Saturday, 31 March 2012

New Look & Superdrug Haul

Hi Girls, 
Sorry about the lack of posts lately I was snowed under with uni work. I am now on my Easter holidays and have two entire weeks off so I hope to blog loads and prepare some posts in advance to avoid big long gaps again! Today I went on a road trip to Northern Ireland for the day and picked up a few bits in New Look and Superdrug. I have linked the New Look items below and I will do some reviews on my Superdrug purchases. 

Revlon ColorBurst - Fire
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - True Ivory
Max Factor Miracle Touch - Warm Almond
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter - Peach Parfait
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter - Candy Apple
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter - Strawberry Shortcake
Jergens Naturals Cocoa Butter

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Tag: 11 Questions

I have received my first ever Tag from the beautiful Abi at Indigo Leather

The Rules

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag
4. Go to their page and tell them
5. No tag backs
6. You legitimately have to tag

11 Things about me

1. I adore horses and horse riding and had ponies when I was younger. When I finish my studies I hope to buy another horse.
2. I have one brother.
3. I am blind as a bat without my glasses
4. I'm a cold creature!! You will never hear me say I am too warm! So much so my body temperature is always 1 or 2 degrees below the average.
5. I am currently studying accounting and am progressing onto my masters in accounting next year.
6. I cannot wear odd socks it would drive me insane for the day
7. I have my full driving license but HATE driving. I much rather being chauffeured around
8. I love movies and books
9. My eyes change colour depending on what I am wearing.
10. I love writing lists
11.I am really organized.

11 Questions to me

1. What's your number 1 hair care tip?
I'm always rinse in hair under cold water after washing which helps make it shiner and also you would be amazed at the bubbles that still come out.

2. How old were you when you started wearing make up?
When I was 14 or 15

3. What's your favourite thing about the place you live?
I live in a small town which sometimes is a pain but I suppose it is handy because there isn't much traffic. Also the scenery around where I live is breathtaking. 

4. What famous person would you most like to look like and why?
Mila Kunis - because she is beautiful and I also love her personality. She doesn't take herself to seriously.
5. What beauty item would you love to own but cannot justify the price?
It was a Clarasonic but I managed to talk myself into purchasing one recently.

6. What made you want to start blogging?
 I love this question. I honestly started to make more friends who have similar interest to me and also to improve my writing skills.

7. What's your favourite clothing store?
I think Primark and Forever 21 as you can pick you cheap pieces which are on trend that you will only wear for the season.

8. What's your least favourite food?
Oh I have loads!! I'm a really picky eater!! But I think fish takes a bait on the least favourite food even the smell of it makes me feel sick.

9. What's your biggest fear?
I don't have any phobias that I can think of but my biggest fear would be anything ever happening to my family.
10. What is your best feature?
I think I would have to say my eyes.  

11. What are your favourite blog posts to read? (eg. ootd's, notd's, hauls etc)
I love OOTD's pictures but I also love Tag so you get to know the blogger better.

My Questions 

1. What has made you smile this week? 
2. Do you like to travel? Where have you been?
3. What has being the best day of your life so far?
4. What is your favourite smell? Does it bring back memories?
5. What is your favourite candy/Sweets?
6. What is the best/worst gift your have given or received?
7. Do you have a hobby?
8. What is your favourite Blog? 
9. What was your favorite game to play as a child?
10. Has reading a book ever changed your life? Which one and why, if yes?
11.  What is your holy grail product?

I Tag

1. Dreaming En Francais
3.What Kimmi Did Next
4. Island Girl Insights
6. Field Of Blue Eyes
7. Ceri Taylor
8. Call Me Snakke
9. Erins Currently Coveting
10. Emma Beans89
11. hsquared fashion


Monday, 19 March 2012

Monday Summary

Where do I start?? It all took off on Thursday! I had to do a presentation for college which involved lecturing the class on management accounting for an hour but one of the group members was too nervous and bailed an hour before the presentation! So I had an hour to learn his part of the presentation which made way more nervous. So I don't think it went a well as it could have.

Next I had tickets to a comedy gig on Thursday night but I managed to get the dates mixed up and I missed it as I was on the previous week. I was devastated as I was looking forward to a good laugh after my awful day but I remained positive as it could be must worse.

On Saturday it was St Patrick's Day here are a few pictures from our local parade. I live in a small enough town so the parade is pretty tame.

On Saturday night I headed out bowling which was good fun. I got 6 strikes in one game!! I don't know how I managed that because usually I am rubbish at bowling!! 

Next we headed to the cinema to see 21 Jump Street. I enjoyed it. It was nice just to sit down and watch something not to taxing and just have a laugh. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend xxx And that all the Mummy's had a lovely relaxing Mothers Day xxx  

Friday, 16 March 2012

Outfit in the rain!

Blazer - Forever 21 
Top - Forever 21 
Jeans - Topshop Leigh Black Jeans
Boots - Primark 
Necklace - Tiffney Key 

This is just a quick outfit of the day post. My intention was to take my pictures outside and the minute I stepped outside it started lashing rain (typical Ireland) so I had to move indoors. I hope everyone has a brilliant St. Patrick Day xxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Blog Hop

Just wanted to do a quick post on an event I am currently taking part in. Its called a Blog Hop and is been hosted by Blog Love Therapy.


I wasn't familiar with Blog Hops before this week so incase some of you haven't heard of them I will briefly describe it. Every Monday Blog Love Therapy publishes a blog post which allows you to enter your name and blog link and then your information is displayed on the post. What you have to do in turn is simply follow Blog Love Therapy, write a blog post about the Blog Hop and finally hop around and follow 5 other blogs. I think it is a lovely idea where you can find new blogs, new friends and increase traffic to your own blog xxx

And finally I would like to say Hi to all my lovely new followers xxx Thank you all so much for following and your lovely comments xxx You have made me smile every single day :) 

I would also like to say a massive Thank you to Rachael from Island Girl Insights who was so kind to give me advice on creating a button for my blog. You should check out her blog it is beautiful!  Thank you so much Rachael xxx

Love Aveen xxx 


Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Pink Cardigan - New Look 
Black Skater Dress - Topshop
Scarf - Primark 
Heart Necklace - Forever 21 
Tights - Primark 
Ballet Pumps - Primark 
Watch - Micheal Kors 
Bracelet - Pandora   

I wore this outfit to college on Monday and I ended up being frozen. I am such a cold creature! :)  Sorry the pictures aren't great I took them at 10:30pm so obviously I had no natural lighting but I had just received my new tripod and remote in the post so I wanted to try them out. The next chance I have I will take some full length photos in the garden xxx  

Monday, 12 March 2012

Frizz-ease 3 Day Straight


I have been using Frizz-ease 3 day straight for about 1 year now and honestly could not be without it!!  As you can see from the above picture I have thick and wavy hair and if I don't straighten it, it kind of looks like I have stuck my finger in a plug socket :) 

What I usually tend to do is wash my hair and let it dry until it is approximately half dry then I part my hair in different sections and spritz in the Frizz-ease ensuring I only spray a small amount and in the direction of the ends as I do find this tends to make my hair greasy so less is more.

Next, I section my hair again and blow dry it all straight with a barrel brush. The hairdryer I use is a Parlux 3000 and finally I run the GHD through it. 

I have also applied a tiny drop of Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment to the ends. Only when I took the below photo did I realize how much I need my hair cut! 


I would definitely recommend the Frizz-ease 3 Day Straight if your hair is similar to mine. I find it tames my hair down and gives me a much smoother blow dry and it also remove and frizz. I find once my hair will stay straight for the 3 days but the only drawback as I mentioned before is that by the third day my hair looks greasy whereas without this product in my hair it would normally not appear greasy. 

Have you used this product and what did you think of it?


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Gelish DIY

What you will need 

Nail File 
Cuticle Stick 
Lint Free Wipes 
UV Lamp
Harmony Nail Prep PH Bond
Gelish Foundation Gel
Gelish Pink Smoothie
Gelish Top It Off  

Step 1 - You will need to start with clean nails. First file them into the shape you would like and next gently push back your cuticles. Next just gently buff your nails and wipe them with acetone to ensure all oil and dust has been removed. 

Step 2 - First you need to apply one coat of Harmony Nail Prep PH Bond. This just dehydrates the nail plate which aids in the application of the gel. There is no need to cure this coat under the UV light.

Step 3 - Next apply one coat of Gelish Foundation Gel. When applying the foundation gel it is important to apply a very very thin layer and also ensuring none of it touch your cuticles or the skin surrounding your nail as if it does it will make your manicure more lightly to chip. Also give the free edge of each nail a light coating of the gel as this will also help prevent chipping. You then have to cure this coat for 1 minute under a UV light or 30 seconds if you have a LED light.

Step 4 - Now you can apply your first coat of colour (I am using Pink Smoothie) You apply this in the same manner you would apply nail varnish but as before make sure your apply a thin coat and avoid getting product on your skin and also remember to coat the free edge of your nails. When you have applied your first coat of colour you will have to cure it once again under the UV light for 1 minute. 

Step 5 - Next simple apply another coat of your colour and cure once again for 1 minute under your UV light.

Step 6 - Nearly there, now you just have to apply one final coat of the Gelish Top It Off using the same methods as the above steps and cure once again for 1 minute.


Step 7 - Finally you just have to wipe your nails with rubbing alcohol to remove the tackiness and you are good to go.

The result 

It takes a good few practices to get the hang of it and create the perfect manicure. I still can not get mine to last me the entire 2 weeks so I definitely need more practice but it lasts longer than a normal manicure and I find my nails grow longer with the gel on. I am going to try and sandwich a normal nail varnish colour in between the foundation coat and top coat and see how I get on with that. I will let you know if it is a successful mission. If you have any questions feel free to ask me in the comments below xxx 

Friday, 9 March 2012

What's in my shower

1. Sanctuary Hot Sugar Scrub - I use this approximately once a week in the bath rather than the shower but it doesn't really matter. I love this because as soon as it hits your skins, it heats up which is heaven. It is like you are having a spa treatment in your shower and it also leaves my skin lovely and soft.

2. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish - I bought this a while ago as I love the smell of The Body Shop Satsuma body butter and I was hoping this would layer the scents. It does smell lovely in the shower but doesn't linger on your skin. I do enjoy it but i just use it as a shower gel rather than a scrub so I won't be repurchasing this.

3. Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo - I just recently purchased this as my hair has become slightly greasy and this is designed to remove product build up. I hate the smell of it I don't think it smell anything like fruit but it does a great job on throughly cleaning your hair so it is going to become one of my staple hair products.

4. Kerastase Nutritive Shampoo Bain Satin 1 - This is usually my favourite shampoo but lately I have been using my Lush shampoo. I can   totally tell the difference when I wash my hair with this shampoo rather than a supermarket shampoo. I have thick frizzy hair so a good shampoo and conditioner is essential.  

5. Palmolive Naturals Honey & Milk - This is just the shower gel I am currently using and it changes regularly depending on what is on offer in the supermarket. I do love the Dove Go Fresh range tho.

6. Clarasonic Mia - I just use this in the evening to cleanse my face. I have a review on it here.

7. Kerastase Nutritive Nutri Thermique - I have been using this conditioner for years now and I honestly don't think I will ever change. I really tames down my frizzy hair and keeps it in healthy condition and considering I assault it with the hair dryer and GHD after every wash my poor hair needs this. It is on the pricey side but I find a little goes a long way and the tub usually lasts me approximately 3 months and I have very long hair.

8. Lush Ultra Bland - This is my holy grail of cleansers! I use it every night to remove my make up. I love it as it leaves a film on my skin which I find really helps my dry skin and ensures I don't have many dry patches.

9. Venus Divine Razor - There isn't much to say about this really. It does the job but I really should go back to waxing but I hate waiting for the re growth to be long enough in order to wax.

If you would like me to review any of the products in more detail just let me know in the comments below xxx Welcome to all my new followers and thank you for following I really appreciate it. xxx     


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

15 Weird Facts Tag!


                                                   1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?

   My family usually call me Ave

2. What's a weird habit of yours?

That would have to be that I have to eat my cereal out of 2 bowls as I hate soggy cereal. 
(I need one of these magical bowls!)

3. Do you have any weird phobias?

This isn't a weird phobia but I'm petrified of needles and giving blood.

4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you're alone?

    Ahh I have a feeling I am going to regret saying this but Justin Bieber Baby Baby Baby

 5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?

    Haha i have loads!! I suppose my main one is bad table manners, that drives me insane!

6. What's one of your nervous habits?

    I think when I'm nervous I talk way too fast. 

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

    When Im lying in bed it is the right hand side but only because my desk is that side I'm not fussy. 

     8. What was your first stuffed animal & it's name?

    It was this white polar bear teddy called Panda

 9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at Starbucks?

    Usually hot chocolate or tea as I don't like coffee but strangely love the smell of it. 

10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?

      Umm I think I'm really bad for picking my nail varnish off my nails when I really should just remove it with nail varnish remover. (My thumb nail in this photo and usually it is worse than this to be honest)                

11. Which way do you face in the shower?

     Towards the shower mostly. 

12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?

     Nope none that I can think of! Haha what picture do I include here?? This is the height of my body skills lying down! :) 

13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?

      Chocolate! I have such a sweet tooth. And I am in my element now all the easter eggs are out because I adore   
      easter egg chocolate!!  

14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?


15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

      Usually a white tank and pi's bottoms or leggings and on some occasions a onesie :)  

I tag anyone who wishes to do this and if you do leave me a link so I can check out your blog xxx 

Monday, 5 March 2012

Monday Summary

Just a few pictures of my weekend (Picture Heavy Post)

 On Saturday I brought my dog "Coco" for a walk on a local nature trail. 

2. Said dog who I brought walking :) Coco

On Sunday I went to the local beach to watch a surf competition.

I was hoping to take some outfit of the day pictures but it was way to cold and windy.

Yummy Waffles!

Coco enjoying some sneaky ice cream

Painted my nails with Gelish "Pink Smoothie"

I had a quiet enough weekend I was just taking it easy after being sick during the week. Today I recieved amazing news that I got accepted on the Masters of Accounting course I applied for. So all in all I had a lovely weekend. Hope you also had a good weekend xxx 

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