July 31, 2015

The Duff DVD Review


I received a copy of The Duff to review from Roadshow Australia

You either know one, you have one or you are one........

I have been anticipating The Duff to be released on DVD, it is a hilarious teen comedy about the high school dramas everyone has been part of. 

The Duff follows Bianca who recently learnt that she is 'THE DUFF' of her friends, what is a DUFF you ask? Well it is the Designated Ugly Fat Friend, the friend who helps your friends appear more prettier and popular amongst the others. 

Bianca is shattered to learn this is how she is seen at school and is determined to erase the label people have created for her and come out as her own person even if she has to loose a few friends along the way. 

I enjoyed and laughed throughout this movie, I am a fan of Mae Whitman who plays Bianca (you may know her from Parenthood) and each character was a perfect fit for this movie. 

The DUFF was based on the book by the same title by Kody Keplinger - I think this is the first movie I have seen before reading the book but I will be adding this to my list to read as I really enjoyed the movie. 

This is a must watch not just for the Teenagers!

The DUFF will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from August 12th with an early digital release from today July 31st 




July 30, 2015

July Chanel Beauty Haul



One thing I have been wanting for a while now is a beautiful Chanel Lipstick but I could never find a colour I wanted - recently I received a gift card for my Birthday to be able to purchase the lipstick I wanted, I was also awaiting the release of the new Chance Eau De Toilette too.

I walked in and was overwhelmed by the choices and fell in love - I chose 4 lipsticks and had a little makeover and realised that their skincare range is amazing. So I walked out topping up the gift card immensely but with some amazing products. 

Today I am going to share with you my haul and will do some in-depth reviews over the next couple of weeks. 


I walked out with 4 new products 

Hydra Beauty Serum - 30ml - $124.00AUD
Le Crayon Levres - 91 Rose Delicat -  $44.00AUD
Rogue Coco Shine - 497 Intepride - $52.00AUD
Chance Eau Vive - 100ml - $184.00AUD

I adore all of these products and they have become part of my daily routine - I will be sharing a more in-depth reviews of each product over the next couple of weeks. 

The service was amazing and I walked out with a full face of makeup, my purchases and also some little samples of some other products 


Les Beiges - No25 - Sample Sheer Powder
Chance Eau Vive - Sample Eau De Toilette
Hydra Beauty Nutrition - Sample Creme
Hydra Beauty Micro Serum - Sample Creme

I hope you enjoyed a little insight into my recent Chanel Beauty Haul - stay tuned for full reviews 



July 29, 2015

Bella Box - June Subscription Box - Product Reviews



Bella Box did it again with such fantastic products in the June Subscription Box - you can read about what came in the May Subscription Box here 

As promised here is this months review of the products received 


My June Bella Box Contained

- Universal Beauty Cosmetics Siren Tint Stick - This is my first Universal Beauty product and whilst the colour is a little too red for my skin colour I really like the tint stick. As the name suggests it is a Siren Red so I put a small amount on and blot using some tissue to create a lighter colour. 

- Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple and Coconut Oil Shower Gel - I had seen these shower gels in the supermarket but had never used it, I actually had purchased one for my gym bag a few days before my June Bella Box arrived. These are now on my must have items for the gym and the pineapple smell is amazing.

- Elizabeth Mott It's so big Mascara - Who doesn't love an extra mascara to own - I am loving this mascara and it lives in my gym makeup bag.

- Udderly Smooth Udder Cream - This cream could not have come at a better time - it is so nourishing to my dry and itchy skin this winter. This is my favourite product in this months box. 

 - Model Co Double Sided Facial Wipes - A fantastic facial wipes especially in these winter months as it exfoliates and cleanses whilst taking off your makeup. 

- Palmolive Naturals Active Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner - I love samples of Shampoo and Conditioner as they are great to take to the gym. 

- Winter Warrior Inspiration Card - I have added this card to my motivation wall where I do all my blog work. It is a great addition to the box. 

Have you used any of these products before?
What products would you like to try from the June Bella Box?

Can not wait to share the July Bella Box next month



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July 28, 2015

Trend Alert - Short Winter Boots



I shared my 6 favourite Long Boots for Winter last week and this week I am sharing my favourite short winter boots for this season. What I love about short boots is that they can still be a wardrobe staple in the warmer months with the perfect outfit. 

Today I am sharing 9 of my favourite short winter boots for this season












So many fantastic boot designs and colours to choose from!

Do you have a favourite pair of short winter boots?
What is your favourite outfit wearing short boots?

July 27, 2015

Quilting Technique - Easy Two Coloured Pinwheel Tutorial



A few weeks ago I shared a Tutorial for Easy Flying Geese which will feature in my second quilt - My State of Colour. Today I am sharing a Tutorial for Two Coloured Pinwheels. 

Pinwheels are a great visual aspect for any quilt - you can use two printed fabrics, two solid fabrics or a mixture of fabrics to create a fun pinwheel. 

This easy tutorial is create using 4 charm squares - so it is easy and pre-measured for you ease to create

Materials

2 x Solid Charm Squares
2 x Printed Charm Squares
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Ruler

Method

1. Select your printed charm squares and using your rotary cutter and ruler cut each diagonally creating four triangles. 
2. Select your solid charm squares and using your rotary cutter and ruler cut each diagonally creating four triangles. 
3. Match one solid triangle with a printed triangle - you will now have four sets.
4. Match the long edge with designs facing each other of each triangle and secure with pins.
5. Using a 1/4 inch seam sew along the long edge.
6. Repeat with all 4 blocks.
6.  Lay out your blocks as per below to create a pinwheel.


7. Take Block A and Block C - match seams with right sides facing together and secure with pins.
8. Using a 1/4 inch seam secure both blocks together. 
9. Take Block B and D - match seams with right sides facing together and secure with pins.  
10. Using a 1/4 inch seam secure both blocks together. 
11. Take each double block and match seams with right sides facing together and secure with pins 
Note - Ensure that each block is in the right position as per the guide above
12. Using a 1/4 inch seam secure the pinwheel together 


You have now successfully created a two colour pinwheel using Charm Squares!

Coming up next on the Blog - Quilting Technique - Easy Three Coloured Pinwheel Tutorial