Love The Skin You’re In!

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Compile ingredients:

  • Left over percolated coffee 2 cups.
  • Organic coconut oil 2 spoons.
  • Almond oil 1 tsp.
  • Cocoa oil 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla oil 1 tsp.
  • Cassia oil 1 tsp.

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Step 1: Place coffee in a large bowl and sift through with a fork to ensure it’s free of lumps.

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Step 2: Add oils and blend until combined thoroughly.

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 Step 3: Place coffee and oils into glass jars and store in the fridge.

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 Step 4: Smile and Scrub!

Benefits?

A coffee body scrub can help eradicate cellulite because when the caffeine it contains comes into contact with the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of more cellulite. Coffee scrub can also prevent veins due to the caffeine acting as a  vascular restrictor which shrinks blood vessels and therefore helping reduce the veins appearance.

Coconut oil is a babe of a massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturiser on all types of skin, including dry skin. It also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature ageing due to its well-known antioxidant properties.

Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which is amaze for skin health. Also, almond oil improves the complexion of the skin that retains glow.

Finally the blend of Cocoa, Vanilla and Cassia oil is added to harmonise and balance the sense. This blend creates a sense of comfort and reassurance,  reduces stress and helps combat exhaustion.

Get scrubbing Bunupsandbanana lovers and #lovetheskinyourin

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Waste Not Want Not!

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Omg (looking into your cupboard, full of clothes) – I have like absolutely nothing to wear!!! Says every women, everyday.

Stress no more ladies…

These are some of my old faves that I have pieced together. My skirt (yes, skirt – not dress) is from Cameo The Label. My saggy singlet hails from SportsGirl, it had an old hole in it, so I ripped the back open and tucked it into my skirt. Wrapping around a vintage belt and popping on some $5 gladiator shoes… you’re good to go.

Have a play with your old maxi skirts, find a colour to match your skirt and put a belt on to break up the colour. You don’t have to keep buying babes.

Love B & B xxx

Vive La Difference!

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A relationship between two people usually consists of the yin and the yang. When we don’t see eye to eye with our respective other, whether it be with a partner, friend, family or co worker, it is quite common that we throw in the old saying ‘opposites attract’ and be done with it. We think of opposites attract, what does it really tell us?

Opposites, or perhaps more accurately, “complements” do attract. Introverts and extroverts, morning people and night people, impulsives and planners, steady plodders and adrenaline junkies, adventure-grabbers and security-seekers

The French view the old saying ‘opposites attract’ as ‘Vive La Difference’ in which we don’t just use  the word ‘opposites attract’ as a bandaid but rather we celebrate those differences.

It is important during hard times in a relationship to write down the differences you are having, once you have written them down, discuss them and then find a way to celebrate them.

Remember, we need to love and continuously send out good vibes to our world and our lovers.

Who’s going to be next on your list to celebrate Vive La Difference?

B&B xxx

Em Muco – Banana Bag!

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As if little Emily Muco wasn’t the cutest human being ever… She then hand made a BANANA bag. – HOLA!

Whilst hanging in yard, my soul sister and I decided to take a few happy snaps with our favourite fruity accessory of the summer.

Miss Muco designs and hand crafts each piece, with a sense of purpose and affection to highlight the wearers individuality.

The vibrancy of her colour choice is legit perfection for how fruity the summer has been. She also designs dresses, necklaces, bikinis and head pieces.

Check her out on her webpage: http://www.emilymuco.com

Instagram: @emilymuco

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilymucofashion

GO BANANAS!

xxx b & b xxx

 

Chep City!

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Step 1: Drive a ute around your local hood, building sites are the best. Take a pair of gloves for the creepy crawlies and load up the back of your ute.

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Step 2: Buy foam from your local hardware store to cushion the top of your pallet. Cover it with material – Or in my case, your Nan’s linen cupboard bed sheets from 1980.

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Step 3: Stack your pallets to the height limit that you wish and place your foam in the centre of the pallets. – Ensure you have sanded your pallets before using and possibly a varnish :)

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Step 4: Add decorative pillows to your taste and relax in the sun with a beverage on a summers day.

Happy summer lovin’ and loungin’ readers at B & B.

Be sure to follow our insta – @bunupsandbananas

XXX

– Thanks Dad for this blog post title!

THE JUICY FRUIT #ethel&leo

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I can’t think of anything better than a designer who is producing organic quality clothing and actually has an aura that literally glows throughout her store.

I casually bumped into Jess from Ethel and Leo over Insti and our friendship immediately bonded over bananas – how could it not? #itsthehappyfruit

After double tapping my I-phone screen a billion times on her profile, I decided it was time to drive to Claremont and get into these fruity flamboyant dresses.

Arriving into the bright store, Jess was there, smiling, laughing with customers. I walked around in awe at all of the colours and fabulous fruits frolicking about.

Immediately heading to the banana printed dressed, I picked out my size and Jess asked to put the dresses in the changing room. I introduced myself and that was that.

I heard the story about how E & L came about… Her Grandmother, Ethel was a seamstress back in the day, her mother took on the gift and then Jess continued. Leo comes from Jess’s star sign, slash her mane also throws in the lion vibe.

She’s such a soulful women with a beautiful presence. I loved hearing about her story and meeting the women that is bringing fruit back to a sizzling summer in Perth.

Fruity Vibes readers at Bun Ups And Bananas.

xxx

The INDUSTRY for thought!

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http://www.harpersdresses.com.au

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 http://chadwickmodels.com

http://www.aureliocostarella.com

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 http://www.houseofzhivago.com

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What you didn’t see on the catwalk at Perth’s Melbourne Cup in the YellowGlen Marquee at Ascot.

My babes at Chadwick models and I had an absolute ball. The team of all teams consisted of Tania Muia, Rebekha Clark, Nicole Ford, Ady Grader, Penni Towner, Tracey Martin & Hayley Parry.

A question I have for my readers at BunUpsandBananas is… Does it take a strong team of workers to put together a show, shoot or commercial etc? Or can we use people with little or no experience due to how popular they are on social media?

This is my point of view from a model with 10 years of experience in the industry…

I believe that with the new social-media antics appearing in the last few years, modelling is slowly becoming obsolete.  The world of Instagram is now allowing people to use models who aren’t signed simply because they have x amount of followers or 1000 likes to each post. People are looking for cheaper ways to build their empires by using girls who 1, don’t have an agent or 2, have loads of followers. This theory also works along-side those photographers, make-up artists and stylists.

I understand that these social-media selfie queens are cheaper to use but what happened to the magical word: ‘experience’? It’s one thing to add a filter, but where did the beauty disappear to in a whole team creating beautiful images?

Without being a wet blanket, my point is simply that the shows that were happening on the day of Melbourne Cup, took professional creative teams to put together. So why, are we losing the beauty of this due to social media?

Let me hear your thoughts…

Love B&B

x x x

 

The Maurie & Eve Journey!

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TG its Friday & TG for Maurie and Eves journey dress!!!

With Melbourne cup a hop skip and a horse away, I can’t think of a more perfect dress or shoe for the occasion.

I nabbed this fab dress from Leederville’s Urban Depot where the ladies are ever so accommodating, even showing me their winter drops for next year! – umm amaze!

The shoes danced in from Wittner and are so on point! #literally

This bombshell number can be purchased online from the source itself at  www.maurieandeve.com 

Follow the grams of Maurie and Eve, Urban Depot & Wittner to keep up with the latest.

@maurieandeve

@urbandepot

@wittnershoes

Happy Weekend

Peace & love

B&B

 

 

 

 

 

Angove Street Festival 2014

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The worlds BIGGEST bloody mary, sincerely providing to those who had massive saturday nights and needed to make it through the festival. Cheers ‘The Rosemount Hotel”.

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Two ridiculously good looking feet models & “Comida du sol Brazilian street truck food”! Fresh coconuts and South American cuisine… What more could you want?

Like their FB page to keep up to date with where the truck frolics about in the city so you never miss a good feed and those ‘carpe diem vibes’

https://www.facebook.com/ComidaDoSul/info

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Massive babe and earth child KB had Paper Crab out and about today in its glory. Not only do they stock the most unique hand-made treasures found upon their travels they also have a story behind each and every individual piece. Paper Crab are for sure the highlight of today for me as it always gives me great pleasure to see your friends succeeding in life with passion.

PC’s website is almost up and running. For now, hit the like button on Facebook and follow them on Insta.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papercrabpeople?fref=photo

Instagram: @papercrabpeople

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Oh my popsicle!!! As if Angove street didn’t already put on a show today, the ‘delish ice pops’ comes into the equation and gets you pumped for summer more than a frothy at a Sunday sesh. The range of flavours and the babes working behind the till speaks for itself. #getamongstit

Angove Street Festival celebrates all that is North Perth – the award-winning cafes, restaurants, retailers and cultural diversity that create the unique community surrounding Angove Street.

If you guys missed Angove street festi today, don’t fret as it’s a yearly shin dig. However, if you do want to keep up to date with my faves from today, their deets are all listed above.

So get out your phone, follow or double tap a like and lets keep in cahoots for next year.

Happy Sunday!

Love B & B

 

XXX

 

Melbourne Cup, Get Up!

“Get Up”… (commonly heard by the men at Melbourne cup, with regards to their horse trying to win in first place).

To us women, it’s our outfit. Here are my picks for Melbourne cup dresses this year…

Aurelio Costarella

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One Fell Swoop

Ginger & Smart

 Ginger and Smart

Zed Alliance 'Blair Dress' from Perlu

 Zed Alliance

White suede

 White Suede

Talulah

 Talulah

Key notes for Melbourne cup:

  • Always wear a hat or fascinator.
  • Wear a dress on trend or keep it classy and unique.
  • Feel good in what you wear. (remembering how much food and booze you may consume)
  • Hair & Make-up – call in a professional or plan it a day before.
  • Hydrate before you dehydrate.
  • Have fun, smile and fingers crossed for a win.

2 weeks to go… Start shopping now.

Love B&B

xxx