We’re halfway through Autumn here in Melbourne and every time there’s a sunny, warm day I like to treat it as if it’s the last one we’ll see until spring. It’s a great excuse to pull out my see-through, pink Jellybean sandals. Perhaps you remember shoes like these from your childhood, well they’re back and an awesome way to make summery statement even as the temperature begins to cool down. How could shoes like this not make you smile? I feel like a big (and very trendy) kid when I wear them. Jellys come in a bunch of different colours, they’re Australian owned and are so much fun they make me feel as if I should be skipping down the street instead of walking, what’s not to love?
The above photo is of my nineteenth birthday party which was themed as a vintage tea party. My very artistically talented aunty taught me how to make these 3D streamer decorations that really helped set the scene. And now I’m going to show you!
Firstly you’ll need some pretty paper of your choice, I decided to go with magazine cut outs. You’ll also need a pair of scissors, some stencils that I printed off from the internet, a texter and a sewing machine. Start by tracing the stencil onto the paper, you’ll need even numbers but you can do as many as you want. I did 8 so that meant that there will be 4 shapes on my streamer. The more you have the longer the streamer. And then cut them out.Take the first two of the same shapes and sew them together down the middle so you can fold it down the middle when we’re done.Take another two of the same shape and sew it on to the previous two you sewed together. Continue doing this until you have sewed them all together and it makes one long streamer. Fold the shapes in half down the middle so they look 3D and then ‘TADA!’ You have a very quirky, eye catching 3D streamer that will help bring you party, or even just the corner of your bedroom to life!
I was very excited to receive my first Bellabox, I have always loved the idea of these monthly bundles of joy but never got around to picking one and signing up.
I chose Bellabox because they’re a Melbourne based company, they do however ship nationwide, don’t you worry. I feel very strongly about supporting local companies especially when it’s an industry you dream to work in one day. The service was super speedy, their packaging was delightful and their information card was playful and quirky, I really can’t say one negative comment on my experience with Bellabox so far.
In my box I received:
- The Ocean Essence Summer Breeze Shower Gel, which I am yet to try but it looks like it has potential to be great.
- The Designer Brands Lip Pencil in Nude, I’ve swatched this little guy and the colour looks lovely as does the formulation.
- The Suigo Ultimate Control Shampoo and Conditioner which I used earlier this afternoon, it smells amazing and I think is something that will help me get out of my hair rut.
- The Clinique High Impact Lipstick in the shade Extreme Pink. This was very exciting to find in my box as I’m very familiar with Clinique, this will be the first lip product that I’ve had from them and it definitely lives up to expectations especially with SPF 15.
- And finally the little bonus gift was the Swisse Active Energy Bar, I had the flavour Chocolate and Coconut, unfortunately I’m not crazy about coconut so hopefully my brother will enjoy that one.
I plan on subscribing to Bellabox for a long time not only to support something home grown but because I genuinely had a great experience with them and will be recommending them to all of my girlfriends as positively as I am to you, my readers.
Do subscription beauty boxes excite you as much as me? Let me know in the comments!