Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Finds #2

It's Friday! Yay!


This week I have been absolutely obsessed with Nail Art...

This obsession commenced after buying a Konad's Nail Art stamping kit. So much fun! 


This week, my favourite blogger, Gala Darling wrote an article on how to get rid of the blues. It's a good one to bookmark for those bad days.


The UNHCR help millions of vulnerable people around the world. 

"UNHCR's primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. To this end, we strive to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country, and to return home voluntarily. By helping refugees go back home or to settle in another country, UNHCR also seeks lasting solutions to their plight."

I cannot think of a more worthy cause to donate to, in the current global climate.

Have a lovely weekend! xx

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Paintings and puddings

I took a break from my thesis today to do some fun things for myself. I went to my Zumba class this morning and then I did a bit of painting....

This is a watercolour and fine liner picture of purple flowers...

Inspired by the flowers in my mum's garden....

...and some baking! I made some 45 second chocolate puddings with salted caramel (in the microwave!)

I found the recipe via the Frankie magazine blog. The full recipe can be found on the Drizzle and Dip blog.

Part 1: Before microwave

Part 2: After 45 secs in the microwave. Yum! Serve with cream or ice cream.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! xx

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Finds #1

I'm starting a new series on my blog called 'Friday Finds'. This is where I will talk about cool things that I've found including new music, charities, cafes, restaurants, films, websites or blogs, handmade and/or eco friendly products, fashion etc. Basically, anything I think is cool.

So, here are today's Friday Finds!


For Kodaline, music isn’t just music. “It’s therapy,” says singer Steve Garrigan. Kodaline are a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock quartet. Anyway, I saw them perform on last week's X-Factor and thought they were a really cool band. Have a listen.


Danielle LaPorte is a an incredible woman. She has conversations about consciousness, philosophises about the creative force of 'desire', and is curious about how to create lives that are worth living. I quite like reading about the things she talks about, you might too.


United Against Malaria

All donations to UAM go to the United Nations Foundation’s fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria to support malaria prevention projects in Africa through the Global Fund. This includes providing invaluable tools to prevent infection, access to medications, and supporting further research on vaccines.

That's all for today! Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Just try.

Life can be really hard sometimes. Really hard. Sometimes you might feel like giving up. But don't give up. Just try to keep going. Things will get better eventually.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Make magic!

Magic is all around us. From the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep, magic is happening. Take some time to embrace the magic that is around you, in whatever way you find meaningful and purposeful for you xo