January 21, 2015

FETE CHAMPETRE


FETE is like a daydream in real life. For the girls with stars in their eyes, love in their hearts & flowers in their hair.

I spoke to the beautiful mind behind the brand, Emily Siegel, to chat about life in LA, Starchild and her favourite things.



Name: Emily
Age: 23
Starsign: Aries (Pisces cusp, Cancer rising)
Hometown: Sunny Love Angeles


January 17, 2015

SUMMER SKIN



Sydney is scorching and I have already found myself at the beach more times than any previous summer. With the temperature climbing, I like to scale back my beauty routine with just a light, some mascara and maybe a little liquid liner. I’ve rounded up the things I’ve been grabbing for lately.

My skin does not get along with a lot of facial sunscreens but the Super Sensitive Shield with SPF 30 from Dermalogica is a winner for me. It’s quite a runny consistency which I like and feels veil-like on the skin without leaving a sticky residue. I’ll also add a bit of Lit From Within illuminating primer from Mecca Cosmetica if I want a particularly good skin day and need a little pick me up.

I’ve been skipping the foundation and have been going for sheer coverage these past couple of months. If I’m just heading out to the shops I’ll pop on a bit of Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable Tinted Moisturiser in Light – I often use this as a primer but on lazy days it gives me just enough of a tint to even out my skintone and hide a bit of redness.

I recently picked up the Eve Lom Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Ecru (3) because I have heard amazing things and after wearing it a few times I really like the way it gives me enough coverage and doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. It covers well and acts almost like a light coverage foundation. This has convinced me to try more from the Eve Lom complexion range too.

I have been faithful to the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Alaska (though after heading to the beach yesterday I'll be upgrading to Groenland) for years and would never dream of straying from it – in my eyes it is the perfect tinted moisturiser. It looks natural, is dewy (but not shiny), feels lightweight on the skin. It’s what I wear almost every day.

Because I have oily/combination skin, sometimes my skin can go from looking dewy to very shiny quite quickly so I love using my Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20 to set my makeup and touch up throughout the day while giving an added boost of SPF as well.

I’d love to hear about your favourite beauty products and looks are during the summer!


E x

January 14, 2015

HERSELF.COM



Image: Jennifer Toole via Herself.com


I was a complete Neighbours nut in my late primary school and early high school years, so I have been a fan of Caitlin Stasey for a while now. Not only is she absolutely stunning but she is also hilarious, evidenced by her Twitter account. But through launching Herself.com, I've come to see a different side to Caitlin that isn't really shown in the media. It's refreshing, honest and real.

Originally I was going to post this portrait cropped, however I thought that doing so would be contradicting exactly what Caitlin's endeavour is about - celebrating women, and their bodies, in a non-sexualised way.

Reading through the interviews with these women from all walks of life, I found myself nodding along to many of the points they made and it makes me feel so glad that there are people like Caitlin creating these kinds of spaces where women can speak and express themselves freely. What she's created is incredibly inspiring and beautiful, so I really recommend you check it out.


Emily x

January 7, 2015

NEW


Welcome 2015, fancy seeing you here so soon! I hope you had a beautiful break surrounded by loved ones and that you filled yourselves with plenty of food and champers!

I’m planning on making this year my best one yet, I turn 21 in May, an overseas trip is in the works and I have so many ideas swirling around in my head it’s been hard for me to get to sleep at night – though, I’ll admit, that’s partially due to the hot summer nights we’ve been having in Sydney lately too. I can’t wait to share so many exciting things with you as always and thank you for being such lovely supporters – I love reading all your comments, I appreciate you all.

I’ve learnt the hard way that not all resolutions are fulfilled so right now I’m sticking to the more realistic ones. One of my goals this year is to brush up on and consistently practice my French and just to really learn more in general – we have so much information available to us so I just want to absorb as much of it as I can, really. I’d love to hear if you have any goals or big plans for the upcoming year.


Bisous chatons, à bientôt!
 
Emily x