Wednesday, 19 December 2012

We all love those ugly yet cozy hand knitted jumpers from nan in the winter time, or that hand made doll house dad put his sweat and tears into for you when you were a little girl.
Hand made, home made what ever it is at the end of the day we all love the thought that someone has put their hard work into something that we cherish. 

Recently I come across the website Style Outside The Box, you can find the link here.
A place where nan's jumpers and dads dollhouses are famous!! ...well not really. But it's full of independent designers with creative brains! You can find anything handmade from home decor to a brand new outfit for yourself! ;)

& of COURSE quite a few things caught my eye!

Find the link straight to the Cotton Deco Crochet Necklace here!
I don't even know what to say about it......
Basically we all have our statement pieces, the blazer, the LBD, those signature heels and the odd statement jewelry piece. But this necklace is well beyond a statement. People from up the road would see it on you! It's just to stunning for words. 

2. Now this is just crazy.. but I WANT IT!
ON SALE! $13.00
Find the link for the Adjustable Mug Cozy with Vintage Button here!
I absolutely LOVE the concept of this. Have you ever gone to grab the take away cup and it's scolded your hand? unless that just stupid me.. But anyhoo, this would make another great gift!
It's one of those things people will think, 'why would I use this?' then down the track they are actually using it! Plus it's adorable!

3.  Year Round Candles!
Find these funky Blue Cherry Blossoms Candle Holders here!
All year round I will burn a candle in my bedroom. As long as it smells good and even if it's 100 degrees outside I'll burn that candle!
These candles are just way to cute! They'd make an awesome gift for mum or those stupid Secret Santa's at work when you don't know what to get!

4. That's right! A Tea Bag Ring!
Find the link for the Tea Bag Ring here!
Have you ever worn a really cute odd piece of jewelry and gone up to the counter at a shop and the shop assistant notices it! Well this ring for sure will bring you some attention!
Since it's small and quirky people will have to double take to make sure that its a cup of tea on your finger! I just LOVE this! 

Well I think I've babbled enough. I encourage each and everyone of you to check this website out! 

Does anyone have a handmade item that they just love? :) 
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Meet Fiona..

 Meet Fiona <3
 My dog Max and new friend Fiona

Hey All,

Bit of a random post, But recently I have a been fostering to adopt a dog from the Adelaide All Breed Dog Rescue Facebook page. She's a full bred 2-3 year old Siberian Husky, the shelter named her Fiona which isn't a traditional husky name (I know) but she comes when you call her so why confuse her by changing her name right?

First of all I'll tell you about Max my dog I've owned for 12 years. He's a Jack Russell X Collie. Bit of an odd mix but none the less, I love him to bits! He's my first dog and best friend and I wouldn't change it for the world.
His personality and character is nothing like I have seen in a dog before. He's an utter goofball and makes me laugh! He may be getting to be a frail old man but he sure doesn't show it! He soldiers on through life more energetic as the days go by.

Now, a bit about Fiona. Like I said, she's a full bred Siberian Husky, one eye is blue/white and the other is brown/amber with a white patch (very spooky) she's still a pup technically so she's got ALOT of energy in her! 

Her story of how she because a rescue dog is heart breaking, she was raised on a farm with sheep etc. She had puppies at a VERY young age and the pups were taken from her and sold way to young aswell! While the pups were around, she was chained up and had the pups just feeding from her while the owners gave her no food herself! So the puppies were taking whatever nutrition that was left in her as she wasted away, you can sort of tell in the bottom picture how skinny she actually is. To help her gain weight and bring her back to health will take atleast 6-12 months. She needs to gain another 10 kilos to be at a healthy weight. We are doing this by feeding her mostly chicken ie. chicken wings, mince etc in 5 separate meals a day.

It absolutely disgusts me that people treat any animal this way. It's inhumane I say!

Everyone should be aware of rescue groups and the great things they're doing! Adopt a dog! Give them a second chance, don't go out of your way to find a special particular breed for your benefit and DON'T buy from a pet shop, you never know if they come from puppy farms.

Please give any animal a second chance <3

Has anyone adopted an animal before? Hearing stories like these from others make me feel like there are genuine people in the world who understand animals :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My 'Everyday' Face..

So we all LOVE that moment when we realise we have mastered our foundation routine.
After years of trying new foundations, concealers, powders, primers, brushes blah blah blah I have FINALLY discovered the perfect everything! I'll start off with telling you a bit about my skin and how I use the products.

My Skin:
I have oily skin. I get a very oily T-zone at least 2 hours after applying makeup. I work in an office and now that it's summer, the air conditioner is running non stop and the recycled air definitely causes your skin to look very dull.
I have had issues with acne several times over my teenage years. 
I've used birth control tablets, creams, medication, vitamins, all having worked but once you stop using them it goes straight back to how it was. Now I'm 21 and still get the occasional bad ones but nothing like the pizza face I used to be.

Step 1: Face of Australia Oil Free Primer - This primer is a god send. At $10 from Priceline this just DOES.THE.JOB! It's a very thin/liquid consistency which I like. I'm not into the thick silicone base primers. I apply this with my fingers and work it into the skin.

Step 2: Clinique Oil Free Stay Matte Foundation in 02 Alabaster - By using an oil free primer you need an oil free foundation. This Foundation is medium to full coverage, a little goes a long way and at $50 a pop it's VERY helpful. My skin stays matte and flawless all day long. With this foundation, I use my Real Techniques Contour Brush, I feel like it buffs into my skin better and I can focus on the areas where I have acne scaring.

Step 3: MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20 - I know every second person either uses or has tried this concealer for their under eye areas. I don't suffer from bags, puffiness or dark under eye areas but this does help just to brighten the area up and make you look less run down and tired at 8am everyday lol I use this concealer with my finger in a dabbing motion.

Step 4: Murad Acne Concealer in Light - This concealer I have written a review of already and expressed my undying love for it. I purchased this for $14 off eBay and I will continue to purchase this when it runs out. This is full coverage and covers any spot possible. Even those monstrous ones. Again I apply this with a clean finger.

Step 5: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 003 Peach Glow - Since I've been using oil free/acne products my skin is already pretty matte by this stage. But just to set it all I use very minimal powder through my T-Zone with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and pat it onto my skin.

So ladies, I hope those of you with yuck oily skin like me find this helpful in some way! All in all, I recommend this foundation 110%!

Any one have any other oily skin foundation routines? I'd love to hear :)

Monday, 10 December 2012

OOTE: Christmas Tree Lighting in Victoria Square

Dress: Insight Secret September Dress Surfstitch 
Blazer: Target (Old Stock)
Gladiator Sandals: Sportsgirl (Old Stock)
Watch: Rose Gold Michael Kors - Ebay
Hand Armour: Sportsgirl

So Friday 7th of December was the Christmas Tree Lighting in Victoria Square here in Adelaide CBD.
In my 21 years of living here, I have never seen it oddly enough so I thought it was about time! 
Dragged my boyfriend down to go watch as well as take photos of me for my first OOTE post :)

In my future outfit posts I will link where you can purchase what I am wearing. If something is old stock then I will say so also.

What's everyone in their home town's doing to celebrate the lead up to Chrissy? I'd love to hear :)