Sunday, 18 November 2012

Metallic lace: OOTD

Howdy bloggers! I know you have all missed me terribly....right? RIGHT?! For a good 4 weeks I was basically locked inside a dungeoun (ie my house) slaying away the dragons (ie doing my assignments) in my protective armour (ie my pjs). However now that exam/assignment period is over for me this year...I am back! In fact while I write this post the theme song playing through my head is: Without me - Eminem
On Saturday I had a wedding, and anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE weddings. I'm pretty sure I was a cray cray wedding planner/obsessor in my previous life. I love that you get to dress all pretty and see two people declare how crazy in love they are with eachother. I didn't get to take photos while at the actual wedding as a I couldn't fit my darn camera in my miniscule clutch...but here are a few snaps of my outfit before leaving home. I wore a gorgeous dress by Witchery as pictured below, and paired it with white patent heels and a white beaded clutch.

Dress: Witchery
Clutch: Vintage
Shoes: Bellini

Congratulations Josh and Erica!


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Can you keep a hair secret?

Howdy all! Hope you have all been fine and dandy. Me? Well I have been so busy with university busy in fact that I don't even have time to watch big brother (le sigh).
Amongst my assignment procrastination, I was reading comments on my blog and realised that majority of them were people commenting on my hair. Believe it or not my hair never was this long...or healthy. Matter of fact I would use the word pubic hair to describe its appearance in past days *shakes fist at bleach* but alas those days are gone! and I really do put it down to the following two products..along with not letter hair dye within a metre radius of my precious locks.

Organix Coconut Milk
The product on the right is coconut milk that also has egg whites and coconut oil included in it. All I need is a little squirt and I than apply it to the ends of my towel dried hair. The rare occassion that I have forgotten to use this product, I felt that my hair was really dry and lacked the shine that I like. This product lasts a loooong time, maybe ill be able to pass the same bottle pictured onto my grandchildrens children? (the likelihood of that is quite low but one can dream). You can purchase this product from Coles for about $7.
Rokk Ebony Heat Protection Primer
This product is so.freaking.good! I basically spray it onto my hair when it is dry before using any heating tool. I even done a test by spraying one half of my head with the primer and not spraying the other half. After straightening I found the side with the primer to be so much smoother and glossier without looking oily. I also purchase this product from Coles but I buy it in a pack with shampoo and conditioner...can't really remember the price but it is relatively cheap!
So there you have it folks...the two products which I really do believe have made my hair what it is today. Happy reading xo

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Flower my day

I won't lie, i'm a sucker for a good family day out...and for flowers. So with that combo I couldn't help but agree to going to the Tulip festival held in Bowral over the long weekend that just passed (yes this blog post is a teeeny weeny bit delayed...please dont shoot me!). It was only mama bear, papa bear, my sister Amy and I that attended. Sadly my older brother and sister were M.I.A but i'll forgive them this ONE time *shakes fist in their general direction*

I wont lie, I done the sneaky and stole 2 0:)

cayoootie pies
mama bear even taught us how to make daisy chains!

What is this 'tulip festival' all about?
It's a festival held once a year during spring for about a week, where you drive all the way to Bowral to lay your eyes upon thousands and thousands of tulips. The population is pretty much oldies > youngies but who says nan and pop aren't any fun? It costs about $7 entry for a student to enter but if your in a group it works out cheaper. Here's the site if your a granny like me and are into spending a day amongst the blooms :)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

This my blogger friends is by far my favourite bronzer to use (i think i may even prefer it over my nars 'orgasm' blush...but lets keep that between you and I!). I have used this product almost everyday for the past year and find that it gives me a natural glow on my dull days where I feel like lounging around in my sweat pants eating a tonne of hersheys cookies and cream chocolate (why must this form of chocolate be so hard to access in Australia?!). Ok...back to make up talk. This bronzer truly is a must have and has without a doubt won my heart over. The only negative however that I must mention is that at times foundation tends to clump up on the bronzer, but i just scratch it off with my nails and it's perfecto again :)

herrow :)
I swear i'm not nakies!
 Hope you have all been fine and kirpy xo

Monday, 1 October 2012

Beach festivities

On Satdee my good pal Bec celebrated her graduation on Brighton beach. I was feeling super girly that day so I decided to slip into one of my favourite dresses that I own. When i first laid my eyes upon this Sportsgirl dress, it felt as though I was teleported back into a sleep over that was held in the Elizabethan period. Which was a valid enough reason for me to buy it i say! This is pretty much a bunch of photos to sum up the day...and to represent the lazy sloth state that I am currently in
 This necklace from Forever New always amps up the pretty factor of any outfit :)
Confession: wind is no.1 on my 'things I hate' list

 Congrats laydeh!


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Rose hip oil

Rose hip this...rose hip that...i want to marry rose hip...rose hip...rose hip...rose hip! it seems to be the hottest thing on everyones lips. But which one takes the gold medal home for being the best? Being a proud user of rose hip for a solid year now -pops collar- i thought I would share with you the three brands that managed to land a spot on ma face...or in the bottom of my drawer
Lets start with the basics...
What the hec is rose hip oil?
It is a cold pressed oil that is taken from the fruit of the rose bush.
What does it do?
It supports the skins collagen and elastin. Making your skin smoother and more hydrated. Rose hip oil is perfect for acne scars (my 26 year old sister is living proof of this), ageing skin, eczma, sun damaged skin or dry skin.
How do I apply it?
Rose hip oil can be applied whenever you desire...wherever you desire (yes even while you are on the toilet if that is what pleases you). However I personally find that due to the oily appearance it initially gives your skin that it is better to be applied before going to bed..and when you wake up you wake up like a total babe with glowin' skin

   Lelan Vital Organics                Kosmea                                Trilogy
3rd place: Kosmea Rose Hip Oil
From the discoloured lid you can probably tell that I wasn't really a fan of this brand because it smelt kinda weird? Every night when i applied it, it felt as though I was applying a smelly fish onto my face (don't judge my odd sense of smell!) I also found that the texture was greasy rather than oily? hence leaving me feeling like a walking deep fried beer battered fish
2nd place: Lelan Vital Rose Hip Oil
This one ALMOST got the gold medal. It applies really well and left my skin feel super duper hydrated/moist upon waking up the next day.  I personally found this to have the strongest scent out of all of them - but in a good rose smelling kinda way? This one is my mums favourite..and being like every other European mother she went out and literally bought a bajillion of them (however that may or may not be linked to the fact that this brand is the cheapest of them all...and we all know that mama loves a good special)
1st place: Trilogy Rose Hip Oil
Bet you wouldn't have guessed ha? :P This liquid goodness has the perfect texture for my skin. It applies oily not greasy and has a pleasant smell which is barely even there. I would definitely recommend getting your hiney to the supermarket to purchase this product...NOW!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Date night

Saturday night I was all smiles because:
1. I finally got to eat at The Pantry in Manly
2. I got to debut my new blue pants
3. I got plenty of huggles and kisses from David
definitely no complaints on my behalf...or my rumbly tummy's!
Lately I have been obsessed with hair that says vintage and i got a little adventurous with my GHD and managed to come up with this:
excuse the poor photo quality *shakes fist at ipad camera*
After a 1.5 hour drive to Manly (sometimes living in the western suburbs is such a pain in the bum bum) we finally made it to The Pantry! It had such a nice rustic vibe inside and the view of the beach was preeeetty sweet. However I ordered gnocchi (or as David calls 'nooki' ha-ha) and found it to be rather cold. This made my stummy very sad :( I didn't manage to take photos of my food though cause I always get really really awkward when I whip my camera out...I feel as though people think im going to go home and touch myself over my food images

He is totally babe-n in this shot so i just had to put it up
We than headed down to Ben and Jerry's where I FINALLY got to try this slice of heaven. David said he found none of the flavours 'appealing' (pffft what would men know about desserts anyway :P )
Top: ally $15
Pants: mink $30
Beaded clutch: $3 from st vinnies
Lipstick: Candy by Estee Lauder
I be sippin' my chamomile tea in my new mug errrday (thanks boo!)