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My New and Improved Bedroom

November 9, 2017

Hi guys,

As you can probably tell, I am absolutely in love with my new and improved room. You may have seen my YouTube video where I gave a tour and showed you all our little storage tips and tricks, but I wanted to show you a few more photos.

Let me explain the backstory to me wanting (and needing) to sort out my room….

As a blogger, I have a lot of products, clothes, shoes, equipment that I need and use everyday. I get deliveries several times a week and keeping on top of everything is definitely a challenge. Especially when I was working full time, I let a lot of things pile up and I was turning into a hoarder.

About two months ago, I started clearing things out but realised I still didn’t know where to put things. I didn’t have any system of organisation in my room, and honestly trying to get things done when you’re not organised is impossible. I can’t think clearly or work well in a cluttered, messy space.

It was at this stage I found Frances from Organised Mayhem who came to my home for a consultation. She took some before pictures of my room (that you can see in my YouTube video) and had lots of ideas for how I could get organised. We started by moving furniture in my room, we then created a list of what we would need, I set a budget and we got to work.

IKEA, TK Maxx and Penneys were my main shopping destinations and it’s great as they are all relatively inexpensive. I’ll list where I got everything below. Continue Reading…

Lifestyle, Travel

British Champions Day

October 23, 2017

Hi guys,

As you my have seen on my Instagram and Snapchat I spent the weekend in London for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse. When I was asked to come along I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It had been a few years since I’ve been racing properly, and I’m by no means an expert but it’s always such a fun day out and a great excuse to get dressed up.

British Champions Day in particular is just one of the best racing days in the year and in the world! It celebrates the very best in horse racing which means you’re guaranteed an entertaining day (and in my case a good opportunity to lose a lot of money on bets haha).

My first challenge was to find a dress. I, of course, went for my favourite colour this year – RED! I picked it up in Starla Boutique, its by the brand Jarlo. I then got a hat to match in Costello and Costello on Drury St. Finding a pair of dressy heels that are comfy is so important for race days – they are usually long days, with lots of walking around (possibly on grass) so avoid stilettos or anything too high. Continue Reading…

Lifestyle

Moments of pleasure (Brought to you by Magnum)

September 16, 2017

Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week/ weekend. I’m so excited to share this post with you – Cooper has finally made an appearance on the blog!!! I can’t believe we’ve had him 4 months and he’s only making an appearance now! How CUTE is he!!! I think I may have to get him in all my blog shoots from now on haha.

As you can see from the smile on my face in all of these photos I loved shooting this, spending time on the couch with my puppy and eating ice-cream – what’s not to love! It’s something I didn’t do enough of until recently. Right before I finished my job, I was so busy and stressed that it killed me just to take some downtime. But it was something I so badly needed. Now I am two months into working for myself full time, and although I’m just as, if not more, busy I have gotten better at managing my time and knowing when you take a break.

We’re all so familiar with the term FOMO (i.e the fear of missing out) but I think we should consider the JOMO – the joy of missing out sometimes. There is nothing wrong with having a little bit more me time, or time to spend with your family and friends (and puppy in my case). Burning out is so common these days, you need to take the odd day/night to yourself. Switch on a rom-com, crack open a tub of Magnum ice-cream and enjoy some quiet time with Cooper (although don’t worry he didn’t actually get any of my Magnum ice-cream haha)! Continue Reading…

Lifestyle

Travel Skincare Saviours

September 5, 2017

Hi guys,

As you may know I have a pretty crazy month of travels this month. I was in Lisbon last week, New York for the weekend for Fashion week, London next weekend and Spain at the end of the month.

In 2017 in general I’ve been blessed with lots of exciting travel opportunities, you can read more about them here. The ONLY downside of all this amazing travelling is the toll it has taken on my skin. Everyone knows airplanes, sun and being out of your regular skincare routine does not do your skin any favours.

Up until this summer I’ve been so lucky with my skin, bar a touch of acne in my teenage years, my skin has always been pretty normal. However in the past few months I’ve found it to be extremely dry and flakey at times. I tried to rectify this with face masks and different moisturisers, which in turn made my skin much too oily. I couldn’t win! Continue Reading…

Fashion, Lifestyle

Life as a Full Time Blogger

August 15, 2017

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start – despite the crazy bi-polar weather, but hey it gave me a good excuse to drink wine last night so I won’t complain 😉

I’m using these quiet weeks at home to get my head around my new routine that is ‘full-time blogging’, and I have to say I am loving it. I’m figuring out my new schedule between meetings, events, emails, writing and shooting blogposts, and all the other random bits and bobs I do every day 🙂 I’m also getting stuck in to some things that I haven’t had a chance to in so long, and I’m loving the new sense of calmness that has come with it too. I have time to do things I’ve been neglecting for months like seeing my family and friends, working on some new things for the blog, and most importantly I’ve just been taking a little more me time.

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Lifestyle

Brought to you by Magnum

August 14, 2017

Hi there,

Happy Monday! I had the nicest weekend in Galway with my family – you may have seen on my Snapchat (username: lou1409) that some of my family from America were home, so we got to be tourists for the weekend and we went out to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór. There were 27 of us in total cycling around the island on the most beautiful of Irish summer days (we got so lucky with the weather) it felt like we were kids again! It’s not often these days I get an opportunity to spend so much time with my family so it was lovely. A weekend we all will remember forever!

After spending almost 3 years working in Tourism Ireland trust me I know how amazing Ireland is; how many amazing scenic spots there are to visit, how nice the people are and how it is literally the best place to be ON EARTH when the sun comes out. After the weekend in Galway I really want to make an effort to see more and spend more time in other parts of Ireland. Donegal is at the top of my list, can you believe I’ve never been?

Anyway, I’m in Dublin for the moment haha. I managed to catch another glimse of the Irish sun last week when I shot this look, brought to you by Magnum. It made me even more excited to be at home for the rest of the summer. The last month has been amazingly packed with lots of travel but I’m very excited to have some time at home now to enjoy what I can of the Irish summer and to get used to my new routine as a full time blogger (if you follow me on Snapchat (lou1409) you’re already on that journey with me!)

The new Magnum Double Raspberry are absolutely delicious by the way – explaining my big cheesy grin in these shots!  There are two indulgent new flavours out now, Double Raspberry and Double Coconut… So Dare to Go Double

You have to try them!!!

I’ll be back later in the week with more updates – have a great Monday,

Louise x

Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Dior
Neckscarf: Penneys
Denim Jacket: H&M
White top: Topshop
Skirt: H&M
Runners: Adidas Superstars

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