27.3.14

"I could write a song with my new piano, I could sing about how love is a losing battle"

Hey fizzy, quirky dorks!
 
Times have been hectic, so to keep you all satisfied while I sort my blog out this week, here's a montage of cool Pinterest pictures that I love; it might give you a nice idea of what's coming up on Dorky, Fizzy and Quirky Stuff. Enjoy!
 







 
DIVERGENT
 

 
For Now, Jane xox

19.3.14

Dorkiness, Fizziness and Quirkiness #3: St. Patrick's Day | OOTD

My friends' attempt of making my French plait look cool with green and orange colours... It's actually not that bad (they made me think it was worse by giggling!), as they did run out of the Claire's hairsprays during the makeover. I think little random splashes of green and orange in my hair did look cool, so thanks guys ;)

Remember when I started a series back in October called Dorkiness, Fizziness and Quirkiness? Probably not. I have only done two posts in this series, the last one being in December. From this day on, I hope to post more in it, as I enjoy writing to you all about my personal life. So make sure to keep up to date here to see these upcoming babblings.

So on Monday the 17th March, I celebrated Ireland's patron saint's day. I invited my friends over to my house before we headed down to the beach for the parade and rides. As you saw in the picture above, my hair was spray-painted in the Irish colours. Thanks to my good pals for plaiting and Irish-flagging my hair! Two other girls also got their hair spray-painted, so we all looked very festive!
At the beach the first ride we ventured on was Crazy Frog, which consisted of ups and downs and incredible speeds. It was a laugh! I felt bad for squishing for one of the girls, as the seats were slightly sloping and I slid down as the ride began :/
The next ride was Waltzers, and it was my first time on it. I was disappointed; the girls set such high expectations. The men working there only span us properly twice and our time on it was very short. Oh well. Yearly, the festival at our town isn't very spectacular. It is nice to take in the atmosphere there though.

The rest of the afternoon was spent walking down the beach, taking selfies ("But first,
LET ME TAKE A SELFIE")
and watching the slightly lame parade. The main and best part of the celebration was hanging out with my friends and remembering how freaking amazingly fantastically awesome it is to be Irish (with all respect to other countries, but we all have a little Irish in us all; you just don't know it ;P). Maybe next year I'll go to a few different parades. I optimistically spread the St. Patrick's cheer with my outfit...



Coat: Superdry
Cardigan: Abercrombie and Fitch
T-Shirt: Hollister
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Converse


Do you like it? And, by the way, my left (your right) sleeve is not longer, it's just the way I was wearing it, haha.

Leave a comment below with requests of posts you would like to see, please! Plus, tell me about your St. Patrick's Day, no matter where you're from.

If you'd like to see how I did my make up and nails for St. Patrick's Day, then click here.

And once again, before you click away or type away on your keyboard, watch this. It really makes me feel good about being a part of this tiny island.

Slán agus go raibh maith agat!
Goodbye, and thank you!


17.3.14

St. Patrick's Day Makeup and Nails


Dia duit gach duine!

Hello everyone!

La Fhéile Pádraig atá ann inniu agus tá sceitiminí áthais orm!
It is St. Patrick's Day today and I'm very excited!

If you're wondering what the heck I was typing, you mustn't be Irish. It's the Irish language, which I like to call Gaeilge, and it's compulsory for us to do in school. It's a beautiful language.

Today's make up and nail look is especially for this fantastic day of celebrating the country of Ireland. And there's nothing better than a true Irish person showing you a St. Patrick's Day tutorial, eh? Haha.
I did a neutral eye look with a pop of green and orange-y lips; it resembles the Irish flag (and in case you haven't noticed, my pale skin is the white part of the flag :'D).

Today is a brilliant day for us people in Ireland to be proud of who we are, as well as to praise our awesome patron saint Patrick. And if you aren't Irish and think our country is full of leprechauns, I have something to say to you. Watch the video at the end to see what Ireland is really about. It is a fabulous, unique country!

I hope you enjoy!

FACE


    
1. Apply a moisturiser and primer, and then apply some of your favourite BB cream or foundation. I used Garnier's BB cream.

2. Next, dab some concealer, like my Rimmel Match Perfection, on problem areas for
flawless skin.

3. Set it all with a brush of powder across your gorgeous complexion. I used
Rimmel Stay Matte powder.

4. Fix up your brows if you wish. I'm loving Maybelline's Brow Drama Brow Mascara.

5. To look more healthy and happy, apply a rosy blush on your cheeks, like Sugarbomb by Benefit. You can also use a cheek stain if you like, like my Benetint. It's a lot more lasting.

6. For dewy skin, dot highlighter, such as High Beam by Benefit, on the bridge of your nose, forehead, cheekbones and cupid's bow.

EYES




1. After applying eye primer, brush a matte pale shadow all over your lids. Here, I'm using Strange from the Naked 3 palette.



2. With a mauve shade, like Liar on the palette, blend it into your crease.




4. This is best done with a thin eyeliner brush. I used a green eye shadow from my Royal Jet Set On The Go Palette and lined my upper lash line and lower lash line.

5. Mascara time! Apply your favourite to your luscious lashes. I used Maybelline



LIPS


With green eyeliner, I think it's appropriate to complete the Irish flag. Grab a coral lipstick/butter/balm/lip-gloss or something very close to the colour. My tangerine lips were created with my Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti and my
Benefit Ultra Plush lip-gloss in Poutrageous.



NAILS


Of course for this nail art, you'll need a green nail polish and an orange nail polish, one of them being a pen so you can doodle on your fingertips. I don't exactly own a proper green in my collection, frustratingly, but I substituted with this neon Nails Supreme nail art pen. It's the closest I could get.


1. Make sure to put on a base coat first. I don't have a base, so I just used my O.P.I top coat.
2. Apply a few layers of orange, like my Bourjois lacquer, or green nail polish,
and let them dry.
TOP TIP: Speed it up by drying them with the cool setting on a hair dryer!

3. With the opposite colour in art pen form, draw some polkadots or stripes. I made my ring finger an accent nail by drawing a different pattern, as you can see above.
Finish off with a top coat.
When your nails are dry, that is the whole look complete!
Tell me below what you think of it and what you'll be doing today!
Today I'm going to my local parade with two friends and I'll definitely be rocking this make up, and I still have my artsy Irish colour nails. Woo hoo!
Whatever you're doing today, whether you're Irish or not, have a bit of craic (craic as in fun, not as in, you know...).
But before you leave check out this video below!
It'll make your day, no matter where you're from. #IrelandInspires


Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Stay tuned on Wednesday for my OOTD.
Slán agus go raibh maith agat!
Goodbye, and thank you!


6.3.14

February Buys | Monthly Collective Haul




February has now come and gone, and it's now time for an overview of things I've purchased in the past while. All of the stuff here I have bought from the beginning of February till two weeks ago. I hope you like my little collective haul, and tell me below if you enjoy these or not!


Spotify was actually a purchase my family a good few months ago. It's like the music version of Netflix, and I love it! I've been listening to this playlist that I made in February non-stop. I've discovered tons of cool music!





Bershka Polka Dot Jeans
KISS magazine (March 2014 issue)
Company (March 2014 issue)
Urban Decay Primer Potion Sample
Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser for Dull Skin
Spotify App
Lollitint by Benefit (sharing with my sister)
I'll talk to you next on Sunday!

1.3.14

Fashion Februrary Week 4: Kimonos, Traditional versus Modern



It's the last week of #FashionFebruary! *sob*
Plus, I'm sorry this is late (again); it's now March! Hah. Expect #SunflowerBlogger and Februrary Buys posts soon.
So let's see, the fourth topic is kimonos! I don't own any, but I did have a kimono-styled dressing gown when I was younger, but I've grown out of it now. It was so lovely; silk, light and pink. I wish I still had it!
Traditionally a kimono was a Japanese garment. As soon as I picture Japanese kimonos I think Disney's Mulan (even though that film is set in China... oh well). Women from Japan wear them for special occasions, like weddings. And here comes the more accurate history of the elegant, Asian classic which is totally needed.
"Kimonos are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimonos are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (except when dressing the dead for burial) and secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zōri or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi). The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote
these full-length robes." - Wikipedia
The fascinating, original robes have, in the past few years, gotten a modern makeover with high-street, chic 'kimonos' appearing in Forever 21 and online at boohoo.com. They're shorter, more loosely fitted and have more of a boho feel to them. They usually have a floral pattern, but have no fancy accessories compared to the Japanese kimonos; you just throw it on. More of my glass of Sprite (I don't like tea :P)!
I love both styles; the old version of the kimono is admirable since it is so oriental and foreign to us in the western part of the world. They are very pretty (some of them) and it is a cool style to take on. On the other hand, I think the new take on kimonos are a lot more wearable for today's generation, as you can see on the two models on the collage. I would personally prefer to wear the beach-y, California themed kind, but I still praise the captivating custom of Japan. I so badly want to visit countries of the Eastern world, now that I think of it!

That's it, which wraps up a month of fashion with Ali and other fab bloggers. I must give a huge thanks to Ali for organising this fun challenge; it's given me many ideas on new clothes to try! Thanks again, it was a fun experience.

http://thecutelittlebeautyblog.wordpress.com/fashion-february/


Talk to you at #tbloggers? Make sure to join in tonight at 8... Which is in ten minutes, eek! See you there! Byeeeeeeeeee