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February 9, 2016

Zara Home

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive an online gift voucher from Zara Home to celebrate the launch of their Australian online store.

I’m not going to lie, I definitely had my work cut out for me when faced with what to buy. The online store is massive, and with so many categories to choose from, I made several attempts before making my final decision. What I ended up with is a white geometric design bedspread and a beautiful wooden tray. I am really happy with both, I was intent on buying something both practical yet stylish and I feel I achieved both of these things.

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Combined with a beautiful sunny morning, pancakes and some fresh flowers, I had myself a very nice start to the day!

 

Check out the site here and happy shopping!

marnie

Dipped Pink

January 7, 2016

Pink Mecca Two Faced Kmart Flowers

While I don’t buy that many things for myself these days, every now and then I like to treat myself to some new things. These things will most often be pink, have an element of pink or match with pink. I like pink.

Pink Mecca Two Faced Kmart Flowers

So I went into Mecca for the first time and I have to say, I totally get what all the fuss is about. The service is good and the product is beautiful, if I had the funds I could see myself spending a lot of money there. My reason however, for entering the store in the first place, was to find a new mascara. The one I ended up with is called ‘Better Than Sex’ by Too Faced. With a name like that, I must admit I didn’t know what to expect. Turns out, it’s a pretty decent mascara but If I could re-name it, I would probably call it ‘Almost As Good As Eyelash Extensions – But Not Quite’.

Pink Mecca Two Faced Kmart Flowers Pink Mecca Two Faced Kmart FlowersMy other purchase was these dipped cups from K-mart, I think paid about $7 for them. I love them, I feel like they look really modern. How amazing is K-mart!? Especially when you’re on a budget.

marnie

The End Begins Just As It Starts

December 31, 2015

The End Begins Just As It Starts

Today is the last day of 2015 and to be completely honest, I’m pretty happy about that. As cliche as it is to want a fresh start on the first day of the year, I’m going to be brave and admit that that is exactly what I want.

This year has been really tough for me in a multitude of ways. Challenging. Disappointing. I think you get the gist. But with failure there is also beauty; the beauty of forming bonds with the amazing girls at my work. The beauty of getting to live with two different amazing housemates. The beauty of learning new skills, such as poaching eggs, unclogging toilets and cooking more than 3 dishes. I’ve survived a flooded house, a flat battery with no car insurance and my very first tears at the workplace. 2016, what’s good!?

But in all seriousness, while I look back at this year and tend to focus on the negatives, I know that all of these experiences are shaping me for better ones. Even though there are areas of my life I so desperately want to repair, I appreciate all the achievements I’ve made this year and I am comfortable with the knowledge that this is just a season I’m in. The next one will be better.

I’d like to thank you all once again for supporting It’s A Dull Life in 2015. I promise you things are going to change next year and I really am planning on sorting my life out.

Starting January 1…

See you in 2016!

marnie

Christmas 2015

December 28, 2015

Christmas Tree 2015

What can I say – just like that, Christmas came and went.

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Christmas Party Hop

November 30, 2015

Christmas Party Outfit

Happy December Eve! So last night I attended my work Christmas party at Glamp Cocktail Bar on Little Collins St with my favourite girls from Forever New. As I have been feeling particularly festive this year, I thought I’d experiment with a printed dress with pops of red, pink and green. It was a gradual love, but I must say I’m really happy with it.

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