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Hey guys so I’m back (how many times have I said that right?) I have been working non-stop and have lost the motivation to blog but fear not I’ve regained it and hopefully you’re as excited as I am :p

I want to begin this next chapter (In September I’ll be blogging for 3 years?!) with a blog post on the blogger event I recently attended. It was organised by the lovely Sinead from Yummy Mummy Fashion and Lifestyle blog and it was great.

The venue was also beautiful! It was the Gaslight Restaurant at the Meyrick Hotel and my gosh it’s such a beautiful Hotel. It’s bang in the centre of Galway city and it’s close to everything. It’s perfect if you’re there for a city break or a weekend/weekday escape.

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I arrived there and was greeted by super stylish bloggers..we were all greeted with cocktails which were amazing!

Heading towards Galway and listening to #QOTSA #IWannaMakeItWitChu #ireland

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#itwbn Here with Orla from @beyondfash at the #MeyrickHotel #irishbloggers

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Loving my cranberry cocktail #itwbn

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We then sat down in our designated area to talk about different topics that were on the table. While we were talking the Gaslight staff brought us over some yummy foodie goodies. They were delicious.

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Oh my gosh!! 😻#itwbn we are spoilt! #irishbloggers

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Too pretty to eat! 😻💕 #itwbn #meyrickhotel #galway #irishbloggers

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I met a lot of great bloggers at the event and can’t wait for the next one…I was also honoured that the bloggers there picked me as their most stylish blogger. Thank you all 🙂 I won a Fanny Crown dress of my choice (I have just chosen-it was so hard!) We each received a goodie bag, thank you McSharry pharmacy! There were also prizes on the day and some of them included Pixy items!

Lets take a look inside the goodie bag shall we?…

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I can’t wait to try it all! Here’s a list of all the bloggers that attended 🙂 Check out their blogs. Go on..it’s a lazy Sunday after all 🙂

Susan Gaynor: Make up by Ruby Sue

Anna Siobhan McDonagh: Anna MUA

Deirdre Cribbin: Deeva Makeup
Jen Morris: Too Dolly Makeup
Margaret McGauley: Mags Style
Emilee Jayne Lohan: Freaky Smudge
Saibh Egan: Saibh Egan Photography
The Galway Player: The Galway Player
Sinéad Carroll: Yummy Mummy Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
Siobhan Mary Leonard: Dreaming In Sequins
Ana Elizabeth Aguila: Elizabeth’s Beauty
Orla Martyn: Beyond The Fashion
Seana Curley: Innocent Illusion
Stephanie Buckley: Eat Sleep Chic
Rebecca Casserly: Bec Boop
Emily Maree: Emily Maree.com
Jessica Thompson: Beautiful Health
The Falconette: Flying Like A Falcon
Ruth Kemple: The Beauty Kemple
Lorna Ruane: LC’s Closet
Neil Joyce: Maverick
Neasa Conroy: All That Glitters
Aidan Judge A Judge Outlook
Regina Finan: Guests To Garters

 

Hope you’re having a lazy Sunday like I am 🙂

Tired #selfie time

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Sugar Cubed Launch Party is a Sweet Success

Sugar Cubed officially launched last night and what an awesome party, with equally awesome attendees! The event took place on Clarendon Street with the salon’s urban and creative design providing the perfect backdrop. Sugar Cubed has been making a stylish mark of Dublin’s Creative Quarter since it opened its doors in July at number 1A, Westbury Mall, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2.

Last night was no exception with street artist Sek2 providing artwork and gorgeous models showcasing the best in style, colour and makeup creations from the talented Sugar Cubed Team plus music by Josh Gordan!

Sugar Cubed is all about offering an original concept in hair and beauty for a new generation of fashionably slick individuals. Sugar Cubed focuses on street style shaping trends by making its new cutting edge salon accessible to the people making an impact. The salon encompasses the best in urban street style, mixed with creative flare and design, and is always mindful of the influences impacting the capital.

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The salon’s fresh interiors have graphics sprayed by Maser, the notorious Dublin street artists, which only adds to this trend focused concept.

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The salon caters for 18+ year olds, providing amazing personal service and facilitating the online generation with stylists creating the perfect experience with hair and makeup endorsed by Brown Sugar, and their KOHL cosmetic range in the salon’s ‘Makeup Sweet’.

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Sugar Cubed is the brainchild of Mark O’Keeffe of Brown Sugar, whose stylish salons are on South William Street and in Blackrock.

Nominated for the Oasis/RSVP Magazine Blogger Competition

Hey guys

I don’t know if you know but I am one of the top 30 finalists in a blogger competition hosted by Oasis and RSVP Magazine here in Ireland. We had to write about the fall trends this year and since I had already written about it I decided to enter that post. Even though it was probably late to enter it I received an email saying I was one of the lucky 30 bloggers selected! I was so happy!

I need your help though because one of the two winners will be chosen by you the readers so if you liked my Autumn/Winter Wardrobe Must Haves post then please vote for my entry. It would mean the world to me! 🙂 The other winner will be chosen by the judges and we will know who wins on Thursday. I will be going to the ceremony held at Oasis in Dublin and I can’t wait to meet the bloggers who are nominated too! You can vote here and just vote for my blog

Good luck to all bloggers and we’ll see who wins! The voting closes at 12pm this Thursday so don’t forget to vote 🙂

You are Beautiful!

Ana

Envelopes to Brighten your Day

Hey guys

I have something different for you guys this time. I was contacted by Colour Envelopes on twitter saying that they would like to send me some free samples. I went onto their site and had seen the gorgeous envelopes they had. I was thinking that maybe ye might like to know about them because even though we do live in a tech world we do occasionally need to use the post office.

They do have the traditional envelopes but I do think that having unique ones would probably make a better impression or add a nice touch to whatever is inside it.

They have different sizes, colours and for different items you need to send. I received the bubble wrap envelopes in metallic and matte and a normal black envelope. They all look really nice and professional and the good thing is that they don’t look cheap.

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I am in love with them and I think they just look so stylish and I know that if I were receiving an item I would definitely be impressed if they arrive in this and I would try and see if I could use it again! I am selling my iPod so when it gets bought I will definitely be sending it out in this. They’re bubble wrap envelopes so I  know that it would be safe on it’s journey.

By the way you can also get free samples. Find out more on their website.

*kind of a sponsored post

What do you think of the coloured envelopes?

You are Beautiful!

Ana

An Outing in Cratloe Woods

I love the woods…in fact I would love to be able to go there every single day for hours on end. I love the energy, the sounds and the peacefulness. I love taking photos of the beauty that you can find in the woods. So..I was excited to finally be going to Cratloe Woods, two weeks after my bf had mentioned it. It is a brilliant place if anyone wants to shoot any movie or a fashion film. I actually want to go back there and shoot some outfits or lookbooks.

I took some photos and I wanted to shoot my outfit as well but decided to just show ye the gorgeous place. However, I did post on my Instagram the outfit I was wearing and well the H&M boots, I bought a few days ago after returning the other ones I wasn’t sure about, are brilliant for walking in the woods. They’ve got a good grip and are easy to walk with. It was also a bargain..only cost €30 so if you see them in your H&M then I suggest ye go and buy it!

Oh I almost forgot! If ye would like to why don’t you check out my Tumblr for any outfit inspirations ye might need. Here’s a sneak peek of what I post.

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Anyways enough rambling here are the photos.

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Let me know what your favourite place to relax is.

You are Beautiful!

Ana

A little update

Hey guys 🙂

 

So as some of ye may know that I will be going on holidays and it’s getting closer now. I will be gone for 2 weeks and a bit. I won’t be neglecting my blog though but the posts won’t be as frequent and also there’ll be only one post but that’s until I get back. I will have styling posts up maybe up to 3 per week. Not sure yet though 🙂

I have already packed. I have all my clothes packed and I decided not to bring too much because I can just wash what gets dirty. I have packed a lot of tanks and shorts and will be bringing 4 dresses. Ones that are nice and airy. I packed 6 pairs of shorts as well because I really only want to wear shorts. It’s gonna be from 25 to almost 40 degrees so yea I will roast! O_O 

Anyways just wanted to let ye know in case ye wonder why there’s no words in my posts 🙂 Hope ye stick around until I get back 🙂 I hope to record some footage so I will be editing a holiday vlog maybe so stick around for that and subscribe to my Youtube Channel to be notified of new videos as well as if you haven’t subscribed to my blog do too because when I come back there will be more outfit posts and videos and I’m going to do a Fashion inspiration tag 🙂 

 

Hope ye are having a good day and let me know what are ye going to do this summer? Going anywhere? 

 

You are Beautiful!

 

Ana

Change up your style with Firmoo Free Glasses for May

Hey guys! 🙂

Firmoo has updated their New Arrivals for May and you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!

You may know of Firmoo from the previous giveaway they hosted on the blog but if you don’t know who they are then here’s all you need to know 🙂

“Firmoo is the World’s Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars. For this reason, we have gained a solid reputation and trust from 580,000+ fans on Facebook & cooperated with 10,000+ bloggers worldwide.”

Spring and summer is the season of being creative with your fashion and maybe wearing less of it or more of it…whatever you prefer but it can be annoying when you already have a nice dress or outfit to wear but can never seem to find the right pair of accessories to go with it. Wearing glasses has actually become a new trend, designers are even making their own glasses collections, and you can see loads of girls wearing the over sized glasses even if they don’t need them like some of us do, so don’t be shy to rock your prescription lenses in very cool frames this season!

Firmoo is here to make your life easier! With their innovative First-Pair-Free program where new customers are entitled to receive their very first pair of Firmoo glasses for free! Isn’t that an amazing deal? You can find the new arrivals added for May. You only need to pay for shipping which is brilliant! It’s brilliant when a company lets you try a product of theirs for free so if I were you and need a pair of glasses even if you don’t need it to see I suggest going to their site and picking your new specs! By the way let me know which one you picked in the comments below 😀 Would love to know what ye pick 😀

Here are some of the new shades that they have updated for May

Oversize frame:

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Rectangle frame:

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Vintage style:

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Nerdy style:

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Firmoo really has glasses for every taste, so what are you waiting for?? Hurry to get yours, cause limited quantities will be offered!

If you still aren’t sure if you would like any of thesenew pairs then here’s some photos to change your mind and as a glasses wearer I do think that glasses could be stylish when picking the right frame for you 🙂

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What do you think about this great deal?
* this is a sponsored post*
You are Beautiful!
Ana

New Collection Alert! Rihanna for River Island

So…Rihanna is back with her Summer Collection for River Island. If you’re looking for prints and flowyness then this is the collection for you. With gorgeous tie-dyed light material clothes it would be perfect for the Summer heat and hopefully it will be warm this Summer. But if you’re going to a hot country then this is the collection for you. It is trendy and also has the same vibe as her first collection…very casual and laid back. Like you weren’t thinking about the outfit.

 

Here are some of the items that you will find in selected stores and online.

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€35

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€50

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€135

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€110

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€60

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€50

 

So the collection comes out on the 25th of this month in selected stores and online…yes in just 5 days it could be in your closet! So let me know what you think 🙂 Will you be buying any of these items? Are you excited for the collection to come out?

 

You are Beautiful!

 

Ana

Carousel

Carousel, owned by married couple Tom and Louise, is a place, in Dublin, where you can let your feminine side out. The store has a mix of their own brand and also independent brands  so you will be able to find unique and gorgeous pieces. When you go online you can find beautiful dresses that will be perfect when you want to dress classic and feminine and we all need those days to let our inner girly girl out but also we can accessorise them to suit our style and that is what I love about their clothes.

With any of their gorgeous clothes you can turn them around with any accessory so they really suit everyone’s style. They also carry gorgeous accessories like bags, gloves, belts etc. They also have cute little cards to give to your loved one or friend 😀

I have created a polyvore set styling one of their dresses 🙂

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These photos are from their recent shoot

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Let me know what ye think and don’t forget to follow them on twitter and like their facebook page 🙂

You are Beautiful!

Ana