Beauty, BOOKS, Uncategorized

Great Goodies


I had so much fun shopping in Perth today and spent the day in Garden City, Booragoon and Midland Gate. 

As you know I am a shopaholic….. Becky Bloomwood could be my ficticious name. But Surprisingly I didn’t buy ANY clothes!!! 

Two days ago I bought a fluffy black warm jacket from Valleygirl for only $15!!!! Bargain!!!! I absolutely love it and is perfect for the coming Winter. 

Coffee and Dymocks was my first stop……!!!! I eyed out a book called “The House in Quill Court” by Charlotte Betts. It looks like an amazing story based in Kent and London in the year of 1813 and I cannot wait to read it!!!!!!! 

I then walked through the shopping centre and walked through Target and picked up the “Winters Tale” DVD and another book, “The Chosen Queen” by Joanna Courtney for only $10!. So, TWO books!!!! 

I was so happy that I could pick up a few things from Priceline Pharmacy that I can not get in Merredin as there is no Priceline. There is a pharmacy here, but it is very limited. 

For some pampering I bought LUX Body Wash with Peach and Orange Blossom – so luxurious and is silky on the skin. It was only $3 for HALF price!!!! 

Plus some L’Oreal rejuvenating makeup wipes for $8.99 and Neutrogena Naturals Cleanser which had Peruvian Tara Seed and is $15. I just used this and it is very smooth and silky and moisturising. It feels excellent on the skin!!!! 


To top off the day I went to Sanity and bought a Royal Homes and Gardens Collection Set of three DVDS which includes “A Tour of Highgrove with HRH the Prince of Wales and Alan Titchmarsh”, “Royal Restoration of Dumfries House” and “Britains Botanic Gardens”…..

I got home, had a tea and put on the first one and it is very informative on Prince Charles personal retreat and family home. The gardens are just enchanting and magical, it makes you want to book a flight and visit as soon as possible!!!! ❤️



To top off the day EVEN MORE, I found a gem of a piece. The reason why I bought this $35 Swarovski Crystal ring from Lovisa is because it looks like a “replica” of Princess Diana’s ring that Kate Middleton now wears!!!! 

I am STOKED!!!!! I couldn’t be more happier…… 



I have had an exciting day, and am completely estatic with all my purchases!!!!!! I think the ring has to be my favourite. I feel like “Kate” hehehe and am excited to devour one of the novels tonight! 

Which goodie do you like best? 

Do you have a favourite purchase of late?

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

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Lifestyle, Thoughts, TRAVEL, Uncategorized

Cosmopolitan and City


Ok. I must admit it. I felt like I was losing a bit of spark in my life,….. Or my personality…. Whichever….. I felt like the joy that I mentioned in my previous blog was actually going away. Which I DO NOT want!!!!! 
I had so much joy and excitement in Melbourne when socialising with people, that when I moved to a smaller and isolated place I felt I was becoming dull. 

Driving to Perth I was thinking about this…… Well, dwelling on it and the feeling of adventure propped up within me!!!!!! The excitement is coming back again!!! Slowly, slowly…..


A friend in Melbourne once told me that I was never too short of words…. I felt like I was losing that too and I KEEP thinking about the time she said that to me. I ask myself, am I still like that!?

Is it leaving me? I want to still be a breath of fresh air wherever I go! Whether I am storytelling or giving my life story, I want to be consistent and on a balanced level and I don’t want it to go away.

Well, I get excited when going to Perth……. Because it’s a major city. The buzz of the city life. It’s what GIVES me that buzz, and I love and enjoy talking with city people. 

Don’t get me wrong, I am starting to enjoy the country too. I like the balance of city and country. If I could choose just one, …….. It would be the city!!!!! Just the sound of trams dinging by, the rush of shopping, and going places, it’s such a thrill!!!!!! And that’s what bursts me with excitement!!!!!!! 

I miss the old GPO in Melbourne, which is now H&M and the Bourke street mall….. David Jones and Myer….. Walking down the mall or Melbourne Central in Italian Leather Boots and an Armani jacket and a pink Oroton bag….. Yep, I will always be a city girl at heart. It’s just IN me. 

I feel like I could write a novel on a city chick in Melbourne….. Something similar to Carrie Bradshaw….. Without the sex talk. I wonder what it would be like if I wrote about a Footscray girl….. Well, that would be me. I am sure I can come up with a story or two! I know all about Footscray life!!! Well, not so much anymore….. But I have a feel for the place and I feel I could come up with something definitely. Oooo a project to add to my life!!!!! 

If you ever end up being in Footscray, try Vittoria Cafe….. In the mall…. I had this dish called Salted Fish and Fried Rice, or something like that…. And I had it for lunch almost every day when I was working at Thomson Real Estate in 2013. Coffee there is good too! 

Also, try Cafe Cui…… Opposite the Footscray station….. Great new little possy!!! And they say they “bring New York to Melbourne”! 

I am sssooooo excited!!!!! Reiss will be opening up soon…. The British label and I can not tell you HOW excited I am….. Except that I’m not in Melbourne, but when I go in September this year, if it is open, it will be my FIRST stop!!!!! 

AND I will be looking for more RepliKates!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

So! What gives you a buzz!!??? What sort of things can you do to add excitement in your life!!???? 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa

Lifestyle, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Joy and Jubilation 


What do you LOVE doing? What takes up your time?

What things keep you going through life?

I have found interests, and hobbies such as blogging to keep me busy throughout my life. 

I love watching DVDs, such as Lost In Austen, and have taken an interest in many things such as Royal life, books, tv shows, and the list goes on! 

Recently I had a conversation about “joy” with a group of people.

What gives you joy?


I remember recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were asked what gives them joy.

Prince William proudly said his children, Kate said “a walk” and my favourite one was Prince Harry saying “making people smile”. I thought that was VERY important and that’s something that I would respond with.

Making people smile and feel happy would be a rewarding thing.


In what kind of experiences have you experienced real joy?

This opened up for discussion for us and I said I find joy from blogging!!!! Hehe someone else said they find joy from helping others. I thought that was great!! 

JOY is an amazing experience and feeling. I believe it comes from within….. Joy comes from the heart and is more lasting than just happiness.


Do you find joy from daily experiences?


What GIVES you joy?

Joy is better than just happiness,…. I believe it is an everlasting happiness, and it’s a content feeling you find in your heart.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “joy”?

I believe once you find something that gives you joy, you then get addicted to whatever it is!!!! 


So, find something this week that gives you joy!!!!

Or just try and have a joyful heart wherever you are! 

I believe there is a difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is temporary, and keeps you feeling happy for a while but JOY is a lasting steadfast feeling. And goes on further in life!!! 

So, TODAY! Choose JOY

XX

Exquisite Emmalisa

Fashion, Lady, Uncategorized

90 Years of Style


   

 

To celebrate 90 years of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s life, I have collated pictures of her style and fashion throughout her reign.

  

She was known as one of the worlds most glamorous women in 2007 by British Vogue.

In this pretty pink number, the Queen stepped out in Bombay during the Royal Tour of India, January 1961.

  

Over the years, the Queen has become famous for wearing bright, block colours, pearl necklaces, pristine white gloves, headscarves and plaid skirts.

 Now her style is absolutely iconic, with her Launer handbags instantly recognisable and synonymous with her and Dolce & Gabbana basing an entire collection around her signature looks.

  

Queen Elizabeth II at the christening of Prince George, October 2013.

  

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Newbury Races.

  

 Queen Elizabeth attends the ceremonial funeral service of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul’s Cathedral. Black is always CLASSIC! So, even if it wasn’t for a funeral, I think this look would look great to any occasion. 

  

This is probably a favourite as I LOVE the colour purple!!!! Here, Queen Elizabeth II visits the National centre for Bowel Cancer research, and surgical Innovation, after opening the new Royal London Hospital building.

 

And here she is with her sister…..

I’ve added a few more favourite photos, just for fun!!!! 

   

   
  

  
  

  
  

I especially love this outfit, the colour and the pearls give a soft touch and I always am the type to wear pearls to every event I go to! Yep! I’m a pearl kind of girl!!!! Just something about it is so classy! 

The Queen knows how to dress consistently, and has excellent taste in all things fashion! She picks the right colours at the right time and she always looks so immaculate wherever she goes! And I love that about her!!!! 

   
 

I hope you have enjoyed the photos. I wanted you to mainly enjoy the photos, as there’s no particular order. I don’t have the fashion in year order or alphabetical order, but it is to just mainly ENJOY the photos!!!! 

AND the FASHION!!!!!

❤️❤️❤️

Fashion, Uncategorized

Sophisticated Stylish Scarf


Today I went browsing and shopping down the street of Merredin, Western Australia. I had a look in a pop up shop and then went into Neka Accessories.

There were beautiful candles, and Pink Peoni was what I wanted!!!!

  

Here is a beautiful ceramic pot that I really want to buy!!!! Well because of the crown on it, I guess!!!!! It was in the local pharmacy….. It is such a timeless piece, and is stunning, I definitely want it!!!!!!! 

  

Jewellery was displayed and I had a look at a colourful top, and ummed and aaaahed over it!!! There was a rack outside of $20 tops! It was quite a summery top, and had no sleeves…. I thought about it and left it…. But then, I walked over to the scarves and I found something straight away!!!!

You know that feeling when you see something, and without a doubt you know that you need it!!!!! Well, “want it”….

This stylish pretty black and white scarf is just perfect, and I HAD to have it!

I felt like Isla Fisher in Confessions of a Shopaholic when I went over to the counter and said “the scarf, please?” Hehehe

  
This is bound to be an excellent piece to have, ….. Forever! How stylish does it look!!???

I walked out of the shop feeling VERY pleased with my purchase! And I decided to NOT go into any other shops, before I spend all my money!!!!

  
The scarf was ONLY $20!!!!! I felt MORE than pleased and I know when I go back to Melbourne, I will wear it out for sure. !!!!!

So, if you ever find your way in the central wheat belt of Western Australia, NEKA is a great shop for fashion, jewellery, giftware and lots of accessories! They have good prices on their clothes, not too cheap and not too expensive.! 

I know what I will be wearing with it…… Black leggings and a nice top to go with it! 

Now I might go back down to the shops in it…… And show it off! 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Beauty, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Dreamy Body Mist


Two days ago I visited Perth! Yes, again…… This is becoming a regular thing. Garden City just has everything…… Chanel, Forever New, Review, Cue, the list goes on! 

I went to check out the movies but nothing good was on at the time. So I had a Vanilla Soy Chai Latte and browsed in Dymocks. One of my favourite shops! 

This time I went to The Body Shop. I had something in particular I was looking for…. I explained to the lady what I wanted as I had picked up a massage oil but it was too thick and not to put on the face as it can cause break outs. 

 

http://www.thebodyshop.com.au 

On the website there are a range of body mists such as Vanilla Body Mist, Red Musk, Pink Grapefruit Body Mist and Mango Body Mist. 
 

The lady showed me something that has seriously CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!! 

This is the NEW product I have been DYING to share. 

It is called “Quiet Night Dreamy Body Mist” and you spray it all over your body 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime and also can spray it on your pillow. You can also spray it on your sheets….. And the special encapsulation technology bursts of active fragrance will be released through out the night. 

 
 
It has Jujube date extract, community trade camomile and blended essential oils such as lavender to enhance restful sleep. It is absolutely soothing…… And promotes restful sleep. 

This is a WONDER!!!!!! I had the best sleep last night and it cost me about $22. 

Also, night time movement releases the natural fragrance, so it works while you sleep!!!! 

I can not think of a better product!!!! It is something that I have been looking for to help me get better sleep at night….. And I actually spray a bit on my forehead when I am stressed or needing something soothing. Although, it is NOT for the face, and you are meant to avoid the eye area, a little bit on the forehead would be okay. 

I tell you, if you buy this you will NOT be disappointed….. It does all the work while you sleep! 

Look at what someone had to say about it: 

“My overly active mind has ensured that I have always had difficulty falling asleep – and staying asleep – so I have welcomed this Quiet Night Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist: a great companion during the nocturnal hours! I spray this onto my arms and wrists where it is readily accessible throughout the night, and make sure that I inhale it both before and after turning my light out. A beautifully intoxicating, wonderfully sleep-inducing fragrance which I recommend to everyone who has some difficulties with sleep whether it be all the time or just occasionally.”

So, this product is an absolute WONDER! And I highly recommend it to those that need aide in sleep…..


Happy Body Mist shopping!!!! 

Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Doterra Party


A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to Cunderdin with a friend, and we attended a Doterra party at her friends home. I never used to be interested in oils, but I have learnt over time the benefits of it for the mind, and soul. 

 

What are essential oils?

Pure extracts from plants (50-70 times more powerful than herbs)

Natures defence mechanism for plants and cells

Used anciently and throughout history for health benefits (I recently read in a book that there are 670 references to oils in the bible!) In which I hope to buy “The Healing Oils of the bible” by David Stewart.

Highly concentrated (1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea! 

Safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to synthetic remedies

  

I took an interest in some particular oils that I think will be good for me. 

Frankincense – We all know this oil from the nativity story,…. It is a calming oil to help with mood and relaxation 

  
Balance

  
Lavender Peace – I couldn’t find this on the website, but I think it may be “Serenity” as it has lavender in it. 

  
Fractionated Coconut Oil

  

Doterra Oils provide QUALITY, safe, effective products and plants are grown and oils harvested in their natural habitat.

They are the most purest oils you can find in the earth.

Essential Oils help you take control of your health naturally.

  
You can use essential oils internally (drink it), topically (on the skin) and aromatically (inhale it or you can use a diffuser)

   

Essential Oils don’t replace traditional medication, however they provide a natural alternative to commonly used medicine. 

Doterra helps you build on a foundation of good nutrition and supplementation, but you still need to exercise daily, get adequate sleep and eat right while using essential oils freely. 


Other examples of single oils are Basil, Coriander, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Sandlewood.

  Oil Blends are Aroma touch, Citrus Bliss, Easy Air, Ice Blue, DigestZen and Smart & Sassy. 

  
There is also skincare (face wash, lotion and cleanser), spa (hand and body lotion and lip balm) and salon essentials Hair Care! And you can also buy supplements/tablets online. 

  
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/skinCare 
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/supplements 

The lady that gave the presentation was so knowledgable in the area, and helped me choose the right oils for me. 

So, I will be buying those four oils when I can, so I can have a healthy mind and spirit. I feel like I need these to get through life! There is just something therapeutic about smelling them. 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Lifestyle, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Some tips on Staying positive at work


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1. Keep learning

Just because you are not at high school anymore, doesn’t mean that you have to stop learning. Learning is the key role to fill your position and On-the-job education is the best way to build up your resume. You need to “learn on the job” to get as much experience out of it, and focus on educating yourself in the long run. For example, even though I am not working I have been borrowing books at the library about London to keep me occupied. I am studying something out of passion.

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2. Teach others what you know – I don’t know about most people, but I get joy from helping others with things that I know. For example, I worked in administration, and would know how to do things an accountant or lawyer might not even know!! Even if someone is higher up in a company, there are little things they might not even know!!!! I am currently volunteering at the local christian bookshop, and an elderly lady that worked there did not even know how to use a magnet book mark!!!

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Doing things like this would keep me happy in a company for sure!!! When you know something, it keeps you happy.

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I decided to share this as it was a discussion post that I put up on my Library Studies course. I figured it could help those trying to work in an environment of positivity at work… and it is nice to share my thoughts on something that people want to know as well.

The main thing is to keep happy! Even if it is hard, try and have an attitude that people strive for! Being happy is a successful thing in itself, and is the most important thing in life!

Well, I hope those two points have helped someone at least. I just wanted to share what my thoughts were on the subject.

Now, back to “Writing a job application” process on my ‘Guide to responding to selection criteria’! I am very excited to be doing this course……… It has been keeping me on my toes and busier than ever, thank goodness! I missed having a busy life! haha!

xx

Exquisite Emmalisa

Beauty, Lady, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Inspirational Blog Book Idea


    What do I LOVE to do? What are my passions?

What leads me to fulfilment?

These are questions I ALWAYS ask myself. I have always been the type to think about things that leave me feeling satisfied in life, and have a sense of achievement or excellency.

I want to create a life filled with LOTS of passion!!! Where I can talk to people about what I love to do! 

I have many first loves! Coffee, shopping & reading – which are probably the main three things of my life! And now! Writing! I had my first EVER article published in the local community paper, The Pheonix last Friday and bought it just today to see what it was like! 

   
I lived in Melbourne, Australia for 18 years of my life, so I have created my own sense of style, personality, and I loved my life when I was living there. Living in the suburb of Footscray, it was filled with diversity and I loved eating Chinese food mostly! 

Moving to Merriden in 2013 changed me. I had a massive culture shock and I honestly didn’t get used to it till now! TWO years later!!! 

I told a friend today that Merriden has changed me….. She responded with “HOW did it change you?” And I replied with this. 

“Very good question! Because big city girls CAN be quite superficial/fake…. Not all…. And I’m not saying I was like that, I just don’t find having the latest Burberry coat to the latest Gucci bag is as important as having family and friends around you!”

What do you think of this statement I made? Is my theory too harsh? If you’re a city girl, is there something in your heart that needs to change? Appreciate life a bit more? 

Maybe have a think about your soul…… 

I am loving a book I bought in Melbourne….. “Too beautiful” Beauty Tips for the Soul ❤️❤️❤️

    
It has so much TRUTH in it! And has beautiful quotes that make you reflect on life and what your soul needs to live a life of beauty. 

A beautiful soul is better than a beautiful face!

It has beautiful quotes such as this! 

   

Wisdom is better than pearls or gold. It is a quality that a lady needs to get through her day. Understanding is precious as well. Understanding people and what they go through in life is an amazing quality to have. 

Is wisdom something you want? 

Understanding?

I wanted these words to be a book as I hand wrote them, but I am thinking maybe one day I can create a “Blog Book”! Filled with quotes, writings, images and such in a book similar to “Love, Style, Life as I mentioned in Best Book Investment …. ❤️

I feel like, if I move back to Melbourne I will be HIT with inspiration because it is so full of fashion, great people, amazing art and culture and I can go to the L’Oreal Fashion Week which I totally miss! 

Melbourne IS Fashion. Collins street was my home….. And I worked on Queen Street when I was 18 in my first job as a Claims Assistant at Gallagher Bassett Services, after a year it didn’t work out, but I remember with my first pay I bought a CUE outfit! And I still have it to this day! Cue was my favourite brand for a VERY long time! I shopped there on Collins street everyday when I was 18-20 years of age! 

Being in Merriden it changed me because there is literally, only Target!!! It took me ages to adapt to just 1 to 3 shops! 

I shall leave you with another quote from the book, and have a think about what you can do to create a “beautiful soul”…..

Do you want to organise charity work? For example, I am currently looking at maybe hosting a morning tea with Cancer Council here in Merriden! 

Is there something you can involve yourself in to help out with your community? 

  
Kindness is also another beautiful quality to have a pleasing heart. 

Think about what you can do this week, where you can use wisdom or kindness! 

What can you do to free your soul?

                             ❤️ 

              Exquisite Emmalisa