Halloween To-Watch List

Halloween is becoming more and more of a thing here in Australia, and I’m happy to embrace it. I haven’t gone so far as to decorate our house yet, but more stores are bring out cute Halloween decorations and I have to admit I’m tempted. One tradition I’ve embraced for quite a while now is watching Halloween themed movies around this time of year. I have my favourites (like I do with my Christmas movies) that I rewatch every year, and occasionally I’ll work something new into the mix. Here’s what I’m planning to watch this year –

What are your favourite Halloween movies?

NOTD – OPI Bubble Bath

I’ve been sticking to bare nails for the most part for the majority of this year, which is quite out of character for me. I think it’s due in most part to me being too busy to stay on top of maintenance, and absolutely loathing the look of chipped nail polish. I wanted to feel a bit more polished this week, so I decided to reach for my old faithful nude… Bubble Bath by OPI. This is probably my most-worn nail polish of all time, so much so that I’ve even used up an entire bottle of it before. Finishing a bottle of nail polish is almost unheard of in my world, so that’s pretty impressive. This colour requires at least three coats as it’s quite sheer, but it’s so pretty on the nails I think it’s worth the effort. If you’re looking for a neutral nude to suit fair, pink-toned skin; look no further. OPI Bubble Bath retails for $19.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Adore Beauty.

What I’m Listening To – Spring 2016

1. Paradise Valley by John Mayer – Nothing gets me in the mood for warm weather quite like this album. I am a huge fan of John Mayer’s music, this is my favourite album of his and one of my favourite albums of all time.

2. WALLS by Kings of Leon – I’m so happy that Kings of Leon have released a new album, and just in time for summer (which happens to be when I listen to their music the most). I’ve had this on steady rotation since it’s release last week and will no doubt have listened to it to death before the end of the season.

3. Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits by Blake Shelton – Did you know bro-country was a music genre? Neither did I, and nor did I know I would love it so much. I find Blake Shelton a bit cute, and his music makes me happy. It’s cheesy and corny and I love it. Hillbilly Bone is a particular favourite of mine at the moment.

My Go-To Spring Makeup

As you may be able to tell, I’m a creature of routine and habit. One of my favourite routines is switching up my makeup look each season. I have certain makeup looks I attribute to each season, and for spring it’s all about peachy cheeks and lips and a neutral eye. I like to keep things looking fresh n’ clean. Here’s what I’ve been wearing on my face on a daily basis lately, including some of my all-time favourite “spring appropriate” products –

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup in Alabaster
NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Laura Mercier Loose Powder in Translucent
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
Tarte 24 Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Daphne

October Meal Plan

I strayed from monthly meal planning over the last few months, and I’ve really noticed how much of a difference it’s made; and not in a good way. I find when I revert back to a weekly routine I don’t seem to stick to the plan as much, which seems a little strange because it’s less regimented and there is more freedom in it. I also find that I get slip into a rut of meal planning a lot more easily when I do it week by week. With this in mind, I’ve made the change back to monthly planning, and I intend to share it with you all. You will be able to access my monthly meal plan on the sidebar, and I’m hoping that you’ll notice more and more new meals making their way into our regular rotation as the months progress. If you have any tried and true meals that you’d like to share with me, please feel free to do so in the comments section. I’m always open to some new ideas! Here’s what’s on for October –

Sat 01/10 – Homemade Pizza
Sun 02/10 – Japanese Beef Curry with Rice
Mon 03/10 – Moroccan Chicken Salad
Tues 04/10 – Hard & Soft Beef Tacos
Wed 05/10 – Eye Fillet Steak & Chips
Thurs 06/10 – Out
Fri 07/10 – Take Away Night!
Sat 08/10 – Homemade Pizza
Sun 09/10 – Spaghetti Bolognese
Mon 10/10 – Moroccan Chicken with Pea Cous Cous & Roasted Carrots
Tue 11/10 – Taco Bowls
Wed 12/10 – Beef Chow Mein
Thur 13/10 – Southern Fried Chicken with Roast Potato & Carrots
Fri 14/10 – Homemade Pizza
Sat 15/10 – Date Night
Sun 16/10 – Massaman Chicken Curry with Rice
Mon 17/10 – Moroccan Chicken with Pea Cous Cous & Roasted Carrots
Tue 18/10 – Hard & Soft Beef Tacos
Wed 19/10 – Eye Fillet Steak with Roast Potato & Broccoli
Thur 20/10 – Tuscan Chicken Salad
Fri 21/10 – Take Away Night!
Sat 22/10 – Hot Dogs & Salad
Sun 23/10 – Roast Lamb & Vegetables
Mon 24/10 – Crispy Skinned Salmon with Sweet Potato & ‘slaw
Tue 25/10 – Taco Bowls
Wed 26/10 – Moroccan Chicken with Pea Cous Cous & Roasted Carrots
Thurs 27/10 – Southern Fried Chicken with Mash & Sweet Corn
Fri 28/10 – (pending holiday plans)
Sat 29/10 – (pending holiday plans)
Sun 30/10 – (pending holiday plans)
Mon 31/10 – Japanese Beef Curry with Rice