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Gym Gear Inspiration

It's that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner and most of the country is on a slimming mission. I always find that some new gym gear keeps me motivated, find what works for you I suppose. There's some great sportswear around at the moment though and it might be just the inspiration you need to get up and go.   I also think you should invest in some good trainers. These Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 ones come in a variety of styles and colours and are stylish as well as sporty. If you are looking for something to work with your fitness routine, I would definitely suggest trying the Skinny Tea. It is great for helping eliminate toxins and reduces bloating as well. This might not be for everyone but I find it works for me. Once you're healthy and eating well, that's all that matters. Just remember to be sensible about it. What motivates you to get fit? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. x Caroline

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Vanilla Boutique Fermoy

In the past few years, lots of unique little boutiques have sprung up in towns across Ireland. They stock some one-off pieces that you can't get anywhere else and it's great to support local businesses as opposed to buying everything online. One of my favourite Cork boutiques is Vanilla in Fermoy. They always have chic and elegant outfits that have a touch of class about them. They have a gorgeous array of occasion outfits in store at the moment that ooze style and sophistication. Take a look and be inspired for any weddings or occasions that you may have coming up. From Top to Bottom: Teria Yaba Gold Coat €220 Teria Yabar Gold Dress €180 Tulle Skirt €55 Metallic Skirt €55 Vesper Bardot Dress €75 Vesper Bardot Dress Pink €75 Which is your favourite? Are there any other local boutiques that you just love? Let me know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. x Caroline

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Makeup Must Haves

As a makeup artist, I'm constantly trying out new products. As a result, I tend to chop and change my daily makeup routine quite often. My primary focus is always on using quality products that are effective in creating a flawless, radiant makeup look. My current makeup routine is simple and quick. I want to look natural yet polished, so I use the following products: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation This is a great full coverage foundation that can be easily buffed into the skin. This creates a flawless but very natural base. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard This evens skin tone and balances any pigmentation, while covering and diminishing any blemishes and imperfections. This is one of the best concealers on the market as it is designed to last. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Natural This is a lovely finishing powder that really sets the foundation and holds everything in place throughout the day. MAC Blush in Well Dressed This blush

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& Other Stories Dublin

& Other Stories will be opening its first store in Ireland this Autumn. I am a massive fan of stores that sell statement pieces that are unique, well tailored, true to form and easy to wear and that is exactly what you will find in & Other Stories. They have a range of cuts and collections to reflect your personality, that will definitely help you to tell your story. (The Stockholm Collection. All images from the & Other Stories Autumn/Winter Lookbook) The & Other Stories Ateliers in Stockholm and Paris have designed two elegant and stylish collections for Autumn Winter 2016.  The Paris Atelier reinterprets the idea of retro futurism, while the Stockholm Atelier reveals shapes and colours inspired by Japanese culture and modernism. Together they present an array of options for the modern day woman. I particularly love the sharp lines mixed and traditional detail in the Stockholm collection and think that the pieces are timeless and versatile. (

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Workwear Wardrobe

It's that time of year again, where you're gearing up to give your workwear wardrobe its annual autumn/winter overhaul. The days are definitely getting too much chilly for sleeveless blouses and dainty dresses (unless you're going to wear them with a cuddly cardy of course)... But you still want to look stylish and sophisticated although you have to wrap up that little bit more! Well,  I've got you covered (literally). Here is my guide to Autumn/Winter Workwear. Monochrome No matter the season, monochrome will always be stylish. Invest in a timeless black dress, a tailored pair of black trousers and a stylish white shirt. Try to only choose styles that suits your body shape. For example, tailored A-Line pieces and anything that gives the waist definition look great on curvy women, while fitted styles that create the illusion of curves look great on petite ladies. Black tie Trousers €24.99 Side Tie Blouse €22.99 White Pyjama Shirt €29.99 Black Midi Skirt €

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