Smiling with my eyes
May 8, 2009, 4:15 pm
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No matter how many times I try, I can never master the smiling-with-your-eyes trick that the lovely miss Tyra Banks of ANTM ( has made so very famous. I’ve probably watched every episode of ANTM at least twice, but still I cannot get it down. I either look like I’m vaguely squinting at something in the far off distance or else I’m actually smiling. With my mouth.

Luckily for me, Miss Tyra has given a few tips that I will go home and practice in front of the mirror tonight. (Drunk).

via Perez

The Flirting-With-a-Man Smile: “Turn your shoulder to your man, move your face down, and use a sound effect, a little hmmmmmmmmm.”

The Surprise Smile: “We’re not smiling like the surprise is real — it’s not ‘OMG, are you serious?'” It’s a hand to the cheek, and a gasp. Remember, the surprise isn’t like, swine flu or an unexpected breakup; it’s more of a “I forgot my contacts at home!”

The Catalogue Smile: “Put the left foot forward, and turn your head ahead as if there’s wind whipping you that way, and smile with your hand on your head and parted teeth. So walk forward with your hand on your right cheek, and step with your left foot, so your booty sticks out.”

The Angry Smile: Save this one for “bitches.” You move a hand to your hip, look forward, “dip that booty to the right,” and let your face say “Okay, okay, okay, uh-huh.”

The Smile With the Eyes ©: “This is crucial… It’s on magazine covers, it sells perfume, it sells shoes.” Tyra recommends pulling your shoulders down, facing forward, pretending there’s a string pulling your head up and that a dentist shot you in the mouth with Novocain. She said it’s “almost like you’re in Star Trek.”

Right ya are so!

Where have you been all my life?
February 26, 2009, 1:49 pm
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Maybe it’s because I’m in a bit of a strange mood these days but I’ve just seen this picture of Sarah Harding from last night’s NME’s and I’m curious as to when she got so foxy?

Now, the dress is a tiny bit gack – I don’t like that random mid-length on anybody – but I’ve never seen her face look so pretty and sexy all at the very same time. I always thought she looked a bit hard but now….



… I definitely would.

I love this post.
February 18, 2009, 11:07 am
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Love it, ya hear?

Misadventures in Life and Fashion.

Lottie FTW.

Really Scarlett?
February 4, 2009, 10:51 am
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Disclosure: I am insanely jealous of Scarlett Johansson. She’s got a gorgeous face, a bangin’ body, a husky voice that oozes  sex, she can sing and, of course, act. Plus she’s hitched to Ryan Reynolds who ain’t half bad on the eyes either.  But I do like the girl. She seems quite affable and I’m sure we’d be bessie mates in real life. Wouldn’t we Scarlett?

But this look…. this hair…. no Scarlett. Just no. Scarlett Johansson

And not because I’m insanely jealous or anything… just ’cause, I know you can look a million times better. And looks matter doncha know.


If we were bessie mates, I’d never let her go out like that.

January 7, 2009, 4:48 pm
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My friends and I are gathering together this evening to give our Kris Kindle presents. Fashionably late, I know.

I hope someone gives me this:

 More illustration jewellery from the same maker, Tilly Bloom, can be found ici.

let’s play dress up
December 11, 2008, 5:35 pm
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Ok, I know I’m not 12 anymore, but this did give me at least ten minutes of fun.

Srsly, who doesn’t want to dress Amy Winehouse . Oh happy days.

My own worst enemy…
November 20, 2008, 12:45 pm
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I’m following a certain reality TV programme in America. It’s cheesy, shallow, over dramatic, and full of pretty people with even prettier pictures. Telly heaven.

The finale of said reality show was on last night across the pond and hence, I am in a spot of bother. Do I sit on my hands until the programme is available via the magic of the interwebs? OR do I ruin it for myself by looking up the winner, also via the same cursed magic…

The urge to know is rather annoying. It’s like my Christmas present is right there in front of me, with a teeny tiny tear in the wrapping that if I just lifted ever so slightly…. No, I shouldn’t. I won’t.

I want to enjoy the climatic moment – the split second when the winner’s pretty picture is revealed, whilst empathising with her poor competitor who stands alone, crushed and ignored.

Le Sigh. I may just have to flip on it.

Friday Goodness
January 4, 2008, 5:31 pm
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Yay, don’t you just love Fridays? Especially when I was only back in to work on Wednesday and it’s the weekend already. Sweeeet.

Went shopping in Dundrum earlier. It was busy but not half as busy as last week thank jeebus. Got my self some uggalike slippers in Penneys (soooo comfy, I don’t care if they’ll only last me a week), a very pretty wine school jumper thingy in Oasis (nicer than it sounds), black jeans and a couple of casual tops in good old a-wear. And contact lenses but they aren’t very exciting are they.

On another note, that yummy drummy thing really isn’t going away is it. The amount of young wans I saw trotting around the place in their Uggs and big hair, but at least the ridiculous man pants have been replaced by jeans thank God. I’ve finally been put off buying real Uggs also as I don’t think I could ever wear them out In Real Life. Especially as I look twelve (no seriously), I might actually be mistaken for one of them. It’s the same reason why, even if I had the money, until I’m in my 30’s I would never buy a mini cooper, for fear I’d look like a Mount Anville girl. Nothing wrong with Mount Anville ladies, I just don’t particularly fancy looking like a 17 year old girl. I swear, the car park across from M.A. is like a mini cooper dealer on any given week day. Lucky things.

*looks down at uggalike slippers*


Ugly Uggs?
January 2, 2008, 7:45 pm
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I know I’m about ten zillion years behind everyone on this but I just can’t decide if I want a pair of Uggs. On one hand they look soooo cosy with a nice pair of skinny jeans tucked in to them but on the other hand –  when on earth will I ever fit into a pair of skinny jeans….

My friend told me I should go for Canterbury’s ’cause apparently they’re good quality but cheaper and “only the tourists buy Uggs.”  Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be making a trip to New Zealand anytime soon but I did find this site who deliver to Ireland. They’re not Canterburys but the pair that I have my eye on are 108 squids and that’s including shipping which ain’t too shabby…..