Local & Handmade Etsy Christmas Lust List & GIVEAWAY*

Dear reader – have you had the ‘sick of the Christmas carols in every shop in the local Westfield mall’ talk with anyone yet? Feeling panicked about the shipping cutoffs for the US & Europe? Are you so stressed about Christmas shopping that you’re kind of hoping that the world really is gonna end before […]

Cute Korean Beauty Lust List

It’s not exactly a secret that I’m a little bit obsessed with Korean beauty. I’m running low on a few things and will likely do an order of Korean skincare soon but because it was just my birthday, and because everything is so CUUUTUE I had to browse through the many beautiful not-quite-necessary things that […]

Lust List #10: Anniversary Luxe

This time, in a week, J and I will be heading out to one of the city’s finest restaurants to celebrate our five year anniversary. I am outrageously excited because I am a bit of a culinary nerd, but most importantly, because I get to celebrate FIVE YEARS with the boyf. 1. Stella by Stella […]

Lust List #9: Rhythm and Vines

While it’s getting warmer up in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s cooling down here in New Zealand. Summer has well and truly been and gone, but that doesn’t stop me from lusting after my must-haves for next Summer. Curiously, the end of May and the beginning of June usually marks a pretty key point in many […]

Lust List #8: Chocoholic’s Anonymous

Today’s lust list was inspired by fellow chocolate lover Steph over at Misc. Bliss. Steph lives in Korea and makes wonderful posts about her life there as well as Korean beauty and skincare hauls and reviews which make me mega envious. Love your work Steph! 1. Too Faced Chocolate¬† It smells like chocolate. It is […]

Lust List 8: Winter Beauty in Sepia

The end of May marks the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter here in New Zealand, and already things are beginning to cool down. Yesterday, I got out the slow cooker for the first time in months, and I found that it wasn’t too cold for a cable-knit snood last week at work. […]

Lust List: Tangerine Lips and Peachy Cheeks

Today’s lust list was inspired by the beautiful Endora¬†of Bauble and Trinket. She recently made this post about her coral-coloured NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi and I immediately began lusting after one too – only in a more orange shade! I’ve not been brave enough to rock an orange lip yet but I assure […]

Lust List: Korean-Style Skincare

By now you probably know how obsessive I am about my primer. The importance of a good base cannot be understated, and recently I’ve been reading up about skincare to figure out how to best improve upon this base. The verdict? Nobody seems to do skincare better than Korea. Westerners traditionally champion a three-step skincare […]

Lust List: Purple Lips and Painted Tips

As you know, I have a deep obsession for all things purple and violet, in particular, lipsticks and nail polishes. Accordingly, today’s Lust List is themed along these lines.   1. Pretty and Polished Tears of Dionysus Nail Polish The God Dionysus wept when he saw Amethyst in quartz. I am having a hard time […]

Lust List #4: Mean Girls

It is entirely possible that Clueless may be the best film of all time. Mean Girls follows closely in the running, and Gossip Girl is one of my favourite TV shows. I thought it would be somewhat fitting, after finding this Stella & Bow jewelery, that I do a Lust List of my ultimate Mean […]