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Pink Lips

There is something about pink lips. No matter the season, no matter the occasion, no matter the shade, they look beautiful. Maybe it’s something about pink being a very feminine, kissable colour, it just works. It’s one of those shades I reach for all year round, whether I’m going out for lunch, shopping with my mum or a night on the town with the girls. It’s so versatile and glamorous. I love wearing pink to break up dark shaded outfits. It gives it that bounce of cheerfulness. Perfect to spruce up your look and accentuate your face when your outfit is dressed down. I picked up my latest shade ‘baby doll’ from Kmart for under $5 (and it’s long-lasting wear too). In my opinion, you can never go wrong with pink lippy.

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Dior Fashion Display

I like to call myself arty. I love to create great displays, love decor and interior design and am quite crafty. But when it comes to walking around galleries looking at a whole lot of paintings, many of which I don’t understand, I easily get bored. So when my cousin dragged me to Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria to see Monet’s Garden exhibition, I was ready for a long afternoon. To my delight, the gallery was also showcasing the Dior and Yamamoto: The New Look exhibition. It was only a small exhibition that showcased two pivotal moments in the history of fashion through designers Christian Dior and Yohji Yamamoto, but it was amazing and I was in my element. The fashion was divine. I will definitely be adding the style of skirts showcased in the exhibition to my wardrobe. It is truly amazing how the fashion of our history pays such a vital role in the world of future design, shapes it, and more often than not the history of our past becomes a part of our future again. Styles may fade but fashion truly is eternal.









{I had to restrain myself at the gallery bookshop, was so tempted to buy the Dior book and many others}

Caviar Pearls

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For months now, every time I walk into a chemist I see Caviar Pearls and often spend 10 minutes staring at them contemplating whether to purchase them or not. Every time I have come up with some sort of reason why I shouldn’t and manage to walk away. However, today I was looking for something ‘funky’ to go with my outfit for a work lunch I have on tomorrow at C’est Bon a lovely french restaurant in Stanley Street, Woolloongabba. As soon as I saw Caviar Pearls they made the cut. I couldn’t wait to get home and give them a go and to my surprise they were really simple to apply. They look amazing and although they only last up to 48 hours they are incredibly stylish. Paired with a simple black dress, they will create the perfect balance of sophisticated style and fun. My all time favouriate mix.

You can purchase Caviar Pearls at most chemists and beauty stores.

  1. Apply one coat of base colour and let dry completely;
  2. Working on one nail at a time, add another coat of base colour and pour pearls onto nails (make sure you keep something under your finger to catch the pearls that fall);
  3. Wait 30 seconds then press the pearls into your nail;
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3;
  5. Apply a cover of top coat nail polish; and
  6. Allow to dry completely for 10 – 20 minutes.

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Your beauty

I am a pretty big photo person. Not necessarily of me but I love to take photos; of food, places, people and sometimes of nothing in particular. I think it is an important thing to find beauty around you and often it’s completely in the eye of the beholder. It is everywhere, you just have to really open your eyes to see it. So when I ‘snap chatted’ this bare photo of me in the bath to my cousin, who was complaining about looking horrible, it was a ‘well I’m naked with smudged make up, I’m sure you’re looking beautiful’ kind of moment. Much to my surprise, her response was, ‘this photo is gorgeous, natural beauty is wonderful’ it sorta took me by surprise. So as much as I find many faults with it, it is natural and it is me. I make every effort to love myself, not to be vain, but to be happy in my skin. I have come to realise that you have to love your imperfections, because they are beautiful.

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Being sweet this season

The cool Winter season chills have started and although Brisbane experiences only a very mild cold season, we all tend to feel it. Unlike most, when the cool season begins I’m not putting away my sweet fragrances, instead I am pulling them out. I love beautiful sweet fragrances in Winter to soften the blacks, greys and nudes that are often on the winter colour pallet. I know smell is not seen, but the mixture of scent and colour can create a perfect balance. This Winter I am loving Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo and Oscar by Oscar De La Renta. They are chic, sophisticated with a touch of creativity and fun.

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{Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo}