The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: October 2013

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush | Review

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush | Review

When I was in London I had one thing on my mind. I wanted to buy a Real Techniques brush. I’d heard everyone raving about them and they had actually been recommended to me. Bar my egg shaped blendy thingy, which I lost AGES ago, […]

McFly & Only Rivals New Singles | New Music

McFly & Only Rivals New Singles | New Music

If you read my blog and don’t realise I love McFly then something is seriously wrong with you. No Offence. I’m not the obsessed fan I was when I was 14 but I did travel to London to see them and I do go on […]

Following your dreams | Sunday Post.

Following your dreams | Sunday Post.

I started my new job this week and it’s been hard getting back into the swing of things. I’ve been living such a chilled out life the past two months that getting back into a routine knocked me for six. I’ve been struggling to find inspiration and the energy to write. I love blogging and I love that I’ve posted almost everyday for the past while. But putting your whole life out there on the internet can be hard. Especially when you just don’t want to write.
Today though I got inspired… well five minutes ago. 
I have been friends with one guy on Facebook since August 2nd 2010. I was turning 18, he would have only been about 15. During that time I have grown up a lot and I have watched him grow up even more so.
We never talked, but these are things I saw happen in his statuses and updates. 
He has gone so far and suddenly has this amazing career brewing in front of him. He knew what he want and he got there and didn’t waste time studying for what he was already good at. He has an amazing future ahead of him and it sickens me a bit. He is only 18 and has already done so much more than I have. All I have done is get a degree.
But no more. I am going to start doing things and living my dream and achieving my goals.
Moving to London is the first step in all that and hopefully it will be all uphill from there. I can leave all the shit behind in Ireland and be done with it.

Even though this lad is three years younger than me I have always been too in awe of him and nervous to let him know how much he inspires me. Today I sucked it up and told him. It went much better than I ever imagined it could.

I guess what I am saying is suck it up and follow your dreams, take risks. Say what you want to say, it may not go down well but you said it. It’s better than playing games, be straight out and upfront. It’s refreshing.

All my love,
Lynn Jo xox
Kayleigh from Oh Hey Kayspray | Guest Post

Kayleigh from Oh Hey Kayspray | Guest Post

My Favourite Autumn Outfit.  Oh hey! My name is Kayleigh but feel free to refer to me as Kayspray. My blog, Oh Hey Kayspray is a light-hearted lifestyle blog with a bit of fashion, beauty and music thrown in for good measure. I am a […]

I’m guest posting today!

I’m guest posting today!

Check out my guest post over on the lovely Kayleigh’s blog!Check it out here! Tomorrow Kayleigh is taking over my blog and sharing her favourite autumn outfit with you all so pop back from noon onwards if you want to see it 😀 For now though […]

GIVEAWAY WINNER | I’m a published author now!

GIVEAWAY WINNER | I’m a published author now!

HI LOVELIES.
I first off want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway but alas there can only be one winner and that was:
*** SAM KAVANAGH *** 
Sam entered by liking the Facebook group and as far as I am aware is getting the Lumpy Space Princess jumper.
I used the Rafflelcopter widget to choose the winner and this was what I got thrown at me.
Congratulations Sam!! 🙂
(I’m hoping to have another giveaway soon so keep an eye out).

Second bit of news… I AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR. I have started contributing on a site called Pulp Interest and my first article is currently on their front page, see:

(it’s the one about spin-off TV shows)
Finally I just want to apologize if my posting is a bit erratic over the next few days. I started my new job today and I am EXHAUSTED. It’ll be a bit hard whilst I settle in but I should get into a routine and get back to normal. I’ll give ya’ll the lowdown next week.

If anyone has any posts they would like to see from me please let me know.

There will also be a new YouTube video on Friday.
Chat soon 😀
Lynn Jo xox
My Frank’s Hot Sauce Addiction | Recipe

My Frank’s Hot Sauce Addiction | Recipe

OKAY. So I owe ya’ll a recipe. So I thought I would do a nice combined post. It kinda has some recipes in it so it counts. Internet, meet Frank’s. Frank’s meet the internet.  Frank’s Hot Sauce and I have a very passionate relationship. This […]

News Time | Update

News Time | Update

Hey Guys. Sorry for my lack of posting over the weekend. I had a few things on and time just got the better of me. I will upload a recipe during this week though to make up for missing out on that.  Just a few […]

The Blogger Interview | Tag

The Blogger Interview | Tag

Hey Guys!
So as some of you know there are great support groups out there for bloggers. One of these is a little Facebook community called FBL: Fashion. Beauty & Lifestyle bloggers. I absolutely love this group as we are a nice little community who help each other out.
One of the girls on there, a lovely lady called Gemma, [[she runs  http://touchofbelle.blogspot.co.uk/]], had an idea to start interviewing bloggers for her blog. Naturally loads of people were interested and she thought she could make it into a tag and so #TheBloggerInterview was born. She also created that cute little button up there too.
I filled out my answers to her questions and sent them to her so I will link you all once that goes up online.
I have however included the questions from the tag and am tagging two bloggers to participate in the tag and post it on their blogs.
The one thing Gemma asked was that the tag be linked back to her, the button used and the hashtag be used!
The two bloggers I want to tag are Jade over at http://homeiswherethelaughis.blogspot.ie/ and Hannah over at http://crumpetsandmarmalade.blogspot.ie/. These are two of my favourite blogs and so different to each other. They are also two people I am very lucky to know in real life too so yeah. I tag these lovely ladies to participate!

I will be posting another post later today with my new YouTube video and some news and stuff so keep an eye out for that. Until then here are #TheBloggerInterview questions.

Lynn Jo xox

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Cheap Hallowe’en Costume | Ideas

Cheap Hallowe’en Costume | Ideas

I am at a point where I don’t like any of my drafted posts so instead I am rolling with this one.Also, just forked €89 out a new MacBook charger which is not fun. But I have my MacBook back so I am happy about […]