Nothing is more soul-destroying than that moment of truth after eagerly queuing at the ATM. It finally comes to your turn to type in your pin and select the minimum amount in anticipation of whatever you have managed to have left in your account. You take back your card and gingerly put it back in your purse before making the walk of shame past everyone waiting behind you in the queue. Yes, you have insufficient funds in your account.
In times of great worry or despair, many turn to food and alcohol for comfort. Others, mainly female, but a good few males too, turn to their credit cards to cheer them up. Cosmetics, clothes, gadgets; the list of items purchased on shopping sprees is endless. If a person really wanted to go crazy, they could spend well up to and above €200 in just one shop. Good for the economy. Bad for your finances.
What do you think about when you picture a charity shop? Stuffy? Old fashioned? Pointless even? This may have been true once upon a time but certainly not today. Their transformation infact sees them as the newest trend on the street. Especially if you’re a broke, jobless student in search of awesomeness, charity shops will definitely fit your bill. There is an obvious appeal of thrifting.But where does one Penney’s fanatic begin? Following my essential thrift guide of course! Thrift my way! DO call often! Unlike the identical [...]
Alexa Chung is a woman of many talents. As beautiful as she is witty, she is a role model to many young women. I stumbled upon her latest achievement as a bit of an accident, and I just felt compelled to write about it. It can now be said that she can add fashion designer to her list of feats. Vero Moda has taken on the dazzling fashion icon as the face of their spring 2012 collection, and what a collection it is. I’ve always been a massive fan of Alexa Chung [...]
Urban Outfitters have come under fire from US Congressional leaders for selling a collection of controversial St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. A number of t-shirts, hats and accesories featuring slogans such as “Irish Yoga – Downward Facing Upchuck” (featured on a hat complete with the image of man vomiting shamrocks) and “Irish I Were Drunk”. Aside from promoting criminal puns, the US chain has been accused of fueling stereotypes that the Irish, and Irish-Americans are binge-drinking hooligans, most especially when a few floats roll into town. What do you think? Do [...]
Shopping. Loved by women, hated by men, despised by Eskimos. Whether you’re one of those crazy people who compulsively buys everything they see from late night TV3 infomercials (the WonderBra was always my personal favourite), or whether you can afford to send Arts graduate students to do all of your shopping, it affects us all on a daily basis. Much like alcohol. Or being insanely lucky and winning €1 million from some Uruguayan porno site once you send your bank details. If you need some help, too bad. I don’t [...]
Women, contrary to common conception are actually quite simple creatures. We have our quirks, it’s true. But in most cases, thought not all, the feminine mystique can be broken down into a few simple categories. 1. Cute Things. There isn’t a woman in the world who can’t be reduced to a blubbering ball of mush by any kind of baby animal. The smaller and cuter the better. Oddly enough, the same can’t be said when it comes to babies of our own species. What that says about the future of [...]
Employees and game aficionados alike woke to a surprise on Monday to discover that the popular video-game retailers GameStop had ceased trading in Northern Ireland – effective immediately. It seems employees were only made aware of this on Sunday 22nd, however it has emerged through the website TheGamingLiberty.com that GameStop had signed official non-disclosure statements to prevent the spread of news until an official statement had been made. Despite this, it has been confirmed by former GameStop employees that they have been made redundant. An official statement has yet to [...]
Parisian jewellery deisigner, Alison Moyon’s launched her brand, Aliquo in October 2007 and since then has become a roaring success within the Irish industry. Moyon first began selling her designs at the Loft Market in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre, South William Street. The market is a vibrant space dedicated to new Irish designers to display their work and is where Aliquo gained exposure as a talented artist. The Aliquo jewellery collection is all about vintage charm and is defined by delicate jewels and character. The latest collections feature antiqued brass bows, [...]
Three shops, three different kinds of decorations, three solutions to satisfy every taste and budget, as the festivities draw near. Christmas time is magical for most. That may sound like a cliché, but it is undeniable that when autumn surrenders to the cold wind of the winter, and Hallowe’en becomes a memory, the atmosphere suddenly changes and the feeling of something really special occupies the air. The city comes alive with light, children write letters to that famous white-bearded man who lives in the North Pole. Living in Ireland we [...]
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