Fashion Inspo: Taylor Swift

Hello Internet Friends.
I have a major woman crush on Taylor Swift. (You can read here what I think about her new album).
Her style this year has been unbelievable. 100% on trend.
One thing that I love about TSwift is that her fashion style can be replicated on the cheap.
Being a uni student, I don’t have much money to spend on expensive clothing but love to be inspired by Taylor’s outfits.
I’ve spent some time putting together some of Taylor’s outfits on Polyvore for much cheaper than I assume she paid for hers.
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 I hope this has given you some fashion inspiration.
As TSwift so aptly says ‘we never go out of style’
Until next time. x
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1989

Hello Internet Friends.

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Yes, I know this is two posts in one day. I felt like I had to make up for my absence.

I really want to talk about how good Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 is.

I am no music expert by any means, but if I can listen to a whole album on repeat for a week and not get sick of it, that is a great album in my book.

Every single song is catchy and different from the one before.

Love. Love. Love

My five fave songs from the album are:

1. I Wish You Would

2. Welcome to New York

3. Blank Space

4. Out of the Woods

5. Style

Also, can we talk about gorgeous Taylor Swift is. I am totally in love with her style – both fashion and makeup.

Love. Love. Love.

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Like seriously, how effortless is her style.

Until next time. x

Spring Essentials

Hello Internet Friends. And Hello September!

Hooray! We’ve finally made it to spring in the southern hemisphere and I am so excited. I’m so ready for sunshine, and flowers, and finshing my degree. This season, and this month in particular is going to be a super crazy one. I’ve got multiple job interviews this week, assignments to write and exams to study for. But I digress….

In this post I will be sharing with you some of my spring essentials. These are the things that I cannot live without during the spring months.

♥ Florals ♥

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Spring is all about the florals for me. Spring is a really beautiful season, the sun comes out, the birds sing and the flowers bloom. I love to reflect this in my wardrobe. Here are some of my favourite floral pieces.

♥ Colour ♥

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In the same vein as florals, Spring allows me to add some more colour into my wardrobe. My favourite colours to wear are orange, mustard/yellow and bright blue.

♥ Sunglasses ♥

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Fairly self-explanatory this one. More sun = need for sunglasses.

♥ Sandals ♥

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The sun means that I am finally able to get my tootsies out. I love just being able to throw on a pair of sandals and look put together.

♥ Pink Lipstick ♥

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Spring = Pink Lips. My favourite pink lip is the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic. I love the formula. They last all day, with minimal reapplication. They are also unbelievably pigmented.  A little goes a long way.

♥ CC Cream ♥

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As the weather gets warmer I tend to wear less makeup. I, however, due to pesky pimples and redness, need a bit of coverage. This is why I love a CC cream.

♥ Body Butter ♥

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Let’s be honest. After a long winter, with legs being covered up they can get a bit gross. I am guilty of forgetting about body skincare when the weather is colder. As the sun comes out, I rely on body butters to get my skin in better condition. As I have previously mentioned on this blog, I am addicted to the Body Shop boy butters.  I will go through multiple tubs this spring/summer, before the sun disappears next May.

Until next time. x

This or That? Beauty Edition (Tag)

Hello Internet Friends.

I came across this tag while scrolling through Jaclyn Comeau’s blog today and it looked like fun so I thought I’d give it a go.

M A K E U P

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Blush or Bronzer: Bronzer. I have a round face so need bronzer for contouring. I also love a bronzed beach glow.

Lip gloss or Lipstick: Lipstick. I find most lip glosses too sticky

Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara. I never leave the house without mascara. My natural eyelashes are short and ginger.

Foundation or Concealer: Foundation.

Neutral or Color Eye shadow: Neutral.

Pressed or Loose eye shadows: Pressed. Loose shadows are far too messy for my ability level.

Brushes or Sponges: Brushes.I love the real techniques brushes.

N A I L S

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O.P.I or China Glaze: OPI

Long or Short: Mid-range (is that cheating?)

Acrylic or Natural: Natural

Brights or Darks: Brights. I’m a sucker for a muted neon.

Flower or No Flower: No Flower.

B O D Y

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Perfume or Body Splash: Perfume.

Lotion or Body Butter: Body Butter. Especially from the Body Shop. Love them.

Body wash or Soap: Body wash

LUSH or Other Bath Company: LUSH

F A S H I O N

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Jeans or Sweat pants: Jeans

Long sleeve or Short: Long sleeve

Dresses or Skirts: Dresses

Stripes or Plaid: Stripes. Black and white.

Flip flops or Sandals: Sandals

Scarves or Hats: Scarves

Studs or Dangly Earrings: Studs

Necklaces or Bracelets: Bracelets

Heels or Flats: Flats for everyday, but I do really enjoy a good pair of heels.

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots: Riding boots, but I don’t really wear either

Jacket or Hoodie: Hoodie. I am a sucker for a grey hoodie, I have about 5.

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe: Probably Forever 21

Abercombie or Hollister: Abercrombie

Saks 5th or Nordstrom: Never shopped in either

H A I R

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Curly or Straight: Straight

Bun or Ponytail: Bun. I love to just throw my hair in a messy bun and walk out the door.

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips: Bobby Pins.

Hair spray or Gel: Hair spray.

Long or Short: Long

Light or Dark: Light

Side sweep bangs or Full bangs: Side sweep bangs

Up or Down: Down

R A N D O M 

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Rain or Shine: Shine

Summer or Winter: Summer. I love the sunshine, bikinis, swimming, long nights, walks, beaches, barbecues etc

Fall or Spring: Spring. Flowers, sunshine, blue skies, end of university…. I could go on.

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate 100%

East coast or West coast: I am assuming this is for an American audience and as I have never been I cannot answer. However for Australia, definitely the East Coast.

I hope you enjoyed finding out some new things about me.
I tag anyone who wants to give this ago. It really was a lot of fun to think about.
Until next time.

August Favourites

Hello Internet Friends.

It seems only yesterday that I was writing my July favourites, yet here we are again, at the end of another month. This month has been absolutely hectic. We started off with the snowfall of a decade, squeezed in a Canberra getaway, partied hard like we were 22, all while completing the toughest month of university so far. I have however had time to find some more favourites to share with ya’ll.

♥ Makeup ♥

Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Foundation

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I reviewed this product earlier in the month (which you can read here) so I won’t go into to much detail, let’s just say that I may have found my new favourite foundation.

♥ Skincare ♥

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser

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I had heard so many good things about this product that I just had to give it a go, and it is seriously one of the best cleansers I have ever used. I can have quite sensitive skin, so I was amazed when this cleanser didn’t give my breakouts, or lead to dryness, or create oil. It just does what it says on the package and leaves your skin feeling so unbelievably smooth. Read my review here.

♥ Clothing ♥

Cotton On Deluxe Sporty Jean.

Mid-August I treated myself to a new pair of jeans. But these are not any pair of jeans, they are sporty jeans. Basically they are a cross between a jean and a track pant. They are unbelievably comfortable, but still look like you are making an effort. I have worn them nearly every day since I bought them and I don’t plan on stopping.

♥ Electronics ♥

Moki Pro Studio Headphones

I got these for my birthday this month and I absolutely love them. They are really comfortable to wear, and block out any outside noise. The sound quality is excellent. I also really love the colour. Yes, I know that white is technically not a colour, but I just think that they go with absolutely everything.

♥ Food/Drink ♥

Green Tea

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This month I’ve jumped on the Green Tea bandwagon. There is nothing better in life than curling up under the doona with a cup of tea. I’d always known that green tea was good you (boosts metabolism, full of antioxidants etc) but I’d never been brave enough to drink it. Basically, it was the colour that always put me off. In all honesty, it looks like pee. And plain green tea tastes like it too, that’s why I now drink mine with lemon. I like to have four cups a day – breakfast, morning tea, afternoon, tea and before bed.

Sweet William Chocolate

I am gluten and lactose intolerant. I am also a chocolate addict. You see my problem here. I have tried nearly every gluten free/dairy free/nut free/egg free chocolate on the market, and they always end with the same result –  taste free. This month I discovered Sweet William Dairy Free chocolate and it is amazing. Don’t get me wrong, its no Lindt, but comparatively to the other garbage I have tried in the last five years, this chocolate is heaven.

♥ Fitness ♥

My favourite workout this month has been the Blogilates 1000 squat challenge. I have completed this three times now, and I have noticed an amazing change in my legs and butt. I’d read all the posts on Tumblr about how great squats are for your legs, and now I am a convert. I cannot wait for some warmer weather to show my hard work off.

♥ People ♥

This month I’ve spent a lot of time procrastinating university work by watching some beauty gurus on Youtube. I am planning on writing a full post on my favourites so I will just provide you with a list of lovely ladies that I think you should check out:

Zoella

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Essie Button

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Arden Rose

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Kalel Cullen

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Niomi Smart.

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This month has been unbelievably crazy, and looking at my calendar, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

 Until next time. x

What’s in my Bag?

Hello Internet Friends.

My university workload is absolutely crazy at the moment, so I thought I would do a quick and easy post.

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I am not someone who uses the same bag all of the time. I generally mix and match bags to match my outfits. However, recently I have been using my black, faux leather backpack from Kmart. I think I only paid about $20 for it and I absolutely love it. It fits a surprising amount of stuff in it and, being a backpack, it is really comfortable to wear.

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My iPhone

I’m pretty sure my heart would stop if I am not within a couple of metres of this baby. Isn’t that so sad? But unfortunately its true. I rely on my phone for everything, just like almost everybody these days. Its my phone, the internet, my alarm, my calorie counter and workout tracker and its my source of music.

My Wallet

This is just a cheap wallet I bought in Strandbags a few months ago. It contains the standard wallet-y things – ID, debit card, WCC, medicare card etc

My Keys

These keys have one for my car, one for my home in Ballarat and the other for my home in Geelong. I also have a Lego torch keyring that my dad bought for me at a Lego expo as well as an NMFC keychain.

Lip Balm

I’ve had really dry lips in the past week. I’m not sure why but it means that I haven’t left the house without my trusty paw paw ointment.

Hand Sanitiser

My favourite hand sanitiser (and yes I have a favourite) is the Soap and Glory Hand Maid. I love the classic Soap and Glory scent and the consistency is perfect, it doesn’t leave your hands at all sticky. Love, love, love.

Diary

This is my very cute diary from Typo. I really loved the design of this diary. Not only is the front cover adorable, the pages are set out in weeks so I can see what’s coming up for the week. There is also room for writing to do lists, and cute stickers in the back.

Pen

There is pen in everyone of my handbags. You never know when you are going to need to write something down. The pen that is in this bag is a dalek/doctor who pen. Yes, I am that cool.

Headphones (not pictured)

I always carry with me a spare pair of headphones, usually my old ones. I just keep them in the zipped pocket of my bag in case I forget to grab my good ones as I walk out the door, which happens to me on more days than it doesn’t.

Sunglasses & Glasses case

These are pretty self explanatory.

Ibuprofen

You never know when you are going to get a headache or God forbid period pain. Thus, I always carry some ibuprofen in my bag for emergencies.

Snacks

When I get hungry I get grumpy. To save everybody from myself I carry with me some form of snack. At the moment I’ve been carrying with me a Freedom Foods Cruchola Muesli Bar. They are gluten free and nut free and still taste good.

Polaroid Camera

I very rarely use it, but I always carry it with me. It has been in every bag that I have used since I got it at Christmas last year.

Until next time. x

Current Style Icons

Hello Internet Friends.

I get fashion inspiration from everywhere – from celebrities, from youtubers and from people I see in the street.

Today I am going to share with you some of my current style icons.

♥ Arden Rose ♥

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♥ Taylor Swift ♥

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♥ Niomi Smart ♥

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♥ Karen Gillan ♥

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∗The pictures I have used in this post have been taken from the Instagram accounts of the ladies themselves or from Google Images∗

All of these ladies are absolutely gorgeous. Their styles are quirky and casual, yet they still look flawless. These looks are all acheiveble for the everyday woman. I’m sure they put a lot of effort into their appearance, but it honestly looks effortless.

I am going to try and do some ootd posts over the coming months (as long as I can find someone to take the pics for me haha).

Until next time. x