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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today has been a big celebration at our house. SOPHIE IS 18! The celebrations will continue, but just for now, here's a picture of the Teen Life girls with a guest appearance from our cutie cuz Lucianne. She's so precious. Soph was showered with presents from all her family and it is just what she deserves coz she's a fab girl and we all love her so much. We love celebrating with our family, Gran and Grandad, Aunts and Uncles and cousins too. So many happy memories. We're really lucky.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Sophie here - we are so busy with study this weekend. Rachel did a cool essay on 'Music is my Life' and we were talking about how music affects our mood and our emotions, we discussed lots of different videos and I thought of Selena Gomez 'Who Says?'

We were talking about the pressure on girls to look a certain way these days and I think that Selena's song is quite empowering for girls to listen it is..... see what you think!

We at Teen Life and Style truly believe that developing your own signature style, really knowing what suits you and being confident enough to wear something different from the crowd really boosts your confidence and self esteem. The words of the song are so true. We just need to believe in ourselves. Teaching teens to believe in ourselves is what this blog is all about.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


The Teen Life Team were invited by RTE's Red Radar to write a post on BIRTHDAY STYLE.... follow this link to see our article and photos on their blog  Click here to read our post on Birthday Style for Teens and see our photos too

Monday, May 23, 2011


Rachel here - when I saw President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama step out of Airforce 1 today in Dublin, it was like a dream. Who would believe that he'd stop off in Ireland and who would believe that he has Irish roots?

The visit was short, but meaningful and made me think about all things American, from Mickey Mouse to Reeses bars, from the New York skyline to Starbucks, from Abercrombie and Fitch to Gossip Girl, from Justin Bieber to Beyonce.....

We get so many hits on our Blog from the U.S. - maybe the Obama girls, Malia and Sasha would like to follow us!

I would soooo like to go to the States.... it's number one on my wishlist. I want to live MY AMERICAN DREAM.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


We watched with interest as the Queen arrived, toured and left this week. It is such a big occasion in our country that we thought we should post a few thoughts about it....

Queen Elizabeth certainly is a stylish lady and it was interesting to watch her choice of colours and styles for the different occasions. Our favourite outfit was the one she wore to the Banquet - it was elegant and the neutral colour was great with her amazing jewels. President McAleese looked very glamorous and well dressed each day too.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Sophie here, spotted this link on Facebook, some great summer styles for long hair.... just got mine cut and thankfully, split ends gone, hair still long! It's great to have a hairdresser that listens to you. Click this link to see what ELLE is recommending for Summer.... Great Summer Hair Styles lots to choose from.

I wore my hair in an upstyle for a photo shoot we did for Red Radar over the weekend, will let you know when it is on line this week.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Sophie and Rachel here - last Friday was such an exciting day - we went to our FIRST WEDDING! Our lovely cousin Aisling got married to Jack in Wicklow. We were challenged to put outfits together for the wedding on a very tight budget, but feel that it all came together on the day.

Liz Here - we decided on a colour theme of peach, cream and grey. These colours are flattering and very in vogue this season. As these are not colours that the girls usually wear, their makeup had to be adapted, with peachy blusher and we used a Laura Mercier highlighter colour block to create a glow.

Rachel's dress, we had tucked away in her closet. We bought it at good price at the Expose Fashion event before Christmas. with simple cream pumps and a new faux leather jacket from Zara in a pinky peach tone and silver accessories, the outfit blended together and was dressy enough to take her from day to evening and comfortable enough to wear from 1pm to 6am!

Sophie's dress was bought in H&M abroad this season - an absolute steal at €25. Her dove grey sandals were from our shopping trip in Spain last summer. Her pewter coloured accessories matched well and a simple grey Zara cardi, to which we added a peach feather and jewel accessory (rescued from a H&M hairband) gave that extra bit of cosiness on a slightly chilly day. The shape of dress and slight sheen of the fabric looked very nice as she danced the night away.

With very careful shopping and making the most of what we already had, these budget outfits looked great on the day. and on into the evening too.

Sophie and Rachel here again. Our cousin Aisling looked stunning, with a figure hugging dress ivory dress with train, an antique veil, worn by both her grandmother and her mother. The day was filled with tradition and lovely finishing touches, garden flowers, home made cakes and happiness. We hope that Aisling and Jack will have a very happy life together.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Harry and Alfie introduced this talented singer Hannah-Rei today....we think she is kind of special

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Rachel here - we spotted this JEDWARD video as they rehearse for the Eurovision Song Contest - do they make you laugh or make your cry with embarrassment?

The crazy thing is......Europe is loving them - these two crazy guys that make us cringe sometimes, yet we can't help humming along to their songs.  Word has it that teens all over Europe just love their whackiness - I suppose they deserve our support - they certainly have lived through lots of criticism..... We wish you success guys!  Do Ireland proud!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Sophie and Rachel here. Excitement! We bring you the newest Lady Gaga Video - JUDAS. Do you want to be one of the first 500 viewers on Youtube? We are so impressed by this on line pageant - released at Easter time. How clever. Not as rude as her last video thankfully - but full of clever styling - interesting bible people (like the apostles on Harley bikes) - a captivating story, like a mini movie. You can guess that we love it, from our enthusiasm this evening - what about you? We adore the nails, the robes and in particular the eye makeup. Brilliant GAGA! you've done it again and we love it. We keep humming the tune. Facebook feedback please girls.....

Sunday, May 1, 2011


We've been waiting for the WEDDING. You know the one that there has been lots of fuss about - trending on Twitter for ages now...... Did we expect to be impressed? not really - but we were impressed with so many parts of the day.

We have watched the wedding over and over now and all the little details were so simple and special. What were our favorite moments?

Prince William arriving, the first peep at Kate's dress, the royal carriage, the KISS on the balcony -

Our favourite style?
Pippa Middleton's dress...

...but our very favorite moment was when they drove away in the little cute Aston Martin car.

It is said that Kate did her own makeup for the day and her nails were painted in a simple Bourjois nail polish - a nice affordable brand. You go girl!

William and Kate looked so happy. They made everyone feel happy on the day. We hope they have a very happy life together.