Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

My absolute new favourite thing....

I went shopping at the Macquarie Centre on the weekend, the first time I've been there since it's been done up. Not only did I get my Christmas shopping done, I also bought myself a few things (see video above). 

This eyeshadow palette is soooo good. My first bit of Too Faced makeup and I'm hooked.
Every colour is so pigmented and it has the perfect combination of matte and shimmery shades. I love the Silk Teddy colour.

Natural Eyes Palette

x Vanessa


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Style Over Christmas

Currently planning what to pack in my suitcase over Christmas...

It's the one time of the year where I hit the pause button, and I feel like this year I really need it.

I'm the type of person where I'll always be trying to do a million things at once - none as up to scratch as I'd like them to be - but I don't care. Where as some people would rather just do one thing really well, stay safe and comfortable, I'd rather live on the edge and fill my life up trying to do as much as possible to see how far I can stretch my ability, and if I suck at a few things a long the way... so what. It's experience, it's knowledge and it's strength in continuing on.

 My path has zigzag-ed so much this year but I am so excited for what I have ahead. So excuse my blog if it has its down moments, and if I'm gone from youtube for weeks then pop right back up again. It's just what I do and how I stay sane... floating around from one thing to the next and taking a step backwards if it gets too full on. But I always come back.

If you still stick around in my life despite all that or just check in every once in a while, I wanted to say a little thank you! 

x Vanessa


Gift Guide | Stylish One

Gifts for the girl with impeccable style. Treat her with an ever classic Diptyque candle, a reversible tote bag, a beautiful red YSL lipstick or the perfect coffee table book.

x Vanessa

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Festive Dressing

Dressing up for casual Christmas parties or for the upcoming Christmas day? Red lips are the foundation for creating the perfect festive look. Mix with black and white, a hint of silver or gold, a natural eye and metallic accessories.

x Vanessa


Monday, December 8, 2014

The most beautiful ring...

As soon as saw this piece I knew I had to bring it into my life.

I always use to have a lucky charm... some particular thing I'd have with me at all times to remind myself that no matter what, everything was going to be okay. Kind of like a token of peace, an every day comfort, and something that only I knew I had.

I don't often wear jewellery, but if I do it's generally something that has meaning to me. I've always been in love with the night sky. The day I got glasses for the first time - I think I was in year 7 - I went home that night, stepped out of the car and looked up at the sky and I could see the stars for the very first time. For once it wasn't a big blurry mess. Mum laughed because I was just standing there staring at the sky in awe for so long.

This ring reminds me of that moment. It reminds me of the appreciation I have for the little things in life like the stars in the sky, my sight, and that there's so much more to life than the little things people get their minds caught up in every day.

I love it because it's unique - no two pieces from this collection are the same. The stones change colour in the light. It also brings me hope for the future.

Royal Nightsky Ring
by The New Punjab

x Vanessa

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tile Print Pants

When all else fails a comfortable pair of printed pants and an easy basic top never fails. The best travelling outfit in my opinion. I love the tile print in these pants and the mix of black and white makes it simple to throw on any neutral top with them.

I'm also really liking double layered delicate necklaces lately..

My poor chunky black sandals aren't so chunky anymore... they're wearing away to nothing so I'm looking for a new pair for summer. Flat and black with similar or thinner straps would be ideal.

Top - Boohoo / Pants - Boohoo / Shoes - ASOS (similar here)
Bag - Colette (similar here) / Necklace - Boohoo / Rings - Boohoo

x Vanessa


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Microsoft TechTypes

I've always been a Microsoft Windows girl. From the first computer I ever used as a little 11 year old right through to the Surface tablet I currently carry around with me, and every computer in between. It's the system I understand and the one I'm comfortable with. When you do graphic design, youtube, or anything creative, people try to push you elsewhere but I've always stuck with what I know. Who needs tech support when you know something inside and out? :)

Microsoft have recently done a study with Digital Ethnographer, Dr Jonathon Hutchinson, whose research has revealed Australia’s six technology personality types... which they're calling TechTypes! I thought it was an incredibly cute way of showing what people are like with technology in every day life, so I had to share.

Which brings me to my TechType... The Sharer!
The Sharer loves creating an ongoing visual diary that‘s passionate, literate and bursting with energy. They’re happiest when showing the life they love to the people they care about. That's definitely me.

How to spot them: Sharers will be pointing a phone at anything they find worth sharing. They’ll be out and about, using their phone to capture, share, interact and consume, all with an energy and pride in their story that’s palpable.

Where you can find them: At festivals. At beaches. Photographing amazing lunches or parties. At the front of every selfie-cluster. 

How to approach them: Get them to a party. Show them a cool series of photos from your life. Ask them what they did on the weekend.

What to give them as a gift: Something that gets them out there in the frantic, joyful chaos of life, armed with phone and camera to tell the world their story.

Why they’re great company: Sharers embody the joy of discovery and the excitement of curiosity. They’re the promoters, connectors and distributors of memory and experience they give their friends and family.

Ideal Devices and Services suite:
Office 365: OneDrive, OneNote
Apps: Instagram, Twitter, FB    
HP Pavilion X2 10         
Nokia Lumia 730

This post has been created in partnership with Microsoft Australia.

x Vanessa

Monday, December 1, 2014