Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5 Top Tips To Mind Body & Soul Rejuvenation!

Our Morning View from Yosemite National Park <3
 Self Care has become the buzz phrase of the millennial, and honestly, thank God for that! Given the state of the world, it is one good thing to come from these ~trying times, that taking care of yourself is no longer viewed completely as selfish, or self indulgence. Now I know there are the usual ones. Spend time with friends, treat yourself, all that good stuff, and I support that 1000 % but what else is there?! We are dealing with a lot as a society, and so, when the times get tough here are my TOP FIVE tips for keep on keeping on!

  1. Alternative therapies. For those of us that deal with chronic illness in whatever form it might take, the medical side of things is pretty well covered in our day to day lives. But, let it do it’s job, and maybe indulge in a little peace of mind practice too! I fully recommend finding your local Reiki master and letting go for an hour. If that isn’t your shot of whiskey, then a monthly treat of a little Facial/ Spa treatment works wonders! Nothing some deep breathing, some microdermabrasion, with anything lavender, and rose can’t at least put into perspective!  Let’s literally stop and smell the roses, people, even if you’re smearing it all over your face! Oxygenate your skin, get that glow on the outside and it’ll make it’s way inside!

    Currently loving! 

    The +Lush Belfast  Rosy Cheeks Face Mask for that amazing DIY facial experience. It smells SO good, and it works wonders for dehydrated skin, acne scars and it really does give you rosy cheeks!

  1. Manifestation. Day Dream, basically. Do what they told you to stop doing in school. Binaural Music helps amazingly with those of us that deal with anxiety to sit back and drift away for ten or sixty minutes ;) Or if that doesn’t suit you, why not find your favourite new Podcast and learn something new, my latest fave has been from the Crooked Media Group with Pod Save America, and Lovett or Leave it!

  1. Earphones in, Trainers on, Walk a mile in your own shoes. FRESH AIR. It doesn’t have to be a mile. It could be more, it could be less than a ten minute dander around your neighbourhood. Regardless of what it is, getting outside and getting that fresh air is a must. I sometimes find myself reclusive, when my CP is acting up and my pain levels are just too high, or it’s raining, or there’s a new episode of that show I like or there's work to do … or … you know what I mean, any excuse is a good excuse. But, I do try and force myself to do this, because I always feel somewhat better afterward and I hope you would too!

  1. Read. Just do it (Nike Swoosh for dramatics). Find something you love, fictional or biographical, or somewhere in between, and let it cocoon you in another world for a little bit.

    Currently Reading: 

  1. Plan! I’m big on planning, not only does it help to minimise that tricky anxiousness, but it’s also fun. Planning travel to me, is almost as fun as the travel itself (Almost!) For the big Roadtrip this past spring from Ireland-Vegas-Cali it took months of prep and bookings and mapping out our days, and our nights, and where we wanted to see and where we didn’t. But, in the end it was completely worth it, as we each got to tick off places on our bucket list we’d done before, and all of us are planning a return trip in the near future. So, for me at least, it’s the little things that keep you looking ahead for the positives, could be a big dream trip, or it could be a weekend in the countryside, or on a beach an hour from home. Whatever it is, you can make it great if you think you can, you will! 

    Lots of Love, 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Purchases and taking Treat Yo Self very literally!

Hi everyone!

I know, I know, it really HAS been (six months) 84 years, and for that I am an utter #failblogger. I accidently lost my mojo somewhere been planning a Trip of a Lifetime  and then witnessing the country I was tripping over, trip over itself in the US elections.

The state of the world as a result of this has honestly, really limited my ~notions on blogging and the like, which has been a shame because it really is a thing I enjoy and more so, connecting with like-minded, lovely people either on here or floating around my social media.

But, if you follow me on Twitter, you'd know that I've been struggling to keep my political opinions to myself. And, to some this is off-putting, and understandable, you follow me on here, on those platforms for beauty, for lifestyle, for the craic right? But, on the other hand I know I've made some amazing friends doing this gig, and for that I am always so thankful, and for those of you that have stuck around, and gone with the flow of the ever changing landscape of my rambles, I thank you muchly, I really do.

I had hoped in December to reboot Editor-in-Chic to focus more on the 'lifestyle' side of blogging, even though I sort of hate that term, as umbrella as it is, I just kind of want to share pieces of real life, with anyone who wants to read it. Then planning the trip (which I DO fully intend to write about, I want to piece together all my videos for you guys too - it was amazing let me just say that!) took over my life, then work, and you know this song by now!

But let's get back to business with some recent purchases, shall we?!

1. I finally splurged on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette! Because, it was a choice really between this one, that I had been convincing myself I didn't need for over a year, or the new one they just came out with. And since I still loved all the shades in this, and had heard some rather shady things (get it??) about the new one, I figured this was a safe bet.

And I was right.
Makeup and Cat Filters = Life?!

BTW! Are we Mutuals on Snapchat? 

I mean, you know, me and a million other people, but still.

Verdict: It is lush, I adore it, I have used it nonstop since I bought it off  Beautybay last month, and the rich, creamy texture makes it the easiest makeup I've ever applied. Blending takes zero effort, and the looks you can create from this are just on the up and up! From everyday subtle one colour efforts, to a four shade cut crease look that even for someone as clumsy as moi, seemed effortless!


The second New-To-Me purchase of the last few months has been from #TheOrdinary. A brand that has taken the internet by storm! From their minimalist packaging, and old school feel to the super affordable price tag! I was weary at first, to be honest. Could something that cheap for you skin actually do anything at all? Nevermind anything good?

The Ordinary Advanced Retinol 2%, which uses a Retinol ester (Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate) rather than straight potent retinol in order to prevent skin irritation that the ingredient may cause sensitive skin types. As someone with super sensitive skin, and someone with acne prone skin, I have been know to try anything and everything to attempt to erase the years of abuse my skin has taken from acne breakouts, as well as the normal aging process. Starting with this version of Retinol because the others I've seen seemed firstly utterly over priced, and to be totally honest I wasn't sure my skin would take kindly to such strong ingredients. So, I gave this a go, and I have to say I've been loving the outcome.

Verdict: It stings a little on application, but it sinks in right away, and used as part of your night time routine, I've seen a real reduction in some scaring I've had, as well as shrinking some enlarged pores. For the price tag, it's well worth a try! A+

3. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer.

This was one of my california purchases, Sephora was calling my name in Las Vegas this one was one of the items hauled. I've heard a ton of amazing things about the IT Cosmetics line, and I'm dying to try all of it after this little teaser!

Verdict: Super thick concealer, a con to some people but a pro to me, because it can take a while to learn to work this product. Not the best for blemishes, but if you suffer from dark, sunken under eye skin it could be of serious use to you! I noticed a real brightening effect too, when I used it on the very inner corners of my very jet lagged eyes, it made a huge difference! Set well with setting powder too though, as I said it's THICC and as such can make it go crazy if not set right! (And in 90 degree heat, yeah, I learned THAT lesson the hard way :( )

That's it for now, but I will be back and we won't be Old Rose's age when I do!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In the past year I’ve grown weary with my focus on just Beauty & Skincare on my blog.

Basically, I want to use this site to explore all the loves in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore all things makeup & taking care of your skin, & I will continue to talk your ear off on those subjects, however I want to sprinkle other things in here too.

I hope you don’t mind!

I love home decor, & TV and Film ( a little I’ve touched on in the past, it was part of my degree after all!)  I love to travel, & I love to wine & dine with friends. So! Coming in 2017, Editor In Chic will have more of all of those things! Stick around, it’s about to get REAL! 😀

Ps. Thank you to the almost- 900,000– visitors, and over 2000 social followers to Editor-in-Chic in the past, it is utterly amazing to me that anyone saw anything I had to say, that many times – so much love ❤

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Must-haves for Autumn/Fall PRIMARK Edition!

Must-haves for Autumn/Fall +Primark  Edition!

You know and I know that the old “I’ll just pop in for socks” excuse never works, we go in for socks and somehow get transported to another universe where the “ooh sure it’s only €4!” takes over and it’s all downhill from there, right? Ten minutes turns in to forty five, and you forget the socks and come out with a whole new bedroom ensemble, and a new pair of boots (but still no socks for the boots!) and three pairs of jeggings and make-up in two different shades because sure it was only four euro lads, and you might need both!

Yeah, me too.

If we stop kidding ourselves and decide to go for it shame-free here are just a few of my must-haves for the new season at PRIMARK/PENNYS (depending on which side of the border you fall). 

Starting off with the bane of our lives when September rolls around, the yearly struggle of finding the right Winter Coat ™. 

The waterfall effect duster coat comes in two shades, black and dusk pink, perfect for the milder Autumn weather, pre-winter - over a light jumper and jeans, or a dress and tights. Next up the the classic belted mac with a wide collar in a knotted grey and white shade, I absolutely need this coat in my life because it looks so cosy and comfortable, and such an easy to wear piece for the milder months and easily transitioned right in to winter. NEED!

 Anyone that's been following my blog for a time knows I have a bit of a scarf obsession, and infinity scarves are the bomb for me. I've lost count at this stage how many I have, and yet I can't help myself! Do you see where the 'they're just five euro' mentality comes in now?

Mmmhm there it is.

But aren't these two adorable? Loving the waffle textured beige and the deeper berry toned scarf, both perfect with the other items shown too as a mix and match. Teaming the berry toned one over the 3/4 sleeve top and the cute stone washed denim jeggings + the duster jacket? It's a look I'm not mad at for sure! The New York themed hoodie made the cut simply because it's one of my best memories of this past year, and it's simple, and over-sized is key for a lazy weekend look. This, some dark skinny jeans, and my +adidas  All Stars? A win for chic comfort.

If winter coats aren't your thing yet I spotted a gorge fleece lined cropped textured jacket with a slight waterfall effected neckline that is the perfect every-day wearable jacket in my opinion, stylish but simple, and yet bang up to date trend wise too, and a complete steal for £25!

Honourable mention, because again, anyone that knows me knows that Housewares and Make-up are my two favourite things in life, and if you ever lose me in a department store (which, happens more often than you think I'm only 5'0!) these are the two places I will probably be.  So tiny mention for the +Primark online +Primark home items, a few key pieces for me for A/W 2016 are
as always a good blanket, for snuggling up to on the sofa, or for that extra insulation at bed time, teamed with the their long-burning candle range, this one is a favourite of mine; invoking memories of summer on those thundery nights to come with their Sea Salt & Lavender scent.

Ps. It's always important to support your local girl gang, and look stylish as hell while raising hell, so why not do both with that cute re-useable bottle/straw combo!

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Post is NOT sponsored in any way I just love me some primark :)