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Treat Yourself

Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford said it best and who doesn’t love treating themselves every once in a while?! I know I certainly do! Since my internship ended back in April and I became an employee in May, I’ve had the privilege of being able to indulge in a few nice things again and it’s felt really, really good. There were things that had been on my wishlist for years that I’ve finally been able to splurge on, products that were bought to replace old ones I had used up and a few homeware bits to spruce up my bedroom and desk area. Seeing as though it was also my birthday not too long ago, I figured that justified splashing out a little as well, so across beauty, style and lifestyle, here are the things that I’ve treated myself to lately.

Home Updates

Creating a living space that represents my personality and my interests is something that's always been important to me and as I'd consider myself an introvert, I take a lot of comfort and pride in my home. I love being surrounded by all my beautiful belongings and I think interior design is also something that naturally seems to go hand-in-hand with being a creative type. Moving back home to Perth from Melbourne about six months ago now, I'm back at my parents' in my sister's old room (she took mine when I moved out) and although it's a much smaller room than the one I had back in Melbourne, I've created something really cosy for myself. I'm really in love with what I've done to my new room, so I thought I'd show you all the little updates I've made since my previous Melbourne room tour.

A Tour of My Bedroom

My bedroom is my favourite place to be in the entire world. It's a space that makes me feel the happiest and most comfortable, and I find it such a joy to be surrounded by the beautiful things that represent me. From my makeup, clothes, books, records and everything in between, these are the things that make home feel like home, so it was important to me that when I moved to Melbourne, I'd bring everything along. Living in a city that I didn't know all that well, I needed that familiarity and when I moved back to Perth last month, it was really sad leaving this space that had made the experience of living in such an incredible city all the more wonderful. I really can't wait for the day that I have a little apartment to make my own and call home (it's the reason why I moved back home as rent is a bitch), but for now, I have my bedroom to immerse myself in and as my own retreat from the outside world.

My Dressing Table and Makeup Collection

My dressing table is the pride and joy of my room. Granted, it's not where I spend most of my time (that would be my bed!), but it's the part that makes me the happiest as I just love seeing all the beautiful products I own together and all neatly organised. It's the little things in life! When I was living at home in Perth, I never really had a space I loved to store my makeup (just an acrylic set of drawers in a corner of the floor of my bedroom) and now, after six years of blogging, I'm finally ready to show you my full makeup collection! Although I've been living in my Melbourne apartment for over two years now, it was the perfectionist in me that didn't allow myself to show you all earlier. In a way though, I'm glad I waited because as it's been through so many declutters, I now feel like it's the truest representation of me and my personal style when it comes to makeup. I know everybody loves a good makeup collection, so grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!

An Ode to Blush Pink

Growing up, I could never make up my mind on what my favourite colour was. I remember my first ever favourite colour being green because frogs were my favourite animal (I was a peculiar child and they intrigued me for some reason!), then it was red because that was the colour of my primary school sports faction. Eventually, whenever someone would ask, I settled on pink and purple, and it always bummed me out that my sister got to be the pink Power Ranger because they're both named Kimberly (my sister is Kymberley, to be exact), while I was stuck being the yellow one!

A Love Affair with Diptyque Candles

The Diptyque story begins in 1961 on 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, when three friends driven by the same creative passion came together. Bringing us the most decadent scented candles and home fragrances, the French parfumerie are simply adored by beauty aficionados, though with its understated elegance in both aesthetics and scent, it's not hard to understand why. Candles, in general, set the mood with their soft light and beautiful aroma, and are the perfect home accessory for relaxing evenings in. They even make lovely decor pieces too. There's something so dreamy and so enchanting about Diptyque candles in particular, however, and it probably comes as no surprise when I say that Diptyque is my favourite candle brand of them all. With a little bit of history behind the brand, in today's post, I'll be talking all about the candles I own and have owned in the past, as well as the ones I'm currently lusting after. As we've just entered summer here in Australia, I guess this isn't the most seasonly appropriate subject matter, but I've been wanting to do this post for quite some time now. I also still occasionally burn candles in the warm weather, plus, my love for Diptyque lasts all year round.

A Desk Tour

My desk is a space where I come to both work and relax. I can sit here for hours on end editing photos and typing up blog posts, yet I can also sit back with a cuppa, enjoying an episode or two of television or even some blog reading. I have to admit though, sometimes I'll end up retreating to my bed when it gets cold because as winter is fast approaching now, I can actually be a lot more productive all cosy in bed with my electric blanket turned on! After showing you all my bedside table, I'm here to take you around my desk, which resides on the opposite side. It's a corner of my room that brings me a lot of joy as it's where the blogging magic takes place and nothing makes me feel more happy and productive than when I'm blogging.

My Bedside Table

I've been living in my Melbourne apartment for well over a year now, yet it's only just come to my attention that I haven't showed you much of my favourite place in the entire world, my bedroom. I'm only living in a rental and can't afford to do up the whole place nicely, but I do take a lot of pride in my bedroom. Perhaps it's because I'm an introvert and more of a homebody these days, but there's a real sense of joy in being surrounded by all your beautiful possessions and the things that embody you as a person. Last year, I showed you through my makeup Muji drawers and in more little snippets around my room, today I'm going to show you my bedside table.

Inside My Muji Drawers

If a beauty blogger doesn't store their makeup in Muji acrylic drawers, are they really a beauty blogger? Totally cliché and stereotypical, I'll be the first one to admit that I'm a complete sucker for all the blogger trends and hypes. We can't deny, however, that once filled with our favourite beauty bits, not only are Muji drawers aesthetically pleasing, but they're super useful and convenient pieces of storage to organise our makeup. When I moved to Melbourne, the very first shop I visited was Muji and the emotion that I was overcome with when I finally set foot in a store for the first time was just too real. I was kind of expecting to buy more, but seeing as though the majority of my makeup fits perfectly in my IKEA Malm Dressing Table (I'm so original, aren't I?), I only needed one set of the two drawer acrylic boxes to store every day bits and pieces in for easy reach. I'm sure like me, you're all a little bit nosey and love seeing these kinds of posts, so let's take a look!

Room Tour

I love my room. It's my own little space where I have all my lovely things surrounding me, I can enjoy my own company and of course, sleep. I think it's important to create a space that you love, that you can take pride in and can feel inspired by. I suppose this isn't a totally necessary thing in everyone's life, but as someone who has both a strong appreciation for aesthetics and looked at too many pretty interiors on Tumblr, my bedroom has been through a few tiny makeovers in the past five years since I've lived in this house. I've actually been meaning to do a room tour since I first started blogging, but there was always something stopping me as I never considered it perfect, but then again, when is anything in life ever perfect? I'm actually glad I waited until now though because I'm really happy with my room and I wanted to do a really awesome blog post for when I reached 500 followers. I thought I'd be waiting until about March to get this up, but the response to my blog name change was so overwhelming positive, I received an influx of followers! I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I love watching room tour videos on YouTube, but as I'm not a YouTuber (I've contemplated it, but I can barely make the time to blog let alone make videos!), here is my room in picture form.

Bedroom Wishlist and Big City Dreams

Is it weird to get excited about a life you don't have yet? Don't get me wrong, it's not as if I'm not enjoying my life the way it is right now, but I'm sure we all have those days where we get carried away in our hopes, dreams and aspirations. I dream of leaving Perth and calling a big city home, a job I love, new scenery, new people, new adventures and of course, my perfect bedroom.

Jewellery Storage

Late last year, I decided to reorganise my bedroom a little bit and I bought some new storage pieces, which included new make up storage, a bedside table and of course, jewellery storage. All my bedroom furniture is white, so when I simply typed in 'white jewellery storage' (or something along those lines) into Google Images, I found the most perfect display box! To my luck, the website, Buyster, was Australian too. The whole process of buying it however, was the worst online shopping experience I've ever had. I bought this display box back in November and only just received it on Tuesday. Yes, it took FOUR months! Basically, I got sent a clock instead, it took ages to come back in stock and it's just a whole ordeal I don't want to get into. I finally have my perfect jewellery storage, so I'm happy I waited. If you decide to purchase this, hopefully you'll have a more pleasant buying experience than I did!

Wardrobe Tour

As you might be able to tell from the pictures, I'm quite obsessive when it comes to neatness and organisation. I'm one of those weirdos where if something isn't in its right place in my room, I can't sleep. I'm not even joking. I am almost certain I have a mild case of OCD. I like knowing exactly where my things are, as I'm usually always rushing to get ready. Here's how I've organised my wardrobe shelves: