My Top 5 Blogs of 2013

31 Dec 2013

Hey Everyone!
I started blogging in June of this year and it has really been an amazing and enjoyable experience. It is great to have a little corner of the net to express your thoughts and views and be creative with design, pictures and writing. It has also been a great experience becoming a member of the blogging community, reading other blogs and getting to know some amazing people. 
So to celebrate starting blogging this year I thought I would share some of my favourite blogs with you. It was really hard to narrow it down to just 5 but these truly are amazing and deserve a follow from you. They are quiet diverse so surely one of them will be right up your street. 

Anni who writes 'Kaze Time' was one of the first blogs I discovered and she is such a lovely, caring and funny girl who I stay in contact with through twitter. If you are into beauty blogs then get your ass over to her blog! She does amazing beauty reviews on some great products - most lately the Naked 3 palette! She also does 'monthly favourites', 'what's in my bag's, tags and lots more. Her fun personality really comes across in her posts which make them really enjoyable to read. 

Anna from 'A Whole lot of Chitty Chat' is one of my closest blogger friends, I don't think a week goes by that we don't hear from each other on twitter. She is honestly the sweetest and most genuine girl and that is reflected in her blog. As the title suggests it is full of 'chit chat' on various topics and issues from 'judging people' to 'manners' to more trivial or fun things like 'the return of the xfactor' and 'Christmas'. Her blog posts make for a great read as they are very thought provoking. If you want to be inspired you should head on over and have a look, Anna's blog is full of profound and inspiring quotes which we should all try to live by. 

'Ring-a-Round a Rosey' is another lovely blog run by another amazing girl. This blog contains everything from lifestyle to beauty to music. There's something for everyone! I have been really loving the 'Blogmas' feature this month as it gives insights into 'a day in the life' and the pictures she chooses are just lovely. Can I also just say that the design of this blog is so beautiful and makes reading it all the more enjoyable. Go check it out now!

Georgina's blog is so lovely. The design is really simple and pleasing to the eye. Georgrina does loads of beauty themed posts from 'gift guides' 'wishlists' 'reviews' and 'tags' they are all brilliantly written and her amazing personality really comes across through them. She has clearly a lot of knowledge about make-up as she wants to become a make-up artist so therefore her blog is very informative. Go check it out!

Last but not least, Michaela's blog is another wonderful lifestyle blog, a genre which I really like and this is one of the best. Lately she has been doing lots of 'Thankful Thursday' posts which include such cute photos and are amazingly well written - so easy to follow and imagine the stories she tells. You might realise that I really like when a personality comes out in a blog and this one is no different, Michaela comes a cross as the sweetest girl and she's from Ireland like me :) She deserves your follow!

There are heaps more blogs I love, these are just a sample. I hope you find them as enjoyable as I do.

If you have a blog please leave the link below so I can check it out because I love discovering new ones!



Goodbye 2013 | A Year in my Life

29 Dec 2013

Hey everyone!
I thought it would be a nice idea to sum up my year on here. This year saw many ups and downs for me but looking back on it, I think it was a good year. I feel like this was a kind of transitional year, a lot changed for me, I believe that I became much more mature and I am getting closer to the person I want to be.

I thought I would list a few of things I did this year and some things that happened, some trivial, and some more significant.

  ♥ I turned 20 in February so I officially was no longer a teenager
  ♥ I finished my 3 year undergrad degree in Arts (English & Geography) in March
  ♥ In April I got accepted to do my hDip (train as a secondary school teacher)HOORAY
  ♥ An amazingly hot summer saw many trips to the beach, and outdoor family time for me
  ♥ I left the country for the first time in 9 years in July - I went to Spain and it was amazing
 ♥ August was probably the worst month for me as it saw the end of a three & a half year relationship
  ♥ In September, I started my hDip studies - so far I have been having the most amazing time becoming a teacher,  my experiences on this course  have literally made this year for me
 ♥ I graduated my Arts degree in October with a 2:1 in Geography and English WOOP WOOP
 ♥ I made 8 amazing friends from college (all of whom are training to be teachers too) and for the first time in my life I feel like I belong as part of a group (group 7B for life) They have all made the last few months so much fun and made the challenges of university as well as a break up so much easier.
 ♥ I passed my driving test! I am so glad I now have my full licence, all those driving lessons and the stress of the driving test were horrible. Now I have my licence I have it forever and never have to do any of that again YAY! 
 ♥ In October, I began teaching practice. I taught 12 classes a week for 5 weeks and for someone who is usually quite shy, standing up in front of young teenagers and managing to speak never mind being an authoritative teacher was a huge achievement for me. I am so proud of myself.

Wow...It's not until I recaped on this year that I realised just how much has changed, for the better. They say 'to really live, you must step outside your comfort zone' and I think that is exactly what I have done this year. For many years previous, things had remained the same, I didn't do many new things or change much as a person so this year definitely was the year where things turned around.
There were many challenges like the end of a long relationship and that day when I had to walk into a class in front of 22 impatient teenagers. 
There were many tears and nervous moments believe me. 

But, now as the curtain closes on this year I look back with pride at how well I coped, how much I have achieved, how many new friends I have made, how more confident I have become, and how much more grown-up I am. 
Overall, I am honestly a lot happier at the end of this year than I was at the beginning of it and that I think is how every year should be. 


P.S. I would love for you all to write a blog post about your year and leave it as a response below! or you could just tell me what you have done in the comments?! 
Nevertheless, I want to thank all of you for reading my blog over the past 6 months! writing this and meeting all of you lovely people and reading your blogs ha been like a sweet cherry on top of my year.

I hope all of your wishes come true for 2014.

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The Christmas Jumper

20 Dec 2013

Remember way back in 2001 when the ever handsome Mark Darcy wore that infamous reindeer Christmas jumper in 'Bridget Jones Diary'? Cinema goers everywhere turned a curious shade of aubergine with embarrassment for the poor chap. Nonetheless, the character played by Colin Firth managed to start a very festive new trend and now, 12 years later it is most definitely a fashion must-have for every Christmas lover. Whether it be a reindeer, a snowman, Santa, or a Christmas tree you are sure to find one in some form in practically any store you walk into from November onwards. 

Nowadays, every Celebrity seems to be rocking the Christmas jumpers and they have gradually gone from 'OMG cringe', to fashion forward and sexy ;) Ok sexy might be a bit of a push!
But here are some celebrities who are definitely making the Christmas jumper very cool.

Clockwise from top left: Holly Wiloughby, Philip Schofield, Justin Bieber, Fearne Cotton, Nicole Sherz...(You Know), Jessica Simpson, (unknown girl?) Harry Styles, Myleene Klass, Miley Cyrus.

So what are your thoughts on the Christmas jumper. Love them or hate them? Do you own one?  I would love to hear in the comments guuuuys!

Love, Sinead



Sorry for disappearing! & Update

14 Dec 2013

Hey friendies!
How has everyone been? I feel like I haven't been talking to my blogger friends in such a long time.
I can't believe I haven't posted on here for an entire month! I have been so unbelievably busy with uni for the past four weeks. I have had lots of assignments and have just been really enjoying it. I'm pretty sad to be finished for a few weeks :(
I just checked on my blog today and I was so flattered to see that people have still started following me and my blog is being viewed lots everyday, despite my dormant state.
Dormant for now but not extinct I promise!
I hope to get back into blogging over the next few weeks whilst I am on my Christmas holidays. I will be thinking up some nice festive themed blog posts hopefully (and probably some random rambles too), and catching up on everyone else's blogs.

Just one more assignment to finish and I am free to blog until my hearts content!

Love you guys

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