Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

26/05/2015 17:05

Cork City & Bandon Stores. All diamond jewellery 50% off from Thursday 28th June-9th June!

Hey lovely :)

Hope you're enjoying this amazing sunshine! Fingers crossed it lasts a little longer!

On another note, how AMAZING are these diamonds from Hilser Jewellers? I had the best morning yesterday trying on everything and I fell instantly in love with all the sparkle. Can you believe that Hilser Bros. jewellers is celebrating 155 years in business this week? I couldn't believe it. What an amazing achievement :) The business has been through so much after all these years; 2 world wars, the burning of Cork, 2 recessions and the day before Michael Collins was ambushed in Beal na Blath, he called into the Hilser jewellers shop in Bandon. The history behind these jewellers is so fascinating, I could of listened for hours!

So, as a big huge THANK YOU to the fabulous people of Cork, Hilser jewllers are kicking off an amazing promotion of 50% off their diamond jewellery. Incredible, I know! There are so many pieces to choose from such as stunning engagement rings, wedding bands, bracelets and necklaces. I promise you it'll be a tough choice. Even for you gals who want to treat themselves to that right hand ring, just because ;) The saving will be huge so I would defiantly recommend popping in over the next week. The promotion starts Thursday 28th May-June 9th so plenty of time to spoil yourself or someone super special :) There will be treats and bubbly for customers while you browse about in both the Cork City Grand Parade (across from Soho) and Bandon stores.

To top it all off, they also have a 2,000 euro diamond up for grabs on their Facebook page so make sure to enter here.

I'm off to the gym now guys. Chat later honey bee's :*



25/05/2015 22:29

Shirt & Sandals/Primark, Shorts/H&M, Bag/Parfois, Sunglasses/Missguided.

Hey guys :)

Just a quick post before you all hit the hay. Hope everyone had a good Monday. At least the weather here in Cork was beautiful, that always helps. I spent the morning at Hilser Jewellers trying on so many amazing diamond pieces, which I will tell you about in full tomorrow. I had a few errands to run throughout the day which is a typical Monday for me catching up after the weekend. It's one of my girl friend's birthday's next weekend so I went to get my outfit altered before then. It's not often that I go to clubs dancing and drinking but it's a special occasion this weekend (as well as the Irish bank holiday) so we're going all out :)

As I had a busy morning, I missed my usual gym class at 9am so I took my doggy for a nice long walk this evening to make up for it. I'll be back at Fitnessworx tomorrow evening full steam ahead for my step and tone class. Have you guys checked out their latest offer? 100 hundred euro for 3 months Summer membership! Such great value. Check out their website here for more info or phone up the gym directly (021 480 9268)

Night night lovelies :*

Summer in the City

24/05/2015 15:56

Dress/Mango, Trainers/Adidas Superstars, Bag/Forever21, Sunglasses/Missguided, Watch/Daniel Wellington.

Hey gorgeous :)

Happy Sunday. Here is what I looked like yesterday for a day of shopping, outfit shooting and drinks by the canal with my sister. I love being able to wear little Summer dresses, shorts and skirts now. I was getting really sick of jeans all the time. It had been ages since we went into town for a stroll about & with the weather being so lovely and mild these past few days, that's exactly what we did. I treated myself to a few new bits and pieces which ofc will be featured on the blog over the coming days.

Sunday's are my least favourite day during the Winter. I am really not a fan. I find them boring and un-adventurous but now that it's Summer, I feel the total opposite. Beach walks, lunches outside, street cafes...Sunday's are bliss! Even just chilling at home. My sister, Dad and I just had a yummy lunch in our back garden and I was so content :) The weather makes such a difference.

I'm off to the movies this evening to see Pitch Perfect 2 with a huuuge box of popcorn!

Hugs :*


Day Dream, Ripped Jeans.

21/05/2015 12:32

Jeans/Primark, Shirt/Cari's Closet (here), Trainers/Adidas Superstars, Bag/Parfois, Sunglasses/Missguided

Hey there gorgeous,

Hope you're good :* I am currently sitting in Koppers Hair Salon being pampered for the afternoon. I had so much work to do, so when I'm here for hours I usually bring my laptop with me. I'm having more lighter tones put through my hair which I'm so excited for, I've been loving them so far. I'm also having my nails done in a bit, nothing better than a fresh Gelish manicure :)

I have a big night out tonight at Soho bar in Cork. They are hosting a fashion show tonight in aid of the Mercy hospital and I will be there judging best dressed. I hope to see a few of you there :) Tickets are 10 euro and you can get them on the door tonight, kicking off from 8pm.

My legs are currently feeling like jelly after my fourth and final gym session this week, it's a good thing I get to relax here for a little while. I'm delighted with my workout regime this week. I'm super motivated for my holiday in a couple of weeks and definitely feeling more toned and lean :) I can thank Fitnessworx for that :P

Have a nice day my loves.

Lauren x

Good Hair Day

19/05/2015 17:20

Hey guys,

Finally a hair care blog post! I often get questions on my blog and instagram asking me which products I use and how to achieve certain looks etc so I thought it was the perfect timing now that I have recently 'new' coloured locks :) For those of you who have been following the blog for a while will know that I have had jet black hair for years and years. It was just my 'thing' and a safety net colour that I knew would always looks shiny and healthy. Up until about 2 months ago I had no intention of changing it until my hair stylist, Sabrina, felt it was time for a change and that the black was a little harsh on my face. As some of you know, my saving grace is Koppers Hair Salon in Glanmire Cork. I go there all the time, at least once a week, and the girls are such pro's! You are always in safe hands and guaranteed to leave the salon looking & feeling fabulous :)

Not only are the gals amazing but I love the Joico products they use in the salon. It really makes such a difference and ever since coming to Sabrina, I have been using the Joico products at home myself. So, after a little bit of convincing (surprising I was totally up for it), we lightened my hair :) We achieved a chocolate brown all over colour with lighter tones flowing throughout my hair. Of course, this didn't happen over night as we didn't want to damage my hair but after just 3 visits to the salon, and without stripping any colour, my hair was exactly how we imagined it and I could't be happier. Looking back on photos now, I do think the black was a little harsh on my face and I MUCH prefer the colour I have now. Especially coming into the Summer, the blonde tones and lighter shades look so fab with some beach waves.

As for maintaining it, this is where the Joico products swoop in and save the day! As I have had bleach in my hair now to achieve the lighter tones, this needs to be treated to avoid any hair damage or breakage. I use the Joico 'Repair Damage' shampoo and conditioner religiously! It smells amazing and I know my hair will remain in great condition. Once or twice a week I also use the at home treatment 'Intense Hydrator' to lock in that moisture. Once my hair is washed and towel dried, I always apply a mousse. I'm not fussy with the brand, what ever I have in my bathroom or convenient to pick up I'll use. I use a mousse as it reduces frizziness so much, especially for someone like me who has so much hair. It also keeps the style in tact if you straighten or wave it. A recent look I am wearing a lot (especially with my new highlights) is subtle beach waves/flicks. I think they are the ultimate boho babe look this season. I use my ghd, taking thick pieces at a time, and flicking it over or under to create that kink in the middle and leaving the bottom part straight. I must admit it's taken me a while to master this and the girls at Kopper do a much better job, haha.

Afterwards, I finish off by applying the best product on the market; the Joico texture boost dry wax spray. This product is absolutely amazing for adding beautiful texture to waves or curls. It really shapes them giving off that 'sea salted beach locks' look. As it is a wax in spray form, you only need a little bit as you don't want sticky hair, so the bottle lasts ages! This is my favourite little gem and is always applied to my hair after it's styled. Definitely something I would recommend if you wand, wave or curl your hair often like me :) These products can be bought from Koppers Salon and all other Joico salon stpckists.

As for the volume of my hair, I'm afraid I don't have a quick fix for this other than the fact that I have SO much hair. It can be such a nuisance (because it takes agessss to dry) but it's great as it creates natural body and volume for me. I use these fine tooth combs from Penneys to back-comb my hair a little most days. I carry one everywhere with me, they're super cheap and easy to pick up.

The best part of all? Koppers have super kindly given me a one hundred euro gift voucher to give away to one lucky reader. YAY! Just head on over to my Facebook page to enter here.

I hope this answers everything guys :) I'm off to a step and tone class now at Fitnessworx for my sins :P

Hugs :*

Lauren x