December Giveaway #2 – Clear

It’s time for the second December giveaway! Who’s excited? I know I am. One of my favourite hair care discoveries in 2014 was the Hair Therapy Intense Hydration range from Clear, and what better way to celebrate this new discovery than to share it with you? This week I’m teaming up with Clear to give you the chance to win one of five Clear Hair Therapy Intense Hydration shampoo and conditioner packs. All you need to do to enter is simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite hair care discovery of 2014 was. For an additional entry, feel free to share the giveaway on social media (just be sure to link me to your post once you’re done). Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at midnight on January 7 2014, and the winners will be announced on January 8, 2015. (PS: if you haven’t already entered our Natural Supply Co. giveaway, you can do so here) Good luck!

December Giveaway #1 – The Natural Supply Co.

It’s officially CHRISTMAS MONTH, and to celebrate and share my love of Christmas with you all I’ve teamed up with some of my favourite brands to offer a few little giveaways throughout the month of December. First up is from The Natural Supply Co. a natural (yet luxurious) natural beauty, skincare, and lifestyle store, and the brainchild of Celeste Robertson and Catherine Brooks. To win yourself a $50 voucher to spend on The Natural Supply Co., simply leave a comment below telling me which product you’d pick from the store to give as a gift to someone in your life this year. For an additional entry, please feel free to tweet about the giveaway – just pop the link to your tweet in the comments below. Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at midnight on January 1st 2015, and the winner will be announced on January 2nd 2015. Good luck!

Christmas To-Do List

I like lists, ok? Give me a break. I’ve written up a list of all of the fun Christmas themed things I want to try and do this year, and I decided to share it with you all. Those that know me well know that I am a big fan of Christmas. My birthday is in early November, and after that it’s all systems go for Christmas planning. There are always many things I want to do over the holiday period, and a few of them fall by the wayside. I wrote this list to keep track of what I want to do, and to try and make sure I get as many of them crossed off as possible.

– Buy a new Christmas Tree & Decorations
– Buy Christmas lights
– Buy matching wrapping paper
– Put up the Christmas Tree
– View the Christmas lights in the city
– Make gingerbread lattes
– Make gingerbread cookies
– Make my favourite Christmas shortbread cookies
– Try one of the Christmas cocktail recipes from the Donna Hay magazine
– Christmas Dinner / Secret Santa with my girlfriends
– Christmas Dinner / Secret Santa with the family
– Host Christmas Day breakfast
– Christmas Day lunch with the family
– Watch Home Alone
– Watch Elf
– Watch The Santa Clause
– Watch The Polar Express
– Watch Die Hard
– Write and send/hand out Christmas cards

I do love me some Christmas movies. What’s on your Christmas to-do list for this year?

The Christmas Edit

I would love to be able to experience a white Christmas, mostly because I’d die to be able to wear one of those big cosy Christmas sweaters and lounge around next to the fireplace all day. Unfortunately I would literally die of heat stroke if I wore a sweater during an Australian Christmas. My Christmas day is typically spent sitting indoors next to the air-conditioner, avoiding the face-melting conditions of the world outside. This usually lasts until the sun is low enough in the sky that I’m able to head outside without bursting into flames, and then it’s straight into the pool. Taking this into consideration, my Christmas day makeup is kept minimal: tinted moisturiser, cream blush, and a dab of tinted lip balm on the lips. The real effort is made when I go out for dinner with my family on Christmas Eve (one of our yearly traditions).

01) NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – When I wear a red lipstick/winged liquid liner combination I try to make sure that my base looks as flawless as possible. I like this foundation because it lets just enough skin show through to keep things looking natural.

02) Chantecaille Diamonds Eyeshadow Trio – The festive season is all about glitz and sparkle, and I love bringing out my glittery eyeshadows to wear at night.

03) Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – In my opinion, a little flick of liquid eyeliner is the perfect match for red lipstick and this is one of my all-time favourite liners.

04) NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red – Red lips are the key to this look, and I love wearing a really bright and festive shade of red.

05) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light – Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this highlighter and I’m dying to try it out. I feel like it would give a beautiful glow to the tops of the cheekbones and help bring this entire look together.

Christmas Wishlist

Strangely enough, one of the hardest things for me to do before Christmas is figure out what I want to put on my gift wishlist. I have a massive shopping list on my computer with things that I want to eventually buy for myself, but they’re either completely random and slightly inappropriate to ask for as a Christmas gift (sports bra anyone?) or something that I am planning to buy from the US via a parcel forwarding service. Nevertheless I managed to scrape together a list of things that I wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree on Christmas day…

Santa, if you’re reading this I am a size 9 in the shoes pictured above. Thanks.