Showing posts with label lifestyle blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lifestyle blog. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 February 2015

VIDEO: DAISO Haul

My shopping haul of Japanese store DAISO, in Melbourne. I got some great stationary and makeup items. Let me know what you think of them in the comments!

For Stationary go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAnJjiJxV9k#t=43
For Makeup go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAnJjiJxV9k#t=116

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

VIDEO: Whisper Challenge

Lazing on a sunny afternoon in Melbourne, my boyfriend and I had some fun with the Whisper Challenge. Comment below and send me your video if you've done it too.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

VIDEO: My First Fashion Design

When we were at the Melbourne Hot Rod vintage car show, I came across an airbrush art company. Have a look at what they made me!! Thank you Airbrush Venturi.

http://airbrushventuri.com.au/

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Australia: Week 1

I'm currently sitting out in the back garden of my brother and his girlfriend's house in Melbourne. I'm enjoying the last of the day's sun after having just returned from a Hot stone massage and facial.

I can't believe I'm on the other side of the Earth, and feeling like I'm in heaven. I flew into Melbourne on Thursday evening, which was Thursday morning back home in Ireland, so I was so quite jet lagged. Something I do remember is driving past fields and fields of kangaroos. I thought 'wow I'm really jet-lagged if I'm seeing kangaroos already, but my brother and his girlfriend were surprised also. It was so surreal. l arrived at my brother's house and met the new addition to their family, George the pug. They also have a Samoyed husky named Eskie who I had met at home in Derry before they moved to Australia.

My brother has been living in Melbourne for a couple of years and now I can appreciate why he and his girlfriend left to live here. The first evening after I had arrived we walked along the harbour and went in for a meaty dinner in a place called Breslins. After that we went to a bar called Madam Brussels which was a bar in an almost derelict building. We entered the building and took the elevator to the top floor. Never did I expect to see what I saw, only a bar in the theme of a 1920's garden party. There were floral suites of furniture, artificial grass and the waiters were dressed in tennis gear, not to mention the most fashionable and hip customers. I was in awe.
      

       

   


                        

     


     


       


     

I was still very jet lagged so the next day I rested on the hammock and had an intermittent routine of reading, drinking tea and sleeping. The next day we took the dogs a walk to the park, had a nice grilled fry and then ventured into town. We walked about the city and had dinner.

      
                    

On Sunday, we had high tea at the Hougton Tea Rooms, a chic tea room that always has a queue outside it. We were given a menu of unique teas and were able to window shop our choice of dessert. The sheer decadence of the cakes as they were displayed, the smell of the fragrant teas and the late 1800's ambiance was truly like that of an old film depicting high society. Quite in a sugar coma, we went up Collin's Street, more like 'designer alley' where we coveted the latest trends of the Gods of the fashion world, Chanel being my favourite, Obviously.
 
     


       
      
      

      
 



                                 



      

      

      

         

                            

      
 

                              


    

   


   


    


                                  

                        
                       
 

Im so excited for Thursday because my boyfriend is arriving, and it feels amazing that I get to share this experience with him. 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

VIDEO: I'm Going To Australia!!

This week I'm going to Melbourne and I am so excited! Please share your tips for long haul travel in the comments below, and don't forget to subscribe.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

VIDEO: Happy New Year

It's 2015 and so this is my New Year's Resolution. Please leave your comments and tell me your resolution.

You can watch my previous video that I mentioned here: http://youtu.be/kaNu8pocNqA

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Nuremberg Markets

Coming to Nuremberg makes me I feel like part of me is coming home. Whether it's due to the fact that my boyfriend lives here or because the city of Nuremberg is surrounded by historic walls, just like my home city of Derry, I think it's a very rare, but a beautiful thing, to have a sense of familiarity in a city I've only visited a couple of times. Perhaps I lived here in a past life?

I'm currently perched on the edge of the Rudolf red sofa in my boyfriend's apartment, right in the middle of this picturesque city of Bavarian Nuremberg, and I'm so content. I've had the most relaxing long weekend of napping, eating, snuggling and of course, soaking up the atmosphere of the infamous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. So before we head back home to Derry for Christmas I just want to share with you a little insight to our festive weekend.


 
The tiniest tea-sets for a doll's house.



Camel at the Nativity Scene




Enjoying our Glühwein (Mulled Wine)





I hope you've enjoyed this little peek into what it's like in Nuremberg during this time of year.

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Monday, 15 December 2014

VIDEO: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

As Christmas approaches, learn a little about Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), how it may come about, and what someone can do about it. Please leave your comments and let me know if you want me to do more videos.

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