Friday, November 29, 2013

Aussie Curves: Yellow

Yellow, eh? Yes, not a colour I wear I'm afraid, even with my new expansion of colours in my wardrobe it hasn't quite stretched to yellow as yet. I thought I'd show you a bit of virtual shopping, instead. Here's some super cute yellow stuff that caught my eye - like all the fashion posted here it all comes in at least a size 20 and ships to Australia. Check it out:


Thursday, November 28, 2013

EDC Upgrade - My new Handbag and Wallet

I recently made some significant upgrades to my EDC (which, for those of you who aren't living with someone who loves all things tactical) means "Every Day Carry".

In layperson's terms... I got a new handbag, and a new wallet!

I really needed them, too - because I recently became the proud owner of both a new gorgeous notebook and a new Ipad Air.

The notebook is from PaperBlanks, one of my favourite stationery brands, I've been using their journals for years to take notes at work. It's not hard to see why I love them so much:

They really are breathtakingly gorgeous, and always get lots of admiring comments. My new one looks like the one on the far left of the picture. It's hefty, with magnetic clasps.

Then there's this new shiny toy:

Yes, thanks to my partner's long tenure with Telstra I got an offer I couldn't refuse to get my hand on one of these babies. I'm loving it, I think it will make blogging on the go a lot easier. 

These two combined though meant that my old handbag just didn't have the capacity for my stuff! I needed to upgrade and fast. I'm not (sadly) the sort of person who has a collection of gorgeous designer handbags - I buy the best quality one I can afford and then I use it to death - literally until it is falling apart and looks very shabby indeed. My old handbag was very much in this category! 

Thankfully, I happened to wander past Colette as everything was on sale. After a lot of testdriving, podding and poking (it's a very important purchase, after all!) I eventually chose this bag:

It is big enough for everything, but not too big - I'm sure I'm not the only one who has experienced that phenomenon where no matter how big your bag is, the amount of random stuff you carry around mysteriously expands to fill that space - I wanted to avoid lugging around too much stuff!

While I was there I also got a new wallet too, as my old one was falling apart and belching forth coins all the time:

It was the only red wallet they had in the store, which may have influenced my decision a little bit.. it has all the necessary pockets and stuff I need. 

All in all I feel really happy with these purchases! 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter

Something simple and luscious today - Pacifica are known for their candles and their perfumes but they have branched out into skincare as well, and they've done it with style. 
They have a whole range of body butters but this one is my favourite - it's their "Indian Coconut Nectar" variety. It smells of coconut and vanilla - like a delicious macaroon. The formulation is rich and thick - I've been using it on my elbows and knees.

You can get this at David Jones and several chemists around town, I'd keep an eye out for it if I were you.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Antipodean Beauties: Neutrals

It's Neutral week for the Antipodean Beauties Challenge, and the beauty mavens have been showing off some gorgeous neutral looks.. of course I have one too, but mine is a bit.. different? 

I run these crazy nightclub events, see, and when you're the host and the DJ and you've encouraged everyone else to dress totally crazy, you kind of have to do that yourself as well - it just wouldn't be fair otherwise!

I have to admit, I don't really mind, in fact, it's an awful lot of fun. I mean, really, how many places do you know where this makeup look would be perfectly appropriate?

If you said "I know lots of places like that!!" be sure to invite me next time.

This weekend we had "Cirque du Sade", a dark circus themed event. Of course I had to bring it, so this is my weird and wonderful Circus themed look:

Now, there's the glitter moustache, and the massive false eyelashes.. but when you are wearing all of that, you really need to keep your eye makeup neutral if you want to have any hope of pulling it off. 

I used a new-to-me palette I picked up in a blog sale from Sephora - it's the Moonshadow Baked Eyeshadow Palette called "In the Nude". It is full of the most amazing neutral colours in two modes - very shimmery indeed, and truly ridiculously shimmery. There are a LOT of sparkles in these. I love them, but if you like your nudes matte, then this is most definitely not for you!
Here's a closer look at the neutral eye I did under all that crazy:  

This was such a fun look to wear!! I think I might have to crack out the glitter moustache more often... Maybe for our next event, The Monsters Ball, or even Ooky Spooky NYE!  :)