Month: October 2015

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Review


Available in 10 shades from  Kit Cosmetics in Australia, Sephora in U.S.A and any beauty hall such as Selfridges in U.K

This is another great ‘no makeup, makeup’ base. A sun lotion, BB, CC, tinted moisturiser with skin loving ingredients to moisturise and nourish dry, thirsty skin.

This is am amazing BB/CC cream which looks and feels so comfortable to wear you will forget you are wearing makeup. I have the shade 02 Vanilla, which matches me perfectly, I like to apply a thin layer with my finger tips and I don’t powder as I like a dewy look, but it can be layered to provide more coverage and powdered to give a matte finish. It has an spf of 30 and you get 35 ml/1.18 fl. oz of product.

The tube is lightweight, compact and, perfect to travel with or as an everyday option to throw in your bag without worrying it will smash all over.


You can still see my freckles showing through but it evens out my skin tone and more importantly for me hydrates my skin throughout the day. I do love my light bases and any makeup with skin care benefits is a wonder product in my eyes. Have you tried this? and do you love it?

 I hope you had a gorgeous weekend and have a great week. Thanks for reading, love as always

Nicola x


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Today I’m wearing one of the dresses in my capsule wardrobe. I picked this up from FOREVER NEW for $20 in the sale, it is a nice light material and I love the mirrored floral print. I’m also wearing my Daniel Wellington watch and strappy tan sandals from Kmart.

Are any of you guys doing project 33? I feel like I’m doing well but there is a lot of things I will do differently next time. One of my dresses has already bit the dust, a navy and white asymmetric, stretch, body con number. There was a mixed load of washing and unfortunately the white is now an incepted grey colour. I’m a sucker for a navy stripe and a bargain, however, the quality of material was not great and neither if I’m honest are my laundry skills so lessons learned on that front.

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I hope you’re all having a beautiful week and I’d love to see what you guys have included in your 33. Speak soon gorgeous people.

Nicola xx



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Today’s outfit of the day

Floral Singlet (sold out) the Evie Deep V Cami is the plain version FOREVER NEW

Ashleigh Frayed Cuff Shorts Jayjay’s

Wither ‘Loya’ Tan Leather Sandals (sold out) the Gold Metallic Leather ones are now on sale at Heel Steal

Kirsten Sunnies Cotton:On

Classic Bristol Watch Daniel Wellington



So we’re up to outfit 11

Today we all walked along to the Sunday Markets again, this is getting a little tradition and I like it. Last week we got fresh oranges and grapefruit this week we got tubs of homemade honey, which I’ll throw out there is the best honey I’ve ever tasted.

It’s pretty hot today so I’m braving some fairly short shorts and a lightweight floral singlet. I’ve had this top for a few years and I love the cut of it and that the straps are nice and dainty so if I catch the sun I don’t end up with unsightly thick lines.

The sandals Lee got me just before I started my capsule wardrobe. I was after a plain tan pair to go with everything and when I found these at Wittner I was delighted. They are a bit more than I usually pay for sandals but I normally end up buying a few pairs throughout the warmer months as I’m pretty heavy on my feet, I’m hoping as these are real leather they will last longer.

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend whatever you are up to.

Thanks for reading, as always

Nicola x


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Now this may not be the most glamorous post I’ll ever do but I want to talk to you about NIOXIN, a hair care range targeting thinning hair and hair loss.IMG_3084 (1)

When I became pregnant with Sienna I had long blonde hair, I did not chemically treat it my whole pregnancy but it started to snap off and fall out. I was so stressed and ashamed instead of talking to someone I had all my hair cut off and a fringe cut in, this covered most of the tufts up and made my hair appear thicker.

When I changed hairdressers, she told me that some women do suffer hair loss in pregnancy or just afterwards due to all the hormone changes and recommended I try NIOXIN as she had seen first hand the results.
I am so happy I started using this range and I recommend it 100%. I use line 3 which is for chemically treated naturally fine hair, but there are a number of different lines for different hair needs. It is not just for after pregnancy but for anyone who is having trouble with hair breakage and hair loss, for whatever reason.

The shampoo smells minty and gives an immensely clarifying deep clean. This unclogs your hair follicles and takes all the product build up and residual dirt from our hair and scalp. The conditioner is also minty smelling, when you massage it in and leave it a few minutes it starts to tingle, this is your scalp being stimulated, helping your follicles to produce new hair. The Root boost spray you apply on damp hair right at the root and then massage it in, this sometimes leaves the scalp a little red in the short term but that soon wears off. The last step is Diaboost which you spray into the mid lengths and ends of the hair to make it appear thicker and fuller.

I did hesitate slightly at the price but the pack lasts me 6 weeks and I wash my hair every day (which is the recommended amount when using this). A little goes a long way and now I have seen the results for myself I will re-purchase again and again.

As this is a bit of a Mummy blog I wanted to post this, even if only one person reading this has the same trouble or knows someone who this would benefit they can look into it. I know it will make them feel more joy than any outfit or new lipstick could.

It is a precess and it does take time, I do still have tufts of hair where the new hair is growing in and I would still prefer a fringe but I live in such a hot climate it is easier without one and so I wear hats ALOT. At least now I have found something that helps and I know I’m not alone with it.

Thank you for reading,

as always Nicola x



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Today is a monochrome kinda day and there will be quite a few of these, I just love Black and white. My top and skirt are from FOREVER NEW, they are a few years old but you can find similar everywhere. The sandals are my Mum’s, she is visiting from U.K and is somewhat doubtful of my 33 items challenge to say the least. The hat I picked up from Kmart recently, my shades are from Cotton:On and my bracelet as always is Pandora.

I know it’s pretty basic but I like it. The top is a sheer fabric that air dries in about 15 minutes and does not crease, it’s all I could wish for in an item of clothing. I’m glad it’s nice and sunny here so my laundry has a fast turn around, I wonder how hard it is in the Winter when it is not so easy to wash and dry clothing so frequently??

For Makeup today I’m keeping things simple with Arbonne CC Cream, M.A.C Matte Bronze Bronzer and Lancome Hypnose Mascara

I hope you are all having a lovely Friday. If you have a capsule wardrobe please leave me a comment so I can come check it out. I’m loving the blog posts and YouTube videos I have found so far, very inspirational.

Thanks for reading and I’ll speak soon. As always Nicola x

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