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.

BeautyEncounter.com 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

Trend Alert: Denim on Denim

Listen up fashionistas – Denim on Denim is back in a major way in 2010. I’m still not sold on this look but I think that if you have the confidence and hold yourself well, then you can pull it off! It’s also about accessorizing correctly. I’m thinking denim shorts, white/printed flowy blouse/singlet, denim vest teamed with flip-flops, light scarf, big sunglasses and lots of bangles for a casual spring/summer look – think Nicole Richie – very boho chic.

Trend Alert: Denim on Denim

Let’s just make sure that we never again have to subject ourselves to the ugliness of matching denim a la Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. I secretly loved this dress when I first saw Britney wearing it. Looking back at it now, I really don’t know what I was thinking!

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

Love Kirst xx

Pimp my Closet

I have discovered the most amazing application for my iPhone! It’s AH-MAZ-ING! It’s called Stylish Girl and is basically a style planner revolving around the clothes you have in your closet and the clothes you would love to have in your closet. It keeps all your clothes and accessories organised and right at your fingertips anywhere, anytime.

I spent this weekend cleaning out my closet (again!) and throwing out everything I haven’t worn in ages (again!). I have also been taking photos of all my clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories for my new online closet and filing it into one of four categories (tops/dresses, bottoms, shoes and accessories) then giving them each a title. There are even categories based on the time of year and if it is dressy or casual. You can create a list of items for your next trip (no more overpacking or leaving anything behind!) or you can mix and match to create amazing outfits or even place items in a wish-list that you might want to splurge on with your next pay-check.
I have too many days where I have ‘nothing to wear’. I can now just scroll through my online closet and never again forget about that awesome top hiding at the back of my draw. I will never again buy something similar to what I already own. It saves time and money.

Stylish Girl iPhone App

I feel just like Cher in Clueless! Beyond excited. If you don’t have an iPhone you could design your own program by taking photo’s and saving them in a separate folder on your phone or computer.

Happy Fashion Days Dolls!

Love Kirst xx