Hey everyone!

Just wanted to share a quick nail post with you guys before I hit the books for the day. It's cheap, cheerful, and oh-so-pretty.

Using one coat of NYC in Ink Stain, I then brought out Angelica in 69 Be Dazzled. And dazzled I was. Glittery with one coat, two coats will give you blingin' nails for minimum effort. I didn't bother with a topcoat because, let's be honest, sometimes that is just far too much effort.

One coat - two coats

And that is it from me! As I'm sure you all know, Angelica can be found in most Penney's (probably all Penneys, but just in case, I'll go with most.) For €2.75, you can't go wrong. I have a feeling, which will be tested, that it would look just as amazing over a nice turquoise, or maybe a bright red? But we'll wait and see.

Have a good week!
Chloe x


Midweek Mumbles

Hi girls :)

I know a lot of bloggers tend to do this kind of post at the weekend - A quick summary of the week. I've decided to do it mid-week, because at the start of college, Wednesdays always got me down. It had been a few days since I saw my family, and would be another few before I got to go home. While I've completely settled in now, I still like a quick pick-me-up and having something to focus on. So, moving on..

5 Songs I'm listening to
Taylor Swift - Back To December
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump
Heartland - I Loved Her First
Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

5 Things I've watched
New Girl
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Barney & Friends.. (A very productive night)
Mean Disney Girls
Paranormal Activity 3

5 Things I've read
Lorraine's post about Lush's publicity stunt
BAFTA's Nominations
My exam timetable :(
Reports on Louis Le Brocquy's death - May he rest in peace.
New legislation that will penalise not reporting sex abuse.

5 things that made me smile
Going to a ball with my friends
Getting blog awards by Mollie
Claire's amazing cupcakes
This picture
Sitting indoors with tea, listening to the rain

Hope you're all having a good week!

Chloe x


Life via pictures.

Neon nails - a NYC eyeshadow palette - Homemade lasagne
Watching my sisters at the All Irelands - Matching my nails to my phone - Going bare-faced
Nails for the ball - Bruise from falling down stairs - Essence Ballerina Backstage nails
Pizza - Dessert with friends - New nail polishes


Blog Awards :)

Hi girls :)

Despite the mountain of work I have to do, when the gorgeous Mollie tagged me with five award tags, I just had to do it. She has an absolutely fabulous blog, particularly if you're as much of a fiend for nail polish as I am. 

The rules are the same as always - Answer the questions, etc, then tag other bloggers to do the same, if they wish.

Seven Random Facts About Me
  1. I ADORE freckles. I love when a foundation can do the impossible - give decent coverage on blemishes, but let freckles shine through. 
  2. I am a tacky person. Leopard print, glitter, neon. I'd wear them all together if possible! (Well, maybe just on my nails. I'm not quite that confident.)
  3. I am an incredible sarcastic person. It may be the lowest form of wit, but it entertains me. Though I do feel absolutely awful when people just assume I'm being sarcastic & I'm trying to genuine. Sorry!
  4. 99% of the time, I would rather wear heavy eye make-up and zero base. I think it makes me look much more 'done' and takes less time, since just liquid eyeliner & mascara looks quite dark on me.
  5. My big passion (other than make up) is rowing. In summer, it takes up a lot of my time. Sadly, I think I'm allergic to any other form of exercise, but I'm trying to be healthier!
  6. In general, I prefer getting an actual present, rather than money. I know I can buy what I want from money, but I'd rather pick something out & have it bought for me, or I feel guilty!
  7. I think I'd quite happily live on Chicken Super Noodles for the rest of my life. I'm actual quite a decent cook - But they're so easy, & so nice that I can't ever resist!

1. How long have you been blogging?
 Technically, my first post was in January 2010. I posted 5 times, then abandoned my poor blog, until now. I 'rejoined' the blogosphere in January this year - so about three months.

2. What are the 1-2 reasons you started blogging?
 Mostly because I love writing. I regretted not writing for my university newspaper, particularly as I contributed to two websites about my experience with the Leaving Cert last year, and missed it. I followed a lot of beauty blogs, and decided that I should contribute my own thoughts!

3. What type of blogs do you like to follow/read?
 Mainly other beauty blogs, though I do follow a few lifestyle & food bloggers as well. Mostly, they're girls about my own age, because  I'd tend to pick the same products as them, so it works out well for me!

4. What is one thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?
 Probably posting a little more regularly. Before I know it, days have passed, without any life from me!

Seven Random Thoughts About Myself
  1. I badly need to improve the condition of my nails.
  2. I am quite happy with my hair these days - I like my natural colour.
  3. My worst qualities are my stubbornness and hot temper.
  4. I tend to go for the same make-up regularly, and should change it up a bit.
  5. I haven't read an amazing book in ages, but want to start The Hunger Games series & see if they're worth it.
  6. I'm doing quite well in relation to not spending on make-up at the moment.
  7. I'm running out of moisturiser & want to try a new one.

1. Pink or red nails?
Pink! Much more versatile, though one of my favourites is Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus, which is quite a reddish-pink. But I love neons, so there are just a lot more pink shades to choose from.

2. Who is your role model?
My Nanny. (My mum's mum.) When my parents were working, she brought me up, and was such an inspiration, even after she passed away. She is the person whom will always mean the most to me.

3. Your favourite cereal?
Probably Cheerios. I go through phases with cereal, particularly things like Readybrek & Nesquik. Today I ended up with Crunchy Nut when I did my shopping, but I know Cheerios will always be there for me!

4. What are you wearing right now?
A sheer navy shirt with gold detail and denim jeggings. That's literally it, I'm not bothered with shoes when I'm curled up on my bed!

5. What is your next post going to be?
I honestly wish I knew. I want to do a review of the latest foundation I bought, but it will more than likely end up being a nail polish one - They tend to be a lot quicker & I never seem to have enough time!

6. What is your favourite song at the moment?
Probably Marianas Trench - Haven't Had Enough. A friend of a friend introduced me to their music & I loved it! Though I've also been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift recently.

7. What are your bedsheets like?
In college - My sheets are pink, my duvet is black, with multicoloured patterns (orange, pink, blue & green), and my pillows are black. 
At home - My sheets & pillows are black, & my duvet is reversible, so either white with black floral designs, or black with white. I have a variety of cushions on both beds too!

8. Name your top three films.
Aghh impossible! I love Irish films, so one of my favourites would probably be Song For A Raggy Boy, even though it's so sad. Favourite girly one would be Pretty Woman, & there's no way I could leave out Harry Potter. I refuse to choose one out of the eight.

9. What shape sunglasses do you wear?
I only actually own one pair, because I tend to wear my glasses instead of contacts most days. But they're pretty big, and round - Next up, a pair of aviators!

10. What is your haircare routine?
At the moment, I focus a lot of conditioning on the tips, since I bleached them. Otherwise - Wash every second day, use a balancing shampoo once a week, and leave to dry naturally more often than not. I'm too lazy to pay much attention to it!

11. Who is your favourite band/singer?
I'm going to pick two separate answers.  Taylor Swift is probably the singer I listen to most of the time right now and (please don't judge me) but I love One Direction. Their songs are the perfect pick me up!

My 11 Questions
  1. Describe yourself in 3 words.
  2. Would you rather never buy any more eye products, or lip products?
  3. What are you proudest of?
  4. What is your Holy Grail product?
  5. What would your last meal be?
  6. Do you prefer lots of inexpensive things, or few expensive ones?
  7. Where in the world do you want to travel to?
  8. What do you think of reality TV?
  9. What can you see out your window?
  10. What did you last read?
  11. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

Tag blogs with under 200 followers

I tag -

Girls, I love each of your blogs! Please feel free to pick & choose whichever of the above you'd like to respond to - I know, it's a long post! 

If you've managed to get to the end of this - I'm amazed! So once again, thank you to Mollie for nominating me, I managed to entertain myself for a good while!

Chloe x


Havin' a ball.

Hi guys!

I was about to apologise for a lack of posts, then I realised - It's pretty much the norm for me. Like a lot of other bloggers, I'm in the midst of trying miserably to study for end of year exams. (Which means i'm not blogging myself, but avoiding the books by reading lots of other posts to be honest.)

Also, I seem to be having a slight problem, in that my new posts don't show up on my followers' Dashboards. If anyone has any idea how to fix this - It would be very much appreciated!

As a little break from study though, I was at one of my friend's college ball last Thursday. (Just in case you're wondering Mum, yes I DO do things other than go to balls in college. Honest.) It was an amazing night, and thankfully very cheap for me - He paid for my ticket, I borrowed a dress, and did my own hair, make-up, etc. While I don't have many photos of the night, as my camera is playing up, here are a few quickies:

Probably the best photo I have of my dress.
It was backless, which caused me a lot of hassle in trying to find the correct bra, 
but I finally succeeded! 
With me is my best friend, Danielle. 

A photo of my make up. 
(Before I did my hair, etc.)

My eye make up. 
A very basic golden/brown smoky eye.
(Before I applied false lashes)

Overall, it was a fabulous night. Good luck to any girls studying/ doing exams at the moment!

Chloe x


April Wish-list!

Hi everyone :)

Just my current wishlist – I'll be dropping hints for my birthday before long haha! (Just for reference - It's in a month and I'm perfectly willing to provide my address for any presents.)

5. 6.

  1. Absolutely. In. Love. With these shoes. They're seriously high,I'd probably cut myself with the studs, they wouldn't match anything in my wardrobe... BUT I WANT THEM.Who needs to buy food for the next few months? I'd rather splurge on these, thank you very much.

  2. Now this playsuit from River Island is definitely something I'd get wear out of – It's like a big bundle of perfectness. I have a lovely black and white playsuit that I wear to death. But a black & white playsuit with a Peter Pan collar? And a touch of leopard print? Why don't I own you already?

  3. How amazing is this purse? The colour is gorgeous! Plus it's on sale. I desperately need a new purse, as mine doesn't shut tightly so I keep losing coins (Funnily enough, this only happens after a few tequilas) but I'm genuinely holding out for my birthday. Pretty please friends?

  4. Okay, I know I don't need a new nail polish. But, shock horror – I do not own any Model's Own polishes. I have tried them, I have fallen in love, I have been extremely poor. But Indian Ocean is such a shimmery, soothing colour.. I don't own anything like it and Fleur's fab nails sold it to me!

  5. I'm not sure how to actually explain this one. I am not a very tailored, shirt-wearing person. But my housemate loves Jack Wills. And so I had a glance at their website. And so I decided that her love was totally justified and I could become a tailored, shirt-wearing person. Just for this shirt.

  6. My lust for YSL's Glossy Stains is easily understandable – Have you seen how gorgeous they look over on Beaut.ie & Fluff and Fripperies? GO LOOK. After a quick detour from lectures to Brown Thomas, I was hooked. No 15, 17, or any at all pretty please.

So that's what I'm lusting after at the moment – Have you guys spotted anything you desperately want? Leave a comment & let me know!

Chloe x


Essence Nail Stickers

Hi guys :)

I got these zebra-print nail stickers by Essence quite a while ago - It was well before Christmas. But since I'm an awful person, I completely forgot about them. When I found them today as I procrastinated (I have three weeks of study at the moment, before my exams start) I quickly cleaned off the Easter nails that I had been so proud of, & tried to figure out how exactly to put stickers on my nails without looking like a four-year old let loose in Arts & Crafts box.

Said Easter nails.
Not as impressive as I'd like to believe.

Turns out, I didn't have to worry. They weren't complicated enough to let me avoid study for too long, and they look so pretty.

The instructions are pretty clear - Natural nails should be clean, fit the correct size sticker to each nail, press sticker on & file the excess sticker. To be honest, my nails are ridiculously short & the stickers are reasonably long, so I broke out the scissors to get rid of the excess sticker. Pretty sure I'd actually be able to apply another set! The pack comes with fourteen stickers anyway, so no sweat if you mess up one.

The sticker applied directly, & cut down to size.

Essence recommend sealing the design with a shiny topcoat, but I'm thinking a matte finish would look gorgeous. I'll leave it for now (purely because my supplies are limited at the moment, darn two bedrooms in different counties.) but this weekend, I'm planning on a matte topcoat & having fun with glittery nail art pens. I'll keep you updated on how that turns out!

The end result. I love it!

Have any of you tried nail stickers? How did they turn out? I'll be honest, I love my nail polish, but for €2.49, I'll try anything. Hope you all had a brilliant Easter!

Chloe x
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