& Other Stories Launches in Dublin + Our Top Picks

& Other Stories Launches in Dublin + Our Top Picks

& Other Stories is one of those stores I have been wishin' & hopin' would open its doors in Ireland for so long! And the time has finally come - the store will open on Dublin's Grafton street before Christmas this year (unfortunately, there is not official launch date as of yet, but we will keep you posted).

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Stephen's Day / Boxing Day Beauty Sales

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Stephen's Day Beauty Sales.001I am not a great sales shopper. Crowds make me anxious, I can never find anything good and usually abandon the whole thing after an hour of fruitless looking around the packed shops. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about online sales where everything is too easy to find and bargains are so good!

This Stephen's Day / Boxing Day sales are no exception so I thought I will share my top beauty sales finds from today! Happy shopping!

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads €20.99 from feelunique.com

Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil £25.20 from cultbeauty.com

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial €48.96 from feelunique.com

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Supersize €57.08 from lookfantastic.com

Kevin Aucoin The Essential Eyeshadow Set #4 £25.80 from cultbeauty.com

Sinner Lipstick in Red by Lipstick Queen £12 from cultbeauty.com

Stila Merry & Bright Set (Convertible Colour in Tulip) £12 from cultbeauty.com

Aromatherapy Associates Instant Inner Strength €15.24 from lookfantsastic.com

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer €22.22 from lookfantastic.com

 

What are your top sale finds?

A. xx

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Our eBay Collections

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 14.12.03We love eBay - it's the treasure trove of online shopping and many a great find in our wardrobes and homes came from there! Whether we're sourcing vintage cocktail glasses, crates or an LBD, eBay is our first port of call. So imagine our excitement when we found out about the brand new Collections feature!

The Winter Edit eBay Collection

It's a brilliant concept: you can select items from eBay and display them on a sort of themed pin board. We use inspiration & mood boards all the time, especially when preparing bigger shoots or videos for Pink Elephant Blog, and love being able to pin down entire looks. What makes this even better is that the entire Collection is "shoppable" so we can always go back and pick up the things we need. You can also follow the many beautiful Collections created by others - this is particularly helpful when you are on the hunt for something specific (we found some amazing party accessories here)! This ads a fun, creative and interactive element to shopping.

Ebay Edit

We have created a few of our own collections all inspired by winter and the fast approaching silly season - you can check them out here.

Have you tried eBay Collections yet? If you're a fan of shopping, you will love it!

Alex & Becky xx

*This is a sponsored post that we’ve worked with a brand to create, rest assured we’re selective about who we work with as all opinions stated are genuinely our own. You can read our full disclaimer details here.

Our Kildare Village #DaytripToChic

Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

It is no secret that we love shopping and there is little else better than shopping in a place where there are bargains literally everywhere you go! We are frequent visitors of Kildare Village,  our favourite designer shopping outlet, and thought we'd show you our outfits from our fabulous #DaytripToChic.

Kildare Village is situated only a short drive away from where we are based and we love to pop in every now and then to have a look for fabulous fashion & beauty pieces!Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

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Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

Kildare Village Day Trip To Chic

If you are a fan of shopping Kildare Village is an amazing place for a little shopping outing - you can shop 'til you drop and then have a nice meal in the lovely L'Officina by Dunne & Cresenzi to recharge your batteries! If you are around, make sure you pop in for your very own #DaytripToChic.

If you would like to see more of Kildare Village check out this beautiful video by fab Irish blogger Tara Marzuki of her very own #DayTripToChic.

Love, A & B. xx

*This is a sponsored post that we’ve worked with a brand to create, rest assured we’re selective about who we work with as all opinions stated are genuinely our own. You can read our full disclaimer details here.

Space NK in Grafton Street Now Open!!!

Space NK Grafton Street

On Thursday 19th June the first standalone Space NK store opened in Dublin's Grafton Street! If you are a beauty geek you will already know about the brand but for those of you who aren't, Space NK is an amazing luxury beauty store and home to some of the world's best (and many of my favourite) beauty brands.

Space NK Grafton Street

The brands in store include giants like Sarah Chapman, Sunday Riley, Oribe, Kevyn Aucoin & By Terry. A group of highly skilled make-up artists and skincare specialists in store is there to give you advice & help with your shopping. I have been a fan of Space NK for years and cannot tell you how excited I was when I stepped over that threshold on Thursday. The event was only made better by the fact that I was there with some of my favourite beauty bloggers: Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits, Stephanie from Polished And Primed, Emma from Fluff & Fripperies, Mags from Emerald Eyeliner, Kat from Dolly Rouge and we spent our time drinking champagne and chatting about all things beauty.

The lovely people at Space NK have planned some fantastic events for next week as well and the one I am most excited about is Caroline Hirons's (THE skincare queen!) visit on 25th June.

Here are some photos I took at the event but don't take my word for it, go and check the store out for yourself, it is absolutely fabulous and I can already tell, I will be a regular there!

Have you already visited the store? What do you think?

A. xx

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Magpie on a Budget

When it comes to New Look I can generally take or leave it, nothing against it but not their biggest fan...that is until I got lost for a well over an hour in the jewellery section today- am I the only one who didn't know about this?!  I'm easily distracted by anything shiny at the best of times, so was in my element by the ridiculous selection of gorgeous embellished necklaces that New Look are doing brilliantly. So many jewels, rope detail and lots of variety on length and colour- and the best part? They're mostly under €10! At that price I couldn't stop at one...!Magpie on a Budget

€6.99 down to €3.50 (!) New LookMagpie on a Budget2

€8.99 New Look (photographing more black here but the jewels are actually more ruby/berry)Magpie on a Budget3

€8.99 New Look. Got a little carried away- white shirt €22.99 also New Look!Magpie on a Budget4

Well worth checking out- a very easy way to vamp up your winter wardrobe and with change from a tenner!

B.

(I got my goodies at New Look in Blanchardstown retail park)

Autumn Florals

A couple of days ago I was stuck in the Dundrum Shopping centre waiting for a friend and thought no better time than to do some "research" in a few shops. I love autumn collections; I prefer autumn colours and cozy layers. What struck me was that a lot of the floral prints were still around! A brilliant way to carry a bit of the summer brightness and fun into the next season. I particularly liked the floral trousers paired with the biker jacket. Will you guys be wearing floral prints in autumn?Zara Florals

Printed trousersZara Florals

Printed Tube DressZara Florals

Long Two-Pieced DressZara FloralsFloral Dress with Lace Detailing

A.