29 January, 2012

Post-Christmas Splurge: Essie Polishes

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This post is going to be the first of a mini series covering all the things I picked up in the post Christmas sales. I tend to go a little nutty at this time of year, taking on the crowds and diving into sale racks.

Anyway, I went to Myer in Highpoint the day after Boxing Day. I had no intention at all to look in the beauty section, but I happened to walk past a sale table and saw a pile of Essie nail polishes and I seriously flipped out. They were around half price! I'd never seen these on sale before so I started grabbing just about every bottle they had on the table. A sales assistant saw me and just started giggling because I looked so ridiculous trying to balance all of them in my arms. At that point, my brain got over the excitment and I cut down on what I had lol. So here's what made it home with me:

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Escapades and Van D'go

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The Resort Collection 2011 (mini set) - Fair Game, Your Hut or Mine, Lion Around and Da Bush

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Fall Collection 2010 (mini set) - Limited Addiction, Sew Psyched, Merino Cool and Little Brown Dress

This is my first time trying out Essie polishes. I've worn a few of them now and I am very impressed. The mini sets were also amazing value. I am often more conservative with nail polish colours, so these were great for me as they gave me the opportunity to try many different colours and finishes.

I will gradually post photos and detailed reviews about each of these nail polishes. If you haven't seen it yet, I already have a post up about Da Bush.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and for those who are watching or attending the Australian Open, hope you are enjoying the tennis! Men's final tomorrow night!
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21 January, 2012

Christmas pressies

I received some lovely Christmas presents from my sister this year (as always).

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  • Rose gold studs by Von Treskow. I have been obsessed and always on the lookout for rose gold anything ever since I got my Fossil rose gold watch. I absolutely love these. They are basic ball studs and they are a good larger size so they make a bit of a statement.
  • OPI Designer...De Better! from the Muppets Collection. This colour is so gorgeous! I love foiled-finish polishes and love gold tones. No doubt, a winner in my book.
  • French Pink voucher for a Mademoiselle expr├ęs manicure and a French Pink Essential pedicure. I have never had a professional manicure or pedicure in my life so I'm a bit anxious but very excited. Now just have to find the right time and occassion to use the voucher.
  • Satin robe. Yes, that luxurious, satin, red with small white dot pattern background is in fact a robe lol. It looks and feels so amazing and luxurious on my skin. When I sit down to do my hair and makeup for special occassions, I always throw on an old button-up shirt I have, so it's easy to change out of without ruining all your hard work. So this is definitely an upgrade haha. Can't help but feel rich and sexy in this!
Thank you sister! =P

Enjoy your weekend!
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13 January, 2012

Essie - Da Bush - Review

I found a bunch Essie nail polishes on sale at Myer so I grabbed 2 mini sets of 4 as well as a couple of full sized ones (which you will see in a later post). A bit risky considering I'd never tried Essie nail polishes before but with all the great reviews around and great reputation, it was a pretty safe bet =).

Da Bush is from Essie's Resort Collection 2011. I got this in a mini size with 3 others in a set. It's a pale greyish green creme. It requires 2 coats to be opaque. Excuse the scratches and air bubbles on my nails, I painted them while I was half asleep and fell asleep while they were still a bit wet lol.

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Have a good weekend!
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05 January, 2012

Pre-Christmas Shopping

Sales started much earlier this year unlike previous years which normally start on Boxing Day (26th December). Focussing on Christmas shopping was definitely difficult when I was tempted by so many things for myself. Anyway, I did a bit of outlet and sales shopping before Christmas and this is what bought: (I will be doing a post with my post Christmas purchases soon.)

Zu

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I needed some nude pumps so when I came across these, especially since they were so heavily discounted, I grabbed them in a heartbeat. They are a bit on the tan side and are simply good basics. I have never owned any Zu shoes but from my limited experience, I find their sizes to run on the smaller side and are more suitable for people with narrow to normal feet. I have wide feet and I've only worn these around my bedroom so far, but I got to say, these are pretty darn uncomfortable lol.

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I never really got into the brogue trend. But after seeing my sister and best friend wearing them a lot, it started to grow on me. So I thought some basic black ones would be a good place to start.

Bardot

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I don't know what it is about shirts, but show me anything with a collar and odds are I will like it lol. Add to that my favourite colour, pink, and you've got a winner. Hot pink was definitely one of he trendy colours this season, but for some reason I found a lot of hot pink clothes to look a bit tacky. But I absolutely love the shade of this top along with the black contrast.

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Love the colour, cut and fit of this blazer. So vibrant and fun.

Sportsgirl

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I have a thing for geometric patterns and prints. I also thought the cut of this top was also fairly unique with the exposed shoulders and the little sleeves attached to the sides.

Forever New

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I find this clutch to be unique in so many ways. There's the woven straw-like body, the gold detailing and the brown marble edging. So in a way it's a statement clutch but the colours and tones still keep it subtle. It's a great size to fit all your outting essentials.
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03 January, 2012

Bye Bye 2011

This is a little late but better late than never...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays. 2011 was great, let's make 2012 amazing.

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My boyfriend gave my family and I this cake as an early Christmas gift. So cute and delicious!
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