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It's certainly been a while since I done any kind of post regarding what nail varnish I have been wearing and loving for the past week, so I thought one was well over due and needed to be done. Infact I have just checked and the last nail related post I done was back in January!

I just recently went through all my nail varnishes and binned the ones that weren't looking that good anymore and gave away some that I just didn't use anymore, I literally am down to about 30 nail varnishes now which ain't bad since I used to have well over 100 at one point.

So the colour I am wearing on my nails at the moment is in the colour Chrome Rose, it's by the brand Models Own and is from there Chrome Collection. I am obsessed with everything rose gold but this is the first nail colour that I've come across that looks like it, I did find that it needed a few coats to achieve the full colour and I did do two coats but it could have probably done with three, so I know that for next time now.

Models Own, Chrome Rose, Nail Varnish, Nail Polish

This is definitely one of my favourite colours that I really need to start wearing more often, instead of leaving it sitting on the shelf in favour of other colours. The next time I wear it though I will be trying it with a gel topcoat as although it did last a week before it started chipping that was without ant topcoat at all, so hopefully with a topcoat added onto it, it will last more than a week.

What is your favourite nail colour to wear at the moment?
Let me know in the comment section below :)

NOTW: Nail Of The Week

Monday, 25 June 2018

June Glossybox
June Glossybox 

Another month which can only mean another Glossybox unboxing blog post, I love doing these kinds of posts instead of full on reviews of them at the moment just because if I waited until I had tried every product, then these blog posts would be about 2 months behind and out of date haha.

So here goes this month's unboxing:

Laritzy Cosmetics - Shade Stix
I have never heard of this brand before so I'm intrigued to find out more about them and what they do. I'm not sure how I would use this product but I'm assuming it is something to do with contouring, which I just can't do haha. So I think I will have to sit down and have a look for some tutorials on this exact product.

Monu Skin - Eye Cool Gel
I love this brand so I was really pleased to see one of there eye gels in this months Glossybox, this product is one that I have already been using since I got the box. It leaves my eyes feeling really refreshed especially with this being the months of hayfever making a nasty appearance, I rub it under my eyes and leave it to sink in and it just feels so nice!

Nip+Fab - Glycolic Scrub/ Fix
I've never tried any products by Nip+Fab so was interested to find out what this product was, at the moment though I can't try it as it has salicylic acid in it which my skin can't handle at the moment due to medication I'm currently on for my skin. I will keep this in my drawer though to test at a later date.

Novex - Mystic Black Deep Hair Mask
I can't wait to try out this hair mask as it smells so nice, my hair is in need of some tlc as the ends of it are starting to feel really dry in this hot weather. So this hair mask will be interesting to see what the finished results are after using it, If I end up liking it then I'm sure there will be a blog post of it''s own at some point.

Wilkinson's Sword - Intuition f.a.b Razor
Last in my box this month was this Intuition Razor by the brand Wilkinson's Sword, I think everyone either received this or some type of make up remover? Either way I'm glad I received the razor as it's one I've never actually had before, and let's face it everyone needs a decent razor don't they haha.

June Glossybox: Unboxing

Friday, 15 June 2018

Monday Moments #7

It's certainly been a while since I done one of these blog posts, infact I can't remember when the last time actually was. I usually have 5 categories to this, but there isn't really been many blogs I have had the chance to read this past month so I have chosen to leave that category out for this one.

Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry
Years & Years - If Your Over Me
Anne Marie - 2002
Jesse Glynn - I'll Be There
Chris Brown - Freaky Friday

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Monday Moments #7

Monday, 4 June 2018

When a country is cut off geographically, it makes it difficult for it's fashion capital to make a connection and an overall impact on the fashion industry as a whole. Hopefully, the incredibly inspired and out of the box collections presented by both prominent and up and coming Australian designers will help change that. of course, a fashion week wouldn't be complete without prominent faces from the industry, as well as fashionistas posing for the streetstyle section, so in order to give you a full and comprehensive insight into Australia trends, we are covering all the bases and providing looks that were spotted on the runways and the streets of Sydney, too.

The talk of the town
Let's begin at the end, as Camilla Franks closed the fashion week not with a fizzle, but with a bang! It's amazing to see that colors are alive and well and that the vibrancy that is expected from Australia in terms of style more than lived up to the expectations. Not only were the dresses perfectly tailored, featuring that immaculate mix of feminine yet sharp cuts, and made even bolder by murkey florals, but the Japanese elements were right on point as well. Still, as not the entire collection washomage to the Japanese culture, we were also graced with gorgeous patterned kimonos, high-slit-floor-length dresses, and splashes of color for days, so it's safe to say that florals, exotic prints and haphazard combinations of vivid colors will definitely be one of the most dominant trends of the season, all splashed with a bit of Japan vibes, just to keep things more interesting.

What a twist
Australian fashion world loves the athleisure trend, and Double Rainbouu gave it more than we bargained for. Aside from the chunky sneakers, Hawaiian print swim shorts, tabloid logo T-shirts (perhaps a critique of the logo culture), bold prints and dark colours were also present. This was definitely one complete and all-encompassing collection. The female swimsuits were surprisingly black, simple and one-piece, which in terms of athleisure makes complete sense. Therefore, if you're ready to ditch colour at the beach, for the time being, embrace the return of black swimsuit. If you can't wait for this collection to come out, brands like Mint Athletic have got you covered both the swimsuit and the athleisure wear pieces.

Red and shiny
Red may be over in the north as it was already the color of fall 2017, but in Australia, things are just starting to cook. One of the most eye-catching looks was the bright and bold red patent trenches presented by Strateas Carlucci. However, the minimalistic spirit of Melbourne was present at the same time runways. It seems that Australian designers have taken a cue from designers from the North, at least judging by the sharp minimalistic wide-shoulder blazers. Yet, unlike their northern counterparts, they didn't seem to bother with trousers, so whether real people will be pairing this with the 'recommended' white tights, or go for something a little less risky, remains to be seen.

True to form
When it comes to the streets of Sydney, the one look that could not escape the eye is the white dress. Whether it was spotted, paired up with a sheer button-up and ugly sneakers, or in it's elegant, breezy ruffled form, the white dress was definitely here. We do know that the rule is "no white after Labor Day", but who cares about the rules when white dresses look this good

The bomber lives on
Well, here's a match we haven't seen before, and this is probably something only the boldest among us could rock - checkered slouchy plaid trousers followed by simple black tops, berets, and then to top it all off, an army bomber jacket and the 'it' specs of the season - the narrow geometric ones. Of course, things would not be complete without the globally popular fanny pack in it's original form. It's a strong look, and many will probably wear it, although probably not the sleek-loving fashion-savvy people.

All suited up
It seems that no one is immune to the suit trend, not even the rebellious Aussies. Many a fashionista was seen and photographed sporting the mighty suit, but they did keep things interesting by opting for patterns instead of single-color ones. Of course, there were a couple of those who were even bolder than the others. They showed off their matching skills by pairing two types of plaid in the same ensemble, which again, isn't anything new on it's own, but it looks to us that it's the nonchalant attitude of your typical Aussie that distinguishes this look and makes it stand out from all other seemingly identical ones.

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia

Australia Fashion Week Trends

Friday, 1 June 2018