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My Go-To Tan: Iconic Bronze

October 1, 2018

Hi guys,

If you were following my social media you’ll know I spent the last few days in Tenerife with my friend Ciara. I was invited over to the launch event of the Hotel Vulcano rooftop Up Terrace (where I took these pics – the views are amazing!) We had such a fun few days and an interesting journey with Veuling (never flying with them again haha) – you can watch my vlog of the trip here.

Anyway one of the questions I got asked a lot on the trip was what tan I was wearing. If you follow my social media you’ll know I’m an Iconic Bronze ambassador. I absolutely love their tan, and have been using it for almost a year now. It’s October now so it’s safe to say my summer tan has well and truly faded. I love being nice and dark so my go-to tan is the Iconic Bronze dark mousse – which I applied the night before travelling, I slept with it on and washed it off that morning. I find it applies really smoothly with the Iconic Bronze mitt (no streaks) and lasts really well (doesn’t go blotchy). You can see more about the tan and how I apply it here. It’s approx €13.99 (depending on where you buy it) and I’d usually get a month or two out of a bottle if I was applying regularly. You can buy in Penneys/Primark or in pharmacies nationwide as well.  Continue Reading…

Fashion

Autumnal Vibes

September 19, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely week – how crazy is the weather today? I arrived back from Milan last night at 12am, and even then the wind was bad, it wasn’t the most pleasant landing – but it seems to have gotten worse and worse since then. Our gorgeous summer weather has certainly said it’s goodbyes – but that’s ok because with Autumn comes gorgeous Autumn clothes, and my birthday of course haha!

My birthday was wedged between two trips this year (not a bad way to celebrate it!). I was in Corsica last week and I’m heading to Milan later today on a press trip. I’m very excited to head to Milan and to experience the pre Fashion Week madness. I missed all the fashion weeks this season as it was just so busy, but I’ve promised myself I’ll make it in February. I just love any reason to get dressed up in anything you want, and to take in all the upcoming trends. Speaking of which, I’m very excited to be working with H&M again this season to show you my favourite pieces from their Autumn collection in shops now. There is a lot of burgundy, some checkered and of course some gorgeous ankle boots. With my life being as crazy busy as it is, I try to plan my outfits in advance so I’m organised and have nice outfits ready to go. Below you can see 4 different outfits I’ve styled up for 4 different things.

This outfit is for my brothers 18th birthday this weekend. I can’t believe he’s turning 18, my own 18th feels like yesterday! Here I’m wearing a cami top, ankle length slacks, snake print court heels, a faux fur coat and gold earrings.

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L.K. Bennett x Preen Comes to Kildare Village

September 13, 2018

Hi guys,

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. This week is my birthday week – and has been spent in Corsica, so I think it’s fair to say it’s been a great week. I’m also incredibly excited to be sharing these photos with you, and to tell you that the L.K.Bennett x Preen collection is coming to Kildare Village this weekend!

I remember seeing the collection last year when it was in stores, and I instantly fell in love with the dresses. The prints, the shapes and the colours are just so beautiful – you can tell they are high-end, luxury pieces straight away. It’s not often we get the opportunity to own one of these pieces for a fraction of the price, hence why I love outlets and vintage shopping so much. I am super excited to be able to offer you an even better discount with 10% off this collection and all full price items at L.K.Bennett Kildare Village (my birthday present to you 😉 ) all you have to do is quote ‘Louise Cooney’ at the till. (Valid on 15th & 16th of September only).

The L.K.Bennett x Preen dresses would be perfect for a wedding, a birthday, any special occasion you have coming up – and they’re something you would have in your wardrobe forever, and love forever.

On a more personal note, if you guys have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I absolutely love fashion. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be collaborating with such prestigious brands, on the week of my birthday. It makes me feel like I’ve achieved something very special and I want to thank you for always coming back and following along on this journey. And for the support. It really does mean so much.

It’s mad to think I’m coming up to 4 years blogging. I’m full time just over a year now, where has the time gone? It makes me very excited for the future, which is always a good thing as I move into my late twenties (wait, no, I take that back – 26 is still mid twenties right?)

Looking forward to sharing lots more fashion and style over the next year,

Have a great weekend guys,

Lou x


A big thanks to LK Bennett for sponsoring this post

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GHD x LuLu Guinness #KissThisCancer

August 24, 2018

Hi guys,

As you have probably seen on my social media by now, I have teamed up with ghd hair this year to tell you about their limited edition collection. They have been doing these limited edition collections for the past 14 years now and with them have raised over €10million for Breast Cancer Research. This year they have partnered up with LuLu Guinness for their first ever designer collaboration special edition collection – the ‘Pink Collection’.

The Pink Collection comprises of a gorgeous ghd air hair drier and a ghd straighter – both with gorgeous pink detailing and their own LuLu Guinness bag. The straightener is especially pretty with the LuLu Guinness lips imprinted on it. €10 from each tool bought goes to the Irish Cancer society as well, which is amazing. (If you want to donate, but don’t need ghd tools at this time, click here to make a donation of any amount – every little helps). Today, 6 out of 10 people survive a cancer diagnosis, compared to just 4 out of 10 only twenty years ago. Continued research, funding and support can hopefully get us to an even better place in the next twenty years. The aim is to transform Breast Cancer from a fatal disease (killing 689 annually in Ireland) to an illness that can be maintained longterm with treatment.  Continue Reading…

Fashion

Jeans and a Nice Top – OPTIONS!

August 24, 2018

Hi guys,

It’s coming to that time of year again where we are dependent on our jeans for nearly every occasion. The weather has been a bit all over the place lately which means summer is slowly but surely slipping away 🙁

I know how hard it can be to find the perfect top to pair with your jeans when you need it so I thought I would put this post together that will allow you to get them ordered and have some options on standby.

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Fashion

Winter Workwear

August 14, 2018

Hi guys,

I remember from my Tourism Ireland days how hard workwear shopping was. I would spend so much time and money trying to find pieces that were office appropriate, comfortable and still a little stylish. Not an easy task.

It’s also not the funnest thing to spend your hard earned cash on. I’ve found some really reasonable pieces online, ones that are easy to mix and match (which is SO important).

If you invest in a few pieces from each section I’ve highlighted below you should have a workwear wardrobe that will turn into about 50 different outfits. Nobody wants to be spending their early mornings outfit planning so I suggest sticking to the same colour palette (with the odd pop of colour, of course) that way it’s easy to co-ordinate no matter what you decide to put on while you are still half asleep.

I did a video with Laura from StyleSavvy.ie back in June talking all about Summer Workwear and some tips for putting your workwear wardrobe together – click here to watch, we’re hoping to do another one soon for winter workwear, let me know if you’d like to see that,

Anyway I hope you find this post helpful,

Happy shopping,

Louise xx

Blazers/ Jackets

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