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My Holy Grail – Le Pliage

Are you a shoe fanatic or the proverbial bag lady? I definitely air on the side of bags – I love filling a gorgeous bag up with a matching purse and make up bag, and pretending that my whole life is glamourous and everything I own coordinates (realistic expectations…?) My dream purchase is a tan Hermes Birkin, … Continue reading

Spring/Summer Trends 2012: Sportswear

I literally have never once voluntarily exercised in my entire life. Still, I don’t feel at all strange getting on board with this season’s huge trend for sportswear.  Lacoste Brands that have always rocked the preppy, sporty look (like Lacoste and DKNY) met more traditionally feminine and girly designers (like Vera Wang and Victoria Beckham) in a haze of Olympics-induced sportswear fever on the runways … Continue reading

Haul <3 25.03.12

Why buy one bag when you could get two?! Number one is from Zara and was €29.95. It’s grey with rose-gold hardware… I can’t think of a more perfect combination. The faux-leather looks totally believable and it’s roomy enough for everything I need. Number two is from Penneys (Primark to all the non-Irish ladies out … Continue reading

This Is My Everest

I know, scary right? I love the clean-classic-polished look, so normally red is as far as I go in my foray into dramatic lip colour. But this… this is a different ball game entirely. This is Girl About Town, a bright blue fuschia by Mac. It’s not that it’s a lipstick (a product that a … Continue reading

Lust Haves for Spring 2012

 My wishlist for this Spring! Oasis, €56 A great size for everyday in a beautiful (and very on trend) spring shade. Perfect if you can’t afford Louis Vuitton (below) but still have a craving for gorgeously girly, ice cream shades. Mac, So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush, €22 A beautiful, natural-looking flush in a deliciously … Continue reading

Girl Crush: Sienna Miller’s Wrist Tattoo

So, I know it’s not massively classy to be inspired to permanently ink something onto your body by a Boss Orange ad… but dear God I absolutely adore Sienna Miller’s sparrow wrist tattoo. I love her style too – carefree, uncontrived, boho and effortlessly chic. In short, I have a huge girl crush. I’d probably get it a teeny … Continue reading

I’m siiiiiicccccckkkkkk

Ok, maybe the title of this post is a bit of an overstatement – it’s just a cold. Still, it’s enough for me to want to crawl back into a cave made of duvets and inject Lemsip directly into my veins. Today that’s not an option because I’ve a client presentation, so strategically placed makeup is … Continue reading


So college has taken over my life. Hence my three week absence from StyleandBeautyLoves and the tumbleweed that’s bouncing around here as a result… but when work seems to take over, it’s important to remember to take some time out and look after ourselves. For example, my hair at the minute bares an uncanny resemblance to the … Continue reading

Cath Kidston Splurge

I’m starting my masters degree tomorrow, and as excuses go, I think  that’s a pretty good one to treat myself to something deliciously girly to ease myself back into the world of assignments and deadlines. I’m a huge Cath Kidston fan and fell in love with this wallet (€22) and key fob (€5.50) in their Hampton … Continue reading

Inglot Cosmetics – So Close, Yet So Far

Inglot’s done loads right. Their huge range of colours is impressive, and the quality of their products is definitely comparable to far more expensive brands. Their middle of the road price point allows customers to feel a bit like they’re treating themselves – but not enough to feel guilty. Overall, you’d think more established brands … Continue reading