Birthday Wishlist

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So I have some serious news … I’m turning 18 in just over a week! In one weeks time, I will legally be an adult citizen of Australia. Cocktails and tattoos here I come! Seriously though, I am considering getting a tattoo on my back saying ‘healthy mind, body, spirit’. What do you think? Too cliché? And I was thinking maybe the ‘mind body spirit’ part in all different “fonts”? Ahh anyway, I still have a while to figure it all out.

Until then, here are my top five birthday wishlist must-haves for 2014 –

1. Versace – Pour Femme Eau De Parfum

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I’ll admit, this is going to be a refill as I have already used every last drop of my bottle. But, this just feels like … me. You know when you find a perfume that’s just completely perfect for you in every way? Well, for me, this is that scent. It just smells magnificent and works so well with my skin. Trust me, it’s pure bliss!

2. ‘Vegan Yum Yum’ by Lauren Ulm

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Okay, so a bit of a crazy title, but I’ve heard great things about this book and it looks like it’s got some fantastic recipe ideas. And you can never have too many vegan recipe ideas! Eating clean can be pretty tough in a nation obsessed with meat pies, paddlepop ice-creams and huge slabs of steak as the center-piece at every family barbecue…

3. Nike – LunarEclipse 4: Women’s

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So I don’t really know anything about trainers, but these look pretty comfortable to me. My feet are crying out for some good new shoes for the gym, and the fact that they look great can’t hurt right?

4. Dermalogica – Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

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I am a massive fan of Dermalogica, and this beautiful cleanser has been on my list of must-haves for a while. My skin is starting to complain a little over all the Easter chocolate, and I think it’s time for me to give it some love, don’t you?

5. Cue – Jacquard Zip Front Dress

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I am absolutely in love with Cue. With almost all of their clothing made in Australia, and working closely with TCFUA to maintain ethical standards, I always feel good about purchasing their goods. And all of the fabrics and cuts are so beautiful, even if they don’t always suit my fuller figure. But I can always find something beautiful to drool over. This leopard lace dress with a flattering fitted bodice, full skirt and tulle lining is rather pricey at $349, but a girl can dream can’t she?

So there you have a few of my birthday picks for 2014 (trust me, that’s not all, I have a list the size of a dictionary…). I actually can’t believe this year has gone so fast. It seems only a few months ago I was organizing my fifties-film inspired birthday picnic with pink macaroons and faux cocktails. Now I’m booking restaurants and sourcing out some actual cocktails for a great night with the girls. Oh my, how time flies!

Have a lovely week, beautiful!

A xx

Autumn Wishlist

With Autumn (or fall, as some call it) just around the corner for us down in Australia, it’s time for a little Autumn makeover in my closet. Although I still have plenty of cardigans, scarves and woolly jumpers leftover from last season, I always feel that the turn-over from Summer into Autumn is a great opportunity (or perhaps … excuse) for a shopping spree! And here is my wishlist:

1. ASOS: Skater Dress in Pleated Lace –

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2. Estee Lauder: Pure Colour Eyeshadow in ‘Hot Cinnamon Shimmer’ –

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3. Topshop: Knitted Woven Print Jumper –

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4. ZARA: Blouse with Jewel Applique –

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5. SABA – Anna Chino Pant:

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6. Bardot: Rude Cambon Jacket:

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7. Giorgio Armani: Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in ‘400’ –

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8. Witchery – Drape Spliced Jacket:

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9. Review: Pin Up Skirt –

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10. David Lawrence: Cubist Pendant –

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A x

Christmas Wish List

On my Christmas list this year is a mixture of beauty products, books, household items and fashion goodies. What’s on yours?

1. Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector (Moonstone)

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2. The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

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3. Balenciaga – L’Eau Rose Eau de Toilette

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4. Eleven Paris Town Dress with Leather Neckline Detail (ASOS) –

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5. OPI – Embrace Dare Ya!

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6. NEST – Blue Garden Classic Candle

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7. Anna Karenina (the 2012 film)

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8. Caudalie – Beauty Elixir

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9. Topshop – Geometric Tassel Necklace

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10. Nikon – D5200 camera

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