Saturday, 4 July 2015

Seas and Skies


As I've said before, I'm pretty sure almost all of my camera roll on both my phone and camera is made up of sunset photo after water photo after blue sky photo after oh yes, another sunset photo. The remainder is filled with the odd selfie, my friends being twats and anything colourful in front of a grey background. So this evening brought a trip to the beach whilst the sky was doing it's pastel colour thing with all the fluffy clouds and I had to kick off my badly fitting jelly heels which have been cutting my feet all day and kick my feet in the water ! The majority of my time there was spent on my hunkers, attempting to get a decent photo of the water going in and out. I haven't been to this beach since April and I've never been here in the evening to see the tide in so it looked quite different in a slightly eerie way but was very beautiful nevertheless ! 

Grace x 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

In The Dust

Penneys ribbed cami | New Look skirt | Converse shoes | Necklaces are from mam's wardrobe, Penney's and New Look


I figured that there hasn't been an outfit post on here in quite a while and we need a bit of structure in terms of post patterns so today I'm sharing my current 'go-to outfit' i.e the two most comfortable pieces of clothing I own that I throw on when it's too warm and I don't want to have to make an effort of looking through my wardrobe. Because of the warmer weather, I wore the cardigan that has been in my last few posts instead of melting in my leather jacket and also a chunk of necklaces dangling as I've been getting into wearing multiple necklaces recently and today I remembered the beaded chains my mam gave me yonks ago so I wore burgundy beads today since they'd suit the khaki green quite well. Then I found that they doubled up as quite a good alternative to a choker as you can lap them over and what not !

Recently, I've stopped wearing all makeup bar eyes, brows and lips ! The most makeup I've ever worn is BB Cream - and that was only for two months plus it ended up being a little orange - and I'm way too terrified to go near foundation so I've always stuck with concealer and have grown to embrace any breakouts that it won't cover. Anyway, before I left for England I began wearing heavier eye makeup - I cannot decide whether it makes me look like I've slept in the same makeup for five days or I've been too enthusiastic with crayola but I like it anyway - and filling in my brows a little more and I was kind of fed up with fiddling with concealer under my eyes for ages so I gave it all up and I haven't looked back since ! I am quite lucky to have skin that rarely breaks out badly, obviously like any teenager I have a good few spots here and there, but it could be worse so at the moment I don't really feel like wearing anything over them, although that's not to say that in a few months or a year I won't have braved the foundation !

I rambled a lot today so imaginary medal for everyone who read all that,

Grace x

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June Playlist


This month we're doing things a little different with the playlist posts so that I am not rambling on for half a century although I'd love to hear which kind you prefer - ramble or summary. I've been listening to a lot more pop music this month - it's nice to change things up - so here is what music I've been listening to during June !

I watched a lot of Netflix during June and I always end up adoring half the background music in TV shows and films which is where I found my latest favourite song Point of Disgust by the band Low and it is such a beautiful song, I couldn't get it out of my head yesterday plus I've learned how to play it on my little keyboard - double celebrations ! Another song I discovered was You Can't Say No Forever by the Swedish group Lacrosse and it's so sweet, the singing isn't amazing at times - a bit silly - which is probably why I love it so much. 

I also fell in love with Years and Years this month ! King is a little overplayed on the radio but their songs Shine and Real but especially Take Shelter have been played on repeat on my phone. They're such boppy songs, a little different to what I'd usually listen to and now I really want to see them in the Olympia ! I've also been loving Alt J. I didn't think I'd ever love any of their songs as much as Breezeblocks but the voice and instruments in their songs gel so well together in all their other songs especially Something Good and Dissolve Me. All their songs have the same kind of pattern in a way and a month or so a video went viral of two eejits taking the p*ss out of their music, creating their own little parody whilst eating rice cakes - it's kind of the funniest thing ever so you can watch it here and never recover ever again. Worst thing is that I actually enjoyed it as a song.

This month the Foo Fighter's Greatest Hits CD has been played in the house, in the car and anywhere with a CD player really, to the point where we're in the car and my brother starts yelling Word Forward out the window but This Is A Call has been my favourite to listen to this month ! I've also been loving Fall Out Boy's music this month. All their music is extremely catchy but one song in particular that I haven't stopped listening to is Uma Thurman. Finally, since reading Jack Antonoff of Bleachers' interview with her in Teen Vogue, I've been listening to a lot of Charli XCX's music so I cannot get Famous out of my head - it is such a brilliant song and the music video is even greater ! 

So they are my favourite songs of June and I'd love to know what yours are,

Grace x 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

SHEFFIELD PHOTO DIARY


Last Thursday the 18th, mam and I spent a day of what I dislike most - travelling - in order to reach the beautiful destination of Sheffield in England ! Our first stop was my uncle's neighbour's house where nanny was staying. The house was so pretty - moment of appreciation for the electric piano in the kitchen - and my uncle's neighbour is one of the friendliest people ever and practically Superwoman - Thank you for letting me use your Internet on Friday ! We then went out for dinner at this cute little Italian restaurant which I unfortunately have no photos of and here we had the tastiest garlic bread and pizza that I'd had out in a long time. Final stop for the night was different neighbours of my uncle who were kindly letting mam and I stay the night. By the end of the next morning, I love love loved Sheffield bar the shite weather and rude waitresses we'd encountered in a pub-restaurant. After a lot of waiting around, we eventually got out to the cottages near where the wedding was taking place and the wait was well worth it once the vegetable and duck spring rolls came out of the oven ! The cottage we stayed in could be described in the same way as Sheffield - quaint with lots of character - I took a good few photographs, including the cat tea cosy which gave us a little fright at first since it looked very like the strange cat moping around outside the cottages, who eventually became World's Most Hated Cat or maybe just Britain's.

Saturday brought the wedding of my uncle and his now-wife ! The reception was held at this barn that a crazy amount of work had been put in to - mostly by the bride and groom ! Between the decoration of bunting and shopping bags on the wedding car, the amazing food - again, done by the bride and groom and the whole scenery, it was a gorgeous day ! Brownie points go to the actual brownies which were all gone before you could blink and also my adorable little cousin shouting out during the speeches. Note that I pick up accents pretty easily and at this stage, I'm trying not to speak in an English accent and feel strange speaking in an Irish one, like I might as well be in an episode of Miranda.

The next day could only be described as something similar to the day after Christmas. It was spent between the two other cottages, where a ridiculous amount of 'Four in a Bed' and 'Come Dine With Me' was watched and there was enough food and drink left over from the wedding to feed a nation - let alone an army ! I was in a food dream because there seemed to be baguettes everywhere I looked and all I ate was crisps ! Later on, I met the nicest chocolate fudge cake that I have ever eaten and the night was ended with sparklers, just like the night before !

On Monday morning, we said our goodbyes and set off on another day of travel. This time it was all much more pleasant - even the plane - but all I have to say is Manchester Airport, you need to sort out your unreliable WiFi problems ! It was kind of a miracle for Internet connection to even be suggested there in the first place since apparently in England, WiFi on public transport or anything like that is unheard of, unlike Ireland ! I adored England, Sheffield is one of the most beautiful places I've been too and it was nice to get out of the country, although it was nice to return home to dad and Evan in Ireland the Nation of Free Public WiFi, along with the potentially funny accent which I lost by the end of the bus journey and a cut on my middle finger - all just like Galway in October !

On a final note, I've been trying to post this off my phone all week but it never worked !

Grace x