Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! And that all of you lucky enough to have a break, are relaxing and having a blast :) I'm stoked to have a much needed 2 1/2 weeks off. The weekend before Christmas I had a fun night out for a friends 21st Masquerade Party, hence the feathered mask below. The next day was really hot, so the boy, my brother, his girlfriend & I headed down to Fremantle for lunch. We had delicious fish & chips at Kailis & cooled off by the water.

After lunch we went up to Kings Park to get some photos (my brother put together 2 really cute picture frames with photos of us for our parents for Christmas.)

Photo above - My brothers gf, my little bro, me and the boy :)

I love this photo of my brother & his gf walking towards the sunlight in their matching tshirts :)
I had a wonderful Christmas day, up early to open presents, then over to the boyfriends for lunch with his family, then back to mine for dinner with my family. I received such awesome & thoughtful presents that everyone knew I would love :)
I actually received 2 picnic baskets, one from the parents & one from the boy, so I have to return one. Can't wait to take this out tomorrow for a picnic up at Kings Park :) I also got Ed Hardy Eternal Love perfume (smells so yummy!) a white picture frame, jewellery, + a digital set top box from the parents.

Lush goodies from the lovely Monique & also the boy. Navy & white canvas beach tote from my brothers girlfriend :)

The Guess necklace is from my brother, I absolutely love it! The Tiffany & Co Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Ring is from my bf, it's so gorgeous irl! Sadly it's too small (only fits my pinky) so I am swapping the size over on Tuesday when I head into the city to hopefully pick up some bargains.

Things are heating up in Perth at the moment, summer is definitely here! I'm looking forward to enjoying my holidays with friends & family, getting out in the sunshine & using my new picnic basket & beach bag, having cocktails by the water & having a bunch of friends over for New Years.

I hope you all have an amazing end to 2009! :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Sorry for the absence in posting, my internet at home has been so slow lately, it takes too long to upload pics etc. I've also been too exhausted to jump on the net after work. Hopefully things are looking up now, with 2 1/2 weeks off for Christmas, and then new career prospects in the early new year *Fingers crossed*

I thought I'd start with a few photos of my favourite things at the moment. This vase is on top of my jewellery box, with the products I use daily. I got these apricot coloured roses yesterday from Coles, they're super pretty. My favourite make up products that I use religiously - MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer, Max Factor False Lash Mascara, MAC Dazzleglass Creme in Perfectly Unordinary, MAC Patisserie, MAC Hug Me, Clean & Clear moisturiser, MAC carbon eyeshadow. I also use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Natural in Light/Medium (not pictured.) Also love this Diva pearl cocktail ring, vanity mirror from Howards Storage World. My brothers girlfriend got back from Bali this week and brought me back this little bracelet. Apparently it's made out of Aussie coins.

I wasn't really looking for a new phone, until last weekend when I was playing with a friends iPhone. The next day I headed to the Mac store & purchased the white 3gs 32gb iPhone! I am so in love with this, I can surf the net all day (which is perfect as work now monitors internet usage) & I am addicted to the apps :)

I did a bit of shopping today and picked up these adorable little butterfly earrings. This swallow necklace was a gift from a friend at work. :)

I am loving Lush products lately. I was recommended Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser by Nikki, and instantly loved how soft & glowy my skin was. After doing some research on youtube I decided to try mixing it with Sea Salt (which smells yummy!) My skin has been so smooth, soft & blemish free lately. I really recommend trying these products.

I saw this Jeanswest dress on the website this morning and fell in love with the colour. I pushed it & the matching belt, which will be perfect for this hot weather :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Style Icon

Lauren Conrad is one of my fave style icons. I think she always look stunning, whether she's frocked up or in jeans & a tee. Her make up is always simple & elegant, and her hair always neat. I think she always looks classy & appropriate. Here are some of my fave outfits.

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Click the pics to see full size images! I'm still trying to figure out how to put the pics next to each other, but when you click on them they are full size. If anyone has any tips I'd love to know :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm on a shopping ban... Really

Why is it that whenever your trying to save money, a million cute things pop up?! Christmas is also the worst time of the year to try and keep the savings in check, I have so many birthdays/presents & bills coming up. Getting paid monthly does not help at all :( I also need to learn to not buy things for myself this time of year, and instead put them on my Chrissy list & receive them as gifts instead... But when I decide I need to have something, I need it now! So these are hopefully my last purchases for a while...

Both dresses are Mink Pink and are from

Body Shop products - Hi-Glimmer Body Glaze in Nutmeg + Vanilla, Vitamin C Micro Refiner Exfoliator and Frosted Shimmer Lotion in Merry Cranberry. All products smell amazing! I actually went into The Body Shop for gifts and walked out with these things for myself.

True Blood was recommended to me by my friend
Monique, and I finished the first season in one weekend :) I am hooked already! I love Gossip Girl!

Mirrored jewellery box and perfume bottles for decoration.

And Lush goodies recommended to me by the lovely
Nikki. Angels on Bare Skin cleanser and Honey I Washed The Kids soap. Can't wait til they arrive!
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And last but not least, a few products from MAC. Lipsticks in Hug Me and Patisserie (I've been lemming since seeing
Steph rave about them on her blog & decided to snap them up while they were in stock) and eyeshadow in Mylar. Lush & MAC goodies were online purchases so now I wait...

Phew! No wonder my savings are looking a little sad right now.

I hope everyone is getting prepared for Christmas! I am looking forward to 2 1/2 weeks of relaxing/beach/friends/family/sales =) 

Monday, November 2, 2009

The sun is shining

This weekend was beautiful, warm & sunny in the west! I had a fabulous weekend! Saturday included joining a new gym/doing a workout/getting pampered with a haircut & head massage/shopping/eating out with boyfriend, brother & his girlfriend, and Sunday shopping in town/picnic in the park/dinner at Sebastians Italian restaurant/and a movie.

I picked up two pretty dresses on Saturday. I have lived in this white summery dress since I bought it. It's the perfect dress to chuck on over a bikini & accessorize with a big hat & sunnies to wear to the beach. I have a Bardot dress exactly like this one shoulder dress, but it doesn't fit, so I was excited to see this one in Portmans. :) (Sorry about the picture quality, lighting is bad in my room and doesn't do the dresses justice!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pretty Purchases October

As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn't pick up too many things in Singapore as we spent most of the time exploring. I've included the few things I picked up with some purchases from home over the past month or so. My fave item of the moment is this bright floral dress from Target. This will be perfect for the races.

I got these 2 dresses on the left from Myer as they were super cheap, and the cream/sequin dress is off ebay :)

This Ladakh dress is also off ebay, and the white blouse is by Bardot.

These are some of my duty free purchases. MAC make up worked out SO cheap! I was in a bit of a rush and couldn't grab more than a few things. I got more studio sculpt concealer, eyeshadows in Swish, Pink Freeze, Tilt and Woodwinked, and Dazzleglass creme in Perfectly Unordinary. I also got Vera Wang Princess perfume (my new favourite scent) and DKNY Be Delicious (finally!)

I got this orchid necklace from the gift shop at the Singapore Flyer. I also got my mum a beautiful gold orchid broach.

Singapore had some lovely little Diva-esque accessory stores, I wish I had of gone a bit crazy and it works out so cheap. I got this beautiful little pearl bracelet with a crystal bow, a pearl headband and some other random earrings/broaches etc.

My last purchase in Duty Free were some goodies by Swarovski. I wanted these Signature Hoops a year ago when I saw them, but decided to hold off. I'm glad I did as I ended up saving something like $70 on these 2 purchases.


Before I left Perth I couldn't resist the Sportsgirl 15% off storewide sale, so I picked up this gorgeous satin clutch. I also bought an orange/red check shirt and the tie dyed leggings. The wayfarer style sunnies are from Dotti and a bargain at $15. They have little birds on the corners, and suit me much better than the actual Raybans.

I'm quitting the gym I'm currently at and starting up with a new gym with a friend from work. I need to get my butt into gear and get beach ready as I really want to save for up to go on a relaxing beachy holiday!