Scarf-A-Thon Post 4!

Another twelve scarves worn! Getting down to the last few. Some have already been put in the donation pile. I can’t believe I still have some favourites left to wear. Check out the latest wearings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely silk number was a gift from my aunty. So many colours, it makes it difficut to match with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have lots of butterfly scarves. I actually lost my favourite one, another blue one the night we got engaged. I think it must have fallen out of the car out of my lap when we went for dinner. RIP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this scarf in the Dingle peninsula in Ireland in 2007. Love the velvet and sequins running through it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple coral coloured one, gets a lot of wear with patterned tops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgehogs number 2!  A Christmas gift from a colleague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely tropical bird pattern. I think this was also a gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic black, white and grey. Oh and more butterflies. Always butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink and patterned, lovely with a white top and grey jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flamingoes! What’s not to love? Was this a gift? I think so…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical notes, another Christmas gift, this time from my boss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stole is so old, I’ve had it for about 20 years. Can be worn around the waist too. Glitzy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this as a gift for someone, then went back and bought it for me too! Love the colours.

 

So that’s 48 scarves in total! I’m going to get to 60, another 12 to go…

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Scarf-A-Thon Post 3

Another 12! I have decided to go to 48, and any scarves not worn after that run the risk of being donated or thrown out. Only fair I think?

Anyway, here’s 25 to 36!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bright, orange floral print that I bought in Melbourne about 5 years ago.

I always have to buy scarves when I go to Melbourne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely cream and colourful butterflies. I think this is from KMart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subdued pale lilac with a grey tree branch pattern. I think this could have

been a gift? Worn with maroon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and plaid! I have had this scarf for a long time, no idea where it came from!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a gift from my mum. Loved how it matched my tights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange and Zebras, what’s not to love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black, red and turquoise, a gift brought back from India! Scarves are

the best souvenirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely grey-blue plain scarf I bought in China. I bought a lot of scarves in China…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Bali buy. Worn out bush walking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a fabulous scarf. So long and warm! Bought from Cotton On.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More butterflies! I think this was a gift from a colleague one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a birthday gift about 8 years ago. Well worn and looking a bit

sad, perfect for wearing around the home.

 

See you soon for the final 12!

Absolute Haircare Favourites

Absolute Haircare Favourites

 

I am not that fussy when it comes to styling my hair. It is so thin and soft and slippery that it rarely holds a style and takes way more effort than I want to do things with it.
That being said, I can’t stand my oily roots and dry ends gig. I have towash my hair nearly every day or the scalp is super oily. Any sweat around the hairline also ruins it, and the cow lick! These are my faves for keeping it simple and easy to work with.
Dove Hair Therapy Oil is great on dried ends after shampooing. Hair oil is a great discovery!
In winter I like a mask for my hair to really nourish it as scarves, wind and dryness make it very brittle. Always choose a great Schwarzkopf one.
I’m not loyal to any shampoo brands, I like Tresemme and Dove. Anything with a pump is super easy in the shower.
I bought 3 of these brushes in 2014 from Forever 21 in Shanghai. Still going strong and under $4!
Batiste Dry Shampoo is the absolute best. I don’t go anywhere without it. EVER. The travel sizes are perfecto!
The L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss semi permanent hair colour covers my greys for a while and gives my hair an all over shine. I use it every couple of months.
Tresemme Split Remedy on dry ends works a treat for split ends. Another after the shower product.

Scarf-A-Thon Post 2

Here are the next 12 scarves I have worn for my 30+ day Scarf-a-thon! Still relatively easy to choose… though a few pattern clashing moments! I will be left with patterned scarves and patterned tops no doubt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blue, pink, white, black and olive scarf was a birthday gift a few years ago. It’s a great travelling scarf and debuted in China in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely floral and bird print scarf was also a birthday present. Worn with a light blue jumper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plain blue, not sure where or who from. A trusty classic, worn here with my new Jacqui E dress to Disney on Ice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lovely suede feeling stole with die cuts. I have never worn this but I loved the feel of it, so will need to wear it again! Birthday gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weird fluffy number has twisty elastic inside that you can wrap around itself. Sounds cool, but in theory it’s a bit short so it constantly unravels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favourite hedgehog scarf that I bought in China. We ended up teaching the Chinese stall owner how to say hedgehog in English. Wasn’t easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this beautiful scarf was a gift, but I can’t recall from who? I wore it with my scarf holder, first time! Love the deer charm on the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plain red scarf worn with polka dots. This scarf gets worn a lot, red goes with a lot of my wardrobe. It’s from Target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Kmart number! Green fern pattern. Light, soft and big.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pink, orange and yellow silk scarf must have been a gift but I can’t remember who from. It’s very high quality though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and red scarf that I purchased from Bali last year.  Let’s not discuss how many scarves I bought in Bali…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year I got this purple scarf for my birthday. Worn with a purple, white and black dress. I foresee this scarf to have a lot of use!

Winter Wardrobe Challenge: The Scarf-A-Thon

I have 70 scarves. YES, 70. Who could have known it would come to this amount? An Autumn Birthday helps, lots of scarf related gifts. A penchant for cheapies in Kmart, an obsession for bying scarf souvenirs when travelling the world. And generous and gifted family members who knit. This has lead me to own 70 scarves.

I recently cleaned them out and resorted them, counting as I went. It dawned on me that I needed a way to wear them more, more often, and more of them. So my winter wardrobe challenge was decided! The Scarf-a-thon.

The Scarf-a-thon – a pledge to wear a different scarf every day for at least 30 days (realistically I should be able to go for 70 days).

I tend to wear the same ones over and over again, and there are days when I can still not find a scarf to go with my outfit! Unbelievable. Anyway here are my first 12 scarf outfits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple chiffon blouse with a purple and white patterned scarf. This scarf was a birthday gift earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My maroon blazer with a apricot and grey scarf with swallows on it. Love this scarf. A birthday present from a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A knitted multi-coloured scarf I got for my birthday over 15 years ago. Worn with a coral long sleeved top and a black puffy vest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reusing the black puffy vest again! This time with a star patterned top and star patterned scarf. This scarf was bought about 10 years ago, from Cotton on in a 3 for $10 deal. Woohoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy outfit, black jumper with a cream and black scarf. Not sure where I got this scarf from, possible birthday gift? Kmart buy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turquoise clothes and scarves were the theme for a 4 day trip to Melbourne. This hounds tooth one is from Target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had this scarf for about 20 years, I rarely wear it. Knitted red, black and taupe. It’s a little short when wrapped around. Goes well with my red gloves though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Melbourne outfit, this time a black, warm snood. So toasty. From H&M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another snood outfit, dark maroon, from Factorie. A birthday gift last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful homemade knitted scarf from my sister in law. This year’s birthday present. Great for the plane trip to  Melbourne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another of my 3 for $10 Cotton On scarves. A deep fuchsia and one I wear the most. This with a fuchsia top and my trusty black vest to visit lookouts in the Blue Mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this hot pink and black number I bought in Bali last year. Worn with a pink and grey cardigan.

 

Stay tuned for Scarf-a-thon, Part 2!

Absolute Skin Care Favourites

Absolute Skin Care Favourites

 

Here are my tried and true skin care products that I keep going back for. Some are new to the routine, others have been in circulation for years.
That Gal by Benefit – A cooling, smoothing primer that goes on great under make up, especially before going out at night
Nutrimetics Ultra Care spf everyday lotion. This is my day moisturiser that I use year round. It has spf 50+ so its perfect under make up as sun protection, even on beach days.
MAC Prep and Prime CC creme, perfect for redness relief as it’s colour correcting, hence the CC!
Natio Face Mist – to relieve my angry red skin and to pop over make up so I look just dewy enough.
Billie Goat Soap Night Cream – I use a variety of night creams but this one is nice and thick for the cooler months.
Nutrimetics Botanicals Foaming Cleanser Toner – I probably have been using this for 20 years. I love them! So fruity, gentle and light. Perfect in the shower.
Swisspers Calming Green Tea Make Up Wipes – To be honest I used Simple brand wipes for a decade, until a few years ago when they changed the texture of the wipe and I found it quite harsh on my sensitive skin. So Swisspers were the next best thing.
Go-To Skin Care Face Hero – This is the best face oil around. A super mix of oils, replaced my love affair with just rosehip oil. So luxurious!
Simple Kind to Eyes Make Up Remover -Very gentle and thorough. Also comes in a great travel size.
Along with these favourites, my skin care routines features a number of other serums, night and eye creams, maybe a scrub here or there. But these are the ones I use religiously.

Absolute Make Up Favourites

Absolute Make Up Favourites

Although there is a never ending parade of items that pass through my make up bag, these items are my winners, the coveted items that get a spot in there year round. Some of these items have been a favourite for years!

 

I love a few benefit concealer products, and have explored a few others (who me? dark circles ? rosacea?) but I keep coming back to Boi-ing. Industrial strength, never moving, thick coverage. I’m sold.

 

Benefit know brows, okay? I do love a bit of Gimme Brow as well, but the Goof Proof pencil is super easy you get perfect brows every time.

 

A great translucent setting powder that goes on after foundation, blush and bronzer. I dust it on last in case my blush and brozer is a bit heavy.

 

A few years ago I upgraded to a ‘really expensive foundation’ after banging around for years with supermarket brands, and I love my MAC. Feel very grown up buying this.

 

I have about 30 lip balms in all my drawers and bags, but this is the best. So moisturising and with a bit of colour. If I’m lazy, this is all I use for the day.

 

So so good. Most weekdays I can get away with just wearing this, concealer and powder to work. Saves my MAC. This BB cream has excellent colour coverage and smells divine.

 

If I could only pick one lipstick out of my 50 or so, I would get my 2 Natio lip colours. Super moisturising, but not slippery that they slide off, and matte enough without being dry. My favourite shade is Flutter, a lovely nudey pink. I also have Playful, a warm orangey red.

 

So there you have, my desert island, smuggle me in prison, take on holidays Make Up Favourites!
What are yours?