Monday, 1 October 2012


Oh hello my lovely blogging friends, I am sorry for not catching up with you all, Im just going through a bit of a hard time at the moment, thank god its not my health or my marriage!!! Life is full of ups and downs and Im trying to stay positive and get back to normal, so once again my apologies and hopefully I will be back to normal soon and doing some more posts.  When life throws curve balls at me im inclined to do drastic things so dont be surprised if you may not recognise me in the not to distant future!!!!! I get boared very easily and love a change.  I hope you are all well and enjoying the autumn its a really beautiful season, big kisses from me and bluebell xxxxx leonie

NEW VINTAGE DRESS ( Well not really new but you know what I mean).

I got this dress in a fabulous vintage shop here in Dublin, its not a colour I often wear but I couldnt resist it.

the bad is a vintage clutch I got in PARIS, I love it.

the shoes are new and so so high I got them in NEW LOOK.


I tried to curl my hair on Saturday night before I went out I left these curlers in for a few hours but they hardly made much of a difference, I had been watching SEX AND THE CITY on Friday night and of course decided then that I needed curls like CARRIES!!! I was even toying with the idea of a PERM!! Any tips on curling would be so much appreciated, I saw lots of curling Irons in the shops but not sure which are the best ones to buy, I really would be grateful for any tips on this subject, Im not very talented at doing my hair.  big thanks xx leonie



  1. I'm having a similar time at the moment, September hasn't been much fun & I'm dying for a change! Change is as good as a holiday right?!

    What a gorgeous outfit, incredible finds :)

    Curling irons are great, the thin barrel ones give tighter curls than the bigger ones and they're heaps easier to use than rollers - have you looked at any videos on you tube? There's some great hair tutorials on there xo

  2. aw Leonie...sending big hugs. September is a funny month...just you take care and keep in touch. Can I just say, you look smokin' in that stunner!
    Can't help with the hair is SO thick but too strong...will not be curled. ckeck.out my friend Sara on Belfast Beauty Love. She reviewed the sleep in rollers last week. Loved them! Sending hugs, avril x

  3. Hi Leonie! I miss you less.I hope your problem is resolved. I am worried about you. You in these pictures are perfect. The dress is wonderful.You are very pretty in red and your skin looks perfect. I wish that all your problems are resolved.I send a very strong kiss from Spain

  4. Hi honey! Hope life gets back to normal soon! Maybe invest in heated rollers or a styling wand, I'm the same although I curl mine with ghd's but want something to give more curl x

  5. You look stunning in this dress, like one to find it:-)

  6. Boo! Sending very big hugs your way!! :) Def try hotsticks for curling. I get best results from pin curls or foam rollers left overnight but it depends if you can manage sleeping in them! XOXO

  7. You look fabulous :) .. as usual!! Anyway, about the curling thing, best thing to do is use a wide curling iron. I will curl, then spray with a lite hair spray and then cross my fingers that it will hold!!

    I'm sorry things are a little tough right now. Life does seem to throw those curve balls every now and then and you just have to hold your head high a power through those moments. I have felt a little turbulence in the blog world this week! Lots of emotional posts regarding change of seasons, starting new, and reflection. Take a little extra time for yourself and your blog friends will always be here.


  8. Hi Leonie :)
    I hope everything is ok and all things will get back to normal soon :) look gorgeous! Beautiful dress and beautiful jacket! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for the follow!!!! I’m following you back now :)
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch ;)
    Have a lovely day<3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  9. OMG, this dress is a dream! I like gowns... it's sad that we cannot wear like this everyday :P
    I hope everything will turn out ok for u dear!
    just keep smiling

  10. I love your dress !
    Sara & Sarah ;)

  11. Whatever it is the problem you're dealing with I hope that it will be solved soon.
    I'm going through a hard time myself but that's life...I try not to loose my faith!

  12. Leonie red is you colour! You look G O R G E O U S girl! Re curling hair; I have a hard time too but find that leaving my hair in a bun most times (like when I'm at home blogging LOL) with a bit of hair spray kind of gives me soft waves - then again my hair is much longer than yours so I don't know how well relevant but there is no harm in trying! Also I use a cheapie curling iron, it cost me $9 from Priceline a few years ago and its perfect! Granted the tong clip thingy broke off almost immediately it's just a matter of holding onto the hair yourself. I would try the curler and just play around with it, I wouldn't necessarily go for something uber expensive neither since its just a rod that warms up! Anyhoo hope that is of some help!


  13. Hello beauty ! WOW you look stunning !!! Amazing dress & shoes ! I would advise you to take a curling iron, i know its not good for the hair but you could use a heat protection spray also. That curlers which you used were too big. If you don't want to use a curling iron then use tiny curlers and styling foam and hairspray ! Have a fabby day ! XX Tani

  14. Hi Leonie! great dress! I love red, I think it's fantastic on you! ;-)))

  15. Hello, your dress is so beautiful! I love your shoes too! Just followed your great blog, I will be happy if you follow back,
    xx chris

  16. Oh I love your dress, you look so beautiful, girl! Such a nice color!
    You also have done a great hair job! :)

  17. Great look! Cool and trendy!
    Love the blonde hair! Have a great weekend doll!

  18. You look so stylish! I love this dress!

    may be follow each other?

  19. Your make up is always so glamourous, I love the colour of your hair. Don't ever change it.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  20. You look like a Star!
    I'd be really happy if you visited my blog at and followed it - I'll follow you back of course. Hope to hear from you soon! :)

  21. You look so glam and ladylike my dear Leo! Fantastic combination of the colors, very chic!:)
    Have a gorgeous day!!!! kisses and hugs

  22. you look amazing in this red dress

    love your blog.
    may you want to follow each other?
    i will definetly follow you back
    my blog:

  23. You look so elegant and classy! I hope you have time to visit my blog. :)

  24. Also, I hope everything is well for you now! :)

  25. WOWnderful look, dear!!!

    Sooo elegant and charming!!!

    Happy Weekend,


  26. Wow!!! you look fabulous! and I think your hair looks amazing! seriously, if you don't wear that colour a lot, you should!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Fashion Addict

  27. Wow Leonie, you are so hot in this dress, I LOVE IT! I hope everything gets better soon and now I'm really curious to see the change you're talking about :) A hug.
    From Paris with love!
    Kristina recently posted.. With Mika in Milan.

  28. nice post!
    i love your outfit!

    big kisses from sarah!

  29. Hello my sweet friend... sad to hear that you are being swept up by life's ups and downs but you have conquered mountains so there's really just hills and valleys ahead, which are just part of life! As you know, things work out for the best in the end!
    Just keep smiling and keep your chin up!
    Drastic? Hope you don't go grunge overnight! (hahaha) Hey! As long as it makes you happy go for it! Enough said!
    On the brighter side of things I love your dress and the color is for sure a mood booster! The jacket and shoes look like a total awesome color match!
    As far as the curling this is what I can offer and its worked for me: I usually wash my hair at night and after a bit of towel drying I rub about two pumps of curling gel (I used this: between my palms and work it in my hair at the scalp and throughout. Then I add another 1/2 pump and work it at the ends. I part my hair into 2 low ponytails and one high atop the crown; twist the hair and hold in place with a rubber band. The next morning I blow dry if needed (on summer nights my hair get dry real fast) and curl with my Conair 1" curling iron... Finger comb hair after curling and light hair spray for hold. This usually lasts me through the day. Let me know if you try it and how it works.
    Wishing you all the best the day has to offer! Take care of yourself my sweet friend!

    XOXOXO Dana

  30. Hi my dear! Your dress is really gorgeous! I love it so much! :)
    All the best!

  31. Great Blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    Much Love,

  32. ...missing you... hope all is OK!


  33. Hello my dear friend... hope that you are still getting your messages.
    I've been away from the blogosphere for a bit and now returning I find that you are still away! Hope that you are doing well! Thinking of you and BlueBell!

    XOXO Dana

  34. Esse look ficou maravilhosos em você. Seu cabelo está perfeito, você é muito fotogênica, linda a foto. Gosto do seu estilo de tirar foto , sempre muito elegante.

  35. I hope you're doing well, Leonie! Long time no "talk". I'm sorry you haven't been doing well. I hope you're back soon. :)
    I love this dress by the way!

  36. Hey doll!! You look gorgeous as always and so glam in that dress! Luckily I see you are doing well! It's been a while! Have you already figured out your bloglovin account so I can follow you? Makes it a lot easier!
    Big hugs and kisses from holland!

    -xoxo- lorena

  37. this colour is really nice on you love! you look lovely, i have a new post up about an editorial i styled if you get a sec to take a look! xx

  38. Where are you girl... i miss your posts :(

  39. wow Leonie my sweet friend you are so beaitifull!!!!
    I love this red and beige combo,it is GORGEOUS,like you always are!!

    I have missed you,and I have actually gone through a pretty tough phase myself,where as my best friend Dennis lost his battle to cancer and passed away,and I kinda of ended up with a mild case of RSI and felt really tired all the time,I could hardly blog for more then a month,

    thank god things are going better,although I miss my friend very much of course!

    I so hope you are doing better now,and I am glad healthwise you are doing good,life are full of ups and downs my dear

    lots of hugs and kisses my friend!!

    lets always keep in touch and I want WAY more fashionposts again from you!! xoxo Tamara Chloé

  40. I just checked that store Laura dolls online where you went to in AMAZING stuff!!

    I have mu eye on a black and purple bow dress....aaaah it is gorgeous...please come back online and I so hope you are doing okay?

    I am getting a little worried about you!!:)))

    lots of love and hugs and kisses xoxo Tamara Chloé

  41. I wish I could help with the curling predicament, but I'm totally clueless about hair! I'm quite fond of your metallic jacket though. It's gorgeous!

    May the force be with you.

  42. Hey babe, how are u? Hope u started well the new year. I wish u all the best for 2013... and by the way u are stunning in these pics!

  43. Hi Leonie, I've been thinking about you alot lately. We haven't heard from you in a while and i'm worried about you. I hope whatever it is that you are going through that it has all subsided and you're ok. Thinking of you and wishing you a happy new year! Miss you... kisses from the USA! Carla

  44. Beautiful dress. Like your make up very much xx
    You have a new follower:)

  45. Where are you sweet Leonie! I miss you! xx Pip

  46. Sorry that you are facing tough times! And glad that ur health is OK!! Remember, we are stronger than we think we are! God Bless!
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