2011-08-20T08:21:50.915-07:00Don't you love how since the coming of Beyonce you can just add 'licious' to the end of any word?Today I'm loving, and rocking, the maxi dress. Mine is grey and pink striped, picked up for a fiver in the sales - thank you Penny's, a grey boyfriend cardi over it with a button or two done and a slim grey fabric belt to pull it all in, since the dress is actually two sizes too big - thank you
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00Get your head out of the gutter... Here's a few images from my Pinterest 'Self Love' board - a collection of images of all the things that I specifically love.Belief. Delicate Jewellery. Initials. The Beach. Intimacy and Hugs. Pretty Nails. Fabulous Lingerie. How I See Me.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00Have you ever had one of those days where you're doing something really stupid and you know it, but you can't really help yourself? That's me, today, stupid.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00Michael Fassbender rounds out this weeks posts as out PBF.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00Billie Piper has been nominated as the week's Pretty Girl. Fabulous, flirty and fun.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00Help - I love that I have the kind of friends that when a cry for help is sent out they reply. I'm part of a pretty big project over the next few weeks that I really shouldn't have taken on and the support that everyone is giving is overwhelming to say the least. Thanks guys, I heart you all.Comfort - When times get a little tough for me I always retreat to all things comfort related. My cozy
2011-08-20T08:21:50.916-07:00This weeks wish is a simple one......to shake this sense of impending doom
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00Stage 1 of the Ombre Journey got underway today.I am so thrilled with the outcome I actually bounced out of the salon earlier on. My hair is notoriously difficult to colour and unmanageably thick. Most attempts to dye it result in a disaster that just gets covered up with a bottle of Natural Black, and hair cuts can be very hit or miss (if the layers are too short my head has a tendency to look
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00Finally... it's hair cut time. Tomorrow is the first in a series of trips to the hairdressers to turn my hair into this.If you ask really nicely I will post a photo for you
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00Do you know what's really difficult to do?Painting your nails when you have the hiccoughs...Fact.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00Fantastic Fakeness - I had two fake firsts on my life last week... nails and spray tan... and I think I'm a convert. Both turned out amazing, both lasted ages, both were fairly comfortable... well as comfortable as you can be in someone else's house and being told you can't wear a bra until tomorrow. My main reason for the tan was because I was wearing a strapless dress to S&C's wedding last week
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00I wish for a popcorn filled, girlie-movie night in.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00This is the cutest piece of jewellery... ever. Fact!
2011-08-20T08:21:50.917-07:00Dress - First EditionsHat - First EditionsShoes - McMahonsClutch - McMahonsFinally an outfit post... Here's what I wore to a friends wedding last Thursday. You might be wondering why I'm holding a bow in my hand for such a dressed up occasion but it all makes sense I promise. A few days before the wedding Aine, our bride, emailed and asked if a surprise could be put together for Paul, the groom.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00I wish...... I was bold enough to wear red lipstick
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00Some of you already know that I work part-time at a bakery, and any of you who follow me on Pinterest will have spotted my Cake Love board where I keep all my inspiration for the kitchen. Since I have two sets of friends getting married in the coming days I thought that I could share some of my favourite wedding cakes with you. As you can clearly see I have a fondness for clean lines and
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00SunshineThe Smell of CoffeeToned LimbsGood ConversationSheer ClothingA Lingering HugOver Ripe PearsA Genuine SmileA Firm HandshakeCoconut Flavoured Anything
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00How stunning is Clemence Poesy?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00This weeks PBF is a recommendation from a very good friend...... I give you Tyler Hoechlin, of Teen Wolf fame
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00Bubblicious - Oh I love blowing bubbles... it makes me feel like a kid again. Sunny days just call out for a little child-like entertainment in my day. Some bubble blowing while sitting on the lawn, maybe a little kite flying, toss a frisbee about for a while, build a massive sand castle if you can find a beach or a sand pit. Love the feeling of being a kid for a little while! Denim Shorts -
2011-08-20T08:21:50.918-07:00Today's wish is pretty simple...... I wish for coffee and a slice of cake as a reward for all my hard workI also wish for coffee and cake for all of you too
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00One of my favourite pieces of music is Gabriel's Oboe. I first heard this piece while watching The Mission and quickly became besotted with it. My preference is for it to be played on the flute though. It reminds me of a great night with some friends, sitting around a fire pit, cajoling and threatening in order to get one of the girls to bring out her flute and play something. Finally she
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00Oliver Phelps James PhelpsMatthew LewisTom FeltonRupert GrintDaniel RadcliffeIn honour of the week that it is...... this week is given over to all the boys who grew into men while filming the Harry Potter series
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00Bare Toes - nothing say summer more to me than bare toes and a flash of bright colour. Whats your go to colour for the summer months? This summer I think I'm going for coral and pale gold tones.Crazy Complements - I know that all girls are taught to say 'thank you' when someone pays them a complement. Easier said than done though. How many of us have been told our dress is lovely only to reply
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00Todays wish is for......beautiful, strong, sexy legs Just gotta keep doing lunges...
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00Watched someone cry in public?Not just glanced and looked away in embarrassment, both for them and for you... but actually watched them. I have... I was on the train, coming home from Dublin. Sitting in a seat by the window, my mp3 player for company, happy at the thoughts of zoning out for an hour or two. The seats were starting to fill up and I knew that I would definitely have someone
2011-08-20T08:21:50.919-07:00This weeks PGF has a quiet elegance about her. Happy Birthday Claire Forlani
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00Even though he's been keeping a low profile we have not forgotten about Stuart Townsend
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00Hello 80's - I've been reminiscing with movies from my childhood lately. Were you a 'Lost Boys' (1987) and 'Heathers' (1988) kinda person, all dark and tortured, too much backcombing and eyeliner or were you 'The Breakfast Club' (1985) and 'Ferris Buellers Day Off' (1986) - troublesome but lovable, denim jacket and scrunched up socks? I was a Ghostbusters, Princess Bride, Indiana Jones,
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00Today I want to wish... ...that the Irish team flying out to Turin for the Archery World Championships have an amazing time over the next few weeks.Train hard, shoot with honour and pride for your country, and bring me back a toblerone from the airport
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00I never thought that I would say this but I have lost my taste for tea. For the past three days tea does not taste good to me. The milk is too strong, the temperature is all wrong, it is just all sorts of bad. I live in a house where the days is ruled by 'Is it time for a cup of tea?' so right now I'm in no mans land. What do you suggest? Should I persevere until my taste buds right themselves
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00I don't think there is a woman on Pinterest who hasn't seen this last photo...Adam Levine
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00Tilda Swinton... you are incredibly beautiful and incredibly odd looking
2011-08-20T08:21:50.920-07:00Black Tie Baby - This weekend I have my first ever black tie wedding to attend. Awfully excited about it all. I have it narrowed down to two outfits - a strapless black linen and knit, ruched, full length dress or a black halterneck, wide leg jumpsuit. Both have the same shoes, bag and jewellery so I really can wait until the last minute to decide. Oh and I have the most amazing head piece to
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00Is it wrong that this is all I want to do today?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.1 Winning the David Clarke Cup on Saturday. That Cup is looking particularly fantastic on my dresser and putting 100 points on to my Personal Best wasn't too shabby either. Now back to work.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00I love Cole. I love her family, her passion and most of all I loved her hair before she cut it all off. Made incredibly famous by her husbands maternity photo series shot for Pacing the Panic Room.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00Atesh Salih, you are so hot I only need one photo to let everyone else know
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00I really want a zip-top, over-sized clutch but I don't want to pay American Apparel prices for it. Does anyone know of somewhere I could get me one of these at a more reasonable price?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00sourceWe all know that text and sarcasm don't mix well. Not at all. In fact most humours and text don't mix well, and to be perfectly honest your text is only as good as the mood that the person your are texting is in. If they are happy, they read happy, if they are sad, they read sad, if they are angry, you're in trouble.Consider yourself warned.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.921-07:00Kami Mug, designed by Masanori OjiBeautifulAnd can be yours by clicking here
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00Our Zombieland minx, Amber Heard is this weeks PGF. She has a personal motto which I adore 'Today is what I have'.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00This week we have Josh Duhamel, I'm really looking forward to a little eye candy in Transformers: Dark of the Moon when it's released. The next image is not safe for work ladies!
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00I have never eaten avocado
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00This weeks wish is a simple one......and one that I think we can all learn from.I wish to love the skin I'm in.I'm very close to fulfilling this wish, I just need a little push.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00I am giving serious thoughts to dying my hair for the summer months and I am really loving the idea of ombre. Since my own hair colour is black I probably wouldn't go for the brown to blonde option that seems to be doing the rounds, a la Alexia, but would maybe try going from a very dark brown to caramel. I really think that this hair colour suits wavy or curly hair so much better than straight.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00So today is moving day - seven years of Limerick and two years of that wonderful house. Goodbye... Halloween PartiesGoodbye... Brew?Goodbye... A jarful of PenguinsGoodbye... Manny in our spare roomGoodbye... movies projected onto the sitting room wallGoodbye... en suite bathroomGoodbye... wonderfully huge wardrobeGoodbye... 20MB broadbandGoodbye... to so many memoriesInternet relations between
2011-08-20T08:21:50.922-07:00I'm here in the office, working away on another chapter of my thesis, hoping to have something substantial to show my supervisors in the morning. Wish me luck.I used to do all my best work late at night when I was slogging away through my Final Design Project. I think it was mainly because of the peace and quiet. I was never one of those students who had to have a stereo on in the background
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00And to keep with my True Blood obsession Alexander Skarsgard will be today's Pretty Boy
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00This weeks brings up a little closer to Season 4 of True Blood so in honor I give you Anna Paquin as today's Pretty Girl Friday
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00Wind - Now I know that a lot of people, especially fashion bloggers, are not very fond of really windy days (all that blowing about makes it pretty hard to get good outfit shots). But to me there is no bigger delight than listening to the wind howl around the house while I'm curled up inside, working. Even when I have to head out to college I love taking my hair down out of it's ponytail and
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00Today my wish is going to be for...... a happy and pleasant weekend spent with my family. What's your wish this week?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00This morning, much to my surprise and delight, I found an email in my inbox from the wonderful and talented Sarah Von alerting me to the fact that I won a spot on the PCSK ecourse from a Freckled Nest giveaway that I had entered.Woop woop. This couldn't have come at a better time. Right now I'm in the process of starting to write up my Masters thesis, moving back home to save on rent, applying
2011-08-20T08:21:50.923-07:00Three words... ... black leather jacketEveryone (and their mother) really should have this classic staple in their wardrobe. Toughen up a sweet and girlie outfit - check! Cover up a little on a chilly evening - check! Add some texture to an all black ensemble - check! Look like a rock star - check!The off duty model wears it, the yummy mummy wears it, the rock chick wears it, everybody wears it..
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00Like a fine wine... Leonard DiCaprio just gets better with age.Just to note, any thing before Blood Diamond doesn't count in my Leo barometer.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00Ever since I've watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I've had a crush on Zhang Ziyi. What a stunning looking woman.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00This is a wonderful short film shot in Galway city as part of the Fifty People, One Question series. It really makes you think...I'm not going to give away the question before you watch the clip below but my answer will be in the comments section over the next few days.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00Sweet And Juicy - How can anyone resist fresh fruit when the weather gets warmer? Well... cause some of it doesn't taste nice, but the rest... it tastes amazing. Yes = apples, strawberries, any melon except watermelon, pears, bananas, pineapple, mango, rhubarb. Meh = plums, peaches, nectarines, blackberries. Nah = watermelon, raspberries, blueberries, kiwis, currants, citrus fruits. What are your
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00See... I wasn't exaggerating yesterday when I posted that I would have no life for a while. This is what I've been looking at all day.Thank god for the bag of Wilde Irish Chocolate buttons (organic and fairtrade) that Craig gave me a little while ago. Think I might go make a fresh cup of coffee and get back to it....
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00This weeks wish.......hmmm. I wish for the ability to make at least 5 people smile today.Wish me luck.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.924-07:00This is what I need right now.My week is going to be a haze of coffee and exam grading and chapter writing for my thesis.Bah, I hate deadlines.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00I am loving these gorgeous illustrations from Alberto Cerriteno.Alberto is a Mexican illustrator who now lives and works in Portland, you can catch more of his work HERE, or follow his blog HERE.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00Pin It - I was recently invited to join Pinterest and it is incredibly addictive. It is a really great platform to show off all of the images that inspire you. It is a simple to use, virtual pinboard that allows you to add a 'pin it' button to your browsers toolbar and lets you pin any image from any site that inspires you. You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking on the button on the right -
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00This week I'm going to be incredibly practical and wish for...... a packing fairy.I have to move at the end of the month and it's frightening how much stuff I've managed to accumulate here in Limerick over the last seven years. The thoughts of having to go through it all and decide what to keep and what to throw away is actually terrifying. Have you any tips on how to best pack and sort through
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00This is me, dressed for college. Pretty average day. Wide leg jeans - New LookWhite t shirt - H&MBlush cardigan - H&M
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00Mad World - Gary JulesSafety Rope- Mick Flannery
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00Fight ClubRoman HolidayGarden State
2011-08-20T08:21:50.925-07:00Memoirs Of A GeishaLittle WomenPerfumeValley Of The Dolls
2011-08-20T08:21:50.926-07:00ToastSpicy Chicken NoodlesRice PuddingStrawberry JamMelon
2011-08-20T08:21:50.926-07:00Rio de JaneiroEdinburghLas VegasZanzibarCuba
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00Health - If you don't have it then you don't have anything. Early this week saw my mum take a bad turn and I had to rush home for a few days It's slow going but she is getting back on her feet and is starting to look a little more like herself. Those few days really showed me how tough my mum really is and how much love and respect I have for her. This week's post is dedicated to her.Spring
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00FitnessBeautiful ShoesTime To NapA Dog In My LifeTo Always Have The Ability To DanceContentmentLove
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00This week my wish is for...... a beach dayHow about you?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00Balloons Things With WingsLonlinessHospitalLosing FamilyCatsNeedlesScared Of Being Scared
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00Sunshine On Bare SkinSnuggly BlanketsDipping Biscuits Into TeaChips With KetchupHugs From AnyoneListening To A Great New BandBloggingArcheryGossip
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00My middle name is MaryI used to climb into the attic as a child to hideI'm terrified of public speakingI've started referring to teenagers as 'young people' and it makes me feel very oldI can still hear that high pitched frequency that shops use to deter 'young people' Dirty fingernails totally freak me outI have a birthmark on my face that most people can't seeI have never stayed overnight in
2011-08-20T08:21:50.927-07:00Are you curious?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00CD that I boughtMine was Bon Jovi's These Days - at the time I didn't even have a CD player, I just borrowed my brothers getto blaster and thought I was the coolest, toughest 12 year old ever.Come on - show your age and shame yourself by admitting your teenage pop idols! What was the very first CD that you bought?
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00image courtesy of The Independent
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00By request - Olivia Wilde
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00Wonderful Weather - It's a beautiful day here in Limerick, just like yesterday and the day before and the day before. The shades are out 24-7 and I'm just loving it. Any excuse to put my shades on makes me pretty happy.Perfect Plaits - Not! I got a little bored yesterday and randomly threw a few plaits into my hair - mostly to keep the short bits at the front from falling into my eyes all day. It
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00Lunch in Aubars with Raymy obviously wasn't nice at all. Judging by our empty plates (don't count Raymys lack of salad love) you should try it too. Aubars can be found on Thomas St here in Limerick. P.S I can vouch for the fish pie (and maybe the flourless chocolate cake too) - yum
2011-08-20T08:21:50.928-07:00This weeks wish is a little selfish.I wish...... for summer gym membership.I'm moving home for this summer to write my thesis, my first summer at home in about three years. And I'm a little scared that the little exercise routine that I've built for myself here in Limerick is going to crumble once I leave. I'm a latecomer to exercise and it was made kinda easy for me because of the amazing
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00Things have just gone all wrongFingers crossed that they can go better
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00smokers south parkshorts that are too shortcheek piercingsraw tomatoesmulti coloured nailseating lambreality tv big hairass crack too much tanseinfeldguys wearing t shirts inside a buttoned up shirtkaraokeleggings are not trousers
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00This sums up Easter for me this year.Enjoy your weekend readers.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00I love the idea of having a room with a high ceiling and a fabulous chandelier hanging from it. This one by Erickson Beamon is so incredibly beautiful and decadent looking. It would give a huge touch of glamour to any home.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00This week here at Magatha May we are in love with Danny O' Reilly from The Coronas. Danny at this stage is famously known as Danny Corona and is just a scruffy ball of yum! Oh and did I mention that he is incredibly talented? You can check out some of the videos from The Coronas by clicking on the links below. My favourite is 'Heros Or Ghosts'Someone Else's HandsListen DearGrace, Don't WaitFar
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00The beautiful Aussie actress Rachael Taylor, of Transformers and Greys Anatomy fame, is this weeks PGF
2011-08-20T08:21:50.929-07:00Thanks - One of the things that really made my week much more cheerful was that a student emailed me to say 'thank you' when I gave him some extra help with a project. It is amazing how many people take stuff for granted - especially in college. So many students expect that you should be available to them at any hour of the day and to answer any question that they may have. Sometimes when I can't
2011-08-20T08:21:50.930-07:00A wish for today...... hmmm, today is a tough day for a wish. I'm pretty content with what I've got, so today I dedicate my wish to all fourth year students who are starting their finals in a few weeks here in UL. May your exams pass swiftly, may your grades be good and may job offers be plentiful.
2011-08-20T08:21:50.930-07:00I have a question for all of my wonderful readers......do you want to see a few fashion posts on Magatha May? I have been wondering if I should start posting some outfit posts. I'm still very shy in front of a camera, but my feet are not, and I do have an extensive, but not expensive, shoe collection in my possession. With a little persuasion I think I might be able to muster up the courage to
2011-08-20T08:21:50.930-07:00Thank you Kate for tagging me with the Kreativ Blogger Award. You are such a sweetie, and have incredible painting talents, and such pretty hair too. You can find her work over at Kate's Irrelevant.And thank you also My Third Cousin for the nomination. I feel kinda special to get two nominations in one day.Rules Of The Award:List 10 facts about yourselfTag 10 other bloggersTell them about the
2011-08-20T08:21:50.930-07:00Flavoured Milk - I popped home on Saturday evening and Sunday to my folks to help out with some charity work that they were doing. I was having my usual root around the fridge to see what was in it (does anyone else do that, even though you're not hungry you have to know what's in the fridge?) and I came across a bottle of Hershey's Strawberry Syrup. Instantly I was transported to being a