Friday, 24 February 2017

17 things I want to do in 2017

2017 excites me.
and I know it's the 24th of February and I'm only just writing a '2017' post but I'm feeling like I should write my goals and hopes for 2017 down.
So far 2017 has been pretty good to me. I got back from a holiday to Bali, Indonesia a week ago, which was wonderful as it always is. I've been on a mini farm stay with my family, I haven't lost or broken anything yet and everyone is happy and healthy.
I already can't keep up with 2017, we're almost in March, I feel like I'll blink and it'll already be September.
I wan't to achieve more in 2017, whether it be in relation to work, to saving money, travelling or even to really try do more of what makes me happy.

So here are 17 (achievable) things I want to do in 2017.

1. Go on more picnics
2. Draw more
3. Cook more
4. Go to the outdoor movies
5. Watch more sunrises
6. Order room service
7. Play more board games
8. Write more blog posts
9. Go to a high tea
10. See a musical
11. Go camping
12. Try more teas
13. Go to the ballet
14. Write a letter
15. Go horse riding
16. Save up to travel
17. Try different cultured foods




I hope everyone's 2017 has been everything you've hoped for so far.

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

La Laguna


I recently returned from a holiday to Bali Indonesia! If you've ever visited Bali yourself you would know there are endless bars and restaurants and you'll never be in short supply of places to go. This was my 3rd time visiting Bali and I can hands down say this beach bar and restaurant La Laguna is my favourite place I've stumbled across yet.
It has to be maybe the most photogenic place ever.

Not one single inch of La Laguna lacked character. From the hand painted designs on the tables, chairs, bar and basically anything that was wooden. There we're endless amounts of fairy lights (which is always a winner for me) and when the sun went down the whole place was beautifully lit. As you walk in the entrance is lined with individual and beautiful mini wooden cabins/ huts, which were all decorated and painted differently. Some open and filled with furniture and others with psychics doing card readings. I personally wanted to rent one of the little cabins and move in.

To top off the fact that it was the most easy to the eye restaurant/ bar I've ever been to the menu was incredible too. From beautiful fresh cocktails to amazing cheese platters, tapas and full mains I can't (and wouldn't want to) fault a single thing.
If anyone is near Seminyak in Bali, or even if you're not, La Laguna is a must.

ps. they have a pet otter.




Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Not your average Monday

I would say I count myself extremely lucky to live where I live. It's around this time of year all the fall posts come out from the other side of the world and on my side it's time for warm nights, barbeques and incredible sunsets.
Yesterday it was my sisters 14th birthday and the warmest day we've had this Spring so far. 37 degrees Celsius, so spending the afternoon/ evening at the beach would be an opportunity to good to miss. With there being clouds splattered everywhere that usually means for an incredible sunset and an added bonus yesterday was the 'Super Moon'. So as the sun went down in front of me and incredibly big and bright moon rose from behind. Lucky for me this beach is only a 2 minute walk from my house and after a long day at work it's such an easy way to get out of and unwind, even if it is only 10 minutes.

Here's a few happy snaps from our not so average Monday evening! :)

Birthday girl!
My beautiful mumma.
Paps.


Cheers to you Monday.

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 13 November 2016

4 Outfits Perfect For Summer

Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday wherever you are in the world.

Here in Australia summer is just around the corner and that means the boutiques come out with some of the cutest summer clothes and I just can't help myself. Every week theres just something cuter to convince myself I need. 
I've put together some of my favourite summer outfits that can be worn to a bunch of different occasions.

This dress is from my favourite online boutique Princess Polly. Princess Polly has the cutest selection of clothes and most of the time I would wear nearly everything on there. It's so inexpensive as well! If I remember correctly this dress was only around $50 Australian. It has the most beautiful lace details and the lilac colour is so unique but looks so feminine and pretty, it also laces up at the back giving it a low back. Which if you ask me if anything has a low back it's already right up my alley. Paired with some brown lace up sandals or heels, sunnies and a good nude lip and it's a perfect 'Sunday afternoon drinks' outfit.




Overalls this summer will be my go to casual outfit. They're so comfy and so easy to put on with a t-shirt underneath and you can switch up the t-shirt and create a different look every time. Paired with a pair of converse and either a baseball cap or a bandana as a headband it's a perfect casual weekend outfit for a whole heap of different occasions. The biggest bonus they we're only $55 Australian. (they're also from Princess Polly, I'm addicted).


You can never go wrong with a Horse watch. They're so beautiful.

In summer against a good tan a white playsuit always looks so flattering. This crochet one from the brand Mink Pink is a good choice always. It has a low back which automatically gives it a fancier element. This is the perfect festival playsuit. The brown purse is from an online brand Mon Purse. It was a birthday present and it's so unique and special as it has my initials! E.J.T, Elizabeth Jayne Tarran.


This dress is one of my absolute favourites, perfect weekend picnic dress that could also be worn to afternoon drinks. With a pair of lace up sandals and a good red lip this dress would look incredible on everyone.




I hope you all had wonderful weekends and have an even better week.

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 30 October 2016

My everyday work makeup

Happy Sunday!
Firstly I just want to apologise for the quality of these photos, it's something I'm working on and certainly want to improve. My camera was being difficult so I had to use my phone but practice makes perfect and everyone has to start somewhere right?

As my mornings getting ready for work go I tend to use the same products and do the same simple makeup look everyday. When it's 6.30am I'm not always overly thrilled to be painting my face so early so for me simple is best. I envy the people who are able to jump out of bed and automatically look fresh and flawless without any effort. Unfortunately it takes a little bit more than that for me. So in order these are the products I use on a day to day basis.




Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-fatigue Foundation & Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation-
Starting with Foundation. Foundation is something that I tend to swap up a little but usually it'll be the same two. If anyones a fake tanner like me you'll know that throughout the working week you'll become whiter and whiter from the weekend tan, so mixing shades is a necessity. An everyday foundation has to be what I have struggled with most when trying to find a go to. I have my higher end foundations that are my go to on weekends but when you're wearing it 5 days a week it can get expensive quickly so I do try and go for drugstore. My favourite I've found at the moment is the Rimmel Lasting Finish. I find it gives me good coverage and stays on for the whole day without going patchy which is my biggest problem as I answer phones quite often in the day I find that my makeup can go patchy on the side the phone is constantly touching. The Rimmel wake me up is also a good alternative with a good colour range, this is a new one I've recently started trying.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- If I could recommend any product out of my everyday routine to invest in it would be this. This concealer is hands down my favourite, I find that it blends like a dream and doesn't crease or look dry under my eyes and for the price?! you can't go wrong. I use the shade 20 sand as for a day to day look I prefer my under eyes not to be too bright.

Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder- This powder has been a go to for me for a few years now and I can't fault it. It's such a good alternative for the mac pressed powder and a quarter of the price. I find they have such a great range of shades which is great for me considering my tan constantly fades throughout the week. The best thing about it is that it's so inexpensive! I would definitely recommend getting your hands on it if it's available.

Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer- I fell in love with this bronzer a while back when my friend bought me the milk chocolate shade for my birthday. It's creamy, it blends like a dream and the shades are amazing. Plus it smells like chocolate which isn't a bad smell first thing in the morning if you ask me.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade-
This is my go to eyebrow product. I use the shade chocolate and I've had it for such a long time and there is still so much product left in the pot. I once left the lid off and it did dry out which makes the shade a little less intense so I'm definitely in need of a new one. I believe this is a product so worth the money. If you can remember to always keep the lid on it, it will last you a really long time. Tip: If you do happen to leave the lid off for to long like me spray a little bit of setting spray either on your brush or in the pot and it will help give it some moisture.

Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot- This isn't a product I use on the daily but if I'm wearing eye shadow that I want to stay in place then this paint pot will make sure it doesn't budge.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- As the beauty community was blessed with this eye shadow palette quite sometime ago it's no stranger to anyone. This is my go to eye shadow palettes for nights out and day to day and plus like I said with the bronzer it also smells like chocolate. I don't usually use eye shadow on a day to day basis, usually just some mascara but if I'm feeling like a little extra something this will be the palette I reach for.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara- I have been using this mascara on a daily basis for a long time now, it doesn't clump them together and can make them look rather natural. I have a brown shade and a black I swap between, It all really depends on which ever one is on hand to me at the time.



Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade Peach Blossom-
Lipstick does change up quite often but the one I mostly grab for is my Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade 'Peach Blossom'. I love this colour it's a natural pink and goes with anything and as the formula goes it's extremely moisturising on the lips. As for lip liners the three I reach for the most are my too faced perfect lips lip liner in the shade 'Perfect Nude' and my two essence lip liners in the shades 'Satin Mauve' and 'In the nude'. The essence lip liners are only $2 and are amazing so I highly recommend picking some up. Sometimes I will wear the lip liner all over the lips and add a clear lip balm over the top.

Mac Fix Plus- One of my favourite steps to my makeup routine, spraying my face with Fix Plus. It locks everything into place and gives your face extra moisture at the same time. A must for me on a day to day basis.


If anyone can recommend any great BB creams, please let me know! The less I have to put on my face in the day the better but I'm still yet to find one that will stay put!
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and have an even better week, hopefully talk very soon!
x x x x x

Lots of Love,

Monday, 24 October 2016

Hey.

ahhh hello!
Such a long time no speak! I have neglected this blog for far too long and I am now back and I'm here to stay this time.
I just thought I'd come on say hello and write a little update. 2016, what a year so far hey. My last post I was saying how I couldn't believe we were in 2016 and now look we're coming up to the end of October! that absolutely baffles me. As for things that have been going on this year, I'm still working full time, I've just started studying again, I turned 21, I've been to Bali and Byron Bay and life is looking pretty good.
As for this blog my plan is to actually write posts. I'm the worst, I keep saying to myself I'm going to get back into it. I'm even constantly coming on here to start and always end up in the same position.
but there is no better time than the present right?
Anyways I hope everything is wonderful for everyone else and 2016 has been one to remember so far.
Speak very soon. I promise.



Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Saying goodbye to 2015 and a huge hello to 2016

I know at the end of every year everyone always says where has the year gone but 2015 has genuinely flashed before my eyes. 2015 for me has been an unforgettable year with more highs than I can count on my fingers and toes. Every year is going to come with it's lows as well but it's 2016 and we've all made it!

I started writing this long post about everything I had done and achieved in 2015 but then even I was getting lost throughout it so I thought I'd try and keep it a little bit more short and sweet. This past year has truly been one not to forget, with travelling to Europe and stopping uni to work full time everything has changed, but if I could go back and do it again I wouldn't change much at all. Maybe just the hangovers, I could take out those. To be able to be here to see 2016 and to say my family and friends are all happy and healthy, very cheesy and cliché but I am very thankful. 

In 2015 I went to my fair share of festivals, one to many wine tours, quit my four year job at the movies, started working full time, had one to many hangovers, experienced the clubs in Ibiza, went on a Contiki, lost my phone at nearly every festival I attended, found my phone at nearly every festival I attended, started my blog, fell in love with Vampire Diaries, I went to Harry Potter world, saw One Direction, saw Sam Smith, was introduced to Netflix, ate a snail, ate frog legs, climbed the Eifel tower, dyed my hair blonder, turned 20, missed a flight, went to England, Spain, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Amsterdam and Sweeden, I went to a charity ball, I went to a uni ball, I got my wisdom teeth out, I cried, I laughed until I cried and I certainly grew as a person.

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and New Year with your family and ate way to much food over the Christmas period. I also hope your 2016 is as wonderful as you all are.


Lots of Love,