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Learning to Sew

I’ve always been a creative person – many of my weekends throughout my childhood were spent drawing, creating and crafting – but I never really learnt to sew. Every now and again I gave it a go – mainly when I had to for Girl Guides or for school. Recently I’d been thinking that’d I’d like […] Read more…


Hand Cream for Winter

I’ve only recently become interested in hand creams – before I discovered this Antipodes one I hadn’t really found one I got along with. This winter my skin has been even more dry than usual so I decided to put some more hand creams to the test and come up with a little ‘routine’ that […] Read more…


Eyebrow Routine

This post may as well be titled ‘A Love Letter to Benefit and its Eyebrow Products and Services’ as without Benefit my brows just wouldn’t look as good as they do. BACKGROUND ON MY BROWS I’ve always had really thick dark brows and while I occasionally had them threaded in high school I never went […] Read more…



There’s been a bit of a trend on Pinterest and Instagram recently that I absolutely love: painted toy animals. My mom (who is always ahead of her time) actually did this to some of our old toys years ago – I remember taking a little pig that was spraypainted silver with me to my dorm […] Read more…


Our First Home | Pinspiration

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Now that the house is officially ours it’s time for the fun part – decor! While we’re still months off moving in and the build hasn’t even started I’ve begun trawling Pinterest for inspiration. Who am I kidding?! I’ve been trawling Pinterest for months! While we’re not […] Read more…


Fresh Flowers + Painted Bottom DIY Vase

Occasionally when I’m out running errands I like to pick up a small bunch of flowers to bring home, always forgetting that I don’t actually own a single vase! Usually I just grab the nearest glass or empty jar and fill it up with water to create a makeshift vase but this time I thought […] Read more…


Our First Home

We’ve been watching the housing market for the last couple of years and we’ve been seriously looking for houses for about 6 or so months. Between the changes on loans imposed by the Reserve Bank, the crazy Auckland house market and the general state of the economy there has certainly been a lot of ups and […] Read more…


DIY Nail Polish Remover Pot

Nail Polish Remover Pots seem to be very in right now – nearly every beauty brand seems to be releasing one. I really wanted to give one a go but I’m a bit fussy about my nail polish remover so I didn’t want to spend money on a product that could potentially be more gimmicky […] Read more…


Sydney Haul

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Sydney for a little getaway and while I was there to visit family I made time for a little beauty shopping. Before I went I made myself a list of items I really wanted and I’m proud to say I didn’t stray too far from it. Everything […] Read more…


My Clinique Story Changer | Getting Rid of Blemishes a Second Time

When I was a teenager I had serious acne – it was uncomfortable, embarrassing, sometimes painful and really took a toll on my self-confidence. I tried every treatment under the sun and ended up having to see a dermatologist and go on medication. The medication worked but I was warned the blemishes would come back one day. About a […] Read more…

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