Thursday, 30 August 2012

Snow white and the macbook pro!

I ordered a really cute hand-painted transfer online from America for my laptop. I just received it in the post after a two week wait. As a Disney obsessive it seemed perfect - well if the shoe fits! What I love most about the transfer is how detailed and colorful it is. It is like Snow White just jumped off the screen with the apple alight in her hands. Additionally, It is the perfect size for the macbook and adds a bit of magic to my equipment. Check it out for yourself!

We all need a bit of disney in our lives - and for the modern woman 'mac decals' are the way to go!

xo L

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Clothes Encounter: Lana Fever ensues!

Irish fashionistas are very excited for H&M’s Autumn campaign featuring Lana Del Rey — Photos of the siren looking ready for autumn surfaced with the stunning Vogue Italia cover girl posing in thick knit cardigans, jumpers, dresses and coats. There will also feature a short film starring Lana Del Rey for the fashion line, which will include her cover of “Blue Velvet”. The songstress may love slipping in to her blue jeans BUT we’ll be seeing her on buses and appearing in glossy magazines wearing the new range inspired by her sixties glam personal style.

 “H&M confirmed that Del Rey will indeed be the global face of H&M’s Autumn advertising — with a second campaign planned for winter.” 

And judging by the 1960‘s vibe of the images which H&M tweeted that are now viral on fan sites it seems Del Rey has finally gained notoriety in the style stakes. 

The one bag I love to have in my possession is the Lana Del Rey Mulberry Bag. This Mulberry Bag will be iconic, in my opinion it already knocks the 'Alexa' off the shelves. Sienna Miller was one of the first celebrities in line to grab this coveted, yet practical arm candy. Mulberry creative director Emma Hill first met the starlet last year and was enticed by her unique, enchanting voice. Aren't we all? Love or hate her this beauty is making her mark. She has famously said she wants her life 'to be as beautiful as a work of art.'  A consummate lover of Mulberry and brand ambassador Del Rey has said:

"Mulberry hasn't jumped on the trend bandwagon and it has a good mix of glamour, this collection is gorgeous."

It is effortlessly chic. As a handbag connoisseur I was intrigued to watch how this masterpiece was made...  Check out this video Mulberry put up on youtube today called 'Del Rey: The Making of a Mulberry Icon'

xo L

Monday, 27 August 2012

She's a 'Supercreep' on!

I have joined the writing panel for! I am very happy to be writing for such a great original site. My first article is based on my interview with Irish street wear designer Lizzie Fitzpatrick who modelled her range for me. Needless to say, I was very impressed.

To read all about it and check out the article on  Click here to read 'Supercreep - Word is on the Street'

xo L

Friday, 24 August 2012

Lipstick Gossip on the RTE Fashion Blog aggregate!

Lipstick Gossip has been on the RTE Fashion blog aggregate for a few months now. At the moment you can check out my post's about the Ultimate Girls Day Out tickets competition in association with - Also you can read about Lipstick Gossip @ Leopardstown Racecourse on the RTÉ.ie Fashion blogs aggregate! The blog aggregate is constantly updated.

Click here...  

Make sure to click into the 'blogs' section on the RTE Fashion homepage and the aggregate is on your right. Also, you can check out some of my personal styling on

xo L

Lipstick Gossip @ Electric Picnic!

I found out this week Lipstick Gossip is covering Electric Picnic! I am very excited to submerge myself in my two favorite things - Music and style. With The Killers, Azealia Banks, Elbow, Ed Sheeran, The XX, Grimes, Wallis Bird, Kimbra, Christy Moore, The Vaccines andThe Cure among many other amazing acts to look out for I am going weak at the knees. These are the four leading ladies in the Electric Picnic Star Style Stakes - Who will be the one to watch?

The Cure are the stuff of legend - and have been the ruling class since the '80s. Are you excited to see them?

My favorite song from The Cure is 'Friday I'm in Love' a very iconic tune: 

Who is your favorite act @ Electric Picnic 2012? There are thoughts that in the absence of Oxegen Festival this year that Electric Picnic will be bigger, better and as standalone as ever before.

These are some of the top acts at Electric Picnic this year..

What is your festival gear? Do you much it up casual in wellies and daisy duke shorts, or hippy style in maxi heaven or take the neon flashy look? The look below is very eccentric but in many ways that is what makes each look effortlessly cool. To pull off an outfit or a look in general your best accessory is without fail - Confidence. Follow your instincts!

I will have all the latest news and views about what is going on in the press & VIP area @ Electric Picnic 2012 exclusively here on Lipstick Gossip - Stay tuned....

xo L

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

COMPETITION TIME - Win tickets to the Ultimate Girls Day Out!

Now in it's fifth year - the Ultimate Girls Day Out is back from the 24th-26th August in the RDS Main Hall Dublin. The Ultimate Girls Day Out is brought to you by award-winning publisher and event organizers Harmonia who know what Irish ladies are willing to wait for yearly all in one place. The Ultimate Girls Day Out’s success is built on the quality of the event - It includes over 100 quality exhibitors showcasing and selling their goods to more than 13,500 women who have enjoyed, learnt and spent over the three-day event, establishing The Ultimate Girls Day Out as one of Ireland’s most popular beauty and fashion events. are Ireland's fashion forward online shop! You can check them out on and they also have a stall at the event so make sure to pop by and say hello! Stunning stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick is teaching a style Masterclass on the Sunday of the Ultimate Girls Day Out Weekend which is eagerly awaited by aspiring fashionistas. is all about giving boutiques a new innovative way to showcase their stock, utilising the best of the internet which is so important to both businesses and fashion. launched in the Irish market in May 2012 after a successful run in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Their website features premium brands like Guess, Jeffrey Campbell, Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture and many more. They are the ultimate fashion shop.

In association with - Your online fashion shop - Lipstick Gossip is giving away tickets to the Ultimate Girls Day Out! 

If you want to win tickets all you have to do is comment on this article why you think shopping online is the Ultimate way to be fashion forward. 

We have 3 pairs of tickets to giveaway to give to those with the best answer! Winners will be announced very soon so get commenting!!!

Make sure to check out and Lipstick Gossip on Facebook.

xo L

Saturday, 18 August 2012

A Day @ The Races in Leopardstown!

Me and my boyfriend Darren went to the Leopardstown Races on the 16th of August. I had never been to the Races before but I had so much fun selecting an outfit and dolling up my hair and make-up for the occasion! This is the outfit I wore to the Leopardstown races. I was really excited to dress up ladylike. I teamed a white backless lace vintage dress, with vintage gloves a statement black and gold Sonia Rykiel jacket, detailed headpiece and caved platform heels. I won a whole 12 euro at the races! I placed a bet on 'King of Dudes'. I had a great time as the Saw Doctors played on site and my winnings bought me an icy mojito! Most of the style at the event was clinging to the last threads of Summer. I had a great time and will definitely be back next year. Although next time I will enter the Ladies Day competition!

xo L

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

13 Nominations for Blog Awards Ireland - More to come exclusively on Lipstick Gossip!

My blog Lipstick Gossip has gotten 13 nominations for the Blog Awards Ireland. I found out this news just before I got the plane home from Ibiza and was so excited. I have just finished my time studying an Honours degree in Journalism and Visual Media in Griffith College Dublin and it is very heart warming to see that people like and support and most importantly are entertained by 'Lipstick Gossip' which I put a lot of work in to during my final year in College.

 I was nominated for Best beauty/fashion blog, Best blog of a Journalist, Best Newcomer blog, Best Health/Wellbeing blog, Best Popculture blog, Best music blog, Best blog post, Best personal blog, Best humour blog, Best news/current affairs blog, Best designed blog, Best mobile compatible blog and Best lifestyle blog - I am delighted and very grateful to those who enjoy the blog and keep coming back. I find it strange and surreal that it has over 40,000 reads.
Thank you for reading 'Lipstick Gossip'. It is a combination of fashion, beauty, journalism and much more. From working in radio and red carpet events, my love of fashion styling and beauty this blog has been used as a medium to showcase all the things that inspire me everyday and I have some very exciting content coming up in the next few weeks so please stay tuned! ;)

You can check out my to see my latest outfit posts!

The blog is almost at it's first birthday. Looking back there has been some very exciting times and opportunities for me as a Journalist and a blogger.

You can listen to exclusive interviews with music artists @ the Strawberry Fest by clicking here

You can listen to interviews with a-list Hollywood stars from the Irish Film and Television Awards 2011 and 2012 by clicking here!

You can also find Lipstick Gossip on the RTE Fashion blogs aggregate so make sure to check it out.

I have joined the writing panel... very soon you can an exclusive photoshoot and radio interview I did with Supercreep mastermind Lizzie Fitzpatrick up on to mark the launch of her website and online shop. Fitzpatrick models the range alongside male model Michael Fleming. Lizzie explains to me what influences her process and looks the epitome of chic in her designs. 

Thanks again for all your support. Hopefully on September 8th there will be more good news from the Blog Awards Ireland!

Make sure to 'like' Lipstick Gossip on Facebook.

xo L

Thursday, 2 August 2012

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen!

In a few short hours I am going on a holiday to Ibiza. My suitcase is packed and the contents resemble a rainbow, I have the most random selection of clothes and heels, I am preened within an inch of my life and I am so excited I cannot sleep. Maybe I should get out more?

Today I did some pre-holiday prep - I pampered myself. I got my eyebrows waxed and tinted at 'The Brow Boutique' in Jervis. The staff were really nice and the result is that I have very shapely, darker and pronounced eyebrows framing my face. Which is what I wanted opposed to my usual blonde caterpillars. I had my eyelashes tinted black at 'Boston Belles' (also in the Jervis Centre) and I am very pleased with the result as it will help me go a little eau-natural on holidays as opposed to lashing on fifty layers of mascara. Plus as an added bonus, eyelash tinting seems to open your eyes more.

Between my eyebrow appointment in 'The Brow Boutique' and eyelash tint 'Boston Belles' I had some time to kill... So I decided to do something I thought I would never actually do, but that I had payed lip service to the prospect of - I had a fish pedicure in Coral bay Jervis..

I know what you are thinking. That fish pedicures are strange and squeamish and I will be honest the initial feeling was bizarre when I was submerged ankle- deep in a tank with little fish all around me. I will give you a full review and short video clip in a week when I get back from Ibiza. I made a video convinced that knowing my luck I would drop it in the tank and the carnivore fish would eat it!!!! Truth be told, my feet are like silk and they look rejuvenated (but I feel violated) It was well worth a try out though. I would recommend it at least once. It is morbidly fascinating. And I was happy the fish weren't piranhas or anything. Scary movies ruin so many experiences but not this one!! :)

Anyway I am going to go get some sleep! Try out the third floor of the Jervis Center - that is where I got all my treatments done today! So handy and affordable.

xo L