Casual Weekend Wear

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Outfits | 0 comments

Louis Vuitton Casual

Louis Vuitton Casual

Louis Vuitton Casual

Louis Vuitton Casual


Miss Shop Singlet

GASP Skinny Jeans

Louis Vuitton Scarf

Yes Style Fedora

Gucci Bag

ASOS White Heels

Burberry Silver Watch

So if you can’t tell, I’m trying to get into the swing of utilising hats more often to compliment some of my outfits. I’m not quite there yet as I’ve always viewed hats more as a way to protect you from the sun than look fashionable. But I’ve discovered the wonders they work for a outfit, especially if you are having a bad hair day :)

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Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres – 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection Les 4 Ombres - 236 Tisse Fantaisie

Spring collections are my weakness when it comes to makeup! But you already knew that~ If you follow me on Instagram then you know I managed to grab quite the haul when it came to the Chanel Spring 2015 collection! I’m unsure whether I’ll manage to get around to reviewing most of the items, but I knew the Chanel Tisse Fantaisie palette was something I wanted to feature since I had a pretty strong / differing opinion on it!

I’ll be honest, I’ve never had the best experience with the Chanel baked eye shadows. I did a comparison post half a year ago and it’s pretty clear that the quality and pigmentation is way off! But reading the descriptions online gave me a feeling that they may have changed.

I have no idea if they are still baked, but I can assure you that they feel pretty different to the original baked eye shadows. They felt softer, creamier and a lot easier to generally work with. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s equal to the quality of the pressed shadows, but it’s pretty close and the texture is generally different. Creamier and less powdery, so it really depends on what you prefer.

I will say that I was pretty impressed to see that Chanel provided a little booklet on how to use the shadows, came with 3 different looks which is certainly a benefit to those who may not be as comfortable using colours that are a little less usual.

All in all, I’m not disappointed by this palette, I’d go as far as to say I was a little impressed based on my previous experienced with baked eye shadows from Chanel. But overall, if I had to focus on quality luxury shadows then I’d still defer you to Dior or Tom Ford.

If you’re interested, you can pick one up online for $61USD, I’ve seen them at David Jones in Australia, likely for around $90-100AUD.

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Dior Vernis – 775 Star Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Nails, Reviews | 0 comments

Dior Vernis - 775 Star

This is one of those shades that I find very difficult to photograph accurately, even with the use of a colour wheel. Star is definitely a nice saturated deep pink / magenta, which is pretty clear in the bottle. But for some reason on the nails it shoots more red than anything else.

Star is typical Dior quality, smooth, creamy and pigmented! Certainly a favourite. I felt it was kind of like a crème version of Front Row, which is a lot more shimmery :)

All in all, you can’t go wrong with Dior nail polishes in my experience. Especially with the amazing brush it comes with. My favourite brand for nail polishes~!

If you live in the USA, you can purchase this online for $25USD. Otherwise if you’re in Australia, then I’d recommend heading into either David Jones or Myer to pick one up for $39AUD.

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Makeup Rotation – January 2015

Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Beauty, Makeup | 2 comments

Makeup Rotation

If you remember late last year I made a post about my Favourite Blushes of the moment and came to the sad realisation that I had fallen into a bit of a rut. So for 2015 I made the decision to really switch up the makeup in my daily rotation and constantly try to include new things… or you know, atleast change the shade of blush once and a while.

Not sure this is going to be easy every month as some products, especialy those that are wet need to be used up fairly soon after opening. e.g. I don’t tend to open a mascara, and then leave it in storage after a few uses, I use it right up. So you may see a few products that remain in rotation for a few months, but other than that, here are some of the products I’ve been using in the month of January for 2015, and hopefully these monthly posts will keep me honest :)

Products marked with a * were provided for consideration.

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The Blue Scarf Dress

Posted by on January 14, 2015 in Outfits | 2 comments

Forever New Blue Dress

Forever New Blue Dress

Forever New Blue Dress

Forever New Blue Dress

Forever New Blue Dress


Forever New Marissa Printed Hanky Dress

ASOS Silver Heels (similar here)

French Connection Straw Hat *

Hermes Clic Clac

Products marked with a * were provided for consideration

There are days when things just don’t work out, and other times things just align perfectly. It was searching for a place to film part of my Top 5 Summer Essentials video and St Kilda beach was just completely packed. What was I to expect on a Saturday afternoon with good weather? Fortunately for some reason this particular walk way was completely empty so I took the opportunity to film and shoot :)

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – 26 Coral Intrepid

Posted by on January 13, 2015 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - 26 Coral Intrepid

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - 26 Coral Intrepid

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - 26 Coral Intrepid

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - 26 Coral Intrepid

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - 26 Coral Intrepid

If you’ve ever tried a YSL lipstick, then you’ll know how luxurious and decadent they area. Elegant packaging that carries a hefty weight to it. And with an amazing scent. I can never quite put my finger on exactly what it is, but it has a melon / fruity smell, which is a clear favourite for me! If something smells like fruits, half the battle is already won with me.

The Rouge Volupte Shine range versus the original Rouge Volupte range, I find to be quite a bit sheerer, probably around 50% of the pigmentation of the original. However it feels quite a bit more hydrating to wear (makes sense since it contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is common is many moisturisers / moisturising serums) and leaves a beautiful glossy finish to the lips. A good pick if you’re someone who suffers from less than perfect lips (mine are usually dry).

For me, Coral Intrepid is less coral than it is like a watermelon pink, which is my favourite type of shade to wear. It’s the sort of shade I feel works well in pretty much any environment, whether it be work, the weekend, visiting family, travel etc. Certainly takes a few swipes to achieve a decent level of pigmentation so with consistent use you’ll probably watch this disappear fairly quickly. Just worth keeping in mind if you’re counting your pennies.

But I’m a sucker for these types of lip colours, well aware I probably own the same shade in 20 other brands, but I just can never get enough :) If you’re keen, you can pick this up online for $35USD, or at any YSL counter at Myer or David Jones for $55AUD.

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Chanel Reverie Parisienne Le Vernis Spring 2015 Swatches

Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Nails, Reviews | 0 comments

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2015

It’s time for some Spring 2015 collections, my favourite collections of the year :D I love how light, soft and often wearable most of the shades that come out during Spring are. Followed closely with Summer, which tends to be more about bronzing and highlights, then Holiday collections. I’m pretty indifferent to Fall and Winter collections.

But today we’re here to talk about these three beautiful polishes Chanel released as part of their Reverie Parisienne Spring 2015 collection. The swatches below are 2 coats without a top coat (so you can see the true finish), and not surprisingly my opinion on each bottle varies quite a bit.

Tenderly
Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2015
Least favourite from this collection, a muted crème purple shade. The shade is fine, but I found the formula a little strange, it had this weird tendency to shrink quite a bit as it dried, so the edges of my nails would be noticeably lighter in terms of pigmentation (pre-mature tip chip) Not a great look, definitely would not recommend picking this one up (though it could potentially just be my bottle)

Desirio

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2015
Deep rich magenta shade, loved this one! Super pigmented, creamy and dried beautifully on the nails. Honestly, I would have only needed one coat to achieve the swatch above, the colour is very saturated.

Paradisio

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2015
A metallic silver lime shade, this one I had a bit of a love hate relationship with. On the one hand the shade is really amazing. And if you have long nails, really helps elongate your fingers even more so. However because of its metallic nature, it was not great at hiding imperfections on the nails such as ridges.

If you’re keen, they are available now online for $27USD each, or you can purchase they at any Chanel counter at Myer, David Jones or their Boutiques for $39AUD each.

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Makeup for Outfit of the Day Photoshoots

Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Videos | 2 comments

Every morning when I know I plan on taking some outfit photos I make a point to pile on the makeup just a little bit more so my features can stand out better. It’s easy to default to “everyday makeup” and have your eyes lost in the photo. I decided this time before I headed out to shoot my outfit this week that I would film myself putting my makeup on :) Hope you enjoy the video!

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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Slippers

Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Shoes | 4 comments

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Slippers

Since purchasing my first pair of designer shoes in New York last year, I’ve essentially opened up the flood gates to a world of stunningly beautiful shoes.

If you followed my daily vlogs throughout December (or a little series I like to call “Once Upon a December”) you’ll know I have a slight obsession with my cat, Casper :) (If you’re curious to know how Casper came about, then feel free to watch the Story of Casper vlog I put together).

So when I saw these darling shoes floating in the blogsphere, I was hooked! To be honest though, it wasn’t till I saw them sitting at David Jones did I even think of buying them, mostly because I’m not a huge fan of buying shoes online if I haven’t tried the exact same version and size in person. But there they sat, at the David Jones counter. So I tried them on and it was a match made in heaven.

I hopped on Net a Porter and picked up a pair for myself ($300 cheaper than purchasing a pair in store at David Jones) and love them! What I love most about these shoes (excluding the adorable cat face) is how solid they feel. They don’t feel like typical flats you’d pick up at cheaper retailers, they feel comfortable, solid and come with a very small heel to give your feet that extra lift and body. Just another great benefit for people my height :)

I love them! To be honest, I’ve never analysed shoes in such detail before but once you start, you can’t stop and I’m both looking forward and fearing the cost of my next pair of designer shoes lol

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Cotton Coral

Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Outfits | 2 comments

Cotton Coral Skirt Forever New

Cotton Coral Skirt Forever New

Cotton Coral Skirt Forever New

Cotton Coral Skirt Forever New

Cotton Coral Skirt Forever New


Zara White Top (similar here)

Forever New Mia Cotton Circle Midi Skirt (similar here)

Forever New Claudie Block Heel

Prada Saffiano Small Crossbody Bag

Hermes Clic Clac

It’s funny, when it comes to taking photos for my outfits towards the end of last year I fell into a bit of a rut and continued to just hit up the same places I felt comfortable in. This year, I wanted to expand and try as many different locations as possible, not only pushing my comfort levels but forcing myself to actually explore the city I love so much. This particular location is actually a place I would frequent many times during work and I never striked me as a place to take photos… until now :) Funny how a place you may visit everyday and see as rather “dull” can actually be a place with creative potential!

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