Friday, 3 July 2015

Summer Style // Pinspiration!

Hello everyone!

For this month's pinspiration post I wanted to talk about Summer fashion, especially seeing as we're starting to get the weather for it!

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If I'm honest, I don't think my personal Summer style is anything special but I love getting inspiration from others! I'm much more suited to Autumn/Winter when I can get my layers on. That said, I picked up a few things in Primark recently for the warmer weather and I'm starting to get into it a bit more. The white kimono from that haul is the best thing I've bought in ages, and that paired with some shorts and a top of some kind is starting to become my Summer 'uniform' if you will!

If you want some more outfit inspiration, check out my Pinterest board and don't forget to follow if you want to keep up with it!

Follow Thrift O'Clock's board Outfit Inspiration on Pinterest.


Well I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe got some Summer outfit ideas! Get involved in the comments below and let me know what your favourite style pieces are this Summer!

What does your Summer style look like?

Thanks for reading,
Maeve
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I ♡ Makeup // All Day & Night Eyeliner review

Hello everyone!

Looking for a black pencil liner that lasts? The I ♡ Makeup All Day & Night eyeliner in 'One Sin Too Many?' may just be the one for you!

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The DETAILS

It's a matte black pencil eyeliner from I ♡ Makeup, Makeup Revolution's sister brand.

The pencil also comes in plenty of other shades.

It costs £1.99!

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My THOUGHTS

I didn't need another black pencil eyeliner but when I hauled a few things from Makeup Revolution recently, curiosity got the better of me and this ended up in my basket! I'd read a few reviews which compared it to the Urban Decay liners and what with this being a lot cheaper, I was sold.

The consistency is very creamy and it really does glide on the lid. It's also packed with pigment and so is a true black rather than a wishy washy grey as some 'black' liners tend to be! I think it really comes into it's own when you smudge it slightly as you can see I've done below. You get a wee bit of time to play around with it, then it sets and really does stays put! I did notice that if you look up before it's fully set it does have a tendency to transfer onto the lids but you soon learn when you've done that once!

It cannot be argued that this is a brilliant quality eyeliner but it does have a downside. I didn't realise this when I bought it but you can't sharpen or twist it up so all you're really getting is a tiny amount of product! It's such a shame as I do love this eyeliner a lot but in all honesty it's put me off buying another.

EDIT // Silly me. You can sharpen it! Looks can be deceiving - I thought it was made of plastic and so couldn't be sharpened. It can!

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The SWATCHES

Overall, I do think this is a great eyeliner and I would recommend it!

You can find the All Day & Night eyeliner on Makeup Revolution's website here.


So that's what I thought of the All Day & Night eyeliner! Get involved in the comments below and let me know how you like to rock your eyeliner - do you prefer a precise flick or the smudged out look? 

What's your favourite eyeliner pencil?

Thanks for reading,
Maeve
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Thrift O'Clock is 3! // Blog Birthday

Hello everyone!

Woah. Exactly three years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post here on Thrift O'Clock. It's been a journey so I thought I'd write a little reflection on my time blogging!

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It was a Saturday evening in June and I'd just come home from a thrifting trip. I don't remember if I had been reading blogs before that time but suddenly the idea just popped in my head - I could share the finds I'd bought that day! I was already in the routine of showing my family the bargains I'd picked up so I thought why not show others who might also love charity shopping?

The name just somehow presented itself to me that evening so I typed up a little introduction post and hit publish. Scheduling was a myth to me and SEO? Just three letters of the alphabet!

From that time onward I shared more thrift hauls, a few tags & some awful quality photos of lipstick swatches every now and then. I posted whenever I felt like it. Naturally, school got in the way and I started taking longer breaks from blogging but it always remained an important thing in my mind.


Roughly a year ago was when my interest in blogging started to really pick up again and I decided to put a lot more effort into what I shared. Fast forward to now and I'm posting most days of the week, I've taken a real interest in photography and I'm enjoying it more than ever! Little did 15 year old me know it would become my favourite hobby, bring about some really cool opportunities and allow me to get to know a whole bunch of truly lovely people!

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I sometimes wonder what I'd be doing if I hadn't started blogging, or what I'd be like as a person. All I know is that I've gained so much more confidence to voice my opinions and do the things I love. Unapologetically too, because I know there are people who have similar interests to me and actually care about how pigmented an eyeshadow is or what bargains there are to be had in Primark at the minute.


Thrift O'Clock has evolved a lot since 30th June 2012.

It's now a space where I can talk about anything I love; beauty, fashion, music, interior design and whatever I happen to take an interest in at the time. I still cherish every comment I get on this blog and I thank each and every one of you for sticking by and supporting me! Someone hand me the tissues . . .

I've also finally started my own Youtube channel which has been an aim of mine for so long. I put off doing it for ages for a number of excuses but now I'm absolutely loving it. What I've learned is that you have to do what you love. What's the point otherwise? Your life is too precious and important to hold back on doing the things you want to do.

I don't really know how to end this wee post but I suppose the whole point of it is that I just want to say thank you. I am so truly grateful!


Here's to the next three years!

What would you like to see more of on Thrift O'Clock?

Thanks for reading,
Maeve
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Monday, 29 June 2015

June Favourites! // VIDEO

Hello everyone!

It's June Favourites time! I've got beauty, fashion, TV & film faves to share with you . . .

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Well I hope you enjoyed this video! Get involved in the comments below and let me know what you've been loving this month!

What are your June Favourites?

Thanks for reading and watching,
Maeve
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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Weekly Reflect // #42

Hello everyone!

It's Sunday so that means it's time for our weekly catch up!

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This week:

. . . began by essentially trying to recover from the quite eventful last week

I had a few good health days at the start of the week and I wanted to make the most of them so I filmed two videos for my channel. I also vlogged on Monday which turned out to be something I loved doing! Hopefully I'll have some more better days so I can get out and do exciting vloggable things! (see vlog here)

Monday also saw me pick up some repeat prescriptions that I needed. Having tablets back in my life that ease my symptoms really do help!

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My phone - which has been struggling for a while now - finally gave up and no longer even turns on. I'm surprised with how little I actually mind not having it but I do miss emojis. First world problems at their finest.

Thursday marked six months until next Christmas and also six years since Michael Jackson's passing. He still remains my all time favourite singer & performer and so I always get emotional this time of year. I watched a few of his DVD's which, I suppose kind of made me a bit more emotional but I never like to think about the possibility of 'forgetting' him!

On a happier note, I'm so happy that the States have achieved marriage equality! It's positive things like this that reassure me we might be moving in the right direction. It honestly baffles me that someone could disagree with universal love!

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I had my second last ever orthodontist appointment! I no longer have to wear my retainers all time, only at night now which is a fabulous thing.

I've been loving the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury! Although I've love to one day go and do the whole experience, I'm quite happy to enjoy it from the warmth, comfort & security of my own living room for now. Of course it was Kanye's perfomance I was looking forward to and in my opinion he didn't disappoint. In fact I thought it was an absolutely incredible set!


So that's what I got up to this week! 

How was your week?

Thanks for reading,
Maeve
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