Sunday 29 January 2017

Instagram Roundup | January

It feels so strange to be sitting here writing my first Instagram roundup of 2017. Anyway, I hope everyone is recovering from their January blues and is well settled back into everyday life following the Christmas, I can't help but feel that January completely drags by and then every month after that is a bit of a blur and before you know it it's January again.

But on a more positive note, now that January is almost out of the way now we have February to look forward to, Valentines Day (perfect excuse to eat chocolate) and brighter evenings, so it's not all doom and gloom.

How has your January been?

Adele x


Wednesday 25 January 2017

The Beauty Post | The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen Everyday

I am a firm believer in the importance of investing in your skin. I just don't see the point in spending tonnes of money on make up in an attempt to cover up neglected skin, while never getting to the root of the problem and only making matters worse. 

It's no secret that make up isn't exactly good for your skin, but that notion definitely isn't going to stop us from wearing it. So rather than vowing to never wearing make up again, why don't we begin to actually take care of our skin, establish a sturdy skincare regime.

For me sunscreen is at the root of any decent skincare regime, and not just on your 10 day holiday in Ibiza once a year, it needs to be applied at least to your face all year round, all day errday. The cream I am using at the minute is the Body Shop's Skin Defence Multi- Protection Essence, which I apply every morning on the days that I am leaving my house and better yet is spf 50 so I can feel confident in the fact that no sun rays will be getting through this bad boy, that is the one ray of sun Ireland sees all year anyway. 

Just to try and convince you further to invest in a daily sunscreen I listed below five reasons why. 

It Prevents Premature Aging 
I don't know anyone who wants to have wrinkles, so by preventing that as early as you can your future self will most definitely be thankful. 

Enhances Skin Health
Moisturised skin = Happy skin. 
It really is that simple, your skin will instantly look more radiant, leaving it smooth and healthy. 

Reduces Skin Discoloration
For me, after my acne cleared up a few years ago I was left with spot marks and discoloration all over my face, which has been completely erased through wearing sunscreen on a daily basis.. hurrah!

It Reduces Your Risk Of Skin Cancer
This one may be more relevant to people who live in a hotter climate, however it is important whatever country you live in to wear some kind of factor on your skin, particularly in the Summer months. Skin cancer is no joke and it is up to you to reduce your risk of getting it. 

You'll Still Tan Through It 
Having a tan is what most people want these days and it is a common myth that people believe that by wearing sunscreen you are eliminating the chance to actually get a tan. This is not true. The only thing you are eliminating is getting sunburn, which can be uncomfortable and often dangerous. By wearing sun protection you will build a gradual tan, avoiding any redness. 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you wear sunscreen everyday?

Adele x


Sunday 22 January 2017

The Fashion Post | January Wishlist

This months wishlist is an assortment of neutral colours and wardrobe basics. Admittedly it is slightly boring... which probably reflects the month quite well. But if there is one good thing about this month, it is that January blues is a completely acceptable excuse to shop  I have been searching far and wide for the perfect pyjama style top the past couple of weeks, so it's not all doom and gloom. 

I have been searching far and wide for the perfect pyjama style top the past couple of weeks and I think I may have just found the perfect one in Topshop, I am a sucker for anything silk. I have also been browsing through pretty lingerie, I figure buying myself some is probably the best way to beat any January blues.. which are most definitely in full swing at the minute with Trumps inauguration *insert eye roll emoji here*. 

Have a lovely Sunday! 
Adele x


Sunday 15 January 2017

The Fashion Post | Stripy Trousers and Frill Neck Top

Trousers: Zaful
Frill Neck top:  Topshop
Coat: Boohoo
Boots: Asos (Similar)

I bought this top the other day as an impulse 'treat yo'self' buy, and I definitely do not regret it. I rarely wear blue and I need some more long sleeve tops in my wardrobe so since it was such a perfect combination I couldn't say no. The frilly detail jazzes it up a little making it easy to dress up if needs be.

This was my best attempt at dressing it up while trying to stay somewhat warm, but I didn't exactly do the best job of covering up how cold I was in the pictures. I cannot wait for it to be summer again when I won't have to freeze my boobies off trying to take outfit pictures! 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Adele x


Wednesday 11 January 2017

The Beauty Post - January Nails

January's nails are looking like a mismatch of every colour in my nail polish collection. I think I am subconsciously trying to cure my January blues by injecting a little bit of glitter and colour into my nails, but still trying to keep things calm with muted nudes. 

As sad as I am that Christmas is over I am so so excited for March and April to come around and I can then begin to introduce pastel colours back into my nail collection. 

But for now I am stuck in a weird transitional stage between the two and it is very confusing for me, as you can see from the pictures. Can someone please tell me what colours we are supposed to paint our nails in January? Because that would really help me out, thanks. 

What colours are you wearing this month? 

Adele x

Sunday 8 January 2017

The Life Post | My Favourite Blogs

With the popularity of blogs and the online world growing rapidly each day, the blogging community can at times be somewhat of a competitive and nasty space to be involved in. While everyone is clambering around in an attempt to improve their own blog and ultimately become top dog, it is easy to get swept up in this ruthless cloud of competition. 

So, in light of all this I thought I would share some girl power lovin' and list five of some of my favourite blogging gals. Their photography, writing and content inspires me daily and I will be a happy woman if I can get my own blog even close to the tip top shape that theirs is in.

The Lovecats Inc 

I have been following Helen's blog for as long as I can remember. I just cannot get enough of her clean photography and laid back style. She also bakes cakes that are to die for, her talents are just endless!

PB and the journey 

Polly from PB and the journey is a blog I have only come across recently and I am in love. Her  simplistic sense of style is too much for me to handle and her sense of humor completely comes across in all of her posts. Her blog is destined for wonderful things!

La Coco Noire

Katie blogs mostly about travel and lifestyle and her photography is possibly my favourite I have come across on any blog. She somehow manages to tell an entire story just from one picture and because of that her blog is well worth having a look at.

Salt and Chic

Another favourite of mine that I have been following for a while is Amy's blog Salt and Chic, which is just the cutest name ever. To match her cute blog name she has the prettiest hair colour in the blogging world and the perfect style to match. Her blog content has been taken to a whole new level in the past year, in particular her travel content and I cannot wait to see where 2017 will take her.

Jesska Denise

For my final favourite I of course had to include an Irish girl. I found Jess's blog through her instagram page maybe about a year ago. What I love about her blog is the authenticity that comes through her posts, while her photography and writing is profession you still get a real feel for her personality and even though we have never spoken I almost feel like I know her years!

So there you have it, five of favourite blogs and girls in this little community. It is always lovely to come across new blogs that you can add to your favourites and these five are absolute gems.

Leave comments with some of your favourite blogs and lets share lots of love together!

Adele x

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Girl Talk | 11 Thoughts Every Girl Has On Her Period

If there is one thing every woman has in common it is that dreaded time of the month. For one week every month our hormones go through the roof, we hate every male on this planet for not having to go through the same thing and we stuff our faces with all of the chocolate in the world to help ease the pain. 

Being a girl isn't always easy but, it is important to see the funny side of things so I put together a list of some of the thoughts I have during my period, and hopefully they will relate to you too. 

'Was that a cramp?'
That sharp pain was either a false alarm or the beginning of the end, only time will tell. 

'Why is there NEVER any chocolate in this house!!'
Probably because I've already eaten it all, but this craving is confirmation that that cramp was indeed the start of my period and not something else.. oh no.

'Is it normal to loose this much blood?'
Chances are it is completely normal and I am just being a drama queen, but still. 

'Shit, I don't have any sanitary items with me.' 
This has been happening to me every month for the past eight years, why am I STILL never prepared and carry around a spare tampon with me when I am out?!

'Why do boys not have to put up with this?'
Look at them all, walking around not bleeding. They make me sick.

'I love my boyfriend.'
He's so kind to me, bringing me chocolate and making me a hot water bottle. I am so lucky.

'I hate my boyfriend.'
Does he seriously have to eat that loud?! He has no idea how painful this is, he annoys me. 

'At least i'm not pregnant.'
How do women give birth? I would much rather deal with this for a few days than pop one out. No babies for me, ever. 

'Why am I crying?'
It's just a video of a golden retriever sleeping, it's not that cute. 

'I put on nice underwear today, I hope I don't bleed on them.'
Aaand there's blood, all over my fancy underwear. Why do bad things happen to good people?

'It's almost over.'
Only another day or two to go, you can do this.

Finally once that is all over I can relax and go back to normal. Until the next month when I have to do it all over again. 

Sometimes I really think we all deserve a medal.

If you want to read the last two posts in my 'girl talk' series here they are:
Things I learned when I stopped wearing bras
The menstrual cup

Adele x


Sunday 1 January 2017

Instagram Roundup | December

This is my last roundup from 2016.. that is literally crazy. For the planet, 2016 has been an absolute disaster, but for me personally it has been the loveliest of years. 2016 has provided me with lots of wonderful memories that will last me a lifetime and I am forever thankful for that. 

On a side note, one of the wonderful things that has happened for me in the past year is that my blog has grown a huge amount and I couldn't be happier to have more and more people reading my posts each day. So thank you all for that and I wish every one of you all the happiness in the world as we enter 2017. 

Happy New Year! 

Adele x
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