Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Kind Of Addicted To Primark Hauling!

Lace Top 
Front and Back
This is my favourite purchase! I adore the button detail at the back. It is so delicate and pretty. I have yet to try it on so I hope it fits well. I plan to pair it with dark skinny jeans and a white vest top underneath.

Dress €9.00
I thought this dress would be cute and comfortable for a summers day. I have to admit the quality is pretty crap but for €9.00 what can I expect.

Navy Dress €6.00
Gold Belt €1.50
This dress was a steal for only €6.00 I am going to pair it with either gold or red accessories. I couldn't find a red belt in Primark so I picked up a gold one as I feel it needs to be cinched at the waist. I am also thinking of pairing it with a statement necklace and some flip flops.

Sheer Printed Top 
I am unsure whether to keep this top or not. Don't get me wrong I like it but I think it is a little too dull for the summer months and I think in winter I will probably freeze in it. I am going to try it on with a few different cardigans and see how it looks and then decide.

Black Maxi Dress
Sorry this isn't a full photograph. It proved considerably difficult to photograph the full length dress and do it justice. The rest of the dress is just a plain black jersey fabric. I will do an OOTD in this soon. I think it would look fabulous with gold accessories.

Pink Laptop Bag 
I bought this thinking my 13in MacBook Pro would fit into it but unfortunately it doesn't so I am undecided whether to return it or not. It has little card compartments inside so you could use it as an over sized clutch or even a travel make up bag. It was also available in mint green which looked gorgeous.

Love Aveen xxx


Monday, 28 May 2012

Freedom At Last!

Top - Forever 21 
White Jeggings - Primark 
Shoes - River Island

Hi Girlies and welcome to all my new followers. Today I had my final exam and am now officially on summer holidays! Woo hoo! I am delighted as the past 3 week have been torture. I am really looking forward to focusing more on my blog and catching up on some reading which is not college related.

We are having unseasonably warm weather in Ireland at the moment so this is what I wore to my exam. Oh except I traded the heals in for flip flops. I am trying to take as many OOTD pictures while it is warm, as in Ireland it is usually raining and the scenery never looks as beautiful in the rain.

Love Aveen   

Friday, 25 May 2012

Summer Loving... Had Me A Blast

Necklace Forever 21 
White Vest New Look 
Blue Jeans New Look 
Flip Flops Primark


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Blogger Award

I was nominated by the beautiful Shoba Anneka from She-shops-alot and also Eli from Elicomplexchaos.   
Thank you so much girls xxx

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging. 
2. Let them know that you have nominated them. 
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
 4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you. 
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post. 

My 7 random facts:
I am a fully qualified beauty therapist but decided to go back college and now I study accounting.
I am left handed.
My favourite colour is pink.
I am a really fussy eater but love all sweets.
I work part time whilst in college.
 I am tiny measuring in at only 5'2.
I love watching movies .

I nominate the following beautiful girls


Monday, 21 May 2012

Getting To Know Me Tag


I was reading the beautiful Rachel's blog "Racheltbeauty" and noticed she had done this Tag and I really enjoyed reading it so I decided to do it myself. I love Tags as you get to know the girl behind the blog. This one is nice as it gives you an insight into what skincare and make up everyone likes. If you would like to do this tag please leave me your link below as I would love to read it.

How many times do you wash your face daily?  
In the morning I wipe my face with Lush's Rose Water and I do a deep cleanse in the evening. 

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) 

Super dry. 

What is your current facial wash? 

It’s more of a cream but it is Lush's Ultra Bland.

Do you exfoliate? 

Yes I use my Clarasonic every evening.

What brand do you use? 
My skincare consists mostly Lush products as I find them gentle on my sensitive skin.

What moisturiser do you use? 
Oilatum Natural Repair.

Do you have freckles? 

Yes and I hate them.

Do you use eye cream? 

No but I definitely need to start!

Do you or did you have acne prone skin? 

Not really but I definitely had some spots.

Did you ever have to use Proactiv? 



What foundation do you use? 

I am currently using Nars Sheer Glow but I have loads of favourites and it also changes depending on how my skin is behaving.

How about concealer? 

I don't really use concealer but on occasion I use Collection 2000 and Mac studio sculpt in Nw20.

Do you know your undertone colour? 


What do you think of fake eyelashes? 

I love them but I never wear them because I am always wearing my glasses.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? 

Yes I was aware of this but I honestly don't really abide by it. I wear mascara nearly every day so when it dries up I usually stop wearing it.

What brand of mascara do you use?  

I am currently using a little tester of Sublime De Chanel which I am loving! My favourite mascara is Ysl Faux Cils
 but I am usually trying out drugstore mascaras.

Sephora or MAC? 

We don't have a Sephora in Ireland so I have to say Mac.

Do you have a MAC Pro Card?

Yes but it has to be renewed. 

What makeup tools do you use in make-up application? 

Mac and Sigma brushes. I use to have a beauty blender and loved it but my puppy ate it, the brat!

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? 

Not regularly but if I am going out I will apply Urban Decay eye shadow primer. 

For the face?  

I use the L'oreal studio secrets primer but only for nights out. I don't wear it everyday I tend to forget about it.

What is your favorite eyeshadow? 

I think I would have to say Mac but I also love Inglot and Urban Decay.

Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?


How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Thankfully not that often but isn't it a killer when you do and then your eyes water and you end up ruining your make up!

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? 

I think they are beautiful but can be very messy!

Do you use mineral makeup? 

No I find my skin too dry to use it.

What is your favorite lipstick?

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.

How about lipgloss? 

Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Reviver Balm.

What is your favourite blush to use? 

I bought a Smashbox blush in last year and for some reason it is the only blush I seem to reach for daily.

Do you buy your makeup on ebay? 

No I haven't yet. I would be worried it might be a fake.

Do you like drugstore makeup? 


Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? 

Yes I am a trained beauty therapist but decide to go back to college and study accounting.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? 

No I don't think so but I do hate when I manage to get a speck of foundation on my clothes!

Name a makeup crime that you hate? 
I hate when girls wear a dark lipliner and nude lips!

Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones? 

I am a neutral girl.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kim Kardashian's make up always looks amazing.

If you could leave the house using just one make up item what would you use? 


Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? 

Yes I could but I would rather not.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? 

No I don't think so!

In your opinion, what is the best makeup line? 

I don't think there is just one fantastic line I think each brand have strengths in different areas

What do you think of Makeup? 

I adore make up if I could play with it every day I would. I also love doing my friends make up when they are going out and to see the confidence they gain from it is lovely.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Little Bit Chilly For A Maxi Dress...

Maxi Dress - Primark 
Flip Flops - Primark 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


I recently took part in Rachael's Island Girl Insights Blog Love Package Swap. 
I just had to sign up on her blog and leave my details and then she paired me with Ashlie. I think she will be holding another one soon as it proved to be very sucessful.

I was paired with the lovely Ashlie from Just Another Day Dream. I was blown away with what I received! Our budget was £15, which generous Ashlie did not stick too! I was ecstatic to see she gave me a Maybelline Baby Lips in the colour Peach Kisses! These are not yet available in Ireland and it is in a colour I normally would not choose for myself but when I put it on it is beautiful! It is my new favourite lip product! I like these way more than the Revlon lip butters. 

Next she gave me a Bath and Body Works body lotion in sweet pea which I was delighted with, as I see loads of fantastic reviews on these on You Tube and have always wanted to try them. Although now I think I am addicted! It smells gorgeous and I was amazed to see the scent lasted all day! 

She also gave me a beautiful make up bag which I can not wait to use as I mentioned in a previous post my current make up bag is looking a little worse for wear. Next in my package was two beautiful Sally Hansen nail varnishes in colours that I most definitely will wear.  

Next up I got Allure magazine, which I can not wait to read in the bath with my face mask on when I finish my exams! I am counting down the days!! 

Finally she wrote me a beautiful letter. There is something lovely about receiving a handwritten letter. I honestly can't not remember the last time I received one and she gave me some beautiful stationary which to be honest I will have to keep as it is too nice to write on!

Thank you so much Ashlie you made my day! And also a huge thank you to Rachael who arranged the entire blog swap as without her I don't think I would have had the opportunity to be involved with a swap. It has been such a lovely experience and I have gain a new friend from it which is amazing. 

Love Aveen xxx 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Black & Lace OOTD

Lace Shirt - Villa 
Black Skinnies - Topshop Leigh  
Shoes - Shoe Rack

Love Aveen xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Cheeky Pull and Bear Haul

I went into town today for an appointment and managed to get slightly side tracked and ended up in Pull and Bear. They have some gorgeous pieces in there at the moment. I picked up this Neon top and thought it would be lovely for casual days, paired with dark or light skinny jeans and flip flops.

I seen Little Kiva do a OOTD wearing Pull and Bear Jeans and they looked fabulous so I wanted to try them out. They fit like a glove and look lovely on. My only complaint is that they only have one leg length and for a tiny girl like me measuring in a 5'2 most pairs covered my feet along with my legs. I managed to find two pairs that were slightly shorter that I can turn up and they don't look silly.

Neon Sweatshirt   €19.99 

   Basic Skinny Jeans €19.99 

Watch Claire's Accessories €14.95

I have mentioned in a previous post my Micheal Kors watch is currently in watch hospital.
My mum was so kind to pick up this pretty watch from Claire's as I need a watch during my exams and I doubt I will get my Micheal Kors back in time.

Love Aveen xxx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss

I picked this up in Superdrug recently, as I was intrigued with this concept of a teeth whitener and a lip gloss in one. On one side it contains lip gloss and the other has a tooth brightening effect gel.

The lipgloss is beautiful and has a lovely scent. It applies lovely and leaves no sticky residue. I actually prefer it to the famous Bourjois 3D Effect glosses. This gloss doesn't actually have the colour on it to reference for you but it has the number 4101 imprinted on the side but I don't know if that is reference to the colour or just a generic stamp on the tube. It is a neutral brown shade with tiny flecks of shimmer in it.

Now on to the tooth brightening part. I did not think this through when buying this product. Im sure you girls are like me and apply your lipgloss throughout the day whilst out and about yes? Well when you are out and about and apply what appears to be lip gloss to your teeth you receive some funny looks!! :) This happened to me in college and town :) So it is not the easiest product to work with. To be honest I don't think the tooth brightening does much good but it does have a lovely minty taste which freshens your breath and also leaves your teeth feeling nice and refreshed.

Have you picked up this product? What did you think of it?

Love Aveen

Monday, 7 May 2012

Room Tour

Bedspread - Next/Desk - Ikea
Sliderobes Wardrobe

Dresser - Ikea

I thought I would do a room tour as I love looking at these posts xxx If you have done a similar post leave me a link below as id love to have a look at it xxx Also if you want to know where anything is from just ask in the comments and I will reply xxx Sorry about the short post. My finals are starting on the 14th of May so its serious study from now until 28th of May.But on the 28th at 11:30am I will be free!  
Woo hoo! I am really looking forward to being able to focus more on my blog.
Love Aveen 

Friday, 4 May 2012

April Favourites

Origins VitaZing SPF 15

 I adore this stuff! I think it has to be one of my holy grail products. This is my second tube and it lasts forever, you only require a tiny amount. I apply it every morning as a base underneath my make up and it gives my foundation a flawless finish. It also looks beautiful on its own but to be honest I don't have the confidence in my skin just to wear it alone. 


 This is my staple moisturizer which I could not live without. As I'm sure you have heard me mention on many occasions I have skin like a cornflake and it requires excessive amounts of moisturizer and this actually does the trick and causes no irritation. About three weeks ago I noticed the skin on my legs was particularly dry and my normal body cream was not cutting it so I decided to use Oilatum as my body cream and it is fantastic just what my skin needed.

Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme Rose Gold 02 

I have rediscovered this product in April and love it! I just apply a small amount with my fingers across my cheek bones and pop a tiny bit on my cupids bow. When I am wearing this I always receive compliments about how healthy my skin looks.

Urban Decay Naked 

 I have both the Naked pallets and I have to admit I honestly don't think I needed to buy Naked 2 as I tend to usually reach for the first pallet. This month I have been loving Sin all over my lip and then Smog blended into my crease.

Barry M Fushia 

 This applies like a dream and dries super quick. I love the colour as it reminds me of summer. I have been wearing this non stop with OPI Teenage Dreams glitter polish on top. 

Baking Soda

 This one seems crazy but I have only recently started doing this again. About once a week I put toothpaste on my toothbrush and then dip it in baking soda and then brush my teeth. It tastes gross but baking soda is a great whitening agent and it also is slightly abrasive so your teeth feel super clean afterwards.

My One April Regret 

Garnier BB Cream 

 I really don't like this product. I don't know is it just me or is it just a bad product. It applies really patchy on my skin and although I love the smell I don't know how something with such a strong scent can be doing much good for the skin. I am going to give it to my mum to try out, to see if she likes it. Maybe I am being a little harsh as I am comparing it to Origins VitaZing which is unfair as Garnier is a drugstore product.

What are your April favourites? Do you have any must have products? Let me know xxx

Love Aveen xxx

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Question Wednesday

1. What colour are your eyes & if you could choose what color they were what colour would that be?

My eyes are weird! They actually change colour! When you look at them they are green and have flecks of brown in them so on occasions they look brown and other times they appear green it depends on what colours I wear. In the above picture is what they usually look like. I would love light green or light blue eyes. I think the Olsen twins have beautiful colour eyes.

2. Bold Eyeliner, Light Eyeliner, or no eyeliner?

I never wear eyeliner. My eyes are massive and I feel like it makes them appear smaller. Im also not great at applying it so thats another reason why I don't wear it. 

3. What is your go to eye look?

Definitely a neutral eye. If I am lazy I will usually do a light champagne colour over the lid e.g Sin from Urban Decay or Prance from Mac and if i have more time I will pop a deeper colour in my crease. I have a lovely deep purple from Inglot which makes my eyes appear very green. 

4. What brand makes your favorite eyeshadows?

Urban Decay and Mac. Recently I have been using my Naked palette. I also love Inglot eyeshadows.

5. What are your must have eye products?

It would have to be mascara and eyeliner on my water line as it makes my eyes stand out. My favourite mascara is the YSL Faux Cils and my favourite eye liner would have to be Chanel eye kohl in black or Mac Feline.

Question Wednesday was created by the beautiful Nykki over on My Mane Blog. It takes place every Wednesday and has a different theme each week. Anyone can participate and leave your link. I love it, as it is a fantastic way to find new blogs. 

Love Aveen 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

What's in my Makeup Bag

1. Mac Hello Kitty Make-Up Bag
 As you can see this is a little worse for wear from been in my handbag constantly. I think I could do with an upgrade soon.

2. Max Factor Miracle Touch Warm Almond 45 
 I have just recently purchased this foundation. I am shocked to admit but I love it! I have really dry skin so usually compacts do not agree with me. But this one is fantastic is applies like a liquid foundation but it is so handy to carry around for touch ups.

3. Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder Light 
 I keep this in my make up bag for touch ups if my skin is looking a little oily. You can use it solely as a foundation but I find my skin is too dry use it like that so I just use it to blot my face throughout the day. It gives great coverage.

4. Max Factor False Lash Effect Black
This is the mascara I am currently using it is nothing special but it does the job. I'm a huge fan of the YSL Faux Cils but it is so expensive and dries out quite fast so I only purchase it as a treat when I am in duty free. I am a sucker for trying new drug store mascaras so my mascara changes on a regular basis.

5. Chanel Le Crayon Kohl Black 
I adore this eyeliner. I just use it for my water line and I find it stays put all day and is super black. I also find the pencil lasts ages.

6. Revlon Lip Butter
I recently purchased 3 of these and I love the colours but I tend to find them a little drying on my lips. Does anyone else have this problem?

7. Mac 182 Kabuki Brush   
This is pretty much self explanatory. I use it to apply all my powders. Its handy as it is compact and can be multipurpose.

8. Mac Studio Finish Concealer in Nw20 
This is also used for touch ups or if I have any stubborn blemishes, which is usually the case!

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