeling better already!
Current slang: none.
Current outfit: hubby-to-be's trackie bottoms and a navy and white vest. Don't forget the pink fluffy socks!
Current excitement: Summer and my future with my husband-to-be, heehee
Current mood: happy! :)
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Nails | White with pink polka dots

Everytime I watch a movie on my laptop, I have to paint my nails. I don't know why, it's like some kind of ritual, haha. I fancied polka dot nails for a change, so I chose white with pink dots. I love designs on white polish, because it makes every other colour pop, and makes bright colours more vibrant. 

The quality of photos taken with my Samsung Galaxy Ace is usually really good, but I use an app called Cymera to edit some pictures (including this one), and although it makes pictures look adorably cute, it also tends to reduce the quality of the can't have it all, haha. 

I got a little distracted by the film when it came to my index finger..haha! I used two coats of white polish from a French manicure set from Aldi, and the pink is called Hoola Hoop from Collection 2000. I also used one of my dotting tools from eBay. 

This evening, I got bored of them and took the polish off. So it was on my nails for less than 24 hours...that must be some sort of record, haha. My nails are currently bare so I'm off to choose a new colour to paint them. I'm thinking baby blue with white dots, or something a little this space ;)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Tag: 99 Questions That Nobody Asks ♥

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will definitely know that I lurrrrvve tags! I came across this one and thought it was quite different to the usual tags you see...and it seemed like a great way to get to know weird things about people, haha! It can be my celebration for finishing college today...and Summer has officially started! ;)

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed...I don't see why they'd be open in the first place, haha.

2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
No, I don't find them to be any good, just handy if you're travelling.

3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
I presume this means duvet...i don't tuck it in, I like to hang my feet out if it gets too warm.

4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Hahaha no!

5:Do you like to use post-it notes?
They're handy but no, I don't use them. I should though, it might keep me more organised!

6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
I don't cut them out, so no, haha.

7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A bear...and make him give me a big bear hug haha ^.^

8:Do you have freckles?
Only a few. Myself and my mum both have a freckle on the same spot on one of our cheeks!

9:Do you always smile for pictures?
I hate my smile, so when I 'smile' for pictures, it's a closed-mouth smile

10:What is your biggest pet peeve?
I have way too many. People who drive a mile an hour irritate me (even though I don't drive yet)

11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
I've tried, but gave up after like 10 steps, haha.

12:Have you ever peed in the woods?

13:What about pooped in the woods?
Lol, nope.

14:Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
No, it feels...wrong, haha

15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No, I used to chew the lid of my pen though...pencils though? ew!

16:How many people have you slept with this week?

17:What size is your bed?

18:What is your song of the week?
The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script

19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Of course. That's like asking is it okay for girls to wear blue. And I love wearing blue!

20:Do you still watch cartoons?
Family Guy and The Simpsons, sometimes.

21:Whats your least favorite movie?
Uh there's been loads. I think The Cabin In The Woods was pretty crap.

22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
That'd be telling!

23:What do you drink with dinner?
Water. If I'm out, sometimes I'll have coke or white wine.

24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Ketchup. Sounds yummy right now actually.

25:What is your favorite food?
Fried eggs, garlic bread, pizza...anything that's bad for you really. Eggs are good though!

26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Mean Girls, Titanic, The Notebook, Big Daddy, Casino Royale...there's a few.

27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?
My fiance on Monday while I was visiting him in hospital.

28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
I'm not sure. 

30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Maybe a year ago, or thereabouts. 

31:Can you change the oil on a car?
Lol, no

32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
I don't drive yet.

33:Ever ran out of gas?
Last year, myself, my mum and 3 of my brothers were on our way from my house to her house, 3/4 hours away. It was her first time driving from my house, and we got lost. To make things worse, her gas/petrol light was was hilarious though, memories.(:

34:Favorite kind of sandwich?
Ham, cheese, onion & tomato toastie..yum!

35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Fry-up? Definitely not the healthiest, but the best by far.

36:What is your usual bedtime?
Whenever I like. Usually 12am-1am.

37:Are you lazy?

38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
A witch! Every year...i still have the mask/wig/hat in my mum's house, haha.

39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Rabbit! =(^.^)=

40:How many languages can you speak?
English...a teeny bit of Irish and a teeeeeny bit of French. 

41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Nope. I was subbed to a Hello Kitty dinner party one before, I got loads of dishware :)

42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

43:Are you stubborn?
I can be.

44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
Do I have to pick one? Leno.

45:Ever watch soap operas?
Home & Away, Eastenders. 

46:Are you afraid of heights?
Nope, i quite like them.

47:Do you sing in the car?
Yeah :)

48:Do you sing in the shower?
All the time.

49:Do you dance in the car?
Yes hahaha

50:Ever used a gun?
Only a BB gun, haha. Hardcore.

51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
2009 I'm sure.

52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Yup, haha.

53:Is Christmas stressful?
Yeah, but I love it

54:Ever eat a pierogi?
A what?

55:Favorite type of fruit pie?
I hate fruit pies.

56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?, princess, teacher. I've got one of them down though *cough* PRINCESS *cough*. Haha

57:Do you believe in ghosts?
Not 100%. I mean, we had plenty of ghostly experiences in an old house. But I've yet to see one. I want to though.

58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
All the time!

59:Take a vitamin daily?
No, I should though, haha.

60:Wear slippers?
Rarely. I live in fluffy socks

61:Wear a bath robe?

62:What do you wear to bed?
Underwear. Or pyjamas if it's cold.

63:First concert?
Westlife!! :D

64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
We don't have any of them in Ireland. I want them all to come here though.

65:Nike or Adidas?

66:Cheetos Or Fritos?

67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
Nope...are they very good? See what i did there? haha.

69:Ever take dance lessons?
No, but I did Irish dancing for a while, haha cringe.

70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
A lawyer

71:Can you curl your tongue?

72:Ever won a spelling bee?
I don't think we have them in Ireland, but I would have won for sure. I used to get 100% in all my spelling tests. And I'm seriously a  member of the Spelling Police, haha.

73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
I think so.

74:Own any record albums?

75:Own a record player?

76:Regularly burn incense?
All day!

77:Ever been in love?
I am.

78:Who would you like to see in concert?
Britney Spears (again), Westlife (again), Adele, The Script, 

79:What was the last concert you saw?
Westlife (2nd time)

80:Hot tea or cold tea?
Hot! how can anyone drink cold tea, ugh!

81:Tea or coffee?
Depends on how I'm feeling. Tea 99% of the time though, haha..

82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?

83:Can you swim well?
I can't swim.

84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

85:Are you patient?
Not really, haha.

86:DJ or band, at a wedding? i think.

87:Ever won a contest?
Probably not, haha

88:Ever have plastic surgery?
No, but I want a breast reduction.

89:Which are better black or green olives?
Olives are gross.

90:Can you knit or crochet?
I can knit!

91:Best room for a fireplace?
Living room.

92:Do you want to get married?
Yes :)

93:If married, how long have you been married?
I'm engaged.

94:Who was your HS crush?
Why would I name him here, haha!

95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No, I cry because I'm upset or stressed, not until I get my own way.

96:Do you have kids?
Not yet......

97:Do you want kids?
I do!! :)

98:Whats your favorite color?
Baby pink. Most pastels really.

99:Do you miss anyone right now?
Yeah, my fiancé.

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