My Trip to Dublin Ireland

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I came back home on the 24th, the day after Thanksgiving and the flights were almost a form of torture because I definitely was ready to come home. My week in Dublin was amazing and I took a lot of photos. When my husband and I first flew out, we had to make a stop over into Toronto, which I had never been to so I can now check it off my box of places to travel. I even got a picture with a Canadian penguin.

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Then we arrived in Dublin between 8 and 9 in the morning their time since Dublin is eight hours ahead. We took a cab from the airport to our hotel and while doing that I filmed the beautiful greenery and houses. It was beautiful. Our taxi driver was really cool telling us good streets to go to for shopping, eating, drinking, etc. I didn’t realize how small Dublin was. As many of you know, I lived in San Francisco for many years which is a small beautiful city. I believe Dublin is smaller.

 

   Once we got to the hotel, because of the time change, we were definitely tired so we definitely needed a nap. After that we just ordered room service cause we were very tired to walk. That was day one.

The next day, we got bundled up because it was about 48 degrees outside, which I loved, (that’s my type of weather,) and left the hotel to explore the city. Again like San Francisco, Dublin is definitely a walking city which is my favorite. I love walking everywhere no matter what the weather. We walked all over. Like what I said in my last youtube video, the architecture and the old buildings were amazing and it’s so interesting to learn about the history of many of these works of art.

Day TwoThe first meal we ate that day was a small but delicious restaurant called “Beshoff” that was know for their best fish and chips which definitely caught my eye and they lived up to their name. I took a picture of the food cause it was amazing!

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   After that, we walked a lot more and got to see the gardens of the child statues that was a memoriam of the children who were lost in the 1916 Easter Rising. It’s sad but the way they did the garden and statues were beautiful. After that we walked past more churches and other old beautiful buildings. Once we got back to our hotel, we went to the bar downstairs and befriended a very nice bartender named Gary who told us good sites to see and the three of us talked for hours. I had about four whisky sours and was feeling no pain. The bartender was honest and he said if you like to walk, you don’t need to do any specific bus tours because the city is so small unless there were specific things we wanted to do such as going to the castles, etc. After getting hammered, we went to a pub and restaurant called “Murray’s” It was definitely a nice second day.

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Day three we started our day off at a delicious coffee house called “Esquires” across from our hotel  with warm crossiants and coffee and it was so nice to be able to sit in comfy chairs and have them bring everything to us to our table unlike Starbucks. After we walked we went to an extraordinary area where the shopping was amazing. It would be like the equivalent to Harrods in England and SAKS 5th avenue in the states. They had just put the beautiful Christmas lights up which made the area more special. After shopping, we walked to Trinity College which was definitely on our agenda. My husband and I don’t necessarily like always having a strict agenda when we travel. We usually have a little list of sites we want to see but we don’t like to be set to specific times on vacation. That evening we went back to our hotel bar for a drink, and then we went to the the film “Justice League.” I hated “Batman vs. Superman,” but since we are comic book people and my husband really wanted to see it, we saw it at the Savoy theatre down the street, which is one of the largest movie theaters. I must say this, the new characters were cool to watch in this film and it was definitely and upgrade from the last one. After the flick, we went again back to the bar in our hotel which was called the “Academy Plaza,” by the way. We had another few rounds of drinks. I drank whisky sours my entire time at the bar. Yummy! For dinner, we went to a restaurant called, “Flannagans,”steak house which was amazing.

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Day four we had our breakfast at a cute vintage diner called, “Eddie Rockets,” which is the equivalent of “Johnny Rockets” here and we both had an egg over avocado toast.  We did more walking and took more photos of the old flats and buildings, and more. We past a bunch of casinos which was a surprise because we didn’t know how many casinos there were and how popular they were in Dublin. We shall be going there on our next trip. Again later that day, we ended up at same bar and drank yummy beer and cocktails and all the bartenders knew us by then which was funny. They were all so nice.

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*There were things that we wanted to do such a go to the Waterford Crystal tour and the ghost bus tour but the weather was freezing and pouring that we wouldn’t have really been able to enjoy it.

Day five it had stopped pissing rain but was super windy that it was about thirty degrees out. I love the cold weather so I was in heaven. We mostly walked and saw more sites around the city and of course when it got to be too cold at 3pm their time, we started drinking again. haha. My husband and I aren’t big drinkers at home so we wanted to splurge. After that, we went to eat at “Flannagans” steakhouse again because it was so delicious that we had to go back.

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*WE DID NOT HAVE ONE BAD MEAL IN DUBLIN! EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AT EVERY PLACE WE ATE AT!

Day six, (which was Thanksgiving in America,) we went back to “Esquires” for our warm coffee and croissants and chatted with the people that worked there. I must say that every shop and restaurant we went to were extremely kind, even if they were drunk which isn’t always the case in the states. It was still freezing but we walked around back to the shopping district where we went into this fun Irish Gift shop called, “Carrols,” so we could buy presents for our family back home. I even bought an Irish condom, which I don’t need to use, but as a gag gift for a family member. We took more photos of course and went back to the Academy Plaza to get warm from the cold and then guess what…. we went to the bar again and chatted with the bartenders. They were definitely sad for us to go. We ate dinner in the hotel that night too. We then went back to our room to pack for our flight out the next day.

Last day we woke up early to catch our taxi to the airport. From there we stopped in Toronto again. It was a VERY long flight to Toronto. It was even more long long because my husband and I were anxious to get home. We arrived in Toronto where we had Wahlburgers where I had a very long and yummy hot dog. We had to go there cause my husband had never been to one before. Then we boarded our flight bound to Los Angeles.

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   Again the flight seemed longer than before because we were so wanting to get home. We loved our trip but definitely missed our house. We touched down in Los Angeles airport and got home finally. Our sleep was off because we had been eight hours ahead in Dublin, but now that it’s the second day home, our sleep schedules are better.

All in all our trip to Dublin was amazing and I definitely  recommend seeing it once in your life.

My quick and sexy 60’s Mod Look of the Day

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Here’s my quick 60’s mod makeup look and hair do that I did today while running errands getting last minute stuff for my Dublin trip. Here’s my video tutorial on how I did my makeup and my sexy bouffant. I said this in the video but I wanted to say it here too that the makeup I used and talk about is just for inspiration. What I mean by that is that you don’t have to use the exact same brand of eyeshadow or foundation, etc. to achieve the same look.

   I did include the colors, brands, and products I used below in case you were curious.  

   Enjoy the video and if you want me to do a tutorial for my hair do here or if you have any ideas for makeup or hair looks that you want me to show and do a tutorial on, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below or under my video on my youtube channel. 

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Foundation: I mixed my Giorgio Armani Luminous foundation with my Wet and Wild Photo Focus foundation

Eyeshadow: In the corners and under the brow bone, Sugarpill in “Tako.” In the center, I mixed “Matt Singh” and “Matt Lombardi,” from The Balm palette, “Meet Matt(e) Nude. In the crease, I used the teal turquoise color, “Boom,” from the Jean-Michel Basquiat “Tenant,” palette from Urban Decay.

I used Sephora lashes.

Highlighter: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in “Princess Cut.”

Blush: “Bumpy Ride” from NARS.

Lipstick: The Balm, Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick in “Committed.”

Don’t Let People Bring you Down

I did this video yesterday and wanted to also post it here besides my youtube channel to talk about fashion and style. I’m all about having confidence in yourself and to always exude confidence in whatever you’re wearing. In my video here, I talk about how to not let others try to bring you down or make you feel weird or bad if you look a certain way and/or dress well when you make a run to the store or something along those lines, as well as what to do when other people attempt to try to make you feel bad about what you look like or whatever your style is. Hope you enjoy it. I would like to thank all my friends and followers for not only supporting my blog but also my youtube channel. I truly appreciate it. 

Tips and Tricks for Growing out Bangs

 

Most of you remember when I first got my “Bettie Bangs,” cut earlier this year. Now that they are growing out, I decided to post some tips on quick and easy ways on how to style and wear your bangs if you decide to grow them out and when they happen to be in that awkward stage before getting long again. Some of these looks are more of a cool retro way of wearing your hair.

Note: These styles work best on straight or slightly wavy bangs. If your bangs are really curly, I recommend quickly straightening them first..

1. TURN THEM INTO A POMPADOUR- Push all bangs forward and comb them so they are straight with no part. Then while holding them, gently tease them with a fine tooth comb to give them a little volume. Tease them as much as you want but make sure you’re holding the end of your bangs so no pieces fall. Then take some hair spray and spray on both sides of the bangs, on the teased part as well as the smoother part. Use your fingers or a smoothing brush to gently smooth out the hair. Gently do this so you don’t lose any volume. Then pull your bangs back to the top of your hair and pin with a bobby pin or small clip. This gives you a quick rockabilly type style.

2. HEADBANDS- A Head band is the perfect accessory when growing out bangs. For retro 60’s type of look, place your headband over your bangs, pushing them back. Then with the rest of your hair, using a rat tooth comb, tease the crown of your head as well as the sides. Spray all the teased sections and gently smooth with a soft smoothing brush.

3. TWISTING TO THE SIDE- First brush your bangs to the side. Find your pomade and rub a dime size amount between your fingers to warm up the product. Twist you bangs and push them to the side. Once you get to the end of your bangs, take a small section of hair near the side of the face and twist them so they connect with your bangs. Pin with a bobby pin and push forward your hair to cover it up. Place a decorative clip over it if desired.

4. HAIR DECORATIONS-  Decorative hair clips and small flowers can definitely be your friend when styling you awkward/or growing out bangs. Simply push you bangs to the side and attach with  pretty clip or a flower hair accessory that has a clasp clip on the back. You can also attach other pretty and different themed charms to them. Have fun with this.

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Summer Natural look with Few Products, Tutorial

 

IMG_0983-4I did this naturally painted look on me yesterday while I was testing new techniques, colors, and products to see how they look and go together and came up with this beautiful look for summer.

   I decided to do this look be cause it’s sweltering outside and you shouldnt feel the need to cake on glam makeup. This is a natural look which can still be turned into a rockabilly look. These are just suggestions. If there’s something you want to add to this look, like some winged eyeliner, please feel free to add it. This is just glamorous sultry look.

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW I DID THIS LOOK AND MY BEAUTY REASONS AND WHY I CHOSE THEM! ENJOY!!!!

BELOW THIS VIDEO ARE THE PRODUCTS I USE IN THIS TUTORIAL:

 

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MAKEUP  MENTIONED AND USED:

Stila: Once Step Correct

Bare Mineral Matte Foundation in, “Fair”

Giorgio Armani, luminous silk foundation  in “2”

M.A.C Studio Fix, “A75.”

Stila: Perfect me and Perfect Hue, “Fair/Light

Urban Decay after glow, “SIN.”

Highlighting ECO Tools FAN BRUSH

SHISEIDO eye curler

JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS, LIP AMMUNICATOPMS, “CELEVRITY SKIN.”

   MAC PREP AN PRIME FIX

 

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