Tuesday 29 December 2015

St. Stephan's OOTD.

Being back in Ireland these past few days has been so great. I missed being home so much. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love living in Italy this year but really there's no place like home. 

Not having Penneys in Italy has been so difficult too! Absolutely died of the withdrawal symptoms for the last 4 months so as you guess I raided Penneys when I returned.

Details below:

Coat: Penneys/Primark €35
Jumper: Penneys/Primark €12
Jeans: Zara €40
Shoes: Panneys/Primark €25

Yesterday I went to Dublin with my family on a shopping trip. The sales were very good but I was very disappointed with some shops that I actually love on a normal basis. Forever 21 was probably worst place to buy anything. There was a tonne of stock but it was like they threw together old stock from the last few years and wedged them onto a few hand rails. Very bad and disappointing as I was really excited to go there.

The highlights were of course Mango, Korkys and United Colors of Benetton. I got great bargains in these shops and the quality of the clothes are actually incredible. 

I'm heading back to Italy tonight. I'm going to miss Galway so much but I plan to make a trip home before I come home for good.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas surrounded by your loved ones. I wish everyone the very best for 2016! :*

Photo cred: @michelleswalsh (Instagram)

Love Ciara x


Monday 28 December 2015

Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

I spent a lovely two days celebrating Christmas with my family. Words can't describe how nice it feels to be home during the festive season. 

On the 24th we did our usual family tradition of Secret Santa. The following day we went to my cousins house for our Christmas dinner. The house was full of cousins, aunts, uncles and of course my special granny! <3 This feast was again repeated on St. Stephan's day!

My outfit details are shown below:

 Dress: A huge thank you to a very special woman for gifting me this fabulous dress all the way from Italy! Unfortunately I don't know the brand.
Bracelet: By Dziubeka Ireland
Shoes: Zara

I was kindly gifted the fabulous bracelet by By Dzuibeka Ireland and as you can tell from the photos it truly is a beautiful piece. Fortunately I have a 15% discount for all of my amazing followers! Just enter the code: bg11159 at the checkout! I know it wont leave my wrist on New Years! By Dziubeka is one of the leading jewellery brands in Poland and now we are fortunate enough to have it here in Ireland. You can shop all their amazing pieces and collections by going to www.bydziubeka.ie 

I want to wish each and every one of my followers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! You have seriously helped me grow as a person and also helped my blog grow to where it is now. I am forever grateful for that! Here's to the last few days of 2015 before we ring in 2016!

Chat soon my loves :*

Photo cred: @michelleswalsh (Instagram)

Love Ciara x


Tuesday 22 December 2015

Christmas with Mannequin Avenue.

Hello my lovelies!! :*

I'm finally back home in Galway for Christmas and I couldn't be happier! Spent the last few days catching up with some friends and family so I've been a bit AWOL. 

 I want to show you guys my new Mannequin Avenue goodies! For those of you who haven't heard of them you're missing out. Mannequin Avenue is an online store and I fall in love with their pieces every time they post on their Instagram (@mannequin_avenue).

Hat: Mannequin Avenue
Pom Charm: Mannequin Avenue
Coat: Jennyfer
Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Penneys/Primark
Bag: Leather Italian Shop
Shoes: Mango

The Pom Hat was the most amazing thing to wear to keep me warm during these cold winter days; and my new wine Pom Charm is now permanently attached to my Leather Italian Handbag, they go so well together and I am honestly so impressed with these two pieces. Mannequin Avenue have a lot more to offer. 

Shop their pieces here.
Check out their Instagram here.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas Holidays! 3 more days until Santa and food! <3

Chat soon,

Love Ciara x

Monday 7 December 2015

Men's Christmas Gift Guide.

Hey guys!

Just like how I helped you out with my ladies gift guide here is a gift guide for the men in your life this Christmas. 

This can be for your brothers, fathers, boyfriends, friends etc. I have links left with each product.

This Osma Vintage Wooden Gift Boxed Shaving Set the perfect gift set for all men who are growing beards or just love taking care of their beard. It has a real Barber Shop feel and is a steal at only €49.95. Shop this here.
 If you want to go for something a little less expensive I suggest this Dr K Goatee Man Set at €34.95. Shop it here.


This ASOS Tie Bow Tie and Pocket Square Pack (yes that's a pocket square it's just hard to see) is perfect for those special occasions. ASOS currently have 20% off this product so it's down to €13.24. Shop it here.

Debenhams are having a 50% sale and this Jeff Banks Blue birds eye shirt with tie is now only €37.50. Grab it here while stocks last!
 The 50% continues as this J by Jasper Conran navy v neck jumper from Debenhams is now only €35! Shop this piece here.
The last of the Debenhams sale and you'll be blown away this Red Herring Dark Grey Jumper is now only €16.50! Shop it here.
As we all know men love their runners and these Nike Free Run's from Lifestyle Sports are €130. Check out these and more here.

 This ASOS Leather Satchel In Black has been reduced to €56.62. What a bargain for this gorgeous piece. Shop it here while stocks last.
 ASOS also have this Ted Baker Wallet Set reduced to only €61.77. They have more wallet sets too at a discounted price. Check them all out here.

The Debenhams sale continues with 15% off this Ralph Lauren no.3 for only €45.05. Grab it here quick!

 HMV Ireland have these gorgeous Sony MDRXB450 Xtra Bass Overhead Headphones for €59.99. Shop them here.

Say goodbye to annoying wires and cords with these Sony MDRZX330BT Black Wireless Headphones. Shop them here for only €79.99.

Happy Shopping :*

Love Ciara x

Sunday 6 December 2015

What Every Girl Wants This Christmas.

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas present for her?

Well you have come to the right place. Whether it's for a girlfriend, bestfriend or sister these goodies will put a big smile on her face while saving you from last minute Christmas shopping stress! 

What's even better you can buy almost everything here online!

I have left details on all the products below:

 The Beauty Deli is an Irish company specialising in fabulous beauty products. They are also doing gift sets for the Christmas season. 
This is their contouring kit, it comes with a 15 shade concealer palette, a contour brush, beauty blender and a highlighter fan brush. All for just €35
You can shop this and more here. 
If some of you follow Marissa Carter on Snapchat you would have seen her use this amazing contour palette. She described it as one of the best contour palettes she has ever used. And for a whopping €12.99!? Bargain! 
Shop this here.

 Blank Canvas Cosmetics have come out with their newest eye shadow palette, The Master Series Palette One. This is €34.99 and is available to buy here.
 Nima Brush is another Irish company who specialise in professional make-up tools including this beginner set for €55. Shop this and more here.
 Back to Blank Canvas Cosmetics again and their gorgeous Pippa Palette by Pippa O'Connor. It comes with 6 eye shadow shades, a highlighter, blush and bronzer all for just €34.99. For me I think this is a bargain. Shop it here.
 I think you can start to see a trend in Irish businesses, I have been keeping an eye on My Shining Armour for a while now with the fab pieces they have; ranging from jewellery, to Kate Spade diaries and other stationery pieces, to phone covers. Shop it all here.
 On to some Urban Decay beauties. This Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette is one of their newest eye shadow palettes on the market. Costing €49. Shop it here.
 Here is newest Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Everybody is talking about how great and pigmented this palette is. At €46 it's a steal for all 15 shades. Shop it here.

 Penneys/Primark Christmas Pyjamas set is a steal at €13
 This Penneys/Primark Co-Ord at €17 is perfect for those cold winter nights.
And if you're really struggling here are the most gorgeous pieces I have seen in Penneys in a long time. These are all over €20

Happy Shopping everyone! :*

Love Ciara x

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Christmas and New Year's Boohoo Picks.

Hello my lovelies :*

We are finally in December! It's officially Christmas time! I'm going to blast all my Christmas tunes from now on.. 

Today I am going to share my favourite Boohoo looks this Season. These picks would be great for Christmas parties and New Year's celebrations whether it be with work, or with friends.

This season, sequins, metallic and satin sheen dresses are all the rage.

I have left links to all the 8 dresses.

Get shopping girls! <3

Shop this Metallic Co-ord here. Also available in silver. €30.

Shop this Strappy Black Sequin dress here. Also available in Rose Gold. €41.

Shop this Pleated Metallic Skater dress here. €24.

Shop this Black Sequin Lace-up Bodycon here. Also available in Ivory. €41
Shop this Cowl Rouched Terracotta Dress here. Also available in Black. €27.
Shop this Red Cowl Front Bodycon here. Also available in Black, Khaki, Chocolate and Rust. €24.
Shop this Navy Cowl Rouched Bodycon here. Also available in Black and Burgandy. €27.
Shop this Navy Sequin Skater dress here. Also available in Gold. €41.

If I could I would buy all of these fabulous dresses, my favourites would have to be the Red Cowl Front Bodycon and the Metallic Co-Ord. Stunning pieces!

I can't believe we are now on the run up to Christmas and I'll be returning home for it! No words can explain how excited I am! But first I have exams to do so recently my head has been in my books. *cry* 

Chat soon :*

Love Ciara x

Tuesday 24 November 2015


We are home from an unforgettable experience! <3

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities that I have had the pleasure of visiting. A lovely weekend away (which was my anniversary present from Davide) in a breathtaking city. 
     As everyone know's Venice is a city on water made up of canals. When we arrived in the train station we had to take a 'water-bus' possibly the strangest thing I have ever heard. A bus in Venice is a big boat (just like the boat you take to the Aran Islands). We passed through the Grand Canal to get to Piazza San Marco (the main Piazza of Venice). We were faced with the most beautiful buildings in our 40 minute "bus" journey. 
      We arrived in Piazza San Marco with our luggage and walked to our hotel which was overlooking one of Venice's beautiful canals. It is very easy to get around in Venice without a boat or Gondola it has plenty of small bridges connecting the streets. 
     The Gondola's are so beautiful but very costly, €80-€100 depending on the time you go for only 30 minutes. We decided we would go on one when we are millionaires because no thank you!! Venice also has taxi's..water-taxi's! They're fabulous mini speed boats with leather interiors and an area to stand and look around at the beauty that is Venice.
     Other than that, it's you and your two legs! Venice is full of creativity, known for the fabulous masks of the carnival and Murano glass. I wanted to buy a beautiful mask but the price on them are very expensive (due to the care put into them whilst being constructed). I ended up getting a hand-made necklace of Murano glass (Murano is an island very near Venice and is part of Venice). If you follow me on my Snapchat you would have seen all the beautiful masks and my glass necklace: @ciaraswalsh 

Below are some of what we got up to:

 Palazzo Ducale/ Doge's Palace

 Outside our hotel

Ponte dei Sospiri
 View from our room

 Inside Palazzo Ducale/Doge's Palace

 Teatro la Fenice

Coat: Jenneyfer
Turtleneck top: Penneys/Primark
Pants: Zara
Boots: Mango

 Museo Correr


Venice has stolen both our hearts. We plan to return in the future for sure. In the end we had problems getting the water-bus back to the train station so instead of missing our train home we took a water-taxi! We truly felt like James Bond speeding down the grand canal. It was so beautiful watching Venice shrink before our eyes as we drove away.

Love Ciara x
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