When life gets in the way. . .

24.12.2014

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I started this blog with the intention of using it as a creative outlet to share everything from my own outfits, book reviews, feature articles, fashion inspiration posts, and anything else that caught my attention. I had hoped to post at least once a week and to share those posts through my other social media channels too. Since I started the blog a couple of months ago I have only uploaded a handful of posts. You can have the best intentions, be the most ardent writer, and still you may find yourself pushing your creative side into the background. Alas, life really does get in the way. With the overwhelming stress of a final year workload, maintaining a part-time retail job, and squeezing in some much needed leisure time with friends, family and a (very patient) boyfriend, anything extra can often get pushed aside. Although this is not how I had planned to start my blog off, it is the reality of it- I haven’t been posting nearly half as much as I had originally wanted to. I recently had a wake-up call and realised that I need to stop letting other elements of my life get in the way of something I’m so passionate about. Even though college is my priority right now, and despite the fact that the majority of my creative juices do go on my English, Media and Cultural Studies course, I am determined to put considerably more effort into blogging. I guess I am writing this more for myself than for any readers that may, or may not be, reading this. (Although if there is anyone out there experiencing the same lack of creative space as I am then hopefully this can provide some food for thought for you too). It also seems a fitting time for a fresh start- the whole ‘new year, new me’ mantra that we all love to hate seems relevant! I’m not sure exactly where it came from but this wake-up call has forced me to consider the importance of not letting your creativity go to waste, and not giving it all away to other outlets while neglecting your own personal interests. In the midst of everything else you may have going on- whether it be a hectic college schedule, a demanding full-time job, or anything else it may be- always remember to put yourself, your well-being, and your passions first. Síomha x

Wishlist

10.12.2014

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Because it’s that time of year, I thought I’d share a collection of a few things that I certainly wouldn’t mind finding under the tree on Christmas morning. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your sister, mother, girlfriend or best friend, hopefully this can shed a bit of light. I’ve chosen items that I would absolutely love, but wouldn’t normally splash out on for myself. In saying that though, while Christmas is a time for giving, there’s no harm in getting a little ‘from-me-to-me’ gift for yourself too! My top pick for a self-treat (if I have any spare cash after all my Christmas shopping is finished!) is going to be this Kiehl’s moisturiser. My skin gets so dry, especially in the freezing cold weather we’re having at the moment. After hearing great things about Kiehl’s products for ages I finally popped in to get a couple of samples to try out at home. This cream has worked absolute wonders on my skin the past couple of weeks. If I don’t find this in my stocking on Christmas morning I think I’ll have to treat myself. So I hope this provides some pressie inspo for you, if the lady in your life is anything like me these are super special gifts that she will adore!

 

From Left-Right

Marble iphone case from case-scenario.com €20

Acne Studios Canada Grey Melange Scarf €130

DKNY pyjamas net-a-porter.com  €69

Moleskine 2015 weekly journal €10.95

Chupi Infinity Twig Ring  €89

Tom Ford nail polish in ‘Bitter Bitch’ €30

Johnston Cashmere socks from Asos.com €49

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in ‘Hepburn Honey’ €29 & Lip Liner in ‘Pillowtalk’ €20

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream €26

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Cream €23

Rag & Bone wool-felt fedora €185