This was the second day of our Dublin adventure, so if you have missed the first post then click here before you have a read of this one. This was out first full day, so although relaxing was pretty full on. I managed to get a lot of photos that I liked though, and I am positing even more on my social media. In addition to this I am also doing an Instagram takeover on the @icelolly Instagram page, and I would love if you went over and supported me over there as it would really help me out.
We got up quite early because we wanted to make the most of our first full day away, so we were pretty much up and ready by about half 9. We had breakfast in the hotel, which was lovely as always. I am always amazed by the decor in the room where breakfast is served, they have tried to make it look like a garden setting and it is incredible. From huge plants hanging from the ceiling to curved velvet sofas, it really is a magical setting!
Once we left the hotel we made our way to the Luas, which is the tram service operating around Dublin. We were heading to the shopping centre (dundrum) which is a bit out of the centre, so we made full use of the luas service. The dundrum shopping centre is a really nice place to go, and we enjoyed looking around it. You will see from this weekend that we love to shop! We ate even more food as well, this time in the form of pizza which was really nice too (and huge!)… I really like the food court at the dundrum centre.
It was so unbelievably cold this day, so much so that it started to snow for a while (which was very pretty but equally very wet and cold!). However it being so cold called for one thing, and that is a gorgeous new coat. I have been eyeing up the teddy bear coat style for a while now and I finally took the plunge and bought this beautiful black one from Zara. I know that I am going to get so much wear out of it so expect to see it featured in many outfit photos soon.
Once we were all shopped out we crossed back over the river and headed back to the hotel room. The lighting was beautiful at dusk as the sun was just starting to set, this made the light really low and made everything look so gorgeous. I’m really happy with the photos of the buildings I took as the light seems to hit every angle perfectly. Before we went out for the evening, we chilled out in the hotel room and got ready slowly. I actually ended up planning an economics essay for half an hour, because my teacher was emailing me with some help that morning and I just wanted to get it down on paper before I forgot what she was telling me. No rest for the wicked as far as A levels are concerned!
We wanted a more casual evening so we did get dressed up and instead opted for an Indian near to the hotel. I had ever been before but my grandparents had and they loved it, and it didn’t disappoint. I’m not the biggest fan of Indian food but I tried some new dishes and I did like them, which was a nice change for me. I won’t share my makeup details as it is identical to the night before, so if you want a product breakdown then have a look at my previous post.
Walking around a city all day definitely makes you feel tired, so we had another early night. The hotel bed was just too comfy! Overall a really great day, as although we didn’t do much it was nice to relax and just wander around doing what we want to do with no itinerary or to do list. That’s one of the reasons I love Dublin, as you can go and do absolutely nothing but still be completely happy.