Heading into December it’s Christmas party central. Also we want to look good for Santa when he comes sliding down the ol’ chimney!
The awesome team at Shine On have let me trawl their virtual shelves to find some looks to fit every festive fashion need.
This jumpsuit is AMAZING! Jumpsuits quite intimidating if you’re not 5’10 and the size of a twig. But the slits add flow so you’re less likely to get ol’ camel toe (a notorious jumpsuit issue)!!
Every gal need a pretty dress. This is it. Feminine and just down right pretty.
COLOUR! Want a dress that is a talking point? This is it!
Holy Moses! These are come hither I am one sexy beast shoes!!
I love this dress. Anything with tassels in my book is fun!
You can’t beat a good summer sandal. Dress up or dress down. Skirt, dress or shorts. Anything goes.
3 words. I need this!! The colour is stunning.
Kimonos are the new knickers.Every girl needs them! Wear them over a dress, jeans or shorts. They will be your best friend this summer!!
I have this dress in black and stripes and I get so many comments! Easy to wear, perfect for travelling very forgiving in the pooch department (my problem area!)
Denim shorts. I staple every wardrobe must have. Perfect with that kimono!
I live in these Ancapari slides. So comfortable even being so flat. Perfect for when jandals are a bit too casual.
So ladies and gents get your glad rags on and have fun this holiday season!!
I love a good hack.
I also love going to the hairdresser.
But I’ve found a way to add a lil bit of excitement to your hair without spending hundreds.
Now I’m pretty sure this will only work if you have blonde hair or blonde highlights.
Over the last few weeks I’ve tried the Schwartzkopf LIVE colour. This is a FREAKING bargain at $6 per box (if you have long or thick hair you will probably need 2 or 3 boxes). I picked up mine from Kmart but I’m sure supermarkets and pharmacies will stock it.
It’s so easy to use its ridiculous.
Wet your hair.
Mush the colour through from root to tip.
Leave it on for ……… well the box says 2-15 minutes.
Lasts 8 washes.
Lilac Blush –
I left ol’ Lilac on for an hour and a half to achieve this look.
Silver Toner –
I left the silver fox on for 3 hours to achieve this look.
Schwartzkopft LIVE colour is ammonia free so it won’t wreck your hair and I have found it hasn’t stained my blonde locks as some semi permanent hair colours can.
Definitely worth a go if you want to jazz up your colour. I think I’ll be a mermaid next time and go blue!!
GUESS WHAT ?!?
Today is the first day of spring, which means summer is not that far away.
Here are a few of my favourite summer essentials.
Hats are my thing. There are two kinds of people in the world. People who can wear hats and people who can’t. Take my Grandfather for example, he was one of those individuals who could NOT wear a hat. Be it fedora, baker boy or cap it was just a big fat NO! Luckily I didn’t inherit that gene. Hat’s for me add a little “something something” to an outfit and summer is the best time to play around with all manner of head wear (without fear of it blowing off). Let’s also remember a good hat protects out faces from the old UV rays that can crisp up our skin. So hats are practical and stylish. It’s a win win.
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you would have seen my Tilly from Saben EVERYWHERE! I love her. I eyed her up in-store and wanted to give her a home. She finally became part of our family on my birthday (thank you husband, all those hints worked!). Tilly will change your life. I actually mean it. As Shakespeare said “she may be little but she is fierce” Tilly is this. Little but will fit your WHOLE life in her pockets. As a mum of two little ones we still have to take our “baby bag” with us and to be honest I ain’t got time for a baby bag, big ass hand bag and the kitchen sink. Tilly fits inside our baby bag or whatever we have with us. Yes Tilly is an investment but it’s one I would make again as I think Tilly is getting lonely and needs a new friend.
I don’t know about you but in summer I tend to always live in my black haviana jandels. Comfortable but a little bit boring. Last year I found Lulu Avarcas on Instagram and instantly wanted them. Beautiful handcrafted leather sandals which are so bloody comfy you won’t want to take them off. The only problem I have with them is that there are so many colours to choose from and I want one in every colour! Even better they have just released a kids range. Matchy Matchy!
I am a comfort kinda gal. I love a good pair of denim shorts and a tee. Last year I lived in my Factorie rolled cuffed denim shorts – To be honest I am probably a bit old for this shop BUT I went for a bigger size so they were a bit longer so my kooch wasn’t hanging out!! My go to tees are a basic tee from Glassons or Gypsy Pirate who always do a great range of tees and singlets for summer.
Living in New Zealand regardless of skin tone we MUST look after it in the summer months. I’m a burner, like crispy bacon burnt if I don’t wear sunscreen. Frankie Apothecary does an amazing all natural sunscreen and bug repellent. Great for me, great for the kids and I love the fact it doesn’t leave that horrid greasy feeling on your skin and it moisturises it too. One less thing for me to do over summer!
I am potentially the palest person you will ever meet. I don’t go brown, I don’t tan, I just go red, then white again. If I could change one thing about myself it wouldn’t be my boobs or my jiggly mummy tummy, it would be my ability to tan. I know this probably sounds bloody ridiculous but them pale person problems! I love a tan that is instant, I don’t have the time to wait around for a tan to develop because 90% of the time I choose an outfit then think “F**K! I need to tan my legs!” Eco Tan have just launched their new Cacao Firming Mousse, this bad boy takes an hour to develop a beautiful caramel colour and if your like me I leave it on overnight without washing it of you will be one bronzed babe. In the next week or so I will post some before and after shots so you can see the results. Eco Tan is nasty stuff free, vegan friendly and cruelty free.
These are my summer essentials. All I need to do now is work on my bikini body …..
yeah right !?!