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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 ūüėČ

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 ūüôā 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 M√≥r. 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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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…

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…