Thursday, 14 November 2013

TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH: The Birks, Red Lips, Clear Skin & Good Oils

I was reading Tavi's Rookie Year Book at the hairdressers yesterday and I was transfixed on an interview with the pop-conic film maker John Waters, in which is explained how important 'obsessions' are. Things, people, moments, movies and songs that for a moment in your life you cannot live without, obsessions pass which makes the time that you are obsessed all the stronger and more powerful. So here a four items which I am currently totally obsessed with:

Birkenstock 'Arizona' $129.00 are available from 
also from this eBay seller direct from Germany and are a lot cheaper! 
Yep those are my feet...cue the creepy foot fetishest's emails rolling in! 
Yes I too caved to the trend and had to buy myself a pair of white Birkenstocks after reading the first issue of Australian Elle and 'Capture The Castle' by the amazing Hannah-Rose Yee. These puppies have been ruling my world, no hippy feet for me though I keep my toes permanently painted a varied degree of reds, shout outs to Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in Tickle me Pink which is on my toes in the above photo.
The Birks go with absolutely every outfit, so if you are freaked out and are a little sceptical of this 90's trend coming back......Chill out man an just go with the laid back Birko flow.
Rimmel Apocoalips in Big Bang $15.95 available from
I have taken on a new approach to having fun by just saying 'YES' Do you want to go to a party?'YES' Do you want to go and see a weird band play? 'YES' Should we get an afternoon cocktail? 'YES' It means I never really know where I might end up so I having a bright red lipstick in my handbag is essential to transform from day to night or even to apply during the day to liven up my mood. Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang is my new go to red, it is easy to apply, long wearing and gives that red lip wow factor in seconds. 

John Plunkett Essentials Glyco Peel $28.95 available from
During summer any pigmentation or discolouration on my skin from clearing blemishes or sun spots come up in a big way and are very noticeable. Without going to extremes and having light therapy on them, I have found a quick fix in Plunkets Glyco Peel which contains 25% Glycolic Acid (a chemical exfoliant) using it as a mask twice a week, it has removed any dead skin cells clinging to old blemishes which are usually what is making them noticeable and discoloured. I am obsessed with this product, the way it tingles on my skin makes me feel like 'shit this stuff is actually doing something'.
Blackmores Fish Oil 1000 Capsules $28.89 for 400 available from
Fish oil contains two main types of omega-3 fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA keeps the brain functioning properly. And EPA greatly benefits skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration and prevent acne, and by delaying the skins ageing process to stave off wrinkles. Also EPA can help block the release of the UV-induced enzymes that eat away at our collagen, causing lines and sagging skin. Because EPA is both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent, it can protect against sun damage and help repair it. And Alexa Chung has apparently confessed that Fish Oil is a daily vitamin of choice. OBSESSED!

xxx Nella

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  1. Love love love it! I am so tempted by the Birkenstock trend too! My new job is in Redfern and the dress code is casual (when I am in the office- not the corporate office ha), and so I think these could go fetching with a maxi for my daily strolls (nay trek) to work!

    Luc x

    1. DO IT! You wont regret it...and i feel my arches are thanking me for it every time I put them on my tootsies. xx


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