Daisy Dream
9/17/2014

Daisy Dream




Many of us have probably owned at least one bottle of Daisy from Marc Jacobs at some point. It's one of those scents which seems to be popular with young women and many variations of it have been released over the years, the latest being Daisy Dream. Who can resist that floral adorned bottle?! On our shores it's available in 30mL, 50mL and 100mL bottles, pictured is the 30mL If you're a bit further afield, you may be able to get your hands on the rollerball fragrance and also scented body products. We're simply spoilt for choice here..

Daisy Dream is inspired by "the boundless spirit of daisies and blue skies". With top notes of blackberry grapefruit and pear, this fragrance is delicious. There's a few floral notes in the mix, like Jasmine and Blue Wisteria, but on the whole this scent is quite fruity which prevents the floral notes from becoming too overpowering. In comparison to the other Daisy fragrances, this one seems like the grown up, more sophisticated version of Daisy, which can be put down to the notes mentioned, but also the White Woods and Musk notes throughout. It's still got the girly, Summery charm that its sister fragrances possess, but to me this is a much more vibrant, uplifting scent.

If you're yet to experience Marc Jacobs' fragrances, perhaps you'll be swayed by Daisy Dream. It's the perfect new Summer scent and it hasn't left my vanity since I purchased it.

*Have you tried Daisy Dream? What did you think of it?

-Apologies that my schedule is all over the show this week! We're off to Wellington tomorrow so I've been trying to get as much blogging+uni work done before we leave as I don't particularly want to bring my MacBook on holiday.There'll still be blog posts going up here and over on Facebook so be sure to keep an eye out for them. Oh and if you have any Wellington recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments or tweet me. Have an amazing rest of the week+early weekend guys xx.
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Rifle Paper Co
9/16/2014

Rifle Paper Co





Ever since spying Rifle Paper Co in the pages of Frankie and on my Pinterest dashboard, I have been head over heels for their designs. It wasn't until I was pinning up the Frankie spread onto my Pinboard that I decided to check out their online store. Let's just say a rather lengthy wishlist was created, and after discovering they had a little Labour Day sale happening, well one thing led to another and I fell down the stationery lovers' rabbit hole...

Rifle Paper Co was established in Florida about four years back. In that time it has fast become a popular brand internationally. Most recently, Anna illustrated the covers for a series of classic children's novels for Puffin. Rifle Paper Co strongly believe that "life's personal stories are best told through the gift of a handwritten card or note", a sentiment I strongly identify with. There's something so lovely about sending someone a gorgeous card or handwritten letter out of the blue.

For my first order I was just testing the waters really. I knew Rifle Paper's products would be beautiful, but I thought rather than getting tooo spendy this time 'round, I'd just grab a little selection. Firstly their cards will leave you spoilt for choice. I grabbed a birthday card for my cousin (who is hopefully not reading this post) and the Best Is Yet To Come card for my wall of prints, when my room gets repainted. It's not one of my favourite quotes but it's definitely something I think is important to remember. Then I added some pocket notebooks to my cart, the Rosa duo to be exact. Pictured is the floral notebook with gold foil detailing but there is also a pastel pink notebook adorned with gold foil dots included. Swoon. Last but not least it would have been rude to ignore the Honey Bee calendar. Surprise, surprise it features gold foil detailing on every page as well as a series of bee and floral themed illustrations. Rifle Paper Co, you have won my heart. It's going to be hard to stay away for long.

*Have you picked up any goodies from Rifle Paper Co? What took your fancy?



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A Book Haul
9/14/2014

A Book Haul




Why hello there everybody. It's haul time again. This time, it's all about the reading material. I've done a bit of Book Depository trawling recently and was also lucky enough to receive some of the books you see above so I thought, rather than write a lengthy post about them all, I'd whack them into a ten minute video for y'all instead. You can check it out below or over on YouTube instead if you fancy. If you're not yet subscribed to me, it'd make my day if you subscribed to my channel too. 

*What have you read lately? Let me know in the comments! x


   
                              
      

                               

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The Week #122
9/12/2014

The Week #122




Pancakes That Are Good For You-Yep, you read that right. Olivia of Olivia Round Town shared this fabulous recipe for Protein Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce on her blog this week. They sound delish and super simple to make! I'll definitely be giving them a go sometime soon. Guilt free and chocolate sound like a match made in heaven.

We Were Liars-Oh my freaking goodness. This book. Now a few of you wanted plot notes when I posted this on Instagram but it's hard to do that without spoiling the whole thing. What I will say is this-a young girl from a privileged family goes to Beechwood Island every Summer. She has an accident and suddenly, things are not as they once were. That's all you're getting from me. Seriously, read it. It's so brilliantly crafted. I'm tempted to read it again to see how it's done but my copy is en route to my cousin as we speak. Grab yourself a copy here

Wall Inspiration-Lily's blog is one of my favourites and she always puts together awesome videos. Seriously, her editing skills are brilliant. I loved this DIY that she put together this week featuring prints and washi tape. It's simple and will jazz up any plain wall. My room's being repainted very soon and I was thinking about doing a fair bit of framing but this seems to be a much more cost effective way of displaying prints and the like. Searching for Washi tape as I type...

Lauren Goes To Italy-Many of you are probably familiar with fashion blogger Lauren from Someone Like You. She has impeccable style and is a pro when it comes to thrifting vintage pieces. I'm ever so slightly biased here, as Lauren is one of my friends. Anyway, she's currently doing a semester in Florence one of the most breathtaking places, ever. Seriously, you need to go there some day. In the meantime you should go check out her blog and Instagram feed because she's posting the most stunning photos of her adventures and time there. Do it.

My New Favourite Eye Look-Pro tip: Fix+ from Mac, and perhaps other setting sprays too+eyeshadow brush+eyeshadow=intensified eye makeup. Why have I only just realised that?  I particularly love misting this spray onto my brush before applying the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows. It really brings out those softer shades and leaves things looking a whole lot more glam. 

*I hope you've all had the best week! There won't be a weekly roundup going up next Friday as I'll be in Wellington but I'll still have a post going live so check back here or on Facebook then x. 
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The Blush Tag
9/11/2014

The Blush Tag


Hi again everyone. The lovely Tati from The Selfie Style invited me to do a guest post for her blog a couple of weeks back so I decided to do The Blush Tag. It was actually quite fun to do and it's left me wanting to redo the tag but for another makeup item. I wonder if you can guess which...

Anyway, if you want to go check out the post and Tati's blog you can head here
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