beauty, fashion

CHRISTMAS OUTFITS IDEAS!!

So finally my winter break is here! Sorry i haven’t been posting as much as I’ve been swamped with finals but they’re finally over and i cant wait to spend winter break posting more blogs for you guys.

With winter break comes alot of activities, winter parties, ugly Christmas sweater parties, ice skating, Christmas shopping and more! I’m going to show you guys some outfit ideas suitable for whatever your doing this Christmas break!

Outfit 1.

ICE SKATING/ PLAYING IN THE SNOW

My tips for going out in the freezing cold is to layer, layer, layer!

Layer this gorgeous detailed top for urban outfitters with this checkered shirt form forever 21. I love the detail on this top to add a pop of glam to your outfit and the checkered shirt gives you comfort and style and is only £15.00!!. Who says you cant look cute at freezing cold temperatures?!

Check out the Top:http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5110446375675&parentid=WOMENS-BLOUSES-SHIRTS-EU#/

Check out the checkered shirt: http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_blouses&ProductID=2000118858&VariantID=

The most important thing you need to brace the cold is a comfy jacket. I found this one on Hollister for £69 and its fur lined! So this will definitely keep you cozy while you get pelted with snowballs

Check it out: http://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/girls-jackets-jackets-and-coats/san-pedro-bay-denim-jacket-3383069

Add a pair of dark demin jeans like these ones from Topshop. I love these because they’re warm but have edgy zippers on the side to add detail and texture

Check them out :http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/jeans-446/moto-zip-ankle-jamie-jeans-3911423?bi=1&ps=20

Finally add some colourful hats and scarfs to keep you cozy and the look is completed!

hat and scarf:http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5,acc_5.32/6911589900

2. CHRISTMAS EVE!

Christmas eve is hands down the best night of the year, so your pajamas need to be perfect, am i right! But you dont need to fork out £70 for pajamas at Victoria Secret when you can find amazingly cheap ones in the high street. Sleeping never looked so fashionable!

These pajamas are great to mix and match. Check them out: http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5.13/6974634451

A bunny…onsie..what?!! This is the cutest onsie i think i have ever seen ( and ive seen quite a few)Just put this on and hop into bed (get it….hop.. pun intended hehe)

Check it out: http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=intimates&ProductID=2000129850&VariantID=

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY!!

I love ugly Christmas sweater parties but who says the sweaters cant be ugly yet fashionable?

Topshop:£46

Bow sweater Bethany Mota Collection at Aeropostale

CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Christmas parties are one of the best parts of the  Christmas season and lace is huge for this winter season. These dresses are perfect!

Your very own Cinderella dress..

This dress from Hollister has amazing detail and has many layers so it is  flowly and perfect for parties. It is supersoft and pretty lace detailing with shine sequins at bust, you’ll sparkle like a snowflake!

Check it out:http://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/girls-dresses-dresses-and-jumpsuits/wheeler-springs-shine-dress-3514120

This dress from MissGuided incorporates the lace trend and layers different textures,  it has a puffball skirt, and  triangle cut out back detail, and luscious long sleeve lace design infused with sequins making you dazzle and shine

I hope these ideas helped you guys,

Merry Christmas, Siobhan xx

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EASY CHEAP CHRISTMAS ROOM DECOR

Around Christmas everyone wants to spread Christmas cheer with decorations, but buying the cutest Christmas decorations but can be expensive, so what do you do if you want amazing Christmas room decor but actually want money to but Christmas presents? Easy, you make them yourself!!

Hope you guys enjoy<3

1. BOTTLE CAP SNOWMEN

I found these on pinterest and i think they would be perfect to hang on a mini Christmas tree in your room or can even double as Christmas gifts for your friends!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-bottle caps

– white, black, orange, and red acrylic paint

– paintbrushes

– ribbon

– hot glue gun and glue sticks
– buttons
– scissors
– optional: glitter and/or sparkle Mod Podge
METHOD:
Okay, im not going to lie, i picked these little guys because they were so easy to make (i’m lazy i know)
1. Pant the insides of three bottle cap white, it might need a few coats
2. Using the hot glue gun, glue the three bottle caps together in a line, hold them for a few minutes then using a small piece of ribbon ( 4-5 cm) form a loop and stick on to the bottle caps, so you can hang them! 
3. Next using a paintbrush, tooth pick or marker paint on the snowmen s face, this was the trickiest bit for me, because im not such an artist but the great thing about these it that they’re meant to look homemade.
4. With the rest of the ribbon or yarn , tie around the snowmen’s first bottle cap- for a scarf!
5. Ta da! You’re done, fun, easy and ridiculously cheap! 
Source: http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/11/bottle-cap-snowman-ornaments.html

Found this amazing little Christmas tree on eBay to hang these decorations from Source: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/45cm-Snowy-Mini-Artificial-Table-Top-Christmas-Tree-Decoration-with-Wooden-Base-/181584984648

2.  DIY SNOW GLOBES
i love putting up snow globes at Christmas but they’re just so adorable, so why not make DIY ones?! They’re perfect if it doesn’t snow were you live, to turn your room into a Winter wonderland! (Or if you just like snow globes hehe)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
-Old glass jars (different sizes look best, just take any old ones your family have used)
-Artificial Snow (you can but these in any craft store or pound land)
-Hot glue gun or glue stick
-Mini Christmas trees and snowmen (again pound land do great ones for super cheap!)
– glitter (optional)
– White/ sliver  spray paint
METHOD:
 1. Remove all the jars lids and spray paint white or sliver , you can even spray paint your little trees with a bit of white spray paint to give them a snowy look
2. Hot glue your trees snowmen, and any other ornaments you want in the snow globes on to the lids and wait to dry (takes about 10-15 minutes)
3. Have a dance party while you wait!

Or stare at this dancing banana for 15 minutes- its addicting i swear

4. After that crazy pictures lets move on ahaha, Fill up your jars with a lit bit of your fake snow  and screw the lids back on.

How to make fun {waterless} snow globes at TidyMom.net

These look amazing around a table or on a windowsill Picture from : How to make fun {waterless} snow globes at TidyMom.nete

5 Tada!

3. COUNTRY HEART GARLAND

These are perfect because these don’t have to be taken down after Christmas, they can stay up all year round!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-Coffee sacks or burlap fabric

-Stencils – I just printed off a picture of a heat and star

-Glitter

-Bakers Twine or thread ( colorful or patterned thread looks amazing)

-Paint ( White or Sliver)

-Fabric glue

-Scissors

– Tissue paper or wrapping paper ( for decoration)

-Cotton wool

METHOD:

1. Trace your shape onto the burlap or coffee sack fabric, youll need two of each- for the front and back! Cut them out

2. Using your white or sliver paint, paint on zigzags or polka dots on your fabric

Country Ornament DIY Painting

4. You can now decorate them any way you like with tissue paper or wrapping paper (make sure you have pair that match)

5.  Now you can glue your fabric together! Take your pairs and glue them with fabric glue, leaving a 5cm gap at the top

6. Stuff your fabric with cotton wool, then glue the top closed (this gives an amazing 3D look)

7. Fold a long piece of thread in half then glue to the back of each 3D ornament and let dry for about 30 minutes, if you have thick thread or twine you don’t need to fold it in half.

8. Tada! Youre done!

4. FOOD, FOOD, FOOOOOD

A super easy way to make your room feel more festive is to add Christmas themed candy everywhere. Did someone say candy canes??

If anyone says you have too much food in your room:

Heres my social media if you want to follow:

Instagram :Siobhanchristinesilas

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HEALTHY WINTER BREAKFAST IDEAS

Its one day until December, omg, the land of  Christmas trees and candy canes, i cannot wait for the holiday season to come so to start it off with a bang i thought id show you guys some Winter breakfast recipes that are quick, fast and a little festive!<3

1. APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

i found this recipe on pinterest and had to try it you can make this delicious festive breakfast the night before, to save time.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

2 Apples, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 1/2 tsp Milk

2 tsp Brown sugar or any sweetener of your choice

1 cup of Oats

1 1/2 cups of Water

1 tsp of Chia Seeds

1/2 Cinnamon

Slower Cooker

Toppings- raisins, maple syrup, nuts

METHOD

Put all your ingredients into the slow cooker. Stir,cover and cook on a low heat for seven hours or over night. The next morning spoon into bowls, this makes about six servings. If you want to save this it keeps in the fridge  for up to a week, reheat the leftovers in the microwave for one minute.

Overnight, Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Delicious, nutritious, and ready when you wake up. From TheYummyLife.com

Looks amazing right?

2.CINNAMON BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

300ml milk

one knob butter

150g pack blueberries

1 tsp of cinnamon

sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking

golden or maple syrup

METHOD

Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg with the milk, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter, and gently stir in half the blueberries and cinnamon.

Heat your pan on low and melt your knob of butter. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake . Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden. Serve with the rest of the blueberries

3. PEPPERMINT PANCAKES

I know i have two pancake recipes but omg these pancakes are amazing, and they are so festive aswell. I also got this recipe on pinterest

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp  sugar

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

4 mini candy canes/2 large candy canes, crushed and divided

METHOD

Mix dry ingredients well in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another and add 1/2 crushed candy canes, its okay if its a little lumpy. Heat up your pan and pour some batter on you can make normal ones and a HUGE massive one.When you see bubbles on the pancakes, flip, add crushed peppermint to top of pancake after being flipped. Ta da amazing pancakes!

peppermint pancakes- these are so good and easy to make for a holiday breakfast!

I hoe you guys enjoyed these winter breakfast ideas they were somewhat healthy but com’on its Christmas

Love Siobhan xx

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FALL AND WINTER FASHION TRENDS

1. METALLICS

A huge style this fall and winter is metallic prints, these are perfect for the holiday season and add an amazing shine and sparkle to any outfit!

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I love this metallic crop top from Miss Guided for £19.99 !

2. LACE, LACE , LACE

I love lace this season on anything bralets, crop tops, even jeans! These add texture to layers and are perfect under a big coat!

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I love this bralet from Miss Guided, its amazing, i just ordered it!

3. FLOPPY HATS

Floppy hats are perfect this season because they hide bad hair days and keep you warm while looking cute!

Photo 2 of Chain Trim Floppy Hat

This detailed hat is perfect from TopShop for £32

4. UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS

Who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater? They’re festive and now tthanks to our fashion world they’re accually fashionable

This adorable sweater is from areo from Bethany Mota’s collection

4. SWING COATS

Photo 2 of Faux Fur Hooded Swing Coat

I just ordered this coat online from TopShop for£65

I loove swing coats and i wanted to share my obsession with you guys, they make any outfits look dressy and flawless. I’m insanely excited to finally be splashing out on this coat and i will be sure to tell you guys my opinion.

and guys….

lots of love, siobhan xx

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EASY HAIR STYLES FOR SECOND DAY HAIR

Before you start any hairstyle start by prepping your hair, second day hair can look greasy and dry and dull on the ends to fix this use dry shampoo in your roots the tresemme dry shampoo is my favorite by far

To fix dry ends you can use a smoothing cream or morrocan oil, the mixture between fresh roots and soft ends will make your hair appear even better than freshly washed

This dry shampoo works wonders!

HAIRSTYLE ONE: UPSIDE DOWN BRAIDED BUN

This hairstyle is perfect if you are very active or sporty or if you just like your hair out of your face. It’s super easy to create yet it looks like you’ve spent forever perfecting it!

First brush your hair out getting rid of any knots. Next flip your hair upside down, and instead of braiding your hair normally french braid your hair from the base of your neck until your ear. This might be a bit tricky at first but its easy to get the hand of. Once you’ve braided to your ear tie of with a hair tie, piled all  of your hair on to of your head to create a bun and ta da movie star movie

2. CROWN BRAID

This hairstyle is for you if your like your hair down but still out of your face

First part your hair ether in the middle or in a deep side part, french braid the two sections until your ear then normal braid all the way down. Pull both pieces to the back of your head and secure with a clip. You can leave your hair natural,straight or curly

3.TOP NOT

This top not takes five seconds and looks so chic. Gather your hair into a high ponytail smoothing out any bumps and twist into a bun. Then apply a shine serum to smooth out the top, like L’Oreal shine serum.

4. BEDHEAD

Bedhead? Yes this is the easiest hairstyle, embrace your bed head and turn it into amazing beachy waves.All you have to do is separate your hair into small sections and spritz with some texturizing surf spray; and you look like you’ve just stepped off the beach

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BEAUTY HACKS FOR SCHOOL

1. PLUMPER POUT

Always wanted fuller lips but dont want to fork out for an expensive lip plumper, like lip vemon? Instead buy peppermint oil from your local health food store, add a few drops to each of your lip glosses, the peppermint makes the blood rush the surface making your lips appear bigger,put on your lip gloss and ta da perfect pout!

2. LONGER EYELASHES

For naturally longer eyelashes you can try rubbing Vaseline on them before bed, if Vaseline doesnt work try using a flavoured lip balm or olive oil.

3.USE BABY POWDER FOR AMAZING LASHES

Baby powder?For your eyelashes? Trust me it works between applying each coat of your mascara, dip a Q-tip in baby powder and run across the base of your lashes and then focus on the tips. The second coat of mascara will attach to the body powder giving you amazing lashes

4. USE A BUSINESS CARD FOR EYE MAKEUP

Use a business card to get a straight edge to eye shadow, you can also place a business card above your upper lashes and wiggle through your lashes

5.CHECK YOUR MAKEUP IN THE CAR

Checking your makeup in a different light, like your car can show you mistakes that you might have missed while doing makeup in your room.

6. MULTI USE YOUR MAKEUP

Have a foundation too light? Use it as a highlighting concealer instead! You can also use your lipstick for blush for a natural look

7. PERFECT MANICURE

Use Band-Aids to create little polka dots or flowers on your nails

8. ALWAYS BE ON TIME

To stop running late when doing makeup make a playlist that runs exactly as long as you have to do your makeup.Challenge yourself to finish by the last song!

9. LASTING SCENT

To make your perfume last longer, spray some onto your hairbrush before you brush your hair

10. FAST DRYING NAILS

Dip your nails into cold water for a few minutes when you take them out they will be dry

11. INSTANT WAVES

For quick waves part you hair into four sections, braid them and run your straightener over them for perfect beachy waves

12. AMAZING HAIR

Spray bobby pins with hairspray or dry shampoo to give them more grip in your hair

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FALL HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE IDEAS

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day..right? So why not make it tasty! But sometimes we get stuck in a rut and making amazing food can be alot of hard work,today i’m going to show you some healthy breakfast ideas which are fast and easy. These are some-what healthy but its better than stuffing your face with any leftover Halloween candy.

1 –  OVERNIGHT CHIA SEED PUDDING!

Pudding? For breakfast? YES! Chia seeds are amazingly healthy for you and they contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.

WHAT YOU NEED:

– ¼ cup chia seeds or one packet

-1½ cup unsweetened almond milk

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

– Any sweetener of your choice eg brown sugar, maple syrup

-Berries of your choice

Mix your chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla and sweetener ( i chose maple syrup) in a bowl and put in the fridge overnight. When you wake up put on any berries of your choices, eat it and your out the door. I love this because it really is so easy.

2- BANANA OAT PANCAKES

These pancakes are so healthy because its doesn’t have any flour and its full of vitamins and fiber and they’re so filling, You can make these in batches, freeze them and heat them up when you want them. You can also add ti these whatever you would like

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

-2/3 Bananas

-2 eggs

-½ cup oats

-½ teaspoon baking powder

– Any topping you would like!

-Maple syrup

Mash the bananas until they are a smooth past, you can make them as thick or smooth as you like.Combine the bananas, oats, any toppings you would like (i love blueberries) and baking power in a bowl.and bend them well. Heat up a frying pan with some non stick spray and pour the batter on. These cook fast so watch them. You know they’re done when their golden brown on each side. Eat them straight away or freeze them, they’re delicious ether way!

THESE MAKE ME SOOO HUNGRY

3. BANANA AND CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

Sounds kinda weird right? Maybe but i finally had the courage to try these bad boys last week and i wasn’t disappointed! These take a little bit longer than the rest ( about 15 minutes ) but are well worth it! You can also use the leftover bananas from the last recipe

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-A few slices whole wheat  bread
-½ a banana
-1-2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
-½ tablespoon honey
-Tablespoon of cinnamon
-1 large egg
-2 tablespoons of almond milk or milk
-2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Toppings of your choice

Spread the cream cheese on to one slice of the bread. Slice up the banana and lay this on top. One the other slice of bread sprinkle on the cinnamon and honey. Place the slices of bread together to form your sandwich! In a bowl whisk the egg, milk and vanilla. Place your sandwich in the eggy mixture, flipping over to cover both sides. Spray a pan and cook your sandwich on both sides until golden brown. Top with sugar and anything you like.

4- YOGURT PARFAIT

This for me is the easiest recipe but is still just as tasty!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

-Greek yogurt , one pot

-Handful of granola

– Berries like raspberries,cherries, blueberries

– Brown sugar

Pour a little of the Greek yogurt into a bowl, add a few berries and some granola,but don’t stir. Repeat until you reach the top of the bowl. Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top and enjoy!

5- CINNAMON ROLL WAFFLES

Okay so these are defiantly not healthy! But they’re so insanely tasty that i had to show you guys these. I saw these on Kendall Jenner’s instagram and once i tried these i cant stop making them, i’m warning you guys they’re seriously addictive!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

– Can of cinnamon rolls

– Waffle maker

-Cooking spray

Open the can of cinnamon rolls and spray your waffle maker with cooking spray, place each roll and close the waffle maker. When they’re done finish with the icing that comes in the can.

Until my next post

Siobhan xx

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