Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Sunday Break #1

In a previous post titled 'Goodbye December, Hello January', I discussed how I wanted to read more novels and treat myself a bit more throughout the year. Realistically, assignments can be time consuming, so I have little time to treat myself with. I came up with the goal of the last Sunday of each month, I would try and treat myself, whether it be for 10 minutes, or 30 minutes. Just some time to allow me to relax.
I thought this would be a great little series for my blog, as I can share some goodies that I'm loving and perhaps provide a review of what I think of the item/product. This can be a great way for others to share their favourite treats of the moment and provide recommendations.

The read; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This had to be the most hyped up book of 2013, and I have been wanting to read it for a very long time. I received a copy and been addicted to it ever since. It's such a good read, and really worth the hype! I can see myself reading this over and over again. John Green, you really know how to tug at my heart strings. I highly recommend it, like everyone else does. Now like everyone else, I will be awaiting for the movie adaption. I now have my eye on several other John Green books, Looking for Alaska - I'm looking at you there.

The scent;
I love candles, but I can never seem to finish one as the wick breaks and cannot be lit and its not even half way done. As much as I would love to have a Yankee Candle/Collection of Yankee Candles, they do not come cheap in Australia, think $30+. Once again, I was on the hunt for a bargain.
I was recently in a supermarket and came across this candle - from the Glade brand, I had heard good things about the brand and hoped it wouldn't end up like other candles. It smells divine! My room smells of vanilla sweets, even when it is not burning. This is amazing candle for $4, and I now have my eye on a few other candles for my room.

The treat;
I was recently in The Body Shop (now, once again it is quite pricey and my pennies won't allow that), but I did go to the sale section and noticed something beautiful, Chocomania. Hi, I'm Steph and I'm a chocoholic. The Chocomania soap bars were majorly reduced and my pennies were happy for that. Now, I'm going to have a lovely soap experience, let's hope it doesn't create an addiction to The Body Shop soaps.

The film;
500 Days of Summer. Do I need to say more? Amazing film, beautiful, witty, fabulous and everything in-between.

What do you love at the moment? Any recommendations?

Monday, 10 February 2014

Face of Australia - Colour Pro; Triple Action Nail Enamel in White Gold

I was very lucky and was gifted/treated to this gorgeous nail polish by a sibling. It's apart of the Face of Australia (by the by - it's fast becoming a new favourite brand) make up range.
The shade is in White Gold, it is so beautiful - it has a beautiful slight rose tint. This shade is a perfect year round nail colour. It compliments a lovely tan for the summer, but adds that something special to your nails in the winter.
This is a perfect shade of gold nail polish, it's great for people that think a full on gold might be too harsh for their fingernails.
The application was incredible. The consistency of the polish was brilliant, it was thick enough; that one coat would do. The brush was the perfect size, making the application simple and easy. It's quite long lasting, but I do recommend using a base coat and top coat to help the nail polish last longer.
This will not be the last purchase from Face of Australia.

What products are you loving at the moment?