Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide - Budget to Blowout: For music lovers

Gift guide.

Hey Guys, 
I'm currently lying on the couch sick, drinking a cappuccino. When in fact I should be doing some online Christmas shopping. But I always leave these things untill the last minute. (Mayor procrastinator!) 

Today will be the second installment to the series.
This post is to help you shop for the music lovers in your life. Like last time these ideas will suit any budget.

1.Music on the go.
Black & gold Forever21 headphones 4.67 euro.
Urbanears 56 euro.
Dr.Dre Beats Pill 160 euro.

2.Sound Systems
Vinyl speaker system with built-in speakers 80 euro.
iPod touch160 euro
Vintage radio 198 euro.

3.Band Merch.
Unofficial merchant can be a lot cheaper than official merch. So defiantly shop around if you are on a budget.
1975 t-shirt 9.05 euro.
5 Seconds Of Summer Beanie 13 euro.

Vinyls cans be an amazing & vintage gift. These records can be expensive thought. Some great alternatives are: CD's & vouchers.
Taylor swift's album 1985
iTunes voucher - can be purches from 15 -100+ euro.

5.Music lessons 
Music lessons are a great gift if you know the persons wants to try an instrument or loves singing. If they already play an instrument you could always get them a song book. I have seen great song books that have sheet music to well known pop songs. This would make a great gift.

One of the best present you could get a music lover is concert tickets. But they are often expensive & out of budget. As a cheap alternative why not get a concert DVD of their favourite band. More & more band are producing concert albums & dvd's.
One Directions Up all night concert DVD 13 euro.

I really hope this helped, I'm off to bed now. 
Leave me a comment telling me what you would love to get for Christmas.

Love always,

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide - Budget to Blowout: For the Beauty Lover

Christmas Gift Guide- Budget to Blowout Buys

Christmas Gift Guide - Budget to Blowout: For the Beauty Lover

Hey Guys,
I am typing this exactly one month from Christmas. Honestly that scares me as I have no present shopping done! Don’t worry if you are in the same boat as me because I am here to help. Here I introduce you to the first post in my Christmas Guide Series. This series will feature gifts for any budget. This post will be aimed towards Beauty lovers.

Obviously before you go and buy any of these things, you must know some basic information about your beauty lover.
Do they hate sweet scented candles/perfume?
Do they wear make-up? Etc.
If you are not sure, ask one of their close friends.

1. Eye shadow palettes
Sleek I-Divine Au Natural 9.07 euro.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics 23 euro.
Bobbi Brown Cool Eye shadow Palette 39 euro.

 2. Make-up bags
River Island & H&M
Make-up bags are a budget buy
Ted Baker 37 euro.

3. Perfume
Ted Baker Body Spray Duo 13 euro.
Miss Wild Eau De Parfum 38 euro.
Chanel coco Mademoiselle 93 euro.
4. Bath Products
Lush Christmas Gift Box 13 euro. (Lush bath products can also be bought separately if you don’t want to get a gift box).
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath 40 euro.

5. Collections:- Zoella
Zoella has launched a beauty collection which ties in perfume, candles & make-up bags beauty products.
If you think your beauty lover would like a mixture of these products or if you are on a low budget then defiantly check out this collection.
Body lotion 6.32 euro.
Bath Soak/Shower Cream 6.32 euro.

6. Candles
Small Yankee Candle in cosy Sweater 8.86 euro.
Large Yankee candle in Winter Wonderland 23 euro.
Diptyque Vanilla scented candle 43 euro.

I hope this helped, If you have any suggestions of what type of gift guides I should do , then leave a comment bellow.
Also let me know what you want for Christmas.

Love always,

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award - Tag

Hey guys,
Yesterday I was nominated for the 'Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award ' by the lovely Sinead from DreamingAgain. Thank you Sinead for the nomination! 
    Here are the rules:
    Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
    Post the award logo onto your blog.
    Answer the set of 10 questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
    Set 10 new questions.
    Nominate 10 other bloggers to do the tag. 

    Here are my answers:

    1.      What advice would you give to your younger self?
    Oh gosh this is a hard one, I don’t think I regret anything because I believe everything happens for a reason. I’d probably say worry less, I think when I was younger I worried a lot about small things that didn’t matter. Also stop procrastinating.

    2.      What is your favourite thing to do when you have nothing to do?
    Blog or watch YouTube videos.

    3.      Why did you decide to start a blog?
    I had seen other bloggers & Youtubers creating amazing content. I had always been creative, so I thought this was the perfect outlet to send out a positive message.

    4.      If you could live in any other country in the world where would it be?
    This is really hard actually because I had always pictured myself living in Ireland. However, I would really like to live in London. So I’d probably say England.

    5.      Would you rather spend €/$/£100 all on make-up or clothes?
    I would like to say make-up. But 100 euro is a lot of money to spend on make-up that will go out of date. So for that reason clothes.

    6.      If you could give one piece of advice to a large audience what would it be?
    Wow, I left this question till last because it was the hardest. Believe in yourself.

    7.      Would you rather have to eat Chinese or Italian food for the rest of your life?  
    I’m actually getting a Chinese tonight with a couple of friends. But usually I’d prefer Italian, as id eat more on the menu.

    8.      If you could go on a date with one celebrity who would it be?
    Harry Styles, 100%.

    9.      What specific character trait do you want to be known for?
    I want to be known as passionate, I think passion can be applied to so many things, so defiantly passionate.

    10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    I talk during movies, I try to hold it in but I’m sure I’m really annoying..sorry.

    Here are my questions to you:
    What is something you are passionate about? (except blogging)
    What has been the best moment of 2014 for you?
    What is your favourite thing about the place you live?
    What piece of advice would you give to a younger sibling?
    What is your favourite thing about blogging?
    Who are your favourite bloggers?
    Favourite season & why?
    Favourite book/magazine?
    Biggest inspiration?
    Something that make you really happy?

    I nominate:


    I also nominate anyone else who wishes to do the tag, leave me a link to your blog down bellow & I'll be sure to check it out!

    Again Thanks to Sinead from DreamingAgain for tagging me & for the great questions.
    She has a great blog that you should defiantly check out!

    Love always,

    Friday, 14 November 2014

    Winter Lookbook

    Winter Lookbook

    Hey Guys,
    Today’s post is an exciting one, it’s my winter look book.
    Instead of showing my outfits I have decided to change it up. I composed a few outfits that I like & would defiantly wear.
    Outfit 1
    I think this could possibly be my favorite out of all the outfits.
    Hat: Topshop 45 euro.
    Jacket: The Dreslyn 230 euro.
    Shoes: Pennys/Primark 15 euro.
    Pants: Topshop 52 euro.
    Top:  New look 13 euro.

    Outfit 2
    Top: From New Look 7.57 euro.
    Skirt: from New Look 23 euro.
    Heels: from New Look 29 euro.

    Outfit 3:
    Dress: New Look 32 euro.
    Lipstick: New Look 5.04 euro.
    Shoes: New Look  32 euro

    Outfit 4
    Top: Northstrom 32 euro.
    Pants: Topshop 56 euro.
    Bag: New Look 32 euro.
    Shoes: Vans 36 euro.
    Hat: New Look 6.32 euro.
    Coat: New Look 57 euro.

    Outfit 5
    Dress: New Look 23
    Jacket: Topshop 265
    Shoes: New Look 29

    Outfit 6
    Pants: New Look 23 euro.
    Shoes: Asos 63.98 euro.
    Top: New Look 28 euro.
    Coat: River Island  115 euro.
    Watch: Clares 20 euro.

    Outfit 7
    Jumper: Chickwish 35 euro.
    Pants: Topshop 60 euro.
    Boots: Dr. Martins 82 euro.

    Socks: Nordstrom 9.63 euro.

    Leave me a comment bellow telling me your favorite outfit.

    Love always,


    Monday, 10 November 2014

    Winter must-haves.

    Winter must-haves.

    Hey Guys,

    Today I decided to kick off the first winter post of the year.
    This post is going to be a must-haves.

    Last year I showed you guy’s some of my must haves for the winter season, I had a lot of fun making that post so this year I thought I'd do an updated version.

    1. Winter Boots
    If you read my '2014 wish list' you will see a pair of Dr Martins which I had dreamed about getting for months. Well about three weeks ago I decided to splurge, & now I finally have them. I absolutely adore these boots. They are not only fashionable but very durable I will defiantly be wearing these on cold winter days.
    • I got the 1960 classic 8 tie boots in black in Schuh for €130, Schuh give 10% off to 3rd level students.
    2. Oversized coats
    If I have to go somewhere during a cold winter evening, you can 100% guarantee I’m wearing my big woolly coat.
    ·         I really love this coat from La Garconne, only problem, its 493.85.

    3. Velvet
    Whenever I see velvet I automatically think of winter. I think velvet will make a strong appearance in clothes shops this winter (and if it doesn’t I’m going to wear it anyway).I especially love velvet dresses, these two are my favourite’s picks.
    ·         The black one is from .
    ·         The red velvet dress is from Bethany Moats collection at Aeropostal.

     4. The Pony Fishtail
    Usually I like to have my hair out of my face when I am at school or working. But recently I have been styling my hair like this. It gives an ordinary ponytail a bit more detail & it’s a great way of working a plait without having to worry about shorter layers falling out.

    5. Dark nail polishes
    During winter I love wearing darker nail polish. My favourites are greys, reds and maroons.
    ·         The maroon one is from O.P.I called ‘in a Holidaze’
    ·         The Essie one has no name, but a grey colour I love from Essie is Chinchilly.

    6. Tartan
    I could go on and on and on about how much I love tartan, but I’ll keep it short. Tartan has always been one of my favourite patterns. But for this winter it has hit a whole new extreme.
    ·         This scarf (which I really want) is from Selfridges, but I’m pretty sure most shops will do tartan scarf’s this winter
    ·         These leggings are from New Look (which I really want also). These can be worn casual or glammed up on a night out.

    7. Dark make-up
    Just like nail polish I like to wear darker make-up in the winter, especially berry coloured lips. My all time favourite lipstick is Revlon’s Black Cherry, which is a dark maroon colour
    ·         This lipstick ( again I really want it) is from M.A.C in colour ‘Rebel’
    ·         This gold glitter eye shadow which is perfect for Christmas time is from Bare Minerals.
    ·         I adore the colour of this eye shadow, but I fear I might be too scared to try it. It’s from Trish McEvoy.

    Let me know your winter must-haves in the comments below & also leave you any requests or suggestions!

    Love always,

    Nixie xx