April 24, 2014

May Goals

I saw Em For Marvelous posting about her monthly goals, and decided that I wanted to get on board. I set a lot of goals for myself, and am a to-do list FIEND, but I rarely share them with you all. I recently made a decision to start posting more of what I would like to read, rather than what I feel like I should be writing about. So, without further ado -

my May Goals
- Continue to add potted plants to our garden
- Maintain my exercise schedule after returning from Bali
- Start pre-emptive plans for a short holiday in July
- Deep clean the refridgerator
- Take unwanted books to the book exchange
- Help a dear friend plan her baby shower

I feel like this is a fairly achievable list. I’d love to hear some of your goals for May!

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April 24, 2014

What I bought…

Hey guys guess what I bought more clothes that I literally do not have room for. I’m a monster. I usually like the ‘one item in, one item out’ method, but I’ve run out of things to get rid of when a new item comes in, so it’s time to slow down. I’m planning on embarking on a short no-buy after I return from Bali, but we’ll see how long it lasts.

I already own a grey oversized jumper that I wear a LOT during winter, so I thought I’d buy one in another colour to work into the mix. I just couldn’t resist this striped patch jumper from ASOS. I feel like the navy and stripes compliment each other really well. I bought the wrap-front blouse to wear with jeans and a blazer (my favourite cold weather out-to-dinner outfit). I bought the dress to wear in Bali. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived because the floral detailing is actually bright FLURO, which I think will suit the tropical climate quite nicely. I bought the final two items because Shopbop were having their friends and family sale, and frankly I just couldn’t resist.
April 21, 2014

Thoughts of the week…

01) Isn’t April the best month of the working year? I’m loving all the public holidays we’ve been graced with lately. This four day weekend has been a real treat.

02) I’m so excited for the new Godzilla movie. We watched the 1998 version last weekend, and it was absolutely awful. I loved it.

03) I can’t stop raving about the Estee Lauder Pure Gloss lip glosses. I was on the hunt for a neutral pink lip gloss with no shimmer or glitter, and the shade ‘nude rose’ is absolutely perfect. It’s also incredibly long lasting, possibly the longest lasting gloss I’ve ever owned. Worth checking out.

04) So, the Game of Thrones purple wedding… What did we all think?

05) This freaked me out a little bit…

06) If you’re in the market for a new candle, and can track down a Glasshouse Kyoto candle – BUY ONE. Buy twelve. Buy all of these candles and send them to me. This candle smells like my great grandmother’s old house, and it’s so comforting.

07) We finally finished True Detective, and I’m not really sure how I felt about the season as a whole… I enjoyed it, but it also frustrated me quite a bit.

08) Did anyone pick anything up in the Shopbop sale? I did… Oops. I’m now officially on a no-buy until well after I return from Bali next month!

09) Paolo Nutini’s new album (Caustic Love) has finally been released. I’m not a huge fan of the album as a whole after my first listen, but I’m going to give it another try listening through my headphones this week to see how I feel.

10) Despite the Flowers in the Attic telemovie being released months ago, I’m yet to watch it. Now that I’m re-reading the book, I think I’m going to have to make time to watch it sometime soon. Did anyone else watch it when it came out? I’m not sure what to expect.

April 17, 2014

Subtle Energies Giveaway Winner

First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Subtle Energies Rasayana Pack Giveaway. I’m pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the gorgeous Rasayana pack is Kimberley!

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Congratulations Kimberley, I will be contacting you for your postal address soon. If you missed out this time be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways in the future, as they’re not too far away! I hope you all have a great long weekend, (I recommend the mini eggs).
April 15, 2014

The Fortnightly Face

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AB Retexturising Face Primer
Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Fair
Arbonne Cream Concealer in Light
YSL Touche Eclat in #1
Maybelline Loose Powder in Light
MUFE HD Blush in Nip Slip
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters
MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner in Black (for green eyes)
Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Deep Black
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss in Nude Rose

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AB Retexturising Face Primer
Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Fair
Arbonne Cream Concealer in Light
YSL Touche Eclat in #1
Maybelline Loose Powder in Light
By Terry Rose de Rose Liquid Blush in Fresh Rose
Benefit High Beam
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner in Black (for green eyes)
Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Deep Black
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss in Nude Rose

April 12, 2014

Thoughts of the week…

01) I accidentally purchased a couple of things in the ASOS sale earlier in the week. There goes my fortnightly allowance, before the pay cycle had even begun. Oops!

02) I’ve started to plan things that I want to do when I’m in Bali in May, and at the top of my list is Motel Mexicola. This place looks awesome, and isn’t that far away from where we’re staying. I have a mad craving for one of their deep fried baby corn tacos. Gimme.

03) I picked up one of the Lorna Jane 2014 Diaries on ebay, after seeing Kimberley using it as a fitness planner. I’ve already started planning my monthly workout calendar, and I think I’ll be able to use this to help me stay on track.

04) My costume for my sister’s upcoming birthday party arrived last weekend, so of course Ben had to try it on. How could I possibly top this?

05) Game of Thrones is back!

06) I highly recommend this pumpkin soup. I made it last weekend and it was DELICIOUS. It was a really simple recipe, and you could probably afford to omit the sage if it’s too much hassle because I didn’t find that it added that much to the recipe as a whole.

07) I need a good winter coat. My old H&M coat is on it’s last legs.

08) Kelly has jumped on board with the ‘Thoughts of the week…’ style posts. Head on over and pay her a visit, and please let me know if you also post these on your blog, because I’d love to come and check them out.

09) Game of Goats

10) Have any of you tried the Belvita breakfast biscuits? OMG I am obsessed with them. Speaking of obsessed… My mini egg addiction is getting out of hand.

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