“And pose”

Hello everyone! 

As you all know myself and “The Naked Blondie” had the honour of sharing our stories and taking part in a shoot for our local newspaper, The Kildare Nationalist on Thursday evening at the beautiful Clanard Court Hotel. This issue of the newspaper will be out on stands this Tuesday, and will also be available to read online. 

Coming up: 

See how I styled “The Naked Blondie” and myself for the shoot, including all clothing items, accessories and our style steals!

The Naked Blondie – “What she wore”

“The Naked Bondie” wanted to go for a comfortable but stylish look, an outfit that wasn’t too dressy but effortlessly chic. We decided on this outfit as it not only looked fab, but also it was one Nic felt amazing in along with it bringing across her own personal style as we didn’t want to loose that when styling. 

Outfit details:

(Style steal) Black longline roll neck top – New look – €6

(Style steal) Black embroidered kimono – Pennys – €5

Leather effect leggings – Vila – €21.95

Barely there black sandals – Pennys – €15

Jewellery and accessorie details: 

Oversized gold chain neckpiece – New Look 

Rings – Pandora 

Bracelet – Pandora 

Watch – Guess 


Nicolas hair was curled using the Tresemme Curling wand which was a Style steal at €25! It was then pinned at the back and set in rollers at the front to create volume. It was  then set with a dash of hairspray and left for two hours until it was time to take them out and relieve the curls! 


For Nicolas make-up we wanted to create a very natural look, one which wouldn’t over power her face. 

Products used: 

(Style steal) Eyelashes – Pennys brand 

Primer – Catrice Cosmetics- Prime and Fine

Foundation – Maybeline Superstay better skin – shade 021 Nude

Fixing compact powder – Essence all about matt 

Contour bronzer – Mac refined golden bronzing powder

Highlighter – Benefit “Watts up”

Blush – Benefit Sugarbomb 

Eyes – Naked 2 pallet 

Mascara – Benefit “there real”

(Style steal) Lips – Essence lipstick in shade dark nude 003

The Style Shaper – “What I wore” 

On Wednesday night I found myself rushing about with crazy colours and prints, pulling every piece of clothing I own out of my wardrobe! I must have tried on a hundred outfits, even clothes I didn’t feel like “me” in! I said to myself this is rediculus and hung everything one by one back up on hangers. I looked into my wardrobe in deep thought and this is what I styled for the shoot as it’s “me” in a nutshell! 

Never overthink an outfit, just be you! 
The Style Shaper

Outfit details:

White shirt – River Island – €36

(Style steal) Leather effect leggings – Pennys – €9

(Style steal) Black duster coat – Pennys – €7

(Style steal) Black court shoe – Pennys – €13

Jewellery and accessorie details: 

Rings – Pandora 

Bracelet – Pandora 

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs 

Earrings – Michael Kors 

Nude floral neckpiece – Handmade 


For my hair, I simply straightened it using my Tresemme hair straightener! I wore it parted down the middle and set it using a small spray of hairspray. 


I always do my own make-up looks. I have never got it done anywhere as I have my own way of doing it, and besides that I know what products suit my skin and face. 

Products used:

Primer – Mac skin base 

Foundation – Mac studio fix fluid – NC30

Fixing powder – Essence “all about Matt” 

Contouring bronzer – Mac refined golden bronzing powder

Highlighter – Benefit – “watts up highlighter”

Blush – Benefit – ” Sugarbomb” 

Brows – Catrice brow kit 

Eyes – Naked 2 pallet 

Mascara – Benefit “there real” 

(Style steal) Lips – Essence lipstick in shade nude 001

I hope you have all enjoyed a sneak peak at what myself and “The Naked Blondie” wore for the shoot! All of the clothing items and accessories used were our own, nothing was purchased for the shoot. 

Styling on a budget is quite easy if you know how. You don’t need to spend lots of money to re-create a designer look or outfit! 

Just check out our style steals throughout the post and you will find less expensive fashion on a budget! 

A HUGE thank you from both of us x 

Stay fabulous guys and gals, 

The Style Shaper x 

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