Glamorous Gold Sequin sleeved dress

31 January 2013
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Something gold and sparkly to brighten up the dull days. Click below for more photos of this fabulous Glamorous gold sequined dress.

Leather top & Black Gillet

25 January 2013
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This is a very casual outfit I wore to go to the cinema. With the weather still so cold my first priority is wrapping up and staying cosy! Anyone who sacrifices their comfort on a rainy bitterly cold day is crazy in my book.

I layered a black fur gillet over a leather paneled jumper-ish top, which my Mommy picked up for herself in the Zara sale. I'm loving leather at the moment, especially in more pared back outfits like this one. Another great thing about leather items is they can easily be dressed up or down and carried from day to night.

Overall, not a very exciting outfit but something comfortable for a casual day out.

On another note these are my brand new hair extensions styled with sleep in rollers. I took the plunge and went for some Great Lengths hair extensions. Best decision ever, I love them! I got mine installed by Edel  Kavanagh who operates alongside Ceira Lambert as Great Lengths educators for Ireland.

Mia x

Leather top - Zara
Gillet - Soho Market (shop in Stephen's Green shopping centre)
Necklace - H&M
Jeans - Topshop Jamie jeans
Boots - Topshop

YSL Arty Ring & Nail Art

18 January 2013
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Just a short post to show you all my fab new nails I had done yesterday. They only cost €35 from Wild Tanning which is based in Tallaght. I'd seriously recommend them if you feel like treating yourself to a set of gel nails.

Also photographed is one of my favourite Christmas presents, kindly bought for me by my boyfriend. I at long last (and 2.5 years of serious lust) have my very own Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ring. I am so in love with it, the neutral stone is perfect for my colour filled wardrobe. It also compliments my nails so nicely which is why it made the cut for these photographs.

I'm planning lots of outfit posts once the atrocious weather clears up. Hurry up Summer, I can't cope with this never ending rainfall.

Mia x

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan review

16 January 2013
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This post is a little different to my usual mostly fashion related ones. I'm a huge fan of fake tan, I'm fully aware that it's a love / hate affair for most people, but I'm proud to say I happily stand on the pro side of the debate.

There are two main factors which I consider with tan, firstly how dark does it make my extremely pale skin? Secondly the cost price. I usually use Primark / Penneys St. Moriz tan in the spray version which does the job nicely at just €4 per bottle, so it takes a LOT to sway me from my usual 'go to' tan.

I was kindly sent this brand new tan by Marissa Carter called "CB Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan". Marissa is a tanning guru here in Ireland, so when I heard she had released her own tan I jumped at the chance to sample it, especially knowing it retails at only €7.99 per 150ml bottle.

The website describes it as:

In just 1 HOUR this revolutionary, speedy self tan mousse develops into a rich Cocoa Brown colour. 

Accelerating ingredients means the tan only only needs to be left on the skin for 1 HOUR and can rinsed off after that. If you prefer a deeper tan you can leave the mousse on your skin for up to three hours. (1 hour = light, 2 hours = medium, 3 hours = dark) 


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This is my natural skin colour, as I said I am completely white.

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Here is my arm after the initial application of Cocoa Brown tan

This tan is amazing, the consistency is an extremely aerated mouse which smooths onto the skin easily. It gives an instant deep glow, which within one hour is fully developed. If you love an ultra deep glow you can leave it on for longer to allow it to fully develop. Also there is no biscuit or curry powder stench as expected with most tans, CB tan actually smells nice!

Another bonus is that the tan fades off well, I didn't get the horrible tell tale patchyness I often get with my beloved St. Moriz. Safe to say I have been converted!

For more information or to purchase online check out carterbeauty.ie, or for a full listing of Irish stockists head to the facebook page.

Mia x