extra extra.

i painted my nails last night and you know when you actually take the time to do them and you cant stop looking at them... well thats me right now! but, after seeing this... i'm so tempted to take it off and spend my friday night perfecting the newspaper nails. want to know how it's done? seeeee below

1. tidy up your nails, push your cuticles back and file to the desired shape.

2. apply 2 coats of a neutral nail colour, or i prefer a light grey such as O.P.I alpine snow- matte, wait until completely dry.

3. next, dip your nails into some alcohol, this acts as a glue for the news print. vodka is more preferable.

4. now the fun part! lay some newspaper across your nail, completely covering it. gently pressed down and rub but be sure not to move the paper.

5. slowly peel the newspaper off each nail to reveal your print.

6. lastly, apply a clear top coat nail polish to keep it sealed.

enjoy :)


candy elsewhere.

i'm not really known to wear much jewellery at all, maybe a big rings now and again but seeing these pictures makes me want to drip my arm in semi-precious and cotton braids.


how to pastel lips.

how beautiful and simple is this look on the ever fabulous sam harris!

heres how to perfect this look:

1. after applying a water-based primer, even out your complexion with longwear liquid foundation (i prefer a dewy foundation) that is an exact match to your skin tone. don't try to fake darker/paler complexions, you want the product to blend perfectly into your skin. use a foundation brush for an even application, blending after with your finger tips if necessary. be sure to carefully blend onto your neck, a line under your chin is not a good look. lightly dust your face with powder for a velvety finish.

2. with an angle blush brush, sweep your blush/ bronzer under your cheek bones. to find the perfect place, suck your cheeks in and follow your cheekbones down towards your mouth.  then from the top of your cheek bones create circular motions with your brush up onto your temples. then sweep under your jaw line, this accentuates the low lights on your face.

3. try leaving your eyes fairly bare but if you prefer a little colour, sweep your eye shadow brush lightly over your lids with a natural brown shadow. apply two coats of mascara, only on the top lashes.

4. comb through your brows and fill them in using a brown pencil one shade darker than your natural color. thickness is the key so dont be shy!

5. to finish your look apply a bright pastel pink lip color, i recommend saint germain by MAC


pink passion.

i've never really considered myself a pink girl, but thought i would dedicate a post to this pretty colour anyway! happy friday!


long vs. short.

the formidable question always lurking in the back of a girls mind is should i or shouldn’t i. be it in any circumstance, should i date this boy, shouldn’t i have a cigarette, should i take this job, shouldn’t i stop eating chocolate.
these very words have been scrolling across my mind now for a few weeks and i still don’t know which side of the fence to sit... what is the age old question burning in my brain you ask? well, should i cut my hair or shouldn’t i...? I've had long hair for years now and it's always been my dying wish to have hair down to the floor but seeing the blonde crop on lara bingle (yes i said it) of late has made me question my life long aspiration!

so…. you tell me? Long and dark or short and blonde?



beautiful bedrooms create a sense of calmness... i want my room to look like this!



by now (if you have read my blog) you should know how much i love bright pops of colour. Well, to keep within that theme, i stumbled accross this blog today.... and these photos just jumped out at me. the contrast of bright colours, swoooooon... they make me happy just looking at them!

this little lady seems to have done some styling for bonds and she's hit the nail right on the head! to think these chic photographs are for an australian underwear/ sleepwear brand, snaps for her!!!

source: zanita


flash lash.

i've recently discovered a love for all things beauty. this isn't to say i didn't before but i'm finding myself spending more and more time on websites such as the beauty department and primed and taking away all the little helpful tips and tricks and using them in my daily routine! one thing i do love on these sites are product reviews. finding the perfect mascara is like finding the perfect pair of jeans... it takes many years of hunting and testing.

now i'm not going to review all of the above, because franky, they were all rubbish (yes, even the dior) in comparison to the sweet little $10 maybelline number i picked up today.  i know when it comes to beauty, i'm a little bit of a snob and believe that anything cheap must be shit but this mascara blew me away, my lashes look so much longer. it is definitely one i'm going to stick with.