All I Want for Christmas

This is a really fun post about beautiful things really. I love Christmas! Why? It’s such a wonderful time of the year, lots of food, drink and most of Christmas presents!! The big day is only 24 days away so for those of you looking around for ideas to get your loved one’s this Christmas, here is my personal wish list.

 

Diptyque Candle

Diptyque Holiday Candle Trio

Diptyque Holiday Candle Trio

Diptyque is a French brand of luxurious scents and for me this is definitely a splurge in quality perfumery. I love most of their range of candles and perfumes. This would make the perfect gift especially the Christmas holiday release they have that has woody and sweet cinnamon scents to create the cosy warmth of the season. I also like their permanent range especially the Baies and Figuier candles.

Set of Mini Diptyque Candles- Baies, Figuier, Roses

Set of Mini Diptyque Candles- Baies, Figuier, Roses

Although these don’t come cheap, they last a long time and the scent is much more concentrated than most other scented candle brands. The packaging for Diptyque is beautiful in an elegant white box with black apothecary look on the label. Tres chic! Diptyque is available in Australia in Mecca stores and online.

FRENDS Headphones

I know this is luxurious but I think if I were going to own THE pair of headphones, this would be it. I have had my eye on this for the longest time (2 years to be exact) and still haven’t bought them myself. Now they have them so many different varieties and colours. My pick would be the Layla in Tahitian Pearl. The caps make such a gorgeous accessory too!

Frends Layla in Tahitian Pearl

Commes des Garcons pouch

I haven’t really carried a handbag around for the last year. I have leant more on to the minimal side, where I carry a small pouch which fits all my essentials; card, some cash and my phone and that’s it. My current pouch has had a lot of us and is a bit worn so time for an upgrade.

I love this simplicity of this Commes des Garcons one in Black. The size of this is also perfect for all my essentials and maybe even a lipstick or two. Great durability as it comes in leather.

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Anything from Mecca 

For those that have no idea what to get me, I love anything beauty related so skincare or makeup. Mecca have just released some gorgeous edits that have a few handpicked products in smaller sizes. I love all of them otherwise anything they sell always makes me smile.

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Just to add, I have decided to do Blogmas this year. This means I will commit to doing a post each day in December up to Christmas. It’s a big thing for me as I have never attempted to do it however it’s also a bit of a challenge to myself. I will post about anything and everything with some Christmas related stuff as well. It’s a busy time of the year and I honestly have a lot on but I will stop complaining and get on with it!

Lots of love and thank you for stopping by!

Sarah xo.

Seafolly Love // Costa Maya Bikini

Holidays for me are a combination of relaxing, exploring, eating, shopping and mostly spending quality time with my loved one- for me it’s Mr. SbS. Just a few weeks ago we ventured to Koh Samui, as I posted here. We spent 5 days there, most of which were enjoying the time by the water and relaxing. I thought that with this, I would have to invest in a new bikini also a Christmas present to myself. Mr SbS was great to bring it for me all the way from Oz. !! Happy girl:-)
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Costa Maya
Seafolly is a brand I am no stranger to. I have had a few over the years and I probably still have them, so I wouldn’t think twice personally before buying one. I had quite a few choices but finally went for the Costa Maya High Neck Tank and matching Hipster Bottom. The design and style of this bikini was a bit different and unique so I was sold just by that mostly. I had the option of choosing a few different bottoms and decided to match. There were also two other colour options however I want something to last me a few years hence the monochrome colour choice.
I purchased this online on the their website. It was easy enough with the photos to decide which one I wanted. I also found Instagram very helpful as people now post pictures #Seafolly and Seafolly themselves have an account which you can peruse before making your purchase decision. There is a sizing guide and if you have any questions you can email them. I didn’t have to as I have bought their products in the past. Thankfully, the sizes I ordered were perfect.
Seafolly’s quality is top and they are a reputable brand. There is no doubt you do pay a higher price but it’s all in the quality. The material and cut of the bikini was everything I look for when I purchase a swimsuit. I only buy a couple of these a year so I didn’t mind spending a little more for something I know would last me years.
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 Koh Samui
I’ll be happy to any questions. Just post in the comments:-) x S

Beach Essential

I’m currently preparing to go away to a beach somewhere so I’m all inspired by everything summer, sun and sand. My partner and I will be heading to Koh Samui in Thailand for a relaxing few days (I cannot wait!!) so I’m really inspired by all things alike.

The Beach people
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The Majorelle Roundie by the Beach People 

I fell in love as soon as laid eyes on this one . This is made by an Australian company, the Beach People and they are unique ’roundie’ towels. They are a little pricey but well worth every cent.

The Swim Edit

Summer is here (Australia I mean) and it’s a season when many enjoy the weather, sun and water, hence swimsuit season. When purchasing a swimsuit it’s important for cut, quality and comfort. Here are my picks for those of you have a hard time deciding.

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Seafolly Costa Maya High Neck Tank $99.95 Block Party Brazilian Pant $69.95

Seafolly Mesh About High Maillot $199.95

Triangl Indiana Ice $86 (Set)

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We Are Handsome The Chameleon Racer One Piece $265

Seafolly Inked Stripe High Neck Tank $109.95 and Inked Stripe Ruched Side Pant $64.95

Seafolly Field Trip Scuba Tri $89.95 and Field Trip Scuba Hipster $89.95

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Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 12.56.39 am Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 12.56.07 amSeafolly Shimmer Slide Tri with Lettuce Edge $64.95 and Shimmer Brazilian Tie Side $59.95 (Neon Red)

Triangl Poppy Peach Soda $97 (Set)

Seafolly Costa Maya Slide Tri $69.95 and Costa Maya Brazilian Tie Side $69.95 (Sorbet)

 

Hope this was helpful for you. Which is your favourite for the season? 

 

Give me some Senso

I am going just a wee bit gaga over the new Senso additions. Due to the fact I’m not in Australia right now, it also makes me slightly home sick 🙁

This Australian brand is known worldwide with it’s trendy yet also appeals to the more classic variety. Senso brings high tech design and quality leather materials in a package that fashionista look out for every season. I personally always make it a point to check out anything takes my fancy.

This climate here is relatively warm a lot of the time so I’m definitely feeling these at the moment. The three designs are similar with a tie detail and similar shape of the shoe.

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

 

Genie II

Genie II

Riley IV

Riley IV