Thursday, November 20, 2014

Melbourne: I Been Shoppin'

If there's one thing I really love about going interstate it's taking advantage of all the things I can't get at home, and take advantage of Melbourne I most certainly did. I've had a rough few months with my Fibro diagnosis and everything that went with it and I figured I deserved to treat myself, so of course now I'm broke but I'm also very satisfied, haha. Follow the cut to see what I got!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Revival top // Dangerfield skirt // New Look flats // eBay sunglasses // ImYourPresent earrings

Something I've learned in recent times is that if you can't fix it, slap a pretty outfit and a face full of makeup on it. On days where I feel really sore and tired and glum, but not completely out of it, what really cheers me up is to put on some cute clothes and make my face up. It makes me feel human again and while I usually need to just sit down and rest after I've done all of this, I feel a little bit more accomplished than I would have if I'd just stayed in my pyjamas and messy ponytail.

I'm also trying to focus on the good things I have to look forward to in the coming weeks, like seeing Katy Perry (aka THE QUEEN) twice in two weeks this month, and travelling to Melbourne with one of my favourite friends and my partner for one of those times. Not to mention it's nearly Christmas season, and I'm so excited because I'm not working in retail anymore so I can actually enjoy the lead up this year. AND the new Hunger Games movie comes out soon, and so does the new Ghost Inside album (did I mention that I feature in their latest video? See if you can spot me!).

But there's also the smaller joys that I'm trying to enjoy more as well, like tomorrow I hope I will be well enough to go to work, and when I finish for the day I think I'll get myself a burrito or a banh mi for lunch. And even though it'll be an almost forty degree day, I'll come home and hang out in the aircon and eat icy poles all afternoon. After all, it's the little things that make life great, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review Time! Lush's Candy Mountain.

Having recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I've really become a sucker for long soaks in toasty bathtubs when my muscles and joints are really sore, and so at the same time I've also become a sucker for a good bath bomb. I'm definitely behind the times when it comes to the Lush wagon - having only hitched a ride on it when my friends Caitlin & Lily gave me a variety of products for my birthday - but I'm definitely making up for lost time and I thought I'd share my thoughts on my favourite product so far, the Candy Mountain Bubble Bar.

Lush's website describes Candy Mountain like so:
"Make bathtime an even sweeter time with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble this under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist. The candy scent wafting through the steam includes Fair Trade vanilla absolute, wrapping you in a comforting embrace. If you like the fragrance of our Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, you're in for a treat."
I don't really know how I would describe the scent myself other than sweet. Super super sweet, but not sickeningly so. It's the kind of sweet that warms your insides and makes you melt into a big gooey pile of marshmallow fluff. The bar itself looks a little bit like, for lack of a better term, a space fairy's poop haha, but that's okay because when you crumble it under running water it turns your bath into a magical soak the colour of a strawberry milkshake, with peaks of bubbles robust enough to make some of the most impressive bubble beards.

The bubbles last between forty minutes to an hour for me, which is plenty of time to soak away the niggly aches and watch a couple of my favourite Parks & Recreation episodes. A 100g lump is only $6.50, and I've found that I can get a couple of baths out of one bar, so it really is an affordable luxury. So what're you waiting for? Treat Yo Self!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Liebster Award: A Q&A With Mama Munster

I was kindly nominated to take part in the Liebster Award by the lovely Corinne of Lady Ellumina Fashion, and while I don't really understand it, I'll happily give it a crack! I've never been nominated for something like this before, so I'm very excited to take part. Here are the rules:

1. Post a short Questions & Answer about yourself provided by the person who nominated you
2. Nominate others you think deserve the award (preferably 11 people)
3. Ask them 11 questions of  your own
4. Notify them so they can answer your questions!
And here we go!

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I'd had tumblr for a number of years and I wanted to start blogging in a more focused capacity. I wanted to make more detailed posts that centred around fashion and beauty, as well as a couple of DIY's here and there, and I felt like Tumblr wasn't the place to do that - and so My Friend Munster was born!
2. Who are your favourite bloggers?
Some of the blogs I frequent are Mermaidens, The Pineneedle Collective, Junebugs and Georgia Peaches, and I'll always have a special place in my heart for Scathingly Brilliant, who has sadly gone on hiatus and was a massive influence on my decision to start my own blog!
3. What are your other favourite past times?
I like to make things. I've recently started taking an interest in sewing, because I want clothes that I never seem to be able to find either in stores or in my size, it's a bit slow going but I'll get there eventually. I also really enjoy watching movies and playing with makeup.
4. What is your go to make-up item?
BB/CC cream! It hides a multitude of sins and looks like you're wearing nothin' at all!
5. What is your favourite perfume? 
Purr by Katy Perry. It's fresh, fruity, sweet and fun, perfect for every occasion.
6. Most recommended skincare product and why? 
Lucas' Paw Paw ointment is some kind of miracle balm, it'll fix just about everything and I've nearly always got a tube of it on hand.
7. What is your favourite clothing brand and why?
Princess Highway has the cutest prints and the most flattering cuts. Their sizing is also spot on, and I don't think I've ever felt average in one of their dresses. They also don't dull things down for the cooler seasons, it's all florals, all the time.
8. Is there a method that you use to pick out your outfits?
There is absolutely no method to my madness, as long as it's cute and it's cinched at the waist, I'll wear it!
9. What is currently the most wanted item in your mental wishlist?
Everything from Bei Badgirl's new jewellery collection. 
10. What is your all time favourite movie and why?
I absolutely LOVE the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I saw it for the first time when I was eleven and I thought it was so strange, but I was so intrigued/confused that I rewatched it again and again and again and I made all my friends watched it and none of them understood why I loved it so much, but I was totally infatuated with it and I've loved it ever since.
11. If you could choose to be anywhere in the world, where would you pick? 
I haven't had much experience when it comes to places in the world - which is something that I hope to change in the coming years! - so I guess all I can really say is home. Everything and everyone I love is here, and so is my bed. How boring is that? Haha!

My questions are:
1. Who are you and where do you come from?
2. What is the one thing you never leave home without?
3. If you could travel to anywhere and/or any event, where or what would it be?
4. What is your favourite thing to do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling down?
5. What is the one beauty product you couldn't live without?
6. What is your dream item of clothing, and why?
7. Do you have a favourite memory from school, and if so what is it?
8. What do you think your life would be like if social media had never been invented? What do you think you'd be doing instead?
9. Is there a song or artist that you listen to every day, who/what is it, and why?
10. What are the top five things on your bucket list?
11. If you could blog for any company or any event, who or what would it be?

I actually don't know 11 blogs (this is how badly I need to find more!) so I'll only be tagging five, and my choices are Akira Meow, Nicole Burgers, Hipbones & HeartbreakMiss Nikki, and P0kemina! But honestly, if any one who reads this post would like to take part please do so, just leave a comment underneath with a link to your blog.

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know me a li'l better!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Disturbia dress // Taobao bag // Kmart shoes

I don't really know if this counts as a Halloween look, but it's what I feel Wednesday Addams would look like if she grew up reading Rookie and listening to Marina & The Diamonds. Wednesday & The Diamonds? Imagine all the things that could've been.