Things have been a bit quiet on the blogging side as life has just been really busy lately, so I have just been coming home and crashing! I do apologise, hopefully things will quieten down a little from now on, which might leave a bit more time for blogging!
I did, however, see an interesting Instagram challenge posted by Priceline last week, which looked very intriguing! It was a seven day challenge with a different theme for each day. All you had to do was post a photo that reminded you of the theme for that day, and tag Priceline so they could also have a look.
|(Taken off the Priceline Instagram feed)|
I couldn't resist participating as I'm always on the look out for creative challenges and a week sounded quite manageable. I tried to be as creative as I could be with each theme, so I thought I'd share my photos here with all of you, along with the significance they had for me.
Day 1 - Pink.
I posted a photo of some pink sangria cocktails I had last Monday (while I was on a weekend away with some girlfriends in Port Douglas). It was the last day of our trip, just before we flew home, so we had an indulgent breakfast at a cafe overlooking the sea, with these cocktails to accompany our meal. It was a beautiful, sunny day, as you can see from the photos. There was no filter applied to this photo, the cocktail looks a bit orange as the sun was filtering through the frosted condensation on the glass but it was definitely pink!
The diamond ring was a birthday gift from my parents a few years ago, and I always wear it on my right hand as it always reminds me of my parents (they live in another country, so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like). The crystal bracelet was blessed by my spiritual guru, so I often wear it to remind me of her (and to remind myself to be as good a person as I can be every single day).
Day 3 - Pout.
I applied my lippy choice of the day (Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum) and kissed a Post-It note for this photo.
Day 4 - Happiness.
This was also taken during my weekend away in Port Douglas. It was truly a perfect moment and I was happy. Blue skies, sea, sand, warm breeze, fantastic company and gorgeous, warm weather. The endorphin rush from jumping around while taking this photo didn't hurt, either!
Day 5 - Sister.
I'm an only child, so this theme was a little tricky...I uploaded a photo taken a couple of years ago, at my birthday party. This is a photo of me with one of my closest friends, we pretty much grew up together and were constantly in and out of each other's houses growing up. When she first moved to Melbourne a few years ago, we even made a pact to catch up at least once a week, regardless of what was happening in our lives.
Day 6 - Love.
This photo was taken on Saturday, and it was a wonderful day. I went on a wine tour with a group of friends to celebrate the birthday of the friend pictured in the photo above. Guaranteed, the weather wasn't the best (it rained!), but lots of wine, a lovely lunch and great company makes up for anything! I took this photo with my significant other; my hand forms half of the heart and his forms the other half.
Day 7 - Haul.
This probably has to be the easiest photo for any beauty blogger to do (which doesn't explain why it's the least creative of the lot). Here's a photo of everything I've picked up over the past week, inclusive of purchases, prizes, freebies etc.
Top to bottom, left to right: Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste (love how minty and fresh it feels), Australis Paparazzi Perfect Blush, Essence eyebrow pencil, Garnier BB cream for oily skin, Mineral Lustre make up (gel eyeliners and eyeshadow primer), Sally Hansen hand cream and nail polish (I won this for my Olympic themed nail art), mineral shadow trios, Picture Polish nail polishes, Becca Eye Tint (freebie with Madison magazine) and funky false lashes I bought for my friend's vineyard tour mentioned above.
That wraps it up, lovelies! It was such a fun challenge to participate in and I also loved looking at entries that my other beauty blogger/Twitter/Instagram buddies came up with!
Are you on Instagram? If so, please feel free to add me at @themadeupmaiden and I will be sure to follow you back!