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Saturday, 23 May 2015

DIY | How to Change a black scruffy door

Hello my loves, when Mike and I first moved in to this house it was in ruins, everything needed done,  painting in every room, fixing doors, fences outside you name it we had to fix it. Our front door was another thing - I just couldn't look at it for another second, so we popped to B&Q and got some paint and materials to transform it.

Here is a before :

The black paint was all pealing off and was so scruffy looking, Mike Sanded it all down and firstly applied a primer he then let it dry and then he applied two coats of ronseal gloss in the shade spring green.

Sorry about all the shadows - we don't normally get nice weather and the day I want to take some pictures the sun shines!! I am so pleased with the results - our wee home is finally coming together :)

Things you need to transform you door :

  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Gloss/Paint
  • Paint brush

Its so easy + if we can do it so can you :)

Thanks for reading x


Taking things for granted

Hello my loves , when Nicky + Isla were visiting Nicky commented a-lot on our scenery and because we live here we kind of take it for granted and don't see its beauty day in day out, when in fact we live in a very beautiful country!

Mike and I had to run a few errands this morning in town and on the way back we snapped a few pics as Nicky requested. :)

We don't often get nice sunny weather so we have to enjoy them while we can + even snapped an outfit pic in the multi story :P

Im wearing : Top Topshop // Jeans New Look // Shoes Newlook // Bag Chanel 

Thanks for reading :) 


Thursday, 21 May 2015

What iv been loving | Lighting + Art

Hello Lovelies, Since moving in to our new house at the end of January I have been so obsessed with looking at new things and picking up new bits for our new home.

I love a mix of styles but the main area of our house is pretty contemporary, I love odd things..or different,  I pick things not a lot of people would have and that makes my favourite place TKmax :D

Dunelm mill and Next are definitely  on point  this year - The lighting is to die for!!!

                                    I love these bulbs so so much - suit the shade down to a T.

Links to where you can buy everything - linked below :)

Im also loving Oliver Bonas: You might guess that from this post I'm a little obsessed with copper 

I want a Z & M for my living room shelf, I personally think they would add an industrial feel, which I love.

Heres a few more sites I can't seem to stay off :

Hope you find some nice new pieces for your home :)

Zoe x


Sunday, 17 May 2015

When Isla & Nicky came to stay | coffee dates + shopping dates

Hello my lovelies, I feel I haven't blogged in forever...well I haven't really, I have been so super busy recently and just haven't had time to get any blog time in.

This weekend we had two very special people come stay with us - which was an absolute pleasure and we miss them so much already!:(

Meet Isla and Nicky - Isla has the same horrible condition as me, she is only 18 months old. Nicky said something to me tonight and its very true - We may not be family by blood but we are by Genes"

But on a lighter note we had the best 4 days ever, filled with coffee dates and park dates with my little nephew (same age as Isla)

I was a very lousy blogger this week I didn't even manage to get any outfit pics :( I had planned to but just didn't happen we were having so much fun. Though I did find the biggest bargain ever in Tkmax - only a Valentino scarf, I couldn't leave the shop without it an well lets face is Nicky and Lucy were 
the biggest enablers! 

                                           Ahhh I'm sooo in love with it what a beaut!

I have a few product reviews coming up soon - Clarins beauty flash balm, which Nicky got me in to and its craaaaaazy good! :D

& Elizabeth Arden 8 our cream - totally sorted my chapped lips , also another Nicky product!

Thanks so much for reading <3


Saturday, 25 April 2015

My week in pictures #2

Hello my wee loves, This week has been complete madness , haven't had a minute to relax, my Husband mike has been slaving away painting the living room and...well this week has flew in!

My mother in law is here staying with us for the weekend and we are just back from a lovely meal out, now relaxing on the sofa with my three pups!!

On Sunday we went to the dark hedges which were incredible so magical, & my husband Mike is a massive fan of game of thrones so we had to visit hehe.

Who else has bought their groceries and bought the wrong size of something? look at the size of that jam, I laughed so hard i nearly gained a six pac.

I didn't really take many pictures this week as I have hardly had a minute, I promise to be better next week hehe! 

hope you all have had a great week! 


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Wish list | #2

 Givenchy Antigona - Light pink

My dream bag, I'm saving up for this right now, so hopefully I'm able to get it in this lovely colour :)

Bobbi Brown Art sticks 
            I'm dying to try Hot berry looks awesome, buy now blog later posted on                    her Instagram and it was love at first sight.

                                      Miss Guided Suede biker jacket
How beautiful is this for spring summer? I wish they had it in stock in my size as I would snap it up right away. 

link below :)

My obsession with blush pink seems to be getting much worse *as you can see hehe* , such a lovely spring/summer shade of pink.

Im also on the hunt for a good hydrating eye cream if you guys have any recommendations that would be great :)


Saturday, 18 April 2015

blush pink ♡

Hello my loves, Iv been obsessing over blush pink for quite some time now, I love how feminine it is, but how you can make it edgy too with different accessories ; here are a few of my favourite looks I'm loving at the minute.

  • It suits every complexion 
  • Adds a bit of femininity to a masculine outfit :)

 Whats your favourite spring/summer colour? 

Thanks for reading 


Friday, 17 April 2015

Battle of the micellar waters - Bio derma & Garnier

Hello my loves, Feeling so unwell today but I thought while I was siting doing very little id write about these two little beauties.

Years ago I caved in to the hype and bought Bioderma and became obsessed pretty much straight away, its just so easy to take off absolutely every single bit of make up, my skin never felt dry or tight after use, its very gentle as my skin reacts to just about anything, this is totally fine, it also lasts for  a pretty long time as it is 500ml, not so travel friendly although you can get a little tiny one. Once I had ran out I repurchased quite a few times, then Garnier came out with their own micellar cleansing water, so obviously I had to try it as it was so much easier to get your hands on. Bioderma is so much easier to get your hands on now as you can get it here  , but you can pick up the garnier micellar water  pretty much anywhere, like doing your shopping in Tesco or Sainsburys you can just pick one there.

I love them both but I think Bioderma just has the edge, you can't beat french skincare! It takes off pretty much everything but with the garnier you have to scrub a bit more to get stubborn make up off.

I hope this helps you out a little bit deciding between the two, let me know your favourite :)


Thursday, 16 April 2015

wedding guest attire

Hello my loves, as I'm attending a couple of wedding's this year I thought id throw a post together about what il be wearing this year for weddings and accessories that complement each outfits.

I love dressing up for weddings and special occasions, getting the hair all done and pulling out all the stops. I was at my best friends wedding yesterday and had such a wonderful day, so proud of her! she looked absolutly stunning, and the sun was shining *yay*  

My sister and I both wore ASOS dresses and I used my Chanel wallet on chain as my clutch.

Iv been stalking ASOS like a women possessed recently, Im totally in love with this ASOS salon premium dress and its always sold out *sobs* I paired this beaut of a dress with Whistles Leea sandals & ASOS Snake Hologram Clutch Bag
I have also had my eye on this dress too by Frock & Frill, loving all the embellishment and the fact it looks like a crop top with a skirt & obviously the sensational colour, being a tall girl a midi dress is the way forward, perfect length and so classy, I paired this dress with simple accessories as it has alot going on, the bag is from Whistles * in the sale* and shoes from lipsy.

Lets just take a minute and look at this stunning dress....ah! as you can see I'm loving embelishment right now :D dress by Needle & Thread quite pricey at £250 but so worth it the detail is cray! shoes are by Karen Millen & the clutch is by dune, I love how the dress just makes such a big statement that you don't have to go crazy with the rest of the outfit.

Thanks for reading 


Monday, 13 April 2015

My Week In Pictures |

This week was a pretty boring one, my husband an I are decorating our new home right now and its a very low process, :( sigh! I did try to gloss the banister and well its not looking great, ha ha. 

My sister and her boyfriend mike and my mike and I all went for a walk around Antrim Lough and it was sooo so beautiful, sun was shining for a change, My husband wanted to fly his drone and he got some incredible shots, il put some in and let you see :)

Please tell me you have all tried the Lindt salted caramel chocolate? my sister Fee had it and I hunted everywhere here for it and couldn't find it, so she was an absolute gem and sent some over from stroud <3 

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