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Taking a Second

July 20, 2017

Hey there,

I hope you’re all having a good week. My last 2 weeks since finishing work have been crazy with travelling, working, and celebrating. I’ve loved every second and have never seen a fortnight go by so fast in my life but I’m excited for a few days of normality now.

I have a week at home before my next trip (to the SEYCHELLES – ahhhh!) and I’m using this time to take a little breather, sort out my life and really take in how amazing the last while has been (one of my New Years resolutions!) I also have a LOT of outfit planning to do before next week. I love holiday outfits and usually have planned everything I’m going to wear before I go anywhere (otherwise I’d never be able to pack!)  Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

New York New York

July 13, 2017

Hey guys,

As you may have seen on my social media, I spent the last 5 days in New York City and what an amazing week we had!!! With having just finished work last week and it being Gerard’s birthday on Sunday, I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a few days. We literally spent our time eating, drinking, laughing, dancing, sunbathing and catching up with friends – both of our favourite things to do!

New York is without a doubt my favourite city in the world. I spent 3 summers out there before moving out for a year in 2014. I was reminded as soon as we arrived absolutely everything I loved about the city: the lights, the energy, the weather, the people and most importantly, the mindset. I actually got emotional walking around the first day, just remembering all the (mostly) good and (occasional) not so good times I had while living in the city, away from all my family and friends. I grew up a lot in New York and when I left in 2015 I definitely wasn’t ready to go.  Continue Reading…

Fashion

Getaway Gorgeous with Kildare Village

July 6, 2017

 

Hey guys,

So as you may or may not have just seen on my Snapchat (username: lou1409) I’M GOING TO NEW YORK TOMORROW!!!! AHHH!!! By far the best surprise I have ever pulled off and I have never been so excited for a trip away with Gerard 🙂

Kildare Village invited me out to pick out some holiday outfits ahead of my travels – and although my wallet can’t quite afford all of these designer brands normally, Kildare Village makes them more attainable with up to 60% off RRP. I love visiting Kildare Village – it’s such a relaxing place to shop and I have the comfort of knowing I’ll always find something amazing at an even better price. I picked up a few fab bits that you will see on my Instagram over the next few weeks but here is a selection of five holiday looks I styled just for fun!

I hope you like them, let me know what you think,

I’m off to finish packing 🙂 Make sure you follow my trip on Snapchat (lou1409) and Instagram (@louisecooney_) I have a feeling it’s gonna be a good one!

Have a great weekend guys,

Lou x

LK Bennett Dress €350 / LK Bennett Shoes €196 Continue Reading…

Lifestyle

My big news!

July 4, 2017

Hi there,

So if you’re reading this you may already know my big news… I have decided to leave my job and become a full time blogger. AHHH! This was huge decision for me, that I have thought about for over a year and although I know I’ll be so sad saying goodbye to everyone tomorrow, I am SO EXCITED to get started on my next chapter.

Where it all begin 

Blogging, fashion, photography and documenting everything have been passions of mine as long as I can remember: from outfit planning that began at far too young an age, to my first designer bag that was the size of a pencil case, to the boxes of diaries I’ve kept all my life and all those collages from magazines I spent hours making… blogging just seemed like a natural step to me, right from the start. Something I loved, and still love as much as day one. Continue Reading…

Fashion

Shopping: My Favourite Summer Shoes

July 3, 2017

Hi guys,

With holidays well and truly on the brain for most of us in rainy Ireland this summer I thought I would put together a post with some of my favourite shoes for the summer months and for holidays. God knows I have stocked up on a few too many considering most days I could get away with winter shoes haha!

Happy shopping 🙂

Louise x

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Lifestyle

My Skincare Program

June 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

In April I started a 12 week program with the Laser and Skin Clinic to treat sun damage and reduce the amount of sun damage that my skin is getting for the future as well. If you follow me on social media you’ll know I am a sun worshipper and I adore some warm weather. The damage the sun can do is something I’m not a fan of, however. It’s something I’ve grown more conscious of as I’ve gotten older and I really just want to make sure I am protecting my skin as much as I can.

I visited the Laser and Skin Clinic and met with Anna, who gave me a consultation and started me on the Obagi Fx Skin Program. Obagi Fx System is an option for clients who want a homecare skin program to treat sundamage (pigmentation) without the downtime of peels or lasers. The system can be used in conjunction with superficial peels to achieve a faster result. The peels take no more than 20/30 mins and I experienced light peeling on my face after them. It’s not super obvious, and can be covered with make-up.

I’m 8 weeks into the program, and although it was an adjustment to get used to this new routine at the start. I could do it with my eyes closed now, its takes only a few mins each morning and evening and I’ve seen a huge improvement already – not only in the pigmentation on my skin, but also in my complexion. My skin is blemish free and so much smoother since I started the program.

I have two different skincare routines in the morning and in the evening – you can see the detail of these below.

In the morning, I alternate between Obagi Clenziderm and Obagi C-Cleansing Gel Cleanser to wash face. Clean off with wet face cloth. Add 3 drops of Vitamin C, 2 squirts of SPF 40, and a pea size amount of the Exfoliating day cream before continuing with your make up routine.  Continue Reading…