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Monday, 18 September 2017

Exploring Singapore | Fashion Aid Travels

I dont know if it is because we had no idea what to expect or if it was just so different to anything I have seen before but WOW Singapore just amazed us on so many levels. If you are heading to Singapore anytime soon you are in for a serious treat and if your not you need to add it to your bucket list ASAP!!!!
Like I said before I left for my travels I attempted to vlog as well as blog so I do also have a vlog now live over on the Fashion Aid YouTube channel showing you guys around the city.

When it came to flights we made sure to book them well in advance and as a result we got a pretty good deal. When booking all of our flights for our Summer trip we searched for the best deals on Sky Scanner which is an absolute lifesaver because it basically scans through all of the available flights for your chosen dates and gives you the best times, prices etc.
Once we found the best deal we went straight to the chosen airline and booked through there just to illuminate the middle man (you don't have to do this we just did)
We flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur to Singapore with KLM for pretty good value but I do know the flight more than doubled in price as the months went on so do book your flights well in advance.

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in Singapore and if you have the budget I would 100% recommend you checking it out even for one night, the infinity pool alone looks worth the price. We managed to sneak up to the top floor to check out the view and it was just amazing! There is a Free lazer show on every night at 8pm and im pretty sure there are other times also depending on the night which was pretty cool to see. 
The Shoppers @ The Marina Bay Sands was definitely one of the highlights for me just because I am fashion obsessed so I was most definitely in my element! The range of shops is INSANE....even if your not fashion obsessed I would 100% recommend you checking it out!

On our first night we went to the Gardens by the Bay at around 9.30 and WOW! We knew it was going to be amazing just because we had seen so many pictures on Instagram etc. before the trip but it really is incredible and something definitely worth visiting while your in the city.
We did only have 2 full days to explore the city so the majority of our time was spent just walking around, exploring etc. but overall the trip was absolutely incredible and somewhere I will return to in the near future.

When it comes to accommodation there is some AMAZING 5 star hotels in Singapore so if you don't have a limited budget you need to check out the likes of The Fullerton Bay Hotel , The Marina Bay Sands and The Fullerton Hotel!

We are both full time Business students so unfortunately our budget didn't stretch too far but what we did get for our money was actually perfect and we also had the luxury of a roof top pool. 
We booked the Fragrance Hotel Riverside which was absolutely perfect for the 3 nights in the city and the roof top pool was pretty much the highlight! We landed on around June 20th and with the roasting weather outside it was absolutely heaven to hop into after a busy day exploring the city. I have popped my link below for €15 off your booking! 

I hope this was some what helpful for any of you guys looking to book a trip to Singapore. I honestly couldn't recommend it enough, I definitely think its only going to get better and better!
Have a fab day and dont forget to check out the Fashion Aid YouTube challenge for the VLOG!

Have a fab day,

Éadaoin xoxo

Monday, 12 June 2017

Where Have I Been + My Big Summer Adventure

Jumpsuit with Fill Peplum in Scuba Crepe Direct Link / Black sandals Direct Link

Yes I know it has been forever since my last blog post and trust me that was not my plan but between college, exams and traveling A LOT I didn't get to be as creative with the blog as much as I would have liked....excuses excuses I know. 
I have been spending the last 8 days here in my Mums house in Le Mans, France before heading to The Netherlands and then the big part of the trip starts June 19th :)

I had my little sister Phoebes communion at the end of May where I wore the jumpsuit pictured above and lots of you messaged me for more info so I have popped the link under the picture for any of you interested. It wasn't sitting properly around the chest in this picture because I later realised I didn't have all of the halter neck buttons up. Once they were both up properly it sat a lot better I just didn't have time to take a proper picture later on in the day with all the going. If any of you are heading to a summer wedding or even the races it is so comfy and really easy to put together.

If you follow my other social media you will know YouTube is a focus of mine for 2017 and my most recent video which went live on Friday fills you all in on my "Big Summer Plan" which has technically already started. 
Like I said I have been here in my Mums house in France for the last 8 days now and this Thursday I will be flying to The Netherlands for the next part of the trip. You can check out the video below from the Fashion Aid YouTube channel to find out more in detail about where we will be heading...I am so so excited.

I had to make the video to fill you guys in on where we are heading, my top tips for planning a big trip etc. because honestly the blog post would be way too long and no-one wants to be reading for hours either. 
What I have done is popped the discount code for my Airbnb which gives you €35 off your first visit and my €15 discount code for below if any of you are planning on booking a trip anytime soon. Link for Discount

All I can really do now is fill you in on where we are going and what I have learned from booking such a big trip so far which is all in the video above but once I come back I will do a blog post filling you in on each location, accommodation, recommendations etc.

Over the last 8 days I have just enjoyed spending time here with my Mum and Martial and relaxing after a crazy couple of weeks in Ireland. For more snaps and to keep up to date with my travels both here, The Netherlands and also South East Asia you can check out the Fashion Aid Instagram and Snapchat @Fashionaid.

Any of you following my social media would have seen I was treated to a trip to Château de Chenonceau on Saturday and oh my god if any of you ever get to go you have to, it was the definition of Instagram heaven :) I took some footage while I was there so I might even get to pop it into my next video which will hopefully be very soon. 

Faux Leather Dress With Frills Direct Link

Have a fab day and I can not wait to bring you all along on more of my travels.

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart".

Éadaoin xoxo

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Evaluating your own happiness

Light blue and Rust Stripe Tie Waist Playsuit Direct Link / Belted Duster Direct Link / Suede over the knee boots Direct Link 

So I have been spending the last couple of hours thinking "what the hell am I going to write about" and just nothing was coming to me like it usually does. I usually try to keep my content some what fashion, beauty or travel related but this is one of them some what personal posts. I try to keep my private life as separate as possible from the blog but posting on social media on a daily basis does mean some of my private life does come through. As most of you will know last August I moved to Donbirn, Austria on a Erasmus for six months and as much as it was the most amazing six months of my life I certainly was faced with some challenges along the way. 

Before moving to Austria I never realised how busy I actually was and how much juggling I was doing until I made the big move and once I settled in to my new home It didn't take me long to realise there were a number of factors in my life that I just wasn't happy with. I made the decision to man up and make some changes, despite the fact it was no easy task I am now the happiest I have been in a very long time.

If I can give you any piece of advice it is to sit back no matter how busy you are and say "am I happy?" it sounds so easy and yes asking yourself the question is but acting on the answers certainly is not, it may be a job, relationship, friendship etc. that is stopping you from being happy and if that is the case you need to do exactly what I did and act on it. 
Life is too short to be anything but happy.

"Do what is right not what is easy".

Éadaoin xoxo

Monday, 30 January 2017

Fashion Aid Travels | My weekend in Rotterdam

Black long sleeve bell sleeve top Direct Link / Contrasting side leggings Direct Link / Flat over the knee boots Direct Link / 

Hey everyone, If you follow the Fashion Aid Instagram, Snapchat etc. I am sure you already know I spent the last couple of days in the city of Rotterdam which is located in the Netherlands and the fact I am already posting about it should show how impressed I was with my was AMAZING!
I am a busy third year Business Studies student so trust me I am paying for it today but it was so worth it. I am not going to lie I didn't have extremely high expectations just because I hadn't heard that much about the city in terms of attractions, night life, shopping etc. but let me tell you I couldn't have been more impressed in pretty much every aspect of the city.

One place in particular which really stood out to me and I got lots of snaps about was the "Markthal" which is pictured below, this building is home to some of the most amazing food stands and restaurants and for anyone who is lucky enough to experience it for themselves you have to check out the SUMO Sushi restaurant it is just FAB (I was in heaven!)
This look was shot on my second day of the trip and to be honest it was kind of thrown together, the top is so comfy and I just love the big bell sleeves. Like I always say when you plan to do a lot of walking comfy shoes are a must and these long boots were no exception  and they are on sale (I love me a bargain)

"Don't call it a dream, call it a plan".

Éadaoin xoxo

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Drop the fear

Casual shirt dress Direct Link / Over the knee boots Direct Link / Faux fur stole: Purchased in Paris

So I felt it was about time to pop on here and update you guys. If you follow me over on my social media platforms you will already know this day two weeks ago I arrived back in Dublin airport after the most amazing five months of my life. My baby sisters gave me the best welcome home by standing patiently at the arrivals with big posters they made to welcome me home. The following day I moved into my new home in Galway City for college which started back the next day so as you can imagine I was one busy lady....I still havent stopped going.

I must admit the original plan when I set off for Austria on August 17th was certainly not to stay for Christmas but I fell in love with the place and my surroundings so much that I decided to stay and let me tell you I am so so glad I did! You may think that deciding to stay was just an over night decision but in fact it took weeks! My study abroad experience in Austria thought me so much about myself and as a result I am so excited to bring everything I have learned about myself and life in general forward with me into 2017.

I am one of those people who overthink and as much as it can be a good thing because it can prevent me from making stupid decisions in the spur of the moment it can also be a barrier when it comes to enjoying myself so you can only imagine how much I was over thinking about the idea of staying in a different country away from all of my family and friends for Christmas. Despite the fact I was so scared of regretting my decision and missing all the action back home I put the fear to one side and went for it and as you can see I got the white Christmas I wanted. 
I am so determined to make 2017 an amazing year which I am sure will be another rollercoaster but one thing I will be doing different is putting my fear to one side and taking more chances than ever.

"Do what is right and not what is easy".

Éadaoin xoxo
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