I was looking in my nail polish drawer the other day (yes, I have a whole drawer full of nail polishes) and came to the conclusion that my favourite categories of nail polish were “glitter” and “purple”. Kester Black’s recent Mardi Gras collection fell into both categories and I am, frankly, here for it. Inspired by the classic Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the nail polishes are aptly named Priscilla and To Wong Foo. The glittery magenta Priscilla just screams “hello, I’m here to PARTY” and the ultraviolet To Wong Foo is a super stylish way to jump on board the Pantone Colour of the Year bandwagon.
Each time I visit Sydney, all my activities mostly revolve around the same things: art, beaches, and food. Ringing in the New Year in Sydney is no exception, apart from maybe a few bonus fireworks being thrown into the mix. Despite an 11 hour road trip each way ( because that’s what happens when you leave your travel plans to the last minute) a short stay in Sydney was just what I needed to start the New Year afresh.
I am definitely in the “furniture and homewares” phase of my life right now. Fashion and makeup aren’t particularly exciting to me (skincare, however, is another matter) but a well designed something-or-other for the home? Givvus. Melbourne-based Something Beginning With make the kind of furniture that I’d like to kit out my home with – refreshingly minimal designs in considered colour palettes. Created in 2011 by founders Lisa Vincintorio and Laelie Berzon, the¬†SBW¬†design studio designs and manufactures almost its entire range in Melbourne. Their 2017 campaign images are pure eye candy.
I’ve finally emerged from my winter blogging hibernation. Long story short, I decided to move my blog over to self-hosted WordPress. By the time that whole shebang was sorted the last thing I wanted to do was spend more time on blogging. Anyway, now that’s all sorted (for the most part) I thought it would be nice to ease back into things with a little round up of skincare products I’ve been religiously using over winter. Not that we experience drastic temperature extremes here in Queensland that would affect my skin that much. But I do tend to pay a little more attention to my skin in the drier winter months. I’m also more open to adding ‘richer’ products like oils and serums to my skincare routine. These are the skincare products I’m loving lately.