Get Your Club Tropicana on!

When I think of tropical prints it reminds me of summer holidays sitting beside the pool drinking long island ice teas. This trend is everywhere right now and I just can’t get enough of this print, so pop some Wham on and get ready for the summer!

 

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Green tropical high neck tie waist midi dress –River Island €65.00

Geometric pearl earrings –Mango €12.95

Metallic ankle-cuff sandals –Mango €59.95

Retro style sunglasses –Mango €19.95

 

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Palm print playsuit by Rare -Topshop €68.00

Bali cat eye fashion sunglasses, white -Aluxe €15.00  

White barely there platform sandals -River Island €30.00

Pandora Bracelet 

 

 

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Cameo rose green palm leaf print lace trim playsuit –NewLook £11.00

Scarlet wide fit two part sandal -Boohoo €34.00

Fiji classic cat eye gloss finish sunglasses tortoiseshell brown -ALuxe €15.00

2-pack necklaces -H&M €6.99

 

Love Aoife xxx

Sephora Haul!

Hey guys! I thought you might like to see what I got on my latest trip to Sephora! If you like this video then head over to my channel and hit that subscribe button.

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Sephora contour brush -no.77
Kat Von D -Lock It Hydrating Face Primer
Kat Von D -Lock it Liquid Foundation
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick -Sanctuary
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer -Taupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Palette -Light
NARS NARSissist eyeshadow palette
Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette -Rose Gold Edition

 

Love Aoife xxx

My Top Five Favourite Fitness Apps!

Keeping fit is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Whether you are a member of a gym or not is completely up to yourself but staying active is vital for body, mind and soul!

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 mzl-yakyagcu Daily Yoga – This little app is packed with more than a hundred yoga and meditation classes that you can do from the comfort of your own living room. Classes are available at many different levels so you can learn how to master Yoga at your own pace. This app gives you step-by-step instructions on how to pose in the different yoga positions.

 

earthmiles   Earthmiles –I love to walk as I find it helps to clear my head from all the stress that has built up over the week. This app helps to track how much you walk, run or cycle!

 

 

 sworkit  Sworkit –This fitness app is perfect for all levels of fitness. It starts off with a six -week program and there is a huge range of different exercises from which to choose. Even if you have only ten minutes there is no excuse!

 

                   

workoutsiconfull   Daily Workouts –This app is like having your own personal trainer! It has different catagories for each area you wish to tone up. This is great as you won’t become bored of the same exercise.

 

 

 water-your-body-android  Water your body –I forget sometimes to drink water and this is why I love this app. It tracks you daily water consumption and reminds you how much water you need to drink to reach your daily goal!

 

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Please feel free to comment down below, if there are any fitness apps that you love and think I should try out.

 

Love Aoife xxx

How to achieve the perfect Summer Glow!

Most of us probably have had a spray tan or two but here are some top tips for applying your tan at home! You’ll be just a few steps away from resembling a Brazilian Goddess!

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The first tip is to exfoliate and by doing this regularly your skin will be in great condition. Gently scrubbing the skin with an exfoliator helps to lift dead skin cells and makes fake tan sit better on the skin.

Make sure to wax 48 hours before tanning otherwise you will end up irritating your skin. If you generally shave, then I would advise doing so the day before.

Also make sure to moisturise your skin, paying particular attention to hands, elbows, knees and feet. These areas are prone to dryness and tan can develop darker in those spots. Use an oil-free moisturiser before applying tan for a more even finish.

Nobody loves orange palms, so be sure to invest in a pair of latex gloves! Once you have finished applying the tan to the rest of your body, remove one of the gloves and mix a tiny pea sized amount of oil-free moisturiser to the same sized amount of tan and apply to the back of the hand. Repeat with the other hand! Also I would advise doing this when applying tan to the feet.

Unless you are double jointed or have a very special other half I would suggest investing in a back brush. This will make it just a little bit easier to get to hard to reach areas

Dot some Vaseline to the eyebrows and around the hairline before applying tan to the face. Also make sure to have your eyebrows waxed and tinted a few days before having a spray tan!

Buffing will help to prevent the tan from looking patchy so purchasing a buffing mitt and buff any buildup away. Buffing also helps to spread the tan more evenly making the colour look more natural.

Avoid wearing deodorant on the day you are getting a spray tan or self-applying at home. Deodorant provides a barrier to the spray tan’s absorption.

Wear dark, loose clothing afterwards to prevent the tan from sticking to your clothes. Also I would recommend having a spray tan done as late in the day as possible. This way you can head home and relax afterwards.

 

Top Favourite Tans!

St Tropez

 

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Bellamianta

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Rimmel Sunshimmer

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L’Oreal Sublime

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Some other tips!

For a special event I would recommend having a spray tan done two days beforehand as the tan generally sits better on the skin.

To get longer out of your tan and help it wear evenly, make sure to moisturise daily.

When going on holidays, use a tan extender to prolong your tan.

Buffing in a small amount of talc to the skin before bedtime helps prevent the tan from staining bed sheets!

 

Love Aoife xxx

 

 

 

 

Six Tips For Getting That Bikini Body This Summer!

Summer is here which means it’s almost Bikini Season! You don’t need to have a gym membership or a personal trainer to get into shape. It takes time to get fit but with a little hard work and motivation you can achieve your goal.

Find a routine that works for you and stick with it.

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Drink plenty of water.

Cut out soft drinks and aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

 

  Pilates

Workout at least three to four times a week. Pilates is a great way to tone up and with different exercise plans that target different muscles you will be beach ready in no time!

 

Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.

These foods are full of minerals and vitamins and will keep you full throughout the day.

 

Reduce your intake of sugary foods, alcohol and coffee.

 

Get a tan!

Everybody looks and feels better with a golden glow so why not book in to your local salon and get a spray tan.

 

Reduce stress.

Look for ways to help reduce stress levels by doing some Yoga or simply go for a walk. Soaking in a warm bath just before bed can also be relaxing.

 

Love Aoife xxx

My May Favourites!

Here is my May Favourites video for you! I hope you enjoy. If you do please don’t forget to head over to my Youtube channel where you can subscribe for the latest uploads.

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Trilogy -Hydrating Mist Toner
Trilogy -Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Aimee Connelly – Sculpted Highlighter and Shader Set
Nailtiques Protein Formula 2 Plus
SunKiss -Selfie Spot Light
Vit Hit -Dragonfruit
Tv Show -Nowhere Boys

 

Love Aoife xxx

How To Rock The Gingham Style!

This is one of those trends that you can get it so wrong but get it right and you are on to a winner! There are so many ways to rock the ‘Gingham’ style.

 

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Check out this pretty Gingham dress from Misguided here 

 

 

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Black ‘tout mon’ print fitted T-shirt –River Island €22.00

Petite Black Gingham Frill Trim Mini Skirt –New Look €29.99

Clutch Set Met Laser Cutouts –Forever21 €15.00

Bali Cat Eye Fashion Sunglasses –Aluxe €13.50

 

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Black Ribbed Turtleneck Top –River Island €12.00

Black gingham crochet hem cropped trousers –River Island €55.00

Eloise Court Sling Back Stiletto –Boohoo €29.00

Cherry Drop Earrings –Forever21 €7.00

Bandana Tie Crossbody Bag –Forever21 €22.00

 

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Sally Cut Out Bralet –Boohoo €14.00

Black Gingham Print Frill Front Pencil Skirt –River Island €25.00

Ebony White Ballet Flats –Miss Selfridge €18.00

Grey Handle Top Satchel –New Look €22.99

 

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Black And White Gingham Dress –Rare €35.00

Laura Boutique Leather Platform Block Heel –Boohoo €40.00

Lois Cord Rucksack –Boohoo €22.00

 

 

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Accessories

 

Love Aoife xxx

Lancome -Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick Review!

I had the chance to try out a beautiful matte shaker liquid lipstick by Lancôme recently. The packaging alone makes you want to buy one if not all of them! They are available in seven vibrant shades.

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The shade I tried was called Kiss me chérie which is a gorgeous brick red but on my lips it looks more like a bright pink! Everyone’s skin tone or lip tone is unique to them and it can really affect a makeup product that they choose to wear.

Generally I would have stayed away from a matte lipstick as they can be very drying but thankfully Lancôme’s formula is quite different to other brands on the market. Also the sponge applicator was easy to use and the product itself is buildable so if you prefer a stronger colour, just reapply!

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How to use them:

Shake to soak the super soft cushion applicator and apply the matte lipstick to your lips.

 

Over all I was delighted with this product! I loved how it didn’t feel drying on my lips even though it was a matte lipstick. There was no stickiness to this product and it has great staying power. I would definitely recommend picking up one of these beautiful shades by Lancôme for yourself.

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Have you tried these yet? Let me know what you guys think of them by commenting down below!

Love Aoife xxx

What I Bring In My Carry On//Travel Essentials

This week I thought I would share with you all what I bring in my carry on when I’m traveling abroad. If you enjoyed this video then don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and give it a big thumbs up!

 

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Tote -Brown
IPhone 5s
MacBook Pro 13 inch
Kindle Fire 8
Rose Gold Power Bank
Canon -Camera
Adaptors
Rechargers
Book -The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
MAC -Lipstick Honeylove
NYX -Soft Matte Lip Cream -Stockholm
Hand cream
Note book and pen

Love Aoife xxx

 

Kat Von D -Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette Review!

I just knew that this was going to be one of the first things I purchased from Sephora as I adore matte eye shadows! I have been searching for a good palette containing only matte shades but unfortunately there are very few matte eye shadow palettes around! Thankfully Kat Von D has thought of this and brought out one which is called Shade + Light eye contour palette.

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The palette is made from cardboard but it is quite sturdy and beautifully designed with black and gold elegant font. Although the packaging has recently been changed to a hard shell case I love the style of this black palette and once you open it up, you will find you are not disappointed. It is both beautiful and impressively packed with twelve shades. All are matte and vary between warm, neutral and cool tones. Also it contains a mirror on the inside lid which comes in handy for applying your eye shadow!

 

eye contourThe eye shadows are soft and highly pigmented making them super easy to blend. Perfect when creating a smokey eye! You can also use this palette to contour and add volume to your brows. Another great tip is that you can use the highlighter shades for setting your concealer.

Overall I was super impressed with this eye shadow palette and would definitely repurchase this beauty product again. I can’t speak highly enough about it. The shades are gorgeous and I think they would suit most people. The size of the eye shadow pans are generous and bigger than most other makeup palettes which is a good thing as this has become one of my go to product when creating different looks.

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Have you tried this palette yet? Or have you any favourites from Kat Von D’s makeup range? Comment down below and let me know!

 

Love Aoife xxx