Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What I wore - The Linen Dress

Linen is a wonderful Summer fabric, its breathable and crisp. 
This linen dress is from the Target Linen Range 
Which is currently buy one get one 1/2 price.

The dress has a casual fit , knee length and a tie waist

(and because I am an enabler... Target has buy one get one half price on all linen dresses) 
Witchery Scarf

What are your go to Summer frocks? x

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Handbag essentials

Being a new mummy has taught me one very important lesson, BE PREPARED
(yes I needed to yell that at the top of my lungs).

My handbag is fully stocked at all times and it has saved me from some sticky situations.

My handbag must haves

Coin purse keep those pesky coins in one safe spot means I am not scrounging around the bottom of my bag for change, mine is a trusty Mimco

Store card holder, this saves time when I am scrambling holding a cranky baby but don't want to miss a discount or freebie! Just flip and swipe.. simple (saves valuable wallet space too)
I bought mine from ebay
Wet wipes, these solve a million problems... everything from wiping baby vomit off my shirt to freshening up after the gym
Powder and Lipstick, I don't wear much makeup daily but my handbag essentials are a compact powder and a lipstick to touch up when I am out and about.
Feminine Hygiene Products, for a emergency or for someone else s emergency
Diary, for notes and appointments on the run, mine is from Kikki.k 

What are your handbag essentials? xx

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Silly Season Styling

The silly Season is full of parties, get together s, casual catch ups and special moments, and all these moments call for stylish summery outfits.

Here are my top 5 picks to get you through the silly season looking styled and glamorous.

Christmas Day casual
Camilla Anastasia Long neck Kaftan $279

Casual Lunch with the Ladies
Seed Heritage Neon tassel pom pom dress $89.95
Neon Tassle Pom Pom Dress
Christmas Party 
ASOS Lace scalloped midi dress
Image 1 of ASOS Lace Scalloped Midi Dress

ASOS Deep plunge metallic plunge dress
Image 1 of ASOS Deep Plunge Metallic Prom Dress

Summer BBQ casual 
Sussan Metallic Tee$79.95
Metallic Tee

Sussan Culotte Pants $99.95

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Best time saving Products for time poor glamour pusses

Products that save you time or do double duty are a winner in my book. With a husband, a new baby and a home to look after my free time is precious. Products that fill multiple beauty needs and keep me looking my best with ease are my priority.

Here are my favorite time saving beauty products

For the shower
Nivea Shower cream, this is both a skin cleanser and moisturizer. So easy to use... Learn more...

NIVEA In Shower Body Lotion Cocoa Indulging
All soft Range from Redken, good hair care products keep your hair in great condition which means less time styling and that means healthier, more glamorous hair... Find out more 

All Soft - Dry Hair Products

La Roche Posay -Effaclar Duo, This products not only moisturizes but also helps to heal and fade scars, double duty. Find out more..
EFFACLAR DUO[+]  packshot from Effaclar, by La Roche-Posay
Gradual Tanner Le Tan, a tan makes me feel glamorous and summery and there is nothing better than an easy gradual tanner you simply apply after your shower, before bed. I reviewed this one HERE
Coconut Tanning Cream 150ml
Anything that keeps hair in tip top condition will cut styling time in half and healthy hair looks bouncy and shiny. Cutting down on washing your hair saves time and helps to ensure the natural oils from your scalp are not washed away.

Dry Shampoo Cedel, a quick spray of this down your part line and you can save yourself a day or two more between washes. Find out more
Cedel Dry Shampoo 100g
Moisturizing foam Cedel, keeping hair hydrated will leave it silky smooth and shiny, and healthy hair is glamorous hair.  Find out more
Cedel Conditioning Foam 125g

What are your must have time saving beauty products? x

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Beautiful Brows, Tips and Tricks for the busy lady

Beautiful brows are still one of beauties biggest trends in 2014 and I have some tips and tricks for the budget and time conscious out there.

I love a filled in strong brow, waxed, tinted and filled

I have two different shaped brows but with a little effort and time they look polished and face framing. I occasionally get my brows waxed and tinted but mostly just do a twice weekly hunt for those pesky stray hairs. 

Fill and style your brows
I use the Oh Hi Brow Kit by Australis to fill and style my brows everyday!

Oh Hai Brow! Kit

Its so easy to use, just three simple steps
1. Pluck any naughty stray hairs
2. Use the applicator brush to apply a thin coat of wax, I brush sideways then upwards to give a really full effect.
3. Fill your brows lightly by brushing over the powder, this should fill your brows nicely. 

Choose a flattering eyebrow shape, this will help to frame your face and enhance your peepers. 
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and lastly have your eyebrows professionally shaped and tinted every few months. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Motivation Mondays

This weeks motivation... Live your dreams...

My beautiful friend Sonia from Sonia Styling gave me this piece of advice , It resonated with her and its resonating with me...

Jump and build your parachute on the way down - Kerrie Hess

Image by the amazing { Kerrie Hess}

and a few more little bites of motivation..

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time saving beauty - Products that save you time

Want to save time with your beauty routine?? I know I do. I love any product or trick that will  save me time and still leave me looking and feeling pulled together and chic.

A quick beauty routine means more cuddle time with this cutie

Here are my top tips for saving time and staying chic

  • DRY SHAMPOO, this is your new best friend. Spray this on your part line and leave for a few minutes then brush.. Dry shampoo will give you fresh and clean looking hair and give you longer between washes. My fave dry shampoos are Batiste and Cedal
WILD  or Cedel Dry Shampoo 100g

  • Gradual tanner, this beauty revolution suits time poor tan and moisture loving ladies. Less chance of streaks and patches and more chance of moisturized, bronzed skin. Easy to apply after a shower, simply rub in and wake up bronzed and happy. My fav gradual tanners are Le Tan,  Naked Tan

  • Leave in Moisturizer , keep your locks shiny and smooth, moisturized and happy. Any product that keeps my hair looking polished and healthy is a winner for me. I am loving Cedel Conditioning Foam   Just run a dollop through your hair and go.
Cedel Conditioning Foam 125g

  • Makeup wipes, walk in the door wipe off your face. I love the ease of a wipe, when I am wanting to wipe away the day. I love Australis wipes. These smell lovely and fresh and wipe away grime and makeup with ease.  
3 in 1 Wipes 25.0 pack

What are your tips for saving time and staying chic and polished? xx

Friday, November 28, 2014

Natural Fibers, Allergies and Babies

As a mum you want to do what is best for your baby and with all babies being different it can be a little difficult to figure out what will work well for your baby. There soft skin and delicate health needs to be nurtured and protected. Using natural products and fibers is a good starting point to ensure baby doesn't suffer nasty rashes or eczema, allergies or health issues.

Whilst researching all things baby I stumbled across Little Bean Organics , a company whose beliefs and products are beautiful and gentle. They use organic cotton in their products which is a non toxic and hypo allergenic fiber so its gentle for little ones skin.

My top tips for protecting bubs gentle skin and health
  • use natural products to bathe and soothe your little ones skin
  • in the heat of summer use breathable fabrics such as cotton so babies skin can breath 
  • wash babies clothing and bedding in a fragrance free, sensitive laundry powder
What are your tips for protecting bubs sensitive skin and health? x

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lip Lovin

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Summer calls for punchy pinks, fresh corals, lovely nudes, and bright reds.

I love a bright lip to lift my look, its one of the easiest ways to pull together your look.

a quick and easy How To Apply Lipstick Guide, line, fill and smile

My top 4 lipsticks

Australis Pout Paste, Pash me Pink 

Pout Paste

Love this product, super simple to apply, has staying power in spades and is a punchy pink

Chanel, Rouge Coco MADEMOISELLE 


Wearing my fav Chanel, Rouge Coco Mademoiselle


my most fav daily lipstick ever... so versatile and easy to wear, creamy and pretty

and one of my absoloute fav lip products to mix, or wear lone is

This product is by far my most used and loved lippy, I get so many compliments when I wear this beauty 

What are your fav lip products? Do you know of any dupes for my fav products?