My Top 12 Summer Holiday Buys

I know I may have mentioned it once or twice already but, I’m off to Ibiza on Thursday, yippeee! As you can tell I’m very excited, mainly because I’ve never been to Ibiza before, but also because I can’t wait for a bit of sunshine and to spend a few days away with my siblings. It’s been forever since we’ve done something like this so I’m really looking forward to it.

Anyway, if you read my post on Boho Holiday Outfits last week, you’ll know that the theme for the weekend is Boho Chic. Why a theme I hear you ask?! Well one of my sisters is celebrating her birthday over there so we’ve got lots of great events and parties lined up which in turn means lots of great outfits have to be planned.

My outfits are slowly starting to come together, thankfully made easier by the fact that there are just such great things in the shops at the moment. From accessories, to sandals, to dresses, even to fab holiday makeup, I had to drag myself away from so many things I wanted to buy.

That’s not to say that I won’t buy them at some stage though, every girl needs a wish list in my opinion so here’s a look at what’s on my summer wish list, and my Top 12 Holiday Buys for this summer…

Rust Maxi Dress H&MDenim Jumpsuit H&M

Gold Gladiator Sandals River Island / Straw Bag H&M / Holly Sandals Michael Kors

Floral Print Jumpsuit ASOS / Printed Floral Midi ZARA

The Shore Bondi Rose Sunglasses SHEVOKE / Cosmetics Bag ASOS

Field of Dreams Sundress Seafolly / Tropical Trikini Swimsuit ZARA

So there you go, just some of the things I’m lusting after this holiday season. Now all I need is to get bikini ready so I can wear and buy them. While that’s not going to happen for my Ibiza trip given it’s only two days away, I’m keeping them on my list for a holiday coming up later in the year.

Also, if you’re a complete social media addict like me then you might be interested in this fab Ban.do back up phone charger I recently bought from one of my favourite online shops, Hippenings.com. It’s the perfect summer accessory if you plan on being snap-happy on holiday just like me!

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Sorcha x

 

What I Wore – Wedding

As you know, this day last week I was at my friend Julie’s wedding in the beautiful Borris House in Co. Carlow. I promised last week to share a post on my outfit and make up look for the day, and not one to go back on my word, here it is!

I decided on a black pleated ZARA dress for the occasion, it is an illusion dress that from afar looks like a skirt and top. The top half is like a crepe material, with the skirt part pleated. This dress is so comfortable and easy to wear, and as I’ve put on a few pounds since my wedding (eeek), I wanted to feel comfortable in what I was wearing.

I bought this dress last winter and have already worn it to another wedding. You can never go wrong with a black dress, and there is always so many ways to make it look different with shoes and accessories.

I paired the dress with an oversize neckpiece from Betty and Biddy, a cream, gold and black threaded clutch also from ZARA and black Kurt Geiger pointed court shoes that have a gold trim at the tip.
For my makeup, I wanted a dramatic eye to compliment my dress so I went with soft, face makeup and then turned to my go-to eyeshadow palette of the moment, the UD Gwen Stefani palette, I created a coal smokey eye.

Using shade Blonde as a base, I applied this all over my eyes to start. I then applied a generous amount of shade Serious which is a lovely, rich dark grey colour to my eyelids and my inner eye socket. This was followed by mixing and blending shades Anaheim and Zone with the dark grey to soften the charcoal look slightly, whilst also keeping a dramatic effect. It’s all about blend, blend, blend here.

On the lower part of my eye under my waterline, I also applied shade Serious to enhance the look, then added black kohl eyeliner pencil to my waterline. I finished off the look by drawing a thick line of eyeliner on my upper eyelids and applying a generous amount of my Benefit ‘They’re Real’ mascara.

A dust of my MAC Soft and Gentle mineralise highlight power and some Benefit Coralista blush on my cheeks and I was ready to go! I kept my lips very nude with just a light application of my MAC Revved Up lip pencil.

Once I was ready, we set on our way, dressed and curlers in my hair (because obviously I never take them out until the last possible second!). Unfortunately I somehow didn’t manage to get a full outfit look without my curlers in, but you get the general idea.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I’m going to partying away at my lovely friend Lucy’s hen party – as I’m sure you can tell, it’s all hens and weddings at the moment!

Sorcha x

February Wish List

Like many of you I’m sure, I’m always creating lists of things I like. I have lists for all my favourite things and lists of things I want; books, beauty products, clothes, accessories, shoes glorious shoes, and anything else you can possibly think of. I don’t know about you, but any time I read about something that intrigues me, or I see something I want to buy, it goes on my wish list.

Here’s a look at the top five things I’m lusting after this month:

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks


Okay, there’s no two ways about it, I’m frickin’ excited to try out this whole collection, especially the new lipstick range. I love a strong lip and each of the shades in this collection are right up my street. I’m particularly excited to try out shade 714 which is a bright red colour, and the only lippy in Urban Decay’s new ‘Mega Matte’ formula.

Zara Oversized Zinc & Steel Earrings


I don’t know how many pairs of big earrings I own but they are a secret love of mine. I think statement earrings and neckpieces are a must in any wardrobe, and this month I have my eye on these zinc and steel babies from Zara. It’s love.

Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Gel


I don’t really have oily skin but do find that as the day goes on I can tend to get a little shinier. I’m a big fan of Benefit products, their That Gal primer is a constant in my makeup bag, so I’m looking forward to trying this out and putting it to the test.

Year of Yes

Ah Shonda Rhimes, the creator of several of my favourite TV shows, most notably Grey’s Anatomy. Shonda recently released this new book, Year of Yes, which I’m dying to read. It tells the story about how when she started saying yes to things more often, her life changed dramatically for the better. This one will also be on my February book list which I will be sharing with you all shortly.

Saint Laurent Espadrilles


I’ve had my eye on these fab studded espadrilles from Saint Laurent for quite a while now and this month I’m going to make sure they are mine! Perfect for the warmer weather that will be coming our way soon (we hope).

So there you go! What’s on your wish list this month?

Sorcha x

Today’s Look: Denim on Denim

My work attire is relaxed, I work in a big company where the atmosphere is chilled out and there is an emphasis on casual clothing.

My staple work look is a pair of skinny jeans, ankle boots, and a top of some sort. As it doesn’t change much day-to-day, I try to mix it up with changing hair styles and accessories. My make up is usually soft and natural, keeping with neutral tones, simple eyeliner and soft lips.

For today’s look I’ve gone for casual denim on denim, a high hair bun, ankle boots and soft make up with a tinted lip.


My Outfit

  • Denim Jeans: Zara
  • Oversized Denim Shirt: Penneys
  • Ankle Boots: Janella Bone Nubuck Boots from ALDO
  • Jewellery: Gorjana Taner Bar Necklace from Loulerie

 

My Make Up

  • Benefit That Gal Primer
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
  • Benefit Erase Paste Concealer
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder
  • MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
  • MAC Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapid Black
  • Benefit ‘Coralista’ Blusher
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
  • MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil ‘Revved Up’ from the new Ellie Goulding collection (I just bought this and I am loovvving it!)

Have a nice day all…

Sorcha x