Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Pub Hub

A new breed of savvy socialisers (a name I totes stole from Prosperity)?

I just got a text message from my phone network asking me to download .. a great night out in the palm of my hand. Ever their obliging customer I did indeed download The Pub Hub.

Britvic Ireland has worked in conjunction with Belfast Digital Agency Tibus and Simply Zesty to develop the Pub Hub app. This app is meant to use that geo-location jazzy to find the best food and drink offers near you, either by venue, location, nearest offers, or latest deals.  And it totally works. If Britvic wanted to come and kill me they would now totally have my location…

Content on the app is a bit sparse. Or maybe there aren’t actually that many pubs left open anymore. In the city centre I have a good amount of choice but at home in Castleknock not a lot of pubs show up. The deals I’ve noticed are just their normal run of the mill stuff. Maybe a unique “Groupon” style deal would have been a better option – like a redeem a food platter for X yoyos with this code might work better.

All around a good idea well executed. I totes want a rum and club orange now?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blogger in Residence

Check this out Blogger in Residence

Dundrum Town Centre is searching for a Fashion ‘Blogger in Residence,’

They want someone who is style savvy, bargain hunting, fashion conscious, and trendsetter.

With an impressive array of prizes including a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, €1,000 Dundrum Town Centre Voucher, a transformation from Toni & Guy, a luxx Michael Kors bag, spa package from the Clarins Skin Spa and one-on-one make-up masterclass lesson and lunch with Benefit make-up artist Mark Rogers, and last but not least a Samsung Galaxy Tablet I'll sure as hell try to be!

Tune Tuesday

Ooh Jedward you always make me smile. I feel like a proud Mama Bear seeing yeah sing in tune and playing instruments...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Monday's Borrowed Words of Wisedom...

I will follow you into the dark - Recording Project

Click here!  I will follow you into the dark - Recording Project

So a few weeks ago my boyf got a pretty shiny new microphone to record his music on for soundcloud.

I was drafted in for it's first rodeo! to test out how its sounds (with a rabbit mixing the sound).

Check out his page!

And sure while your at it my page...I won't be subjecting people to my terrible singing voice but hopefully I will be uploading different interviews and radio shows from through out the years.

Sunny weekend Summary

Saturday, August 18, 2012


John Barrowman has joined the cast of "Arrow" which got rave reviews at Comic Con. Lookiing forward to this hitting Sky One in the fall.

Still haven't seen the last series of Torchwood out of respect to Ianto!

Apex the Film

Check it out Evanna Lynch is in a zombie movie! Sorta perfect! It's called APEX the film. Follow @APEXthefilm for more info.

I didn't expect to see anything until her appearance in Sky's ""Sinbad and "the upcoming film in Scotland I can't remember the name of" she is cast in so its a treat. She will also be playing Luna Lovegood in a AVPSY no doubt hitting youtube at snails pace after leakycon.

I do really enjoy her tweets and it sounds like she is really having fun post potter. I feel a crazed need to champion her after interviewing her for KISS. She was just so nice and her story is very inspiring. Actual journos I know echo that sentiment so she will go far.

Wouldn't she be a great Vampire Slayer (not that any non whedon remakes should be allowed)

Also I've a cat called Luna so there you go!

Also there is a version of Radiohead's Creep used in the trailer by Carrie Manolakos.

Some puppies I know...

Marc Jacobs Shoes = soon you shall be mine!

Pretty Shiny Things

I recently experienced a paradigm shift. I need to make a few points about myself for you perhaps to understand.

As the youngest sister I grew up in hand me downs leggings and oversized jumpers renown for always wearing a baseball hat. College was a mixed bag. I won’t lie I often wore my PJ’s and an aran jumper to class (that’s how you snag a man girls).

Never without my trusty baseball cap...

My BOI/ Daily Mail days were plagued by comments on my striking resemblance to Ugly Betty. There was a pair of red glasses and poncho involved so really I was fair game…

Ugly Betty Era

A toy boy when I was younger I’d very little interest in makeup and clothes. Anything I really liked I was never allowed leave the house in (Hawaiian shirts are cool okay?) and everything else depressed me.

I moved out of home over 10 years ago and I always know I’m home when my Mother remarks that it wouldn’t hurt to wear a bit of make up as I arrive like a crumpled piece of paper off the train.

For my job interview for KISS I borrowed a fabulous pair of designer shoes and got fake nails. Once I got the job I quickly reverted to natural state - flats. I mentioned in to my boss after to see if she noticed (or minded) that the well dressed lady at the job interview turned out to be just a sloth. She told me no - she had seen me snot myself in those borrowed designer shoes from her office window directly after the interview. She was under no illusions.

So where is the paradigm shift? It happened today as I told someone that Denim on Denim was actually a trend (though we agreed not everyone could pull it off) and that I was looking forward to A/W as there is an emphasis on textured looks (gonna rock that aran jumper like a mofo) I suppose the influence of working in a glossy magazine for four years has left its mark on me. I just didn’t notice until I left.

Then I remembered…

Last week I visited Brown Thomas just to say “allo” to a pair of Marc Jacobs ballet pumps. They’re €215 for ballet pumps? That’s actual stupid? And yet…they will be mine…

Last weekend when I cleared my boyfriends clothes out of the wardrobe and stuck them in the spare room. I needed more room for clothes. Not just clothes but shoes and handbags too. While my makeup is stored is 4 different boxes on my dresser full of knickers.

In fact the last time I when home I spend the train journey applying makeup and wore heels. My Mother said I looked well!!!

I mean I still don’t iron, I own lounge pants and am generally covered in cat hair but it turns out Ugly Betty was very fashion forward.
My sudden ability to apply liquid eyeliner and turn around an outfit which can be described "elegant" honestly scares me. The thought that there is such a vast improvement and yet I often wander out in public like that crumbled piece of paper scared me more.
What's going on in my life that makes me actually care about Victoria Beckham's new optical line? That I spend hours on pinterest or researching manicures online?
Being better groomed - presentable is on my to do list but does that mean I'm giving up on the idea of being myself? Style I suppose is a form of expression but what would those 215 quid Marc Jacob shoes be saying about me?
My style has always been uniquely me. I wouldn't want to lose that for universal approvable but God why do I want those shoes...
Somehow this is all so much more than me wanting pretty shiny things.