Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Growing Out Bangs...Triple Dutch Braids

My sweet niece came to spend the day with us.  

A little story about her.  Several years ago she found scissors, and we all know that NEVER ends well.  Her hair was in the process of growing out and she had some bangs that she wanted trimmed.  Well, my sister wouldn't do it "RIGHT THEN" so she found another set of scissors and took matters into her own hands.  

When my Sophie originally wanted "no more bangs", she thought it meant we had to cut them off.  We reminded her that is what my niece did and Sophie remembered and changed her tune.  

So little missy has been growing her hair out.  I have taken it upon myself to be in charge of her hair.  She is good with it, I am good with it and my little sister who is self-described as "not girly at all" is good with it.  

Here is another little "growing out the bangs do.  Because her hair is at different lengths, there are some wispys with the bang ends.  With the finished style, you can hardly tell.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Goodbye My Summer Closet

 It's time to leave beautiful summer behind.
Will miss my colorful walk-in but beside rain and cold, autumn is time for my winter home closet-upgrade :))
See you soon! 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Week in pictures!

 Holiday Pictures

So me and John (my boyfriend) took a trip to Barcelona, it was really nice and really really hot. Our most used saying was "I'm melting!" lol 

I will be back making videos soon,
Lots of love Sineady xx

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Turquoise Satchel

In world of mass production it's hard to be unique and it was amazing to find out there are still companies like Leather Satchel Co that can actually customize your items. They do their best in meeting your wishes with dedication and patience. That's how my satchel was created. :) 
 I chose color, model, accessories and my initial. It was so much fun. The best part - nobody else has the same! 

I'm a bit in "white mood" lately and Santorini's white architectural perfection only made me "whiter".
At least it's easy to have colorful accessories and it's useful on such strong sun ;)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Side Piece

Mixed texture bun style as worn by singer Lianne La Havas

Growing Out Bangs...Making it Match

This little one starts her second year of preschool in a couple of weeks and it's time to start training her hair.  She has started having a VERY big opinion about her hair.  I can't cut it, and she wants "no more bangs" and either VERY straight or "magic wand curlies".  I am a little back and forth on this one.  She has such a big forehead that I feel she just looks better with bangs.  Plus they are so little girly that it makes me feel a little sad.  
Sometimes it's as easy as tiny ponytails in colors that match her outfit.  

No bangs just makes me feel like it's official.  My last baby is growing up. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chilly sunset

If you ever decide to go to Santorini, take a warm sweater or jacket for the evenings and mornings. 
Although during the day sun burns and temperature skyrockets, as soon as that magnificent sunset is finished temperature rapidly falls and strong wind during July and August makes this magic island very chilly to be at. 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rutz - Walk In Cork

Eco friendly and stylish? YES, those are exact two words that describe best Rutz - Walk in cork designs.
Feeling so proud to meet bold fashion companies who are today's pioneers of "green-fashion". There's a lots of love and passion in these shoes that are made to be comfortable, modern and protecting our planet.

Created for urban girls they will match perfectly with your jeans, night-out and even business/school outfit as their simple yet chic design makes them easy to combine and wear 24h a day.

You can explore their collection Love Letters here and become part of evolution.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Party Problems!

Wedding, Ball, Party and Debs (Irish Prom)
are all popular occasions for this time of year!

Hopefully I can help sort your party problem! 

1. Picture Perfect
Getting your make-up just right for that special day can seems impossible but it doesn't have to be!
I have tutorials that will get help you get photo ready!

First The Basics! 

This video explains everything you need to know to get your makeup to last and more importantly look prefect in photos! 

Flawless Foundation

Getting flawless skin can be tricky especially if you suffer from skin problems like me, but I share my favourite tips here! 

Contour Queen

Contouring and highlight will take your look from great to picture perfect! 
Photos can make the face look flat and fuller then it truly is, but hopefully this simple beginners tutorial will help!
One tip I will give you 
Dark skin - Highlight More
Work with your natural dark contours.
Light Skin - Contour More
Work with your natural pale highlights.

2. Matchy Matchy 
I am not the biggest fan of matching the same tones in your dress with your makeup but I don't see the harm in coordination them, So lets talk colours!

For Blue/Navy Tones

You could try this look - 
(by the way my dress is from New look)

Black & White Dresses

The most popular question I seem to get is about matching makeup to black or white (or both) dresses, I always say that a red lips and liner really seem to work!

This look work prefect for photographs too so its a complete look!

This one is a little bit more vintage but it equally works

Mixed Dresses

My new tutorial is a look for any dress!!

These are the most popular looks I get asked about but feel free to leave a comment with your dress colours! I am going on a break with my boyfriend Jonathan for a while but when I get back I will update with new look, just leave a comment! 


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer Simple...Two Knotted Ponytails

It's summer.  For the most part, we are lucky if hair gets brushed, let alone done.  We found some super cute hats at the beginning of summer and most of the time my little girls just plop those on or we spend most of our days lazing around "the Hill" at the pool and the hair looks a chlorinated, tangled mess.  But on rare occasions, I do get their hair done, and it's simple in the summer.

This one is an old stand by.  Two ponytails flipped into knots.  Nothing fancy, no ropes or twists or braids. Just something to keep their hair out of their faces.

****Just a little aside, we always ALWAYS start with wet hair to keep their hair fly-away free.  My girls have lightweight, soft hair.  The smooth usually only lasts for a little while unless they are straight out of the shower.  I like them to bathe at night, so the two don't mesh well.  I've tried every product on the market and one day in a moment of desperation, we discovered our secret weapon.

Warm water, infusium 23 leave-in treatment and conditioner.  We had this on hand, which is fine because we all love the coconutty smell.  I fill up the spray bottle with warm water, drop in about a teaspoon of conditoner and two-ish tablespoons of infusium 23.  It's like freshly conditioned, wet hair without having to rush to have one more person in the shower in the morning.  The weight of the conditoner helps so much and the infusium 23 keeps the flyaways to a minimum...unless your daughter wraps her head in a fleece blanket and wears it as a disguise.  I'm afraid nothing can help with that.

Monday, August 13, 2012