Sunday, 28 December 2014

Daniel Wellington


I have been eyeing this watch for a while now. Seeing them frequently appear on lots of fashion bloggers wrists and hyping about them. For a while I was perfectly content with my little ol' Urban  Outfitters watch. While I still really love my globe Urban Outfitters watch. I just wanted something a little more fancy. Something that can be worn more than just as an everyday type of watch. 

A couple of weeks ago I spotted the Daniel Wellington watch at a jewellery shop at the beach. Of course I had to try it on just to see what it was like and instantly fell in love. The beautiful rose gold finish and lovely thick bands is what got me. It's simplistic yet elegant. A watch I have been scouring the city for a while. 

I pretty much went home, browsed the web and looked at more reviews from different bloggers about the watch "it can't hurt to do a little research". I found nothing but lovely reviews on was instantly sold. It didn't take me much convincing from there, before I jumped on the Daniel Wellington website and ordered my watch. 

With it being so close to christmas I wasn't positive my watch would arrive on time. However I was stunned to get my watch within a week of ordering. Opening the package I was absolutely over the moon. It came in a beautiful black box. With a white leather detailed band down the middle with Daniel Wellington pressed into the fabric. A perfect storage box to keep it in safely while not wearing it. The Leather straps "or bands" are made of really nice sturdy leather, i'm sure it won't break anytime soon. My only mistake with having bought the watch online, was that I accidentally bought the watch mm size to big. However while some might not agree. I find it a little quirky and different. Appearing as a statement piece/ watch to add a little bit of quirk and elegance to my style. The watch I picked up from the range is the classic bristol (which now i realised I bought from the mens range which is why the clock itself is to big). So if you are after the slightly smaller more feminine size I'll put the link here for you to go on :)

So if you are browsing to add to your watch collection, and are looking for something thats simplistic yet elegant. I'd definitely take a peek at these beautiful range of watches Daniel Wellington has to offer. "If not for the watch then definitely for the box ;)"

So thank you Daniel Wellington for the beautiful watch and quick delivery!

What are some of your favourite watch brands??



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Festive make up

With Christmas and New Years approaching I thought it was the perfect time to treat myself to some new lipsticks to broaden my collection for when the next couple of weeks during the festive season. I couldn't help myself and had to pop into Mecca and Kit Cosmetic store.

To try something different and to be a little more daring I thought i'd pick up a deeper colour. This specific deep wine coloured lipstick from Kit ( called Go deeper) is just the colour that I was looking It didn't doesn't wash me out or is to bright for my fair skin colour. It's a deep rich sheer colour that is quite hydrating and it has a long lasting formula. This specific deep mulled wine like lip colour is perfect for people that have fair skin and hair and want to try something a little more daring. I know choosing bright lipstick doesn't always suit blonde haired people. I definitely think that this lipstick will be my new go to lip colour for going out!

For a while now I've been looking for an everyday lip colour that wasn't to pink or orangey and that is also moisturising not leaving that cracked lipstick look behind. Finally I found the shade that I had been looking for, for some time now. The Smashbox Melondrama lipstick is the perfect everyday coral like lipstick (at least for me) and I did feel like doing a little mini dance in the shop when I saw it. I'm not entirely sure yet if its hydrating enough, but it definitely is really pigmented making it quite long lasting, I maybe had to apply it once more during the day. 

The Kit lipstick (Go deeper) retails at $24.95
The Smashbox lipstick (Melon Drama)  retails at $26

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite lip colours are!

xx Nicole

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Summer feeling.


Previously I wrote a post about sunflowers and bringing summer into your home. Now that you can feel the weather definitely heating up and it's time to bring out the summer dresses and shorts, I thought I'd write another summer appreciation post. Previously I've never really been much of a summer person, much rather preferring autumn. However lately I've pinpointed out all the things I do love during summer, and maybe, maybe I've just convinced myself that (besides the overbearing heat that I'm not a big fan of) I might actually be a summer person. 

Nothing beats watermelon to hydrate and cool you down during summer time. The delicious sweet fruit not only consisting on mostly water, but is really filling also.

Cherries are also a delicious sweet fruity treat during summer time. Along with watermelon, and grapes, cherries would have to be one of my favourite summer fruits. It's great in summery fresh salads  and tastes great along with feta cheese. 

Another thing I absolutely love to eat during summer time, is corn on the cob. grill it on the barbecue and add some salt on it, makes the perfect quick snack!

Lastly there is of course ice cream, be it yoghurt ice cream, gelato, or ice lollies. The perfect yummy treat to cool down in the heat, my favourite being lemon gelato mmmm!

What are some of your favourite summer delights?



Pictures from Pinterest

Friday, 12 December 2014

Clear skin

For the past two years I have been really struggling to get clear skin. Either I would get an outbreak on my forehead full of inflamed tiny little pimples along with the pimples on either side of my chin. Nothing is worse than not feeling confident and positive in your own skin.

I've been using all kinds of different scrubs, skin washes, toners. Nothing seemed to work. Some products even made my skin worse than before!

So for the past month and a half I've finally seemed to have found the gold on the other end of the rainbow (ok, thats a little to dramatic). I'm a big believer in using natural skin products, especially after having used so many products that have consistently failed, or even made my skin worse. 
There aren't any nasty chemical skin strippers or hidden nasties in these products. I have genuinely felt a big difference in the texture and feel of my skin also. It's much softer and less oily.
The tea tree range from The Body shop has definitely been a big life saver for me. My skin is still not entirely clear, but I have seen a difference the redness has significantly decreased and unlike all the other products I've used it hasn't left me with overly dry/oily skin. 

To hydrate my skin i've loved using the Swisse Rose Hip moisturiser. With a lot of moisturisers i've found that my skin can be extremely sensitive and cause a reaction to it. When applying the Rose hip moisturiser I only have to apply it once in the morning and it leaves my skin feeling nice and soft for the rest of the day.

I hope you found this little post helpful. Being natural skin products I feel that they range in very affordable prices and your skin will love you for it also.



Thursday, 11 December 2014

Banana Pancakes


Eating my usual yoghurt and granola with berries for breakfast can get a little boring and repetitive sometimes. Having Coeliac disease can be a little challenging sometimes with trying out new things. Usually sticking to the same thing is the easiest option. Today however I wanted to share with you a quick and delicious easy to make and 100% gluten free! It's nourishing and completely guilt free consisting of only eggs, (rich in the much needed vitamins K,D,E, B6, calcium and Zinc. Which helps with gaining a healthy body and skin.) Banana's (A good amount of fibre, potassium, Magnesium and vitamin B6.)

Serving size: 1 person.

All you need for this recipe is:
1 1/2 banana's (2 depending on size of banana)
1 tea spoon baking powder
1 tea spoon cinnamon
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons coconut oil

Topping (optional):
mixed berries
Maple Syrup


To start of the process heat a pan with some coconut oil. While waiting for the pan and oil to heat, grab your bananas and peel team, placing them on a plate. Grab a fork and mash the bananas. Make sure you don't mash it into to small pieces or the pancake won't hold together. Next grab a bowl and place the mashed banana, cinnamon, baking powder all in one bowl. Grab the two eggs and crack them into the bowl with your banana mixture. Gently mix them together till it turns into a nice thick batter. Leave to stand for a couple of minutes.

Now that the pan and oil is heated up, bring the bowl with your pancake batter and slowly pour some batter into the pan. You can make pancakes as big as you want. Once you've used up all your batter and your pancakes are done. Place them one by one on your plate. to finish off you can garnish your pancakes with some mixed berries, maple syrup or anything you desire.

Let me know if you tried out this recipe. I'd love to see how your pancakes turned out! :)



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Outfit of the week

Hello Everyone!

How are you all doing? In todays post I would like to celebrate with you all the new header that I have created for my blog! To be quite frank, my previous header I had spent ages trying to create something fancy looking by individually photoshopping some flowers on the header. Even with the amount of effort and time I had spent on it, it still looked incredibly hideous and busy. So I present to you my new header. I hope that this header at least is a little bit more tasteful for you guys. It's something I am at least a little bit proud of showcasing to you (I definitely lack the editing skills)

Anyway, back to the main point of this blog. With making a few changes along the way with my blog this month, I thought I might add a "weekly favourites" post. Showcasing my favourite things of that week. Now I know i'm being a little bit adventurous with that concept, but i'm willing to give it a try. Let me know if that is something you would like to see appear in the future.

Above for my weekly favourites is a dress from Zara (bought in Thailand) bought for $69.95. I love the florally pattern across the dress. It's of a light poly/cotton blend material and can easily be worn as an everyday casual dress with some nice sandals or if you want to make it a little bit more dressy you can easily pop on some loathers, heels or dress shoes.

The shoes are a very comfortable pair of leather loafers from Wittner shoes. They were a $120. I'm not entirely sure if they are still being sold as they are from the autumn winter collection, but if they do i'd definitely recommend buying a pair as comfortable everyday shoes.

The felt floppy hat is from Lauren Ashley. Bought for $30 its a really rich berry burgundy colour perfect accessory for keeping your face out of the sun and perfect for making your outfit a little more dressy.

Lastly for my favourites is my favourite perfume Daisy Dream from Marc Jacobs $90. A lovely florally/fruity fresh scent that can be worn all year along. For me this is the perfect scent for when you are going out or just a little fresh fragrance for when you go into work.

What kind of outfits have you been loving a lot lately? I'd love to know :)

xxx Nicole

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Summer time



Nothing beats fresh flowers to brighten up your home. One of my favourite market finds are always the flowers. For me going into a florist is always a lovely little reminder of the time of year. A florally welcome to the different variety of colours and plants as the seasons change.

Of course now that the summer time is approaching buying a bunch of beautiful bright sunflowers, was definitely on my shopping. An instant reminder of the beautiful warm summer days/ nights to come and bringing some warmth and joy into my little humble abode. 

Whats are some of your favourite flowers?

Until next time,

Nicole xo