Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday Ten: 10 Winter Must Haves

Winter is one of my favourite seasons. We're quite lucky in Brisbane, our 'cold' weather is quite mild compared to most areas of the world.

Even so, I thought I would share my winter 'must haves' as the weather cools down...

1. A good lip balm

My fave has to be Lucas Pawpaw Ointment. I've been using it since I was about 16 and nothing beats it! I find many lip balms are moisturising when you put them on, but the more you use them the more you need them. Not this one!

2. A warm snuggly sweater

For those chilly days, pick one you can wear around the house that's nice and comfy but still appropriate if you need to pop out!

3. A fun mug... or 10

I may have a slight obsession with coffee mugs haha. I like picking unique ones that represent my personality.

4. A good pair of boots

I actually just bought these ones from Betts. When we were in America I fell in love with the knee high Stuart Weitzman boots, unfortunately at almost $700 they're a bit on the steep side! These ones are much more affordable but still amazing.

5. A good moisturiser

In the winter I like to switch to a thicker moisturiser, particularly for night time. I swear by Sukin skincare. I can actually read the label and I like knowing I'm not overloading my skin with unnecessary chemicals. In summer I use the more gel based moisturiser, but in winter I switch to this one...

6. Tea

I love my morning coffee, but I don't like having more than one a day where possible. Instead I prefer tea to keep me toasty! T2 has amazing flavours and a huge range!

7. A go to blazer

A blazer instantly glans up you outfit, plus... it keeps you warm! Invest in a good one and it will last you season after season.

8. Thick tights

A great way to transition your summer wardrobe to winter is a good pair of tights. Under a dress or some dressy shorts, you'll get the most of what's already in your wardrobe.

9. A good book

I become a huge bookworm in winter. To save space I've started reading on my iPad but you can't go past a good paperback.

10. An old favourite hoodie

For those days you just want to stay inside in your old fave :)

What are your winter must haves!?


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday Weekly: Pinterest Finds of the Week!

I don't know about you but I'm a liiiiittle bit obsessed with Pinterest. Ok, I'm a LOT obsessed, but hey.. we all have our weaknesses!

I wanted to share my favourite Pinterest finds of the week, and hopefully make this a weekly occurance (but we'll see how that goes haha).

So here we go!

Gorgeous Ellie Saab dress!

Pefect quick up-do when your running late for work
Cozy winter Sunday's....
Spent snuggling with the puppies of course!
Great idea to add a personal touch to some inexpensive bar stools
Perfect reading nest
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Top 5: Winter Nailpolish Picks

The cooler weather is finally starting to settle in here in Australia, which has inspired a change in my nail choices.

While I am a firm believer that you can wear any colour any time of year, I will admit I do reach for these colours more in the cilly months.

For longwear and chip free, my favorite brands are OPI and L'Oreal.

So here are my top 5 picks for this winter...

1. Burgundy
You can't go past a good dark vampy polish for winter, ox blood or burgundy colours make a great alternative to harsher black.

Colour Riche Le Vernis 403 FEMME FATALE

2. Grey
Either dark or light! A shimmery like grey is perfect if you aren't a fan of the draker colours.

3. Midnight Blue

4. Dusky Pink
Super girly but still perfect for winter!

5. Glitter
Any glitter works but this rose gold OPI polish it gorgeous!

What's your favourite winter polish?


Monday, June 9, 2014

Travel Snaps: our America holiday!

After months of saving and planing, the time finally came in February this year for our much overdue holiday!

LA, Vegas, New York and San Fran all in just under 3 weeks. Here's some of my favourite snaps of the trip!

A short stop over in Auckland before our 12 hour flight to LA….

First stop, Hollywood!!

Watching our first sunset over the ocean at Santa Monica. Was spectaular to see…

Exploring Santa Monica and the Pier before dinner at Bubba Gump…

Road trip to Vegas! Driving on the opposite side of the road was definitely different! haha. After we checked in we drove down to explore 'old Vegas'...

More airports and planes to make it to the city that never sleeps, NYC! That manhattan skyline stole my heart <3

NY subway!

Central Park snow! This was the first time Roki had seen the snow, and only the second for me…

Mini Mr Snowman…

A trip to NY wouldn't be right without a visit to the 9/11 memorial…

San Fran, burning off those holiday calories with a sunset bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge…

Amazing views of the bay from Alcatraz…

We got lost on the way home and came across the Palace of Fine Art….

Back to LA just in time to see the set up for the Golden Globes!

Before starting the (long) journey back home….

I hope you enjoyed these snaps, where have you been lately?