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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

You stole the breath that I was taking

A simple lunch I made myself today before heading out. 

Hi everyone! I hope everyone's Christmas was very merry and food-filled. Today I went to town to try and bag myself some decent bargains but the everyone in Sydney seemed to have the same idea! There was a half-kilometre queue outside Topshop along! Since I'm not one for waiting outside a shop for an hour and a half, I plan to to go back there on Sunday so watch this space.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

My favourite tree ornament this year.

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone had a jolly and festive day, surrounded by family and friends. I'm currently munching on some scrummy lindt chocolates; they seem to be the choice festive chocolate this year, we've received no less that five boxes! Good thing they're tasty and come in three chocolatey levels- dark, milk and white.

ANYWAY! I've rambling from a sugar high, but I hope everyone has had a great day and continues to have a great evening. I'm off to watch some cheesy Christmas movies.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! :-)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Hey I put some new shoes on

How beautiful are my new babies? I spotted them at Wanted Shoes a few days ago, since I've been for a pair in this style forever. On sale too! It was meant to be <3

These will be perfect for Christmas and the holidays since they go with almost everything. I'm not going to lie, they are not the most comfortable footwear around, but for their height; which is a bonus since I am little and these bring me eye-level with other less vertically challenged people, they aren't that bad.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Somewhere over the rainbow

The other day, my mum surprised me with this gorgeous pack of felt-tip pens from Kikki.K. Since I need encouragement (in the form of pretty stationery) to motivate me to write neat notes this is a perfect present for me. I've already put them to good use writing Christmas cards. Thanks Mum, you know me too well. :)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

'Tis the season to be jolly

With Christmas well on it's way, I'm really starting to feel the festive spirit, especially since all the big shopping centres, and individual store windows are bringing out their Christmas decorations.

True red and very dark navy blue are my favourite nail colours for the silly season since these two colours go with just about everything. Working on how to wear them together

Baking Christmas cookies always fills the house with that lovely, spicy, baking smell and they are wonderful to nibble on with a cup of tea. Planning on making another batch soon, since these got eaten very, very quickly.

Counting down the days till Christmas with my chocolate advent calendar (child at heart!). :)

Bought this mint and gold bangle the other day with a friend, she got a matching lilac one. So this is officially a 'friendship bangle'. <3

Hope everyone's holiday preparations are going well, whatever holiday you celebrate.

Friday, 7 December 2012


1. Porridge with kiwi fruit and honey makes a very good breakfast

2. Update on the minty shower gel- its smells exactly like a candy cane!

3. First ice-cream of summer! Macadamia was very yummy, watermelon not so much

4. Festive drinks in Australia, with Santa in his festive swimming trunks

5. Met up with this lovely lady (Hi Beatrice!)

Follow me if you would like @joyce_to_the_world

: )

Monday, 3 December 2012

Original Source Mint

Sorry for my lack of posting lately! I've just moved and it took about a week for the internet company to transfer the wifi.

But enough about that; so I was wandering around the shopping aisles in Coles the other day (the 'beauty, skincare, and hygiene section) and on the ORIGINAL SOURCE shower gel shelf, there was one of those big yellow in-your-face SPECIAL signs. So then what else was there to do but start sniffing them? They actually smell really good by the way. Well at least the Shea Butter and Mint ones smell good. I'm not a real fan of lavender in general so that one didn't appeal to me.

But since I've just gone through a bottle of the Palmolive Shea Butter shower gel, and the Original Source one smells exactly the same, I decided on the Mint and Tea Tree flavour(?). I thought since Summer's here and everything mint would be a very refreshing smell to smell of. : )

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pillar box red

If you follow me on twitter (@whatjoycedid) you would know that I found this fabulous, classic Butter London nail polish for just two freaking dollars. I'm quite damn chuffed with myself since it was originally FOURTEEN* dollars. BARGAIN! Unfortunately, I don't have some link where super cheap nail polish is sold since I stumbled upon this amazing find purely by chance. I was popping into a convenience store (either for chips or ice-cream I can't remember) and there was a metal basket thing near the counter full of Ulta3 polishes priced at $2 each; but lying on top, like a diamond in the rough was this beautiful baby- MY new beautiful baby.

Ok it was quite that dramatic and but I may or may not have jumped up and down with glee, before asked the  shopkeeper- "IS THIS TWO DOLLARS. ARE YOU SURE. COULD YOU SCAN IT FOR ME." and lo' and behold it was. HALLELUJAH.

Now forget what you just read, I'm still slightly delirious happiness.

*there are going to be a lot of CAPITAL LETTERS which means I'M SPEAKING (or typing) LOUDLY TO EMPHASIZE SOMETHING.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

The change in my pockets just wasn't enough

 (jumper H&M, loafers forever21)

This jumper from H&M is literally the most comfortable and fluffiest piece of clothing I own, up to the point that when I'm wearing it I constantly have the urge to hug myself (sad I know). But you really need to see (and feel!) it in real life to understand of fluffiness.

It's still sort of 'Summer but not quite' weather so a light, mint jumper seems to be the perfect choice and I love how looks with pastel pink and gold.

After wondering around Bing Lee for a looooong time looking for a new TV since ours broke many months ago and we've been not bothered to buy a new one since now (still not purchased FYI), we went for food (YAYYY), more precisely Fogo Brazilia's amazing burgers. They also have the very best onion rings I've ever tasted.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Give me a minute while my heart stops breaking

With summer, comes unfortunately, mosquitoes. Sometime in the middle of the night last night, I heard the familiar  irritating buzz of a mosquito and my first thought was "Just take a bite and go away so I can sleep." Turns out, it did, several big fat bites on my face. So no close ups of my face today, for obvious reasons.

Moving to nicer, prettier topics, I spotted this necklace in my jewellery box the other day and wondered why I don't wear it nearly as much as I should, so I'm wearing it today. I love the vintage feel and the little pearl embellishments; it was a birthday present from a friend and I think she bought it from Love Couture..

Going to stay home for the rest of the week-end until the big itchy red lumps on my face begin to fade away. Wasn't that an attractive mental picture.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

You and I buy star maps and drive around los angeles

Went to Crinitis for the first time today, for our end-of-season netball dinner and oh my goodness, their food is just unbelievable, even though you're full, you just want to keep eating, that's how good everything was. We ordered one of their famous metre long pizzas and it was freaking GINORMOUS, even after stuffing ourselves to the rim, there were still three slices left. But the very best thing on their menu has to be their wedges. Crunchy on the outside with a light fluffy middle, dipped in sour cream and sweet and chili sauce. *drools*

After wondering around the harbour for a bit, we stopped at Starbucks, and I tried my first salted caranel frappacino, it was very good, but I think they over-salted my whipped cream slightly. Or maybe I was just still overly full and probably didn't enjoy it properly, so I might give it another go some other time. :/

A very simple outfit today- I wore my striped jumper, which is perfect for the awkward winter-to-spring-to-summer transitioning weather that Sydney's going through at the moment; with it being sunny one moment and cloudy and windy the next.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Clock of the heart

After book-marking the page on the official Michael Kors website for ages and clicking on it every other day or so, I finally ordered it and HERE IT IS! In all it's beautiful golden ticking glory.

I'm planning on wearing it everyday in the immediate and far future. Shopping malls and shops are starting to deck themselves out in Christmas decorations, everything look so sparkly and festive. I'm in such a good mood, partly because Downtown Abbey Season 3 is out (YAYYYY) and I'm going to get started on it tonight. Wonder what scandal is going to break out next? ; )

Have a happy week-end!