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Date Night look

















Mr Price t-shirt, Topshop skirt, Zuri necklace, Black cherry bag, Woolworths heels

Just a quick look at an outfit a wore one evening last week.  Hope you're having a great day so far!  Thank you so much for reading xxx

Current Beauty Favourites




Hi everyone!  I've done my first Current Beauty Favourites for you.  This was a serious trial and error scenario and you will notice that I had my camera on auto-focus the whole duration of the video so it makes a really terrible noise while it keeps refocusing.  I also need to find myself a new location for these videos so I will be doing that before the next video.  I stumble on words a bit in the middle and my editing skills pretty much don't exist.  So after really having sold you on watching this video (dramatic sarcasm) I'll be eternally grateful to anyone who decides to actually sit through it.  Thank you for all your support.  You mean so much to me!

Halloween Costume - Ancient Roman Empress {Zuri Giveaway}

Halloween Costume











Zuri Halloween giveaway












It's almost time for Halloween and I've been so excited to plan my costume for this year.  Last year I happened to be in San Francisco for Halloween with a big group of friends and we decided to be different characters from Alice in Wonderland.  We had Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts (that was me by the way) and Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dee.  It was the most incredible experience being out in such a beautiful city on such a fun occasion where everyone takes their costumes very seriously.  There were absolutely no party-poopers who hadn't taken their costumes seriously which I thought was fantastic.

This year I have decided to be an Ancient Roman Empress.  I found the most beautiful accessories at Zuri to create my Halloween costume.  For my theme I looked for gold accessories preferably with coins or medals on them.  When I found this head piece and necklace which actually had Roman Emperors on them I knew it was meant t be.  I also picked up another gold necklace with a large medal on it and I decided to wrap this one up to make the perfect wrist piece for my costume.  Lastly I found gold rings all in different sizes, some being normal sized rings while others are midi rings.  Some are thick and others are thin which I thought created a lot of variation.  I used a blush maxi dress with gold braiding on it for my Roman toga and added flat sandals which also have gold in them.  I amped up the drama with bold make up with lots of gold, dramatic winged eyeliner and gold dust lips that you can only get away with on Halloween.  If you want a full tutorial on this make up look, let me know and I'll organise one.  So that is what I have planned for my Halloween look.  Now I just need to find something fun to do on the night!

If you'd like to be an Ancient Roman Empress on Halloween too you're in luck because Zuri and I are giving away all the accessories I'm wearing this costume to one lucky reader!!!  All you need to do is follow these easy steps to enter:

1.    Leave a comment letting me know how you follow Arum Lilea; AND
2.    Follow Zuri on Twitter @Zuri_SA, Facebook (here) and/or Instagram @Zuri_saf   (2 minimum).
3.    For an extra entry Tweet: “WIN some SPOOKTACULAR jewellery TREATS with     @ArumLilea and @Zuri_sa this Halloween! See how here: http://goo.gl/5Uq0mf #ZuriHalloween”  
4.    In your comment please tell me what steps you've taken to enter.

The winner will be announced on 28 October 2014 so hurry and enter to win!



Gumtree.co.za


Louis Vuitton purse

Michael Kors watch
Ray-Ban sunglasses

This morning I thought I'd share some gorgeous items I've found for sale on Gumtree.co.za at the moment.  I think Gumtree is such a great way to sell items that you no longer want or need because you're looking to upgrade or replace them.  Those sunglasses that you've been wearing since you were in high school you might be bored of and think it's time for a change.  If they're still in good condition, why not place a free advert to sell them on Gumtree?  If you sell them this way you will also have generated some capital to buy your next pair of sunnies.  What about a pair of Ray-Ban aviators just in time for summer?  

Are you the kind of person that likes to change your look fairly often?  Why not buy the Ray-Bans off Gumtree and once you're ready to move on to a pair of cats-eye Prada sunnies, you can sell them on Gumtree again.  This keeps you looking stylish with your evolving style but also saves you money which is always an added bonus.

This beautiful Louis Vuitton purse, Michael Kors watch (which happens to be very similar to mine) and Ray-Ban aviators are currently for sale on Gumtree and they were only some of the items that have caught my eye.  They're selling at such great prices too!  While these may be fashion accessories, Gumtree does not stop there.  You can find almost anything you may need on Gumtree from cars, cameras and even timeshare vacations.  Stay smart when you're shopping though.  If something is being sold for way below the retail value, you probably want to keep looking for your perfect purchase but you will definitely find it and it will be well worth the search!  Happy shopping!

Thank you to Gumtree.co.za for sponsoring this post. 

Tresemme Product Review




















I've been using Tresemme hair products on my hair since high school and I've always loved them. The huge bottles of shampoo and conditioner are always always in my shower and every time I travel I always make sure to buy the travel sized bottles to take with me.  Lately I've been trying out the Tresemme mousse and finishing spray too so I decided to do a review sharing my thoughts on these.

Tresemme Styling Mousse  

My hair is probably as flat as flat could be and I will do absolutely anything to give it some lift.  I'm all for volume!  This styling mousse has been great for me when I do a full blow dry at home.  A little bit of this product certainly goes a long way.  I was so happy to find that this mousse is really light and isn't going to leave a sticky feeling in you hair or decrease the time period between washes.  It really adds great body to my hair and when paired with my Tresemme 44mm round brush for a great home blow dry, this dynamic duo gives me wonderful results.

Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

After having blow dried and styled my hair, I generally backcomb my roots slightly for added volume and to hold this body in place I will use this hair spray.  Once I'm happy with the amount of body in my hair I will also spray the ends to hold in the curl or waves for long lasting style.  This hair spray is also light weight and it doesn't leave any sticky residue in my hair.  It still allows movement in my hair but definitely secures the style.  The fragrance of this perfume is absolutely beautiful.  I've never come across a hair spray that smells like this one does.  They generally don't smell too great but this one often tempts me to spray more than my hair needs just so that the fragrance lingers in the air.  This hair spray hasn't dried out my hair at all which is also fantastic because I've tried a couple that definitely have.

These two products will most certainly become staples in my hair care routine.  They both give such great body and texture to my hair.  Neither product has left my hair feeling weighed down or sticky but rather quite touchable and I've also noticed that both add shine to my hair.  Overall I'm super impressed and if you're looking for a little more volume and style that lasts these two products come highly recommended!