Thursday, June 22, 2017

KIM KARDASHIAN INSPIRED LOOKBOOK!




Admit it or not, Kim Kardashian has become some sort of a style icon in the past few years. She's daring, bold and isn't afraid of change. When I think of her, I think confident, chic and sexy!

So I thought I'd recreate a few of her famous looks and also create a style like diary, to put together outfits inspired by her brand and look! :) 
There was no other place I would go straight to, to do this task, than HotMiamiStyles! 


Everyone ALWAYS asks me, where I shop, where I purchase my style from and what inspires me and often times I always have the same old response...HotMiamiStyles. Their outfits are so nicely put together, thick and created truly with great fabric! 
I constantly wear their jeans, their coats and their one pieces. They have never tarnished on me, never ripped apart or torn. Ever. 
...and for that I'm grateful : )




I like to call this first outfit 90's Chic! 
It's gold, it's backless and it screams out stylish!

I decided to pair this gold halter neck top, with these tight black jeans and call it a day.
It's comfortable, sexy and chic!
What do you think?! 

Top: HERE
Jeans: HERE





Growing up, I have always loved my pinks and taupes. However this blush colour gives life a whole new meaning! : )
Welcome to Modern Blush!
Such a comfortable 2 piece outfit! With a long coat, it's the perfect duo... Colour wise and look wise!

You can always dress this look UP or DOWN! 

2 Piece: HERE
Coat: HERE 




This look was surely inspired by Kim Kardashian's VMA'S look I believe.
It's sexy, stylish and it stands out! It's AWARD SHOW CHIC!

I feel like this would be the perfect LBD to have in your wardrobe and it needs little to accessorize with! Thoughts?!

Dress: HERE 





Now, last but not least.. I had to have some sort of a gown thrown into the mix!
I have always had a thing for gold and black and together ..even better!!
When I saw the below dress, I fell in love! It's so wearable at an event, a wedding or any special occasion. It has the right amount of style to question people and grab their attention!

It's a Gold love Affair!

Dress: HERE 






Let me know which outfit was YOUR FAV and don't forget to watch the video below!

Until next time..Keep Smiling!

Love Lilian x 








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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PUR COSMETICS: NEW COLLECTION - HIT OR MISS?!



I have always been a fan of companies and products that stay true to themselves. Companies that create great quality products, that are pigmented, long-lasting and flawless on the skin and PUR is one of them.
Having discovered them a few years ago, I immediately fell in love with their products, colours and packaging.

PUR recently came out with their new "Diaries Collection" and once the collection was seen by beauty influencers and the public last week, its been loved since!



Anyone can create a makeup line, however it takes a few to get all the details correct. From the gorgeous marble packaging, to the lovely shades of light, to warm; everything is perfect. Matter of fact, it IS all in the detail.

The new collection comes with an eyeshadow palette, called the "Soiree' Diaries" and the "Contour Diaries". The brand also released other amazing goodies, including their "On Point Liquid Eyeliner" and pencil, as well as their Velvet matte liquid lipstick! 


With the eye shadow palette, users are given a choice of 12 colours to use. You have your lights and bases on the first row, then you have your taupes and browns. On the last row, you are given a special treatment of cream metallics, they're absolutely gorgeous and well pigmented!




The "Contour Diaries" comes with 6 gorgeous shades and it's all you need to beat that face! ;) You have your setting powders, your bronzers and sculpting contours. It's the perfect go-to palette for summer!


Everyone always asks me, what looks I tend to go for on a daily basis. My answer always seems to be  the same and thats a nice smoky brown eye look. Minimalistic, yet it stands out and it looks like you made the effort! : )
You can create this look in less than 5 minutes and it looks well put together.
With a dash of the PUR Elevation Perfecting Highlight, you are ready to walk out that door!
Let me know what you think of the look below!


You are able to find the new PUR Collection below!




Let me know what you think of the new collection below. If you haven't fallen in love with it yet, you're welcome! :)

Hope you all have a beautiful day! Keep Smiling!

Love Lilian x

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How To Stay Active, Confident & Positive!

It's easier said than done and I know you've heard this numerous times, however remaining active, will allow you to remain stress free, less anxious, positive and more confident.

We hear this constantly, but do we put it into action? Do we understand the importance and power it may have?
As I sit here typing, sore from yesterdays workout, I remind myself, it may not have been easy to get up, put on some workout clothes and drag myself to the gym. However was it worth it? Yes.
Did I leave the gym regretting my decision? Absolutely Not.

There are a few things that help me stay active and happy. As a dancer for the past 21 years and an active gym member, I have learnt the necessities to remain happy and healthy.
Besides working out itself, these next few products keep me happy and eager to stay active!



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1: Vagisil ProHydrate Gel:

So many women have this issue, yet so many women are afraid to speak up and talk about it.
19% of females experience dryness down there and its commonly experienced once a week. This can occur whilst doing regular tasks, including working out. What Vagisil ProHydrate gels do is they relieve intimate dryness which can happen from time to time to women of all ages. The gel leaves your intimate area feeling more comfortable, so dryness doesn't get in the way of your workout, whilst remaining fresh and clean down there!

Just the way it is so important to remain alert, with your vitamins, with your health and wellbeing, it's important to keep your lady parts in check and healthy! :)

Vagisil ProHydrate gels are also a great solution to meet your needs as a female.  As woman to woman, it's important to be able to  move comfortably and be able to stay active and workout for as long as you want.
In one easy application, it boosts your moisture and allows you to move freely, not worrying about anything else, besides what song to dance to next! ;)
What I love most about the gel, is that it has no added perfumes, dyes or preservatives. It is SO natural, you won't feel anything extra, or out of the ordinary! You won't even know you're wearing it!

Give it a try and you can thank me later. You can find more about the product HERE
You're welcome :)



2: The perfect Bra

So many women are so invested in what shoes they wear, what dresses and bags they have. However as females, it's important to always have on the correct bra. Especially when working out!
We loose firmness, and experience so much movement whilst jogging, staying active and doing simple daily tasks. It is SO important to have the right fit, firmness and support when it comes to your sports bra. So the next time you are out and about, pop into your local activewear store or department and get fitted for the correct sports bra for you!
It can take as little as 5-10 minutes and it can save you a whole lotta pain and discomfort! :)



3: Water

This next one isn't a tangible product, yet it's as important (if not THE most important).
Drinking a Litre of water a day will change your life.
No, this is not a movie title, or a catchphrase, It's the truth! About 8 years ago, I used to be one of those people that avoided water at all costs. When we went out, I had lemonade, I went to watch a movie, I had a boost drink instead.
It wasn't until I began working out often, when I realized the importance of water. The way it made me feel and look.I literally began glowing.
Even now, I try to have 1 Litre a day and it does wonder to my skin, my energy levels and body!

Staying active, confident and postive can be your lifestyle change. It can be a change you create today and one that lasts a lifetime.
It can be a change that people associate with you, not only because you look amazing, however you act it as well.

So make that change today.

Keep Smiling!

Love Lilian x
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

What Inspires me to Stay Fit & Healthy!

Good morning my Beauties!

I just finished my first cup of coffee and I feel great.. a matter of fact..AMAZING! :)
So I  thought I should begin the day off with a post, that will hopefully help some of you!



We get it..working out can be tough. Staying motivated can be a task in itself. However, if you surround yourself with inspiring things, sayings and mantras, the rest will fall into place.
I truly believe once you begin working out and eating healthy, you feel so powerful, much more driven and larger than life itself! So its all WORTH.IT.


1: Create a goal

It's as simple as creating a goal. The goal itself does not have to be huge. Set a realistic goal, yet don't be afraid to challenge yourself.
Step outside your comfort zone and begin your journey in health and fitness! It can be as simple as eating clean for 2-3 days a week, to begin with!

2: Have a mini shopping spree when it comes to workout gear!

I always find, if I buy new gym clothes, this makes me want to workout more and I become excited to attend the gym! (Crazy I know right?)
I recently came across a brilliant site called ellie.com and I had no idea what to expect. However, when the below box arrived at my doorstep, I was gobsmacked!! I was SO excited to open this beautifully packaged rose-gold parcel!




So if you have been living under a rock.. ;) Ellie is a subscription service that occurs once a month for people interested in new, cute and chic activewear pieces and products!

Each month subscribers receive items that are specifically designed to meet their needs & wants. So it is VERY personal! Colours, sizes and pieces all tend to change, from person to person.

  • You receive 5 curated pieces for $49.95
  • Every box contains  items, including a sports bra, a top, leggings and 2 pieces of fitness equipment! :) 
  • Delivery is quick & easy and the staff is lovely! 

I recommend Ellie for those that are excited to receive a little inspiring "prezzie" once a month- just for themselves! :) 



3: Mini Lifestyle changes

I hate hearing about crazy, drastic changes people implement, because that's what scares people (including me). I'm all about mini changes in your life, that you can make bigger throughout the months. This way they can become a lifestyle change, rather than a quick diet! 

Example: Try including green tea in your diet. I love to have 1 -2 cups of green tea (with honey) every day and I see the change in my skin and my body! 



4: Music

Now this may sound silly, but every time I pop in my ear phones at the gym, I become so crazy inspired..it scares me! haha 
I mean you have to admit..you pretend you're all in the music videos too right? Anyone?! 
And this is what inspires me to keep going. ONE more step on the stepper machine, ONE more push up..right?! It's quite addicting! 



5: You Feel Great! 

There's no other reason anyone should do ANYTHING, if it doesn't make them feel great ..right?! 
There is NO other reason you should workout, but to feel amazing, driven, motivated and more energetic.
I mean think about it.. a 30-40 min workout is ONLY 4% of your DAILY time! 4% only people! 
This mini task can create so much change to your body, your mind and your focus..so why not do it right?!

You're welcome :) 

Until next time, Keep Smiling!
Love 





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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A day in the life of an online editor: Husskie’s Yelena Fairfax

At the end of last year, Yelena Fairfax left her job as an editor at Bauer Media’s BEAUTYDIRECTORY to pursue her dream of launching website Husskie. Focusing on the lives and careers of influencers, www.husskie.com has fast gained traction in the market - appearing in such publications as Daily Mail, POPSUGAR, Byrdie, Body & Soul… the list goes on.
But what’s life look like now for Yelena since leaving the corporate world to be her own boss? To find out, we tracked the editor down to talk a usual day in her life…




5am: The alarm goes off - but I hit the snooze button for 20 minutes. When I first started working for myself, I use to set the alarm for 5.20am - but kept snoozing until six. I figured if I set it for 5am, I’d actually get up at 5.20am!


5.20am: Time to actually wake up! Every morning I spend about the first half an hour checking through my various social media accounts. There’s my personal Instagram - @thebraidedlena, my professional Instagram - @husskiepress, my Pinterest - @Husskie… the list goes on (think Facebook - personal and professional and Twitter - professional). So yes, that first part of the day is rather busy.



6am: At 6am I move across to my computer where I start going through all the stories that came in overnight. I find Bloglovin’ is a great source to see what all the bloggers are up to all in one place - so this is where I tend to start. I also do some beauty writing for Grazia, so for this I’m going through all my Google Alerts and press releases to pull out the best stories for the day.


7am: It’s time to get out of my pyjamas and get myself ready for a launch. I have an event for Country Road starting at 8.15am today, so it’s a quick shower, grab some clothes, and then my typical beauty routine (primer, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and highlighter). My friend once asked me how I choose what to wear to go to all these events and I laughed and said “whatever is closest!” And it’s true. These days I tend to always be in a hurry - so I often just have to hope for the best with what I grab.


8.15am: The Country Road event starts. And it is beautiful. Truly beautiful. Set up in a private residence in Gordon Bay, Sydney, Australia - the house has been decked out with everything from Country Road. We’re talking clothes in the cupboard, linen on the bed, towels in the bathroom, bowls on the table… everything. I always find I spend ages at events as I love having a good chat with the brands, PRs and other guests. After checking out every room in the house and having some breakfast treats (and coffee!), I chatted to the head of women’s fashion who took me through everything coming up for the brand in the next season.

10.15am: Leaving the event and headed for home where I need to seriously get cracking on some writing. Killing two birds with one stone, I talk to a PR on the phone (hands-free of course!) for the journey as she wants to tell me what they’ve got coming up for beauty.


10.45am: Finally sitting down at my computer. Luckily I don’t need to worry about eating as I grabbed some food at the event. While I would love to say that this is where I begin writing my stories, the next hour is actually spent answering emails. This can be anything from responding to idea pitches to organising meetings or just discussing upcoming opportunities.

11.45am: Article writing and preparation starts. Before writing an article I like to do some thorough research on the person or topic. It’s then writing, picture selection and uploading. I also use this time to put together questions for upcoming interviews.

2pm: I stop for 15 mins to grab myself a bite to eat and a drink. I’ve got into the bad habit of having my breakfast and lunch in front of the computer. I know I shouldn’t do this - but it’s definitely the most efficient way of working. I’m then back to my office to continue writing, planning and responding to emails.



3.30pm: I’ve got a meeting with a PR at 4pm to discuss what she’s working on with her brands and to see how we can align what we’ve both got in the works. I close up the computer to quickly get ready and out the door.

4pm: The next two hours are spent chatting agendas and upcoming product launches. While PR meetings are a big chunk out of your day, it’s so essential to have good relations with PRs - whether you’re in traditional media or a blogger.


6pm: I sneak in another hour at the computer before my partner (Jon) gets too hangry.


7pm: Dinner time! I try to always stop around dinner time for about an hour so that I get to see some of Jon. It’s definitely treasured time together now that I’m running my own business. I do sometimes miss the days we could just sit on the couch of an evening watching our favourite shows.

8pm: Unfortunately with the morning’s events and afternoon meeting, I’m now quite behind on my writing duties for the day. Finally at 12am I’m able to turn off the computer and shut down for the evening.


12am: I sneak in 30 mins of social media while Jon sleeps soundly beside me.


12.30am: Phone down, sleep time. I set my alarm to go off in four and a half hours and fall straight asleep, exhausted. While working for yourself does bring long hours (some longer than others!), it is incredibly rewarding to be in control of your own ship. Now I’m doing Husskie, I can’t ever imagine doing anything else.
 I love the influencer and blogging world and am so thrilled to be able to bring each of their stories to life every single day.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Pixi & Aspyn Ovard Collab Review | Highlighters with Love!

Happy Monday My Beauties!

If you know me, you'd know if there's anything I love (besides coffee), it's a good Monday.
I just love Mondays a bit too much for my own liking. Get this..It's a fresh start, a new slate and it just gets me so excited for the rest of the week! Do you feel the same way? : ) Comment Below!






So, Last week I was invited to a lovely Pixi event to celebrate Aspyn Ovards collaboration with the brand. Now, what I love about Pixi and their events are the details. 
From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with Champaign, flowers, lights and love! 



As you may know, Aspyn is a lovely YouTuber with so much style and grace, so I can see why the brand chose to collaborate with her. Within the collaboration, they came out with highlighters, mascara, a brow tamer (2 in 1) and more! :) Pixi thought about all the essentials needed and maximized it!

Their highlighters are so pigmented and long lasting. I was quite impressed! :) 
If you haven't tried the products, I urge you too! Find them HERE online.
They're compact, long lasting and the cute packaging doesn't hurt either!  ;) 



You can also find the products at your local Target stores and I know you will love them! 



Once we walked in and had a bite to eat (or a few) , we had a chance to take a few snaps with the local photographer at the event and meet other beauty lovers! 
Pixi is one of the sweetest companies I have veer worked with. They are so loyal and true to their brand, which makes YOU feel excited to keep using their products. So, Thank You Pixi for having me.

Until next time.
Love Lilian x



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Friday, April 21, 2017

My Coachella Experience 2017 | Smashbox Event




There's events, then there are Smashbox Events.

Last Friday I headed to the desert in Palm Springs to experience Coachella and a few events.
It would have been my first time attending the Festival events, so I had no idea what to expect.

 My sister Sarah and I arrived in Palm Desert early morning at around 10 am and let me tell you the 2 hour drive was worth it. The serenity in the desert, the quite and the calm, is something you can never replicate. Untouched land, with beautiful windmills. It really was like a movie.


We got ready and were waiting for our car to pick us up from Smashbox Cosmetics. 
The car drove us about 10 minutes away from where we initially were, into the hills. Sarah and  I then walked into a beautifully setup mansion.




There were Smashbox inflated lips everywhere! Red, blue, pink and blue and they were all gorgeous. The venue had a pool, a tennis court and even a zen garden. Fancy.





We spoke amongst people and they were all incredibly lovely. We received a palm reading, hair and makeup and of course, a few drinks.
However, what got me the most excited was the food. The food people. So delicious, refreshing and perfect for the desert. We had so many tacos, I was surprised we were able to keep it together.



Dress: Zaful 

I am so grateful to work with the brands I do, however Smashbox always makes me feel like I can accomplish anything. I wear their "Always On matte Liquid lipsticks" every single day and simply never get tired of them.

Thank You to Smashbox for having us! We had a blast :)



Dress: HotMiamiStyles 


Dress: OneHoneyBoutique 

Which outfit has been your favourite so far? Comment Below!

Until next time.
Keep Smiling x


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