Summer in Red

Princess Polly Dress, Supre Berret, Famous Footwear Shoes, Sportsgirl Bag

Long time, no post! Today I am wearing this pretty little red dress from Princess Polly and I don't think there's ever been a dress that is more me. I love the frills, the off the shoulder details and the colour - I've always been a sucker for red dresses! I can see myself wearing this dress all summer long.

Besides enjoying my freedom from uni by laying around on the Gold Coast beaches these past two weeks, I have not been up to much at all! I finally feel in holiday mode and I get to graduate this week finally, which is so exciting! I am still in shock that I have made it to this day but can't wait to start work and lead a much more balanced life of only working 40 hour weeks (instead of 60 hour weeks with assignments on top as I have been doing the past year!) Next week I am then heading off to Bali for a much needed holiday and I'm hoping I'll be able to get a post up on this blog to document my time there.

Hopefully, actually having free weekends again next year will mean I have much more time to focus on this blog which I am really looking forward to. Expressing myself creatively has always been important to me and I know my mental and emotional health suffers when I deprive myself of time to be creative. So next year focusing on this blog and developing myself creatively is going to be a big focus of mine. There are quite a few things I've been wanting to try and experiment with on my blog and I have a feeling next year is going to be my most creative and productive year yet. So keep your eye on this space, I'm hoping to make some big changes and a whole lot of progress here in the new year.

Kelly Anne xx 

Summer Brights & Crisp Whites

Guess what guys, I have finally finished my degree! Yes, those six torturous years of university have finally come to an end and it is so surreal. So to celebrate I thought I'd get back into my blogging! It's been way too long since my last post so here's a little summer themed outfit from Supre to get us in the summer and celebratory mood.

First of all, I'm obsessed with this crochet cropped top. It's so comfortable and so summery and I can see myself wearing it all summer long. This skirt is such a fun and bold colour and I'm loving it too. I can't wait to wear it to the beach soon paired with my white one piece from my previous post (now that I have all the time in the world!) 

Anyway, I hope you have all been well and I hope to post more outfits, as well as some different types of posts on this blog very soon!

Kelly Anne xx

The Perfect Spring Swimsuit

Yay, finally spring is here! And the weather is slowly getting warm enough for me to wear this swimsuit down by the beach. I'm in love with the fabric detailing and cut of this swimsuit. It's so pretty and feminine and 100% my style! I actually can't wait for summer this year, not only because I'll be able to wear this amazing swimsuit but also because I'll *hopefully* be finished uni forever and actually get to enjoy my summer! 

Have you guys bought any new swimsuits for summer yet? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak again soon,

Kelly Anne xx

Skincare Review: Harvest Garden Natural Skincare

Hello everyone! Today I have a short and sweet review of a few products sent to me from Harvest Garden Skincare, and straight up I can claim that all of these products are amazing. Harvest Garden are a local Australian brand that makes amazing smelling and effective skincare and bath products, so hopefully my review of these products might help you to discover a new brand and potentially some new favourtite products!

French Green Clay, Aloe & Matcha Face Masque
To make this mask, the powder needs to be mixed with some water or any other liquid you might desire. You then paint on the liquid and it drys into a hard clay mixture on your face. This mask has been a lifesaver when my skin is having a little freak-out. It claims to revitalise skin, reduce irritation and refine pores, and I completely agree with this statement. In particular, I think this mask would be great for oily skin! So if you need a mask to clear up your skin fast, I can highly recommend this natural yet effective product.

Lemongrass, Patchouli & Calendula Bath Salt Soak
This is the best smelling bath soak I have ever smelt. And that's saying a lot for me. I love a good bath soak and this product was no exception. The fragrance is so relaxing, especially after a long day running around on your feet and I cannot recommend this product enough!

Tinted Rose & Geranium Lipbalm
And finally, this pretty rose tinted lip balm has quickly become my favourite lip balm of all time. So much so that this is the second time they've sent me products and I specifically asked for it again because my last one ran out, and basically I am hooked.  It's the perfect everyday colour! It also has a super pretty rose scent and is made with shea butter, so it is super moisturising! If you're looking for a natural coloured lip balm, look no further!

If any of these products sound like a product you need in your life, you can check out Harvest Garden's products here!

That's it from me today as I need to get back into study, but I hope to post another blog post next week. I hope you are all doing well!

Speak soon,

Kelly Anne xx

Casual Sunday in this Cosy Linen Playsuit

Supre Linen Jumpsuit, Supre Beret, Dissh Boutiques Top, Betts Shoes, Tiffany & Co Necklace

Happy weekend guys! I've had a very busy week this week and the next few weeks for me are not going to be any easier as my final ever exams inch closer every day. I have so much study to do, so my next few posts will be short and sweet! But I can't wait to be done with uni soon and hopefully have the time to put more effort into this blog. 

Anyway, I was sent this cute linen jumpsuit from Supre the other week, and honestly, when I first unwrapped this playsuit from the parcel, I didn't like it. I was actually not planning on turning this outfit into a blog post. But after styling it with these boots and a cute beret, I'm actually really loving this outfit. Plus the relaxed fit is super comfy and perfect when you've just eaten a buffet lunch!

Hope you guys are all well! Speak soon,

Kelly Anne xx

Skincare Review: Ocinium Ecdysis Bio-Ferment Enzyme Cleanse

Today I have a review for you guys featuring the Ecdysis Bio-Ferment Enzyme Cleanser by Ocinium.
And guys, I am actually very excited to talk about this cleanser. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm obsessed with a good skincare product that actually works the way it claims to. They would also know I'm a bit of a geek (you have to be if you're doing vet!) and love analysing and researching the ingredients in my skincare products and this gorgeous product was no exception.

First of all, the cleanser has a mild citrus scent which I really enjoy while using it wash my face. The packaging is absolutely beautiful, I love the black glass bottle! The instructions say to use on damp skin in circular motions and rinse, but you can also leave it on the face for 5 minutes for a mini mask to soak up all the powerful ingredients.

Some of the star ingredients include:

  • Aloe vera leaf juice - amazing for hydration!
  • Glycerin - another great hydrating ingredient that also facilitates the absorption of serums that you might apply after the cleanser.
  • Lactobacillus fruit ferment extracts - Lactobacillus bacteria assist in the fermentation process of papaya and coconut to produce fruit enzymes that work as natural chemical exfoliants to the skin, leaving your skin bright an glowing. The Lactobacillus bacteria also act as a probiotic for the skin. One recent study from 2017 has shown the Lactobacillus group of bacteria to have antimicrobial properties when applied topically to the skin, meaning these good bacteria aid in eliminating nasty pimple-causing pathogens (organisms such as bacteria and fungi that cause disease) and help to correct dysbiosis (an imbalance in the skin's natural flora). What an amazing little organism!
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) - known to help clear up any nasty blemishes. One study has also shown that Niacinamide helps to prevent scarring due to pimples.

After using this cleanser for the past month now, I can report that the combination of powerful ingredients has left my skin glowing and radiant. The number of pimples around my chin and on my cheeks has also significantly reduced. The texture of my skin is smooth and the redness from my recent blemishes has slowly faded.

If you're looking for a cleanser, or any skin care products to combat problem skin but are also natural and incoporate organic ingredients, I highly recommend checking out Ocinium's beautiful products! I have another review of their Immortelle Vitamin B3 Serum, which I also recommend. Click here for my review of this product too!

I hope this review was helpful and informative for you guys! I hope I didn't get too carried away in the science of it all for you. Let me know in the comments below, what is your current favourite cleanser? Would you like to try this cleanser from Ocinium?

Speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx

What Winter? | Daisy Dresses & Shearling Jackets

Just a quick little outfit of the day post today to say hi! Firstly can I say where the heck has winter disappeared to? I wore this cute daisy dress from Dissh Boutiques yesterday while exploring New Farm in Brisbane on an unusually warm Winter's day. And here I was all geared up for the so-called coldest winter of the century.

Anyway, I love the pattern and the colour, and feel like it's perfect layered with a shearling coat to give just a little bit of warmth.  It was such a fun day, but now I am back into the uni work. I am currently on my last ever week of 'holidays' before I become a vet! It's so surreal! And while I'm a little scared (or actually a lot), I'm also super excited. But first another 3 assignments, 4 exams and 12 weeks of placement to battle through. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and little life update. I really want to write some more in-depth posts soon. I was thinking about my journey through vet school, or my university experience in general, and how I've been juggling uni with my blog this whole time. I think it would be a great way for me to reflect on these last few years of my life that are quickly coming to an end, and so that you guys can get to know me a little better. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Kelly Anne xx

P.S. If you get in quickly you might be able to snag this cute dress on sale! It's linked above!

P.P.S. If you'd like to see more from me, be sure to follow my Instagram @anneinthedollhouse! I post there more frequently about my daily outfits and my current favourite beauty products.

Faux Fur & Pink Berrets

Supre Faux Fur Coat, Universal Store Polka Dot Set (bought as separates), Showpo Boots, Supre Berret

Long time, no speak. Life's been crazy and got the better of me once again but I hope you all enjoy this little winter inspired outfit. How cold has it been lately?! Especially today. My fingers were numb as I drove to university this morning. And me being my typical self was dressed in only a light cardigan. 

Speaking of not being appropriately dressed for the cold, I definitely wouldn't have been able to feel my fingers in this outfit if it weren't for this amazing warm coat from Supre! It's so big and fluffy, and I love it so much! I've always loved a good winter coat, and this is such a unique one to add to my collection! I definitely see myself getting a lot of wear out this piece over winter if the temperature continues to be this cold!

Do you have a favourite winter coat? Tell me what your's is like in the comments below!

Speak again soon,
Kelly Anne xx

Little Black Dress on the Prairie

Dissh Little Black Dress, Saxon Boots, Tiffany & Co Necklace

Just a quick little outfit post today wearing this gorgeous dress little black dress from Dissh Boutiques that gives me major prairie girl vibes. I love the lightweight fabric and pretty embroidery, the trimmings and the capped sleeves on this dress - just the perfect dress for a lazy Sunday afternoon picnic. Paired with these horse riding boots (that I usually wear for equine practicals), I feel like this outfit is the perfect combination of pretty and proper, yet a little grungy and alternative. I'm obsessed with it and can't wait to wear it on a day out sometime soon.

Currently I am in Thailand on a placement desexing and vaccinating homeless dogs. It's a very rewarding yet exhausting placement, and I can't wait to make a travel diary post all about it here very soon. Keep an eye out for it!

Kelly xx

Mellow in Yellow

Dissh Boutique Dress, Famous Footwear Shoes, H&M Hat

Just a quick outfit post as I totally forgot to upload my blog post on Wednesday even though I said I would on Instagram! (@anneinthedollhouse) Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post just as much. It's another wrap dress, the second one I've found to actually suit me! I love the mustard yellow colour a polkdots, it's so me! This dress is currently on sale at Dissh Boutiques, so if you're interested, get in quick! That's all from me today, have a lovely weekend!

Kelly Anne xx

P.S. I hope you enjoy the autumn feel of this shoot even though it still feels like summer at the moment in Australia! 

The Perfect Wrap Dress

 Dissh Dress, Sportsgirl Bag, Supre Berret, London Rebel Shoes

Hope you guys all had a lovely long weekend! Today I have this pretty floral wrap dress from Dissh boutiques for you guys! I've loved wrap dresses since the trend began but have struggled to find the perfect one to fit my small frame and lack of bust. FINALLY however I have found my perfect wrap dress. I'm actually obsessed with the colour green at the moment in dresses, so naturally once I tried this dress on and found it not only fit perfectly but I loved the colour and print, I couldn't leave it in the shop! I can't wait to wear it to a wedding or a party! It gives me serious spring vibes (even though it's completely the opposite of spring here in Australia!) Anyway, I'm off now to work on my never ending uni assignments.

Speak soon,

Kelly Anne xx

Skincare Review: Conture Skincare Kinetic Skin Toning System

Hey guys, I hope you are all having a great and relaxing start to your long weekend. Today I have a review for the Conture Skincare Kinetic Skin Toning System from Conture Skincare which is a new brand that recently launched in Sephora in the US. The idea behind the skincare system is that the gentle vacuum applied by the device helps increase blood flow to the skin, plumping the skin in the process. The product is a 'clincally tested anti-ageing system' that claims to improve radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, expression lines, improve firmness and elasticity and reduce sagging as per the packaging. You also receive a serum with the system, and the gentle vacuum is also meant to improve absorption of the serum. You could also use any other skincare serum you own.

The Skin Toning Device

The device comes with it's own charger and has three speed settings - one for your face, a gentle setting for the delicate skin under your eyes, and a setting for your neck. The vacuum is gentle and is not uncomfortable at all - it actually feels as though someone is massaging your skin, it's quite a pleasant feeling. I'm actually addicted to it! After using it my skin has a subtle flush to it and whichever serum I have applied to my skin has absorbed nicely.

The Stimulate & Tone Kinetic Treatment Serum

Now let's talk about the serum! The serum contains a bunch of active ingredients that are great for fighting problem skin such as witch hazel and retinol along with some soothing oils such as lavender, sandalwood and jasmine to help calm down the skin. The retinol in the serum is also anti-ageing which is the big claim that the kinetic skin toning system makes. And when used in combination with the toning device I find it sinks well into the skin. I haven't given this serum a fair go yet - I've only tried it a few nights - but from the active ingredients I would presume it would be very effective at reducing the signs of ageing and preventing acne.

While the skin toning system it is an extra step in my routine that I would probably skip on a night where I'm tired and just want to get straight to bed, I think it's a great product to help improve blood flow and put life back into tired skin. I definitely notice an immediate result in the absorption of my products and blood flow to my skin and for these reasons I think, if you're a skincare junkie like me, you would really enjoy the whole process! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this little review, let me know in the comments if you would like more reviews like this! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Easter long weekend, consuming heaps of chocolate!

Kelly xx

Last Days of Summer

The fact that summer is coming to an end here in the southern hemisphere has me stocking up on fake tan supplies and pretty bikinis like a crazy woman. Unlike a lot of my friends, I spent the summer months locked up in veterinary clinics as I started my final year rotations and as a consequence, I feel like I kind of missed summer all together this year. As I'm currently on holidays for the first time since the middle of last year, I am refusing to let go of the sun just yet and am posting these photos of me in this cute Topshop swimsuit in protest.

I spotted this swimsuit on Sam from @samanthamariaofficial and was instantly in love, so of course, I had to purchase it. I'm obsessed with the cute ruffles of the straps, the low back and the pretty vintage floral pattern. It was just screaming my name! Anyway, I hope you are all well and enjoy this post! Follow me on Instagram @anneinthedollhouse to find out what else I've been obsessed with lately!

Speak soon,
Kelly xx

Summer Lace

Hi all, I've finally popped a new post up on the blog! I'd meant to photograph this stunning top for awhile now but luckily I held off because it's currently on sale! I'm obsessed with the lace detailing. So perfect for a summer day! Especially for those of you in the northern hemisphere coming in to summer! Click the link above if you're interested. Hope you are all doing well! I apologise for the lack of posts here lately, but if you ever wonder what I'm up to head over to my instagram @anneinthedollhouse where I'm a lot more active. 

Speak soon,
Kelly Anne xx

Twist Detail Summer Maxi

Luck and Trouble Dress, H&M Hat, Famous Footwear Shoes, Pandora Bracelet, Tiffany & Co Necklace

Yay, my first outfit post of the year! And it's in this stunning maxi dress available form Universal store. I love summer and being able to wear maxi dresses. They're so effortless yet so stylish! In particular I love the twist detail of the bodice in this one and with the short sleeves it gives me major vintage vibes like the kind of dress my Mum used to wear to be stylish back in the day and that only makes me more obsessed with this style! 
Anyway, I hope you are all well and I hope to be posting a lot more blog posts soon!

Kelly Anne xx