A Week o’ Love

July 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm (Cyberspace Gems, Things I Love)

Welcome to another Friday – here’s another cocktail of things, places, blog posts, style and beauty products that I’ve been lusting over or inspired by recently. TGIF!

LIFE

Amazing Face. Zoe Foster’s latest foray into the writing world is this freakin’ incredible beauty book. I devoured it within a few hours of purchasing it and now have a list of ‘to buy’ products as long as my arm, but it has reinvigorated my love of skincare and cosmetics.

Fishtail braids. I have become obsessed with messy fishtail braids (see top right). Something a little different to the common plait.

Date nights. T and I have been getting out a bit more recently and enjoying the Melbourne nightlife: cabaret performances, the circus, fancy dinner dates and the movies. It’s worth spending a little money on quality time.  : )

Little extras: Bircher muesli, my tweet on happiness being published in the latest issue of Madison mag, using hurt for good (song writing in my case), getting back into my healthy eating groove, party planning, days with sunshine and a temperature over 15 degrees celsius, long Skype chats with my parents, researching our next European adventure and fun new students.

PLACES

Cafe Gaia. This cafe is always packed when I arrive and I can see why. The coffee is good and this apple + rhubarb crumble is frickin’ incredible (sorry for the blurry iPhone pic).

San Churro Chocolateria. T and I went out to the circus and I decided we needed something sweet and warm. Enter San Churro Light Hot Choc. Mmmmm… Delicious (not so nutritious). The churros themselves are also fantastic.

POSTS

Chantelle from fat mum slim teaches us how to make a cake in a jar. Two parts yum, one part awesome.

Over at The Happiness Cocktail, Yaz is enjoying switching off her laptop and switching on her ‘real’ life.

Life feeling out of control crazy? Check out Samantha’s post for Balance in Me on surviving the busyness epidemic.

Marthe discusses sharing your dreams on her fabulous blog The Freedom Experiment.

Jo Foster asks ‘Are you really you?’

This post on how to be happy is really interesting, care of MINDFOOD.

STYLE AND BEAUTY

These patterned footless tights from Tightology would add some interest to an otherwise dull winter outfit

The Dreamer t-shirt is not only gorgeous and inspiring but is also made from organic cotton (bonus!) by lovely Brisbane Etsy seller milatree (bonus!)

I am still lusting over handbags, this time it’s the Splash Knot handbag by Melbourne designer Sarah Conners.

A bunch of goodies available from Mecca Cosmetica: Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and Smashbox Photo Finish Colour Foundation Primer.

What have you been loving recently?

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2 Comments

  1. Blithely Unaware said,

    But how, how, howwwwwwwwww does one do a fishtail braid?! I have been trying for years and can’t master it :( :( :(

    This week I have been LOVING my new FIANCE!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH <3 <3 <3

    • Kimberley said,

      Huge congratulations on the engagement hun, that is fantastic news! A fishtail braid seems much more complicated than it really is. Split your hair into two sections and hold them tight (keeping the sections separate is the key). Pull a tiny piece from the outside of the first section (let’s say the right side for example) and cross is over the top of that right section and add it to the left section. Now take a small piece from the left section, cross it over it’s original section in front and add it to the right section. It’s hard to explain in words but hopefully you get some idea! xx

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