Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Things I Love: Hats

Hats aren't for everyone but I adore them anyway no matter the shape or size! (All hats are beautiful hahaha) I think old fashioned styles are beyond chic but I also love rocking a snapback... I'm not fussy! In another life I would've have loved to become a milliner... *daydreaming sigh*
Start familiarising yourself with the different styles below and don't be scared to experiment. If Pharrell can do it, so can you!
You can pick up some budget freindly hats from ASOS, check them out here.
My top pick is Lack of Colour, they do some truly amazing colours in the best basic styles.
My top 3 must haves for any budding hat-re-preneur:
1. Fedora
2. Turban
3. Cloche

Monday, December 15, 2014

4 Steps to Shrinking Pores with Clinique

I wrote a little check list for reducing your pores (or appearance of pores more accurately) some time ago for a website who failed to publish it (shame on them). Waste not, want not! (plus their loss) so I will post it here for you guys!

I struggle with enlarged pores and it has led to more than one meltdown over 'bad' skin. Which is why I’m declaring a new found beauty love: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum.

Like I said, I am a long sufferer of large pores and I have tried many a cream, toner and DIY remedy. I’d resigned myself to the fact that it was just my skin type; until I popped open a bottle of Pore Refining Serum and viola! 2 weeks after starting to use it I could SEE a difference. My pores were tighter, smaller and my skin was smooth and glowing.

At $68 a pop it’s bordering on the payday debate of “shoes or make-up” but remember it’s an investment in your skin. One pump goes far too, and after the 2 week mark I cut it down to half a pump and focused on my problem areas (nose, cheeks)

Without further ado (aka gushing/bragging) here is my fool proof, simple to follow guide to smaller pores:

1. Drinks lots of water! You should anyway but since I committed to drinking 2 litres a day my skin is healthier from the inside out (there’s that glow)

2. Follow your Clinique 3-Step. Even when you’ve had a few wines okay? You need the pores clean (Step 1) and smoothed (Step 2) and moisturised (Step 3) There’s no sense in trying to tighten pores with something in them (ew)

3. Apply Pore Refining Solutions. Morning and night, after your 3 Step cleansing ritual. I was sceptical about putting on top of moisturiser but it is the PERFECT primer for under make-up.

4. Brag about new, shiny, invisible pore like skin. I personally have started referring to myself as Ms Kerr but you can find your own moniker.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bargain of the Week

What: Moschino Logo Headband
From: Farfetch
Why You Need It: Because it's probably the only thing from Moschino's new Barbie range you can afford! Hahaha also it's beyond cute and I envision using it as the perfect hair out of my face gym helper.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lobster Love with Gorman

Lobsters are one of my favourite animals. Don't ask me why, it's weird, but they amuse me and up until recently I thought they were immortal (I'm going to continue saying they are anyway). As soon as I spotted this dress in Gorman's Summer 2014 collection I lost my mind and vowed to buy all the lobster items! I've reigned it in lest I become the lobster version of a crazy cat lady but I couldn't say no to this dress! It's so easy and breezy and perfect for a hot Australian Summer!
It's unfortunately sold out online but check out some of their stores (Westfield Miranda just opened which is my local stomping ground!) I'm lusting after this one too... but the homewares range is killing me.

Monday, December 8, 2014

5 Piece French Wardrobe: Clear it out!

In preparation for my 5 Piece French Wardrobe, I've had to do a SERIOUS cull. 
I won't lie, there has almost been tears. 
Truthfully though for this to work you need to start from a simple and small base. 
This infographic helped me set a strict criteria for keep or toss (I prefer donate but I'm a woman of the people and don't wear my clothes until they're only suitable for rags) so give it a go and see if it helps you make those tough choices! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bargain of the Week

From: Shopbop
Why You Need It: It feels good to get something expensive on sale. You're not into bargain hunting unless you can appreciate a mark down of this proportion! Also, black and white tees and singlets are the basis of any wardrobe because they are so easy to wear!