Hello!! Apologies for my absence of late, things have been a bit hectic. But I’m back, and all going to plan, back on a regular posting schedule, starting with my favourite type of post – my fashion, beauty and everything in between Mix and Match.
Just when we thought it was safe dig out the hats and scarves, the sun made a cheeky reappearance in the Dublin skies this weekend. This playsuit from River Island hadn’t seen the light of day all summer, and combined with barely there opaques, it was the perfect option for the sunny weather that could easily turn in a matter of seconds.
I upped the bright factor with my favourite Topshop Lipstick in “Rio Rio” (featured in my top 5 lipsticks post, which you can see here) and my go-to summer nail polish – Rimmel Salon Pro in “Hip Hop”. This coral shade goes with everything – it’s the only shade I’d ever pack for a summer holiday, and it would flatter even the palest among us. I’m loving the trend for matte nails at the moment too. I’ve recently found the hardest working product ever, a matte top coat from a beauty brand that’s relatively new to Irish shores, Wet n’ Wild. No need to buy loads of different matte nail polishes – just add one coat of this little bottle of wonder, and voila! Matte nails in an instant – click on the photo above to see my (very messy) matte nails.
In hindsight, it wasn’t my BEST idea to wear a tiny playsuit to one of my favourite burger places in Dublin, Jo’ burger. I always seem to take it as some sort of personal challenge to finish the gargantuan burgers and bucket of fries that are served up but by god, is it worth the bulging belly. Burgers, of course, have been hot property these past few years and you’d be hard pressed to flick through an Instagram feed or blog without seeing several artfully filtered pics of this trendy foodstuff. If you’re in Dublin, I highly recommend you hit up this trendy little burger mecca in Castle Market in the City Centre. And do keep in mind that they offer up a lot more daring combinations that my usual bacon and cheese too – I’m a simple girl at heart. And for the love of god, don’t go bunless! Brave that gluten ‘cos these bad boys are thee best I’ve had anywhere. Topped off with a jar of lemonade (those darn trendy hipsters!), this is the perfect Sunday pig-out spot.
I mentioned the Dublin Flea market a couple of weeks back, and this past Sunday, with the help of my partner in crime’s unrivaled haggling skills, I scored this authentic vintage 7Up crate from 1964 – delighted! I absolutely love it and have so many ideas for how to fill it. I’m thinking lots of different sized bottles with single stem flowers, but knowing me, it will change from week to week. Nothing in my apartment stays in the same place for too long! I loves pieces like this that are full of character and history, especially when contrasted with more modern, graphic and bold items. Even though I’m only renting, I am so happy with how our little apartment is coming along and it’s starting to feel more and more like home. I’m currently saving up for a good camera, so when I’ve acquired that I will definitely do a little home tour!
Until next time my lovelies!