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Irish Instagram Accounts: Who You Need To Follow

By Olivia Virlan | February 25, 2018 | (No) | 898
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become the most sought after mobile app, reaching 500 million daily users. It’s known as one of the best platforms for celebrities and social influencers to engage with their fans and for ordinary people to share their favourite pics. We’ve all become too familiar with the insta-food pics, the “OOTD” (outfit of the day) pics and the dog pics which seem to flood our Instagram feeds, or maybe just mine. But given the sheer number of ..

Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Him

By Olivia Virlan | December 22, 2017 | (No) | 1273
I’m sure everyone agrees when I say that shopping for any male in your life is IMPOSSIBLE. Which is why Christmas shopping for your brother, dad or boyfriend could be your worst nightmare, especially if you’ve left it this late. While there are hundreds of different gift guides available for women, and women in general are far easier to buy for (controversial), something seems to be lacking when it comes to gift ideas for the lads. In this gift guide, I have carefully selected some p..

Affordable Festive Fashion For Men

By Olivia Virlan | December 4, 2017 | (No) | 1016
If you’re a man looking for a Christmas jumper for your office Christmas party, a mam looking to buy her darling son a Christmas present, or a girlfriend looking to buy your fella a stocking filler, then look no further. You’ll find loads of cracking Christmas clobber ideas right here. Jack Wills What is a winter outfit without the staple jumper piece, and if you’re in the market for a jumper, Jack Wills is a great shout. To quote Zoolander, Jack Wills is so hot right now! P..

5 Must-Have Apps For Real-Life Explorers

By Olivia Virlan | November 27, 2017 | (No) | 1637
Regardless of your accommodation needs, we’re sure you’ll admit that searching for the right room, in the right location and for the right price can be a time consuming process. To quote a modern pop culture icon – “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”. So, we at The Sharpe, have compiled a list of the 5 must-have apps for real-life explorers. Who knows, in addition to saving you time, you could pick up a bargain or two. Booking.com Booking.com has become the lar..

The Trials and Tribulations of Working in Irish Retail

By Olivia Virlan | November 9, 2017 | (No) | 1113
There are a lot of different types of jobs out there, the choice really is endless, but retail still seems to be the one that most people turn to. It all seems like fun and games until your one month in. Then having to deal with the same insignificant things over and over again can become a little bit monotonous and before long you may be looking for a slightly less annoying job. For those that enjoy their jobs in retail, power to you all, you are a rare and beautiful breed! If your weighing up ..

DisneyLife: Everything You Need To Know About The Disney Streaming Service

By Olivia Virlan | October 22, 2017 | (No) | 3016
DisneyLife is the latest streaming service to hit Ireland, and it’s the talk of the town! So what’s all the fuss about? What content’s available? Is it worth the money? What devices can I watch on? Well, we’ve answered all these questions and more in our guide to Disney’s answer to Netflix. What Content Has DisneyLife Got On Offer? DisneyLife is probably one of the most unique streaming services currently available. With over 400 movies, 4,000 Disney TV episodes, 250 books, mini movies..

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan | October 21, 2017 | (No) | 1536
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Where..

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan | October 15, 2017 | (No) | 1838
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty..

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan | October 2, 2017 | (No) | 1071
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that fre..

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Irish Instagram Accounts: Who You Need To Follow

By Olivia Virlan | February 25, 2018 | (No) | 898
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become the most sought after mobile app, reaching 500 million daily users. It’s known as one of the best platforms for celebrities and social influencers to engage with their fans and for ordinary people to share their favourite pics. We’ve all become too familiar with the insta-food pics, the “OOTD” (outfit of the day) pics and the dog pics which seem to flood our Instagram feeds, or maybe just mine. But given the sheer number of ..

Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Him

By Olivia Virlan | December 22, 2017 | (No) | 1273
I’m sure everyone agrees when I say that shopping for any male in your life is IMPOSSIBLE. Which is why Christmas shopping for your brother, dad or boyfriend could be your worst nightmare, especially if you’ve left it this late. While there are hundreds of different gift guides available for women, and women in general are far easier to buy for (controversial), something seems to be lacking when it comes to gift ideas for the lads. In this gift guide, I have carefully selected some p..

Affordable Festive Fashion For Men

By Olivia Virlan | December 4, 2017 | (No) | 1016
If you’re a man looking for a Christmas jumper for your office Christmas party, a mam looking to buy her darling son a Christmas present, or a girlfriend looking to buy your fella a stocking filler, then look no further. You’ll find loads of cracking Christmas clobber ideas right here. Jack Wills What is a winter outfit without the staple jumper piece, and if you’re in the market for a jumper, Jack Wills is a great shout. To quote Zoolander, Jack Wills is so hot right now! P..

5 Must-Have Apps For Real-Life Explorers

By Olivia Virlan | November 27, 2017 | (No) | 1637
Regardless of your accommodation needs, we’re sure you’ll admit that searching for the right room, in the right location and for the right price can be a time consuming process. To quote a modern pop culture icon – “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”. So, we at The Sharpe, have compiled a list of the 5 must-have apps for real-life explorers. Who knows, in addition to saving you time, you could pick up a bargain or two. Booking.com Booking.com has become the lar..

The Trials and Tribulations of Working in Irish Retail

By Olivia Virlan | November 9, 2017 | (No) | 1113
There are a lot of different types of jobs out there, the choice really is endless, but retail still seems to be the one that most people turn to. It all seems like fun and games until your one month in. Then having to deal with the same insignificant things over and over again can become a little bit monotonous and before long you may be looking for a slightly less annoying job. For those that enjoy their jobs in retail, power to you all, you are a rare and beautiful breed! If your weighing up ..

DisneyLife: Everything You Need To Know About The Disney Streaming Service

By Olivia Virlan | October 22, 2017 | (No) | 3016
DisneyLife is the latest streaming service to hit Ireland, and it’s the talk of the town! So what’s all the fuss about? What content’s available? Is it worth the money? What devices can I watch on? Well, we’ve answered all these questions and more in our guide to Disney’s answer to Netflix. What Content Has DisneyLife Got On Offer? DisneyLife is probably one of the most unique streaming services currently available. With over 400 movies, 4,000 Disney TV episodes, 250 books, mini movies..

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan | October 21, 2017 | (No) | 1536
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Where..

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan | October 15, 2017 | (No) | 1838
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty..

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan | October 2, 2017 | (No) | 1071
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that fre..

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