HOME INSPIRATION #1 ZARA HOME

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I am always searching for something to make my house look more like a home, whether its online or in the shops. This week I passed by ZARA HOME’s new outlet at Pama Shopping Mall. If you love Zara go and check out the store its beautiful. 

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How incredible are the marble style vases? I also love the sparkling table mats.

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Are you a skull fan? I find it fun and quirky but the style is not really me. Loving the dark Martini glasses. 

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My dishes are all white, while it might be a bit boring to some I find it practical and timeless. Plus if one breaks its also easier to replace. I would definitely rather add pops of colour to my table with flowers, candles, or with linens.
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I like the mirror trend thats going on with furnishings at the moment. Those jewellery boxes are stunning. 

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My house is very monocromatic, my walls are white, kitchen and doors are an espresso colour. A rich black brown. My furniture is also mainly white. We have silver accents. So this all appeals to me. Slowly I will start introducing pops of colour and if you havent guessed it im obsessed with lots of greys. 

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I find these citrus colours so fun, especially for summer. They can really brighten up the kitchen and work perfectly within the bathrooms. My style is much more muted overall, but I love the glass displays. We were given some Mdina Glass items for our wedding and they make a great touch and cheer up a room.
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As I mentioned earlier we have silver accents, so this display is sooo me. I love the bathroom soap dispensers. I bought mine somewhere else but they are actually very similar to these. Would you put shells/corals in your bathroom? 

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I like the leaf print candle. I bought some gorgeous plants today I will post about them a bit later 🙂 

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You can’t go wrong with white. Crisp and clean always.

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Coral and gold go so well together. Beach lux, when I see these colours it makes me want to buy a gozo summer home, peacefully overlooking the sea.

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Those silver crackle vases! They are a total must have. I also didn’t realise until I looked closely at this photo that there is a glass mirror bottom tray. I have been looking online for months for one. How did I not see it in the store??? That’s it this weekend I need to go to Zara again!

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I LOOOVE those light barely tinted blue tumblers.

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Please don’t blame me for any damage that will be done to your credit cards as a result of this post.
Love Steph x

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PRODUCT REVIEW: CLINIQUE PRETTY EASY LINER

Clinique is a brand that I am very familiar with, I have been using products of theirs for the last decade. I am a big fan of the makeup line especially the foundations. Recently they launched a new liquid eyeliner. 

Pretty Easy Liner is a liquid pen with a really thin tapered and flexible brush. It makes application “pretty easy”.pretty-easy-liner

You can manage to draw a super thin line with it across the lashline without too much trouble. The black is a very nice black which is quite pigmented. 

When I apply a full routine I apply foundation then shadow to my lids and then the liner just glides on. When I’m in a bit of a rush or not to bothered I apply just foundation and then the liner. I must admit when I do it the second way it’s not as long lasting and does have a tendency to smudge a little. Which is prob the only downside. 
When I do apply a shadow under the effect is beautiful, non smudging and incredibly long lasting. I’ve received quite a few comments and compliments when I have worn it this way. 

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Sometimes I apply a tiny amount of powder over to soften and smoke the look.

I have noticed as I age that my eyes are more sensitive, I use my glasses all the time. My eyes feel strained by a computer / phone screen. So using a product that is fragrance free means I feel safe that I am not going to cause further irritation. It is also allergy tested and ophthalmologist tested. This equals peace of mind.

It is reasonably priced, I bought it just before Christmas and have been using it almost every day, I will update when it runs out how long lasting it is. 

Am I a fan? Yes I am. Also I am planning to keep repurchasing this product for a while, its simple to use and has a great pigment. 

Love Steph x

MONDAY MUSE #21

I’ve got kitchen fever!

The floor tiles are all white, and the kitchen layout is in a U shape and opens into the living / dining room. I think I will use the space by fitting in a L shape kitchen and using the free wall which divides the kitchen from the hallway for either a mirror to give the illusion of space or artwork.

At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted a all white kitchen and now thanks to Pinterest I am lusting after dark / black wood. I would like to use white tiles and then have splashes of colour. The walls throughout the house will be in neutral tones.

Hopefully in the next few weeks I can show some photos to a carpenter and take it from there… Gosh it seems like there is soo much to think about… One room at a time!
Love Steph x

MONDAY MUSE #16

This week I bought a few (5) new LCN nail polishes to bulk up my winter collection…
I will post them in a mini haul hopefully in a day or two…
(Along with my 6 new Essie colours)
Promise!

So I thought id share with you some amazing colours which would look great this season, to maybe inspire you girls to be naughty so I feel better about my impulse splurge. Mwahahaha 😉

 What colours have you going crazy?
I’m currently wearing Mavala’s Black Cherry, which is a really beautiful rich vampy tone.

Love Steph x

MY GELISH COLLECTION – WITH SWATCHES

Hey beauties
So I thought id give you a peek into my Gelish Collection today and hopefully a peek into my polish collection next week!

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Two and a half wheels of colours.

1 - 4

L-R: 1.”You’re So Sweet Your Giving Me Toothache” 2. “Tutti Frutti” 3. “Make You Blink Pink” 4. “Shake It Til You Samba“.

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L-R: 5. “Carnival Hangover” 6. “Gossip Girl” 7. Sweet Thang” – New.

8-11

L-R: 8.Grape Expectations” – New. 9. “Samurai” 10. “Plum & Done” 11. “Night Reflection“.

12-14

L-R: 12. “My Nightly Cravings” 13. “Lust At First Sight” 14. “Elegant Wish“.

13-15

L-R: 13. “Lust At First Sight” 14. “Elegant Wish” 15. “Sweet Chocolate”.

16-18

L-R: 16. “Simply Mauve-elous Dahling” 17. “Glamour Queen” 18. “Reserve”.

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L-R: 19. “Forever Beauty” 20. “Light Elegant“.

21-23

L-R: 21. You Glow Girl” – New. 22.”Tiger Blossom” 23. Candy Paint” – New.

25-27

L-R:  24 “Tikki Tikki Laringa” 25. “Sweet Morning Dew” 26. “I’m Brighter Than You” 27. “Coco Cabana Banana“.

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L-R: 27. “Coco Cabana Banana” 28. “Dirty Martini” – New 29. “Allure” 30. “Amazon Flirt”.

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L-R: 30. “Amazon Flirt” 31. “Mint Of Spring” 32. “Up In The Blue” 33. “Ooba Ooba Blue“.

32-35

L-R: 32. “Up In The Blue” 33. “Ooba Ooba Blue” 34. “My Favourite Accessory” 35. We’re In The Navy Now” – New.

35-37

L-R: 34. “My Favourite Accessory” 35. “We’re In The Navy Now” – New 36. “Caution” 37. “I’m No Stranger To Love“.

37-40

L-R: 37. “I’m No Stranger To Love” 38. “Vegas Nights” 39. “Golden Treasure” 40. “June Bride“.

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L-R: 41. “Sleek White” 42. “Night Shimmer” 43. “Black Shadow” 44. “Jet Set“.

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L-R: 43. “Black Shadow” 44. “Jet Set” 45. “Midnight Caller”.

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L-R: 46. “Good Gossip” 47. “Just In Case Tomorrow Never Comes” 48. “Queen Of Hearts”.

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L-R: 48. “Queen Of Hearts”. 49. “Red Roses” 50. “Red-y To Wear” 51. “Black Cherry Berry”.

I also have the colour “Simple Sheer” which is a transparent with a hint of pink which is beautiful for French Manicures, but not worth putting on a chart.

I love Gelish as a brand, they have such beautiful colours and they really are high performance products. I rarely have clients who don’t keep the full 3 weeks on. It’s a miracle  for helping biters from attacking their nails!

I still have some way to build a complete collection – like any polishaholic!
A girl can never have too many colours… Hope you liked todays post!

Love Steph x