Irish Blogger Meetup and an Au Natural FOTD

Hello lovelies!!
Back with a bit of a natter :)

If you follow the ladies I mention below then there is no doubt you will already be aware of our little rendezvous two weeks ago. For those of you who don't know, a few of us girlies met up in Dublin for some shopping, and a spot of lunch. :) It was really quite amazing to finally meet some of the girls I regularly chat to online, whose videos I watch, and whose blogs I read all the time! It was quite surreal actually. Needless to say we all got along like a house on fire, and it really was a great day!! :)

When the country girlies finally arrived (:P) we mused through Forever 21 and New Look before grabbing some lunch in the Calzone Café, (thanks Julie!) and then spending most of the afternoon in Brown Thomas, where we got lost among the the Nars, MAC and Chanel counters. We were like a bunch of schoolgirls the eight of us, all nattering about our favourite shades and the new Wonder Woman MAC collection, before stopping to purchase some products. :)
We then wandered into Zara and H&M, before taking a breather in Starbucks to have a natter about our favourite YouTubers and when our next meetup would be.

It was such a great day, im actually so excited to meet up with the girlies again, they are all such fantastic people, and so fun :)

Here is a token photo of my makeup for the day, (obv!) :P

Please don't mind my roots, Im quite aware a hair appointment is well overdue!!

Tan: St. Moriz
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer
Benefit Boing Concealer
MAC Mocha Blush
Rimmel Silky Loose Powder
Natural Collection Sun Shimmer Bronzer

I can't remember! It may possibly have been Urban Decay's Darkhorse, Creep and Gunmetal
MaxFactor Million Volume Lashes Mascara
Lord and Berry Liquid Liner in Brown/Black
Urban Decay Zero Kohl Pencil

Lord and Berry Soft Shine Lip Liner in Nouveau Rose
MAC Patisserie Lipstick
Barry M Lip Wand in Bubblegum

And some pics from the day!

Kate, Me and Julie

Katie and Laura

Louise and Sarah

The girls have some more pics so definitely check them out! And for some reason I haven't got a picture of the gorgeous Sandra, so go check her out too! :)

And here is my au natural face of the day! Needless to say it was not infact, au natural, as I was indeed wearing makeup. :)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51
mixed with a splodge of
Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation in no. 10 Limpide
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium
Benefit Coralista Blush
Sephora Sculpting disk Bronzer

Urban Decay's Virgin, (highlight) Sin, (lid) Buck (crease) and Darkhorse (tiny dust on outer corner) from the Naked Palette
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Barry M Liquid Liner

No. 7 Lipliner in Nude
Revlon Nude Attitude Matte Lipstick
Barry M Lipwand in Toffee

Et voila! C'est fini :)

Thank you for reading! Hope you are all having a nice weekend! Better than
mine anyway! College work beckons!
Aoif :) x

Girl Crush: Natalie Portman

This woman is possibly one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. Ever.
Hands up, I can honestly admit I never took much of a shining to her in Star Wars, but since seeing Black Swan, my god,the woman is amazing! (If you haven't seen it, go see it!)
It could have been the makeup dramatics I fell for, but she is actually such a classic beauty. She comes across as so quirky and raw, but she is infact very intelligent.
Simplicity is something I never quite understood or in particular liked when it comes to fashion, although in recent months I have been coveting many a simple piece, and wearing many a simple ensemble.
Here, Natalie sports some trés chic but trés simple pieces, which let her natural beauty take centre stage.

Clockwise from Top Left: Givenchy, Rodarte, Lanvin, Lanvin again, Azzaro, Viktor & Rolf, Rodarte and Jason Wu.
I am in loooove with the white Givenchy dress and the blue Jason Wu. She is stunning!
Just wanted to give all my new followers a high diddly ho and thank you for following :)
Hope youre all having a nice week :) x

New Love: Zara

I have always zoomed right past Zara in my quest for purchasing new season garments as I had always assumed it was a bit too 'grown up' for me. COULD I BE MORE WRONG?!

I had a gander last week as it was pay day and whenever pay day comes around I go on a mad one. What can I say. I had a bit of time to spare and saw a gorgeous blazer in the display window. I went in and although the blazer in question was delicious, I was more drawn to some of their other pieces. The hues and colours were all perfect for spring; soft shades of pinks, rose, nude, and camel graced the shelves and rails.

I had a totally embarrassing moment where I was trying on a pair of trousers, and low and behold.. I found the zip to be faulty. In the end I had to be cut out, yes cut out of the trousers by three sales assistants. I felt too ashamed to continue shopping so I left hurriedly, only to feel sad that I hadn't purchased the gorgeous pieces I had coveted.

I did in the end return to purchase some bits and bobs, but I just thought I'd show you my current Zara picks. :)

I am meeting up with some of the blogging girlies tomorrow so I will be posting pics of that soon :)

Hope youre all having a lovely weekend :)
Aoif xx