Popbasic Polka Dot Blouse
This finally arrived last week and is my most favourite piece of clothing ever.  I really like blouses, I think I need to get some more.  I just love how classic it looks, the black and the white polka dots. It would look great all dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with some jeans. Gotta love versatility. 


There is a Popbasic link along the sidebar at the bottom and if you click on it you'll get $15 credit to go towards one of their amazing collections!
 
Taylor Swift - 1989
I very rarely buy a whole album, usually I just do songs at a time which I know that I like.  However after hearing Shake it off, Welcome to New York and Out of the Woods I took the leap and got the whole album. I was not disappointed.  The whole album is amazing! At the moment the ones I listen to the most is Style, Wildest Dreams and New Romantics.  I already have the album digitally but I really want to get the hard copy as it comes with a series of polaroid's... yeah I'm definitely going to get it.

Lorde
Tomorrow is Lorde's concert in Auckland and I'm pretty excited, not as much as my sister, but still excited.  This this is the first time I'm seeing her live, I know it's going to be good so I'm really looking forward to it.  I am thinking of rocking her signature dark purple lip but not sure yet.

Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend and Halloween if you're into that. 

My Favourite Things #23

Friday, 31 October 2014

Popbasic Polka Dot Blouse
This finally arrived last week and is my most favourite piece of clothing ever.  I really like blouses, I think I need to get some more.  I just love how classic it looks, the black and the white polka dots. It would look great all dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with some jeans. Gotta love versatility. 


There is a Popbasic link along the sidebar at the bottom and if you click on it you'll get $15 credit to go towards one of their amazing collections!
 
Taylor Swift - 1989
I very rarely buy a whole album, usually I just do songs at a time which I know that I like.  However after hearing Shake it off, Welcome to New York and Out of the Woods I took the leap and got the whole album. I was not disappointed.  The whole album is amazing! At the moment the ones I listen to the most is Style, Wildest Dreams and New Romantics.  I already have the album digitally but I really want to get the hard copy as it comes with a series of polaroid's... yeah I'm definitely going to get it.

Lorde
Tomorrow is Lorde's concert in Auckland and I'm pretty excited, not as much as my sister, but still excited.  This this is the first time I'm seeing her live, I know it's going to be good so I'm really looking forward to it.  I am thinking of rocking her signature dark purple lip but not sure yet.

Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend and Halloween if you're into that. 
Hey

Last week while wandering aimlessly around the city I came across a Makeup Clearance store in the Downtown Westfield.  It was the first time I'd seen it there and needed to have a look.  I got the chance on Thursday which was a special day as my Student Allowance finally came so I was in the mood to spend.  So yeah I kinda went a bit crazy especially when it came to the lipsticks, I was good though in that I didn't even go near the O.P.I's.
 
 
 
From Left to Right:
 
Maybelline 985, Infra-Red
I nearly didn't buy this one. I already had the three lipsticks and the concealer but I just couldn't help myself.  I can't resist a gorgeous red, and I knew if I didn't get it I would regret it forever.  I basically bought it so I could emulate Taylor Swift.  The bullet looks very red but when applied it's more of an orangey red but is still a gorgeous colour.
 
Revlon Super Lustrous 485, Raspberry Freeze
As soon as I saw this colour I wanted to get it.  I already has a Super Lustrous lipstick which I have raved about numerous times on the blog such as here so I knew it was a good lipstick.  The name is also what got me, the same goes with nail polishes if it has a cool name I'm more likely to get it.  I just like the pairing of Raspberry and Freeze, I dunno I'm a bit of a word freak.  The colour is a demure purple I guess, all I know is that it is gorgeous.  It comes off a more pinkish purple but still purple if you get what I mean. I'll stop now.
 
Maybelline Colour Whisper 290, Strike a Rose
I've always wanted a light pink colour that was more like a gloss type thing and as soon as I swatched this I knew I had to have it.  As the name 'Colour Whisper' might suggest the colour is more like a tint/lip-gloss situation. I love it, it gives a nice pink gloss to my lips and my fear of having patchy lips is not needed as it's not that noticeable.
 
Rimmel Kate Moss 103
I was so excited when I saw they had these lipsticks. Unfortunately 107 was not there *sigh* but I did find this colour which caught my eye.  It's a pinky nude which I thought was gorgeous. I don't really have a nude so I got it of course, it will be nice to wear just on an everyday basis.
 
 
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to get it.  I've heard Shannon from Shaaanxo rave about it and use in her video's so I knew I had to find some.  I got the lightest shade that was there, Natural, so hoped it would be ok.  So far I've used it once and it wasn't too dark, YUS! I've noticed it's more thicker and more yellow in colour compared to my Collection Cosmetics concealer but I really like it.  My Collection Cosmetics one is definitely more brighter so will maybe be better suited for the under eye area.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I'm struggling with studying at the moment, there is just so much to study and the lecturer's have given no hints to what the questions are going to cover *sigh* lets hope my memory has improved.

Makeup Clearance Company Haul

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hey

Last week while wandering aimlessly around the city I came across a Makeup Clearance store in the Downtown Westfield.  It was the first time I'd seen it there and needed to have a look.  I got the chance on Thursday which was a special day as my Student Allowance finally came so I was in the mood to spend.  So yeah I kinda went a bit crazy especially when it came to the lipsticks, I was good though in that I didn't even go near the O.P.I's.
 
 
 
From Left to Right:
 
Maybelline 985, Infra-Red
I nearly didn't buy this one. I already had the three lipsticks and the concealer but I just couldn't help myself.  I can't resist a gorgeous red, and I knew if I didn't get it I would regret it forever.  I basically bought it so I could emulate Taylor Swift.  The bullet looks very red but when applied it's more of an orangey red but is still a gorgeous colour.
 
Revlon Super Lustrous 485, Raspberry Freeze
As soon as I saw this colour I wanted to get it.  I already has a Super Lustrous lipstick which I have raved about numerous times on the blog such as here so I knew it was a good lipstick.  The name is also what got me, the same goes with nail polishes if it has a cool name I'm more likely to get it.  I just like the pairing of Raspberry and Freeze, I dunno I'm a bit of a word freak.  The colour is a demure purple I guess, all I know is that it is gorgeous.  It comes off a more pinkish purple but still purple if you get what I mean. I'll stop now.
 
Maybelline Colour Whisper 290, Strike a Rose
I've always wanted a light pink colour that was more like a gloss type thing and as soon as I swatched this I knew I had to have it.  As the name 'Colour Whisper' might suggest the colour is more like a tint/lip-gloss situation. I love it, it gives a nice pink gloss to my lips and my fear of having patchy lips is not needed as it's not that noticeable.
 
Rimmel Kate Moss 103
I was so excited when I saw they had these lipsticks. Unfortunately 107 was not there *sigh* but I did find this colour which caught my eye.  It's a pinky nude which I thought was gorgeous. I don't really have a nude so I got it of course, it will be nice to wear just on an everyday basis.
 
 
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal
As soon as I saw this I knew I had to get it.  I've heard Shannon from Shaaanxo rave about it and use in her video's so I knew I had to find some.  I got the lightest shade that was there, Natural, so hoped it would be ok.  So far I've used it once and it wasn't too dark, YUS! I've noticed it's more thicker and more yellow in colour compared to my Collection Cosmetics concealer but I really like it.  My Collection Cosmetics one is definitely more brighter so will maybe be better suited for the under eye area.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I'm struggling with studying at the moment, there is just so much to study and the lecturer's have given no hints to what the questions are going to cover *sigh* lets hope my memory has improved.
Hey

Hope you all had a great weekend and if you in New Zealand are still enjoying the long weekend YAY! This weekend has been a lazy one for me but some exciting things did happen. On Saturday I got a new laptop since my last one just gave up on life R.I.P. So this post is being written on my favourite new toy which is awesome. 
 
For this weekend my Mum randomly decided that we were going to go to Waiheke, so yesterday we did.  The day wasn't really the best, it was overcast and not to mentioned windy as hell so I was freezing the entire time.  My brother decided not to take a jumper at all so had to buy one while we were there. 
 
I hadn't been on a ferry since I was a child so I was a bit excited for the trip.  Aside for the occasional up and down motion the trip was basically similar to that of a train which I've taken almost everyday for the past four years so it kind of felt familiar but had better views.  Once we got there we went on a little tour and saw some amazing houses which I would love to one day have.  We didn't stay there long, we looked at all the little shops in it's only little town and pretty much all the time was spent having lunch which was so good.
 
And of course I took some photo's of the view
 
 
 
Aside for the freezing wind it was a nice day out.  Hopefully there will be another longer visit so I can explore the rest of the island.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I've got to now force myself to study as my first exam is in a week :/ It's a little daunting, there is so many things to remember.

Waiheke Adventures

Monday, 27 October 2014

Hey

Hope you all had a great weekend and if you in New Zealand are still enjoying the long weekend YAY! This weekend has been a lazy one for me but some exciting things did happen. On Saturday I got a new laptop since my last one just gave up on life R.I.P. So this post is being written on my favourite new toy which is awesome. 
 
For this weekend my Mum randomly decided that we were going to go to Waiheke, so yesterday we did.  The day wasn't really the best, it was overcast and not to mentioned windy as hell so I was freezing the entire time.  My brother decided not to take a jumper at all so had to buy one while we were there. 
 
I hadn't been on a ferry since I was a child so I was a bit excited for the trip.  Aside for the occasional up and down motion the trip was basically similar to that of a train which I've taken almost everyday for the past four years so it kind of felt familiar but had better views.  Once we got there we went on a little tour and saw some amazing houses which I would love to one day have.  We didn't stay there long, we looked at all the little shops in it's only little town and pretty much all the time was spent having lunch which was so good.
 
And of course I took some photo's of the view
 
 
 
Aside for the freezing wind it was a nice day out.  Hopefully there will be another longer visit so I can explore the rest of the island.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I've got to now force myself to study as my first exam is in a week :/ It's a little daunting, there is so many things to remember.
Last Week of Uni
Today is officially the last day of classes for the semester.  All that's left is exams and if all goes well I will have finally got my degree. It's a bit scary thinking about it especially when I'm not entirely sure on what I am doing next year but it's good to be finally done and having the sense of achieving something.

Tanya Burr Vlogs
Tanya vlogged everyday during September but it wasn't until the end of that month where I started watching them.  Since then I've been watching them over the last couple of weeks and on Monday I finished them.  It was a bit sad, it kind of became apart of my routine and now I don't know what to do with myself.  I especially enjoyed the ones with bits and pieces from London Fashion Week but I loved all of them.

New Taylor Swift Songs
I wasn't really the biggest Taylor Swift fan but I am obsessed with her new songs. It all started with Shake it off, which you can't help but dance to, and now it's Out of the Woods and Welcome to New York.  I love both songs.  Welcome to New York is very eighties and if possible makes me want to go to New York even more.  Overall my favourite would have to be Out of the Woods, I'm not quite sure why but I've had it on repeat for the last couple of days and am still not sick of it yet. 

Hope you all enjoyed this post and if your in New Zealand have a great Labour Weekend! :D

My Favourite Things #22

Friday, 24 October 2014

Last Week of Uni
Today is officially the last day of classes for the semester.  All that's left is exams and if all goes well I will have finally got my degree. It's a bit scary thinking about it especially when I'm not entirely sure on what I am doing next year but it's good to be finally done and having the sense of achieving something.

Tanya Burr Vlogs
Tanya vlogged everyday during September but it wasn't until the end of that month where I started watching them.  Since then I've been watching them over the last couple of weeks and on Monday I finished them.  It was a bit sad, it kind of became apart of my routine and now I don't know what to do with myself.  I especially enjoyed the ones with bits and pieces from London Fashion Week but I loved all of them.

New Taylor Swift Songs
I wasn't really the biggest Taylor Swift fan but I am obsessed with her new songs. It all started with Shake it off, which you can't help but dance to, and now it's Out of the Woods and Welcome to New York.  I love both songs.  Welcome to New York is very eighties and if possible makes me want to go to New York even more.  Overall my favourite would have to be Out of the Woods, I'm not quite sure why but I've had it on repeat for the last couple of days and am still not sick of it yet. 

Hope you all enjoyed this post and if your in New Zealand have a great Labour Weekend! :D
Hey

This post was inspired by Cass from Cassandra Myee and her post on her art and architecture books which she studies at uni. I thought I would share the books I have for this semester which I am in the last week of, YUS! I have to confess that I tend to be a little slack in reading them especially during the weeks where assignments are due. I will read them for my upcoming exams and afterwards I might flip through them to look at the pictures.


These books are really more Art History based even though one of my papers is technically Ancient History.  I find them really interesting, especially how skilful the ancient people were to create these decorative pieces of art and pottery.

In my Ancient History course we study ancient Aegean and Egyptian art concurrently as they eventually crossover with one another.

The Art of Ancient Egypt - Gay Robins

I was really surprised to learn how developmental Egyptian Art was as before I just thought the same style was maintained throughout the dynasties. I however was wrong and it was interesting to see the changes in showing the figure.

Aegean Art and Architecture - Preziosi and Hitchcock

I won't lie I was more interested in this side of the course rather than the Egyptian especially since we had image tests and it was impossible for me to remember all the strange Egyptian names.  Aegean art was more interesting for me as there were more variation of art; pottery, frescos, sculpture and also the art is very similar to that of ancient Rome which I took a paper on last year and loved.  What interested me the most was the different areas that we looked at; Mycenae which is mainland Greece, Cycladic and Minoan and that they all had their own style.

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy - Michael Baxandall

This book is actually for my Art History paper but has less images.  It's more about the theory side I guess of studying the Italian Renaissance and the importance of the 'Period Eye' when looking at art.  It basically means just putting it into the context of the time.

I also have three books comprising of Greek Tragedy plays which are not as interesting as the books above visual wise but the stories are interesting if not a bit disturbing as well.

Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Uni Books

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hey

This post was inspired by Cass from Cassandra Myee and her post on her art and architecture books which she studies at uni. I thought I would share the books I have for this semester which I am in the last week of, YUS! I have to confess that I tend to be a little slack in reading them especially during the weeks where assignments are due. I will read them for my upcoming exams and afterwards I might flip through them to look at the pictures.


These books are really more Art History based even though one of my papers is technically Ancient History.  I find them really interesting, especially how skilful the ancient people were to create these decorative pieces of art and pottery.

In my Ancient History course we study ancient Aegean and Egyptian art concurrently as they eventually crossover with one another.

The Art of Ancient Egypt - Gay Robins

I was really surprised to learn how developmental Egyptian Art was as before I just thought the same style was maintained throughout the dynasties. I however was wrong and it was interesting to see the changes in showing the figure.

Aegean Art and Architecture - Preziosi and Hitchcock

I won't lie I was more interested in this side of the course rather than the Egyptian especially since we had image tests and it was impossible for me to remember all the strange Egyptian names.  Aegean art was more interesting for me as there were more variation of art; pottery, frescos, sculpture and also the art is very similar to that of ancient Rome which I took a paper on last year and loved.  What interested me the most was the different areas that we looked at; Mycenae which is mainland Greece, Cycladic and Minoan and that they all had their own style.

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy - Michael Baxandall

This book is actually for my Art History paper but has less images.  It's more about the theory side I guess of studying the Italian Renaissance and the importance of the 'Period Eye' when looking at art.  It basically means just putting it into the context of the time.

I also have three books comprising of Greek Tragedy plays which are not as interesting as the books above visual wise but the stories are interesting if not a bit disturbing as well.

Hope you all enjoyed this post!
Hey

Sorry for the halt in blogging last week, my laptop gave up and now it won't turn on at all which is very inconvenient.  I'm doing this post on the main computer at home as doing it on the blogger app was a bit of a disaster.  

Last Wendesday I went and saw Justin Timberlake live with my sister (she somehow was lucky to see him twice) and it was amazing! He did a lot of his old songs which was great and afterwards my ears were ringing for quite a while.  I thought that I might blog about what I wore and how I did my make-up for it. It's not very exciting but I thought it might be fun to do.

Black Shirt - Farmers
Tartan Skirt - Valley Girl

Jacket - Jay Jays

Shoes - Number One Shoes

I also wore plain grey tights to bring it all together. I was planning on wearing my heeled boots but I wore them all day at uni and my feet were killing me, so I went for the more comfortable option.

Primer - Maybelline Baby Skin
Foundation - Revlon Colourstay
Concealer - Collection Cosmetics
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush - NYX
Mascara - Collection Cosmetics

This is just my usual make-up look I have everyday, it's not very exciting but what the hell I thought I would include it. I was planning on wearing lipstick but couldn't be bothered with the maintenance so I just brought along my Nivea Lip Balm.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Like I said Justin was amazing and I had a great time singing along.  In fact after his concert I've now become obsessed with all of his songs particularly FutureSex/LoveSound which I've had on repeat for the past couple of days.

Outfit and Makeup for JT

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hey

Sorry for the halt in blogging last week, my laptop gave up and now it won't turn on at all which is very inconvenient.  I'm doing this post on the main computer at home as doing it on the blogger app was a bit of a disaster.  

Last Wendesday I went and saw Justin Timberlake live with my sister (she somehow was lucky to see him twice) and it was amazing! He did a lot of his old songs which was great and afterwards my ears were ringing for quite a while.  I thought that I might blog about what I wore and how I did my make-up for it. It's not very exciting but I thought it might be fun to do.

Black Shirt - Farmers
Tartan Skirt - Valley Girl

Jacket - Jay Jays

Shoes - Number One Shoes

I also wore plain grey tights to bring it all together. I was planning on wearing my heeled boots but I wore them all day at uni and my feet were killing me, so I went for the more comfortable option.

Primer - Maybelline Baby Skin
Foundation - Revlon Colourstay
Concealer - Collection Cosmetics
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush - NYX
Mascara - Collection Cosmetics

This is just my usual make-up look I have everyday, it's not very exciting but what the hell I thought I would include it. I was planning on wearing lipstick but couldn't be bothered with the maintenance so I just brought along my Nivea Lip Balm.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Like I said Justin was amazing and I had a great time singing along.  In fact after his concert I've now become obsessed with all of his songs particularly FutureSex/LoveSound which I've had on repeat for the past couple of days.
Hey
 
It's been a while since I've posted and it feels kinda strange... I've taken a well needed hiatus from blogging to try and concentrate more on what felt like never ending assignments that were due one after the other.  Anyway, I'm back! I've only got a test on Thursday then I'm done till exams kick in.
 
I know I'm getting less stressed when I decide to paint my nails. Over the last couple of weeks the thought of doing them felt like a chore and the idea just repulsed me.  Yesterday I felt my nails were bare and boring and felt like doing them.


As usual when I go to pick a colour I think that I really need to get more colours and also that I have a number of reds.  As you can see I went for a red but is more of a orange-y red. It's from Collection Cosmetics and is 'Lady in Red'.  The colour is nice, it's pigmented so you cold get away with one coat but I usually go for two.  It doesn't have great lasting power, it's already started to chip on my left hand but what can you do.
 
While I was painting them I thought that the colour was a almost perfect match to one of my lipsticks.
 
 
This is a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Pink which is more a red pink than an actual pink.  I wore it all day on Saturday, unlike the nail polish it has great lasting power which had a little help from Lily Pebbles and her tips on How to make Lipstick Last. So yeah, it pretty much lasted the whole day with a few touch ups which I did out of boredom.

Yesterday my fam and I went for a little trip in Pukekohe and of course I had to have a look in Farmers.  I only came away with a plain, black short sleeved shirt but was something I really needed as I have none and really goes well with some skirts I have.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! Hopefully the blogging will be more regular from now on but was nice to have a little break.

Matching Nails and Lips

Monday, 13 October 2014

Hey
 
It's been a while since I've posted and it feels kinda strange... I've taken a well needed hiatus from blogging to try and concentrate more on what felt like never ending assignments that were due one after the other.  Anyway, I'm back! I've only got a test on Thursday then I'm done till exams kick in.
 
I know I'm getting less stressed when I decide to paint my nails. Over the last couple of weeks the thought of doing them felt like a chore and the idea just repulsed me.  Yesterday I felt my nails were bare and boring and felt like doing them.


As usual when I go to pick a colour I think that I really need to get more colours and also that I have a number of reds.  As you can see I went for a red but is more of a orange-y red. It's from Collection Cosmetics and is 'Lady in Red'.  The colour is nice, it's pigmented so you cold get away with one coat but I usually go for two.  It doesn't have great lasting power, it's already started to chip on my left hand but what can you do.
 
While I was painting them I thought that the colour was a almost perfect match to one of my lipsticks.
 
 
This is a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Pink which is more a red pink than an actual pink.  I wore it all day on Saturday, unlike the nail polish it has great lasting power which had a little help from Lily Pebbles and her tips on How to make Lipstick Last. So yeah, it pretty much lasted the whole day with a few touch ups which I did out of boredom.

Yesterday my fam and I went for a little trip in Pukekohe and of course I had to have a look in Farmers.  I only came away with a plain, black short sleeved shirt but was something I really needed as I have none and really goes well with some skirts I have.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! Hopefully the blogging will be more regular from now on but was nice to have a little break.
No more essays
Yesterday I handed in my last ever essay (hopefully) and it felt soooo good! It's getting close to the end of the semester and right now I'm kind of just over it all.  Essay's are the most painful thing ever and for some reason I just hate reading my own writing and I just can't stand editing. I've got an assignment and a test left to do then I'm all done apart from the exams at the end.  If I pass everything this semester I will have finally got my degree which is scary as I've been doing this for so long and I have no plans for what I'm going to do next.

Vlogs
Lately I've been really obsessed with vlogs all of a sudden.  There's heaps of them in my subscription box on YouTube and I just love watching other people's lives which are much more interesting than mine.  I have a lot of favourites including: Vivianna Does Makeup, Lily Pebbles, Essie Button, Zoella and Tanya Burr. Watching these videos are pretty much the highlight of my day and always put me in a good mood.

Return of awesome TV shows
It's that time of year where all the TV shows are starting back up again in the US and I'm soooo excited.  Once Upon a Time started back up earlier in the week and was so good! I've missed it so so much. As I'm writing this the Vampire Diaries are airing in the US and after that Reign.  These are another of my favourites shows and it's painful seeing all the tweets about the shows when I can't watch them and have no idea what is going on. 
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend!

My Favourite Things #21

Friday, 3 October 2014

No more essays
Yesterday I handed in my last ever essay (hopefully) and it felt soooo good! It's getting close to the end of the semester and right now I'm kind of just over it all.  Essay's are the most painful thing ever and for some reason I just hate reading my own writing and I just can't stand editing. I've got an assignment and a test left to do then I'm all done apart from the exams at the end.  If I pass everything this semester I will have finally got my degree which is scary as I've been doing this for so long and I have no plans for what I'm going to do next.

Vlogs
Lately I've been really obsessed with vlogs all of a sudden.  There's heaps of them in my subscription box on YouTube and I just love watching other people's lives which are much more interesting than mine.  I have a lot of favourites including: Vivianna Does Makeup, Lily Pebbles, Essie Button, Zoella and Tanya Burr. Watching these videos are pretty much the highlight of my day and always put me in a good mood.

Return of awesome TV shows
It's that time of year where all the TV shows are starting back up again in the US and I'm soooo excited.  Once Upon a Time started back up earlier in the week and was so good! I've missed it so so much. As I'm writing this the Vampire Diaries are airing in the US and after that Reign.  These are another of my favourites shows and it's painful seeing all the tweets about the shows when I can't watch them and have no idea what is going on. 
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend!

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