I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s finding it terribly hard to concentrate on work at the moment – the sun is shining, Christmas holidays are just around the corner, the weather is deliciously warm and it feels like all of New Zealand’s beautiful beaches are calling our names. Summer is easily my favourite season, I’m defiantly someone who adores the heat and warmth that summer brings with it – plus it’s the best time of the year to get outside and enjoy our amazing country. So I thought what would be better than a pretty, and bright, round up of a few of my favourite summer beauty essentials – for me summer is all about soft sun kissed skin, bright nail polish, loose beach curls and simple but pretty makeup. It really is such a lovely time of the year, plus if you’re running short of Christmas ideas everything above would be beyond perfect. Happy Summer everyone. x
| sun bum suncream | bourjois colour boost lipstick | martina organics oil cleanser | hairband ball | remington hot pink curl it | nars | wella professionals sun haircare | topshop false lash mascara | ted baker vinyl bow wash bag |
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Happy Friday everyone, and what an absolutely stunning Friday it is! I’m so so exciting about the upcoming Summer holidays, Ben is less than two weeks away from his MBA which means for the first time in two years we’re going to be able to enjoy summer, go to the beach and catch up with our friends and travel a little – we can’t wait! So I thought in celebration of the beautiful weather that we’ve been having lately (and will hopefully have all summer) I thought I would do a little roundup of a few of my summer essentials, I’ve shared a little peek of my favourites on Instagram here. There really is nothing more wonderful than a good book, large cozy beach towel, chic sunglasses, pretty nail polish, a beautiful new bikini, bright jewellery, suncream (I’ve become completely obsessed with Nivea’s new light feel suncream, I’m so fair that I have to wear suncream all the time and their range is fantastic!) and of course a breathtakingly beautiful spot on a beach with your friends to help create the perfect summer! I hope everyone has something wonderful planned for the weekend, I’m off to the beach with my hubby! x
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With Christmas just around the corner I’ve been trying to sort out my shopping early so that I don’t get overwhelmed in the lead up to the silly season, it also means I get to really hunt out that perfect gift. I have to admit I’ve been doing quite a bit of my shopping online, its just so easy especially on day’s when you just don’t feel like battling the crowds. So I thought I would do a little round up of a few of my favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas – teeny tiny bit in love with the everything, especially the coral cosmetic bag that could double as a purse! x
a few more gift ideas
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really wonderful weekend. Mine was total bliss, I spent a great deal of time pottering in our garden and giving it a good tidy up after winter and of course getting it ready for the warmer months. I have to admit I’ve become a little obsessed with our gardening at the moment, it’s just so lovely to get out side and of course see the rewards from all your hard work with beautiful blooms and delicious herbs and vegetables – it really is so wonderful!
I’m also beyond excited to share a few gorgeous images from our recent Flower Bomb Workshop at Studio 46 that was run by the amazing and very talented Amber from Red Creative and Annie O – I’d never made a flower bomb before so it was such a wonderful evening creating beautiful little flower bombs and of course learning the tricks of the trade with a group of very lovely ladies, easily the nicest way to spend a chilly winters evening. You can of course see more of these gorgeous images from Sutherland Kovach on the amazing Hello May blog who so kindly featured the workshop! Of course if you’re keen to learn how to make your own beautiful flower bomb or attend any of our other workshops, be sure to take a peek at our schedule. x
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Oh my, could this styled shoot by Grey Likes Weddings be any more perfect! I love the idea of your beautiful bridesmaids wearing bright dresses with gorgeous statement necklaces, it’s stunning! I could gush on forever about this shoot, to me it’s everything a wedding should be, fun, bright and wonderfully thoughtful – I have to admit I’m a little obsessed about the pineapple invites and oh so sweet table setting, it’s too perfect for words! x
| Photography: Ryan Ray | Styling: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings | Flowers: Nancy of Oak and the Owl | Stationery: Elaine of Paper Made Design | Wedding Dresses: from The White Dress in Corona del Mar | Hair: Dianna Lopez | Make Up: Amy Clarke | Hair Accessories: Renee Pawele |
p.s. you might remember seeing this incredible shoot in the last issue of Mag Rouge!
Oh my, I am quite excited about today’s post – I’m in love with how bright and cheerful is it! I’m so very honoured to be featuring the beautiful Style Tail of Brisbane’s Eastern Suburbs featured in the impossible gorgeous new issue of Adore Home Magazine - where if you flick to page 70 you can read all about Leesa Curtain’s lovely morning of Christmas shopping at Espial, Coming up Roses and Green Grass! Each shop is just as wonderful as the next and fill to the brim of stunning gift ideas for that someone special (hehe or yourself) this Christmas! x