Monday, 18 September 2017

9 Products I Regret Wasting Money On

Quite a while ago, Di from Max The Unicorn posted her top 7 beauty purchase regrets & that hilarious post inspired me to create my own purchase regrets post (albeit some time down the track)....and here they all are, in no particular order because they're all regrettable in their own special way:

9 products I regret wasting money on: Lanolips Tinted SPF30+ balm in Perfectly Nude, Bare Minerals The Sexy Neutrals palette, Too Faced Hangover Primer, Andalou Naturals Lift & Firm Mask, Eco Tan Natural Coconut Sunscreen (tinted), Nuxe dry oil, Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet, Ego Sunsense Sensitive sunscreen & Butter London - Goss nail polish

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Monthly Happy List (August)

monthly happy list stock photo

August for me was a bit of a trying time. With Mercury having gone retrograde in my star sign (Virgo) last month*, things seemed to be kinda off-kilter. Between me losing internet temporarily before getting it back again, someone not getting back to me to confirm an appointment I'd re-arranged (only for me to turn up & discover no-one was there 😠), transport in Sydney going haywire (I swear there were way more train delays & interruptions during August), me accidentally ordering an extra ticket (which I neither wanted nor needed) to something, people not listening in general & me having my annual existential "crisis" about turning another year older, it certainly was somewhat eventful! Nevertheless, I managed to make it through without too many scars.

Mercury retrograde was useful for one thing though: it inspired me to do a stocktake of my life & look at where I'm at & what I can do to "switch shit up" as I like to call it. Maybe it had something to do with my birthday last week; but whatever it was it acted like a bit of a wake-up call, albeit one that turned me into a brooding bitch for several hours...

Buuuuuuuuut enough about me & my personal life, let's get into the good stuff:

Monday, 4 September 2017

Empties Time! (July/August)

July/August empties

Hola mi amigas & happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend & hope my American readers are having a nice long weekend. If any of you have missed an empties post, you can find them through the Empties tag.

I didn't finish a whole lot in July so I rolled everything over into August instead, where I finished up a couple of items I'd really focused on + at least 1 ol' favourite.

Let's get crackin':

Friday, 1 September 2017

33 Things I've Learnt In 33 Years


Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, happy birthday to ME!

Yep that's right amigas, today's mah bir'day! I'm not going to mention my age because, er, the title of this post says it all 😉, but what I will share with you are some things I've learnt in life to date....starting right now:

Monday, 28 August 2017

In The Spotlight: Essano

Essano, New Zealand beauty, skin care, body care, hand & nail care

Hola mi amigas!

As you guys might've seen from my recent Priceline skincare haul post, I picked up a bunch of skin & body care goodies from New Zealand organic* beauty brand Essano & today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on them. Bear in mind that these thoughts are largely based on my first few uses of these products, although I have been using one of these products on & off for a while.

For those of you who have never heard of Essano before, this hair, skin & body care brand is all about natural & effective products that are neither expensive nor exclusive, hence why they're stocked in supermarkets & pharmacies across Australasia. They're also focused on sustainability & ethics making sure that all their packaging is recyclable, yet at the same time not compromising on ingredient selection for their products. They also claim to be cruelty-free, however I can't find a certification on their website (and I admit I didn't email them to ask), so maybe take that with a grain of salt.