Friday, 27 January 2017

Clean New Year!

Ok so it may not really be considered the 'New' year anymore (how is it nearly February already?) but I've made a little Etsy wishlist of some yummy sounding handmade skincare treats, whether you need a relax after the busy season, or a reward for eating better this year, it seems like the perfect time to treat yourself to one of these magic products!

This exfoliant soap from Soap With Hope has charcoal and sandalwood in, works as a detoxifier and scrub, is palm oil and preservative free, natural, and $1 goes towards supporting international elephant conservation. So much goodness in one bar!

LaLoba Herbalism makes these amazing healing teas, with remedies for so many different concerns, from pregnancy(fertiliTEA) to anxiety (anxieTEA), theres a tea for almost everyone! Plus bonus points for the names, I love a good pun!

Yum! So keen to get one of these massage bars from Nur Organics. You can use it during or after showering, and they are designed to hydrate, cool, soften and exfoliate your skin.

Caffeine in the form of an eye serum from Blossom & Moss. This sounds like the perfect remedy for bleary eyed mornings!

This bottle of Coconut Milk Bath Salts from My Lily Earth sound so relaxing and soothing, and I love the packaging.

Estelles Haven has created the cool breeze balm to relieve sore muscles, colds and flu, and headaches. And it is the perfect size to carry around to fight these on the go!

These mini bath bombs by Bayside Soap comes in lavender or rose geranium, the perfect little bathtime treat!

Wild Raven Soap has created this yummy sounding coffee and oat scrub bar which exfoliates and combats inflammation and redness in your skin, another perfect coffee morning wake up!


Wow! This pina colada bath bomb also from Nur Organics looks so cool, and I bet it smells great too! Nur Organics currently have a 25% off sale too if you use their coupon code! 

Monday, 23 January 2017

#2017MakeNine


This year I want to make (and finish) sewing myself some new clothes. So I joined in with the #2017makenine to follow 9 new patterns (yep, ambitious!). Here's what I've chosen, from left to right:

top row:
1. Isla top from Tessuti.
2. Selja knot tee from Named Clothing.
3. Georgie top from Tessuti.

middle row:
1. Coco dress from Tilly & the Buttons (image from here)
2. Alder shirtdress from Grainline Studio
3. Camber set from Merchant and Mills

bottom row:
1. Reglisse dress from Doe and Deer
2. Oslo cardigan from Seamwork
3. Everyday skirt from Liesl and co.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Make For Good Gift Guide: Pt 2.

I've put together part 2 of the Make For Good campaign gift guide. Perfect for any last minute gifts before the campaign ends next week, or if you're sat feeling proud having done all your Christmas shopping, maybe you deserve to treat yourself!

These floral earrings from Raven and Wren are so beautiful! Such a lovely design, and perfect for a special occasion...or every day

These simple wallets would be a perfect gift for Dads or partners, they look so handy! Find them at Leo & Spargo.

I love a monthly planner, so useful for getting organised, and this one from Becski Design is so cute! Perfect for a more organised 2017. And it's downloadable, so you can print it out ready to give as a Christmas gift.

With the busy Christmas season in full swing right now, I could totally do with one of these eye pillows! A great gift for anyone who needs a post Christmas relax. Find it at Bonjour Papillon Aus.

Such a cute photo album from Inkd Stationery! Fill it with your favourite memories to give to one of your favourite people, for a perfect personal gift!

I love the design of this desk calendar from Paper Elephant Press. Another good idea for getting someone (or yourself) organised for the new year!

This mountain print from Bella Blackbird is so beautiful, it would look great on any wall!

I've totally got my eye on this sunrise ring from HooDooLouLou! Its such a beautiful, simple design.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Make For Good Gift Guide: Pt 1.

I recently added a couple of new Make For Good designs to my shop; its a great campaign raising money for Plan's 'Because I Am A Girl' and you can read more about it here. I was looking through the Etsy collection and found some great gift ideas I wanted to share! Check them out, they are perfect for Christmas presents, with at least 20% of the sale going to Plan's campaign!

This owl baby journal album from Laikonik is just so cute! A gorgeous design, and such a great idea; each year you place a photo and little note about your child in the concertina style book. The perfect keepsake for any expectant or new mothers!

A gorgeous patterned pencil case from Ruby & Pearl Press. I love this print, it would be the perfect pouch for stationery, or bits and bobs that always seem to accumulate in my handbag!

The perfect gift for a stargazer! This pendulum necklace by Whimsy Milieu is so beautiful, and hand painted!
Isn't this kitten doll from Must Have Been The Cat so cute?! She has a reversible dress, which makes her even more fun! 

I treated myself to a pair of these arch earrings from Mini Metal a few months ago in rose gold and I love them! Simple and beautiful, and I get so many compliments for them! I think I need to get them in the oxidised black before the end of the Make For Good campaign! 

Yum! This Christmas scented diffuser from Black Arrow Candles would make the perfect gift for anyone hosting a Christmas. It looks beautiful and sounds like it will smell amazing!

I love the print on this wallet from Kerri-Anne Anderson, it would be the perfect gift for anyone who's always carrying around too many cards!

I love the look of these bird nesters from Fox Hill Llamas. Filled with llama fibre, they are great for if you want to help out a few local birds!

I've had my eye on this clementine vanilla body scrub from Bare Botanics for a while now. It would make a great gift for someone who deserves a treat this holiday season!

And lastly, one more gorgeous necklace, this time from Livie Rose Design. Beautiful colours and I love the knot and tassel combo. It's a great simple statement piece!




Thursday, 7 April 2016

Bali.

 Last stop before Australia was Bali! I'd been wanting for visit for ages now, from everything I'd seen it looked amazing - and it was! Again - so much to see! And everyone was super friendly, and so much prettiness - even just getting a cheap coffee in cafe seemed really fancy (and yum!).

^ I had seen photos like this online and was hoping to see a few - literally on every street! I think that's one of my favourite things about visiting some place new - everything seems so different and exciting!

^ All the hipster cafes and yum places to eat, I was actually pretty lazy in Bali, spent a lot of time wandering around, eating and relaxing, it was the best!


I^Pools and beaches! I found some good deals, so managed to treat myself to hotel stays, it was super exciting to have my own room for once rather than be in a hostel!

^ These offerings are left all over the streets to dodge! So pretty, and fun to see different things left out every day.

^ It was super hot, and sunny for most of my stay, with a few wet season crazy rain showers to cool off in!


Oh man, I miss that place! Definitely going to go back someday, still so much to see, and I totally get how people try to escape there for a few months, definitely one of my favourite places to vist!


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Georgetown, Penang.

After Singapore, I flew to Penang to stay in George Town for a few days. From what I had seen online it looked like a fun place to explore, and it was on my way, so I went! It was such a cool place, so much to see, interesting buildings and architecture, great views and yum cheap food!

 ^This amazing view from the top of Penang hill!

^So much great street art to see all over the city!

^ And amazing temples all over the place, so many temples!

^ And each street seemed super exciting, there was something to see around every corner, I spent most of my trip just wandering around the city exploring!

^  I also took the bus out to the other side of Penang one day to explore the National Park and the beaches around; I wasn't expecting much, but it was so pretty it was crazy! And so empty! You weren't meant to swim in some parts of the water though, but I was pretty happy sat on the beach and exploring.




Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Singapore.


2 months ago I left New Zealand after 2 years there (aww, miss that place, but new adventures!) and had 2 weeks back in the UK seeing family and hanging out with that cute pup of mine (still puppy faced, but he will be 11 next month)! After that I flew to Australia on a working holiday visa, but I stopped off at a few places on the way for about 2 weeks - yay adventures! First off I went to Singapore. It was super clean and organised, and heaps to see!

^ Spent the night in Mumbai airport on the way since my connecting flight left without us! I guess I can say Ive spent 12 hours in India now!

^Had heaps of rain on my first day exploring the city, so much that I actually had to buy an umbrella (usually I hate using them since they always break!).


^Discovered a cute street near the main mosque, with heaps of hipster cafes and craft/designy shops and street art!

 ^Explored the gardens by the bay, which has heaps of plants, a giant waterfall and a really high up walkway - theres one indoor and one outdoor, I stuck to the indoor one and it was still pretty scary to look down from!

^ The city puts on some amazing light shows at night, definitely recommend them! The first was by the bay, it was a laser and projection show by the water, and then went to the Supergardens (big fake trees) and there was an awesome display with music and lights! It was pretty magic.