Monday, March 31, 2014

Discover the new way to party... At Home

 
 

So we all have heard of The Body Shop and love their products.  But have your heard of The Body Shop At Home?

The Body Shop At Home is the direct selling arm of The Body Shop and was created to help empower women to start their own business, be their own boss and earn their own income.   As a consultant you get to represent and be part of an iconic brand with gorgeous products!  A flexible working environment, controlling your own hours, and fantastic earning potential really to add to the appeal of becoming a consultant.

However, if you aren't interested in becoming a consultant, you can host a party with The Body Shop At Home.  A perfect opportunity to share a relaxing time with friends, as well as hands on sampling of the many pampering products from The Body Shop, AND get some beauty tips.  I love the idea of choosing a theme for your party...like 'Feet Fantasy', Skin Sational', 'Make Me Over' or 'Tropical Treats'.  So tempting!!  A great idea for a Baby Shower, Hens Night, Birthday or girls night in.

I've been enjoying these yummy products pictured above over the last few days. The BB cream is fabulous, magically transforming to match my skin tonw.  The Camomile Cleansing Butter is like nothing I've tried before; it just glides onto your skin, melting off makeup and grime.  I've always loved The Body Shop's iconic body butters which smell good enough to eat, and the Honeymania Body Butter is no exception.  Combining this with the Honeymania Body Scrub, and Honeymania Shower Gel I smell good enough to eat too ;)





Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Soon Winter 2014


Soon Maternity kept me stylishly attired for my pregnancy last year (see here), and now they have released their Winter 2014 collection it just about makes me want to be pregnant again ;P  This collection will not only keep mums to be warm and comfortable, but chic and stylish as well!  Come to think of it, I'm actually still wearing my Soon Maternity pieces a year on from giving birth to my son Ashley, so in fact a baby bump is not a requirement for purchase! 

The Winter 2014 collection blends Parisian femininity and timelessness with fashion-forward cuts and fabrics. The collection also ventures into new territories for maternity fashion with the introduction of coated pants and skirts and leather panel dresses.  I love, love, love the coated skinny pant, so on trend.  The long knit cardigan in grey and black is another winning piece, perfect for a feminine, layered look.

Soon's Winter 2014 Collection is available at their online boutique (www.soonmaternity.com), select stockists or if you are in Melbourne, visit their flagship store in Hawksburn Village (512 Malvern Road, Prahran) where one of their friendly and experienced team will be on hand to provide personalised styling advice as you build your fashionable winter wardrobe to take you through all areas of your life, whether it be work, leisure or celebration.





Monday, March 24, 2014

Soon Maternity Nappy Bag

Pouch- thanks to The Luxe Project

Soon Maternity have just released the very stylish Victoria Nappy Bag, so perfect for the fashion conscious.  Ash is 1 tomorrow (can you believe it!!), and in all this time I have made do without a nappy bag... until now.  Finally a nappy bag that is elegant and sophisticated; very much inline with the style of the maternity and nursing clothing also available at Soon Maternity.

This bag is so incredibly roomy, and has pockets galore so you can keep the inside of your bag organised.  And of course it will no doubt get great use once my little Ash is out of nappies! The Victoria comes in natural and black as you can see above, and has a long detachable strap so you can hook it over the pram handle.

So what's in my nappy bag?  Nappy change mat (included with bag), a change of clothes, nappy wipes, Aldi nappies and an Aldi swim nappy.  Plus my essentials; phone, purse, diary, camera, lipgloss, sunnies and pawpaw cream, AND there is still room for more!

Soon Maternity have 25% off STOREWIDE this week!!






Tuesday, March 18, 2014

St Frock


Shoes- Birkenstock (here)

Stripes really are such a wardrobe staple, they are so easy to wear and this 3/4 sleeve tee fits the bill perfectly.  Teamed today with some other wardrobe basics- blue jeans and Birkenstocks.  Fancy comfortable, supportive shoes being on trend!  I for one am very happy to embrace it!!

To be honest I started this outfit with heels, but the reality was that I was in my Birkenstocks for a visit with 11 month old Ash to Billy Lids indoor play centre, as well as a quick trip to Bunnings.  Not places for heels at all, and given that this blog really is about my daily outfits I decided to keep them on for my piccies; plus I really don't mind how they look at all.  What do you think of Birkenstocks?

Hair out for something different today too :)







Thursday, March 13, 2014

Target


A month ago now, coincidentally on my 35th birthday, I was a part of one of the most fun and special opportunities, with Target Australia capturing some precious moments between my, then 10 month old, son Ashley and I.   Talk about a fantastic birthday present!!

Target styled Ash and I in pieces from their collection; in particular Ash's pieces are from their new range of  childrenswear  for this Autumn/Winter.  I love his little jeans and how adorable are those baby Dunlop Volleys, not to mention the puffa vest and smart check shirt.  So classic, and VERY cute! Sizes range from new babies, right through to size 16.  I pretty much buy all Ash's clothes from Target now, the prices are incredibly affordable and the pieces so on trend.

Finally a huge thank you to Target for capturing such beautiful photos and for thinking of me for this opportunity.

p.s. Target have $5 off all children's denim clothing at the moment. Hmmm I think another visit to Target is in order.





Tuesday, March 11, 2014

7000BC


7000BC Classic Beauty generously offered me the opportunity to try out a selection of products from their range. 7000BC are mineral cosmetics, and the ingredients used are beneficial to the condition of the skin!  Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are well known ingredients used in the 7000BC range, and they have anti-inflammatory properties as well as being natural sunscreens for your skin.

I haven't used mineral cosmetics before but I have been really impressed at the quality of all these products.  The anti ageing BB cream is a real winner.  It's a mix between a vitamin enriched moisturiser as well as a foundation, and contains anti ageing properties.  I mixed it with a bit of moisturiser for a lighter finish. 

I love the blush and bronzer and have been using these daily, the colour is spot on and they are so easily applied with 7000BC's beautiful handmade brushes.  The mineral foundation gives fantastic coverage with a flawless look.  The mineral lipsticks and lipgloss are mositurising and are lovely to wear.

The Dragon's Blood anti wrinkle sculpting gel was another product I got to try.  Designed to plump the skin, smooth wrinkles, firm and tone skin, and refine the complexion this is one great product.  Also at a very reasonable price point - $28 for 15ml.   I also loved the body wash, such a delicious smelling product!

There is a lot more information on the 7000BC website, including full ingredient lists, benefits and reviews.