Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just us two

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My summer wardrobe

These are the pieces I will be wearing this summer - some old, some new. I invest in just a few versatile key pieces per season - it keeps things simple!

Alexander McQueen khaki dress

Antipodium "Jolene" print dress

May "Mitchie" dress, in white cotton

Rachel Ruddick messenger bag

Alberto Fermani wedges

Matt Bernson "Nouer II" gold sandals

Jordy Askill rose-gold heart ring (modelled by Christine Centenera)

Mimco rose gold crystal studs

And styling...

A textured, breezy top knot (how-to instructions from hair stylist Brad Ngata here)

Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia (swatched by gorgeous Jenny of My Funny Valentine here)

Ellis Faas Lights liquid eyeshadow in E303 (swatched by Jenny here)

Mecca Cosmetica "Cool Summer Nights" nail polish duo

What will you be wearing this summer?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas wish list 2011

A few things I'd love to receive for Christmas... 

As worn by the gorgeous Christine Centenera... Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses in Crazy Tortoiseshell (from Revolve Clothing - free shipping to Australia!)

For day and night... Rachel Ruddick clutch
(I already have her matching tan messenger bag, it's so beautiful!)

Something to celebrate my return to uni next year... kikki.K Leather A4 Compendium: Khaki

A few pieces of Erin Wasson jewellery from my new favourite online shopping destination, Molten Store...

Low Luv by Erin Wasson Crystal End Bracelet (from Molten Store)

Low Luv by Erin Wasson Triple Crystal Cocktail Ring (from Molten Store)

Low Luv by Erin Wasson Hawaiian Warrior Mask Earrings (from Molten Store)

Low Luv by Erin Wasson Gold Arrowhead Studs (from Molten Store)

And some pretty notebooks (I already have this, and this, and a little pink one for recipes, which seems to be sold out)... 

Classic Diary (from Molten Store)

Daily Diary (from Molten Store)

And, since this is a beauty blog and it would be sacrilege not to include at least one beauty product on my Christmas list...

What is on your Christmas wish list? And how is your Christmas gift buying coming along?

This image is from Harper's Bazaar November 2011 issue.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Clemence Poesy for Jalouse

The namesake for this blog is featured on the cover and an editorial ("Strip") of the November issue of French fashion magazine Jalouse. And jalouse, I certainly am... ever gorgeous, ever so adorably French.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Day Cycle

read books

walk along the beach in the mornings

less of this

more of this

try these recipes

drink tea, everyday

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Makeup Trickery: K.I.S.S.

We all know what KISS stands for. Keep. It. Simple. (Stupid.) A quick flourish is all it takes to elevate a simple makeup look to "wow" in an instant. Here are just some examples.

1. Luminous skin. Nars Orgasm Illuminator, a lovely peachy-pinky-shimmering concoction, is one of my all-time favourite makeup products. Just wear alone, underneath foundation or mixed with foundation or tinted moisturiser for a warm, healthy glow to rival Blake Lively's beautiful complexion.

2. Curled eyelashes. Using an eyelash curler before you apply mascara will give you a gorgeous wide-eyed look. I love Utowa Eyelash Curler, which curls the lashes "up", rather than "around", for a more natural effect, aka Miss Bosworth.

3. Bold eyebrows. Camilla Belle is the undisputed Queen of Brows. See how they frame her face so beautifully? Nars Eyeshadows in Bali (for brunettes) or Blondie (for blondes) are perfect for achieving a full, flawless shape. 

4. Peachy cheeks. When we apply foundation, concealer and/or powder, we take away all of the natural rosiness of of our complexions. Peachy-toned blush restores freshness and vitality. I love Chanel Joues Contraste in Espiegle.

5. Wear a bright lip. A glossy pop of colour on the lips can perk you up any day of the week, at any time. To mimic Jess Hart's lovely watermelon shade, go with Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia - my summer staple.

What are your favourite quick, easy makeup tricks? Please share!