Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

The time has come the walrus said to start thinking about my Autumn/Winter wardrobe for the year. Winter is my favourite season, so despite the fact that the temperature is still in the high 30’s, I am already eagerly trawling the internet for beautiful cold-weather pieces. I’ve not been feeling well for the past couple of days so I decided to treat myself and take advantage of the ASOS free shipping and 15% discount code that is available at the moment (VIPSS11 for those playing at home). I ended up with these two pieces for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe this year:

I’m making a conscious effort to pick pieces in shapes and colours that I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this year. Truth be told I really did not need another scarf this season, and as snobby as it sounds I tend to opt for cashmere scarves most of the time (this one is acrylic) but I couldn’t resist the beautiful forest green colour. After browsing ASOS for a while and settling for those two pieces I did my monthly Etsy search for the term “peacock” to see what gems I could find. I ended up buying this bangle as soon as the page opened. It’ll probably end up being hideously tacky but who cares, it’s a peacock.

Product Review: New CID Cosmetics i-Gloss in Raspberry Kiss

Just in time for Valentine’s Day I’ve been lucky enough to discover a new fantastic lip gloss. New CID Cosmetics are a London based company that is relatively new to the Australian market, and if the standard of this gloss is anything to go by I am really eager to check out the rest of their product range. The first thing I noticed about the i-Gloss was the unique packaging. The side of the tube hosts a convenient mirror, and the lid of the tube twists open to reveal a built in light to help you with application. (I don’t know about you guys but I can definitely see this coming in handy during those times I find myself in a ladies bathroom at a bar trying to elbow my way through a sea of women to get some lighted mirror space…)

The rest of the packaging isn’t that appealing to me to be honest. I find the white cap and the font on the tube to be quite old fashioned. But the product inside definitely makes up for this. The gloss is a beautiful raspberry-apple shade that is on the more opaque side of how I like my lipgloss to be. (meaning just dark enough to give enough coverage without being too overwhelming) It also contains some tiny blue shimmer flecks to give the colour a bit of depth. It’s quite long lasting, and I’ve found that I can go from my 6am application through to my lunch break without needing to reapply. I’m not too keen on the smell of the gloss, it has a subtle banana scent that I’ve never really been partial to but if you like products that smell like bananas this might be a good thing for you. The New CID Cosmetics i-Gloss in Raspberry Kiss retails for $33 AUD, for stockist information call 1300 437 436. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review.)