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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Winter Inspiration Board

At the start of every new season, I like to create a sort of mood board and, to me, the Winter instalment is always the most important. I'm a Summer girl through and through and the transition from warm, sunny days to the miserable and bleary always leaves me feeling melancholy. A mood board really helps me to realise that there still is inspiring things to behold during the Winter months.

Mood Board: What's inspiring me this Winter

Teddy bear coats | Winter neutrals

What is your favourite season?

Monday, May 28, 2018

A Mini Sephora (Australia) Sale Haul

I'm almost embarrassed to post yet another haul. Almost.
See, Sephora had their famous VIB sale a few weeks back and I was more than happy to partake.

The only thing about that is is: well, do you remember when I said that I was on a spending ban?
Yeah, that's not going too well, but hear me out!
1) There was a sale. 2) Items that were previously unavailable to me were suddenly available.
3) I controlled myself and only picked up a small handful of products.

I think I did pretty well for myself here, even if Jesse disagrees wholeheartedly.

Make-up and skincare products that I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale

I repurchased my beloved Dipbrow, in the shade Blonde this time. My first pot (this stuff lasts forever - I've only just reached the bottom of my first ever pot) was in the shade "Taupe", which I feel was a hair (get it?!) too dark for me. I am obsessed with this formula - definitely a holy grail product for me.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
A long awaited repurchase. Bite's lip treatment is an old favourite of mine that I haven't been able to use in quite some time as it is always sold out online (which is my only means of shopping at Sephora until they build one here in Perth). It is the only thing that improves the condition of my dry, often flaky lips overnight. I jumped at the chance to pick one up again.

FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
You may have seen this featured in my "Products I Want to Try in 2018" post. Well ka-ching, ka-ching guess what became available in Australia - I get to try it without paying a million dollars in shipping fees after all. I've been using this moisturizer for a little over a week now and I must say: I absolutely love it so far!

Pixi Glow Tonic
I discovered that my go-to toner is no longer going to be available to me (waah!) so I finally caved and picked up a bottle of the perpetually talked about Glow Tonic and guys.. the hype: I get it. I've been using it daily and although it's only been a short amount of time, I'm in love with what it does to my skin.

Sephora VIB sale goodies

I can foresee a couple of these babies being featured in upcoming monthly favourites posts, so stay tuned for my thoughts after continued use and more in-depth reviews. ;)

Did you pick anything up during Sephora's VIB sale?
Is there anything here that you'd like to try for yourself?

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Finds

Here are a few of my internet finds (and loves) from over the past week:

Weekly snippets of inspiration found around the web

\\  Lemonade Froze - the standard Springtime sip.  //
\\  This DIY minimal plant holder wall hanging is pretty neat.  //
\\  All of the pineapple pull apart cupcakes, please.  //
\\  How stinkin' cute are these little terrarium pudding cups?!  //
\\  This magic colour changing mint julep is absolutely beautiful!  //
\\  Margarita snow cones anyone??  //

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

24 of my Favourite Instagram Accounts Right Now

To me, there is no better way to get inspired than to scroll through Instagram (shameless "here is my profile" plug). I spend countless hours on the app each day and I've discovered a tonne of beautiful feeds along the way, which I am excited to share with you today.

The fact that I follow so many inspiring men and women made compiling this list quite the difficult task. I had to be somewhat ruthless in my selection as to not get carried away with the length of this post (it's still much longer than I had planned). There are so many more gorgeous accounts that I would have loved to have also included.

What can I say? We love to love here at Christie's Take on Life.
A part two, perhaps?

Lucia - lucyinthesskyy
Lucy's tropical vibe always whisks me away to somewhere tranquil. She's got a bunch of destinations lined up for the remainder of the year that I cannot wait to see.
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How cute is Polina's feed?! She's always posting gorgeous, flowery-encrusted photos or a shot of a sweet treat. Her whole feed is so vibrant and girly! It's beautiful.

𝒮𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒𝓈 𝓌𝑒 𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹 𝒶 𝓁𝒾𝓉𝓉𝓁𝑒 𝓂𝒶𝑔𝒾𝒸 ★ ⠀ ⠀ 🌌 Thank you @j.diegoph for this crazy ∼ fabulous editing, I love it to much ♡ ⠀ 🌌 Видишь радующие звезды? Быстрее загадывай желание ∝ ⠀ 🌌 Правда это волшебно! Весь Париж у моих ног! А я так по тебе скучала! Спасибо @j.diegoph ☄︎ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #magic #ootdfashion #ootdgoals #topparisphoto #parislover #travel #traveladdict #sheisnotlost #beautifulmatters #prettylittlething #prettylittletrips #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #sheisnotlost #passionpassport #damewhotravels #globetrotter #ootdfash #ootdgoals #travelgirls #париж
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I don't actually follow a whole lot of fashion 'grammers, I've realised, but I really like Freddy's style. She's so classy and girly and is just the sweetest person.
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Now this is a travel account. Honestly, if you only ever follow one travel Instagrammer, make sure it's Tina. Her photos are absolutely incredible!
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If flatlays are your jam, then you need to follow Bea. Her feed is so feminine and I always experience flatlay envy when I view her account.
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Girl does some editing when it comes to her photos. She's got it down to a fine art because her feed is so vibrant.
✨ REACH FOR THE STARS ✨ And nothing less 🙏🏽 Always in to improve myself, which is why I made this new Adobe preset 😍 How do you ladies like this vibe? .. :: Screenshot this look or save this photo: I’m wearing a sweater dress from @ivyrevel and you can catch 20 % discount with the code ‘THESTYLEVISITOR20’ at their checkout (on any item!) 💋 They also have some really cute sale items so make sure to have a look ✨.. :: The planning was to give you ladies some hair inspo today, but instead I was standing with a drill in my hands 🤷🏼‍♀️ Hopefully you won’t judge me 😂 but I’ll make it up with you girls tomorrow 🙏🏽 What do you angels think of this filter, the look and setting? Would love to know your thoughts and feedback on this 😘❤️ Have a lovely evening babes and enjoy your time off *Ps. My mom made that boho wall decoration, no sh*t 👌🏽☀️
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Consistently living all of my Parisian dreams through Katie's dreamy feed.
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Melanie's feed is so dreamy! She takes the prettiest photos. She has also just given birth to a tiny human. Insert all of the heart eye emojis here.
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Madeline's whole feed is beautiful, but I would be lying if I didn't say that all of my favourite shots feature Dodo.
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When I tell you that Perth (represent) has the best beaches, look to Helen's feed for solid evidence. I love her beachy vibe and the stunning colour scheme running throughout her feed.
So grateful for such an incredible day here at #sonevajani filled with so much magic 🌟 @discoversoneva ✨ It’s been a dream come true to visit this inspirational place 🙏🏼 I didn’t think this day could get any better and then this sunset happened! Wow! 🙌🏼🌅✨ What a beautiful family day of snorkeling adventures, water sliding on repeat of course, a sunset cocktail party and then this incredible sunset dinner ✨ Every single dish has been a culinary treat and so healthy too! 🙌🏼🌿✨Our hearts are so full and our bodies so rejuvenated 🙏🏼💛✨ Do you have a favourite place in the world that makes your heart sing with joy? 📸 @bobbybense #sonevainyellow #festivalofcolour #sonevafestivalofcolour #maldives #beautifulmaldives #sunsetdinner #GLLsunsets #sunsetlovers
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Hully's photos definitely stand out in my timeline with their purple hue. She has such an interesting way of editing her photos. It's gorgeous.
✨ Happy Sunday my lovelies 😘 Every new trip is like a new chapter for me. I experience new things, get new views, widen my mind and get to know more about the world and myself. It has always two sides. On one side I know what awaits me and on the other I have no idea what will happen... it sounds a bit weird, but that‘s how it is. You know how it all works, but in the end the world always makes it to surprise you 😊 I wish you all a wonderful Sunday evening my lovelies 😘💕 ____________________________ #hullymood #istanbul #istanbullife #ortaköy #turkey #dreamy #lights #magical #magically #sunrise #sunset #dawn #bluehour #ootdgals #fashiongals #americanstyle #kissinfashion #sheisnotlost #cute #travelgirl #femmetravel #createmagic #magicmoment #livecolorfully #thehappynow #thatsdarling #stringlights #fairylights #brunette #darkhair
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Anastasia has such a happy feed. Her aesthetic is super girly! I don't speak Russian, so I have no idea what she's saying (thank you, caption translate button) but I'm all about her photography.
Purple Moscow💖 Yey? СЕКРЕТ, ГДЕ ВЗЯТЬ такой волшебный светящийся ЗОНТИК чуть ниже✨🌂 . Я обожаю ночные фотографии! А наша Москва так красиво украшена, что даже ленивый не удержится и сфотографирует искрящиеся улочки и цветущие на них вишнёвые деревья🌸 А вы любите вечерние съемки? Или предпочитаете делать фото днём? . А этот зонтик вы можете сделать своими руками! Сохраняем для будущих съёмок! Вам понадобится: ✨прозрачный зонтик ✨скотч ✨2 гирлянды в виде тонкой проводки на батарейках ( 10 метров и 1,5 метра) Сначала сквозь спицы продеваем 10-метровую гирлянду и закручиваем ее по кругу, спиралью. Закрепляем ее скотчем по краям зонтика и вставляем коробочку с батарейками за одну из спиц. Затем обвиваем более короткой гирляндой ручку зонтика и также прикрепляем коробку с батарейками к 2 спицам. Готово👏🏼 . Yours , ℱℯ ñ ί k💖
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Tara's feed is amazing! She's seen so many places and captures them beautifully. I'm not mad at the fact that she's also an Australian, either. ;)
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Do not look through Sarah's feed if you're hungry. The vibrant fruits flooding her feed always look mouthwatering.
Good morning everyone! 💕 When your kids ask for "mommy's fruit platter", I had to deliver! Whenever I am fortunate to snag a pink pitaya, I feel like doing it justice by displaying its beauty appropriately! What would you eat first? The middle was happily devoured here 🙈. I got to use a new canon this weekend for this shot rather than my Nikon (it's an older 10 + years model). Can you notice any difference in this photo and all the others on my feed? 🤔 . . . Here are some picture perfect facts about photography: . . 📸 astronauts had to leave 12 expensive hasselblad cameras on the moon so that they had room to carry more lunar rocks back to Earth. . . 📸 a study shows that photographs of the left side of human face are more pleasing to look at - possibly because the left side shows more emotion than right. . . 📸 the red eye effect in photos is stronger in blue eyed people than those with brown eyes because blue eyes absorb less light. . . 📸 the first photograph that includes a person was taken in 1838. It shows a Paris street scene with a man getting his shoes shined. . . . This fruit platter was inspired by two amazing foodies - chloe @the_smallseed_ and Andy @vegan.dy 😊😊. . . . Thank you so much to @thrivemags for their kind feature. 🙏. . . Have a gorgeous Monday! I'm so happy the sun is shining! 💕. . . . . . _____________________________________ #eatclean #eatraw #cardio #eatforabs #fruits #healthyfood #kaylaitsines #highcarbs #eattherainbow #fruits #figs #toronto #veganrecipes #bestofvegan #letscookvegan #breakfastinspo #yoga #pilates #breakfast #mondaymotivation #momlife #spring #vegansofinstagram #thrivemags #bestofvegan #girlswholift #bbggirls #bbgcommunity
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I've been a fan of Li-Chi Pan for the longest time. Her travels, her brunch tables, her whole entire life, I live for.
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These two are the cutest couple and take such adorable photos throughout their (never ending) travels.

Another purple-y toned feed. Lily has such an adorable style; the colour scheme really accentuates it in her photos.

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Kerina is literally the cutest person that I've ever seen and is as sweet as anything. Her feed is super chic - I love her style.

Dude delivers on the travel photography front. If you don't come down with a case of wanderlust while scrolling his feed, something is wrong. Very wrong.
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I love following Iris around the world. Her photos are so pretty - I always want to immediately jump on a plane upon seeing them.
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This feed gives me serious travel envy. Vanesa is always posting from somewhere beautiful, I've actually added a few destinations to my travel wish list because of her.

Noor and her little family are so cute. I love keeping up with her busy lifestyle through her stories and her photos are next level.
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Sara is beautiful. She's been to some seriously cool places and I love the laid-back vibe that her feed gives off.
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Amanda is so passionate about animals and posts delicious looking vegan food. I'm not even a vegan (I am vegetarian, though) and I still want to devour everything she posts!
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I'm always down to discover new, inspiring accounts! What's your username?
Feel free to check out my Instagram if you're so inclined. ;)

Who's feed have you been loving lately?

Instagrammers who have been inspiring me lately


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