Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Nails

Hi guys!

I finally had a chance to paint my nails for the first time in quite a while, I actually bought this colour months ago but haven't had a chance to use it! I think this is the perfect Christmas colour, although a sparkly dark green would be beautiful too.. but I don't have one haha.

What's your favourite Christmas nail polish?

OOTD: all in black

Hi guys!

Saturday morning this week was spent shopping for Christmas presents, though I won't lie, I got a little distracted haha. This is what I wore for our mini shopping trip! (Sorry I look so tired, I've had a bit of a insomnia lately ><)

Vest by Ladakh / Skirt by Cotton On / Basic black shirt / Jewellery by Colette / 
Bag by Novo / Sunglasses by Fiorelli

This last picture is my mini haul! The two tops I got at Bardot and the vest was 30% off at Bardot.

How did you spend your Saturday?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

FOTD: Magenta

Hi guys!

Just a quick face of the day, I was feeling a bit bright today so I went for magenta lips! Having a girly night in with a friend tonight, takeout and a movie at home :)

MAC blush in Trace Gold / MAC eyeliner in smoulder / MAC lipliner in Magenta / Covergirl Wetslicks lipgloss in Raspberry Splash

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OOTD: Errand Day

Hi guys!

Today I spent the day running errands, it was my first day off in quite a while so I went for a low maintenance sneaker kinda day! No makeup today, I wanted to give my skin a break. I think I might give it a bit of a pamper tonight, its been a bit neglected with uni exams and so on.

If you can't already tell, I'm slightly obsessed with this vest haha! What do you like to wear on your lazy days?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

OOTN: Grey & Coral

Hi guys!

Just a quick outfit of the night, this outfit was for a graduation/birthday dinner for a good friend of mine. These pictures were taken after I got home because I was in a rush on the way there!

Grey peplum dress from Cotton On
Coral clutch from Colette
Rose gold and white watch from DKNY
White heels from Forever New
Necklace from Colette
Solid gold bangle was a gift last christmas 

I think the coral gives the outfit something special, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gift Guide: 10 Goodies for your Guy!

Hi guys!

This is the first of a few holiday themed posts, feel free to leave any requests in the comments below.

Shopping for presents for guys is usually (in my opinion anyway) one of the toughest for the holiday season. In the hopes of making it a bit easier for you guys I've put together my top 10 gifts for guys, whether your shopping for your dad, brother, boyfriend or Grandpa! Hope you enjoy!

1. A nice cologne.
 I've always said you should never buy your own, so it makes the perfect gift.

2. Headphones. 
My boyfriend in particular loves a great quality pair of headphones.

3. A warm scarf.
This is the kind of gift that works in all price ranges, whether you only want to spend $20, 
or splurge on a more luxury option!
I love this River Island Scarf from ASOS for only $28.90.

4. Tickets to his favourite band or a sporting event!

5. iPod/iPhone dock.
This Logitech Pure-fi one is only $46.20 and has an alarm as well! 

6. A new phone case.
These customised instagram cases are awesome! Casetagram, $34.95.

7. DVD.
This will change depending on his taste, but The Dark Knight Rises trilogy 
or 007 DVD's would be a great option!
Here I've got the Batman Trilogy for $46.98.

8. A good book.
My fave this year was The Passage by Justin Cronin, only $9.09 on 
The Book Depository with free worldwide shipping.

9. Satchel Bag.
They can dress it up or down! 
My boyfriend takes one with him everyday to work.
You can get one as cheap as $40, or splurge a little on something like this Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel, on sale on for $158.95.

10. iPad Mini!
For the ultimate splurge and spoil!! 
From $369.

Leave a link to your blog in the comments if you have a gift guide post, I love reading them to get inspiration! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rachel Gilbert Summer Collection picks

Hi guys!

I had a friend over yesterday for coffee and a catch up, and she got me onto an amazing Sydney based designer Rachel Gilbert. Her designs (while definitely out of my price range!) are absolutely gorgeous. I thought I'd share some of my fave pieces from the Australian Spring Summer 2012 collection.

Shivaun Sleeve Gown 
(the perfect holiday party dress!!)

Yael Dress

Tally Dress

Abbey Tank & Dallas Skirt

Skyla Sleeve Dress

It was so hard to pick just a few! Check out her website!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Decor!

Hi guys!

As I promised, I have my christmas decorations for you! I love red for christmas so my theme for this year was red and gold, and this year we got our first ever fresh christmas tree. It smells absolutely amazing, I'm so glad we managed to get one this year. My family is coming to our place for christmas this year so I'm really looking forward to spending some time with them :) Let me know what you think in the comments below!

….On with the pictures!!

Our first fresh christmas tree!

Festive shelf on my little book case in the lounge room 

These are cinnamon apples made from real cinnamon! Smells amazing! 
I got these at masters

Mini christmas tree and Dusk candle (winter pear and bay laurel) 
on the dining room table <3 

Lights on the bannister 

And lastly a festive Momo!! hehe

I hope you enjoyed this post, I'd love to see your decorations! Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you have one, or tag me in your instagram picture! (My instagram is rachelmichelle25)

Merry Christmas! Xx

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hi guys!!

I had an extra minute this morning, took a few quick snaps before class this morning for an ootd! It's actually blazing hot here on the Gold Coast at the moment, but the room were in is so cold I had to take a jacket. I should have a christmas decoration post up very soon, I'm going to pick the tree up tonight and my sister coming over to help decorate. It's my first real christmas tree!! I've never even seen a real one before (we don't usually have them here in Australia) so I'm really excited!

Here's the outfit snaps I took, hope you enjoy!

Snakeskin hi-low top and jean shirt/jacket both from Valleygirl
Basic black tank and skirt underneath
Brown leather satchel bag from Forever New

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow White & Grumpy, + the New Naked Palette

Hi Guys!

I'm back at uni for summer semester now, but on my last weekend of freedom until after christmas I had a costume party to attend! Everyone made an effort and dressed up, all looking amazing. Roki and I went as Snow White and Grumpy! Haha! Not the most typical but everyone thought it was pretty funny. I've posted some pictures below of our costumes, I just kind of threw mine together with what I had but Roki's mum made his for him on very short notice! She did a fantastic job too!

On a separate but very exciting note, as I logged on today I noticed a new post by Kandee Johnson about a new Urban Decay Naked Palett! I have both the first and second and use them daily. The new one is a lot smaller, with only 6 shadows in total but they all look amazing. From the pictures they all appear to be rather pink toned. I don't want to use her photo's but if you want to head on over and check them out just click HERE!

The Grumpy to my Snow White! <3 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving OOTD

Hi guys!

Here in Australia we unfortunately don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but after seeing everyone else getting in the spirit I decided to put together a Thanksgiving inspired outfit! (Australia friendly however, as it is summer haha).

I personally love the idea behind the holiday, I have so much to be thankful for and sometimes we take advantage of all that we have. So I have included some things that I am particularly grateful for. I hope you enjoy!

Crochet top and vest from Valleygirl
Long Tank from Cotton On
Leggings from Supre


My amazing boyfriend of 5 years <3

My beautiful puppy Molly and all the love she gives.
And amazing supportive friends and family!

What are you thankful for this year?