Current obsessions: summer 2016

When it rains it pours, and the same can be said for the creative juices. I’m not sure what’s gotten into me, but I’m suddenly overcome with all these ideas and desires to get as many blog posts out!

I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree (ssshhh) and bought some new skincare and beauty products, which I’ll review in a month’s time, so if you’ve been enjoying those types of posts, watch this space.

In the mean time, I wanted to share my current obsessions – they can’t be explained other than to say they’re invading my creative space and inspiring my current style choices.

Palm frond prints:

I don’t know why I’ve suddenly become obsessed with this. Like, I genuinely can’t explain when or how this started. All I know is I am loving anything palm frond related and I need this in my life, stat. Isn’t this outfit just beyond gorgeous? So appropriate for summer.

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Photo credit: mckennableu.com

Snapchat:

Yep, a bit late to the game but better late than never. Now that I’ve upgraded my phone, I’ve finally discovered why this app is so freaking addictive! The filters! The instantaneous-ness of it all! Hopefully my friends aren’t sick of me bombarding them with daily Snapchats, oops.

Twinings Peppermint and Spearmint Tea:

I’ve been drinking this for a few months now, but I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I’m not a fan of spearmint in general (reminds me of bad milkshakes and medicine) but this is so pleasant and much more palatable. If you like peppermint, up the ante and go for this mix. Unfortunately they only sell in boxes of 10 (that I can find anyway) so you have to buy bulk boxes to stock up.

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‘Paris is always a good idea’ mug by Miss Poppy Design

Prior to this, my Urban Outfitters ‘Girl Boss’ mug was my obsession – until it was broken by my mum. I then had to start the quest to find a new favourite mug and luckily I stumbled across this on Etsy. Locally made in Melbourne, this mug sums up my life goals so perfectly. It has pride of place on my desk at work, and reminds me that Paris is where I’m always meant to be. J’etaime.

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Minimal make-up

No, I’m not talking about the ‘no make up’ look – isn’t that just not wearing make up anyway? I’m talking about lazy-girl-morning-routine type of minimal make up. As I’m getting closer to my 30s (it’s the new 20s right?), I’ve started to reflect on how I haven’t embraced my natural beauty as often I should. I read somewhere, in an advice column, that young women shouldn’t wear too much make up – they should appreciate the youthful, beautiful skin they have before it disappears and it really struck a chord with me, as its one area I’ve always been insecure about. I then realised I should actually just let my skin be and flaunt it while it’s still wrinkle and age spot free. So now, I just wear concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin; fix up my brows; I still go for amazing eye-up; natural blush and nude lips. The only time I’ll go full make up is for nights out, when the occasion really calls for it. And you know what? Not one single person has pointed out the blemishes I’ve got, and even if they did, I really couldn’t care less.

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