The Melbourne Flower Show

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Outfits | 0 comments

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Miss Shop White Jumper

ASOS Midi Skirt – Berry

Nine West White Heels

Last weekend I attended the Melbourne Flower Show, and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while how could I not? I feel like it’s my mission to find any flower related event or location to photograph :) It was a beautiful day, and the flowers were even more amazing! I’ve shared a count of snapshots from the day, but because this post is more about what I wore than the event, I’ll likely post most of my photos on to my instagram account over the next few months~ But let me know if you’ve rather see a big post with my photos instead :D

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NARS ‘All Day’ Luminous Weightless Foundation

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

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Remember that foundation phase I mentioned I was on? Well it’s still going and today I have NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation to review for you.

I have to admit that this foundation threw me off initially. I hadn’t read any reviews so in my head I was expecting something similar to Sheer Glow in that one pump would be enough for your entire face. Well one pump from this foundation visually looks like about 1/3 of the size of what I would get from Sheer Glow AND the formula is far more liquid. So logically I assumed I needed more product and dispensed another 2 pumps. Wrong move!

This stuff is incredibly pigmented, in fact one pump is enough to give you a nice medium coverage if you don’t have any major skin issues. Since the formula is so liquid it spreads easily! I think if you were using a brush maybe you would need 1.5 pumps since the brush will absorb some of the product. But when I used my fingers (and then a brush to blend out any harsh lines) one pump was more than enough.

However if you’re looking for full coverage, then this will likely suit your needs too. You can certain build this up to give you very full coverage, though you will likely need to set it with a powder right after as it has a tendency to crease with any lines you may have since it takes a little longer than most foundations to dry.

In terms of wear, I actually found this foundation to be relatively hydrating, I worn it for a full day and whilst I noticed it did sink into my pores at around the 5-6 hour mark (still better than the Bourjois Healthy Mix Old Formula that I’m trying to finish up that sinks into my pores after only 2-3 hrs…). But what I did notice is that it didn’t exaggerated the dry patches I have around my eyes and at the tip of my nose! Which is something I’ve only noticed with good quality powder foundations, so that’s definitely a plus.

Thanks to the “luminous” properties, unless you suffer from very dry skin I would at least recommend powdering down any areas of your face you either won’t want shine or don’t want creasing. I personally avoid powdering any areas of my face that tend to suffer from dry patches.

In summary, I love this foundation! The finish is perfect for me, I love that such a small amount is all you need to cover your entire face because my foundation feels so much more lightweight. And the hydrating factors for me, whilst not as good as some foundations I’ve tried is still amazing.

The shade I’m using is Gobi, which is just a tad bit light on me, however the shade below it, Deauville is too dark. So in a perfect world I’d own both and mix them. But using Gobi and then settling it with powder works out fine, especially now that we’re entering Winter in Australia.

If you’re interested, you can pick a bottle up for yourself at Nordstrom for $48USD or from Mecca for $64AUD.

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Jill Stuart Nail Lacquer N – 28 Gem Reflection Swatches

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Nails, Reviews | 0 comments

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The last polish from my Jill Stuart polish haul from my last trip to Asia (though I’ll be heading back later this year so expect more hehe). I’m a little frustrated as to how this photo turned out because I don’t think it reflects how girly and glittery this polish really is. Not really my style day to day, but I can see it being used on special occasions or for younger girls.

I love the “gel” look this polish gives off so I personally prefer to wear it on its own, but you could definitely pair this with another shade underneath to add a pink glitter / sheen on top.

All in all, loving the Jill Stuart polishes and I think next time I’m at a counter I want to stock up on more neutral crèmes. Boring I know, but those are the types of polishes I get the most wear out of and the formula is really one of the best out there :)

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Makeup Rotation for March 2015

Posted by on March 27, 2015 in F&E | 0 comments

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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Liquid Foundation
I’ve been loving this foundation! NARS released it a few months ago and admittedly at first I struggled to “understand” it because I was expecting something just like Sheer Glow. But this is far more liquid and pigmented and so a little goes a long way!

theBalm Hot Mama Highlighting Powder Eyeshadow and Blush
I’m a sucker for coral blushes, we all knew that, and I’m trying to play with other shades but every now and then I relapse back to this beautiful shade :)

Dior Cheek & Lip Glow
I’ve been playing with this for a while now, trying to find different ways to get it to work. I wasn’t too keen on it at the start, but I forced myself to stick it out and to be honest, am still not a huge fan :( I’ll have a more detailed review out of this next week.

Guerlain Les Violettes Evanescent Pressed Powder Compact
I burn through face powder like crazy, so I always prefer to use cheaper brands but I was in a pinch whilst overseas once and decided to picked this up in duty free since I don’t have a ton of Guerlain in my collection. I was pleasantly surprised, the finish is amazing! Yes the price is pretty crazy, but 100% worth it to me.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil – 3C
I got this as a sample from a Sephora order I made and wow! I loved it so much that I’ve already ordered a full sized version :) It’s hydrating, pigmented and a great alternative to lipstick.

Rimmel Matte Finish Lipstick – 107
I had to pick this up because Zoella kept raving on about it and I couldn’t resist. It’s a beautiful vampy shade that I sport sometimes on the weekends :)

Unii Palette
I couldn’t live without my UNII palettes. They’ve reduced the amount of packaging that takes up way too much space in my storage and are just so easy to travel with! I do love Z Palettes as well, but I find UNII palettes so much more secure and safer to travel with. A must for everyone!

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Dior Miss Dior New Lock Pomenade Pouch Lambskin – Electric Blue Review and Photos

Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Bag | 0 comments

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About a year and a half ago I released a review on my still heavily used Prada Saffiano Tote and till this day it is still one of my most popular blog posts. So after further encouragement from friends and readers I’ve decided to slowly work through my bag collection and review each one with in depth photos to hopefully make it easier for those researching online :)

I’m not 100% familiar with the bag range in Dior, some of the smaller models tend to change around quite quickly, but for this bag I actually purchased it back in 2013 when I was visit Las Vegas from the Dior boutique in the Caesars’ Palace.

Unlike the newer models it doesn’t come with as many smaller slots for cards, but it does have a large one inside the bag and one on the back. It also comes with an adorable pouch and key to lock your bags if you want (but let’s be honest, I don’t see it getting used that much).

The bag can be worn either on the shoulder or across your body depending on how you style the chain.

This is however lambskin, so definitely not a bag you can throw around. For those not familiar, lambskin is soft leather on the more delicate side, unlike Saffiano which is perfect I you need to be a little rough with your bags (aka me most days). The other issue I have is how small the inside is, it can’t really hold much more than your phone, small wallet and lipstick without potentially stretching the bag and ruining the structure. I would recommend investing into small card holders and tiny pouches if you want to carry more here.

All in all, I do love this bag and the colour is just my style! It’s certainly more a night time / popping out for a bite sort of bag and not something I’d even consider taking into the office for a full day of work :)

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Haircut with Maison Tsumiki

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Hair | 0 comments

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I thought it was about time I sit down and have a little one on one time with you about haircuts, my fears and where I am now with it all.

I’m a bit of an introvert, and with that comes a few interesting quirks. For example I generally don’t like being touched. Which rules out spa treatments, but also it had ruled out haircuts for a long time. One of the major reasons I had long hair for so long! But I bit the bullet last year and decided to finally get it cut at Tsumiki and was thrilled with the results. And then late last year I went for a second cut with another salon (because Tsumiki was booked out and I was desperate) and the results weren’t so great. So I decided to head back to Tsumiki last weekend and am back to LOVING my hair!

I never know if this sort of strange “phobia” is just me specific or if other have it as well, but in case you do share my fears and happen to live in Melbourne, then I thought it was at least worth mentioning that your fears are easy to control so long as you have the right people. Mai from Maison Tsumiki is my go to hair dresser and she suits my personality type and style to a T. I absolutely love how she cuts and styles my hair, but above that she is incredibly intuitive and knows how to manage her interacts with me to ensure I’m always comfortable. Surprisingly a skill I never thought a good hairdresser needed, but I’m convinced that’s the difference between good and great.

The only thing to be aware of is that cuts from Tsumiki aren’t cheap and tend to vary depending on how your hairdresser is. I get a wash, cut and blow dry and it works out to be $88AUD. Given all my issues, this is completely and utterly worth it! So it each their own :)

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Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 2 comments

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Dior recently released this amazing neutral eyeshadow palette that is just perfect for everyday and travel. It comes with one matte powder primer that works great as an initial base, four shimmer neutral shades and finally one black gel liner. I’m such a fan of these “all in one” sort of palettes that are done right because it cuts down on the number of products I need to lug around each time I travel for work.

As for the quality, these are without a doubt high end. They are pigmented, creamy, and smooth and blend very easily. The only heartbreaking part is having to wash away the lovely Dior embossing on the top, sadly the case with most high end eyeshadows.

For me the stand out feature was the gel liner. It’s not as creamy as most gel liners that are stored in air tight containers, this is far thicker. However with an angled brush, is very easy to apply and highly pigmented as well. I didn’t feel the need to go my eyeliner a second time, something I occasionally have to do for some gel liners that are not thick enough like the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner.

I didn’t get much use out of the applicators that come with this palette just because I prefer brushes, but I’m sure they’d be great to have when you’re in a pinch.

If you’re interested, you can pick one up for yourself online for $62USD, steep but when you’re talking about a palette that covers a primer, shadow and liner and Dior, I don’t think it’s that bad of a deal personally.

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Dior Vernis – 988 Diorette Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Nails, Reviews | 0 comments

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I always get a little nervous when I blog about a product I don’t think you could pick up anymore. However similarly this was a pretty stunning polish and I certainly wanted to at least feature it on the blog :)

Diorette is a beautiful deep berry shade that despite being released as part of a Spring collection in my opinion works better as a Fall colour :) Incredibly rich and pigmented, great staying power. I really don’t have anything bad to share. Swatch is 2 coats without any top coat.

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Get Ready With Me for a Wedding

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Videos | 0 comments

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A little over a month ago two of my dearest friends tied the knot and I thought I would film myself getting ready~ One of the key things to note about this look (and honestly it reflected a mood I was going through at the time) is that I’m not wearing anything on my eye lids. Which is a first for me because applying copious amounts of eye shadow has always been my signature look and what I focus most if not all my makeup around.

But I was surprised with all put together a look could still be without eye shadow, not to mention how much faster it was to get ready! I decided not to include a voice over this time because after spending several hours mixing the music with a kit I bought, I wanted it let it play out without any interruptions :) And I kinda prefer my video without the voice over at the moment :)

Also apologises for the shaky shots in some of the clips! Might need to bring a point and shoot instead next time :)

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Weekend Luncheon Celebrations

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Outfits | 0 comments

Weekend Luncheon Celebrations

Weekend Luncheon Celebrations

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Weekend Luncheon Celebrations


Forever New Dress

Dior Miss Dior Clutch – Electric Blue

Valentino Rockstud Heels

Hermes Clic Clac

Ray Ban Sunglasses

Great company and weekend luncheons really need to be a regular feature in my life. Not only is it a great opportunity to dress up a little, but it really helps me wind down from the week and appreciate all the long hours during the week. Life is Good.

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