Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Blogger Behind The Blog- 25 Facts About Me!


So a couple of posts ago, I mentioned that if anyone had any requests or anything to let me know and the lovely Amber (you can find her gorgeous blog HERE) said that she would love to get to know the blogger behind the blog. I thought it was a perfect idea so I did and here it is!  Thanks Amber!

I hate photoless blogposts, I feel like they're a bit naked so here's a happy snap of me and my chum Micky Mouse!

25 Facts About Me:
  1. I have a twin brother called Nick and I loves him
  2. I can never have one favourite colour, I always have at least three. At the moment they're baby pink, baby blue and green.
  3. I hate painting my nails! I just don't have the patience to sit there and let them dry!
  4. I used to have braces but I recently got them off, hooray!
  5. My favourite store is Topshop, but every time I go in there I come close to tears because there's so much I wanna buy and I have next to no money (i'm not psycho I swear) 
  6. My family is flippin crazy. I know everyone says that their family is crazy but i'm telling you we're all mad. 
  7. I love Disney so god damn much and it would be pointless trying to explain to you guys how much I do because I just can't. 
  8. I'm really super affectionate, I looovveeeeee hugs!
  9. I'm 5 feet and 4 inches tall
  10. I always have a bow in my hair. No matter where I go I feel like my outfit isn't complete without a ribbon or a bow somewhere on me. 
  11.  My guilty pleasure is Justin Bieber, I love him and will do forever and ever
  12. My style icons are Little Mix (especially Jade) and Ariana Grande 
  13. I can play the guitar, ukelele and clarinet
  14. I'm in love with essie nail varnishes but you can't get them easily in Australia (grrrrr) 
  15. I'm petrified of vomit and insects. Sorry guys, I won't be the friend that holds your hair back when you're i'll, i'll just scream and run away.
  16. I have a bunny rabbit called Jazzy and she's white and fluffy and cute as a button!
  17. My hair is naturally dead straight
  18. I can sing and have been having lessons with my close friend for about 5 years
  19. I adore musicals, especially Wicked, Les Miserable and The Sound Of Music. I know all the words to every track of all three.
  20. I enjoy tea a LOT 
  21. Winter is my favourite season because everything becomes automatically more snuggly and the fashion is so much better than summer (i.e shorts and singlets) 
  22. I really really really really love Taylor Swift, One Direction and Little Mix
  23. Someday I would like to move to London with a friend and live together in a flat and go to beauty school 
  24. I go to an all girls catholic high school and our colours are bottle green and yellow. Sounds appealing doesn't it.
  25. I have the best group of friends I could ever ask for, they're so supportive of everything I do and are just as mad as I am and I loves them very very very much
Done! woah that took a while! I hope you guys feel you know me a bit better now, I know I do when other bloggers post this type of thing. After writing that, I wanna know a bit more about you. If you're game enough, do this tag on your blog or if you don't have one, pop an interesting fact about yourself in the comments! I also tag my darling chummy, Rosie, and her sister Jess. Go check out their blogs for me and throw a follow their way! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Mini Sephora Haul!


When I was in LA, I was having a little shop around in Downtown Disney in Disneyland and I saw a Sephora. As soon as we saw it me and my mum just looked at each other and started giggling like loons, we got so excited! I ended up spending $134 in that life changing store (no surprises there) and thought you people might be interested what I picked up.


Sephora Clear Lipgloss: I use clear lipgloss quite a lot and I had ran out of my previous one and it was right there so I thought why not? 

Lady Gaga "Fame" Rollerball: I really like the smell of this fragrance, I would describe it as fruity floral? (again, not good with the describing words. I'm working on it.)  I had been thinking about buying this perfume for a while, I was also in the need of a fragrance to carry around with me in my handbag and for when I travel that could be used in summer or winter and this ticked all the boxes! Into the basket it went!

Eyelash Curlers: When I go round to my friends houses, i'm constantly leaving/taking home someone else's eyelash curlers and when I  saw these bright pink ones, I knew they were the ones for me! 

Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm: In Sephora, where you wait in line is a bunch of little things to look at (and buy) as you are waiting to be served. I enjoy smelling lip balms so there I was sniffin away at all the lip balms when I picked up this one. The tin was so vintage and cute and I couldn't wait to open it! As soon as I cracked it open, I got a massive waft of a strawberry milkshake scent and I was sold. Welcome to the family lip balm! 

Origins "Out Of Trouble" 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin: I'm always having trouble with my skin and i'm constantly trying out different masks, moisturisers, scrubs etc in hope to calm it down some what. I've heard only good things about this brand so i've got my fingers and toes crossed that this is the mask for me! 

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette: This wonder palette was the entire reason for my visit to Sephora. I've had my eye on it for so flippin long and when I found out I was going to America I thought "It's now or never!". I was so excited when I bought this I full on bounded up to the counter with my basket grinning like an over excited puppy dog. Yep.

That's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this! I just want to put out there that i'm not at all trying to brag I just thought that since you're all beauty junkies like me, you might have been interested in what took my fancy and whatnot, thats all. Have a great weekend!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday FOTD


Ahh Friday, how I love the blissfulness that accompanies this particular day of the week. I bought a bunch of new makeup while I was away and i've been itching to try it out, so I did! I just want to say before I get right into it that if you want to get your eyeliner like I did (thickish with a wing) watch THIS tutorial. The girl who does the tutorial, Maddie, is amazing at makeup and so gorgeous. I often look to her for inspiration and tips. Ok, so here's my face.

you have no idea how long it took me to take a semi decent picture, jesus christ.

What I Used:
On My Face
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 303 True Nude
  • Garnier Roll-On Anti Dark Circles Concealer
  • Topshop Cream Blush in Morning Dew
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 005 Silky Beige
On My Eyes
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in 001 100% Black 
  • Naked2 Palette: Bootycall (lid) & Snakebite (crease)
  • Benefit They're Real! Mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
On My Lips
  • Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm (right at the beginning)
  •  MAC lipstick in Chatterbox
  • Sephora Collection Lipgloss in 001 Transparent
Yay for new makeup! If you want me to do a review on anything I just mentioned or need to ask me a question just pop it in the comments and i'll definitely get back to you.

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hey Hey to USA!

Hola! or should I say...Aloha!

As you may or may not know, for the past 17 days I have been off prancing around various parts of America! aahhhh! I had the most amazing time and thought I would share with you a few of the photos and give you a mini run through of what went down in hamburger-a-go-go land, what do you think? (well it doesn't matter because i've already written this blogpost so you're gonna get it whether you like it or not!)

The Disney Castle where all the princesses live.

After two long flights and a good night's sleep (and a day at Venice Beach), we decided to pop into the happiest place on earth, DISNEYLAND!! Now, i'm a massive Disney freak so when you put me in an environment with Disney songs constantly playing over loudspeakers everywhere and Disney characters walking around and REAL LIVE DISNEY PRINCESSES you know some serious shiz is gonna go down! My favourite ride was The Little Mermaid one and I was singing along the whole time and everything was so amazing! I just wanted to break out of my little clam shell and sing and dance with Sebastian and his fishy orchestra! I had the most magical three days at Disney and California Adventure and have now decided that my life goal is to become a Disney princess (preferably Belle, but Ariel or Cinderella is also fine) in Disneyland and fall in love with my prince charming.

The famous Universal Studios globe.
After the whole Disney shindig, we had a day at Universal Studios which was super awesome. We went on the Transformers, Jurassic Park and The Mummy rides which were all absolutely phenomenal! We also did a studio tour where you go on a trolley/tram type of thing and they take you around and show you all these sets of really cool movies! We drove through Whoville and there was this amazing King Kong stimulation right at the end! After the park shut we did some shopping in the stores outside it and there was this shop called It's Sugar which was filled with every sweet and chocolate imaginable! I bought soooo much in that store, oh man!

Our hotel the "New York New York" (yep, thats a rollercoaster you can see there)

We then jumped into our rental cars and prepared ourselves for the big ass road trip from LA to Las Vegas for two nights! We just went to see it what it was like and we ended up having a pretty good time. We only had one day there so we split up (family wise, I didn't go wandering off in Vegas by myself) and headed over to the South Premium Outlets to do a spot of shopping! The outlets were flippin amazing, they was so big! It took us 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other! My family bought tonnes from the Nike outlet and a few bits and bobs from other places but everyone was getting tired and cranky so we ended up heading back to chill by the pool and get some food. We went to a restaurant called Bubba Gump's and I swear to you, I have never tasted better calamari in my whole entire life.

Waikiki Beach

After our last night in Vegas we jumped on a plane to Hawaii for our holiday from our holiday. We spent nine days there and it was so lovely and relaxing I did absolutely nothing the whole time, now thats my kind of holiday! I enjoyed the amount of sleep I got thoroughly and I was considerably less pissed off all the time (I had to get up at 6:30 every morning in LA. I was one unhappy chicken). It was mums birthday while we were there so my family got to go on a helicopter trip around the island...with the doors off! eeeeeek!! The ride was super amazing and we saw turtles and whales and the valley where Jurassic Park was filmed! On our last evening we hopped on a boat for a little float around the south side of the island which was really gorgeous and relaxing. Then we woke up early, got in our comfy clothes and were off to the airport to come back home! I was actually quite happy to be coming home, I missed sleeping in a bed to myself!

All in all it was the most magical experience i've had so far and I wanna go back and do it again! In hindsight, i kinda wish we had got to do more of LA...we only did Disney and didn't get to see much of actual California.

Have you gone on a family holiday overseas? Where did you go? Let me know!

Pip pip!
Alex xx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Autumn/Winter Wants


Autumn is upon us and I thought i'd share with you all a few (expensive) things I have my eye on to welcome into my fabulosa life! 
Autumn/Winter Wants

Topshop sweater  
I've been on the lookout for some new jumpers as mine are all ratty and at the end of their days and every time I go into topshop, this catches my eye! hmmmm I wonder why....*winkey face*

American Apparel highwaisted jeans
I've heard great things about this pair of wonder jeans. 'Nuff said.

American apparel pants
arg! WHY SO EXPENSIVE!? I see these on so many people and they're such a me item of clothing and I would wear them so much and these must be in my grasp ASAP.

Converse high top sneaker
These are just so classy and gorgeous and go with absolutely everything! I currently own the all black ones and I'm never out of them so it's safe to say these would be well loved if I owned them! 

Zara bag
This bag is just so perfect. You can fit everything you possibly want in it ( which is what every Mary Poppins needs) and...wait for it... it has a padded laptop section!! I'm sold!

ASOS pom hat
One can not simply have too many pom pom beanies, and this one is simply adorable.

Urban decay eyeshadow
I originally wanted the Naked2 palette but I looked it up and it's a tad out of my price range so i've decided to settle for the next best thing! 

Rimmel concealer
Everyone in the blogosphere (except Fleur) has been raving about this concealer and I really want to give it a whirl! I own the foundation and I absolutely adore it so I have very high hopes for this lil' concealer!

Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquer: I'm not sure why there's no proper link to this, I had to go find it on asos so bare with me here! Again, everyone in the blogosphere has been raving about this new Rimmel product and I just can't wait for them to hit the Aussie shelves! Knowing my obsessive nature, i'm probably (definitely) going to buy all the shades. Yep. 

Ok so that's it! The countdown to my big american holiday is officially exactly 2 days! eeek!! I am so bloody excited I can hardly contain myself. I'm going to try and purchase most of these items while i'm over there but i'm not too sure how much shopping time there's actually going to be (i'm going with loads of my family who are mostly boys) so fingers crossed! 

Do you have your eye on anything special for the upcoming season? Let me know!

Pip pip! 
Alex xx