Monday, 8 December 2014

Travel Make-up

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I usually don't wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis, but i brought a bit more on my travels for potential nights out. I am usually just a foundation, bit of concealer, eyeliner and mascara kinda girl, but sometimes the eyeshadow, blush and bronzer comes out to play.

Since travelling abroad I have realised the price discrepancies in Australian prices and else where. I may be doing too much shopping in Sephora and other beauty stores at the moment (shhh haha). I need to take advantage of the lower prices and wider range of brands.

The price increases in Australia are warranted in some aspects but sometimes the prices can be much more steeper, especially in beauty products. I find that beauty brands, mostly the higher end brands also do not usually have discounts or promotions, so we are stuck with the high prices all year round. Fortunately I found a site with great beauty deals and coupons, so we don’t have to break the bank each time we want to get that pretty lipstick or blush. Instead of being stuck in a rut of the same steep prices we can finally find cosmetics discounted or on promotion. YAY!

What are beauty prices like in your country? 

Thanks for reading! 
Nat xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Black and White in Florence

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Top: Zara
Trousers: B young
Shoes: Betts
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

I’m currently travelling across Europe and living out of a suitcase, which means very minimal amount of choices and variety in my outfits (there will be lots of outfit repeating). These outfit photos were taken near Piazzale Michelangelo and in the courtyard of a library in Florence, Italy. My friend and I were trying to kill some time before hopping onto a bus to the airport, so we sat in the courtyard using the free wifi. The concept of free wifi now has so much more importance in our lives, seeing as we don’t have our regular mobile phone reception. 

My time abroad is during the Christmas and New Years period, which means I’ll be searching for a lot of gifts for friends and family whilst I’m away. I love finding gifts for my loved ones, although sometimes it can be difficult, especially when I am conscious of my luggage weight and the fragility of items. This is when my love for online shopping comes into play, sometimes it’s just so much more convenient to order gifts online and have them sent to the receiver. Dressve is currently having a Christmas sale that is the answer for my gift searches for my fashion friends. They stock a wide range of dresses, skirts, shorts etc, so I’m sure I’d be able to find the perfect piece of clothing for a friend. Below are some of my favourite pieces from Dresseve.

Have you started buying Christmas presents?
Where are you getting your presents?

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Playsuits time

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Playsuit: Ally, Bag: Oroton, Shoes: Asos
Photos at NGV by Sezen

Summer time is approaching here in Australia; yay for warmer weather! I can wear playsuits, except my very white legs are still in winter mode. I love when I can wake up and take my dog for a walk without seeing my breath in the air. It's pretty great to also to just chuck on a dress or playsuit in the morning, it definitely saves of lot of time for me getting ready in the morning. I'm one of those people who stares at their closet each morning ummming and ahhhing about what to wear. I will pick an outfit, then decide to I'll try something else on. This indecisiveness is the cause of a lot of my late arrivals. Oops. 

The warmer weather means less layers and more free flowing attire. We can ditch the long sleeves for t-shirts and jeans for skirts or shorts. Also, our winter coats and jackets can be farewelled and we welcome our bikinis back. I have noticed that during the time of summer, body jewellery becomes more prominent, especially in regards to bikinis (belly piercings = everywhere). Many of my female friends have body piercings; nose and belly button. I've noticed that before approaching the swimwear season finding the right belly piercing is pivotal. I was recently introduced FreshTrends; a body jewellery store and of course had to tell my body pierced friends about it. So now for them the hunt is on for their summer nose/belly piercing.

Do you have any body piercings? How do you get ready for summer?

Friday, 14 November 2014

My everyday jewellery

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Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bangle: h&m, Bracelet: Tiffany & Co., Rings: h&m (I think)

Everyday before I leave my house I always grab my bag, phone, car keys and of course all the jewellery pieces I keep on my bedside table. These include my watch, two bracelets and using a couple of rings. Wearing jewellery daily is a routinised part of many people lives. It has become habitual for me to put on all the pieces before leaving the house and it's one of my favourite morning habits. 

Jewellery pieces can hold a sentimental value and also bring another element to outfits (especially on those days where I have woken up late resulting in a very simple and lazy look). I love adding pieces of jewellery to my collection, whether they become part of my everyday look or if they are more of an occasional piece. I recently found an online store name Anjolee that stocks a wonderful range of beautiful and elegant pieces, including diamond studs. For me the Anjolee pieces would be occasional pieces that I would wear for nicer events such as a wedding or nice dinner. Here are some of my favourite bracelets from their range.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Summer is coming!

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Cat eye sunnies: Asos
Cami: from a boutique 
Shorts: Asos
Rings & Bracelet: h&m
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs


Sorry for the poor 'Game of Thrones' reference! I had to.

With Summer fast approaching now here in Australia it time to put away my coats, vest and knit jumpers and make room for lightweight dresses, crop tops, shorts and skirts. Every season I love to add extra pieces to my wardrobe to wear in various different outfits throughout the months. I recently found the online store MsFairy, which stocks a wide range of clothing, but most importantly many potential new pieces to add to my summer wardrobe. Scrolling through their endless skirts, dresses, tops, etc. it made me long for the continued hotter weather. Oh and this jumpsuit!

Nat xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Japanese Gardens

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Jacket: Burberry Brit
Shirt: similar
Jeans: similar
Boots: Tony Bianco (similar)
Sunnies: Asos

Hi there. It’s been quite some time (three months) since I’ve updated my blog. Time has flown by so quickly and so much has happened in university and life in general. I always kept in the back of my mind that I needed to update my blog, but I just never got around to actually sitting down and doing it. Three months later here I am wondering how in the world did I neglect it for so long, alongside my blog email inbox which is filled with unread emails.

Here’s to hoping that a major hiatus like that does not happen again.

The photos above are of the Japanese Gardens in Toowoomba. Toowoomba is a country town in Queensland that I visited during my winter break from University. It was such a pretty sight. I’m not sure if its psychological thing because Japanese Gardens are associated with peace and serenity, but whilst walking around and enjoying the views I honestly did feel so peaceful. Minus the large ducks (I’m terrified of birds) and the chilly wind.

I need that peace and serenity again. Exam time is fast approaching; wish me luck and good luck to all the university and high-school students going through it as well.

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Winter Knit

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Coat: Blue Juice (similar), Knit jumper: Asos (similar), Skirt: similar, Bag: Sportsgirl (similar givenchy that I want so badly), Shoes: General pants (similar), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ring: H&M (similar)