Wednesday, 2 July 2014

DIY Remedies : Depuff Eyes + Rid Dark Circles

The other day my dad came up to me and said: "What is wrong with your eyes?" I was like: "What? Nothing". Had a panic and looked in the mirror. "They're normal, I always have purple under eyes" I said. Made me giggle. But when I am not feeling 100% or well rested for that matter, I have a few ways to fight back and relax while doing so. These are some at home remedies that work well for me and hopefully will work for you as well.


My Tried And True Remedies:


Cucumber Slices Place a cold slice over each eye and relax for about 10-15 minutes. I love to do this when I have got a nice relaxing mud mask on.

Cold Metal Spoons Place 2 metal spoons in the fridge and when they are cold place on eyes. Best feeling in the morning after a long night.

Almond Oil Apply a small amount over dark under eye circles after eye cream, before bed and then wash off with cold water in the morning.

Tea Bags Cool used teabags, I like to use black tea and cool in the fridge. Apply to eyes to depuff and refresh for 10-15 minutes.

Crushed Mint Leaves Apply a thin layer of crushed mint leaves over dark circles. You will need to leave on for about 10 minutes and then wipe off with a damp cold wash cloth.


Other Tips:

Eat Healthy
Stay Hydrated
Sleep Heaps


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

*Image from weheartit.com

Monday, 30 June 2014

All Settled In : Photos + Update

Well I am all settled into my new room in Wellington. Honestly feeling so blessed for everything that my family and friends have done for me the last couple of days. Especially my amazing parents for lugging my furniture down here, my great friends for sweet house warming gifts like Moet, food and flowers and helping me get my lazy ass to well half set up my room and helping me do so. Still need another small bookshelf and then i'm pretty much good to go. My room is so super cosy and filled with all my favourite pink things, who needs a man right?! Aha. Got my hello kitty soft toy to keep me company and my new awesome flat mates. The rest of this week, my plan is to just relax and get everything sorted for my study.

Bedside table essentials.

Love having fresh flowers on my dresser.

I will leave you know with a photo of my new Triangl underwear set to make you jealous. That sentence just sounded so weird ha.



Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

New Edition : Weekly Favourites + UPDATE

Long time no see. Why hello there! Wine in one hand and typing with the other, actually might put this wine down it makes it a tiny bit harder to type aha. Been a bit run down lately, probably has more to do with my state of mind more than anything. I keep hearing: Gosh it's stressful to move houses and stuff. I actually started to believe it. Truth be told, when I really sat down and thought about it before: I am so excited about this new chapter and moving into my new house. Especially since I have never really been flatting before (in a house with other people). Always before now, lived with a man or alone. Then I got stressed about the fact ima be studying again. I had to slap myself in the face and remind myself that makeup has been what I have been doing for over 6 years now qualified and adore it and actually cannot imagine doing anything else with my life so expanding and learning new things in my field, is an amazing opportunity to get to relive that in my 20's. Well moving day tomorrow =] Have my 6 hour drive to start early in the am so time for a nice relaxing d.i.y facial, a good movie and time for bed for this girl.
Ow yeah before I go, Weekly Favourites is something new ima do each week. Towards the end of the week sometime, ima post afew favourite finds of my week and maybe some photos and I really don't know to be honest. Will just have to wait and see and I will try mix it up if you will. Well... Have an awesome weekend everyone and will talk to you all on Monday. Hope you enjoy my first edition of weekly favourites:

LOL Moment Of The Week:

HUGE Funny Friday Picture Dump – 115 Pics! I honestly don't know why people take pictures like this...
I was like: Gosh this is stupid. Looking at it more I just got confused and now it makes me giggle!

Buy Me A House And Let's Do Some DIY Aha:

Brilliant! Totally want to do this!
Looks super chic but is also super cheap (Did you see what I done there? Haha)

What A Clever Guy (Actual):


Never lose a bobby pin again. Well not as many =D

Quote Of The Week:

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/126324748/lana-del-rey-quote-print-812-x-11-print
Well let's frigin' do it then!

Just Some Advice:

15 Celebrity Breakup Quotes to Mend Your Shattered Heart
... Or a glass of wine hehe.

Drink Of The Week Slash Year:

Rasberry Ice Cream Champagne drink alcohol diy ingredients drink recipes diy party favors diy party ideas diy drinks
Don't waste a good bottle =] Cheap bubbles are perfect for this!


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

*All images from pinterest.com

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Coconut Oil Benefits : Health Edition

Coconut oil isn't just great for the amazing beauty benefits it has but also has incredible health benefits as well. Listed below are some of my favourite ways to use this product that are going to benefit your health in a great way. Why not give them a go?!


Soothing Icky Sniffles If you've got the winter blues like most of us get at some point, to help your recovery and feel instant relief, rub a little coconut oil outside of your nostrils.

Oil Pulling Now we've all probably heard of oil pulling by now. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day before you brush your teeth. Well who wants to do that 20 minutes a day? Let's be real. I am lazy so I do this once or twice a week. Obviously the benefits won't be as great so if you have 20 minutes every day, go for it! Doing oil pulling will help detoxify your body, freshen your breath, make for healthier gums, whiten your teeth and cure headaches.

Cooking Up A Storm Using coconut oil in place of your regular cooking oil, for baking and cooking will help lower cholesterol levels and also help with brain and body functions. If you cook potatoes in coconut oil... Nom! Nom! Is all I have to say.

Itchy Sore Throat Whenever I have a sore or itchy throat I add a tiny bit of coconut oil to my tea at night to help soothe it abit. Although you can do the same with coffee, I know someone who adds some to their morning coffee when they're not feeling 100%.

Clean Mouthguard My last tip may sound weird but it is something I do. Because I am sexy and sleep with a mouthguard in (grinding teeth problem). I wash my mouth guard with coconut oil during the day. So if you're sexy like me (haha) or even have a retainer you can clean it like this.


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Monday Envy

I am feeling relaxed today and ready for the new week ahead. After helping dad out Friday and Saturday I was so tired and just like sad slash angry for some reason. So I drove out to the farm to stay with my sister and see my wee niece, which always puts a smile on my dial. Yesturday we went to Hamilton to have a look around some shops and all I came out with was Duncan Donuts haha naughty me I know. But meh they were delish and i'm not sorry hehe. Scored a bedside table so all I need to buy now is a mini book shelf and a fan heater. Everything is slowly but surely coming together. Off to have a glass of wine and surf the web.

Shirt Made For Me Aha:

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Tree House:

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PINK Scooter:

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Skirt Loves:

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I Need In My Belly:

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Bracelet Over Jersey:

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Love always,
Louise XoXo.

*All images from weheartit.com

Friday, 13 June 2014

Laugh Out Loud Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Today and tomorrow I am helping my father out at his company so busy I will be. It'll be good to get out of the house though and do something different. So enjoy your weekend whether you're out partying or watching movies in your pajamas do what you want! That's what the weekend is all about right? Just need to get through today so a giggle may be in order =]








Love always,
Louise XoXo.

*All images from weheartit.com.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Coconut Oil Benefits : Beauty Edition

I have recently fallen in love with coconut oil as i'm sure many of you have as well. I use it daily and it is actually a frigin' god send! I could probably blab on all day about what you can use this miracle product for but I thought I would share with you all some of my top uses for this multi purpose product. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is best because it is a lot more natural than other types that you get. If you haven't picked up some yet then just head down to your local supermarket and pick some up. I got my jar for under $10NZD so it is super affordable indeed. Let's get started!:


Cuticle & Hand Cream I have always had a hard time with my dry cuticles and no hand cream I ever tried would help out enough for me to even see a difference, maybe feel a bit of a difference but now twice a day for the past week or so, I rub coconut oil on my hands and into my cuticles and I can definitely see a huge difference!

Hair Treatment For an overnight hair treatment mask you just need to, heat up about 5 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave then wait until it cools. After it cools, just apply like you would any hair mask. Leave the mask in over night and wash your hair in the morning for a seriously silky smooth do.

Eye Cream Stop spending your hard earned cash on expensive eye creams right now! I seriously mean that. I have used so many eye creams in my search to find the perfect one for me. In the end I found out that coconut oil is 100% better than any eye cream I have ever tried. Like truly and if you get it in your eye accidentally it won't burn like some eye creams or irritate your delicate eye area. You can even use this product on your eyelashes to help condition them and help them grow. Bonus!

Night Cream When doing my night time beauty routine, I use coconut oil as a night cream on the places on my face that need extra moisture. Normally my nose and forehead get dry so I work a bit of this into these areas before bed and while I sleep it works its magic. Even better, it won't clog pores and cause black heads so you can use this all over your face as well.

Body Oil In winter especially my skin tends to get a tad dry and tight feeling. I just use this oil as a treatment once a week on my whole body after a long pampering shower. You don't need much though so less is definitely more when it comes to this body oil treatment.

Body Exfoliator All you have to do to make this gorgeous body scrub is mix the coconut oil with granulated sugar then in the shower exfoliate. Simple as that and you will smell so nice and coconuty afterwards. I know that isn't a word, just go with it aha.

Makeup Remover After using this for awhile I honestly don't understand why people are still buying branded makeup removers to be honest. This is seriously a god send. Gets rid of face makeup and even waterproof eye and lip makeup, without irritating your eyes or anything. After rubbing the coconut oil all over your face, eyes and lips, wipe off with a warm flannel. This will get rid of all the traces of makeup and leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Shaving Cream To stop getting sore and itchy shaving rash, simply use coconut oil in place of your normal shaving cream. It will leave your legs a lot smoother than before and the razor will even last longer because of the oil will condition the blades, which also makes it easier to get clean after shaving.

Acne Treatment If a pesky spot pops up, dab a bit of coconut oil on it and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and follower with a choice of your toner. The antibacterial properties will help your pimple heal a lot quicker and take some of the annoying redness away.


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Afew Goodies + My Great Cheap Find!

So I wasn't going to venture out of the house yesturday. I was dressed in a comfy old hoodie and well let's just say it, looked like utter crap. Until my sister said she wanted to visit one of the op shops in town to have a look. Thought I would go along (yes I did go out looking like a tramp aha). You know how it goes...

These are my favourite facewipes I have ever used. I have only ever seen them at Dollar Star (Asian store) in Rotorua. It is correct to say I kind of use them religiously, so I needed to stock up abit before going to Wellington at the end of the month. Only $2NZD each and a pack of these cucumber wipes lasts me almost a whole month.

After Dollar Star we went to Glassons, because my sister needed to buy some new tights. I should of just stayed in the car because I do not need yet another tshirt. I have like 27 of the things (yes 27). But I do love this tshirt, it's nice and relaxed and for a tshirt it is quite warm. The real reason I got this was because i'm really loving mixing stripes with leopard print lately. Is that weird? Lol. This was $24.99NZD which to be honest is more than I would normally spend on a tshirt but meh I love it!

Also from Glassons I got some Ponto pants. They are my favourite pants ever! Like even more comfy than leggings.They kind of suck your legs in abit aswell for a more slimming look than leggings. These were $39.99NZD which for a good pair of pants is super affordable. 

Lastly it was to the Op Shop we go. This was my best find of the day, to say the least. I love going to a good second hand store and sorting through everything, looking for gems like this. While looking through one of the tables, I came across this. The pictures do not do it justice. It is such a beautiful green in person. I'm going to use it as a pretty little vase on my bookshelf and I think, it will go like perfectly with some little pink roses. Well this only cost me 50c. So happy my sister dragged me out to the op shop yesturday!


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Inspirational Tuesday

Awe I didn't get to do a Monday Envy this week. Kind of forgot it was Monday, even though I knew it was Monday. Does that make sense? Haha. Well this week I cannot stop smiling and I just cannot help but think about how blessed I am. I have such a supportive family and friends, who have stuck by me the last 18 months when I pretty much hit rock bottom and they have helped me climb back up and helped me get ready to rock this world once again. So here are some quotes for this week when you're not 100%, get back out there and live the life!

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Independent

Truth be told everyone is beautiful in their own little ways.

Start today!

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Love always,
Louise XoXo.

*All images from weheartit.com

Monday, 9 June 2014

Update Of The Life + Plans!

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Thought it was time for a little update on the life. Well as you know or don't know, i've been organising and saving (well trying to save aha) for moving to Wellington. I have a house all figured out and a date set for the move which is the 27th of this month. Abit later than I wanted to go though but dad is free that weekend with the van to help me move down my furniture and stuff so ima take that. Then next month I start my special effects course (yay). Gives me time to settle into my house and do some work to get some cash (save Louise for the love of god save), before I start my study. Mentally I am doing really, really well at the moment, I have even got some of my packing out of the way. Well apart from stuff i'll need between now and when I move atleast.

On a really positive note, I have wiped some of my debt! By the time I go down to Wellington I would of paid off my car and paid my parents back all the money I owed them from last year. Seriously, it feels like a massive weight has been lifted off. May not sound like alot but ima have an extra $80 per week, which for me is a hell of alot. With that I can even start my little nest egg savings account. I know I should already have been saving but getting rid of some of the debt was more of a priority. Better late than never right?!

There are afew things on my to do list before I head off at the end of this month.
I need to get my car serviced and a new warrent. Ow golly I am glad I looked because I honestly probably would of been driving around with none since I never pay attention to it aha.
Buy pastels for my face charts at course. If I can find great pastels, they are so much easier to use than makeup and the colour doesn't rub off.
Buy a bedside table, bookshelf, heater and clothes horse for my room. I like getting things sorted but money issues tell me to calm the eff down and wait until I can afford these things. So if anyone wants to buy me a present, they are more than welcome haha.

Well that's pretty much it or I will be here all day going on about random stuff that let's me honest, you probably don't care about =] Tomorrow my niece Tayla is coming over so so so excited to see her! Hopefully if it's sunny we might head out to the park. Happy happy Monday my lovely people!


Love always,
Louise XoXo.