FRESH SKIN

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"NEXT TIME YOU THINK OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS DON'T FORGET TO COUNT YOURSELF IN".


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I am off on my anniversary trip today! I just wanted to let you know I'll be off the blog for a little bit but don't worry I'll be back soon & while I'm away you can catch me over on my Insta for holiday snaps!

On another note can you believe Christmas was three weeks ago & it is officially 2015!! ahh the days go by so quickly! I feel It is so important to just stop and take in the moment sometimes when life feels busy.. Whatever that moment may be cherish it, bask in it & soak it in!

On Xmas day I was excited to receive some really beautiful skin care products as gifts of a new brand to for me try out called Sanctuary Spa. I had never tried these products before & I didn't know too much about the brand but read up on the products I received & I am loving the way they make my skin feel during & after I am still amused by the heating affect of the Warming Microbrasion Polish & Thermal Detox Mask I've been using..it feels so cool.. or hot! haha

I also love the way my skin feels when using the Salt Scrub.. I've tried sugar scrubs & coffee scrubs before & don't get me wrong I still love them but I think its nice to try different products to see what results work best. I also think it's pretty rad (yep thats right, rad!) that the salt in the scrub is drained from the actual Dead Sea to create this beautiful product.. holiday skin in a jar! I am totally addicted to how fresh they make my skin feel and now want to go and buy more of their products to try out..uh oh sorry bank account!!

PS. In other news I was very excited to receive my Lorna Jane 2015 diary in the mail a few days ago full of all kinds of inspirational goodness – have you got yours? Oh and you might even see a couple of images of me inside.. Yipee!

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NYE MAKEUP

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It's nearly the new year! Have you got your NYE outfit picked? I am finalising my new years eve outfit & makeup so I can get ready when I finish work. I am jumping back on the blog today (I'm meant to be taking a break, whoops!) doing something a little different.. a beauty post.. I don't believe I have ever done one, if I have my memory must be shot! haha

I had a play around with some of Sugar Baby's products for this look the Sweet Cheeks Blusher & the Beautif-eye eyeshadow pallet and want to share the look for some inspiration for you. I love a natural, bronzed look for day & night and feel I will be doing something very similar for my NYE look. I apologise as the lighting in these images washes out my eyeshadow a little unfortunately. Also I think I will be skipping the straightened hair because my hair + the humidity = a wavy, fuzzy, mess… as you can tell my hair doesn't really look straight in the shots!

I hope you all have a beautiful & safe night celebrating the coming of the new year!
See you on the other side! xx

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BRIGHT SIDE

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"ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE". – ERIC IDLE


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I am munching down my breakfast as I write this post.. I like to think I am a bit of a multi-tasker at times and find it can help things get done a lot quicker on the days that I need to have a bunch of jobs running to schedule. Today I don't get to enjoy my breaky as much as I'd like to but my growling hunger pains needed to be put to rest so the time is now! haha

Speaking of getting things done.. have you started your Christmas shopping as yet? I always seem to leave it to the last minute.. eek!! and I say each year that I'll do it earlier.. but I think maybe I do it later subconsciously as I actually enjoy the busy Christmas shopping centres that are a-buzz with people out hunting for a special gift for their loved ones.

Now I know Christmas isn't for everyone & I know a lot you may not be into the present thing.. but ultimately I see the day as getting to spend time with family & enjoying some delicious food. It's always a busy, busy day for most of us running between all the families. When I stop and think about it that's just what Christmas is about.. a little hustle & bustle, yummy food, spending time with family, laughing, having fun & some gifts of appreciation here and there.. that's what it is about for me.

Also I wanted to let you know I am going to be writing a couple of posts leading up to Xmas day featuring a bunch of gift ideas & craft fun for you as I am feeling jolly. I feel gifts can come in all shapes and forms from something physical, an experience, something homemade, a hug, spending time with someone or even a phone call..the list goes on & we all see gifts differently
and that is a beautiful thing.


Before I leave you I also wanted to chat about this outfit too..can't forget the fashion! This look is another from my collaboration with Pretty Please & Kimberly Lauren Photography.. I am obsessed with the plum lip that works oh so well with gorgeous Bright Side pencil skirt by Finders Keepers..(another pencil skirt.. I know I'm obsessed) I think this skirt is going to be in my wardrobe for a long time.. I'm in love!

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DISSH TOP, FINDERS KEEPERS
SKIRT, WITCHERY CLUTCH & THERAPY SHOES

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PHOTOGRAPHY | KIMBERLY LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY
MAKEUP | CHANTAL AT PRETTY PLEASE & HAIR | HALO JESSICA STYLING WAND


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VENUS CALLING

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"DON'T EVER LET ANYONE DULL YOUR SPARKLE".


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This time of year leading up to the holiday period seems to be very busy.. I've had three birthday celebrations, three shoot collaborations, catch ups with friends & family, some interviews, work at my other job all within the past week.. (Oh & I even fit in some trampolinging for the first time with a girlfriend, it is the best workout). It's been busy, but it's actually all been really great, so I am definitely not complaining.

With the warmer weather heating things up the humidity has definitely been getting to my hair too (Frizz!). Which brings me to introduce to you 
Halo Hair's beautiful styling wand.. with an oh so fitting name.. The Jessica. I used the wand for this look and the waves stayed in my hair all day even in the humidity here on the coast.. winning. Keep an eye out on coming posts featuring more waves thanks to this beautiful styling wand!

The shoot featured in this post was one of the looks from my collaboration with Chantal from Pretty Please.. she is Melbourne based makeup artist but she was on the Gold Coast over the weekend so we jumped at the chance to collab with Kimberly Lauren Photography too. The day was a bunch of laughs & fun.. we even managed to gett kicked out of one our shoot locations (naughty!). We did however manage to snap up some shots of this look at two locations featuring Finders Keepers & Lola vs Harper before we got the boot! 

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ASOS SUNGLASSES, LOLA VS HARPER TOP, VINTAGE CLUTCH, KMART CUFF, FINDERS KEEPERS SKIRT & RIVER ISLAND SHOES
 


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THE PERFECT TAN

FIND OUT SOME OF MY TIPS ON GETTING THE PERFECT TAN!

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FOR SOME OF US IT CAN BE A LITTLE OUT OF REACH TO GET A REAL TAN..WE WORK A LOT, A BUSY SCHEDULE, BAD WEATHER..THE LIST GOES ON. TO BE HONEST A REAL TAN CAN BE A LOT OF HARD WORK IN IT'S SELF.. AVOIDING TAN LINES IN PUBLIC PLACES WHILE TRYING TO BE MODEST AND KEEP EVERYTHING IN PLACE CAN BE TRICKY AT THE BEST OF TIMES.. NOT TO MENTION TOO MUCH SUN EXPOSURE IS EXTREMELY DAMAGING TO OUR SKIN & CAN CAUSE CANCER! SO TODAY I AM CHATTING ABOUT THE PERFECT FAKE TAN & A FEW TIPS & TRICKS I LOVE!

THE MAJORITY OF FAKE TANS THESE DAYS ONLY HAVE TO STAY ON YOUR SKIN FOR AN HOUR OR TWO AND YOUR READY TO GO.. TANNED & FEELING GREAT WITHOUT THE SUN DAMAGE WOO HOO! I'VE BEEN USING AT HOME FAKE TAN FOR YEARS NOW & I LIKE TO THINK I KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE GOOD ONES. SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER HERE IN AUSTRALIA SO HOPEFULLY THE BELOW TANS & TIPS HELP YOU TO CREATE THE PERFECT TAN!


MY TOP 5 TANNING TIPS

1. I  FIND I GET THE BEST RESULTS FROM USING A MOUSSE BECAUSE I FEEL IT IS MUCH EASIER TO APPLY EVENLY THAN A SPRAY & YOU DON'T ALSO TAN YOUR BATHROOM TILES. ANOTHER GREAT THING ABOUT MOUSSE IS IT USUALLY COMES IN THE COLOUR OF THE TAN SO YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE APPLY IT.

2. ALWAYS EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN TO REMOVE ANY OLD TAN & DEAD SKIN SO THAT YOUR TAN GOES ON SMOOTHLY & EVENLY AS IT ALWAYS LOOKS MORE NATURAL THIS WAY. IT IS ALSO GREAT TO SHAVE BEFORE TANNING TOO.

3. USING RUBBER GLOVES HAS TO BE THE BEST WAY TO AVOID TAN HANDS & STILL BE ABLE TO RUB THE TAN IN PROPERLY. NOTHING SCREAMS 'I HAVE A FAKE TAN' MORE THAN HANDS COVERED IN TANNING PRODUCT.

4. TO FIND THE RIGHT COLOUR CHECK OUT ONLINE REVIEWS & FORUMS TO SEE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND THE COLOUR THAT WORKED FOR THEM OR DO A SMALL TEST PATCH SOMEWHERE YOU CAN HIDE TO SEE IF THE COLOURING IS RIGHT ON YOUR SKIN BEFORE APPLYING YOUR ENTIRE BODY. 

5. TO MAINTAIN YOUR TAN ALWAYS MOISTURISE YOUR BODY AFTER YOU SHOWER. PS. I ALSO FIND WHEN YOUR READY TO REMOVE YOUR TAN FRANK BOD IS SERIOUSLY A GREAT PRODUCT FOR SCRUBBING IT AWAY!

MY 5 FAVORITE FAKE TANS

1. LOVING TAN 2HR EXPRESS DELUXE BRONZING MOUSSE - DARK 2. BONDI SANDS 1HR SELF TANNING FOAM - DARK 3. REEF 3HR COCONUT BEACH GLOW - BRONZE 4. J BRONZE 4HR TANNING MOUSSE - DARK 5MEISKIN 8HR KARAMEL KREME 


I HOPE MY TANNING TIPS HAVE BEEN HELPFUL & IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE PRODUCTS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO GET IN CONTACT HERE OR COMMENT BELOW!
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ASOS SUNGLASSES, RHYTHM GIRLS BIKINI & LOVING TAN 2HR EXPRESS MOUSSE IN DARK


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BEAUTIFUL DAZE

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What is beautiful? What is beauty? Am I beautiful? Are you beautiful? I am sure these a some questions that go through many women's minds and I question these things some days too. In my opinion I think it has become a bit of a habit to question these sorts of things about ourseleves with the society we live in today. I for one do not think it is great that we question these things as it shouldn't need to be questioned we should know that we are beautiful. We all have bad days, down days and days where we don't feel ourselves and don't feel 'beautiful'. When it comes down to it I think it is a mind over matter situation we put ourselves in and feel we need to stop comparing and start focusing on what we love about ourselves not what others have that we don't

To me being beautiful is feeling beautiful, that is just me and I know that many others will have there own thoughts on beauty. We definitely have different interpretations of what beautiful is and question it constantly! It would be great to wake up every morning and say I am beautiful and so are you no questions about it.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is no such thing as perfect.. we are unique and we are all uniquely beautiful in our own ways so we beed to embrace what we love about ourselves and be done with the rest. 

Todays Task: Grab a piece of paper or a sticky note and write down 3 things that you love about yourself these can be physical or internal whatever you want and be honest with yourself. Stick this somewhere you can see it every day and take in those 3 words every day and tell yourself that "You are beautiful".

 I hope you have a lovely day x
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