Sometimes in life I think it’s good to let your bad side show through a little. Even though it’s summer I much prefer to rock a deep and bold lip look. I think confidence comes from your state of mind and how you feel in what you’re wearing. I’m sure it’s different for everyone but for me, poppin’ on a little bit of lippie certainly makes me feel like I can conquer most things.
One of my favourite quotes comes from Elizabeth Tyler. She frankly said “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together”. Of course you should take this advice (like any piece of advice) with a pinch of salt; I don’t want to see drunken clowns walking around.
It’s two days til Christmas and many are panicking, running around and looking for gifts for loved ones or even those hard to buy for acquaintances. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just buy something thoughtful in the name of your loved ones?
This year get in to the spirit of giving with Send a Cow. Send a Cow is a charity that was set up 25 years ago by West Country Farmers. Send a Cow works directly with families in 7 African countries. The organisation helps families avoid and escape poverty through providing training, livestock, seeds and support. Through all this training and help the families are able to grow stronger, healthier and hunger free.
This year Send a Cow started an adorable and amoosing campaign with Gloria, a Jersey pure-bred from Devon – doesn’t she look so adorable? She didn’t even bat a lid when she got dressed in the Velcro strapped jumper (which was based off of her existing coats).
Gloria’s jumper is udderly adorable with the twist on the traditional jumpers and she is one fashion forward cow.
Everyone is into jumpers this year including yours truly and celebs like Jimmy Fallon. This beautifully crafted jumper even has a video about it! Check it out.
So now that you know all about this amazing charity why wouldn’t you want to buy someone a better life?
Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue contains gifts that make a difference to poverty-stricken families in seven African countries. Gifts range from ‘Local Cow’ (£205), which provides a farming family with milk and manure; ‘Little Donkey’ (£9) which helps families take good care of their four-legged friends who transport farm produce to market; and ‘Tip Tap’ (£10), a bestseller which improves hygiene levels in areas where soap and water are luxuries.
Simon Barnes, CEO of Send a Cow said; “This year we’ve taken the idea of the quirky Christmas jumper one step further, to encourage people to think differently about the gifts they buy this Christmas. Instead of buying chocolate for a friend, why not buy something unusual – for as little as £5 you will greatly improve the lives of poverty-stricken families in Africa. This is our 13th year of the Christmas catalogue and over the years we’ve raised over eight million pounds to help poor families. We really hope that you will support us this year by buying a gift, to help us change even more lives this Christmas and beyond.”
Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue is available in print and online – for more information go to www.sendacowgifts.org.uk or call 01225 874222.
I am very fond of buying these types of gifts because it is thoughtful and truly giving. If someone were to buy this in my name I would be so touched and I know that when I have bought these types of gifts for others they have felt so touched too.
So get into the spirit of giving this year and Send a Cow :)
Hey everyone welcome to my blog and my face, my face in my bed…my bed face if you will. Yes this is how I’m starting this post – get over it.
I decided to get my mauve on today and dolled up for coffee with a friend at Adelaide’s very own Howling Owl Gin Den. I have been going there for about a year now (don’t quote me on that I’m not even sure what years are sometimes) and I absolutely love it! Last time I checked it had over 40 different types of gin (Sip Smith being my favourite). If you don’t feel like sipping on a delectable range of alcoholic beverages you can stick to the good ol’ coffee, juices and other less mind buzzing refreshments. They have vegan friendly and non vegan food, I recommend the vegan brownie – it’s the best brownie I have ever tried.
Sadly I will not be going there again for a while because (not so sadly) I will be going home for a holiday! You know what that means? Yes, travel blogs! Yes oh yes bring on the countless photos and fun facts about New Zealand’s best sites…or…photos of my grandma…
On to my face which is featured in today’s post…I will be doing a video about it and speaking of videos I will be starting an exciting new project which involves blogging and doing more tutes! YAY
I hope you liked that lil update.
Question of the day: what is the longest amount of travel you have ever had to do? Comment here or on Facebook :)
Confused? You should be. That was the theme of today’s outfit, not intentionally of course. I just woke up at 7am and had to wear something, anything, because going nude is apparently frowned upon. Or illegal. Whatever.
Today it was supposed to be cold and it was…until that friggin’ Australian sun came out. Don’t get me wrong I love sunny days, but my brain can’t work that early in the morning.
So I threw on a sweater and a blazer:
Which I think makes me look like I could be working in an office instead of doing a media degree.
So right now I’m ready for the cold but it’d be over kill if I wore jeans so I put these on….
Uh huh. Classy right? I swear on my cat’s life that the holes, whilst they look as wide as Julia Roberts’ smile, they were minuscule this morning. So keep that in mind kids…don’t ever move…ever.
Separately I have a formal top and a ‘ready to go to the Lamb of God concert’ (how metal tho) bottom. Together it might look a bit awkward….
But I think they work in a ‘I could do your taxes while beating the crap out of some punks’ kind of way. Plus my knee looks like wolverine and if that isn’t an awesome appendage…I don’t know what is.
So now that I’ve procrastinated most of my day away I’m going to go write some essays. Just remember: do what you love but don’t let your ‘need to do list’ get too lengthy otherwise you’ll be stressed as fuck. Like me. YAY.
Today I tried and failed to make a daisy crown. Yes, I failed at doing something all girls have been doing for generations.
The daisies pictured in the feature photo made me feel calm and like getting pretty. They also reminded me of a conversation I had with a dear friend yesterday about earthing, meditation and spirituality. All things I want to invest more time into.
So I put on my tartan skirt with a super sexy slit, my black crop top and a whole bunch of silver jewellery (no earrings though…my ears hate everything).
I attempted to take the photos seriously, but after posing just once I proceeded to act like a total goof-ball. I may be a person of substance, but I am not a serious person, I like to laugh at myself and well these photos are the results:
Black crop top: Supre
Tartan skirt: uhmm…dunno. It was on sale in some surf shop.
Shoes: Passed down from my mother, who bought them in Malaysia 7ish years ago.
Necklace: Got given as a gift
Ring: Another gift from a small shop in Te Awamutu
Midi rings: Top Shop
Fountation: Maybelline Better Skin in Ivory
Finishing powder: Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover in Light
Eyes: Makeup Geek in Peach Smoothie
Highlight: Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shima Shima
Blush: Makeup Geek Shadow in Cupcake
Bronzing + Contouring powder: a eye brow kit with brown powders (I forgot the name sorry!)
Mascara: Benefit They’re Real
Eyeliner: Master Precise Liner in Blackest Black
Lips: Australis Velourlips Matte Cream in HON-O-LOO-LOO
So that’s my not so serious OOTD. I hope you enjoyed and maybe I’ll do another tomorrow, who knows?
Ignore all the bad reviews, if it’s too “yelly” for them then they obviously haven’t had a passionate upbringing. This movie covers all sorts of relationships, mainly estranged, and proves how life can be difficult and terrible but if you try you can find the good in anything.
The best part about this movie is that you think you know…but you don’t….yep that’s cryptic but just see it and you’ll know what I mean.