Travel

My Time In Cala D’Or, Majorca!

Hola amigos.

So it is a horrible, wet and windy day here in Ireland, and what better day to write a post about my summer holidays! About 2 months ago I went to the gorgeous island of Majorca in Spain, and oh my I don’t even know where to begin!

I didn’t take much selfies or outfit photos because it was my first ever real ‘sun holiday’ (yes, sad I know) and all I wanted to do was relax and soak up the sun. Can you really blame me?

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So Majorca is a beautiful little Island off mainland Spain and we went to the quaint little town of Cala D’Or for 10 days. It was just PERFECT for what I wanted. I am not a lover of hard core partying or tourist towns and Cala D’Or was exactly opposite. It is known for its small, yet breath taking beaches and its white washed buildings. It wasn’t busy or crowded and it was reaching up to 30 degrees every day, sometimes even more!

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Like any place in Majorca, there are elements of tourist attractions, but they are kept out of the way and all grouped together so you can enjoy the peace of the island if you want to, or get involved in activities. The sea water was just, I can’t even find words right now, it was just amazing. It is crystal clear and so so warm. I really advise buying a pair of snorkels in the shops and go out in to the deep parts of the sea it really is beautiful!

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Now, let me take a moment to talk about the marina. We went to the marina almost every night and we ate there a few times and it’s just perfect! The restaurants are all seated outdoors and are right on the edge of the sea next to all the boats. The marina really was the highlight of the trip and well worth a visit if you are staying in Majorca!

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We didn’t stray too much from Cala D’Or because we didn’t have a car but I really wish we did! On our trip from the airport the island is full of mountains and gorgeous scenery. I wish we could have explored more of the island, but that is for another time I guess!

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All in all this holiday was just flat out relaxing. I didn’t get up to anything particularly exciting but it was just the R&R I needed! I am still daydreaming about lying on the sand, and it makes me a little depressed just looking out the window here! But maybe that is just a sign of a good holiday!

Thanks for reading!

R x

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Fitness & Health, Life

Creating A Healthy Relationship With The Gym!

Hey hey, good lookin’

The gym. Some of us love it, some of us try to love it, and the majority of us?

Hate it.

I personally, hated the gym when I first started working out. I hated that I didn’t know what I was doing, the sweat, the effort of going in and showering after, but mostly I hated the men in there.

I felt pressured to look like I knew what I was doing, to be faster on the treadmill, lift more weights, look better. But I now feel so stupid thinking back. How could I let myself think like that? Ugh!

I found a beautiful relationship with the gym over a year or two. It’s still not perfect. I do have off days, but the majority of the time I’m in there I do enjoy it.

I know from just talking to my friends and work collegues, how intimidating the gym is. I got lucky and did 2 years in college of a health and fitness related course, so I wasn’t totally lost.

But for you ladies who are in need of some help, keep on reading!

#1 Set (realistic) goals.

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OK, this one is the toughest for me, because I struggled with it too, and I see my friends every day struggle with it aswell.

A silly goal is, I want to look like Adriana Lima.

A realistic goal is, I want to lose 2 pounds by next month.

You see the difference? By creating stupid, unattainable goals is setting you up for failure. Nobody can look like Adriana Lima over night, and going into the gym thinking you are going to look like her in a week, is just mad talk.

My advice is to measure yourself. See what you weigh, look at yourself and tell yourself what you want to change, then break it down.

So you want to lose 10 pounds over all?  Start by trying to lose 1 pound a week.

You want to lose 2 inches off your bum? Try to lose a few cm a week or fortnight.

You want to run a 5k? Start by walking a 5k.

Everything you want is attainable. Just be patient and work it out reasonably.

#2 Get help!

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If you have no clue how the weight section works, or even looks like, then ask for help.

DO NOT, and I repeat, do no, venture into a section of the gym you are unaware of!

Doing so is asking for an injury, never mind the humiliation of breaking equipment. Gyms are full of gym junkies just waiting to tell you all they know. So ask one. If you are uncomfortable asking a guy, and if there is no female workers that day, maybe approach a fellow lady gym goer.

Do not have fear in asking for help, because it will be your biggest asset when you do!

#3 Do not be afraid of the men.

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I am speaking to the 99.9% of the female gym population that are intimidated by the hormone fuelled, sweating, grunting men around the gym. I still struggle to this day with my self – esteem around the guys.

I’ll let you in on a little secret though.

Half the men in there don’t even know what they are doing either!

Men are egotistical, and hate asking for help. I’m not being stereotypical here either, I know this because I worked in a gym for 2 1/2 years! I would see guys just asking for an injury or running the risk of injuring another person because they didn’t have a clue what they were doing.

And do you think they ever asked for help? 

Nope.

So just own it when you are in the gym around the guys. Just put in your earphones and do your own thing.

I’l let you in on another secret too.

Guy’s love a girl who knows what she’s doing in the gym.

Don’t believe me? Just go ask any guy friend. You will be amazed my love.

#4 Get a routine and stick to it.

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If you have a set schedule every week, sit down some night and work the gym around it.

If you have a less than set schedule (like me) then sit down every Sunday night and fit in the gym when you can.

For example my workout schedule is:

Gym 3 times a week

Swim 1 day

Run 1 day

Rest 2 days

And every Sunday I just stick in those days whenever I can. If you have a set routine, it is a lot harder to break. Same goes for the actual workout itself. Get a trainer or find one on line (a legit source) and make out a workout programme. Bring it with you to every session and stick by it. Not only does time go by faster when you are ticking it off bit by bit, but it also gives you structure, keeping your head clear and focused.

#5 Get a gym buddy!

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This one has helped me a lot! I hate working out alone now, even if I’m on the other end of the gym to my buddy, just knowing they are there is a big boost! If none of your friends like the gym, just ask them if they would like to try. None of my friends liked the gym when I started, and now they come in with me all the time because I just asked them to come one day!

Doing exercise classes is a big help too. You are not alone and it helps to know that other people are in your position too.

You can even make it into a weekly catch up thing! Go and grab a coffee after or go for a little shop!

So that is all I have for today ladies! I hope I do help and if you need any advice or have any questions please leave a comment below I would love to help!

Thanks for reading! x

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Fashion

One Carry On – 10 Outfits!

Hola amigo.

So the summer is coming up. Which means some of us may be fortunate enough to be going on a holiday somewhere, which also means that we have to pack.

And we all know that everyone hates packing.

Nobody wants to spend more money on extra baggage and if you are like me, you will try and squeeze everything into your carry on suitcase, which is all good if you are not an over packer.

But I am.

I over pack way too much! So, I have come up with a little inspiration to help you fellow over-packers too. ❤

The carry on.

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One suitcase.

8 items.

1 bikini.

2 sandals.

1 bag and 2 pieces of jewellery.

All you need for a 10 day holiday in the sun. 🙂

The outfits.

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So there you go! It’s that simple to pack a holiday into a carry on suitcase! Just pick items that mix and match well and presto, you are a packing genius!

I hope you got some inspiration from this, please let me know in the comments below if you have any feedback or questions!

Pssst. Click below too for fun 😉

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5 Ways To Wear – White Chucks This Summer!

Hi there friend.

So as the sun is currently beaming in on top of me as I type this, I am feeling very summery, and what better way to kick off the summer than with some fashion inspiration?

Now that’s my idea of fun.

The title says it all really, no need for an explanation here. So without further a due, here are my top 5 ways to wear your white chucks this summer!

#1 Fun in the sun

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I just love denim cut off shorts in the summer. They go with – literally – everything. But in the spirit of the ‘crop top’ phase, I have paired some cute denims with a gorgeous pretty crop top. This dainty look is all in  and they are not hard to find, I threw in a leather satchel to make the look more fun and topped it all off with some retro cat eye sunnies.

Perfect!

#2 Starbucks with the gals

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Chucks are perfect for a lazy, casual outfit and distressed jeans are all in this season like it’s nobodies business! Wear a plaid shirt open for a comfy look. I put in a gold watch to add variety, a large shoulder bag for an added boho feel and some big ass sunnies, because who doesn’t love big black sunnies?

#3 Summer BBQ

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Simple, classic and comfortable. You would be surprised how cute chucks look with a summer dress. Add a large sun hat and work some flowy wavy hair for a natural ‘I woke up like this’ look.

#4 Beach babe for life

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If your hitting the beach this summer, be sure to pack plenty of colour! Chucks are great for neutralizing a crazy coloured outfit, which is why I paired this neon coral skater skirt with a pretty striped crop top. Throw your fav bikini on underneath and grab your beach bag and your ready to go!

#5 Road trip anyone?

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Simple outfits are a big trend this year. Basic colours paired with brighter, more extravagant pieces are eye catching and on trend! Pair high waisted jeans with a simple crop top and your chucks with bright sunnies and a pastel satchel.

Gorgeous!

So that is all I have this time! Please be sure to leave a comment below or email if you have any queries! 

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How I Style Neon Heels – 5 Looks For All Women

Hey there munchkin.

Neon heels? What do they remind you of?

80’s?

Disco?

Loud?

Well guess what?

Loud, 80’s disco is all back in sister, but with a modern twist, as usual.

The neon heel has made a quiet entrance, with little excitement because the neon heel kind of never fully went away. For years, women were afraid of the neon heel. It was seen as an ‘attention seeking item’ or ‘hard to pull off’, but the neon heel has never been more featured in our outfits than the last year or so!

Ok, this is starting to sound like some sort of legend of the neon heel. I apologise.

On a more professional note, the neon heel shouldn’t be shied away from, but embraced. If you don’t know quite how to pull it off or what to pair with it, than read on my loves, I have a treat for you!

*Quick disclaimer: all ideas and outfits were put together by myself. Also, if you think these outfits are a little bland, that is my take on Neon heels, I think less is more!’

#1 ‘The laid back, but still in the mood’ look

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When first experimenting with neon colours, it’s best to try keep the outfit quite neutral and plain. Unless you have the personality and the confidence to pull it off, don’t go mixing and matching crazy patterns and colours, you will only end up washing yourself out, which is a big no-no!

#2 ‘I’m going out’ look

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This is the perfect way to show off a great tan and still look classy. Neon colours really bring out colour in the legs, while the black leather shorts neutralise the outfit, before it gets a bit colour crazy! White is an obvious choice of colour to pair with a going out outfit, easy on the eye and sophisticated. Less is always more!

#3 ‘I mean business’ look

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Neon heels look great with a LBD. For a fun night out, add a gorgeous colourful clutch and your killer smile for the perfect look.

#4 This one is for my brave ladies

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If you arn’t afraid of mixing colours that nobody else would think of, then this one is for you! I love matching colours that people would usually stray away from, but this royal blue/neon yellow/coral combination is fab! It may look a little scary here in a picture, but when worn on, with a good tan, it is beautiful! Trust me on this one if you are sceptical, just try on crazy colours in the store to see. You would be surprised what kind of masterpiece you would make!

#5 ‘The confident’ look

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This one is my favorite out of the looks! I love this style trousers with a skinny heel, something about it just looks so flirty yet classy! Crop tops are a big thing this year, so I paired one with a gold choker and a black clutch to bring the whole look together! Perfect for a night out with the girls.

So that is all I have today for my take on neon heels! Please leave a comment if you have any other suggestions, I love to get inspiration from others! 

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If You Are Going To Splash Out…

Let it be this.

I worked in River Island for a small while last year, and the bags and purses have always captivated me. They make the most fashion forward and best quality bags AND they are always so unique which is what I love most about them!

So this season, they have launched the embellished clutch, and let me warn you ladies, this is no ordinary clutch.

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It may look amazing here, but it looks even better in person! I saw it in store and believe me, that neon yellow is even more beautiful!

The clutch turned shoulder bag, retails for €45. A little bit steep but well worth the splurge if you are in need of a quality staple piece.

And guess what?

‘What?’

That’s not all they have!

Check out this cream embellished clutch.

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And this one.

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Oh, and this one too.

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These clutches can all be turned into shoulder bags too, which is twice as nice! They are great for spicing up a little black dress or adding colour to a neutral outfit.

I will be picking up the neon yellow one out of my next pay check for sure!

Psst, click on the pictures to take you to the River Island site!

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Shopping Haul!

Good morning/afternoon/evening

(read accordingly)

Who doesn’t love a good shopping haul?

Weirdo’s, that’s who.

So I went on a little shopping spree yesterday to my nearby city to start picking up stuff for my summer holidays in June! I am so excited!

Anyway, enough excitement for now, I went to soooo many stores but only bought in two. (Depressing or what?)

I guess the shops are still in pre-summer mode, so stock is limited, but I am very happy with what I got so far!

Let’s just get into it already.

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First up is this bikini.

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haul qI am in LOVE with this bikini. I saw it a while back online and I am always just too lazy to go up and get my credit card to buy it so I put it off and I found it in store!

It is a gorgeous heather grey colour, the top is push up halter and so flattering for smaller busted ladies like myself! The tops run in bra sizes which is GREAT as I always find sizes that run small – large never fit me!

The bottoms are just general hipsters depending on the size you get. The material is very stretchy so I got a size 6 as I like my bottoms to be quite smaller on the bum side.

I like a tanned bum ok, don’t judge.

TOP: €14.95

BOTTOMS: €9.95

Second are these knuckle rings.

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I have been looking for the perfect bunch of knuckle rings forever! I wanted plain ones with tiny ones for the upper knuckle and medium ones for the middle of the finger, and guess what?

I found them!

I squealed a little bit when I saw them, no really, I did. That is how perfect these are, and they fit my fingers perfectly. Which is a big problem for me. (Chubby fingers alert) They come with about 10 or 12 rings.

RINGS: €4.95

Pennys/Primark

If you are from anywhere outside of the UK or Ireland then you won’t be familiar with Primark. It is very very similar to Forever 21, cheap prices and a range of everything from underwear to hair supplies.

Let’s just say every single woman in the UK and Ireland have Primark in their closet.

This is quite a long haul so bare with me here!

First, these bikinis.

So I bought a few different swim pieces here. When they are all so cheap it is so hard not too!

I got this bright fun triangle bikini as it caught my eye the minute I went into the swim section. It is a gorgeous neon blue mixed with pinks and greens.

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The top is a triangle style but the cups are quite padded which I like. The strings are taught and strong, not weak and flimsy.         (Who wants the threat of flimsy strings being undone?)

The bottoms are skimpy so beware if you don’t try these on. I don’t mind tiny bottoms but some people don’t like the fear of those strings on either side becoming undone so be sure to try them on first if you are one of those!

I also picked up a pair of pink bottoms to mix and match with the top because I don’t always like wearing matching tops and bottoms.

I’m weird that way.

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TOP: €4.00 (Yup, you read that right)

BOTTOMS: €3.00 each

So I also bought these bottoms to go with a top that I already have at home, and they are so versatile they can go with any top I buy in the future.

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They are a general hipster style, they are not so stretchy so do try them on first otherwise you run the risk of suffocating your buttocks if they are too small, or flashing the nation if they are too big!

I think I would rather suffocate my bum though.

BOTTOMS: €4.00

So last but not least, I go this bikini set.

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It is a neon blue bandeau style top that come with optional strings for a halter style, but I will warn you the strings are bad quality and they don’t stay on very long or if you tie them quite tight, so don’t get it you are planning on wearing it halter style!

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The bottoms came with it and again are a basic hipster style. As the bikini came in a set, I had to buy the same size top and bottom, which really doesn’t suit me as I am smaller on top then on the bottom, so they are kind of tight but nothing I cant stretch out!

SET: €5.00

The sunnies.

I have a weakness for sunglasses, and when they are so cheap, I literally cannot contain myself!

I got 4 pairs, 2 styles in 2 colours.

Because who only wants one colour?

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The first are these aviator style sunnies. I adore the lens colour in these! It is  gorgeous orange,coral, pink and they are so flattering on! I hate sunnies that are too small or way to big and these fit the bill for me.

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Next are the same style and size except in the mirrored colour. I have been looking for the right size glasses in the mirrored style for so long and here they were, right in front of me!

Just a tip, they are not that strong in terms of actually blocking out the sun (Their actual function) so if you prefer to be blind when wearing sunglasses I wouldn’t recommend these bad boys, but if you choose style over protection like me, then go ahead!

SUNGLASSES: €1.50 each

Next up are these ray-ban club master style. I adore this style and I couldnt help myself when I saw them in two colours!

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They are perfect size and shape and they have good sun blocking power. (is that even a thing?) 

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I have no critique on these except you will look cool as f*#k!

SUNGLASSES: €3.00 each

The shoes, because everybody loves shoes.

So I picked up 2 pairs of casual shoes for walking around or shopping in as nobody likes to be in flat sandals after 3 hours of shopping and sight seeing!

First I got these BRIGHT coral Vans inspired shoes. I have these in red from last season but the coral is just so pretty! The colour will really pop against a summer tan and look fabulous with a pair of denim shorts and a tee!

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They are very comfy and are good quality so don’t be afraid to get them for everyday use. They run true to size too!

CORAL SHOES: €8.00

I also got these white sailor shoes, or whatever they are called I never really know. I got these to slip on and off while walking from the beach to the hotel as I don’t want to get bits of glass or something in my foot while on the footpath.

Unless you like that sort of stuff or something.

They do run a little small so I got a size up from my usual. They are super comfy and great with a pair of skinny jeans and a sweater for night time too!

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WHITE SHOES: €5.00

The shorts.

Primark didn’t have too much summer clothes but I did spot these beautiful high waisted shorts.

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They are in a bright pink with velvet detailing all over them. They are very good quality and fit well but run a little big so go for the smaller option, even though they do look small they are stretchy.

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I usually don’t go for bright colours so I am excited to style these around my neutrals and have them as the feature part of my outfit! Perfect for a night on the town with some sandals and a shirt or cami.

SHORTS: Wait for it…… €11.00 !

So that is it for my pre – summer haul this time! I have many more things to get so stay tuned for a part 2 or maybe even 3, or 4 who knows!

Hope you enjoyed! Do ask any questions if you need and come join me on facebook and twitter!

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