Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fashion Edit: Become A Victorias Secret Model

The 2015 Victorias Secret show aired last night (in Sydney) and with it came a country full of viewers lusting over models bodies and the gorgeous lingerie. 

Plus my Fashion Icon obsession for this month Selena Gomez. Because let's be honest. She looked down right hot. 

So unfair. 

Anyway, if you loved the show like I did then you probably felt the overwhelming urge to lock yourself in the gym for the next 45 years and completely re-do your Lingerie stash. 

So on the lingerie note (since I can't legally lock you in a gym for you), I've sourced out some Victorias Secret looks from some of Australia's most popular online boutiques. 

Whether you're on a budget or just can't wait to buy the real Victorias Secret goodies next year, then this post is definitely for you! 

As always, all links to the sites are provided via hyperlinks and through the photos. 

One click & you're on your way to becoming a Victorias Secret Model

Click here to shop this look. Just type in Chantilly Bralette in the Search bar 

Click here to shop this look. Type in Biscouse Bodysuit in the Search Bar 

Click here to shop this look. Type in Bodacious Bralette in the Search bar 

Click here to shop this look. Type in Aurora Lace Set in the Search bar 

Click here to shop this look. Type in Lou Lou Set in the Search Bar 

And there you have it. Don't say I didn't warn you when I tell you this - Lingerie Shopping is highly addictive and should be handled with extreme caution 


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Ultimate Make Up Gifts For This Christmas: Part 2

If you remember I did a Part 1 post for my Ultimate Make Up Gift ideas for this Christmas.

If you missed the post you can view it here

This post is the much awaited Part 2.

I've kept to shopping at Mecca (of course) and included a few bits and pieces from other stores to mix it up a bit.

It's safe to say that my Christmas Shopping is well and truly done so I'll be avoiding using my computer for the next few weeks to avoid the temptation. 

1. Too Faced French Kisses Melted

This gift is perfect for the lipstick extraordinaire or for someone who loves a lot of lip colours but has limited storage space.

There are 4 colours in this gift set and they range from nude pink to a dark cherry pink.

The lipsticks are deluxe versions instead of full size which I prefer as I own 2 of the full size ones and haven't even used half of them yet.

They are also the perfect size for easy storage and fit easily into make up containers & drawers.

(click here to buy from

2. Soap & Glory In The Bag

I was looking through Mecca the other day trying to find the perfect gift for my partners Grandma when I stumbled across this super cute gift bag.

I absolutely love Soap and Glory so I thought this was perfect for her as she loves pampering herself and taking care of her body. It's also great for people who travel a lot as all the items inside are travel sized.

The gift set comes with a pretty pink travel bag housing a loofa, shower gel, body scrub, body butter, hand cream, foot cream, shampoo and body polish.

3. Glasshouse Tahaa Triple Scented Candle (This is super naughty because I know it's not make up related but oh my is it good)

I had to sneak this one in as I have heard so so so much about this candle flavour from Youtuber Shani Grimmond. When I finally got around to visiting Peter Alexander on the weekend, I was greeted by the smell of this one particular candle.

Let me just say this. If you love candles and you love vanilla and you love caramel then please rush immediately to the Glasshouse website or your nearest Glasshouse stockist because you cannot miss this candle.

That's all I'll say.

4. Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

If you're looking for a set that contains a versatile range of Make-Up products then this one's for you!

This lip & cheek set holds miniature versions of best selling Benefit products such as High Beam, Benetint, Sugarbomb & ultra plush sugar bomb as well as a mini sized powder brush and is perfect for someone who is obsessed with highlighting and adding pink tones to their look.

5. Becca Cosmetics Opal Glow On The Go

On the topic of highlighters, this kit is the ultimate must have for anyone on your Christmas list that loves a good old sprinkle of fairy dust all over their face (and hair and body and car and clothes and...)

This miniature deluxe set is packaged perfectly and holds the best selling skin perfecter in pressed Opal and Opal spotlight wand.

Falling in the category of gifts under $40, this set is the perfect stocking stuffer!

6. Tarte Light Of The Party

This gift set is amazing.

When I first saw it in store I was blown away. The value for money is incredible!

Tarte really nailed it with this set and it makes the ultimate gift for anyone; whether they're a make up lover or just starting out - it's perfect!

The main part of the sequin travel case houses 24 eyeshadows, a travel sized mascara and blending brush. The small removable palette contains a mirror, 3 cheek products & 6 eyeshadows, making it perfect for someone who travels a lot or who does their make up on the go.

This travel kit will definitely be the Make-Up Star under the tree this Christmas

You can find this bad boy in Australian Sephora Stores or on the US Sephora Website.

And there you have it. The final post in this 2 part Christmas Gift Guide series! 

I hope you enjoyed

If you missed Part 1, click here to view it 


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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Interview Edit: Sheridyn Fisher & Her Vegan Lifestyle

Over a year ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the gorgeous Sheridyn Fisher. 

When I was running my online clothing boutique this post was written for it, as at the time I was a practising vegetarian and wanted to know more about Vegan-ism. 

I contacted Sheridyn and asked if she'd be interested in talking about her lifestyle choice as well as how she incorporates her vegan lifestyle into a very busy schedule - running a swimwear line, designing swimwear, promoting products & being a model. 

Of course she accepted and I'm glad she did because her attitude for life and passion for what she does was extremely infectious. 

A lot has changed since I spoke to her - she's now a mumma to be- but I thought I'd share this older interview with my new audience. 

So, enjoy! 

First off I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to do this interview! I'm so grateful to gain your opinion on some very important topics. I'll begin with your lifestyle choice - you're a Vegan but you're also incredibly busy working hard! How do you find time to balance your lifestyle choice with the craziness of your life? 

It's quite easy... I've been Vegan for 5 or 6 years now so I've just learnt to be completely aware of what I'm putting in my body. 

It's about being aware & being prepared - if I'm invited out with friends I always call the restaurant beforehand & find out if they do have Vegan meals. But there's always options at restaurants so if worse comes to worse I just get a vegetable side. 

What made you decide to become a Vegan & at what point of your life was it? Did you have anyone around you who looked down upon your choice? How did you push through that? 

I was 22 or 23. I was vegetarian first and I mainly did it for the animals because of the cruelty their subjected too. I couldn't sit there and eat a steak & say I like animals too. I had no idea where it had been or how it had gotten onto my plate. I couldn't do it anymore. 

Then the realisation came. I was having an argument with a Vegetarian that was a hunter. I said to them "How can you go out and kill an animal but still maintain you're a vegetarian?" whilst I was eating chicken myself. And then I thought - how can I sit here & criticise you. 

I've been learning about it ever since and it's been such a positive change in my life. In changing I've learnt a lot about the health benefits too. 

When I first made the change it was a shock for everyone and they did ask a hundred questions. Sometimes people get aggressive & I found these people are trying to project something onto you because they don't want to make your choices or change themselves. 

I pushed through it for myself. I'm a strong willed person and if I'd listened to most people, I wouldn't be where I am today. I wanted to inspire people and let them know they can stand up. 

People are going to criticise you about being Vegan or even about your hair colour - don't allow people to make you feel bad about your choices. With changing it makes you better, you partake in self discovery & become a stronger person. 

It's not a crazy change - the heaven & the Earth haven't shifted yet people think they have - they just don't know how to accept it, they have no idea what they're putting in their body. 

When you turn Vegan things start clicked and you're like "Wow this is a huge wake up to another world" 

I know that you're incredibly busy with your amazing swimwear line. How do you ensure that you maintain the balance between fuelling your body as well as working our whilst you're on the go? 

I'm pretty crazy. Some weeks I'm a crazy fitness nutt & other weeks when I'm running around I get home at night & just want to sleep. 

The key for me is movement. If there's no time to work out I just eat healthier. I focus on healthy eating & don't pressure myself. 

I do enjoy it and sometimes I force myself to go to just maintain momentum. It definitely makes a difference when you're not treating your body properly. 

Just doing something everyday helps e.g. running up the stairs instead of walking or rush walking to wherever you need to go. 

In terms of your inner health, how do you ensure that mentally & emotionally you remain positive & centred? Do you have any tips for young women who are experiencing a negative mindset that may be holding them back from doing what they want to do? I notice that you enjoy painting, is this an outlet for you as well? 

Be the best version of you & the person you would want to hang around. It's okay to feel down but try & talk to people and remain realistic. It's also who you surround yourself with. 

Surrounding yourself with a positive group of people who are inspiring you and encouraging you is the key.

I got heavily into painting purely for my sanity. I'm always running around with the business, my swimwear line, modelling & myself & sometimes I find myself doing invoices on Sunday nights. It gets crazy so even being creative & writing and doing more of that helps - an hour of painting or even little things like cooking & putting on country music balances me. I also like to remind myself that I am thankful & appreciative & that this is the lifestyle I want to live. 

How do you maintain your Vegan lifestyle whilst travelling? Is it hard to do since you arent able to go shopping & choose the meals yourself when you go out? 

Everywhere in the world hopefully has some steamed veggies. However I find China in particular is very different & they don't understand the animal cruelty side however there are Buddhist Monks which means there's places without animal products. 

Sometimes I have to survive off a piece of fruit but I will never compromise this for what I believe in. There is always an option. 

And finally, you do a lot of photo-shoots at some crazy times! How do you make sure your body is fuelled with enough energy to keep you going? 

Green smoothies & lots of nuts that have a lot of protein. If I have 2 green smoothies a day I'm good to go especially if I put my essential veggies in it. Overtime you become accustomed to the lifestyle and you keep going and learn from each experience so you know what to do better next time. 

Any words of advice for people wanting to turn their dreams into success? 

Always believe in yourself & never let anyone tell you that you can't do something - I wont let anyone tell me what I shouldn't do something. Sometimes things change but if you keep at your passion, you can do anything you want to do. 

I grew up on the Central Coast, I wasn't popular & I've been out of home since I was 14 but it never stopped me. I figured out a way - whether it was to get healthy, get fit, eat right or travel. The only person that believes in you is you. My experiences taught me to be a strong person & at first I wasn't thankful, but I'm thankful now! 


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