The perfect at home hair treatment💆🏻

  

Hi guys, a very happy Sunday to you all! 

As it is a bank holiday weekend I thought I would share with you all my at home hair treatment mask which I have been using myself the past few weeks and which I also shared over on my snapchat recently (TheStyleShaper1). It was a complete hit with all of my lovely followers, so I am bringing it to you now! 

I have to say it is one of the most effective hair treatments I have ever used, to the extent that it has completely riddled my hair of dry scalp and leaves an unbelievable shine on the hair.

For the treatment you will need just three ingredients as follows;

Ingredients 

  • Honey ( preferably from your local area)
  • Whole milk
  • Any conditioner ( I like to use the Aussie as its my favourite)

     
Amount

  • 2 teaspoons of honey (add more if you have long/thicker hair
  • Dash of milk
  • Good squeeze of conditioner (this takes away from the sticky honey and leaves the hair feeling softer) 


What to do…

Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the hair, massaging into the scalp and down onto the ends of the hair. If you feel you need more of the treatment to cover, just whisk up a little more! Leave this in the hair for a good 20 minutes and then rinse out. 

When you have rinsed it out, continue on with shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal. 

  

So guys and gals that is how it’s done! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me on any of my social media platforms;

Facebook – The Style Shaper

Instagram – Jennifer_Carolan21

Or comment on this post – @ TheStyleShaper.com

Stay fabulous as always,

  

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My Laser Hair consultation with Sam McCauleys beauty salon, Carlow

  

  
Hello everyone and a very happy new year, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and have eased into the new year nicely! 

As my first post of the new year, I am bringing you guys a series of posts which will include an update every six weeks of my Laser Hair Removal with the amazing Sam McCauleys beauty salon in the Fairgreen shopping centre Carlow.

I recently had my FREE consultation done with the lovely Nikita in the salon which may I say was a treat as I was a little bit nervous, I suppose because laser is something I would never have considered before talking with the ladies in the salon and seeing the amazing results after just 6 treatments. 

Read below to find out all there is to know about this mind blowing treatment available from Sam McCauleys and how I got on with my free consultation! 

  

What is laser hair removal…

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in the removal of unwanted hair. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair which is converted to heat effectively destroying the hair shaft, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. 

Why I am having the treatment…

I decided to have the laser hair removal treatment done on the bottom part of my legs as I suppose it’s every girls dream not having to shave her legs! Who agrees?! 

I thought that coming into the Summer time and not having to hide my lower leg, worrying about stubble if I had forgotten to shave and also a big part of my decision for the laser hair removal was to feel good about having my legs out and about.

Being a part of the ever growing fashion industry and also having my blog, I am always conjuring up new ideas, outfits, looks, and as we are approaching the Summer season it means cropped trousers, skirts, culottes and dresses which in return means hairy legs are out!

  
 
My FREE consultation…

On Tuesday I had my free consultation and patch test with Nikita who is my laser hair removal specialist. The consultation went extremely well which I was delighted with.

A consultation and patch test is required with laser hair removal to ensure you are compatible to laser.

I was brought in to one of many lovely rooms at Sam McCauleys beauty salon. Nikita explained all the information I needed to know including how the laser works, about the top rated Candela laser machine, preparation, aftercare and the FAQs which put me at ease as I didn’t know what to expect! 

  
As part of the consultation, I had a small patch test done on one area of my leg as to see would I have any reaction (which is quite rare) to the laser itself. This consisted of having the small area cleansed and then zapped twice with the laser beam. 

What I love about the Candela machine they use in Sam McCauleys is that it shoots out a blast of coolant before the laser beam, so you literally can’t feel a thing! It was done and I didn’t even realise! This feature on the Candela gives greater patient comfort and safety which in return gives greater results.

All laser hair removal consultations are completely FREE with Sam McCauleys in the Fairgreen shopping centre Carlow. You can book your free consultation via the website – http://www.sammccauleys.com and go to the ‘Beauty Salon Bookings’ section or call in store at the Fairgreen shopping centre Carlow. 

  

My treatment plan…

To achieve maximum and completely satisfactory results with laser hair removal it is advised to have a total of six treatments. I will be having the six treatments done with a six week gap between each treatment. 

I will then have a review which will determine if I need another one or two treatments within a year to target any areas on the leg which are coarser than others. (This may not be needed) 

When with your therapist, you can discuss cost along with a payment plan that suits you which is another fantastic plus to having laser done with Sam McCauleys. 

For my complete six treatments the total cost is €585 which isn’t a lot when you consider having hair free legs forever! I have also worked with the girls and we have drawn up payment plan which makes life so much easier. 

 
 
  Frequently asked questions…

  • Are laser treatments safe? Yes, laser treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today. 


  • What will my treatment be like? You and your therapist will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The therapist will use a small hand piece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You will feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.


  • How long will my treatment take and how many treatments will I need? Every treatment, like every client is unique. Consult your therapist to decide what is the best for you based on your needs and expectations. A minimum of 6 treatments is generally recommended depending on the area to be treated.


  • What precautions should I take before or after my treatment? In general, avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before treatment and again after treatment until your therapist allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following your treatment. Avoid scrubbing and rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleanser. Consult your therapist for specific precautions that relate to your individualised treatment plan.


  • Are there any adverse side-effects to laser treatments? Most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes in the skin colour. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.


  • Is my laser treatment covered by my medical insurance? Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult your therapist for more information. 


  • What is the next step? The first step is a FREE consultation and patch test to ensure that you are compatible to laser. Cost discussion and a payment plan will be organised for you at Sam McCauleys. 


So guys and gals I hope you have found this post interesting and educational on the laser hair removal front. Don’t forget if you are in anyway interested in having laser hair removal done, don’t hesitate to book in your FREE consultation! 

Stay fabulous,

  

Spa and Style event at The Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

  
Hi guys and gals! 

Well what an amazing few weeks! I am completely blown away by the fabulous events the past few weeks, including the two ‘Dream It, Do It’ events which I was asked to speak at along with the amazing Spa and Style event which I was invited to at the Lyrath Estate hotel in Kilkenny this week.

Today I am going to talk you through the Spa and Style event which I attended on Wednesday evening in Kilkenny and which was hosted by the Cocoa Brown queen herself, Marissa Carter! I will also include a full outfit post which I know a lot of you fashionistas are asking about! 

So keep those eyes peeled and keep on scrolling to see all about the event and what I wore! 

  
On Wednesday 18th of November, I made my way to the fabulous 5 star hotel that is, the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. I was honoured to attend the Spa and Style event at the Lyrath which was a fabulous evening filled with all things fashion and beauty – the perfect girls evening! 

When we arrived, we were greeted by the lovely ladies on reception and of course by our amazing host, Linda, who had an evening planned for us which was out of this world! 

We made our way to our rooms, which may I add were beautiful. We were blown away by the attention to detail in the rooms and also so lucky to have an amazing balcony off our room which enabled us to view the gorgeous grounds of the hotel. 

We glammed ourselves up and made our way to the yellow room in the old building of the hotel for some champagne and nibbles. While there, I had the amazing opportunity of meeting the other fab bloggers who were there for the evening. The fabulous Laura, from Laura Dempsey make up, Jen from Too Dolly make up, Nikki and Ber from the fabulous online store My Shining Armour, Nic from The Naked Blondie, Dawn from Glamour! By Dawn, Karen from KarenMaherMakeUp and of course the beautiful Linda. We had a beautiful dinner at Yindees restaurant which is a gorgeous Asian restaurant at the hotel followed by a tour of the award winning Oasis Spa. 

  

  
What came next was fantastic! We watched an amazing fashion show from upstairs in Yindees, which meant we had a birdseye view of the show which was being hosted by the fabulous Marissa Carter. It was my first time to meet Marissa, and oh my goodness, what an amazing woman she is. 

The fashion show kicked off with amazing pieces of clothing and accessories from boutiques around Kilkenny, including Lola Rose and the Kilkenny design centre.

All of the gorgeous girls from the hotel spa, ‘Oasis spa’ were there showcasing the fab products available in the spa along with an amazing display of the Elemis range.
   

  
  
I know a lot of you guys have been quite anxious to know all the details on my look for the night, so here they are! 

Jumpsuit – Zara €45

Shoes – Rhianna for River Island (3 years old) €110

Belt – Penneys/Primark €4

Bag – Zara €29.95 

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Earrings – New look (no price)

Rings and bracelet- Pandora

Hair and make up – I completed the look myself!  

 
So guys and gals, that’s my look! I hope you enjoyed reading about my amazing experience at the Lyrath Estate Hotel and Spa, Kilkenny. It truly is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at. Just fabulous! 

A huge thank you to the Lyrath for an amazing evening and for looking after us. Also to Linda who was our amazing hostess for the evening. 

Stay fab all,

  

Irish Blogging Conference Cork – What I Wore

  

  
Hello everyone, and a very happy Friday!

Apologies for the delay on this post as I know a lot of you have been asking me questions on the outfit which I wore for the Irish blogging conference which was held in Cork last weekend. 

  
Firstly I want to say what a weekend it was! We had the ultimate ‘lols’ all day long with some extremely inspirational speakers. To say I came away with being totally inspired along with some excellent tips and tricks would be an understatement, but unfortunately I came home with a flu which I wasn’t that happy about, but hey it’s that time of the year! 

Today I am going to share with you the details of each item I wore on the day. I know a lot of you have been lusting over the knee high lace-up boots I wore so keep on scrolling!!!

 
Outfit details – 

  
As the conference was being held in the Clarion Hotel Cork, we decided to stay the night before. I initially intended on wearing a black swing dress but found this little number in none other than Penneys the morning of the conference on a stroll around cork. 

Hair and make-up – 

My hair was simply curled using a hair straightener, and my make up I done myself. I used my trusty old products and for the lip I used the Penneys/Primark lip liner all over the lip which may I say is amazing and lasts!  

Dress – 

The dress I wore is from Penneys/Primark and don’t kill me, but I honestly can’t remember how much it was! It came in this print along with some other plain colours. I loved the print and style of the dress as it sat perfectly at the top of the boots.

  
Sleeveless Blazer – 

I’ve had this sleeveless blazer for quite a while now as when they first came on the scene, I had to have one! This one in particular is from Boohoo.com and was no more than €20. I thought it added that extra little something to the outfit, but also brought the look together as a whole. 

  
Hat – 

My “blogging” hat as Mr.James Kavanagh would call it is from none other than Penneys/Primark. It was €10 and comes in lots of different shades.

  

Knees high lace-up boots – 

So last but by no means least….the god dang boots!!! I have been looking for a pair of these boots since last year when they first became popular in outfit posts. I searched and searched for a pair which were not expensive as you know me, the better the bargain the better the buy! So while scrolling on Boohoo.com one day about three weeks ago I stumbled upon these beauties!! Guys they were JUST €49!!! I lasted all day in them as they are super comfy and have the perfect heel height. 

  
So guys and gals that is all the datials on my look for the blogging conference! Pretty simple and not expensive at all! 

Don’t forget to head over to my Instagram (Jennifer_carolan21) for all updates on my blog, all things fashion, ootd’s and slimming world! 

Facebook – TheStyleShaper

Stay fabulous as always, 

  
 

Illustration – Holly Shortall

Pictures – My Own

RUST is a MUST!

 Hello everyone, and a very happy Tuesday!

  

Burgundy and black are taking a back seat this winter season with the colour rust becoming the more prominent colour of choice in clothing and also in footwear.

During this post I am going to show you a selection of items from our fabulous high-street  and online which will carry you right through the season whilst being bang on trend and which won’t break that bank account of yours! 

So ladies I will now invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy all these beautiful pieces which come in this glorious colour that is Rust! 


RIVER ISLAND 

 
 

1 – Rust brown tassel scarf €22

2 – Rust brown shirt dress €55

3 – Sleeveless waistcoat €55

4 – Floppy hat €33

NEW LOOK

  

  

  
1 – Roll neck sleeveless jumper €24.99

2 – Rust ankle strap heel €22.99

3 – Button front A-line skirt €24.99

4 – Belted A-line skirt €17.99 

5 – Rust flared sleeved top €29.99

6 – Sleevless waistcoat €24.99


ZARA

  

1 – Rust flared jumpsuit €49.95

2 – Rust cropped trousers €49.95


MISSGUIDED

  

  
1 – Sleeveless faux suede belted trench coat €49

2 – Longline faux fur gilet €77

3 – Tasell front heeled shoes €42

4 – Knee high peep toe lace up boots €63


VAVAVOOM.IE

  

Rust wide legged jumpsuit €36.99

So ladies, they are my must have rust coloured pieces from the beloved high-street and online! Rust right now is bang on trend is making its way into many collections this season. 

All pieces can be purchased online from the following : 

http://www.newlook.com

http://www.RiverIsland.com

http://www.Forever21.com

http://www.vavavoom.ie

http://www.missguided.ie

http://www.zara.com

Happy Shopping! 

Stay Fab, 

  

The Style Shaper Winter Picks – ‘Coats and Capes’ from River Island 

  
Hello Everyone💕

Happy Fri-yay🌟  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend💕

The last few days I have been lusting over some absolutely fabulous winter pieces from the high street. To say River Island have got it in the bag yet again would be an understatement as their collection for Autumn/Winter is stunning! 

Let’s face it, Ireland is going to be freezing as always so I thought I would focus solely on coats, capes and also the sleeveless jacket as they are making a huge appearance in most high street collections for winter. 

Here are my favourite coats and capes from River Island which I think you will all love, also don’t hate me because I am showing you winter pieces!! I know we haven’t even got our summer yet🙈☺️

   
 How STUNNING are these sleeveless trench jackets? They remind me of something Kim K would wear! I love the burnt orange colour which would be fab over a shirt or blouse. If you wanted to go for a more casual look, this over a long tee would work great. They come in at €100, but are a timeless piece to keep in your wardrobe to carry you through the changeable seasons.

  
I’m a sucker when it comes to light colours and pastel shades. Both types here carry a beautiful faux fur collar which is an added bonus if you ask me! Fur has become so popular for winter in the last few years and these two pieces are just perfect! The beige sleeveless gilet comes in at €65, which I don’t think is that bad for a beautiful piece, and the grey ribbed jacket comes in at €73.

  
Let’s just take a minute………….. How fab is this brown belted shearling jacket? I think it looks so expensive and cape like! This one comes in at €80, which I had to look at twice as I thought it would cost a hell of a lot more!! The black one beside it is also a bit of a bargain at €60 which again you wouldn’t think for such a sleek looking jacket. Both are belted, the black one being sleeveless.

  
FUR AND FEATHER ALERT (faux that is)

I love both of these gilets. The first one being that little bit more daring and out there, the one to the right is more gentle in terms of its beige colour and overall appearance. The beige gilet is actually feathers, and does look quite fur like which comes in at €87. The brown faux fur gilet is that bit more expensive and comes in at €90! 

  
I mentioned this grey half fur sleeveless jacket on my Instagram and Facebook page recently! I think it’s so smart, but also bang on trend. It comes in at a whopping €100, but I definitely think it’s worth the price tag! To the left is a great jersey longline sleeveless jacket which would be so simple to dress either up or down. It comes in at €73, but you could also purchase a less expensive faux fur collar and place it around the neck area to change up your look.

  

 
Love these two coats. You honestly can’t go wrong with black or black and white! Both pieces will work incredibly well whether it’s dressing a look up or down. The black and white one I noticed has just come back into stock so there has obviously been a huge demand for it – it comes in at €67 which is fantastic for a River Island coat! It also carries a beautiful faux leather look collar for that extra little effect. The black crombie coat comes in at €120 which is that little bit more pricey, but for a classic piece you couldn’t go wrong! 

  
Cape loving!!! Check out these star buys. I have to say I am loving capes at the minute! I purchased one already and have it sitting ready to be worn! These two again are quite different in terms of price as to the right is a brown laser cut fringed suede one which comes in at €127 and the black faux suede leather look one which comes in at €55. Both I think are stunning, it just depends on what you want to spend on a piece.
 

I couldn’t leave without a little bit of leather! Just look at them!! A leather jacket is an essential piece to carry in your wardrobe! 

Now I have to put my hands up and say there is a huge price difference between the two of these leather jackets. I honestly thought the one with the fur would come in a lot more pricier but I was wrong! Yes, one is 100% leather and the other a leather-look jacket! 

To the right – a leather look jacket with a removable faux fur collar which comes in at €87

To the left – a fitted 100% leather biker jacket which comes in at €160 – but don’t let the price tag scare you as you will have a leather jacket forever!

So guys and gals, they are my fave picks from the River Island new season collection for winter. I hope you enjoyed a sneak peak at them!
All of the above items are available online at RiverIsland.com and I am sure will be appearing in your nearest store soon! 

Stay Fab all, 

  
  

 

 

My dental treatment with Tour Medical, Kusadasi, Turkey

  
  
Hello everyone! 

So as you all know I visited Kusadasi in Turkey, for a little holiday but my main reason was to have my teeth done FINALLY!!!!

For those who don’t know me, I can’t even begin to explain how much I have wanted this done and for so so long! My nearest and dearest were pretty much sick of me complaining about my teeth and on the 1st March 2015 I finally made the move! 

Research into dental work abroad

I did quite a lot of research into dental treatment abroad as Ireland is ridiculous in terms of price when it comes to getting any sort of dental treatment done. I looked into different places including Northern Ireland, England, Poland, Budapest and then Turkey! 

I came across ‘Tour Medical’ in Kusadasi Turkey while researching online one day and decided to send a quick email explaining how I felt, what I wanted done etc. I then received a lovely mail back from the beautiful Majella, who is Irish herself and is the organiser for the dental trips for anyone interested in going. 

Majella consulted with the cosmetic dentist, Elcin, and decided on a treatment plan which would be best suited for me and which more importantly one which I was happy with in terms of the work and also price.

  
Heading abroad for dental treatment

Now, I know one thing that is playing on everyone’s minds right now is the fact of going abroad and leaving your own surroundings to have treatment done! I was too, and if I had of had a blog post to refer to it would have been fantastic, hence why I am doing this for you all! 

Now that I can speak from experience if I had to get up in the morning and go through the whole experience again, I would without one single thought!

I think one thing to remember is that Turkey is well known for fantastic dental work.

So here is my theory – 

Why would I pay thousands upon thousands of euro here in Ireland to have my teeth done when:

  • I can visit beautiful Turkey
  • Have a well deserved holiday
  • Experience Turkey 
  • See this historic sites
  • Visit the beautiful beaches
  • AND come home with your dream smile after having the best of the best cosmetic work done 😍 and all for a fraction of the price it is here in Ireland? 

Seems quite silly doesn’t it?

Planning my dental treatment and trip
As I mentioned previously above, I sent a quick email to the Tour Medical team explaining my situation on the 1st March 2015 (which I can still remember) and being honest I didn’t expect a reply as quick or a reply which was so informative. 

Majella, who is the organiser of the dental holiday trips, got in contact with me within a few hours of sending the email. Majella explained to me about the dental holiday, what it was about, how treatment would be done and answered every single question I had which was brilliant. Being Irish herself, Majella has been in Turkey for quite a number of years and is married to a complete gentleman, Omar. Omar is the driver for the clinic and picks you up and drops you off for all your appointments with the dentist. 

Getting in touch with me that evening, Majella and myself began chatting about what exactly I wanted done in regards of treatment and the price range which I had. I sent pictures of my teeth and described what exactly I hoped for. Majella consulted with Elcin who is the owner, head dentist and also the cosmetic dentist of the clinic. We arranged a plan which I was extremely happy with and also arranged a date for when I would arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey for my treatment.

My trip 

Within the three months of talking and arranging my trip, I finally flew from Dublin to Kusadasi for my treatment on the 20th of June 2015. From the moment I sent the email in March to my arrival date in Turkey, Majella and I talked almost every week, texting and talking on the phone to each other ensuring the trip and treatment was all planned correctly. I sent pictures and also a 3D X-ray of my mouth and teeth to finalise my plan for when I arrived. 

I arrived in Kusadasi on the Saturday evening of the 20th June around 4.30pm Turkish time, and Majella and Omar picked me up from our beautiful hotel, The Palmin Sunset Plaza at about 5.30pm for my first visit to the dentist. (I know, no time like the present) It was also so lovely to finally meet Majella after speaking for so long! 

  
 The dental clinic

Firstly I just want to say WOW to the clinic itself! It is stunning and would honestly put dental clinics to shame here in Ireland. The cleanliness is just outstanding, and put me quite at ease when I arrived first. My cosmetic dentist Elcin was just fantastic and has been perfecting her work for the last 13 years. All of the staff were so lovely and not to mention always had a smile on their faces when I walked in. 

The clinic itself is the largest and most high-tec clinic in Kusadasi. It has three separate treatment rooms which are equipped with the most up to date instruments and equipment, including the best dental chairs (Athos A9) which are the most hygienic and are designed to minimise contamination. Each chair is equipped with a DVD player and a LCD TV which also displays your X-ray.

The clinic follows strict protocol in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. Each person must wear shoe coverings when they enter the clinic until the time they leave. 

The clinic also has a therapy room if you feel you may need to relax before or after your treatment.

All areas carry beautiful soothing decor, surround sound systems and air conditioning. 

Here are pictures of the clinics

  

My treatment plan

When I arrived at the dental clinic, I was greeted so nicely by all of the staff. I was then brought in for an X-ray and showed to one of three treatment rooms which may I just add are stunning! I was sitting in the dental chair over looking the sea and beach through the ceiling to floor glass windows, it was breathtaking and not what you would expect at all! 

My X-Rays were displayed on a huge screen and from that, Elcin was able to see exactly what needed to be done along with an examination of my mouth. My budget for the treatment was €5000, so working with that, this was what my treatment plan included:

  • 12 Zirconium Crowns
  • 3 bridges 
  • 4 extractions
  • 2 fillings
  • 4 fillings replaced – old black fillings replaced with white fillings
  • 3 root canal treatments
  • Teeth whitening using the best “Zoom” equipment

This treatment was done within the week, and was achieved so perfectly. I began my treatment on the Saturday evening when I arrived which included having all of my impressions done and having my top teeth prepared for the Zirconium crowns.

Now if any of you are wondering, the clinic does offer Porcelain crowns which are cheaper in terms of price. The reason I went for the Zirconium crowns was because they actually last a lot longer, will never stain, but most importantly are so natural looking and are stronger due to being made with Zirconium. 

Throughout the week I had all of the above treatment done, I honestly can’t remember what I had done each day because it all seemed to roll into one! I was never more than 3 hours in the dentist each day which was fantastic because I still had the whole day, evening and night to soak up the sun, explore Kusadasi and of course more importantly go shopping!! I spent 5 days in total in the dentist, with two days off in order to let certain areas of my mouth heal.

Preparation for the Zirconium crowns

The preparation for the Zirconium crowns included having the whole area numbed with local anaesthetic, then my teeth were shaved at each side in order for my new crowns to be fitted on to my own tooth. Before this was done I had a number of impressions done. When my front teeth had been prepared for the crowns along with a smaller area at the bottom left of my mouth, a plastic impression of my old teeth was made as a guard for all the world! This was to protect these areas for the week and also so I could look half normal walking around!!😉

In terms of eating for the week, yes it was hard! I’m not going to lie! Now not because I was in pain, I was never in huge pain which I will talk about in a moment, but it was hard to eat with the plastic impression on my prepared teeth because as it was just a temporary cover, it didn’t line up with my bottom teeth when I bit down which was a little bit annoying but look it was only for a week!!! 

I also had three bridges included in my treatment. Some of you are probably wondering what that is! 

So because I had three teeth removed which would have been seen if I were to smile big, Elcin decided that a bridge would be the best option. What this is is a tooth which is actually connected to my crown and acts as a tooth basically! Bridges were probably the most expensive part of my treatment, and which I hope to have replaced with dental implants in the future as Elcin has said it would be a better option as the symmetry of my mouth and smile will look a lot better (even though I love how it looks now) 

Extractions, root canal treatment and fillings.

Ok, so when anyone hears the words ‘extraction’ or ‘root canal’ you  automatically get a big “ohhhh no not that” Now why this is I have no idea, obviously because they had a bad experience or so on. I can tell you now and this is no word of a lie, I did not feel a thing while having my three root canals done, which included one in my front tooth, a double one on my bottom back left tooth, and also a very deep one on the top left back tooth! 

I also had four extractions done, three of which now have bridges in place of them, the other extraction was a back tooth on the top right of my mouth. 

I had all of my old black fillings replaced with white fillings and also had a tiny little white filling done in a front side tooth, (I didn’t have to be numbed for it because it was that small!), I also had a small white filling in my left wisdom tooth. 

Teeth whitening with Philips ‘Zoom’ 

So as my bottom teeth were perfect, I didn’t want to touch them, and also Elcin agreed that whitening them would be the best option. I then got my Zirconium crowns matched with my own teeth after the whitening was complete (1 hour) in terms of colour to make them as natural looking as possible. 

  
The big question – Did it hurt?

I can honestly say that the only little bit of pain I had was after I had one of the teeth extracted and the numbness was gone. The area where I had the anaesthetic put in my gum was tender, but nothing a painkiller didn’t relieve. After that there wasn’t much!

I was treated using local anaesthetic for all of my work during the week and didn’t feel a thing! Elcin and the assistant nurse were incredible, if I needed a break, or felt that I could feel any of the work being done they were straight on it! 

The result

On Friday the 26th June I was finally brought in to have my crowns fitted!! To say I was excited would be a complete understatement as my treatment would be complete and I could finally smile! 

This is what my Zirconium crowns and bridges looked like after being made in the lab during the week

  

 

Before and after

So a lot of you have mentioned on my Instagram that you would like to see before and after pictures! Honestly it was very hard for me to find before pictures as I never smiled! But I wanted you all to see the difference, so here they are.

This first picture shows my teeth before, during while wearing the plastic impressions and then finished when my crowns were made and fitted.

   

  
  
  

Contact – 

If you are interested in having any sort of dental treatment done with Tour Medical in Kusadasi, Turkey, simply head over to;

Or call;

  • 00353 (0) 12542137
  • 0044 (0) 20813371
  • 0031 208932118

❤️THANK YOU❤️

I honestly don’t even know where to start! 

– To Majella, I know you will be reading this, so firstly I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will never really know how much this has meant to me. You were there from the beginning, and stuck with me through the whole experience even answered all my questions which I’m sure drained you!😉 Your such a beautiful person from the inside and out!  And not to mention you were like a true Irish mammy to me when I was over!!☺️❤️ 

  
 – To Omar, you are a complete gentleman and such a lovely kind hearted person. Thank you for all my little trips throughout the week.

– To Elcin, you should be so so proud of your work and your clinic. It is an absolutely amazing achievement. You are a fantastic dentist, cosmetic dentist and a truly lovely person who puts so much love into their work because it really shows. Elcin, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing work and treatment you done for me. 

You have finally made me smile, and I won’t stop❤️ 

 
To any of you out there who may be reading this and hoping to have treatment done, GO FOR IT!!! It was the best thing I have ever done!

I hope that in some way I have helped you! If anyone has any questions at all, no matter small or big, please please do not hesitate to ask because I know that if I had of had someone to talk with who has went through the treatment it would have been a huge help. 

You can contact me directly by email – (jennifer_carolan@yahoo.ie), on my Facebook (The Style Shaper), or through Instagram (jennifer_carolan21).

Guys and dolls, I am so happy to finally share my dental journey and hopefully it has helped at least one person! 

Stay fabulous as alway,

Sending lots of smiles😀,

Jen❤️

The Style Shaper x

🌴Holiday look book🌴 ~ Kusadasi Turkey

  
A huge hello to all you beauties💋

Apologies for the delay on this post. Unfortunately due to a little set back I was unable to blog, but I’m happy to say I’m back!!!

If you are following my Instagram (Jennifer_carolan21) you will have seen that recently I visited the beautiful Kusadasi which is a very popular holiday destination in Turkey. I asked the question wheather you would all like to see another holiday look book and the answer was yes!!! 

I do apologise in advance for the lack of effort in this look book as some days I was not up to dressing up for the simple reason that I was actually in Turkey having my teeth done which I also surprised a lot of you with on my Instagram! (Full dental blog post will be live soon) 

✈️Airport ready✈️

 Jeans – Penneys/Primark

Espadrilles – River Island 

Shirt – Zara (sale)

Bag – DKNY 

Passport case – Cath Kidston 

🍸Evening look🍸

 
Dress – Penneys/Primark 

Embellished wedges – Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY 

Neckpiece – Zara (sale)

☀️Day look☀️

 This was one of the days we went to the market! My face is pretty swelled as I had a lot of work done the day previous! 

Play suit – Penneys/Primark (last year)

Sandles – Forever21

Tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

🎀Evening look🎀

 I love love love this top! It’s from Penneys of course and is just fab! It has two long slits up the side which adds that little extra detail.

Top – Penneys/Primark 

Denim shorts – New look

Sandles – Forever21

Black tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

Long gold and blue chain – Penneys/Primark 

☀️Day look☀️

  

I have to say, this little dress was the best thing I ever bought! I literally wore it everyday to the pool and around the resort. It was so handy just to throw on during the day and be comfy at the same time.

Dress – Penneys/Primark 

Flip flops – Penneys/Primark 

Bikini bag – Penneys/Primark 

Bikini – H&M 

🍸Evening look🍸

 
Oh I remember this day like it was yesterday! I had so much work done in the dentist that day to the point I shed a tear out of pure self sorrow! So dressing up was not on my agenda! 

Shorts – New look

Sandles – Forever21

Black crop top – Penneys/Primark

Chain – Penneys/Primark 

White long kimono – Minx Carlow

Black tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

🌴Day look🌴

 
I actually found this buried in a suitcase with the tags still on it! It’s from Penneys/Primark, but from when is a good question! I thought the colours and pattern were fab so I decided to throw it in for a change during the day! 

🌸Evening look🌸

  

Cullottes – Penneys/Primark 

Shoes – Penneys/Primark 

Top – Market in Turkey (€10)

Chain – Penneys/Primark 

Pink fluffy bag – River Island

🍸Evening look🍸

 I have to say, this was one of my favourite looks! So many people have asked about the trousers and I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint! 

Top – Penneys/Primark 

Trousers – Market in Turkey (€5)

Neckpiece – Zara (sale)

Wedges – Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY  

🌴Evening look🌴

 
This was our last night in beautiful Kusadasi! 

Dress – Penneys/Primark

Shoes – Penneys/Primark 

Neckpiece- Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY  

So guys and gals they are my looks from Kusadasi! I know they weren’t very thought out, I kind of dressed to how I was feeling! 

I am in the process of writing a complete in dept post about my dental treatment at Tour Medical in Turkey, and I will let you know when it has gone live, so keep an eye out over on my Instagram and Facebook pages!

I have also had a few people ask about the hotel which we stayed in. It was called the Palmin Sunset Plaza and was just fabulous! Talking to a few people over there, it was by far one of the nicer hotels. The rooms, hotel, facilities, staff, food and entertainment team were superb and we didn’t have one thing to complain about!

  
Stay fab all, 

The Style Shaper x

A sneak peak into the Primark A/W collection 2015

   
Hi guys! 

So, I know our Summer has just landed, but so has the Autumn/Winter collections for most high street stores.

Today I am going to share with you a sneaky peak at some of the pieces that were shown at the Primark press day yesterday to give you all an idea of what’s in store for your winter wardrobes from none other than (my fave) Primark/Penneys!!!

I just want to say that Primark have without a doubt upped they’re game big time! This collection is by far one of the best I have seen produced. 

Please excuse the lack of writing in this post as I don’t know as of yet the price range for any of the items, therefore this post will consist mostly of pictures for you to lust over!

Enjoy!

 
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

I hope you have all enjoyed that little look! 

I am honestly overwhelmed by the collection, style and design of all the pieces. They are beyond perfect for this coming winter! 

Stay fab all, 

The Style Shaper x💋

The Style Shapers holiday picks ~ Penny’s/Primark, H&M, Zara and River Island

  
Hello all, I hope your enjoying this beautiful weather at the minute, let’s hope it lasts! 

So as some of you know I am away to Turkey in just under two weeks and I have decided that I am going to do another holiday look book as I really enjoyed writing up the last one but also because it had a fantastic reaction on my blog! 

This week I visited The Whitewater shopping centre in Newbridge, along with Penny’s/Primark in Waterford City centre. I picked up some great little staple pieces from Penny’s/Primark, H&M, Zara and River Island which I am going to share with you as I am just in love with all the pieces (especially the picks from Penny’s/Primark) Also I just want to say a huge WOW at the Penny’s/Primark store in Waterford! It is amazing, and has the most perfect shoe section ever!!

 
First up are these silver beauties which I posted on my Instagram page (Jennifer_carolan21) and also to TheStyleShaper Facebook page (head over and give it the thumbs up). I found these in the Penny’s/Primark store in Waterford and just fell in love with them and also with the price, they were just €5!! Like come on you couldn’t go wrong! They are perfect for summer, but what I loved most is the fact they look stylish and will go with almost everything. 

One thing I did find with them was the sizes are a little off as I am usually a size 4, but had to go for the size 5 as my toes were peeping over the tops a bit so if you are purchasing them just try them on before hand to avoid disappointment and also effort of going back to change them!!!😅

  

Next up is this beautiful skirt. I think that what I was most drawn to was the colours in this, and also how well it would look with a tan on holiday! The print is fab, almost an Aztec style which carries the cutest little gold zip at the back and which will be perfect themed with a simple white tank or crop top. This was just €10 girls, just perfect!

 
So, I seen a very small black tassel bag in Zara for around €26 on my travels around Whitewater, but thought it was a bit pricey for such a small bag! Never fear however because of course Penny’s/Primark have one near enough like it for a fraction of the price! This was just €8! 

This bag also comes in a tan colour and would work perfect for the festival season too!

 
While visiting Penny’s in Waterford during the week, just as you walk in were these off-the-shoulder tops. I thought the colour and lace design would be perfect for holidays! This one in particular was €11.

Off-the-shoulder tops are appearing quite a lot on the high street this season and are becoming quite a frequent go-to look for the festival season, but also are working great while channeling those 70’s vibes.

   

For my holiday in Turkey, I wanted to find a piece that I could just throw on while going to the pool or beach instead of trying to pull on shorts! I found this beach dress in Penny’s/Primark in Newbridge from the Ocean Club range for just €9. 

It is an off white colour and has an adorable little tie for around your waist which adds a nautical feel. I went a size up in this for length and comfort. 

  
  
Oh my fave! There were so many bits and pieces that I wanted in Zara, they have fab dresses, culottes and tops in at the minute, not to mention their shoes and accessories! 

What I wanted to get in Zara on this visit were some casual tank tops to throw on during the day. I love the design and material in the Zara tanks. I picked up some plain coloured ones in peach, white, powder blue and this stripped one which were just €4.95 each.

  
  

I am loving H&M at the minute! Sometimes I feel that it can be really hit and miss, but they have upped their game big time this season! 

I popped into the Whitewater store and managed to pick up this fab bikini, along with a blue and white stripe shirt identical to the floral print one I picked up in Portugal. These shirts are so light in weight due to the cotton fabric that they would also work perfect over your bikini heading to the beach!

The top – €14.95

The  bottoms – €4.95

The shirt – €19.99

  
   

 

  

Espadrilles have made a huge comeback this year again. First brought to life by Chanel, the high street have gone crazy ever since. This year we seen the peeptoe sling back espadrille becoming a popular choice which are fab as they are coming in in beautiful pastel colours and prints. 

I found this pair in the River Island in Whitewater and fell in love with how sparkly they were! I am planning on wearing these to the airport as they are so easy to wear and perfect for the long flight.

These were €25 and I have to say, are the comfiest shoes ever! Well worth the buy!  

  
So there the few bits I’ve picked up so far, I’m not showing too much as I want to keep the pieces to show you in my next holiday look book. 

Stay fab all!

The Style Shaper x