H&M coming to Brisbane!

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I can hardly wait for H&M to open its store in Brisbane later this year in March! I walked past the stores location yesterday at indooroopilly shopping centre and I was very impressed! The store looks huge which is very exciting!

If you have never had the privilege of shopping in an H&M store you are probably wanting to know why I am so excited!

Beautiful clothes for great prices

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All of the pieces above were under $30! Bargain right!! Now I am not completely sure the prices will be this low in Brisbane however on the H&M Australian website the prices are really low considering the beauty and quality of the clothes. This is so exciting for us Aussies, as it is really hard to find inexpensive beautiful clothes in Australia!

The size of the store

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There are not many Fashion stores in Australia as big as the proposed H&M Brisbane store. It appears to be only one level but the one levelled store was one of the biggest in the shopping centre!

New collections/ clothes constantly 

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If you ever go into H&M and there is nothing you like… no need to worry, they are constantly updating there collections so I am sure you would be able to find at least one thing.

Online website/ Shipping details

Australia does have its very own H&M website containing all of the products that are sold in Australian H&M stores. The only down side is that they do not ship interstate. So really the only way you can purchase H&M items is in store! So thats exactly why I am so excited that H&M is launching in Brisbane!

Wish List: Nume Hair Curlers

Over the past year or so, I have read some great reviews on the Nume hair curlers! Although the curling wands are rather expensive I believe they are worth the money as they create gorgeous curls! One of the many things that caught my eye with these curling wands are the amazing sets they come in.

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The above photo shows one of Nume’s best selling products. This set comes with 5 Interchangeable wands which is great because essentially with one wand you can get 5 different curls! This set can create a beachy wave, tight taylor swift curl and all types of loose bouncy curls.

Here are some looks achieved with the Nume curling wands! 

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I absolutely love the curls in all of the photos above. For all of these photos a larger curling wand was used to achieve these effortless and beachy looks.

If you are thinking of buying a Nume curling wand research the net for coupon codes. There are many websites that give away substantial coupon codes so you can find great deals on the Nume hair products.

If you own any type of Nume wand definitely leave a comment and tell me which wand is your favourite and if you think it is worth the money.

Current Favourites: Forever New

If you have been keeping track of my blog so far, you may have realised my extreme love for forever new! It is definitely my favourite store. As I am constantly checking their online website, I have acquired a fairly large list of current favourites. I have been absolutely loving forever new’s most recent collections! Definitely go and check out the forever new website because they have some really gorgeous items in store right now! http://www.forevernew.com.au

Below are my current favourites!

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Fashion Book Reviews

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As a fashion lover, of course I like to collect fashion books! Over the past few years I have accumulated a fair amount of fashion books, but today I will be discussing my absolute favourite books!

I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from the above books and since starting my own fashion blog, I have found these books very useful in giving me ideas for blog posts.

Lauren Conrad Style and Beauty Books

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As a huge fan of the Hills, of course I love Lauren Conrad’s beauty and Style books. I absolutely love lauren’ s style and beauty books as they contain many useful tips for everyday girls!

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The above Picture is taken from Lauren’s beauty book. I love Lauren’s beauty book as it covers several topics from nails to hair to skin care to makeup. She takes you through very clear and simple step by step instructions. The book is really great for everyone as she covers topics for all skin tones and skin types. I really recommend this book especially if you are a beginner with makeup and skincare etc.

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Lauren’s Style book would have to be my all time favourite fashion book as it covers so many topics and caters for all types of fashion styles and trends. The photo above shows one of my favourite segments from the book: How to style a little black dress five different ways. In this Style book Lauren discusses wardrobe essentials, how to care for your clothes and shoes etc, her fashion mistakes, decades of fashion and many more! I really love Lauren’ s books because she shows her personality and personal trends etc,  however she still allows her readers to relate to her stories and tips.

The young Hollywoods Style Book 

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Alana wulff’s Style guide book, is great! It would have to be my second favourite fashion book. The majority of the book is about young celebrity style! I loved this about the book as I was able to gain inspiration from many Celebrities Style. The book is actually quite educational as it sheds light on the leading people in fashion. It discusses big time editors stylist and PRs like Anna Wintour, Rachel zoe and Kelly Cutrone. The book also includes fun quizzes to find out what your style is and what your fashion dream job is! I personally love this aspect of the book as it kept me engaged right through to the end.

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The above Photograph taken from the Style Guide, shows the young and fashionable Hailee Steinfeld. The article explains Hailee’s personal style and how it aligns with her life and work environment! I love the inclusions of photos all through out this book. ( lets face it I am definitely a visual learner!)

Dreaming of… Books

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The Dreaming of… Book series was definitely very interesting and different to any other books I have. I really enjoyed reading these books as they are filled with stories of a fashionista women and her many designer dresses. It was really interesting as she goes into depths of her life, sharing stories of important occasions and things that happened to her while she was wearing beautiful designer clothes and couture gowns.

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The picture Above was taken from the Dreaming of Dior Book! This page of the book discussed a moment that took place wen the author was wearing this amazingly beautiful couture gown! All of the pictures in the book are sketches of the dresses she is talking about in her stories.

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The Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel Books are essentially the same however they just cover different stories and describe different dresses! I do believe its worth reading both however if you don’t want to buy too, in my opinion they are equally as interesting- so you really can’t go wrong!

Fashion from the 18th century to the 20th century

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I really enjoyed reading this book as it taught me a lot about fashion that we don’t necessarily see in the world today. I thought it was important to understand the fashion of the 18th century to the 20th century as the fashions back then are truly the basis of all the fashions and trends in the 21st century.

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The above photo shows some 18th century fashion. The book includes many pictures and engaging descriptions of certain garments and fashion styles.

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Overall I recommend any fashion lover to read all of these books! If you know any amazing fashion books that I didn’t talk about today, definitely leave me a comment and I will check them out!

Golden Globes: Hair and Makeup

Along with beautiful gowns, there were many stunning hair and makeup looks on the Golden Globes red carpet.

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Many celebrities rocked this short bob on the red carpet! I really adore this look and I am so glad the bob is back in style!

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Of course the old hollywood curls embraced the red carpet once again! This classic and timeless look really compliments many different gowns as you can see in the above three photographs.

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I have been loving the bronze, sun kissed goddess look all of sumer so of course I was glad to see it on the red carpet! The bronze highlighted look photographs beautifully and therefore is an absolutely perfect option for formal occasions.

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Several celebrities pulled out the berry toned lipsticks for the Golden globes! Berry toned lipsticks is one of my favourite looks as I believe it is very flattering on all types of skin tones! This is evident in the photos above… Berry lips are rocked by three women of different skin tones and the lip colour looks gorgeous on all of them!