Personal Blogging Style with Farfetch.com

Hello again everybody I am spoiling you today with two posts one after the other but I have another post to share with you all which I promised would be done today!

The other day I was checking my emails and I discovered I had one from the people at http://www.farfetch.com asking if I wanted to blog about their new Infographic they have so of course I said yes! http://www.farfetch.com is an online store featuring over three hundred unique and independent boutiques to help fashion loving people like you and me find amazing looks from boutiques all over the world. They have stores all over the world but are all connected through the website. This new infographic they have created is all about the time and work it takes to run a blog. This is actually such a good way of letting readers like yourselves know what its like to run a blog and they way they have made the inforgraphic is so good. Its a really good visionary piece and hope you all enjoy it! I will tell you about my personal blogging style first.

I like to prepare my longer blog posts in a special book I have for posts so that I know what to include and what to talk about mainly and how to highlight my main points of the post. I also make a note of each photo and attachment I am planning on using so I don’t spend hours trying to find the item. I also prepare a bit of what my dialogue will be like so its not boring or too plain. I like to write it so that its like I am saying it to you guys like with a little joke or something just so that its a bit different. I like to post as regularly as possible during the week. So if I don’t have anything to talk about from the last few days I will just use a Polyvore post which I find really helpful because then I am still helping you all find a look and not just going days with no posts! When it comes to staying connected with other bloggers I also share my posts to my personal and like Facebook pages as well as my other Evanna Lily pages! I am part of twelve groups on Facebook which I always share the links to for other bloggers to read and share around! I also have a contacts page on here with my links and email address for you to ask me questions and get in touch with me about anything which a few of you have done this week and I love that you have!

So that is basically my blogging style summed up and I hope you all found it interesting and useful. Here is the Inforgraphic by Farfetch.com for you to all read and learn a bit about blogging from. I found it really interesting and am happy to share it with you guys and I am so thankful to Farfetch.com for sending it to me!

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So I hope you all enjoyed this post and the Infographic that I shared created by Farfetch.com and feel free to ask me any questions about the blog and make sure you take a look at Farfetch.com for some unique looks and designs by many different boutiques!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Purchases, Pugs and Selfies

Afternoon everybody! I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday Monday today and for anyone who just has a regular working day Monday its almost over hang in there! I just wanted to update you all on some of the things going on over the last week or so.

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This quote is definitely true for me! I have bought a couple new things this week and I love them both. I purchased a white t-shirt and powder blue fading jeans from work and both are super comfortable. The jeans are a perfect fit and such a nice colour blue. They’re not dark, not stonewash but a sort of powder blue. They’re not highwaisted and they fit my waist perfectly. The leg is also a great fit because I’m not that tall I have some trouble finding a leg that fits in length without the waist being too big or the waist fits and the leg is too wide and its just complicated. These one however have a good leg fit and also look good turned up at the ankles. The top is a white top thats not fitted but it just hangs slightly and its so comfortable. Its easy to dress up or down for any occasion and as you all know that is my favourite type of clothing! Here they are now and you can find them in store now and online!

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I also spotted some really cool things at work that I feel I need in my life. We have some amazing slippers in at the moment in the form of Pugs and Pandas and they are really puffy and thick and so fabulous. If you haven’t seen these for yourself I sound a bit weird right about now but I am going to show you them I think you will all agree with me then!

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Another little thing I spotted in store which is the only one we have and I actually can’t find it online other is this so simple but chic small handbag. I just think it is so nice. Its not too big so you’re not carrying around a suitcase sized bag around all the time and you could use it casually or for a night out. I love the fact that it is black and white because they go with everything so it would be easy to incorporate it into any look. I also love the bits of gold in it too its just adds a bit of chic to the bag. I am so tempted by it but I have so many handbags already!

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Another thing that happened this week is I finally booked a nail appointment to have my nails done and I am so happy to be doing it! My nails are destroyed after work carrying hangers around and stuff and they just keep breaking. My own nails are normally really long and I love having long nails and I love the fact that I can say “No they’re my own really nails!” but lately it doesn’t look like I will be saying that anytime soon! So I browsed my Tumblr and Pinterest for some inspiration. Heres a couple of my favourites.

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The very last photo is from my selfie session on Saturday and I was channeling my inner Kylie Jenner. The reason I did it is because my make up was behaving itself that day so I took advantage of it. I tried a different look for lips that day but putting a tiny tiny tiny amount of lip balm on my lips first and then putting on my nude lipstick. Let me know what you think!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and as usual let me know what you think and leave your comments! I have got a couple emails from people over the week asking for advice on clothing and what to wear and I just want to say thank you for getting in touch and I love that you are asking me questions! You can ask me questions on here or via my email which is in my contacts page. You can also ask me questions on my Tumblr or DM on my Facebook page.

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Egyptian Princess

Egyptian Princess
Hey everybody! I know I am a little late in the day to be posting but I ended up having lunch out and didn’t get home until half four! Here is the first of my Halloween outfit inspiration posts and I have gone for an Egyptian theme in this post. The reason I like this look is because not only is it an easy look to do for Halloween if, like me you don’t mind dressing up but not too extreme and you want to look good doing it, you can deconstruct it and use each piece all year long. Creating an Egyptian look is pretty simple you just need some white, gold and some aqua blue normally does it. I chose this Playsuit from Topshop.com because it is simple enough and I think the detail on it is perfect for this theme. Matched with this John Lewis Kimono its perfect because the Kimono is full of colours and patterns that remind me of Egyptian symbols. The jewellery has to be gold because Egyptians wore a lot of gold and it was a sign of wealthiness. So with the necklace I tried to find something similar to the old big gold necklaces they wore! I added these blue heels from Lipsy.co.uk to add some other colours and make the white pop a bit more. For make up you need eyeliner to create the old style Egyptian eye. Think square winged eyeliner. It can be tricky to pull of winged eyeliner never mind the Egyptian way but Im sure if you search Youtube you will be bound to find a tutorial on it! You can just about find any type of tutorial for anything on Youtube!
I hope you all enjoyed this look and found some inspiration for this Friday for Halloween!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Halloween Week

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Hey everybody this is just a little post about my upcoming halloween outfit posts which will be starting on Sunday and going on through the week. As per usual these Halloween looks will be made on Polyvore and will be in the Outfit Inspiration category on here. I have some already pre made for you guys and there is one I think you will love! But of course each one is different so you can make your minds up yourselves! Remember to leave any comments or ideas you have on any post and if you #evannalily on Instagram or Twitter explaining your inspiration and where you got your outfit from I may do a feature on the best outfits you guys post! I hope you all have a great Halloween everyone!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Autumn Green

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Hey everybody here is an outfit post for you today featuring a few different items that I think are perfect for this time of year. I have called this look Autumn Green because I think it makes a great look that ties in with all the colours of this time of year. The green jumper is a nice knit for this time of year and the dark green goes well with the season of colours getting darker and their changes. I have chosen a few browns and tan colours because I think they resemble the leaves outside as they fall from the trees and loose their green and turn to the reds, browns, golds that Autumn brings. Thats why I have chosen gold based accessories like the midi rings and the earrings. This is a simple everyday look that is still fashionable, affordable and in season. I love fedora hats at the moment as we have some really nice ones in store! If you follow my Tumblr page you will see I have reblogged a few things featuring fedora hats. I hope you all enjoy this post and find some Autumn inspiration!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Pure Perfume

Good afternoon everyone I hope you are all having a nice day even if it is Monday! Todays post is about the new perfumes by Newlook which are in stores as of last week and is about two of the perfumes which I purchased the other day and what I think of them. Here is the link to the beauty line at Newlook for you to browse.

http://www.newlook.com/eu/shop/womens/beauty_4000004

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So over the last week Newlook launched its new beauty line Pure which besides perfumes also features foundation, eye shadows, mascara, nail polishes, powders, lip liners, lipsticks, lip gloss and concealers. The two perfumes I purchased were Pink Blush and Pure Dusk. The first one I will be talking about is Pure Blush.

The packaging for the perfumes is quite simple but effective. Its a nice neat little box with the colours on the lids signifying which fragrance is which. White makes it look expensive with the black lettering. The coloured names of the perfumes in bold and capitals make it look formal as well and I think that it is a really pretty design for a box. You probably can’t see it from the photos but the box actually has patent thick white stripes in half vertical lines along the box. The bottles are 50ml bottles so you ono what that means girls you can bring it on a Ryanair flight!

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Pure Blush is a cute girly perfume and has such a nice look to it. It looks really classic and expensive and has a feel of luxury to it. The bottle really suits it because it is such a pretty and chic design. The Pink Blush one to me is a really cute, girly, pretty chic type of perfume and if it was a person I would think Arianna Grande would suit it. Its a sweet smell with hints of citrus in it. It has a floral scent of sweet flowers that I can’t quite put my finger on. Its a nice scent and is similar to a Chanel perfume. If your not mad on sweet perfumes like Anais Anais scents then this isn’t really the one for you but I adore it! Its my favourite one I think out of the four scents there are.

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The next one is the Pure Dusk perfume. This fragrance is associated with purple and is also really cool looking. I think the purple colour makes it a bit edgy and is perfect for night. This one is also a bit sweet and has hints of the Iris flower. Its a strong scent and is a different type of sweet to the Blush scent. Its a bit darker and makes me think of a slight grunge look. It reminds me of Plum lipstick and a black dress. An attractive scent if you will perfect for that darker sexy look. It still looks pretty and chic like the Blush. If this was a person as well I would have to say… Megan Fox meets grunge. I think this scent has a little something for everyone but try it out for yourself and see what you think!

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There are four perfumes in total from this range the other two are Pure Touch Green and Pure Devotion Yellow. I haven’t had the chance to try these out myself yet but I read they have a fruity fragrance with jasmine and damascus rose flower scents. Here they are.

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So I hope you all enjoyed this post and go out and test these perfumes out for yourself. They are in store now at €9.99 and are online but I think they only deliver to the UK at moment and they are 7.99 GPB online. So pop in to sample the new fragrances and have a browse of the new beauty products!

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Happy Monday everybody and I hope you all enjoy this post and speak to you again soon!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Wifi and Knitwear Jumpers

Hello everyone! I know you haven’t heard from me in a while but I am back now and with an explanation why and with details of my latest purchases and looks while I have been away!

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Firstly on the 4th of October my internet connection was cut off until today so it was harder to do posts for you guys. I could still use my Instagram and Facebook page but using Polyvore and Blogging from my phone is a bit tricky. Polyvore is different on my phone so it comes up smaller on my computer and I like to have everything perfect for you all. So I have prepared a few Outfit Inspiration posts for you which will be coming up during the week. So the pain of suffering without internet for almost two weeks is Β now over and I can get back to my online life! I think the above photo just sums up my feelings about it to be honest!

During the last two weeks there have been a few goings on which I will tell you about now. I purchased a new jumper from work which I think I am starting to have a serious relationship with because its pink and warm and I just love it. It contains Alpaca Wool so is warm and perfect for the weather starting to get colder. Its a slight polo neck jumper which I was surprised that I liked because lets face it we all remember Polo Continue reading

A Winning Look For NFL

Hey everybody! I hope you are all well and dont have the miserable weather we are having here in Ireland now we have hit Autumn! This post is a little different from normal because this one is in association with Fanatics Sports Apparel.
At the end of last week I recieved an email from the people over at Fanatics asking if along with some other bloggers I would create a look featuring one of their NFL Jerseys from their online store http://www.fanatics.com/NFL_Jerseys for a project they are doing and of course I said yes! So here is my post and I hope you all find some inspiration for your NFL games attire!
Now I am not even going to pretend to know squat about any kind of sports (Sorry everyone!) but I definitely know that NFL stands for the National Football League over in the USA so this one is for all my American followers and I hope you all enjoy it! I went onto the Fanatics website and after going through all their jerseys I finally chose one. It took me a while to decide because there are so many different possible looks from all the colours of the jerseys but I finally settled on one. I chose one that I think I can relate to and I will explain why.

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I chose this Womens San Francisco 49er’s Colin Kaeperick Nike White Platinum Jersey for several reasons.
1. It is mainly white with a touch of Grey so it will go with virtually anything.
2. My father lived in San Francisco for a while in his younger days and has always said it was such an amazing place and he had the best time there. He is always talking about the mad adventures he went on and his great experiences there!
3. This jersey is number seven and that is the date of my birthday so I always consider it a lucky number so I always involve it in the lotto numbers and things! (I have yet to win the lotto though!)
The look I want to go for with this jersey is a home gathering like a barbeque with friends or just out supporting your team. As I always say “Just because its sports doesnt mean you have to stop being stylish” by this I mean you dont have to go around in an oversized hoodie with sneakers and some sort of sports pants. So I went online to Newlook.com and found some suitabley stylish pieces to help you get a gameday look touchdown! (I know some Lingo!)
So I think if you take this jersey and tuck it into these Black Coated Skinny Jeans with it just hanging over the waist you have a great look already and you havent even got shoes.

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The black will really make the white stand out and will stop your jersey from being just that bit big to showing off your figure with little effort involved. Just tuck it into the jeans and bam you have it complimenting your waistline. I have also picked some matching shoes for this in the form of these Cream Bow Front Pointed Court Shoes.

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They are cute, they are simple and they add a little glam to the look. I did have a black boot in mind too but I just think its a bit safe to go with a white top, black jeans, black boots, etc etc so Im trying to create a monochrome type look if you will which is in style at the moment. I have a few accessories that I think would really work with this and make it a bit more interesting and add some glamour.

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I especially love the Black Felt Fedora Hat because as we are in Fall hats are coming back in a big way so why not wear them to an NFL gathering with your family and friends? My absolutely favourite piece of this look is next. I just think that this bag adds so much fun and actually really stands out against the rest of the look. I think its really fun, cute, creative, unique and also stops the outfit from being too serious! Here it is the Pink Doughnut Zip Top Clutch!

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So I hope you all like my NFL outfit post in association with Fanatics Sports Apparel! Remember to check out their website (www.Fanatics.com) for all your sports needs and your NFL jerseys! I am so thrilled to be able to do this for them and connect with a company abroad and also my non irish followers! I hope you all like this post and enjoy your NFL games everybody!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx

Good Hair Day

Good afternoon everybody! I hope you are all well and having a good week. Todays post is a beauty related post about my hair routine. A lot of people always say how my hair is soft and shiny so I have decided to share my routine with you guys for my straight hair look which I do a lot! I started straightening my hair when I was about twelve and it has been a downward spiral ever since! For about three years I was straightening my hair everyday without fail. I hated how it went curly after a couple of hours of being at school so I would straighten it for 10 minutes before going to school and then again when I got home. It has definitely suffered over the years! But the last few years I have cut down on the straighteners and leave it curl and my hair is healthier. A couple of months ago I paid a visit to the lovely Sean Taaffe Salon in Killarney where my mum is a regular and finally got rid of all my split ends from the last five years. I did not realise how bad they were.

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So remember guys the straight hair may look good but don’t forget to lay off them as well. Variety is good! So I hope you enjoy my routine and find some helpful tips about how to achieve the straight hair look and how to keep it that way without having to reach for the hot iron everyday!

I like to have volume in my hair so that it looks thick and healthy so I use my amazing L’Oreal Paris Heat Protect Volume spray which works wonders. I discovered these L’Oreal products a couple of years ago and they have been part of my essentials list ever since. I absolutely love them! For me they are the only choice for hair care. You can find them in any big chemist like Boots.co.uk or supermarkets like Tesco for example. The volume one has a little pink square that says volume so look for it because all the bottles are the same and the square tells you what type it is. It has a good spray because it covers a wide area of your hair and has an even coverage. The only thing is when you use these sprays use it over a carpet or something because if you have some type of wooden floor like I do in my bedroom it leaves that part of the floor a bit slippy for a couple days.

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So I have three areas of my hair that I spray with the volume spray so I have definite volume. I spray my hair line parting, under my side fringe, and then I flip my hair over my head and do the base of my hair where the back of my neck is. This ensure that you have volume in the key places. Then I just do quick sprays of the roots down to the ends of my hair and then I rough it all up a bit with my fingers. Next I use my Straight Heat Protect Spray from L’Oreal on the middle of my hair down to the ends to lock in the straightness. These sprays lock in their action for three days so you don’t have to worry about your hair going curly again in humidity or it going flat. obviously everyones hair is different depending on what hair type you have it will either last longer or a day less. There is also a Curly spray available which I also have but I don’t use it as much because I don’t curl my hair really.

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After all this is done I leave it for one or two minutes just to set in and then I blow dry it. This takes a while because my hair is so long. I normally blow dry my hair with it upside down because then it has the best result. (It says to do this on the bottles under directions of use anyway) once this done I have volume and am ready to start straightening.

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Now when I straighten my hair I don’t go the bother of separating all the different sections and pinning them on both sides and then Β making sure each section is the same width because quite frankly I cannot be bothered so leave it the professionals in my opinion! What I do is I brush my side fringe into a normal fringe in front of my face and then twist it and pin it back. I then bring all my hair to the front so theres none at the back that I miss and then just do straighten it. Not all at once obviously but like the back bits first then the middle then the front and then move on the other side. When this is done I untie my fringe and do that then brush it into a side fringe. Here is the finished results!

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I hope you all found some useful tips in this post and don’t forget to leave comments and let me know what you think!

Happy Fashions Dolls

xx

Luxury Lace Look

Luxury Lace Look
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Afternoon everyone! Heres an outfit inspiration post for you all featuring this gorgeous AX Paris dress. I love this its so elegant looking and you can wear it anyway you like but this is an example of how I would wear it and hopefully you guys all like it too! I matched this dress with some deep purples because I feel like it goes really well with the black lace of the sleeves and top of the dress. Also its different from just matching this dress with nude lipstick, nude nails, nude or white shoes etc etc and it adds a bit of individuality to the look. So the nails, shoes and lipstick are all purples and its only a certain amount of purple so its not too dark a look. All the jewellery is from Newlook.com also the coat is in store at the moment and it is ridiculously comfortable and soft! Its perfect for winter coming up just around the corner. With this outfit I was thinking that a simple Kim Kardashian style low ponytail would go perfectly with this. Simple make up and you have the completed look! This look is a chic look with a bit of edge and I really like the feel of it. Its a bit different but not dramatically so. I hope you all enjoyed this outfit inspiration post and talk to you all soon!
Happy Fashions Dolls
xx