Archive | January, 2014

Queen of the bath!

18 Jan
Hello hello!

I’ve done it! I have mastered the bath. With almost 3 years of only having showers, our new house has given me the possibility to bathe in a bath of luxury.

It has been a bit of trial and error and I have now discovered, and mastered, my perfect bath.

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Ingredients
– Face Mask. My weapon of choice is Lush’s Cupcake. Yummy!
– Bath Melt or Bomb. I prefer the melt – it leaves me all smooth and luscious and oily in a good way.
– Lip scrub. I either use my Mecca scrub or my Lush popcorn scrub. The second option is tasty.
– Heavy duty lip balm. I use Dr. Lipp’s Nipple Balm
– Face Wash. Currently I am using St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. Loving this!
– Moisturiser. Of course.
– Candles. Many many candles.
– A good relaxing playlist. My choice at the moment is the Parenthood Season 2 soundtrack.

Step 1. Get your stuff together and ready, start running that hot bath
Light your candles – I like to turn the bathroom lights out and sit in the ambience of the flame.
I also like to have everything in its place. Once I am in the bath, there should be no reason for me to bend, move or lift myself out of the water. My tipto having a damn comfortable bath is investing in a bath pillow. Not one of those blow up ones, a squishy one. I picked mine up from Spotlight for $9.
Turn on taps. Let that baby fill!

Step 2. Put on your face mask and start your music
If you have just washed your hair I suggest putting it up and pinning it so your hair is not on your face. Apply liberally and let your face tighten, cleanse, relax.

Step 3. Melt the bath melt, melt yourself.
It is time to indulge my friends. Put your bath melt in and sit. This is the best part – really let yourself relax.

Step 4. Cleanse
Once you have woken from your bathy slumber, it is time to wash off your face mask. Use a flannel, use your hands, just wash it off however feels best for you.
Follow up with your normal cleanser and wash.

Step 5. Dry off and scrub
The reason I decide to do my lip scrub after the bath is because once you have put your lip balm on, you do not want to put your face under hot soapy water. Trust me. From experience, it is not good.

Step 6. Moisturise
Moisturise your face, your body, your whatever you wants.
Make sure you moisturise your face, neck AND shoulders. We want to keep our skin looking and feeling young!

That is it. It shouldn’t be much work, it should be simple and relaxing. Once you are out, you should feel like sleeping. As I do now.
I have had my masterful bath and I’m ready for a good nights sleep. I just have to get James off of the computer.

Enjoy!

Love Matilde xx

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What’s in my bag?

6 Jan
Hello hello!

Happy New Year you beautiful people!! How amazing is 2014 going to be? Uhh, freaking amazing!

I can officially say I’m getting married this year.. Slightly terrifying. In a good way, of course. Really, it is only 4 months away… Writing it seems much more real than just saying it. 2013 will be hard to top, but I think 2014 will give it a damn good run for its money.

A belated Merry Whatever you celebrate 🙂 were you lavished in family, food and presents? James definitely made me feel like all my dreams could come true. Other than my beautiful bag (that James picked, may I add) I got some gorgeous Essie nail polishes, chocolate and a Camp Takota pack which will be arriving soon.

Back to the bag. My oh so fabulous bag. Brand – Ooh La La.

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I think it may look fuller than it is. Or maybe not. Shall we start with the most important pouch in my bag?

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My makeup pouch. This gorgeous little dotty thing was from Daiso. If you’re unsure of what Daiso is, I feel sorry for you. Daiso is a cute little Japanese shop where everything is $2.80. EVERYTHING. I mainly keep my essential makeup items, bits and pieces and lady things in here. My lip products rotate and if I know I’m going out or need to look extra pretty, I chuck in an eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara.

Next is my essentials pack.

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Tablets, tissues, nail file, bobby pins. If ever there is an issue, it’s fixed with a tissue. Or a bobby pin. And if that doesn’t work, pain killers will stop the brain hurt.

My budget book and diary.

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Part of my New Years resolution is to learn how to budget/save money/not be broke. I saw this at Kikki K a while ago and lost it up until a couple of weeks ago.
My diary is by Cath Kidston. I bought this from a cute little shop up in Olinda, Dandenong Mountains. It is so sweet and the inside is coloured and floral and so damn adorable. Cath Kidston is fast becoming a favourite designer of mine.

This brings me on to my purse, not that it has money, but it has my Medicare card and Drivers License which are important?

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Not two months ago, I wasn’t really sure about this purse. I got it as a present from my future-4-month-away-mother-in-law about a year ago, alongside a great bathroom bag. It really grew on me, I actually really love it. Downside is I can’t fit all my store cars, for some reason I have a lot of them.

This is why I have converted my Estée Lauder mini mascara pouch into my store card holder!

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I promise you, I do not have OCD but when I’m on an organisation fix, I really get my fix on.

These are the last tidbits in my bag, most self explanatory. I should mention the little elephant coin purse (a gift from Thailand) is used for my earphones. Perfect size. Also, the sunglasses are not Gucci, the Gucci pair are in my wardrobe. These were $20 and I love them a lot.

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(I can’t actually figure out if this is a fox or badger, but it’s cute and super useful!)

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So that is it. That’s my whole entire bag fillings. Sweet like pie. What’s in your bag?

Talk soon!
Love Matilde xx

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