Nailed It! Facing My Fear Of Glitter

I have a confession to make: glitter kind of freaks me out. It has a crazy tendency to go everywhere, and then you’re finding glitter on yourself for weeks afterward – not cool! This being said, I do like glitter from a distance – in photographs, when there is some kind of glass barrier between us, and on fingernails.  Other people’s nails…

Nails by Jess at Monaco Nails and Beauty

Nails by Jessica at Monaco Nails & Beauty
Image/Doug Peters Ambient Light Photography

I decided to suck it up and face my glitter fears, as it does look pretty cool on nails and I figured that once the glitter was actually on my nails, it would be sealed with a top coat and therefore unable to escape… View Post

20 Questions: Amanda from Here Comes The Sun

I’d like to introduce you to Amanda Thomas, another member of #nzgirlbloggersclub. Her blog Here Comes The Sun is one of my all time favourites – it is so beautiful and is a great reflection of what is happening in Amanda’s life. I especially love her outfit posts, the fun adventures she takes with her husband, and her photography – taking great photos is something that sets some bloggers apart from the others!

Image/Here Comes The Sun blog

Image/Here Comes The Sun
Amanda wears: Mink Pink inked skater dress from Market HQ

1. What did you have for breakfast? I normally have fruit with toasted muesli and a big coffee but I have time on my hands this morning so I’m making blueberry pancakes!

2. How long have you been blogging? I started in July 2008 so coming up 5 years!

3. Why did you start blogging? I started it at a time in my life where I was so busy with commitments and my life was full of check lists. I was finishing my degree, finishing my wedding planning and beginning to work full time, so I felt that I needed something for myself that I could escape to.

4. What is the best thing about being a blogger? Connecting with like minded people, learning new skills and opportunities to travel, work with brands you admire and meet inspiring people. View Post

Review: Air Repair Super Hydrating Eye Cream

Air Repair Super-Hydrating Eye Cream

AIR REPAIR® Super-Hydrating Eye Cream

I’ll be the first to admit that in the past I have been really naughty and not taken care of my eyes. From not taking off my makeup before I go to bed, to not getting enough sleep, I’ve pretty much neglected my poor peepers.  I’ve gone through periods of dutifully looking after my skin, and using eye creams, but for the most part I have been slack and now that I am *ahem* nearing 30, I’m finding that little wrinkles are starting to creep in around  my eyes. Not to mention the puffiness and dark circles that seem to go hand in hand with the party lifestyle (if by “party” you mean up studying until late at night!). View Post

What a wonderful week #7

1. Remember that job interview I went for last month? I signed my contract this week and will be starting at the end of the month – working part time as a library assistant! Perfect for the final year of my degree.

Stanmore Bay, Whangaparoa

Stanmore Bay, Whangaparoa

2. An amazing swimsuit shoot with the lovely Cassie Ace, at Stanmore Bay (pictured above). There is nothing that makes me appreciate my job more than being able to photograph someone I admire in a stunning location, and then being able to swim in the ocean, all while the beach is practically deserted because it’s Monday morning and everyone else is stuck in the office. Keep an eye out for pictures from this shoot in the weeks to come… View Post

Review: Lush Rose Queen Bath Ballistic

A rose tinted spectacles bath, for times when all you want to see is the rosier side of life.

Drop into a warm ready run bath, lay back and imagine you’re running through a rose garden, with your hands brushing the tops of the bushes. The scent of this one is a light floral rosy accord, of rose absolute and geranium, with amber notes of rock rose. The bathwater gets a rosy pink glow with a sprinkling of marigold, lavender, hibiscus petals adrift on the surface


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