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

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Sam McCauleys 🎉Big Birthday Event🎉 – What’s in store for the event

  

  
Happy Thursday everyone! 

Some of you may not know, but I have been asked back to the fabulous pharmacy that is Sam McCauleys to celebrate and blog about their big birthday event which is happening this coming Saturday the 19th of September. 

During this post today I am going to share with you all what’s happening on the day, and let me tell you, it is one hell of a day planned! 

As it is their birthday event, there are lots of different small events planned within the store during the day, from hair tutorials to make up demos along with top make-up artists arriving down to give there top tips and advice! 

Keep those eyes peeled and keep on scrolling to see what’s in store for the Sam McCauleys big birthday event!
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  • Make up artists in store on the day from top make-up brands Rimmel and NYX 

  

  • Events on ALL counters including leading brands Benefit, Stila, Clarins, Lancôme and Bare Minerals

  

  • Perfumery event including sample testing of all your favourite perfumes and scents


  • Dj in store for the event which will create a fabulous atmosphere on the day


  • Skin analysis from leading skin ranges Vichy and La Roche-Posay

  

  • Hair demonstrations using the popular Curl secret and in-styler


  • Hairdresser in store and on hand to give you professional advice on shampoo, conditioner, hair colour, treatments etc

  

  • Viviscal representative on hand to give all the info there is to know on the Micro-nail device along with demonstrations 

  

  • There will be an expert on hand in the photo bar to talk all things technical along with showcasing the new hi-tech watches which are now available


During the event there will be lots of lucky dips, giveaways on the day and of course fabulous goodie bags! 

  
I will be available on Saturday from 12 noon onwards, so pop in and say hello! Also as some of you know my fave place to pick up my beauty bits is Sam McCauleys, so if any of you have questions on any of the recent products I have shown on my sites and of course on Snapchat (TheStyleShaper1) don’t be afraid to pop in and ask as I would be more than happy to help!! 

I hope to see you all on Saturday at this fabulous Birthday event for Sam McCauleys, as it’s going to be a great one! 

Stay fab you lot,

  

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 reviews – Cosmecology cleanser and matt moisturising cream  

  
Hi everyone!

It’s Thursday, which means the weekend is upon us, and I have the perfect read for you all on some recent products which I purchased at Sam McCauleys beauticians. One question I have been asked a lot recently was my skin care routine and what products I am using, so I have decided to write up a review on two which I have been using the past few weeks.

I recently found myself running out of my favourite Guinot cleanser which I have reviewed previously and I also wanted to find a product which would help control the oils in my skin. 

I decided to visit the lovely ladies in Sam McCauleys in the hope of finding the perfect face cream which would help control my skin along with a cleansing lotion.

Chatting with beauty therapist Trudie, she introduced me to a range called Cosmecology Paris, which is actually made by Guinot and is for younger skin types. The Cosmecology range is also that bit cheaper than the Guinot products themselves which is a huge plus! 

The two products I purchased were the Cosmecology Clean Skin Milk, and the Cosmecology Matt Skin mattifying face cream which I have pictured down below. I have been using them for the past few weeks as I wanted to give it a while before reviewing both as to give my honest opinion. 

  


Cosmecology Clean Skin Milk – 

The Clean Skin Milk is a skin cleanser which is perfect for all skin types. It removes make up immediately along with gently cleansing the face. This cleansing milk in particular has rose extract which I also loved as it has fantastic properties. Rose extract is known for moisturising and softening the skin due to the natural sugar compounds present in it.

I have to say, this cleanser is fantastic. It melts away make up, eye make up and leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and clean. It is creamy in texture, white in colour and smells fantastic. 

Applying the cleansing milk – 

I like to apply the cleansing milk all over the face, then take dampened cotton pads to remove it.

  
 

Cosmecology Matt Skin mattifying face cream – 

The Matt Skin face cream is the product I decided on as my skin had become quite oily and my pores more prominent. This mattifying face cream works on balancing excess sebum and mattifies and purifies the skin, along with tightening the pores.

This face cream in particular has burdock extract which works on oily skin due to its purifying, balancing and antibacterial properties. 

This cream has honestly worked wonders on my skin! Since I first started using the cream, my skin feels balanced and a lot less oily. My pores have also tightened around my cheeks. It is quite light in terms of texture and spreads evenly. 

  

Other products available from the Cosmecology range – 

As the above cleanser is for all skin types, the moisturising cream is especially for oily skin. Cosmecology have a complete range for whatever skin type you may be, whether it’s oily skin or dry skin, there is a cream for you! Cosmecology also have a range of hair, body and skin products to choose from!

 
So guys and gals, I hope you have enjoyed this review on the two Cosmecology products I have been using and will continue to use as I am very impressed with them. 

If you have any questions regarding the products or my skin care routine, you can contact me on here, on Facebook (The Style Shaper), on my Instagram (Jennifer_carolan21) or directly by email! 

Stay fabulous as always,

  

The Style Shaper reviews – Emjoi MICRO-nail and MICRO-Pedi Nano

  
  
A huge hello to everyone and happy Sunday!

Over the past two weeks I have had the absolute pleasure of trying out the MICRO-nail and MICRO-Pedi Nano from the fabulous company Lifes2Good, which is distributed by Irish company Emjoi and I have the perfect post for you all to read which will ensure you have beautiful shiny nails and perfectly soft feet in seconds! 

Throughout this post I will explain to you how each product works, what it achieves and where you can find your nearest stockist! Most of the following personal review pictures are my own as I wanted to show you exactly how well both products work and give results! So in turn, be prepared for some foot selfies😉

So guys and gals, if you long for fabulous feet and a super glow to your nail surface which lasts two amazing weeks, then keep on scrolling to see how I achieved an amazing at home manicure and pedicure using these two fab products! 

The MICRO-Nail

  

Firstly I just want to say WOW to this product! I am always that little bit sceptical when it comes to nails as I adore having my nails done professionally, but this may just have converted me!

MICRO Nail is designed to transform dull and rough looking nails, so much so that you have a beautiful smooth and shiny nail surface in just seconds! The device will do absolutely no damage to the nail bed or surrounding areas of the nail like the cuticles. 

My first impressions of the product were fantastic! The MICRO Nail device itself is the perfect size for an at home manicure or if you are travelling and on the go which is perfect to just pop in your bag. 

The MICRO Nail comes with two ‘Micro smooth’ rollers which are green in colour and are designed to buff the nail, which will take away any uneven ridges and reduce the apearence of dull nails along with unevenness to the nail. It also comes with two ‘Micro shine’ rollers which is the amazing part! They are white in colour and while working over the nail with the shiner, in just seconds you can see an amazing result. A shiny, healthy beautiful nail.

One thing that I loved most about the product was the fact that the shine lasts an amazing two weeks and acts as an undercoat for nail polish, so after using the MICRO Nail you can apply your favourite red or pink polish and be left with no stains on the nail bed afterwards.

The MICRO Nail also comes equipped with 2 batteries as it is a battery operated product, a replacement smooth and shine roller and a small pouch for storing the smaller pieces. If you feel your rollers have worn down, replacement rollers are available to purchase separately.

  

As I mentioned above, I tried out the product two weeks ago and to this day my nail is still gleaming! I started off by using the MICRO Nail on my hands and was wowed by the immediate results.

I then used the MICRO Nail on my toe nails and was just as pleased with the results.  
So as you can see above this is how the product looks once you take it from its packaging. The batteries are included, so you simply flick open the top of the MICRO Nail and place your batteries in. One of the ‘Micro smooth’ rollers comes ready to go, you just have to remove the plastic cover and your ready to buff those nails beautiful! 

I had my gel nails removed to try this product so my own nails are not in the best looking condition as you can all imagine, but I am super glad I did have them removed because the results from the MICRO Nail were fantastic, and my nails are now growing evenly and with a beautiful shine. I’m just totally amazed by it!

Here is a short video to show how I used the product.

  
   
                         Before                                                   After

I also used the MICRO Nail on a family member as they couldn’t believe my result! 

   
              Before                                During                                 After

Here is a short video of the result after buffing and shining the nail.

  
So as you can see from the above pictures, the results are phenomenal. I honestly couldn’t believe the amazing change to my nails that can be achieved at home in just two minutes! 

Would I recommend this product?

Absolutely! I have fallen in love with this and look forward to using it on my nails and toenails in the future. I would recommend the MICRO Nail to everyone who loves going for a manicure or who longs being able to achieve salon results in the comfort of their homes. 

Price point – The MICRO Nail was €49.95 BUT is currently on special offer for €29.95.


The MICRO Pedi Nano

  

I have to say, I was very excited to try the Micro Pedi Nano, I mean who doesn’t want fabulous soft feet in seconds?!

The Micro Pedi Nano has just been launched and is the perfect size to carry with you on your travels and is super compact so that you can just pop it into your bag.

The MICRO Pedi Nano is designed to give you gorgeous smooth feet in seconds, and that my friends is exactly what it does! I couldn’t believe the difference to certain parts of my feet when I first started using the device. 

My first impressions of the product were amazing! I remember whispering to myself “oh my goodness” as I couldn’t believe how much hard and dry skin had been removed in the first few seconds.

I also like the fact that the roller on the MICRO Pedi Nano is anti-bacterial, which is a new feature and also how safe it is to use in comparison to other metal scrapers or files. 

The MICRO Pedi Nano requires 2 AA batteries, comes with an anti-bacterial Flex+ roller which is very effective on hard areas but is gentle and wont damage the foot. It is available in three gorgeous colours to choose from – pink, blue and orange. 

Below is what the MICRO Pedi Nano looks like when you take it from its box, and also comes with a small brush to brush away the excess skin when using the product.

  
  
Above are the replacement rollers which are also available to purchase separately if you feel your roller has worn down a bit and are €14.95 to buy. 

 
So as you can see from the above left picture, I had hard and dry skin on the backs of my heels which I think is the most problematic area for everyone who is on their feet all day. 

  
                Before                                During                                After

I also had hard skin on the side of my big toe, and over onto the ball of my foot. The results were fantastic as you can see from the ‘after’ picture, and it took just 2-3 minutes to achieve this. 

Would I recommend this product?

A big fat YES!! If you suffer from dry and hard skin on your feet and are looking for effortlessly smooth and beautiful feet in just minutes, then this is definitely the product for you! I honestly can’t recommend the MICRO Pedi Nano enough as it is so easy to use and achieve amazing results. There is also a MICRO Pedi Man available. 

Price point – The MICRO pedi Nano was €39.95 BUT is on special at the moment for €29.95. 


Where to find these amazing products – 

All products are available either on their own or in a set from the following;

http://www.micronail.ie

http://www.micropedi.ie

Carlow area stockists 

  • Sam McCauleys Chemist
  • Whites Pharmancy

<And surrounding areas>

So guys and gals, I hope you have enjoyed this review on both products. I would highly recommend both for easy at home manicures and pedicures.

Stay fabulous and happy pampering,

   


 


🍁Zara Winter Warmers🍁 – The New Collection 

  
Hello guys and gals, a very happy Sunday to you all!  

So as I spent my Saturday night in (unfortunately) I decided to have a sneak peak at the new winter collection from none other than Zara. I have to say Zara is by far one of my favourite shops, their collections are always so sleek and classy with that little extra edge, and great for staples. I think that no matter when you go in, you will always manage to pick up something!

During this post, I decided to focus solely on the new collection which is mainly the new pieces available for autumn/winter.

Keep scrolling to see all the beautiful bags, shoes, boots, co-ords and coats available from Zara now! 


Bags –

  
This bag reminds me of a cross between the classic Chanel bag and a Stella McCartney bag. The colour and print are fab and not to mention the distinctive chain detail. Just fab! 

  
Suede being huge this winter, these smaller clutches are bang on trend with colour pallet, fringing and texture.

  
Again another beautiful shoulder bag, this one includes a fine unique print and a more subtle chain detail which will carry you right though autumn.

  
Ohhh I love these two little beauties. The colours just scream winter! 


Footwear – 

  
Ok, so I know clogs are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like them, they are quite different if you ask me!

  
Oh hello gorgeous gold heels! They are gold, strappy and all you could want in a shoe!

  
A lot of high street stores have brought out their own version of the ballet pump this season. These themed with a shift dress would be perfect.

  
I have a secret obsession with not only ankle boots, but with the cowboy styled ones! These are just gorgeous! 

  
How fab are they😍 Zara you are doing great so far!! Just look at that heel detail – stunning. 

  
Saving the best shoe for last! I don’t even think they need words! 


Skirts and co-ords –   
I posted a fringed leather skirt to my Facebook and Instagram from River Island which I loved, but I think this one has stolen my heart – suede, fringed and fabulous.

  
I quite liked this two piece when I seen it first. I think it would be fab for a wedding – like how different?! (Obviously changing the choice of shoe)!!! 

  
I loved the subtlety of this co-ord. The cut is so sleek and the pattern is to die for!

  
This is by far my FAVOURITE!!!! How easy would it be to wear these two pieces separately?! 

  
I think a staple piece for this winter is definitely a suede skirt or jacket and here’s both! I have been keeping an eye at the high street collections coming into stores and all of them are carrying suede pieces especially skirts and shift dresses. This dark burnt colour is also bang on trend.

Coats and jackets – 

  
The sleeveless jacket is everywhere at the minute. It has been taken from summer straight to winter with a change of colour, cut and heavier fabric and I am loving every minute of it! 

  
I loved the simplicity of this coat. The colour is perfect and would match with almost every winter colour pallet.

  
This off-white coat is the perfect piece to wear as a casual look, or easy to dress up if heading out and about! 

So everyone they are my picks from the Zara new winter collection. I hope you have enjoyed and got some inspiration for your winter wardrobe! 

Stay fabulous,

  
 

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, 

  
  

 

 

💄Recent bargain beauty buys💄

 Hello everyone💕Happy Wednesday!!! 

I can’t believe we are mid week already!

So, over the weekend I purchased a few little bits at Sam McCauleys chemist which I am made up with and which have had a great reaction over on my Instgram (jennifer_carolan21) and Facebook (The Style Shaper) pages. 

I thought I would show you all what I purchased along with a little review of them all just so you know what they are like if you are thinking of picking up a few new beauty products.

I always love to find a dupe or the closest thing to a product if one exists, so here are my recent beauty buys!💄

The ‘Beautiful Brows’ brow kit

This definitely had to be one of the best buys! Reduced from a whopping €45 down to an amazing €9.99 how could you leave it right? 

Brows have become such a prominent part of the face recently and also one of the main areas of the face which people focus on while applying make up and completing the entire look. 

This kit literally has everything you need for filling in your brows. 

Each compact contains:

  • Your preferred eyebrow colour powder
  • Three different eyebrow shapes/stencils
  • A duo application brush
  • An eyebrow highlighter
  • A highlighting brush
  • A soft grip tweezers (which are amazing)
  • A magnifying mirror for application 

You can also match the powder to the colour of you hair and complexion of the skin. The colours to choose from include:

  • Black – for black hair
  • Slate – for blonde, silver and red hair with a fair skin tone
  • Dark brown – for medium to dark brunettes 
  • Light brown – for for darker and red hair
  • Chocolate – for very dark brunettes 

I decided on the dark brown colour as I am quite dark in terms of hair colour and skin tone and I can say it matches perfectly! Whoooo finally perfectly shaped brows😍

  
The ‘Real Techniques’ miracle complexion sponge

I decided to pick this up and try it out as I have always wanted to try it out but could never bring myself to pay €8 for a little sponge😂 So, when this was reduced to €5.99 I said I’d bring it and give it a go! 

I was a little bit sceptical at first as I have always used brushes to blend my make up and apply concealer but this has literally changed my life!!! It is fantastic for blending both, as due to the rounded sides it enables you to blend larger areas of the face and has a precision tip for covering blemishes and imperfections on the face. 

  

  

The ‘Technic’ make up brushes

So firstly I want to say these brushes are NOT the same make/brand as the Real Techniques brushes! 

They are a cheaper brand of brushes which range in price from €2 to €5!!! Like how amazing is that? Now I am no make up artist so some of you may think they are crap but I really like them! 

When I posted the picture to Instagram and Facebook I hadn’t tried them out, but over the weekend I got the chance to try them and I have to say I think they are great! The actual brush hair is so soft but at the same time has give in it, I also haven’t had any hair as of yet come out while applying product. 

I picked up a blusher brush, slanted blusher brush, eyeshadow brush and a smoky eye brush which is double ended and my fave! 

  

The W7 ‘Absolute lashes’ mascara

Who doesn’t love a good old dupe? I couldn’t believe my eyes when I seen this! It even looks the exact same as the benefit ‘they’re real’ mascara which may I add is my all time fave mascara! 

When I spotted this I had to pick it up and try it out! The packaging is nearly identical to the benefit mascara along with the brush applicator. 

I used this over the weekend on two people and found it brilliant, I also used it on my bottom lashes as I can’t on my top lashes due to my individual ones on and it was great! 

This mascara came in at €4.75 compared to the benefit one which is a whopping €26, yes that is quite a difference! A must buy if you ask me! 

  

Essence products

I picked up a few little bits from Essence cosmetics. The gel effect nail polish which is great and amazing for its price, the quick and easy sponge nail polish remover, a studio nails banana shape file and a sharpener. All of these products were no more than €4 which you can’t go wrong with! 

  
So guys and gals they are the pieces I picked up over the weekend, I hope you have enjoyed that little read and hopefully it has answered any questions you may have had when I posted the products! 
Stay fab all, 

The Style Shaper x 

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