Family Wedding- What I am Wearing

Hi girls,

Welcome back to Sosodempo! Today is a quick outfit post on what I am wearing. 

I’m heading off to my brothers wedding so I said I’d show you all what I’m wearing. 

My dress is from forever 21 size large! The shoes are Penneys and they were reduced €5! And my accessories are from H&m, claires and borrowed 😘😘.

I hope you like . I’m off to have a great day! X

Chat soon. 

Peace and pout xxx 

 

Boohoo Christmas sneak peek! ( pictures only) 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to sosodempo! So I just had a fab evening attending the press day for Boohoo.com autumn/ Winter collection! 

Boohoo PLUS:

The PLUS collection has literally blown me away! There is literally nothing in the whole collection that both Sam and myself didn’t want to take home with us! It’s glamorous, festive and the designers knew to keep the curvy shape in mind. So much flattering styles such as wrap dresses, discrete elastic waistlines for comfort and most importantly bang on trend. I am so excited to show you all. Check out below:

Those who dare! This all over sheer long lenght dress is perfect over any plain shift dress! I’d love to give this a try! 

 

They Also Have A New Jordan Woods  collection that is so exciting as it in size inclusive, basically that means it goes from a size 8 right through to a 24. I am so happy to see this. P. S. How cool is Jordan Woods! Here is a quick overview of some peices you will see in the collection:

 

Of course I had to include all the regular range show stoppers too. Boohoo.com are standing out for all the right reasons. Glam, trendy and fitting clothes, let’s not forget how budget friendly this brand is too. Check out more below: 

 Below is a quick look at the shoes, and accessories that will be available online very soon:

I had such a great time getting to see all the style that’s on the way. Oh I almost forgot, the absolutely beautiful Joanne Larby from The makeup fairy was there modelling a tip to toe Boohoo.com look. Want to see what she wore? Check out below: 

 How absolutely gorgeous is she and an absolute pleasure to chat too! She wears boohoo.com so well! 

Right that’s all ladies. I hope you love the looks just as much as I do! Thank you so much for popping back to Sosodempo. I have loads of hidden extras and behind the scenes over on my snapchat @kimdempo. Make sure and come find me on Facebook @sosodempo , instagram @sosodempo and also over on twitter @sosodempo

My OOTD!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Sosodempo ❤

 Here’s a quick overview on my outfit if the day! This outfit is super comfortable and easy to wear which is everything I love in an outfit. Check out all my pictures below.I am top to toe in Zara excluding my neck peice as that is from Penneys! The shirt is €39.95.

The jeans is €39.95

The shoes are a steal at €25.95

This shirt is big fitting, it’s a size large and I usually an extra large. It wrinkles quiet easily, sitting for two minutes has me in wrinkles. This turns me off buying things I must say however I do like the fit and the look and I will continue to wear it ( wrinkles and all) .

I love these jeans as they make me feel really supported, however they are very small fitting. I got the 16( 44) and they are super tight which is not the case with any other brand size 16. But I do love the quality and I will be getting more colours to add to the wardrobe. 

 These shoes are life! Super comfortable, m top to toe in Zara excluding my neck peice as that is from Penneys! The shirt is €39.95.very expensive looking and the jazz up any outfit I think! These have been my top buy of the summer! 

 I braided my hair on both sides for something a little bit more fun! Check out my not so subtle contour too.

Taking pictures is so hard so I hope I done ok! Let me know if this post is something you want more of as I’ll gladly keep you posted. 

Thank you so much for popping back to my blog. Make sure and follow me over on Facebook, Twitter and instagram  @sosodempo, and not forgetting snapchat @kimdempo! 

Peace and pout everyone xxxx 

✌&💋

2016 video music awards: My fashion favourites and fashion No’s… 

Hi everyone and welcome back to Sosodempo. The MTV video music awards 2016 is one of the biggest fashion events of the year! It’s where you see all the Icons show case themselves with intent to show personality too! Through the years I have been glued to the t.v. just to see the style! Here are my favorites and my ” hell no’s”. 

Starting with beyonce of course, she is looking incredible in her over the top Givenchy gown, she is pictured here with her gorgeous little lady Blue Ivy, she is wearing child designer Mischka Aoki! Blue Ivy’s gown is rumoured to cost a staggering $10,950! Like honestly that is unbelievable. 

Next up is is Nicki Minaj wearing a Bao Tranchi  dress! I actually do not think I have ever seen her look this good and she is by far my best dressed of the night! Yes it is probably a bit safe in terms of the vma’s  but it’s undeniably stunning which is why I feel she deserves the title of my best dressed! 

Beyonce again in a very dramatic sheer, embellished dress! This dress is just too messy and does nothing for me and more importantly for Beyonce! Sack the stylist for this one! #no

Here is Brittany Spears in a Julien Macdonald asymmetric cut out dress! Brittany looks in great shape and her trendy LBD ( little black dress) is fab on her! Yes it is safe but safe is okay when it looks good. 

Naomi Campbell looks dreadful in this Brandon Maxwell strapless mint green mini dress! Come on this is the vma’s! There is no rules and she turns up in something so bland! #no

HELL NO! Rita ora what we’re you thinking? It’s a hot mess and her hair style is just bazaar! Nobody wants to look like this in my opinion! #no

Holland Roden is wearing a white jumpsuit and Cape by Kayak! It nice and I do like it but I feel like I’ve seen this before. It wasn’t exciting! Would you agree? But like I said it is nice and I would definitely love a look like this for my own wardrobe, just maybe not as dramatic. 

Rihanna is wearing Alexandera Vaultheir couture gown. I love how she styled this. Her hair and makeup really complemented this look! Yes I know it’s way over the top and nothing like we would ever wear but in terms of fashion and the video music awards is really think Rihanna’s wardrobe team can take a bow! They made this work and look amazing! 

Joan Smalls is wearing a camel leather crop top and sport trousers? Another what the hell? Like seriously this is just bad head to toe! I have no words! Did her friends not tell her before she left?

Hi Beyonce! She had another wardrobe change into this gold Elie Saab outfit! It’s ok! But just OK! I wanted so much more from Beyonce! I was left slightly dissatisfied! 

This woman makes me stare for all the right reasons! Model Winnie Harlow is the definition of unique, her Nicholas Jebrah gown is absolutely stunning especially with the lace up gladiator style shoes! Incredibly stunning! 

Alicia keys has decided she will wear no make up! Not one bit! I really want to like her as I love women who embraces all there natural beauty! But if I’m honest this just didn’t look good for her! She looks happy for sure but the dress and hair was a miss! 

Model Taylor Hill is wearing a pink sequin Moschino gown. Another no thank for me! She looks like a glamorous member of the Flinstones in my opinion! Really just an Ugly dress on a beautiful person! 

Ariana Grande is wearing Alexander McQueen. I think she looks stunning! This suits her so well and the frill crop is so whimsical to compliment a very tailored suit pants! I love the look on her! 

Hailey Baldwin is wearing a black sequinned jumpsuit by Georges Charkra! I don’t like the length of the leg, I’d like to see the shoe more but as a whole I do love this! It’s sheer and bold and taking a jumpsuit to the next level! 

Too much of something makes me not like it and this look by model Stella Maxwell and Jeremy Scott is embroidery overload! It’s too much and looks tacky! Sorry #no. 

Hailee Seinfeld is wearing a colourful Balmain dress! I’m a huge fan of Balmain and this dress is so fun! I love each it. Super impressed and her hair style was really cool too. 

Heidi Klum looks prestine as always! She is wearing Roberto and makes the dress look better than it actually is in my opinion! 

Okay last but not least in Kimye! I think this look amazing! They look super cool, on trend and very very sexy! I love Kim’s whole look from top to toe, it oozes “cool chick” while Kanye is crisp in white looking just how a top rapper should! I just want to be them! Can I please? 

Okay thats enough spying on the fashion of the week! I just had to give my fashion opinion on  the MTV video music awards as they are huge! Let me know your thoughts on all the looks from the night, I love hearing back from you all! 
Thank you so much for popping back to my blog! Come find me on Facebook, Twitter and instagram @sosodempo and also over on Snapchat @kimdempo! 

Peace and pout xxx 

✌& 💋

Italian style chicken pasta dish 

Hi everyone, welcome back to Sosodempo! As requested I am posting a really yummy family favourite healthy chicken pasta dish! 
What you need:

6 chicken fillets – butcher

1 yellow pepper -lidl

1 red pepper- lidl

Plum tomatoes- lidl

2 bulbs of garlic- lidl

1 large bunch of basil- lidl

1 pouch of passatta -lidl

Jared gherkins -lidl

Dried/fresh pasta- lidl

Meathod:
Finely chop garlic,peppers and basil.

Chop chicken into chunks and then fry in frylight. 

Add the chopped garlic, peppers and basil and fry off lightly! 

Pour large passatta over it, simmer gently. 

Boil pasta separate until soft! 

Drain and add the pasta to the pan with the rest and your done! 

* you can add cheese on top to garnish! The boys love a bit of cheese in my house😅  

So it’s really that simple but so tasty! Feel free to screen grab and if you want a live demo head over to my snapchat story right now @kimdempo! But beware watching my snapchat story may cause you to run out and cook this immediately as you can practically smell a taste of Italy through the phone! 

Thank you all so much for popping over to the blog! 

Peace and pout xxx 

✌&💋


Freedom Makeup London

Hi everyone and welcome back to Sosodempo! This week I am reviewing the brand new “Freedom Makeup”. As you all know I love to find budget beauty brands (b.b.b) that work! I was so impressed earlier in the year when I got my hands on Makeup Revolution as it was so budget friendly yet it had a huge range of on trend beauty products. Some of these items have now became favourites of mine and I reach for them all the time. In particular there eyeshadow palettes. So of course when “Freedom Makeup” was launched as a sister brand I knew I was eventually going to be showing you guys thier products. Freedom Makeup promised to be as budget friendly as MUR however the difference is Freedom is it aims to specify to start up Makeup artists (like me) and helping them create a makeup kit with professional performance yet not breaking the bank! So here’s the question, does it live up to the hype? 
Here is a quick overview of the products I tried:

1. PRO FARAWAY GALAXY LIPSTICK COLLECTION €6.95

As you can see this lipstick collection is bold and as the title says ‘far away’. I think the texture of each lipstick us creamy with high intense colour. There are 5 colours in the collection,
1. Far away- purple/navy

2. Sky walker- silver/ grey

3. Storm trooper- white

4. Space luxe- gold

 5. The sith- black

All five have a high metallic finish and last well through the day. There are little glosses at the end of the lip sick to apply over for added intensity  ( not that it’s needed). These lipsticks are not for the faint hearted but I do think for festival season it’s a must for any working makeup artist. Personally I loved the quality but the colours are a bit wild so I have added the Bare collection ( five nudes) and the Pro Vamp collection (deep reds and purples) to my want list! In fairness at €6.95 for 5 lipsticks why not? 2. PRO MELTS €4.17 

These are intense! I found these a little hard to wear with my hair down as they stayed quiet wet while on the lips and in windy Ireland I found my hair constantly stuck to my lips  😀. These are thick and extremly pigmented so if it’s colour you are looking for  you will not be disappointed. I think we are just so used to matte that I have forgotten how gloss feels! 
3 . DUO BROW POWDERS IN TAUPE €4.17 EACH

These are a kit must have. In fairness I have no problem saying that I feel brow powders are all the same to me,it’s just the colours that differentiate each. FREEDOM have a huge range of brow powders and these powders will fill in your brows with a great finish! I need them all. 🤗

4. PRO CONCEALER PALETTE  €6.95

Wow! Absolutely love this! These concealer palettes have 6 creamy concealers that are great for obviously covering blemishes but also for carving out your brows and adding highlight under your eyes and t- zone. Overall these are so handy for even mixing colours to find the perfect shade of concealer for any skin tone. When pallettes are this great you just know you will repurchase this in the future. #multifunctional b.b.b 

5. BRONZER PRO GLOW -ROAR €4.86

These baked bronzers are subtle and perfect for adding warmth to your makeup look. The quality is finely milled powder and sits nicely on the skin. I am really impressed and the fun print is added points in my opinion! 

6. MAKEUP FIXING SPRAY €6.95

Saving the best till last. I am already half way through the bottle which is such a great sign. This keeps my makeup in tact all day long! It’s lightweight formula sits so kindly on the skin and acts as a anti shine barrier and of course “fixing” spray! The Pro Studio has so many luxurious sprays and lotions that I cannot wait to add to my collection. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste, always use a setting spray to ensure lasting power. Think of it as makeup insurance, and I highly recommend this one! You need it! 

Come follow me on Snapchat @kimdempo you will be sure to see me use these products and lots of other new products that I am trying out! Snapchat is my favourite 😘. 

I want to thank the fabulous @mattetometallic team for sending me these products to try out. These ladies are taking makeup social media by storm. Make sure and follow both ladies on Snapchat @jennydonohoe283 and @ciciclinton. Also for a full list of freedom Makeup stockist in Ireland head over to thier exciting blog @www.mattetometallic.com. 
As always a massive thank you guys for popping over to my blog! I hope you found this post helpful. Feel free to share it among your friends and hit the like button! Chat to you again soon @sosodempo
Peace and pout xxx ✌&💋

Top 5 style trends of 2016!

Hi everyone and welcome back to sosodempo! Style is always changing and sometimes it’s totally for the best so here is my top 5 styling trends of 2016 so far!

Chokers:

These beauty’s are going nowhere and you can gaurentee that I will be wearing these especially comming into autumn/ Winter! They give that edgy vibe that I just love. Both these chokers are from @asos. 

Lace ups:

Sassy and trendy, Lace Ups are my absolute favourite new shoe trend. There is something quiet demanding from a great pair of lace ups and they compliment all styles. These are the one shoe style that can make something look girlie, expensive, sexy & edgy! They are  the “it” shoes for me right now! Both these pairs are from @boohoo.com and they are so fab! 
The bomber:

The bomber jacket is the latest style to catch my attention. The fab prints and all the the gorgeous details just have me craving a few of these for my wardrobe… these two beauty’s are from @boohoo.com and are only €20! 

Denim on Denim:

 Denim on Demin has all of a sudden became an easy go to look! Pair it with heels just like Kim Kardashian or team up with some trendy flats to look super polished and styled on trend! 

Off the shoulder:

Off the shoulder is so pretty! It’s been one I have battled with as it does take the correct the underwear yet believe me when I say this is so gorgeous on practically every shape that I think all the ladies need this style. Bye bye cleavage, hello shoulders 😍😍. These two options are from @Newlook

Thank you so much for popping back to sosodempo! Please let me know if this post is something you enjoyed by hitting that like button! Also come find me on snapchat @kimdempo, Twitter/instagram and Facebook @Sosodempo

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Easy steps to making friends! 

It’s never too late to start over. If your not happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck. Do better!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Sosodempo. It’s a tough topic to talk about as many of us like to portray an image of fun, happiness and success, but this week I am going to talk about being lonely. I have found as I have become an adult and the more relationships I make with People, the more I hear and see a repetitive topic crop up in life conversations, and that is people being isolated and lonely. I often get told “oh your so lucky to have friends” and “oh you wouldn’t understand as you seem to have loads of friends”. Okay maybe I am not in this position at this time but it doesn’t mean that I don’t see it and that I also want to see if being more aware and open minded can maybe help people who are finding themselves part of this extremely common situation. The reason I keep calling it a “situation” is because I believe in change and I believe that all people have qualities to barter with! 

I’ve often tried to think of why in adult years this loneliness is more prevalent and I personally believe that this fast paced world of modern living has lessened the opportunities to interact. For someone who may be a little quieter that can be detrimental to creating personal bonds with people a.k.a Friends! For example when we were younger, everyday we had the opportunity to meet people in school, if we disagreed at times it did not last long as we had to return to the school the next day and start again. It was the perfect place to create friendships as the probability of alot of people in one place would mean more chance of getting along with someone. But as an adult we might not get that forced social gathering. We might work in small environments or alone where the chances of meeting people are small. We might miss the friends that we once had and because we were maybe hurt in the past as an adult we remember more and maybe are less likely to put up with poor behaviour, which don’t get me wrong that really is not a bad thing at times, obviously I advise to protect yourself. However sometimes friendships can fall apart over issues that looking back may be smaller that you thought at the time or at least given half the chance you may have handled it different? 

I feel that social media forms have at times taken over the “real life” social gatherings. No longer are we meeting on the play ground or at the local community centre or even the pub on a Saturday night! Now we find ourselves portraying a busy, fulfilled and happy life, all through the the power of social media. But what is left when that is all taken away? I am pro social media obviously “I am Sosodempo, the Irish Beauty & Lifestyle blogger ” of course 😅. I have written blogs in the past that replicate this, I don’t want to go too deep into this right now. What I actually want to focus on is finding the “healthy balance”. Life is of upmost importance,we only get one! So if we find ourselves unhappy and feeling lonely, why not take the risk on ourselves and maybe try again at this whole daunting world of making friends. I have thought about this for along time now and I have written down a few key suggestions to what I think might help. 

#1. Positive Thinking:

  • I know it’s a cliché but as I have said before there is a reason why things are repetitive, maybe it’s because they work. So here’s my first suggestion,start with being positive toward change. Maybe I would suggest that if you find yourself thinking ” she has no idea” or “you don’t understand” or your feeling like no one understands your feelings, believe me when I say this, you are not the only one feeling like this! No matter what you think. It is extremely common and definitely something that is in all aspects of life. The reason you feel like you are alone is because it is covered up well by most and therefore there is an illusion created that it does not exist.
  • Believe that people are open to maybe being friendly with you, because again they probably are! Often too many of us sit back and wait and the reality of that is,if we all sit back and wait none of us will get anywhere. Be proactive. 
  • Build trust with people before you bitch with them. This is one tip that is super important. Not everyone enjoys a bitch or gossip about others. But also the person you think gets your point maybe actually does not and does not tell you this. So let’s just leave the bitching or gossiping to the side for now. 
  • Let me remind you that you are worth it. You deserve to have friends and there is nothing wrong with you. It’s all just the way in which you approach it  there is room for us all. Go and get ’em! 

#2. Where to try:

So briefly I spoke about the school yard earlier and how it was a great way of getting in contact with people. Now we need to identify where we can replicate  that being an adult. 

  • Firstly I suggest a group sport or group activity for example a walking group, dancing, fitness classes, swimming. If your not sports driven how about a book club,or cards club or even a local committee. 
  • Volunteer with charity? Now here is a perfect way to meet people with interests like you, and you get to do good too. 
  • How about get in touch with old acquaintances? We offer overlook what’s in front of us. Maybe put the past behind you and “think positive” just say to yourself ” I want to have some fun, why not”. 
  • Go to parties and concerts/ festivals etc. This is the ideal time to have the ( craic, banter or the Lol’s). They might be exactly where everyone your age might be. You’re welcome ticket master 😅😅🤗

So now that we have believing in yourself and where to start covered now I want to start with 

#3 How to approach people/ your approach:

  • Be friendly- if you are looking for friends  to sit and listen to your problems now is definitely not the time. In the future yes maybe but initially not now. Be approachable and don’t be afraid to smile. 
  • Don’t be afraid to start up conversation. Ask them questions like “how are you?”. This is always a handy one as people like to feel like they are important to you. We all do infact. But maybe let them try and speak about themselves. Often I find I have gotten nervous in the past meeting someone new and not intentionally I have went flat out talking 100 miles an hour, the poor person has found it very overwhelming and I of course got embarrassed. I don’t mean it, it’s just nervous babble but it can come across very selfish and that’s not what you want to portray. So if you can remember try play it cool there is nothing to be nervous about! They are human just like you. I promise you even people you think are extremely sociable still have those feelings too. So maybe watch someone you think is good with people and try pick up some tips or tricks. It really is the little things in life that makes things easier for you. 

So everyone basically what I am saying is to keep trying. If having friendships and people in your life is what you feel your missing then I suggest change it. When I say change it I don’t mean the person you are bit I do mean how you approach it and try the suggestions made. I gaurentee this will work if you stay positive. 

I believe in you so hopefully you start to believe in you too. #self belief. 

Best of luck on your new approach. It really will be the best decision you ever make. All you need is “someone to join in in your weirdness” lol. 

Shout out to all my friends. You all know who you are. I love you all. Thank you for reading today everyone. I genuinely enjoyed getting the chance to write such a post. Please come join me on my Facebook/ twitter and instagram @sosodempo. My snapchat is @kimdempo and you can come talk privately anytime with me. 

Let me end on one of my favourite quotes! In the words of toys tory “you’ve got a friend in me”…. 

Peace and pout xxx 

River island plus-Favourite sale peices

Hi everyone and welcome back to Sosodempo! Unfortunately for my pocket it’s summer sale time!!! This is just not ideal if your trying to save, but it’s a super time if you want to grab some bargains😀. River Island PLUS is personally one of the most exciting new collections to hit the online market in the past year so, I decided to pick my favourite sale items to show you all what bargains can be had! You ready! 

 First up is this gorgeous faux suede wrap skirt. I think it’s a wardrobe staple that can be worn all year round. I think it’s a bargain at €20.00. 

I really do not like the Stripped Waist Coat as part of a set But, I do love it with a plain tshirt or shirt underneath and a jeans. It’s eye-catching and I to be honest I am a sucker for anything nautical. Let’s not forget there is a full 50% off too, €35.00 is so reasonable for this!

This vibrant Green Wrap Skirt is so pretty! I do feel like it is only suited to Spring/Summer but I could see myself wearing this loads. Nights out, day trips and probably every day on my holidays 😄. For €18.00 I think this show stopper will be a great addition to your wardrobe. 

Last but not least this black lace up body suit is so on trend! It looks comfortable and the fashionable. This can go with almost anything so I feel this is also a wardrobe staple. At €14.00 it cannot be passed. I just love a bargain.  

You can find a these peices here ( just click on the blue) – River Island PLUS

 
These are just a few things I have caught my eye in the always fantastic River Island PLUS sale. I hope you find this helpful as sometime we forget all about the bargains and then miss out! Don’t worry there will be so much more fashion and style from Sosodempo so please keep your eyes peeled over @sosodempo on Facebook/ twitter and instagram. You can also see me live events over @kimdempo on Snapchat.