my new mood board & update

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hello again! long time no chit-chat aye!

I’m gonna start with a little update on the things I’ve been loving as of late! I have been so busy with school like everyone else in my age group so I can’t wait for them holidays!

R E A D I N G

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I’m on the sixth one which says that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you live in Ozzie or Kiwi land you will have a pretty good idea of the books I’m talking about!

L I S T E N I N G

I am loving the Rookie Podcast right now, it’s so good and so damn inspiring. Song wise I’m digging; the guardians of the galaxy soundtracks, Heard ‘Em say by Mr. Kanye West, Finesse (Hey Baby) by Flamingosis, Cool by Zac Villere, The Cool Kids by BVGER and Nana by Polo & pan. My Spotify is frankie..b so Y’all can see what I’m listening to!

 W A T C H I N G

Buzzfeed Unsolved… I’ve watched every single episode of all three series and of course the post-mortems.  I am very interested in crime and supernatural stories and if you are too give it a watch, it’s on YouTube!

 

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This monstrosity of an Inspiration wall was what I spent a good 75% of my weekend making. I went through about 20 BuzzFeed Unsolved episodes while cutting all these out. This is above my desk and is jammed packed with my favorite images from Tumblr and Pinterest.

I am really into plants, shadows, pinks, yellows, and organic looking things. I like to incorporate quotes, images, and illustrations. If I could insert Publisher files I totally would so you could pick the ones that you love and stick them all over your walls. I’ll work on it!

 

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thanks so much for reading

xx frankie.b

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I Love Good Design.

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and the lovely folk at lunch lady magazine do it oh so well!

I thought I would share some of my favorite pages from issue 5 & 6 with you. But I totally recommend you grab one for yourselves! They are filled with recipes, tips and tricks and articles that are very nice to read! and to look at.

If you want to see more of the design things I’m loving follow my Pinterest here

xxx frankie

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an article by the beauty and love guru, Zoe Foster Blake.

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cute little sauce bottles by Beci Orpin.

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the peach and nectarine popsicles are the bomb.

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F R A N K I E B R A D F O R D

magazines that i love

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Hello! The weather is hot, staying outside for too long makes you sweaty, and the water is the nicest place to be. but because I cannot be in the water every day and every minute I have been inside reading a lot. The ladies at my local library are my new best friends, no joke.

here are the magazines that I love at the moment. I think you should read them and love them too!

teen vogue

I have recently got my hands and eyes on teen vogue! I have been issuing past issues at the library as I haven’t found any places in Auckland that sell them. I love all the fashion shoots and beauty ideas as they are always a bit kooky and original which makes them quite refreshing to idolize over. The articles are always pretty good. I love reading stories about inspiring young people as it totally motivates me!

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This small, free magazine comes out every Thursday in Auckland. It’s filled with events and ideas on what to do around Auckland. There are fashion segments and interviews and I really do look forward to Thursdays for an issue to pop into our letter box!

Yen

The very last issue of Yen has recently come out and I thought I would share my love for it. I only own two issues but have read numerous amounts of others at cafes and libraries. I loved the food, the photos, the people, the homes, the fashion, the crafts, the vibe, the everything!  I will miss you, Yen.

Lunch Lady

Oh my goodness, although I think this is targeted at parents with children, this is my new favorite magazine. Filled with recipes that not only look and taste bloody good but are presented in a graphic designers paradise. It’s glorious. The colors, the fonts, the shapes, the photos, all too damn good. Go get yourself a copy chickas!

I will love you and leave you so you can cuddle up and read or run to the store to buy yourself a lunch lady issue because you need too!

xxx frankie

 

my top 5

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hello! I’m back!

In the weekend mum and I did a little bit of shopping and in St Kevin’s Arcade we found the absolutely cutest cafe called bestie. The walls were pink and olive green and the coffee machine was yellow! There were plants everywhere and It’s my new favorite!

Back to the point; I have been using these 5 products religiously and love them all! I thought it was about time I do an updated beauty favorites!

01. Mecca Cosmetica nail polish

Over this summer my toes have been this lovely shade of metallicy blue. I almost never paint my fingernails so my toes get all the painted love! This polish is a foolproof basic color and easy to apply and stays good for ages!

02. Clear Start Hydration Lotion

this is my all time favorite moisturizer! it’s is very liquidy which I love as your skin really soaks it up as well as making you skin glow! It’s light and gentle with a really nice fresh scent! All round it’s fabulous!

03. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I use this all the time, on my lips to make them nice and glossy, on my eyelids for again a nice glossy look and on spots as I was told by a beautician, it’s good for healing/ getting rid of them! This will be a product I will use long time!

04. Clear Start All Over Toner

This is the first toner I have had as a spray and I love it! It’s so handy when you are feeling a little oily or if it’s a hot day. Once this runs out I think I will try one of the Lush ones because they are so easy and quick to use.

05. Mecca Cosmetica Lip De Lucious Lip Tint, in rose

I love the little bit of color this gives to my lips. It’s also very handy with the added SPF 25, great for the hot summer weather!It also looks really nice with a layer of 8 Hour Cream over the top.

F xx

 

 

aesop

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Hello lovelies!

I popped into the brand spanking new Aesop in newmarket and oh me oh my it’s gorgeous! The shop’s fittings are inspired by the “kiwi way of life”. The sinks look like water troughs with industrial taps and pipes and the shelves are inspired by metal baking trays. You definitely need to pop in to take a look for yourself!

To go along with the gorgeous interiors are all their gorgeous products! I love how they are all plant based and heavenly scented. There are testers all over the shop to try while you browse which is really nice. The lovely lady in store talked to me about my skin and what she recommended! She sent my mum and me home with a brown paper bag filled with testers!

01.  Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser

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I love citrus scents so not only is this cleanser gently foaming, cleansing and leaves you skin feeling fresh, it does so while smelling amazing! It is gentle and fresh and for my sensitive and slightly oily skin it is perfect and is definitely a product I want to purchase.

02. Aesop B & Tea Balancing toner

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Most toners sting my skin but this one is so gentle but still removes the oil gross stuff from my skin. It’s really nice to use after the cleanser and the green tea smell goes really nicely with the mandarin scent of the cleanser. If you are looking for a new toner this one is worth a try.

03. Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion

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the lady recommended this as she said it’s great as a moisturizer and a skin protector. it’s kind of like a leave on mask because it is a post-shave lotion it’s very gentle on your skin but still protects and moisturizes it. It has the normal texture and consistency of a regular moisturizer too!

04. Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream

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Out of the two moisturisers, this was my favorite, mainly because of the scent though. I absolutely adored how this felt on my cleansed and toned face and citrus scents like I said before totally float my boat. I would very much like to buy this beauty as I think it was my fav!

Hopefully my tips and recommendations were jolly good and if so go buy yourself some Aesop products lovelies!

xxx frankie

the eco store .

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hello my loves!

today I am going to share the organic goodness that is the eco store with you! my house is scattered with these products and I thought I would share my absolute favorites with you!

my family and I all have quite sensitive skin so eco stores plant-based products with no nasty chemicals is what makes them a favorite in our house! they are not only kind to your skin but to the planet too! and there not tested on animals so *cheer*!

the thing I love most about eco-friendly products is their scents! manuka honey, coconut and lemongrass to name a few! the scents smell real and inviting and I just love them!

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product no.1 / /  lemongrass soap

this citrusy scented soap is very moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling cleansed and nourished! I love this one as it leaves the scent on your body for hours so you always smell fresh and clean! the packaging on the soaps is very cute it has this little design that’s drawn in black crayon! this actually appears on most of their products which I love!

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product no.2 / / volumising shampoo

I have very fine hair so this gives my hair a shiny glow and makes my hair look really healthy! it’s has a floral scent which is very subtle and quite herby! for best use, I recommend using the shampoo and conditioner!

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product no.3 / / coconut & vanilla body wash

I love the salty, beachy smell of this moisturizing wash! it makes me feel like I am in Hawaii or something! while cleansing the skin it protects it’s natural oils and makes it very soft!  this is the first time I have had used this and I am definitely going to rebuy it once I use it all!

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product no.4 / / manuka honey & kelp soap

oh I was so excited when I opened the box! it’s green! the seaweed pieces cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin! it smells earthy and salty and I just can’t get enough of it!

You can visit the eco store here

Follow them on Instagram here

 

until next time! xxx frankie!

 

stocking stuffers!

hello lovelies!

Christmas is fast approaching! which is amazing, but if you don’t have all ya shopping organized, pretty stressful!

i always find that small pressie, stocking stuffers, and secret Santa pressies are the hardest to buy! I’m not quite sure why but i always feel that they still have to be special!

i thought i would help you lovely folk out and share some of my ideas with you!

much love, frankie.b!

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01. a candle, i NEVER buy candles and pretty smelling goodies fo myself but i am always very happy to receive them! i think a lovely candle is a super idea for a little addition to your buddies Chrissy haul! i LOVE this George and Edi one  in the scent vanilla and anise! *swoon* p.s make sure you know what kinda smells they are into!

02. fruity tea! oh me goodness T2 have some super cute gift boxes filled with yummy fruit tea! i spoilt myself and got the peachy one! i think these make excellent little gifts! also, there are so many cute tea brands around now! red seal is another fav and it’s also pretty cheap!

03.  coin purse, i got given this cute one from rubi shoes and i love it! (thx bella) it’s tropical and lovely and perfect for change for summer ice creams! i love receiving wallets and bags and i am sure someone special in your life does too!

04. ama balm is perfect for your adventurous friend! my favs are the salty balm and the biting bug balm! both prefect for protecting your skin in the summer!

05. ORE design soy wax melts, like i said with the candles, ya cannot pass on pretty smelling things for Christmas! these smell like literal heaven if heaven was made out of blackberries and vanilla!

06. nail polish! love this mecca cosmetica one from their holiday range! would make a super sweet little gift and i think its deep blue is a color is lovely!

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thanks for reading! xx

my christmas wish list!

hello lovelies!

welcome to blogmas day 2! yay!

i am so excited for christmas! we put up our christmas tree last night so now or house feels all christmasy! i have been constantly listening to christmas songs! my favorite is feliz navidad at the moment!

hope you are enjoying advent and happy friday!

F x

christmas-gift-list

gorman socks // i love printed socks and i want to add a gorman pair to my collection!

bloom by estee lalonde // absolutely adore estee so her book is a must have for me!

palm peach clutch // eeekkk! peachy palmyness gorgeousness!

tigerlily bikini // i really need a new kini top and i have major heart eyes on this one!

black washi tape //  i think black washi tape looks better when your hanging prints!

2017 seed heritage dairy // this is super lovely and it’s also blush pink and gold so i love it!