Nighttime Photoshoot

I’ve written so many of these posts before there is basically no need for an introduction – just go and check out my v talented friend who takes beautiful photos in the Sydney area. He will do parties and events too! If you’re reading this, love you Sib πŸ™‚ Check out his Facebook & Instagram!

We did this one in Newtown which is a cool, hipster part of Sydney. We had never done a night shoot before and the whole thing was kind of on a whim, so we’re pretty impressed with how the images turned out!

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Check out our previous photoshoots!
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Clothes worn: grey singlet – Cotton On, Red Jumper – Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans – Topshop Jaime, Jacket – photographers, Shoes – Nike ROches

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Nighttime Photoshoot

April Favourites

This probably is coming a bit later than you’d expect for April Favourites, but I’ve been busy and better late than never, right? Here’s what I’ve been loving recently.

Santa Clarita Diet

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I binged this show on Netflix in two days and loved every minute of it! It’s fast-paced, absolutely hilarious and the characters are amazing. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone, each episode is only 20 mins long so it’s really easy and fun to watch!

Aleka Dress in Plum – White Fox Boutique

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I wore this dress to my brother’s wedding at the end of April and got so many compliments on it! It is such a beautiful colour for my pale skin, and worked really well with my gold accessories. Such a gorgeous dress that I’ll definitely wear again! You can check out these photos on myΒ instagram!

Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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I know I’m probably the last person in the world to get on board this mascara, but I recently picked up a sample size and have come to discover I really like it! Especially when used in conjunction with a lengthening mascara, this makes your lases look ridiculous.

Vanity Planet Skin Spa System

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I used to use the vanity planet spin for perfect skin, and I liked it, but the batteries rusted up and the heads got jammed on the brush. When I wasn’t using such a hard core cleaning product, my skin started to get really bumpy, so I bought this one on a whim. I much prefer it to the other system, as the silicone brush doesn’t harbour bacteria. Definitely have noticed an improvement in my skin since using this, and I love that it has two speed settings.

Cream Blush & Highlighter

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I have really been into using cream products in April, as they look way more natural and last a hell of a lot longer than their powder counterparts. I’ve been loving the be a bombshell cream blush in ‘southern belle’ and the Australis stick highlighter in ‘light gold’.

Simple Light Moisturiser

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When I was getting bumps on my skin, I realised my use of oils wasn’t doing my face any wonders. So, I switched to a light moisturiser and I absolutely love it! If you’d like an updated skincare routine, let me know and I’ll do one for you guys!

Beauty Blender

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I never believed the fuss about the original beauty blender, but since I’ve tried it I just can’t go back. There’s something so specific about the way it works that I can’t put my finger on, but makes it outshine all replica sponges. If you haven’t tried it, do so, and tell me the cheap alternatives work the same. (Spoiler: they don’t)

Growing My Own Herbs

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Since I’ve been living on my own, I’ve been trying really hard to grow some of my own stuff. Right now, I’m growing basil, parsley, coriander, mint and rosemary, as well as keeping some succulents, and aloe plant and a Japanese peace lily. There’s something so nice about having to look after something that isn’t you, and then reaping the benefits in delicious cooking!

The Circle

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I know this is coming out as a movie soon, but that’s not why I read it. I grabbed a sample on my kindle, read it, then immediately had to go out and borrow the book. I read it in two days. It’s a very well written, fast-paced book that’s very difficult to put down once you get into it, and I strongly recommend it if you like technology, politics and control of freedom.

What have you been loving this month?! Let me know!

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April Favourites

Christmas Makeup Look #3 β€’ Blogmas

This is my last Blogmas! For everyone who has been following, commenting, liking and reading all 24 posts – I can’t thank you enough! It’s been a challenge doing a post every day, but I’ve absolutely loved it and I’m so pleased that all of you seemed to have as well!

For my last post, here is my final Christmas makeup look, which is a super glowy, champagne-based look that I think is perfect for any Christmas occasion! I hope you love it!

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To achieve glowy skin, I began with Stila One Step Correct Primer, and then put a light layer of NARS Sheer glow over my skin to even out my skin tone. For concealer, I used Collection Lasting Perfection. I added some Becca Creme Highlighter in Champagne Pop, before setting my face with Hourglass Dim Light.

For my cheeks, I went for Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, with a touch of NYX Taupe for contour. I layered on the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone, and finished with some NARS Orgasm blush. I set all of this down with NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray.

After filling in my eyebrows with BH Cosmetics micro pencil, I used Milk Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Palette on my outer v, then heaped on the shade Marzipan. . After tightlining and waterlining with my Bronze Ambition liner from Chi Chi, I coated my lashes in Benefit Roller Lash.

For my lips, I wanted them nude and glossy, so I began with NYX Lingerie liquid lipstick, and then topped off with Bath & Body Works Lipgloss in Vanilla Bean Noel.

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Thank you for keeping up with me this Blogmas, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Christmas Makeup Look #3 β€’ Blogmas

Christmas Lunch Outfit β€’ Blogmas

Welcome to my Blogmas! I love Christmas so much, and the best way to celebrate is with Christmas related posts every day at 5pm WordPress time until the 25th! Hope you enjoy!

I thought today I would share with you my perfect outfit for Christmas lunch as inspiration!

I chose this beautiful co-ord set from Boohoo, which was only something like $30 or $40. I love it so much; I think it is elegant and classic and really versatile. Here, I’ve paired it with a white lace bralette from Cotton On, as the top is a bit plunging. I’m wearing some nude suede heels from Rubi Shoes that I got a couple of years ago, and these gorgeous snowflake Christmas earrings from Lovisa. I think Christmas-themed earrings are the perfect way to add festivity to your outfit, without going overboard!

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Considering we’re in summer in Australia, I think this dress is perfect for Christmas lunch, however it could really easily be worn in cooler weather with a fitted coat I think.

What are you wearing on Christmas Day? I’d love to know – I might change my mind yet!

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Christmas Lunch Outfit β€’ Blogmas

Another Photoshoot

Earlier this year, a good friend of mine and I did a photoshoot, so we thought it was time for round two! If you’d like to see the other photoshoot, click here and here πŸ™‚

For the first part of this photoshoot, click here!

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Another Photoshoot

Photoshoot Time (Round Two)

Earlier this year, a good friend of mine and I did a photoshoot, so we thought it was time for round two! If you’d like to see the other photoshoot, click here and here πŸ™‚

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Check out the photographer’s page!

Don’t forget to check out my posts over on My Trending Stories, as I share some of my creative pieces and other fun stuff! Your likes and follows over there mean the world. Read up here.

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Photoshoot Time (Round Two)

How To: Be Confident

It’s no secret that most people want to be more confident. Exuding confidence makes you more attractive, well-liked and simply a happier person. If you aren’t blessed with natural confidence, all you have to do is fake it!

1.Trick yourself

If you convince yourself that every moment is a chance to prove how confident and fun you are, you’ll automatically come off that way. Just make sure you are careful that it doesn’t come off as obnoxious! Fun fact, this is also a good way to ace exams: convince yourself that they are fun and a chance to prove your intelligence.

2. Wear clothes & makeup that suit you and make you feel good

Honestly, it’s probably time you cleared out your wardrobe and makeup collection. You know those things we keep and wear but never feel good in? Get rid of them. Life is too short to wear stuff you hate. If you feel most confident in a red lip, rock it every day. Why the hell not?

3. Don’t try and ‘fit in’ with the confident people

If you think that listening to Violent Soho on repeat and smoking will make you cool and confident, you’re wrong. There is no magic formula to being confident other than simply being you and rocking it. If you are a J-Pop fangirl, just embrace it. It’s that type of confidence that everyone wishes they had.

4. Body language

Sit up straight, walk with your head up, stop looking down at your phone all the time. Trust me. Also, this means you see more of the world around you. You can always learn more just by simply observing.

5. Stop comparing

Unfollow all those hot instafit models on instagram. They aren’t helping you embrace and be confident in YOU. Stopping comparing yourself is difficult as we are programmed to act that way. However, you can do it, you just really need to learn to not give a fuck. And voila! You’re a bad bitch full of confidence.

6. Exercise and looking after yourself

Most times our confidence is related to our appearance. I’m not saying that to be confident you have to be hot/fit/always at the gym, but looking after yourself affects your mood and makes you feel healthier and better. Even if you’re just making an effort to move more, this will help you look and feel better. Win win.

 

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Zoe x

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How To: Be Confident