Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Reminiscing About 2013

The best of 2013. Where to start.  A lot has happened, good and bad.  Thanks to my amazing friends its been a good year for the most part. Some of the bigger and better parts of the year include going back to New York after moving to Ireland over 7 years ago. It was a great summer. I met some lovely people. I also ran into a few people that went over on J1s for the summer.

Here is a picture of me at the Botanical Garden

It was when I came back after the summer that I started my blog with the help of my friend Jess.(check out her blog here Even though I haven't posted a lot since I went back to college, I'm glad I started my blog. I got to meet some lovely bloggers at the OohLaLa blog awards, Rebecca Casserly's Galway meet up (from  and Samantha Johnston's  Dublin meetup (from

(The top right picture was taken by Darachphotography)


I started my final year of college this year. Its been a crazy year. I've had a few crazy nights out with the girls, a few panicky nights of study for exams and more recently a few nervous bouts thinking about the results but have to hope for the best. I must admit though I'm jealous of the people that know what they want to do when they finish their undergraduate degree. Personally I have no idea. All in good time I guess.

Beauty Products of 2013

Normally I can't stick with one foundation for long. Over the summer I picked up a Revlon Colourstay for something around $13 and I was obsessed but being a student it's not always possible or a good idea to spend the roughly 20 euro for it in Ireland. Although saying that I should probably invest since I haven't found anything with the lasting power quite like it. I keep changing foundations 10 euro here and there is not good after a while especially when a week later I want a different one again.

(sorry for the bad pic it's the only one I have and the bottle is in Galway)

I've also been loving my Wet n Wild Coloricon trio in Silent Treatment. I love the way they last all day. I've hit pan on the lid colour and really wish I had another. I think it's a great everyday shadow. The fact that it doesn't crease even after hours of wear makes me reach for it day after day. I think the only time I've seen this shadow crease was one day when I put it on really early in the morning and I was heading out that night so it had creased a little by 9 or 10 pm.

This is Silent Treatment

Another 2013 favorite is the Sephora cleansing oil. I heard on youtube it was a dupe for the Mac cleansing oil. I picked it up over the summer and it gets pretty much all the makeup off. Its amazing. I've stopped using makeup remover wipes for the most part. I'm so glad I did. I really prefer the cleansing oil and/or my Yes to Cucumber cleanser.


I'm sure there are plenty more products that I should be including in this posts but these are the ones that stood out most. I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year!



  1. Sounds like a wonderful year, the Botanical garden looks so beautiful! Love revlon colorstay but definitely know what you mean about the price, it's quite expensive for a drugstore foundation and sometimes, as a student myself, I just can't justify it to myself!
    Happy new year! L xo

    1. Yea it was gorgeous there :) Yea you are right compared to other drugstore its a bit much. Happy new year to you too :)