Friday, 9 October 2015

Autumn Shoe Haul | ASOS, New Balance & Primark

The time for sliders and espadrilles is long over,and with that in mind, I decided to pick up a few new footwear items. The A/W fashion season is in full swing and is still my favourite season for style. As some one who is almost perpetually in an all black ensemble, I love when the high street colour palette moves to darker tones and edgier styles and textures are introduced.

I just received these boots from ASOS a few days ago. I chose these particular ankle boots because I'm a great lover of a chunky flatform and because I thought the diamond print texture was unusual. I can imagine Zoe Benson from AHS Coven wearing these and they will definitely be featuring in my Halloween LookBook. 

New Balance - €87
I know people say New Balance are overpriced and trendy and I was perfectly willing to let the trend pass me by. This changed when I saw this particular pair in Schuh. The minimalist scheme and mesh detailing was what sealed the deal and I decided to take a leap of faith and invest on what are now my comfiest pair of shoes. 

Primark/Penney's Oxfords - €21

I don't usually buy shoes in Penney's but these dupes caught my eye. The pale stitching on the sides is reminiscent of Dr Martins style and these could have easily passed as excellent dupes if it wasn't for the zipper running up the front instead of laces.I'm also still debating as to whether these are black or navy, it deviates depending on the lighting but there is a definite blue marbled effect. 

I hope you enjoyed this short post and I'l be working on giving you guys tonnes of new content in the coming weeks. I'm also selling some other shoes over on my Depop if you'd like to check it out. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

OOTD#10 Dominick Street|Public Romance

Hey guys, I'm back from my Summer working and travelling in Marbella and have settled back into uni life. I have plenty of content lined up for VV and may also be making some serious decorative refurbishments to my site pretty soon! But for now, here's a little OOTD. Haul coming soon and all the available links are in the descriptions. 

Backpack - Penneys/Primark

Bomber Jacket - Public Romance Sunglasses - Topshop  

Shoes/Socks/Tights - Penney's/Primark

Septum Ring -Regal Rose Hat- eBay Chain - American Apparel  

Top - H&M Basics Shorts - Topshop


Saturday, 30 May 2015

OOTD#9 Silver Strand

Necklace - Miss Selfridge

Sandals - ASOS 
Rings (left) - Miss Selfridge (right) Dunnes Stores

 Dress - ASOS

Bag - Penneys Sunglasses - Vintage

Hat - Forever 21

Jacket - Thrifted

Sunday, 19 April 2015

OOTD #8 | Dublin Vintage Factory & Loving Youth Vintage.

Jacket ~ Dublin Vintage Factory
Flatforms ~ River Island
 Choker - Topshop | Dolphin charm ~ Thrifted

 Jumper ~ Thrifted | Fishnets,Belt,Headscarf ~ Penney's(Primark)
 Crop Top ~ Loving Youth Vintage (Topshop)

 Sunglasses ~ Penney's (Primark)| Shorts ~ Topman(home cut)

Rings ~ New Look

Photography by Michael McCormack

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Temple Bar | OOTD #7

     Denim jacket ~ vintage leather backpack ~vintage

Boots ~ New Look

Snapback ~ H&M 

 Jacket ~ Topshop
Top ~ Sparkle & Fade @ Urban Outfitters
 Ornamental choker ~ Topshop
 Bralet ~ Forever 21
 Mood rings & tattoo rings (Set) ~ Topshop
 Leather shorts ~ Topshop 
 Nails ~ Barry M MATTE Nail Paint in 01 Espresso
Lips ~ Essence Lip Liner in 06 Satin Mauve
Eyes ~ Lancome Hypnose Drama & Rimmel EXAGERATE Liner
Skin ~ M.A.C Studio Sculpt in NC15

Photography by Talissa Walsh 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

2014 Christmas Wishlist

2014 Christmas Wishlist

2014 Christmas Wishlist by sarahmagliocco 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday, walking in a Winter wonderland...etc.

So it's the time of the year again where festive cheer and fiscal spending is at it's highest, and I'm not complaining! Whether you are shopping for yourself or for gifts for others, here's my run down of 15 things I'd be very happy to see under my tree this year, or look forward to treating myself to in the new year.
1. The Bucket Hat
Iv'e been longing for a good bucket hat since the Summer, with my favourite style being the classic Stussy and this rare Nike Air Tokyo specimen.
2. The Platform Slip On
The shoe of A/W was the slip on plimsole, and I love River Island for introducing this snakeskin platform version. They're even on sale!
3. Embelished Choker
Tattoo chokers are dime a dozen now, I'll be adding interest with embellishment.
4. Faux Fur 
Every Winter season faux fur comes back with a vengence, and these Missguided heels are an alternative twist on the typical faux fur clutches and jackets.
5. Dark Berry Lipstick
As stereotypical as it is, as the evenings get darker so do make up hues, and lips are no exception. MAC Rebel is my personal favouries.
6. iPhone 6
A major stocking filler this Christmas will be the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.. If you have a handy few hundred euro laying around. One can only dream..
7. HUF
HUF socks have been on my wishlist for a while now, particularily since the "palm" leaf print has been big. What print would look cuter with faux fur sliders or Nikes.
8.Adidas Mountain Clash Collection
I have become obsessed with landscape print and Adidas has the perfect urban edge to showcase a print like this in the coolest possible way. 
9. Explicit Content
I am in love with this Missguided clutch, keeping the original Alexander Wang motif alive.
10. Casio Watch
A nod to the 80's, Iv'e had my eye on this Casio digital watch for years, I think it's such a classic and a nice alternative to the chunky styles from Michael Kors and River Island that have been popular for the last few years.
11. Penny Board 
I started learning to skate like 2 years ago and never managed to get to grips with it. I saw the Penny Board first in my all time favouritee blogger and Youtuber, The Beauty Crush's, video a few months ago and have been obsessed with their sweet colour schemes ever since.
12. Kenzo Jumper
I much prefer the eye motif to the Kenzo tiger, I will be saving my Christmas dosh for a trip to BT2's.
13. Lacy
Who doesn't want cute underwear! Topshop have been steadily releasing cute lacy items all season if your Christmas budget doesn't quite stretch to this Stella Mc Cartney piece, but this particular triangle bra is available here.
14. Over the Knee Boots
I'm jumping on the band wagon here but over the knee boots are my favourite footwear fad of the minute.  
15. Hidden Treasure
My go-to nail varnish that I re-purchase and re-purchase is Topshop's 'hidden treasure'. 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Minimalist Haul | Missguided,H&M & Vintage

Lately I realised I needed a few light pieces to spruce up my Summer wardrobe. My Summer colours are still black, black and more black, but Iv'e added a few bits of white and grey to brighten things up. Most of the pieces just arrived today courtesy of Missguided, so everything featured should still be available online.
Ive been going for a minimalistic approach to Summer fashion this season, with blank whites and textured blacks featuring heavily in my Summer LookBook. Iv'e also been loving the whole Palm Springs/Club Tropicana trend that all the editorials and highstreet stores have been showcasing.

Top | Nicole X Missguided
When the hotly anticipated Nicole Sherzinger collaboration with Missguided was released, I was slightly disapointed with it as, although it was amazingly sexy and on trend, very little of it suited my personal style. There were a few pieces however. that caught my eye, particularily the black mesh pieces such as this croptop with mesh sleeves. It's quite fitted and very very cropped, I'd prefer if it was a bit longer but I'm looking forward to styling this piece with my mesh skirt, featured in my OOTD that you can see here.

You can also read my article on the release of Nicole's Missguided collection here on Style Eyes.
Bomber Jacket | Missguided
I ordered this quilted bomber jacket to throw on as an alternative to my black bomber jackets for nights out. Its a really light material with a faux leather exterior so it's perfect for Summer and the All White Everthing minimalist look Iv'e been loving lately. 
                                  I also love the light quilted texture detailing on the exterior.
Dress | Missguided
I loved this dress in whiteso much I decided to pick it up in black as well! It's just a simple minimalist shift style dress. I love the ease and simplicity of having pieces like this in my wardrobe. The added sheer panel at the d├ęcolletage adds interest and keeps the black dress from being too heavy for Summer months, not that you don't still need warmth in an Irish Summer.

You can also check out some other Missguided looks iv'e put together on my Instagram.
Co-ordinates | Missguided
The next bits I purchased is this white palm print shorts and jacket combo. I have been totally obsessed with co-ordinates this S/S season and this print caught my eye immediatley on the Missguided website. 
These co-ords were sold seperatley on the Missguided website, and you could choose to match the jacket with either a dress or a top & shorts. I chose the shorts and jacket without the top as I thought a cute white or black crop top would keep the co-ordinate look without being too matchy-matchy.
The muted club tropicana print was also perfect for me as I can be a tad colour shy. It's perfectly palm springs without being too over the top.
Ring | Missguided
     I chose this "palm leaf" ring as I was inspired by the Motel Rocks leaf print co-ords that Iv'e seen all over Look Book and Tumblr. As much as I'm liking this ring, i think that the shad of gold they chose it quite bright and a little tacky, and it really stands out as being bright and brassy when I wear it stacked with other gold rings. Other than that i think it's an edgy but subtle take on the, lets face it, weed print trend.
Co-ordinates | H&M
I also picked up this pair of white co-ordinates in the H&M sale. I thought they were simple and would be easy to style together or as seperates. I also chose them due to the textured look and feel of the fabric.

Lace Top | Vintage
My Mum is an excellent one for hoarding away gems from her 80's and 90's wardrobe. Recently she gifted me this beautiful delicate palm lace top with pearl buttons. It's gorgeous and looks amazing worn as a bralet under sheer white tops and as a crop top with highwaited jeans, sliders and an open shirt.
Leather Backpack | Vintage
After seeing me lusting after millions of black leather backpacks on Polyvore, my very generous Mum also gave me this perfect little vintage backpack. Iv'e been wearing this to death since she gave it to me and it's officially my new favourite bag for everyday. It's little but quite roomy, and sits perfectly even over my giant Levis sherling jacket. Thanks Mum!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Clueless | Get The Look


Hey guys, head over to Style Eyes to read my full article on how to get the Clueless look or check out my Polyvore page for details on where to get each of the featured items.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My Top 10 Skincare & Beauty Products

I really am not much of a beauty blogger, usually when I find a product that works for me I latch onto it for dear life and excessivley re-purchase. But recently Iv'e found myself with a drawer of skincare products due to the proliferation of new and interesting products Iv'e been seeing around the place. It seems now that every weekend I pop into Boots to grab fake eyelashes for a night out, I'm also picking up a different product! Ive been using all of these products for between three months and three weeks now, so here is my review of each of my favourite skincare products!
 Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial Scrub - for all skin types
This facial scrub is your seriously basic necessity, something everyone needs to have by their sink. It comes in a really handy travel sized bottle so I bring mine everywhere, if I'm going away for a weekend or on holidays or on a pamper sleepover this is the mini item I bring with me. Also the cucumber scent is quite light and refreshing. As it is from the Boots Essentials range it is really good value, only €1.99

                               Simple Spotless Skin Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub

If you are finding that controling blackheads is an issue for you, I highly reccommend this Simple Scrub. I don't really struggle with blackheads, but I want to keep them at bay so I use this scrub about once a week, and it seems to be working so far. The scrub claims to 'remove dead skin cells, dirt and impurities' and contains witch hazel, one of my favourite skin care ingredients, to clean and tighten pores. This product is also 100% perfume and artificial color free so it's suited to sensitive skin like mine. This scrub retails from Boots for about €5.99.   

                                       Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash

This wash is amazing for my skin type, I have sensitive combination to dry skin (I know, complicated right?) and this product is perfect for gentle night or morning cleansing. I generally use this product after my more heavy duty cleanser, to remover any residue and to freshen my skin before I moisturise. It contains pro-vitamin B5 to 'activley soften and smooth skin' and, like most Simple products, has no fragrence or unnatural color. You can pick this up in Boots for €4.99.

Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian
 Or 'lait dermaquillant velours avec gentiane' if you want to be fancy about it. I adore this cleanser, the scent of it is amazing. This cleansing milk is perfect for removing heavy duty make up, like after a night out if I'm capable of more than falling into bed with my shoes on and a Supermacs curry cheese chip, I use this to remove lots of foundation and the annoying sticky debris from fake eyelash glue. My one issue is that the lait leaves a little residue and due to my sensitive skin I can't use such a heavy duty cleanser every evening. This product has lasted so long for me, I got the 400ml bottle about two years ago and it's not even half empty. This product retails from Boots for about €21 but I'm not sure exactly. Perfect if you wear lots of make up and need a good solid cleanser.

                       Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 Wash-off Deep Cleansing Milk 

I love this cleanser, the scent is so so amazing, I can't do it justice by describing it but to me it smells like peach flavoured iced tea with a fresher underlying fragrence that I cant quite put my finger on, but basically it smells amazing, like all Soap & Glory products. I find this product to be quite refreshing and energising and generally use it in the morning if Iv'e forgotten to remove my make up from the day/night before. It includes peach extract, quillaja bark, detoxyboost technology and 'poreshrinkR2' (which sounds a bit made up to me). I haven't seen the improvements in my skin that it claims to give but it is an excellent cleanser and oh my God the scent.. You can pick this up in Boots for about €6.50-€8 depending on the bottle size.

                                                 ROC Energising Cleansing Mousse

I bought this product out of sheer curiosity and novelty that it's a mousse. This cleanser is very light and delicate and leaves no residue, it wipes cleanly away. It also has a very sweet scent and leaves skin feeling revitalised and cool. I generally don't use this to remove make up but use it instead to just clean my face at the end of an no-make up day at home for gentle and mild cleansing. This is about €10 on Amazon.  

Optima Australian Organic Tea Tree Cream

This is now my go to product when I feel or see a spot emerging, I use this nearly every day. It's just a soothing tea tree antiseptic cream, perfect for spots or even putting on a grazed knee after a tipsy night. A huge thanks to Jane over at Galway Style for sending me this product or else I never would have come across it and it's now my go to spot assassin. You can find this product for a very resonable €5 on Amazon. 

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic with Aloe Vera & Ginseng

This liquid exfoliant has been getting a lot of hype lately thanks to it being featured in the lovely Zoella's May favourites Youtube video. Iv'e been using this product for only about 3 weeks now so I haven't seen an improvement yet but I'm looking forward to continuing to use this gentle exfoliater. Also the scent of this is gorgeous, very light and you can smell both the ginseng and the aloe vers. Thsi product retails at Boots for around €20.

                               Neutrogena Multi-Defence Daily Moisturiser SPF 15

This is my daily morning and night moisturiser. I love that it contains an SPF as I'm pretty pale and could use all the skin protection I can get. I love this product, it's just a plain and simple lightweight moisturiser, perfect for using before and under make up and then a heavier application before bedtime. Simplicity! You can get this moisturiser from Boots for €10.99.

                                               Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser

Finally, the product that is worth all the hype! I adore this moisturiser, it is light and residue free and genuinley does dry in seconds. I love all three fragrances but the cocoa radient flavour is my favourite and is a perfect light Summer scent. My only point about this product is that it can be quite cold when it sprays out of the can but it's worth it. You can grab this in three scents, 'pure oat', 'aloe fresh' and 'cocoa radiant', from Boots for €4.65.
 That's the end of my top 10 Skincare & Beauty products, I hope you guys enjoyed reading it and try out some of the products for yourselves. Also, if any of you want to check out the fashion website I collaborate on, Style Eyes, and read the articles Iv'e written for them, you can check it out here.