Castle on the Hill

I think sometimes we take this little country of ours for granted and forget about how beautiful it really is. Don't get me wrong, I'd get up and go in a heart beat but I'll always know where my home is and how lucky I am to call this place home. My grandparents live in a small village in Meath and right on their doorstep is Gormanston Castle and its such a nice little place to go for a stroll even, the grounds are just beautiful. Of course the one evening I decide to go take photos its dull and cold and wet but in the end we got the photos taken, even if we did leave with runny red noses!

I have a soft spot for the oul faux fur and this gillet is fab and guess wheres its from? Penneys!! Where else would it be from haha. My whole outfit bar the boots is from Penneys, I basically have shares in the place at this stage.

These boots are one of my staple pieces. I've two pairs of black over the knee boots, these and a faux suede pair with a heel. I wanted a pair you could wear comfortably everyday especially for college so the heels werent ideal and one day I spotted these in Shoe Rack in Drogheda for €50. I think for a pair of boots that's extremely good value considering I've worn them to death already and they are still like brand new. 

The jeans and polo jumper and still in Penneys but the gillet is old stock as well as the belt. 
Plenty of other shops and clothing websites have fabulous gillets and I'm sure coming into Spring most of them will be on sale so pick one up next for next winter!

Thanks for reading,

Stay Stylish,

Shauna xox

Burnt Oranges

Hi, my name is Shauna and I'm a wannabe MUA.

So I don't exactly know when I first got addicted to make up or how it all started but I'm obsessed. I would spend hours on end messing around with new eyeshadows and combining lip shades to make new colours, and I'm so excited to be starting a make up course part time now in a few weeks.

I find that browns, oranges and warmer tones suit my eyes really well and make the blue pop so to say I've hit pan on these colours is an understatement! I'm working on a blog post where I do eye looks to suit each eye colour but it'll probably take some time as I'm yet to find someone with green eyes haha!

So this burnt orange look is definitely a go to for me and it's all Inglot products (Inglot is like my Penneys for make up) and its subtle sunset eye with a pop of pigment on the inner corner.


Firstly I start with a yellow shade, number 60 from Inglot, and blend over most of my lid and in thecrease and I would also bring each colour under my eye too, the darker the colour the less product I apply under my eyes.

I then blend an orange tone into the yellow, number 335, using the same blending brush.

Then to add depth I used shade 300 which is from the What a Spice collection and its a soft brown shade and it goes really well with 335.

Then lastly I added a pink/red shade, number 50, which has a shimmer to it, This gives the 'sunset' look to the eye make up, but you could also use shade 304 from the What a Spice collection instead and that would create a more smokey eye.

The final touches would be your winged liner (optional), mascara and I also like to add pigment number 45 to my inner corner, I love this pigment and find it goes with any make up look especially warmer tones.

I'm wearing Inglots HD foundation in the shade 73 with Penneys pressed powder in medium over it, Anastasia pomade in the shade soft brows on my brows and my lipstick is of course the €2 one from Penneys, best lipstick ever!

I'm the furthest thing you'll get from a make up artist but I just love playing around with all the colours and I hope this was useful to at least one person!

Thanks for reading,

Stay Stylish,

Shauna xox