The Week #133

Alexa Chung x Nails Inc-When Alexa puts her name to something, magic happens. I'm sure her 'It girl' status helps too but y'know, I think she's magical too like her friend Leith Clark so let's just roll with it. One of her latest collaborations was with the brand Nails Inc. Just in time for Christmas this set above has been released at Selfridges. Now my UK readers, you should track this down for your nail-loving pals because it looks like one wicked set. There's also some snow inspired glitters and even an Alexa glitter to keep everyone happy. 

Get crafty in Auckland this weekend-Lovers of craft and unique handmade treasures, listen up. The Auckland Art & Craft Fair is back for the tenth time and it's happening this Saturday down at Shed 10. Bring a gold coin (for entry), your bestie and a tote bag to pack all your treats in to take home. You don't wanna miss this. 

Sun protection without the fuss-Slip, slop,slap might just be one of the most overused alliterative phrases in Summer but hey, sun protection is always important. It's not just about the effects it has on ageing. Anyway, I've been using the Skinnies Sungel* recently and it's pretty darn good. It's made without the nasty ingredients we usually find in sunscreen and it dries down matte so you lose the greasy feel of a regular sunscreen. I like the smaller size too as it's not a hassle to throw into your handbag for reapplication during the day. 

'Tis the season to be vlogging-My subscription box has become a haven of Vlogmas videos. It's actually impossible to watch all of them so I'm going to leave some names and links to some of the ones I enjoy watching: ZoeTara & EllenRachael and Alix. I particularly like how Tara+Ellen and Alix do weekly round ups rather than daily vlogs but that's just personal preference.

A wallet-friendly eyeshadow love-Australis have bought out a new collection just in time for Summer. There's new shades of their popular Velourlips, some nail polishes and these cream eyeshadows which I think are the stars of the show. There's three colours to choose from, my pick is Bronzonce a colour that reminds me of Stila's Foil Shadow in Kitten. These have more of a cream to powder finish and as a result are rather long-lasting. I think these would look so pretty with party makeup for the festive season and they come in under the ten dollar mark. Bargain.

-I hope you've all had an amazing week and have a relaxing stress-free weekend. Today I'm off to run some errands in Auckland and I have a lil' catch up with Tara and Ellen happening. Then I'm off to spend the weekend at Hannah's as we are off to the Blogcademy workshops in Auckland. I think I speak for both of us when I say we are really excited. It's been a daily topic of discussion for the last fortnight year. You'll no doubt see a fair bit of Instagram action happening so keep an eye out! I'll see you all on Monday with another beauty review.

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  1. Yay for Vlogmas! And I'm so excited for Blogcademy!!! x

  2. So pretty right!? I wish we had Nails Inc in NZ. Essie do some great colours and also Mavala and The Body Shop. Ooh I've not heard of Sunbeams Jess-I'll have to go give her a watch. x