This week I have been trawling the internet for some inspiration to liven up my apartment in time for spring, since it is the season of regeneration and all. And speaking of spring and its impending arrival, I am so excited to start planning out my Spring/Summer wardrobe! Anyway, here are the websites I have been checking out this week:
I have been meaning to transfer my photos into photo books for over a year now and these albums have finally given me the inspiration
Spring is the season of new beginnings and this year my apartment is going to get a little spring make over, I am currently loving the tropical chic look – pineapple lamps, palm print cushions and definitely cocktails!
I love to cook, but I have a particular style of cooking and I tend to stick to it. So I was really excited when one of my lovely friends informed me of the cooking classes held at William-Sonoma. I would really love to learn a new cuisine.
If you weren’t front row at the recent David Jones Spring/Summer show, then you have to check this out. I am now obsessed with Jessica Gomes, vivid prints and monochrome swimsuits!
If you are a cricket fan and you have been watching the Ashes, then you have to watch this youtube clip – hilarious!
I am always up for a hybrid bakery treat (cronut anyone?), so when I saw this article on Refinery29, I decided to make it my mission to track one of these “Townies” down
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On my recent trip to Bali I discovered a whole new level of poolside glamour. I usually wear a tinted sunscreen when going to the beach and other than a swipe of my trusty waterproof mascara, I’m usually au naturale. However with all the pool parties and beach clubs around the Seminyak area (Potato Head and Cocoon I’m looking at you!), this just wasn’t going to cut it.
I had no choice but to quickly adapted to this glamorous way of poolside lounging with a little help from my new must have poolside beauty products:
clockwise: Napoleon Barely Blushing; Le Tan Daily Face; Nars illuminator cream in Copacabana; Lucas’ Papaw Ointment; Bloom Lip Tint in Veil; Maybelline Define-A-Lash waterproof mascara
What products can’t you live without when emulating poolside glamour?
About a month ago I went and treated myself to a manicure. I don’t usually pay to get my finger nails done as I feel as though I do a pretty good job myself but I was given a voucher and thought, why not! After one day, my nails began to chip – I was not impressed. So after a little researching on the old interweb, I found this article on Primped, a step by step guide to actually fixing your chipped nail polish rather than just topping the nail up with another coat of paint. It’s a little more in-depth than the old repaint option, but I have to say it really does work, and is totally worth the extra effort.
When I do my home manicure, I file my nails first, then wash my hands and apply moisturiser (or cuticle oil). I follow this up by applying OPI Chip Skip, a layer of base coat (currently I am using Orly Basecoat Bonder which you can get here ). I wait for it to completely dry before applying the first coat of colour, then wait about 2-3 minutes and apply a second layer of colour. Let that dry for about another 4 minutes then apply a top coat (currently I use Revlon ColourStay Longwear Top Coat which you can get here).
Wearing OPI Miami Beet
To avoid future chipping, make sure you reapply a top coat every day, I like to buff the nail first so it has that glossy finish as I find the colour tends to dull over time.
I can’t believe another weekend has come and gone! This weekend Anth and I finally started cleaning out our spare room. Due to an engagement, a wedding and multiple christmas and birthdays our spare room has slowly become to resemble an episode of Hoarders! After numerous trips to our new storage unit, we now have a spare room back and we are very excited to be able to access our linen without having a search party sent in after us. This morning we rewarded our tireless efforts with a lazy Sunday morning sleep in and breakfast in bed. Later we headed to the shops for coffee and some light shopping then back home, where we parked ourselves on the lounge and haven’t moved since – bliss!
As I am in a lazy mood, here is snapshot of my recent happenings, enjoy:
Hope you have all had a great weekend and here is to fantastic week ahead!
Not only does Winter bring the dreaded lurgy, shorter and colder days, and nasty winter wobbles, but the icy cold winds combined with the heavy duty heating cause my lips to chap and peel which is not an attractive look! Because I am sure I’m not the only one suffering, here’s my trick to keeping lips plump and pretty all winter long!
I discovered these DIY lip scrubs on Lauren Conrad’s blog a little while back and must admit I was pleasantly surprised. These are so simple to make and cost next to nothing to produce – in fact you will probably have most of the ingredients already in your pantry!
After applying the scrub, I like to follow it up with a thick layer of Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment. I have been using this stuff since before it was cool and I completely stand by it. I always slather it on before going for a run in the colder, windier months to keep chapping at bay.
Now you are pout perfect, what lipstick shade will you be rocking this Winter?
I have a little bit of an obsession with nail polish. I have far more than one person should ever require especially those of the pink variety. Whilst I love a visit to the nail salon, you will rarely ever see me getting a manicure. I am more than happy to pay for a pedicure, however
I really can’t justify paying for a manicure – strange, I know. I am far more content tending and painting my own nails. This is probably how I have justified the ridiculous amount of nail polishes I have purchased over the last few years.
Tonight I am rocking an old polish that I don’t think I have ever worn before. It’s a Models Prefer shade called Sterling and to be honest, I’m quite perplexed as to why this is only the debut for my pretty little Sterling.
Cheers to Saturday night and my new favourite colour – for this weekend anyway!