Friday, 15 February 2013

Things I am currently loving

Hello my angels!

This week, I thought I'd do a post telling you all the things I am currently loving!

Victoria's Secret Pink iPhone cases

These cases are so adorable! Victoria's Secret should have made them ages ago! The patterns are super cute, they are constantly popping up on my Facebook news feed and when my sister went to the US in January, she was kind enough to get me one. It is perfect as I have a white iPhone. It combines three of my favourite things; leopard print, pink and Victoria's Secret.

Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater

How gorgeous is this sweater?! I just had to have it! I have a very similar one that is vintage Lacoste, but in my eyes, you can never have enough knitted jumpers. Especially in classic colours like white or black. This one is super soft and looks great with black wedge boots, dark skinny jeans and a big scarf. I am so excited that it is almost autumn here in Australia and I can wear it more often.

Philosophy's Senorita Margarita body wash

This body wash smells like heaven! I am literally in love with the scent and it is definitely my new favourite philosophy product. It smells just like a margarita, but better. It smells so fresh and clean and it reminds me of summer. It is perfect for everyday use and its natural, clean scent won't clash with your perfume. Plus the colour is divine.

The Carrie Diaries (Tuesdays at 8:30pm on Fox8)

This show is fabulous. I am currently obsessed with it. The Carrie Diaries follows the life of a pre-Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw, aged 16 and living in Connecticut with her dad and sister. All of the four episodes I have watched have kept me glued to the couch, not wanting to miss a second. I read the book by Candace Bushnell and the show is similar in some parts and completely different in others. For example, Carrie doesn't go to New York until the end of the book, but her she goes every week as part of an internship. Nevertheless the show is super entertaining and I love the fashion. AnnaSophia Robb also plays Carrie extremely well. And as a long time AnnaSophia fan, I think this is one of the 19 year old Colorado native's best roles yet. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already!

Tiffany heart studs

These earrings were bought as an impulse buy at Bondi Junction just after christmas and I think they are my best impulse buy ever! I have been wearing them pretty much non-stop since being able to change my earrings a month or so ago. They are made of sterling silver and the backing is detailed to look like a flower. Plus the tiny, neat inscription is so charming. They are classic earrings and definitely simple enough that they go with anything!

Juicy Couture hematite drop earrings

These earrings are beautiful. I found them on the TeenVogue website and new that I just had to have them. The silvery hematite colour is so chic, I just love it. The setting is something really special, I have never seen anything quite like it. The setting is designed to be a crown, with the claws that hold the stone in place being the points of the crown. I have only tried these earrings on a couple of hundred times as I haven't had any upcoming occasions that require such elegant earrings.

What are some of the things you guys are currently loving? Post your comments below, I love hearing from my beautiful readers!

Phoebe x

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

My favourite eye make up products

 Hi everyone! 

As a fashion blogger, I tend to only post my outfits. However, since I am currently in school, I spend most of my time in my school uniform and don't wear as many non-school outfits. Another thing I am passionate about besides fashion is beauty. I will start to regularly feature make up and beauty posts on my blog.

As a girl with blonde eyelashes, there is nothing I love more than dark eye makeup! Over the years I have tried and tested a whole range of products from so many different brands but as of 2010 I finally found the perfect eyeliners. 

For everyday wear, i prefer to use pencil liner. Ones I have used in the past wear painful to apply and often bled down to my cheeks which was annoying. Luckily, since then I have found the perfect everyday eye liner. It's a crayon, rather than pencil which makes it so much easier to apply and it is so waterproof that when I come out of the surf or a swimming pool, it still looks perfect, given that i don't rub my eyes. I am of course referring to the one and only Chanel's amazing "Stylo yeux waterproof" long-lasting eyeliner in shade 10 ébène. The colour is a dark grey, so it is a softer, less intense shade that black. It also comes with a handy built-in sharpener at the end; you just pull of the base.

When it comes to liquid liners, I use "Écriture de Chanel" automatic liquid liner by Chanel in shade 10 noir. It applies like a normal liner which makes it quick and easy, especially if you're in a hurry. 

Mascara has been one of my everyday essentials since I was about 12 and it still is today. Even on the days where I go out with no make up on, I always wear mascara. Here are a few of my favourites.

 For everyday use, I use LashBlast Length Water Resistant mascara in colour Very Black 825 from Covergirl. This mascara is a perfect mascara for length. My lashes are visibly longer and more defined when I use this mascara, making it perfect for everyday use. It is very simple and makes lashes look natural.

 For volume, I use Maybelline's Volum' Express The Flasies Waterproof mascara in Blackest Black. It makes my lashes look significantly fuller and more beautiful, as if I am wearing false lashes. This mascara is perfect for night time occasions but I also wear it during the day. The only trouble is that it is so waterproof, I often have trouble trying to remove it with make up remover.

For a waterproof mascara I bring on beach vacations, I use the Mesmer-Eyes Mascara in Black Waterproof from Napoleon Perdis. The brush is kind of strange (you use the thicker comb first and then the finer one) and if you don't wipe it on the rim of the bottle before you apply it, it can come out clumpy on your eyelashes. This mascara is perfect for just thinly coating your lashes, giving them a natural yet beautiful and defined appearance. I used this mascara on my most recent beach holiday, and it is the only mascara I wear when I go to the beach.

 That is all for my first ever beauty post. 

I'm always happy to hear your feedback, so post any questions or comments below! 

Phoebe x