The Perfect Red

by jamie-lee on March 2, 2015, one comment

bobbi brown nail polish tomato red

Bobbi Brown nail polish in ‘Tomato’

It’s a big call, especially this early on in the year, but I think I’ve finally found my perfect shade of red nail polish. It wasn’t so much a discovery but a revelation. A bright tomato red which can last a full week without so much as a chip. Pretty much unheard of for me.

I’m talking about Bobbi Brown’s nail varnish in ‘Tomato’, in case you were wondering. It’s still early days, but I’m pretty certain that their formula can’t be beat. It glides on smooth, completely opaque to the point that you could easily get away with one coat (but out of habit, I always, always go for two), and once you layer on that top coat, it isn’t going a-n-y-w-h-e-r-e.

I’ve had this on pretty high rotation since receiving it as a Christmas gift, and am of a mind to head to the Bobbi Brown counter just to try out some of their other shades. ‘Cos when you’re onto a good thing…

February Beauty Favourites 2015

by jamie-lee on February 28, 2015, no comments

beauty favourites make up
beauty favourites make up

It’s been a little on the quiet front around here lately. After shooting off to Wellington with barely 24 hours notice, I spent the greater half of the month in the windy city, with very limited make up options, and possibly a few too many lipsticks. While I’ve been stocking up on a few new bits and pieces (I definitely don’t do things by halves), I didn’t quite get the opportunity to try many things, so instead, this month’s favourites are a combination of beauty bits which I just haven’t had the chance to include yet (read: I’ve forgotten…), or managed to make the cut in my beauty bag.

As usual, there’s a little bit of high end, a little bit of low end, and a little bit of everything in between.

What have you been loving this month?

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The one thing

by jamie-lee on February 26, 2015, 3 comments

celine cabas tote gusset acne studios canada scarf sheepskin rug

Celine cabas tote w/ gusset, Acne Studios Canada scarf

There’s no arguing the fact that I flew to Wellington completely unprepared. No scarf, no jacket, no coat; just a suitcase full of lightweight skirts, sleeveless tops and oh… a single jumper and a lone pair of jeans. So, as I type this, I’m sitting snuggled up in things borrowed from my mother’s wardrobe – a ruffled tank, a merino wool jersey, and a thick woollen coat-igan – she was always a woman well prepared (and well-stocked) for Wellingotn’s arctic chill.

If there’s one thing I completely and 100 percent wish I’d managed to pack, it’s my Acne Canada scarf, hands down. Mostly because there’s no better excuse to carry around a blanket masquerading as a scarf, than a little bit of Wellington wind.

In time

by jamie-lee on February 24, 2015, 3 comments

hi there karen walker lemon dress

Hi there by Karen Walker dress

Bear with me. I’ve got a good few many things to come, but it’ll all come in time, or rather, when I finally get a chance to properly sort through all of my photographs. Until then, I’ll leave you with this quick snapshot, from a couple weeks back.


by jamie-lee on February 22, 2015, 4 comments

crisp white minimal scandinavian interiors

If all goes to plan, Luke and I will be moving to a house – and I mean an actual house – in a couple of weeks, and perhaps in a typical fashion, I’ve been setting aside a little time each night to plan the decor. Since Luke is pretty happy to leave the majority of the decorating up to me (there’s only one caveat, chairs must be comfortable), it’s going to be a lot of the same; crisp white bed linen, beech-y white dipped furniture, and plenty of soft grey accents.

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