My Favourites Tag

Hello today I thought I'd share with you my favourites tag ! It was actually quite hard and made me think a lot. Hope you like it ! 

1. Phone
2. My Laptop
3. Photos

1. Lasagne
2. Chicken wings
3. Popcorn

1. New York
2. Africa - Tanzania
3. Finland - Lapland

Things to do when you're bored
1. Watch TV/Netflix
2.Browse shops online
3. Read blog posts!

Things to do when its sunny
2. Go to the beach
3. Take pictures

1.Beauty and the Beast
2. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows part 2
3. The Fault in our Stars

1. Stay Stay Stay - Taylor Swift
2. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
3.Chasing Rubies - Hudson Taylor

1. Rimmel
2. NYX
3. Benefit

1. Meeting up with friends
2. Cinema/Movie nights
3. Bowling

1. Christmas
2. Parties
3. Holidays

1. Frozen
2. Tangled
3. The Little Mermaid

1. Disney Princess Castle in Disneyland
2. Empire State Building in New York
3 .Eifel Tower - Paris

Anything in Everyday Life
1. Shopping
2. Hanging out with friends
3. Taking photos

1. My Mam
2. Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup
3. Friends

1. Hot chocolate
2. Club Lemon
3. Smoothies

1. Kilimanjaro
2. New York
3. Disneyland

Things to watch
1. Anything Disney
2. Orange is the new black
3. YouTube

1. Anna - ViviannaDoesMakeup
2. Lily Pebbles
3. Zoella

Hope you enjoyed it ! If you've done this tag, link it in the comments and I'll take a look, love reading these types of posts !
Erin x
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The Liebster Award #2

I got nominated for two more Liebster awards by the lovely Maddie and Sam ! make sure you check out their blogs !


1. Answer all the questions that have been sent to you.
2. Nominate 11 Bloggers who have under 200 followers on Twitter.
3. Once you have done that, ask them 11 questions of your choice.
4. Notify them that they have been nominated.
5.Tag the person/Blog that nominated you in your post.

These are Sam's questions:

1. What is your favourite thing to Blog about?
 I love writing my lifestyle blog post  because they're so personal to me especially my fitness journey that I'm currently doing. 

2. Would you consider Vlogging and why?
Yes i think eventually in the future if it was something that maybe people wanted me to do I possibly would but I'm not nearly confident enough at this stage.
3. What is the most expensive purchase you have ever made?
Probably my debs dress, I think it was just over €100.

4. If you married Henry VIII, which wife would you be?
I have absolutely no idea 

5. If you didn't live in the country you are in, where would you live?
I think probably America !

6. Name one food/drink you couldn't give up.
Pasta, most of meals are pasta based so I have no idea what I'd eat.

7. What is your shoe size?
It depends, in general I'm about a 5 but in some heels I could be a 4.
8. If you had to lick between somebodies cheesy toes or lick somebodies belly button which would it  be (I am actually laughing out loud at this)? OMG haha I think I'd probably go with the bellybutton, I absolutely hate feet borderline phobia !

9. Which do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?

10. What is your favourite Christmas Film?
I love the Home Alone movies, they're just so Christmassy ! I love The Santa Clause movies too though, actually I kinda love all Christmas movies and they're all my favourite ha !

11. What sits on top of your Christmas tree?
Usually an angel.

These are Maddie's questions :

1. What is your favourite season?
Winter !

2. Who or what inspired you to start a blog?
I just wanted a creative outlet to share my thoughts, opinions and magical finds

3. Any good book recommendations?
I recommend anything that John Green has written.

4. Favourite song at the minute?

5. If you had one wish, what would it be? 
(Ruling out the more/unlimited amount of wishes wish!)
I would wish for a cure for Cancer any and all types that would work for any case.

6. Favourite eyeshadow palette?
Urban decay naked palette 2

7. Lipstick or concealer?

8. Favourite Disney movie?
Beauty and the Beast

9. What is/was your favourite subject at school?
Geography, I was lucky and had great teachers.

10. What do you like best about being a blogger?
Interacting with other bloggers.

11. What is the best thing about Christmas for you? 
Gifts, I love the whole process, I love planning what I'm going to get for everyone, going out and getting all of the presents, wrapping them up and seeing their reaction when I give it to them. I'm not great at receiving presents I get really embarrassed for some really strange reason.

12. Favourite quote?
Ooh so many it choose from, I don't even know, I'll go for the following one :

My questions ~ which do you prefer :

1. Winter or Summer
2.Shower or baths
3.Long hair or short hair
4.Hair up or hair down
5.Late nights or Early mornings
6.Wanderer or home bird
7.Inside or outside
8.Night in or night out
9.Heels or flats 
10.Lipstick or mascara
11.Dressed up or dressed down
12.Twitter or Instagram 

I nominate everyone that would like to do this ! I think It's a great way for people to get to know a blogger !
Erin x 
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A Lifestyle Change | Goals

Goals are very important in all aspects of your life. I find if I set a goal and a deadline I'm much more likely to achieve it than if I'd just thought sure I'll try my best and see where it gets me. I also find writing them down to be a huge help, somehow it makes it feel more pressing. If you're like me and write to do lists on a daily basis then you're essentially writing  your goals for that day/week. I always write to do list for my day but never really for my week so I have decided that as part of my lifestyle change that every Sunday I'm going to write down  my goals for the week. I'm going to set 5 realistic goals that include most areas in my life and try my very best to see them through.

This week my goals are : 

1. No excuses :  My mantra for the week is No excuses, I am the best in the world for making excuses, but who am I really fooling, only myself !

2. Bring food into college : I live about 25 minutes away from my college,while it might not seem very far, walking home to get food and then walking back into college in my boots is not ideal. I always tend to either buy food on campus  like a subway (although I've really gone off subway recently) or once I'm home just stay at home where there are too many distractions . So hopefully by bringing food with me I'll save time, money and start eating healthier !

3.Exercise for at least 20 mins every day : I'm starting off at 20 mins because my level of fitness at the moment is basically non existent. I don't want to rush in and go crazy only to end up burnout and giving up!

4.Invest in better time management: I spend far to much time procrastinating and worrying about things I need to do instead of just doing them and getting them out of the way. I need to get a little bit more focused with my time management and not spend too much time on one area of work and neglecting others. Recently I've been solely focused on getting my blog up and running but with exams just around the corner, I can't afford to neglect that awful programming any more !

5.Take a break and not feel guilty: With everything that's been going on lately I often find myself spending hours doing something that should of taken one hour, mainly because my brain is just fried. Whenever I do take a break, I find that I'm not really taking a break, while eating lunch I could be try to figure out a piece of code or brainstorming blog ideas. I'm not taking a proper break so I end up being half as productive, and if I do eventually relax and snap out of the working frame of mind I feel guilty for doing so. This week I'm going to designate a certain part of each day to relax and having a proper break whether it's reading my favourite blogs or catching up on netflix, I'm going to make time for some me time !

Do you set yourself daily/weekly/monthly goals ? I'd love to read them in the comments !! 
Erin x

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Pinspiration - Halloween Nails

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I've been on the lookout for some cool Halloween inspiration for my nails recently. I found so many amazing nail art designs on Pinterest so I decided to share some of my favourites and get your opinion on them !

I love this spooky look, I don't think my nail art skills would be strong enough to tackle the spider web but I'll give it a try !

This look seems a little more achievable, it's silly and cute and I just love it.

This look is adorable I'll really like the orange colour and the little ghost seems easy enough to do :) 

I love that this look gives you a little tutorial on how to do it. Isn't that just the cutest vampire you've ever seen ?

This is probably the easiest out of all of them. It's simple and If it were me I'd change the orange to green !

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So that's my Halloween Nail Pinspiration. I'm going to attempt some of the above if not all of them and post them on twitter and on instagram  so be sure to check in on them ! What's your favourite Halloween nail look ? Have you tried any of the above ? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!

Erin x

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The Liebster Award

I was so happy to hear I'd been nominated for the Liebster Awards by the lovely Taylor from Hey, Tayls! I think this is a great idea to bring small blogs into the limelight.

> Answer the questions that are sent to you

>Nominate 10 bloggers who have under 200 followers on Twitter

>Ask them 12 questions of your own

>Notify them that they've been nominated

Here are Taylor's questions for me :

1. When did you start your blog ? What inspired you to start it ? 

I've been reading lots of different blogs for quite some time and just thought it would be fun to do one myself and share my opinions and thoughts. So I set mine up about a month ago.

2.What is your social media of choice ?
I'm definitely going to go for twitter I love how fast it is, there's constantly something new to read. I do love Instagram too but I've only just set up my account for the blog.

3.If you had to choose only 5 makeup products to use for a year, what would they be ?
Ooh a tough one, I'd say Rimmel lasting finish 25hr foundation, rimmel match perfection illuminating concealer, Benefit BADgal lash Mascara, Rimmel Kate lasting finish Lipstick and urban decay naked 2.

4. What's your favourite holiday ? 

Somewhere hot like corfu, bora bora and actually I'd love to go to Bali !

5. Best makeup tip you know ?
Invest in good brushes !

6. You have an entire day free to yourself, what would you do ?
I would probably curl up in the bath with a good book and pamper myself for the day , binge watching tv and YouTube and scrolling through blogs.

7. Who is your fashion idol ?
Oh I have so many but I think I mostly look to Taylor Swift and Blake Lively for inspiration.

8. Favourite nail polish brand ?
Barry M

9. Describe your style in 3 words.

Colourful, girly, comfy !

10. What is the last song you listened to ? 
Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor - I'm a little obsessed with her at the moment !

11. Who are your top 3 favourite blogs ?

Another tough one my number one is definitely Vivianna Does Makeup,after that it's probably the Beauty Ideal and Rachel Coco - really cool blogs that I probably read most often.

12. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go ?

Anywhere ? I'd love to go EVERYWHERE but if I really had to choose I'd probably go somewhere I haven't been before like Bali !

Here are my questions !

1.What's your favourite A/W trend ?
2.Who is your beauty idol ?
3.If you were to win the lottery and became a multi- millionaire what would you do with it ?
4.What is your favourite thing about Winter/ christmas ?
5.What's your favourite perfume ?
6.Who is your current favourite blogger ?
7.What is your dream job ?
8.What's your idea of a perfect night in ? 
9.Favourite lipstick ?
10. Who's are your fashion idols ?

I Nominate....

I can't wait to see their answers, thanks again to Taylor for the nomination !

Erin x 

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Garnier | Micellar Cleansing Water

I have absolutely fallen in love with Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water. It is truly magical stuff. I only really bought it on a whim. I'd read a few post about it and when I seen it on offer I said sure why not. I've only just started using it but I already love it. It's great for taking off make up and also sudocream. I know sudocream is controversial in the beauty world but it really works for me when I have a mass breakout. I usually sleep with sudocream on, and the morning after I always find it near impossible to remove the residue however this wonderful product works magic and after a few wipes with the cotton pad its gone ! MAGIC ! It's also fab for removing make up, apparently the magic formula is sort of magnetic and attracts the makeup therefore leaving your skin. It certainly works for me and I now use it almost everyday !! Love love love this product, couldn't recommend it more !!

Erin x
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A Lifestyle change | Fitness

I have decided its time to make a change in my life in relation to my health and fitness. Let me give you some background, in 2012 I was quite unfit, unhealthy and generally not happy with the way I looked or felt. Then an amazing opportunity came up, the chance to climb the highest mountain in Africa aka Mount Kilimanjaro. I was so excited by the thought of it but seriously doubted whether I'd be fit enough. Long story short, I changed my diet, exercised as much as I could and stuck to my 12 week training plan and eventually I was ready.And in June 2012 I did successfully reach the summit and accomplished one of my many dreams.

At that stage in my life I was super fit and extremely happy body wise. However, after that summer I started the Leaving Cert and used it as an excuse to not exercise. 'That essay won't write itself' , 'I have mid terms soon', 'Mocks are around the corner'. I made every excuse in the book. But who was I fooling ? No one but myself, slowly some weight came back on and I lost my fitness pretty quick. Then when I came to college my fitness/health hit an all time low. I was eating good healthy food for dinners(most of the time) but I was also eating loads of sweets and chocolate.

This combined with barely any exercise has resulted in my current situation. I'm currently 2 stone heaver than I was in 2012, hate my body image and constantly feel sluggish and tired. So I've decided it's time for a change again. I think the way to go about getting fit is to have a goal at the end (eg. having to climb Africa's highest Mountain). I've done a bit of research and I've come across the Great Limerick Run. There's a 10k, half marathon and a full marathon. I'm going to be a little realistic here and aim for the half marathon (21k). It's on 03 May, so I've about 7 months to train. I'm going to work out an eating plan and exercise plan that I can incorporate into my student lifestyle.

 I'll keep you regularly updated in this little series and on twitter !! Have you started a fitness programme recently ? Have you any tips on how to get motivated ? Let me know in the comments.

Erin x

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The Autumn Tag

Here in Ireland it's definitely starting to feel like Autumn. The leaves are changing colour, the weather is getting colder and ..... So I thought what better a time to do the Autumn Tag. I've seen so many others bloggers doing it lately and I love reading them so here's mine !

1. Okay we're talking coffee's - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?
I absolutely LOVE a caramel hot chocolate this time of year (any time of the year). It's my favourite hot drink.

2. Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
I wear scarves all year round especially A/W, I love a good pair of boots to keep my feet all warm and dry and have recently got a new pair from New Look. I'm a huge fan of the gloves in primark at the minute they're adorable and will definitely be purchasing in the nest few weeks.

3. Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
I don't really change what I listen too until around mid November then I'm constantly playing Christmas songs.

4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent this time of year?
I love Dior Addict. I must give credit to my mammy for introducing it to me. It's such a lovely scent. I'd really recommend it to everyone.

5. Candles - what scents will you be burning?
I'm obsessed with candles. I'm currently burning the Yankee Candles in the Mandarin Cranberry, Honey Blossom and Fresh cut Roses.

6. What do you love most about autumn?
I love everything about Autumn it's my favourite time of the year. The darker nights, the weather getting colder, the cosy atmosphere at home, a thick pair of pjs, candles, hot baths, hot chocolate, the leaves changing colour, oh I could go on forever !!

7. Favourite makeup look?
Without a doubt it's dark lips with simple eyes.

8. What are you looking forward to the most on autumn?
I am most looking forward to Halloween, I love getting dressed up but I'm not sure what I'll dress up as this year yet.

So that was my Autumn Tag I hope you enjoyed it. Have you done an Autumn Tag ? What are you dressing up as ? 

Erin x

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My Autumn Wishlist

Anyone that knows me will know that I just adore this time of year, the colours of the leaves,the change in weather, an excuse to wrap up in cosy jumpers, candles and of course hot chocolate. The list could go on forever. There are so many things I want this Autumn but these are a few very high on my wishlist.

Dark grey cardigan: Lovely for those cold autumn days, keeps you nice and snug and would go with just about any outfit.

Burgundy Snakeskin Satchel: I just adore anything burgundy, especially this time of the year, top trend A/W 2014.

Black Boots: These gorgeous boots from New Look are so simple, so stylish.
Orange Jumper : I just love this pop of colour, so easy to wear and perfect for anytime of the year, especially Halloween.

Dark Denim Jeans : I think dark denim is perfect for autumn and an essential in my wardrobe.

Maroon Playsuit : Absolutely obsessed with this playsuit from Boohoo. This would be perfect for any night out even when it gets a little colder, just add tights and its perfect.

Bird Printed Top : A little pricey at €40 but I just think it's adorable.

Floral Watch : I NEED this watch. Love love love it !!

What's on your Autumn wishlist ? Have you bought any of the items above ?

Erin x
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You know you're a beauty addict when...

Its physically impossible to walk past a Boots.
You're the go to gal in your group for nail art and all things beauty.
It baffles you how anyone could bring a tiny clutch on a night out.
The girls at your fave make-up counter greet you by name.
You don't see a problem with strong eyes, lips and brows. All at once.
Gym time means a switch to mineral base foundation.
That week you spent watching contouring tutorials was well worth it.
The only YouTube channels you subscribe to are beauty vloggers.

Erin x
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About me

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!  I'm Erin, a 20 something year old student in the University of Limerick studying Digital Media Design. I started this blog back in October of 2014! I originally had another blog that I had to set up for a college assignment, pretty soon I fell in love with writing so I set up this blog to talk about the things that interested me the most.

As I said I'm a student but I'm also a self confessed beauty addict. I was sick and tired of wasting my money trying out products that claimed to be brilliant but in actual fact were the opposite. So when I decided to set up the blog, I knew I wanted to write really honest reviews, so other students or beauty addicts didn't waste their money. Beauty is what I write about dominantly here but I also love sharing all my stories and experiences. I am at a really exciting time in my life and I want to document it all and share all the tips & tricks I learn along the way. 

I really hope you stick around, don't be shy, come and say hello! 

Erin X
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Pinspiration - Winter Nails

I've never really been into doing my nails, mainly because I'm too lazy to wait for them to dry or get too frustrated when if they're not perfect. However in the past few months I've become a little obsessed with doing my nails and since it's now Winter I started looking for some festive inspiration. I found all of these on Pinterest and I can't wait to try them out !!

This look is very festive but actually looks quite simple so I'm excited to try this out. Found on

This look however seems very complicated and I'm no where near good enough at doing nails to even attempt this but isn't it just fabulous ! Found on

I think this look is adorable andwhile the two little penguins seem achievable I may have to come up with something else for the other nails.Gorgeous idea though ! Found on

I have a feeling that this will be the look I go for the most I just ADORE it !!!! So easy and so so Christmasy. 

Simple but fabulous ! Found on

Love this look, so straightforward I can't wait to try it ! Found on

Do you have any nail inspirations you wanna try ? Have you tried any of the above looks ?
Erin x

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