31 October 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Dripping Blood Nails (Inspired by Rachel's Tutorial)



I hope you all had a spook-tacular evening!

I dressed up in a cow onesie (you can expect what that looked like) and went around my neighbourhood 'trick or treating', kind of. I went on that adventure with my best friends/neighbours (but not the same girls as the previous post) and their friends which was so much fun! Most likely not going to again next year though, unfortunately. Getting too old. :(

Afterwards I went back to their house and we had a takeaway from the chipper (thanks to their lovely parents) and then gobbled up the sweets we received. Except I don't have a sweet tooth at all so I gave half of my stash away and kept the Haribo packets and chocolate etc.! My friend's had chocolate fingers and popcorn too to share out as well and lots of other goodies, including these awesome chocolate pumpkins stuffed with Smarties! I mean how cool does that sound!?

We watched TV and chillaxed and eventually I had to walk home with my Dad (which did take literally 3 mins). And now I'm sitting in a chair in my kitchen at 11pm on my laptop/my sister's laptop blogging about... wait a second, I'm meant to be blogging about my nails!

Oh dear.
I get side-tracked occasionally.

So before I left for the trick or treating extravaganza, I did my nails. I was inspired by Rachel's recent post on how to do cool dripping blood nails and I thought, why not paint my nails like this? 
This nail look is so simple trust me.

To see Rachel's tutorial click here.

Here's what I did:
1. I painted two coats of white polish onto all of my nails.
2. I then grabbed my red nail art pen and drew zig zags on the white base.
3. After I filled in the top half of the nail with the red polish.
4. Then I added dots of red on the other half of the nail.

And there you have it!
Now you have your creepy bloody nails.

Have a lovely evening!

28 October 2013

Dorkiness, Fizziness and Quirkiness #1: A Halloween Sleepover with my Friends!

Me and Caroline :)

Hey girlies... It's mid-term!

I decided to start a new series called 'Dorkiness, Fizziness and Quirkiness' which is going to replace 'Jane's Diary'. Basically every month I'm going to ramble about something that happened to me recently. Today I'm going to write about a brilliant sleepover I went to on Saturday 
with my six best friends.

They are such amazing girls and are so nice (also they're all future models). I told them about my blog and asked them if it was okay if I took pictures with them and uploaded them, and four agreed. It's so exciting! I love it when I share more of my personal life with you guys. I hope you enjoy.

At the sleepover we all dressed up Halloween style and put make up on. Of course I had to be a cat with my pretty hairband from Penneys. I simply drew very symmetrical (sarcasm) whiskers with my liquid eyeliner and dabbed on a nose and little dots. You are not a cat without a cat eye flick, so obvs I did that. My sister curled my hair before I went.

Cat Ears: Penneys
Top: Bershka
Necklace: Forever 21
Skirt: Bershka
Tights: M&S 
Boots: UGG

Mia prepping for her close up
Me and Mia :P

Me and Katherine ;)
The Two Janes :D

Caroline and the Other Jane (hehe)

Mia, Me and Katherine
One of the girls (no picture of her here) put together Halloween punch which was delicious! I'm not sure if I'm allowed share the recipe; it might be 'secret', but let's just say we drank lots of it and it was easy to make!

So after we messed around for some time (failing at music videos and playing Truth or Dare, you get the gist of it) we settled down to watch The Perks of being a Wallflower. 
Eh, why not a scary movie? Some of us are chickens. 

We ate tons of sweets and popcorn while getting incredibly confused with the story-line and bawling our eyes out at the end. I wasn't crying though, typical me. I have mixed feelings for that movie, but it was super good. 

After the film, we dressed into our pj's, ate more sweets and gossiped about the most random things, as girls do. We made a little camp in Jane's living room which was so comfy and cosy. 

We went to sleep at probably two or three in the morning. 
And I am still tired from it.

The next morning we got dressed and walked to the village before we went home. We got ice cream in an adorable little shop. I got two scoops of vanilla. It was yummy.

Us on our morning stroll | Me, Mia and Katherine's ice creams

So I hope you all liked this life post; I don't want to post beauty and fashion stuff all the time (although I did include a little at the top, it's hard to not type about). I'll talk to y'all soon! I'm off to watch Mulan 2 with my sister; we watched the first one last night, and it was unexpectedly hilarious.

Pssst! Before I go, I need to do a shout-out to my awesome friends! Mia, Jane, Caroline, Katherine and the two other girls; you're all fabulous! Thanks for the overly-fun sleepover. I'll see some of you on Wednesday for hockey training ;)

My Favourite song from the Sleepover (thanks to one of the girls)



18 October 2013

"In a world gone plastic, baby you're so classic"

16 October 2013

Autumn/Winter OOTD #1: "Here's to never growing up..."

Cat Ears: Penneys
Shirt + tank top: Hollister
Shorts: Gap
Tights: M&S
Boots: Local shoe shop

So I wore this outfit last Sunday, and I was inspired by the latest autumn grunge trend. Plus, I saw the adorable cat ears in Penneys (Primark) and almost died. I first saw them before on Grace, who rocked them, and I really wanted the hairband too when I set my dear eyes on them in the shop. I'm not sure if I'll be brave enough to wear them in public though; maybe I will to future parties and maybe Halloween. 
Cat make up tutorial? Let me know...

Grunge was very popular in the 90's, so I'm happy it's back, as I never lived in that decade (or any decades before that, obvs). The lyrics in the title are linked to Avril Lavigne's song, and she is very grunge. I didn't just pick the song because of Avril's fashion sense in this video, it's also because I feel quite childish (in a good way) wearing the cat ears.

So before I head off, here's some pictures from my Tumblr and a few collages I made on Polyvore all inspired by the Fall time. Enjoy!

My collages from Polyvore:

I know it's random but this is how I feel sometimes.
Who else loves Clueless?

10 October 2013

❤ September Favourites ❤

Hola chicas
I have finally succeeded in preparing and writing a proper favourites for once in a good while. Before this I had my Spring and Summer Favourites, but at last, here is my September Favourites!
Yaaaaaaay! I've changed it up a bit too, which is exciting.

So, how's school/life been for all of you? Tell me below! 
School's going alright. I'm getting a lot more class tests. I'm loving hockey at the moment. My friends are well, my family's good, my country's is grand. Life is fine.

Sorry, let's get on with this, so sit back, chill, and read.
It can't be that hard.


*click above for review*

Aussie Mega Shampoo
This is one of the first products of the well known range of Aussie that I've tried. I am very impressed by it.
It smells gorgeous, first off. It has Kangaroo Paw Flower extract and is a wonderful everyday cleanser. It has no build-up, which is a plus. It makes my hair feel bouncy and fresh, and it's such a relaxing soothing formula when I rub it into my hair in the shower. #Heaven

Simple Refreshing Face Wash
I've had this for aaaaagggggeeesssss. It just lasts and lasts.
I love this because it is what it is, refreshing, and it's nice in the morning especially when I splash my tired face with cold water. Ahhhh.
It's brill since it's kind to skin; 100% soap free, no perfume or colour and contains 1 or two vital vitamins. Win-win.

EOS lip balm
These are raved about in the US and annoyingly aren't sold in Ireland (yet...). I was lucky to grab one from a pharmacy this summer when I went to Florida, and it's pretty good, espesh the adorbs packaging! I picked the 'Sweet Mint' one and it's so smooth and moisturising. Plus, it gives the illusion of fresh breath! I love mint so a mint lip balm is a dream come true. I love to use this in school a lot (as you saw in my What's in my Schoolbag). It's a fabulous product, but not as brilliant as the rulers of all balms Vaseline and Baby Lips.

Benetint by Benefit
I've mentioned this multiple times before, because of one reason; it's terrific! A stain for your lips and cheek is perfect for when you're in a rush on a school morning to give you a quick flush of colour and popping lips. This is a great all rounder.
Frustratingly the writing has rubbed off the bottle, but it is Benetint, pinky promise!

Victoria's Secret Body Mist in Pure Daydream
I have talked about this in my last favourites, I know, but it's such a gorgeous scent! It was my 'summer fragrance', but I love using it now too as it reminds me about it a little, which is nice in Autumn. I'm spraying this non-stop!

Max factor mascara
As you saw in my School Make Up post, I included this mascara. It's eye brightening with a blue hint of colour that adds emphasis to my eyes. As I said, it's just right for 'I stayed up all night studying' peepers!


Abercrombie Tracksuit bottoms
These are the comfiest things ever!
I got them in A&F in America because they were on sale and were too hard to resist. I have two other tracksuit bottoms (both Hollister) but these are my favourite at the moment! So practical and cosy!

Forever 21 jacket 
You saw in my Dublin Fashion Festival Haul that I bought this jacket from Forever 21. I've been wearing it tonnes! It's so cool and compliments many outfits, including my red Hollister top I'm wearing above. I love the way it has two textures; double stylish!


Mini Chocolate Digestives
Oh my lawdy.
If you love Chocolate Digestoves then you need these! It's basically a pack of miniature versions of the bisuit; so delicious! And it is perfect for school. These are so tasty!


Roar by Katy Perry
Katy Perry is one of my many idols, and I was waiting ages for her to come out with a new song; over a year after Wide Awake! Anyway, this song is fabulous. It's catchy tune and powerful lyrics make me feel uber happy when listening. It's all about girl power, and getting back up when you fall down (i.e to never give up)! ROOOOOOOOAAAAARRRR!
(Got overboard there)

Wake Me Up by Avicci (in English and Irish!)
Firstly, the English version is brilliant. I love disco-DJ type songs with heavy beats; there's so many to love! This one is brilliant for a party; it's stuck in my head.
But... I almost prefer the Irish cover by Lurgan. I was listening to it non-stop. Is aoibhinn liom an amhran (I love the song)!
Irish is Ireland's native language, and is a beautiful language! There are many summer schools that teach Irish, and this camp Colaiste (col-awsh-ta, which is Irish for college) Lurgan did an Irish cover to Wake Me Up. It's brilliant! An amazing modern twist to Irish trad music. It looks like they're having fun too. Plus, 2 million views??? Haaaalllllaaaa...

Applause by Lady Gaga
This song is odd, like the lady herself, but is terrific to my ears! Definitely not everyone's cup of tea; nothing is really! I think this ensemble is a magnificent come back for Lady Gaga. A little bit of applause to her of course...



KISS Magazine (October Issue)
I have put this magazine in every issue just for one reason; it's freakin' awesome!
Packed with autumn fashion and beauty (what not to love?) and many celebrities, including Jenette and Ariana, two of my favourite Nickelodeon actresses! I can't wait for Sam and Cat to release on Nick; it looks so good! This Irish teen magazine is too die for...

The Mortal Instruments Book Two: City of Ashes
The sequel to the fantasy (soon to be) phenomenon is just as good as I predicted! This series is full of twits and turns and you'll fall in love with the characters (JACE :D). I recommend this book strongly to young adults; it's magic. I'm on Book Three now. :)

Websites etc...


*click on photos for links*
Geek Chic Notes
Phoebe is so good at make up and advice on numerous topics! She's so pretty and her posts are very regular, which is great as she keeps you interested! Go follow her; her blog is super!

All About Me Amazing Alex
Alex is so open about her feelings and is easy to relate to. She posts her Journal every day which is really fun to read! She also does OOTDs and Beauty reviews and much more! She's amazing (hence the name)...


So this is actually my real life friend Sophie! She started making videos recently, and I've been loving them. It'd be great if you subscribed to her! It'd make her day...

Another Irish youtuber, I know. But this one is hard to resist! Alicia is so good at make up and editing videos and she's such a lovely person (on the web, to begin with...) She's just such a good Beauty Guru!


I got my Tumblr page almost a year ago, but now I've gotten back on track with re-blogging and tumblring... I'm now an addict! I think I've gone from 5 to 25 followers in the space of a month... That's how much I've been using it! I'd love if you checked out my page Strawberry Sins to find some sugary goodness. I love to mainly reblog stuff that I think is funny, pretty or that means something to me. 

I've also been re-pinning a lot recently! Pinterest just as amazing as Tumblr and you can find just as much inspiration. I have lots of boards on my Pinterest, from the usual stuff like Beauty, Fashion and Funny pins to the Mortal Instruments and The Fault in our Stars to my celeb idols! Click here to be directed to the page and remember to join in with me in my re-pinning by following!

So that's it girlies/guy-ies!

I hope you enjoyed this post on what I've been loving this September. I wish you all a happy October. Halloween is coming... ooooooohhhh. Expect some Halloween tutorials and fashion posts here soon! 

It's Friday tomorrow; YAYYY