Monday, June 29, 2009

Long weekends = bliss!

I took a few days off work last week to enjoy a long birthday weekend. Wednesday was my birthday, I spent it with my family (my brother was flying out to Bali that morning - which turned into that night) so I spent most of the day in bed as I was up really early. I got lots of lovely pressies, I feel so spoilt! 

On Thursday the boy & I headed down to Margaret River for 2 nights. Even though it was rainy & cold, it was still a beautiful & relaxing weekend & the sun came out several times for us. We shopped in the little boutiques in town, had cooked bbq breakfasts & yummy dinners, roasted marshmallows on the fire place in our chalet, watched the sunset at the lookout & went to the Sunflower Animal Farm. Here are some of my fave pics.

Our chalet
The owners of the chalets have a dog called Jack who visits all the guests. He is adorable!

The bf wanted a photo of him & the joey 'boxing.' 

Stormy the Clydesdale horse - gorgeous!

Pigs in mud!

Myself & the greedy joey :)

This lamb was sucking on my fingers. I wanted to steal him!

My boyfriend and his flock haha.

The cutest little thing!

Guinea pigs!

We got back Saturday afternoon and I dropped my boy off & picked up my bestie to get ready to go to a friends birthday. When I got home this package was waiting for me from MAC. =D After my bad experience at the MAC counter I placed an online order & got it within the week. I got Solar Bits in Scatterays (I ♥ this so much!) Sushi Flower e/s, Sumptuous Olive e/s, Blacktrack Fluidline, & the 209 eyeliner brush. 

I bought this top/tunic from a little boutique in Margaret River. It looks really cute with tights & boots.
This dress was a birthday present from my parents. It's from Target & only costs $45! I plan on wearing it this weekend to my birthday dinner & drinks. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More shopping

The weekends seem to be going quicker & quicker. Luckily this week I only have to work 2 days as I've taken a long birthday weekend to go down south! Tomorrow I start working in a brand new office which is 5 minutes from home, which means a huge saving in fuel/travel time & being able to come home for lunch :) 

This weekend I went to the movies with a friend from work & saw The Hangover. It was hilarious! Then we went out for hot fudge sundaes & chats afterwards. Saturday I went shopping in town with the boy, then stayed in & watched a movie Saturday night, & Sunday went to Harbor town & bought some gym clothes.

So on Saturday I went to MAC counter in Myer intending to buy a few things, but ended up with a rather unfriendly Sales Assistant. She was rude & unhelpful which made my shopping experience unpleasant. I've never had a decent SA at the MAC counter in Myer, & I always leave in a bad mood. Very unhappy with their customer service. I ended up only getting 2 eyeshadows, Stars N' Rockets & Dazzlelight. I went over to the MAC counter in David Jones where I had a lovely & helpful SA & I purchased the Cremesheen lipstick in Speed Dial.  I think in future I will be purchasing my items online, or if I'm in town from DJ's.
I then went to Mimco & purchased the Deco Hinge Watch (a birthday present to myself.) I've wanted a cuff style watch for a while so I was pleased to find this for a decent price. 

Looking forward to getting this week over with and enjoying a relaxing weekend away.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pretty Things...

Inspired by Nikki's post on flair to remember, I decided to upload some of my fave pretty/arty pictures. I have a folder on my computer with lots of random pictures that make me smile. :) The photos inspire me to draw/paint or get out and take some beautiful photos & edit them to make them different. Enjoy <3

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Goodbye Weekend...

And so another wonderful weekend comes to an end. My weekend was spent relaxing & a party with the boy, shopping with my mum (I picked up some great buys from Target which I'll do a post on in the future) & Sunday walks with the bestie around the beautiful Swan River (roughly a 6km walk.)

I am addicted to the polaroid program, I think it makes the photos look more interesting. 
I can't wait for the next couple of weeks - pay day/shopping/movies/birthdays/dinner & drinks & a long weekend down south with the boyfriend. :)

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, and doesn't struggle too much on Monday :)

Also - if anyone has any tips on how to make my photos open larger when you click on them, it'd be much appreciated! xx

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June Wishlist

No matter how much I buy, I always have new items to add to my wishlist. It's my birthday in a few weeks and I've asked for a few items from my parents that I've wanted for a while but never got around to buying. 

Dark Angel Season 1 & 2. 

Vampire Academy, Frost Bite & Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. I've heard that these books are in some ways better than Twilight, so I'm eager to check them out!

DKNY Be Delicious perfume. I don't remember the last time I bought a new perfume, & I love the smell of this one.

Witchery bow front cardigan. This seems to have disappeared from the website so I'm hoping it's still available in store (hopefully on sale.) 

I saw this white cardi on, it looks perfect for winter, but it's $150. Hopefully I can find something similar for cheaper.

I spotted these Mimco Underwater Love Earrings online last week, and the shimmery aqua caught my eye!
Boston Babe heels in black patent. I have these in nude & they're really comfy, so I'm wanting a black pair for work, since my current shoes are starting to come apart. 

I am a bit of a Sims nerd, and can't wait to play number 3. I'm not sure it will run very well on my laptop though, thus moving on to my next lemming...

24" Apple iMac. I'm hoping to save enough money to buy this baby this year sometime.  

As I'm writing this list I'm thinking of more & more things to add, so I should quit while I'm ahead. 

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Recent Purchases #2

I went shopping yesterday with my friend in town as I had been hanging out to buy a few MAC items. I got;

All That Glitters e/s, Honeylust e/s, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light, #150 Large Powder Brush & Studio Sculpt Concealer - was meant to be NC20 as the SA tested it on my skin, but she gave me NC35, so I now have to go back to town to exchange it! Not happy!
The eyeshadows are so pretty! I had to limit myself to 2, but there are a few more colours I'm lemming.

I've wanted OPI Strawberry Margarita for a while but it was always sold out on so I picked this up from David Jones. I love the colour!
This crystal bow broach from Portmans caught my eye, it looks very similar to the Samantha Wills Beau Beauty necklace & ring. These little crystal studs were only $6.
I noticed the 'The Frame' tan bag in both of the Sportsgirl stores in the city, and couldn't stop thinking about it, so went back & bought it. I am a sucker for tan bags! This opens up like a big purse, can be worn across the body, and the strap is removable so you can use it as a clutch.
I found this dress on sale at Witchery for $80, reduced from $220! I wore this out last night with my nude heels & pleather jacket from my previous Recent Purchases post :)

I also got a pair of dark bootleg jeans from Target for $25! The only thing I am still looking for is a pair of flat ankle or calf boots for winter. Then I need to go on a bit of a spending ban.

I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday!