Wedding Update: March 2017

Hello lovely followers,

Here’s the latest instalment of my wedding plans! My partner Ben and I made the promise we wouldn’t organise or discuss wedding stuff until after the engagement party. It was a good agreement as that was stressful enough. During the planning of the engagement party I became extremely emotional and was crying uncontrollably. It was all too much, I was getting overwhelmed with everything, yet not doing anything… I wanted to share this tid bit with you, because I’m not sure if other people felt the same way. But I’m happy to say after the engagement party I’ve been so much better with no tears!

Wedding Discussions

After the engagement party, Ben and I discussed our wedding plans. We had discussed it over the years, so we had a pretty good idea of what we both wanted, however we wanted to make sure we were both on the same page. Luckily we both were! While we were both happy with our decision, I still wanted to make sure Ben had a say as it’s easy to get carried away and forget about the groom. Ben is from the country and I wanted to make sure that if he wanted a country wedding we would seriously consider it. We did discuss it and researched it briefly, but ultimately decided it was too hard. We also discussed our wedding budget which was very rough, but became clearer over time through research.

Selecting a Wedding Date

The next thing was to discuss a date! For us we were in no rush to get married, we had another friend getting married early in the year and we wanted to have warm weather. With all those considerations into account, we decided on November 2017! Turns out November is a really bad idea for honeymoons overseas if you’re wanting warm weather. But that story is for another time.

Source: Etsy

Ceremony and Reception

Ben and I decided we wanted a small wedding, at my family church followed by an intimate reception at one of our favourite restaurants. From there we got in contact with the restaurant to discuss how many people they could seat and pricing. We then checked out the restaurant to see where the reception would be and from there we knew it would be perfect! Deposit was taken, first tick!

In the meantime, we made an appointment with my local Priest to discuss having our wedding. We discussed why we wanted a religious wedding and why we wanted to get married in that church. From there the Priest provided us with some information such as the requirement to attend marriage classes and provide Baptism certificates….

Source: Matthew Ely

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Evening Skincare Routine: March 2017

Hello beauties,

Last week I brought you my morning skincare routine and this week I share with you my evening skincare routine.

Disclaimer; I have oily to combination skin. My skin concerns are blemishes and texture.


Ultraceuticals Ultra Balance Gel Cleanser*

I’ve been using this cleanser morning and night. While it is a gentle cleanser, it’s still effective to use at night to remove the last remnants of your makeup. In the evening I use it with my Clarionic and it works beautifully, creating quite a bit of foam. When I use just my hands, the cleanser only lightly foams up.

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Review: Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks

Hi Beauties,

I had the lovely pleasure of being at the international launch of Antipodes new, Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks*. If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Antipodes skincare range, however I haven’t had the opportunity to try their makeup. Their makeup is sold through selected retailers such as David Jones.


About the Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks*:

  • Available in 12 shades, ranging from nudes, pinks, purples, oranges and reds
  • Retails for $29 AUD
  • The finish is a bit shiny- which you can see below from the swatches
  • Made from natural ingredients, that you could almost eat the lipsticks!
  • Key ingredients include; avocado oil, calendula, evening primrose, beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, argan oil
  • Certified vegetarian

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