Thursday, 1 January 2015

A NEW YEAR

So it’s the first of January and I guess I should be writing about my amazing year and all about the adventures I’ve been on this year. And I should be sharing my goals and plans for the year ahead. But I won’t. Does that make me a bad blogger? Then again, I’m not a good blogger in the first place so what does it matter! Anyway I am so very grateful for the year I’ve had and yes it has been a wonderful year. Top of the list being that Matt and I brought our first home together. 

About this time every year you’ll find me writing a long list of things I wish to accomplish in the year ahead. But this year I’ve decided to keep it simple. We have a very busy year ahead of us, Matthew and I. With all the work on the house that needs to be done, the trip back to Australia in February for my sisters wedding and my family coming over here for Christmas later in the year I think we’ll have plenty of things to keep us busy in 2015.

Keeping it simple, maybe that is my goal for 2015.

Jrae
xo xo

Thursday, 11 September 2014

HOME // And in our moments filled with joy, is where I live, where I am free


[Lyrics // Tim McMorris- "overwhelmed"]
Last week I shared photos of our the current state of our bathroom, or the space where a bathroom will be. And I’ll be honest, it’s kinda scary to see how bare the space is. And the fact that it doesn’t even look like a bathroom anymore is even more scary.
So since it’s far from being a functional space I’ve been collecting images of pretty bathrooms that I wish was mind. I'd love an all white bathroom, but with some warmer tones in there as well, like wood and black slate.
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I’m not sure how this space will turn out, it’s little overwhelming. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent looking at floor tiles. I keep changing my mind. I’m sure there are others out there that feel the same way when they get there first home. But overwhelming as it is, I am exciting and enjoying every bit of it.

Are you renovating your home? or know of anyone who is blogging about there renovating stories? I'd love to hear about it.

Jrae
xo xo

Monday, 8 September 2014

BEAUTY // Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art

[Quote // Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Lets talk about beauty, just for a moment. Everyone's skin is different, with different concerns/ needs. Today I wanted to share the current products that have been working for me. My skin is Normal/ Combination, but when it’s that time of the mouth my skin gets pretty dry. So with that in mind here is my current skincare routine;
I start my day with cleansing my face with Garnier micellar cleansing water to wake up my skin first thing in the morning, I also use it at the end of the end to take my make off. Next I use Sanctuary Fresh Faced Purifying wash, which I use this in the shower to really cleanse my face. After my shower I apply my toner, which is another sanctuary product (side note I love Sanctuary products and have been using them for many years) Pore Refining Toner, it’s a great pore minimising toner. Next I apply small amount of Indeed Labs Hydraluron moisture boosting facial serum, you honestly only need very small amount of this stuff and it keeps your skin hydrated and glowing all day long. Next is the moisturiser, at the moment I’ve been using the L’Oreal Paris skin perfection day moisturiser which is a new product for me but really loving. My favourite thing about this moisturiser is that it doubles as a eye cream, which is perfect for those days when I haven’t had must sleep and I wake up with black circles under my eyes (so not sexy).
A couple other products that I love and should mention, The Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, I try and use this Mask a least once a week. It’s a great product, I’ve been using it for almost a year now and it’s made a huge difference to my skin. Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream, when I first got this cream I honesty did not like it at all but after using it for a while I am complete in love with it now. I get really dry elbows and knees but since using this cream I have seen an impressive improvement to my skin. Indeed Labs make great affordable products, for those days where my eyes a little more puffy I love using there Eysilic Instant eye rescue. It reduces the look of fine lines and helps with my puffiness.

Do you use any of these products? If not, what beauty products are you loving right now?

Jrae
xo