My First Ever Make-Up Tutorial On YouTube! (Oh Dear!)

Hi everyone!

I have put up my first ever make-up tutorial on YouTube! It is a tutorial about one of my favourite make-up looks the rock look and I hope you all enjoy it. I’m not nearly as confident doing make-up tutorials as I am doing music or writing but I hope that you all enjoy it and that you get some good tips from it. :-)

You can view it here ladies and gents!:

Pastel Heaven At Burberry For The New Season!

Burberry has been the epitome of luxury for years and the brand is in safe hands every season with Christopher Bailey at the helm. This season’s output has been no exception to the rule with a catwalk filled with many truly stunning pieces for you to incorporate into your wardrobe for the season.


Key pieces in the designer’s ouvere this season were pale lilac trench coats, soft cashmere jumpers and feminine lacy dresses. The primarily pastel colour palette gave off a carefree, easy aura celebrating vibrancy, joy and femininity. The wide variety of stunning looks were accessorised with bags in shades of dark orange or pink, beautiful belts and breathtaking brooches which model Cara Delevingne and co wore beautifully.


In terms of print, Bailey chose to lose the romance by excluding love hearts in favour of polka dots combined with stripes for a collection that otherwise has a romantic feel to it of falling in love in the summertime. Or the spring. Take your pick. Either way, it was another amazing triumph for this very talented designer.


Two Fires Break Out In Bray

Three days ago two fires broke out in Bray. One of the fires was in Castle Street and my sister heard the bang from the fire which broke out on Castle Street when the fire broke out around 4:40pm. She was scared that I was near it because I had been finishing off some writing and said I’d catch up with her. Thankfully I wasn’t.

The fire broke out at Everest Cycles and destroyed the shop along with neighbouring businesses which included a hairdressers, a Polish supermarket, a health food store and a clothes shop that my mum was in the day before.

Eyewitness Peadar Smyth, owner of the Four Star Pizza which is nearby, said the owner of the bike shop ran upstairs to tell the man who was asleep at the times

“He got out just in time. But he didn’t even realise the building was on fire.”

A spokesperson for the Wicklow Fire Service told how four units of the Bray Fire Brigade arrived at the scene, including a water tanker from the Greystones Fire Brigade.

A gorse fire also in Bray occurred on the same day.

A fire brigade source said,

“The weather at this time of year means that a fire like this is not particularly unusual. However, we could be up there all night as the wind keeps blowing the fire on to other areas of gorse.”

There was smoke all over the town and members of the gardai were directing us on the roads. I’m just glad there was no one hurt and I hope that the businesses can get themselves back on track but I know that isn’t going to be an easy task.

The Voice UK Auditions Hit Belfast!

The Belfast auditions for the fourth series of The Voice UK hit Belfast yesterday and took place at the Holiday Inn across the road from the BBC in Northern Ireland!

The show, which has been commissioned for both a fourth and fifth season, gave Irish hopefuls the chance to show off their talent yesterday as is the case each year since the first season.

I went along to audition and you can read about my experience on my music site guys here if you like:


James Rodriguez Wins The World Cup Golden Boot!

Just realised that my World Cup crush James Rodriguez is married and they have a daughter. Such a sweet couple. Such a sweet family. Now will have to be on the look-out for another single hottie. Hehe. :-)

Rodriguez secured the World Cup Golden Boot with six goals after full time ended in the final and the 22-year-old was filmed celebrating his win with his family. Thomas Muller and Lionel Messi who were in contention failed to catch up with his goal tally.

Watch the celebration video here:

Well done James Rodriguez! Very well-deserved! :-)

Germany Win The World Cup With Goal By Mario Götze!

Germany won the final of the World Cup last night in dramatic fashion with a second half extra time goal from super sub 22-year-old Bayern Munich player Mario Götze!

With an assist by fellow sub 23-year-old (And my fellow 1990s’ person! Always love to see a 1990s’ person doing well!) Chelsea’s André Schürrle, Götze volleyed home one of the goals of the tournament this year with amazing skill and great composure under all that pressure and looked positively dazed by the fact that he was Germany’s hero ensuring their win of the title against Argentina, their first win as Germany as opposed to West Germany and the first win by a European team of the World Cup in South America.

 Götze said,

“It’s an unbelievable feeling. You score the goal and you don’t really know what’s happening. It hasn’t been a simple tournament, or year, for me and I owe a lot to my family and my girlfriend who always believed in me. But a dream became reality here.”

German coach Joachim Löw said,

“I said to Götze: ‘OK, show the world you are better than Messi and can decide the World Cup,’” said Löw. “I told him that. I always had a good feeling about Götze. Argentina were becoming more and more tired, but we had players who could make a difference. Götze is a miracle boy, a boy wonder. He can play any position up front. I know he’s always able to decide a match, and it was a great winner he scored. But in extra time we had the energy to move forward. We didn’t want to go to penalties. We wanted the game decided before then, and we put them under more pressure.”


Götze played for the under-16′s German team when they took on their Republic of Ireland counterparts in Listowel when he was 15 and gave the cross in that day for the German goal as they drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland that day.

Captain Philipp Lahm hoisted the trophy up for Germany following their win while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer got the best goalkeeper of the tournament but Thomas Müller missed out on the top goal scorer to Colombia’s James Rodriguez and on the best player of the tournament to Lionel Messi.

Well done Germany! Well-deserved! :-)


Dolly The Dog In Reunion With Her Owners!

Dolly the dog who was found at this year’s Glastonbury event has been reunited with her owners. Singer Dolly Parton, who was set to adopt the darling dog, said that she was happy to see Dolly been reunited with her owners by the Happy Landings Animal Shelter but admitted that part of her had been “looking forward” to having Dolly in her life.

“We got a call from the main people with the government and they told us that the true owners did come forward. There was a language barrier; I think they were from another country. They got the dog back so I don’t get to take her home. I was looking forward to it.”

Good luck to Dolly and her owners. :-)