Thursday, June 02, 2016

Collaboration with Gerry McGuire's!

Hello everyone! 

So, as you may have seen on my Facebook page, I am joining up with one of my favourite shops, Gerry McGuire's! I want to firstly state clearly that I have not been paid for this collaboration, I was invited to choose a pair of shoes to style; I wanted to get that out in the open! 

If anyone knows me they'll know of my love for Gerry's. It is a love passed on from my mum and has been instilled firmly in myself and my sisters! When the team contacted me to collaborate with them I was so excited, having shopped there for years. I buy all of my brogues there as they're amazing quality and last literally for years! I've also bought a few bags over the years, it's great to have a shop
like this in Ballina (in Sligo too) for when you save up your money for something special! 

So, I chose a pair of brogues - they have such a fab selection it was hard to choose! As you all know by now - sorry for mentioning it AGAIN- I haven't been shopping since before Christmas, I'm saving for a holiday wardrobe, so I had no new clothes to style but to be honest the brogues are so cool you could wear them with anything. They are also unbelievably comfortable and light on your feet. Before I show you the pictures I wanted to tell you about this Saturday in Gerry's Ballina! They are having a HUGE 20% off Friday(tomorrow) & Saturday in store AND online and I'll be in the store doing a social media takeover & generally chatting to everyone coming in! The stock they have in store is always amazing but ladies- the Marc Jacobs bags- I DIE. 

Ok, enough chatting here's the pictures!

These brogues are €125 I love them because they're so light, and they have a classic brogue design but with a modern trainer-like twist! 









Here's a selection of my faves in Gerry's at the moment- 





Chloe sunglasses! How fab?!


So that's it guys, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Brendan, Gerry & the lovely ladies in Gerry McGuire's for getting in touch for this collaboration. 

I hope you like the brogues, I'd love to know your thoughts! And if you're around at the weekend in Ballina or Sligo definitely pop in and get 20% off! The sale is online also - go to 

I'd love to meet you also so call in from 11am in the Ballina store this Saturday! 

Snap me any purchases you get! 

In the meantime you can follow Gerry McGuire's on Facebook, Instagram & snapchat @gerrymcguires to see their fab stock & my takeover on Saturday! 

I'll be on my snap too @alongcamepollly (3 Ls you know the drill....)! 

Til debt do us part,

Elisha X 

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Ten things I'm going to do when I'm finished my Masters.

As most of you know, (because I tend to slip it in to most conversations) I'm currently studying a Masters in Digital Marketing & Analytics in DIT. (I cannot recommend this course highly enough, I'll speak more in a seperate post.) I'll be qualified in December and while I'm enjoying the course and learning so much, I can't help miss the days before it was all I thought about.

So I decided to make a list, of the ten things I'm going to do when I'm finished. These will be largely based around Netflix. 

1) Take two days off and just lie on the couch in my pjs and watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch with zero guilt. 

2) Finish Breaking Bad. I'm only on season 4 so please don't be that person who ruins the end, thank you. 

3) Go for a midweek drink without having fear about not being in the library.

4) Read an article that I don't have to Harvard Reference. (Greham, E, 2016.) 

5) Carry a small handbag around because I won't need to bring my laptop & 'E-marketing Excellence' every where I go. 

6) Plan my year by exciting months, not by assignment due dates. 

7) No longer ask my parents for the 'business' section in the Sunday Times every week so I can prove how devoted I am to my studies. ( Thanks anyway, Mum.) 

8) Buy magazines instead of educational books on Amazon.

9) BE A REAL LIFE GROWN UP. (I can't believe this is actually going to happen.) 

10) Start watching One Tree Hill again from the start because, well, I can. 

It seems like a while off yet, but I'm slowly but surely getting there! Does anyone else have anything they want to add?! 

Til debt do us part, 

Elisha xo :) 

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Balyage in Ruby Brown's & the KK hair treatment..

Hi guys! 

So, as most of you will have seen, I was invited in to Ruby Brown's Hair & Beauty Rooms on in Ballina on Saturday to have a hair transformation and try out the Olaplex treatment - yes the one Kim Kardashian uses!! To say I was excited is an understatement! I haven't dyed my hair in a salon since I had been to the girls in Ruby Brown's last year to get the copper colour, so it was in need of change and the girls are always so great to go in to. 

So I sat down with Gemma, owner and MD, and she talked me through the colours I could go for and helped me choose the perfect combination, I had no idea what to expect! Here is my before: 

I'd say I have about fifty colours in my hair & it was quite damaged. Gemma told me she was going to use the Olaplex treatment on my hair to strengthen it & protect it from damage after the blonde. In Ruby Brown's they are known for creating amazing Balyage hairstyles so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Here is my after: 

It's a lot lighter in real life the camera doesn't pick it up great! I love it so much and it feels unbelievably soft after the Olaplex! 

So what exactly is Olaplex & how does it work? 

I've asked Gemma Brown from Ruby Brown's to explain exactly what it is:

"Here at Ruby Brown we love the Olaplex Treatment! We have been following its progress in the US for some time on social media and the unbelievable results celebrities like Kim Kardashian were getting, so we were thrilled to be one of the first Salons to get our hands on it here in Ireland and try it out for ourselves...

What is Olaplex? 
Olaplex basically is a bond multiplier meaning it will mend broken hair leaving it in better condition than it was before colouring or heat processes.
Even after BLEACHING your hair will be in better condition!
It works by reconnecting broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. Hair bonds are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services.

Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals. 

Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector is not a conditioning treatment nor is it an activator or neutralizer. It uses the same active ingredient found in the Bond Multiplier No.1, however developed as a cream form for ease of application and use in the Olaplex System. This second step is necessary with all services for the best results. This is used to link the remaining disulfide bonds before and after service restoring the strength, structure and integrity of the hair.

the take home Olaplex:
No. 3 Hair Perfector: €42 @RubyBrowns
The client is to apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair, comb through and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes or longer, then rinse, shampoo and condition. This is NOT a conditioning treatment to be left on the hair. The longer this is left on, the more effective it will be. This may be used more than once a week if necessary.

So in short the more you use and build up Olaplex the more your are mending it structure, great news especially for blondes...😉

Olaplex Salon Treatment cost €15-€25@Ruby Browns 

Call us on 096 70088 to book your appointment or to talk to one of our Stylists...xx"

And there you have it- I'll definitely be getting it done whenever I'm home my hair usually feels like straw and now it's so shiny and soft! 

I know this is a looooong post but I hope myself (&Gemma) have answered any questions you might have. 

At this point I want to say a HUGE thank you to Gemma & her amazing team for doing such a fantastic job on my hair, I absolutely love it so much, I feel like my hair has 'life' in it now! 

Til next time...

Elisha xo 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ruby Wednesdays

Hello everyone! 

I've had a mad few weeks, from flying to Birmingham with work, to London the week after, and then plenty of college work , as well as actual work being crazy! I wanted to come on to first of all tell you about my very exciting weekend!!

After I posted videos on snapchat of me taking a scissors to my hair Ruby Brown's Hair & Beauty Salon reached out to me and invited me in to the salon this weekend! To say I'm excited is an understatement! I love Ruby Brown's, the girls always take the best care of me (and everyone else), from their amazing nail technicians, and make up artists & waxers & of course the amazing hair stylists. I haven't gotten my hair dyed in a year since I went red-copper with Ruby Brown's last year, here's a pic: 

I loved this style so much but I'm a very low maintenance girl - ( Daniel would say otherwise.....) so I went back to my roots & did an at home colour- sorry Gemma!!

I'm not sure what I'll do on Saturday, it won't be anything too drastic! 

The girls in Ruby Brown's are also doing an AMAZING giveaway for Beyoncé tickets, SoSu contour palette, a GHD, a Crown brush set, & a HD Brow set! Here is all the info: 

I also want to say in light of the recent controversy, this post or anything I ever write is NOT and will ever be paid for or sponsored!! I believe in supporting local businesses & giving credit where credit is due. 

If you want to follow my journey live on Saturday then I'll be reporting from my snapchat - Alongcamepollly!  I'm so excited be going home this weekend & voting Friday! 

Hope everyone is well on these cold morning! 

Til debt do us part, 

Elisha :) xo 

Monday, February 01, 2016

Hello....It's me...

Hello everyone,

I'm not even going to do my usual 'I can't believe I haven't written a blog post in so long' speech, I'm going to get straight in to it!

This post is pretty much rounding up what has been going on in my pretty hectic life in the past few months. You may or may not know, but I began a Masters in September in Digital Marketing & Analytics. I am absolutely loving the course 90% of the time, the other 10% I usually spend crying in to my laptop screaming WHY at excel- (can anyone actually work excel?!). The course is very tough, but our material and lecturers are second to none. In another blog post I can talk a little about the course if it's something you might be interested in?

Apart from the Masters, everything else in my life has remained pretty much the same. I'm still working away in the pharmacy and loving it, I'm still very much in love (too much?!) and I'm still broke three out the four weeks in every month. However, regular readers will be proud to hear that I have been budgeting and I managed to not buy ANY clothes or make up for the entire month of January. (Yes, you read that correctly.) I didn't even find it that hard, I have been putting most of my energy in to work and college that I haven't even missed it that much!

I don't really know where this post is meant to be going, I hadn't planned on even writing anything but I felt that I abandoned my blog and after all the work I put in to it when I first began, I couldn't just walk away from it. When I began blogging in 2013 I was living at home, I had gone through a tough break up and I needed to focus my energy on, well, me basically. It was one of the best things I have ever done, and the support I received from readers and businesses, especially from Ballina was and has been incredible. I have thought a lot about quitting the blog, it's pretty non existent the last year, and I think as I'm getting older, there's more of my life I want to keep private. I also felt like I was totally irrelevant, I wasn't living at home anymore and who really cares about my 6am starts and Dublin bus-ing? But, I miss the writing, I miss talking to people through it, and I miss actually feeling like I'm doing something else besides working and studying. So, if you'll have me, I'd like to wave my white flag and slowly return to writing. There will be some changes, I don't shop as much, and my style has changed quite a bit since you last followed me, mainly down to my early starts and the fear of not being employed when I graduate! I will talk about my life in as much detail as I can, college, skincare and make up of course,and the general goings on of my mind! 2016 is a year I'm very excited about, and I have some exciting things in the pipeline.

So, to end this rather long winded rant, I would like to say, I'm back, kind of, I'll just be wearing a little more black and a little less tiaras. (Tulle skirt is still a firm staple however.)

If there is anything you would like me to focus on in upcoming posts please get in touch.

Til debt do us part,

elisha xo