Sunday, 15 September 2013

Nails of the Day

Since using my Mavala Nail Hardener (which I mentioned in my Mid-Summer Favourites) and my China Glaze Nail Strengthener & Growth Formula, my nails have been much stronger and longer than before. I also think it may have something to do with it being summer-time as I find my nails can get weaker come Winter. So with the bonus of having longer nails I have been feeling inspired to paint my nails more often than I used to and it's actually something I have been enjoying doing!

I wanted to share what I've been wearing on my nails recently as I really am loving this nail look! I recently had a family wedding to go to and this nail look is what I wore to this special occasion. It matched my black and white dress perfectly and is like a spin on the 'white nail polish' look, which is quite on trend at the minute! 

Essie- Fiji

Essie- Fiji is the nail polish I've been loving lately! Whether I paint all my nails (like seen here) or just do an accent nail with another colour like a dark pink, this nail polish is quite versitile and can be carried through to Autumn/Winter! It is a pale baby pink, very similar to a white from the distance and with a good base coat and top coat, this polish lasts about 5days- a week for me! BONUS!

Let me know what you've been wearing on your nails lately. Also if you have any pictures of you wearing Essie's Fiji nail polish tweet them to me (@SarahWhelehan) or tag me in your pics on Instagram (SarahWhelehan)!! (If your not following me on Twitter or Instagram, then why not?!? Lots of beauty related things posted on both!)



Sunday, 8 September 2013

OOTD: Joules Polo Shirt

So here it is, my first Outfit of the Day!
Top- Joules (£49.95)*
Jeans- Zara TRF
Shoes- Primark/Penneys
Sunglasses- Forever21

Recently I was offered the opportunity to review a polo shirt from a UK clothing retailer called Joules. I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to review a shirt of my choice, so in the end I went for this one. I thought the navy was quite classic and I could see myself wearing it again and again and teaming it with many different things I have in my wardrobe. For today's OOTD I teamed the polo shirt with my Zara jeans and a simple pair of white flat pumps. I thought my style here was quite classic and stylish, all at the same time! I wanted to keep everything else pretty simple and to maintain the focus on the classic British style polo shirt. This outfit is quite casual but I can see myself wearing this polo shirt with a pair of jeans and some heels if I wanted to take it from being casual to more night-time glam. I just love this top and how versatile it is!!

One thing that stood out to me when wearing this top is the quality. It is quite heavy for a polo shirt and one that will keep you snug! One thing to keep in mind is that this polo shirt is not generous on size (my only "slightly negative" comment!). I would advise if you are purchasing one to perhaps go up one size from your normal size, if you would like that bit of room and comfort. Personally I like mine being fitted but it is just something to consider if you are buying one. 
I have to say I really love this top and I can see myself wearing it again and again! offer classic British style clothing and most of their polo shirts for women feature their recognizable brand logo.

If you want to buy this exact polo shirt that I have on from Joules, you'll be delighted to know that they deliver to UK (beginning from £1.00), Ireland (£9.00) and all across Europe and further afield. 

Have you ever tried any clothing from Joules? Let me know!!