31 December, 2012

Happy New Year


Tonight I am going to a beach party.
It will be a pretty casual affair thongs (flip flops) and shorts.
All the locals go with their kids and it's quite a fun night
- if the weather holds up!
I'm looking forward to sausages cooked up on a the beach barbeque
wrapped up in a slice of white bread with 
 a glass of champagne in the other hand,
... a typical Aussie way to ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year everyone

wherever you are in the world
whatever you end up doing!

Melissah xox

{Images via 1-4, 5a, 5b, 6,  all edited by Coastal Style}

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30 December, 2012

Summer Neon Brights

ACID brights are making an eye catching, head turning appearance this summer. Bright fluoro colours provide the perfect highlight colour for your summer wardrobe. Inspired by the glow sticks and Wham t-shirts of the eighties, this season's neon colour palette has a fresh, new modern twist.

Floro brights

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3-4

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29 December, 2012

Summer Shimmer

with these expert tips on how to pull off shimmering highlighter... 

(Seriously, you'll be amazed at the difference these tips will make!!!!)

Let skin glow. For a subtle sheen, mix a pea-size drop of highlighter with foundation in your palm before applying. The right shade leaves only a glow on the skin—as opposed to depositing colour. Usually, this means silvery pink for fair skin, golden tints for olive skin, and bronze highlighter for dark skin.

Define your cheekbones. Apply a shimmery powder with a big, fluffy brush to just the highest point of your cheekbones, and blend. Remember to apply it after blush, so your cheeks aren't lighter than the rest of your face.

Strike a balance. If your makeup plan involves strong, smoky eyes, highlighter can add a radiance to your skin that will keep you from looking too goth. Try dusting a shimmering nude powder on the cheekbones, chin, and above the bow of the mouth for a look that's “an extreme version of natural.”

Brighten your eyes. For wide-open eyes, use a thin brush to dab a light, a shimmery shadow into the inner corners of your eyes. Then, keeping the brush as close to the lower lash line as possible, drag it outward to create a very thin line.

Pucker up. Highlighter can even give lipstick a boost. I Choose a highlighter close to your skin tone, with just a hint of shimmer. Apply a dot on your lips, spread it with your finger, and then swipe on a layer of your lipstick. Use a lip brush to add more of either product for your desired shade.

Don't forget the rest. A touch of shimmer isn't just for your face: you can also massage a dot of pearlized cream into the shoulders and collarbones - focus on the tops of the bones so it looks like the light is catching them. For a finishing touch, slather your legs with tinted moisturiser and runs highlighter down the shin bones.

Melissah xox

{Pic: Bella Mumma / Source: Allure}

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28 December, 2012

Memories of Noosa

Noosa Main Beach - Noosa Heads

Locals and tourists flock to the beach

The Noosa restaurants lived up to their reputation

A packed beach on Christmas Day

Beachside Dining

Our table at Berardo's

Another favourite restaurant - Sails

Freshly caught seafood

My fave restaurant - Berardos on the Beach

Spaghetti Marinara

A very cool car!

Busy Hastings Street - great shopping!

A healthy breakfast

The pool and swim-up bar at the Sheraton

Beautiful beaches

Snow cones to cool you down!

A local sand sculptor creates a magical 'sandcastle' daily

Lit up at night

This year we decided to mix things up a bit and do something totally out of the ordinary for Christmas. So we booked in at the Sheraton in Noosa for 5 days over Christmas. It was warm and balmy and buzzing with people. Noosa has a great vibe with stylish restaurants, stunning beaches, chic holiday makers, designer shops and pristine National parks. The 5 days were spent unwinding and relaxing after a busy and exciting year. Then there were seafood buffets, shopping on Hastings street, beachside dining, cocktails by the pool and lots of walks to make up for the desserts and daily gelatis! Noosa has now officially become one of my favourite Aussie destinations.

I hope everyone at a wonderful Christmas!

Melissah xox

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27 December, 2012

Walking on Susnhine



With everyone on holidays ~
dive into summer and all it has to offer :
There's long summer days,
icy treats to keep you cool
vibrant colours and fun, summer fashion
relaxed beach days
outdoor entertaining and delicious seafood.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6, 7

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25 December, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas

with loved ones, friends and family
~ enjoying all the merriment that Christmas has to offer!

Hope you all have truly beautiful day!

Melissah xox

{Image via Sally Lee By The Sea edited by Coastal Style}  

24 December, 2012

Happy Holidays

With only one more sleep before Christmas ~

I wanted to wish all of my blogging friends in sunny Australia
a very 

Merry Christmas

For those off on holidays - enjoy, relax and stay safe.


For blogging friends from afar ...

Happy Holiday

I envy your snowy, wintery Christmas festivities
Enjoy your day with cosy fires, falling snowflakes and snow covered landscapes.

Melissah xox

{Images via Country Road, edited by Coastal Style}

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23 December, 2012

A Modern Beachy Xmas

I am feeling very inspired
by this fresh, modern take on Christmas.
I love the simplicity of the white, aqua and silver.
I think they all look very 'chic and stylish'  

Melissah xox

Images via 1-2, 34, 5, 6

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22 December, 2012

A Xmas Cocktail Party

I'm taking my cue from this stylish aqua and white cocktail party for my Christmas drinks. It's just a casual get together with the neighbours to wish everyone a 'Merry Christmas' and to catch up on everyone's holiday plans. I tell everyone's it's very low key but I can't help myself and generally end up spending the day in the kitchen whipping up some tasty canapes and making up a batch of cocktails or Christmas punch - just to get the party started! I've decided on the aqua and white theme because that matches in with the Christmas tree. This year I think we'll hang fairy lights all through the trees so if it's a warm enough we can start out with drinks on the deck. I may even send out a flashy invitation, like the one above, to get everyone in the mood!  

Melissah xox

Images via 1-6 Ruby Ju, 7-8

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