January 31, 2013

Currently Obsessed With...

I bought these while I was in Hong Kong last year and have been wearing them non stop since. They are so lightweight and fit my face perfectly! I have such a thing for gold accents. I would definitely recommend them if you're looking for a new pair. 

I recently switched iPhone cases after the rhinestone one I showed here kept falling apart :( I love that my case always matches my outfit now :)

I didn't make New Year Resolutions, but I did know that I wanted to get back on track with my healthy eating, I was just waiting to get back in the frame of mind to really commit to it. I became a lifetime member at Weight Watchers last year, but with the stress of my last semester at uni I put nearly all the weight I lost back on. But I'm back on track and so far I've lost 4kgs! 

I have been wearing this bangle ALL the time! I have to stop myself sometimes because I swear some people must think this is the only piece of jewellery I own! Leopard goes with everything...love it!

I bought this foundation about a month ago after hearing great reviews on YouTube and I've been really loving it as a cheap day-to-day foundation. It provides medium coverage and instantly brightens and evens out my skin, which is perfect for those early morning starts. I wear the shade 303 True Nude for those wondering. 

My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas as he saw I already had her Style Book (He's so good!) and I've loved looking through the pictures lately. I've always loved Lauren's style and personality, she's just normal and seems so down to earth. 

|These are the items I have been reaching for most lately. What about you? Do you have or like anything I mentioned?|

P.s so excited it's nearly the weekend! I think a four day working week should be made permanent. 


January 30, 2013

{ Recent Purchases }

Don't you just love long weekends? Australia Day has just passed and I had such a lovely and eventful time with friends celebrating and drinking whilst on my friends Hens. Though it was hot, the weather was truly Australia! 

So Monday came and my Mum and I decided to meet up for some coffee and cake and some girly chats...I really wasn't planning to buy anything but you know me, can't resist a bargain when I see one, or ten! We ended up walking away with mountains of bags between us. Now you know where I get my shopaholic tendencies from!

Here's what I got...so impressed with my buys.
| Necklaces: Colette |

If you know me, you know I love a good statement piece. I love how you could be wearing the most boring outfit and then boom, you put a statement piece on and you look completely pulled together. I love the power of accessories. 

 | Clutch: Forever New |

I am SO in love with this! It goes perfect with my faux leather bracelet I featured here.

 | Tops L-R: Valleygirl |

All of these were under $10 each...! So good! A lot of people are amazed when I tell them an item I'm wearing is actually from Valleygirl. I don't shop there a lot, but occasionally I will find the cutest items that are as good of quality as say Forever New. You've really just got to keep an eye out and dig deep :)

 | Polka Dots: BigW , Rose Gold Jeans: Ally |

So these won't be for everyone, but I can't wait to wear these jeans in Autumn/Winter! Especially the rose gold pair I scored for $4.99! 

 | Skirt: Valleygirl |

I love the metallic finish on this skirt. It actually came with a belt but I took it off because it was a bit cheap looking.

| Skirt: Forever New |

This skirt is so bright in real life and is really flattering. Perfect colour to finish this last month of summer off!

That's it! I really need to stop myself buying...even if it is a bargain because I literally cannot fit any more into my current wardrobe! My boyfriend doesn't know if it's such a good idea that I have my own wardrobe in our new house and the fact that it's maybe triple the size of my current space. You know my thoughts :)  

P.s, sorry for the quality of these pics...the lighting at night time is horrible!

Hope you're all having an amazing last week of January! 


January 29, 2013

Review | Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow

Just before the New Year, I was on one of my many trips into Priceline and saw the promotional stand for the somewhat new Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow, as soon as I walked down the makeup isle. I was instantly drawn to the below colour, 25 'Bad to the Bronze', as it's such an easy to wear shade and with the high temps we have been having lately, I was keen to give it a try.

Well, I have really put this product to the test this month. It has been worn every other day, day and night, through humidity and all, and it has stayed true to its promise. I have been most impressed with the colour pay off and how easy it is to use. The texture is smooth and applies like a dream, it's fool proof. I feel like it actually makes my other eyeshadows I haven't been that keen on, look incredibly better.  

 I would definitely give this a try if you're after a great base that will last all day. I've already got 'Bold Gold' and 'Edgy Emerald' next on my list :) 

{ Have your tried this product and do you love it? I would to hear your colour recommendations! }


January 24, 2013

Shellac \ \ Masquerade

I wish I could say I was one of those girls that loved painting their nails, truth is...I don't have the patience for it! Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than changing up my polish every week and wearing the latest, brightest, most sparkliest colours I can find, but I just can't be bothered waiting around for my nails to dry and then they get smudged after all my hard work! When I want to treat myself, I always head straight for my favourite nail salon near where I live to get my nails in shape.

Since I started working in the corporate world, I find I've regularly been getting Shellac. It has literally been my saviour at times! When I am racing about for work in the morning, it's one less thing I have to worry about. My nails literally stay chip-free for up to three weeks and because they constantly have a barrier of protection, my nails have never felt stronger.

With the wide range of colours, I always spend the longest time pondering what colour I should choose! The above colour is what I'm currently wearing on my nails and is one I reach for frequently when I can't seem to make up my mind. Even though we are in the middle of summer and 'Masquerade' is typically more an autumn/winter hue, I just love how chic it is and it's a bonus that it literally goes with just about everything I wear!

{ Do you like Shellac? If you do, I would love to know your favourite colours! }

January 16, 2013

Random Snippets of my Past Week

Gorgeous Roberto Cavalli's - gifted from my lovely boss
Some weekend arm candy
One of many morning skinny lattes
A new favourite (somewhat) healthy dessert option
We finally have bricks!!

Hope you're all having a great week! 


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January 14, 2013

Rimmel Stay Matte | My New Favourite Setting Powder

I came across Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder about two weeks ago when I was on the lookout for a setting powder that didn't leave my face cakey/ghost-like, just natural looking. I'm usually so busy at work that I never get the chance to stop and touch up my face, so I really needed a product that would last majority of the working day. I have only ever been a fan of Rimmel's lipsticks so I wasn't expecting much but was more than happy to try given the price point.


I love how lightweight and silky it goes on, it really feels like a high end powder worth about triple the price. This powder has really been put to the test with our 40 degree heat and humidity lately, and given that it promises 5 hours of natural shine control, I would definitely say that it delivers beyond that.

I'm so impressed with it so I just had to share! I will definitely be re-purchasing :)

 Here's the proof - completely shine free after a long day!

*Let me know if you purchase this product and how you like it! Also, can anyone recommend a pink toned/matte blush that they're loving at the moment? I've nearly gone through both my Nars in Orgasm and Deep Throat and want to try something new. Thanks so much in advance!!


January 8, 2013

My Fairytale Bedroom Furniture

This post is a bit out of the ordinary to my normal posts but an exciting part of my life at the moment is that we are in the process of building our home! Rather than bore you with slab pictures, I thought I would share our recent big purchase for the new master bedroom.

Like I love statement jewellery and accessories, I love statement pieces for the home as well. For the longest time we have been searching for a luxurious looking bed but haven't been able to find anything that suited both of our tastes (if I had my way, I would have something à la Lisa Vanderpump, however the boyfriend didn't approve), until one day we popped into Domayne and came across the below.

So in love! 

*Credit: Domayne

It fitted both our tastes perfectly, wasn't too feminine nor masculine. Even better, the classic design will last a good few years. 


And then...we saw these. Now one thing I did get my way on was the mirrored furniture. I have been on the search for the perfect set for over two years and haven't be able to find one at a reasonable price point and of good quality. Until we found the below, so we got 1 set for either side + the matching drawers below. 

Being a bargain hunter of course, we ended up getting a great deal on the four pieces! I'm so happy that we were able to find our entire set under the one roof. It's always the way isn't it, that you end up finding something when you least expect it! 

For my friends in Australia who may be interested in any of the above, all these pieces are available from Domayne.

Hope you're all having a great start to the week! 


January 5, 2013

A Few Summer Purchases

| Diva |
| Drop Earrings: Forever New | All the rest:  Diva | 
 | iPhone Cases: Diva |
  | Forever New |
| Forever New |

Happy Saturday! Here are a few accessories and shoes I've bought recently. For my friends in Australia, make sure you check out Forever New's awesome further 50% off sale! I'm in there that often that one store in particular comments that I'm back every time I walk in - haha. So happy with all my lucky finds :)

P.s I joined instagram! I'm so addicted already. My username is style instinct if you would like to keep up with what I'm up to. 

Have a great day!


January 3, 2013

Welcome 2013 + NYE Outfit Details

Well a Happy New Year to you all! I hope Santa was good to you and you welcomed in 2013 with a bang. I had such a lovely Christmas, spending time with family, exchanging gifts and meeting up with friends for some holiday festivities.

This New Year was spent dancing the night away with close friends. I love to wear something sparkly for New Years and whilst in Forever New recently I was like a moth to a flame when I saw this dress. 

Even though the dress is quite pretty with nothing much to do with it, I immediately felt like I needed a bigger statement around my waist. I picked up the belt below to add a little something extra. As always, I scored a major bargain - around $8 from Forever New with their awesome sale over Christmas. Super happy!

| Cuff: Forever New | Rings: Forever New| Belt: Forever New | Earrings: Unknown |

Now I have been wanting to share these heels with you all for a while - I was in Kmart about two months ago trying to spend up a Coles-Myer gift card that had only $15 or so on it. I was wandering about and ready to walk out when I saw these heels from the corner of my eye. I didn't have high hopes for them but decided to try them on just to see and oh my goodness I am so glad I got them! I have worn these around 3-4 times already out with friends and they still look brand new. Best part is, they were reduced to $15. It was meant to be! So yeah, I wore these with the dress:

Here's the final look - 

| How did you spend your New Years and what did you wear? Let me know in the comments below! |

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