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Monday, July 31, 2017

SPRING/SUMMER 17' - HOW TO LOOK SUMMER READY WITH A SIMPLE STYLED OUTFIT FOR THE DAY



Let's talk about the amazing weather we had on the weekend. It was definitely an excuse to whip out my summer gear.  

You all know how much I love rocking summer gear because it's not too restricting and it feels comfortable to wear all day long. So when I came across the "Brianna reversible" in Black/Cherry (RRP $59) women's genuine leather belt by Buckle 1922, I just knew I had to style this for a summer ready inspired post. The fact that it's reversible (cherry and black) - gives you more options to play with, especially when it comes to mixing and matching with different outfits and accessories. The buckle comes in polished nickel and the twist is reversible making it easy to change the colours around. The width is approximately 25mm and fits waist sizes S(30''), M (32''), L (34'') and XL (36''). 

Since summer is just around the corner and the weather is seemingly progressing to get warmer, I know I will be rocking short jeans and tees. You can mix and match with a nice pair of jeans or a buttoned shirt if you want to dress up your look or cover up a little. 

For my outfit of the day, I've gone with a cropped t-shirt because it's comfortable to wear in hot conditions. For the shorts, I've just opted with my favourite pair of denim and accessorised it with the gorgeous Brianna reversible belt by Buckle 1922. 


Featuring the Brianna Reversible leather belt for women by Buckle 1922. 


Rocking the Brianna Reversible Buckle women's leather belt by Buckle 1922. I've flipped it around to accessorise with the black side of the belt. 


Some other fashion inspired outfits styled with a red leather belt, if you're after more ideas - thanks to Pinterest. 

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How did you spend your weekend?  

Sunday, July 30, 2017

HOW TO TARGET ALL SIGNS OF AGEING: FEATURING THE ULTRA CARE+ PLATINUM INTENSE SKINCARE PROGRAMME BY NUTRIMETICS


The Ultra Care+ Platinum Intense Skincare Programme by Nutrimetics is a skin care system that contains FIVE products which help to target all signs of ageing.

This is a skincare kit if you're after powerful skincare boosting products that can help you to create transformative results for every skin type out there, no matter what age. 

So in the box you receive four different concentrates, each with targeting a different skin concern which includes: (1) Detox concentrate, (2) Anti-ageing concentrate, (3) Anti-pigmentation concentrate and (4) Firming concentrate.

I have been using these every night after cleansing. You can also look to use this in the morning but it's just easier for me to use at night just before my beauty sleep. So instead of your regular serum, you can just replace it with these products. It's also recommended that you use this for about eight weeks consecutively to get more accurate results for your skin's complexion. 

Here's a breakdown of how to incorporate the four concentrates within your skin routine in the span of up to eight weeks: 
  • Weeks 1 & 2 for 14 days: Use the Detox concentrate (10ml) with the gel creme, 
  • Weeks 3 & 4 for 14 days: Use the Anti-ageing concentrate (10ml)  with the gel creme, 
  • Weeks 5 & 6 for 14 days: Use the Anti-Pigmentation concentrate (10ml)  with the gel creme, 
  • Weeks 7 & 8 for 14 days: Use the Firming concentrate (10ml) with the gel creme 

Overall, in the past few months of trialling out the Ultra Care+ Platinum Intense Skincare Programme, I've noticed that my skin has improved in its appearance where it felt so much smoother to touch and any visible fine lines were dramatically improved (especially near my eyes and smile wrinkles). Also, any obvious skin pigmentation and sun spots were visibly reduced thanks to the continuous use of the Anti-pigmentation concentrate which works to penetrate the skin and slowly fading the any sun spots or freckles which is incredible. It won't entirely get rid of the spots if that's what you were hoping, but it's enough to fade the obvious spots on the skin just slightly. This skincare set definitely looks to repair and renew skin within two months of continuous use and it's ideal for anyone wanting to target ageing of the skin. 

Where to purchase: 

The Ultra Care+ Platinum Intense Skincare Programme Box by Nutrimetics 

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Have you tried out any intense skincare kit as yet? 

Friday, July 28, 2017

THE LUXE LINK: A CONVENIENT ONLINE & PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SIT BACK & RELAX (PLUS A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU ALL WHO LOVE SHOPPING)


The Luxe Link is a convenient, online and personal service where they have helpful Luxury Specialists who help you to locate luxury brands from all over the world. 

I cannot believe how easy and convenient shopping can be with the help of The Luxe Link where they provide a speciality online service including a team of helpful Luxury Specialists who helps you to locate just any item just as long as they're not prohibited nor restricted for delivery. 

Imagine how frustrating it can be when you realise that an item you're really wanting is sold out from your current location. Thanks to The Luxe Link, their service is seamlessly easy and quick. (It literally took at least one week for the latest Michael Kors handbag to land on my doorstep, and we're talking from New York to Sydney, Australia). 

The estimated delivery time may vary as they're dependent on the retailers to deliver the items to The Luxe Link's offices first. Once it's delivered to the office, they'll look to ensure that the goods are in tip-top condition. Then they will pack the items where it can take about 1-2 days for FedEx to deliver the final goods. 

It's as easy as making a request via their website and the more descriptive you are, the better chances for the Luxury Specialists helping you to source down exactly what you want through their retail networks. (Simply sit back, relax and let The Luxe Link sort any issues when it comes to online shopping). 



More about The Luxe Link: 
  • They're a New York base luxury shopping service and not a reseller, 
  • Their Luxury Specialists help you to source down hard-to-find and rare items for their clients, 
  • They deliver directly to your doorstep,
  • Anyone living out of the USA can look to "shop like a local" 
  • Get the best access to the world's biggest brands 

How The Luxe Link works: 
  • Clients can simply email, contact The Luxe Link by WhatsApp or share an online wish list, 
  • The Luxe Link will find the item and then provide a detailed summary of the order (inc. all associated fees), delivery charges, taxes & their straightforward 10% service fee. There are no hidden charges. 
  • Then Clients would approve the final purchase where they provide a payment link to complete the purchase, 
  • The Luxe Link specialises in a wide range of goods ranging from shoes, handbags, clothing, accessories and more. 

Here's a special offer from The Luxe Link to you all who love shopping:  
  • Now's your chance to get The Luxe Link to help you find an item that you've been always wanting (but find that it's occasionally sold out) with this exclusive offer. 
  • Look to spend a minimum of $200 USD (Excluding taxes & delivery fees) & you can get $50 USD credit towards your order. Use code "LIVIA" at checkout. This offer expires August, 18, 2017. 


The Luxe Link - Delivering luxury worldwide. 


Featuring the Michael Kors Studio Crossbody bag in Mercer. 

The Luxe Link essentially delivered this to my doorstep within a week and I'm so impressed with their quick turnaround and service. This product isn't available in Australia as yet so my best bet was to reach out to The Luxe Link for their assistance in helping to source one down for me which was from Saks Fifth Avenue in USA. It arrived to my front door step thanks to FedE (without any issues) which is amazing. 





Hot picks by Saks Fifth Avenue 


The Luxe Link can help you sit back and relax... 



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Are there any luxury goods you've been wanting to buy but find that it's constantly sold out?

Try The Luxe Link for all of your future online shopping needs. 


Thursday, July 27, 2017

PZ CUSSONS BEAUTY SUMMER COLLECTION EVENT FEATURING THE LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS BY ST.TROPEZ & FUDGE HAIR - SNEAK PEEK BEFORE LAUNCHING IN STORES THIS SEPTEMBER


PZ Cussons recently showcased their latest beauty summer brands such as St. Tropez and Fudge Professional, see more below. 

I had the pleasure to join PZ Cussons Beauty for a fun-filled summer collections launch to celebrate St.Tropez and Fudge Professional where they revealed five new amazing breakthrough launches which I'm so excited to share with you all. 

And I know we're in the middle of Winter right now (for those residing in Australia) but who cannot wait for summer and more piña coladas? I certainly am!

Here's a little sneak peek before they launch in-stores September 2017 at Priceline and leading salons...

Before getting my tan on thanks to St. Tropez 


Fudge Professional's new Clean Blonde Violet Tri-Blo which instantly neutralises brassy tones in to cool, clean blondes. 

The St. Tropez and Fudge Professional experts during presentation time. 


New tanning breakthrough: Featuring the Self Tan Express Sheet Mask by St.Tropez 

I'm a big fan of sheet masks but when St.Tropez showcased their NEW Bronzing Face Sheet masks the other night which is the first to market, I was absolutely gobsmacked. Essentially these face masks will literally save time and be less messier for you when it comes to getting a glow for your face. Ever wondered what's the easiest way to match the tan you have on your body to your face? The new Self Tan Express Facial Sheet masks are definitely the way to go for this summer.  

These groundbreaking masks boasts to give you an ultra dew glow that evens out the skin tone which develops in a lasting golden tan. 

The St.Tropez Self Tan Express Facial sheet masks is available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and leading salons which will RRP $12.99/single mask. They will be on counter September 2017. 

Michael Brown (St. Tropez Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert) says: 
"The innovation of the year is the sheet mask, everyone loves these masks. They are easy to use, they hydrate the skin, and St.Tropez is the first brand to ever create a sheet mask designed to effectively tan your face. Due to the hydration infused in the mask you're not going to wake up with 10x darker skin as the hydration helps it to really melt into the skin." 

For luminous insta-worthy skin with a luxe high shine finish featuring the Instant Tan Gloss

If you're after a quick high shine tan for your legs, arms and body then you might be interested in the NEW Instant Tan Finishing Gloss by St.Tropez. It leaves a HD skin finish to your skin if you're after that on-trend look. It's a lightweight product that's so easy to use before heading out to a party or event. It can be applied over existing tan to help create a luxe and glossy finish for your skin. The Instant Tan Gloss easily washes off with soap and water and is made for all skin types. 

For flawless and Instagram ready skin, you'll want to join the on-trending look. I love how it helps to create a natural sheen for your skin and it simply makes your skin look more glowing and natural. 

The St.Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss is available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and leading salons which will RRP $21.99. They will be on counter September 2017. 

Michael Brown (St. Tropez Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert) says: 
"The new gloss is very red carpet, it's how to get that gorgeous glowing skin you see. It's amazing for highlighting that body via targeting the 'Pop Points' such as the shins, collar bones, and shoulders to reflect light and get you ready to gloss and glow."


Tanning gets physical with new Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow by St.Tropez

This is another innovation by St.Tropez featuring their Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow Toning Lotion which has a multi-benefit tanning. I tried this product on the same night after receiving it and I can't wait to see the full results after 4 weeks.

What this lotion looks to offer is that it looks to tone, firm and moisturise the skin whilst adding that extra healthy glow for your skin. It boasts to give you more of a luminous appearance whilst tightening and toning skin so that essentially you get more of a youthful glow. It contains cosmetic powders that refract light to blur any imperfections and looks to nourish the skin for up to 48 hours thanks to the shea butter. Furthermore, it contains Sea Algae Extract which helps to tone and firm the skin, whilst the Hyaluronic Acid helps to regulate your skin's hydration. 

It's a handy product to have because of the multi added benefits that it looks to deliver for your skin. This is perfect for my lifestyle as I can easily look to apply this is over my tan or as a regular moisturiser. I'm looking to maintain my tan which is why I've already started to apply this regularly at night. 

The St.Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow is available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and leading salons which will RRP $35.99 They will be on counter September 2017. 

Michael Brown (St. Tropez Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert) says: 
"Building up colour daily is the modern way to tan, keeping skin looking natural, but also toned and smooth for the ultimate glow. Use daily to build ip gradual colour and moisture on the skin, smoothing imperfections and leaving you feeling toned with glow." 

Get an express tan with the new Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist by St.Tropez  

The NEW Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist by St.Tropez is another breakthrough which features their most advanced fast-acting formula. It comes in a handy mist application which makes it convenient, easy and quick to use. (This product is definitely useful if you want to focus on your back too).

Just like their best selling Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse, you can now look to achieve 3 levels of tan from a sun kissed glow or if you're wanting a deep, dark bronze for your skin. 

For an idea on the depth of tan you're wanting to achieve: 
  • 1 hour for a light glow, 
  • 2 hours for a golden tan, 
  • 3 hours for deeper shade of bronze 
Simply rinse in the shower with water once you've achieved your preferred tanning time. It takes about eight hours for your initial application to develop.

The St.Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist is available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline and leading salons which will RRP $49.95 They will be on counter September 2017. 

Michael Brown (St. Tropez Tanning & Skin Finishing Expert) says: 
"Convenience in a can, giving you a spray tan finish at home. With the express formula you can decide on your desired depth of tan by leaving it on for 1hr, 2hr or 3hr. This product is the modern way to self tan by misting the formula onto your skin, like sunlight would hit the body naturally." 

Fudge Professional New Clean Blonde Violet Tri-blo 

With the great success of their Violet Clean Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, say hello to their next launch, featuring the NEW Clean Blonde Violet Tri-Blo. It's essentially a pioneering violet toning blow dry spray with professional strength violet micro-pigment which instantly neutralises brassy tones in to cool, clean blondes. Now I don't have blonde hair but I'll still be using this as a blow-dry hair styling spray, heat protector and for more shine. 

It has been formulated with Invisi-Shield technology which works as a triple-action spray providing heat protection of up to 235° to defend against heat-induced damage and brassiness. 

The Fudge Professional New Clean Blonde Violet Tri-Blo is available at Priceline and leading salons which will RRP $21.95 for 150ml. They will be on counter September 2017. 


At the gorgeous Mona Vista venue at Darling Point NSW. 

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Are you all excited for the new launches by St.Tropez and Fudge Professional? 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

HOW TO CORRECT SUMMER SKIN DAMAGE FOR THIS WINTER FEAT. SKINSTITUT'S ULTRA FIRMING EYE & NECK CREAM


If you're after products which can help to correct skin damage from summer, check out the below...

Last summer was definitely filled with endless sessions of sun tanning, beach outings, music festivals and too many cocktails perhaps? Due to the high sun exposure, our skin may be prone to sun spots, pigmentation, freckles, uneven skin and fine lines which can look a little unflattering when you're trying to rock the bare-minimum look. 

For this winter, it's the perfect time to wind down and look to correct our skin by using the right skincare products as there's less exposure to the sun. 

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Here are some tips in looking to even out and firm the areas around your eyes and neck: 


Mix Vitamin C (100%) into your creams or serums 

If you didn't know Vitamin C is the most essential ingredient when it comes to skincare as it's important in looking to stimulate the growth of collagen. We all need collagen as it helps to give our skin structure and strength to it. I've been loving the Vitamin C 100% by Skinstitut (RRP $45.00) as it comes in a pure powder form and in its fullest concentration. It's recommended for all skin types and with continued use, you can look to expect an improvement in your skin colour and tone, as well as protection against UV damage from the sun. 

How to apply: 
I would mix one tiny shake of powder into my regular moisturisers, day creams or serum. Then by using gentle strokes, I'd apply in a circular motion so that I'm applying it onto my face, neck and hands. 


Image source: Adorebeauty 



Image source: Adorebeauty 


Apply the Ultra Firming Eye and Neck Cream on every morning and night

Look to invest in an eye and neck cream that has proven ingredients (such as Green Coffee, Gingseng & Matrixyl 3000) that look to target the signs of sun damage, fines lines and wrinkles such as the Ultra Firming Eye and Neck cream by Skinstitut (RRP $45.00). It's ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin as it's very gentle and works to increase hydration whilst reducing any puffiness around the eye areas. It looks to reduce your dark circles but with continued use during morning and night. I love how it looks to tighten the areas around the neck and eyes because that's where most of the fine lines are more obvious looking.

How to apply:
Simply apply onto the areas around the eyes and neck during the morning and evening. Remember to use the ring fingers when looking to apply near the eyes, and for the neck you can just use your finger tips with an upward motion. 


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The Skinstitut range are available from selected clinics and online. 

Have you checked out the range by Skinstitut as yet? 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A NEW ADDITION TO MY NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE, FEATURING THE AVOCADO PEAR NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM BY ANTIPODES


The Avocado Pear Nourishing Night cream is definitely a winner for me as it looks to leave your skin feeling so plump and soft...

I've been loving the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream by Antipodes which works to promote collagen production and regenerates your skin cells. It contains 100% of pure avocado pear, manuka honey, calendula and sandalwood oils which are literally packed with antioxidants including Vitamins E, A, B1, B2, C and D. As it contains calendula, it's known for its repairing and healing properties which is essential for skin that's in need of rejuvenation.

My skin has been feeling dry and flaky lately thanks to winter but ever since I've incorporated the Avocado Pear Nourishing night cream into my nightly skincare routine, I could really feel my skin becoming much softer and moisturising. This is definitely my go to night cream when I feel that my skin is in need of some rejuvenation. 

The night cream feels very hydrating and nice on the skin which lasts all night long. It absorbs very quickly without leaving any greasy feeling behind. As for the scent of the cream, it smells quite natural and pleasant. Also, the fact that it contains manuka honey - makes it a great antibacterial product for your skin such as preventing further breakouts. 

As for the overall product packaging, it comes in a (60ml) glass jar which is the standard for their range. This cream really looks to leave your skin feeling more plump and radiant which is why I've really been loving the results so far. If you're wanting a night cream that can look to leave your skin feeling plump, hydrated and soft, you'll definitely fall in love with this one. 


Image source: Antipodes featuring the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream 


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Available from their official website here

Have you tried this cream as yet? 

Monday, July 24, 2017

LOOK TO STRAIGHTEN HAIR IN MINUTES WITH THE NEW DIAMOND LUXE STRAIGHTENING BRUSH BY VS SASSOON


Looking for a quick fix for straightening your hair in the mornings?

Say hello to the Diamond Luxe Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon which retails for ($79.95 AUD). If you like to straighten your hair quickly and not wait for your hair iron to heat up, then you're going to love the new Diamond Luxe Straightening hair brush by VS Sassoon which comes with a frizz free technology. Now you can look to achieve smoother, shinier and frizz free hair within minutes and it's ideal if you have an early start for the day. I find that it looks to really straighten and detangle my hair within minutes which is perfect to use right before I head out. 

The Diamond Luxe Straightening brush features heated ceramic straightening fins that helps to straighten and smooth out your hair, similar to a hair brush. It's very gentle on the hair and it's great for detangling any knotty bits or ends of the hair. As previously mentioned, it incorporates frizz free technology which means that it's designed to leave your hair feeling and looking remarkable silky and smooth as the negative ions are released from the brush onto the hair, reducing any frizz or static electricity. Furthermore, it comes with heat activated silicone bristles which means that it feels very gentle allowing you to achieve some shine your hair. 

For the temperature settings, there are 3 heat controls which you can look to adjust as desired. Essentially it's catered for those with fine, short, medium, thick, curly and frizzy hair types. As for the overall design, it comes in a paddle shaped brush and has a 3D ceramic surface to it. It feels just like your normal hair brush only with a slight added weight to it which I don't mind. 

Overall, it's absolutely an amazing hair straightening brush to use if you struggle with frizzy hair every morning as it's so convenient. I love how it's quick and easy to use, plus you can adjust the settings according to your hair type which is practical. This is a must have in every household because it helps to achieve smoother and shinier looking hair which lasts for the whole day. 

I try out the new Diamond Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon 

Featuring the Diamond Straightening Brush by VS Sassoon 

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Have you tried the new Diamond straightening hair brush yet by VS Sassoon? 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

LOOK TO REVIVE AND REFRESH OILY & LIMP HAIR WITH THE INSTANT REFRESH DRY SHAMPOO BY TRESEMME


If you're in need of an instant refresh, then you need to check out TRESemme's Instant Refresh dry shampoo that can instantly volumise and refresh your hair without water. 

There are days where I'm desperate for dry shampoo and it's always right before meetings or after lunch. Getting that instant refresh is so important for me because let's be honest, no-one likes limp and oily looking hair throughout the day. For me personally, it's all about having fresh and clean hair all day long right? But really...the struggle is real and you're bound to get oily or limp looking hair. I tried out the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo which looks to instantly cleanse and add some volume for your hair. It's great if you're keen to try something new because this bad boy is ideal for those with fine to oily looking hair. 

The formula of the dry shampoo works by removing excess oil and odour from the hair, whilst adding some volume to it as well. (Thank goodness if your hair lacks volume from time to time). It's great for if you want that little oomph for your hair and it's great as temporary fix especially when you're in a hurry. 

I have dark brown hair and found that it did not leave any residue on my hair which is what I was quite pleased about. After using, it didn't leave my scalp feeling itchy or irritated. Plus, my hair got some bounce to it which is great since my hair is naturally straight. The dry shampoo didn't entirely remove all of the oil from my hair but it did do a decent job in refreshening it up. It's great for a pick-me-up in the afternoon or or when you simply want to add a little bounce to your hair. 

Available at Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacies. The TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo RRP $9.99.

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Have you tried this dry shampoo yet? 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

GET SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL READY WITH MY OUTFIT OF THE DAY, FEATURING SOME GORGEOUS PIECES



Splendour in the Grass is on this weekend...who's excited for this festival season? I've put together these pieces to show you guys what I'll be rocking. 

Forget the fact that it's winter and cold because you'll be dancing all day long! My outfit pieces are inspired by a vintage, chic and classic look. I can't party without my denim high waisted shorts for the bottoms and they're super comfortable to wear all day long. I love how they have pockets so I can easily pop cash or my phone into it, without carrying a huge handbag around. For the top I've opted for a silk maroon top that comes with frilled ends that looks so chic and dressy. Of course with a top like this, it's best to wear a strapless bra so that your spaghetti bra straps don't show. For the bag, I've decided to go with a vintage small HCL brown bag that can conveniently carry all of my small essential items such as hand sanitizer, tissues, mint, phone and keys. 

For the accessories, I've decided to toss in a cute pair of sunnies which is so fun to add as part of my festival inspired outfit. As for the earrings, I've included six choices that I've been tossing around but it's great for if you're looking to do the full three day festival season, as there's lots of variety.  These earrings are by Tangs Design and they stock a range of creative and funky handmade pieces which are from Canberra, Australia. Their pieces are well suited for any special occasion and ideal for festival season. Also, their earrings RRP A$15 each and are so fun and affordable to wear. 

Check them out below to see some of my top picks. 


My top picks from Tangs Design 


I couldn't find the actual name of these drop earrings but they're a stunning pair of textured earrings which would be lovely with a nice dress or top. 


These are called Metals - Funky Triangles and are definitely edgy and unique to wear on the ears. Pictured above is in a silver metal colour but I believe they also have this in rose gold too if you that's what you were after. I love how edgy these earrings look would go so well with a cute pair of denim shorts and a pretty top. 


These Pop Studs in Sparkling Silver Druzy may be my favourite pair of them all as they come beautifully textured and in rose gold. These simply glimmer from all angles and they just look so classic and chic which dresses up your whole outfit and look. 


These sparkly pair comes in a loop styled earring and features a sparkly textured pink silver. It's very pretty and would suit a nice white or neutral coloured dress or top. 


How gorgeous is the artwork in the centre of these earrings? They're absolutely colourful and add a pop of colour to your overall outfit. Supposedly the image originated from Questacon Interactive Science Exhibition in Canberra ACT where you can read more about it here


And last but not least, these pair of 'X' inspired earrings make a lovely piece for a darker outfit choice. If you like the warm toned colours, then you may fall in love with this pair as the X is featured in a beautiful styled background! 

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What outfit will you be rocking?