2 March 2017

LIFE LATELY #7




and shuffling through a confusing mix of sheer pieces and longer, lighter layers. True to form Melbourne is torrid and sizzling one minute, refreshingly arctic the next. I am currently enduring yet another stint of sultry warmth while impatiently awaiting for a much anticipated wintry snap. I honestly can not wait to see the back of summer.

fake tanners like my life depends on it. Bondi Sands have been my go-to lately and I've been impressed with the results and longevity. Considering the price point that is. That said it does leave my skin feeling overly leathery, regardless of how much moisture I glaze upon myself daily. Honestly it is the only thing that I can account for this vexatious spout of exsiccation on my arms and legs but these radiantly dark results achieved far outweigh this slight nuisance. Also there's the (not so) minuscule fact that I happened to purchase several bottles while they were on sale, so it's imperative I utilize them. Sometimes I really wish I wouldn't be so impulsive when it comes to sales.

 Josie Marans Argan Liquid Gold for my face. I remember seeing this months ago and its claims left quite the impression on me. I was originally intrigued by the notion of tanning whilst simultaneously treating pesky fine lines. Especially since I've began noticing them boldly announce themselves around my eyes. I've been using it for the last two to three months now and I can't say there has been a dramatic reduction in those wicked lines (then again this may need further inspection using new my glasses) but regardless I'll continue using this product solely for the lively bronze glow it provides and not to forget the entertaining glass liquid dropper. I prefer to use this overnight so that I begin each morning with illuminated skin.

more K Drama's. Typical. I don't think this is a bandwagon I'll be hoping off anytime soon. Currently just started watching Healer (check the synopsis here because it's too difficult and complex for me to properly clarify) after completing The K2 and enjoying a storyline of messed up vindictive protagonists and Ji Chang Wook. I'm finding these storylines are a refreshing break from commonplace reality TV which seems to have permeated every single channel. I'm not entirely opposed to reality TV and I am quite the avid spectator of The Real Housewives franchises but I've began reaching my limits. How many stupid "arranged" marriages and bachelor programs must we as a society endure? It feels like producers are continuously clutching at straws while incompetently reinventing the wheel.

a European getaway to the west coast of the Mediterranean. Albeit last minute as per usual. Attempting to finalise travel dates is proving difficult considering everyone seems intent on embarking during periods that I am unable to sojourn on. Curse you Travel Gods. Last year Europe was on everyones radar during the summer months. This year it seems that the crowds are vying for springtime breaks. Sigh. And speaking of Korea I've been itching to visit this country more and more. To say their dramas have sparked an interest is an understatement. Also Japan after seeing this country through Kat from Wanderhour's eyes which never fails to be ever so enchanting (as all her photo's are). And after learning about her intent to voyage back in October I've began doing some research on it myself. While seeing Japan during the spring has always been something I've yearned to experience, perusing those streets laden with golden tones would be equally as enthralling.

with the photo above from a recent photo shoot. And while that may or may not be yet another duster coat, the actual location for this was one of my favorites to date. Despite the hoards of prying eyes behind tinted glass windows at the office block on the opposite side of the road. Oh and the copious drivers who happened to drive past and signaled their interest and curiosity. Originally while scoping this spot out it was deathly quiet, of course by the time we were ready to shoot it seemed like the entire populace got the memo and felt compelled to venture to this secluded area. While I'm still not comfortable in front the camera, the banter between my friend Liz and I certainly helps with that firm sense of self consciousness and I can't wait to share the rest of the photos with you all.
Photo by Elizabeth Oro 


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  1. The liquid gold sounds cool! Anything for those fine lines. And I need to get some tanner on my legs. They need some color!

    xx Yasmin
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  2. Such a lovely post, I'm into mixing pieces and fabrics too :D
    Have a great day,
    xx Elisa
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  3. I also love Josie Maran liquid gold such a great product

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  4. Wight now i'm obssessed with HBO new serie "Big Little Lies!!!

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    1. I've recorded that one. Need to watch the first episode because it looks good xx

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  5. Realy interesting!
    The Mediterranean Coast is amazing!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  6. I'd love to watch a few K dramas. Regular TV can definitely be kinda meh. My cousin will be in korea this summer. I'm not sure I will get to visit, but it would be cool. I think you would adore Japan - the food, style, and history are inspiring!

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    1. Yes, you just get onto them. Though be warned they can be super addictive! xx

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  7. Always love these life update types of posts! The shoes are beautiful, can't wait to see the rest of the look. And I know what you mean about people staring when taking photos. It can be so awkward at times, but the more you do it the less you even notice x

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  8. Wow! If ever you European getaway pushes through? Will you blog about it? I'm excited for you!

    Angelie // Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary

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    1. Well I'm definitely going there, just need to figure out when. And I'll for sure blog about it xx

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  9. Ooh a getaway to the west coast of the Mediterranean sounds exciting! the plot of Healer is definitely a little hard to explain but glad to hear you're enjoying it. Ji Chang Wook is one of my faves :)

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    1. Ha! Glad you think so too. I sat on trying to interpret that for hours until I decided to just give up. I'm right about to finish it now. Sad but excited to see the revenge play out in the final episode xx

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  10. I'm currently thinking of a short European getaway too. Lord knows I need one for a little R&R.

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    1. I hope you get to get away love xx

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  11. The european get away sounds so so fun!! love reading what you've doing lately :)

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  12. Great post, I very like it :)

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  14. I love Josie Maran products! Life saver! Awww I want to go visit Europe again! Have fun planning! xx

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  15. Great post ,loving your blog

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  16. I have to say that I have gotten caught up in one or two of the Korean dramas, they are just so captivating somehow. I can't even remember the names because it was a few years ago but gosh, I loved them even though I only caught a few episodes here and there. The couples are just the cutest things! Also finding locations to shoot is one of my things, mainly because I love scenery and styling clothes accordingly is the best. I was very shy in front of the camera too, but then I didn't care, the more I did it the better I got. I usually shoot early so I don't get the crowds. Glad I stopped by to catch up. Hope your dream of visiting Korea comes true!
    P.S. About the fine lines, my go to is moisturizer with SPF and BB cream with SPF, the sun is my enemy when it comes to my face. :))

    xo,
    Tania
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    1. They really are! I've found them to be addictive too hehehehe. I love working with interesting backdrops but where we shoot it's hard to find them. Time is really pressed so while I'd love to shoot in fabulous laneways and inner city schedule wise it just doesn't work. I was thinking about maybe attempting self photography but I'm so self conscious in front of the camera, I can't imagine how awkward I'd be left alone with a tripod! xx

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  17. Thanks a lot :D

    you always have the best posts my dear :D Super interesting and I'm totally agree!

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  18. good to hear about the Josie maran!
    xoxo
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  19. non vedo l'ora che arrivi la bella stagione

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  20. all the best for your future ...
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  21. I'm curious about the Argan Liquid Gold now, and I love how your duster coat is flying the wind in this shot - looking forward to seeing the full imagery! Have a lovely weekend, Sonia :)

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    1. It's such a great product. It's more of a gradual tan I find though, so if you're blessed with super dark skin it's more ideal but for fair it still leaves a lovely glow xx

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  22. I always love posts like this. Those shoes are fantastic, and I hope your travel plans work out well!

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  23. So interesting post, dear! I love your planning, it's great :)

    xoxo ❤
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  24. I love these types of posts! Super interesting! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  25. I'm so excited for summer as well! The mules in the picture are super cute :)
    LA VEINE

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    1. Yes. They've become one of my faves (and cost literally nothing at that) xx

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  26. great post :)
    have a nice weekend! :)

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  27. Would love to try that Liquid Gold too! Great post! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  28. Great post:-)

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  29. OMG obsessed with your black mules!!! Loving the simple lines! Perfect!

    Natalie
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  30. Gosh....I wish we can have sizzling weather here soon. So funny how us over here are tired of winter:) And Imma gonna totally check out that Josie Maran liquid gold!

    PS Yes to Korea and Japan! I told my hubby the two of us should totally go there for vacay in the next few years. Have been self-studying Korean for awhile now, and Japanese could be in the future:D

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    1. I'll always be tired of summer. I don't like warmth hahaha. Hope you get to see those countries. Would be so amazing to see, especially since "experiencing" them through these dramas hahaha. They always shoot in the same locations so it's hard not to recognise. Also the language, I'm picking up a few words here and there. Definitely not fluent though it would be cool to learn it xx

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  31. I need to check out Josie Maran Liquid Gold, it was a brand that I love back when I was living in Malaysia but I have long forgotten about it. I think it's time for a revisit.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I've only discovered it recently myself and really love it. Especially since it's animal cruelty free and strive to utilise organic products. I like her afghan oil range and just recently tried the whipped mud mask which I really like too xx

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  32. Great post!

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  33. The Josie Maran Liquid Gold sounds like the definition of luxury. I have to try it!
    xo
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  34. I actually have been watching J drama lately lol And it is sooooo good! Hope you can make to the Mediteranian trip! Im sure you will love it!


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  35. i agree with you darling
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  36. A european vacation will be nice Sonia. I want to go to Japan also. I love self tanners. My favorite is a simple one by Jergens.
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    1. I'll have to try them after I've used up all my Bondi Sands hahahaha xx

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  37. Cool post! I loved reading your ideas and updates :)
    Thanks for your comment!

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  38. I'm going to need to try that liquid gold from Josie Maran! It sounds perfect for summer.

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  39. I adore these kind of posts! I depend on a tan out of a can as well! But I have the same problem, my skin remains so terribly dry no matter how much lotion,butter of balm I put on... Never tried Bondi Sands though, Marc Inbane's spray is the one I use atm!

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    1. God bless fake tans! Can't live without them xx

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  40. Love the style of this post. Awesome shot! Happy weekend!

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  41. I can't wait to see more photos from the photoshoot! I am not the most comfortable in front of the camera sometimes either. But when people are watching it can be sort of fun. Even if it makes me more hyperaware of my posing haha
    I love argan oil so much! It's the best thing ever for skin and hair. I haven't tried the Josie Maran one yet, but i've tried other brands. So good!

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    1. Oh man I wish I could feel the same as you. People around make me even more aware and awkward xx

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  42. Looks great!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  43. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)
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  44. I love the sound of the Josie Marans Argan Liquid Gold, I think I need this in my life! I also need to dig out my fake tan too as I have been so lazy with it recently but always feel better after I have done it :) x

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  45. Lovely post, dear!
    xoxo
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  46. So cool that you are planning a trip to Europe! Curious to find out what exact locations you'll be visiting.

    ANOUK

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  47. Love how you've put this post together! It's a really nice take on a favourites. Planning trips is always so fun! This year, we're trying things a little differently and attempting a last minute trip to get more for our money - it's making me nervous though gahhhh!

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  48. Nice post dear! I really enjoy reading some different posts sometimes - different as not-always-fashion :) Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog :)
    Sending much love!
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    Rosa Larissa Klara
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  49. I love this post!!! <3
    xx
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  50. Planning the trip sounds fun!

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  51. So interesting!!



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  52. European getaway sounds cool, babe! xoxo

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  53. I hear you about being self-conscious in front of the camera. I still have moments of it even though it's just my mom taking shots of me. It's nice that you got your friend to put you at ease! As for Korea, though I don't know the little details, but at the moment, the relationship between our governments (I'm from Malaysia) is rocky with what happened to Kim Jong-nam. Have a gorgeous week there, babe! x

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