OOTD ~ Winter in Dandenongs

Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Outfits | 2 comments

White Puffer

White Puffer

White Puffer

White Puffer

White Puffer

White Puffer


Snowgum White Parker

ASOS Dark Blue Skinny Jeans (similar here)

White Boots

Couple weekends ago we headed out for lunch with Sefie, Ruku, Dain and Barbara to try out a recently opened cafe up in Mt Dandenongs. New to us at least :) It’s a beautiful cafe called Piggery Cafe based on an old pig farm. The food was amazing as was the company :) However being up in the Dandies means cold! I may have gone a little overboard as I ended up taking my favourite snow jacket with me, but I can assure you that I was nice and toasty. Atleast the top half of me was, can’t say the same for the bottom half :(

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Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Shoes | 0 comments

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

Last week I blogged about my first pair of luxury shoes that I’m head of heels for! I did purchase them at Bergdorf Goodman and wow, that place is amazing! If you’re into luxury brands, then your life is not complete until you’ve visited Bergdorf Goodman~ All the brands I dream about sitting on an entire floor together, I couldn’t help but walk through the Valentino section and pick up these beautiful Rockstud nudes.

I’m pretty horrible when it comes to buying and using new things, in that I never do (though it’s something I’m actively working to turn around now, you won’t believe how many unopened boxes I have that I’m working through now..). It’s taking me literally months since purchasing these till I actually took them out to play, but I finally did (as you’ll see soon!) and so glad I have :)

Despite the height, these are very comfortable because of all the straps, and I love the studs~ whilst elegant they also add a touch of edge to any outfit I sport with them :)

If you’re keen on getting yourself a pair, I’d really recommend at least trying them in person first and making sure the straps sit right with you. The SA did tell me the straps towards the heel won’t appear very tight and will appear looser.

This is definitely a must have option for people looking into designer shoes but don’t want to experience the discomfort that traditional “pumps” can bring.

Is it bad I want to go back and buy one in every colour now?

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Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Color – No. 6 Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Beauty, Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Color

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Color

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Color

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Color

Another item I picked up during my trip to the USA (this is why I don’t need to buy makeup at home anymore, every time I travel I buy enough to use and blog about for an entire year!!), I love being able to freely browse the makeup counters in the USA without any fear that I may be over paying for cosmetics :) It’s a wonderful feeling, though admittedly rather superficial (you do know what sort of blog you’re reading right?)

I’d probably say over the last few months I’ve been wearing lipstick a lot more consistently, I love reds and plum shades but I can never turn down a nude. So versatile and a shade I feel comfortable wearing for any situation~ I hadn’t heard of the Hourglass Lip Stylo before picking up my own, which is essentially a range of lip sticks that focus on just nude. You have more beige nudes, or pink nudes, depending on your preferences and skin tone.

I went with No. 6 which leans to being on the more beige spectrum, personal preference!

Application was simple, I found the formula pretty creamy without being drying. But I will say the formula wasn’t necessarily hydrating either so for long term use I personally would need to apply a lip balm first (I suffer from dry lips). Longevity wise? Average. Anywhere between 2 to 4-5 hours depending on your activities, but pretty expected for a nude shade.

All in all, I actually really enjoyed using this, but I can’t find myself going back to try the other shades. I think for me, it would be a home run if I didn’t need to apply lip balm beforehand for long term use, because it makes it difficult to maintain the colour easily throughout the working day.

If you’re interested in trying these out for yourself, you can pick one up online for $30USD, not sure on availability in Australia unfortunately :(

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OOTD ~ White Silk

Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Fashion, Outfits | 0 comments

OOTD ~ White Silk

OOTD ~ White Silk

OOTD ~ White Silk

OOTD ~ White Silk

OOTD ~ White Silk

OOTD ~ White Silk


YesStyle Dress

ASOS Heels

This has got to be one of my favourite dresses to wear out to special events, and despite the cold, I braved it for the photos… and then quickly rugged up and headed off to a friend’s formal birthday luncheon :) The things I do for good photos!! It might sound weird, but despite the cold these photos appear very spring like, which inspires me to get myself into gear and start shopping around for some great summer / spring dresses to sport when the weather warms up! I’m really looking forward to taking my camera out more and shooting the planet (you know, in the non-violent way) this spring!

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bareMineral Ready Eyeshadow 2 Duo – The Top Shelf Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

bareMineral Ready Eyeshadow 2 Duo - The Top Shelf

bareMineral Ready Eyeshadow 2 Duo - The Top Shelf

I did a review of the 4 pan version a couple of weeks back, and I’m happy to say that my opinion of the eyeshadow quality hasn’t waived in the slightest. The quality is just a lovely, rich and pigmented. Very creamy and blends out beautifully.

As I puchased both palettes during my trip, I wanted to share swatches for this particular version as well as I tended to go for the more neutral palettes available from bareMinerals. Personally I prefer cooler tones for myself, so I’d lean towards the 4 pan version more. I’ll keep this post short and sweet, do let me know if you decide to invest in any bareMineral eyeshadows, and if so, what shades!

For those interested, you can purchase this online for $20USD.

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My First Pair of Luxury Shoes

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Shoes | 2 comments

Christian Louboutins

Christian Louboutins

Christian Louboutins

Christian Louboutins

I may be a long time (say 7 years) collector of designer hand bags, but for some reason designer shoes have always been uncharted territory for me. I’d say the main reason is because the practical side of me didn’t think it was worth spending so much on something you are essentially walking on (and I’ll be honest, I still kinda feel this way despite loving designer shoes now). They tend to be the item of clothing that wears out faster and before you know it, you’ll need to replace it with a new pair. At least for bags, if you look after them, most have a tendency to last a lot longer (if not several generations!)

But it’s so hard to ignore the lure of designer shoes, they are just so decadent, stunning and as I branch further into the fashion world, they can really add a touch of class to any outfit.

So a few years back I made a promise to myself. If I met two milestones in my life, I would allow myself to purchase my very first pair of luxury shoes, which would not surprisingly be the classic black patent pair of Christian Louboutins. Fortunately I met those milestones last year and so I decided on my last USA trip, I would make my first purchase in New York. It just seemed appropriate given my intense love for that beautiful city that never sleeps!

To add just that bit more sentiment to these shoes, the first time I wore them out (and trust me that was a hard thing to do knowing I’d scuff up the sole) was to dinner on the 11th year anniversary :) Celebrating the last 11 years of my life~~

So there you have it, my first pair of luxury shoes and I can tell you, especially because they are so much cheaper than than handbags, they are addictive. So addictive I may have picked up a second pair from a different brand 15 minutes later ;) But that’s for another post :)

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Book of Fables: Chapter 111 – Maui Tropical Sunset

Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Book of Fables | 0 comments

Maui Tropical

Maui Tropical

Maui Tropical

Maui Tropical

It’s been a while since my last makeup related video huh? Work and a broken computer are really to blame here. But work is finally starting to give me back my weekends and I’ve got a brand new super computer that makes editing videos so much faster and easier :) I filmed this video a while back when in Maui :) I absolutely love Maui, it’s amazing and I couldn’t help but feel incredibly inspired whilst there :) I can’t wait to go back one day! I really hope you enjoy the video and let’s hope I can build up some momentum! :D

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OOTD ~ Winter Warmth

Posted by on August 13, 2014 in Outfits | 0 comments

Fables in Fashion Celina Lee Winter Warm OOTD

Fables in Fashion Celina Lee Winter Warm OOTD

Fables in Fashion Celina Lee Winter Warm OOTD

Fables in Fashion Celina Lee Winter Warm OOTD

Fables in Fashion Celina Lee Winter Warm OOTD


YesStyle Knit Beanie

YesStyle Blue Check Scarf

Portmans White Knit Jumper

Supre Skinny Jeans

Ankle White Boots

I’m not the biggest fan of winter, but I will admit that one of the benefits of it is the ability to layer up and stay “snug”. All the beanies I can wear, ear muffs and gloves :) It’s certain;y fun to play with accessories you wouldn’t normally need during warmer weather. I think the only thing we miss during Winter in Melbourne is snow, not in the mountains, but on your front lawn :)

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Dior Fusion Mono Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Beauty, Makeup, Reviews | 2 comments

Dior Fusion Mono

Dior Fusion Mono

Dior Fusion Mono

Dior Fusion Mono

In the last couple of years a number of brands have released their “version” of the pressed pigment. It’s pretty much what the name suggests, pigment that has been “semi-pressed” into a pot. I say semi because if it was completely pressed you’d get what you normally find in an eye shadow pan. Here the pigment is a little looser, which allows you to pick more of it up with your applicator to achieve a… well more pigmented finish. I’ll be the first to admit that my range for adjectives isn’t the best when it comes to describing cosmetics ;)

I’m a big fan of Chanel’s and L’Oreal’s versions, so I was keen to try out what Dior had to offer. First thing I noticed, this swatched on the arm much better than it does when applying to the lids. I prefer to use my fingers for these types of products, though using a brush depending on the product consistency can be just as effective as it was for Dior Fusion Mono. But I feel like I waste less product when I use my fingers because I found myself swirling my brush in the pot quite a bit just to grab enough pigment.

I would say that if you want something to give you a nice fresh wash of colour, then these were great. But if you want something that’s smokey and strong, I’d look towards more traditional forms of eyeshadow or actual loose pigments. Especially due to the shimmery nature of this product, I find I get a more “shimmery wash” of soft pigmentation across my eyes than anything else. Not bad, but I don’t see myself venturing out to purchase the remaining shades.

That said, I did find Chanel to be quite a bit more pigmented than Dior, and L’Oreal even more so.

If you’re interested, you can purchase these online for $31USD a pop!

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Formula X ‘Sephora’ VIB – X Rouge Review, Swatches and Photos

Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Beauty, Makeup, Reviews | 0 comments

Formula X Sephora X Rouge

I’m not sure whether I should be proud of horrified over how I obtain this particular polish, but for the sake of remaining positive let’s just say I’m proud :) This was a gift from Sephora after I renewed my VIB Rouge membership with them for 2014 earlier this year. What can I say? I’m a shopaholic!

Formula X is a brand I’ve dabbled just a little bit with, nothing too major as the brand isn’t readily available in Australia, but based on what I’ve tried I’d say they have a good formula. X Rouge is a striking red crème polish, a real “take charge” sort of red look. A definite staple in any collection :)

If you’re keen, you don’t need to spend ridiculous amounts of money to be gifted this, you can instead buy it online for $10.50USD.

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