Beauty

5 MUST HAVES TO GO IN YOUR HANDBAGS


A friend, Priscilla requested for this blog, and she wanted to know what necessities to put in her handbag for every day use, and item’s you can not go without!!!! I have put together some items that you will need to use when out for dinner, lunch, or breakfast.

Some of these items are:

  1. REVLON ColourBurst Matte Balm – I chose number 205 because it is a light pink and looks very soft and pretty on the lips. It is like a crayon and easy to apply, leaving your lips feeling moisturized and matte. There are a heap of different colour ranges from cherry red to even purple!!!

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2. REVLON ColourStay Mineral Blush – You need blush in your handbag because through out the night makeup washes away. You will need this to top up, and refresh your face for the rest of the night. Every girl needs at least a blush in their bag for whenever they go out. This is great because it’s Colour Stay!

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3. Christian Dior Curl Up Mascara – This is my new favourite mascara, and I am always on the look out for mascara that curls the lashes right up!! This is perfect for a refresher through out the day. I have been taking mine everywhere, but too much can make it look gluggy; just a quick little touch every now and then, makes the lashes look longer and longer. You can buy a set along with the 5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette.

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4. REVLON Colour Stay Lip – I haven’t been using this 24/7, and you need to apply it right. Don’t put it over or under any lipstick. I made this mistake recently when I was out shopping and it made my lips looked cracked, flakey and were peeling. It’s best to put just a little bit on, and leave, without any lipstick, because it’s a colour stay it will dry, and when putting on other products it can go yucky.

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5. Christian Dior Addict Lipstick – I bought it for $50 in the Dior Shop in Melbourne. My choice of colour is called “Lucky”, number 536, and the reason why I love it is because it’s a contrast between pink and red. it is not too pinky and not too red!! It’s the right colour for me, (it suits my olive skin colour) and is the perfect lipstick, that I have been carrying around with me to touch up when it starts to disappear. Christian Dior is a FAVOURITE brand of mine, and when I purchased the lipstick and lash plump primer I got two products for free with a Christian Dior Make Up bag. They are a world renowned brand with a marvellous reputation of customer service. The lash primer is the BEST product/innovation ever made!!! It helps curl the lashes, and leaves them primed to help the mascara work better.

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These are great beauty products to chuck in your bag when in a rush or for going out anywhere! Whether you’re going out to the shops, beach or restaurant. These products are a few of my “favourite things”… and I hope you will enjoy using them too!! Click on the highlighted words to buy what you want. Life’s too short, so buy your girly stuff, and live a little!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

xoxox

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ITS ALL ABOUT THE BASE

Fashion

Must Know Fashion Labels


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Recently I was talking to a lady in Merredin who owns a quilting company In2Quilting, and I walked in with my InStyle magazine and had a chat with her. As we got talking, I read out some brands to her, and she knew not of Elie Saab. We both came up with an idea of me recommending brands to those that don’t know of them. Growing up in Melbourne I have walked and shopped everywhere, and I have quite a bit of knowledge when it comes to designer brands.

As I was shopping online on www.matchesfashion.com I came across some Dolce and Gabbana Shoes that I simply adore!!! They have a laced pattern, and are embellished lace pumps. They are $971, a bit pricey but totally worth it!!! They are classy, and would look stunning wherever you are!!! They are a beautiful shoe, and I have added them on my list for when I move back to Melbourne. They will simply catch one’s eye wherever you are.

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The shoes would look great with a Diane Von Furstenburg Zarita Long Dress which is $292, which is quite cheap for a designer brand!!!! It has a lacy look and would match with the shoes above. The colours will go well together, and cream/ivory colours are soft to make you look like a princess.

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To complete the rest of the look, opt for a Bottega Veneta Knot metal mesh clutch. It is mostly elegant, and would make you look a million dollars!!!! The clutch bag is $4,158, which is quite expensive, but if you have the money to splash for a designer brand. Bottega Veneta is the way to go!!!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

What is your favourite shoes to go out in?

What accessory can you use to make you look elegant?

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Beauty, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Reflecting on life


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Coming back from Melbourne I have recharged myself in Merredin, Western Australia, and I can not believe I am actually liking the peace and quiet of country life!!!! I have grown up as a city girl ALL MY LIFE!!!! Maybe it’s because of ageing, and now that I am 29, life is changing, and I am constantly thinking about what’s most important. To me, family and love is important, and I think that if you are surrounded by good friends, and family, you are successful, no matter what car you drive, what you wear, or what you look like!!! Who you involve yourself with is vital, and how you become is the most important thing in life.

I am grateful that I have my Dad, and Mum, and my sister, Julia. The rest of my sisters live miles apart but I am grateful to be around my family at the moment. My Dad is the Radio Announcer for RadioWest, and the station is with Southern Cross Austereo. When I worked in South Melbourne I used to see the radio station The Fox all the time!!!

I am most thankful for my Dad getting a job in radio. it was his dream as a child, and could never be prouder to see him doing what he loves. It keeps me happy!!! If you want to tune into Radio West, download the App, and you can hear him on the Breakfast Show every morning. His name is Anthony Tilli.

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Now I can say that if you are looking for work, Australia is filled with soooo many opportunites. I have worked right across Australia, from so many different suburbs in Melbourne, and have had experience in a Workcover agency, accounting firm, electrical company, libraries, Vista Window Coverings, and the support group at the Spotlight Store. I am overwhelmingly grateful for every opportunity I have had to work in our beautiful country, and am even more grateful that I have found purpose in blogging. It has been the start to a wonderful new life for me, and especially for starting a new chapter in life!!

Right now, I am grateful for winding down in Café 56, and just letting out all my thoughts and ideas onto a blog that I am not sure how many people have read but that is NOT my goal. I just want to live life, be happy and enjoy everything life has to offer.

For those that have a busy lifestyle and live in the city, I believe meditation is crucial to keeping you healthy, and looking your absolute BEST!!!! In Melbourne, I read Miranda Kerr’s book, Treasure Yourself, and it has quotes to live by, and words that will keep you sane, and focused for a brighter future!!! Also, switch off your phone at night, put classical music on and lay still,… This will relax you and help you recharge. It’s worked for me!!!

I hope that you learn to live with immense blessing, and move forward with a new outlook on life, as I have found in Merredin.

Moving from the city to the country isn’t as bad as you think! It has its benefits!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

What do you do to keep your mind sane in a busy world?

What activities do you want to do to keep yourself moving, but peaceful at the same time?

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Beauty

3 step Pampering Session


Today I spent most of my day in the city of Melbourne, and towards the end of the day I walked into the Swarovski jewellery store and looked in the mirror and was horrified with the way I looked… Because I looked quite tired and at the end of the day my makeup didn’t look fresh.

When I got home I was happy with one of my purchases from a store in South Melbourne. I felt like I needed a total pampering session, so I have put together some products for you to try. For a complete skincare regime I recommend you use the following products:

1. Exfoliation – Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub. It has blue energising microbeads that sweeps away dead skin cells and removes all dirt and makeup that has been on your skin all day.

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2. Clay Purifying Mask – Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr refines and purifies the skin leaving it feeling soft and moist. It is for all skin types.

3. Night Time Moisturiser – Arbonne RE9 Advanced Night Repair Creme – I totally swear by this product at the moment, I have been using it every night on my skin before bed, no matter what other products I have been using.

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This skincare regime will leave you feeling totally pampered, relaxed and clean. I have only just made this regime up, but if you feel like it doesn’t work for you, no pressure!!! I believe a good step by step skincare program is beneficial for great skin.

Happy Shopping and enjoy being pampered. You deserve it!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

What is your favourite night cream?

Do you have a skincare program happening everyday?

Fashion

7 Sparkly Shoes


Not too long ago I finished watching “The real housewives of Melbourne“. Some parts were a little superficial and there was a bit of cattiness in it, but sometimes I just have the mood to just let go and watch a bit of “trash”!!

Gina Liano is one of the characters and she has also bought out her own line of shoes!! Follow her here on Twitter. Most of them are glittery and so sparkly!!! They are all $440 and on her website. You can also buy her autobiography, Fearless for $30. I bought it in Perth before I went to Melbourne a couple of months ago and the criminal barrister has a lot to share, also including a cancer battle she went through as well. I took a picture of it on my Instagram. It is cheaper on The Book Depository and the kindle is much cheaper as well. I was most impressed with her writing, and I made a comment and she commented on my Instagram!!!! ❤

I have been needing some shoes that scream “sparkle”!!!

Here are some top shoes that sparkle like diamonds and like a zillion dollars:

1.  Gina Silver – Can also be Rose Gold which is embellished in crystals and is 5 inches high!!!

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2. Head over Heels by Dune Audrine Gold Glitter Heeled Court Shoes – $93 on ASOS

3. Aldo Frius Champagne $80 – These Aldo shoes are a party goer! The sparkle in them will be the disco light of the night!!!

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4. Opus Glitter – Gold Penny Loves Kenny – $59.99

5. Pink INC Sinner – $99.95 Sleek and GOLD metallic pointed toes. The ICONIC brings out more on SALE.

6. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA FORZIERI Monroe Rose Gold Metallic Leather Pump $417- I love the name of this shoe because there are two princesses with those names!! It’s a favourite colour and is plain but shimmery at the same time. Very nice for a special occasion.

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7. Beston Ga23 Women’s Glitter Dress Heels – $66.65

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What a girl wears as a shoe can say a lot about her personality. If you’re not the “sparkle” type then try Diana Ferrari – Lorikeet Black for $139.95 or some Boden New British Cicely Heel for $168.38, a comfortable high heel that would be great for work or going out! Boden New British is a brand I just discovered, check out their DRESS collection. You will love what is NEW in and some online exclusives.

Happy SHOE SHOPPING!!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

 When was the last time you went shoe shopping?

Fashion

Adorable FASHION Designer Dresses


As we’re getting closer and closer to summer, I have been all online searching summer dresses everywhere!!! I have come across a few favourites but haven’t bought anything yet, as I am organising myself for Melbourne. Just a couple of days away!!! I can’t wait!!! These dresses are added to my list, but while I’m in Melbourne I will probably go crazy with shopping and forget about my list!!! I have listed below a few “summer favourites”, and I hope you like them.

Here is a Spaghetti Strap Floral Print Crop Top and Skirt I found on Zaful. Click on the picture for information and to buy!!! This is a FASHION statement, and is so pretty for the summer.

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A graceful Marchesa Notte dress with metallic embroidery. With Sheer mesh layers of the skirt, and a thin gold belt. Is cap sleeves and lined. It is 100% nylon and $1,259.

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I simply adore and LOVE this Strapless tulle dress by Saint Laurent– It is a part of the RUNWAY Collection and accented with ruffled layers, a flattering bow waistband, and a long dipped hem. This is expensive also, so if it’s a bit pricey for you, check out my favourite store, Forever New. There’s a pretty lace wrap dress called Zena, which is only $159.

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If you have some cash to splash, check out this fashion designer brand dress. It is a Dolce & Gabbana Flower Detail Lace Dress. It is $5,349.

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I recently bought a red lace dress from Forever New that I may post up next week. This is a Valencia Dress found on ShopBop. It has a lattice trim and sheer short sleeves. It is similar to my Forever New dress, but I just LOVE the sleeves!!! Click on the Shop Bop advertisement down below, if you want to shop for this $402 dress.

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The last dress is a bit more cheap at $80, on the Forever New website. It is a one-shoulder floral design in pink, orange and purple. It is called “Eliza“, and is fashionable for daywear, for out and about town. Pair it with some sandals or a bangle, and you’ll look very summery.

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Next week I shall post a photo of my new Forever New dress that I am wearing for my friends engagement party. I recently went all out at Forever New as it has some gorgeous stuff!! For not so expensive, not so cheap dresses, Forever New is the go-to. For a list of the BEST Australian Fashion Designer wear, go to POPSUGAR.

Exquisite Emmalisa

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Elegance, How to be a lady, Lady

How to be a lady


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As I have said before in my “About” page, I have done an elegance course in Etiquette, & Self-Manner. It is important for most women to learn how to conduct themselves in a graceful manner and obtain qualities of self-assurance, and self-confidence. I recently bought two books that have helped me gain confidence no matter what the situation is. If you would like to buy material on being a lady I recommend “A guide to Elegance” by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, and “How to be a lady” by Candace Simpson-Giles. They are my “go-to” and “how-to” books on living with an elegant style. Information on elegance is endless, but sometimes you have to pay to do a course and the information I can give is totally free. I have written down notes from the course that I did, and the books I have listed are also on my Instagram page. The purpose of an etiquette course is to teach young women to conduct themselves in dignity, character and poise. I even learnt this from watching a “Barbie” movie!!!

I am going to start with the “Mindset of a lady”

Firstly, I would like to say that “a woman becomes a lady through training, self-awareness, and a lot of love”.

The beauty of becoming a lady is a timeless thing. Much is to be learnt, and when it comes to training I think the best thing to do is look up on elocution tutorials on YouTube. I came across quite a few lessons, and they teach you how to speak well, and how to present yourself in a proper way. A great film to watch is “My fair Lady” with Audrey Hepburn. It is amazing to see the change in presentation and speech so dramatically.

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A lady is someone who has found the true essence of what it is to be a woman. My favourite website is http://www.elegantwoman.org. There are HEAPS of articles on elegance, how to be lovely, etc and they have the right information you need. They also do courses, if that’s what you want to do.

Your opinions and experiences affect all that you do. How you accept life comes across in your attitude, and the mind of a lady will show.

Consider this, a lady embraces the truth of WHO she is and lives her life with strength and conviction in the knowledge that a lady is a magnificent being of charm, beauty and class.

A lady defines what is sensitive, delicate, kind, beautiful and cultured.

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Being in tune with beauty does not mean being weak and ineffectual. True beauty comes from within, and what’s in your heart will always show to others.

Just as a diamond reflects such sparkle and beauty, yet is one of the hardest stones, equally a lady can exude feminine beauty whilst remaining strong. The best and my most favourite TV show that exemplifies “ladies” is the much loved series, Downton Abbey. Watch this, as it will help you talk like a lady.

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The way that a lady thinks and feels about herself is crucial. It always comes across in conversation, and I have understood this from experience. If you have a positive attitude and mindset, it will radiate and come across in your personality, and people LOVE that!!!! Read books by Georgette Heyer, Julie Klassen or Stephanie Laurens. It will help you widen your vocabulary.

Your love and care for yourself radiates outwards to all those that you come into contact with.

“Know yourself, and love yourself” are indeed important mantras for every lady.

Ask yourself:

Why do you WANT to be a lady?

Have you ever felt less than a lady?

Also, what aspects of being a lady are important to you?

Exquisite Emmalisa

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If you want to do a course, I recommend Etiquette and Co, They do a two day refinement package, and I am pretty sure they are held in Sydney. If you live in Melbourne, go to Tanya Powell Modelling Agency. They are great, and such friendly people.

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Also, Go to How to be a classy lady article to improve yourself in personal grooming and dressing well. It has great highlights on improving posture, hygiene and dressing elegantly.

One book I have is “How to be lovely“. It has quotes by Audrey Hepburn, and is a great light read. Add this to your “elegant book collection”, and you will be well on your way to being a loveable woman admired by most people you meet!!

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