Monday, 6 August 2012

101 goals in 1001 days.

Its taken me months to finally finish this list, as I didn't just want any random things on it, I wanted proper stuff that was possible but takes hard work all the same. I would just keep this list to myself, but I feel if its up here on the internet for you all to see, it will motivate me to complete it more. Wish me luck! 

Start date: Tuesday, 7 August 2012
End date: Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Crossed out = Completed
  1. Learn to drive.
  2. Speak fluent French.
  3. Get to my goal weight and maintain.
  4. Qualify as a make-up artist.
  5. Become more known as a make-up artist.
  6. Build a portfolio.
  7. Start on YouTube.
  8. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years.
  9. Cut out carbs for one week.
  10. Go to England again.
  11. Accomplish something I’ve worked really hard for.
  12. Improve at guitar.
  13. Don’t use the internet for a week.
  14. Go to bed before 10 every night for a week.
  15. Make a list of songs I could listen to forever.
  16. Learn to play poker.
  17. Go to Oxygen/Electric picnic.
  18. Make a photo collage on a cork board.
  19. Whiten my teeth.
  20. No Chinese, chippers or rolls for a month.
  21. Reduce the amount I curse.
  22. Stop other bad habits.
  23. Drink two litres of water or more every day for a month. 
  24. Keep up my diary.
  25. Spend a day without my phone, twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  26. Write a list of everything bad in my life then burn the list.
  27. Get a job.
  28. Save.
  29. Compliment at least 5 people every day for a week.
  30. Be content with my leaving cert results.
  31. Have a complete wardrobe clear-out.
  32. Wear no make-up for a week.
  33. Get glasses with plastic lenses.
  34. Throw away all my underwear and start again.
  35. Eat no sweets for a week and eventually a month.
  36. Go to a fortune teller.
  37. Finally taste Nando’s.
  38. Pass my C test.
  39. Jump a 1.00m course clear.
  40. See Ed Sheeran live again.
  41. Get a car.
  42. Go on holiday or go to oxegen after my leaving cert.
  43. Pick a college and a course that I am happy with and get the points for it.
  44. Jump 1.10m.
  45. Run a 10k race in under an hour.
  46. Move to Dublin.
  47. Get a facial.
  48. Drink 3 litres of water in one day.
  49. Have a ‘lazy day’ like the girls always speak of, & stay in my pyjamas all day.
  50. STOP overthinking everything.
  51. Save €200 and don’t blow it all on shite.
  52. Own a real leather jacket.
  53. Get another river island purse.
  54. Have 100 subscribers on my Youtube.
  55. Get an iPhone.
  56. See the Arctic Monkeys live.
  57. Get a good summer job.
  58. Finally finish this as its taking forever!
  59. Go up to Galway again with Tara.
  60. Start & finish my basic make-up portfolio.
  61. Get my provisional licence.
  62. Get my full licence.
  63. Get black converse.
  64. Get maroon vans.
  65. Make a scrapbook/photo album with all my favourite memories.
  66. Have my 18th.
  67. Get the MAC 138.
  68. Get the Inglot 27TG.
  69. Open a bank account & get a bank card.
  70. Get a new wardrobe in dads.
  71. Do not buy any make-up for a month.
  72. Give up chocolate for lent & stick to it.
  73. Give up jellies for lent & stick to it.
  74. Go a week without ordering lunch.
  75. Give 15 compliments in one day.
  76. Write a list of my 10 all-time favourite songs and make a playlist/CD of them.
  77. Do something completely surprising for someone's birthday.
  78. Work in Brown Thomas.
  79. Go to Punchestown.
  80. Feature in a magazine one way or another.
  81. Visit Dublin Zoo again.
  82. Learn more about whales.
  83. Go on the London Eye.
  84. Write my name in the sand.
  85. Go to Paris.
  86. Visit the Eiffel Tower.
  87. Pass Honours Construction Studies in my Leaving Cert.
  88. Get a HD camera.
  89. Pass Honours Maths in my Leaving Cert.
  90. Go without Facebook for a week.
  91. See Ben Howard live.
  92. Find my debs dress.
  93. See Kanye live.
  94. Go on a picnic.
  95. Play ( every morning for a month.
  96. Tell someone, who is willing to listen, how I really feel about something.
  97. Pull an all-nighter.
  98. Do 50 ‘non-woman’ push ups consecutively.
  99. Design a tattoo.
  100. See Eminem live.
  101. Be haaaaaappy.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

July Favourites :)

Time for my first monthly favourites! I probably won't be doing these every month as I simply don't change up my products enough but this month, I was wondering what to write about next and the end of the month came so I had no excuse not to. Few randoms in here, so be prepared..

Regarding skin, July has been a bad month. I've broken out in places I never usually do, such as around my nose. This face scrub really help the clarity and texture of my skin, and its almost back to normal. I use this in the shower, and really work it into the skin to slough off dead skin. I absolutely adore this stuff and have already repurchased!


Next is a foundation combo. The bottle on the left is Revlon Colorstay in 150 - Buff (€17.50 in Boots) for Combination/Oily skin, and the bottle on the right is Rimmel Lasting Finish in 400 - Natural Beige. (€8 - €10). The Revlon one is in the lightest shade and the Rimmel one is in the darkest it comes in. Depending on what colour my neck is due to tan and the likes, I mix these to make the colour I need. These two babies go hand in hand as they are both very long lasting foundations and give me the matte finish I love. *Winning*

Inglot 6SS, smaller version of the 4SS. This is ideally made for blending out concealer but due to its squirrel substitute hair, its ideal for both cream and powder products. I use this everyday I wear eyeshadow to blend out any harsh lines. Its a must have for me!

Jewellery is one thing I've been OBSESSED with over the last month, especially gold jewellery, pearls, mustaches, and bows. River Island is my favourite place to root! If you want to know where any of these pieces are from just ask in the comments below.

I was bold this month and ended up getting two bouncy blowdries! One was in preperation for The Corona's concert, and the other was when I got my highlights done by one of the girls in work. I just loooove having no roots! These blowdries only take about half an hour, last forever and are usually around €20. They add volume, texture and curl to the hair by leaving a med- large round brush in until it cools.

Once again I'm raving about Essence Nail polishes. At 1.29, there are so many shades to choose from and they last such a long time. This is my newest one and current favourite.

Not its first time to appear on my blog, this e/s by Inglot is in #342. Its an ideal shade for filling in blonde eyebrows. Although I really don't have blonde eyebrows, it allows me to fill them in and still neutralise the warm tones with this being a cool tone. Similar to MAC's Omega e/s.

I feel very shallow saying this, but I really could not live without this product. Being one that likes to be brown all the time, I apply this lightly for day wear and heavily and in multiple coats for nights out. Don't judge!

Benefits Hoola Bronzer: Keeping with the whole 'bronzed' theme, this is a product I use everyday I wear make up. I'm devastated I've hit pan and so much of it, as at €33.50 its quite expensive but I will, without a doubt, be repurchasing.

Last but not least, is this foundation tester kit from Sleek MakeUP. Actually, I use this as a concealer as the consistency is quite thick and dries to a powder finish. This is in the shade light/medium and is only €4!

Time for the randoms! Two tunes I havent stop listening to this month are this and this. Give them a listen if you haven't already, I'm addicted!

I have two favourite places this month. One being Galway again! I spent last week on a 'holiday' there with Tara, and definitely had the craic. Its just so relaxing, and people are so friendly.

The next place, River Island, is going to be the death of me! When they have a sale, my pocket greatly suffers. I went into the dressing room with 22 things the first time I attacked it.. My favourite shop ever!

Let me know if you've tried any of these products and your thoughts on them in the comments below!
Talk soon,