Be still our aching feet, the fashion gods have spoken; it’s now perfectly acceptable to wear flat shoes. It’s been along time coming! For years we’ve squeezed our feet into some questionable shoes all in the pursuit of fashion.
While I was in San Francisco, I wore high heels a total of once! It’s so much more laid back there. The one time I did wear heels, I regretted it an hour later. I have no idea why it has taken this long, but finally I have accepted it’s ok to wear flats on an evening out! If it’s good enough for Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung, it’s good enough for me.
Posted in Fashion, Trends
Tagged alexa chung, ASOS, converse, flat shoes, jd sports, miranda kerr, New Look, pumps, River Island, slip ons, slippers, Topshop, trainers, Victoria Beckham, vivienne westwood
There seems to be about ten makeup brushes for every step of your makeup routine. Now while that is both exhausting and expensive, I’ve had a think and came up with three brushes I genuinely couldn’t do my make up without, everything else I could muddle through with cotton buds (I reckon). Although, please don’t make me do that.
Posted in Beauty, Beauty Tips
Tagged beginners, best brushes, cheap makeup brushes, eye shadow brush, eyebrows, foundation brush, Irish beauty blog, makeup tips, NYX, real techniques, slanted brush
Yet another ‘blah blah I’m in San Francisco post blah blah’. My apologies I did promise my family I’d keep them updated. With so many young Irish people immigrating, I thought a few of you might be able to relate to this post. It’s a list if things I can’t wait to do when I get home. Let me know what’s on your list if you are away from home.
1. Drive my car
OhMyGod I miss driving soooooo much. I have literally no need to drive here in San Fran, the public transport is that good! But still, I want to be able to hop in the car, switch on the music and have a sing a long and go wherever I want, whether that be 2 minutes down the road or 6 hours away.
2. Eat bacon
I thought Americans loved bacon; pancakes and bacon, cheese burgers and bacon, salad and bacon, bacon and bacon. Well I’m sorry America your bacon sucks! Crispy (basically burnt), tiny slithers of bacon is just not for me. Mum get a plate of proper tender Irish bacon ready for my arrival home pretty please!
3. Wear my hoodie and fluffy socks
There was one hoodie I decided against bringing with me simply because it was too bulky. Oh how I’ve longed to be able to wrap up in it, along with a pair if fluffy socks on a cold night with the rain beating off the windows.
Posted in Lifestyle, Travel
Tagged best things, best things about ireland, car, chips, doll face, driving, fries, HD Brows, Ireland, irish bacon, irish blogs, irish life, irish lifestyle blogs, Life of Lala, san francisco blogs, Shopping, surgery hairdressing, travel, viscounts restaurant, west coast cooler
We made like proper little tourists and took a trip to the San Francisco Aquarium a few weeks ago (definitely worth a visit if you are in the Fisherman’s Wharf area). You can read the blog post here. Like all good tourists we came prepared to take plenty of pictures, but I was not prepared for the amount of other tourists who would sacrifice their own viewing pleasure to take 100+ pictures of the same thing.
One lady in particular just seemed to push past others so that she could get a decent photo, even though the camera was never out of her hand. It got me thinking, when she goes home and her family and friends ask her what she saw or did on her trip, is she going to have to consult her camera for the answer.
Originally these questions were asked through the Liebstar Award, which is where bloggers nominate some of their favourite bloggers to answer questions they’ve set and to nominate their favourite bloggers to do the same. (Wow, that was a mouthful). Basically, it’s like a chain blog message thing. I have done the Liebstar Award before which you can read here. I love reading other people’s get to know me posts and so I thought I would use the questions from my two most recent nominations to do my own. Thanks to SimplySara and BeautyMagic for their nominations.
Who would you say is your style icon?
I don’t think I have a style icon. I don’t believe in idolizing one single person’s fashion choices. I take inspiration from what strangers are wearing on the street, other bloggers, magazines, Pinterest and the likes.
What is your favourite place to travel or visit?
I’m currently living in San Francisco and I’m loving it. Although there are so many places on my to visit, so it’s possible I haven’t even been to my favourite yet. Out of all the places I’ve visited so far, Stockholm is the one place I really want to go back to. We were only there for 2 nights but I loved it.
Your favourite high street foundation?
I am a foundation junkie, I haven’t found ‘the one’ yet. At the moment, I am loving Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation. It’s the one with the read lid if you want to try it.
Posted in Lifestyle
Tagged about lisa quinn, beauty blog, Belfast blog, Blog, Fashion blog, get to know me, lifestyle blog, Lisa Quinn, Northern Ireland, san francisco blog, who writes life of lala
Uh Oh! All of a sudden I have developed a new girl crush in the form of Vanessa Hudgens.
She absolutely blew me away when I seen this picture on her Instagram. Her hair, her tan, that smile; it’s no wonder I’ve developed a new girl crush. Oh yeah and the outfit is pretty perfect!!!
Posted in Fashion, Style Spotter
Tagged 2014, denim crop top, feather clutch, high school musical, long bob. ombre, Style Spotter, Vanessa Hudgens, white maxi skirt, YHA, Young Hollywood Awards
I’ve come to realise something, I am very lazy when it comes to getting myself ready. As much as I love getting dolled up, I can always think of something better to do than spending hours getting ready for the day.
If there’s a shortcut, I’m sure to be doing it. So I thought I should share my tips for making life just that little bit easier, when it comes to being a girl. I’ll be doing a series of posts aptly named the Lazy Girl Guide.
Let’s start with one age old dilemma; whether or not it’s socially acceptable to do your makeup on the train/bus/tram/insert other public transport. Well I’m here to back you up and say he’ll yes it is!!!
This morning I was that girl doing her make up on the way to work. Wanting an extra little time to relax this morning and not to mention my commute to work is almost 2 hours, I really didn’t care what people thought. I do need something to fill the time.
I did find that there’s a few things I couldn’t do because of the whole moving vehicle with lots of people I didn’t know thing and so I thought I’d compile a how to guide for you people wanting/needing an extra 20mins in bed.
Posted in Beauty, Beauty Tips, Lazy Girl Guide
Tagged bus, commute, doing makeup on bus, doing your makeup, extra sleep, how to save time in the morning, makeup, morning, train