Monday, 3 November 2014

New Blog...New Beginning!

Hi Everyone,

To say that this blog has been neglected is an understatement! To be honest, after my trip to Japan I was out of my blogging groove/routine and had some sort of blogger’s block.

I have decided to start a fresh new blog called “It’s That Time For…” (click here). This blog has been a long time coming and has been in the works for a few months now. The posts will be similar to Your Daily Break but will feature more outfit and lifestyle posts. It’s also a different sort of blog because it will have a “Men’s Corner”. This is something I feel is new and fresh to add to other blogs out there. My boyfriend will be posting regurlarly and it will cover men’s product reviews, outfits etc. To be honest, I’m pretty impressed! He designed our new logo and everything (which looks spiffy if I do say so myself) and is loving the whole process so far.  I should have got him on board sooner haha. We have been thoroughly enjoying this new blogging journey together and I hope you will join us over there!

I have uploaded an October Favourites (click here) and Outfit Post (click here) so far so please be sure to check it out. 

Have a great day!


Monday, 30 December 2013

Holiday Hiatus

Hello from Tokyo!

So sorry for the hiatus. I've spent the last 1-2 weeks travelling (and still have another 3 more weeks to go!). I've been to Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka and now Tokyo. It's a nice chilly 3 degrees in comparison to the summer back in Australia! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is better than 2013 for you all :) 

Thank you for all being patient and sticking by Your Daily Break! I'll be back soon with photos of food, sights, hauls etc. 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Polish of the Week: Rimmel Salon Pro 701 Jazz Funk

This has got to be one of my favourite nail polish purchases of the year (big call I know!). The nail Polish is question is Rimmel London's Salon Pro in Jazz Funk. To me it's the perfect pink. It's a true pink that applies opaque in two coats. This range from Rimmel is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Application is easy, the colour is rich and the drying time isn't long at all. I picked it up on sale at Priceline with 20% off making it around $7. If you are looking for a pink that's perfect for spring/summer I highly recommend this one!

What are some of your favourite pink nail polishes?


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Your Daily Coffee Break: Stovetop

Living in Melbourne means that we are spoilt for choice for amazing coffee. It's great for a coffee fanatic like me, but also means it's hard for a cafes that specialise in coffee to really break through the tough market. They have to do something different! This is what drew me to Stovetop in Carlton as I hadn't heard of anything like it before! 

Stovetop do your typical espresso machine coffee that we find all over Melbourne; however, their speciality is stovetop coffee. You choose your blend (stovetop blend or a guest blend), the size (2 cups or 4 cups) and then whether you would like steamed milk on the side. It's served with an espresso cup and your coffee which you pour yourself. I love it because you can control how strong you want the coffee to be with the milk to coffee ratio. 

The coffee was amazing and the service staff on the day were so friendly. I would definitely go back!

Have you been to Stovetop or tried anywhere similar?


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Polish of the Week: Bourjois Anti-Choc No Chips #17

I'm back at you all with a polish of the week post! These posts disappeared for awhile as I went through an "I don't feel like wearing nail polish" faze, but it seems like this faze has passed because I'm currently thinking of my next nail polish that I want to wear as I type this!

The polish of the week this week is Bourjois Anti-Choc No Chips in #17. I feel like this is the perfect festive colour. If you've never tried these nail polishes before you wouldn't be familiar with the applicator. The applicator is angled which can be tricky at first to apply but makes the whole process a lot easier once you get the hang of it. The polish is opaque in one coat; however, 2 coats brings out the true colour and shine. 

What's on your nails this week?


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

November Favourites 2013!

November favourites time! I can't believe the year is almost over. It also means that my overseas trip is coming up in 2-3 weeks. Absolutely cannot contain my excitement! I don't have many favourites this month because I've been sticking to my stock standard products. I've picked out 5 products that I've been using consistently this past month.

My first favourite has to be the 4me Nail Polish Remover Pads. I have been loving the 4me nail polish remover pads for on the go. You know when you realize you have a massive chip, or when you wake up in the morning and you realize you smooshed your nail polish in your sleep and don’t have time to take it off in the morning> We’ve all been there! This product is perfect for that. I carry them around in my handbag and have needed these regularly this month.

 I have never heard about this brand but received these in my Bellabox last year when I was subscribed to them. They’re round remover pads that have been soaked in nail polish remover and conditioner and are the size of a normal cotton pad. It is strange when you use them because they don’t feel like you’re using nail polish remover. The product feels slightly greasy (which is a result of the conditioner in the product I think) and almost dry to the touch. They are definitely effective though. I generally find that I need 2 remover pads to take off all the nail polish from my nails. The only problem is that I dislike the smell and if I leave the product on my nails I feel like they dry them out despite the conditioner, so I wash it off straight away.

They’re super inexpensive as well with a price tag of $3.50. I’ll definitely be taking these overseas as well. These are much more convenient than a bottle of nail polish remover. 

A hair product I've been using majority of this month is the David Babaii Instant Miracle Hair Volume Powder. My hair is quite thick and heavy and so I always feel like my hair is too 'bottom heavy' with no volume. The texture of this is like a baby powder, but lighter and when rubbed together it turns into a tacky texture that really helps volumise the hair. I find that the volume that I get when I use this product falls down after a while, but a quick ‘zoosh’ to the hair brings all the volume back.

In terms of makeup I have been loving my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and Topshop's Cream Blush in Flush. I won't talk too much about the Hourglass powder since it's been raved about enough, but let's just say the raves are true. It can set my makeup, gives my face a glow and reduces redness. I have not put this down since I bought it. I have also been loving Topshop's blush in Flush. I generally don't like putting my fingers in products because I feel it's unsanitary but this product is so easy to apply and blend that I just don't mind. I find Topshop's blushes in the pan a lot easier to blend in comparison to their stick blushes so I've been using this one over my cream blush sticks. It's the perfect pink shade to add life back into my face in the morning. 

Last but not least is my Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina perfume but in the roller ball form. I spoke about this scent in my last favourites post but it's back again not because of the scent (which I still love) but because of the convenience of this roller ball. It's been perfect to pop into my handbag and touch up when needed or when you're in a rush and forget to put it on. I've never had a roller ball perfume before. If I've had a miniature size it's been the little bottles with the cap you pull off and then apply. The bottles are tiny and cute but the application can get messy. Perfume on your finger, running down the wrist etc... or is that just me? Anyway, roller ball perfumes are so convenient and amazing! It's like a whole new perfume world for me now... 

What were your favourites in November?


Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Weekend Haul: Lush, The Body Shop and Clarisonic

I did a teensy bit of shopping on the weekend. I only picked up 3 items but I thought I'd share regardless. The item I'm most excited about is Lush's Rose Jam which is a shower gel. If you are familiar with my blog then you'll know how much I absolutely adore their Ro's Argan Body Conditioner for both it's smell and ability to make your skin super soft. Now if we were to bottle up the scent and make a shower gel, this would be it. They smell exactly the same! I haven't tried this yet but will be doing that ASAP and reporting back. I hope it lives up to my expectations!

Second item was The Body Shop's Shea Body Butter. My current moisturiser is simply not hydrating enough. I'm still getting dry patches which is causing skin irritation. Not pretty! I previously used the Body Shop's limited edition Dreams Unlimited Body Butter which worked wonders for my skin and decided to pick the Shea scent up. I was tossing up between this and the Brazil nut scent,  but settled for this one after hearing about it in essiebutton's recent favourite's video. Did someone say sheep?... 

The last item I picked up was the Clarisonic Delicate Brush Head which I'd like to think was a necessity. I mean, I have had my current one for 5-6 months which is way past the 3 month recommendation and it's definitely seen better days! I am currently using the sensitive brush head on my Clarisonic but I'm starting to find it a little too harsh on my skin. The delicate brush head is a step down from the sensitive so we'll see how it compares. 

Did you make any sneaky purchases this weekend?