Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Wishlist #2 - LUSH

On YouTube recently, I've noticed all my favourite YouTubers (boy, there's a lot of favourites), doing videos on their recent LUSH hauls. Lush is one of those stores I could spend hours in sniffing their delightful scents. Now I love baths in the winter, something so calming about a bath with candles. However, I'm not one turn one down during the summer. We all have those days where we just want to relax and switch off from the world.
Recently, I've complied a mental list of Lush goodies I would like to get my hands on inspired by all these Lush hauls that keep popping up in my subscription box. Now in Australia Lush is a bit more expensive than say in the U.K and I haven't been able to try a Lush bath bomb or soap.
This year, I figured I might spoil myself with a bath bomb, you know has a reward.

I was watching Fleur De Force's Lush haul and she said that she loves the spicy, cinnamon scents. I completely agree, something about cinnamon that screams Christmas. Fleur featured a bath bomb called Cinders, it smells divine! its orange, with popping candy on top. It's meant to re create the scenery of a bonfire, lovely. A whole lot of cinnamon goodness. It is a limited edition, Christmas item, which means I have to snap one up ASAP.

The second item on my Lush wishlist is to test out Candy Mountain! Now this one screams me. I adore sweet scents, sickly sweet scents, and this smells a bit like Snow Fairy. Which everyone seems to love, another thing to add to the list! Candy Mountain is a bubble bar, which means you crumble the littlest bit under running water, and presto, a beautiful sweet bubble bath.

The third item on my list is a regular product at Lush, which is Rose Queen. I find the scent of roses to be the most relaxing thing. I know if I got my hands on this bath bomb, it would start a regular addiction. Rose Queen is also pink! could this be more up my alley?

The fourth item is from their soap range, I also believe this product is limited Christmas edition, Angel's Delight Soap. Oh my goodness, it was love at first whiff! it is so citrusy, which I love as the scent just wakes you up, just what I need. It's gorgeous! all multicoloured  and just lovely.

The fifth item on my wish list is the Twilight Bath Ballistic! I was told that this bath bomb is the most relaxing one they have, perfect for a relaxing, pamper night. It smells of calming lavender, which is the most calming scent I know of (besides rose of course).

The last goodie is their Think Pink Bath Bomb. Oooh baby, another sweet based scent! It's gorgeous, it smells of sweeties and vanilla. Perfect combo! This is a must try I think, with little coloured flowers on top, can it be any more cuter!

Sorry for such a text based post, but if I get my hands on some Lush goodies, would any of you like pictures and a review? Also let me know what is your Lush products? I can always add to my wish list. They are called wish lists for a reason right?!
Check out Lush!

Love always,

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Ideas #1 - Nail Art

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As my last post suggested, Christmas inspired posts are upon us, which I hope to inspire you. If you have any Christmas ideas and suggestions, let me know.  A fellow blogger friend posted on some of her favourite nail polishes, which spured me on to looking at festive nail art. I am not talented enough to pull off gorgeous nail art like this, but I can attempt it right? (cue nail polish remover and cotton wool pads)

My favourite one is the top left, how stunning is it! I wish I could actually recreate this, something tells me if I tried to, it would get real messy.

If you know any nail art, or have pictures of your own, I'd love to see them, further inspiration! :)

Love always,

Monday, 25 November 2013

My latest obbession #2 - Christmas treats and baking!

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I have been looking for some Christmas treat ideas to recreate from photographs. These are a few of my favourite photographs. Some of these if I ever tried to make wouldn't turn out as pretty as these, but I'm sure they will taste just as good! These look divine!

What do you all like to indulge in around the festive season?

Love always,

Sunday, 24 November 2013

The skincare diaries #1 - Biore Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strip

I have found my holy grail product to getting rid of those blackhead/clogged pores (sounds quite ew), but we can't pretend that this doesn't happen to our pores.
Earlier this year I noticed I had a lot more blocked pores on my nose even though people couldn't see them, they could when they turned into a pimple! I didn't know why this was happening, I had a regular cleansing routine which included a facial scrub. Obviously, the scrub wasn't getting into the nose pores enough. This led to me going on the hunt for a product that could solve my pores woes. I tried an abundance of scrubs, still little to no change.
Until I decided to try cleansing nose pore strips, I was apprehensive at first as I heard good and bad things about what nose strips can do for the skin.
These Biore Deep Cleansing Strips are incredible! I noticed a huge difference within a month of using them.

The Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are amazing for the price. I purchased these for $3.99, but they might have been on offer at the chemist (lucky me). It contains tea tree oil and witch hazel which helps the skin further. I'm surprised my skin hasn't reacted to this, I have sensitive skin when it comes to products which means I spend time testing out a range of skincare products, finding a product and sticking with it. These Biore nose strips have become apart of my skincare routine  and I haven't looked back, they are a real skin savior for me personally.
What are your thoughts on the Biore Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strips?

Now to the next challenge, finding the perfect facial moisturiser, as most unfortunately have the tendency to break my skin out. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!

Love always,

Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Wishlist #1 - Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics have always been a brand I've wanted to try, but the price tag is a bit much than my purse will allow. I find myself lusting over the product counter, at products I would love to test out and see if these products live up to the hype.
I have four products on my radar that I have read about on many beauty blogs and many beauty youtubers. Benefit caught my attention again when I read Louise (SprinkleofGlitter)'s latest blogpost regarding Benefit's Christmas treats.
Here are my products on my radar (credit to Benefit Cosmetics);

Benefit Cosmetics - Perfume - 'Watt's Up' Highlighter - Mascara - High Beam

Under My Spell Noelle - I want to try this so bad! it just screams Christmas! The packaging is fabulous! I can't speak more wonderfully about this. Hopefully Father Christmas will leave this little gem for me.
High Beam & Watts Up Highlighters - I've been on the hunt for the perfect highlighter, most highlighters make me look like a discoball! Not the look you want on a sun bright day, trust me, I've been there. These have been raved and raved about, that I'm just itching to get my hands on them.
'They're real' Mascara - When Zoella and every other beauty guru raved about this mascara, I knew it was added to the wishlist. The brush interests me, it looks slightly similar to Define-A-Lash, but with more bristles which excites me, more to grab my lashes with.

Maybe if I won the lottery I would be able to test out these beauties.

What do you love from Benefit? I'm always happy to add more to my wishlist.

Love always,


My latest obsession #1 - Keeping Up with the Kardashians

It happened. I avoided this for so long, I tried to resist every time I saw a hilarious gif from the show, I resisted watching, I resisted all the magazines hyping up the family, I stood strong. This family were everywhere, you couldn't escape this worldwide famous family. It's happened, I'm hooked and I don't want to admit it, but I am. I've become so hooked on the Kardashians, that I was saddened to hear Bruce and Kris were separating.


This new found love for a reality series happened one night, I saw that an episode was about to start, and thought might as well see what the fuss is about. That was my first mistake, which lead to my new obsession. This family my gosh! I wish that I had the wardrobes of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and the wardrobes of Kylie and Kendall Jenner. (ALSO! as if I didn't know Brody Jenner was the son of Bruce, brought back memories of the The Hills) The girls fashion sense is amazing, one day I'll shop in DASH.
What makes reality television so addictive!? If you know the answer let me know!
What is your current obsession?

Love always,

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lovely Scents #1 - Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears

I have an obsession. You see, I adore, love, obsess over perfumes. I have so many perfumes that I rather not confess the number to anyone reading this, it might shock you. However, I can never seem to stop collecting them, I'm a sucker for bargain perfumes.. and I wonder where my money goes.
I thought to myself, why not make use of my perfume collection and share some of my favourites with you all.
One of my absolute favourite perfumes of all time is Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears. Oh sweet lord, this perfume is beautiful.

Midnight Fantasy Packaging and Bottle

I'm a huge fan of Britney Spear's perfume range, and I've built up quite the collection as a result. Surprisingly, I prefer this to the orginal Fantasy (that one is fabulous too). Some may think that the bottle is a bit tacky, BUT I love it. It looks stunning sitting on my perfume shelf, I adore the colour and the little gems on the bottle.
Now, my scent vocab does not extend very far, but it smells like a deep sweet scent with hints of vanilla, musk, fruits and florals, thus making it a very sweet scent. Since my description couldn't narrow it down, I've found the fragrance notes for you all.

Fragrance Notes: Framboise, Black Cherry, Musk, Night Blooming Orchid, Vanilla, Plum, Freesia, Amber, Iris

I love to wear this perfume as an everyday wear, but sometimes it can be considered a bit too strong, but its perfect for a night out. This perfume I find to have such a long wear time, I would put it on in the morning, head for my bus, then to my second bus, arrive at university, then for someone to compliment the scent of the perfume near the end of the day. Either the lovely person complimenting has the strongest smelling skills or this perfume is the real deal for longtime wear.

Overall, I adore it. Do any of you reading this love Midnight Fantasy? What are your favourite perfumes? I'm always up for testing some new ones! :)

Love always,

Listen #1

I tend to waste spend my time happily on YouTube. I find I discover so many gems of 'youtubers', musicians, the latest movie trailers, and the latest music singles (yes, I do love me some mainstream music).
If there is one thing you should know about me, it's I love Disney, but then again who doesn't?
I recently heard through the grapevine there was a new Disney movie being released called 'Frozen'. The movie sounds amazing and I can see my best friend and I heading to watch it when its released in Aus.
I went on a bit of a tangent there, but my main point was one of the tracks in the movie is 'Let it Go' by Demi Lovato. When I first heard it, it was love. The lyrics are so lovely and has a message everyone could relate to. I can see me having this song on repeat for a long time!
Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door

Take a listen! Let me know what you think?
Love always,

University Life #1

Recently, I just completed my first year of university (where does the time go!). I created this blog awhile back when I was feeling all inspired to blog but then university commitments came around this ate in to my time. However since I've finished I figure this would be a lovely way to keep me occupied.
I thought my first post could be some thoughts on my university first year experiences, maybe I can look back on this post and some memories can come flooding back.
I found my first year of university and amazing experience. Being surrounded by people who are similar to yourself makes making friends so wonderful. The people I have met in my first year, have inspired me to be more passionate about my course.
For me, personally, on my first day of university as corny and cheesy as it sounds, my first thought was here I am, a new chapter to the future and career I want. I love what I'm studying and being surrounded by likeminded passionate people makes it even better.
The workload is quite a step up from high school, but you soon quickly adapt. I was a bit of a nerd and high achiever in high school so I settled into the work load quickly. If you're passionate about what you're studying, the workload doesn't seem too bad. I believe you should study something you're passionate and interested in, that's the key here.

For anyone that reads this little post, thank you so much for stopping by and taking a read, much appreciated <3
Also, for anyone in university or post university, let me know of your thoughts on your experience at uni!

Love always,