Bombshell Bridal Makeup - Tips & Tricks

Hey readers,
Can you believe that it is already the end of January. How time flies!
The reason why I'm so excited is, in a few short months, one of my most cherished friends, Nicole, is getting who's going to be a bridesmaid!

Today I will be sharing with you some of my personal tips and tricks to perfecting the ultimate 'Bombshell Bride' makeup look. All set and ready to impress.

So just sit back, relax and enjoy :)

DIY Friday: Vision Board

My Vision Board
Hey readers,

Welcome to DIY Friday! A day dedicated to fulfilling your creative side. 

Today I will be sharing with you the art behind the 'vision board.'

A vision board (also called a Treasure Map or a Visual Explorer or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple.
The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. 

 The Five Steps of Creating a Vision Board:

 Step 1: Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words.

Step 2: Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the board. This step is where your intuition comes in. As you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how the board should be laid out. 

Step 3: Glue or pin everything onto the board. Add writing if you want. 

Step 4: (Optional) Leave space in the very center of the vision board for a large inspiring quote or image.

Step 5: Hang your vision board in a place where you will see it often.

I purchased my board for $80, clear push-pins for $10 (pack of 50) and mini wooden pegs for $10 (pack of 25) from a store in Australia called 'Kikki K'.

Any special notes, quotes or sayings I receive. Any dream or goal I wish to achieve, goes straight onto my vision board. Which hangs on my wall in my room. So I can spot it every time I get in and out of bed.

The trick with creating a vision board is to make it personal. Personalise it to your room style. Or, to your 'personal style'. Most importantly...have fun!

What do you think of this idea? How do you think it would look in your room? Let me know!

Stay pretty xx
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Nails Of The Day - 16th January 2013

Hey readers!

OMG hasn't it been super hot this month! My fellow Aussies will know what I'm talking about. The last couple of weeks have been the hottest in decades...true fact. 

Apart from all this, the best thing about Summer in the 'Land Downunder' (in my opinion), is being able to stuff yourself silly with sugary, fruity drinks. Therefore, it inspired me to do a 'sweet & fruity' related NOTD. How genius of me ;)

Today I am wearing a colour from the 'Maybelline Express Finish' collection. Each polish from this line is supposed to dry in only 50 seconds, impressive!

I am wearing the colour #597 - Blazing Berry. I would describe it as a pure raspberry pink, with a hint of sparkle. I am in love with this colour. It is perfect for the Summer months, or any time of year for that matter.

With a good quality top coat, the polish would normally last around 4-5 without any major chipping. As Maybelline states, it does in fact dry very quickly. Quiker than any other polish I own. 

What do you think of this colour? Do you own any Maybelline polishes? What colours would you recommend? Also, do you want a review of these polishes? Let me know!

Stay pretty xx
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Summer Skincare Regimen 2013

Hey readers,

Firstly, how are you liking the new colour scheme for 'Shopaholics Anonymous'? Just in time for Valentines Day...ooh la la!

Just a quick question for you...
Do you want the gorgeous skin you’ve always dreamt of? My Safe Summer Skincare Regimen will help you achieve subtle skin this season.

According to my research, the sun can do much more damage than simply give you a painful sunburn. Dermatologists (skin doctors) say that prolonged exposure to sunlight causes brown spots; red, scaly spots; drying and wrinkling; and, worst of all, skin cancer.

Follow the instructions carefully and enjoy wonderful results.

Top Beauty/Miscellaneous Gadgets of 2012

Hey readers,

Before I begin, I'd like to pass along a big HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Did you miss me?

The Couch -

I apologise for not putting up any blog posts in a while. This Christmas and New Year holiday break has been extremely many Italian families are.
Anyway, today I have a fun-filled post for you. Bombarded with funny stuff that will tickle-your-fancy.

Below, I have included two video's recorded in late December 2012. Presenting my top gadget buys of the year.