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THE DRESS EDIT LOOKBOOK: HOW TO STYLE SPECIAL OCCASION OUTFITS (PRETTYLITTLETHING)

New Year. New Dress, Glam it up girl.  W hen it comes to special occasions...who doesn't love to get their glam and style o...

Monday, December 23, 2019

SUMMER ESSENTIALS LOOKBOOK #OOTD: SPICE IT UP WITH THESE FASHION STATEMENT PIECES


Spice up Summer with these must-have wardrobe essentials 

When it comes to styling my outfit of the day, I know that I can look to rely on the online shopping boutique, Femme Luxe. They have a variety of trendy, stylish and fashionable pieces that is made for every occasion. Their pieces always allow me to step outside of my comfort zone by trying pieces that I'd never imagine I'd wear and style. 
Remember feeling comfortable and confident in whichever piece you choose is key to dressing your best...
Here are my #OOTD picks my Summer Lookbook: 


Get Maximum Sass

This Red Lurex Sparkly Organza Puff Sleeve Bodysuit in Rihanna is definitely an eye-catcher and would be the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. You'll definitely stand out with the puffy sleeves and glittery detailed piece. Or you can even pair it with your favourite killer heels and faux leather tights for a girl's night out. 


Keep It Chic & Sophisticated 

I absolutely love this angelic-inspired White Ruffle One Shoulder Bodysuit in Olivia. This gorgeous bodysuit can be easily worn with your favourite jeans or leggings. It's so comfortable and can be easily worn for both a day or night look. It's a wardrobe essential you definitely need. 


Shine in Metallic Pink 

Party it up in this stylish Pink Metallic Halterneck Mini Dress in Fraser. It's the perfect outfit to for New Years Eve or even a special occasion. It does come in metallic pink which is my favourite! 


Swing Into The New Year with Some Boho vibes 

Be a total babe in this Mustard Satin Babydoll Smock Swing Mini Dress. It's a great day dress for a picnic or day party, and I really love how it gives of a boho inspired look.

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What's your holiday inspired look?

Sunday, December 15, 2019

A CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR EVERYONE: BEAUTY, TOYS, GADGETS & MUCH MORE


Christmas is all about spending time with each other, food and of course...the presents! 

This year I've decided to switch up my Gift Guide for Christmas and tailor it for just about anyone out there. There's something for everyone and I can't wait to share with you of some of my favourite items which have definitely stood out for me. 

Here are some of my favourite picks that are fabulous for the Gift Giving season: 



mophie powerstation (fabric) 

Keep your devices fully charged and stocked with this amazing mophie powerbank by zagg. This everyday portable charger comes with a reliable power supply, where it can charge multiple devices all at the same time. What's more is that it comes a stylish, fabric material which looks amazing, plus it prevents scruffs and scratches. 

I've only been using this powerbank for a weeks now and already I am loving the major benefits of having plenty of battery life all day long for my devices. It's the perfect gift idea for all gadget lovers out there. 


A Beauty Mix of Products 


Acelogy Face Masks 

Gift your friends or family with a box of these luxurious Face Modelling Masks by Acelogy. They are designed to infuse your skin with essential ingredients made to boost collagen, skin health and glow. 


BODY Inner Beauty Powder - The Beauty Chef 

Boost your body with the much needed goodness of the protein and wellness powder such as the BODY Inner Beauty Powder by The Beauty Chef. Containing more than 40 certified organic ingredients, this is the perfect supplement and snack for those opting for a healthy lifestyle for the New Year. 


The Perfect Christmas Tree Ornament 

Available exclusively online only, the Pure Silk Skinnie Scrunchies Bauble is such a sweet gift idea. The baubles come with four silk scrunchies which definitely adds a pop of charm to your hair. If you're after a simple Secret Santa idea, this is a great option for you. 



Argan Oil Haircare Duo-Pack 

The perfect pick for some stocking fillers, you simply cannot go wrong with the Argan Oil Haircare Duo-Pack by Essano. This haircare range will look to give you nourished and healthier looking hair all thanks to the exotic blend of natural oils and vitamins that are needed to treat dry or stressed hair. 


Manrags, Sock Subscription 

Get your man sorted with this amazing sock subscription box by Manrags or you can even treat yourself to it, why not it's Christmas. You can even drop your unwanted socks as they actually look to repurpose old and unwanted socks, which is quite a great initiative. The socks feel of decent quality and you can choose from socks, underwear or even both options as part of their monthly subscription service. 

Manrags is the world’s first circular sock brand which means that they take responsibility for the entire life cycle of their socks, and they’ve recently invited consumers to send them their old, worn socks for recycling.  They’ve already received over 150,000 old socks from all over Australia (diverting 4 tonnes of socks from landfill) and the socks will be upcycled into other garments.  

For a last-minute, cheap Xmas Gift, buy your loved one a $2 biodegradable satchel from Manrags that they can fill with old socks and return to Manrags, and for doing so, they’ll receive a $20 credit to freshen up their sock drawer.  


Sesame Street for the Kids 

This is such a fun toy for all kids out there, featuring a Tickle and Roll Elmo allowing them to interact and laugh at the same time. The Elmo toy looks to even say phrases such as "Elmo's toes are too ticklish for that" which is too cute! 

You can find the Elmo toy available from Big W, Toymate and Toyworld (RRP $39). 


Green Holidays Limited Edition Range by Innisfree 

This is such an adorable collection by Innisfree featuring their Limited Edition Green Holiday Collection for 2019. Their packaging has been designed in collaboration with world renowned artist, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk from the Netherlands.

This is a fabulous collection by Innisfree where it's great stocking stuffer idea if you're looking for some quirky Korean-inspired skincare and makeup products. I personally love the Innisfree range especially with their best-selling Green Tea Seed Serum. 


Green Tea Seed Serum 

Perfect for boosting hydration to the skin. Simply incorporate this product into your everyday skincare routine for a healthier glow. 


Green Tea Seed Cream 

Absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling well nourished. The cream has a more thicker consistency as compared to their Serum range. I love to apply on the Green Tea Seed Serum at night, that way I wake up with hydrated and plump looking skin. 


Mood Up Party Palette 

Featuring 12 eyeshadows and 4 blushes which are ideal for any makeup guru out there. The shades are just beautiful and they're well pigmented too. This is an eyeshadow palette that's not to be missed and it'd make the perfect gift for your sister, friend or family member.


Sparkling Glitter Tints 

Long-lasting lip tints that are perfect for adding some colour to the lips. Lip tints have been trending Korea for quite some time - they're well known for adding subtle colour to the lips. These Sparkling Glitter Tints are absolutely fun to play with and most certainly give your lips a pop of colour to them. 


Bright Music Notes Scented Candle

Featuring a spicy, woody and musky candle that comes with a gorgeous spinning ornament at the top. As you light the candle, you'll notice the ornament spinning making it fun to watch! This is another great gift idea as it's super cute to have on your office desk, coffee table, etc. When it comes to Christmas shopping and you're not sure on what to get, you definitely can't go wrong with candles! 


Perfumed Hand Set 

This pack features a limited edition range of hand creams inspired by Jeju Island. It's a lovely gift idea for your friends and family especially when it comes to hydrating the hands. I cannot leave the house without popping a bottle of hand-cream into my handbag. These keep my hands feeling nourished and hydrated all day long. Say goodbye to dry hands!  



Rodan + Fields Holiday Radiance Set 

Ideal for your Mum, Grandma, friend or even yourself. This is their best anti-aging range featuring the REDEFINE in the Holiday Radiance Set. It's currently on sale till December 18th so definitely a few more days to go. 

In the box you receive, includes an Intensive Renewing Serum, Multi-function Eye cream and a Lip Renewing Serum. 

You can purchase the gift set here


IS Gift Sets 

Next we have a bunch of stocking stuffers which range from Sleeping Masks, Shower Caps, Silicone Makeup pads to a Sonic Care Hair Brush. These luxurious and fun gifts are the perfect products for Kris Kringle occasions as there's a bunch of items of everyone. 

You can shop the gorgeous range here


Bare + Free Natural Deodorants 

So for those after 100% natural deodorants, the range by Bare + Free is your best bet. These deodorants come in a super convenient tube which makes dispensing the product very convenient for everyday use. Look to give your underarms the much needed TLC that it deserves!


Ulta Gift Sets 

These Christmas gift sets by Ulta3 from Advent nail-polish calendars to highlighter palettes, and much more. My favourite from the range has to be 'The Cheek Of It' Baked Blush palette and the 'Nail Polish Countdown Calendar' which make such fun gifts for the festive season. 


Long Haul Spa Kit Sunflower Hatch Bag 

Arrive to your next destination looking rejuvenated and refreshed. The LHS (Long Haul Spa) travel bags are brilliant in the sense that they have all of the skincare essentials needed to leave you feeling pampered whilst you're up in the air. 

Inside the makeup bag comes with travel-friendly sized bottles consisting of face mist, micellar water, serum, lip balm, hydrating face gel and much more. These are so handy for travelling and it's the perfect bag for travelling on long haul flights. 

Every LHS kit purchased they will plant a tree with One Tree Planted. 

For more information, you can visit their website here.


Trilogy Gift Sets 

Trilogy is another favourite skincare brand where they're well known for their rosehip oil range. There are a vast range of Christmas sets available from their latest range which make the perfect picks for Secret Santa or simply just because. 

For more information, check out their gift sets here


Bath and Body Works 

Last but not least if you haven't checked out the range by Bath and Body Works, then make sure you head into stores! Their latest holiday collection is now available consisting of delicious-scented candles to hand-creams to body-lotions and much more. I grabbed some new candles from their latest holiday range and my top picks are definitely 'Merry Cookie', 'Vanilla Bean Noel' and 'Peppermint Brownie'. 

Bath and Body Works don't have an online website, but you can hop into your nearest 


Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection 2019

Immerse yourself in the luxe limited-edition packaging range by Bobbi Brown for this Christmas. Whether it be for your friends, family or even yourself, it's a Holiday range that's not to be missed. Inspired by NYC-based accessories brand Edie Parker, it definitely stands out from the crowd. From dazzling eyeshadow palettes to the perfect gift sets from their latest Holiday range, there's something for everyone. 

Here are a few of the latest picks from their Holiday Collection: 


Luxe Jewel Lipstick, in shade Ruby Slipper 

Every girl needs a sparkly lipstick such the Luxe Jewel Lipstick by Bobbi Brown. I love this pearl-infused formulated lipstick which offers a silky, full coverage to the lips. Plus it's incredibly hydrating which is essential when it comes to selecting the perfect shade of lipstick. 


Luxe Illuminating Powder

New to their latest Holiday range, I really can't get enough of this gorgeous highlighter in the shade Golden Hour. Add some glow to your cheekbones for the party season! Featuring a new baked formula similar to Shimmer Brick, the texture is silky-smooth offering a natural glow which looks beautiful. It's definitely a highlighter that's not to be missed! 


Luxe Rich Gem Stone Eyeshadow 

I'm loving the deep Royal Sapphire shade by Bobbi Brown from their latest Holiday collection. It offers intense pigmentation and vibrance to the eyes giving it a mirror-shine effect to them. The shades last for about 8 hours on the eyes which is great for an all day wear. For more of a dramatic look, simply layer on the shades. 


Luxe Lip Rich Lustre 

These long-wearing liquid lipsticks are incredibly hydrating and give of a lustrous, sparkly finish to the lips. I love how comfortable this lippie feels on my lips as it doesn't leave it feeling dry at all, which is a plus for me. 


Luxe Rich Gem Stone Eyeshadow 

Currently pictured above is in shade Opal Moonstone. I love this neutral, peachy warm-toned shade as it gives of a subtle and softer look to the eyes. 



In A Flash Eyeshadow palette 

Featuring a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, can we just take a moment to appreciate the packaging of it? It has an eye-catching artwork to the front which makes the palette so mesmerising and appealing to the eyes. 

The sparkling lights are actually inspired NYC's Fifth Avenue, featuring a range of neutrals, golds and jewel tones in sparkle, metallic, chrome metal and matte finishes. I am absolutely impressed with this eyeshadow palette because what's more is that it does come with a mirror, making it handy for travelling, etc. This palette is well suited to my tastes and preferences because I feel that the shades are wearable for either daytime or night looks. 

You can shop the Holiday range here or at your nearest Bobbi Brown counter in-stores. 


Exclusive to Chemist Warehouse, you can look to pick up some skincare loving essentials from the range such as their Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask to their Coconut Charcoal Detoxifying Sheet Mask. The Palmer's skincare range is so nourishing for the skin, hands, lips and hair. 

Here are some products that will be available at Chemist Warehouse: 


Cocoa Butter Body Butter

An incredibly hydrating body butter that leaves the skin feeling well moisturised and hydrated. 


Coconut Charcoal, Detoxifying Sheet Mask; Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask and Zero Break Pre-Shampoo

Featuring a range of hair and face essentials for your everyday TLC routine. 


Original Cocoa Butter Formula

This balm like product provides 24 hour moisture to the skin which is perfect for those with dry and flaky skin. 


Ultra Moisturising Lip Balm Sunscreen Stick and Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream 

The much needed essentials for those with dry skin especially when it comes to the elbows, lips, knees and hands. These are available at other retailers as well including Amazon, Priceline, Big W, Coles, Woolworths

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Have you completed your Christmas shopping yet? 


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HOW TO RID ACNE, BLEMISH PRONE SKIN & MAINTAIN A CLEAR & HEALTHY COMPLEXION - MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE


Want to learn more about the products which have helped me to rid acne and clear skin for good? 
Proactiv+ is a 3 step system designed to be used together consistently for the best results. Recently I revamped my skincare routine with a set of new products by Proactiv+ because lately my skin has been showings signs of oiliness, random blemishes and dullness. 

I decided to jump onto the Proactiv+ bandwagon and see what their products are all about. My challenge was to trial out the products and make observations as to whether I'm seeing a significant skin improvement and difference. If you're after simple products which are ideal for targeting blemish-prone skin, then it's definitely worth looking out for Proactiv+. 

See below for the my latest skincare routine of the products I am currently using: 


Step 1: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (Facial Cleanser) 

Featuring the a reformulated exfoliator for the skin, this product works to smooth out your skin's surface as well as tackling any breakouts or blemishes. It contains glycolic acid which in effect helps to renew skin and remove any impurities on the skin. Essentially it works as an exfoliator and cleanser in the one product, so you get the best of both worlds. As the first product in my skincare routine, I'd use it both morning and night for maximum results. It's the perfect cleanser and exfoliator in looking to leave your skin feeling smoother and looking more glowing as ever. 


Step 2: Pore Targeting Solution

One thing to note about the blemish targeting solution is that it's best to stick to one product at a time. Skin irritation and dryness are quite common if you tend to combine more than one product within your skincare routine. Additionally, avoid prolonged sun exposure and always use a high SPF rating sunscreen when you're outdoors. 

With the Pore Targeting Solution, simply use about 2 pumps to clean dry skin and apply evenly over the face. There is no need to rinse after application and make sure to allow the product to completely absorb on the skin. 

I felt that this product helped to target my random breakouts as well as clear the skin. My skin definitely looked less dull the day after and I'm so pleased about the quick and effective results. If you have medium to large pores like myself, using a Pore Targeting Solution is ideal as it helps to target breakouts at the source, which are the pores itself. 


Step 3: Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 

The third step is to soothe the skin from any redness, brighten skin tone as well as leaving skin feeling replenished and hydrated. The perfect product is of course the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator which doesn't clog the pores which is ideal for those looking to target blemishes/acne. The Hydrator leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. It's great for a post-acne treatment as it helps to leave your skin looking less red. 


Step 4: Green Tea Moisturiser (optional) 

This is an optional product from their range and is made to alleviate your skin from any dryness or discomfort. The Green Tea Moisturiser is perfect for leaving your skin feeling soothed and less dry. Simply apply onto the skin right after step 3 should you be experiencing any dryness from using the other products as mentioned. As the products look to clear acne and can look to strip your skin's natural oils, it's wise to follow up with their Green Tea Moisturiser. 


Proactiv Cleansing Brush 

For extra results you can look to combine the cleansing brush with a cleanser of your choice. In this case, I've used this cleansing brush with the Facial Cleanser. The results are phenomenal and you get a better cleanse from the bristles of the brush. I found that my skin felt so much smoother and complexion definitely looked much brighter. 

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This post is in collaboration with Proactiv+


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Have you tried out any of the above mentioned products?