Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Boho waves tutorial with GHD - long hair

You will notice throughout my blog that my hair is usually up in a bun, or long and out with soft waves.  My hair is naturally very straight but I really much prefer it with some loose waves.  And yes, it's very long; let's not even talk about how long it's been since I've had a hair cut, that is far too embarrassing!  Anyhoo, today I'm sharing with you how you can get this look with the limited edition ghd V rose gold styler.  

Alrighty, so here is my hair in it's natural state. I always wash my hair at night and let it dry over night.  My hair is about as low maintenance as it gets, it hasn't been dyed or coloured for many, many years (thankfully no greys yet), and I only use standard supermarket shampoo and conditioner, generally whatever is on sale.  And okay I'll fess up, it hasn't been cut for nearly two years...YIKES!

To start, pile up half your hair out of the way on top of your head.  There are a couple of sectioning clips included with the ghd V rose gold styler kit which are useful for this.  Then grab a small section of hair and holding the styler VERTICALLY grip the hair then twist the styler AWAY from your face 180 degrees. 

 Keeping the styler vertical, and the hair taught with your other hand, slide the styler down the length of your hair.  Go slower for a more dramatic curl.

Repeat, repeat, repeat gradually working your way around the bottom half of your head.  Let down the top and repeat, repeat, repeat!  Remember to always twist away from your face.

Once your whole head is done allow the hair to cool. Next brush out those curls- this is what creates the wave look.  I also like to use a texturising powder at the roots which gives some extra body and hold.

And finally my hot tip, particularly for very long hair (and not something I've seen in any other tutorials), is to twist all hair all up into bun and secure it with an elastic until it's time to head out. I personally find this makes for a more consistent wave and a smoother look.

I should add ghd have put out a whole rose gold collection, see HERE.  I'm pretty keen to check out the ghd curve classic wave wand set #getthehintdarling

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sandy Feet

Long sleeve rashy- thanks to Sandy Feet
Long board shorts- thanks to Sandy Feet

Firstly, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for following along with Ash and I this last year.  All your support and comments mean so much.

Ash (20 months) is officially ready to hit the beach in this fabulous gear from SandyFeet.Australia Kids Swimwear.  They have a fantastic range of kids short and long sleeve rashies, sun shirts, boardshorts, swim hats, swimwear, boy legs and trunks- all 100% chlorine proof, quick dry and UPF50+.  Perfect for the Australian climate!

The collection is made up of bold prints and colours which all mix and match together so fabulouslousy and I can certainly vouch that they are fantastic quality.

Saturday, December 20, 2014



Top-  Sportsgirl (similar style here)
Jeans- Jeanswest (here)
Shoes- Zara (old, similar here)
The Manhattan Bangle- thanks to Najo Jewellery
Casablanca earrings- thanks to Najo Jewellery
Sunnies- RayBan (here)

This is what I wore to my work Christmas Party this week, a lunch time affair so keeping it smart casual and of course my favourite aviators!

I have been wearing my Najo Jewellery Basket of Dreams cuff and silver Marrakesh earrings to death- see here, here, here, here and here!!  So it was a no brainer to add some more pieces to my collection, this time with a touch of rose gold with this beautiful bangle and stunning earrings.  Such amazing quality and that perfect bohemian luxe vibe that I love.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Grease is the word

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Grease at the Regent Theatre here in Melbourne last Thursday. 

Last time Grease was in Melbourne, early this year, the entire three month season sold out.  Because of the extraordinary demand for tickets Grease has returned for another season.  Leading the all-star cast in the iconic roes of Danny and Sandy are Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett.  The much loved Bert Newton plays the role of veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Rodd McKenny dusts of his dancing shoes to star as Teen Angel.

Grease includes all those unforgettable songs which you simply can't resist dancing in your seat and singing along too!  My husband and I had such a fun night and I would certainly recommend it.

Venue: Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Price: From $64.90
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au

*Photo credit Jeff Busby

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This kid

Bucket Hat- thanks to Acorn Kids
Overalls and tee- Big W (similar here)
Sandals- Pumpkin Patch (similar here)
Bunny- Jelly Cat (here)

Here is my little poppet, and we are having a frolic in the National Gallery of Victoria Sculpture Garden.  One of my favourite Melbourne places to visit, it really is just so pretty. You can see last time I visited with Ashley HERE, featuring some of my favourite pics of him.

Ash is wearing one of Acorn Kids bucket hats with toggles.  I'm sure I am not on my own when I say I cannot keep a hat on my toddlers head, but with this fully adjustable style I can tighten the head, and chin strap.  Ash will certainly have a good go at trying to get it off and a fair bit of a whinge (refer pic above) but he does give up!  Hooray.
Mum 1 Ash 0

Size wise, Ash is 20 months and this hat is a size large (4 y/o- 8 y/o).  As you can see it's a bit big on him, but we'll certainly gets LOTS of use from this one for the next 7 years ;)

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Monday, December 8, 2014


Walk the talk jumpsuit- thanks to St Frock
Heels- Country Road (old, similar here)
Manhattan cuff - thanks to Najo Jewellery
Casablanca earrings- thanks to Najo Jewellery

I felt like I was takimg a chance when I ordered this jumpsuit from St Frock but I have to say I love it! It's got that relaxed boho vibe that I've been favoring of late.  Also easily dressed up with a high heel and glamorous jewellery, or keep it casual with flat sandals and a cross body bag.

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