Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cute messy boho hair!!

Hi guys!

I'm so lucky to have an awesome friend who also happens to be an amazing hairdresser. This is a quick look she did for me recently for a dinner out. Super cute and non-fussy! Sometimes I just like to have my hair up off my back, this look is perfect for those days…







Thursday, August 8, 2013

End of a Chapter

Hi guys!

I just wanted to share a quick post with you today. This past Wednesday was a very special day for me, after four and a half long years of study I finally graduated from Uni! It was an amazing day full of special people and lots of love and support. 

For those of you with a friend or family member at Uni, it may seem like you've been put last on the list of priorities. Try and remember, they are working towards something very special. With a lot of hard work and support from the people around them (like you!) they will make it there in the end :)








Stay smart my lovelies!! Xx

Casual Friday

Just a quick work OOTD!! TGIF to all you Monday to Friday workers :)


Pants:Target//Top:Valleygirl//Cardi:Forcast//Jacket:Portmans//Scarf:Cotton On//Shoes:Vans//Bag:DKNY

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ecriture De Chanel Automatic Liquid Liner Review


Who here is an eyeliner junkie? I defiantly am. A good winged liner can complete any makeup look, or used on its own, can make it seem like you've put in way more effort than you actually have. Who could say no to that!?

Recently my beloved Dollywink liquid liner came to the end of its tenure in my makeup drawer, and I spent a while looking around to try something new. After trolling strawberrynet.com for a few days, I came across the Ecriture De Chanel Liquid Liner. I recalled actually swatching it at a Chanel counter a few months ago when my sister was looking for a new liner, and was quite impressed.

Now this defiantly isn't the cheapest option for liner. I got mine on strawberrynet.com for around $50 - which is a lot compared to my $12 Dollywink one! I decided to spoil myself after my exams, so I took the plunge and ordered away.

I have to say… I'm glad I made the investment! I purchased the Nior (black) one, which is super inky black and gorgeous. It uses a brush tip (rather than a felt one - the tester looking kind), which allows you to create both a gorgeous thick cat eye, or a nice thin line if you just want to make your lashes look thicker. I also love that it is mechanical, so you only wind up the product you want to use, leaving no room for wastage. This is ideal when your buying a higher end, pricier liner. There's nothing worse than spending a heap of money on something that drys up in a couple of weeks!!

Here's a few snaps…






To wrap up, this is an amazing liner, I definitely recommend having a play next time your walking past a Chanel counter! For anyone in Australia, it's still available on the Website if you want to check it out!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where have I been?

Hi guys!!

I'll be the first to admit, it has been too long since I blogged! I do, however, return with very exciting news. This past Thursday I completed my last University exam. After 4 and a half year all the hard work has paid off!




I have many memories from my years at uni but am definitely glad that its over haha. Being that I now have much more spare time on my hands, I'm excited to get back to blogging!! I have a few fun posts lined up which will be released over the next week, so make sure you check back :)

For those of you considering a University degree I will say, from personal experience while it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, it is so rewarding to have followed through. The only thing advice I can give is study what you are passionate about! 

I'll leave you with a couple of celebration snaps from the last few days! Xx

Instagram pic I snapped after my last exam!

Flower from a very proud and supportive boyfriend

Cute card from my friend Sarah! 

Congrats balloon from the girlies at work! 
(had to crop out the bottom for privacy reasons but it was tied to a cute little glass with a fresh yellow Gerbera, so cute!)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Liebster Award




Jacqueline from The Pretty Little Things has nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you for the nomination!

Here are the rules: 

1. 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answers to the 11 questions the person who nominated you has provided.
3. Provide new questions for bloggers you nominate the award to.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate the award, and link their blogs.
5. Contact each blogger via whatever network you like and let them know you have nominated them.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.

First 11 Facts about me:

1. I speak Japanese after living in Tokyo for a year to attend a year of high school, my partner is also Japanese.

2. I am in my final semester of a Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University, which is something I've spent 4 years working extremely hard at and made many sacrifices for but which I'm so proud to have accomplished. I can't wait to graduate in July and begin my career.

3. I have a dog named Molly (but everyone calls her Momo which means Peach in Japanese).

4. I have pretty big feet for a girl haha. Size 9/10!!

5. I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years and I love him more and more everyday <3 He has supported me through everything I've faced or attempted and helps me build my confidence everyday.

6. Jacqueline from The Pretty Little Things is my little sister!! haha hopefully I don't embarrass her too much ;)

7. I'm a bit of a hermit haha, I like spending time with my family and close friends.

8. I enjoy learning about health and nutrition and taking care of the body I have to live in. This is something that runs in the family, my grandma, mum and sister share this trait with me.

9. I'm obsessed with organisation! I can't work in mess!

10. I'm also obsessed with candles, my favourite brand is Dusk <3

11. I love how high heels look, but I hardly ever wear them! I hate being uncomfortable! 

My answers to Jacqueline's questions:

1. Where have you traveled? 
Within Australia I have been to Queensland (where I live), NSW and Melbourne. Outside of Australia I've been to Japan 4 times, and Vanuatu once. I am yet to do a lot of travel but I want to go everywhere! My top 3 places I want to go to are Europe, the Americas (including Mexico, Canada and South America) and Africa!

2. What is your favorite flower? 
I love Peonies!

3. What is your favourite past-time? 
I love talking Momo for walks to our favourite park with Roki.

4. Your favorite perfume is? 
Chanel Mademoiselle!

5. Are you a student? If so what are you studying? 
Yes, study a Bachelor of Laws.

6. Do you have a passion for anything in particular? And if so what? 
Obviously I have a passion for beauty and fashion, but I also love photography and am a huge animal lover. 

7. What is on your bucket list? 
I want to travel to as many places as I can, build a successful career, and make a family :)

8. Why did you start blogging? 
The same reason most people do I guess, to share my passions with like-minded people.

9. What is your dream holiday destination? 
As I am Italian I really want to visit the country! However I also really want to visit Spain, Greece and do an African safari!

10. Winter or Summer? 
Winter!! Only because summer here is disgustingly hot! I do like Spring which is more mild but Winter is my favourite Season :)

11. What is your favorite food? 
Anything salty-sweet!! Chocolate covered pretzels, salty sweet popcorn, salted caramel ice-cream etc.

My eleven questions for my nominated bloggers:

1. Where have you travelled and where would you like to travel?
2. If you could be anything you wanted, what would you be?
3. What is something you are very passionate about?
4. Your favourite fashion brand?
5. Your favourite movie?
6. What is your favourite food?
7. What is your go-to nail polish colour?
8. Do you have any pets? 
9. If you could only use one makeup brand for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
10. Your favourite flower?
11. A night in or a night out?

The Bloggers I nominate:

I'm a little late in posting this so most of the blogs I read with under 200 followers have already been nominated and I don't see much point in nominating them again haha. I'll add gooroobeautyPink, and MadelineKate.

XX












Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HRH Collection Giveaway!!

I have loved the HRH Collection pieces since I first started watching Alex on youtube a few years ago. It has taken me a while to purchase one for myself as the shipping to Australia is always expensive, but I finally decided to make the investment in a classic Gold L'OR bracelet after hearing great testimonials from Glamour Creations by Kat (subscribe to her blog HERE, she's gorgeous!). While I was there I decided to grab one for you guys as well!! The quality of this piece is amazing and I can't wait to make my next purchase!

This is a thank you to all of you who read my blog, I've had over 10,000 views so far and appreciate every single one of them!








The bracelet worn in the pictures is my personal one, the winners bracelet will stay in its packaging until they receive it :) If you want to have a look at the description or more pictures you can visit the HRH Collection website.




Conditions of Entry
a Rafflecopter giveaway This give-away is open internationally, however you must be over 18 years or have your parents permission. 
Entries close on the 14th March 2013 and the winner will be published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.