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 […]

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: 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: 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 and Look: Fresh-Faced Spring Beauty Essentials

Today’s post is inspired by Clarity and Ellie over at BeautyStalkers.wordpress.com, who are hosting a Fashion & Beauty Spring Essentials Link Party!  Although it’s not Spring in New Zealand (March marked the beginning of Autumn), I’ve noticed some rather Spring-like beauty trends emerging for both Spring and Autumn beauty in the Autumn/Winter 2014 shows (Diane […]

Lust List: Leather and Plaid

Today’s Lust List is inspired by the 90s grunge revival that seems to have made its way back into this season’s fashion. As usual, New Zealand is late to the party on picking up this trend, but that’s probably because the seasons are backwards here. 90s grunge is definitely an Autumn/Winter style rather than a […]

Lust List: Gold and Radiant Orchid

Today I have been feeling the purples again. I type this post with Revlon’s “Flirt” on my nails – a very pale violet colour slightly more pastel than the teacup I’ve got at number 2 on my list. I am thinking it might be time for a purple eye look when I wake up – […]