When my work BFF, Nicole, and I aren't at work complaining about our jobs, you'll usually find us on our days off going on our "fatty boombah dates", where we indulge in burgers and waffles. We've also taken an interest in homewares shopping as we're both quite eager to move out of home. In the meantime, we're working on our glory boxes (except that mine isn't actually a box, but a section I've taken up in the upstairs living area, which I don't think my mum is too pleased about), buying bits and pieces here and there that are on sale, so that when the time comes and we're finally ready to leave the nest, everything isn't so expensive and we're a little more prepared. I didn't buy all of this in one go nor all with Nicole, but as I know us beauty blogging girls seem to have a penchant for home decor too, I thought I'd do a collective haul/peek inside my glory box.
If you don't already know, I work in a department store and while working in retail is a living hell and I do plan on getting out this year, the upside to this is that I know when all the sales are on and I get staff discount. From Myer, I bought the most beautiful Sheridan Ambrose towels, which a work colleague of mine deemed too pretty to use and a Vue Cosmetic Mirror, which is going to look so lovely set on top my future Ikea Malm dressing table. I'm pretty much obsessed with that table and if having my freedom isn't enough to motivate me to move out of home, it's that I need a bigger room for all my products... and a bigger wardrobe, for that matter. I just love the detail on the bottom of the stand of the mirror. It's nothing much, but it reminds me of the beautiful architecture of European cities. I studied Art throughout the entirety of my high school years, so I have quite a strong appreciation for various movements, one of them being Pop Art. As we all know, Andy Warhol is perhaps the most famous artist of the movement and when I spotted the Andy Warhol Collection by Rosenthal at work, I just had to make it mine. You can't really tell from the photo, but the mug is massive! I really can't wait to enjoy some supersize hot chocolates in it. The Marilyn Monroe plate is actually a wall plate that you're meant to hang up, but I plan on using it as a regular plate. Eating off of Marilyn Monroe's face... is that weird?
I have quite the sweet tooth and when I saw the cutest lolly (sweets, candy - whatever you call it!) jar in Bed Bath N' Table, I couldn't decide whether to buy it or not. Not only would it be an unnecessary purchase (when are any of my purchases really that necessary though?), but it would only encourage me to eat more sugar, which I don't really need more of in my diet. However, like a good friend does, Nicole enabled and convinced me to buy it, so I did and I don't regret it. If it's cute or pretty, I will lose all willpower. Also from Bed Bath N' Table, I got some really gorgeous tea light candle holders. I love that mercurised effect on glass and combining kind of antique/baroque style pieces with the modern, sleek and minimal.
A trip to Ikea always results in buying more than you originally intended. I went to Ikea last week with the mindset that I only wanted to pick up the cute pastel pink Pokal mugs and Ensidig vases, but I also ended up with a Socker plant pot, the Tejn faux sheepskin rug and Lillholmen bathroom waste bin, which I didn't photograph because it just wouldn't work with me and in the end, I decided photographing a bin was a bit weird. I love how the vases look like milk bottles and while I do plan on using them for fresh flowers, I think they'd also make cute glasses to drink from, so I also plan on using them for my fresh juices that I make. I'm going to use my Socker plant pot to plant fresh mint in and I thought my sheepskin rug would make a great background for photographing products. I love my white background/minimalist approach when it comes to blogging photography, but I do get bored of the bedsheets sometimes, so this will be a nice way to mix things up a little with texture. I also may still end up using it as a rug too, I'm not sure yet.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who spends countless hours adoring Rebecca's beautiful blog and Instagram in awe of her bedroom. She doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to England and moving in with her. She inspired me to buy a serving tray and after hunting high and low on the Internet, I finally found one on Etsy. The colour is more on the cream side than white, which I was a little disappointed with, but it's not a huge deal. It's perfect for those lazy nights when I want to enjoy dinner and dessert in bed with my laptop in front of me. I'm not a messy eater, but it's just my kind of luck that I'd spill food on my freshly washed white bedsheets! I've never seen a more beautiful bottle of water than this Antipodes water. I thought it may be related to the skincare brand, but while they're both from New Zealand, I don't think they are. Once I've drank the water, I think it'd make such a gorgeous vase, as I've seen some people do on Instagram.
There are plenty more things I want to buy for my future Tumblr inspired home, so I might do a wishlist in the future as I shouldn't go too crazy with the shopping until I actually do move out! Are you a homewares obsessive like me?