{The Nest Wears} Capsule Wardrobe and Beauty Essentials (For Any Season)

Brace Yourself

For the most of the world it’s time you put away all the sweaters and dark coats, and get the flowy, colourful clothes from the back of our wardrobe. In Australia, we are bracing ourselves for the winter. For all of us, building capsule wardrobe is crucial. If you feel like you already have too many items in your wardrobe, and you’re thinking about creating a capsule wardrobe with some essential pieces, we’re here to help. We give you a brief list of things you need to have in your wardrobe and in your makeup drawer.

Flower power

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Nature is waking up, so why should you be wearing boring black pieces? Yes, a little black dress is something every girl should have in her wardrobe, but why not add another piece which will be equally elegant, only more colourful? Floral dresses are amazing – you can wear them with strappy sandals and bright red lipstick to get that serious look, or you can wear flats and floppy hats to look like a young girl. What is more, you can even wear them with leggings, ankle boots and a light trench coat if the weather is not that nice and sunny on your side of the planet.

Tops to the rescue

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The most useful items in everyone’s wardrobe are tops because they are so versatile and can be worn with a great number of different pieces. ‘Spring fever’ usually means that you’ll be doing some shopping, but you still don’t want to be a shopaholic who buys without a plan. You can easily find stylish women’s tops online across Australia and you can get the one that you like best: lace, striped, crop top, or off-the-shoulders one at a decent price. When buying tops, keep in mind that trends change often, and you’ll need something you’ll be wearing for more than one season.

Sunscreen forever

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With warm days ahead, you will definitely be spending more time outside than you did before. This means that your skin will be exposed to the sun more, and while vitamin D levels in your system will be higher, your skin may suffer. Applying a layer of SPF before you put on your makeup can help keep your skin looking radiant and youthful, but we often forget to do that and only remember after we have put on foundation. When it comes to autumn/winter season, people usually forget that it is as important to have UV protection as it is in the warmer seasons. This is why you should always have a foundation with an SPF – it saves your time and it does wonders for your skin. By choosing to use this kind of foundation, your imperfections will not be visible and your skin will be protected from harmful UV rays.

Focus on your lips

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Your lips are suffering in winter with all the harsh weather – the cold and wind are not kind to the gentle skin of your lips, and they need some time to recover. During winter, you should always use lip balm, and you should not stop it in spring either. Exfoliate your lips with a mixture of white sugar and coconut or olive oil at the end of the day, and before you leave the house, put on some lip balm. You can try switching your ordinary lip balm for some nice pastel lip gloss. What is more, you can try matching your lip gloss to your nail polish – this season, everyone will be crazy about pastels, so you might give it a try.  

It’s time to brighten up a little bit. Feel free to change the colours of your clothes and swap those grey and navy hues for some pastels, flower prints, and stripes. Whatever season you might be expecting, go for timeless clothes and choose the ones that reflect your personality and boosts your mood.

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Christmas is beauty beyond

beauty-beyondThere are few things I take super seriously in life, the first is my family, the second is maintaining an adequate addiction to reality television and the third is the obligation to keep ones eyebrows on pointe (or on fleek like the young thangs say)!

The girls at beauty beyond are my people, they are friendly and clever and not stuck up beauty snobs that you can sometimes endure in similar fashionable beauty salons. Beauty Beyond simply wants to help make the best version of yourself.

I highly recommend their goddess facials – they are without a doubt the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience ever!

I am super eager to try out the Russian doll eyelash extensions they are now offering, what a brilliant way to make yourself feel more beautiful!

Also, in case you have left your Christmas shopping to the last minute the girls can arrange a gift voucher for your nearest and dearest (or, well, yourself).

If you want to feel more beautiful make sure you talk to the wonderful team at Beauty Beyond

| Phone: 6331 5077 |

| Facebook: @beautybeyondbathurst|

treeline4The beautiful girls at Beauty Beyond are giving one extremely lucky nester the opportunity to get their very own lash extensions done worth $110! I can’t even tell you how jealous I am!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Beauty Beyond on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Ivory Rose is blooming wonderful

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There is a new kid on the block who is leaving a beautiful first impression on everyone she comes into contact with.

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The lovely Maddie from Ivory Rose Botanical in Bathurst is your one stop shop for all things floral. Ivory Rose Botanical offers unique, affordable and quality products with the aim and ambition to push the boundaries.

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Maddie and her team have a fantastic way of enticing the senses through enchanting floral arrangements and creations. What I love is that she seems to follow nature. She follows the art of letting nature be her guide and consequently ends up with floral arrangements unlike anyone else in town.

I ordered my sister some flowers this week and they were PERFECT!

Ivory Rose Botanical also offers fantastic flower crown parties so why not grab a couple of girlfriends and make some pretties.

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone number  02 6331 5656 |
| Email ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |
| Facebook @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| visit 181 George Street, Bathurst

treeline4To brighten up your life the gorgeous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals is donating a beautiful Christmas table arrangement to one very lucky nester. This prize is valued at $80!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory rose botanicals as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Lips by Lei will have you shining this season

Today we have a beautiful product that you are going to LOVE!

The gorgeous Leilani Driscoll is the local distributor for LipSense by SeneGence

LipSence are lip products unlike many others – they are long wearing, smudge proof, kiss proof (SUPER important) and waterproof liquid lipstick.

How brilliant is the idea of not having to sneak into the bathroom 40thousandMillion times a day at work to reapply the lippy! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

Party season is upon us so why not shine a little stronger this year?

Contact Lei to sort out your new lips:

| Phone: 0419 166 099 |

| Facebook: @lipsbylei |

treeline4To make you shine bright this Christmas the gorgeous LipByLei are offering a Starter Collection to one very lucky nester, valued at $74!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of LipsByLei as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Win the gift of pure memories with Jennifer Stocks Photography

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Jennifer Stocks is one of kind; talented, fun and friendly. She is an artist who takes an immense amount of pride in her work and someone who manages to capture your family’s love in a moment in time.

Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As evidence of her wonderful skills and talent she has won numerous awards for her work both at a state level and nationally.

She prides herself on fresh, contemporary images that are honest and often breathtaking. baby

She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

Jen is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West and surrounding areas.

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Our family has had the pleasure of working with Jen on numerous occasions and she captures those pivotal moments between moments – you know the ones that I will want to relive as we all grow.

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One of my favourites sessions I have ever had with my little ones was the Pure Baby Session. The Pure Baby sessions are studio portrait shoots designed specifically for babies aged 5-15 months of age (or pre-walking).

The sessions run for approximately 60-90 minutes and are the perfect way to capture your little one’s gorgeous smiles, expressions, and quirky characteristics. That age is perfect because it’s the time when a baby’s personality really starts to emerge.

Below is my Audrey – tongue out, weird hair, chubs for days. Purely how she was.

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If you want to capture memories, then you need to contact Jennifer Stocks Photography today.

 

treeline4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. She is giving away one Pure Baby Session! How wonderful – imagine being able to capture your little one’s chubby thighs or long eyelashes in a comfortable and supportive environment so you can remember it for always.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s Facebook Page as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Yule be happy to win this year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that can only mean one thing! The Central Nest annual Christmas Prizeapolooza is back!

This year it is SO big we had to start it early to allow us time to fit in ALL the wonderful prizes.

First though, there are some rules, terms and conditions that we need to talk about.

These rules apply to the Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016
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1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Thursday 22 December 2016

2. You must ‘like’ the original competition post on The Central Nest Facebook page

3. You must be a ‘liker’ of The Central Nest Facebook page as well as the Facebook (or Instagram) page of the business giving away the prize (as specified in the competition post).

4. If you ‘tag’ a friend you are given an additional entry to the competition.

5. If you ‘share’ the post you will receive another entry (Please just comment on the original post to let us know you have shared it, and make sure your post is public so we can see it on your page!)

6. We won’t support unsavoury behaviour or language. You will be removed from the competition immediately.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on:

| Email: centralwestnest@outlook.com |

| Phone: 0409 318 687 |

Good luck beautiful Nesters!

 

{Locally Found} Lip Lab Lovin’

Without a doubt the best thing about living in the country is the fresh air, the worse thing is the fact that we don’t always get to experience exciting, new innovations like those that live in the big smoke.

Thank goodness the team at Macquarie Medi Spa has now answered our prayers and bought out west The Lip Lab. makeup

The Lip Lab is an exciting innovation that lets you customise your very own lipstick. That’s right, you choose the exact personalised colour that you like.

You meet with one of your colour consultants (I was lucky enough to meet the gorgeous Andrea) and she helps you choose your colour, mix the necessary ingredients and voilà you have your very own lippy.

I love the fact that you even get to name it yourself, let me introduce you to Sloane – my very own lipstick. sloane

Now, take my word for it when I say this lippy lasts! I applied it at 9am and it was still going great guns after lunch and onto dinner. I hate lipsticks that need to be applied every 20 minutes and these do not need to be! WINNING!

Plus, I can ring Macquarie Medi Spa and ask them to whip me up another ‘Sloane’ at anytime, which is entirely fantastic considering I can never remember the type of lippy I like!

The great idea behind the launch of The Lip Lab in Orange is that it is a great solution for girly catch ups, bridal showers or hen’s nights. I really recommend grabbing a group of gal pals and contacting Karla and the team on 02 6324 5552 today group

CONTACT | The Lip Lab – Macquarie Medi Spa | 102 Byng Street, Orange | 02 6324 5552 |

p.s If you pop over to our Facebook page you can see a video of me making ‘Sloane’. Enjoy x