Monday, 19 November 2012

why am i so bad at keeping up to date with blogging

I think once you fall into a pattern of just not doing something for a while you just seem to forget. Well thats how I feel a little update on where I have been lately. I decided that I need to start instagramming more and it just is so much easier to tell a story through photos..oh so cliche but true.

For now, shall I just speak about my hair. I got ma hair did! Yay! I want to do a hair care routine video but I need to get my shit together and actually start filming again but for now I'll just show ya'll a visual.

So I re-ombred my hair and it is much more intense..I also coloured my roots a cool brown colour and put some temporary pink colour on the tips as you can see. The pink is unfortunately gone *sigh* BUT I do love the over all colour. My hair is much drier than usual though and I still have issues with my roots being oily and considering I have thin hair...this is not a good blend. I feel icky wearing second day hair so its almost always up which is not good. But until I find a good routine for me I have to do with that :(


L x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


I wanted to speak about this lovely...fruit...veggie? Good source of fat!

Number one not only does it taste good but I never realised the amazing health benefits. It is a super food mmm and its natures butter which is why I lurve it and don't feel bad lathering my sandwiches in it rather than margarine my other main man.

They are rich in :

Vitamin B
Viamin E and K
As well as full full full of fibré (sounds better pronounced in a French way hehe)

My favourite ways to eat an avo?

On toast or fresh bread
With roasted tomatoes (look out for my favourite recipe with tomato avocado and feta cheese)
Obviously in salads or cold pastas

 Stay tuned for a really easy and quick lunch recipe using 4 basic ingredients: tomatoes, avocado, feta cheese and bread!

image: my own!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Top 10 Nailpolishes for Spring/Summer

So I have a youtube video up on  explaining my nailpolishes. Visit that at  As for a blog post... I have more than 10 nail polishes! So below are some photos and names of all the colours shown in the video. I hope you're all having a wonderful day! I can't wait to finish uni...then all of my time can be dedicated to making things and shopping and actually using my gym membership! Yay.  (some photos overlap with the colours..but youget the jist!)

right to left: sally hanson advanced hard as nails | seche vite dry fast top coat | sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear in white on | essie nail laquer in eternal optimist | chanel nail vernis in orange fizz | opi nail lacquer in if you moust you moust | opi nail lacquer in cajun salmon 

right to left (starting with butter london): butter london nail lacquer in pillar box red | opi nail lacquer in mr's o'leary's bbq | essie nail lacquer in wicked

right to left (starting with revlon nail polish): revlon top speed nail enamel in lily | bys nail polish in baby let's cruise | rimmel nail polish in summer days | colour club nail lacquer in orange revenge

right to left (starting with chanel): chanel nail vernis in black pearl | opi by sephora nail polish in what's a tire jack?  | opi by sephora top coat in only gold for me | opi by sephora top coat in flurry up | opi nail lacquer in metallic 4 life | opi nail lacquer (colour unkown- a black top coat with multicoloured glitter)


Monday, 15 October 2012

It's been 10 days....WHAT!?

SO SO SO SO bad of me. But at least I have an excuse..I've had a thousand uni essays and have been sick in this last week but I am now back for good. You can't get rid of me...well I'm not sure if any of you actually read this but HEY if you do then brace yourselves...anyway I don't even really know what I'm saying so...hahaha.

ANYWAY my point is. I have re-found my love with makeup and fashion. I was really into home decor these last few months..and I still am but I have decided that I have to pay more attention to my lovely beauty and fashion...paradigms..worlds? So in light of that, I need to express my LOVE LOVE LOVE for berry/mauve lips. Yes I know here in Aus we are going into Spring/Summer and usually darker lips are left for Winter but whats wrong with mixing it up? It still gets cool here in Sydney where I live, and I just think with the proper colour a mauve/berry lip with a floral outfit or even a beautiful white dress looks stunning.

love love love love love.

Hopefully I have a nice berry lip coming up on my youtube channel. Stay tuned!

L x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Chocolate cake

I feel like I have neglected you so...but for a reason being university. (ugh) But I will leave you with a LOVELY recipe that I am delighted to share because when ever I have any free time I love to bake. Taken from the Not Quite Nigella website, (one of those websites that I wonder aimlessly through because its that good)  this One Bowl Chocolate Cake is my go to fix if I'm feeling like cheating on a lazy Friday afternoon. 

The cake is surprisingly light and is always a winner with people who don't even enjoy chocolate and the best thing about it? It requires one bowl and one spoon to prepare. Its fool proof. Enjoy the recipe here


Monday, 1 October 2012

Talon Tuesday

Everybody does a mani Monday so I decided to start my own tradition.

OPI's 'mrs o'leary's BBQ' with 'metallic 4 life' in my ring finger. Need to stop playing with my cuticles! Any tips??

L xo

Friday, 28 September 2012

The Braidy Bunch

Everybody has their great hair moments and whilst i'm already on the messy bun bandwagon seen at the Marni show this S/S 2013 (visual below- my bed hair will finally look fashionable), the rise in temperature here in Sydney has caused for a celebration of the good old hair braid. This is a round-up of my three favourite and timeless looks...

I've always loved Sienna's efortless style and fell in love when i saw this do years ago in my old magazines. Im still in love. This is perfect for a hot summer's day and for those (like me) who decided to cut their hair and in an effort to grow it back are going through that awkward length and running out of ways to style! Perfecto!

Next is Miss Olsen's barely there braid. Perfect solution to turn your hair from looking too 80's boof/fluffy to looking effortlessly groomed. A two minute do (assuming you already have beautifully curly/wavy tresses)

And new favourite. I want to run out and get extensions right now because this ponytail is fierce! I love fish braids...perfect for any occasion especially during this coming summer!

Have a beautiful day my readers!

xo L

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Getting my DIY on with jewellery

So I decided to get oh so creative and use some chain to make some jewellery pieces. What I came up with was a 'boho inspired headpiece', some dainty rings as well as the typical long necklace revamped by the dainty chain that is really on trend.

I created a youtube vid on this:

BUT I forgot to film how I created the whole headpiece so I will include instructions down below.

What you will need:

- a piece of chain, any colour will do. Long enough to go around 1.5-2 times around your head (where you want it to sit)
- pliers

1. Measure the piece of chain around the circumference of your head and cut it off (or you can open a link from the chain and unhook it so that you're not wasting any chain- open like you would a jump ring and then clamp to close)

2. Then to create the base of the headpiece, take one side of your cut piece and open up that end of the chain with your pliers like you would a jump ring. Hook the opposite loop into the open piece of chain and clamp close to create a closed circle base that fits nicely around your head.

3.  (not shown in the video) measure a piece of chain that goes from the middle of your forehead (where the chain sits) all up and along the middle of your head up to the crown and to the back of your head to connect to the chain and connect in the same way you just did for the base of the headpiece.

You are basically creating a circle of chain with a connected line in the middle of the circle to creative 2 semi circles if looking at it from the a bird's eye view.

Your end result should look something like this:

Hopefully my instructions weren't too confusing. I'm getting better at explaining things I promise....and the photos of my dopey head are just because they were screen shots from the vid.

L xo