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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Australian Tag

Hey everyone how are you ?
Today I'm going to be doing the Australian tag which is basically a bunch of 
Australia related questions. 
Nobody tagged me to do this but I thought it would be fun and you could
 learn a little more about me :) 

Which state do you live in? 
I live in Victoria which is right down the bottom of Australia on the right.
Which states have you visited around Australia? 
I've been to Sydney in New South Wales at least 10 times as my uncle and auntie live there. I went to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory for school camp. And lastly I've been to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island which is in South Australia.
I would really like to travel all around Australia on a massive road trip once I've finished school! 

What do you order at Boost Juice?
For those of you who don't know, Boost is an Australian juice and smoothie store. I never order the same thing at Boost as I love to try new flavours but the low fat smoothies are definitely my favourites!

Suprè, Valleygirl or Cotton On
Wow this is a very hard question!! I don't shop at Suprè anymore as I find everything is really cheap quality and a little bit tacky. So it's a fight between Valleygirl and Cotton On. I might have to say Valleygirl because majority of my clothes are from there though I do have quite a lot from Cotton On as well !

Sportsgirl or Dotti
These two shops are a little more high end so I don't shop there often but I'm going to have to say sportsgirl as I love all their accessories and makeup items.

Who is your favourite Australian actor/actress?
There is no way I could of picked one person for this question!!
The hottie Hemsworth brothers have to be my favourite aussie actors as they are smoking hot!!
For actresses, I love Isla Fisher in Now You See Me and Confessions of a Shopoholic. I also loved Phoebe Tonkin when she was in H2O Just Add Water as well as Tomorrow When The War Began.
And of course how could I forget comedian Rebel Wilson.

Describe your formal night at school?
So for those Americans out there, formal is like prom here in Aus. I haven't actually had my formal yet but I have one this year which I will definitely blog about!

Do you like Vegemite and how do you eat it?
This is a funny one because up until a month ago I hated Vegemite. I found it way too salty and didn't like it one bit. That was until I was forced to eat it  everyday for a week while away with my best friend. After that week I just grew to love it! The trick is to put a tiny bit over the top of butter on your toast and then it's d-lish !

Have you seen or petted a kangaroo?
I've seen kangaroos many times but I've never petted one. It's on my bucket list though!

Have you ever seen the Harbour Bridge?
Yes I've seen the harbour bridge, driven on the bridge and I've actually walked on top of the Harbour Bridge. This is probably the most surreal experience ever and I really recommend you give it a go if you get the chance because it's amazing!!

Do you say mate or gday ?
I say mate sometimes with my friends but as a joke not seriously. I rarely ever say gday even as a joke.

Do you say flip flops or wedges ?
I don't say either! I say thongs which to a few of you might sound a little dirty!

Do you say jumper or sweater?
I say jumper.

What do you think of Australia overall ?
I think Australia is a great country to live in. We have pretty good weather, beautiful nature as well as architecture and I believe Australians are genuinely nice people :)

So that's all the questions for the Australian Tag!
If you have any more questions about Australia please leave them in the comments :)

*Disclaimer: none of these photos are my own*

Monday, 9 February 2015

Liebster Award

I have been nominated by the lovely Natasha and Emily from FloralsAndCoralsx!
Thank you so much girls :)

If you've never heard of the Liebster Award don't worry because I hadn't either until today! Basically it's awarded to blogs under 200 followers to help them grow with the help of other small blogs.

The rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in your post (include blog link)
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
- Nominate another 11 bloggers who are under 200 followers and include their links
- Notify the selected bloggers
- Come up with your own set of 11 questions for them to answer

Natasha and Emily asked me the following questions:

1. What is your favourite colour?
I don't think I have a favourite colour as I tend to like all colours! I like different colours for different things. For example in terms of clothes I wear colours that suit my skin tone and/or based on how I'm feeling whereas for things in my room I stick to a pink, white and blue pallet.

2. What/who inspired your blog?
I've been watching YouTube throughout my whole childhood but only really started getting into it about 2 years ago. Through watching people like Zoe Sugg aka Zoella, Niomi Smart, Louise aka Sprinkleofglitter, Tanya Burr, Essiebutton, etc. I found the world of blogging and I just wants to be apart of it. Ever since I started to frequently watch these people as well as read their blogs, I wanted a blog of my own but never brought myself to do it until the 19th of October 2014 where I wrote my first ever post- hey hi hello  :)

3. What is your favourite makeup item(s)?
This is a really hard question but if I had to choose makeup items that I couldn't live without it would definitely have to be concealer, mascara and an eyebrow pencil or shadow. In my opinion, if you have a nice base, long eyelashes and nicely filled in eyebrows, you are complete!

4. Where is your favourite place to be?
I would love to have a really cute favourite place like the local park but being honest I reckon my favourite place to be is my bed! When I think of all the times I've been sad or had a hard day at school, I always end up snuggled up in bed with my iPad watching Pretty Little Liars, Greys Anatomy or my favourite youtubers.

5. What is your favourite hair product?
My favourite hair product has to be batiste dry shampoo. It's an absolute lifesaver when it comes to having fresh and voluminous hair without having to shower or style it.  Makes my life so much easier!

6. What is your favourite nail varnish brand?
Being 100% honest, I hate painting my nails. Especially my finger nails. I am not a patient person so I always ruin my polish before it dries. If it actually does dry, I end up chipping it in the next few days. That's why I don't spend a heap of money on nail polish and I don't tend to buy any for myself. I do however really like these fluro ones from ChiChi that came in a set. They go on quite smooth and they have really good colour pay off.

7. Who is your favourite blogger?
This is definitely the hardest question of the lot. It's impossible to just pick one person as I like a whole range of people for different things. 

8. What is your favourite scent?
When it comes to scents I just like anything fruity or floral. At the moment my go to perfume is 'Signiture' by Victoria Beckham.

9. What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my very little spare time, I like to watch my favourite tv shows and youtubers. I also really like to have pamper sessions that involve having a bath and putting on a face mask as I find them very relaxing and they make me feel rejuvenated. And of course I love to go shopping because there's just so much joy in getting new things!

10. What is your favourite skincare product?
My favourite skincare product at the moment has to be the Frank coffee scrub. It may be a bit messy but it always leaves my skin feeling super silky and soft.

11. Who is your favourite celebrity?
Jennifer Lawrence hands down has to be my favourite celeb. She's just so down to earth and has such a lovely personality. Let alone being an amazing actress and singer too!!

So that's all the questions! I nominate the following bloggers:
(I don't know many bloggers under 200 followers but I'll keep adding to the list when I do)
Yellow Paper Dress (travelling adventures)
Green Fingerprint  (diy projects)

My 10 questions for you are:
1. What is the reason for your blog name?
2. What's your favourite place you've travelled to?
3. What's one thing you want to achieve by the end of the month?
4. What kind of diy projects do you do in your spare time? (If you do diy)
5. Who is your favourite singer/band?
6. What are your favourite blogs to read?
7. What are you wearing right now?
8. If you could go back in time, would you?
9. Where do you feel the happiest?
10. What are your favourite tv shows?
11. Do you have any pets?

I feel quite privileged to have been nominated for this award as now you
guys know a little more about me!
I hope that the people I nominated choose to do a post.
Let me know as I would love to read it!!
Also if you're a small blog please comment down below and I might nominate you too :)


Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Favourites

The start of a new month means it's time to talk about last month's favs.
This is my first favourites post of the year and I have to say it was hard to narrow down my list!
I've got lots of beauty favs as well as some random ones thrown in there.
Hope you enjoy xx

Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil 'Black Brown' $8.50
Let's start off with my favourite brow product of the month. 
It's got to be this pencil from Rimmel by far. Since it's been the holidays, I haven't wanted to spend a tone of time doing my makeup in the morning so I've been using this product non stop. 
Using light strokes, I can fill in both my brows in under 2 minutes. 
This pencil makes doing my brows quick and easy and it stays on all day too.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick 'Coral in Gold' $9.95

Next up is a lipstick favourite. I've been wearing this one by Rimmel in the shade 'Coral in Gold' nearly every single day of January. It's a very subtle orangey coral colour and it looks really natural on the lips. It's goes on more like a sheen rather than a bright block of colour so if you want it to stand out, I suggest wearing a lip liner underneath. In terms of quality, I find that I have to re-apply every hour or so if it's worn on its own but when it's over a lip liner, it lasts for an extra couple of hours. This lipstick is a great colour for summer but it could also be worn as a lovely autumn shade.
Truespa White Vanilla & Jojoba Body Butter

If you're lazy like me, you'll hate moisturising. Though with summer here, I've been getting pretty dry skin so I had to make the effort. I got this for christmas from Sonia and I've been using it ever since. I like it mostly because of its heavenly vanilla scent. It's also a really good moisturiser and it sinks into the skin without it feeling sticky. Unfortunately as this is a gift, I don't know where it's from but if you know, please leave it in the comments! 
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil & Coco Milk Express Mousse Treatment 125.0 ml $8.99
Summer means pools and beaches, but that also means disgusting pool and beach hair.
I don't know about you but my hair does not react well to pool water and the ocean. After spending a lovely day at the pool or beach, my hair develops this horrible texture that's all icky and feels like I've got glue running through it. In the pasts years, I would leave my conditioner in for about 10 minutes so it acted like a hair mask. This would help with the glue feeling but it still felt yuck for a couple of days. This was until I discovered this mousse treatment by Schwarzkopf with Marrakesh oil and Coco milk. The oil helps to break down the gluey texture and the milk helps to soften the hair, making it silky smooth again. I've been running this mousse through my towel dried hair after all my days spent at the pool or beach and not once have I been left with horrible feeling hair.
Please do your hair a favour and try this!!

Target Active Foam Roller- Grey $15
Now if you've read my The Power of Will Power post, you'll know that I started the Bikini Body Workout Guide by Kayla Itsines. A very important part of exercising is stretching and rehabilitation to make sure you don't injure yourself. I got this foam roller from target to help stretch my muscles after working out so I'm less sore the next day. I've found that doing it for only about 10 minutes really helps. Foam rolling itself is a little painful especially on your quads but its definitely a
no pain no gain situation! 

To help with all the different events and dates school brings, I decided to get a weekly planner from Kmart to help organise my week so I get everything done. I've found that just writing little reminders of what I need to do on that day helped a lot with the organisation of my day and it helped me actually complete everything on the list.
I think this will be great for school so you can write what days you're going to do your homework and if you stick to it, you won't be stressed when everything piles up at once.
Milk Bottle
One of my most favourite things this month has definitely got to be these milk bottles. Again, this was a christmas gift kindly given to me by my friend I've known since primary school, Marian, so I don't know where they're from. This just shows how much she knows me as I love cute things like this and I've also been making heaps of smoothies lately. She gave me two baby blue ones and two baby pink ones which I've been drinking from everyday whether it be a smoothie or just water. They just make drinking things so much more exciting and fun :')

Tell me what you've been loving in January below!