Sunday, 28 April 2013

Rock´n´Roll Madrid - My first 10k race

The coolest medal I own!

I will always remember today as it was the first time I ran a 10k race. I will be posting a more in depth blog and video about my training and the race in the next few days. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Art is the weapon

Hello! I thought I would show you some pictures I snapped over the weekend. My weekend felt like it went on for ever, I think it's because it is sunny here until 8:30 pm. There is a great stretch in the evening as my mother would say! On Saturday we visited the book shop adjacent to the National Art museum in Madrid. I haven't actually gone into this museum yet, I am waiting until my extremely talented 17 year old artist sister visits me in June.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Moving away from home

On the 20th  of August  2012, I set off for Madrid with Craig. I had been so busy in the months and days up to the big move that it hadn't really sunk in that I was actually leaving home. The night before we left I  wasn't feeling sad or excited,  a weird calmness had washed over me. But as soon as my alarm went off that morning I honestly wished I could have stopped time just for a little while so I could simply stop. Stop worrying about finding a job, worrying about how my family would be feeling, worrying about the final result of my thesis and all the other fears that had awoken in my mind that morning.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Nails of the day Essence Sweet Surprise and Unexpected Galaxy

Essence  Colour&Change in 'Sweet Surprise' and 'Unexpected Galaxy' (step1) €2.45 each.

I love these colours so much. Sweet Surprise is a metallic pink, it's so glam and I was happy with the results after just one coat but it does chip easily so a second coat is necessary. Unexpected Galaxy is an intense metallic  silver/blue. If you use the special step 2 nail polish you can do some nail art, that is the whole point of these polishes but I just like wearing the polish like this for now. I think you can use a normal top coat 
polish to get the  art design effect, I'll try this out soon.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

KIKO 131 Lipstick - Favourite lipstick for Spring

Hey guys Spring has finally arrived in Madrid. It was 26 degrees yesterday and today so I am so thrilled to finally ditch my jeans and open up my Spring/Summer wardrobe for good. I've been busy with work and  preparing for a 10k run so I haven't had ,much time to blog but I am back with a review of my favourite lipstick for Spring. I only recently got to try out KIKO products as they aren't on sale in Ireland. They are really starting to grow on me.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Day trip to Aranjuez

Hello! Last Friday I went to the town Aranjuez with two of my friends. It was quite a dull day weather wise but a fun day nonetheless. I knew I wanted to return there as I was eager to do some walking in the hills outside of the town. Two days later I returned with Craig, we were armed with lots of fruit and reading to take on the hills. 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Part two of my journey

Good afternoon guys! I took a little break from blogging over Easter. I was off for a total of eight days and I wanted to spend most of this away from the computer. I finish work at around 8 pm on most days so having so much free time was amazing. 
This post is going to be about my preparation for moving to Madrid. I wanted to get as many things as I could organised before I went over there. In between studying and writing my thesis, I spent my remaining time  looking up accommodation, essential  legal documents and potential jobs. As expected, however, many of the important things couldn't be sorted until I was on Spanish soil.