THE TEEN LIFE TEAM
THE TEEN LIFE TEAM:
Rachel: Bubbly teen (17) likes sports, friends, Sims, music, fashion, perfume, walking the dog with my Dad and Life!
Sophie: Stylish teen (19) who likes fashion, parties, sleepovers, movies, books, music, blading and lots of friends!
Liz: Fun Mom and Stylist, who likes travel, accessories, friendships, home life, books, flowers and style of all kinds.
Polly: Adorable dog (4) who loves food, food, food, cuddles, slow walks, food and anybody elses food too!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
When I heard Toy Story 3 was coming to the Cinema I just had to get to see it. I was not disappointed at all. The characters were as wonderful as before. I wondered if a trilogy would be a step too far. But NO. It was great. Even greater than I remember. It was a bitter sweet movie, but all was well.
I felt so guilty that I had let go of my Toy Story Characters and when I came home I went straight to my room and rescued my Woody and Jessie toys from a corner and they now are right on top of my bed! I am so glad that I took these out of a bag on the way to the charity shop last year. I just could not let them go. Phew. FRIENDS FOREVER!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
With this in mnd, today I took a half hour with the girls to go through what they have and put together a few new combinations. The results were great and they were surprised to realise that they could wear the clothes in other combinations and that they had ignored a few bits and pieces they had bought before the hols.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Rachel here - I had a really great barbeque this evening... eight of my friends came over. We had so much to chat about because we have been on holidays and my Mom and Dad were laughing at the loudness of it all. I put a few new songs on my iPod, stole my brother's amp and cranked up the music outdoors. We had delicious food followed by a lot of crazy dancing. It was great to see everyone having fun. I had planned the menu and did the shopping myself. I like to be in control of things!!! We had burgers, sausages and afterwards the most delicious chocolate sundae desserts served in glasses with vanilla and chocolate icecream scoops, broken kitkats, maltesers, hot chocolate sauce we made ourselves and a big squirt of cream. They looked good, but they tasted even better!. Thanks girls for the lovely pressies and for being so much fun. ps my outfit worked out good... and I really like my purple Raybans!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
If you are struggling with getting your nails right, it might be a good idea to invest in a professional maniacure at a salon. Sophie had a maniacure done in Spain about 3 years ago and since then has become really good herself. Toe nails should be square and just above the top of the toe. Finger nails can be rounded, but I prefer a slighly square look (that's the way the professionals do them).
A base coat prevents your nails from becoming discoloured from the darker or red nail lacquers. My favourite brand right now is Nails Inc. They have some wonderful colours. Auntie Bee often comes up trumps with a gorgeous colour like this one on Sophie's nails...
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The best things about my Kilkenny visit were seeing new places, really nice people and spending lots of time with younger kids. This allowed me to be a big kid and I really liked looking after all the little ones and making new friends. The people were so friendly and kind to me and I really hope I will be able to visit again sometime.
I love the countryside, all the green and last time we were in Kilkenny
we saw some beautiful horses there.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
really stylish and funky and today's her birthday. We just love family celebrations and we visited my uncle's beautiful home in the countryside to celebrate. All of our family were there (except our brother - who is stranded on an island in the middle of a lake for the next 10 days with his scout troup). We had delicious food and the biggest and most gorgeous raspberry pavlova I have ever seen! The house has so much land and a little forest and we loved wandering around with our cousins, seeing the horses and getting lost. I just love this place, but we do wonder if there are a just a few ghosts there!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The one great thing about our hairstylist is that he LISTENS to what we want. You are paying good money for each haircut so you need to find a stylist that (a) is reasonably priced and (b) really listens and gives you good advice. Then.... you have to be prepared to take that advice because hair that looks good on one head, can look disastrous on another!!! and that is what a stylist is trained to do. To imagine what something will look like and .... make it happen.
|My new style!|
It's amazing how a little practice helps. These days I am well able to flick my hair out myself and since Auntie Bee (as mentioned before) donated a GHD hair gadget.... it's even easier now.
Sophie here - When thinking about summertime hair, I wanted a layered style, down past my shoulders, with shorter bangs tapered down my face. I had to convince the hairstylist to layer my hair more and I wanted to be able to wear it up or down, curly or straight. It has taken a couple of cuts to get it exactly as I like it. It has also taken me a while to manage the shorter layers, but now it's easy. I try to dry my hair straight myself rather than using a straightener all the time, as I think it just ruins the ends of your hair.
I experiment with shampoos too and more recently, for special occasions have been backcombing my roots for a bit of volume and a little bit of hairspray makes a difference too. I have been wearing a lot of upstyles these sunny days and if I want my hair curlier I let it dry naturally, gently scrunching it. I can do this in the summer, but it never works in the winter. I want to learn to do a few cool upstyles for discos, so I'm doing a bit of research on the net right now....
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sophie here - we forgot to mention the best birthday party we were at this year.... our little cousin Lulabelle invited us along. We'd been style shopping with her the week before and we were given instructions (as only an 11 year old mini teen can!) to make wonderful hats for her birthday party as she was having a hat fashion show and competition, as well as a magician and a sleepover - all in one day - can you imagine?!!! But then, her Mom is our Auntie Bee - a fairy godmother kind of auntie... the kind of auntie that everyone needs in their life! Anyway, back to the party - we had the most amazing day out and... what do you think of our hats?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Rachel here - I forgot to mention my holiday buttefly.... not one for the real thing, I decided to get a henna tattoo done on the beach in Spain. It was nearly the last day before I had the courage to ask my Mom - I should have known she would say yes - she's good about these things... I am delighted with my little butterfly on my hip, she won't last long, but I love her anyway....
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sophie here - I had been waiting for ages to see 'Eclipse'. I loved all the books by Stephanie Meyer. The movie was good, but not great. The plot was full of action from beginning to end, but I am beginning to realise, having seen 3 movies now, that I prefer the books. The descriptions in the books are amazing and really catch your attention and you get drawn right in. The movies seem more make believe. I would recommend this movie for teens... if you haven't read the books you will think it amazing - but I'm still glad I read the books first!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This is a little Polly story...when we arrived home from hols our dog Polly nearly went crazy. It is the first time we had left her. She is three. She is a Dandie Dinmont and she is cuter than cute! She's Dad's dog really - he got her for his 50th birthday last year but she loves the sound of Mom's voice best. She has a special relationship with each one of us...you should see her playing ball (Ronaldo better watch out!)...I'll try catch it on video soon.....
There was wonderful wildlife such as red squirrels an kingfishers and It is great to come home looking forward to going back again.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Yes, I bought two pairs. The purple Converse were
my splashout - I just love the colour.
The white ones were around €10.... I just love
the value in Spain. I like these ones just as much.
It just shows that mixing and matching cheap with expensive buys does work. Thanks Mom!!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I love lace this season so I bought some lovely lacey tops. Where we live the weather is not always the best, so we need to dress in layers. When shopping on hols I had to think if the clothes I liked would be suitable to wear back home. I got some really nice denim shorts and some off the shoulder tops. I picked up some really nice hair accessories too.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Being a stylist, I always pack these away carefully
and when we checked on them, they were just like new clothes. (If these clothes had been dumped in the back of a closet instead of stored carefully, they would not have felt suitable for the holiday). We quickly discovered what items still fitted the girls and made a list of what they would need to make a few nice outfits suitable for day and evening wear. New white jeans for both girls was top of the list and some shorts, t shirts, a couple of new bikinis.
It is so easy to pick up summer wear at cheap prices in the high street stores. We wanted to buy a few nice items, but were saving our money to shop on holidays too... here are a few of the clothes we picked up at really cheap prices in Good old Penneys. with bikinis for under €10 and sparkly flipflops for about €2.....
Thursday, July 1, 2010
We brought our rollerblades and have been blading up and down the prom at high speed...while our Dad jogs at a slower speed!!! (sorry Dad) and Mom soaks up the sunshine. I wish our holiday could last forever.... It's so amazing.....