THE TEEN LIFE TEAM

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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, August 28, 2010

MUSIC SHARE - BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

Rachel here - thanks girls for all the feedback on CIMORELLI. When I found them a few weeks ago, I thought you might like them, and you do! It was so funny on Friday at school, to hear you all singing their song. Inspiration for a group girls?? I'm sure your version would be cool. We'll have to think of a song! So I'm sharing a little more CIMORELLI, before I get tired of them! and am on the search for some more music that I hope you'll love. See ya Monday girls...... XXXX

Think they might need a Stylist this time Mom - what do you think? Oh, I could have picked their newer cover 'Teenage Dream' by Katie Perry - but I just don't like the harmonies.


Friday, August 27, 2010

BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

Rachel here - Isn't it amazing that even when you 'like' school, have great friends and no real school 'issues' theres still that feeling of dread as you get the books ready and the uniform organised, buy the new shoes and begin to imagine the school year ahead..... Life seems to have gone from summertime to schooltime in an instant.  This August back to school schedule does not make me a happy bunny.  Just a few more days would make all the difference, especially when the weather is so nice.  I am determined to make the most of our short days at school in the next week, to keep summer in my life for as long as I can.  The forecast is good, so I'm making some plans.....

Sophie here - Transition Year and all its experiences are a memory now as we gather our stuff together to go back to school.... again.  As I look at my uniform and books all ready, I keep thinking about how much work I am going to have to do in the next two years!  My summer was so good, I really wanted it to go on forever.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

POLLY PLAYS BALL!

Rachel here - I promised a video of Polly playing ball in our garden. This really made me laugh. Hope it makes you laugh too!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

OUR FAB HAIRDRESSER

Sophie here - just this evening we had a visit from our fantastic, fabulous and really kind hairdresser (who shall remain anonymous for now). It is just great to have a hairdresser who listens to us and does exactly what we ask and gives good advice too. He has a special relationship with each of us and we have great chats while he cuts our hair. If we show him a picture of what we want (because we are both a bit fussy about our hair) - he will always explain why we should or should not do something we've asked for and when he's finished cutting, will show us how to dry our new cut... if we talk to him nicely he might give us a bit of good advice for all teens - we'll have a chat with him next time.


Rachel here - while in DL today and knowing that we'd have new haircuts later, I picked up some L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray (with Cheryl Cole on the front) - we've been noticing this in the magazines - their marketing does work! Once we saw Cheryl's smiley face on the front, we just knew we had to have it. Will let you know if it does what it says on the tin!

Maybe the nice people in L'Oreal would like us to review their products for them. We would just love that and could share a few of the products around too for some real teen feedback. I'm really getting to understand this blog stuff now. In fact one of the first blogs that inspired me was www.beaut.ie, which Mom showed me one day and I was hooked! You could take a look if you wish.

Let's make sure that teens have a voice in the beauty product world! By the way, the cost of the hairspray was a bit steep, but just a little for the discos makes it go a long way and both Soph and I chipped in together to buy it.

And now, with our hair looking 'good' as we venture outside....it's starting to rain. Ah....that's life in Ireland! All the effort - then it rains!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

X = WINTER!

Rachel here - when I began to watch X FACTOR last night, I got this wintery feeling all over. What with back to school this week as well, it felt like Summer has gone by in a flash. A flash of happy days, sunshine, friendships and so much fun. But just too fast.

When I saw
Simon Cowell's grumpy face I realised that we are into a new season of TV and X FACTOR. Of course there's lots to look forward to, but it feels like it's just too soon. I want to keep the summery feeling for a few more weeks. How am I going to do this? by wearing my summer clothes, layered with cardis, or even boots to give a more wintery look. I'm going to make plans to be outdoors as much as I can with my friends and I'm going to talk to them tomorrow to see what we are going to get up to over the next while just to strrrrrrretch Summer as far as we can. I hope this year's X FACTOR will be great!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MAKEUP MAKEOVER

Liz here - I was working on Wednesday last doing a makeup makeover with one of my lovely clients in BTs in Dublin.  I invited the girls to come along afterwards and booked them in for some advice on skincare and simple makeup techniques.  I have a particular brand  I am very fond of and want to introduce the girls to all the different products over time.

Sophie here - I was delighted to get the chance to visit the makeup counter again with Mum.  I got some great advice on skincare and tried out some new products.  I have not tried tinted moisturiser before, preferring to stick to mineral powder, but the makeup artist showed me all kinds of techniques and then did an amazing job on making up my eyes for a special occasion, using a fab green colour which is so this season.

Rachel here - I had no idea I was going to have my makeup done, but when I saw Sophie's finished demo, I thought I'd like a bit of advice too.  I keep my makeup quite simple and the makeup artist really understood what I was looking for.  She showed me how to blend two tinted moisturisers together to create the perfect colour for my skin tone and introduced me to an eye base which goes on under eye shadow and creates a lovely smooth effect.  The mascara she used was just gorgeous.  


 The girls got some really good advice and we bought a few products.  I tell my clients that it is a good idea to make an appointment at your favourite makeup counter twice a year, to get advice on the condition of your skin and also to see what new products are available that season.

Friday, August 20, 2010

THANKS FOR THE VIEWS!!

 
 
Rachel here- Thanks for the views and please please please please tell all your friends about us...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BOOK REVIEW...

Rachel here - I wish I was a reader (a bookworm kind of reader), but hey, I'm not. I'm too into sport and tecky things and friendships to have my nose stuck in a book.... but this summer my Mom challenged me to read a few books, and I did. I want to share my fave one with you because I think it is well worth a read.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin describes their journey to climb the K2 mountain in Pakistan. When they became lost, they stumbled upon a remote tribal village in the mountains where they were welcomed and allowed to stay in the Chief's home and given food and drinks.

Greg noticed that there was only one run down school and he promised to build a new school and he tells the story of how he followed through on this promise.

The book held my attention from beginning to end. I think it is a really good story and I want to find out if the recent floods in Pakistan have affected the village where the school was built.

This disaster really deserves a charitable donation. If anyone would like my copy of the book, just email me at teenlifeandstyle@gmail.com and I'll get it to you! First to email, gets the book!

Monday, August 16, 2010

MUSIC SHARE...

Rachel here -
I've been listening to these guys for a while now (they're based in Australia) - I really enjoy their music - have a listen and let me know what you think on Facebook...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Sophie here - Heard that these were going to be good and watched them with my friends.  When I got home Rachel was watching them so we picked out our favourites.  I just loved the outfit that Katy Perry was wearing.when she sang 'Teenage Dream', kind of nice jeans and a waistcoat with a draped t-shirt.  I will be watching the shops for something like this.  My favourite part of the show was the Street Dancers - they were so cool.

Rachel here - Sophie texted me to tell me about these awards.  I was pretty impressed.  The style was great and the singing really good too.  My fav - Justin Bieber - 4 awards!  I was wowed!  I just can't wait til he comes to Dublin.  He has promised to come to Dublin in 2011!  Keep your promise Justin!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW - 'KNIGHT AND DAY'

Sophie here - I liked this movie - it was just as good as I thought it would be - a mixture of action / romance and and some comedy.  In fact it was really funny in some parts.  Tom Cruise and Cameron were just great as I knew they would be.  It was set in many countries, such as Seville in Spain, Austria, Germany and that made it interesting.  The storyline was interesting, but I didn't like the very end.  Worth a view?  yes.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

KEEPING IN TOUCH!

Rachel here - I think that SKYPE is the next big thing for young teens.  Do you have Skype?  I always thought it was for adults to keep in touch with friends in other countries til my cousin RK suggested I get connected.  It's just great! So handy...  and it's FREE.  I just love keeping in touch my friends, especially in the hols.  We now do a six way chat in the evenings and it is great fun - so much more fun than typing messages to each and much more personal.  It's great to hear the laughter not just read lol, it's great to hear the voices and it is certainly keeping us entertained and it is absolutely COST FREE!  I just love it......

Monday, August 2, 2010

MUSIC SHARE...

Rachel here - while browsing youtube today, looking for a cover of Justin Bieber's 'One Time', I found this video - great to see teen girls having fun and they sound good too! Take a look.....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

OFFICIAL LAUNCH!

We are delighted to launch our blog site today.... we have been working on it for a month now, so there is lots for you to read and remember, you can always contact us at teenlifeandstyle@gmail.com with your suggestions and kind comments. Hope you will check in regularly with us and we look forward to bringing you lots of info and style advice in the months ahead. Love and hugs, Rachel, Sophie, Liz and Polly XXXXXX