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For me, visiting the farm is always wonderfully nostalgic. It’s natural that as we grow older, the magic falls away from things- we’re no longer awestruck by oddly-shaped clouds or rope swings. But this place never seems to lose its charm. Granted it wasn’t as easy to balance on this thing- swear words may have been said- but all of the childlike ~feels~ made it worth it.

As for what I’ve been wearing? My hashtag #toocoldforanaustralian wasn’t lying, it really is freaking freezing for my little Queensland self. Pretty sure this outfit was the first time I’ve seen my bare legs in a while. Probably going to buy a razor sometime soon. My default winter palette of monochrome is in full force, but I’m trying to keep it interesting with texture and silhouette. So much yes for pointed toe booties and a vintage leather skirt.

Flying back to LA in 2 days so trying to soak up all the Texas while I can. And eat all the Texas while I can. If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go dream about cinnamon rolls and enchiladas now. Goodnight lovers! xo

Wearing: Thrifted sweater, vintage skirt, Ecote boots via Urban Outfitters.

today’s makeup: big lashes, big lips

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After my last post appeared on Instagram I had a couple of requests to do a makeup tutorial on the look I was wearing. Let’s just say that since being in the US, my makeup collection has doubled (thanks Sephora, thanks a lot) and I’ve had the products to switch it up. So here it is- big lashes, big lips.
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I kicked it off with my base and half my eye makeup done, because I am scatterbrained and nothing I do makes sense. On my face: Urban Decay makeup foundation, Maybelline concealer, a little bit of pink blush and Rimmel translucent powder. On my eyes: Stila eyeshadow in “Kitten” all over the lid, Maybelline “The Falsies” mascara on top and bottom. Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in dark brown on the brows.

1. Using your favourite liquid eyeliner, create a thick line across the top lashline. Don’t wing it out, and make it reasonably thick. Apply another coat of mascara for big lashes.
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2. For the lips: using a mauve lipliner (I used the Sephora lipliner in Mauve) slightly over-line your natural lips, accentuating your cupid’s bow. I know what you’re thinking- over-lining is that Kylie Jenner thing- but it’s famous for a reason. Just make sure not to over-do it. If the lipliner you’re using isn’t matte, pat some translucent powder over the top.
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And that’s it! Relatively simple but so effective. I’ve been wearing it every day. Let me know if you liked this tutorial. And since it’s technically NYE and I won’t be posting until tomorrow- Happy 2015. Thank you all for an incredible year, it’s been one of the best yet. Check out my Instagram and the Couturesque Instagram to see what I’m doing today! So much love. xx

rose

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Wearing: Vintage blouse, BDG jeans, Ecote boots.
Nothing like raiding your grandmother’s closet for something new. Luckily mine’s always been a pretty stylish lady and I’ve now permanently adopted this pink silk blouse. Thanks gram. Toughened it up with what Mum’s deemed as my “skanky-hoe” jeans (she’s not a big fan- did you realise?) and a pair of boots with a slightly western feel. I am in Texas, after all.

Merry Christmas, loves, for yesterday! I hope you all had a beautiful day, wherever you are with whoever you’re with. I ate a lot of cinnamon rolls and sat around the fire and got the new Rookie yearbook and fluffy pyjamas. I’m very content. Australian Christmas is great but there’s something nice about actually being able to wear flannelette pyjamas and drink hot chocolate. Without passing out from heat exhaustion. How was your Christmas?

After posting this on Instagram I had a lot of requests for a post about this makeup look. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see it, I’d be stoked to put it together! I’ve gone a little overboard at Sephora recently and have some funky new products to put on my face. So leave me a comment and happy holidays! xx

truly madly deeply

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Wearing: Truly Madly Deeply top via Urban Outfitters, Topshop skirt, Ecote boots via Urban Outfitters.
Hey, hi there! Do you recognise this face? It’s been a while my friends. And I know you were worried, but I am alive, well, and in Texas. Yep. In case you’re new here my mother is Texan and we come back often for family and friends and fried things. Lots and lots of fried things.

And my favourite place to hit up in the US? Urban Outfitters, forever and always. I know all Americans are probably rolling their eyes right now but it’s a novelty for me OK?! I picked up this dress (worn as a top) and these kick-butt pointy boots that hurt but were $30 so #worthit #beautyispain!

Just to let you all know I’m back at the ranch (using this in both a literal and humorous sense- God I’m funny) and hopefully back into the swing of things. If you have any post requests plz leave them down below because creative juices are lacking rn. Love you all and hope you like the new blog makeover! xx