Sep 212012

This week I wrote about:

On to the week in pics:

My new mint pants!

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Sep 132012

Strawberries are so cheap and so gorgeous at the moment!

This Thursday, I love… strawberries

How good are the strawberries right now?! It’s ridiculous! The other day I bought 3 punnets for $5 and they were juicy and beautiful and tasty. In fact, that’s them there ->>

I adore strawberries. I think they are my favourite fruit, although I did have a massive obsession with persimmons a while back. In high school I actually tried to start my own nickname as being Strawberry, I think a grand total of 2 people actually ended up calling me that and primarily because I was always putting on layer after layer of strawberry flavoured body shop lip balm Continue reading »

Jun 082012

I’ll admit it – I’ve neglected you, my little blog. I’m sorry. I really am! I’ve just been so flat out with work, home and my other website, KiKi & Tea, that I’ve forgotten about you a little bit. Can we still be friends?

Lately I am loving reading blogs about other people’s lives. I love reading about opinions, and have spent many a moment reading articles about real issues, but sometimes it’s nice to switch off and admire someone else’s life for a moment. Particularly people who have really pretty, stylish, lives. With their super organised kids, their fun activities and their clean homes. At the moment I’m particularly in love with this brand new blog by my (online – although I hate making that distinction because online is just as real) friend Karen who recently lost 22kg (I know! Amazing, right?) and who has such a beautiful, happy, organised life.

One of my other favourites is Thrify Decor Chick which makes me believe I, too, could be a fantastically talented thrifty decor chick and build window seats and crap if only I applied myself… but instead I will lie on the couch with my arm trapped by a cat who is overexcited about receiving attention (even if that attention is just me moving her slightly so I can still reach my keyboard) and feel guilty that I’m not applying myself in a more meaningful way to filling my house will all the organisational tools created by Kikki.K and planning out every single detail of my day.

I have to admit, I love these blogs for the ideas they give me, but it’s more than that. I love them because it’s like looking at life porn. Continue reading »

May 012012

Today’s Tip: Use bi-carb soda as a facial scrub.

A nice easy one for you today! Throw out all those expensive facial scrubs and products designed to foam up and give you the deepest clean, and get right to the source – bi-carb soda.

I’m convinced bi-carb soda is actually magical fairy dust because it does so many things. It cleans bathtubs, it absorbs smells in your fridge, and it can also be used as a face scrub. All you need to do is pop some in your fingers, wet it a little bit and scrub away! It is gentle and it will clean your face in ways you never thought possible (ooh, that sounds a little bit naughty, doesn’t it?).

Seriously, though, give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.



Apr 122012

This Thursday, I love… Bonds Roll Top Underpants.

It’s my personal belief that practical underwear is so boring it should be free, so I try to avoid buying it for as long as is humanly possible. While french knickers and lacy bits and g-strings all look just lovely when you’re flouncing around your bedroom, when you’re half way through a work day and you get called into a meeting only to stand up discover your french knickers have moved themselves from being perfectly positioned french knickers to being some kind of knicker-thong adaptation and have firmly wedged themselves up in your lady business, well, right about then practicality outdoes looks in the underwear stakes.

However I refuse to submit and end up wearing granny panties, despite the fact that if you wear hipster underwear with your hipster jeans it’s a combo likely to end up with you hoiking those pants up all day long, lest they migrate towards your ankles and you end up looking like you have the world’s saggiest ass. Continue reading »

Mar 292012

This Thursday, I love… Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm.

I have never been one of those people who can wear lipstick every day. It’s high maintenance, it doesn’t quite look real and honestly I’ve just always preferred the natural colour of my lips.

Every now and then, however, I will watch a friend apply some beautifully just-bitten coloured lipstick and wish it looked like that on me.

Recently I watched my best friend do that, and realized it easily could because she wasn’t applying lipstick, she was applying a tinted lip balm. I immediately sought out this fantastic lip balm and purchased it. It was by Burt’s Bees and it is not only a gorgeous colour (I bought hibiscus) it is also really nourishing.

When I’m not making my lips all the more luscious with some love balm, I’m popping on some Burt’s Bees. The other advantage is because it’s in a chapstick-style stick I don’t have to put my fingers in it. Handy when you’re not sure where those hands of yours have been. Or, rather, that random keyboard has been.


Mar 082012

This Thursday, I love… Steam Cream

The wonderful people at  Steam Cream recently sent me some of their product to try.

I first saw this product on Chloe Butcher’s October Round Up and although they are a UK based company, they do ship around the world and can be found in Kit Cosmetics in Australia. The first thing that stood out to me about Steam Cream was the packaging, as I’m sure stands out to most people. Fun and bold, the packaging is reusable, recyclable and great for leaving out on your bathroom vanity.

But upon further investigation, their packaging suddenly faded into the background when I learnt about their natural ingredients, their ethical practices and the fact that every tin of steam cream is hand made, bound together with hot steam. Continue reading »

Feb 282012

Today’s Tip: Curl your lashes.

Curling your eyelashes is one of those simple things most of us know makes an impact, but many don’t know how or think eyelash curlers look a bit like fancy torture implements (let’s face it, they do).

Curling your eyelashes opens up the eye, makes you appear more awake and refreshed (yay!) and makes your lashes look about a million times longer than they actually are. Curling your lashes is particularly important if you’re wearing fake ones as it pushes the two together.  Continue reading »

Jan 262012

This Thursday, I love… OPI Big Apple Red

My mother in law (aka. Mum2.0) gave me an OPI miniatures pack called “Best Of The Best” for Christmas and while this pack contained 10 nail polishes, including Lincoln Park After Dark and Russian Navy, both of which I’ve had my eye on for ages it was Big Apple Red that caught my eye. Apparently it caught my eye pretty well as I am currently on day 25 of wearing it continuously. Continue reading »

Jan 122012

This Thursday, I love… Jurlique Rose Love Balm

I was given this balm for Christmas by one of most beautiful and wonderful friends (you know who you are) and I’ve been using it non stop since.

I love the delicate fragrance, the moisturising effect and it really does seem to make me use less product. One thing I’ve always hated about lip balms is that you’re always having to reapply, but I don’t get that with this balm, it seems to make my lips require less. Continue reading »