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14.12.13

Dress Up Your Iphone.

I recently bought an iphone which means I recently bought a hell of a lot of Iphone covers which I don't need but really needed all at the same time. My main reasoning behind buying an Iphone to begin with was all the awesome covers you can get. Ebay is a sea of incredible covers and I nearly drowned in a flood of potential covers to buy. I settled on four. How could I not. They're so cool. I especially love the roses and pearl one. I have a soft spot in my heart for all things tacky. The tackier the iphone cover the better in my opinion. I figured I would share with you guys all my great finds cause who doesn't like a good bargain?
1. The Birds Nest - If any of you are "Pretty Little Liars" fans you'll recognize the yellow birds nest as a good copy of the pink one that Hanna Marin has throughout the PLL seasons. Not to forget Miss Serena Van Der Woodsen who I also spotted rocking a black one on my personal fave "Gossip Girl". If its chic enough for an Upper East Sider well then it's good enough for me. I bought mine from here on Ebay but a quick search and you can find it in numerous different colours and prices.
2. I'm a sucker for anything with a cross on it and after seeing pics of Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner showing off their studded 'Wildflower' ones a few months back I knew I had to have one. The 'Wildflower' ones are a little pricey (35$) so I headed back to good aul Ebay and found this one for cheap as chips here. A good cross Iphone cover is the ultimate mirrored selfie companion, didn't you know?
3. I LOVE owls (not as much as Megan from 'Blondes Love Cupcakes' mind you) and after seeing this Marc by Marc Jacobs knock off I knew it had to have it for my Iphone. I'd been lusting over the cases on the Marc Jacobs site but at 48$ it's a little much for a basic silicone case. Even if it does have cute little pointy ears. I picked mine up on Ebay (oh lord) here for 5$. I'll let you all in on a little secret - I really wanted the dog one but it wouldn't ship to Ireland. Oh #firstworldproblems. But I'm really diggin' the owl. It's managed to stay on my Iphone the longest out of the lot.
4. I really love this one Kylie Jenner has in one of her insta pics but for the life of me I couldn't find a good cheap version online. So I settled for this pink rose one with little pearls (Ebay here). Its the right amount of cute and tacky. The roses get in the way of the camera a bit though so I have to try fix that. Can't be snapchatting with something in my lense. If you're a Kendall and Kylie Jenner fan check out my pinterest board here.
5. It's Christmas, therefore everyone needs a Christmas inspired Iphone case. I got this silicone one in Penneys for 4€ about two weeks ago and I love it. The little dangling Santa Claus feet are hilarious. As for this gif? I'm sorry, I just HAD to include it.
6.Last but not least is one I picked up in Claire's with ma friendddd Bekah. It's one of those cheesy BFF one's. She has the other half. We're cute like that. We went halfies on the price so it was 5€ each. Claires has a lot of wicked covers though, even samsung ones. 10 points if you can guess our location in the above photo ;) Hint : its not Costa *cough*
My Iphone is an Iphone 4s which I got a pretty good deal on in Vodafone. All the Ebay cases were ordered on a Saturday night three weeks ago and all had arrived by Tuesday last week. Impressive really as two were out of the EU.
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13.12.13

Lush - Santa's Lip Scrub.

The 'Lush' lip scrubs are quickly becoming my favourite lip product and having previously tried and loved the bubblegum one i had high hopes for the "Santa's" Christmas one. I needed no convincing when it came to buying this as numerous blog reviews had convinced me of how fab it was going to be and they werent wrong. It's all kinds of perfect. Not only is it part of the 'Lush' Christmas range but it's cola flavored too. A little nod to Coca Cola and their basic creation of all things Christmas no doubt.
In comparison to the bubblegum one which btw remains a firm staple in my whole little lip care routine "Santa's" isnt as harsh on your lips. It's definitely a lot more suited to the crazy winter months as the scrub is a lot softer and moister than the bubblegum one. The bubblegum scrub is drier and grittier which i find very effective in removing the dead skin on my lips but a little too much when my lips are bearing the brunt of the elements and a little dehydration. Did someone say "chapped"? 'When I use "Santa's" I feel that it's not only helping to remove those icky dead bits but moisturising and nourishing my lips all at the same time. Coconut oil is a marvelous and welcome ingredient. I can skip the lip balm if I'm really caught for time which in the busy lead up to Christmas and exams is ideal. Although this tastes like cola, its not a nice cola taste? It's overly sweet and not something I enjoy tasting. But I can deal with it. Not to ruin the surprise but there's also little red hearts mixed in with the scrub which are so cute and when you come across one it's like a little gift from 'Lush'. Trust me you'll all be wishing there was a little bit more of them in the tub. I think everyone needs to have this scrub in their drawer as it's the perfect little lip savior. After all if you're gonna be rockin' those deep red berry lipsticks, you're going to need a good base to create the perfect pout.
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2.12.13

Winter Hair Care on a Budget.

During the winter months my hair needs that extra bit of TLC. Actually thats a lie. It needs a little extra TLC all year round but shhh ;) I'm a heat addict. I straighten and curl my hair to the point where the ends of my hair look a little (read a lot) fried. Throw in the elements - rain, wind, and you have the perfect mixture for frizzy, dead, horse like hair. I don't know about you but I prefer my hair to look a little more Blair Waldorf and a little less Mia Thermopolis. So enter the 'Argan Oil - Hydrating Hair Mask'. This has been my little savior since we entered into the colder months. I love a good hair mask and at €1.50 (Cara Pharmacy - €2 in the 2€ shop) you can't go wrong. This mask is a lot thicker than other masks I've tried and definitely a lot oiler. It feels quite greasy on your hands. But I love this cause I know it's going to work wonders on my hair. I find that some masks are very light and I have to use quite a lot of the product in one go to cover the ends of my hair. However, this Argan Oil hair mask goes a long way and you only need the smallest amount to cover your hair. It's worth pointing out that I have a lot of hair ( it grows, who knew) that goes well below my shoulders so if you have shorter hair than me you won't even need to use that much. I use this once a week and leave it in over night. It does say on the tub to leave it on for 10mins but I prefer to give my hair that extra bit of conditioning and just rinse out in the morning. Blow dry as normal. As it's that extra bit oily in comparison to other hair masks it does take a few mins to make sure you get it all out, it really clings to your hair. I love how my hair looks and feels after I've applied this. Shiny, soft, a dream to touch and work with. If I could get away with using this hair mask as a regular conditioner I'd be one happy girl.
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