Bikini Babe

Winters attire is going to consist of bikinis, bikinis and oh yeah, bikinis.

When it comes to finding proper fitting swimsuits, that’s a job in itself but when I find one that actually fits, that’s a job and a dream come true. The struggle is real. 

Thank goodness to my go-to store, Glassons provide the cutest swimwear collection. It’s bloody affordable and designs are beautiful.

I decided to go with an underwire look, aka looks like a bra, only because that’s the only type of style that fit my body type properly. I am smaller in the rib cage and a bit bigger in the bust, so the fact I found a swimsuit that I do not need to tailor I’m over the moon. I am also pumped about this suit because of its colour. If you don’t know, you know now. I am a sucker for grey. It’s the new black in my wardrobe, so once I saw that suit, instantly had a connection. There’s no padding, it could easily be passed for underwear but it’s the 21st century I guess anything goes, right? Also, the back does not tie, it’s a clasp so that means it will hold no matter how hard a wave hits you.

The bottoms are fabulous fitting. I am not a fan of the thong swimsuits or the full coverage, I like the in-between. A little bit playful and cheeky. Another small detail is that these bottoms are almost like no-show victoria secret underwear. You can hardly see the lining of them, so honestly, this could be an underwear set if you’ve skipped laundry day!!

  • Top: 19.99$
  • Bottoms: 16.99$

Glassons has a sale right now for swimwear, 2 for 30$. So get it while you can!! Apparently, these are the hot commodity. You can find my swimsuit right here.

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Cheers to my beach bunnies!

S

 

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No Makeup, No Makeup look.

 

For some of us, acne, pimples, blackheads and even those nasty devil bumps I like to call whiteheads are presented to us during our lifetime. Believe it or not I, too, suffer from such atrocious blackhead spreads and acne breakouts from time to time… still. Having the genes of my mother has allowed me to have some-what great skin throughout my life thus far, so when I break out, I BREAK OUT with a couple massive creators on my face. A brown paper bag can’t even help, those suckers suck.

When it comes to beauty routines, it blows my mind by some beauty bloggers and what they use. Heaps of products, multiple masks, etc etc. I understand exfoliation is brilliant, but once in awhile because if you do it too aggressively you will actually remove the good oils in your skin that will then cause you to break out that much more since you have too open of pores… or something like that.

To be informed: Every time I use St. Ives, I am never let down with how well it works. I started using this face wash about 10 years ago. No face scrub will actually remove your zits like magic, but I can let you in on a secret about St. Ives. ONCE YOU’RE CLEAN, YOU’RE CLEAN!  

Ditch the multiple toners, the cleansers, the masks, the wrinkle creams (cos we all know that doesn’t really work) and keep it simple. Even though some products may say anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle heck, even tightening formation, think to yourself, that can’t possibly be good for your skin or the environment. I swear by this routine, I rarely wear makeup these days. Mascara, sure but foundation BYE FELECIA. Only special occasions do I wear makeup but that’s beside the point. A clear face is a free face, ayyyyy

So… want baby bum smooth face. Then follow these life tips: I also do this routine twice a day, every day if you’re a curious cat.

Side note: When I want to chill out and do masks, I use St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal scrub and mask. It works WONDERS babe.

We shall begin:

  • Put about a quarter size of scrub on zeee hands.

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  • Scrub scrub scrub St. Ives gently. It is a 3 out of 5 on the exfoliator scale. For a good minute

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  • Once finished, use this lotion! It. is. gold. A wee bit goes a LONG WAY. so seriously, chill on using heaps. (actual amount used) Purchased from: Sams club.

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  • The last step to looking like you just came outta the womb. Lotion that face up sweet cheeks. Get it… cos cheeks and womb. Geez, I am hilarious. && you’re done.

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XOXO,

S

 

Ribbed Babe

Ah, suns out. Wait it’s still freezing… what the heck? Oh yeah, that’s spring time for ya in Auckland, unfortunately. However, with season change that means the swimmers are making an appearance as well as summer fashion. EEP!! It’s been a good while since I have had some vitamin D and my anticipation is at a high right now. These swimmers are testing me mate.

Anywho, let’s chat about what’s really important. Swimmers!! If you’re like me, petite with a bit more bust and bum, it’s quite hard to find a swimsuit that fits you properly. So if I ever stumble upon one, no matter the season, I snatch that puppy hot and quick. It’s basically finding a diamond in the rough. I found this adorable one piece from that new fav store I mentioned before, Glassons. They have a great swim line right now and not to mention the pieces are affordable as.

#Winning. 

This piece is actually versatile surprisingly, but you know me and versatility. It makes me weak in the knees. I already had in mind to wear this even if I’m not submerging myself in the ocean because it’s that adorable. I’m a sucker for ribbed fabric and low backs. There’s something about a low back that is sexy with a touch of innocence.

We also cannot forget, that being at the ocean and the sun beaming out, sunnies are a must. I am also a sucker for sunnies. Designer, to cheap fun shades, I am all about that suns life.

I purchased both of these from a store here in Auckland. They were both 29$ and exactly what I’ve been looking for. I used to drool over those massive bug eye sunnies but now I am on the trendy train with circular and or shades that pop right half way on the bridge of your nose. Something very chic and mysterious about seeing the tops of your eyelids but not your full eye. Ugh.

FUN FACT: If you struggle with height, wearing a high cut one piece provides more extension to the legs, thus you are instantly taller. Also, purchasing patterns that go horizontally to provide more length in the torso which is flattering with a high cut hip.  

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Here are some similar pieces: 

Round Pink Cosmo

Gold Sunnies

Purple Orchid 

Pink Zip

Olive Green

Red Lila

XOXO,

S

Houston We Have A Problem

It seems to be the end of the world for some. Houses are being washed away, flooding beyond belief, losing literally everything all the way down to memories. The natural feeling of panic is at its peak. Damage and distress seems to be all over in our country but more so specifically speaking about Houston. I cannot even imagine going one day from being ok to bam, everything is gone. That too would cause massive amounts of stress to any human. It’s out of your control and it’s a life or death situation, I can empathize in all ways.

After keeping a close watch of the news, and various stories being published, it just seemed like nothing but chaos in Houston. People are now in full panic mode and scared beyond belief. However, I had a completely random thought that may sound like I am crazy or stupid, but it’s for the most insensible non-confusing way I think. If that even made sense.

Instead of being in full panic-mode, what if we tried to stop, look and listen during this time of distress. Yes, there is a bloody hurricane going on, I am well aware of that. However, for whatever reason being, it seems to make sense in such a tangible way. Jesus asks us to cast all our cares on Him because He cares. To run to Him when we are in distress. When it comes to mother nature taking her course, it’s so hard to understand and blame her. She’s just doing what she is called to do. As believers, we are called to peace, we are called to run to our Father in every need. I just wonder what it would be like to be in Houston, and instead of panicking, seriously stop whatever you are doing (hopefully you’re somewhere safe) look around where you are and just listen. Be still, be still and know that you are alive. You are safe, you are protected. Truly listen in the middle of distress. You are in the eye of the storm right now, surrounded but what seems to be hell on earth. Panicking only makes it worse, physically and mentally. So instead of doing what everyone else is doing, try to take a moment and just be still. Be still and know. Know that you are loved, you are cherished, you are protected, you are loved, you are cared for and you are going to be ok. In whatever way

Truly listen though. All in this middle of distress. You are in the eye of the storm right now, surrounded but what seems to be hell on earth. Panicking only makes it worse, physically and mentally. So instead of doing what everyone else is doing, try to take a moment and just be still. Be still and know. Know that you are loved, you are cherished, you are protected, you are loved, you are cared for and you are going to be ok, in whatever way being ok means.

Stay strong Houston.