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

My New Year Skincare Resolution with Ocinium Immortelle Vitamin B3 Serum

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely time ringing in the new year. My first post of 2018 is a lengthy skincare one, so grab a cup of tea and settle in because you're about to hear about some ground-breaking products!

I mentioned this in my Drunk Elephant skincare review last month but I'll say it again: 2017 was the year I became serious about my skin. I started doing research into ingredients that would help change my skin and made the decision to invest in some pricey products, and I definitely believe it has paid off. At the start of 2017 I was using the pill to help control my acne but did not enjoy the side effects the pill gave me. Undoubtedly as I stopped using the pill I had numerous breakouts of big cystic like acne mainly around my chin and along my jaw line. However, with a little patience, extensive research, and some good skincare investments - my skin has slowly healed. My acne scars are fading and the breakouts have become less frequent and less nasty.

So how did I do it? One of the major ingredients that has helped keep my skin clear has been Retinol. Retinols are Vitamin A compounds and there are many different forms, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. They work to prevent dead skin cells clogging pores hence preventing bacteria breeding parties, preventing pimples and acne scarring. I won't pretend to know in depth information about the different kinds - other skincare obsessed bloggers such as Caroline Hirons or Skincerely Clare would do a much better job at explaining them than me - however, I believe the two I have tried have both had a dramatic impact on my skin. One of them being the Ocinium ImmortelleVitamin B3 serum I'm going to review today!

I've been using this serum for about a month now, and since using have noticed that my breakouts are not only occurring much less frequently but also healing up much quicker! There have been a few days now that I've woken up to a pimple party on my chin, only to have them all dried out a disappearing the next day thanks to this little miracle serum that I have been applying at night. The serum also smells pleasant and citrus-y, feels luxurious to apply and doesn't dry out my skin like some serums containing retinol can, such a win!

The serum contains Retinyl palmitate which is the retinol ingredient in this serum which, as I have raved about above, has done absolute wonders for my skin! As per the title of the serum, it also contains Vitamin B3 which is niacinamide, which is also meant to be a great skin loving ingredient that helps strengthen the skin barrier. This results in a more even skin tone, reduced inflammation associated with acne and as per one study a reduction in scaring! As well as harnessing the power of these two skin-loving ingredients, the Ocinium serum also contains a lovely blend of organic essential oils such as orange sweet oil, lemon oil and lemon myrtle oil giving it the invigorating citrus scent and helping calm the skin. Just another reason to fall in love with this serum!

In short, this science-backed, intelligent little serum is packed with skin loving ingredients that have worked wonders for my skin and I can definitely recommend it if you too struggle with frequent acne outbreaks. I really only have one new year resolution in regards to my skincare and that is: to do my research on products and their ingredients. And I can tell you, this Ocinium Immortelle Vitamin B3 serum is definitely worth the splurge.

I hope you all enjoyed this chatty review and wish you all the best for the new year! Speak soon,

Kelly Anne xx