Saturday, July 31, 2010

A word about clogs

"Clogs are difficult to walk in, impossible to run in and a disaster to dance in. Clog-clad feet have an air of the transvestite about them. Clogs are hated by menfolk on a universal scale. Walking dogs in clogs is impossible.Staying upright in clogs on cobbles is a no-hoper"

from the Column Mademoiselle, ELLE, August edition.

For some reason (I think thanks to Chanel), these ugly clunky things are apparantly the biggest shoe trend at the moment. I'm still not convinced.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Reading List

I am a person who, once I have started a book, will force myself to finish it no matter how bad it is or how little I am enjoying it. The result is the curse of the bad book: I start a book, don't like it, but continue to half heartedly plough through it for months. Add to this my unreliable method of choosing books based on their interesting covers! So, following a string of bad reading experiences, I have decided to take a different approach.

I've compiled a list of famous and critically acclaimed literature which I've never read. I'm guessing that all the hype can't be completely unfounded - providing me with some guaranteed good reads.

Here's the list (in no particular order):

1. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronté
2. To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
3. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
4. Great Expectations -Charles Dickens
5. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Maquez
7. The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
8. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
9. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
10. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

(I've only listed 10 to start with so feel free to suggest more)

Little Havana, Galway

Sunny pics from the long weekend in June...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Everyday Make Up

I'm quite boring when it comes to my make-up routine in the mornings, and actually when going out too. I usually leave the experimenting to nights in watching the late late ironically enough. I wanted to do a post about my favourite products, but I can't decide on a lot of them yet (any suggestions?) so I decided to tell you about my everyday ones first...

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer in no.3; Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation in 30 Shell; Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium; Inglot Highlighting Powder #84; Mac Eyeshadow in Brulé; Barbara Daly for Tesco pencil eyeliner in dark brown; Cliniue lash doubling mascara in 01 Black; Mac lipstick in Myth; Sephora lip plumping gloss.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide non-profit housing organisation that works in partnership with people in need of decent housing to build and renovate simple, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to achieving the vision of a world without poverty housing and homelessness, and to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity is building houses in Ireland and nearly 100 other countries around the world. Since 1976 over 200,000 homes have been built, sheltering more then one million people.

My good friend Marian is heading to Mozambique this year with Habitat. If you would like to sponsor her a few bob you can do it here.

Mick Flannery

Something about Mick Flannery awakens my inner 12 year old girl at a Westlife concert. Denise and I went along to his gig at the Rock the Docks festival in Galway over the June bank holiday weekend and I had to fight the urge to jump up and down screaming for the whole thing. Although we did scream a little between songs, we managed to keep quiet long enough to appreciate all my favourite tunes and some fantastic covers as well. Love you Mick x