Sunday, 9 August 2015

August Favourite Websites

Hey Amazing Reader!
Welcome to August, I just can't believe how quickly this year is going! 
I can barely keep up with the pace of it!

So today I want to tell you about some of my favourite websites at the moment. 
I hope these inspire you as much as they do me. There are some wonderful motivating and informative gems hidden within some of these sites, so have fun trawling through the pages. 

~Travel and Lifestyle Inspiration~
World of Wanderlust is an established travel blog with a mission to inspire, intrigue and inform readers to travel to more places, more often.
Zanita Studio
~Fashion, Style and Lifestyle Inspiration~ is the fresh new voice of model, photographer and blogger Zanita Whittington (and her team of creatives).
Sonia Styling
~Fashion and Styling Inspiration~
Established in October 2013, Sonia Styling is a cocktail of fashion, life, beauty and home served up with a dash of sass, a sprinkling of humour and a generous shot of honesty.
Collective Hub
~Entrepreneurial and Creative Inspiration~
This is the website of The Collective is a monthly 176-page lifestyle magazine that brings together entrepreneurial and creative minds from across the globe. They are a collection of game changers, rule breakers, thought leaders and style makers with a common appetite for challenging the status quo. 
~Blogging and Creative Inspiration~

 Kaleidoscope is a savvy resource for the modern day woman — a one-stop-shop overflowing with real life, been-there-done-that wisdom and curated inspiration.
I hope within these sites you find some interesting gems and are inspired by the beautifully curated content and imagery. Let me know in the comments below you current favourite websites!

Love Katie 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Happiness Letter

Happiness Letter

Beautiful Temptations was created to celebrate the happiness and joy of life!
This month we are launching our Happiness Letter, designed to be a happy and inspiring pick-me-up in your life!
The Happiness Letter was created with the purpose of bringing more joy and inspiration into your life!
The letter is priced at $5, with a $1 postage fee and can be sent anywhere in Australia!
The letter will contain (though not limited to):
-Cover Happiness Letter
-Handwritten Note
-Motivation/Goal Planner Sheet
-Inspirational Quote
-Small Card
-Assorted Small Gifts (Such as stickers, stamps, bookmarks, note cards)

We hope you love the Happiness Letter as much as we do, and it brings some brightness into your life.
We change the contents each month, so come back again and buy next months if you love it!
Order Online Here!
Contact me if you have any questions here

Happy Mothers Day

Beautiful Temptations would like to wish all the Mothers out there a very happy day!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Zk'in Exfoliant and Masque Review

Zk'in Clarifying Exfoliant, and Brightening & Hydrating Masque Review

Zk'in kindly sent me these products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Using these links if you purchase gives me a few dollars to help with running the blog, and it would be greatly appreciated.

Use the Coupon Code at the checkout for a 10% discount: AFFILIATE-4679-H7WAS-QOTM


zk'in certified organic skincare looks after, repairs and beautifies your skin with zero tolerance to anything less than the best. There are no parabens, no sulphates, no petrochemicals and no unnatural ingredients in any zk'in certified organic skincare product, achieving naturally beautiful clinically proven results, free from worry about toxins or synthetic ingredients.


Every zk'in product is COSMOS certified organic, the new global standard for the cosmetic industry, which means every aspect of zk'in, from product formulations to packaging, meets the strict criteria designed by COSMOS to safeguard your own health as well as the health of our planet.


Every zk'in product is dermatologically tested and approved non-irritant by a dermatologist so you can trust zk'in to naturally care for your skin without irritation keeping you honestly beautiful regardless of your type of skin."

Zk'in Certified Organic Clarifying Exfoliator, with Natural Skin Refining Actives
-Clear Pores & Improves Skin Texture, All Skin Types, 100m, $39.95

This exfoliator left my skin feeling smooth and clear after using it. It ha quite a strong citrus/coffee scent, and felt like small coffee grounds. I liked the feeling of larger exfoliating particles on my face, so I really enjoyed this product. Although it is a more expensive product, the fact that it is all organic and I'm not putting chemicals on my face is a huge positive. It was also really effective so I believe its defiantly worth the price tag.

Zk'in Certified Organic Brightening and Hydrating Masque, Clinically Tested Anti-Ageing
-Enhances Complexion & Smooths Skin, Sensitive/Normal/Dry Skin Types, 65ml, $39.95

After using this product for the last few weeks Ive defiantly noticed a difference. My skin is a lot more smooth and supple, and my dry spots are disappearing. Unlike some other masks, this one doesn't ale me breakout, or leave me with oily skin. I wash it off in the shower, and it comes of really easily. It has a lovely smell of dark cocoa, which I found to be quite pleasant. I definitely recommend this product also.

After looking through the Zk'in website, I can see how much care they have taken to ensure their products are organic and free of nasty chemicals. I really look forward to trying more of their range in the future.

Love Katie xoxo

Use the Coupon Code at the checkout for a 10% discount: AFFILIATE-4679-H7WAS-QOTM

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Love That Post #1

Hi All,

So today I'd love to recommend this fantastic blog, specifically this post, '50 Things To Do When You're Bored' by Elise over at The Confetti Room. I've been following this blog for awhile now, and Elise inspired me to start the #YearOfFirsts list on this blog for 2015.

Her latest post '50 Things To Do When You're Bored,' was pretty awesome, and had a huge list (50 to be exact), of great things to do, so you can never complain about being bored.

I particularly like this idea, and when I have some free time its definitely happening (yes I promise photos will accompany it!)

"Have a Home Retreat: Buy some bubble bath, use those bath bombs you got for Christmas or that bubble bath you've been meaning to make, play your most relaxing music and just soak. Later spend time laxing in the sun reading your favourite magazines and then have yourself a delicious scrumptious meal of your choice. Finish off with a decadent desert and a nights sleep in a freshly linen-ed bed. Ahhhh bliss."

So if you're feeling a little bored at the moment, why don't you check out Elise's post over at The Confetti Room. You've got nothing to loose, and who knows, you might just love one of her ideas!

Let me know which idea you pick!

Love Katie xoxo

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Foodie Monday #4

Hi Guys! 

How have you been doing?

It’s the time of the week for my food review. I am so sorry about the delay in posts, but since we now have two weeks of school break, we will keep up to date. Promise! 

So the week before was my 18th birthday, I decided to treat myself a lovely brunch at Top Paddock. I had heard so many amazing things about this place, and all the pictures from instagram were irresistible. 

It was really easy to get there and when we arrived there were hardly any seats left (it was a Friday morning). I have to say the place was decorated beautifully, modern and classic at the same time. The staff were also extremely friendly and helpful!

After looking through the menu, we decided to have a hot cake, a ginger and chocolate cake and a portion of homemade bacon and eggs. The wait was around 15 minutes for all three dishes to come. I was absolutely pleased by the sophisticated decoration of the hotcake, however, I was a bit terrified by the size of it. 

It was bigger and thicker than I thought, but the taste was undeniably amazing, and the cake was moist and even tastier than I expected. The berries and figs balanced the sweetness and the ricotta was perfectly light. 

Even though we had to share it between three people since it was so big, we all agreed that it was one of the yummiest cakes that we’ve ever tried. The ginger and chocolate cake was okay for me, and I found it a bit dry.

The last dish was bacon and eggs, pear jam on bread. The homemade bacon was amazingly delicious. It was definitely the best bacon I have ever had and again, the balance between the sourness and the saltiness was nailed successfully.

Overall I was so happy and satisfied with my yummy birthday brunch. I’m definitely going to come back and try other dishes soon! For me, Top Paddock is a must-try place for all the Melbournians. 

If you have tried the delicious food from Top Paddock then share your opinion with us!  

The address is 658 Church Street, Richmond 3121. I hope you will like this place when you try it!  

Feel free to recommend to us any of your favourite foodie places in Melbourne so we can go check them out!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Shopping Haul #1

So a couple of days ago when I was in town, I decided to treat myself, after having a barrage of medical checkups. I went to Lush, Sportsgirl and The Body Shop.

Some of the items were on sale, so you may not be able to find them at that price anymore, but I'll mention that when I list the price! I've been using most of the products since then and am pretty happy with my purchases!

So naturally I headed into my favourite store, The Body Shop! From here I got the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion ($11.95), Tea Tress Blemish Fade Night Lotion ($19.95), Travel Size Argan Oil Shower Gel ($3.95), Coconut Hand Cream ($6.95) and Peppermint Foot Fizzles ($2.95). The Tea Tree products are working miracles on my skin, and its looking so much better already! 

These items I got on sale from Sportsgirl. They were all heavily discounted at 50% off the sale price so I was happy to pick them up! These beauty products are from their own line, and I've had success with their beauty products in the past. I got the Nail It Moondust Nail Polish ($2.47), Colour It Hair Chalk ($2.47) and Eye Sparkle Glitter ($2.47). I love glitter and the nail polish is great! The hair chalk also has been a pretty cool, and safe addition to my boring blond/brown hair colour!

The last shop on my shopping haul was to Lush, my first time making a purchase. I really wanted to get one of their amazing looking bath bombs, but sadly I don't have a bath. I also discovered they had a makeup range so I'll have to investigate in the future. I got the Ultrabalm ($9.95), Grease Lightning Spot Treatment ($13.95), Yellow Fun ($9.50), Aquatic Toothy Tabs ($2.95) and Breath of God Toothy Tabs ($2.95).  Toothy Tabs ($2.95). The Ultrabalm is working wonders on my dry heels, the spot treatment is saving my face and the yellow fun has been a great replacement for body wash.

The only purchase I was disappointed with were the Toothy Tabs, they were horrible, and I felt pretty sick after using them. The smell and taste was overpowering and after trying one, I'm not going to use or buy them again. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone.

Overall apart from the Toothy Tabs from Lush I'm super happy with my shopping haul!

Have you had a beauty shopping haul lately?

Love Katie xoxo