Thursday, 29 January 2015

What I Got For My Birthday

Hey guys, so it was my birthday last week, and I turned 20!! I thought that I'd do a little post on what I got, because I know I love reading these posts; maybe it's just because I'm really nosy though! I just want to say that I'm not bragging, and I am so grateful for everything I got, and everyone who was a part of my day. I'm gonna jump right in because this might be a long one!

First up are 3 pieces that my mum ordered for me from New Look, One is the hooded cape I so desperately wanted a few weeks ago, and the other two are boots. Now shoes are a bit of a difficult topic for me, because I have quite big feet - Size 9, with a wide fitting. It can be quite hard to find shoes, but we finally have! New Look is the place to go if you have slightly larger feet!

My Beautiful hooded cape; The cape pattern

Black Diamante Detailed Boots

Grey Boots - Low Heel, Knit Turndown, Buckle Detail

Next was a little bit of a joke between us; it's the 'Computer Coding for kids' book by Carol Vorderman. I'm actually studying a Computer Science module in college, and this book covers he same thing! I think it's a bit of a pity that coding wasn't a big deal when we were younger, I can't help but feel that I'm learning something that in a few years will be common knowledge to everyone. Besides my own little worries though, this book is actually really helpful, and definitely worth it! 

For a long time now, I've been lusting after owl cushions, and decorations of any sorts. So, for my birthday, my mom got me this adorable little owl doorstop with cute glasses and all. I am in love with this, but it definitely won't be going on the ground, that's for sure. It's from Penneys by the way incase anyone wants one! 

My sister promised me these adorable little lunchboxes a while ago, and got them for me for my birthday! They'e so cute, and the bottom half of the box is purple; it almost makes me excited to go back to college! You can get them in Arnotts, Avoca, or sometimes Easons as far as I know!

Next is something that I've been 100% obsessed with over the last few months - Mason Jars! When I opened this I honestly couldn't believe it; I've been searching for them, and hadn't seen them anywhere! This set comes with 2 mason jars, with flower pattern lids, a recipe booklet, and 4 straws(except the straws were missing in mine!). It is suer cute, and can be bough in Heatons if anyone would like them!

These last two weren't really presents as much as last minute things we picked up! We went for dinner in Liffey Valley, and when we finished we took a little gander in Boots. I picked up this eyeliner marker by Miss Sporty because it was quite cheap, and I really want to teach myself to use it. I'm fine with a pencil, but anything liquid completely throws me!  

 Finally, I grabbed the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in the shade 22. It's a beautiful classic red colour, and is so gorgeous. I didn't have a plain red colour before this, so I can not wait to use it!  

 That's everything I got for my birthday, and again I am so grateful. I hope y'all enjoyed this, and let me know down below if you've ever seen these, or if you've tried the makeup! I'll be back soon!

- Emma x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I Went Shopping!

I've done it again, I went shopping! it has been a while since I bought anything much, but I finally went out and treated myself after I handed in my assignment; and Liffey Valley is on the way home, so it had to happen!  I only picked up a few little things, but I'm still soo excited about them! 

The first thing are these 'Tea tree and witch hazel facial pore strips' - sounds delightful! I bought these to use as nose pore strips, simply because they were cheaper, and had the exact same ting written on the packet as the actual nose strips. Hopefully I won't regret doing that, but I have heard that they work amazingly well, and I've been looking for quite some time since my last ones ran out. They are Boots own brand, but are the same idea as any of the bigger named brands!  They normally cost €6.49, but I grabbed them on sale for €3.24.  I can't wait to try them out and see if they live up to all these reviews! 

The next product I picked up was a Sleek MakeUp True Colour lipstick in the shade 'exxxagerate' - a beautiful purple shade. I've been lusting after this for quite some time, and can not wait to wear it out! It only cost €5.99, and is a beaut. It is quite a small lipstick as well, so is perfect to throw in your makeup bag to bring with you!

I then found the one thing I was looking for which was the No7 MakeUp Brush Cleanser. My cousin was raving about this the last time I saw her so I had to try it! It is quite pricey at €10.50, and the vouchers we always seem to have don't work on it, as it's seen as an 'accessory'. But, in the end I'm sure it will be worth every penny!

The last thing  grabbed, was something I saw just before I left, and thank God I did! It's this Soap & Glory 'Face Massage Mini Mitt', looks a beauty. I actually picked this up with the idea that I could use it to wash my brushes, as it look quite a lot like all the ones I've seen, and is half the price. It was only €5.50, so you can't blame me for wanting to run away with the whole rack, but I better see how it works first! 

I hope y'all enjoyed this a little bit, and I'll be back really soon! I'm  only just finished exams, so it's like a mad house here! Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of this, or just say hi! 

- Emma xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

My Current Wishlist!

Hey y'all, so now that we're suddenly thrown into 2015, there are soo many things I want to go out and buy! I always find that when it gets cold out, I want to pack away all the pretty clothes, and turn to anything warm and comfy I can find in the back of my wardrobe, so I decided to make myself a shopping list of sorts! 

I've only gone and found hundreds of cute things that I 'need'! So I made a little list of some super adorable pieces that I couldn't resist; I'll be begging my Mum to buy me some of these pieces for birthday without a doubt!

The first thing I've fallen in love with is this 'Monochrome Check' Blanket Wrap from New Look! I know I'm probably a little behind on this trend, but I tried one on for the first time the other day, and they are one of the most comfortable things ever! I love that they can completely dress up or down an outfit, so this'll be something I'm going to pick up in the near future without a doubt. Plus, it's only €17.99 in New Look at the moment.

The second is another blanket wrap, I know, it's ridiculous! But this is the Aztec Hooded Blanket Wrap! IT HAS A HOOD GUYS! I'm in love right now, and it is currently number one on my birthday list! It's €29.99 in New Look, so not the cheapest, but it's so beautiful it's worth it!

Now, next is something that I'm probably going to be waiting a long time to get, because it is very expensive! These are some of the original 'Serena' Dr. Martens. Thy are the meaning of the word classic, and I've been lusting after a pair for a long time now, so I think it's about time I start saving for them! hey are about €140 though, so I may be a while!

I have one beauty product that I feel like it's really time I bought, and that is my first MAC lipstick! It's been a long time coming if I'm honest, so I'm 110% ready to go out and buy one right now! But, seeing as I can't do that, here's the one I soo desperately want - it's MAC 'The Matte' Lipstick in the shade Heroine! I am a huge fan of dark berry shades, so this is hopefully going to be my next purchase!   €19.50 will be saved very soon, and I will let y'all know how much  love it then!

That's it for now you guys, I hope you enjoyed that! I can not wait for exams to end so I can be back into the swing of blogging properly; I miss y'all!
Let me kno if here's anything you'd like to see here in the future, down in the comments!

- Emma x