Friday, January 31, 2014

Stella Nails - Lambrusco, Apollo and Silver Rainbow.

Hi lovelies,

How are we all finding this short week? I keep forgetting what day it is, having the Monday off has seriously messed with my head!

Back to blogging, I've got three gorgeous polishes to show you today from Stella Nails! In case you haven't heard of Stella Nails before, it's an Aussie indie brand based in Canberra, which creates handmade, unique nail polishes. The business is run by the lovely Lynaire (isn't that a beautiful name?) and all polishes are Big 5-free (no formaldehyde, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin or toluene). I actually have two more polishes in addition to these to show you, but I'll share them in a separate post as I don't want this to be too photo-heavy!

Lambrusco is a holographic fuchsia jelly that certainly isn't for the faint hearted. It definitely screams for attention! Like all jelly polishes, this one was quite sheer so I applied 3 thin layers to build up opacity. It wore pretty well as I got three days out of it before minor tip wear started to appear (I always wear topcoat).

Stella Nails Lambrusco in shade.
Keep reading after the jump!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Quick recap - December Her Fashion Box, Lust Have It and Violet Box Reviews.

Hi lovelies,

I've been trying to settle back into the routine of things here in Melbourne, so I decided to kick off by doing a quick recap of the December subscription boxes, which all arrived after I left for holidays with the family.

I'll start with the December Her Fashion Box. I found this box to be fairly exciting from the beauty perspective, but a bit disappointing from the fashion side of things, which is a shame as I have loved the previous October and November boxes. In the Dec box, I received:

ModelCo eyeshadow trio
Her Fashion Box blue earrings
Her Fashion Box black necklace
Her Fashion Box hairtie
Urban Rituelle Frangipani body balm
Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume sample
White Glo toothpaste
Fing'rs heavy metal polish kit
Her Fashion Box super smoothies sachets (x2)
Transparent clutch purse

Keep reading after the jump!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Resolutions Tag.

Hi lovelies,

I'm sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I've unfortunately caught a bad bout of the flu and so, had to extend my holiday to give myself time to recover! I was recently tagged by the lovely Mel from Melissa Bubbles to complete the Resolutions Tag, so here are my answers to the questions (I'm using my father's computer to type this and it's refusing to cooperate, so please excuse the crazy formatting in this post).

1. Name 3 things that you did this year that you are proud of. 
Travelled to Bali with friends (something I'd always wanted to do)
Open sea snorkelling in Bali (no mean feat when you're afraid of water and can't swim)
Ticked off a 6 year work anniversary.
2. Name 1 thing that you would have done differently.
Can't think of anything, really. I think I've made all my decisions based on all the information I had at the time, so I can't think of any way I could have done things differently.
3. What was your biggest highlight this year? 
Probably the Bali trip for my birthday.
4. What was your favorite beauty product this year? 
I picked up some Maybelline Baby Lips tinted lip balms (the Bright Collection) while in KL, and they're amazing! Pigmented enough to show a flush of natural colour on my lips, all while being incredible moisturising. I love them so much, I've picked up three different shades!
5. What was your least favorite beauty product this year?
I actually can't think of anything I truly disliked. I might have to come back to this.
6. Who do you want to thank for being amazing this year? 
Some of my girl friends/surrogate family who stuck by me through thick and thin, and gave me some much needed support (and laughter). You should know who you are. :) 
7. What Makeup/Beauty resolutions do you have for this year?
To shop my stash more, and cut down on impulse buys bought for retail therapy.
8. What are your fashion resolutions for this year? 
To have more fun with colour and to get back to wearing more dresses.
9. What are your personal resolutions for this year?
It's probably easier to just direct you to this post. 
10. Name one thing you want to check off your bucket list.
I don't really have a bucket list, per se, but I'd love to do more traveling this year.

There you go, lovelies, my (rather boring) answers to the Resolutions Tag! I'm not going to tag anyone as I often forget run out of time to do tags I've been tagged in, but if you'd love to play along, I'd love to read your answers! Feel free to leave answers in the comments, or leave a link if you've done the tag!

Much love,
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