Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stylist Tips: Don't blow the bank to update your look!

Hi girlies, sorry it's been so long since my last post, but I was super busy with a new job( #yippee!) So here's my newest post! Enjoy :)

 As we are told about all the new trends, styles and fashion updates, I find myself thinking about winning the Euromillions, just to try to keep up with all the shiny new clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewellery that I would love to make mine!

However, there are many tips and tricks that stylists use to keep themselves high up on the fashion ladder, so lets do the top 3!

1. All stylists know that accessories are key to any statement, and it's no different when updating your look from season to season. This season punk is huge, tartan and animal print is everywhere. Wear an animal print scarf, or a tartan wristband, and even something as small as a pair of spiked earrings, or an ear cuff can add a touch of punk to an outfit. (P.S. Don't forget your deep berry lipstick or stain to really punk it up)


2. Invest in a statement piece, that can be worn many different ways, like this skirt from Gossip, in Wexford, it takes you from day to night easily, and that's just two ways of wearing it!
Day to Night : Leopard Print Skirt
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3. Although stylists are primarily focused on fashion, they can also branch out into hair and make-up, giving tips on trends in gruaig and make-up too. If you really fancy breaking out of the box, try a mo-hawk updo that is A-mazing. I especially love Kim Kardashians sleek half up half down, its punk, but totally modern and pretty to boot!

If it's beauty AW13 your looking for, here's a great video from Elle stained lips, big brows and pale luminous skin......oh welcome Autumn (*throws bottle of tan into the bin)



So there is is girlies, you don't have to break the bank, or blow your budget to be on the top rung of the fashion ladder, and although I used punk as the example, you can do this with any trend.
Again ladies, any and all questions are welcome, leave a comment on the page if you like it, or maybe have something to add to it yourself, I love hearing new tips :)
Le Grá,
       <3    F.A.S.H.   <3

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Liebster Award :)

I am proud to announce that yours truly has been nominated for a Liebster Award by Rusty Sequins (check out her amaze-balls blog here

So the Liebster is an award by bloggers, for bloggers, where you answer 11 questions that the other blogger ask you, them pass you 11 questions onto your fav 5 bloggers, easy right?

I was planning to do a Q&A soon anywhoo, so here it goes :)

1. Fashion and Beauty related: What's the one thing you can't live without

Vaseline Rose Balm, it's a lipstain, a brow smoother, a moisturiser...just an all round multipurpose product! 

2. If you were given the chance to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

I've always wanted to see Rio at Carneval time. Just to see the costumes and the music would be amazing, I watch the Disney movie every now and again, and sing along with the songs. I'm going to learn to Samba someday, I swear..... (D'you know you can burn over 400 calories per class, and it shapes your derrière!!)

3. Beauty Related: What do you always carry in your handbag?

Everything, a full makeup bag.....honestly. I always have the essentials but especially a loose powder and a fluffy brush, I have oily/combination skin. Even if you have the most beautiful colour lips or eyes, if you have greasy skin it doesn't look right. 

4. Online, boutique and in the high street, what is your favourite store?
I can honestly say that I don't have a favourite store, if you held a gun to my head I'd say River Island, but I also love Bershka, New Look, ASOS, and boutiques and highstreet shops in Wexford. I do love to shop online though.....because I'm lazy :)
ShuUemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil

5. What is your favourite beauty product at the moment? 
Right now, it's my Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil. If you believe your eyes are the windows to your sould, then eyebrows are the curtains, and who doesn't like nice curtains?? This pencil is perfect to build the colour and intensity whether day or night.
6.  Why did you start blogging?
I was always interested in beauty and style, and people used to ask me where I got that or how did I do this. I didn't have the confidence to blog when I was younger, but when I moved to Dubai for a year I really became more self-confident and decided to give blogging a try when I got home....and FASH is the result!
7.What is your main goal in life?

I know that this is the cringy-est, most puke-inducing answer, but just to be happy, truly happy with what I have :)

8. What/who is your favourite blog that inspires you?

It has to be Kandee Johnson,  I know that she is a professional make-up artist (and I'm most certainly not). I love her kookiness and her fun-loving way of blobbing and vlogging (video blogging) She has been through hard times, but always manages to smile and pass on her happy go lucky ways. Plus, she gives fantastic tips for novices and beginners, including lower budget dupes.

9. Is there any skill or craft you would like to learn?

I would love to learn to sew. I'm forever eyeing up material to make a skirt or using an old skirt to make a scarf, but I'd love to learn to do it properly. If you ever see a deal on Groupon or Grabone, let me know :)

10. If you were to be anyone in the world for a day, who would it be?

I know it's completely ridiculous but I'd love to be Barack Obama, simply to see what it's really like to be President, and I'd ask all the conspiracy theory questions about Area 51, and aliens and sit in the Oval Office. I'd also ring every cosmetic company and be like "Hey, I'm the freaking President, gimme some free stuff!!"

11. Which do you rather, mascara or foundation?

Both are necessities for me, but I prefer mascara, it makes your eyes look brighter, more awake and wider. Even if you have foundation on, if there's no mascara it just doesn't look right!

So there are the 11 questions that Rusty Sequins asked me, here are my 11 to ask.

1.What is your favourite cosmetic brand and why?
2. What is your best beauty or hair tip from the professionals?
3. If you were on a desert island, what beauty product or tool would you bring with you?
4. Tell us a joke...
5. If you were a dog what type would you be and why?
6. What is your favourite thing to do to relax?
7. Red lips or nude lips, which do you prefer and why?
8.What is your favourite beauty tool and why?
9. What made you start blogging?
10. If you could meet one person in the whole history of the world, who would it be and why?
11. What was the most expensive beauty product you have ever bought? and was it worth it? 

I'll tweet my nominations, so keep an eye out tweet peeps :)

Le Grá,


Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Wexfordian : August : Shop Summer Sales for Winter Style



As a great Summer now moves into Autumn, the shops are full of Summer merchandise on sale. And as I trawl among the floral dresses and floaty Summer skirts, the thoughts of Winter are on my mind (unfortunately) But don’t despair ladies, there are plenty of ways snap up a Summer bargain to use for your Winter style in Winter, providing you follow these 5 golden rules.

1.       Think layers.  Denim shorts and skater skirts can be worn with leggings and converse for a colder days, as the Rebel  look is still on trend for Winter. Cue more over the top studded leather bracelets and tartan accessories.

2.       Maxis can still be worn in Winter. This could be a more difficult trend to carry off, but as long as it’s not a Summer colour or floral, you can rock it with shoe boots,  a long sleeve top and a cardigan. P.S. Don’t forget your beanie, to really hit the fashion nail on the head! (    follow me :)     )

3.       Watch this colour. Navy is the main colour this season with Burgundies and Reds, Purple, and 40 Shades of Green close behind. Look out for these colours in sale items, especially in skater skirts and flowing tops to pair with skinny jeans and shoe-boots.

4.       Precious metals and gleaming gemstones. Embellishments and metallic are continuing into the cold times to come. Keep an eye out for glittering golds and all things adorned. You can bet that one of your favourite Summer dresses can be rocked with tights and boots instead of bare legs and sandals.

5.       Mad for midis. The midi skirt is still going strong for Winter, this calf level beaut is a fashionista’s best friend this winter. Team with a pair of pointy pumps or even these dainty front bow booties from Penneys, a steal for €15!



And that’s all folks, a quick spring from Summer to Winter! The main rule is to steer clear of long floaty and bright and white florals as they are strictly Summerwear. A top sty-lusts tip is bring a pair of black tights and winter boots with you and try them on in the shop to see what they are like together.


Enjoy your last days of Summer…..


Le Grá,


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Le Grá,


Mini Review ; Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick and Thin Liner

Oh Rimmel, you were my best friend back in the days of the first eyeliners, teenage discos and (cringe) cargo pants with strings.....


then you brought out the liquid, and the "professional" liquid, and it was true love in Jet Black, through thick and thin!

Now, you have the new "Scandaleyes Think and Thin" eyeliner, a felt pen, stating water-proof and smudge-proof abilities, with concentrated pigments and all the rest of the empty promises.

I was so disappointed with this eyeliner at first, let me explain the three major faults first then the one redeeming factor :(

1. The colour was not at all concentrated, it was more like a charcoal grey than black, a big no no for eyeliner.

2. Any primary child will tell you that a felt tip is useless when wet, therefore the minute it touches your watery eye, it loses all black magic, and nothing comes out until you rub it to dry it.

3. The tip of the felt was an angled one, sounds swell, until you realise the tip is dried out, or there are clumps of product on it, effectively ruining you beautiful concealer and great great blobs and or spaces, reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange!

Ok, so there are the negative points, and they are big ones, why would you bother buying this product if it's this bad?

The one feature of the eyeliner, is the fact that you can use it on un-mascara-ed peepers to create a look of no make-up literally. Just push the felt tip into the upper lash line, because it is very light and there's not a lot of gloopy product on a brush, it does boost the lash line, without the obvious line black line on top of the lashes. BUT how many times are you really going to use this, a good eye pencil could do this for you.....

Sooooo, I would pass this over, a no go with F.A.S.H., and it's not your gona be your BFF through thick and thin :(

Le Grá,