Month: January 2017

The Hustler | OOTD

As a wise man once said ‘don’t hustle the hustler’ (Lisa Rinna from the RHOBH).. It’s time to get back into the hustle & bustle of things and what better way to get back on the grind than to dress the part? I always believe that if you look good, then you’ll feel good which in turn puts you in the right mindset for the day to go out there and achieve what you want. Today’s outfit is all about elegance, comfort and chic-style. I’m heading to my radio internship and then off to run errands and pay some bills (I feel like such an adult saying that). Have a wonderful day and if you want to share your go to look leave it down below and I’ll be sure to reply xx    

January Art Gallery

Before we begin this post can we just take a minute to realise that we have successfully reached the END of the first month of the new year?!?!? This also means for us Australians and everyone else who lives in the Southern Hemisphere that we are halfway through Summer! This month had been a successful one filled with many trips to the beach, post Christmas shopping sprees, my birthday, lazing around with my boyfriend before he leaves in February to med school and of course, more time working on my Instagram posts. As I mentioned previously, each month I will share an ‘inspiration’ mood board collating all the photos that have inspired me. In January I was inspired by dewy red cranberry makeup looks, the women’s march and the collective love that everyone had as they stood together in solidarity to speak up to what they believed in and of course anything that sparkled. Leave me a comment and let me know what you were inspired by and what your favourite inspiration picture was ^_^

Skin-Deep: My Everyday Routine

One of my favourite topics to read are skin care related routines and learning all about the benefits of certain ingredients for your face. So for today’s post I’ve decided to share what I do as part of my daily skin care routine. Because I have combination/oily skin, these products are targeted at combatting large pores, oil and redness. To start off with, I use my coveted Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil that removes even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. The oil is so gentle that you don’t need to rub harshly, preventing premature wrinkles as well as ensuring that you don’t pull out half your lashes while you’re at it. For my face wash I’m using from The Body Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava foaming face wash to clean out clogged dirt and oil from the pores. This is a super soft exfoliating wash and has a light scent that smells of citrus. I’ve been using it for around 6 months now and love how gentle it is without irritating my skin and leaving it to …

Allied | The War Of Spies, Lies and Love

After scrolling through my blog I’ve realised that it’s lacking in the film review department which is unfortunate because I want to start getting more into ‘review writing’ and since there is nothing more that I love to do in my past time than watch films, why not write another one? Allied is a drama/thriller film that has the perfect combination of thriller, suspense, romance, intensity, character build up, history, cinematic beauty, costuming and plot twist that makes it hard for any audience really to turn down. A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided to watch the highly anticipated film ‘Allied’ after seeing snippets of the trailer on repeat showing the intense war scenes starring Brad Pitt. This film ended up being one of my all time favourites and more-so I watched it TWICE in the cinemas again with my family. The film begins the opening scene in 1942 in Morocco during the peak of WWII where Canadian Intelligence officer Max Vatan (played by the beautiful and infamous Brad Pitt) is swiftly sent …

Trendsetter | 17

From 2016’s show stopping glitter trends and dark bold brows, we welcome 2017 with 5 beauty looks that will be trending all year round. Let’s take a look at the styles that will surely leave their mark this year.   Under-liner Winged eyeliner was the classic go to all last year and celebrities, models, influencers and runways are switching it up by applying bright liner or glitter under the lower lash line. This look accentuates the eye shape and adds edginess to the overall look ad is definitely a showstopper.   Hazy Glow Dewy makeups are definitely trending in 2017 so be sure to incorporate tinted moisturisers, lip-gloss, cream eye shadows and blushes into your everyday look. Swap your powders for oil-based products that will give you that youthful sheen and leave your skin glowing all year around.   Shimmer strobe It’s time to take your makeup that’s out of this world with galaxy inspired glitter and shimmer. To achieve this, apply a strobing cream, highlighting powder or cream highlight on the high points of …

Summer Lookbook | 17

For most people around the world wild blizzards, creamy hot cocoa and ice sculptures are what’s happening in their day to day lifestyles, so it is hard to imagine that in the Southern hemisphere, we are currently experiencing one of the hottest summers yet. I have decided to put together a quick lookbook on a couple of my favourite outfits that I’ve pieced together this season. Let me know your thoughts down below and and I will put all outfit details at the bottom of each photo. Enjoy xx Dreamy Denim The off the shoulder look has been trending from the runways seen in New York Fashion week of 2016 designers such as Altuzarra, Vera Wang and  Gabriela Hearst just to name a few as well as the world of Instagram influencers. They’re super comfy and flattering and definitely spices up an ordinary cropped top and denim shorts outfit. Top and bottom: Bardot White Summers Eve I used to think that matching sets ‘lacked imagination’ but they’re actually surprisingly and ironically harder to pull off …

To New Beginnings…

We have survived 2016, in all it’s guts and glory. From the ascension of Donald Trump’s power to the passing of George Michael we are welcomed to a new year of new beginnings, aspirations, wise decisions and many SUCCESSES. It seems as though time has gained momentum and with each year passing, the days and months fly by so quickly it sometimes feel as though we’re living in a dream. Are we living or are we just going by the motion of the brevity of existence. It was almost yesterday where we welcomed 2016, celebrated Easter with family and friends, decked our houses in spooky Halloween decorations and joined in on the crazy Christmas shopping frenzy and here we are in the first month of the new year. A clean slate. This year should be a time to focus on ourselves and set adequate goals for ourselves. Whether it be something to prosper your study or work situation or for health gains, make sure that you write a detailed and well thought out plan. Let’s also …