Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bravo Belfast Fashion Week

Good evening all,

I hope you had a great weekend - oh and a Happy Mother's Day to all the yummy mummies out there.

I kicked off the weekend with a bang at WestCoast Cooler Belfast Fashion week which took place at Life Church.

For all you that follow me on instagram I kept you up to date - @thevillagegirlblog follow me here

There were some fantastic pieces, particulary from DV8 Fashion and Narah and Co both local fashion outlets were outstanding. It was great to see the vibrant colours of spring and the statement capes - all of which are my favourite.

I am a massive fan of tailoring and both these boutiques were on point. From jumpsuits, two pieces and dresses! I will definitely be visiting DV8 in store and Narah and Co  online boutique (hopefully the pieces I spied are still available).

I wore a statement bold berry red jumpsuit from SilkFred, which can be bought for just £30 it can be found here  I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable!!

Let me know your thoughts on Instagram here

The Village Girl


The lovely Amy Harper, first friend and then fellow blogger Leigh Crawford and Ashleigh Montgomery with her amazing figure!


Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday Motivation - Try something new ...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a fantastic Monday (Ok I know they aren't fantastic but I hope you made the most of it). 

Last week was a crazy one for me, but in a really exciting way! It was super busy, but full of new opportunities. At one stage I thought - what is going on? Is this real? Am I getting lucky?

So here it goes ...


On Tuesday I spent the evening at the fabulous Be. You. tiful salon I had the best make up lesson with a Ciara daly make up artist, had my nails done and met the amazing owner Jenny and her crazy but oh so talented team! I was also given the opportunity to meet a few fellow bloggers which was lovely! Check out the salon here 


So on Wednesday I signed up to another Post Grad - ok I know you think I am crazy but I am excited! Despite this being the 3rd post graduate course since graduating almost a year and a half ago, I just can't have a dull moment. Clearly spare time isn't for me!  So I am embarking upon the Digital Ready Leaders course with the great Digital DNA and Ulster University which begins Monday 20th - wish me luck! Check out the course here


On Thursday an exciting opportunity (yet to be revealed) came my way. It is a programme that I will keep you posted on, its exciting, somewhat healthy and a tad exhausting . But it will deliver results and I like results - so I will reveal all very soon but for now stay patient.


On Saturday with all the change during the week I thought sod it - new opportunities, new me! I got my hair cut not overly short but something new.  I can always rely on Hair Flair to keep it new and exciting. I have been going here for 6 years now and I never leave disappointed. Check out their work here

So whilst last week was busy it put me in good stead for this week. Its true what they say you know - hard work pays off!

I hope you have the best week, oh and do something new, something different, something you would normally say no to - you just never know where it might lead to!

The Village Girl



Friday, 10 March 2017

Create a Flawless Look on a Budget ...

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all having a lovely FriYAY - it's finally the weekend!!

That mean's that it's time to get glammed up!

Tonight I created a look on a budget. It's true that we don't need to spend a fortune on makeup to create a flawless and fresh look. The reality is that the high street have some beautiful products that give us equally defined cheekbones and that enviable pout!

This week I popped into my go-to place; Gordon's Chemist to fill my makeup bag and stock up on fake-tan.

Tips and tricks to create a flawless look on a budget 

1. Rimmel London Fix & Protect Primer

The first step in applying makeup is primer!  Makeup primer is the base for foundation which allows foundation to go on smoother and last longer.
The Rimmel London Fix & Protect primer is a light cream that when applied leaves no residue or oil. I would have fairly oily skin and it is important that I find a primer that doesn't leave my skin looking shiny. 

2.  Rimmel London Match Perfection

The hardest step in choosing a foundation is finding the perfect colour. On a night out a warmer tone of foundation to blend in with the faketan, is a must. Match Perfection, has a range of colours suitable for all skin tones. The coverage is also fantastic, for anyone with blemishes or acne scaring you can be rest assured that this will give you full coverage! Find it here

3. Rimmel London Matte Pressed Powder 

A colourless setting powder is the next step in ensuring that your foundation stays matte and non-oily. The Stay Matte Rimmel pressed powder for just £3.99 in Gordon's Chemist is perfect! Find it here

4. Rimmel Sculpting Palette by Kate

If you want your makeup bag to zip close then you will agree that a 3 in 1 compact powder which contours, blushes and highlights your cheekbones is the perfect solution. £6.99 in Gordon's Chemist for 3 amazing tones!  Find it here

5. Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara (Extreme Black) 

Finding a good mascara is always difficult. Rimmel London Scandaleyes is ideal for an everyday look or with a couple additional layers it is perfect for a night out. For only £6.99 it really is a bargain.  Find it here 

6.  Rimmel Exaggerate, Lip Liner Definer Eastend Snob

It's all in the lips! For  an everyday look a nude lip that is long lasting after 101 coffees is a must! Exaggerate, colour Eastend Snob is beautiful. It gives a defined lip, making your lipstick look better and last longer! Find it here

7. Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick

To finish off the look this 'naughty nude' Only 1 lipstick leaves a glossy shine, giving the lip a more fuller look. Again only £6.99 from Gordon's Chemist.  Find it here

The finished look ...

Finished Look 
Left (No Mascara) Right eye (With Mascara) 
Get the full look at Gordon's Chemist for just £42.00!!! Order online here or find your local store here


Monday, 6 March 2017

My treatment for dull and damaged skin ...

Good evening everyone,

How was your weekend?

Mine was crazy busy and with a night out on Friday - I was in for a long and sleepless weekend.

On Saturday morning I booked in with the lovely Bronagh my Dermatologist. I contacted Bronagh two weeks ago because my skin was not in great condition at all. I don’t know about any of you but the cold weather has really dried out my skin. I have found my skin really bumpy and just generally dull and drained.

So with that in mind I treated myself to the skinbase microdermabrasion. 

It was fantastic!

The treatment itself was really relaxing and didn't hurt at all. All you feel is a slight suction on your face, the suction helps promote new collagen and elastin formation. It is also said to treat achne scaring and is a hit amongst up and coming brides!

The treatment can be used to solve a wide range of skin concerns on both the face and body. Microdermabrasion provides immediate and visible results for ageing skin, lines and wrinkles, open pores, blackheads, pigmentation, blemish scars, acne scars, stretch marks and so much more.

You’ll see the difference after just one treatment; however  it was advised that for more problematic skin, a course of treatments may be required.  So I will be returning!  I couldn't believe the difference in my skin. It felt so smooth, looked radiant and actually brand new after just one treatment!!

This treatment is on offer in Chic Beauty Clinic at just £25.

Highly recommended...

The Village Girl


Chic Beauty Clinic, Carryduff .

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