Hallowe'en || Twenty Fourteen

Friday, 31 October 2014

For work, we were allowed to dress up for Hallowe'en. This was the first Hallowe'en where I have dressed up. I have never dressed up for Hallowe'en before and I was really excited about it. Unfortunately, I was the only one that really dressed up at work. A handful of my colleagues added little statement pieces to their uniforms to add a little bit of colour for the day but none dressed up to the extent that I did. I went as Wednesday Addams. 

How To || Use Contact Lenses

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Contact lenses can be the most awkward and frutrating things to ever cross your path. They are weightless, tiny bowl shaped pieces of plastic that sit on your eyeball to either help you see better or to change the colour of your eye. They are a pain in the eye - literally - to put in because, hello, it's your eye and you're practically touching it with your finger. There can be no easy way to put something like this on your eye, right? Keep reading...

Room Decorating/DVD Storage Through An iPhone

Monday, 27 October 2014

My bedroom is in the middle of a makeover. It's an ongoing process and will continue to be an ongoing process until my wardrobe arrives in about five more weeks. Recently, my uncle constructed the bookcase that will house my collection of DVDs, CDs, my TV and DVD player. Before, my DVDs and CDs were housed between two media stands, a shelf, a drawer and in a tower behind the TV on a chest of drawers.  

The bookcase is a Maine Tall and Wide Extra Deep Bookcase from Argos // £44.99.

Practically everything concerning finishing my room is on hold until the wardrobe arrives as I need to know what space will remain once it is in. I can't even do the finishing touches to the walls or the bookcase in case anything is knocked and ruined 

My bedroom is tiny. TI-NY. It's nothing more than a glorified office. I was six-years-old when my family moved into this house and I was a little girl with nothing but teddies and clothes so space wasn't much of an issue. Now as a grown woman, I have clothes, teddies, DVDs, CDs, make-up, books, a guitar, and a mountain of shoes that all need a place to call their own. I'm wanting to have a desk, utilising the space between my bed and the part of the wall that juts out at the corner. 

Having a smidge of OCD, I couldn't just put my DVDs on the shelves in any old order. Especially when I have movies, TV boxsets, live comedian performances, animation and *insert genre here*. How could I possibly just lump them altogether? I categorised everything into 4 categories; Movies/features, television shows and boxsets, Disney/Animation and Favourites. 

From top to bottom:
Shelf 1: DVD player, a plushie and Favourites (Favoured TV shows and movies)
Shelf 2: The Television
Shelf 3: CD collection
Shelf 4: Movies & features
Shelf 5: Television show boxsets
Shelf 6: Television show boxsets and Disney & Animation. *plus unsorted items.

Once I get everything sorted, I will share the final look of my room. Until then, I'll share the process of it all. Would you all like to see that?

Five Minute Makeover

Saturday, 25 October 2014

There are mornings when I can barely pour myself out of bed in time to put my uniform on, brush my teeth and get out the door to go to work. On those mornings, I give myself an extra twenty minutes in bed, huddled under my duvet and as snug as a bug in a rug. I don't want to move and I don't want to greet the cold floor of the bathroom. Do. Not. Want. As a result, I don't want to  be bothered with any make-up. But what if I wanted to put some make-up on just to make me look alive? Or if I have a spare five minutes at work after I clock in or when I'm taking my tea-break? How can I possibly condense a typically twenty minute make-up routine into five minutes?

FASHION | New in New Look

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I perused the latest that the New Look website had to offer. To be honest, I was rather disappointed by their Autumn/Winter collection. There were a lot of pastel colours available, which just do not suit my Autumn fashion tastes. I was looking forward to finding tops that had the warmth of burgundy and wine. 

Nevertheless, I did find several items that I loved and I'm sharing them with you here and now. All together, I think that they would make a very cute outfit that could be casual and dressed up. Looking at the picture now, the left column has the casual pieces and the right has the fancier pieces, keeping the top and jeans the same. Total coincidence, promise. Anyway, onto the finds....
1 - Cream Bulldog Print T-shirt // £9.99 £5.00
2 - Pink Zip Waterfall Blazer // £27.00 £22.99 *available in black
3 - Dark Red Drop Pocket Boyfriend Cardigan // £12.99
4 - Blue Authentic Ripped Skinny Jeans // £24.99
5 - Monochrome Flower Necklace // £9.99
6 - Black Chelsea Front Shoe Boots // £24.99
7 - Black Half T-Bar Strap Pointed Heels // £22.99
8 - Black Laser Cut Panel Tote Bag // £29.99 *available in other colours

What have you loved from New Look's new season collection? What would you recommend?

UBU Smoke Screens

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I bought the Smoke Screens Smokey Eye Brush Kit by Urban Beauty United (UBU) as a bit of an experiment. I'm not the greatest when it comes to eyeshadow application. I'm always on the look out for eyeshadow brushes on a budget that will help my eyshadow game. I saw these in Asda for £6 and since it didn't break the bank at that price, I thought that I'd give them a whirl. Also, they're purple! How cute is that?

Sunday Morning Rain Is Falling

Sunday, 19 October 2014

I don't know about you, but there are times when I get so bored that I don't know what to do with myself. There are days when I get bored or I'm trapped indoors because I live in Ireland and the rain likes to take a notion that it wants to pour out of the heavens with no intention of ever stopping - which has literally been my life for the last three days! There doesn't seem to be anything on TV worth watching as I search through the channels for the twentieth time. I've caught up on all my web haunts and nobody has tweeted a single thing of note in twenty minutes and I've just refreshed that web page for the sixtieth time. What could I possibly do when I'm bored, uninspired, and trapped indoors? Let me tell you what I like to do to pass the time...

Better In Stereo

Friday, 17 October 2014

Emphasis on the 'my'! Over a month ago, I got my very own car! My own used car that I have affectionately named Diaval after the gorgeous raven from Maleficent (I swooned so hard for him) and my brother doesn't believe in naming things (it was his car previously). But Diaval is a car that I can drive wherever I want when the notion takes me (and the petrol tank allows). With that, I've created my own CD stash so that I can listen to whatever I want because, you know, I'm the driver; whatever I say goes! Plus, I don't like all the songs on the radio. A person's CD collection provides a valuable insight into the range that their taste in music encompasses, so here is a small insight into mine and the few CDs from my collection that I wanted to have with me when I'm driving on my adventures.

Get The Look || Captain Sharon Raydor [Major Crimes]

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

In previous posts and my September favourites video, you all must be aware by now how much I simple adore Mary McDonnell, Major Crimes and her character in said show, Captain Sharon Raydor. So, with Halloween in a couple of weeks I thought that I would share with you a costume idea for her outfit from Major Crimes Season 3 Promotional Photoshoot, plus a make-up and hair tutorial so that you can dress up as Captain Raydor (aka Darth Raydor).

The Glasses Menagerie

Saturday, 11 October 2014

I wear glasses. That's a fact and there isn't anything that I can do about it. I have contact lenses and I'm not eligible for laser eye surgery because of my prescription. I can't help it that I need. I wasn't born with 20-20 vision. The only way I'm ever going to have 20-20 written on anything to do with my eyes is when it is in the year 2020, so I have 6 years to wait for that one. Also, I have perfect 20-20 vision when it comes to hindsight. Ha.

September Favourites 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014

It's that time again. Favourites time! It's been a while since I've made a video (I'm useless!) but I haven't been inspired to make one but I have been planning a couple of videos that are beyond anything I've ever done before. I'm extremely nervous about doing them but there are exciting times to be had putting it all together. In the meantime, here is my favourites video for September. Clicky clicky that play button. Don't forget to comment and let me know what some of your favourites for September were. 

Kotor // Montenegró

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The first stop on my cruise with Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas was the small Mediterranean coastal town of Kotor in Montenegró. It took the ship a while to negotiate it's way through the Bay of Kotor to get to the old Montenegrin town. It is nestled at the bottom of a canyon and guarded by the imposing St. John's Hill with fortified walls that protect the town from invaders. The Boka Kotorska Bay certainly leaves a lasting impression. 

Essie || Fifth Avenue

Sunday, 5 October 2014

I have two days off of work and you know what that means! I've cracked out the nail varnish and coated my nails in colourful goodness. For this installment of Kazzie-Paints-Her-Nails, I've used Essie's Fifth Avenue.

Fresher's Week // College Chat

Friday, 3 October 2014

On the sixth of July, 2010, I graduated from Queen's University, Belfast with a Bachelors Degree in (Joint Honours) Drama and English. I spent three years studying for my degree. I left Grammar School with my A-Levels in June, went straight to university in September, commuted up and down to Belfast from home every day for lectures and seminars for three years and then went straight into a supermarket. Looking back, I know that my experience of university was not the greatest and I felt like a little fish lost in a very big pond and as a plethora of young minds, and mature minds alike, embark on their higher education journey, here is my experience and 2 cents.

Highlight on Belfast // Kurrito

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Whenever I take a leisurely jaunt up to Belfast to hang out with my best friend, we inevitably find our feet carrying us towards the nearest Boojum burrito bar. It's our favourite Mexican burrito bar in Belfast and it is a favourite to many, many, many people as the queue to get in is typically snaked out the door and down the street. 

This was the case yesterday when I went up for a hang about and my best friend suggested trying out a burrito bar that had just opened down the street on the bottom of Botanic Avenue, just up from Shaftesbury Square, named Kurrito.

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