Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Brazil Nut


Last month I introduced you to The Body Shop At Home and the fabulous party options they have on offer.  If you host a party this month you can receive a Brazil Nut pack valued at over $80 for just $20!!  And let me tell you, this is a great pack to get your hands on.  With a high concentration of antioxidants, Brazil nut oil is a skin saviour with the added bonus of a sensational scent.  The Body Shop have used pure Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil to create a whole Brazil Nut collection including the delicious cream scrub and body butter pictured above, as well as beautifying oil, shower cream, body mist and soap.  With this collection dryness is locked out and moisture is locked in for skin that feels super-soft, ultra-smooth and totally-touchable. 

I've also had the chance to try out some of the products from the Strawberry collection, rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and strawberry seed oil- soooo yummy! As well as products from the Bath Time collection designed to help you relax and unwind.  The bath pillow with its little suction caps is genius!!  A great Mothers Day gift perhaps...

Also on offer for April and May, new consultants who join The Body Shop At Home with the $199 Lifestyle Kit will receive $671 in products and business tools.  The Body Shop At Home often have special gifts on offer for consultants, hosts and guests so it's well worth keeping an eye on their website, or following them on Facebook.








Sunday, April 20, 2014

Millers for Mothers Day + GIVEAWAY

 
                                                                                                                                                                 
Mother's Day is fast approaching so it is time to find a lovely gift for your mum.  Millers have a great range of gift options at incredibly affordable prices, and I've chosen a selection of my favourites to share with you today.

That statement necklace pictured above is only $15, in fact all the jewellery at Millers is $15 or less, as are all scarves!  The sheepskin vest is a real stand out piece I think, perfect for the cooler months ahead and it is only $20!!!  And who could go past this pretty polkadot nightie or this soft fluffy pink nightgown.  Stripes are a key trend these season and black ballet flats a wardrobe staple. 

Now to a GIVEAWAY:

WIN a Millers gift of your choice valued up to $50.  

TO ENTER:
Leave a comment below telling me which is your favourite piece for your mum.  Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.





P.s. Giveaway open to Australian residents only, and ends midnight Sunday 27 April 2014.




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stripes

 
 
 
  

Long sleeve stripe dress- thanks to St Frock
Dreamwear cotton slip- thanks to Nancy Ganz
Leather jacket- Sportsgirl (old, similar here)
Heels- Witchery (similar here)
Sunnies- Rayban (similar here)

An easy to wear stripey dress today which I've paired with these pointed snakeskin print heels. I am wearing Nancy Ganz shapewear underneath which makes me feel so much more confident in such a fitted dress, especially post pregnancy.  As the weather drops it's so easy to add a leather jacket, blazer, coat or even a chunky knit to warm up this look.










Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Live North

   
 
 
 
Shirt- Country Road (similar here)
Pants- Sportsgirl (similar here, and here)
Sunnies- Sunnies.com.au
Shoes- Steve Madden (similar here)
Silver heart earrings- Dorothy & Evelyn

These last couple of weeks I've been on assignment with Live North to shop the inner Northern suburbs in Melbourne.  When I first moved to Melbourne in 2007, I quickly began exploring all the different regions but as you do, we eventually settled into our favourite spots and local hangs; so this has been a great excuse to visit a few areas that I haven't for a while, or never!  I think when looking for a place to live, you want to love the local street and there really are some fantastic strips in the inner North.  So many great cafes, restaurants and bars, galleries and of course amazing fashion and shopping!

Lets start with Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  What a great street!  Somewhere I regularly visit myself, as well as often bring friends or family from out of town.  It's alternative and interesting with great people watching, there a heaps of great cafes and fun shops to poke around.  Fashion wise there are some great second hand clothes stores such as Shag, as well as boutiques; you'll also find Life With Bird and Gorman here.  The graffiti in this suburb is awesome to, I love to meander the streets here. Gertrude St, Fitzroy is another fabulous street to mosey along, more great cafes and quirky stores.
 
 Next to Lygon St, Carlton or 'Little Italy'.  I'd really only been to this street to eat of an evening but it really is a great shopping street.  There's a lot of my favourites, Country Road, Seed, Witchery, Mimco, Trenery, and Sportsgirl.  I found the service fantastic plus the coffee on this strip is fantastic.  This is where I found my outfit that I'm wearing above.

Off to Smith St, Collingwood, this is much grungier compared to Bruswick St and Lygon St.  Even the cafes are a little quirkier here I think. There are heaps of op shops and second hand clothing stores, so for those of you who love vintage, and have a knack for finding treasures this is the street for you.

High St, Northcote is an area I haven't been to before.  There is an awesome toy and childrenswear shop named Big Dreams where I bought a pure wool beanie for my son Ash.  Again, there are more second hand and op shops on this strip as well as small boutiques, and alternative medicine places.  I found the earrings I'm wearing above on this strip at a little shop called Dorthy & Evelyn.

Clifton Hill has a very pleasant main street.  The cafes here are overflowing for breakfast/lunch, there is a great fruit shops and a few interesting stores to poke around which have original and unique jewellery, as well as homewares.

Now to the best bit, Live North are giving you the chance to...
WIN the Ultimate Northside Experience, valued at over $4000!!

All the details HERE at the Live North website