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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS.. IN AUGUST!

Oh August, you’ve been bloody good to me.

The gods of the material world have blessed me this month, so I thought, why not shoot all of the pretty things and show you guys exactly what I have been obsessing over recently that you may not have seen on the ol’ Insta stories? Genius!

Jo Malone Cologne – Lime, Basil & Mandarin 

If you know, you know. In the fragrance world, it doesn’t get classier than a Jo Malone fragrance that compliments the current season. I go through fragrances like no tomorrow because I feel like I am incomplete to leave the house until I sprtiz a little somethin’ somethin’ and I gotta say, this one has to be one of my all. time. favourites.

The fresh citrus notes get me feeling excited for Spring/Summer and this little gem is definitely going to be living in my handbag for the next few months!

Nars Bord De Plage Highlighting & Bronzing Palette 

Let’s not beat around the bush, the packaging won me over.

Just. Look. At. It.

I didn’t care what was inside, I’m a Nars palette addict and I needed to add this limited edition bad boy to my collection regardless of what was inside.. HOWEVER.. the bronzer/highlighter junkie inside of me was well beyond pleased to find the palette of her dreams!

My friend Sophie actually convinced me to purchase this with my $100 Mecca Maxima voucher at the Auckland store opening (so grateful!!!) by pointing out that each set of three were perfect as an off and on season bronzing/highlighting palette! The left three are lighter for winter and the right three shades are darker for summer. So perfect! Not to mention Nars bronzers are up there in my top 5!

Studio Bon

The talent in this world will forever amaze me, especially when I stumble across fashion illustrators. Bonnie Brown from @studio.bon kindly gifted me a couple of her illustration prints and I cannot even express my level of obsession! She is one talented lady and I am officially sorted for flat lays!

From Chloe bags, to Gucci loafers, to fragrance bottles, to illustrated flat lays, Studio Bon has a print for every designer luster. If you can’t afford it, just get a print!

Ellery X Specsavers – Ellery SUNRX 06

If sex came in the form of sunglasses… this would be them. Seriously though, I have NEVER stumbled across a cooler pair of sunnies!

Ellery have recently teamed up with Specsavers to create a new drop of slick shades that cater to every trend on the planet right now. They are so super luxe and I automatically feel about twenty times cooler after plopping them onto my face, and god knows I need all of the ‘cool’ that I can get!

Ruby Jinx Purse 

Story time!

I walked into the Ruby Newmarket store, I saw this.

I thought, “I could hang this off my wrist at events and parties whilst double parking myself, and not having to fuss over a handbag that hangs off my shoulder…. this is genius, I’ll buy if I can’t stop thinking about it”.

I walked out of the store.

I turned around.

I walked back in.

And I fucking bought it.

!!! Obsessed!

Lucilla Gray Margo Earring in White

I have been lusting over the high fashion deliciousness that is Lucilla Gray ever since I had the pleasure of attending her NZFW show last year! As soon as she launched this particular pair of earrings, I was ob-sessed. There is just something so beautifully classic and iconic about them that I can’t quite put my finger on, and they are absolutely one hundred percent destined to hang of my ears every single day at this years NZFW.

I think these will be a staple accessory of mine for years to come!

Elizabeth Arden Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Coral Daze

Liquid blush, the ultimate makeup product to help transition your routine into a more natural and Spring appropriate look! The liquid texture of this blush is perfect to ace that peachy, natural looking flushed cheek and it really does fuel my natural looking makeup obsession right now. It’s one of the few things from Elizabeth Arden’s new Gelato Crush collection (more about the rest of the products in a future post!) and it’ll be launching 4th September!

What are you guys obsessing over right now? For me, it’s all about the little things that I can purchase to transition me from Winter to Spring!

Happy shopping!

Ash xx