Monday, 18 March 2013

Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flat Dupes

Dunnes Stores €15.00

I noticed one of my friends wearing these flats the other day and I said to her "Oh my god I love your Tory Burch flats" to which she replied "Who is Tory Burch?" "You are the second person that has said that to me today. I bought these in Dunnes Stores."
Now when you see them against each other they are not identical but they are definitely a good dupe considering the price difference. I bought these for my work wardrobe next year as they are dressy but comfortable. They are patent leather and in person the emblem looks quite cheap but it as you can see they look much nicer on. They do need serious breaking in my feet were sore just taking these pictures. Anyway I thought I share these dupes with you girls incase you too would love a pair of Tory Burch flats but don't have the budget for them and can't justify paying that much for flats.


Friday, 15 March 2013

Err On The Side Of Caution


You would had to have been hiding under a rock not to hear about the imminent closure of Goggle Reader. Im not aware of all the in's and out's but it looking like GFC is also on its way out. It appears to be only a matter of time. As none of us are sure when this is going to happen I thought it best to err on the side of caution and follow all my favourite blogs on a different platform. My current favourite is Blog Lovin. It has a beautiful layout that makes it easy to see and follow all your favourite blogs. My Blog Lovin Link is I would love if you followed me over there.

I was on twitter last night and mentioned that I had transferred all the blogs that I read over to Blog Lovin and a few people asked me how you do this so I thought I would mention it. If you click it will guide you thru the process.

You can also follow me on the links below. Feel free to leave me some links in the comments as I am unsure if all my links were transferred over.

Blog Lovin / Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest  


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Random Wish List

Current Wish List

Zara Office City Bag
I have been lusting after a number of Zara bags lately. I always admire them when I see other girls carrying them but when I see them in store they never look as nice. I was tempted to buy this black Zara bag online but decided to hold off and see if I could spot it in store. Last week when I was having a mooch around Zara I spotted it and yes it looks beautiful and would be the perfect work bag but unfortunately it doesnt look €69.99 nice! I feel you could get a better quality bag for that money so this one will remain on my wish list.

Zara Basic Bucket Bag
The same applies for this bag I want to see/touch it before I purchase it, but I have yet to locate this one in store. I really just want a plain tan slouchy bag it doesnt have to be this Zara one it was just the only one I have seen around lately. Over Christmas I seen a beautiful leather one in River Island but it was €75 so I didn't purchase it. I have been cursing myself ever since.   

I spotted a girl in my class wearing these the other day and they are so beautiful on. They are really dainty and elegant. I have super sensitive ears that are allergic to nickel so I cant wear any cheap earrings. This means Im stuck wearing the same earrings on a daily basis. I would love some new ones to change it up.

Tiffany Bead Bracelet
I just want this! I am not even going to try and justify it.  

Topshop Leigh Jeans
I could do with a new pair of dark skinny jeans. I love the Leigh jeans as they fit really well and they don't lose their shape after a couple of washes. Although my black ones have faded at this stage but in fairness I live in them.

Topshop Fleck Oversized Top 
I have been lusting after this top for ages, but can't justify it as it is €26 and I really don't need it. I just love the colour. I already have this top in cream and wine and it is so comfortable. You can pair it with jeans, leggings or even a skirt, pop on a statement necklace and you are good to go.

Vichy Dermablend
I have been on the look out for this for a while and when I eventually find it I shall pick it up. I have read good reviews on it and think it would be good for when my skin is acting up.

H&M Black Maxi Skirt
I seen this skirt in the store last week but unfortunately I cant find it online, anyway it was super cheap approx. €14.99. I really want to purchase this or one similar as when the weather heats up a bit I think it will be beautiful with a simple vest top tucked into it. It will also look like you made an effort but still be super comfortable.  

New Look Blue Polka Dot Denim Shirt 
I spotted this in store and fell in love with it but they didn't have my size. I have been on the look out for a denim shirt for a while but haven't found one I loved until now. They do have this shirt available online and it is currently in my shopping basket but I just checked my bank account and this purchase is a no go! 

New Look Stone Utility Parka
The same goes for this, it's a no go. I tried this on in store and it was a perfect fit. The only thing is I actually don't need it and wonder how much wear I would get out of it as I have a similar jacket in a khaki colour. Although the more I look at it the more outfit ideas I get. A girl can dream!


Monday, 11 March 2013

My Instagram

I have recently gotten big into Instagram. I am trying to complete the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge. I always manage to miss a few days but I thoroughly enjoy doing it and I love looking back at my old photos. I am also posting a lot of my OOTD's on it so if you would like to have a noisy and see what I wear on a regular basis you can follow me by clicking here.

Feel free to leave your Instagram links below as I would love to see your pictures and I am always looking for new people to follow. 


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask

I received this mask for Christmas having requested it. Thank you Mum! I have used it on numerous occasions since then and thought it was good but didn't pass much heed of it because, at the time my skin was behaving. 
However, three weeks ago my skin starting acting up and became super dehydrated. My nose had become flakey it was so dry. Usually I struggle to combat this problem and if I exfoliate it tends to make the flakiness worse. One evening I decided, I'll pop on the Origins mask and see it that helps. Well, low and behold in the morning my dry skin was no more! This stuff is a miracle worker! It has now become a staple in my skin care routine.

Originally I was put off by the price as it is very expensive in Euros but now that I have used it I think it is totally worth it and will repurchase it again and again. It will also last forever as you only need a tiny amount.You apply onto your skin before going to bed and leave it overnight. In the morning you simply wipe off any remaining product, there is never any on my parched skin. It is a lovely rich cream that smells like apricots so it is not uncomfortable to leave on overnight. I have even applied a tiny amount as primer under my makeup when my skin was flakey so ensure my foundation applied smoothly. It worked a treat.

I have tried many masks for dehydrated skin and never found one I was entirely happy with until now! I think my search is finally over and I have found a holy grail mask.
Have any of you girls tried this Drink Up Intensive Mask? What are your thought on it? Can you recommend any other Origins products? 


Friday, 1 March 2013

Happy Birthday Sparkle In Sequins


I cannot believe it my little blog is an entire year old today! It only feels like yesterday that I started. I love the fact that I still get the same joy out of it now as I did back when I started it. This is just a quick post today as I had to acknowledge this special occasion and I also wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to all my beautiful followers. I appreciate every single one of you. I plan to get loads of posts written this weekend including February Favourites, What's in my college bag and a dry shampoo overview. Thank you again for sticking around even when I'm a bold blogger and life takes over xxx 

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