27.6.13

☼ Spring / Summer Lookbook Challenge Complete! Overview Days 1 - 10 and Trend Tricks 1 - 9 ☼



Yes I wish I did more outfits but some days I wasn't really wearing the nicest clothes due to hockey and golf camps... I think I've done enough! I hope you liked my Lookbook and that it has given you an idea of my Spring / Summer style (a.k.a mixture of cute, casual and chic)!

Below are all eleven outfits from the Lookbook Challenge and if you would like to see them in further detail, click the photos.













 I think my Trend Tricks did alright as well.
I found it enjoyable looking at celebrities make up and coming up with a certain trend to suit it. Most of the trends in the posts are actually linked to what I'm wearing in that post's OOTD, so you can look out for that.
Below is the list of the tricks I posted, and if you're interested in any of them, just click the links. :)

(Inspired by Taylor Swift)

(Inspired by Lauren Conrad)

(Inspired by Katy Perry)

(Inspired by Miley Cyrus)

(Inspired by, um, well... the Rainbow!)

(Inspired by Little Mix's Body Confidence)

(Inspired by Selena Gomez)

(Inspired by many, like Ariana Grande and Bethany Mota)

(Inspired by Kendall Jenner)

Thanks Guys!

Remember to nominate me in the awards above and also tell me 
if you would like to guest post please!

For Now, Jane xox

22.6.13

Birthday Haul 2013! ♫

On 3 May 2013, I turned 13.
I'm finally a teen!
;

I'm sorry for not blogging closer to my birthday; that weekend I was very busy trying to balance chilling out birthday time with study. Over the past two months, you know the drill:
I was busy (!) with school etc.

On the morning of my birthday (which was a Bank Holiday; boo yah!) I went downstairs and on the kitchen table was a few presents along with a cute personalised cake. Squee! As well as the stuff below, I got Maroon 5 tickets! But the concert, which was supposed to be in June, is postponed until January! :'(

Below are some of the presents I got from my parents and sister:

This cute top from Hollister

No, no I did not get all of these magazines for my birthday, but I did get a KISS subscription!
Yay! I didn't know what to use for a photo so I just took a picture of (some of) my collection.


An iPad cover! With a keyboard! Hehe :)
Of course I had to be on my blog to take a picture, right?

This cute purple handbag by Kipling! It's so big with so many pockets that it's basically empty when I fill it, 'cos all I bring is 
my purse and phone. :P


On my actual birthday I went to Dublin for the day with my sister and mum. We visited mainly 4 shops, 2 from which I bought from (Abercrombie & Fitch and Topshop) and the other two browsed around but found nothing (American Apparel and Superdry).


From Abercrombie & Fitch, I got an amazing shirt as well as a cute crop top

From Topshop, I got this adorable coral flowy top that so screams out SUMMER!

On the Sunday, I went to Jervis Steet to Forever 21 and Arnotts. 
At Arnotts, I got a Benefit makeover! I absolutely adore Benefit and got kindly treated to three things the lady used for my makeover. I also got a few samples! I love samples.

At a different stall, my sister and I got our hair curled and we got this awesome new curler! I'm not sure of the name, I might tell you soon in a future tutorial (if I can ever get the hang of it!)

I visited Bershka twice over the two months and got three tops with my birthday money.
This first one above I absolutely loooove! I've been to Saint Tropez, which is a lovely French town, and I love how this sweater is not too light and not too heavy; perfect for mild weather!


I got two crop tops from Bershka that I would only wear with a tank top underneath in Ireland, but when I'm abroad in a hot country, I might attempt to wear them without a tank (if I think my belly is tan enough!) I'd need to get high-waisted shorts or skirts first, which I really want!

My brother was away on a school tour for my birthday, so when he got back, he presented me with these! He was so sweet to get them in the airport for me, and I adore this perfume and
body lotion (especially together).

Now onto gifts from my friends!
I didn't have a party so only my closest friends thought of me!

First, one friend got me three things:
I really like Sanctuary! So luxurious...
As you can see I've already used up the body wash, and right now I'm hearting the scrub.
I still have to try the bath float and body butter!

I really want to read this book! There was an excerpt in one of my school books 
a few years ago from it.

I don't know why, and how, she bought me these socks, but I might use them for a crazy socks 
school day, if that ever happens.

Now friend number two:
She got me three beautiful nail polishes from Claire's 
and two cute bracelets. :)

Friend(s)* number three:
They got me a gorgeous Hollister body cream, which is amazing!
I'm in love with bows, so they know me well and got me three more! Yay!
I've never tried Essence nail polish and I'm glad they got me two. :)
A Cath Kidston lip balm! OMG #GabyWillBeJealous ;)
...
*the friends are twins

And lastly friend number four:
A cute make up bag from Penney's = useful
A brilliant Kylie Minogue perfume = awesome

I hope you enjoyed this Birthday Haul!
I have left out a few bits and bobs from friends and family but I didn't want to include them; it would make this too long and boring... The usual.

I'd like to mention that I am not boasting about what I got, I just thought it would be nice to show my birthday presents to those who are fascinated :D

Thanks for reading,

20.6.13

☼ Spend the Day with Me (Virtually)! Collab with Gaby + Grace, Including 2 Lookbook Outfits! ☼

Hello there!
Myself and fellow bloggers Gaby and Grace have decided to do a collab, organised by us tweety birds on Twitter. What we had to do was make a post about our day (Wednesday) and what we did as well as showing our OOTD(s) too. If you would like to see Gaby's post, click here, and if you want to read Grace's post, click here.
As well I've included two outfits for my Lookbook challenge. Enjoy!

On Tuesday night, my mum and I decided we should go hiking up the hill beside our house on Wednesday morning, which is a beautiful walk. FYI, I don't do this on a regular basis (as much as I wish I did). 
We went up at around 8:30 in the morning, and surprisingly there were a good few walkers up there at that time. It was a wonderful atmosphere.
Here are some photos:






 Outfit #1: Daytime Mayhem :P


Top: Abercrombie & Fitch


Tank Top: Abercrombie & Fitch
Shorts: Hollister


Shoes: Converse

While my mum and I were at the top of a hill, my sister was sitting her JC Music exam. And guess what? It was her last exam! So of course we had to go shopping to celebrate! It's how we roll.
We went to our local shopping centre at around 11:30 after myself and Mum collected my sister. Guess what she got as a present for completing her Junior Cert? An iPhone 5. Yay. :(
Haha I'm not jealous I love my phone and I have an iPod. :)

Before shopping, we had a small lunch. After I had a milkshake. Yum.

I'm going to be shopping a lot in Florida, so I was only on the lookout for some summer essentials: a bikini, good UV protected sunglasses (not Penney's ones), and maybe some 'summer pyjamas', What I mean by that is light nightwear, not long thick bottoms.
Unfortunately, I didn't find a good bikini. I have one already (obvs from my sister, I've only started becoming interested in bikinis recently), but my mum said I should get another one. 
I watched Roxy Limon's video on bikinis for your body type, and she said go for a bandeau type of top and bottoms with strings at the side if you had a small chest and short legs (basically a petite person like me). I couldn't find any nice bikinis like that in my size. I only looked in Penney's, Next and Marks and Spencer's, so I might try out T.K Maxx when I go there.
I did manage to get some sunglasses and pyjamas, and a few other things.

My scrumptious oreo milkshake.

Below are all the items I bought.

Mini Haul

Penney's:




Yep, three summer pyjamas. It's that time of year again.


A strapless black dress to wear over my bikini


A cute floral hairband

Eason's:


Seventeen magazine! I've always wanted to get this, 
and I love it so far!

M&S:


Cool lilac sunglasses and a free case with it



When I got home (around 15:30) I relaxed and read in the sun and took photos for my blog, and I played Mario Cart with my sister. It's kind of addicting.

I'm so happy she's free so I can hang out with her. My brother is at a French camp, and is back this weekend, and shortly we're off to America, Squeeee! I might schedule a few posts for you guys.

Reading in the sunlight!

Mario Cart Wiiiii!
(Please say the above in Mario's Italian accent)

My family decided to go out for dinner that night to celebrate my sister's ending of her JC even more, and we went out an amazing Indian restaurant. It was so lovely! I was so stuffed I didn't have dessert!

Outfit #2: Going out for Dinner


Bow: Claire's (set of 3)
Necklace: Penney's
Shoes: Local Shoe Shop


Cardigan: Hollister
Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch
Phone Case: Amazon



My Indian dinner! Delicious...

And that's it y'all!
That was my day on the 19th June. Sorry I didn't post it this morning, I was at a hockey cap from 10 - 2 and I didn't get time. I'm wrecked now, so I'm off for a shower!

Make sure to check Grace and Gaby's posts,
links above!

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Please please please!

Bye! Have a lovely summer!

Song of the Day
 Calling, Lewis Watson