Thursday, 20 December 2012

All I want for Christmas [2012]

I'm starting to get into the last few weeks of my time here in France and somehow everything is slowly more and more based around returning to Melbourne, I honestly can't wait!

So I've been sporting the wayfarer style sunglasses since they made their huge comeback and I never got around to buying a new pair. I just can't resist these cat eye sunnies, they're everything I've been missing!
My current phone is on its last leg and I thinks it's finally time to jump on the iPhone bandwagon.
The dress and perfume add to my want of showing some skin and smelling like summer and spring.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs purse has been on my eye for a while now, I'm looking for a smaller wristlet purse to fit into smaller bags.
Of course make up is a must have and I'm dying to try the lipstick that Kate Moss did with Rimmel!

Bella xx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

tell me stories of the sea

A few things that have made me smile multiple times recently.
The first is OPI nail polish in "Onyx", I had a craving for black nail polish recently so I decided to splurge and buy the OPI version because black is black and I love it. 
The other is a necklace I bought in Vietnam about 6 years ago, it has my Vietnamese zodiac sign on it, the year of the Ox. I love adding this to an outfit just to give it that hippie/bohemian touch that I always like to have.
Hope your day is well.
bella x

bag obsessed

These two recent purchases make me so happy. They are both the perfect size to just throw everything into.

The first is a white Ben Simon bag with light blue detailing. I love this bag because I hadn't heard of Ben Simon before I came to France and now I have fallen in love with it. I'm looking forward to wearing a casual outfit with this bag to give it a sporty look.

The second is my new baby (after my camera), a navy blue Longchamp bag, I bought this in Paris after a mad three day and I was so relieved to finally buy it. I've been using this for school because it goes with basically any outfit. 

Before I return to Australia, I'm going to buy a red maroon Longchamp backpack to add to my collection but I'm also looking for a smaller across the body bag, any ideas?

bella x

fond de teint

On the weekend Iwent into Bordeauxwith some Australian friends and decided to finally face the difficult task ofbuying new foundation. I decided on the Sephora ‘Light veil foundation’ becauseI don’t like the look of heavy foundation and the Sephora mineral ‘Compactfoundation’ with a kabuki brush.
I think I’llmainly use the powder for everyday with the liquid foundation as a concealer for my under-eye area, becauseI never have enough time in the morning.
bella x

no shades of grey

These gorgeous photos are from Skunk Hour. 

For some reason I am loving colourless black and white outfits, when I normally always have a splash of colour, maybe it's because I'm about to go into winter for the second time this year. It brings it all down to "less is more" and there is nothing easier in life then being a  minimalist. 
bella x

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

cara delevigne

I can't figure out what I love more about Cara Delevigne; her eyebrows or all the faces she can pull off.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wishlist II

'Purity cleanser' - Philosophy

'Double wrap watch in white' - Swatch

'Coco Madamoiselle' perfume - Chanel

'Perfectly real' foundation - Clinique

'Black mono' sneakers - Converse

Sunday, 23 September 2012


The end of Summer
Trying to tan

The afternoon sun

The sunsets here are amazing

Quick selfie

the beginning

Eiffel Tower

The Louvre

The Louvre

Notre Dame

Castle of Versailles

Eating lunch outside Versailles

Words can't describe my love for Paris, everything about it is so mesmerizing. I'm upset that we spent so much time on buses but still, everywhere we went was so beautiful beyond belief. 
Visiting Versailles again when it was less busy, really made me appreciate its richness and just everything, I think it has definitely become my favourite place in Paris.

bella x

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

all the pretty pictures

Sorry guys for abandoning, school was taking over my life and I had no spare time. Its holidays now, yay! but i havent been taking many pictures, so here are some other pictures.
I'm seriously considering buying the marc jacobs watch.

Thursday, 1 March 2012


photo credit: bella (me)

My sister made these chocolate brownies with cheesecake on top earlier this week. 
They were super, super delicious!
It's a recipe by Donna Hay, who is an amazing cook and all her cookbooks are like a cooking bible. 

bella x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

a love that keeps me waiting

photo credit: bella (me)

I have had this necklace since forever but I lost it a few years ago, I found it the other night when I was going through some things, I'm so happy I found it :)
I finally got around to putting up the new photographs up on my wall. This picture has really bad quality, wtf?
This spray is one of the best christmas presents from last year. My sister gave me a gift card for The Body Shop, ah! It smells so good.
I bought this wallet last week from Sportsgirl, I've been needing a new one for months. I love the vibrant pink!

bella x