Sunday, 22 April 2018

Favourite Beauty Products





Hey everyone,

For this post, I thought I'd share my all-time favourite beauty products.


I have been using these items for years now and they have become my trusted basics.



Wet Brush Pro I love this brush! It is the best brush I have ever used because it easily detangles your hair, even curls whilst being so gentle hence, minimal damage. I find the Pro better than the original Wet Brush due to the flexible bristles that simply glide through your hair. I bought mine from my local hairdresser but, they are all over the internet, and are a great price!


Pur Minerals HydraFluid Foundation and concealer I first used Pur Minerals foundation just over four years ago, when I wanted to switch to using clean, natural ingredients and my best friend got me onto Pur Minerals and, I haven’t looked back since! Pur Minerals products are of high quality and glide on seamlessly. I loved their 4-in-1 liquid foundation from my first use but, only started using the Hydrafluid, water-based serum foundation about 1.5 years ago. It is a lightweight formula so, you don’t get that thick, cakey look yet provides great coverage, giving you a smooth, flawless almost dewy finish. So happy that Myer stocks Pur Minerals now as I previously had to order online, and more often than not had to wait and wait until products were restocked (they would sell out fast!).


I really can’t boast enough about Pur Minerals products so, of course I also use their concealer. Both products are easily blendable and buildable for greater coverage. I have even used their eye-shadows and lip-glosses and recommend them. That said, I haven’t used their glosses in a few years and back then they had limited colours. Nowadays, I use Bare Minerals lip-glosses – which brings me to my next two products… 




Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush and Lip-gloss – Ah, what can I say about Bare Minerals blushes, and lip-glosses except, that I love this stuff! I use the Bare Minerals Gen Nude lipsticks and glosses daily – my favourite lipstick colour is “Tutu” and lip gloss is “Can’t Even”. The only reason I didn’t include the lipstick in this post is because I have talked about and posted a photo of this lipstick already and didn’t want to be repetitive. Gorgeous colours for both the lipsticks and glosses and the formula is smooth and creamy.


As for the blush, I use the shade called “Call my Blush” (cute title!) daily. It’s soft enough to wear during the day and you may layer it for the evening. Like their lipsticks, the formula is creamy and long-lasting.




Jojoba oil – If you only buy one product, make sure it is Jojoba oil. I use this oil to remove my eye-makeup because it is super gentle and nourishing for your skin. Not only does the oil penetrate deep into the skin, keeping your skin hydrated, it contains powerful antioxidants, Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, D and E. Plus, it’s naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and hypo-allergenic, making it suitable for all skin types. I also gently massage it onto my entire face to keep my skin moisturised and feeling soft.




Nude by Nature Natural Illusion Eyeshadow trio – I use the “Nude” trio every day and just adore these natural shades. I can honestly say I use every single colour. Normally when you buy a compact of eyeshadows, you don’t use all the shades. You intend to and say you will, but never do. That is not the case with this trio. I use each shade daily and can honestly vouch this eyeshadow stays on all day long! It’s also the perfect pack for travelling.  





Hourglass retractable foundation brush – This brush has been an absolute convenience for me as I have been travelling back and forth to Melbourne for work over the last few months. It is a little pricey however, there are cheaper alternatives on the market.  




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"I don't have to wear any other make-up as long as I have blush." ~ Victoria Justice


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Always on time - April 2018






The weather in Sydney has been remarkably hot for this time of year. It seems Summer just doesn't want to let go - which is fine by me ;-)


I have been wearing my new Daniel Wellington watch every day since I bought it. I am sooo happy petite watches are on trend this season, as the size really suits my small wrists and arms. Plus, the smaller face and slim rose gold band looks elegant, making it suitable for both day and night wear.


Furthermore, the white face against the rose gold band is so fresh, and wears well with almost everything I pair it with. Given the warm temperatures, I have been wearing a lot of light and bright clothing hence, this watch has been the perfect finishing accessory to my outfits.


I purchased mine from Myer and the style is called Classic Petite Melrose, size 28mm. It also comes in the black face.






"Better three hours too soon that a minute too late." ~ William Shakespeare












Monday, 12 March 2018

High-waisted suede-like skirt

What a change in weather - from a warm and sunny day yesterday to wet and gloomy today! 
Given the cooler temperature I thought it appropriate to wear my new skirt from Sheike.
I only just bought it a few days ago and loved it when I tried it on. It's a high-waisted style, suede-like fabric in a burgundy shade, with an overlay feature across the front. It fits like a glove, perfectly contouring to your body, but because the fabric is so soft and stretchy the skirt is not tight, just fitted. Ps. The snug fit really accentuates your curves! Plus, it is the perfect length, stopping right on the knees.


For work, I prefer the longer length as it looks classy and elongates your legs. For today's look, I paired this skirt with my blush-coloured cold-shoulder top. I really love the combination of blush and burgundy; will definitely be wearing this colour-combo more  
throughout the coming months. The burgundy shade is such an Autumn/Winter colour you can have this skirt on repeat, pairing it with white, black, beige, all shades of pink, navy or cobalt. Either way, you'll definitely get your money's worth from this skirt!   




“To me, style is all about expressing your individuality freely and courageously.” ~Timothy John



Thursday, 8 March 2018

Frills and Animal Print

Good morning everyone!



For today’s look, I paired the black-and-white animal print skirt I purchased recently from Witchery, with my white cold-shoulder, trapeze top from Cue - which is currently on sale (down to $77!, also comes in black). This is one of my favourite outfits because it looks so feminine and sexy. As the skirt is short, I balanced it out by wearing a top with a scoop neck, with my only my shoulders exposed. I completed this look with my red pumps for a pop of colour.


This skirt also looks classy with black. I like it paired with this layered cold, shoulder top , that I purchased last week from Cue - and it's also on sale! 


“Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” ~ G. Bruce Boyer













Monday, 5 March 2018

Autumn Styling - March 2018


So, I was intending to post this last week, on the last day of summer but I got caught up with work and my studies… On a positive note, most of the Autumn fashions have hit the stores and there’s so many pretty, feminine pieces. Frills and lace seem to be the dominant theme this season – happy days! haha   

Witchery had 20% last weekend and I managed to buy a few items I really liked.

A cute black skirt is a staple and wears well over Autumn and into Winter. This textured skirt, with its double-ruffled hem is so darling. It’s a great buy as you will be able to create a variety of looks with it. In winter, it will look hot with opaque tights, a white shirt and ankle boots. Note: it is short, stopping mid-thigh and fits true to size. NB: I am wearing the size 4.

I also bought this wrap-ruffle skirt. I love this skirt - I mean frills and animal print, enough said! The cut of this skirt is super sexy! It is longer at the back and inches up slightly on the front right side, exposing a bit of thigh…I think it’s the ultimate skirt – you can wear it casually with a t-shirt and boots or sneakers or dress it up for work. It fits true to size. NB: I am wearing the size 4.

Another buy was this sexy tiered-sleeve lace top. I am obsessed with everything lace; it’s so romantic and feminine and of course, sexy! Normally, lace tends to itch my skin but this fabric is really soft. I adore the tiered sleeves – adds an extra touch of femininity to the top. The cami underneath is included, and the top is a fitted style but not tight. The great thing about lace is you can glam up your casual look of denims. NB: I bought the size 6.

This pretty top was another one of my purchases. The bubble sleeves are so cute and different, and the colours and floral print are really pretty for Autumn; soft and feminine. I love wearing light colours, even in winter so, this top is perfect. NB: I bought the size 6.
Have a great week everyone!


“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~William Cullen Bryant

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Red Floral Dress

Happy Monday everyone! Wishing you all a great start to the week.




I found the most gorgeous dress from Cue! It's a vibrant red colour with pretty flowers scattered all over in shades of white and blue as well as subdued tones of orange-y/brown. I love the pairing of the two primary colours, blue and red, together and the stark white flowers against the red background really stand out.


The crepe material is so soft and the dress is a comfortable fit without being tight, sitting nicely along the shape of your figure. It is also fully-lined and of high-quality. I wear a lot of Cue clothing so, I will vouch for the quality. Of course, it all depends on the fabric, but I have dresses from Cue dating back five years which I still wear. The wide frill hem and belt add that extra touch of femininity.


I know it's a little on the pricey side, but the style itself is a classic cut as is the print and colour scheme so,  you'll definitely get your wear out of it.


It's also very appropriate to wear to work on Valentine's Day (insert heart-eyes emoji) ;-)


"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing." ~ Blaise Pascal





Thursday, 1 February 2018

Trendy workout tights - February 2018



I've been wanting to buy a pair of black workout tights for some time now but, I didn't want just any ordinary pair - I wanted something with a bit of pizzazz! 
Last Saturday I spotted a pair of animal-print tights in the window of the Running Bare store at my local and went in to try them on. Whilst there, I found these sexy black tights. These are definitely my favourite black tights! I can't boast enough about how comfortable and soft they are, and the fit is per-fect. I love these tights!! The fabric is lightweight and breathable so, great for cardio workouts.


I wore them on Tuesday for the first time and received so many compliments and had heaps of women ask where I bought them. The style name is 'Set the Standard' and you certainly 'set the standard' in these! They're a high-waisted fit, full length (well, for me anyway!) so, perfect for the coming cooler months and of high-quality. What I love most is the perforated mesh panelling, which reveals a little skin, adding a touch of sexiness! ;-)


I also bought the tights I initially went in to try. These are hot, hoT, HOT!! The style is Hear Me Roar tights and I am obsessed with them. Like the black pair, they're full length and the fabric is lightweight and comfortable. I love the colour combination and the pattern - give me all the animal prints! haha.


Anyway, I am loving all the bright colours and pretty designs in Running Bare at the moment. Best of all, they're made in Australia. yay!




 "Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart." ~ Gene Tunney