The Week #144

Rosamund Pike's Oscars makeup: I'm a big fan of the understated, elegant look at red carpet events. Simplistic dresses and minimal makeup are fabulous. Throughout awards season I've been following a few makeup artists on Instagram, my favourite being Melanie Inglessis. She's looked after Rosamund Pike for all the major events and I loved this makeup the most. You can find out what was key to the look here. Just be warned, Chanel's Mademoiselle lipstick may make its way on to your wishlist as it did mine. #whoops

Blogger's Block: It's a legitimate thing, and it sucks. For me though, sometimes I'll come up with ideas then get to the nitty gritty of a post and decide to abandon it. Many of us find ourselves in similar situations from time to time, including Angela from The Sunday Chapter. She's generously compiled this list should you ever find yourselves in a similar boat. You're welcome. 

A new thing to love from Nars: Nars' Sheer Glow is a staple in many a girl's makeup arsenal. Their newest offering might have a similar effect. The Luminous Weightless Foundation comes in a heap of shades and does what it says on the tin. It offers medium to full coverage yet your skin still looks like skin. It's magic! I've been trying a little tester pot in the shade Mont Blanc and I am obsessed. I may have to invest in this one..

Nirvana White: Mary Kate and Ashley were on to something when they debuted their Elizabeth and James fragrances at Sephora last year. After receiving some fragrance cards and sniffing Nirvana White, I've become smitten with it. It's said to be similar to Stella, which I've not been able to find for ages in NZ. Side note: Does anyone know if it's been taken off the shelves here? Whenever I look for it, it seems MIA. One of my lovely friends picked up this rollerball for me in Sydney this week so I shall keep you posted.

Activewear from Nike that gets my 'tick' of approval: Call me a brand snob but I think Nike does the best activewear. It's relatively inexpensive and is always so comfortable. Let's be real, we want exercise gear that is comfortable yet doesn't look daggy. Nike's latest drop made its way into my inbox this week and it's looking pretty snazzy. I love this set (pictured). There's also some shoes with dotted soles, which I cannot find online but these are similar.

*As always, have the most raddest of weekends everybody! There's been a lack of life updates lately and I feel like I owe you all a little explanation, which will come in good time. If I've seemed a bit...off colour in posts or elsewhere online, know there is a reason for it. On a more positive note, I'm finally watching Boyhood tonight, can't wait to see it! I've also got a couple of friend-dates planned this weekend, including a day trip to look forward to. Have a good one! xo


  1. I was talking to the woman at the perfume counter in Farmers the other day and she said they've stopped sending Stella to NZ and only sell the Lily one now unfortunately!

  2. Oh really?? That's so dumb! :(

  3. Ooh I would love to see the difference between the NARS Sheer Glow and the new Luminous weightless foundation! :)

  4. I think the Luminous Weightless one is more of a satin finish. I've not worn Sheer Glow myself so I can't compare them. Luminous Weightless as the name would suggest is also really lightweight. It doesn't feel heavy on.