Modcloth - Irregular Choice Shoes

Quickly before I start babbling on about these shoes I just wanted to let anyone who is as keen as a jelly bean for these shoes know, thatthey are currently on sale at Modcloth - so get your butts over there now to check it out!!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to have my very own pay of Irregular Choice shoes.
I have seen them featured on a couple blogs and Instagram accounts that I follow/lets-be-honest-stalk. Yes, some of their designs are a little bit "far out brussel sprout" but really, that's what I love about them.

Business Is Blooming Heel 

Price Point:  $159.95 now $111.99 UDS (around about $145 AUD with another $25 - $45 of shipping depending on the speed at which you want it)

Size: 40 (I usually vary between an 8 - 9 in AU sizes, which I'm pretty sure correlates to US sizes)

Heel Height: 8.9cm - the thick heel makes them very stable and breezy to walk around in (no wobbling).

Comfort:  I am so absolutely ecstatic to be able to say that these shoes are a great fit (there is a slight bit of give behind my heel which I'm not a great deal fussed about because it means that when it's hot and my feel swell they won't be too constricting).
The sole has a very small about of padding to it, which I think will flatten pretty soon but for now makes them non-slippery and comfortable to wear.

Quality:  I mean for goodness sake they have even put effort into what the inside of the shoe looks like - if that doesn't scream dedication and quality what does? I haven't seen any loose threads, uneven seams/shapes or anything. They look and feel as though they have been put together carefully and made to be worn and last.

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My New Favourite Store - Alannah Hill

Before I gat into anything I wanted to make sure I mention that both of these Items are currently on sale at Alannah Hill - so if they tickle your fancy better act toot-sweet!

Its exciting and terrifying to buy something that feels so expensive and looks so delicate. I don't really do it often - I love me my bargain - but when I do do it I feel incredibly important and beautiful. The dress, I was told, was inspired by a "Vintage French Chic" style and it is the epitome of all things feminine. 

I have a slightly smaller waist and bust for what is required to fill this dress out properly so I have every intention of taking it to be altered - I don't want to not wear something so beautiful because I look frumpy in it. 

I am absolutely head-over-heels for this blouse. The material and lace detailing are a little bit sheer - you can see the outline of any layers (dark pants and bras) underneath - so if you are not feeling confident enough to wear just the blouse you could pair it up with a nice light (white, beige or pink) singlet. I cannot fault this shirt it is so beautifully flattering and I feel so delicate and expensive when I wear it!

P. s. When I wore this for the first time I tucked it into a pair of black high-waisted jeans and a pair of strappy black heels - BEA-U-TI-FUL!

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Best False Eyelashes I Have Ever Encountered

After trying several brands and varying types, I gave up on wearing false eyelashes about two years ago. They felt heavy, looked very obvious, the bands were sharp, unbending and too thick and seeing as I have lots of brow bone and not enough lid, all of the time and effort I spent on my eyeshadow was hidden behind a wall of black . I'm not sure what spurred me on to attempt wearing false eyelashes again - probably my dislike of applying and wearing mascara - but try them again I did. Success befell me in the form of   red cherry, derry wispy (DW) eyelashes. As far as I am concerned, I need look no further - I have found a Deity worth worshipping - these lashes a perfect! I know that typically the Red Cherry #43 lashes are considered the bees-knees but they weren't for me. I found them to be a bit too long and full and a far too intense. If you have a lot of room on your eyelid or just in general prefer a dramatic finish then these are probably right up your alley.

Shall we discuss why they are so absolutely wonderful? Here we go - prepare yourself for a wealth of praise.

A Thin And Clear Band 
Means that there is no need to wear an outrageously thick wing of liner to cover it up.
It also makes it very easy to manipulate when applying.

A Curved Band
An emphasised  curve to it, makes application so much easier, because its already moulded to the shape of your eye.
The ends of the band won't stick out, giving away the big secret and poking you uncomfortably when you blink.

Overlapping / Cris-crossed lashes
Giving you that va va va boom fullness without looking like you just stuck a black piece of paper to your eye.

Thinning Out At The Tip
The lashes thin out towards the tips making them look fluttery yet realistic. I mean going back to that black piece of paper we taped to our eyelids earlier - real lashes don't all meet at the same length - like the rest of the hair on your head, they grow at different stages.

Great Price Point
Purchasing these online, I have found, is far more affordable than purchasing cheap drugstore lashes in store in Australia. At $6.95 AUD they are an absolute steal and I have no qualm about bulk buying (I know they are reusable but in all honesty I am only likely to use them once or twice),

In my ever so wonderful opinion the only improvement that I would consider making would be creating a brown alternative for a softer finish.
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Lush and TheBodyShop Haul

Center: Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds
Clockwise (starting from the bottom - 6 o'clock): Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar, Butterball Bath Bomb, Floating Island Bath Melt, Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Dragons Egg Bath Bomb

Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds with notes of patchouli and frankincense is intended to be a very peace and calming bath bomb, bringing to mind Eastern Temples.

Pop In The Bath Bubble bar contains the lovely citrus notes of lemon, mandarin and bergamot. It's very fresh. 

Butterball Bath Bomb is a very simple product with notes of cocoa butter and vanilla, yet it is one on my top picks. 

Floating Island Bath Melt is actually my top pick at lush with notes of lemon, sandalwood and vanilla. Its incredibly softening on the skin!! 

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar smells exactly like its sounds. You are practically taking a bath in your favourite candy. Sugar, sugar, sugar .

Dragons Egg Bath Bomb is floral and fruity with notes of bergamot, lemon, jasmine and gardenia.

Top to bottom: Fuji Green Tea Body Butter, Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion and Undercover Airbrush Mineral Primer. 
Fuji Green Tea Body Butter 
I love, love, love these sorts of fresh scents these days - I guess they just make me feel cleaner and more mature and I am over smelling like a candy store. It gives your skin that nice thirst quenching sensation and I have no problem jumping straight into my clothes after - no residue and no streaking. 
I do find it a little harder to spread than a standard lotion and have to use a greater amount of product, so I do feel like the tub should be much bigger or the price should a bit less for the speed at which you get through this.

Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF15
I have only just begun using this product so I can only really give you a first impression. But wow-za  is my first impression good. It's got such a lovely cooling/refreshed feel to it that I think would be great for sensitive, acne prone or aggravated skin. Its a lightweight lotion that packs a punch as far as hydration goes with a matte finish and soft satin feel. And hallelujah its got SPF 15 - the lazy girl in my is tempted to get up and start cheering, but she won't so instead she's just grinning maniacally.

Undercover Airbrush Mineral Primer 
As an avid dis-lover - hate is a very strong word, lets not use it - of silicone based products, this has by default become my favourite face primer. It really just feels like a basic - no shimmer, no colouring etc -light weight lotion, although it does leave a slight tacky feeling on the skin which helps the foundation stick and stay in place.
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