Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Shellac those Nails ;)

Hey Blog Readers :)

I finally jumped on the Shellac band-wagon and I have to say I am very impressed! 

When you model it's important to appear "well-groomed" and this includes your nails... but this...isn't me, lol=I am a CLUTS with nails! I'm not a massive gel-nail fan either..Don't get me wrong they're pretty, elegant and girly! But it simply drives me crazy trying to pick stuff up, put in your phone charger, do your makeup etc... etc... 

I am lucky my nails do grow-they're not stubby and I don't bite them so there is no urgent need to get gels... however on the other hand when it comes to simply painting them-I really do not have the patience to take my time and to chill out and not touch anything for awhile... and then do another coat... ZzZz! even when I have taken my time and done my best with them they're chipped by the next day so I wonder "what's the point"?! 

That's why... Shellac is PERFECT for me!! (and for anyone who feels the same way about nails as I do, lol) 

I had a press call for Supermacs the other day so I popped into Stairway to Beauty in Athenry the day before for a tan and to try shellac for the first time! 

The colour theme for my Supermacs shoot was Red and White so I went for the 'Hollywood' shellac option which is a gorgeous red with a sparkle through it! It also fitted in with my mood of missing the US and Hollywood (I just came back last week! :'( booo)
You see the gorgeous specks of sparkle :)

Rihanna is also a fan of Shellac ;)

Hollywood colour with glitter on some

I am now a convert to Shellac nails-they're gorgeous and shiny!They last for two weeks!! no chipping! and yet you are still able to go about your daily life(-with regards to picking stuff up etc...) PERFECT :)

14day wear, zero dry time, Mirror finish!
I am so Happy with my shellac nails :) I am definitely a new addict :) 

If you're in the Athenry area make sure you call in to Stairway to Beauty :) I not only got gorgeous shellac nails but also a golden brown spray tan=happy bunny...will post the pictures from my press call to my facebook page(-click *here* to visit) when I get them.  

Follow the link for the Stairway to Beauty facebook page http://www.facebook.com/stairway.tobeauty.1 
or Ring 091-875959 for an appointment :) 

If in the Galway City Area Chez Elaine is also a great beautician :) 

Lots of Love, 
Shahira Xo


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Welcome to The PlayBoy Mansion

Hey Blog Readers :)
Welcome to The PlayBoy Mansion!
Come on in-Nowhere's off Limits :)
If you follow me on Facebook/Twitter you will know that I have spent the past two weeks over in Los Angeles living the dream and having a great time hanging in The PlayBoy Mansion :)

I've had possibly the best two weeks of my life to date-LA is AM-AZ-ING!x! I'm dying to get back there and do some proper work that is already in the mix at the minute ;) As a massive showbiz head I feel like I fit in there and that there are so many more opportunities for me in LA: Don't get me wrong I love Ireland and I'm very proud of where I come from but I long for the bright lights that I found in Los Angeles and I did so much in two weeks that I just think 'give me a year there and let me see what I can do' :)

As I said I had an absolute ball in the US! I decided to make a collection of some of my pictures from the mansion here on my blog :) There was loads of press coverage back home in Ireland-I still have to go through all the press clippings that were kept for me and I'll post them to my facebook like page when I do ;) Hef himself wants me to send back the press clippings to him for his own personal scrap book collection!-Which in itself is pretty cool!

Here are some of the pictures:
Riskay ;)

Tina, hef and myself on our 2nd visit to the Mansion

The Grotto :)

Having a laugh playing oldschool games in The GameHouse 

Feeding Coco Banana in the Mansion Zoo :)

Playing some Pool :)

Relaxing :)

By the pool with our new friends :)

Grotto Fun :)

Should I get the fake tan on ;)

Salute to the PlayBoy Pool ;)

Having a Mariah Carey moment in the mansion gym-working out in wedges ;) lol
Smile :)

I'm taking over for Hef ;) lol

nearly dinner time at the Playboy Mansion :)

Myself and Hef

Me & Actor/Comedian Jon Lovitz- Beverly Hills :)
It is not easy to get into the Playboy Mansion-It's extremely exclusive and not only do many take tour buses out to see simply the gate and surrounding walls but many also take helicopter tours over the mansion to try to get a sneak peak into the grounds... I am very lucky to have been invited & welcomed by Hef and to have visited the mansion twice in one week when most people will never get the opportunity to visit the iconic home in their lifetime! Everyone at the mansion from the staff to the girls and the man himself-Hugh Hef, were all SO nice and welcoming. They were genuinely some of the friendliest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet in my life and I am delighted that I was left with an open invite to come back to the Mansion whenever I am back in LA-I already can't wait to be back

What Else did I get up to on my Trip...

Of course we (myself and my friend Tina-who travelled with me) did some tourist things...


Visit some Iconic Stars on the Walk of Fame
RIP Marilyn Monroe

I'm a massive MJ fan-RIP :(

And a visit to Universal Studios-which gave me a craving to pursue some more acting ;)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Paddle our feet in the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica beach :)

We also went out on a private yacht in the Pacific-living the American dream travelling along the coast past Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach with lovely people we met at the mansion. 
Inside the boat

Sunhat :)

Channelling my inner-diva, lol

Spent a day chilling with Akon in a BelAir mansion-on set of his new come back music video :)

Akon was a very nice, down-to-earth guy who came across extremely humble and hardworking! I had a great day and the location was BEAUTIFUL!  The wonderful late Michael Jackson looked into buying the property and making it the new Neverland, MANY music videos have been shot there-e.g. Lady Gaga Paparazzi and Christina Aguilera preformed there at Donald Trump's Private Party. 

AND went to Vegas!!
The Hangover ;)

We stayed in the amazing HardRock hotel :)

Flashing Lights :) 

Some betting ;) 

Lets Bet and Shop ;)

Even putting together these pictures/blog makes me wellup..I had THE BEST trip to the US and I'd go back in a heart beat :) As soon as the Jetlag wears off I'll be applying for a working Visa and begin planning my next trip back for 2013!! :) 

What do you think of my holiday snaps?

Lots of Love
Shahira Xo


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bang on trend Spikey Flats

Hey Blog readers :)

I'm in Sunny LA at the minute so I'll make this a fast one ;)

Introducing you too...

These shoes are simply THE BOMB! spikey and edgey yet very fashionable

I have been wearing them all around LA!!

Off to explore Robinson and Rodeo Dr
But don't worry these aren't from the US-as might be expected but from IRELAND :) 

They're from Born!! 
I got mine in Born in Galway-NewTown Smith for only 49e!!! 

What attracted me to them off the bat is that they are extremely similar to a designer version brought out by both Jeffery Campbell and Steve Madden!But at a much more affordable cost! 

Steve Madden Version
Jeffery Campbell version

In my opinion the Bebo version of the Spikey Flat-which is available in Born is actually nicer than its designer twins!x
AND they come in THREE COLOURS!-something for everyone!! 

I can't express enough how much I LOVE these!x! they spice up any outfit and can be worn for many occasions-Casual: shopping, work (depending on your work, lol), dressing up: As a trendy alternative to heels! 

Spikes are in!They rock & glam up any outfit-And these flats are simply AMAZING

Will you be hopping on the spiked flat trend? :) 
Find your local 'Born' to get your feet in some :)

Click HERE to find a Born store near YOU!!

Lots of Love, 
Shahira Xo

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