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25.5.14

OOTD: The Amazing Lace







What I'm Wearing:
Top: Ally Fashion
Pants: Red Berry
Heels: Nine West
Bag: K-Mart
Necklace: Lovisa
Watch: Michael Kors

What Makeup I'm Using:
Maybelline FIT ME Foundation in 230
Models Prefer Eye Brightener
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in 25 Medium
Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush Powder
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black
Face of Australia High Definition Brow Kit
Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple

What's insanely funny and beautiful at the same time? This crazy Sydney Fall weather! One week I'm struggling to wake up and roll out of bed, and the next I'm feeling a drop of sweat fall off my forehead.
For example, today I went outside in my daisy print knit cardigan and my warmest pair of leggings, I presumed it was going to be really cold because every other day I've seen sunshine, I've been assuming it would be rather warm but the weather's always bossed me around on those days and really laid into me my mistake so I thought about taking no risks today - except that it's actually rather warm today and now I feel like ripping these pants off and wearing the first pair of shorts I see.

My point being is to not underestimate but also overestimate the weather - so in other words, just *don't pay any attention to the weather man!!!!!!* Because only once you step out into the weather will you realise weather you've made a foolish mistake, or the right one. It's the lucky dip of life!

The secret to being comfortable in uncomfortable weather (in my opinion anyway) is to always have either the top half or the bottom half exposed. It's either you wear pants with a short sleeve top or a skirt with a jacket, just to even it out and to help you/your skin breathe throughout your working day.

Enjoy what's left of your beautiful Sundays, loves!
Be back soon x

Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo
20.5.14

New In: Holiday Aftermath

There are always shocking aftermaths when you get back from a holiday - heavy tans with itchy sunburns, unforgettable memories with people you'll miss (for another 5 years or so), and the feeling of an anorexic wallet!
But you know what? I happen to appreciate those aftermaths when the feelings become of those for being grateful for the time I got to have being away for a couple of weeks.


Staying at a hotel and then a close relative's place which was abundantly close to the best mall of the Philippines, Mall of Asia, was quite a highlight for a girl with a heavy shopping addiction like myself.


Voila! The damage that was done. Oh god, I know I'm going to regret this soon, but to be absolutely honest, I have "no ragrets" (if you know where that's from, HI-FREAKING-FIVE!)


Clearly Forever 21 was my first stop at the mall. As if I haven't been raving enough about it to come to Australia, once I actually stepped in the store, all that ran through my mind was "Australia needs this, Australia needs this, Australia needs this" because it was an absolute dreaaaaam! As you can see, I happened to love it there.


Topshop is a top shop (heh I'm so punny), with great quality products, and when overseas, even better prices. I happened to be eye-ing off these high-waist Joni jeans for months now, but couldn't justify spending almosst $80 here in Australia for them, so when I was overseas, and saw they were being sold for a great price of $60, I knew it was fate telling me I had to get them. On my way to the register, I found myself lingering around the shoe rack because I couldn't take my eyes off of these black point-toe slingback flats.


Personally, I have always liked the products Zara sells. Maybe a little over-priced, but nonetheless, I'm sure the quality of the products are top-notch. Whilst I was in the Philippines, I found a Zara at Mall of Asia and died. It felt pretty good to walk in and actually be able to afford something. Believe it or not, this top was only $15, and these shoes were only $30! What a bargain!!! I walked out of there feeling like top shit because Zara always happens to be completely isolated in the Philippines, which is pretty sad.. Well, every time I went there, it was.


In the Philippines, there's a shoe and bag store called "Celine" (I know what you're thinking, excuse me, what?) but before you say they're trying really hard trying to copy the French luxury house, their items are incredibly adorable and affordable (op, did I just cheesily rhyme?)
I have been looking for sturdy glitter flats for so freaking long now, so once I laid eyes on these at the mall, I immediately came to a halt, dragged my boyfriend inside with me, and tried them on. Lucky for me, in the Philippines, everyone has small feet therefore they stock more of the smaller sizes, and these fit magnificently! For $30, I was not going to pass that up, at all.
You know how they say "if you wait for the perfect moment to wear that perfect piece, you'll be waiting forever"? Well that's exactly what's been going on with these babies because every single time I want to wear them, I feel like there will be more of a special moment to debut them at!


Okay, first off, I have to say that Benefit is most probably my favourite make-up brand, mainly because of the fact that without fail, every single product that I have tried has surprised me beyond measures. I'm the type of person to be pretty gullible, so if one beauty guru raves on and on about a product, I'm going to go out, buy it, but actually hate it because my opinion of it is different from hers - but when it comes to Benefit, I feel like it caters for the every girl, which is absolutely perfect because who doesn't love products that are just real and so true to their marketing? Absolute love!
I took it as a sign that it was my time to finally invest in MORE Benefit products - especially the classics - so I bought the They're Real mascara and the Porefessional primer. I couldn't pass it up because these overseas products cost an arm here in Australia so if I wanted to stock up, I had to do it in the Philippines (and considering it's shipped in from the US, it's still the same product, just cheaper! Win!)


As a MAC fanatic, I'm not that big of one, only because everytime I try their foundations/concealers, I'm not impressed with the smell. Smell is an important thing for me when it comes to cosmetics because I have an extremely sensitive sinus, so a bad smell will just set me sneezing for an entire day. Although I'm not a big fan of their foundations/concealers, I absolutely love their blushes and vanilla-scent lipsticks!
(Note: there is a sneaky Smashbox liquid eyeliner there, so just disregard the fact that I photographed it with the MAC products because it just looked very lonely on its own, but much happier with its buddies at MAC (I really did just talk about these cosmetics products like they were actual human beings.)
The blush I got is called Fleur Power, the hot pink lippie is called Lickable, and the subtle red lippie is called MAC Red.


This is probably the only thing you guys care about seeing in this post, so it's about time I finally got to it, hey? Did you just scroll past all of the other pictures to get to this one? If so, you suck! Just kidding, but seriously, I understand, I'm guilty of doing the exact same thing.
So finally, here we are. Here I am, one Louis Vuitton, one Prada and one Cartier luckier! Definitely my favourite buys from the Philippines! There was just such love and care for these items when I bought them and carried them back home. They were like my second babies!
In absolute pristine conditions, and aaaaamazing quality, it was hard to not want to take them out for a play as soon as I got back.
The Louis Vuitton is originally for my mum, but being the almost-sisters that we are, obviously some pass-the-parcel is going to be played with this beauty of a bag.
As soon as I laid eyes on this Prada wallet, I fell in love. Prada? Pink? HELL YES!

There you have it, loves! All of my holiday shopping in a crammed blog post for you, specifically!

I'm curious - what was your favourite buy on your recent holiday? Let me know in the comments below!

Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo
6.5.14

OOTD: Candy Stripes








What I'm Wearing:
Top: Dotti
Pants: Temt
Shoes: Rubi
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: Lovisa
Bracelet: Lovisa
Ring: Lovisa

What Makeup I'm Using:
Maybelline FIT ME Foundation in 230
Models Prefer Eye Brightener
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in 25 Medium
Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush Powder
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black
Face of Australia High Definition Brow Kit
L'Oreal Paris NutriShine by Colour Riche in 101 Pink Nude

The Winter weather is upon us, but you best believe that the cold won't stop me from sporting my brights with my neutrals, which is why today's look is featuring a candy pink pair of pants.

I came back from my short but wonderful holiday to the Philippines with my son, boyfriend and boyfriend's family with an incredible tan which I am now suffering from because of the heavy sunburn on my shoulders. It was so bizarre to go from their heated Summer to our freezing Fall as soon as we landed.

The great thing about Fall is, it's really toasty as the sun goes down and as it rises, but once the day gets going, it manages to get a little warmer and becomes the perfect temperature for a perfect Fall day.
It's the perfect weather for a light jacket.

This outfit doesn't feature a jacket at all, but the pants complete the purpose of warmth.

I had the best time on my holiday, and hopefully pictures will be up soon. I've just been incredibly busy getting back into routine, and also because my 21st birthday is tomorrow (!!) so planning for some sort of celebration has taken up my time, but don't worry, I will get holiday photos up as soon as possible, including the shopping pics you all must be waiting for!

There are a few other things for you all to be looking forward to:
  • The giveaways I will be hosting very very shortly (just a bit more of a wait to go)
  • New locations for outfit pics
  • New features!!! (that I have been talking about since last year)
Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo