Thursday, 27 February 2014

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

A while ago I was my local pharmacy with my Mum picking up the La Roche Posey CC Cream (more on that later, awful stuff...) and I got talking to the woman there and she offered me a sample of the 'This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray' as I mentioned I had tired and sore eye's due to a troubled sleeping pattern. Generally I think these thing's are a bit of a gimmick, something that smells nice at the most. This product claims that is is 'The miracle solution to a good nights sleep. With This Works signature relaxing fragrance, this pillow spray will become your must-have sleep solution.'  

I figured it wouldn't do any harm so I gave it a go. The spray itself is infused with esstenial oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile to soothe the body and mind. I sprayed it on for about two weeks religiously about a half an hour before I went to sleep so the scent would take over my pillow and it really did comfort me when I was getting cosy! I have to say, I was proved wrong when I thought this product was only a fad, it really did help me relax.

It is something to look into if you have trouble winding down at night or have trouble sleeping. It can be got on the Boots website for under €20 here.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Every Day Is A Fashion Show

They say that fashion fades, but that style is eternal.
I for one, agree. Fashion trends do come and go but the 
ones that make hat ever lasting impression on a woman
help aid the growth of personal style. Anything can leave 
an impression on you, I bet Christian Louboutin didn't 
realise the effect a simple red sole would have on woman
globally? Personally, my music taste and Vivianne Westwood
of the 60's were a huge factor when I was growing up.
But what influences style?

Everything. Movies, art, pop culture, hollywood, trends.
Life. It all counts. You can find inspiration from what I like
to call 'The Greats' i.e mothers and grandmothers alike,
and you can find it by walking down a busy street. 

For me, style is something that is always evolving. If you
asked my friends I can only imagine what they would call
me.. a hippie most likely. Most days is a colourful wardrobe,
messy hair, too much eyeliner and an abundance of tattoo's.
To be honest, I prefer boho chic, but hey. I'm the type of 
girl who loves anything bright, textured and I am not afraid
of mixing thing's or looking 'odd'. Fashion is a way of expressing
my creativity, as well as writing, obviously.

I graduated Uni in November 2013 with a degree in Marketing
with PR & Event's Management, and I'm now an intern in a 
newspaper house, which I love. However, working in an office
means working with a dress code. A dress code, me? The girl
who wears band shirts and flowers in her hair? I don't think so.
That's just life though, and my style has undergone a revamp
the last few months to fit into this aspect of my life. Taking
inspiration from Alexa Chung and Kelly Osbourne, and mixing 
it with street style, and other bloggers such as BeautyCrush
and SoSueMe. After a few months it's crazy looking back
and seeing how style changes. That's the fun in it though,

My point is that although style is eternal, it is not set in stone
what that style must be. It's always changing, always evolving
and that's okay. I will argue that confidence is key. Ever
heard the term fake it till you make it? Well, it works. If you
want to wear something that may be slightly 'out there' and
your afraid too? Fake it. Pop on your lipstick, fake a smile and
own it! Soon enough, you won't be faking it anymore. You 
will have the confidence and you'll love it.

I'm excited to see what I'll be drawn to next.....

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray

I realise I am super late on the bandwagon on this one, but I didn't want to talk about something that I wasn't in love with and that I hadn't taken the time to try out. However, now is the time. Like everyone else who mentions this product on the interwebs, I too love it! What's the product you ask? Well my loves, I'm talking about the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray. 

Bumble & Bumble is a brand that has a place in many bloggers hearts these day's, and after trying this out for a while I really like it. I use it after washing my hair, towel dry it and add a few sprays of it into my roots and shake it up a little. It's adds a lovely bit of volume to my hair after I blow dry it, and usually it can be quite limp, which is annoying. Flat hair, bleugh. The only thing I don't like about it is the smell, it's a bit too strong for my liking but as it works so well that I'm willing to overlook!

I only have the mini bottle as I wasn't willing to splash out on the full size as it's €26 and I didn't know if I'd like it, but after using it for a few months now I can safely say I would have no problem buying the full size. I'm also eyeing up the surf shampoo too, it looks amazing!

You can get this Bumble & Bumble product on the Boots website here.

Let me know what you think of this product if you've tried it, and what else I should look out for from the range?

Friday, 21 February 2014

Rose Gold

It's short & sweet today, but I just anted to show you something that I have been loving these last few weeks. I am a big fan of chunky gold chains anyway, so when I spotted one in rose gold it had to join my little family. I picked this up in Claire's a while back, I think it around €7 but don't quote me on that!

It's a very simple piece but I think because it's rose gold it's quite versatile, I feel you can wear it with mixed metals and it's still pretty stylish. I love the statement it makes too, I love wearing this with really simple tops to make it pop, and with collars too as I think it sits really well.

What do you think?

Monday, 17 February 2014

24 hours to go, I wanna be sedated

Foundation Rimmel Lasting Finish in '100 ivory'
Concealer 17 Phwoarr Paint in 'fair'
Setting Powder Calvin Klein 'tawny'
Brows Catrice Lash Brow Designer, 17 brow kit, Essence brow pencil
Blush MAC Melba
Contour Natural Collection 'Rosey Glow'
Lips Catrice lip liner 060 Very Berry & Wet'N'Wild lipstick in 'Cherry Blossom'
Eye's MAC Naked lunch and 17 Peep Show Palette, 17 All dolled up mascara and Essence black khol liner on the waterline

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Girl Crushin'

This is a new kind of post for me, although I don't know why I never have done it before. Instagram and Twitter are always full of people's inspiration, and girl crushes, style idol etc. So today I thought I would share one of, if not, my biggest style crush. Alexa Chung.

I absolutley love Alexa's style, everything from her hair to those cheek bone's. She always looks flawless, and she has an edgy, tomboy yet cool style that I love and that I can very much relate too. She's not afraid to mix staple items like a plain grey tee with more 'out there' items and when she wear's a red lip she really rock it! Have you read her book? It's fabulous!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Could she be a wildflower?

I love love love this jacket. It's from Penny's/Primark
I saw Milly wearing it ages ago, and it confirmed to me that I had to have it.
I'd been eyeing it up for a while before hand but was unsure as to how I would wear it, but when I went to actually buy it it had been reduced down to €9! Talk about faith...

It's colourful, floral but yet smart and it's the type of jacket you can dress up, or dress down depending on what take's your fancy. I love pieces that are versatile like this and now I want more. Isn't that always the way?

I plan to do some OOTD's soon, it's just a bit hard to get nice picture's this time of year, did I mention it snowed this week?

Anyway, maybe I should keep the floral's for Spring!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Wet'N'Wild comes to Ireland

YES - you read that title correct. 
After years of seeing Wet'N'Wild product raves and reviews over YouTube and across blogs they have finally decided to come to Ireland!
They landed in Dunne's Store's a few week's ago, and myself and Aislinn literally screamed when we saw they had been stocked up.

First thing I picked up? Lipsticks obviously......
I picked up four colours, and my most loved is the dark red/purple called 'Cherry Blossom', apparently it's a great dupe for MAC's Diva (Can anyone confirm?) either way, I love it. I love dark lipstick so much so it was kind of obvious that this would be a fave!
The others I picked up we're 'Mauve Outta Here' 'Think Pink' and 'Just Peachy'.

The lipsticks themselves are really nice on consistency, they are quite creamy and long lasting for a lipstick that is only €3.99 you can't really go wrong!
I'm excited to try more from the range, I have my eye on the blushes next......
Have you tried anything from Wet'N'Wild?

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cocoa Brown*

Been born in the emerald isle mean's been born extremely pale, and with no proper Summer this mean's no chance of gaining a natural tan. There's nothing wrong with been pale, don't get me wrong, but I like having a glow, it makes me feel better. 
I won some Cocoa Brown tan on Twitter a few week's back and I wanted to show you all what I got. I received a little pink package with some mousse tan, a hot pink mitt and a gorgeous iPhone cover. How cute?

If you don't already know, Cocoa Brown is a tan created by Marissa Carter (she's kind of an idol of mine), it's an Irish product and I think it's awesome! The Cocoa Brown team are fabulous too, special shoutout to Stephanie who sorted me out with these goodies!

I'm gonna update you guy's when I get to use this with what I think of the colour, development, lasting power etc so I'll be back with that soon!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


I missed this last week, in fact I didn't post here at all last week, that was due to a horrible flu and just a really bad week in general. If you follow me on Twitter you'll have seen me ranting! However, even with a crappy week, and a diet that was non existent I managed to loose a pound! I wasn't expecting it, so it was a nice surprise and it helped me be a bit better motivated this week. 

This week I have found a love for Earl Grey tea, I find it sweet and filling so I have been drinking it in work a lot. I don't like milk with it either so it's been helping to reduce my dairy intake. Excessive use of dairy products in my diet make's me feel horrible and bloated, but I love cheese so it's a constant battle!

I haven't really discovered anything new this week, or tried anything crazy, just been settling back into the swing of thing's. I've been walking Ecko (our puppy...) in the snow this morning so that was cute! Yes, I said snow, yes, it's February.. Mother nature is on one.

How are all you lady's doing?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The TMI Tag

1: What are you wearing?
 I'm not gonna lie, I'm currently in my grey trackies, and a PJ top. Fashion blogger at her finest.

2: Ever been in love? 
Yep.. let's not go there.

3: Ever had a terrible breakup? 
See the answer above.

4: How tall are you? 

5: How much do you weigh? 
Too much.

6: Any tattoos? 
Yep, 8. I have some Beatles lyrics on my shoulder, Hakuna Matata on my wrist, a green peace sign and some Irish script on my other wrist, an iced caramel on my foot, some more writing on my other foot, an angel on my neck, an Alice in Wonderland quote on my elbow crease and a butterfly with a music note behind my ear.

7: Any piercings? 
Yeah, a few. I have 7 in my ears, my nose, my neck, my bellybutton, my lip and my tongue.

8: OTP? 
One true pairing? Is this all the YouTube shopping?! Zalfie!

9: Favourite show? 
Criminal Minds! or American Horror Story...

10: Favourite bands? 
The Beatles, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Metallica.. oh so many!

11: Something you miss? .
My best friend, Darragh xxx

12: Favourite song?
That's too hard! Different song's for different reasons or memories.

13: How old are you? 
I am 21 years young.

14: Zodiac sign? 

15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Someone who is patient, and funny. 
Tattoo's and the ability to play the bass don't hurt either.
16: Favourite Quote? 
What's meant for you won't pass you.
Do what you want, people will stare anyway.

17: Favourite actor? 
Paul Rudd, Hugh Grant & Ryan Gosling

18: Favourite color? 

19: Loud music or soft? 

20: Where do you go when you're sad? 
To my mammy, to my bed

21: How long does it take you to shower? 
5 or 10 minutes usually

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 
About 40 minute's, I am the queen of procrastinating 

23: Ever been in a physical fight? 
Once... with good reason.

24: Turn on?
Cheekyness, nice smiles, and a good back!

25: Turn off? 
Bad teeth, bad breath, bad manners

26: The reason I joined Youtube? 
I didn't ;) I'm taking this tag to the bloggers!

27: Fears? 
I am terrified of clown's, and slugs!

28: Last thing that made you cry? 
Panic attack.

29: Last time you said you loved someone? 
Probably yesterday? to my mum or someone

30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name? 
My blog name, Natasha is my name, Wonderland is a magical place where strange and wonderful thing's happen ;)

31: Last book you read? 
The Fault in our stars by John Green.

32: The book you're currently reading?
Punk Rock Saved My Ass - Terena Scott

33: Last show you watched? 
Girls - Season 3. Is anyone else loving it??

34: Last person you talked to? 
My sister.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 
I'm unsure yet! haha!

36: Favourite food? 
Chocolate! nom nom nom. or Chinese food.

37: Place you want to visit?
Italy at the minute!

38: Last place you were? 
In the kitchen?!

39: Do you have a crush?

40: Last time you kissed someone? 
Before Christmas

41: Last time you were insulted? 
My best friend Lisa insults me on a daily basis

42: Favourite flavour of sweet? 
The sour ones!

43: What instruments do you play?? 
Guitar, used to play piano

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?
My Alex & Ani, and my Pandora

45: Last sport you played? 

46: Last song you sang? 
Beam Me Up - Pink

47: Favourite chat up line?
Did it hurt? what? When you fell from Heaven?

48: Have you ever used it?
Haha, no!

49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
Umm, Saturday

50: Who should answer these questions next?

Garnier Miceller Cleansing Water

As of recently I have become slightly obsessed with water cleansers. This was always bound to happen with the popularity of Bioderma on the blogsphere, but I can't get it in Ireland so the mission for a good 'dupe' began. Unsure if I can call any of the one's I have tried a dupe because I've never gotten to use Bioderma but I like what I have found so far.... After seeing Kate from DollyBowBow post a picture of this Garnier Miceller Cleansing Water, I headed off to Boots in search of it.

I've been using it for about a week now, and I think I like it best from all the one's I've tried. There's no scent, and it really does just feel like water on your skin which I like because I don't get on with cream or foaming cleanser's.

It's so big compared to any other I've seen too, it's a 400 ml bottle which equals to 200 uses according to Garnier. For around €6.99 I really think that this product is in the lead in the battle of the water cleansers.

Have you tried it?

Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Dark Fantasy #issue2 - #IDGAFmagazine

As a self confessed book worm, music lover and fashion junkie it's hard to find something that brings all of these together and portrays it in a way that literally makes me go "oooh" out loud. Until now... Ladies and gentleman I give you #IDGAFissue2...

My style, and interests in general have we're born from my love of punk. Punk rock music, fashion and lifestyle was a big part of growing up. Since about the age of 13 I have been obsessed with the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Sid Vicious, y'know the crew.. Fashion wise I look to the likes of Kurt Kobain, Courtney Love, Alexa Chung and Pixi Geldolf, as well as the Vivianne Westood style from the SEX day's. There is nothing more appealing than all black everything, pins, studs, leather and lace, and IDGAF has dedicated their entire second issue to this. I was lucky enough to get to see the issue before it's release date (tomorrow for you guys!!) it's been called 'The Dark Fantasy' and my God, I was impressed...

Here's a sneak peak of the cover of the magazine, and how awesome is it? It's grunge, yet urban and classy all at once! Perfection...

The writers got it spot on completely counteracting the usual pastel, floral and girly trends for Spring/Summer. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with those, I am fond of floral myself as you'll know from my last post here in Wonderland, but the darker outlook from the team at IDGAF  is so refreshing and so inspiring. Think punk meets sex meets fashion meets a little 50 shades of grey, sound like something you'd like it? There is also an injection of urban and street style just to mix thing's up, which played out so well.

Check them out on Twitter for more information on the release so you can read it!

Some amazing brands have been featured in the issue this time too, and I know that for me, I can't ait to see more of them. The models are to die for, the style is immense. It honestly has inspired me so much I can't wait to add a bit of goth style into my life. Amazing job.... 

I'm so excited for you guy's to see it!
It will be launched tomorrow  (Sunday!) at 7.30

IDGAF on Twitter.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Winter Florals

I love flowers. Therefore, I love floral print's. The issue I have is that I'm not very 'girly' so I opt for dark florals, aired with cosy knits instead. This is a little combination I put together and I really liked the outcome.

I like the cut of the dress, thin straps and very flowy. I think it's a piece I could wear all year around which is obviously great for my bank account.

I picked this dress up for €8 in New Look, and my purple knit cardigan was €16 from Pennys/Primark.