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, August 28, 2010
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
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
Monday, August 23, 2010
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
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
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
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get it to you! First to email, gets the book!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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!!!!