21 February 2015

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Coming soon to Miss Walker :

Teacher lifestyle & Inspirations

Unique Teacher Resources for planning, assessment & fun!

An blog based around my life as an Early Childhood teacher as well as a few extra snippets.

Stay tuned!

Miss Walker xxx

11 May 2014

happy mother's day

Happy Mother's Day to all of our beautiful readers and followers!! We appreciate all of the support and encouragement we have received from old and new friends since launching belle | beau in February.

As a thank-you, we have teamed up with Lust Have It!, and have a fabulous offer for everyone.

Lust Have It! is a monthly beauty box subscription, and we have a $5 off promotion running for our readers. Simply hop over to their website, enter the code  BELLEBEAU at checkout.

They are affiliated with many amazing brands, and it is so exciting to wait for your box to arrive each month.

We hope you enjoy this little treat, and that all of our Mummy readers have a beautiful Mother's Day. 

B & F xxx

nb :  this is a promotion in conjunction with lusthaveit.com.au, and we were approached by them to create this special deal. However, as always, all opinions are our own xxx

16 April 2014

the body book

When I heard that Cameron Diaz was going to release a book about diet and exercise, I immediately shelved it as yet another celebrity documentation of what to eat, how to exercise and how to look like them.
It wasn't until I was wandering around my local Target that I actually picked the book up and had a flick through. With a 'here we go...' mentality, I got a rather pleasant surprise when I started to take in what was written on the pages.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron (with the help of various professionals in certain fields) has written a 'nutrition and exercise for dummies' type book and has explained in detail (but not too much to get her readers lost!) the science behind what we put into our bodies and how it effects how we feel.
The book was born from her own journey - she was a self-confessed 'junk food addict' until the age of 26, and she couldn't believe the difference she noticed & how much better her body worked when she started to look after herself.

Ever wondered why you feel so icky after skipping breakfast, or not drinking enough water? Yes, it is constantly drilled into us that it is bad for us to create habits such as those, but I would put money on many of us not knowing why. Even me, with a third of a nutrition degree under my belt (I have had an interesting journey to becoming a teacher!!) couldn't have told you why with a convincing answer.

Cameron Diaz
^^gorgeous cameron at a book signing^^
The book also goes into detail on what foods effect your skin in a negative and positive manner, how to combat down moods and also how to keep you energy levels up through both diet and exercise.

The final chapter entitled 'Mind : You've Got This', helps to put all of the information that has been presented into realistic goals, with tips on how to break old habits and combat the temptations that are presented to us in our daily lives.

Cameron Diaz
^^the e-book version^^
This is not a 'weight-loss' book, like many, many other celebrity titles out there. This book is like a beautiful gift of information and education, and we can decide how we want to use this gift. Yes - if you follow what has been written, you will most likely lose weight as it is all about being healthy. But the health component is what is the star of this story, and coming from a celebrity, that is oh-so refreshing!

You can pick up a copy (and I would highly suggest you do!) from your local bookstore, online, or like me - from Target for $21.00. An e-book version is also available for those of you that prefer that way of reading.

To Cameron (and team) : thank you, what a fantastic read.

B xx

30 March 2014

bellabox march review

Last month, I decided to sign up for the monthly beauty box subscription, bellabox
For $15 a month, a little Tiffany Blue box full of goodies gets sent out, with 5 little surprises to test and try.

Not every box sent out is identical and it's like a grown up version of lucky dip!! You can cancel your subscription at any time (but why would you want to?? You'd have to be crazy...), so there is no need to be worried about being locked into a contract.

For those of you with littles, the company also have a Baby Box subscription, bellababy, and a Men's box, bellabox for Men (lookout, Jarrod!), which both work the same way as the original box.

This is what I received in my March bellabox:
{minus one lip balm I realised was still in my handbag after I took the pics. But dont worry, that will feature later!}

Modelco Party Proof Matte Lipstick in Smitten $16.95
St Tropez Gradual Tan in Medium/Dark $33.96 (for full size)
Wotnot Facial Wipes for Sensitive Skin $7.95 for a 25 pack
Coconut Revolution Lip Balm Pot in Cherry $7.95 

The amazing thing about bellabox is that all the products that are sent out are available to purchase with ease on their website. So if there is a product that you fall in love with after trialling the sample, you can go right ahead and purchase it without trying to hunt for it at your local pharmacy or department store. 

See the entire range of products that were sent out this month here.

Now. For the reviews of the individual products!

25 March 2014

tuesday trends : for love & lemons

We are S O in love with the For Love & Lemons label, and their latest Land of Eternal Spring look-book.

The Los Angeles based line, designed by Gillian Mahin & Laura Hall, could be described as 'modern day gypsy' and features a lot of daring lace, clashing colours and prints. 

The location of the recent shoot & the chosen model (gorgeous Carola Remer) are both perfect to showcase this beautiful collection, and we can't stop looking through the gorgeous images.

We tried to pick our top 10, but it was impossible...

 ^^ this.colour ^^

24 March 2014

sunday funday & a recipe

So, this blog could never be called a food blog in any way, shape or form, as we both consider a glass of red, some crackers and camembert cheese a well rounded meal .

However, I do want to share this gluten free savoury muffin recipe with you all, as it is simply delicious. I try to stay as gluten free as possible, as it just makes me feel better, but I do love my sourdough and rye breads , so I give into the 'devil' (as my sister, Zoe so fondly calls it) every now and again.

I served these muffins at the little Oscars Party I had a few weeks back, and they were a hit with all - gluten lovers included.

Sun-dried tomato & herb muffins : 

1 1/2 cups gluten free self-raising flour
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped basil and/or spinach
1 1/2 cups finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
80g softened butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and prep a muffin tray. 
Combine dry ingredients first, then mix in the herbs/cheese & tomatoes. 
Beat (or stir!! this is what I do and it works fine) butter & eggs together and then add milk. 

Mix the wet ingredients into the other bowl and stir together. Divide the mixture evenly between each section 

Cook for 15-18 mins and serve when warm for the yummiest results!! {Makes 6-8 large muffins.} 

I have also added sweet potato and feta cheese to this recipe and that turns out delicious too. 

Last weekend we spent the entire Sunday down at the South Perth Foreshore with some lovely friends. 

18 March 2014

tuesday trends : stylish sunnies

We love adding to our eyewear collection here at belle | beau. Today we are having a look at some of our favourite frames for this coming season.

The looks that are on trend are quite varied - from cat eye (which is proving to be a strong contender in the style stakes for the 4th year in a row!) to flat top, there is something for everyone available at the moment.

 ^^ we are both fans of the 'cat eye' shape ^^

^^ these gorgeous Mui Mui sunglasses are from 2011...
as you can see, they are still very on trend ^^

We believe that sunglasses should be investment pieces, and we are both prepared to hand over quite a bit of hard earned cash for that perfect pair. If you are after a statement pair for a particular event or to just have some fun in, check retailers such as Witchery & Sportsgirl as they have a high rotation of styles that are usually copies of the designer frames and cost a fraction of the price. 

Below are our picks from various designers and retailers. We could have gone on and on, but capped it at 8 pairs for you to browse through. Noone needs a mile long post on a Tuesday Evening!