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Winter Favourites

Hello Blog Buddies!

The temperature has certainly dropped here, in Bayside Melbourne. Whilst cosy afternoons with a  drink in front of a fire, are lovely, sometimes you need other things to lift your mood during the colder months. I would like to share with you all a few items that have helped me to enjoy the colder weather, rather than suffer through it with chattering teeth...


Melbourne, Australia is well known for being the city that has four seasons in one day. This Winter, whilst we have not experienced much rain, the sun has been out, resulting in the air being extremely cold. The chill factor has certainly increased this year, so here are a few things I have been enjoying over the past couple of months that might brighten your Winter days.


First up... fingerless gloves. I have loved wearing these this Winter. I have a range of colours and designs and find I don't spend the day taking them off and putting them back on again like I did with 'standard' gloves. I currently suffer from cold hands, so this has been the perfect solution. (You can also type and use your phone whilst wearing them... Yay!)


With the nights closing in so early during the Winter months, I find candles add a cosiness and warmth that helps to make the dreary nights more bearable. During Winter, I tend to lean towards the citrus, vanilla and cinnamon scents for general 'staying-in' ambience. 


If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't... please do!) you will have seen I received some Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the mail recently. As a more 'mature' lady, I find Tanya Burr's cosmetic range beautifully packaged, thoughtfully considered and lovely to use. The products are really pretty and the price range is also appealing. Her various ranges can be found on the Feel Unique websiteand they deliver to Australia. I have been particularly enjoying her illuminating powders to add warmth and highlight to my face. The two pictured here are called Warm Bronze (below) and Peonies Please. Both are beautiful.


I have already raved about formula in the the lipsticks Ms Burr has created, so I was keen to try a matte liquid lipstick from her range. (This warm, pinky colour is called Martha Moo after her ridiculously adorable dog.) It too, is a lovely product that dries matte and is not at all tacky like some liquid lip colours tend to be. It also has excellent staying power... a winning combination. 

I have also been trying the Bouriois Radiance Reveal Concealor which has had high praise for 'under-eye-brightening'. As someone older than most You-Tubers spruiking these products, I am always wary that products can now enhance my "fine lines". I am happy to report that this concealer worked wonderfully well on my skin and absolutely brightened my under-eye area.
 This shade is 01 Ivory


I would like to give a quick shout out to one of my favourite flowers at this point. Camellias rate highly for me (as mentioned before) as they bloom in the dead of Winter... when you really need a flower. They are there to brighten your dreary days when most of the other flowers are hiding. They always remember to remind us that Spring will soon be here. 

And speaking of nice things to look at, I would like to mention how much my husband and I have been loving the series 'Suits.' A work colleague recommended it to me after I mentioned I needed a new show to watch with my husband. My personal highlights include Donna's sass, Lewis' visual humour, Rachel's wardrobe, Jessica's voice, Mike's eyes and well... everything Harvey. (*sigh*) The storylines are action packed and the banter is fabulous. The fact it is set in New York makes it even more perfect. I highly recommend it. 
(Available on Netflicks in Australia)


So there you have it. A few of my favourite products along with how I have been passing the long evenings at home. I hope you have been keeping warm!


What do you enjoy doing during the Winter months?


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