Thursday, May 31

Handbag Love

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all well and getting excited for the first official day of winter tomorrow, June 1st! I know I am, it's my favourite month of the year :) Any excuse for wearing more accessories makes me a happy lady. 

I had been meaning to write this blog post many weeks ago, but as it turns out I'm now certain my feelings for my new handbag are true love and not just love at first sight. After about 2 months of practical use of this handbag I have found it to be one of my 'go to' in all honesty I do switch up my bag to go with different looks/occasions. Hahaha I'm such a girl, I know!

Anyway, before this post gets too text-rich I will tell you where I found my bag, then onto the photos! I found this handbag on a solo shopping expedition when I wasn't actually searching for a bag. That always seems to be the way with me. I always find my most treasured items out of the blue. I was shopping in RUBI Shoes (which also has accessories etc). There was only one black, and 3 caramel coloured bags left in stock. I was leaning towards the caramel (as I don't own a bag in that colour) but I am so glad I chose classic black. I adore the gold padlock detail as it differs from my other black handbag which has silver chain accents. To make it better the handbag was $19.95 - down from $49.95 = DEAL! So here it is.......

The style of my handbag reminds me so much of the Birkin Bag with black leather and gold hardware by Parisian designer Hermes. Although, in comparison puchasing this little baby would set you back a $5,300 +


I hope this post hasn't been too much of a bore. I just wanted to share my handbag love with you. Do you have a favourite handbag that you adore, or one you are lusting after? 

Would love to hear your thoughts as always :)


Monday, May 28

Come with me - Instagram #5 (Late Edition)

Hi everyone,

Here's a little pictorial update of what's been happening in my travels lately. Some of these pictures are from around Easter time - so apologies for this 'Late Edition' of my usual  'Come with me - Instragram' posts.

1. Are you crazy for CHOCOLATE like me? My favourite choc cook book : P
2. Swiss Mushroom Pasta
3. I love mushrooms!
4. Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. I won this through a competition run through Instragram! Love!
5. Roast Chicken with Thyme Vegetables
6. Marilyn and perfume :)
7. Red lips - MAC Ruby Woo
8. Out to lunch - Chicken Salad
9. Omelet making - I love how the eggs I buy each have little messsages on them. Brightens my day :)
10. Caramel coffee for two
11. White Choc & Peppermint Aero Muffins
12. Gold Ombre Nails
13. Crocheted pillow love
14. Grilled zuchinni with spiced chicken and homemade tomato relish
15. Giving my budgie Angas a wash
16. Chocolate icecream with raspberry sauce and pistachios
17. Easter breakfast with the family - classic fry up deliciousness
18. View from bed - could stay in bed forever.....
19. Morning coffee in my favourite fluffy robe
20. Angas playing with my mum. Sometime I think she misses him more than me ;)
21. A crazy 'Aussie inspired' floating house contraption - including a pet chicken named Chook!
22. My beautiful friend handmade some Easter Chocolates for me- look what she sneakily hid in the bottom of the chocolates. I could not stop laughing!
23. Easter chocolates taste the best - don't you think?
24. A bit of nail art on a lazy afternoon. Multi-coloured Neon Leopard-Print Nails. I love this Rimmel nail polish in Lemon Drop. It's the perfect pastel shade of yellow.

If you're on Instragram why not add me :) I always follow back! Find me under @profound_feline

Hope you are all well and making a positive start to your week!


Wednesday, May 16

Review - Chanel Peridot Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased my first Chanel nail polish!!!!!!

 That's right I caved and now I have a new star in my nail polish collection :) I found this polish on sale and was lucky enough to get it for half price, $15. Less than the cost of an OPI nail polish here in Australia, so how could I resist, right?

To redeem myself from this self-indulgent deed, I also purchased one for my mum for Mothers Day! The peridot stone is actually my birthstone as my birthday falls in I took this as a sign.

The Peridot Le Vernis is from Chanel's Fall 2011 release so it's perfect for us Australian's as we are heading into the autumn/ winter (fall) months. Before my purchase I did a little bit of online investigating as I'm a complete novice when it comes to Chanel nail lacquer. I read that it was one of the most talked about items from Chanel's fall collection, and when I first layed eyes upon it I thought it was absolutely stunning.

Depending on the angle you view it from, it presents as a murky greenish-gold duochrome flanked by edges of indigo and teal to an almost fresh green with an edge of antique gold and indigo. 

 Peridot once applied on my nails has an amazing colour payoff. I only applied one coat initially, and honestly that is all you need. I suggest a good base coat as I forgot to apply this and ended up applying a second coat of Peridot to give the nail a smoother appearance. I'm not aware of a completely dupe-able colour on the market to rival this one due to the subtle duochrome. If you are desperately wanting a similar colour China Glaze 'Peace on Earth' is a deeper green version, and China Glaze 'Zombie Nest' / Orly 'It's Not Rocket Science' offer a more murky green quality mixed with gold and duochrome. 

I got around a week’s worth of wear with minor tip wear with this polish. It wears well overall, although after 1 week I did slightly chip the nail resulting in the whole nail polish face coming off in one piece. Although, I am putting this down to me not applying a base or top coat in the application process.


Pigmentation: 10/10
Texture:          9/10
Longevity:       9/10
Application:    9/10
Packaging:     10/10

Overall, I feel privileged to have this little darling  in my collection :) If you only splurge on polish when you find unique colors, Peridot might be one that's worth the splurge. It applies well, has excellent colour payoff, adorable packaging, and the overall effect of the duochrome gives a unique look.

Do you own a similiar nail polish? Which colour/brand name is your weakness?



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