Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ebay jewellery haul # 2

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd share some recent ebay purchases with you today.. enjoy!

Shamballa bracelet: AU$11.50 (including postage)
This item was for some reason removed from ebay; however I found it from this seller: http://stores.ebay.com.au/Bessies-store?_rdc=1

Gold choker necklace: AU$3.29 (including postage)

Silver choker necklace: AU$1.63 (including postage)

Bow bracelet: AU$1.51 (including postage)



Sunday, 15 July 2012

11 random facts!

Hi all,

Thought I'd just share a little bit about myself this evening
Hope you're all well!

1. I live in Western Australia. Aussie Aussie Aussie!
2. I was a vegetarian for 10 years, I love animals more than anything.
3. I'm currently studying psychology and I love it.
4. I love doing little DIY projects. Nothing crazy, just adding personal touches to the décor of a room is fun!
5. One of my favourite actresses is Liv Tyler. I think she is absolutely stunning and I am a little obsessed with Lord of the Rings.. oh to be an elf.. hahah just joking

6. I love watching YouTube videos.. no surprises here! I love beauty and fashion and I love watching people talk about it!
7. I would love to live in New York for some time of my life. Very cliché yes but don't we all want the same things really?
8. I hope to have children one day.. I love kids , they melt my heart!
9. I'm a bit of an insomniac.. I don't enjoy sleeping.. is that strange? Yes.
10.My favourite movie is Donnie Darko. Again, probably no surprises here. If you have not seen this movie I strongly urge you to! Yes, it is considered a thriller so don't watch it with your children, but if you're into strange/ psychologically interesting movies you will love it!

11. My favourite colour is pink.....  (can you tell I'm running out of ideas)



Tuesday, 10 July 2012

OOTD.. off to drinks

Hey all, just a quick post to show you what the 'love potion no 9' top looks like on..

Top: Ebay
Jeans: Bardot
Shoes: Steve Madden



Sunday, 8 July 2012

Thrifty tip ...

Hey lovelies,

Just another dupe find to share with you. Again; it is wildfox jumper.. are you surprised?

I must say, I'm not a huge fan of the feel of this material however the sparkly-ness of this jumper does it for me.. so cute.

Now, for some reason the seller has greatly increased the price (I payed US$15.89), so I have found another link http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chic-Celebrity-Style-Sequin-Love-Potion-No-9-Knit-Sweater-Jumper-Cardigan-Top-/170851889016?pt=AU_Womens_Clothing_2&var=&hash=item6d76f9789a#ht_1655wt_1037.
I cannot attest for the reliability etc of this seller as I have not used them before so shop at your own risk.. :)
It is not as inexpensive as what I payed and I apologise for that.. however that's what Ebay's all about.. finding steals when they're available.

Image sourced from momfinds.com

Hope you enjoyed,



DIY jewellery display

Hey all,

Sorry about the somewhat lack of posts, have been a tad busy. However, I thought I would share with you a new way I have been displaying my jewellery. Now, this won't be everyone's taste. I'm not even sure If it's mine completely (ha ha) but I like it for now & it fits in well with my bedroom.

This was so simple to do; all it is is a cork board with pretty material stapled on , hung on the wall with a hook via the pink ribbon.

My local hardware store has been so kind in lending me their staple gun on several occasions- however I'm thinking of buying one myself- they're so so useful!

Hope you're all well!



Friday, 29 June 2012

Outfit of the day; off to work

Hey all, just a quick post; I thought I would show you some of the pieces country road, the brand I work for has and perhaps you may be interested. Unfortunately they only ship within Australia but if you're an Aussie.. woohoo!
I wasn't asked to do this by any means I just thought it might be fun!

Please excuse the photography.. it leaves a lot to be desired hahaha (sorry mum)
Top and pants by country road; boots by steve madden.
Necklace; diva.



Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Thrifty tip..

Now, if you can't already tell I love a good bargain. I detest spending huge amounts of $$ on things I feel, do not deserve it. No, I will not spend $200 on a sock. Therefore, I thought I would start a bit of a series where I show you little pieces I have picked up (usually dupes) for a quarter of the price!
To begin, I love wildfox. I think their designs are so cute and wearable however their prices are quite ridiculous.
I found this dupe of the wildfox smiley face sweater.

The quality is very nice and it only cost a total of AU$11.85 (including shipping). The material is somewhat thin, however really soft.
It is so similar to the real thing :)

If you are interested, I found it here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280817216906?var=580069181556&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_6551wt_905

It comes in one size and I would say it would fit anyone ranging from a size 6-14 (AU). If you are not within this range you could always wear it a little higher with something underneath.



DIY makeup stool!

Hi all!

I've spent the last few days absorbed by a little DIY project- a makeup stool.
I picked up the stool from a garage/yard sale for $2.00! and have made it my mission to make it look presentable!

This is the stool before.. I had already removed the last cushion before this photo was taken as it was very dirty and the foam inside was disintegrating, haha.
I decided to paint it white as the décor of my bedroom is pastels and whites; as I do my makeup in my bedroom it made sense.
Phase 1! It is difficult to see in this photo but at this stage it definitely needed a second coat.. the metal was still showing through. I didn't add any photos of myself painting as I always did it first thing in the morning and that's not a pretty sight lol!
Phase 2! Again, difficult to see in this photo but the metal was basically all covered up when this dried. yay! 
I used left over material we had from a patchwork quilt my mother had made me for the cushion cover. I love the little birdies! 
I visited a local thrift store and picked up a foam cushion for $3 (if I am remembering correctly!) I then took to it with an electric knife and cut it in half as it was very thick, ha ha ha
Progress! I cut out enough squares to fit the top of the foam cushion and sewed those together. I then made a border of another fabric to line the squares and finally a larger border to wrap under the cushion (sew this altogether). 
I used a staple gun to staple the material onto the wooden board that came with the original foam cushion (so you don't go straight through onto the ground ;p). I tried to staple it on as neatly as possible.. almost as if I was wrapping a gift :)
Tada! i screwed the wooden board onto the frame (the screws came with the original stool) and it was all done!

Hope you enjoyed this little diy project.. was very inexpensive and very fun to do! Hopefully you may have gotten some inspiration and ideas for yourself.



Monday, 25 June 2012

Ebay jewellery haul

I am forever receiving packages in the post with little goodies that I have ordered from ebay and therefore I thought I would share a few of my recent jewellery purchases :) I nearly always opt for free postage from ebay (usually the Australian ebay) and thus the cost of the items I pick up is very low. I also check the seller feed back and rating to ensure an easy transaction. There is nearly always dupes to be found for brands such as wildfox, house of harlow etc and although the quality is not usually as good as the real deal, if you are likely to get sick of your jewellery or just want to join in with a style trend then Ebay may be for you..  perhaps this post may give you some ideas and perhaps you may treat yourself!

Bracelet: $ US2.07 (including postage!)
Found here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200759358708?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_5554wt_1037

Wildfox 'inspired' bracelet: US$1.29 (US$2.99 postage)
Found here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230800305656?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3320wt_1037

This item is not technically jewellery however I would class it as hair jewellery..
Hair cuff: AU$3.42 (including postage)
Found here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280862698316?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_4204wt_980

Sixty of these rings arrived in the mail.. don't ask. Soon after ordering them I realised they were made for the purpose of gluing things onto them, however at the time I just thought the ring on it's own was nice, haha!. This may turn into a little project; however there is no guarantee I will succeed! I'll keep you updated !
Ring (60 pieces..) : AU$4.99 (including postage)
Found here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300716001003?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3593wt_1139

That's all for now, however there will be many more of these style hauls to come.. how can you resist with prices like these!



Sunday, 24 June 2012

Thrift store mini-haul

Long time no post..
Since my last attempt at blogging was an epic fail I thought I would try and give it another go!
To start off with I thought I would do a tiny 'thrift shop'/ op? shop hall as I find these fun to do and hopefully this lazy post will ease me into writing..! Recently I have been somewhat re-decorating my bedroom and found that I was lacking in storage for jewellery and make up. I visited three local thrift stores and picked up a few cute items for this purpose and for decorating. I spent a total of $5.50 (AUS dollars) so one can't complain about that.. Thrift stores I find are a great place to find unique and cheap items for home décor that can't be found anywhere else. In addition, If your style involves oldy-worldy accents, as mine does, you may be luckier than others at finding treasures :) However, without further ado, here are the items I picked up:

Crystal bowl: $1.00 :)

Heart jewelley holder: $3.00

A white bowl! : $1.50.
Now I realise photographing a white bowl may seem odd, however I think that food bowls can actually be great storage. This was so inexpensive and fits in nicely with the white décor of my bedroom. It's clean, classic and understated and i'd rather spend $1.50 on a white bowl than $5 on a plastic container to store my makeup/jewellery.

Hope you all enjoyed , this blog was rather short however I will put great effort into blogging often and hopefully some of what I write about may be of some interest :) haha



Sunday, 22 January 2012

Candles - current love..

This may seem to be a rather un-beauty-related first post, however I thought it of use to share with you my love of Salt City Candles. Now being an Aussie girl, these candles are indeed Australian made however well worth a look in. Since stumbling across this brand I have well and truely been converted. The intriguing (at least to me) aspect of these candles is that they are made up of three layers, each possessing a unique combination of fragrances. My obsession is 'mountain vinyard' which could be described as unbearably sweet smelling, however I do not know too many beauty-lovers who aren't at least partial to such a thing.. it is described as smelling of woody grape, wine, fruity floral, 'fir', vanilla and green leaf. I also enjoy Lime Twist which is lovely and fresh. Overall, I feel as though this product is not all that well known however satisfied a desperate need for a candle that actually smelt pleasing but did not cost an arm and a leg.. prices range from $27.95 - $47.95. 

Courtesy of saltcitycandle.com.au