Friday, December 20, 2013

Grab and Go Dresses

By Elaine Scully Styling

'Tis the season to party - so make sure girls you're prepared by stocking up your wardrobe with grab and go dresses. I've had great fun window shopping party dresses, while watching my sons and nieces play wii sports and of course singing along to Christmas that's what I call an afternoon off :-)

Here are my favourite 5, flattering, easy wear, timeless dresses to get you through the season.............

ASOS wrap pencil dress with bustier detail €61.65 ASOS
Available in sizes 4 to 18

Sequin wrap dress €75 Oasis
only size left is L - also comes in gold and the sizes available are XS and L

Panelled drop waist dress €104 Warehouse
Available in sizes 6 to 16

ASOS lace mix midi dress €61.65 ASOS
only sizes left are 6, 8 and 18

Lovedrobe mesh neck dress €57.50 SimplyBe
Available in sizes 16,18,20, 24, 28, 30

Happy Shopping!!!
Elaine xx

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Warehouse have Christmas Covered

By Elaine Scully Styling

Yesterday Warehouse kicked off an exclusive promotion instore and online on everything you need for the Christmas season

           25% off Party wear
           25% off Leather
           25% off Bags
           20% off Knitwear

I'm loving their inspirational looks.......the 2 degrees look.....the 10 minute till closing look.......the still going strong look.......the unwrapped look........the white xmas look
Especially love this look - the key pieces to creating this outfit are the faux fur coat and skinnies in my all time fave colour...............

My must-have piece from this look............

Happy Shopping!!!
Elaine xx

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Favourite Red Lippies for Xmas!

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

So it's that time of year again... when we brave the red lippie look! Some of us wouldn't dream of wearing red throughout the year, then all of a sudden it comes out of the bag for the Christmas Party season!

Here are a few of my favourite reds....

Clarins Rouge Prodige:
I find the clarins lippies very moisturisng and comfortable to wear. The colour below is Red Prodige, priced at €21

L'Oreal Infallible Rouge
Á la Jennifer Lopez, who wears Bold Bordeaux. My sister swears by the L'Oreal lipstick range for comfort and long-lasting. A great budget buy at €12!

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge
This is the one I use in my professional kit. Great for lasting and a fantastic range of colours. It costs €26, which is a little pricey but well worth it.

MAC Viva Glam
Middle of the road pricing, at €19 for a tube. As always MAC offer a great range of colours and there will definately be one to suit you.

TOP TIP: If you are not used to wearing red, try dabbing a little onto your lips with your finger for a more subtle look, until you get used to the colour.

Give it a try!
 Anne xx


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter Trends at Fairgreen Shopping Centre

Another one of my shoots for Fairgreen Shopping Centre which was featured in my local paper - the Carlow Nationalist!

A new season, a new excuse to shop! Pin pointing the must have trends can be exhausting. Rather than investing in complete on-trend looks my biggest tip is to break it down into clever items that will mix with your clothes. PU leather is everywhere right now but is it a leather jacket, trousers or skirt that will add value to your wardrobe? How about a statement coat, eye-catching print or striking accessories? After all, shopping is about filling the gaps in your wardrobe. Guys, girls love to see you’ve put in effort. A simple trick is to layer! Don’t just wear a shirt - layer a tee underneath or grab an outfit finishing blazer. 

 Coat €69.95, Trousers €39.95, Neckpiece €26.95, Vila. Creepers €25, Barratts

Top €19.95, Skirt €39.95, Bag €39.95, Vero Moda, Shoes from Barratts

Jacket €149, shirt €49.90, Chinos €69.90, Jumper €59.90 and shoes, Best Menswear

Jumper €12, Shirt €15, Chinos €15, Shoes €10, Heatons

A few behind the scenes pics.............

Big THANKS to our team Hair, Blakes Hair Salon; makeup, Benefit Counter in Sam McCauley Chemist; models, Joanne Keogh and Michael Browne

Happy Shopping
Elaine :) x 


Love Layers

A temperature drop can only mean one thing – get layering ladies! And a new coat is the perfect treat, as it’s the one piece of clothing you’ll be most seen in, make sure you fall in love before you splurge. Bagged yourself some burgundy yet? Well it is the ‘IT’ hue this season. A new top is the most purse friendly way of adding this trend to your closet. But before you hit the shops take note; outerwear, footwear and tops are the key purchases to update your wardrobe for Winter.

Boucle Coat €89.95, Shirt €12.95, Top €21.95, Denims €34.95, Necklaces from €19.95 all from Only. Boots €60, Barratts. All available in Fairgreen Shopping Centre Carlow

A couple of behind the scene pics..............

Delighted to have this shoot featured in my local paper - Carlow Nationalist :-)

Big THANKS to our team - Hair, Blakes Hair Salon; Makeup, Benefit Counter in Sam McCauley Chemist; Model, Lorraine Cowman

Happy Shopping #
Elaine :) x

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I heart RedHerring

By Elaine Scully Styling

Add a some quirky fun to a simple outfit with a heart print bag from Redherring. Alexa Chung shows us how to style it with winters key trend 'Leather', of course her Burberry Prorsum bag costs just a little bit more than my online finds here......

Tan flocked heart clutch bag €39 Redherring

Beige heart satchel €45 Redherring

Happy Shopping! :) 
Elaine xx

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

All "Twerking" aside...I LOVE Mileys new face!

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty

So poor Miley's been getting a lot of bad publicity lately. Be it for her choice of clothing (or lack thereof!), her skinny-and-getting-skinnier frame, or for her behaviour on-stage and off, she just can't seem to get it right these days.

Miley's new look

Well, at least one thing she has gotton so very right is her makeup, so let's give her some credit. Miley's makeup artist Denika Bedrossian has taken Miley's look from a very "teenage prom" look to a far more sophisticated glamorous look.

To get Mileys look, wear a light-reflecting dewy foundation for a natural skin glow (try Lancome Teint Miracle). For daytime, like the picture on the right, keep eye makeup to a minimum. Miley has lash extensions to enhance her eyes without much makeup. Team this with a nude glossy lip.
For her more glam look, apply a creamy textured red lipstick (try Clarins Joli Rouge in Clarins Red), and plenty of eyeliner for a more sultry eye.

Miley before the makeover.

So Miley, here's my advice, sack the stylist (sorry Lisa Katnic, but I'm not loving your "ratchet" looks!) and you'll be well on your way... I think Elaine might agree with me on this one!

Do you agree with me readers??
Anne x

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Outfit Inspiration for your Winter Hat and Boots

By Elaine Scully Styling

A little outfit inspiration for your Winter Hats and boots. I put this together last week and forgot to post it....tut tut....I deserve a slap on the hand. Anyway hope you like

The Hat

Catarzi Exclusive to ASOS Floppy hat €45.55

The Boots

Black Suedette Chunky Heel Over the Knee Book €49.99 New Look
Available in sizes 5 to 9

Look One team your hat and boots with a luxury leopard print coat and black skater dress

Faux Fur Leopard Coat €90 A|wear
Available in sizes 6 to 16

South Skater Dress €35 Littlewoods Ireland
Available in sizes 8 to 24

Look Two add a splash of colour with a red silky blouse and longline biker coat

Black Contrast Collar Longline Biker Coat €64.95
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Red Leopard Print Silky Blouse €37 River Island
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Dark Wash Mona Skinny Jeans €32 A|wear
Available in sizes 8 to 18

Which look would you choose?

Happy Shopping :)
Elaine xx

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Big Eyebrows: They're Here to Stay!

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

Ladies, the "big brow" trend isn't going anywhere, so if you are considering growing out your brows now is the time!
Here is my guide to getting big beautiful brows, and all the cheats...

1. Treat your Brows like you Treat your Hair.

How can you expect to have full healthy brows if you you don't treat them with care? Condition your eyebrows with a good quality brow conditioning product.

Splurge: Talika Eyebrow Lipocils

Saver: Ardell Lash and Brow Growth Accelerator

2. Professional Shaping.

Shaping the brow properly to suit your face shape and natural brow shape is very important. Your brow technician will leave the hairs in place that are needed to thicken up brows, and merely tidy up the brow and re-shape as necessary. It may take a couple of visits before they are at their best.
Book in with an experienced brow expert, such as me ;-)  and have your brows professionally shaped and tidied, and tinted if necessary.

Splurge: HD Brows brand (see HD Brow website)
Saver: A good quality Eyebrow Tint & Shape & Tidy (the very same thing, but emphasis on "good" as there are poor quality products & services out there also!)

3. Big Doesn't Have to Mean Bushy.

Keep your brows well groomed, and hold in place with a brow gel  by combing through and shaping, or use hairspray sprayed directly onto a clean mascara wand and brushed through brows- cheap and cheerful!

Splurge: Benefit Speedbrow

Saver: Ardell Brow Sclupting Gel

4. Fill in the Gaps.

Even after tinting you may have some gaps that need to be filled in. Use brow pencil, or a powder in the correct colour. Blend in by brushing through gently with a brow brush.

5. Highlight the brow bone

Do this discreetly, nothing shimmery or shiny. Use a light creamy textured brow highlighter such as Benefit High Brow (or a light coloured concealer) to highlight the brow bone and give a great brow shape, also giving coverage to small hairs while growing out the brows.


Try this out, and leave a comment or tick a box if you found this helpful.
Anne xx

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