FRIDAY STYLE: TWO FAVOURITE BRANDS

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There is nothing better than finding a brand that is always the perfect fit, this post contains two brands that I can always rely on to fit perfectly. I can buy with confidence online or even buy in the sale without trying on and know it’ll be fine. Closet is a brand, whose clothes I can pick up anything in my size and it fits perfect. And for shoes my go to brand is Menbur, their courts never slip off my heel and they are so comfortable.

Navy Closet Dress with Lime beading

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It’s been a while since I did a post with my new favourite colour for this summer, lime, so I picked this dress from Closet. Navy always works well with strong vibrant colours like the neon lime beading on this dress. Navy can also be more flattering than black on pale Irish skin tones. The beading means you can keep accessories to a minimum so a dress like this can be really handy when you are in a hurry as there is no need to rummage around looking for the perfect necklace. I also love the unusual strap placement on this dress and the way it goes into a V at the back.

Menbur Lime Courts

You’ve probably already guessed that the shoes are from Menbur. Menbur shoes may be a bit pricey but since I’m a size 4, I often get lucky and find them in my size reduced in the sales. For the price you are getting great comfort. Noting makes me more smug than when my friends decide to move to a different pub when it is raining and I can power walk on and keep up with the boys, while the other girls are struggling and hobbling along behind in shoes they can barely sit in, never mind walk in. The lime may not be a perfect match to the neon beads on the dress but I still think these shoes work fine with the dress.

Coral Body Shop Clutch

I don’t have a lime clutch (but I do have my eye on one in River Island) so I was going to use a neutral toned clutch, when I thought, one bright colour deserves another. This coral pink bag was a free gift with purchase from The Body Shop.

Have I convinced you to buy anything lime yet? Have you found any brands that are always your perfect fit?

FRIDAY STYLE: LIME AND COBALT BLUE

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At least we have seen some sunshine this week so this post doesn’t feel too out of place. I warned you there was more lime coming and lime paired with blue is one of my new favourite colour combinations. Yellow also looks good with a vibrant blue but I think the hint of green in lime is better than yellow with my colouring. This top does look more yellow and it is called yellow on the website but there is actually a hint of green there, enough to make me happy.

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I spotted this top and skirt while scrolling through the “new in” section of the Oasis web site. While they weren’t actually paired together, they were listed side by side and as soon as I saw them I knew they would look good worn together. Separately these two can be worn with so many other items already in my wardrobe so I am pretty sure I will get value for money with these two, more so than with a dress. The picture doesn’t do this pretty top justice; there is some beautiful details with the collar and gold buttons. The scarf print skirt is midi length, which I thought might need to be returned since I’m only 5ft 2″, but to my surprise and delight the length is fine on me, even if I do say so myself.

Blue shoes with black lace

These satin blue shoes with black lace are from Menbur. They have been on the blog loads of times now.

Blue necklace and earrings

This necklace is from Carraig Donn and the earrings are from New look. They were also in this post two weeks ago in case you want another look.

SelfTimer23_02_2014 13_07_48Do you prefer lime or yellow? What colours do you like to wear when the sun shines?

FRIDAY STYLE: MORE LIME

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Last week I told you there would be more lime and here it is. Sorry but this post will be a short one because I spent my evening doing this:

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If you too would like to be a domestic goddess and make After Eight flavoured cupcakes then here is the link to the recipe that I used. I’ll let the clothes do the talking, I’m sure you will be most disappointed that you don’t have to read my long winded rambles.

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This cute lime cardigan is from Penneys, where else. The little diamonte buttons add to its cuteness factor.

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This floral print top is from H & M and you may have seen it in this previous post where I paired it with blue. The jeans are my old faithful black skinnies from Dorothy Perkins.

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These boots are from the Amy Huberman range for Bourbon footwear. Fingers crossed it will be only a few more weeks before I can wear cute little pumps again.

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I picked this necklace up in Carraig Donn. I like blue and lime together, which you will see more of in an upcoming post.

So the big question is, will you be baking mint and chocolate cupcakes or wearing lime?

FRIDAY STYLE: LIME AND NAVY

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Guess what my new favourite colour is going to be? If you have been following my little blog for a while now, you will know that I am a big fan of green, particularly shades of mint and teal. Lately lime green has been catching my eye and I just want to buy everything I see in the colour. Lemon yellow is also a beautiful colour but it just doesn’t look right on me, add a hint of green and you get lime and I can wear it now. I know what you are thinking, its cold, wet, stormy and miserable, how can I possible feel like wearing such a bright, spring colour at a time when the country is being blown and washed away along with the odd smacking of hail. With all that’s been going on with the weather this week, I need some cheering up. Beautiful bright colours are starting to creep into the shops and online and I can’t wait to start wearing them. The lime in this outfit is quite subtle and mild but know this, full-on loud and large lime is on the way in future posts; I’ve been shopping.

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This top is from River Island. It’s hard to see the colours in their true form in these pictures but it is a double layer top; the bottom layer is navy and the top layer is white with a navy print. The navy print has a thin lime trim surrounding it.

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These are the Bailey skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins. These ones are navy but I do also have them in black. I really like how these fit me and I feel really comfortable in them.

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I’ve has these earrings for ages. They are cheap and guess who forgot to put clear nail polish on them before wearing them for the first time in ages. Ouch!

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I have been stalking these shoes from Menbur for what seems like a very long time now. Seriously they arrived in store last spring, and it’s taken till last week for them to be reduced. In fairness this is probably the longest I’ve ever lasted once I got something into my head that I want.

What bright colours are catching your eye? I know it’s Valentines Day but I’m sure you have had enough of all the hype surrounding it so I thought I would do something different.

Pixy Natural Skincare: Lime versus Vanilla

Pixy Natural Skincare appeared on Dragons Den about a year ago and have become a real Irish success story. You can order from the website pixy.ie which offers free Irish deliver on orders over €10, or you can pop into one of their stockists. With new ones added regularly, there is bound to be one near you.
With so many skincare brands on the market, why try Pixy? Because the Pixy product range is made in Ireland and it’s made from natural ingredients. They say:
“We only use nature’s best in all our beauty products including moisturising shea butter and healing vitamin E oil to leave your skin soft and supple. We use essential oils, for their amazing fragrance – some energise you, others bring you back in harmony to calm you and soothe away the stress. Pixy is sheer indulgence leaving your skin glowing and renewed.”

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The Lime Body Scrub Cubes became an instant hit with bloggers, many of whom likened them to the Buffy bar from Lush, and I totally agree.  However there are a few reasons why I prefer them to Buffy. First, there isn’t a Lush anywhere near me and their delivery is steep for a bar of soap. Second, I like the packaging and that you use one cube at a time, leaving the rest in the package instead of having a bigger bar getting grubby hanging around the shower. Then there is the scent, the lime scent is just divine; it reminds me of lime flavoured Skittles. Warning can cause a craving for a Mojito or two. The great thing about these cubes and why they are likened to Buffy is that they exfoliate skin really well and leave it feeling seriously moisturised; so no need to slap on a tub of body butter after the shower and then wait for forever to get dressed, you’re good to go in one step.

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Upping the cuteness factor is the new Lime Body Scrub Hearts. They are essentially the same as the Lime Cubes but far more adorable.
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The Vanilla Mud Scrubs have been around for a while and I have been meaning to try them for ages but for some reason never got around to buying them until recently. The thing is, I love the scent of vanilla. I was hoping they would be as good as the lime scrubs and I wasn’t disappointed. As with the lime scrubs the Vanilla Mud Scrubs deliver excellent exfoliation and seriously moisturise skin leaving it feeling baby soft.
So with my love for all things vanilla scented, did I prefer the Vanilla Mud Scrubs? Surprisingly, it’s the zingy lime scent that wins with me but I am more than happy to use either.

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Pixy have a large and varied range of skincare products at very reasonable prices. A pack of scrub cubes is €4.95 and the pack of hearts is €3.95. The scrubs along with their many other products, like the fizzy bath bombs in the picture, are definately worth checking out.