Thursday Quickie

Life has been bit busy at the moment because my close friend is getting married SATURDAY!! So let’s have Quickie….


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick  is getting more shades to extend her already AWESOME lippy. 16 new Liquid Lipsticks on July 16. 
Get them from Sephora 


Hourglass Hourglass Holiday Palette that has just been revealed. Australian do not fear the Limited Edition Palette will be released at Mecca ,  & online on the 10th November and will be retailing for $132.


Too faced released there 2015 fall collection online recently! There is an eyeshadow palette which features 3 combinations of 5 eyeshadows with a sweet heart pattern. They also released the new born this way foundation and new BLUSH.
Get them from Too Faced


MAC are about to launch their new range MAC Veluxe a Trois Collection Fall 2015. This includes new limited edition lipsticks, Cremesheen Glass, eyeshadow,
Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash and Haute & Naughty Waterproof lash
U.S. Launch Date– 20 August 2015 at MAC Stores
Europe Launch Date – August 2015 at MAC Stores and online


New products to Hit Australia


L’Oreal Paris introduce their Infallible Matte Foundation and matching Primer. There are already rave reviews for this one!


Bourjois have extended their Rouge Edition line to include the Aqua Laques.

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Benefit Cosmetics’ have now has a range of shades in their They’re Real! mascara and eyeliner collection 


Thanks for the quickie


Fitness & Yoga & bad habits

So I’ve been doing yoga for about a month now at the very awesome Move yoga studio in Melbourne. Any Melbournians thinking of doing yoga come join us on the mat.


I’ll have to take a photo of me and my current state when I get home. I’m not trying to brag or anything like FYI. So let’s start from the start.


I would personally  describe myself as slim, I’m not a tinny tiny skinny girl nor am I athletically built, without any professional training or advice I would categorize myself as an ectomorph.

As a child I was very athletic, I used to train for cross country almost every day. I ran the 3km or 1.5km races and I did high-jump, played volleyball and netball because I was tall. 179cm tall to be exact (now). In high school this carried on with school sport but everything changed during Uni.

I was no longer walking everywhere or playing sport, this is when I decided to start playing indoor volleyball with friends we play weekly until we didn’t.

My weight yo-yo here, I was never that unhappy with myself that I would suddenly diet or anything like that but I remember my ex (boyfriend at the time) told me that I had lost a lot of muscle mass and I was not just thin because I was. I was no longer toned.  This never really occurred to me until this point, yes while I was younger I once did have the core/abs of a rock star but I thought I was fine out it. Fine enough that well I didn’t get an hit the gym the next day, but not, so I would walk my dog.

Forward a few months maybe a year I met Nathan and we joined the gym together. We would go but then not go, as soon as his contract ended he cancelled his membership. I on the other hand tried to get at it but let’s be honest here barely got my monies worth of gym.

All I ever did at them gym was cardio and stretching. So after a while I canceled my membership too.

And then 1 month ago I came across the fairly new yoga studio move. I have signed up for there membership and I’ve been to at least 4/5 weekdays and when I first started I was even doing double yoga, sometimes even triple.

What I really learnt about myself and fitness is I have to make it as easy as possible. I go to yoga almost every night because it is convenient I walk out of work and yoga is pretty much a part of my way home.  It’s hard to commit if you have to make the effort to get there.

These are the small things that I have changed in my life and I’m really happy with the relationship I have with my body now.

Things that I do to keep myself going.

1. Make it as convenient as possible to exercise, yes the gym that is further away might be cheaper but you cannot be trusted to go.
2. Carry water every where you go, you’ll end up drinking it.
3.Before you buy a whole new “workout” wardrobe set yourself a mini goal like, if I go to the gym conservatively for a week then I’ll get new pants.
4. Eat right. Carry around healthy snacks and be okay that some days you are just going to eat that whole block of milk chocolate.
5. Follow Fitness bloggers or Instagramers for inspiration.
6. Get a good night sleep.
7. Reward yourself

Winter – Feet

Its FREEZING…. enough said.
I have no understanding how some people function in this cold and especially the ones who look amazing in the freezing cold.

Celebrities seriously give me issues, I know a New York winter is like 10x worse than what I’m getting and then you see someone looking FLAWLESS. I’m lucky I even made it out of bed.

Meranda Kerr, always looks amazing


Or


I’ll see some ad with a girl looking like above.
Seriously girl put some pants on!


But Winter isn’t all bad. Winter for me is like prep season. Prepping my self for summer.

Lets start from the bottom.
Feet.

Let’s be honest: out of all our body parts, feet are probably the most gross. In saying that I love a good foot massage.

So lets takes some steps to make them less gross and all pretty pretty.

1. Soak them

Make a little foot bath by filling a bucket with warm to hot water. I like Hot water because I sit my feet in there forever! You can add like Epson salt or foot soak that you might like for that spa feeling

2. Scrub them

After you have soak them and now the skin is all nice and soft, use a foot scrub or file to remove any dead/excess skin. You can keep them in your bucket and then throw all the mess down the drain later.

3. Maintain them

This is now the perfect time to cut and file your nails.

4. Moisturize them

Find your favorite foot cream and give your feet a good rub down, depending if you’re going to paint them or not, you can now slip on some bed socks to keep them hydrated all night

5. Paint them

Pick your favorite nail polish color and give your toes a little love and now every time you look down at your feet you won’t think about how gross they are.