1. The Body Shop Aloe Starter Kit $25
Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser, Aloe Calming Toner, Aloe Soothing Day Cream and Aloe Soothing Night Cream
2. Somme Institute Mobile Travel Kit $85
Nourishing Cleanser, Transport, Serum, A-Bomb and Double Defense
3. Aesop Boston Travel Kit $75
Classic Shampoo, Classic Conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Rind Concentrate Body Balm, Fabulous Face Cleanser, B & Tea Balancing Toner, Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream and Mouthwash
4. Dermalogica Skin Kit $38
Special Cleansing Gel, Skin Prep Scrub, Multi-Active Toner, Active Moist and Total Eye Care with SPF15
5. Verso Skincare Travel Series $70
Foaming Cleanser, Day Cream and Night Cream
6. Grown Alchemist Facial Kit $60
Hydra-Repair Day Cream, Watermelon & Vanilla Lip Balm, Anti-Oxidant Treatment Serum, Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser and Balancing Toner
7. Eve Lom Travel Essentials Collection $110
Cleanser, Rescue Mask, TLC Radiance Cream, Morning Time Cleanser and Muslin Cloth
8. S.W.Basics Bestseller Mini Kit $87
Cleanser, Toner, Cream and Makeup Remover
9. Malin + Goetz Essentials Travel Kit $30
Grapefruit Cleanser, Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, Bergamont Body Wash, Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer, Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Conditioner
10. Elemental Herbology Oil Control Starter Kit $42
Cool & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser, Moisture Milk Ultra-light Moisturizer, Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask, Facial Glow Radiance Peel and a Muslin Facial Cloth
This was a fun and surprisingly easy hairstyle, its made up of a few dutch braids and lots of bobby pins. Sorry the hair tutorials have been few and far between lately. To those gorgeous ladies that post tutorials every other week, I have to hand it to you, its a lot of work that goes into photographing and putting together a tutorial. I’m away for most of August but September is going to be full of new content and other surprises. In the meantime please come join in the fun with me on instagram, my username is @designeveryday
1. This photo is just to sweet.
2. If you follow me on instagram then you have probably noticed I have been a little obsessed lately! and if you don’t follow me then I would love you if you would head over here and click that lovely little follow button! And you should also check out THIS account… perfection!
3. I love a good gin & tonic, Iv already been through my share of Bombay and Tanquray this year. The other day I picked up something different, mainly because the packaging was so perfect. Its the American Gin from FEW spirits, and it even comes with the batch and bottle number hand written on the label. It is a sweeter gin, lemon peel and vanilla at the beginning with the classic juniper taste coming through later. I’m sipping on it as I write this!
4. After seeing this before and after from A House in the Hills I was having some serious home envy. Day dreaming.
I love Emma Lea Farms, its gorgeous, the berries are delicious and the ice cream is the best. We came here last year for some blueberry picking and now we are back again this year for some raspberries, blackberries and tayberries.
I managed not to get sunburnt and I tasted my first tayberry. Did you know they are a cross between a raspberry and a black berry? I didn’t but they taste exactly like that.
When we got home we made this summer budding, Iv never made anything like it but it was delicious and sooo quick and easy.
Another fun little play at taking inspiration from magazine pages. I just wash I had some outrageously large ear bling to complete this look.
I love a good picnic… tasty food, a pretty setting, good weather and good company. The other day we headed up Burnaby mountain to enjoy some pasta salad and a cheeky g&t while we watched the sun set over Vancouver.
The one thing I have had my eye out for is a picnic basket, and is it just me or is there a real lack of picnic baskets in stores? I come across one or two here and there but they are either really horrible or outrageously priced. Is it to much to ask for something that is well designed?
So just in case anyone else is in the market for a picnic basked I have put a few of the ones I have come across below.
Do you have a picnic basket? and if so please do tell me where you got it from.
1. The Eco basket is simple looking and an upright basket means no shaken up food, on sale for $130
2. This SunnyLife basket is modern, simple and only $90
3. If your short on storage space this one from ModCloth packs down small, $45
4. The hastings 4 person basket screams summer picnics and I love the paisley print plus its on sale for $128
5. Love the simple and classic style of this baby, $59
6. This Kate Spade basket is the most adorable of them all, but I’m fairly sure its not longer available, so sad.
Summer is here, so now we can go camping without freezing our asses off… much.
We headed off after work to Chilliwack Lake (about 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Vancouver), the sun was shining and the weather perfect.
Going camping is still something I’m getting used to, no back country for me thanks, not yet anyway. But I still want the best of both worlds and prefer it if I can’t see or hear anyone else. Lucky for us the camping area here is HUGE and not very full at all. We found a perfect little secluded spot, with a view of the lake between the trees and access to the hiking trail right at our door. If anyone is interested, its $16 a night and fire wood is $8 a bundle.
Time to set up camp, the best part is this tent…
Pop and its all done!
Simon is left in charge of making the fire whilst I make the bed. Then it is a camping tradition to stick some sausages on sticks and roast them over the fire. And as per tradition, Simon yet again dropped his last sausage in the fire… and then attempts a rescue, resulting in an ash laden sausage, to which he declares “it adds flavour”.
Of course camping wouldn’t be complete without toasting some marshmallows. I know s’mores are the thing here… but I just can’t get my aussie taste buds to like the taste of graham crackers, so sweet and dry. Ill take my marshmallows on their own thanks.
A nice walk part way along the hiking trail was the perfect start to the day. The scenery really is stunning in this area, we are so lucky to have such great places right at our door. The path climbs up and down along the edge of the river. Small flowers are sprinkled along the sides of the path. And Simon is spending most the time hypothesising what each man made object we come across was used for.
It would of been nice to laze by the lake all day, but we had to head back home. On the way back we indulged on a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream while we sat at the base of this lovely waterfall (being eaten alive by giant mosquitos.
What a perfect Little get away
1. Boozy key lime & cardamon milkshake, oh yes please. It sounds and looks devine. The recipe is over on The Baking Bird.
2. This packaging! I must get my hands on this hand cream by & other stories.
3. This photo, this girl, those freckles… all stunning. This summer I am embracing my freckles. Anyone else love their freckles? The photo is by Maja Topčagić, check out the rest of the gallery, so many gorgeous photos.
4. Simple nail art that looks so fancy, love it.
This little series of make-up inspired by magazine images is turning in to quite an interesting experiment. Over time you get into the habit (or at least I have) of applying your make-up in a particular way, a way that you know suits your features, and for better or worse you will probably find that even when you are trying a new look it doesn’t stray too far from your usual look. So what I have been trying out is actually re-creating different looks, sometimes I don’t like the results and some times I do, but its great fun to see what works and what doesn’t.