My new Charlie Brown Bag – Love!

I went shopping last night on a mission to find a handbag. I went to a few places but got sucked in at the Myer Sale with 30% off selected handbags. (awesome!)
I know, I already have my dream Chanel tote, but I want it to last at least 8 years. I originally justified the purchase of my Chanel bag by calculating the price I paid for my bag against how many times I would use it. So, in 8 years it will basically pay for itself. That adds up to about $1 a day. Who can’t afford that?
So I decided to look for another (but much cheaper) handbag to use for during the week. I found this gorgeous Charlie Brown bag. Originally A$129.95, down to A$90.30. Bargain! (Double awesome!)

What do you think?
What bags are you lusting over at the moment?


Beauty Tip #:74 – Fail Safe Outfit

Always have a fail safe outfit on those days where you have absolutely nothing to wear – think black wrap dress, simple accessories and simple black shoes. Simple is elegant and will never fail you. 

If you have time, add a splash of colour with brightly coloured shoes, necklace, bangles or earrings. Be careful not to overdo it though!  

DVF Wrap Dress = Fail Safe Outfit


Love Kirst xo

I am now the proud owner of a cleaning lady…

I have just purchased 1 x cleaning lady. My husband looks at it as pure laziness. I look at it as pure genius! I would prefer to be lazy and have a clean house than have a messy house with no excuse!
She will be coming by once a month, so we will still need to clean every other week. Or… we could just try and stretch it out to a month… c:

I have been trying to get my husband to agree to a cleaning lady for years and have only just managed to get him to agree. I told him that I thought it might motivate us to keep the house cleaner and clean more frequently. (Yeah right!) I must have caught him at a weak moment, because he finally said that it might be okay. I didn’t muck around, I got straight onto it and found myself a cleaning lady.

I am super excited and can’t wait for her to start. Our house will be sparkling and magnificent… well for at least one day a month!

Love Kirst xo

I’m (fabulously) late for a very important Tea Party

I love a Tea Party and I love Afternoon tea. I love little finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream (lots) and little gourmet desserts (lots). I love tea sets and drinking tea from an adorable china tea-pot in adorable tea cups on saucers. It makes me feel all grown up, just like it did when I was little holding tea parties for my stuffed teddy friends.

I am always running late to everywhere I go. My time management skills in getting ready on time are non-existant. I always ‘think’ I have plenty of time and then my time just disappears. I have made an effort lately to start getting ready much earlier than usual. I have even made it on time to a few things. My husband is very good at hurrying me along. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. He will stand at the doorway tapping his fingers against the wall trying to get me to hurry up. I will either say, ok – just give me 5 minutes, or I will give him the ‘death stare’ and tell him that I will go even slower if he keeps bugging me. The thing is, there is always something that distracts me. It might be our puppies or a book that I have to finish the next paragraph – then the next chapter or just because my hair and makeup are not cooperating and I have absolutely nothing to wear!
I like to think I’m just fashionable late, but if I’m honest it is probably just more annoying than anything. So, I’m sorry in advance for my lateness – but I will probably always be fashionably and fabulously late!

For Mother’s Day, my sister and I are taking our Mum to the Langham Hotel next weekend for a chocolate indulgence afternoon tea. The main difference of this afternoon tea is the chocolate bar (like a buffet) with massive amounts of all things chocolate. The best part is that I get to go too! Beyond excited.

So I was thinking, why not look the part too. I stumbled across this gorgeous jewellery inspired by Alice in wonderland at Diva. I think they would make the perfect accessories for a fabulous tea party.

Love Kirst xo

Beauty Case Sorted!

I stumbled upon this website and thought I would share with you all. is a fantastic website where you can find men’s & women’s fragrances, skin care, makeup, makeup kits, hair care, bath and body, homewares, tools and accessories. 

Beauty Encounter ships to more than 30 international destinations outside of the US 50 States.

Shipping Method & Rates:
– Canada Standard Ground $12.95 + $1.99 per item 7 ~ 14 business days
– International Standard $22.95 + $3.00 per item 2 ~ 4 weeks
– International Expedited $39.95 + $3.00 per item 7 ~ 10 business days
– APO/FPO, AE, VI, PR & US territories $9.95 + $1.99 per item 7 ~ 10 business days

I absolutely love the makeup cases they have and I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap they were compared to here in Australia.
Here are some of my favourites:

Pro Lavender Aluminium Makeup Case –
RRP: US$99.00 / Beauty Encounter Price: US$79.95
Tray dimensions: 12″ L x 3.25″ W x 1.25″ H
Space underneath trays when closed: 14.5″ L x 5″ H x 8.5″ W
Overall case size: 14.5″ L x 10″ H x 8.5″ W

Black makeup case with 4 tier tray –
RRP: US$45.00 / Beauty Encounter Price: US$29.95

Pink Aluminium Train Case –
RRP: US$40.00 / Beauty Encounter Price: US$29.95
Tray Dimensions: 7″ L x 5″ W x 1″ H
Outside Dimensions: 8″ L x 5.75″ W x 6.25″ H

Good Points:
– High quality aluminium frame with reinforced steel corners
– Heat resistant exterior material which keeps the case cool and protects from outside elements
– Deep compartments
– Removable custom tray dividers
– Easy to clean black liner inside
– New security locks and keys

I am definitely going to purchase the Pro Lavender Aluminium Makeup case. If you are anything like me, you definitely need one of these. My makeup is everywhere. I have so much and there is no room for it all to be stored in one spot. They also look so chic and I adore the lavender colour.
Beauty Encounter have some great stuff on their site. Be sure to check it out and find yourself a bargain!

Love Kirst xo