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Inspired: Kitchen Renovation Update

What can I say, this post is well and  overdue! The original plan was to share it in December when everything was scheduled to be completed and it was looking perfect however life happened and it's been put on the back burner but after much to-ing and frowing I've decided to share what it looks like now. For the most part the kitchen is done, it's just the utility are that still needs a little TLC.



We are waiting for the framing and doors to be made to inclose the washing machine & dryer and are looking at down sizing our current french door refrigerator to add in a side pantry next to it that pulls out. Once that's completed we will move onto the flooring. At the moment we are thinking tiles is the way to go for this space as we'll treat it as more of a wet area with the washing machine being there as well as being the main entry for the dogs to come in-and-out of the house. In terms of colour and style of tiling we have yet to decide. I'd like for it to b…
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The last of the Summer Sun

Happy Thursday! I can't believe it's Thursday already...I'm another day closer to being unemployed (never thought I'd see the day that happens) but have another interview lined up so hopefully I won't be unemployed for long.
I wore this look the day after my birthday, when my head was still in 'me, me, me' mode and all was right with the world, for a casual date along the waterfront with Si & the pups. It was a beautifully warm & sunny day given we were almost a month into Autumn where March can turn grey pretty quickly. I got this shirt yeeaaars ago when I used to work for CR and haven't worn it since. It's 100% cotton and perfect for balmy weather. I paired it with denim cutoffs I picked up early in the summer and my beloved animal print espadrilles. Espadrilles may be the most comfortable summer shoes next to sandals. I've linked a few more similar styles on the SHOP page. I've worn these Balmain sunnies non-stop since I got them…

Drugstore Beauty: New in March

Truth be told, I've been working on this post for two weeks as well as three others. I like to have multiple posts on the go at once to ensure there's a steady flow of content being posted but I am currently in the throws of being made redundant and with that comes a shit load of stress and somehow, a much heavier work load. My days at work have become longer, leaving me little time to get home, eat, shower and try to wind down before hitting the hay. 
Anyway, enough babbling on about the boring stuff. I once again found myself wondering the makeup isles of my local drugstore and picked up a few new things.
Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer  I wore this in last weeks makeup post and have wore it virtually everyday since I got it at the beginning of the month. It's great for opening up the eyes and giving the the appearance of being more 'awake'. I'm not normally too keen on waterproof makeup but this is one I'd buy time and time again. In the colder mont…

FOTD: Pink Lips

Happy Wednesday! Apologies, this post is coming to you almost a week late, which I'll address in my next post.

This look is a little more matte than what I've been sporting lately but it's always fun to switch things up from time to time. I also changed it up a little with a coloured lip which I haven't done in a very long time but kept to my usual cateye! I used the Rimmel London Exaggerate eye definer in nude for the first time for this look. I normally use NYX white liner but often find it gives more of a 60's vibe rather than a soft 'awake' look. The nude gives a perfect a natural look. It glides on really nicely, with the formula being creamy and is waterproof which is the best for those with water eyes like me, so it doesn't disappear after an hour. 




FACE Natio primer + contour palette Makeup Forever Colour Equalizer colour corrector Benifit The Porefessional pore appearance minimiser Urban Decay Naked Skin One 7 Done tinted
 moisturiser Medium L…

DIY Frayed Hem Denim

The two pieces that are in constant rotation in my wardrobe are jeans and t-shirts. From time to time I’ll wear a skirt and on rare occasions I’ll reach for a dress. For me though, there is nothing more comfortable for everyday living then my favourite pair of jeans and a t-shirt, whether it be striped or plane. I recently cut the hems off this pair that I’ve had for a couple of years, for a simple DIY take on the current frayed hem denim trend. I simply cut the hems right where it was sewn and in no time they’ll fray even more, especially after one wash. This is a super easy way to stay on trend whilst also recycling a pair of jeans that would have otherwise been thrown out or donated to charity and also means I'm not forking more money for yet another pair of 'trendy' jeans. I paired these with one of many striped tees, my faux leather jacket with copper hardware that I’m still obsessed with a year on, some fun leopard print flats and mixed metals with a silver bucket b…

Wedding Day Details

We recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary on the 20th of February and I thought I'd share some photos from the day. We got married on the most beautiful summers day just 3 hours north of Auckland. We'd had rain days prior which was stressful to say the least as we were getting married in a paddock on a friends family farm and pretty much had to create the entire venue ourselves. As with any special occasion there were a few hick ups. The marquee, tables, chairs, linens, silks & flooring all arrived two days later than expected the morning before our wedding and I got the flu four days prior. But as they say, many hands make for light work and dose after dose of lemon, honey, ginger, V8 tomato juice, berocca, paracetamol and ibuprofen later we got through it.


My vision for the marquee and the day came through exactly how I wanted. I say 'my', because I was that little girl that dreamt of my wedding day. Of course of the years and the course of our relati…