For a long time I've been wanting to get my hands on some Essie nail polishes. I've heard great things about them but the price of them in NZ just put me off.  A couple of weeks ago I saw Cass tweet that she got some off NZ Sale for just $5, I of course jumped onto the site and bought myself a couple. They came the day before I went to Australia and I quickly painted by nails for the trip.
 
They didn't have much selection but I wanted to go for colours that were a little different.  I don't have any greys or darker colours in my collection so I decided to go for these two.
 
Miss Fancy Pants is the light grey colour. It's a nice neutral colour and was the one I painted my nails with.  The brush is the perfect size and the polish goes on so easily but you have to make sure you don't have too much on the brush as it runs.  It's very pigmented that you could get away with one coat but I do a second one just out of habit.
 
Bobbing for Baubles is a dark blue grey colour which is gorgeous.  Like I mentioned before I don't have any dark colours, I mostly gravitate more to bright reds and pinks, but I felt like something different and lately I've been more obsessed with neutrals and dark colours.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I got a few other Essie polishes while I was in Oz and I'll do a post about what I got next week :D xx

NZ Sale #001

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


For a long time I've been wanting to get my hands on some Essie nail polishes. I've heard great things about them but the price of them in NZ just put me off.  A couple of weeks ago I saw Cass tweet that she got some off NZ Sale for just $5, I of course jumped onto the site and bought myself a couple. They came the day before I went to Australia and I quickly painted by nails for the trip.
 
They didn't have much selection but I wanted to go for colours that were a little different.  I don't have any greys or darker colours in my collection so I decided to go for these two.
 
Miss Fancy Pants is the light grey colour. It's a nice neutral colour and was the one I painted my nails with.  The brush is the perfect size and the polish goes on so easily but you have to make sure you don't have too much on the brush as it runs.  It's very pigmented that you could get away with one coat but I do a second one just out of habit.
 
Bobbing for Baubles is a dark blue grey colour which is gorgeous.  Like I mentioned before I don't have any dark colours, I mostly gravitate more to bright reds and pinks, but I felt like something different and lately I've been more obsessed with neutrals and dark colours.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! I got a few other Essie polishes while I was in Oz and I'll do a post about what I got next week :D xx


When getting ready in the morning jewellery is pretty much the last thing on my mind and is the thing I often forget about.  When I was younger I would have this problem where I would just buy or receive pieces of jewellery and just never wear any of them.  These days I'm trying to wear more jewellery because they look pretty and add something to the outfit I guess.
 
Pretty much the only jewellery I wear at the moment are rings. The three rings above are the ones I wear currently.  The Daisy Pandora Ring I got for my birthday last year, the Bow Ring I got for Christmas and the last one is what I got for my birthday this year.  The two rings I got for my birthdays only fit on the same finger so I can only wear one at a time which sucks.
 
While going through all my jars, boxes and things I discovered some other pieces of jewellery which I just put away and then complete forget about.  I've had the heart necklace for a couple of years and I think the pin is from my 21st last year.  I want to try to remember to wear them especially the pin which I like.  Lately I've been loving more simple jewellery so I'm hoping to find some pieces like that to wear.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! Next week I'll be in Australia so there won't be any posts. I do however have a feeling there might be some haul posts after that week though :p

Current Jewellery Pieces

Thursday, 19 March 2015



When getting ready in the morning jewellery is pretty much the last thing on my mind and is the thing I often forget about.  When I was younger I would have this problem where I would just buy or receive pieces of jewellery and just never wear any of them.  These days I'm trying to wear more jewellery because they look pretty and add something to the outfit I guess.
 
Pretty much the only jewellery I wear at the moment are rings. The three rings above are the ones I wear currently.  The Daisy Pandora Ring I got for my birthday last year, the Bow Ring I got for Christmas and the last one is what I got for my birthday this year.  The two rings I got for my birthdays only fit on the same finger so I can only wear one at a time which sucks.
 
While going through all my jars, boxes and things I discovered some other pieces of jewellery which I just put away and then complete forget about.  I've had the heart necklace for a couple of years and I think the pin is from my 21st last year.  I want to try to remember to wear them especially the pin which I like.  Lately I've been loving more simple jewellery so I'm hoping to find some pieces like that to wear.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! Next week I'll be in Australia so there won't be any posts. I do however have a feeling there might be some haul posts after that week though :p

The first week of the semester is always interesting. First there's more people at uni then there will be for the entire year and during O-Week there are numerous of stalls wanting you to sign up.  There is also free stuff which is what I like to hunt out.  This year the stalls overflowed into Albert Park and as I was walking through I got given this which was cool.
 
I've never used a BB cream for your hair, I never knew they actually existed.  This is a Extra Care Hair Repair BB 11 in 1 Hair Beautifier (that's a lot of words). 
 
According to the back of the bottle it provides:
Anti-Breakage
Split Ends Protection
Silky Softness
Diamond Shine
Frizz Control
Strength Against Damage
Immediate Detangling
Natural Volume
Deep Nourishment ...  as well as other things.
 
You apply it to the mid-length and tips of your hair when it's towel dry and you just leave it in.  I haven't used it that much to see any results (sometimes I forget it) but the formulae is creamy and light and it smells amazing.  I can't wait to see if it actually works as my hair breaks so much it's not even funny and lets not talk about the frizz...

Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Schwarzkopf BB Hair Repair

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


The first week of the semester is always interesting. First there's more people at uni then there will be for the entire year and during O-Week there are numerous of stalls wanting you to sign up.  There is also free stuff which is what I like to hunt out.  This year the stalls overflowed into Albert Park and as I was walking through I got given this which was cool.
 
I've never used a BB cream for your hair, I never knew they actually existed.  This is a Extra Care Hair Repair BB 11 in 1 Hair Beautifier (that's a lot of words). 
 
According to the back of the bottle it provides:
Anti-Breakage
Split Ends Protection
Silky Softness
Diamond Shine
Frizz Control
Strength Against Damage
Immediate Detangling
Natural Volume
Deep Nourishment ...  as well as other things.
 
You apply it to the mid-length and tips of your hair when it's towel dry and you just leave it in.  I haven't used it that much to see any results (sometimes I forget it) but the formulae is creamy and light and it smells amazing.  I can't wait to see if it actually works as my hair breaks so much it's not even funny and lets not talk about the frizz...

Hope you all enjoyed this post!
Last Friday I turned 22.  While I spend most of the day at uni doing assignments :( I had a nice chill day.  I thought I would share what I gifts I got.




The first gift I got was a ring from my parents as well as some money.  The ring is gorgeous, as you can see it's silver with diamonds and I really like the design. It's different but elegant.  Mum was very pleased with the price of it, she left the receipt in the box accidentally so I saw and it was a good price. 
 
My parents and my brother gave me some chocolate so had a nice little stash as you can see. Most of it is gone now though...
 
My Grandmother sent me a little notebook to write in birthdays and anniversaries which is cute. My Aunt gave me some spending money for Australia which was awesome. More Shopping!!!
 
My friend gave the loveliest gift ever. It's a small canvas with an old fashion kinda design print of the Eiffel Tower. It's so gorgeous especially the ribbon to hang it on the wall.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

Birthday Gifts

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Last Friday I turned 22.  While I spend most of the day at uni doing assignments :( I had a nice chill day.  I thought I would share what I gifts I got.




The first gift I got was a ring from my parents as well as some money.  The ring is gorgeous, as you can see it's silver with diamonds and I really like the design. It's different but elegant.  Mum was very pleased with the price of it, she left the receipt in the box accidentally so I saw and it was a good price. 
 
My parents and my brother gave me some chocolate so had a nice little stash as you can see. Most of it is gone now though...
 
My Grandmother sent me a little notebook to write in birthdays and anniversaries which is cute. My Aunt gave me some spending money for Australia which was awesome. More Shopping!!!
 
My friend gave the loveliest gift ever. It's a small canvas with an old fashion kinda design print of the Eiffel Tower. It's so gorgeous especially the ribbon to hang it on the wall.
 
Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx
So these days I kind of have an obsession with boots.  I'm pretty sure I can thank Vivianna Does Makeup for that as she's almost always wearing her Ash Boots which I love and want a pair for myself. 

A while ago Number One Shoes were having their buy two get one free promotion thing, I went in to have a look and the next thing I know this happened.




Just look at them <3 <3 <3

Bronte Boot - Tan
I actually have this style of boot in red which I got for my birthday last year and I swear they're the most comfortable shoe ever.  I was understandably super happy to see the boots still in store without the red ones though.  I decided on the tan ones as they just looked the nicest and you always need some tan boots.
 
Cynthia Ankle Boots - Black
These caught my eye when I walked past them, mostly because the were black which is what I needed and it didn't have too much of a heel which is also what I needed.  This boot also comes in in a grey/brown but they kinda looked more cowboy-ish especially with the belt detail, trust me the black looked better.
 
Hearsay Shoes - grey/brown/whatever colour you call it
There weren't any other boots that really spoke to me then my Mum found these. They're just a nice casual shoe which my Mum pointed out would be good to wear about while we're in Australia.  I'm not really sure what colour they are, it's like a grey/brown.

So these are my new babies. It was even better as the boots were already discounted so all three shoes totalled to the price of one pair of boots. YAY FOR SALES.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

Shoes #002

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

So these days I kind of have an obsession with boots.  I'm pretty sure I can thank Vivianna Does Makeup for that as she's almost always wearing her Ash Boots which I love and want a pair for myself. 

A while ago Number One Shoes were having their buy two get one free promotion thing, I went in to have a look and the next thing I know this happened.




Just look at them <3 <3 <3

Bronte Boot - Tan
I actually have this style of boot in red which I got for my birthday last year and I swear they're the most comfortable shoe ever.  I was understandably super happy to see the boots still in store without the red ones though.  I decided on the tan ones as they just looked the nicest and you always need some tan boots.
 
Cynthia Ankle Boots - Black
These caught my eye when I walked past them, mostly because the were black which is what I needed and it didn't have too much of a heel which is also what I needed.  This boot also comes in in a grey/brown but they kinda looked more cowboy-ish especially with the belt detail, trust me the black looked better.
 
Hearsay Shoes - grey/brown/whatever colour you call it
There weren't any other boots that really spoke to me then my Mum found these. They're just a nice casual shoe which my Mum pointed out would be good to wear about while we're in Australia.  I'm not really sure what colour they are, it's like a grey/brown.

So these are my new babies. It was even better as the boots were already discounted so all three shoes totalled to the price of one pair of boots. YAY FOR SALES.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx
Last month or so I made my first purchase on Beauty Joint.  This was completely influenced by Cassandra Myee after I basically looked at all of her posts on what she got from the site.  I had an idea of what I wanted to get and as usual I went overboard in the lipstick department. 
 




Milani Baked Blush
I've seen bloggers say great things about this brand and after seeing Cass's swatches of hers I wanted to get one for myself.  I got the shade Rose D'Oro and it's a gorgeous rose pink with flecks of gold in it.  I got this shade as it looked like the less intense one but it's very pigmented so I need to figure out the right amount to use.

Jordana Lip Liners
I got the shades Sedona Red and Plush Plum, you always need a red and a purple lip liner.  They're really good for their price, they go on easily and nicely just like my Chi Chi one.

Wet n Wild Lipsticks
These were kind of the main reason for the purchase, I've read and seen people saying good things about them so I got some.  I, with no self control, got three.  From top to bottom: Sugar Plum Fairy, Mauve Outta Here and Cherry Bomb.  The lipsticks are great but they're very dry, you could always put a gloss over it.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

 

Beauty Joint #001

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last month or so I made my first purchase on Beauty Joint.  This was completely influenced by Cassandra Myee after I basically looked at all of her posts on what she got from the site.  I had an idea of what I wanted to get and as usual I went overboard in the lipstick department. 
 




Milani Baked Blush
I've seen bloggers say great things about this brand and after seeing Cass's swatches of hers I wanted to get one for myself.  I got the shade Rose D'Oro and it's a gorgeous rose pink with flecks of gold in it.  I got this shade as it looked like the less intense one but it's very pigmented so I need to figure out the right amount to use.

Jordana Lip Liners
I got the shades Sedona Red and Plush Plum, you always need a red and a purple lip liner.  They're really good for their price, they go on easily and nicely just like my Chi Chi one.

Wet n Wild Lipsticks
These were kind of the main reason for the purchase, I've read and seen people saying good things about them so I got some.  I, with no self control, got three.  From top to bottom: Sugar Plum Fairy, Mauve Outta Here and Cherry Bomb.  The lipsticks are great but they're very dry, you could always put a gloss over it.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

 

Like I said last month I can't believe that it's already March. The year is going way too fast. Uni started today, my first class isn't until tomorrow so today I'm mentally preparing for it. It's also my birthday on Friday so this week is very busy.

Here are the posts you may of missed last month.

Skinfood Mud Masque
I've heard how great this is via beauty groups on Facebook so I decided to try it out and was not disappointed.

Naked Basics Palette
I bought myself this as a little present for getting my degree and am excited to use it.

Venus and Adonis - Titian
An Art History post was long overdue and this one is one of the paintings I'm looking at studying for my Honours paper.

Red Red Red
While looking through my lipsticks I discovered a recurring theme, red. These are most of my red lipsticks.

Feel Unique #003
Another purchase from Feel Unique in which another red lip colour was bought.

Bloodlines - The Ruby Circle
A little book review of the last book that makes up my favourite book series.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

February Review

Monday, 2 March 2015


Like I said last month I can't believe that it's already March. The year is going way too fast. Uni started today, my first class isn't until tomorrow so today I'm mentally preparing for it. It's also my birthday on Friday so this week is very busy.

Here are the posts you may of missed last month.

Skinfood Mud Masque
I've heard how great this is via beauty groups on Facebook so I decided to try it out and was not disappointed.

Naked Basics Palette
I bought myself this as a little present for getting my degree and am excited to use it.

Venus and Adonis - Titian
An Art History post was long overdue and this one is one of the paintings I'm looking at studying for my Honours paper.

Red Red Red
While looking through my lipsticks I discovered a recurring theme, red. These are most of my red lipsticks.

Feel Unique #003
Another purchase from Feel Unique in which another red lip colour was bought.

Bloodlines - The Ruby Circle
A little book review of the last book that makes up my favourite book series.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! xx

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