Nail of the Day: Essie Mint Candy Apple
This is just a super quick post to show you my weekend manicure. I’ve had Essie’s Mint Candy Apple for a while now, but with my super corporate job now, it’s not necessarily appropriate to be rocking minty blue shades all the time.
So… weekends it is.
Work Wardrobe Update
Awkward people need to buy clothes too, you know. When I had a wardrobe crisis on Thursday, I realised I had no proper tops to wear with my colourful collection of pencil skirts, so I decided to schedule in a shopping trip.
A few things about my, erm, body type.
- Firstly I’m short - 160 cms, and I avoid wearing high heels unless I’m walking to and from a meeting.
- Secondly, I have a tummy pooch and virtually no waist, so I don’t wear figure-hugging tops and I need clothes that hide it as much as possible.
- Thirdly, I’m not into sleeveless tops. I mean, with winter coming up anyway, this is a moot point, but in summer it can be an issue. I have a keloid scar on my left shoulder, so until that gets fixed, I don’t wear tank tops very often.
- Finally, I like to be comfortable, I like classic pieces, and anything see-through is off limits.
In terms of buying clothing for work then, and tops in particular, things get a bit awkward.
What’s In My Handbag, Volume 3
I haven’t done one of these in a while (I’m sure I always say that) so in the spirit of me having a job that I actually enjoy with people that I really, really like, here’s a no-holds-barred look at what I had in my handbag after a week at work.
Christmas Money AdoreBeauty Skincare & Makeup Haul
Gosh, it’s shaping up to be a week of hauls on the blog, which is surprising since I’m still a resident in Broketown and will be for some time yet. In fairness though, this AdoreBeauty haul was made up from some Christmas money I received ;) And I legit needed [most of] it.
Of course it’s too early to do proper, full on reviews yet so I’ll try to do that in a month or two when I’ve really put all these products through their paces. For now I have included details on why I bought what I did, which should hopefully give you enough of an idea of what the products are like if you’re interested in buying any of them yourself. I guess they’re mini-reviews, hence the tag which I don’t think is misleading…?
And of course, like the travel makeup posts I did last week, there are no affiliate links in my posts anymore. Because fuck that. I would do this blog for free. I already am anyway. Ok here we go -
I was just flicking through bloglovin posts last weekend when this post really caught my eye. I obviously have been following Amy Scheepers for a while now but I don’t click the fashion posts every day - but damn this girl is beautiful, dresses well and the photographs really sucked me in.
Fancy Pants is a personal fashion and photography blog belonging to Amy Scheepers, from South Africa
If you haven’t heard of her, click the link above and head on over there. You won’t be disappointed.
Holiday Makeup: The makeup I actually, really, 100% honest, took with me on my European and Asian holiday last year. Part 3, Blushes, Mascaras, Concealers, Powders.
This post title is more ridiculous than the others, because the things in the first picture cover a lot of categories. Good news though - it’s the last post in this series of the stuff I carried around in my bag during my travels. After this, we can carry on with talking about things that are relevant to your interests - like expensive holidays to European countries, shopping for limited edition items, and cat videos.
Holiday Makeup: The makeup I actually, really, 100% honest, took with me on my European and Asian holiday last year. Part 2, Foundations and Primers.
We’re on Day 3 of my long-winded series and sub-par photographs of the makeup I had with me on my holiday last year. And to some extent what I’m using these days as well, while I wait to move into a real apartment and get my makeup organised. Today’s post covers the 2 foundations and 2 primers I had with me on holidays.
Holiday Makeup: The makeup I actually, really, 100% honest, took with me on my European and Asian holiday last year. Part 2, Eyes.
So… I’m hoping you guys enjoyed yesterday’s weird post where I reviewed some products in my travel makeup bag in the tone of voice that I would actually use if I had recently gone through a tough breakup, was holding a can of bourbon and coke, and was then giving product recommendations.
Here’s a run down of the paint I used on my eyebrow hairs, and eyelids and stuff. With less snark, for your reading pleasure.
Holiday Makeup: The makeup I actually, really, 100% honest, took with me on my European and Asian holiday last year. Part 1, Lips.
The ridiculous post title is inspired by the heaps of “getting read with me” videos I’ve been seeing on Youtube lately that are just… unbelievable.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while and tonight I actually found ten minutes of my time to take some photos! They were shot really quickly on my iPhone in dying light (uh, sorry lipsticks…) and have not been edited in any way- I’m pretty sure that’s a toothpaste drip on my makeup bag ;)
In terms of the actual product themselves, if you remember this post, I had all my shit stole in Italy last year which included a crapton of makeup. I’m still fuming, if I’m honest. So this makeup stash is a combination of things I fished out of container boxes before they departed for Australia, and a few random purchases here and there (cough cough, Etude in China). But for the most part I have used most of them pretty regularly.
Ok without further ado, here are some snarky mini reviews ;)
Crossing Boundaries: A Celebration of Contemporary Asian Australian Art
On Saturday while Vic was off at a weird, weird, bachelor party, I got some much-needed girl time with my friend Peta who I’ve known since high school. We were trying to decide what to do and since Chinese New Year was last Thursday, we decided to venture into the city for yum cha and to sample one of Sydney’s CNY delights. That’s how we ended up at Lower Town Hall, visiting the Crossing Boundaries Exhibit.
Sunday Video Day: Americans Tasting Australian Food
Buzfeed. I know, I know. But don’t judge me yet because this video is the funniest thing I’ve seen all weekend. I watched it on Friday night and was crying tears of laugher.
Ahhh! You guys! I’m on Makeup Utopia today, sharing some of my makeup obsessions and a few extra random tidbits.
This week on M|U loves, I’m interviewing Clare, one half of the blogging sisters that run george&bear. When I first met Clare, she was running a (now defunct) beauty blog, and since then, she has travelled the world, lived in …
While you’re there, check out my friend Sara-May’s incredible new e-book. Once payday comes, I am going to be all up in it ;)
Have a fantastic weekend and stay tuned for next week - I’ve got 4 days of successive makeup-related posting coming up and a whole long list of other blog posts to write, so I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. Watch this space.
I’m writing this post at 7:45pm, while sitting at my mum’s computer in her office, and dammit if the screen isn’t hurting my eyes. What’s a girl to do? Install f.lux, that’s what.
Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.
Now your turn. Your eyes will thank you.
Mid-Week Inspiration: Literature, My Wordy Pinterest Board
I’ve been on Pinterest a lot planning my wedding, which is really when Pinterest really comes into its own. So incredibly useful in that regard. But sometimes I need a bit of a verbal pick-me-up, and that’s when I go looking for quotes to pin to my Literature board.