Thursday, 4 February 2016

Marble & Rouge

If there's a few things I love most of all it's these: red lipstick, marble and gold. I pretty much can't resist. Another weakness of mine, free shipping. If I see those two words I'm guaranteed to want to buy something. This occurred a couple of weeks ago when Sephora NZ had free shipping all weekend. I felt obligated to get something so investigated the products. It was hard for me to chose but I ended up picking up a Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain cause I remember Lily Pebbles saying she loved it. And because it's me I got the shade 01 Always Red.

So far I've only worn it once but I already love it. It goes on smoothly, it doesn't dry out my lips and I can barely feel it while it's on. It also lasts very well and doesn't go patchy which is a big plus for me. The only problem for me is that it kind of runs when I apply it so I need a lip pencil underneath and total concentration when applying. I have this problem with most liquid lipsticks though, my lips don't have a natural defined line so it bleeds onto my face.
I also did some more shopping, this time giving in to my other loves. I often go onto Once'it to see what deals they're got on, this is dangerous especially when it involves stationary and marble. When I saw these notebooks I knew I just had to get one. There was lined and unlined ones as well as a variety of words and sentences on the covers. The type is in gold which once again sealed the deal for me. I decided to go with 'Oh the Places You'll Go' cause it gives me wanderlust vibes. It's so beautiful I'm hesitant to write in it. However I have found another use for it, as a background for photo's I put on my Instagram. Who doesn't love a marble background.
Ashley xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Review 2016

And just like that January is over. I still feel like 2015 was last week, I need things to slow down. Here's what was on the blog in January.
Sharing the gifts I got on Christmas because why not.
I went to Wellington over New Years and I had to do some visual documentation and share it. We went to the Zoo I saw the cutest Red Panda <3
I always try to find the easiest ways to do things and removing makeup is definitely one of them.
A 'haul' post about what I got while in Wellington.
A long overdue book review in which I sensed some Gossip Girl vibes.
It's a Unicorn necklace and it's magic, enough said.
These belonged to my Grandparents, my parents thought I would like them. 
Ashley xx

Friday, 29 January 2016

Inherited Treasures

All of these items belonged to my Grandparents and have been in storage for a while. My Aunt wanted to get rid of some stuff so my parents brought some of it home. Mum thought I would like these couple of things which surprise surprise (not really) it's mostly art.

According to Mum this was a school bag back in the day (I think). I love vintage briefcases, I already have one of my Granddad's which I mentioned in one of my first posts on the blog.
I'm pretty sure this is a paper weight. I remember being fascinated with it when I was younger. Whenever we visited my Grandparents I would always play with it. I'm pretty sure I was intrigued by the birds inside and how they look like they're flying.

These are the random pieces of art that my Grandmother had. Mum says that the top one was done by a relation of ours apparently. I've googled the initials but haven't found anything.
The one below that is of Shakespeare's birthplace and underneath that one Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
Have a great weekend everyone! It's my last shift at the Pah tomorrow, kind of dreading it to be honest. I've also got to finish my proposal for the exhibition, it's like uni all over again when I leave things till the last minute.
Ashley xx

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Magic Unicorn Necklace

So last week my Mum randomly gave me a necklace. At first I was confused, then she told me to look at the card before I saw the necklace. I was intrigued so I had a look. It's a magic necklace guys. There are a number of different charms you can get representing money, travel, love, getting yourself seen or protecting you from others. Mum got me the dream charm.

Before putting it on you have to hold it in your hands and close your eyes. You are to visualise your dream and imagine the charm glowing as it attracts your dreams to you. Sounds easy till you have to think about what you want and realise you have no real idea.

I love that the charm is a Unicorn, I have a soft spot for mythical creatures. I've worn it non stop since I've got it, mostly because it is hard to get off and on so I just leave it. It's a good length for me, just sits on my chest. Who knows whether it will work or not, guess I'll have to wait and see.
I'm not entirely sure where my Mum got it from, I think she said she got it in Pukekohe.
Ashley xx