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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...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

TOP CANDLES FOR THIS SEASON - LIMITED EDITION - DARK ARTS DUO BY GLASSHOUSE FRAGRANCES


Take a mystical journey into the dark arts, where magic and mayhem rule... 

I love anything that's mystical or dark arts inspired. Glasshouse Fragrances have released their latest Dark Arts Collection which includes their Magic Spell (Pumpkin Pie) and Spellbound (Enchanted Embers). From pagan symbols to ancient secrets surrounding the packaging, both of these candles offer a unique and individual scent 

Glasshouse Fragrances sure do know how to bring the fragrance of mystery and magic to your own living space or work environment. If there's a season which is made suited to both of these candles, it'd definitely have to be the Autumn (Fall) or Spring season. 

Check out my thoughts on both of these candles below. 

Spellbound, Enchanted Embers 

For more of a hypnotic, amber and musky type of fragrance, the Spellbound (Enchanted Embers) definitely looks to tick all of the above boxes. With notes of plum, peach, peony, violet, vanilla and so much more, this is the newest addition to Glasshouse Fragrances. 

Top: Peach, Plum 
Middle: Amber, Violet, Peony 
Base: Leather, Vanilla, Patchouli 

Fragrance Family: Oriental 

RRP $49.95, now available via Glasshouse Fragrances


Magic Spell, Pumpkin Pie 

Add a little bit of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and spices to create this aromatic and addictive fragrance. This candle is just beautifully scented and gorgeously packaged. I love anything that's pumpkin spice inspired, so instantly it became a favourite of mine. It definitely speaks Fall vibes especially with the cinnamon and spices which are definitely strongly scented. 

TOP: Coconut, Orange, Pumpkin 
Middle: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Cumin, Maple 
Base: Caramelised Sugar, Musk, Vanilla 

Fragrance Family: Gourmand 

RRP $49.95, now available via Glasshouse Fragrances

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Which fragrance are you looking forward to trying out? 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

KEEPIN' IT CHIC & SOPHISTICATED - SPRING LOOK BOOK - HOW TO STYLE BLACK OUTFITS


Keepin' it chic and simple 

Femme Luxe offers affordable and stylish fashion including trendy outfits ranging from casual to glam. There's something for everyone and I definitely had fun browsing through their e-commerce store. 

So onto the pieces I've selected which includes black and white, I wanted to create a sophisticated and glam look for Spring coming. We all know that wearing black is always safe to choose when it comes to piecing outfits together. The pieces are classy, sophisticated and suited my body shape the best. When it comes to styling your outfits, it's key to know what works for your body shape. 

Here are the three looks I've pieced together: 


A Date Night Look 

I've pieced together a Black Bardot Body Suit with Black Cargo Slim Pants by Femme Luxe to create the perfect date night look. It creates a sleek, sophisticated and classy look for an evening night out with your loved ones. If you're wanting an outfit other than a dress, then simply pair it up with some slim pants and a bodysuit, you simply can't go wrong with it. 

You can shop the Black Cargo Slim Pants here and Black Bardot Body Suit here


Sunday Fundays

For something casual and not overly dressed, you cannot go wrong with this comfortable loungewear by Femme Luxe. It's comfortable and you can literally getaway without it looking like actual loungewear. For days where you just don't want to dress up, this is your ideal outfit. 

You can shop the Houndstooth Short Sleeve Boxy Loungewear Set here


Let's Glam It Up! 

This one shouldered dress really adds a touch of glam to your overall style. Great for a night out with the girls or even a special occasion. Pair it with your favourite high heels and off to the dancing floor you go! 

Black One Shouldered Ruched Slinky Midi Dress available here. 

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This post is in collaboration with FemmeLuxe (an online boutique offering gorgeous outfits which you can find here).  

Monday, August 19, 2019

GOING BACK TO BASICS - NOURISH AND PROTECT THE HANDS FOR THIS WINTER


Keep your hands looking healthy...

Sometimes when we're too focused on our face and body, we can look to forget about our hands. Winter can cause our skin to be dry and harsh especially with our hands. 

Enbacci offers an amazing trio Hand Care Gift Pack which is perfect for a gift for your friends and family or...a treat to yourself. The pack contains a Nourish Hand Wash (280ml), Brightening Nail and Hand Cream SPF15 (40ml) and a Moisturising Hand and Nail Cream (40ml). 

The Nourish Hand Wash feels very gentle and smells beautifully scented. It almost reminds me of the hand soap that you see being used at luxurious hotels. It leaves the hands feeling cleansed and soft which you really can't go wrong with. 

Their Brightening Nail and Hand Cream SPF 15 is perfect for an all day wear, especially if you're outdoors such as driving. There's some level of sun protection which is great for preventing further ageing of the skin. And if you're after a less heavy hand cream, you can always opt for their Moisturising Hand and Nail cream which is a lovely everyday essential to keep in your handbag. 


Hand Care Gift Pack by Enbacci 

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Have you tried any of these by Enbacci? 

UNBOXING THIS MONTH'S BELLABABY BOX - REVIEW: SKINCARE & BABY ESSENTIALS


Here's a sneak peek of what I received for this month's Bellababy box.. 

We all love a little surprise in the box and that's what Bellababy aims to do. I've teamed up with Bellababy to give my honest opinions about their monthly boxes which cater to all of the Mamas out there. You'll be surprised by the variety of brands included and it's the perfect excuse to try out more brands. 

For this month I receive the following items in the Bellababy box: 
  • Mustela Cleansing Gel (sample size, 50ml) - I used a sample whilst I was travelling with Bubs and I felt that the cleansing gel was incredibly gentle and soft on skin. It doesn't dry out the skin nor leave any redness or irritations which is great for if your baby has sensitive skin. 
  • Mater Crawler Nappy (sample) - These high quality nappies are hospital developed  and I just love how highly absorbing these nappies are. The nappy feels comfortable on Bubs (I observed no rashes on the skin) and he was very happy to wear them for a couple of hours. 
  • Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi Straw Cup (Full size) - Featuring an easy to grip sippy cup which allows Bubs to drink directly from a straw. It definitely allows them to learn on how to self-drink as well as improve on their motor skills. As for colour preferences, these are randomly packaged so if you're after a certain colour, it's a matter of chance. I actually have the Miracle 360 sippy cup by Munchkin which my Bub's favourite drink bottle. 
  • Cherub Rubs Skin Soothe (sample size, 30ml) - This product combines aloe vera juice, calendula flower extracts and lavender oil which helps to soothe any irritated areas of the skin. It definitely smells relaxing and calming which is great for pampering Bubs after a bath or shower. 
  • Cherub Rubs Organic Skin Balm (sample size, 20g) - This product is a life saver when it comes to winter as it helps to soothe dry and irritated skin. I tried out this sample on Bubs and I'm definitely going to repurchase the full sized product. 
  • Redwin Sorbolene Moisturiser (full size) - I already use this product at home and so ti receive another sample in the Bellababy box was a bonus for me. This moisturiser will leave your dry and flaky legs looking hydrated and glowing. There are no fragrances, colours or parabens which makes it suitable for those with sensitive skin. 
  • Bioderma Hydrabio Gel Cream (sample size, 5ml) - Another familiar item I'm currently using is their Gel cream. It leaves skin feeling hydrated and radiant, as well as acting as the perfect primer for under your makeup. Sample sizes are incredibly useful to pack in your carry-on luggage. 
  • Mellow Cosmetics Precision Liquid Pen Eyeliner (full size) - For long-wearing, smudge and transfer-free liner, you'll definitely love this beauty bonus. 
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The Bellababy monthly subscription box allows you to try out new brands and products that are baby and mother related. For instance in this month's Bellababy box, there are products I've yet to try. This is perfect for sampling new brands and products before purchasing the full sized products at the supermarket. 

To get started with the Bellababy box subscription, simply head over here to join in all the fun which is perfect for new mums. 

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Have you tried the bellababy box before? 


CHECKING OUT THE r-RETINOATE YOUTH ACTIVATING CREAM, DAY & NIGHT EYE SERUM


Curious to hear more about the lightweight, nourishing eye serum by Medik8? 

Recently I set aside some time to try out the all new lightweight, nourishing eye cream by Medik8 featuring their r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream (Day and Night Eye Serum). How it works is that it supposedly absorbs into the eye contours where it minimises the appearance of eye wrinkles and dullness of the skin. A great aspect of the product is that it can be used both day and night for maximised results. 

There are NO artificial fragrances, nasties such as parabens, alcohol or synthetic colours present in the product which is amazing. The eye serum actually contains caffeine which is the perfect treatment for eye puffiness and dullness. With continued use (both morning and night), you can look to expect a brighter and more radiant appearance around the eye areas. I've been using this product for a few weeks and already I can see improved results. I usually get a bit of dullness in the morning around my eyes, but since using the product it has definitely made a huge difference in terms of its radiance and glow. 



The r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream is available at medik8.com.au, RRP $195 15ml. 


Sunday, August 18, 2019

PAIR THE PERFECT SKINCARE BLEND TO ACHIEVE CLEARER SKIN FOR THIS WINTER


Who knew opposites attract? 

If you're wanting to know how to achieve fresher and clearer skin for this winter, you've come to the right page. Look to nurture your skin with Antipodes' Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum. I have been layering on both of these serums onto my skin on a daily basis and the results have been effective. I've noticed a brighter and clearer complexion which is definitely the end result that I'm after. Having healthier and glowing skin is always my first priority when it comes to skincare. 

It's interesting to know that the Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum is water based whilst the Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum is oil based. With continued use of the duo, you be reassured that you are protecting your skin from harmful environmental aggressors such as pollution. Another bonus is that when both are used in conjunction with each other, you can look to achieve a brighter skin complexion.

For more information, check out their official website here, otherwise the Antipodes range is available at Priceline stores nationally. 







Antipodes, Blessing Anti-Pollution, Light Face Serum


Antipodes, Worship, Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum

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Have you tried out these products before?