Friday Faves – Draper James by Reese Witherspoon and Pretty Accessories

I was browsing Nordstrom late one night this week (I’m sure I am not the only one who iPhone shops in bed) and came across the new Draper James by Reese Witherspoon collection, I was super impressed! Such cute and affordable pieces, I adore the classic vibe with pretty details… think ruffle sleeves, bows and feminine silhouettes.

These are a few of my favourite pieces from Draper James, plus some fun accessories I’m also loving right now… what do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s fashion line? I’d love to know, which of my picks below do you like best?

 

Draper James by Reese Witherspoon and Pretty Accessories

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Draper James by Reese Witherspoon: 1.  Stripe Cloister Top    |    2.  NARS Lip Gloss in Angelika    |    3.  Rosie Ruffle Top    |    4.  Igloo Ring    |    5.  Questa Earrings Trio Set   |    6.  Sadie Cotton Shorts

 

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Friday Faves: 6 Best Spring Lipstick Colors with AMAZING Reviews

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your style each season is makeup! I wanted to share some of the best spring lipstick colors with you, a swipe of one of these beauties will instantly elevate any outfit.

Whether you have a date night to dress up for, fun girls brunch or simply want to add a pretty touch to a classic tee and jeans combo, lipstick is your answer! Here are the best of the best spring lipsticks – oh and it’s not just me who thinks so, they each have incredible reviews.

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I am wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Impassioned. I found this last year on a cruise holiday for my birthday and bought it as a little ‘gift to self’. It’s one of my favorite lipsticks, the color is rich and has a little shine to it (it’s not sparkly, it’s luminous) and it seems to have a lip stain in it, as even after I’ve eaten and the original coat has worn off, the color is stained on my lips. This is one of my lipstick prerequisites, as I hate having to reapply often. I highly recommend this range!

When my sister was looking for a lipstick for her wedding, I took her to try this at the beauty counter – she loved it and bought a rich red shade from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Lipstick range, the color is called ‘Decisive Poppy’.

6 Best Spring Lipstick Colors

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Best Spring Lipstick Colors:  1.  Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Neon Azalea (56 five-star reviews)    |    2.    Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Brat (141 five-star reviews)    |    3.  YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Innocent (184 five-star reviews)    |    4. Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Impassioned (56 five-star reviews)    |    5.  NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave (202 five-star reviews)    |    6.    M.A.C Versicolor Trio Lip Kit in Kit 2

 

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Friday Faves: Best Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Papinelle Sleepwear

I absolutely love celebrating Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful occasion and always so wonderful to spend quality time with my Momma! We often enjoy a special morning tea or afternoon tea together – it’s lovely to spend time chatting, reminiscing and laughing together.

Do you have any fun Mother’s Day traditions or ideas for activities to share together? Leave a comment below, I’d love some fun new inspiration!

Of course, I also adore spoiling the most important woman in my life! I think some of the best gift ideas, universally loved my mothers everywhere, are a set of beautiful pajamas, indulgent bath goodies and fresh flowers.

When it comes to sleepwear, my favorite brand in the world is Papinelle! They have the most stunning collections and they’re not just cute – they fit and feel incredible too! Seriously, you can genuinely notice a difference with Papinelle sleepwear, the cuts are really feminine and flattering. Plus, the fabrics used are such high quality and feel so soft against your skin.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:  Papinelle Bath Bombs and Longina Floral Pajama Set (c/o)

When I got married recently, I spoiled my bridal party and Momma with the most amazing Cate Floral Robes. The girls were all so thrilled! What truly impresses me is that the Papinelle sleepwear experience starts before you even lay eyes on your luxurious goodies… their items come in the most stunning gift boxes.

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For example, this Longina Floral Pajama Set was perfectly folded and wrapped in pink tissue paper, then gently placed in a gorgeous pink box. Even the Bath Bombs are delicately wrapped in a pretty floral silk and cotton fabrics, tied with a bow and placed inside a marble print lined drawer box. I’m a big believer that when giving a gift, the wrapping is just as important as the present – and words can’t do justice to the Papinelle experience. It’s perfection!

I’ve been looking forward to sharing their soft feminine pajamas and gorgeously scented bath and body products with you! They make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself too – how cute are matching pajamas with your Momma!

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Friday Faves – 25 Cute and Stylish Vacation Outfit Ideas

I live for vacations! I’m sure I am not the only one who feels this way. Whether you have plans to go somewhere fabulous, or just want to channel a vacay style vibe everyday, here are 25 cute and stylish vacation outfit ideas.

Also, a tip for those wanting to feel like you’re away on a gorgeous tropical holiday everyday – fragrance is key! I have spent years searching for the best perfume that smells like the beach and I found it… Replica Beach Walk Fragrance by Maison Margiela. It’s also currently on sale (which never seems to happen, so I snapped up another bottle!)… and if don’t just take my word for it, it also has 22 five-star reviews.

Seriously, it is amazing (I’m currently typing this in bed and I just thought to mention it because I can smell the fresh, summery, salty scent from the bottle on my bedside table – yep, it’s that good and it truly does transport me to my happy place of those warm, lazy summer days spent at the beach).

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Vacation Outfit Ideas: Off The Shoulder Dresses and Ruffle Details

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One Shoulder Gingham Check Dress    |     Lace Trim Seersucker Dress    |    Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress (plus more colors)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Statement Making Printed Maxi Dresses

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Devlin Beth Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress (LOVE!)    |    Eliza J Stripe Tiered Maxi Sundress    |    Tularosa Sid Wrap Maxi Dress (also in blush polka dots)    |    Eliza J Floral Maxi Dress (has over 120 five-star reviews!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Emerald Green Dresses

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Felicity & Coco Crepe Shift Dress, $88 (more colors)    |    Pleione Off The Shoulder Dress, $69 (lots of colors)   |    Leith Racer Back Shift Dress, $49 (more colors, it has over 390 five-star reviews!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Summer Denim (under $60)

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SP Black Ripped Knee Skinny Jeans, $58    |    Articles of Society Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans, $59 (40 five-star reviews)    |    SP Black Crochet Hem Denim Shorts, $48 (LOVE!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Tops with Ruffles, Tassels and Bows

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Madewell One Shoulder Cotton Top, $59    |    Willow & Clay Crochet Peasant Blouse    |    J.O.A Stripe One Shoulder Peplum Top, $69

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Cute Cover Ups with Tassels

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Seafolly Antique Floral Kaftan    |    Seafolly Fine Stripe Cover Up Kaftan    |    Sundress Indiana Stripe Short Beach Dress

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Slide Sandals

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Slides are a huge trend this season! These ‘Mere’ Flat Slide Sandals are just $59.

 

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Friday Faves: 10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products Under $25

I’ve done plenty of research and am excited to share the 10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products under $25. Just like millions of other women around the world, Amazon is my go-to for beauty, fashion, tech, homewares… ok basically, everything. I’m also totally addicted to reading reviews, particularly when it comes to beauty products, I always google a review before I buy anything (if only I had a dollar for every time I’ve stood in the beauty section Google-ing reviews on my phone).

With infinite promises and claims made when it comes to beauty products, it’s so valuable to hear what people really think and learn what actually works. Amazon is my go-to for scoping out the best beauty products and discovering those under-the-radar holy grail products women swear by. The products I’m sharing have thousands of five-star reviews and are absolutely brilliant, without breaking the bank…

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I have used these best selling Amazon beauty products personally and agree, they are incredible – especially this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.  I applied it religiously two to three times a week before my wedding and it truly works wonders, your skin feels soft instantly and it zaps blemishes fast.

This Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is also a cult beauty blogger favorite, everyone has been raving about it and it’s only $6!

 

10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products – Under $25

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1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (over 12,000 five-star reviews!)
2. Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder
3. Baebody Eye Gel for Dark Circles (the most effective anti-aging eye gel for under and around eyes)
4.  Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Skin Toner
5.  Fake Bake Flawless Tanning Set
6. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
7. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (just $6 and 3,000 five-star reviews!)
8.  Microdermabrasion Face Scrub and Mask
9. Burt’s Bees Baby 100% Natural Multipurpose Ointment (amazing and just $6! If it’s good enough for a baby, it’s good enough for us)
10. Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar
 

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Friday Faves – Beautiful Stripe Spring Dresses and Tops

It’s the perfect time of year to wear beautiful spring dresses! As you may have seen in Style Sessions this week, this Yumi Kim Floral Dress that I wore on a morning in Soho, New York, has been on major repeat. Yumi Kim design the most gorgeous floral dresses and until the end of the weekend, you can add these stunning spring dresses to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, as the big Shopbop sale has been extended through Sunday! Yay!

You get 20% off under $500 and 25% off when you spend over $500, you can shop lots of designer fashion on sale here with promo code EVENT17 at checkout. I always look forward to the Shopbop sale events as they basically include everything, so it’s a great way to get new season style on a budget. I recommend checking out these beautiful dresses, cute shorts, some flat sandals and also these fabulous hats! Plus, below are my fave finds of the week… a lot are currently on sale this weekend, so be sure to snap them up!

I’ve also found some more spring dresses and tops that are fabulous! Stripes are always on-point and these are beautiful to wear with flat sandals during the day, or dress them up for evenings with a cute pair of heels. Great style is all about the details, just look at the back of these dresses, ruffle details and luxe fabrics – stunning!

I hope you all enjoy the most wonderful Easter weekend! We are just relaxing today, then catching up with friends on Saturday afternoon for a few roof top drinks and Sunday will be breakfast at my parents house and of course, the annual Easter hunt!

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Must-Have Stripe Spring Dresses, Tops and Accessories:
1.  Eliza J Stripe Fit and Flare Dress (it also comes in a light blue stripe dress and a coral stripe dress too)
2.  BaubleBar Tratar Drop Tassel Earrings (also in more colors!)
3. Chelsea28 Stripe Open Back Fit and Flare Dress
4.  BP Luminate Open Toe Nude Sandals
5.  Stripe Cotton Shirt Dress
6.  Rails Charli Linen Stripe Shirt
7.  Off the Shoulder Stripe Peplum Top 
8.  Illesteva Milan Mirrored Sunglasses (on sale!) 
9.  Chinese Laundry Embellished Lace Up Sandals
10.  BaubleBar Oracle Drop Earrings (more colors too!)
11.  M.A.C Lipglass in Angel
 

 

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Friday Faves – My Skincare Must Haves

I believe beautiful style starts with getting the basics right and glowing skin is paramount. One of my favorite beauty treatments is a weekly face mask and every second night doing a scrub. It’s perfect to give your skin an instant pick-me-up!

When it comes to products, over the years I’ve tried some duds, they promise the world and deliver… well, not much at all. I hate spending my hard-earned money on products that just don’t work and I’m sure you do too! So today, I wanted to share with you the best face masks and scrubs that really do make a difference. I found them through looking at Amazon’s best sellers, so I’m not alone in being obsessed with them…

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The Best Face Masks:  Algenist Algae Brightening Mask    |   Aztec Secret Clay Mask   |   Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment

 
I’ve mentioned it before, but my absolute favorite is this Algae Brightening Mask. I work quite long hours and sometimes don’t get enough sleep, so it can really add up and make you feel anything but fabulous. If I want to brighten, smooth and get rid of blemishes, my go-to is this algae mask. You only need to put it on for ten minutes, but some nights I decide to sleep in it (haha yes –  at times I need a real pick-me-up!) and it truly works wonders. If you want to see a real difference, really fast, I can’t recommend it enough.

The other one I’m obsessed with (and has almost 2,500 five-star reviews) is Aztec Secret clay mask. I don’t even know where to begin – it’s a deep pore cleansing treatment and has been dubbed “the world’s most powerful facial.  This clay mask does incredible things to fix pimples and black heads, plus your skin feels tight (in a the best kind of way)… oh and it’s less than $10. Seriously amazing! I wore this every day in the lead up to my wedding (and so did my bridesmaids).

The last one is the Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask. This formula was clinically developed to help fix acne, blackheads, uneven skin tone, razor bumps and in-grown hair. The mud draws out dirt and congestion, while the six-acid blend brightens and softens skin. It also has Activated-X Charcoal, which leaves skin smooth and healthy-looking.

 

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The Best Skin Exfoliators:
1.  Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator
2.  Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish
3.  Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (a cult beauty product known in Hollywood as the two-minute facial, it also repeatedly wins ‘beat beauty product’ awards)
4.  Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator

 

Do you use a face mask or exfoliator scrub as part of your beauty routine? Let me know if you have a favorite (I love discovering new beauty products!).

 
 

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Friday Faves – Our Amazing Mini Honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort Australia

What an incredible few weeks this has been! Getting married is SO. MUCH. FUN! Our wedding day was incredible and I’ll be sharing it all with you very soon… but today, I wanted to share our amazing mini honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast in Australia. We truly had the most incredible vacation together, it was the perfect start to married life.

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If you’re looking for honeymoon ideas, or a romantic vacation, I wanted to share our experience with you. When we arrived in the grand hotel lobby, we were greeted at reception with a glass of bubbles and some delicious chocolates, then moments later we were whisked up to our gorgeous Corner Junior Suite with ocean views high on the 25th floor.

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When we arrived in our suite, we went straight to the balcony, which had the most stunning panoramic views! The beach was on one side, with blue water as far as the eye can see. On the other side, was a gorgeous mountain range (as the sun set a little later, it was breathtakingly beautiful).

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We also had a perfect view of the incredible sparkling lagoon pool, white sandy beach and cascading waterfalls below us, it truly is the most amazing resort. The lagoon even has tropical fish, which we enjoyed snorkeling with during our stay!


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Our Corner Junior Suite was absolute luxury! Being positioned on the corner of the hotel, we enjoyed sweeping views of the Gold Coast. One of my favorite things about hotels is of course sleeping in a luxurious bed! Surfers Paradise Marriott offered the most divine experience, with the softest sheets and a cloud-like mattress topper, it was heavenly.

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On our first day, I loved spending time browsing through all the experiences and guest services offered at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. The room service menu was also one of the best I’ve seen with fresh, healthy gourmet options and of course a few scrumptious indulgences!

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Like many newlyweds, I spent the first few days just staring at my hand every chance I got! It was quite surreal seeing the rings together on my finger and thinking, oh my gosh… we are married! I absolutely adore my oval halo engagement ring and diamond eternity wedding band. So much sparkle!

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Around five minutes after we arrived in our room, there was a knock at the door and we were surprised with a chilled bottle of Moët champagne and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. We were so thrilled, what a way to start your honeymoon!

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I love a good amenity kit selection and had to make special mention this one offered by the Marriott… it included a hair band! Genius! I have never seen this in a hotel before and honestly, I softly squealed with delight. How many times do you forget (or lose!) your hair ties on vacation, it’s thoughtful little touches and attention to detail like this that make the Surfers Paradise Marriott a true five-star luxury hotel.

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On the morning of our second day, we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast together high in the sky at the Elandra Retreat Club lounge on the top floor of the hotel. We received a very warm welcome and relished the opportunity to start our day in this exclusive space, complete with a chef who kindly cooked eggs and omelettes to our liking.

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In fact, Chris actually commented, “that was the best omelette I’ve ever had!”. I agree, all the food we enjoyed during our stay was so fresh and delicious. The Elandra Retreat Club provided the most relaxing vibe, we loved sitting in our lounge overlooking the ocean to enjoy breakfast and tea…

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When we were planning our honeymoon, our dream was to spend time together, enjoy sunshine and white sandy beaches, relax by the pool while sipping cocktails and champagne, indulge in gourmet food and soak up a little luxury… the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa delivered all this, and then some.

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We loved relaxing in our very own poolside cabana, sipping the most delicious Pina Coladas in real coconuts! This is what honeymoons are all about.

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The resort features it’s very own sparkling saltwater lagoon, complete with an array of the prettiest brightly coloured tropical fish. During our afternoon in the cabana, we enjoyed a few hours of snorkeling – it was amazing to walk just a few steps from our cabana into this underwater kingdom.

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Relaxing together in our private cabana was the perfect way to soak up the sunshine and enjoy all the resort features.

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As part of our Junior Suite accommodation, we enjoyed access to the Elandra Retreat Club. In addition to a fabulous breakfast, this also included evening drinks and canapes. Located on the top floor of the hotel, this exclusive lounge boasts panoramic views of the Gold Coast, including sweeping ocean views, which are absolutely spectacular at sunset. Photos just don’t do it justice!

We adored spending each evening here together, sipping champagne and reminiscing about our wedding day. It was so much fun asking questions like, “How did you feel right before I walked into the church?”, ” Were you nervous?” and “What was your best memory of the day?”. Taking time to just be in the moment, truly enjoy each others company and connect… it’s magical moments like this, that made our honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa so incredibly special.

Truth be told, we didn’t want our stay here to end. However on our final day, as we floated out from this blissful dream, we vowed to return each year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and reassured ourselves the honeymoon isn’t over… in fact, this is just the beginning.

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Friday Faves – 6 Manicure Ideas Every Girl Needs To Try!

I love finding new manicure ideas and nail art inspiration! There are so many fabulous nail polish colors and with metallic gold nails being one of the hottest trends, there’s some fun ways to incorporate this style.

Here are six of the best manicure ideas every girl needs to try – just save this post or pin them to your Pinterest, so next time you’re at the salon you can get one of these beauties!

I want to know, which one is your favorite? I really LOVE the first one and the glitter tips too.

 

6 Manicure Ideas You Need To Try…

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    nailstorming mermaid manicure coral and gold nail art 3.  The Mermaid Manicure – Coral and Gold Glitter Nails (via @nailstorming)

 
 

Lines_zpsadffbefe 4.  Black Manicure with Gold Metallic Line Details (via Nailed It)

 
 

GlitterTips_zpsc3f45b7b 5.  Gold Glitter Tips and Nude Polish Manicure (via oneillgirls)

 
 

MattGlossy_zpsd11392f3 6.  Black Matte Nails with Gloss Tips (via Chloe’s Nails)

 
 

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Friday Faves: Tried and Tested – The Best Spring Beauty

I’m always trying new makeup products and get very excited when I come across something that is amazing and affordable. So today let’s talk about the best spring beauty products, a tried and tested collection I have personally purchased and used.

I wanted to share my favorites with you… they really are the key to flawless makeup and a gorgeous spring look.

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Best Spring Beauty Products:  1.  Mineral Veil Powder (this is actually incredible and suits all skin tones!)    |    2.  Primer    |    3.  Lip Crayon (the best pink-ish color)    |    4.   Concealer    |    5.  Nail Polish (Clambake)    |   6.   Illuminator  (this will give you a ‘lit from within’ look, I use it on the bridge of my nose, cheek bones and brow bones – it’s amazing!)   |    7.  Brightening Mask (this actually works and instantly improves your skin!)    |    8.  Mascara

 

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