Sunday, 3 October 2010

'She makes my heart beat in the same way as in the start of Blue Monday'

So, on Friday I saw Neil Hannon AKA The Divine Comedy in the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen and I have to say, it was the best concert I have ever been to. You can keep your Oxegens and your Aviva Stadiums (can't believe that name is actually sticking...), I far prefer one little whimsical man in a bowler hat and a briefcase, just on a piano not but 2 metres away from me.

I have to say that The Divine Comedy are my favourite band artist act ever. No one has ever come close to the perfection of those melodies with those lyrics. I also love the fact that he too is from Fermanagh and his songs about teenage fumblings and angst (see Songs of Love) are so so familiar to me. My family are driven demented by my playing his songs over and over again on a loop.

I really loved his crowd interaction, this was a homecoming gig of sorts for him which he acknowledged by saying things like 'Scans crowd for recognisable faces, it's too dark to see, goes back to playing piano', telling stories about how he got in trouble in Paris for spilling his pint of Guinness all over his piano and giving a really touching tribute to his parents who were both in the audience.

When I heard it was just going to be him on piano and guitar, without the lush orchestral arrangements, I had my doubts and misgivings but I was so wrong. Hannon's musicianship and skill was mesmerising and his voice is just so rich and beautiful. He played all the songs I wanted to hear (except for 'Come Home Billy Bird' and 'Down In The Street Below') including older ones I was surprised to hear like 'Tonight We Fly'.
Lads, it was just fantastic, from the opening of 'My Lovely Horse', to the middle with an amazing cover of 'Don't You Want Me Baby' by Human League where he transformed it into one of the tragic songs I have heard and to the end, closing with 'National Express'.

I know this has gone all very fangirl but he makes me feel the way I imagine Justin Beiber makes a 12 year old girl feel. My sister actually met him, Neil Hannon I mean, not Justin Beiber, in the local youth club a couple of hours before the concert where he was giving a talk on 'You too can get out of Fermanagh and make a success of yourself'. She went up to him and said 'Oh my god, my sister loves you, all she ever plays in her car is your albums!' and he was all 'Cool, tell her I said hi'. SCREAM!!! I am so jealous of her.

As you can tell by reading this, the NME and Pitchfork (is that still cool?...) aren't exactly banging down my door demanding I write for them. If you want to see a good review and a very similar setlist, go here for a review of his sellout gig in the Olympia in Dublin the previous night.

If you've been sitting here the whole time thinking 'The Divine Who?' may I refer you to these. Pure Perfection.

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I was all set to do a post on my new brogues with a heel AKA my 'Witch going tap dancing' shoes from Penneys but I left my camera in my Dublin house. Coming soon, I promise!

xx polkadot

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Polkadot is Away

Lads, I'm not gonna be around for a while (cue massive non-response from entire web) because I'm moving back down to Dublin tomorrow and the new house isn't sorted out for internet yet. I'll probably be mega-busy anyway what with all the going-out and catching-up with everyone!
I promise that I'll be back soon though and even better than ever because I have been feeling kinda uninspired this week.

I just want to say that every follower, comment and page view is so appreciated. I'm really loving this blogging lark and I just can't get over how kind and welcoming people have been. Thank you so much.

Aww, I'm getting all 'motional now!

xx polkadot

Monday, 20 September 2010

Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation

I'm currently sorting things out to go back to college and I keep coming across things I forgot I had. I found this lost amongst the clutter of my beloved Mulberry bag and thought I'd do a little review of it cos it's quite different to all my other foundations.

The Urban Decay website blurb claims: 'Smooth skin to satiny perfection! This ultra-lightweight formula transforms from a decadent cream to a micro-fine powder upon contact with skin for a naturally flawless finish.'

This comes in a gorgeous Cadbury-purple weighty plastic compact which I love. Its quite thick and solid, about 2 inches, with the product in a pan on top and space for the natural-hair brush underneath. The size of the compact is a little unnecessary as you only get 8g of product but I like it because it feels durable and I have no worries about flinging it into a bag.

The brush, like most brushes that come free with cosmetics, is fairly rubbish but by no means the worst I have ever come across. I like the fact that its bristles are natural and they feel firm but not scratchy. However it picks up too much product. 
As you can see, I have already 'hit pan' and I have only used this a couple of times and never on my whole face. As I said before, this only has 8g and as it transforms from a cream to a powder, it really doesn't go that far.

The powdery formulation means that the coverage is much like what you would get from a mineral foundation. I actually really like the 'cream to powder' concept as it really suits my combination skin but if yours is anyway dry, run far far away! I actually don't use this as a foundation as such, but more as a powder to touch up my T-zone when during the day to remove shine and conceal where needed. It's really handy to have in your bag as you don't have to worry about carrying around foundation, concealer and powder. This has such a small amount of product in it that it would be gone after a couple of uses if I used this as a base anyway.

I got this in the shade 'Fate' which Urban Decay describe as 'very fair with gold undertones' which personally I cannot see. Shown above is it in both its cream (top) and blended powder (bottom) forms. It's hard to see the powder swatch which just shows how easily it blends and matches with my skin.

I actually got this in a swap from the marvelous Swap Siopa which is the part of which allows users to swap unused make-up and other beauty bits. ('Siopa' is the Irish for 'Shop' for those who don't know!)
This costs £18/€28 which is hugely expensive for 8g. To put this in perspective, this is around what you would pay for your MAC and Bobbi Brown etc, and you'd get 30ml of product. If Urban Decay doubled this amount, it wouldn't seem like such an unfair deal.

Would I buy this again? No. For the price of an unwanted MAC pigment pot that never suited me, this is a great product. For the prices listed above, it would be a huge disappointment and rip-off. Think again, Urban Decay!

Weekend Photos

Sorry for the disappearance over the weekend, I didn't even have any phone signal, let alone internet access.
 My family and I had to bring our boat down from where we keep it on Lough Erne down to Leitrim Village by going down the Shannon-Erne Waterway. (Note that it is referred to as Leitrim Village and not Leitrim Town...).
The first evening as we went past Devenish Island (ancient monastery island) and through Enniskillen was lovely and I took a few pictures because the evening light was really nice. Lets just gloss over the fact that it then proceeded to rain for the following 48 hours and I have severe doubts that I will ever feel warm again...

I love how the light and sky are different in every single picture, it really shows how changeable the Fermanagh weather is. I reckon Discover Ireland should be giving me commission! I hope you like this kind of post, I will be returning back to Dublin this week so it was a great way to spend my last weekend at home.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Post Break-Up Makeover - Kelly Shows Us How To Do It

Think of Kelly Osbourne and you probably think of that stroppy teenager, screaming at Ozzy whilst tripping over Sharon's hundreds of little yappy dogs. Looking something like this, no?:

Well, No. Since breaking up with that lying cheating scumbag, Kelly has been looking haaawt. No weeping and wailing of 'Ben and Jerry are the only men who will ever love me!' (We've all been there) and getting ill-advised hair-cuts here, she's showing that 'model' exactly what he's missing. This is how to do it girls.

all pictures via

Of course, her team of stylists, hair and make-up people, publicists, all the free designer clothes and her skinnifying stint on Dancing With The Stars (I keep typing 'Dancing On the Stars'...) all help. Still, Fair Play!

Just one thing Kell, you look great and all, but don't lose any more weight. The size of your head in ratio to the size of your body is heading in the 'lollipop' direction.

xx polkadot

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo & Conditioner

I bought this new range of shampoo and conditioner from John Frieda as I have been variably impressed by the rest of the John Frieda stable (Well, I didn't try the Blonde range obviously!) and I'm always searching for the new next big thing! I'm a bit of a hair slut to be honest, I rarely repurchase the same products twice in a row.

This claims to 'improve hair health from root to tip. Containing Eucalyptus, it invigorates for bouncy, shiny and strong hair'.
Now, I have very thick black hair. I haven't noticed it being especially weak but as I'm trying to grow it longer I want it to be in peak condition. Being so dark, it usually is quite shiny and I find that its shininess level depends more on my physical and mental well-being, such as being run-down and having a cold or times of stress, rather than whatever hair products I use. 

This shampoo and conditioner fairly impressed me. They have a fresh, sweet minty smell, rather like mint aeros and the eucalyptus extracts give the scalp a wonderful tingly feeling that is great for waking you up first thing in the morning. The shampoo lathers up well and leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean and the conditioner is creamy and rinses out without too much fuss.
This leaves my hair very shiny and I find that it is much easier to style and that it stays straight and smooth all day. (I do not use any styling products.) I haven't noticed my hair being any 'stronger' but it feels in very good condition and much healthier (well, as healthy as something that is dead can be anyway!). In line with the other John Frieda products, I don't notice any build up of silicones.

The only downside of this product is the price. I think that they are about £6 each in Boots which is a lot compared to other drugstore brands. I got this in Tescos in a '2 for £7' deal which they have quite frequently and makes it much more reasonable.
When you compare the results of this, however, with the results and price of high-end products such as Keratasé and MorrocanOil (which I will be reviewing soon), it really is quite worth it. Although many other brands attempt it, John Frieda is the best range for achieving high-end results from a mid-market price.

Have you been impressed with any drugstore/supermarket haircare brands lately? Despite my fear and hatred of all Pantene products, I've heard their new Aqua range is quite good. I think I might give it a go next as I haven't heard any horror stories yet!

xx polkadot

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Irish Hand Dancing

This is the best thing I've seen on youtube in at least 24 hours! Fair Play! Also love the song, which is just 'Summer 2010' for me.

Seen anything amazing on the internet lately? (apart from this blog, of course!)

xx polkadot


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Oh Please. Stefani love, the only way you could shock us now is to rock up wearing a pair of skinny jeans and Ugg Boots.

xx polkadot

Monday, 13 September 2010

Lancôme L’Absolu Crème De Brilliance Lip Gloss

Now, usually I'm not really one for lip gloss, far preferring lipstick or just lip tint and a slick of Carmex during the day. I cannot bear gloopiness or stickiness. But when I saw this picture of Kate Winslet, I immediately thought 'I want!'

(Can we just discuss this picture? I know that complaining about photoshop in cosmetic ads is like complaining that rain is wet but I did not even know who this was. If you turn your head sideways so the picture faces up, It's even more weird looking. She looks like a cyborg! You cannot deny that her lips look incredible though)

I really love this look, its just so so glamourous. I just had to buy it! I paid £18 in House of Fraser in Belfast. (All the staff there are so lovely and helpful, take note Brown Thomas!)

How gorgeous and luxe is this packaging? I especially love the doe-foot applicator which is great for getting really precise coverage.
This is the same shade that Kate is wearing in the ad, Rose Mythique and it is amazing! Its a proper full blast of red with a very subtle sparkle. As it is so highly pigmented, you can't just slick it on as it will just be a mess! You really need to use lipliner to get a really clean look. A simple layer gives a really pretty girly pop of colour that's perfect for daytime and layered over red lipstick, you can actually achieve the high octane look just like in the ad. I just love it!

Unlike other glosses, this isn't at all sticky and being so highly pigmented it tends to leave your lips stained after it wears away. It has a faint rose scent and taste which is grand despite my being so fussy over scents.

I normally wouldn't spend £18 (£18!!!) on a lipgloss but this was my first foray into the brand and as it is so high quality and I love it so much I really feel it's worth it. Provided I don't lose this in the bottom of some handbag, this will serve me well for a long time to come!

Citrus Fresh from The Body Shop

I love citrusy fresh scents, if it has a limey or lemony zing I'm bound to have it. One beauty brand that does delicious smelling body products is The Body Shop, I especially love their new sweet lemon range. I was previously unaware of their Vitamin C range but when I found out it smelt like oranges I was all over it like a pair of baby-pink tuxedo pants on Chuck Bass.

I went into the shop, planning to buy one product but of course I came out with four:

I bought these from a small concession stand in one of those fantastic local family-run chemists, you know the type, where they have the Canesten on one shelf and the Chanel on the next? Love 'em.
I think that that the Body Shop have changed the packaging of this range, but I like this style, its very bold and looks great against the dark blue tiles in my bathroom. These things are important, y'know!

First up is the Satsuma Body Polish which isn't actually part of the Vit C range but I couldn't leave it behind because it smells DELICIOUS! This is a wonderful smelling body wash with gentle exfoliation beads, it lathers up nicely and isn't too gritty. In the hot steam of the shower this is a wonderful invigorating scent, perfect for those sluggish, ever-increasingly dark Autumnal mornings. I paid £9 for 200ml.

Next is the Vitamin C Intensive Night Treatment, which is a wonderfully thick moisturiser with a pleasant, but not over-powering orange scent. It claims that 'Higher levels of pure vitamin C (10%) work to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone'. Along with the rest of the range it says it enhances the skin's natural radiance. I'm not so sure as when I think 'radiance' I think of my face shining like the moon. I hope not! I paid £12.20 for 30ml which is fairly expensive as I reckon a tube of this wouldn't last much more than a month.

I love using a facial exfoliator in the shower as I think the hot steam really helps to open pores and I can ensure it all gets rinsed off. The Vitamin C Micro Refiner will be perfect for this as the microdermabrasion particles are really fine and aren't too sand papery. Again, this has a pleasant orangey smell. I paid £12.20 for 75ml.

And now, the best for last: the Vitamin C Skin Reviver. This is AMAZING! It says it is a moisturiser that 'smooths, revives and adds radiance'. Actually it is much more like a lovely silicone-y primer, much like my beloved Smashbox Photo Finish. It has a fantastically intense orangey scent which I cannot get enough of and it applies on the skin to give a perfectly smooth surface on to apply make-up. I would still use a moisturiser as well though, just to ensure the all-important SPF protection. I can really see how this brightens up my skin under my foundation and I just love love love it. This cost me £12.20 for 30ml which I think is great value as you only need one pump per application.
I imagine that it suffers from the same bad packaging as the Urban Decay Primer Potion, where it all gets stuck along the inside of the bottle. As this is a glass bottle, I won't be able to cut it open. The new packaging of this product is in a squeezy plastic tube, which admittedly isn't as luxe feeling but solves this problem.

I never feel guilty about splurging on Body Shop products as they are usually of such great quality and have such a great ethos behind them. It's a brand that I really adored in my young teens but in the last few years I felt it really fell behind with the times and did little to entice people into stores. Now, it's really improving, especially its cosmetics range and unlike other stores *ahem, LUSH!* the staff don't put on the hard sell and are really pleasant and helpful. I'll be sure to check it out more often!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Raspberry NOTD

I don't usually paint my nails (as you can tell by the sloppiness) unless I'm going out but I have a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge and a body-con dress from Zara ironed and ready so here you go:

This is Nails Inc. in Chester Place which in real life is a darker berry colour, but I'm still trying to figure out the flash settings on my new camera. I also think that its really weird that you can see the reflection of me trying to take the picture!

I think this is a perfect wintery colour as I have absolutely no truck with those ugly sludge brown and khaki shades that Chanel started and everyone else blindly follows like lemmings.

I bought this in TK Maxx in Sligo in the summer. It cost €12 for a set of 4 which included this, a coral, a fuschia and another shade of red. Couldn't be leaving a bargain like that behind, could I?!

xx polkadot

'Eloquent economical and modern example of communication adequate for our times'

Just found these and I just HAD to share them, they're great. Fair play to you, The Internet!


Click on each picture to enlarge.

xx polkadot

Coral Blush For a Tropical Flush!

A big thing in the beauty blogosphere is 'hitting pan'. Well as you can see here, I have most definitely hit pan on the one blush I will always return to, Coralista by Benefit.

This looks a terrifying orange colour in the box, but lightly buffed and blended into the cheeks, this is the only blusher that can transform me from looking like a topshop mannequin that just has got some bad news into a living, breathing, healthy person with an actual circulation system.
If you have the typical pale pale pale Irish colouring like myself, this will suit you right down to the ground. As you can see on, it's quite the hit!

I bought this last November in Brown Thomas and I paid around €32 which is MENTAL seeing as it costs £23.50 in Sterling Land. GRR!
However, I still consider this good value as I have been using this every day and I'd say there's still at least another 3 month's worth of use left. I will keep using this until it is completely gone and then I will march straight out and buy another one, quick sharp. I would even go as far as to say this is my Holy Grail blusher. I know, lads, I love it that much.

Benefit Coralista can be bought online here.

Hopefully pictures and swatches around here will be getting a lot better soon as I am going to spend all my pennies that I worked so hard (well, so half-heartedly) to earn this August on this camera. I had a lovely little blue yoke but it did not make it out alive from the Trinity Ball. With this camera and my newly installed photoshop (which I have no idea how to use) there'll be no stopping me!

xx polkadot

Friday, 10 September 2010

Parlez Vous Gossip?

Oh My Word, I am so excited! How great does this look? With that song? In French? In Paris?! Perfection! And lets face it, it can't be worse than season 3!

It starts in Amerikay on Monday, I can't condone illegally downloading it, but if it just happens to appear on my laptop, what can I do? *shrugs shoulders in French style*

When I grow up, I want to be Blair Waldorf.

You know you love me...
xoxo Polkadot

'This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story'

The (500) Days of Summer quote there (was it just me or was that no more than a lightweight chickflick that had ideas above its station just because it had a Belle & Sebastian soundtrack? See Also: Garden State)  is in honour of the face of Rimmel's new mascara, Zooey Deschanel.

Well, they say its her face but it clearly isn't! Look at the ad, she was clearly attacked by The Photoshop Monster which is not unlike The Smoke Monster from Lost but it is more damaging to women's self esteem.

Poor Zooey, she is one of the most beautiful yet underrated actresses and musicians around at the moment, yet she looks here like she's just been papped post-tasche wax. I actually wouldn't have recognised her if I hadn't already known it was her. Well Done Rimmel...

After all that excitment, what is the mascara like? Like all the other growth-promising mascaras that have recently rushed the market, it has all sorts of mental claims like your lashes will be 117% longer so if you're not careful you'll trip over them and they'll be strong enough to pull a jumbo jet.
Joking aside, I actually like this mascara. I have naturally long and black eyelashes anyway, so I've never really understood the big hoo-ha about mascara, I'm always left disappointed. This one has a nice simple brush that pulls easily through all your lashes and leaves them non-clumpy and fluttery. If it actually makes any difference to the condition of my lashes remains to be seen however...

The packaging also leaves me cold, just being a simple black tube with a tacky lime green handle. Again, its a colour and imagery that I wouldn't have associated with Zooey. I actually think it would have suited Solange Knowles better, who is another new member to the Rimmel stable.
Jeepers, I think all this obssessing over Mad Men is paying off, I'm noticing all sorts of stuff in advertisements I would have previously been oblivious to.

I bought this in Boots in Enniskillen, I think it was on an introductory offer of £6.50 or something like that. Grand for the price but I wouldn't pay anymore.

Coming soon: Review of No7 Limited Edition Smoky Eyeliner.

xx polkadot

'Hey I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right'

Do you want to see some shoes? Of course you do.

Both of these pairs are from Dorothy Perkins in Enniskillen. I've never actually seen a branch of Dotty P's as nobody calls it down south but there must be because they have the price in Euros as well. Hmm, they must be on the Northside...

The clothes from Dorothy Perkins are usually pretty mank but shoe-wise you can occasionally find the odd pair that are fairly affordable and on trend. Last year I got a great pair of black leather ankle boots that are still going strong.

These ankle boots are my 'Yipee, Autumn is coming!' purchase:

They are my way of rocking the 'shearling' trend without buying one of those ridiculous pilot jackets. Also, I really need to wean myself off Ugg Boots. I love them so much because I am always FREEZING but they are so over. In the loos of the trendier-than-thou Arts Block in college, on a sign for that Niteline counselling service under where it says 'Exam Stress? Money Worries? Crisis Pregnancy? Relationship Problems? Addiction?' some wag has written 'Still Wearing Ugg Boots?' So yeah. no more Ugg Boots, no more toasty warm feet.
I love the sheepskin and suede but I just know that they are going to be destroyed someday when I'm waiting for a bus outside college on Nassau Street and they get splashed by a puddle, despite all the protector spray.
These cost £40/€60 but I got 10% off thanks to student discount. They are also available in black and you can check them out here.

That's the reasonably practical out of the way, who wants to see some sparkly dancing shoes?

I bought these in July, thinking they'd be perfect for Christmas (What, doesn't everybody do that?!). I've only worn them once so they still seem new. They're actually quite hard to match with things but I imagine as the winter party trends come in they'll be great. I saw these on the wonderful Shoeperwoman's blog where she pointed out that they are the EXACT SAME  as a pair by Balmain, only £500 cheaper. *Mr Burns voice* Exxxcellent.

I paid £40 (minus Student Discount) for these in July but they are now reduced down to £35 and are also available in grey. Click here.

I hope you like how my little blog is shaping out so far. If you have any advice or feedback, I'd be really grateful.

xx polkadot


How did we survive without dry shampoo? For festivals, for sleepovers and most of all those grungy days where an extra half an hour in bed is more important than the whole shower-blowdry-straighten rigmarole. And up until now, Batiste has been the original, most widely available, affordable and best.

Until now. We have a new contender entering the ring. In the red corner, Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo in Black! In the Blue corner, we have TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo! Ding Ding!

OK, I'm going to stop with the boxing analogies now, because I really don't know anything about boxing. Lets just compare the products, shall we?

Colour: When I spray the original white Batiste into my jet black hair, I like to play a game called 'This is what I will look like when I am old and grey'. You should try it sometime, it's really fun. Even when its brushed out, my hair is a lot less black and the colour is a lot flatter. The black Batiste solves this problem because the powder is black instead of white. This is great in your hair, but not so much when you brush it out and your hairbrush is covered in soot.
The TRESemmé is not coloured but does not make me look like I've just seen a ghost, as the original Batiste does.

Smell: Now, I generally dislike the smell of Batiste in all its incarnations. It just smells a bit cheap but I suppose its better than the dreaded Dinner Hair smell. Apparently there is a new version of the original formulation called 'Fresh!' which sounds right up my street but I haven't seen it in stores yet. This black Batiste isn't the worst but its not great either. I'm terrible at describing scents but this is very sweet and kind of smells like Charlie! or So! or one of those awful cheap things we wore when we were 12.
The TRESemmé smells YAMMY as Rachel Allen would say. It smells just like the TRESemmé shampoos and conditioners and isn't your hair smelling like its clean and washed one of the main things you look for in a dry shampoo?

Refreshing-Powers: Maybe it's just me but I always feel that the black Batiste doesn't make my hair feel as clean and refreshed as the original does. It works grand, but it tends to still feel itchy and dirty by the end of the day (gross, right?) whereas a can of the original formulation has got me through Thursday - Monday at Oxegen. Pretty iimpressive, right?!
The TRESemmé has a similar feel to the black batiste, but the real test will be how it feels this evening. As I always wear my hair scraped back in a bun and wear a hairband to distract from the mankiness on dry shampoo days, this actually isn't as much as a deal breaker as the scent is.

Price: I bought this in Superdrug in Enniskillen (my home town when I'm not stomping around Dublin) and paid £2.50 for the TRESemmé and £2.99 for the Batiste. To put this in perspective, they had the original cans of Batiste (in Blush, Tropical and Original scents, all gross) on offer for 99p. Personally, I do not think the black batiste is worth £2 more when a can would not last longer than 4 uses. However, I think the TRESemmé is available in Tescos where everything is a lot cheaper.

The winner: The TRESemmé wins hands down, solely because of the scent. I am so fussy about smells, so much so that I have been wearing the same perfume since I was 14. This actually smells delicious and clean which makes me feel so much better about being lazy!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

'Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do! I'm half crazy, all for the love of you!'

The answer to your amazing hair of course! I've had a major style crush on Daisy Lowe ever since she hit the scene and it just grows even stronger when I see pictures like this for Biba at House of Fraser. (Love the clothes too, especially the faux-fur leopard coat, but waaay out of my budget!)

Do you remember about six months ago when there was that Facebook craze of putting your 'celeb-lookalike' as your profile pic? Well, some well-meaning but deluded people said my picture should have been of Daisy here. Sensibly I refused, because I didn't want to be like one of those poor unfortunate girls who had Christina Hendricks as their doppelganger just because they were a bit chubby and ginger. Oh dear...

But I suppose they kinda have a teeny-little, tenuous point as I have the (naturally) long black hair, the brown eyes and the boobs. However, I do not have the amazing model height, looks or sexiness. Ah well...

Looking at the picture, I can't figure if it's the way it's cut or the way it is all blow-dried and backcombed, but I could definitely rock this look! My hair is currently about the same length but it's very straight and sleek. Would love this sexy bed head look! I'm sure my beloved Style Club in South William Street could figure it out!

xx polkadot.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Here we go...

So, after an entire summer of reading blogs and loving blogs and thinking 'I wish I had a blog like that', I've decided that I'm going to start my own. Its not going to be too specific and will hopefully cover everything that I'm loving and being inspired by, be it from the worlds of beauty, fashion, celebrity, food and restaurants, television, music or just life in general!

So, to tell you a little about myself, I'm a student in Dublin and I love city life. My other loves are red lipstick, catflick eyeliner, sunny cold autumn mornings, delicious food and wine, cups of tea and those days where everything goes right and you feel just the ticket.

My blog doesn't have any of the fancy bells and whistles like pictures or swatches or links or, ahem, readers yet but just you wait and see! Baby, we're gonna be huge.

I'll be back later, but the new series of Mad Men, a chocolate fondant and a cup of tea are calling...

Lots of love,
Polkadot xx