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Mar. 08.

Thoughts: Adding more structure to the blog

Waffle-150x142Happy weekend all! This is really me trying to verbalise an idea, so bare with me, and at the end I’d love to hear your thoughts, as without you, my dear readers, there’d be no point in me being here. Anyway, inspired by Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits saying she needed to plan some posts, I got thinking about how I could add more structure to the blog by planning out and structuring my posts more. That’s why I was thinking of something along the lines of the following:

  • Manicure Monday: An excuse to work through the 95 and counting bottles of nail polish I own, showcasing 1 a week.
  • Tried Tuesday: I’m pretty sure we have drawerfuls of products we’ve half forgotten about. That’s why on Tuesdays I want to pull something out, try it, and hopefully rediscover a love for it.
  • Waffle Wednesday: A chance for me to rant on about something. A news piece, something I’ve seen, or any random thing that’s caught my eye.
  • Tested Thursday: A bit more serious than Tried Tuesday. On Thursdays I’d see if a product actually lives up to its claims. I’d put it to the test.
  • Face Friday: A reason to appear on my own blog more often, and hopefully I’ll be able to get 1 face a week that I’d actually be happy to display. Failing that you’d end up with a picture of me with a brown bag on my head.
  • Something Else Saturday: Not quite waffling about anything, this is most likely going to be about a tv show, film, book, piece of music, piece of cake, or something else that I want to showcase.
  • Day Off Sunday: Nothing for you today. What do you think I am? A blog-posting robot? I need a day off once a week, okay!

I’ll also be doing additional posts on things that I feel can’t wait for the right day, or on Blog Challenges such as the Best of Beauty.

Now, as I said, this is more my thoughts at the moment, but I’d love to hear what you have to say. What do you think of the idea? Are there any particular topics you’d change? Please do speak up and let me know in the comments.


No brain cells were irreparably damaged from thinking up this post, but it was a close call

UPDATE: Judging by the positive comments, I’ll trial my idea for a couple of weeks and see if it works out for me. Watch this space.

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Jan. 04.

Shopping the Sales

jewellery_thOkay, I’ll be honest. I’m not one to go mad for the sales. You will never find me camped outside Brown Thomas overnight to be first in line on the 26th. It’s just not who I am. I will, however, go in a couple of days later, not looking for anything in particular, and pick up whatever it is I pick up. Being pretty poor this time round meant I was not going looking for designer gems, but did pick up a couple of bits and pieces, mainly from New Look and Penneys, and spurred on by Kathleen from Squidgy Moments sharing her finds on Twitter (love you my Amazingly Crazy Minion x) decided I should share them with you.


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Jun. 02.

Confidence Building Photoshoot

About two years ago I went for a photoshoot, mainly as something fun to do, but also as a confidence booster.

Robyn 10I am not the most photogenic person ever, normally preferring to stay behind the camera, but was made to feel very welcome and comfortable by Melissa, the stylist and make up artist, while we discussed style influences and how we wanted to put the shoot together. By the time our photographer arrived I was comfortable, happy & ready to go, having decided that a vintage/femme fatale look would be fun to do.

A couple of hours later (which felt like minutes, we were having that much fun) it was all over, and all we had to do was wait for the finished images.

Receiving the finished images from the selection taken (about 500 originally, whittled down to 50) a couple of weeks after the shoot, I was amazed. Perhaps amazed isn’t the right word though. GOBSMACKED may be a better word. It took me two days to realise that it was actually me in the photos. I am a pretty plain person normally, yet the person looking back from the photos is beautiful. The make up artist (now a good friend of mine) worked wonders, though she keeps telling me that I was such a good canvas to work on.

It truly was a confidence booster. It gave me the confidence to come out and say publicly “Hey world, this is who I am. Live with it!” Something I would never have never done prior to it.

If you are looking for a pick me up, or special photos of yourself, or of a group, it is a must do. I can’t recommend it enough.

Make up and styling were done by Melissa Nelson of Honeytrap Boudoir, Dun Laoghaire (also the location for the shoot), and the photographer is Rick Taylor of First Focus Photography.

A selection of the best images are in the gallery in the post. Enjoy!



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