Sunday, 29 September 2013

September Playlist

Another slow month in music for me, I've just been rediscovering old favourites which is always a good thing in my mind. I've also been in one of those moods when I skip every single song on my iPod/phone and hate all my music haha.

Anyway here is the playlist for the month of September:

  1. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High - Arctic Monkeys
  2. Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
  3. Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake
  4. All Me - Drake
  5. The Language - Drake
  6. Settle Down - The 1975
  7. Kiss Quick - Matt Nathanson
  8. It's Thunder And It's Lightning - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  9. Erase Me - Kid Cudi
  10. Shot At The Night - The Killers
Pandora Stations:
What Sarah Said Song Radio
Trey Songz Artist Radio

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Taylor By Taylor Swift Fragrance Review

 I love all the previous Taylor Swift perfumes and when I heard that she was releasing a new one with a different scent to the others I was really excited. Taylor by Taylor Swift smells nothing like her other two Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted. This one is definitely more of a fruity summery smell. Its a very sweet smelling perfume so if your not a fan of that then you probably wont like this one, it smells very strongly of apricots and tangerine with a hint of florals mixed into it.
 I'm not going to lie I'm really not a fan of the bottle, I much prefer the bottles of the other two, they just seem more grown up in a way. This bottle has a cheap elastic string of pearls that is removable on the lid and a weird carnival like pattern around to top of the bottle. Lucky for Taylor that I love the scent so much and don't buy fragrances based on the appearance of the bottle.
Overall this fragrance is a great little addition to my summer scents, it also lasts pretty well on the skin I've had it on for more then a few hours and can still smell it quite strongly which is always a plus!

I love this perfume and would recommend it to anyone who love a sweet floral scent!
Elizabeth xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

September Haul: Clothing & Accessories

Ive been trying to save my pennies and not buy any new things, however after having a bad week I indulged in some retail therapy nothing wrong with that is there?  In order to make myself feel better about buying these things I figured that I'd share them with you! Also! I'll put links to whatever I can but I know some of this stuff is sold out!


I'm always looking for denim shorts, I live in them in the summer time and these are the perfect wash and the perfect cut of denim! You can get these here..

Simple white bandeau, pretty self explanatory You can get this here..

I bought two basic tshirts, a white one and a grey one, these are staples in my wardrobe as I live in tshirtts in the summer time You can get the white one here..

These chunky sandals are a style of shoe i've been seeing everywhere, they go with any outfit and look super cute on, I'm a massive fan of these. You can get these here..

These chunky heels are another favourite purchase of mine, they are super comfy and can dress up any outfit. These are from sportsgirl and are still on the website! You can get these here..


I really wanted a white handbag and thought this one would be perfect...its not. This bag is terrible quality! Its really plastiky feeling and was covered in black marks when I received it. Not happy, and will definitely be returning this You can get these here..If you want too..

I bought another Mimco pouch...don't judge me. I just love white accessories so much and when I saw this I had to have it! It was also 20% off which justifies it in my mind!

I was also in the market for a new pair of sunglasses and when I saw these I instantly fell in love! The gold hardware and the shape of them just make them perfect. I adore them! You can get these here..

So that is my September haul, hope you enjoyed!
Elizabeth xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

bellabox Australia: September Box Review

I'm not going to lie, the morning that I received this months bellabox I was about to email them complaining that mine was really late...then it arrived, and holy moly you guys this months box literally blew me away!!!

Firstly the mailman had to have me sign for it, this is a good sign because it meant it was too big to simply fit into my letter box I was so impressed with this you don't even understand.  Secondly there were too many full sized products in this THAT THEY DIDN'T ALL FIT IN THE BOX so impressed with this!
  This was what was in the little shipping bag, the box itself, a bag of products and a cleo magazine!!

Here a full list and prices of all the products that I got in this months bellabox:

  • Montagne Juenesse Blemish Mud Masque - $3.99
  • Manicare Glam Kelly Lashes -  $11.95
  • Elegant Touch Envy Wraps $8.99
  • Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions - $8.99
  • Shick Hydro Silk Razor - $9.99
  • Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Spray - $14.95
  • ASAP Pure Mineral Eye Pencil - $20
  • Plus this months Cleo magazine
I'm super impressed with this months bellabox if you couldn't already tell and am excited to see what next months brings me!
Elizabeth xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Easy, No Heat, Beachy Waves!

I love beachy looking hair, and for a long time I thought the only way that I could acheive that look was by using a heat styling tool. However after seeing tutorials everywhere for no heat styles I've realised that there are heaps of ways to achieve this look, so I've taken them all in and adapted them to fit my hair.

So here goes...

You will need, bobby pins, a heat protectant (we're not using this for heat protection though), sea salt spray and hairspray!

Step 1. Separate your hair into two sections. If you have more hair then I do you might want to Separate your hair into 3 or even for sections.

Step 2.  Starting with one section spray a small amount of heat protectant lightly over the hair, this will help the hair set later. Then spray your hair with your salt spray. Try and find one that has some hold to it, that way the waves will hold their shape. 

Step 3. Begin twisting the section of hair, twisting away from the face. Make sure that its twisted all the way down to the ends and is tight  before you begin twisting it into the bun.

Step 4. Spray the twist with more sea salt spray

Step 5. Twist hair around on itself, still making sure to twist away from the face. Create these small buns and secure the ends as well as possible with bobby pins. The reason i've used pins and not hair elastics is that I find elastics to leave a weird kink in the hair, which you don't get when using pins. 

Step 6. Spray the bun with some more spray, and finish with hair spray.

Repeat the process with the other sections...

I tend to leave mine in for as long as possible, usually while im putting my makeup on and getting ready. Ideally you would leave these in for over an hour to get the full effect the longer they're in, the better the wave! 

 35 minutes later....

I left mine in while I did my makeup and got ready for the day which was around 35 minutes, after that time I just released the buns!

 Once you kind of mess them up your left with these soft natural looking beachy waves, obviously the longer you leave them in the more wavey your hair will be.

Let me know if you try this out!
Elizabeth xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Review

 After seeing countless adds for this shampoo and conditioner, and seeing Nicole Sherzinger walk around with her amazing hair I decided that I needed this in my life im an advertisers dream I know.
It claims to make your hair 10x stronger in one wash...there is no way that this could actually do that. And it doesn't. It does however make my hair feel amazing, so silky soft and even hides the appearance of split ends. Nothing can mend split ends except giving them the chop, but you can help the appearance of them by using really moisturizing products
Overall I really love this shampoo and condition, its one of those ones thats not amazing and revolutionary but is just your stock standard shampoo and conditioner that will never fail you.

What hair products have you been loving?
Elizabeth xx

New Skincare Routine - Formula 10.0.6 Review

 After searching through the aisles of my local Priceline store for skin care items, I stumbled across this brand. The reason it caught my eye even though you should't judge products this way is because of the packaging. I'm a sucker for cute packaging and fonts im a total nerd I know.  I picked up the scrub in my first trip and loved it so much that I went back for more.
 The Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser has quickly become my go to product when I want to really clean my skin. It cuts through the heaviest makeup and is super sensitive around the eye area meaning that I can remove my eye makeup with it aswell.
 The consistency took a little getting used to as its kind of a sticky gel. However once on the skin it bubbles into a sort of foam which feels really nice all over the face. I would definitely recommend this if your looking to try a new cleanser.
 The One Smooth Operator Pore Cleansing Face Scrub is the first product that I bought from this line and let me say that it's amazing. It literally does what it says, it makes your skin feel so smooth, kind of the way that a pore cleansing strip does without the need to pull and peel one from your nose!
 Its also in a gel form with the little scrub beads through it, its not too abrasive but its abrasive enough to  do the trick on my skin. I use this once or twice a week all over my face depending on how my skin feels, but I use it every other day around my nose to clear out the pores there my nose gets kind of icky, not nice!
 The So Totally Clean Everyday Cleanser in the Sensitive formula is the latest addition to my Formula 10.0.6 family. It super soothing and goes on so well after the scrub and the foaming cleanser. I apply this every night before I put on my night moisturizer.
Its in a liquid form so I use a cotton wool square to rub it all over my face. It smells like cucumber and is just the nicest thing to apply after a long tiring day, it just refreshes the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and clean.

So that is my new skin care routine using the Formula 10.0.6 products! Let me know your current skin care routine!
Elizabeth xx 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Nail of the Day - China Glaze's Shocking Pink

 Now that the weather is starting to warm up here in Australia, I've started to break out all my bright nail colours. This one is the brightest I own and as the name suggests it is literally a neon 'shocking pink' colour.
 As far as application goes this is one of the worst polish formulas that I own. It takes at least 4-5 coats to get the truly opaque colour that I would want. However I will say that each coat dries really quickly so applying that many layers isn't difficult. A top coat is a must for me when using this polish as it is 100% matte, if you like matte polishes then you probably don't need a top coat but I prefer a bit of shine on my nails so I use one.
 The lasting power on this polish also isn't great, but I blame that on having to apply 5 coats the more coats you apply the easier the polish will chip or peal off.
Overall I couldn't care less about how much I dislike the formula of this polish, the colour alone is worth the hassle it takes to apply it.

Elizabeth xx