Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Happy makes a home


We all like to decorate our homes with the latest and greatest and the HomeHeaven site let's you know what's hot and gives you a chance to try out all these wonderful products for yourself. I have only just joined but I made it to silver status and the lovely ladies at HQ sent me a prize!


Thank you Homeheaven for the gifts. This is beyond kind. I am excited to try out all these products around the house. Here is what was included in my prize.

Palmolive Divine Blends dishwashing liquid, Ambi pur light citrus vent clip, Mortein mice kill and Chux Bathroom duets.

 Paper napkin, paper straws and paper bowls by Lily.

Love the colour and pattern of this cute little set.

Be right back, going for a picnic! :)

Friday, 19 June 2015

Beauty SAMPLES


"Knock, knock... Postman calling".
Today I got a special prize from BeautyHeaven full of samples as part of their sample giveaway promotion back in May. I was one of 400 that was lucky enough to get to try some new products and I am sure many others will be receiving their packs in the next few days.

Here is what is included:

 Lady Jane large bow and elastic.

 Skin care samples; Kosmea rose hip oil and Dr Lewinn's day cream moisturiser.

Sample packets; Vagisil feminine wipes, Al'chemy leave-in conditioner and durex RealFeel.

Expressing thanks! BeautyHeaven.
Did any other beauty's get their packs?



xx bb

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Shopping Haul: Fiji Calling


I've booked a trip to Fiji (sort of on a whim) so I thought it was an appropriate time to splurge some well earned cash on some well deserved summer items.

One of the good things about going on a little summer vay-kay-kay in the Winter time is that all summer stock is basically running out the door on sale!

Check it:

New Topanga Bikini set. One major benefit of this bikini top is that there is NO under-wire, so they are really comfortable. I can't tell you how many bikinis I tried on at City Beach and they all are choc-full of under-wire, uncomfortable straps, and a remarkably excess amount of boob padding. What's with all the bells and whistles. Yeah I know, I might be a grandma already but forgive me for wanting to feel comfortable while I'm on holidays.


 Love the design of this bikini. Can't wait to try it out!

 I thought it might be a wise investment of $9 to buy a cheap pair of sunnies from Lovisa just so I don't have to worry about scratching or loosing my Bvlgari sunglasses. Bonus points for scoring the silver upper arm cuff.




Now, let's all through caution to the wind and travel somewhere the sun shines!!! Meet you there.

xx bb

Friday, 9 January 2015

Deshabillé: What it means to be casually luxe




Let me share with you what I got for Christmas... these adorable sleep shorts from Deshabille


I am very grateful that my family has such good taste in brands because I never would have come across Deshabille otherwise. The brand collaborates with artists to design unique pieces inspired by whatever things the founder (Roslyn Gleave) falls in love with.



Each garment has delicate trimmings and details to give it that relaxed luxury feel. The colours are beautiful, the styles are elegant and if I had one criticism it would be that I would prefer the elastic on the waist to go right the way round with the ribbon just being decorative as it is more practical. But regardless I love these shorts and am keen to explore more of their products.


Initially inspired by sleepwear the brand now has some truly breathtaking items ranging from beachwear to knitwear and even homewares.

Here are my lust-have items:
Anywhere dress

The Erin Cardi Black

Melange Robe Silver Marle
How cosy do these look!!! I could seriously spend an entire Winter season wrapped up in one of these cardi's.


Take a look at their website and let me know what you think? Or maybe you have heard of Deshabille before?

Love and gratitude. Xx


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Breathe and Reboot; Whenever You Choose


Another year and another chance to make your mark on this beautiful wide world and spread your inner beauty.

You already know who you really are so do not get weighed down worrying about New Year's resolutions and whether you are on track to maintaining them or not. The idea of a resolution is a bit ludicrous to me now because you do not have to wait a whole year to do something you want. You can start whenever you choose and if it doesn't work out then you can start again.

I heard something the other day on Hay House Radio and the teacher (I cannot remember her name) was talking about if you do one thing it can simply be to love yourself more and choose to spend this year focused on who you are and looking after yourself better. That can be done in many many ways from cooking more at home, to buying flowers for yourself, and meditating to look after your complete body, mind and soul.


Or it can be as easy as looking in the mirror and deciding to really love yourself this day (and then each day after that).

So go ahead beautiful people and simply:

Monday, 12 November 2012

I believe in Positivity


I am a huge believer in positive thinking and I like to consider myself a positive person. Why surround yourself with negative thoughts and feelings when you do not have to?

If you have not already discovered Jessica Ainscough's website The Wellness Warrior check it out as it is a great source of various information from healthy lifestyle choices, to natural diet and juice options, to detox in mind, body and spirit. She has a great website which I encourage you all to have a look through.

This morning she shared on her facebook and twitter page's exciting news about a new transformational film called The Cure Is. Now while some of you sceptics may not believe in all this new age information such as The Secret and other films alike. I urge you to just watch it because no matter what you believe, you can still receive valuable information about the power of your own self and what you think.

The hour long film shares real life stories of people who have healed themselves of illness and are now living healthy and happy lifestyles. You do not have to be sick to understand the messages however. It does not have to get to that stage. If you change yourself now you will live long fulfilled lives that burst with happiness and health.

I know I might sound a bit like a broken record or a whack but an open mind can do wonders. Things that jumped out at me when I was watching the film were;

Love yourself. The most important thing to me. I believe everyone should LOVE who they are.
Do what makes you happy. Whether that may be bushwalking, going to the beach, yoga or other things.
Eat items that you enjoy. Don't make a healthy diet be a chore but a learning and experiencing process.
Forgive. Do not hold on to any past anger.

The video goes through a number of other things so if you want to know more I strongly urge you to make the time to sit down, relax and really watch this video.

Believe in yourself!
Sending out positive vibes to you all today lovelies,
Xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

What is more important?


Over at my little blog, the sound of crickets chirping has become a regular occurrence these past few months. Something I am not proud of but have not had the chance to correct.

The question of the day stands; How do you maintain a balance in your life and manage your affairs equally?

It is often a common goal for us to strive for some kind of balance between all aspects of our life. Whether that may include; work life, personal life, blogging life, social calendar, personal research and health & fitness.
The career side of my life has gotten a serious workout these past few months hence the lack of blog posts and all-round lack of time spent socialising on beauty sites etc. I am not complaining because as I am a third year university student I am coming up to major components within my entire degree and things are just starting to get seriously interesting. Also I have a brand new casual job (which I love) to earn a little extra cash and I am about to start a summer internship that directly relates to my uni degree. All of this has kept me quite the busy little bee.

I wish I had more time and structure in my life but I am slowly learning what to put first and not to attempt to do everything myself otherwise I will crash and burn.

So a few little tips to help you manage your calender:

- It is okay to have a day off where you literally do nothing but laundry and watch bad tv. You will never stay sane trying to have busy schedules every single day.

- Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. No matter how busy you are, you still need to eat otherwise you will lose all your energy and feel tired.

- Relax before bed time. Calm your mind by doing meditation for 30 minutes prior to going to bed. You will sleep better and not be cluttered with too many thoughts.

- Do not alienate the people that matter to you. Go out after work and have one or two drinks with your friends away from work and your house and don't focus the talk too much on work life.

It is sometimes very difficult to keep a balance in your life but you will learn your own strengths and weaknesses as you go along. Eventually you will feel more confident with your structure and your goals.

Do not give up and try to maintain a level head at all times.

Life is what you make it, so do what makes you happy.