I finally have a second to breathe, sit down and write about this weekend without any interruptions. So basically, I’ve had this weekend planned for a long time. In September, me and my two best friends bought tickets to go see one of my favourite artists, Jacob Whitesides. The day finally came around, last Friday.
If anyone knows the struggle of going to concerts when you live in the countryside then you’ll understand this post. Concerts are so much more of a big deal when you live so far from the venue. On Friday morning, we ditched school and got on a bus for 3 and a half hours to Dublin. We walked around all day, in the rain, our clothes and our feet soaking. We stayed that night with my friends sister who lives in Dublin, and we got changed there. Then we went to the concert.
Jacob Whitesides does this thing for his tours, where the first 25 people who buy tickets get free meet and greet. We were in the first 25 so we got to meet him! I was so nervous. I had never met someone who was actually famous before. I’ve been listening to his music since 2013, it was so strange to see him in person, and have him give me a hug. He was so so sweet though and even more beautiful in person than he is on a screen. The concert was amazing. His voice in angelic, and he just had so much energy and looked like he was having such a good time.
Afterwards, we wandered around Dublin, just people watching and enjoying the Friday nightlife. Back in the apartment, we had a pizza and talked about the show and went to sleep.
The next morning we got the bus back at 10 o’clock, which didn’t seem early the night before, but was painfully early when we had to drag our tired bodies to the bus station. The bus journey home felt so long too. When we finally got back I barely had time to have a cup of tea and I was off again, to a school football match. Unfortunately our team lost but it was a good match nevertheless.
Straight after, I rushed home and got ready to go out, as it was a friends birthday. By then I was exhausted but I refused to let the fatigue get me down. I went out anyways and we had such a fun night.
This morning I woke up, with absolutely no voice but I suppose thats just a sign of a well-spent weekend!
What did you get up to this weekend? Did it leave you without a voice too?
Also, I highly recommend all of you, dropping whatever you’re doing right now, and listening to Jacob Whitesides music. He’s so talented and his music deserves to be played more. Have an amazing week!
Nearly every beauty product I buy, is something I saw being used in a youtube video and liked the look of it, or i saw some beauty blogger rave about it.
Have you heard of ‘baking’? No not the kind where you make cookies or cakes. Baking is a new trend of putting excess loose powder over your foundation to set it to the degree that it will not crease or budge for hours. Of course like every other trend I was roped into this one, but instead of splurging on the Laura Mercier powder that every. single. person. uses, I got the collection loose powder. It actually works quite well, and I especially like it for under my eyes as the concealer there creases a lot.
Is there any products you’ve bought because Youtube convinced you that you just need it? Let me know below
Sorry I’ve been m.i.a for a bit, I’ve had a pretty full up week, and with school and everything time just sort of got away from me. but I’m back (and I’ve really missed blogging).
I’ve just got midterm holidays which means a week full of doing nothing (except blogging and binge watching netflix) which I’m very excited to do.
The most important step. There’s no comfort in a lazy day where your face is caked with makeup and you’re wearing your skinniest jeans. Choose your oldest sweatpants and some fluffy socks for the ultimate “Lazy Day” experience.
There’s so many great shows and movies on Netflix, that you’ll never run out of things to keep you entertained. Some of my favourites at the minute, are Gossip Girl, American Horror Story, How to get away with murder, and Black Mirror.
If you don’t like reading, obviously this step isn’t for you, but I personally love a good book on a lazy day. It’s one of the things that relaxes me most in the world.
My top tip for nice scents is use them in your bath or shower. Scents that you love, can be super calming and it’s always nice to smell good. Lush has some incredible scents, so you’re bound to find one you like in there. I really like vanilla scents so I get a lot of use out of this little Vanilla Dee-Lite body lotion.
If you find it difficult to be unproductive (which it can be sometimes) there’s always useful things you can do around the house that I find almost therapeutic, one being, outfit planning. This is fun, as well as relaxing. Just go through your wardrobe and pick out things that you think look good together. Also, if there’s anything you don’t wear anymore, or have grown out of, put it aside and you can give to it a friend or to charity. Cleaning out your wardrobe is like a breath of fresh air.
Other things that perfect a lazy day:
Looking through old photos
Sorting out your makeup
Arts and crafts
Painting your nails
Whether your Valentines Day is spent having a fancy dinner with a special someone, or having a Gossip Girl marathon on your own, it’s nice to look nice.
Obviously, you don’t need to have a Valentine or even plans to get yourself all done up.
I’ve put together some of my favourite products that I think would make a really lovely Valentines Day makeup look.
Going with the traditional colours of Valentines Day I chose lots of pinks and reds.
There’s nothing to draw the eye like a bold lip and a lashing of highlight, which are actually two of my favourite things. I’ve included the Laura Mercier illuminating tinted moisturiser, which gives the most beautiful glowy look to your skin.
My highlight of choice, is of course the SoSu palette. I’ve mentioned it before and expressed my love for these six shades of pure shimmery heaven.
The lipsticks I chose are;
Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick shade 101
Rimmel lipstick in shade 170 Alarm
Sleek Matte Me lip cream in Birthday Suit
NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Istanbul
Rimmel lipstick in shade Trendsetter
As you can see I’m a big fan of Rimmel lipsticks. They’re long lasting, smell great and super affordable. I couldn’t recommend them enough, if you’re looking to try out some new colours and don’t want to spend too much.
Well that’s it! If you have any other products you think would look great for Valentines Day, let me know. Also, comment below and let me know what your plans are (if you’ve got any?), I love reading your comments!
Sorry I had a little break this week, I’ve just been really busy with school and some other things. Anyways, I went to Pennys yesterday and had a look in their homeware section. I absolutely love finding little things to put in my bedroom, or little decorations for around the house. I found some really cute ones yesterday, so I thought I’d write up a little bit about how I’ve used them, and how to make your bedroom look more put together.
This is my windowsill. I’ve decorated it with candles and some tiny fake plants which I think add colour and just make it look really cool.
I got these little plants in Pennys for only €2 each.
I got this candle too, which smells amazing. It’s Clementine and Honey scented but Pennys have such a huge range of candles. I’m a candle addict, but I’m quite fussy when it comes to smells, theres a lot I don’t like. This one is light but sweet and it’s delicious.
This is my bookshelf, and I like to display my books like this, so you can see them all. I think bookshelves always look nice in a room. I think I got my one from Ikea. The “A” candle I got from Asda, and they came in every letter.
There’s something nice too, about displaying music. I think it makes a room more personalised. Here are just some CD’s that I have displayed on my bookshelf.
There are so many ways you can add colour and character to your room. Some other things that I love are fairy lights, photos of family and friends, a bulletin board which you can stick things onto, like old concert tickets or to-do lists.
I’d also like to apologise for the crappiness of these photos, I wasn’t able to take any before it got dark, so I had to make do with the flash. I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and a good week. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you’re up to!
Have you tried any amazing NYX products? Let me know what they are!