This post has absolutely nothing to do with it's title. Im sorry. Yes, it's another ramble. I have been finding it difficult to actually sit down and review products despite a mass amount of new products joining my collection as of late. My new found richness from my grown up job has been generously spent on clothes (new winter coat; investment!), makeup (MAC, I forgot how much I loved you), and hair products, (Kerastase, how did I ever cope without you!?). I have also been saving part of my moola each week as I promised myself I would towards my car. I haven't even started my driving lessons yet but that's not the point. At least im actually saving something. Pat on the back to me. :)

This is what I learned this week.

  • Wearing a fur coat does not make you cooler than everyone else. It makes you look the same. (I do want one of course, faux obviously, but I'm in two minds about it still. Indecisive Gemini I am.)

  • Sitting down with a cuppa and a good book can instantly make you channel your inner zen and give you a bit of much deserved 'you time'. (My book of choice was the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days Cookbook. Glutton, I know.)

  • Just because you don't wear nice clothes to work or doll yourself up during the week does not mean you have to slob around at the weekend. Dress up! (I work in a kitchen, a full face of makeup is both unrealistic and wasteful as most of it would slide off anyway. Bummer. But on the weekends I parade around Dundrum looking like I'm done up to the nines for a night out on the town. It's ok, it makes me happy.

  • Pigging out once in a while is ok. Really. It is.

  • Getting a Urinary Tract Infection is not nice. No-suurrr-ee. (I totally just put that in for the sympathy comment.) No really, it's horrible.

  • Coming home to a nice shower, a DIY pedicure and clean jammies is all you may need to get out of the 'euuuugh I hateeee my jobbb and my liiiiife' slump.

  • Colleagues are not always considered your friends.

  • Chocolate makes everything better. (I have argued this one, but I just have to give in, I just do. It's the bean of miracles.)

  • I am in love with statement lips now. That's all.

  • People who you thought were your friends may not be your friends at all.

  • Don't trust men from your past who fucked you over then randomly text you offering you things.

  • Don't trust men in general. Especially those with highlights.

  • Red wine fixes everything. For like an hour, then shit gets real. (Excuse the vulgarity).

  • Going to bed at 9pm does not make you a granny. (Or so I tell myself sometimes).

  • Reconnecting with music you used to listen to years ago makes you feel young, hip and nostalgic. (I mean goooood music, not S Club 7. Although they were a bit amazing in their heyday.)

  • I always seem to attract weirdos at the bus stop who feel the urge to chat to me.

  • Being a girl will make you cry, scream, weep, laugh, moan, and bitch for no apparent reason.

  • No matter how bad things may get, just remember karma is a bitch, and those who upset you will get their comeuppance.

My next post will be a makeup related one, I promise! Hope youre all having a good week :) Nearly the weekend! Hey ho!

Love :)

Halloween Shenanigans

Short and snappy post.

I myself did not venture out on Halloween. It might have been something to do with the fact that I was too lazy to assemble a costume, I was dreadfully hungover, or that I had had enough partying for one weekend. Or an assemblage of all three. Love that word assemblage.

If you read my last post you will be aware that I had my college graduation on saturday and that was kind of the focal point of my bank holiday weekend. I can't do night after night of drinking. I've tried and I can't handle it. It may be because I'm too little, I'm a lightweight, I get terrible hangovers or that I'm just a sham of a 22year old. I was also in work very very early on tuesday morning, (7am is early for me ok?!), and just wasn't bothered. Although I did toy with the idea of attending a showing of The Bride of Frankenstein in the National Concert Hall accompanied by a full orchestra, which I thought sounded very cool and quite mature, but that didn't go ahead.

What I did end up doing was the makeup for my sister and her boyfriend, who went to a house party.

Niamh as Minnie Mouse

Dan as a Zombie

What did you dress up as for halloween? Christmas is next! Only 49 more sleeps :D

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! :) x