Receiving a well wrapped gift can be just as exciting as receiving a gift. Wrapping is all about the details, the extra touches, that are not essential but are thoughtful and special for the gift receiver. At Christmas time especially, I love adding personal touches to my gifts, such as handmade gift tags, stamped paper, decorative/washi tape, embellishments like string, ornaments ie. bells or a christmas tree decoration, twigs, holly, stickers, confetti, glitter and special treats like candy or chocolate. I like that the wrapping is the beginning of the gift and what is to come…hopefully a thoughtful and loved present. Below are some beautiful wrapping ideas, just in time for Christmas.
After recently having my make-up professional done for an event, I was in awe of all the faux lash options now available – studs, jewels, feathers, lace – the possibilities are endless. You all know I love me some embellishment and I think these lashes are just divine – if only I had enough sass and courage to wear them out! For now, I will admire from a distance. I’m really drawn to no. 1 + 5 below, which one is your favourite?Napolean Perdis lashes, 6 – Eylure, 7 – Faux Luxury Lashes, 8 + 9 – Katy Perry for Eylure
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The Great Gatsby (adapted from the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald) must be one of the most anticipated movies of 2013. It is one I am personally looking forward to, already having set up a movie buddy, mum (hubby is babysitting). Firstly, it has a stellar cast (Carey Mulligan is just beautiful and if you ask me Leo keeps going from strength to strength). Secondly, it was filmed here on our shores in Sydney, Australia and directed by none other than the talented Baz Luhrmann and thirdly, if the costume design is any indication of what’s in store, it’s sure to be a vivid show stopper!
I think we are only just starting to see the influence this movie and the infamous 1920s are going to have on what we see on the high streets. To me the 1920s are reminiscent of decadence, over indulgence, glamourous soirées, seductiveness and romance. I have already spotted in stores, the rise of crystal jewellery and accessories and predict a flurry of flirty flapper inspired dresses, tops and skirts – think fringe, feathers, sequins, silk, lace and crystal embellishments.
I soooo would have loved playing dress-up! Find these beautiful pieces here;