Saturday, July 9, 2011

River Island Summer Sale.

Heya :) So as we are well into Summer. Well if your living in Ireland like me it doesn't seem that way will all that rain and thunder. Anywho, so last Thursday River Island's summer kicked off. I think River Islands Summer Sale was the most talked about sale in a long time. It was trending all day on Twitter in the UK & Ireland. So as I'm a recessionista I like to find some bargains, so off I went in for a look. I was lucky to find some goodies as I heard people were queuing outside the store since 5.30am the morning of the sale! Crazy if you ask me but sure what harm.

So here's what I bought:

Cute black Summer Dress With Orange and Blue
Detail Across The Bust. It Also Comes With Detachable Straps.
This was reduced from €33.50 to €12.00.

                                                  Green "Silk" Scarf With Floral Detail.
This Was Reduced From €17.50 to €6.00
I Love Scarves, I Have SO Many.
I Can't Wait To Wear This With Something Dressy Or Casual.

                                  Ok I Know Were In The Middle Of Summer But I Also 
                           Love Cute Hats For The Winter. I Also Have LOADS Beanie Hats.                            I Nearly Always Wear One In The Winter. 
        My Friends Always Tease Me For Buying Crazy Hats, But Meh I Love Them And They Keep Me Warm.That's What You Want In The Winter Right? The Colours In This One Caught My Attention And The Cute Pom Pom On The Top! This Was Reduced From €23.50 To €6.00, So I Couldn't Leave It Behind!

                  Set Of Silver Bracelets. What Got My Attention With These Bracelets Was The                     Hamsa Charm. I Love Them. These Were Reduced From €17.50 T0 €6.00.                                                             

Brown Leopard Print Espadrille Wedges With Wrap Around Detail.
As I'm A HUGE Leopard Print Lover, Ive Had My Eye On These Leopard Print Wedges Since The Start Of Summer.
And Kept Meaning To Go In And Buy Them. 
But Anyany I Was Lucky To Find A Pair In My Size And Them Being On Sale.
These Were €40.00 Reduced To Only €12.00! Bargain! ^_^

So that's what I bought in the River Island sale.  I was very happy with my purchases!
Did you find anything nice in the RI sale? Let me know. :)

Chat soon.
Love, love...
Nadia x

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Heya :) So as I've said before my blog is not for just make up, beauty and fashion. It is for also everyday life. And part of my everyday life is my dog Harley, who is my baby.
Like most dogs Harley is VERY hyper and can disappear from my sight within seconds. So I always like to keep him safe and well from the country roads he sometimes does be on.
A very good friend of mine suggested that I get him a high visibility ReflectoCollar.
With Harley's safety one of my main priorities I jumped at the chance.


"Our entire catalogue is made with Pet and Human safety in mind. Our high Visibility Reflectable Collars provide better visibility for your Dog while out and about Day and Night. This in turn offers motorists an opportunity to easily slow down, identifying you and your Dog while walking. Reflectocollars are available in a range of different sizes for all types of Dogs". 

The ReflectoCollars come in a range of colours, widths and lengths in either a D Ring or O Ring  type collar. They are 100% waterproof , odour free and lightweight. Not only do ReflectoCollars keep your dog safe but they are also stylish. :) They range from €12 and ReflectoLeads are also available to buy from their webstore
and all good retailers around Ireland. They also ship worldwide but postage and packaging may vary from each country. 

Neon Green, D Ring ReflectoCollar.
Harley modeling his new ReflectoCollar which he loves!
For all you pet lover's like me, I hope you found this update useful. :)

Chat soon.
Love, love...
Nadia x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sedona Lace Blush And Contour Palette Review.

Heya :) Hope all is well with everyone. So a couple of weeks ago I purchased some Sedona Lace products from their webstore
I bought the 10 blush palette and the contour and blush palette. My order came very quick and I was notified by both email and twitter that my order was dispatched which I thought was very good customer service. My order was also delivered very quick and the packaging was well wrapped.  

10 Blush Palette… $15.95 / €11.10 (approx).
“Everyone knows that makeup is never complete without blush. We have introduced a palette with 10 shades varying from light pink to deep dark pink as well as a couple of neutral blushes. This palette is perfect for anyone who loves blush, 10 different shades in one palette!”

Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, FD&C Red No.40 A1 Lake, FD&C Red No.7 Ca Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 A1 Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 A1 Lake.

My Opinion
I love these blushers as they come in a sleek black matt palette with the Sedona Lace name and logo on the front. The shades range from natural golden glow to summer tropical coral and even gorgeous hot pink. The pan’s are medium sized and the pigmentation is quiet strong so they do blend well and most importantly they last long. So you only need to apply a small amount. The only thing I dislike about the blushers is that they are a tiny bit talc-y / too powdery when you apply them but after there blended, they are perfectly fine. But for less then €12 I think these blushers are great.

10 Gorgeous Blushers, With Flash.
Left to Right, Top and Bottom.
Excuse the bad quality of the swatches, I suck at them :(

6 Contour and Blush Palette… €17.95 / €12.50 (approx).
“2 in 1 palette contains 6 large pans for contouring, shading and blush. All 6 colors are matte and come in a durable packaged case to make it very convenient to use and travel with”.

Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Proplparaben.

My Opinion
This palette is class! The pans are HUGE. They also come in a sleek black matt palette with the Sedona Lace name and logo on the front. The pigmentation is also strong in these so only a little amount is need when applying. It comes with 4 contour shades and 2 blushers. The contour shades range from pure white to a gorgeous mocha. The blushers are a beautiful baby doll pink and a hot bubblegum pink. These are also a tiny bit talc-y / too powdery when you apply them but after there blended, they are perfectly fine. 

The Front Of The Blush & Contour Palette, With Flash.

Contour & Blush Palette, With Flash.
                                              As You Can See The Pan's Are HUGE! :D

I think both palettes were great value. But the international shipping cost more than the actual products. The shipping to Ireland cost $20.34 / €14.11 approx. And I got a discount of $4. The Sedona Lace webstore nearly always has offers on shipping like a discount or even free shipping within the US. 
But saying that I definitely will be ordering from the Sedona Lace webstore again soon.
Have you tried any Sedona Lace products? Let me know if you have and what you think of your purchase(s). :)

Chat soon,
Love, love...

Nadia. x