My Wedding 07.01.2017

Wedding Day Dunedin New Zealand

The best day of my life. Full stop.

On the 7th of January, 2017 my husband and I celebrated our wedding in Dunedin, New Zealand. Surrounded by friends, family, wine and food we had the most amazing day of my life.

I always thought SOMETHING would go wrong on my wedding day. It’s not normal to have a perfect day right? You always hear of horror stories about food or guests or the weather. I mean, the weather wasn’t perfect on our wedding day but it didn’t ruin the day in any way. Our wedding was perfect. If I wanted to, I could think of a few minor things that I might have changed but it was still perfect.

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WHERE Have I Been!? & Life Chat

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Honeymooning in Hawaii!

Ola Class!

I guess you’re wondering where on earth I have been. Yes. It’s nearly been a year. Although I’ve kept up with posting on my Instagram and Facebook pages I have just found myself too busy and not motivated to write a blog post for quite sometime. Originally, the wedding planning basically took over the spot in my life free to do something extra (like blogging) and then I lost motivation after that. Teaching is not an easy job (although very rewarding – and totally worth it!) and it can leave you with very little free time. In that free time, in order to look after yourself, it is important to spend time on you. I needed to spend that time relaxing, exercising and planning a wedding.

 

However, no excuses! I’m not the only busy person in the world. Even if it’s not regular, I’d like to keep writing posts when I feel the need to tell you about something. You know this blog is for the sole purpose of fulfilling my passions of writing, makeup and sharing my opinion. Therefore when something is interesting, out-of-this-world (a phrase my students love adding into their writing) or really bad then I’ll find some time to tell you about it!

I hope that there are still some of you who have stuck around – let me know if you have!

I’m hoping to have a giveaway over on Facebook – but I’d love to reach 1000 followers first – so go and give the page a “like” and keep your eyes peeled! I usually update on there more frequently than here. 🙂

Let me know what you’d like to see first! Wedding, Wedding Makeup (I did my own), Honeymoon or one of my FAVE beauty sites? Comment down below with your thoughts x

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How I Met My Fiance <3 | Story Time

How I met my Fiance Boyfriend Story on Facebook

Mōrena class,

I have just being doing a spot of wedding planning and I thought what better time to sit down and tell you all about how my fiance Tom and I first met. Like, it’s a goodie mate. Go grab a snack, get comfy (I like to snuggle in bed) and prepare yourselves for a super cute story.

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My Proposal Haul

Proposal Haul Engagement Lush Pandora Intergalactic Mac Cosmetics

Good morning class,

If you read my previous post you would know that when my partner Tom proposed to me, he sent me on a treasure hunt around the mall with his credit card! I was lucky enough to pick out some gorgeous things from some of my favourite shops. Stay tuned to see what I chose.

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HE POPPED THE QUESTION!! <3 Story Time

Proposal story engagement ring antique

My dress made me have a weird tummy look going on – so don’t judge it please!

Good morning class,

 

Today I’m so excited because I GOT ENGAGED!!!

I didn’t get engaged today – it was on the 6th of March – but I’ve been quite busy with school and wedding planning etc.

Anyway, I bet you’re all aching to hear about how it happened – and I’m so excited to tell you! It is such an amazing proposal he couldn’t have done it any better.

Side note: if you would be interested in hearing how we met, comment down below because that is a pretty different story as well.

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How I Stopped Biting My Nails ♥

Acrylic Gel Nail Art Bright Glitter

Good morning class,

Today I want to chat about nails! You’ll notice I haven’t talked about nails or nail polish very much on my blog and that is because I only stopped biting them near the end of last year. I wasn’t a horrific nail biter who bites right into the nail bed. However I had been biting for as long as I can remember and I have never in my life had nice nails (until now).

I know it’s gross, but I didn’t mean to do it! It was a force of habit and there were two reasons why it happened. #1 I would run my teeth along the underside of my nail (YUCK) and it would eventually weaken and get a crack or something and then I’d have to “fix it up” with my teeth. Or #2 when I was nervous or watching a movie I’d bite them as a way of fiddling or taking my mind off it or something.

I absolutely hated having gross, bitten nails. I really dislike my hands anyway (they’re small, my fingers are double jointed and they look weird) but having bad nails definitely made things worse. I had been trying to stop biting them for a good few months before I succeeded but I always broke or weakened a nail and started from square one again!

I’m one of those people who needs their nails to all be the same. So if one is bitten, the others need to be. If my nail polish has chipped off on one, I pick it off all the others and so forth.

Anyway here is how I stopped biting them!

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I ADOPTED A BABY!? (Jk, it’s a kitten) | Story time

cute kitten sleeping story time
Good morning class,

I am way too excited about writing this post, especially because I’m currently experiencing the calming feeling of having a cat press against my leg, purring like the soft hum of a Lambo…

I know this isn’t makeup related, and I know I’ve already posted like a million pictures of him on my social media accounts already… but I HAD to tell you about my little bundle of joy!

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Opinion | YouTube Sponsored Posts: What’s the big deal?

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Disclaimer – this is not some stupid suck-up-to-my-favourite-YouTubers-post. This is my honest opinion about something that really irritates me. 

Today I’d like to chat about something that grinds my gears. I spend a fair amount of my free time watching YouTube videos. I watch beauty, vlogs, reviews and challenges. I think that YouTube is a fantastic base for people to release their inner creativity. I wish it had been more of a thing when I was younger, although I’d imagine there’d be some pretty horrifically embarrassing videos out there of me if that were the case.

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Wish List May ’15 (It’s my birthday this week guys!) ♥

May Wishlist Makeup beauty Hourglass ambient lighting

Good morning class,

Today (seeing as it’s my birthday on Friday!) i thought it’s a perfect time to share with you my current wish list ♥

I LOVE reading about other people’s wish lists as it helps to inspire me about what I should buy next and I always discover new products I need!

(Note: None of these photos are my own (obviously as I do not own the products yet) they are all stock photos taken from the websites that sell these products).

benefit roller lash

 

First up is a product that I just don’t stop hearing about! Benefit’s latest and greatest mascara – the Roller Lash! You know I love my Benefit They’re Real mascara but this one is intriguing me… I  like the idea of the Roller Lash because I LOVE a bit of curl on my lashes! The packaging, as per usual, is also to DIE for. Basically, from what I’ve heard, this sounds like a fantastic product and I am dying to get my hands on it.

Wishlist ambient lighting palette hourglass

Okay guys the struggle is real. This is probably my MOST WANTED make-up item ever. This is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and I am dying for this. I’ve put it in and out of my cart so many times, I’ve swatched it, I’ve researched it, and I’ve just stared at it. It is amazing. I literally need it. I wish it wasn’t so expensive but then again I think that keeps the allure of the product alive. I feel like it needs me too. For the love of God could one of these make it’s way to my mail box asap. ♥♥

wishlist anastasia beverly hills contour kit

I believe this was in my previous Wish List post see here but SPOILER ALERT I haven’t got my hands on it as of yet! I feel as though the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and I could be good friends. I love the look of it and I love the idea of it and really, I just want to get my hands on SOMETHING Anastasia Beverly Hills before I spontaneously combust.

juicy couture perfume

There’s probably about ten perfumes on my wish list at the moment because I am literally addicted to them (anyone want to see a perfume collection – let me know), however this Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal perfume just looks and smells divine! I love the stars on the packaging, I love the sweet fruity smell, and I just love perfume! I’ve never owned a Juicy Couture perfume but they’re right at the top of my smell list (the list of perfumes I smell whenever I’m at a shop that sells them). Perfume gods – hear my prayer!

hula hoops salt and vinegar

Honestly guys, ever since that candy/snack taste test post I’ve been craving these babies like no tomorrow. ESPECIALLY in Salt and Vinegar flavour. I feel like that would just take the cake. I’m almost dreaming about these delicious chips. They are honestly making my mouth water right now. I’ve found the originals at my local New World Supermarket (plug) but the packets are just SO small and expensive I can’t justify it.

jeffree star prom night jeffree star lipsticks celebrity skin

Okay. LOOK. At these lipsticks. These are the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Prom Night (left) and Celebrity Skin. These look like they’re to DIE for. I’ve seen Shannon Harris wearing the Prom Night one and I have the mad envy. Just look at them for a minute guys. C’mon. Oh they’re so perfect. Why am I not rich!? Sigh.

kat von d tattoo liner

Can everyone stop talking about the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner? It’s really getting me down. I want it so badly! I do have some amazing liner pens already, which I LOVE, but this one is so elusive and gossiped about I feel like I NEED it in my collection. I feel like it might be the best liner in the world. I love Kat Von D products so I know this would be good. Let’s be fair, it’s sitting in a few carts already. 😉

colourpop highlighters

 

Let’s face it. I’ve already made and recieved an order of these Colourpop Highlighters… but now that I’ve seen them I absolutely NEED the rest of the collection. Never have I been so obsessed with a brand and/or a product. These are the epitome of perfect. I actually need every one of them. Don’t worry I’ve got a haul coming soon but for the love of God Colourpop – send me the whole collection I’m begging you!

Okay ladies and gents, that’s it for today. My complete wish list. Have you got any of these products? Do you love them? Do you hate them? *gasp*. What else do I NEED in my life? Are you lusting after any of these things as well! Let’s chat!

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Shhh! Miss White’s Beauty Secrets – (7 tricks I couldn’t live without!) ♥

Good morning class,

Sssh! Today I want to share with you my TOP beauty secrets – straight from the head of Miss White herself. They’re probably nothing too mind-blowing but I always find it helpful to hear other people’s tips and tricks that they’ve come across over time so I thought I’d let you know mine. (I am LOVING both gifs and Pretty Little Liars at the moment – for any PLL chat, comment below! I love to gossip about it!)

Note: these top secret secrets may have been taken from various websites, gurus, magazines, people, grandmas, friends etc. Nothing’s original these days is it. However these tips are ones that I personally use daily and that work for me, so I feel like that’s all that matters here.

Tip #1: SARD WONDER SOAP. It’s the stain remover of the Gods. It’s the ONLY bar of soap you need in your lives. It. Is. King of the Soaps

SardWonderBarSoap

(Not my photo)

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I always see people on Facebook (especially my beloved Makeup Obsessives) in a complete panic over a simple stain on a favourite dress or something similar. Truly I tell you, you will never have this problem again after purchasing this $3.50 goodness from your local supermarket. This will take out basically any stain it gets it’s greasy mitts on. I’ve found if you get at a stain early and with this soap, it will always come out. The same cannot always be said for older stains, but it does fade the tougher ones and gets out most of the others. I also use this soap to wash my brushes if they’re packed with product, my beauty blender, dresses with fake tan or makeup on them, my tanning mitt, my white shoes, the list goes on. I go through a bar of this stuff every few months and it’s the most handy cleaning product I own.

This one I’ve seen on Facebook and Instagram etc, so it’s on oldie but a goodie. I’m sorry if you’ve seen it before but it’s something I couldn’t live without knowing now. So in case you haven’t seen it, here we go.

beauty secret tip tricks drying brushes

Tip #2: Using hair ties to dry your makeup brushes. Whoever came up with this idea should have seriously copyrighted it or something because it is genius!

Basically, you wash your makeup brushes (I use a mixture of SARD wonder soap (for really foundationy brushes), Shampoo, Conditioner and Garnier Micellar Water – if you were wondering), then I give them a big ole shake to shake off the excess water (and it helps them stay in shape) and then I hang them off something (towel rail, drawer handles, coat hangers) upside down by getting a thick hair tie and making a loop around the towel rail and putting the brush handle through the loops. They usually dry within a day and they always stay in shape! Plus it means that water doesn’t run into the handle and loosen the glue!

Tip #3 Using cellotape to get the perfect winged eyeliner! This one I’ve seen Shaaanxo do on her videos and since then I’ve been using that little trick nonstop! I’ve also used an old fly buys card or a paper card as well.

You hold the card or stick the tape on an angle from the corner of your eye. Then you’ve got a perfect line to draw your liner on and it’s extremely straight and sharp. It’s also ideal because you can use any type of eyeliner with it. So if you’ve got one that’s super hard to wing with then you can use that with this technique!

Tip #4 follows a similar road and it’s using an old card (eftpos, fly buys, coupon etc) to apply your lower lash mascara. I use this trick ALL the time! Honestly whenever I remember. I have quite long bottom lashes but I always get mascara all over my lower lash line and it’s a pain in the butt! So when I use a card or something it makes them look SUPER long and there’s no mascara all over the show!

Basically, you put the card underneath your lower lashes and apply your mascara as usual. Warning – you will have mascara all over the card or whatever you used but it’s a small price to pay for bangin’ lashes!

Tip #5 Shave your legs with conditioner. I buy crappy cheap conditioner and slather it on my legs when I shave. It’s a way cheaper shaving cream and it’s just as easy. It makes my legs feel SO good afterwards as well. The only downside with this one is it makes your razors last slightly less longer if you don’t clean them well afterwards. But, we can deal with that for super smooth silky legs right?

 

makeup obsessives

 

Tip #6 Join Makeup Obsessives on Facebook. Honestly, I learn tips and tricks from that page every day! It’s amazing! There’s something like 20,000 girls and guys on there who are all as obsessed with makeup as I am. They’re always posting about new things, and wee tricks and ideas. They post about good sales, where to buy their favourite products, what their favourite products are, the products they don’t like… etc. It’s the best kept beauty secret if you’re not a member. Get on and join! Plus their Queen and page creator Kirsty Leigh is an absolute babe and is super friendly and easy to talk to!

Tip #7: EXFOLIATE your lips before lipstick! I am super lazy when it comes to doing my makeup and I’m usually in a rush, but I’ve found that every time I don’t use a lip exfoliate I regret it. It ALWAYS makes my lipstick last hours longer. It exfoliates and moisturizes my lips and basically just gets them all ready for some lippy. Seriously, if you don’t exfoliate those babies get on to it. I use the Lush Lip Scrub (bubblegum is my personal favourite) which retails at about $12. I know it seems like a waste of money but it seriously lasts for ages and tastes so delicious! If you didn’t want to spend money then I’m sure you could make your own with some sugar 🙂

 

Okay class, that’s it for today. I know I haven’t done “50 beauty tips and tricks” and there’s only 7… but that’s because I wanted to use ones that I actually use like every day! Let me know if you want to see more of these, or if you never want to hear about them again! Hopefully some of you picked up some new tricks and you hadn’t heard of them all before!

Also if you have a good tip you’d like to share with me PLEASE do! I love hearing people’s ideas and let’s face it. Who doesn’t want to make their beauty regime faster & more efficient?

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