Thursday, 8 September 2011

what's in my bag

Just because everyone and their mother has done a what's in my bag post/video, thought i'd jump on that bagwagon. *Various wrappers/old reciepts/empty gum packets/bits of fluff and one half drunk diet coke were removed for your viewing pleasure and my embarrassment.

{from left to right}- Forever New bag - The Body Shop Shea body butter - Essie Turquoise and Caicos & Haute as Hello - MAC Studio Finish concealer - MAC MSF Natural - MAC Ever Hip lipstick - Forever New Sunglasses - Rexona Girl Dance - 

smiles and feathers

Got a surprise for you guys! Got my cameras back (finally) so am able to take shots and be a little more interesting with posts now. 

Bad news, have not yet mastered self timer so until then, shots will be ones I can easily take myself. Here are a few things I have been loving lately:

Current eye combination i'm loving for the start of spring. (Tip: For a more daring look, add just a touch of MAC Coppering to the crease and blend into the outer V)

{On the eyes: Inner lid - MAC All that Glitters, Outer lid & crease - MAC Expensive pink, Highlight - MAC Ricepaper }

Running out of space to fit all my wedges and clogs, but can't wait to use that dusty pink pair for a springtime brunch.

To save space and time finding my essentials in the morning, I have an easy reach acrylic holder for all my most used products, and where would I be without my Mac palettes??

I am a feather girl through and through. This is one of a few feathered hair accessories I own, it instantly adds something if i'm having a lazy second-day-of-straightened-but-too-lazy-to-wash moment. 

Any simple things brightening up your day today?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

inspiration temptation

When the day comes that I no longer want the entire contents of Nasty Girl, i'll let you know. Until then, I am a slave to their ridiculous trendiness. Anyone want to buy me that floral kimono? Anyone?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

polish perfection {Part 1}

Okay, so everyone has that thing truly inspired beauty obsession. There's always that little detail or aspect of the fashion world that really, truly got them hooked. For some it was shoes, for others, lipstick. Let's be honest, we are all victims. For me, it was nail polish. I'm not ashamed to say I have a horrifically large collection, there's just something about those perfectly cute little bottles all decked out in a colour co-ordinated row that just brings out the obsessor in me. I can't say no. I've decided I need to share my love with the rest of you guys, so here is Part 1 of who knows how many posts dedicated to my top picks, the best-in-show that the polish world has to offer. Enjoy your ogling! 

{from left to right - Essie Pop Art Pink - China Glaze Flyin' High - OPI Flower to Flower}

1. Essie's Pop Art Pink is the most perfect, cool toned baby pink that looks so soft on the nails and perfect for a neutral but pretty look.
2. China Glaze's Flyin' High is a spunky bright, staple pink. Everyone should have that one, true barbie pink polish for that feeling-good day, and this is mine. 
3. OPI's flower to flower is a deceiving little thing, looks like any other pink in the bottle but is stunning on the nail. It has little shimmering silver sparkles that light up beautifully in the sunlight. Probably my most worn pink.

{from left to right - Essie Russian Roulette - Essie Geranium - Essie Limited Addiction}

1. Essie's Russian Roulette is the classic example of why Essie became famous. No one does reds better, and this is no exception, the perfect bright red for those sexy days when you want to stand out. 
2. Essie's Geranium is my favourite red of all time, simple as that. A brilliant bright orange-red, and perfect for that retro look and to brighten up your week.
3. Essie's Limited Addiction is sultry and suggestive, and a rich blood red that is gorgeous in winter. I love this colour so much and it glides on like butter.

{from left to right - Essie California Coral - Rescue Beauty Lounge Coral - Essie Tart Deco}

1. Essie's California Coral should be in everyone's collection. It suits almost every skin tone and is the colour I reach for when I don't know what I want. 
2. Rescue Beauty Lounge Coral is what many consider the perfect coral, not too orange, not too pink. In any case, the formula is sublime. 
3. Essie's Tart Deco is.....I can't even describe. The Ultimate Perfection. Without a doubt my favourite and most worn polish to date.

What is your fashion obsession? Are you a nail polish nerd like me? Any amazing colours you think I have missed? 

Friday, 12 August 2011

pretty in pink

Oh God. Yes. Be mine, be mine. Just...........perfection. Oui?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

sun and sea

With my upcoming Fiji trip looming, it seems obvious that it's swimsuit shopping time, and with a Seafolly flagship store two paces away from my hotel in Melbourne, ...duh! Being a girl with a larger chest in comparison to the rest of her body, I often find it impossible to find anything that fits my top half comfortably. And bikini sets? Forget about it. Thankfully Seafolly has released their 2011 Summer collection and praise the lord!! Separates that actually look cute? I know, I didn't believe it either. They have a whole selection that come in the bustier shape for larger busts, which are not only flattering but super sexy! (and for you girls with smaller chests, bustiers can give you that cleavage you're after, it's a win win people!) Here are just a few I'll be checking out while i'm there, my favourites are probably #1, #2 and #4 of in the last panel, and that killer leopard print up top!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

color me silly

There is nothing better than an absurdly bright bag or clutch to wake up an outfit or simply to make passers by do a double take. (Hoping to pick up both 5&6 when I'm in Melbourne. I'm sorry wallet, how can I not? Wouldn't that Coral sling be perfect for my Fiji trip?)