Friday, 17 June 2016

Hair Extensions

Hey, Ladies!
Between finishing my first semester in College and starting a new job, I haven't had much time to breathe, let alone blog. But I'm here! I'll do an update next week when I'm back from London (again), but for now, I just wanted to have a quick chat about my hair extensions! I've always loved my hair. Whether it was long or short, I've always rocked it. I've had a rough time as of late so I wanted to treat myself and I was sick of my hair and wanted a new look - and that's where the lovely Sarah came in! 

I was very torn for a few weeks, as the cuts of €300 for me is a fair chunk of change, especially for hair. I currently use a €15 hair straightener and before my extensions, I used whatever shampoo and conditioner were on sale at the time. People always assume I'm "high maintenance" for whatever reason, but it's so far from the truth! Talking with Sarah I finally bit the bullet and just went for it. I was working 2 jobs, with the prospect of another one (I got it!), and just decided to treat myself. Sarah called to my house for a consultation and colour matched me. I had a red tint in my hair that I was desperate to get rid of, so she colour matched me for the colour she was going to dye my hair. The whole process took less than 20 minutes, and we decided she'd do my extensions 2 days later. She was insanely quick and professional the whole process. 
On Sunday, she coloured my hair,then dried it so she could start adding the extensions. I have 5 bonds of Elite Hair Extensions in (She also does Great Lengths) and from start to finish, it probably took a little over 3 hours. We had a great chat and I was very much at ease throughout. Sarah was so friendly and talked me through the entire process so I knew what was going on. The finished result was amazing, and I was so thrilled and I know for certain I'll 100% be getting these done again. They last about 4 months and the maintenance isn't bad either! I wash them with either baby shampoo of this L'oreal Shampoo & Conditioner. Sarah gave me a ton of advice and recommend budget friendly products, not just the expensive salon ones. 

So far I really love them, and I'm always getting compliments (which is lovely, of course!). They look like your own hair and while I thought they would annoy me, you do forget you have them on eventually. They're also a lot lighter than I anticipated and don't weigh me down! Sarah is based in Dublin and if you're on the lookout for extensions, I couldn't recommend her more. She's extremely professional, knowledgeable and reasonable. I've heard people paying upwards of €1,000 for hair extensions but Sarah starts at €260 for Elite Hair Extensions (the ones I have) or Great Lengths which start at €360.

Sarah is an in demand gal, so if you want to book a beautiful new head of hair, get in touch today!

Email: Sarahethel@hotmail.com
Ph: 00353 861772489


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Friday, 22 April 2016

Slimming World

I know this won't be any interest to some, but I'm finally back on Slimming World. I've been putting it off forever, but last week I took the plunge and joined the most convenient group for me! After a year (and a few pounds up)I decided to bite the bullet and join a group again. I have been following it on my own, and not being as successful as I should be! This time around, I'm aiming to lose anything between 2 and 3 stone. I say anything in between as I'll know when I'm comfortable. At the moment, I'm not entirely comfortable and believe and if you're not happy- change it. Having lost 5 stone in total in 2014/2015 I'm not a newbie to Slimming World. If you want to read my journey you can do so here. I'm not one to buy into the whole "diet culture" I don't think anyone who is overweight should feel the need to lose weight to fit in with society. Like I've said time and time again as long as you're happy that's all that should matter. Faux concerns from people shouldn't bother you either. Unless they're your Doctor they don't have a right to say anything about your health. 
Slimming World is not without its downsides, but all I know that it works for me. I lost over a stone on my own, but I found it difficult to shift more and that's when I decided to give Slimming World a go! I joined to lose weight for my trip, for me It was never an aesthetic reason, more of a health as I wanted to do everything I wanted with ease and not have to worry! I'm back a year now and a bit heavier than I was at my lowest - and that's okay! It's not a race, it's a lifestyle. Now I am going to admit, I'll still be going out! I have a very active social life and I have no intentions of stopping that, I'll just be making slightly better choices - although I'm never going to be able to say no to a desert! For me at the point is to have a healthy medium between treating myself and eating healthier. I want to feel a bit better physically and I do find I'm a lot more tired (although that's probably all the time I spend staring at screens as well) I'm looking to finish what I initially started, no matter how long it takes.
So I'll be documenting my SW Journey every month here, as I find weekly posts too intrusive if you're not into weight loss etc! If you do however want to follow my daily meals I'm getting snap happy over on Instagram under (SlimmingSianny) I post daily meals, snacks and I intend to include the good and the bad! I like pretty pictures and I like my food looking pretty, so do stop by if you're looking for some inspiration. What I love about Slimming World is the fact you can eat as much food as you want really. All you need to do is limit your treats. I'll be taking up running again now the weather is nicer and the evenings are brighter. I'm going away in August, so I ideally would like to be 2 stone lighter by then, which is definitely doable as long as I put my mind to it! If you're on Slimming World, pop over to Insta and say Hello, I'd love to chat with you! 
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Friday, 15 April 2016

Cosy Oversized Black Knit | Navabi

It may be officially Spring now, but that doesn't mean we can put our jumpers away- unfortunately it's Ireland! I've built up quite the collection of jumpers this past year, but this one has been my favorite. I've featured it numerous times on my social media channels, but I've yet to dedicate a post to it. This Roll Neck Jumper* is by Isolde Roth from Navabi and I swear it's just a beautiful piece - my Mum has even nicked it once or twice. It's oversized (check), roll neck (check) and black (check) so it was no wonder I chose it. It's extremely good quality and has been chucked in the wash time and time again, and is still a good as new! It's also incredibly cosy, which is what you want from a nice oversized jumper. Definitely a big thumbs up from me! 

I paired it with my trust faux leather jacket from River Island (Similar Here)|(Plus Size Version) which is officially knackered now and is sporting holes in the lining! Now, I have had it over a year and worn it to absolute death. Not a fault in the garment, just a lot of wear and tear. Once I've sufficient funds again, I'll pick up another one! I paired the outfit with a pair of khaki jeans from Penneys, at a bargain price of €14. They're stretchy and just really comfortable and again come highly recommended. My Boots* are from Yours Clothing and are so comfy. As a general rule of thumb, size down if you don't have wide feet, as the 6 are slipping off me, but that's my fault I ordered them and wasn't bothered returning them (laziness on my part). My feet are always cold so nothing that a pair of fluffy socks can't fix! 

I brought my very much Louis Vuitton bag and rocked my all time favourite sunglasses from Tiger. I swear everytime I wear them someone asks where I got them! I even sent over a few pairs to my friend in OZ who loved them that much. They cost €4 and I'm pleased to announce they're back in stock this year and I fully intend to pick up at least 10 pairs so I can have them for life! I suppose I just love the way they suit my chubby face. Anyway, sorry again for the break in posts. Things are just so busy at the moment and I'm scared to even look at my inbox! Once I'm done with College for the year I'll have more time to post. 

I miss you all. 
If you miss me too I'm am constantly on one of my Instagram accounts (Bowfabulous| SlimmingSianny) and I dabble in Snapchat (Bowfabulous). 

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