It’s been a little while now since I’ve been home and I can honestly say it has taken me this long to get myself back on track. As previously mentioned I had a tough time settling back in but now I’m finally moving forward. I was quite reluctant to share my East and West Coast photo diaries as I was wanting to focus on other things however I know there are some of you who wanted me to share my images (you can find my daily travel adventures at the time over on my Instagram). I had imagined taking a huge variety of photographs all while appreciating these beautiful places in real life but due to weather in certain places (hello New York ) and the fact that I want to keep some of those memories private – I am just going to share a few from each location with you.
Over the past 18 months I have found it challenging to maintain my weekly blog posts, get in front of the camera and all round make the effort. I could tell you a million reasons why I haven’t but I’m finally in an amazing place and ready to take responsibility. Personally, I don’t see the point in blogging if I’m not able to truly enjoy it so I’ve taken time to get myself together. You all know my previous history and now I’m 100% on the mend (I’ve made a few lifestyle changes i.e; healthy eating & working out) and now I’m so EXCITED for what the future holds!! After my upcoming Summer adventures (you can read them here) I’ve some serious decisions to make – like whether or not I want to stay here in Ireland or move and start a new life abroad.
Just a little update that I wanted to share with all of you today. Last time we chatted I had mentioned the rut I was experiencing and how it was impacting on me and my blog. After seriously thinking about what exactly I want to achieve this year I bit the bullet and finally ticked off one of my most important bucket list goals – travel. I had been researching various places (I worked out that I want travelling to be my chosen career!) and spoke to an amazing girl at Trailfinders who got to know me, my interests, my concerns (I’ve never travelled on a tour like this before) and what kind of experience is best suited for me.
Can you believe it’s the middle of the week already?! September has been going by so fast for me but I don’t mind as I absolutely love Autumn (as you already know!). Halloween is my favourite time of the year so I enjoy the countdown and any excuse to start watching Hocus Pocus. Yes, I’m aware that I’m a big kid at heart. I know I’ve previously mentioned this but for those of you who are new to my blog, last year I was extremely lucky to spend it in Salem so this year I will be reminiscing.
Anywho, this weekend I’m off to Dublin for a very special event that I cannot wait to share with all of you. Keep an eye on my Instagram for immediate details. If you don’t have it then stay tuned here on my blog.
Hope you’re all having a great week and don’t forget to stay tuned over the weekend. See all of you in my next post.
I don’t know about all of you but I love nothing more than smelling a sweet scent and having it transport me back to happy times. I have a certain perfume that every I spray it, I’m immediately reminded of my beautiful holiday in Greece. Same goes for my Victoria’s Secret scent, I dream of waking up in NYC with gorgeous view of the city from my window.
Scents are also a very personal part of a woman in my opinion. I think you can learn a lot about someone from what perfume they wear. I personally prefer something light with a fresh but not too fruity scent. I love clean, air like perfumes that have a long last power and leave you feeling sweet.
Inis: Energy of the Sea:
This is my absolute favourite and my signature scent that I wear everyday. I first discovered it about five years ago when I was down in Co. Kerry. It is an Irish made perfume and smells incredibly fresh. The perfume embodies the coolness, clarity and purity of the sea, it’s just so easy to wear and it doesn’t give you a headache. It lasts throughout the day but I always find myself spraying lots of it because I just can’t get enough.
Victoria’s Secret: Bombshell
Everyone owns a VS perfume, it’s a cult product and one that makes you feel perfectly angelic. Their scents are quite seductive smelling and screams woman empowerment. I also have Tease but I definitely prefer Bombshell as it is a tad more sweeter with beautiful fruits elements such as purple passion fruit, vanilla orchid and Shangri-la peony throughout it. I would wear it mainly on nights out for cocktails or on that rare occasion, clubbing! It is the perfect scent for those of you who are girly and love something sweet like candy.
D&G: The One:
This Dolce and Gabbana scent is by far the most feminine smelling. It is most definitely the ultimate ladylike perfume and an absolute joy to wear. I keep ‘The One’ for my more special occasions such as weddings, formals or events. I don’t use it everyday as I like to keep it and wear it as a treat. I always think of Old Hollywood greats when it comes to this brand like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn or Natalie Wood. The fragrance features top notes of mandarin and peach that is blended beautifully with jasmine, vanilla, amber and musk.
Alien: Eau Extraordinaire:
I have to admit, I’m not a massive fan of Alien as they’re too strong for me. Don’t get me wrong, they smell great and I’m envious of those who can wear it but I’m often left with a terrible migraine as they’re just too strong for me. I have however grown to like the Summer edition as it is that little bit lighter. I tend to wear this one more when I’m travelling as it has a pretty intense lasting power. I used it particularly when I was taking any long haul flights. When I arrived I could still smell the scent which is important as travelling for hours on end makes me feel stuffy.
I also adore Issey Miyake, Chloé and D&G No.3 but I’m out of those at the moment so I’ll be sure to feature those beauties another time. I’d love to know what scents you all love, are there any you would recommend?