Christmas Day Outfit

Its a summery christmas 

I recently discovered that googling “what to wear on Christmas day” or “Christmas day outfits” was no use to me, whatsoever. Why? Because this Christmas here in Melbourne Australia, it’s going to be 36. C/ 96.8 F. No Christmas Jumpers, No Christmas Cosy Socks and definitely no festive Onesie. Minimal is key in hot weather!

Now don’t get me wrong, I am in no way a ‘fashion connoisseur’, if anything, I have very little dress sense. The outfit I have put together is comfy, breathable and as minimal as possible!

DRESS FOR THE OCCASION

For me, this means very casual, picnic wear. I wanted to wear a bit of red, because to me this shouts Christmas, so this skirt is the ‘redist’ thing I have.

I think I will pair this outfit with a  “No makeup, makeup” (e.g brows, mascara, concealer and of course a red lip) look.

Christmas Outfit 2015

THE TOP

Very simple black singlet from Big W.

The Watch – Is the “New Look Tan Faux Leather Strap Watch” which I purchased off ASOS.

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THE SKIRT

 Is the Daisy Street Wrap Skirt With Scallop Hem which is an ASOS Purchase also.

THE NAILPOLISH

is Natio Nail Colour in ‘MYSTIC”

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THE SUNGLASSES

are another ASOS buy. They are the ASOS Square Sunglasses in Tortoise

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THE SHOES

Rubi Shoes from Cotton On (can no longer find on the website)

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The Necklace is one I was given as a gift about 4 years ago – from a local market.

I would love to know what you will be wearing on Christmas day, is it going to be hot or cold where you live? Are you going out for a fancy tea, or a family brunch? How would you dress for each occasion? Let me know!

Is there anything I should add to this look?

I hope you all have a wonderful, love filled, joyful and safe christmas 🙂

With Love, Tracy

Current Skincare Must-haves

After deciding recently that I was not too happy with the state of my skin, I did some research and purchased a few new (to me) skincare items, which may I add, have become some of my all time favourites!

Now don’t get me wrong, I know just as much as the next person that the clarity of your skin is not only what gets put on, but also how your skin is nourished from the inside. So alongside this current skincare routine, I have also been (trying to*) drinking 2+ litres of water a day, eating as many greens as possible as well as cutting out a lot of the ‘notsogood’ foods.

With these products however, I have noticed such a difference in the texture, plumpness, and brightness of my skin.

  • Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ ($29.95 AUD (30ml)

I have used this oil for about 2 years now, I love it and highly recommend it for everyone. I drench my entire face (about 5 drops) in this oil almost every night as I find my face is always moisturised, brightened and plump the morning after. I have also noticed it has helped reduce the appearance of the scar on my forehead – Bonus!

  • Manuka Doctor – ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel 100ml ($36 NZD)

I use this mask when my skin is feeling gross and congested. It is a peel off mask which means it does take around 20 minutes to dry and can hurt a little when being removed, but it is worth it. It definitely does a great job at pulling all the gunk out of my pores and my skin is always very smooth and soft afterwards.  *Tip – I would advise using a toner or tightening mask afterwards though as it does tend to open your pores when the gunk has been removed – do not want any nasties getting back in there right when it has just been cleared out 🙂

  • Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub 125mL ($7 – $10NZD/AUD)

This is my everyday go-to facial scrub. Its not too harsh and is a very creamy consistency with small beads. I use this scrub every night before my oils and I find it really does make my skin so soft and radiant and leaves my skin feeling clean, but not that ‘tight’ clean feeling that some scrubs and cleansers give you.  Its also a bonus that it is super affordable!

  • Trilogy – Rosapene Night Cream ($44.95 AUD (60ml)

I have very recently nearly finished the first tube of this magical cream (sigh) and I am going to have to repurchase this for myself as an early xmas present! Not only is this cream so very nourishing before bed, I have also found that on days that my skin is feeling a bit dehydrated, putting this under my makeup works wonders.

  • Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($95.00 AUD 30ml)

I first tried this serum as a tester which I received in a goodie pack. It is one of those ‘holy grail’ products you hear about from every other beauty blogger. Its a product I really didn’t want to love as it is rather pricey! But, alas. I love it. It works wonders on dry spots of skin as well as giving you a beautiful glow the day after. I put this on right before bed as it sinks in within a few seconds! Bonus! I have put this last as it is my go to. ITS AMAZING. If you can get a saple to see if it works for you I highly recommend!

I would love to hear about your favourite skincare products currently, is there anything you would highly recommend?

Much love, Tracy.