By Amy McMahon
With each new semester brings an opportunity to start afresh. The comeback queen Miley Cyrus will be your point of reference for this fresh start. There’s no denying the singer had somewhat of a quarter-life crisis in recent years. However, she has changed her life around for the better. It’s assuring to know our teen role model Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus is someone we can look up to again.
Starting off with simple skincare. Sometimes it seems that all celebrities undergo an overpriced twenty-something-step Korean skincare routine to achieve their flawless skin. Thankfully Miley’s routine is refreshingly low maintenance. She regularly posts face mask selfies to social media, most of which are homemade avocado masks. Of course, we want to look after our skin, but without the fuss of making a mask from scratch. I recommend the Tony Moly avocado sheet mask for €5.50 available from Beauty Bay (sometimes cheaper in TK Maxx).
Moving onto Miley’s standout beauty product. The ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’ singer is always sporting a red lip. Miley is a big fan of the red Tom Ford lipstick in Nikita. However, it costs €48 from Brown Thomas which is far too pricey for students. Instead try Maybelline’s dupe in the shade Siren in Scarlet, for just €9.99 in Boots.
There has been a clear shift in Miley’s wardrobe in the past couple of years. The risqué fashion days of nipple tassels and twerking in a nude bodysuit are well and truly over, thank the Lord. Now Miley mixes patterns and silhouettes with classic pieces. Dare I say she’s even chic! In late December the singer was spotted in New York rocking this metallic look, which has been recreated and pulled from the high street.
Bottoms up – let’s start with Miley’s Stella McCartney court shoes. Cute, but not worth the price tag. Instead, Zara have a similar silver pair for €29.99 in the sale (reduced from €49.95). Miley’s Louis Vuitton tailored trousers fit like a dream, but they’re too boujie for our budget. Topshop’s trousers are highly recommended and are a comfortable fit. These tapered trousers are €20 in the sale, usually €29.
The show stopping piece of this outfit is the Louis Vuitton 80s-inspired metallic blouse. It was tricky to find a suitable match, but I may have found a worthy contender on ASOS for €34.56. To create the same neckline as Miley’s, you could wear the top backwards. It might seem a little odd, but it would look more like the original Louis Vuitton cut. Finish off the look with gold jewellery from Penneys, cheap and cheerful as always. Finally add a Zara beaded bag (€25.99, also in the sale) as a dupe for Miley’s Louis Vuitton tote bag.
As for lifestyle choices, Miley Cyrus endorses a clean vegan diet. If you are willing to try Veganuary you will be glad to know Oreos are vegan. To dip your toe into a healthy diet, Miley is a green smoothie lover which is ideal for energy boast in the middle of lectures. Equally trying the odd vegetarian meal here and there is a great start.
Take a leaf out of Miley’s book and sign up for yoga and pilates classes in the Kingfisher or the Students’ Union’s eight-week yoga course. For a free workout listen to ‘Malibu’ on repeat while strolling down the Salthill promenade. Bring some sunglasses along and pretend to soak up the Californian sun.
It has also been noted that the 26-year-old takes time off from social media sites such as Instagram from time to time. A tech detox might lead to a more focused semester. Miley Cyrus once said, “Chill it out, take it slow” and I think we can all take that on board. And yes, that is a Hannah Montana quote…