March in Photos

30 Mar 2015

I take a lot of photos. A lot. I always have my phone on me and find quite a few things to snap during my days. While I do instagram most of the images, there are some I deem not right for grammin' so I just leave it pretty on my phone instead.

1. A cute shot of the high tea party I set up for my blog post with Kettle Town. 2. My nineties vibe outfit for my clothing store shift. 3. A super cute succulent that I have in a pot in my courtyard right now. 4. Sneak Peek at an upcoming Kettle Town post, where I made a clay bunny pot for Easter!

5. My current workspace and favourite matching mug from Kikki K. 6. Delicious sushi from Woolworths! Who would have guessed. 7. Me driving home with my lovely palms. 8. My beloved Baymax cube from my IKEA bookcase.  

9. 6am Work feels, with new bangs. 10. Watering all my plant babies with the cutest watering can ever. 11. My dining table succulents are still going strong. 12. My corner of succulents, a work in progress out in my courtyard.

Woo! I have worked so so much this first month back, but I'm loving life, and still finding plenty of free time for myself. I hope to post a bunch of things next month. I can't wait!

Have a happy Easter! xx

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Makeup Tips That I Swear By

17 Mar 2015

It's taken quite a bit of time, 22 years of my life in fact, but I finally have down pat quite a few makeup tips for looking fab. I didn't come by them all myself of course, I have friendly advice and pinterest to thank for that.

I don't want you to spend your life searching for all the answers. When I can just hand them to you right here and now.

Blend Blend Blend Your Foundation. Use a brush, use your fingers, use a sponge. Your fingers will provide perfect coverage for foundation, but the oils from your hands with make your makeup not last as long. Your sponge with probably absorb some of the makeup and won't give you as thick of a coverage. Brushes can be a bit streaky, but you can use a larger one to "stipple" your foundation, which is basically lots of little circular motions to really blend that foundation in and give you a flawless finish.

Embrace the magic of contouring. Bronze, Highlight and Blush. There are some basic all around face guides to follow, but for specific areas that you want to work on you might need to do a little searching or ask a professional makeup artist. They can map out a contour guide perfect for your face shape.

Eyebrows are super important. Obviously. If they're so pale you can barely see them, go to an expert, get them plucked, get them dyed. You will immediately notice the difference, and it will be a good one. Find a style you're happy with, whether it's pencils, eyebrow mascara wands, or powder. Follow tutorials, and own it. Don't overdo it. Or do.

You don't want blobby mascara. Dab your mascara wand on a tissue before every application for flawless lashes.

Longlasting lippy.
When you foundation your face, include your lips. Powder your lips, not too much. Apply the lipstick (pencil first if you like) blot with a tissue. Apply lippy again. Tada.

Learn to line your upper waterline. It feels funny and it makes your eye twitch when you start. But when you can do it, it's a heck of a lot easier than lining your eyelid. It gives a different and more subtle look, but if you still can't draw the perfect cat eye, I would give this a shot.

Exfoliate & Moisturise. I use a scrub at least twice a week. My nose peels constantly and it's hard to get on top of it. I moisturise in the morning, one with an SPF+ (very important) and before I go to bed. My skin is pretty dry, so look for a moisturiser that matches your skin type. You shouldn't have to worry about making your skin oilier.

Learn a great eyeshadow trick and adapt it to a lot of different shades and colours. This one is my new favourite, it's super simple, and you can mix it up with different colours and using shadows instead of a pencil as well.

Have a signature scent. I have a lot of perfumes, but I wear my Marc Jacobs Daisy one on the daily. Of course don't be afraid to mix it up! Spray your wrists, neck, your chest, and one puff to your hair.

Learn what order to apply your makeup. Everything works a lot better if it's applied in what is generally accepted as the "correct" order. Moisturiser. Primer. Foundation. Concealer. Bronzer. Highlight. Blush. Powder. (You can powder before or after contouring, but I use it after to help with the blending.)

Keep Learning! Pinterest is a treasure trove of ideas and good advice. So are your friends. I've learnt new tricks watching my gal pals get ready for a night out.

On that note, to continue learning. Please tell me your very own beauty tip so I can add it to my personal repertoire!

Cya! xx

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How Embarrassing..

13 Mar 2015

I thought that it would be fun to write down as many embarrassing moments about my life as I can remember at the moment. Maybe not so fun for me. Suddenly remembering something embarrassing that has happened to you can be incredibly cringe worthy. (this gif knows whats up)

Maybe voluntarily recalling them and writing them down will be easier? At the very least it will document them so that my embarrassing moments will never be forgotten, by me or by anyone. 
What a terrible idea.

In no particular order, my personal cringe worthy moments. 

It's High Time for Some Tea

8 Mar 2015


I am so so excited to be able to share this with you today! Back in January I was approached by a super cute company called Kettle Town that makes different kinds of tea in Sydney, to write for their blog. A part of their website called Kettle Town Tales.

The first topic that I got from them was High Tea, and it's just been posted up on their website now!
Which I am super happy about!

So please read, enjoy and comment.
(If Disqus isn't working, commenting here would be fine too!)
It would mean the world to me!

Thanks so much! xxx

My 'Go To' Winter Wear in New York City

7 Mar 2015

New York City was cold. Freezing in fact. The coldest weather I have ever been in, in my life. Lil ole Australia is generally more of a hotter climate, with the winter temperatures where I live, occasionally reaching maybe 10 degrees C (50F) at the lowest. In New York City I was ever so luckily subjected to -20 degrees C (-4F) which is bloody ridiculous. I wore quite a few layers. Including fleece lined tights, underneath my jeans. Then socks and shoes. I was only kind of prepared.

Here is my basic daily outfit for while I was in New York City.

You can see the rest of my gear and some accessories here.

The only issue with dressing so warm was immediately sweating whenever you walked inside of a building and were faced with all of their heating. So wearing a short sleeved shirt under the sweater helped with that. Especially as my jacket was so so warm as it is lined with down. My Dr Marten boots were perfect as well for walking through puddles and snow being waterproof leather. My feet were a lot warmer than Josh's.

(My Puffer Jacket is FatFace but it's no longer available online)

Shopping Alberta Street in Portland

3 Mar 2015

Our adorable AirBnB accommodation in Portland was a 5 minute walk from the lively and oh so pleasant Alberta Street. Portland reminded Joshua & I a lot of our hometown Newcastle, which may be one of the reasons we enjoyed it so much.

Alberta Street is lined with boutiques and restaurants as well as cafes and galleries. It was easy to spend an entire day wandering, shopping and eating as we ambled along. The 4km street takes a good amount of time to walk along even without stopping.

I've picked a few good places that I visited along the way to show you, so check them out!

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