Wednesday 20 April 2016

Sun, Shades and Shorts

Did you know Italians dress for the season not the weather?
Well all I want to do everyday is wear skimpy summer clothes and try to embrace this BOILING weather, but no it's frowned upon because it's only April..
Just to give you an example, Italians wear their winter coats AND scarves in this heat because it's not the summer months of June, July and August. I'm praying next month I will be able to whip out my white legs!

So today's OOTD is bracing this hot weather by covering my pasty Irish legs with some tights. Mind you it was 24 degrees here...

Top: Primark
Shorts: Primark
Shoes: Zara
Sunnies: No brand
Bag: Italian leather shop
Necklace: Swarovski

I'm seriously counting down the days to beach weather!

Hope you're all well <3


Sunday 17 April 2016


Hello lovelies,

Last Saturday I attended the LemonB shop and drink event in Milan. First I have to compliment the fab set up they had of all their pieces! Their Kendall and Kylie Collection pieces stood out the most to me as well as the amazing brand Wikini, BIKINIS IN A JAR! I know right? Who would ever think of that? Well it works and they're super cute, I even bought myself one.

LemonB are filled with great brands such as Pop.see.cul, AMATØR, Bondi Born, Double Agent, Fridays ProjectSchöneberg, Wikini, Kendall + Kylie, By Boe, Clp Collection and more.

I really suggest in checking them out if you're searching for minimal and great quality clothing!

Shop their pieces here.


Sunday 10 April 2016

4 Must-See Cities in Italy.

Hello Lovelies!

I've been travelling a lot recently. After Easter I visited two dear friends of mine. They both live in the region of Le Marche which is on the east coast of Italy so we decided to make a trip out of it. 


Senigallia is a beautiful beach city. In summer time the beaches are full of people. Within the city you can find a lot of history too so if you decide to venture here on holiday I would recommend it. I wanted to jump into the water when I was there as it was about 23 degrees! But because my friends are Italian they don't believe April is a good time to go to the beach. Just in the summer months... (literally died).


Next stop was Pesaro, the first thing I noticed about this city were the AMAZING houses, and you can definitely agree with me from those houses pictured above. Pesaro is gorgeous, like Senigallia it is full of people in the summer. Full of life!


Third stop was Fano, this city is on the beach too, but the historic centre is surrounded by old defence walls dating back hundreds of years. Fano is so beautiful, as it's a holiday where you can bring the whole family. While some of you are tanning on the beach the others can explore the old hidden histories of the city. 


My spine tingles every time I think of this incredible Medieval city. Corinaldo is a hidden gem. Its a tiny city on top of a hill. Not all Italian's know about it. It is a perfectly intact medieval city. I felt like I was a princess walking around it as if it were my city. Only a day trip is necessary as it is very small but you will leave there feeling amazed that towns like this exist. My first reaction was "OH MY GOD" being repeated over and over as I was just awestruck.  

Visiting these places with two amazing girls was incredible, It had been so long since I was near the sea and it made me so excited for my coming summer.

I believe in doing what makes you happy always. I love travel, without it I wouldn't have a place on this earth. It's incredible the things you learn whilst enjoying other cultures, meeting people from all over the world and listening to their stories. It's amazing and these memories last a life time. 

Think about what makes you happy. What are you doing right now to make that happen? Or do you believe it's impossible to do it because of other commitments? If you want to live your life a certain way but something is blocking you, why keep that block in your life? Let go of it and make yourself happy! Everybody has 24 hours in a day, it's how you spend those 24 hours that matters.

We have one life..


Friday 8 April 2016

April Product Review.

Hello girlies!

A while ago on my Instagram (@CiaraSwalsh) I posted a photo of some products I recently bought and I wanted to try them out for you all. Those of which were: Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil Free Body Moisturiser, Phytorelax Coconut Hair Oil and Garnier Micellar Water.

Recently I also received some products from The Hippy Bee Collection to test over 2 weeks ago so I decided to put my Instagram and Facebook (@CiaraSwalsh) review here with my products review list! 


Sunday 3 April 2016

Easter in Orvieto

Hello my dear.

Today I am bringing you to a beautiful city in the Italian region of Umbria. I never in my life heard of the city Orvieto, and my God was I missing out. I went on Easter Sunday with Davide's family. We also visited two other cities for a small while called Otricoli and Amelia (Also in the region of Umbria) but I never managed to snap some pictures. If you followed my Snapchats then you know what I'm talking about (CiaraSwalsh).

Anyways back to Orvieto.. This city is outstanding! On the top of a hill from where the views are breathtaking. What really took my breath away was the Duomo di Orvieto. As you can see from my pictures it's genuinely colossal! The detail put into this Gothic Duomo is incredible. We had a look inside too and we were just in time for the Easter Sunday Mass where the choir sang in Latin. It was really cool.

Chat soon my loves,

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