Wednesday, 13 August 2014

26 Day Blog Challenge : Day 3&4

2 days in 1 post. Just because I am lazy and I can hehe.

Day 3 : Draw Yourself

I saw a post like this on another blog and I thought to myself: Ow that sounds like fun, I will do that. Well... Turns out I cannot draw very well and the only art i'm good at is makeup. But for you I will try. Hold the laughter (haha).



It was either this or a stick figure =] Maybe a stick figure would of been better.


Day 4 : Photo Of The Place You Live In

Today at lunch I was sitting in the sun. Not the prettiest of settings but it was an amazing way to spend my break all cosy in the sun. Peace.



Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Monday, 11 August 2014

26 Day Blog Challenge : Day 2

Day 2 : Current Wishlist

Happy Monday! I started my own 26 day blog challenge yesturday. If you want to join me the list is on day 1 for you. Remember to send me the link yeah?!
Honestly I always have things I need to buy so when it comes to items I want it takes me forever to get around to it. Well I try to get myself treats every now and then but I kind of have to justify it to myself somehow.
Anyway forgetting about my logical brain, here are the items currently on my wishlist:

Dinair Pink Airbrush Machine
www.airbrushmakeup.com

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Mongram Canvas





Kate Spade Darrly Sunglasses
www.shopbop.com


What's on your wishlist?


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

26 Day Blog Challenge : Day 1

Hey! Long time no see . . . I have been super busy living in Wellington with my special effects course and putting most of my energy into my study lately.
Seen so many of these blog challenges around the place and always thought of doing it. Trying to get my ass into gear and start blogging again, I thought this would be a fun thing to do to be honest.
I decided to write my own so anyone who wants to join me I tag you all! If you do, remember to send me the link or if you make your own challenge I would love to see what you come up with as well.


Rules:

  • Have fun! - Remember blogging is meant to be fun. Be creative and always be yourself.
  • Blog daily! - If you're busy I am sure we will forgive you. Live your life.
  • Send me the link! - I am nosey so this will be an eventful thing to do hehe.

Day 1 : Take A Selfie And Describe Your Day



I'm on a weekend break with the family up in Rotorua at the moment. Which makes me over the moon to see everyone and especially my gorgeous niece (as pictured) She runs around saying Aunty! Aunty! Hehe that's me. We had a ball this morning running around, drawing and being silly. It still amazes me how quickly she grows and changes. She is so smart and talks more and more every time I see her.
After my sister and niece left to go back home (sad face) I was off to catch up with one of my favourite people Zoe on her lunch break. Was really good to see her and give her the biggest hugs =]
Ran a few errands and purchased some new boots. I was really sad that my shoes decided to fall apart today (tryna cut down my spending). But I needed them right?! Totally justified I think hehe.
Just me and my mama home now watching television then we will be off to The Thai Restaurant for our wee dinner date later. Nom!

I will see all you beautiful people tomorrow for day 2 of my blog challenge!


Love always,
Louise XoXo.

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:

Untitled | via Tumblr

PINK Scooter:

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Skirt Loves:

Search summer images

I Need In My Belly:

(100+) Tumblr

Bracelet Over Jersey:

Bold and Beautiful | via Tumblr


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.