Saturday, May 19, 2012

Save Your Skin: La Roche-Posay melanoma awareness month Ireland

May is Melanoma Awareness month here in Ireland and La Roche-Posay have something to share with you, so first of, please go ahead and do me the favour of watching this:

This year they decided to particularly aim at men, as they are less likely to worry about sun screen and sun damage.
I have to admit I was gobsmacked by the numbers! 1 in 8 is A LOT!!!

If these stories snapshots aren't enough and you wish to read more about the impact melanoma has on people's lives, you can read about my own experience in this guest blog post I put together a while ago.

I would like to take this opportunity to launch an appeal to ANYONE reading: please, PLEASE DO use sun screen, DO keep an eye on your moles and DO get them mapped/checked once a year.
Everyone should do this, but especially those with a very fair complexion and moles.
I could go on for paragraphs on end but the bottom line is, we all know how dangerous the Sun is and what damages it can cause.
In the past I have persuaded a few people to get in the habit of getting their moles checked and if this post leads to at least one individual doing it, then my work here is done.

Melanoma IS deadly if not caught in time, and even if you're lucky to catch it in time, it's the most horrific struggle I wouldn't even wish on my worst enemy.

I realise this post is a bit all over the place but my emotions are running high and can't quite get a logical hold of them, I apologise.

In case you wish to gather more information, you can visit the SOS Save Our Skin website.

Thank you for taking the time to read,


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I spy with my little (dodgy) eye...

A new layout!!!!!!!

So? I'm DYING to know what you guys think!

I will have a new header on in the next few days.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, and also if your browser doesn't see it perfectly alligned.

Thank you,


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Put a spring in your step

I really shouldn't have, because I'm absolutely skint, but the other day I went to have a nosey around in New Look and here's a few beauties I fell for
Taupe Neon Flash Platform Court Shoes £22.99

Black Suede 3-Part Cork Wedges £29.99

Suedette Peep Toe £19.99

Head Over Heels Printed Peep Toe Court Shoes £35.00 

Stone Canvas Cork Wedge Shoes £19.99

Sparkly ombre sea nails

I would like to start this post by giving myself a tiny pat on the back. It's not often I blow my own trumpet, but I honestly didn't think I could achieve something like this with my eye sight.

Here's what I used:
l-r, in order of application: Barry M mint green, 17 Cosmetics, China Glaze flyin' high, Kiko Frozen Lacquer in 04, Angelica multi coloured glitter, Claire's multi coloured glitter with stars.

I applied 2 coats of Barry M Mint Green, then I used the sponging technique. You can easily find several tutorials on YouTube. For easier, more controllable application, I cut out a piece from a make up sponge, rather than the whole width of the sponge.
From the Claire's polish I only picked up the little stars as I had already applied a glitter polish, on the tips only, fading up towards the cuticles.
It may not be professional but it absolutely does the job for me!

Have you used this technique yourself? Do you like my version?