Sunday 30 December 2018

2019 Goals

For the past few years I've written down the goals I wish to achieve for the upcoming year ahead. Realistically I wouldn't get them all done but to achieve at least one thing on the list means something to me.


Wednesday 5 December 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Live Abroad At Least Once In Your Life

Having the opportunity to live abroad at least once in your life is probably one of the greatest things you could ever experience. I've had two years abroad now and I'm in no way finished. If you have the opportunity to study abroad I would grab it with both hands. If not I would make my way abroad one way or another as I promise you'll never regret it. Here are my five reasons why you should just go for it:

Saturday 1 December 2018

November Style Challenge

For the month of November I decided to try out the November Style Challenge by Erika Fox, also known as Retro Flame. So here are all  the outfits I styled for each day of November! You can check out the challenge on Instagram by searching the hashtag #RetrosNovemberOutfits.

Friday 23 November 2018

Get To Know Me.

I asked my followers on Instagram to ask me some questions they've wanted to know, I wanted to do this Q&A so my readers can get to know me better! Be sure to be following me as it would be fun to do more.


Sunday 11 November 2018

5 Things I'm Looking Forward To This Winter

There are so many things I'm looking forward to including two upcoming trips, so as I'm so excited about this I just had to share it all in this post!
(Versione Italiana in fondo.)

Wednesday 17 October 2018

My New Outlook On Life

Welcome back dolls! How fast is this year going?! I can't get over that we are already in October, I remember when It was the longest January ever then in the click of a finger it's October.
Today I'm going to talk about something I have started really investing my time in, that I believe has helped me through difficult times. But before I get into that I need to address the elephant in the room. My hair! A few weeks ago I was invited up to Dublin for a sponsored campaign with an amazing brand. You can check it out on my Instagram. It's not permanent so it's getting lighter with every wash. It was the most amazing experience though and I hope to work with them again!

Sunday 23 September 2018

What's Really Been Going On

I've been keeping a lot of you in the dark with regards why I'm back in Ireland. I'm home now over two months, can you believe that? A few months ago I had plans on moving to a town on the Amalfi Coast. So today I'm writing this post to explain to you why I gave up living in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Smaller Bloggers Are Taking Over

Summer is coming to an end, however I'm holding onto every bit of warm weather I can get before it becomes cold and rainy here in Galway!


Wednesday 1 August 2018

Destination: Holiday With PrettyLittleThing

I'm so excited to bring you a lookbook (of photos) of various outfits I styled for PrettyLittleThing, this post is not sponsored, however I am collaborating with them to promote some gorgeous summer pieces I was able to choose from their Holiday Shop.


Tuesday 17 July 2018

Malta: Travel Diary

Malta has probably been one of the most beautiful places I've been to, with it's unique culture and peculiar familiarity, Malta exceeded my expectations.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Do's And Don't's Of An Irish "Summer"

It's officially here, Ireland's week long summer! *crosses fingers* Time to get out and tan that pasty white skin. Or shall I say burn..

Here's some do's and don't's of how to handle an Irish "Summer".

Thursday 21 June 2018

24 Lessons At 24

Being back writing feels quite alien to me, but somehow it took my 24th birthday to inject me with motivation and determination to get back to something I love with my heart.

It was my 24th birthday two days ago  (I'm getting old! and I also checked for wrinkles this morning!) some people reading are probably telling me to shut up but if you think of it, I'm almost half way to 50! Okay all jokes and dilemmas aside, today I am bringing you a much needed post for people who may need some advice whether you may be young or old.

Sunday 15 April 2018

The Importance of Travel

"Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer."

Friday 6 April 2018

How To Start A Blog

Today I'm going to tell you some simple steps on starting out as a blogger. Blogging isn't just for girls and it isn't just for outfits. Blogging can be for everyone, young and old, and about any topic you're interested in from gardening to tech! Once you're determined, everything will start flowing.

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Life Update - A&E and My Time At Home.

I came home to Ireland over the Easter break. I had originally planned on going on a trip somewhere like to Amsterdam or some city in Germany, but as something came up I just said I would go home. I thought to myself, I hadn't been home for three months so now is the perfect time! Otherwise the next time I would be home would be mid July probably!

Sunday 18 March 2018

The Best Gift Idea For Anyone

It's not normal for me to dedicate a whole post to a particular brand, however I knew I had to when I got these products in the post and saw the incredible quality of them.

Before we start, I want to state that this is not an ad, Tunetoo kindly gifted me these three products, and I was allowed to personalise them however I wanted. I did not know how good the quality was before receiving them, and after checking them out I knew this needed a post to itself.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Siracusa Travel Vlog

One of Sicily's hidden gems, Siracusa is the ideal chill city to visit if you come to Sicily. Check out my vlog from my recent trip there.


6 Tips On Beating "Bad Days".

Everyone has bad days, they're part of being human. I for one get plenty of bad days, you wake up in the morning from the sound of your dreaded alarm clock and you drag yourself out of bed. You feel like there's a black cloud hovering over you, and the last thing you want to do is speak to someone. Or maybe you're late to work/school/college, you miss your bus, you fight with your siblings/parents/partner, you spill your coffee on your new shirt, etc. It is the start to a typical "bad" day.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

10 Lessons I've Learned In Catania, Sicily

Later this month will mark my 6 months here in Catania, Sicily. Time has flown! So I'm sharing the lessons I have learned here. Italy is massive, the north is completely different from the south, as well as culture so here are the lessons I've learned here in Catania!
Note: These are things a native Irish person has noticed, it may not be the same for other cultures.

Thursday 1 March 2018

5 Steps To Achieving Your Goals

Without setting yourself goals, how can you grow? I always have to be thinking ahead, trying to figure out what my next move is and how I'll achieve it. I'm quite organised in this sense, if I don't have everything written down I feel like I've no control of my life, so everything is written, events, appointments, my goals and how I'll achieve them. So without rambling on, here are my five steps to achieving your goals!

Thursday 22 February 2018

Pay Day Wishlist

 Is it payday yet?! Here is this months wishlist and I am itching to get my hands on them. As always the links provided are affiliate and I will always state when they are, they cost you nothing to click through or to shop through. Happy shopping!


Friday 2 February 2018

Everything I Loved In January

Well, hello hello, it's been a while since I've reviewed some bits for you. Today it's not just beauty and make up, I've also some accessories thrown in there too. There's a combination of old and new bits so let's get straight into it! *Note: if you don't want to read this post I also have a YouTube video you can watch with a nice hot cuppa below*

Thursday 25 January 2018

12 Hours in Taormina, Sicily.

Taormina, Sicily has definitely been on my bucket list for a long time now and now as I live in Sicily I got the opportunity to go and see this stunning spot. Taormina is about a 45 minute train journey from Catania. When you arrive at the Taormina train station you must get a bus to go up to the top (because Taormina is up very high). The train and bus (both return tickets) will cost you less than €10 in total.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Why I Love Blogging

Since beginning CiaraSwalsh almost 3 years ago, I've grown so much. I've done things I've never even dreamed of doing and I've met people who bring out the best in me. In the last year or so  I've found it hard to tell people I'm a "blogger" because the word has been tainted by lies and inauthentic content. However, never have I ever associated CiaraSwalsh with the bad side of blogging. Why? Because I know that I am true to my followers and to myself.

Saturday 13 January 2018

My Top January Sales Picks

 Here is a round up of my fave pieces from the January sale. I have gathered pieces from various shops like Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo and Missguided. Everything is going fast but I tried to get pieces with an array of sizes. I'm 'patiently' waiting for pay day to nab a few bits! Happy shopping!



Thursday 11 January 2018

A Year On From My Second Spinal Operation


Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, if untreated it can cause terrible affects like respiratory problems, cardiac problems, a very noticeable hump, severe pain and terrible posture, if left to progress aggressively these symptoms too progress. As well as the physical side to it, mental state is also affected; developing anxiety or depression.

Monday 8 January 2018

Staycation at Nox Hotel Galway

To start off 2018, Davide and I stayed in Nox Hotel Galway. It was a much needed getaway and I can say it was the perfect thing to begin the year! So thank you Caroline for the very generous invitation.

Thursday 4 January 2018

2018 Will Be My Year

2018 is officially here! I am currently in Ireland and I have been here for almost two weeks now. I'll be heading back to Sicily in a number of days so I'm trying to treasure every moment I have with my family and friends.
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