Monday, 29 February 2016

Instagram Roundup | February

I always enjoy looking at other bloggers monthly instagram roundups and I myself did it just a while back. But I stopped using my instagram all that often and with that my monthly posts began to get a little boring so I stopped. However recently I have started paying my instagram account a little tlc, so for the people who don't follow me already, here is my February summed up in 6 little pictures. 

I'm finding it hard to believe that we are almost already into the third month of the year, I feel like the older I get the quicker time goes and this is a seriously scary prospect for me. But to end on a positive note though, we do get an extra day this year so I hope you all are having a lovely extra 24 hours.

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Adele x


Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Outfit Post | Twenty Five

Top: Asos
Skirt: Asos
Shoes: New Look

Just a short post from me this week. I tried taking my pictures in a different spot, i'm not so sure how I feel about them but I thought I would post them anyway and have you guys tell me what you think.

It's pretty rare that I wear an all black outfit, i'm more of a bright colours kind of gal. But I thought this top looked quite alright with the skirt. I got both on Asos a couple of months ago and I have fallen in love with them, the skirt is so versatile, it can easily be dressed up for nights out and dressed down for college, I definitely plan on investing on some more mid and long length denim skirts in the future. I feel it might be high time to steer away from mini skirts a little and to start wearing more modest cut lengths since I am now in my 20's, only sometimes though. 

 Let me know if you like the new location or not!

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

Adele x


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Getting out of a make up rut

Recently I have found myself in a bit of a make up rut, Constantly playing it safe, doing the same look with the same products every time I wear make up. After about 6 months of this I decided enough was enough and it was about time I started to play around with different looks again instead of staying within my comfort zone of a winged eyeliner and nude lip. Doing that look for everyday is fine but when it comes to the weekend and going out things need to spiced up a little, even if it just means putting some eye shadow on too. If you find yourself in a similar situation here is my advice for ridding of that pesky monotonous routine.

Have a Clear Out 
Look through your make up collection and decide what to keep and throw away anything that is outdated. When I did this the amount of blue mascara and glitter blusher I found was ridiculous. I can now conclude that I am a make up hoarder, I may not use an eye shadow for four years but I like to keep in there 'just in case'. So, I let go of this attitude and threw out all the make up I had in my possession that I don't use and will never see myself using again. My make up box was 3 times lighter and now when I go to do my make up I can clearly see everything I have. Sometimes when you have too much make up you can forget what you own and end up turning to the same products over and over again. 

Get Inspired
When it comes to being stuck in a rut, instagram and pinterest are your best friends! Hundreds of different looks are so accessible, search any kind of look you want, screenshot your favourites and try them. If you own something like the naked palette go onto Youtube and search different looks people have created using it and try them out for yourself. 

Play Around
When you have a spare few hours or are having a lazy day/night take the opportunity to play around with your make up. Have a look at all the products you own and see what you can come up with, you don't have to wear it out anywhere so the pressure of getting it perfect is not there, with this there are no limitations you can go completely wild and just wash it off straight after, blue eye shadow, sparkly lips, the possibilities are endless!

Take pictures 
As vain as it sounds, when you try out different looks take pictures of them. Sometimes cameras can pick up on different things than just a mirror,  that way you can see what works and what doesn't and can improve and change on it. Show them to your friends and see what they have to say. Even if you don't share them on social media, you can keep the pictures on your phone and have them there to look at whenever you want to create the look again.

What do you do when you find yourself in a make up or fashion rut? 

Adele x


Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Outfit Post | Twenty Four

Top: Vintage
Skirt: Asos
Shoes: New Look

Once again, my pictures didn't come out quite how I envisioned them, all of them bar the first are pretty awful. If anyone has any advice on taking pictures in winter, camera settings, anything, please let me know in the comments! 

I feel like Morticia Addams in this outfit and I love it. It could completely double up as a Halloween costume. I found the top in my mam's wardrobe and had to take it, I poorly attempted to show the flowiness of it in one of the pictures but it's even prettier in real life, I promise. I wore this outfit for New Years Eve but i'm getting some Valentines Day dinner date vibes from it so I thought it would be alright timing to post it now.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! 

Adele x

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Valentines Day Post

With Valentines day well and truly in the lurch (less than 6 days), I thought a post surrounding the subject would be fitting. Whether you're in a relationship or single, Valentines Day can be celebrated in many different shapes and forms. So I have attempted to cover all grounds, with ideas of gifts and things to do if you're loved up or flying solo this February 14th. 

Things to do if you're in a relationship:

Try Something New
Try doing something you and your partner have never done before, a comedy show, a cooking class the possibilities are endless and doing something out of the ordinary will ensure it to be a Valentines you won't forget. 

'The Classic'
You could just go for the classic cinema date or dinner and drinks. You might not get to spend a lot of time with your other half normally so getting dolled up and going to see a film or making reservations for your favourite restaurant can still be a treat. 

Stay In  
You don't have to go out and spend a fortune every year with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Why don't you stay in and cook dinner together in your pjs, or order in food, make a den and watch whatever you want. Going out to wine and dine doesn't have to be your only option. More than likely I will be opting for this this year. 

Things to do if you're single: 

A Sleepover
Invite you're friends around and have a sleepover together, buy enough chocolate to last you a year and download your favourite film. There's no need to spend the day miserable!

Go Out 
Go out to your favourite restaurant with your other single friends and go for drinks afterwards. There's no reason why you shouldn't get dolled up either! 

Treat yourself
Go and get your hair or nails done, book yourself in for that massage you've been wanting to get for ages. There is no better time to pamper yourself, make a day of it and do it with your friends or family or go alone, either way you will come out feeling amazing. 

What to buy if you're in a relationship:

Make Something 
Again, there is no need to spend hundreds on a present for your significant other. Make something for them, this will probably work out terribly but that's the fun of it. If they like tea, make them a personalized mug, Instead of buying a generic card that says how much you love them on it make it, it can be as romantic or non romantic as you want!

If your boyfriend or girlfriend is anything like me this would be ridiculously appreciated. Buy them a load of their favourite chocolates, bake them their favourite cake or surprise them with a dominos pizza.. cheap and cheerful! 

Listen to Their Hints
If they have been dropping hints about something they need or would like to have.. go for it! It could be something simple such as needing new earphones or a new game or lush bath bomb they were excited about. Listen to the small hints they drop and act on it, the effort will be appreciated! 

What to buy if you're single:

You don't have to be in a relationship to buy pretty underwear. Even if no one sees it, you will still feel good about yourself. You could go all out and buy a set from Victoria secret or just pop into Penny's or Primark and pick up something for under 15 euro!

Make up
That new naked palette you've had your eye on for months, buy it! There is no better time than now to treat yourself and if you don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend to do it for you, then it's only right that you do it!

Perfume is something I rarely buy for myself but like I said above if you don't have anyone else to buy a bottle for you then why should you be deprived, spend some of your hard earned money on making you feel good about yourself! 

What are your plans for this Sunday? 


Adele x


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Outfit Post | Twenty Three

Jumper: Vintage 
Jeans: Vintage 
Runners: Addidas

Firstly I will point out the obvious here and say how awful these pictures came out, no one understands how hard it is to take pictures during winter, with wind almost blowing my tiny wendy house door off it's hinges, the sun constantly coming and going making my pictures either too dark or too light, the struggle is real. The sooner the better Winter is over. I promise I will try to get better at the whole outfit picture thing in the meantime! 

I put this outfit together in my head not knowing how it would actually look on, but I don't think it's too bad. I'm quite into masculine silhouettes so it suits me perfectly!


Adele x
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