Monday, 29 August 2016

Project Polish Winter 2016 - The End (of the Entire Project!)

Missed out on all the Project Polish action on TNL? Read up on about it here. Just want to know about the Winter edition? Find out what polishes I included here and how much progress I made at the halfway mark here.

Ok peeps, let me be real here for a mo. The final few weeks of this Project Polish has been tough. Real tough. I've barely made time to paint my nails, nor have I had a real inclination to do so. I kept telling myself that I'd sit down & do it on a certain day, but then that day came & I was either busy doing other things or, quite frankly, too exhausted to put fingernail to polish.

For some reason throughout each edition of Project Polish, I've done quite well up until halfway & then afterwards its all gone to pot. Maybe there's something in that??

Monday, 22 August 2016

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub With Sukin

sukin, body scrubs

Updated 21/10/16
 
I know I've mentioned in the past that I make my own body scrub; but as my recent Priceline haul will attest, I stopped being frugal for a sec & bought a few pre-made scrubs to try out. Today I'm going to give my first impressions of the 2 Sukin body scrubs I purchased - the Renewing Body Scrub with Green Tea & Coconut, plus the Energising Body Scrub with Coffee & Coconut.

Never heard of Sukin before? They're an Australian natural skin & hair care company that have fast become a favourite amongst beauty lovers nationwide, as well as worldwide. (I think I may have seen a UK blogger raving about them recently, but don't quote me on that.) Their focus is on providing affordable & high quality skin & hair care without chemical nasties like sulphates, parabens or harsh detergents. In fact, the list of what they don't include in their products is almost a mile long! (Anyone who has ever bought one of their products would've noticed that list on their packaging.) They're also a cruelty-free company, which is another bonus.

Monday, 15 August 2016

How This Former Over-packer Changed Her Ways


I don't know about you, but packing for a holiday can be a nightmare. If you're anything like my former self, you end up chucking in all these clothes & costume jewellery, only to discover that (a) you don't end up wearing them & (b) the things you end up needing like long sleeve tops, scarves & a decent jacket you don't pack. (Hello eastern Canada in early autumn!) Cue a mad scramble to the shops to find something you like...or don't like, in the case of my very touristy Niagara Falls hoodie. (Hey, I had to keep warm!)

If you're also anything like former me, you could find yourself potentially losing your luggage at the hands of officious VIA Rail staff in Toronto because it's overweight* & well, they're sticklers for weight restrictions. Cue lots of swearing, stress & the realisation that something had to give the next time you travel overseas.....

...enter the capsule wardrobe.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

TNL On Hiatus


Hiya ladies & gents! Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.

I just want to let you know that as of 11am today, I'm heading off overseas & won't be back until mid-October. I do have a number of posts scheduled in my absence (like the final post of my year-long Project Polish series, which I've scheduled for the 29th of this month), so stay tuned; but other than that all will be quiet on the blogging front. I like to digitally detox when I'm on holidays, so I hope you can understand why I'm taking a break for now. Rest assured, once I'm back, there will be an onslaught of trip-related posts, as well as a haul post or 2 (or more).

Cya on the flipside peeps!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Ridin' Solo


As I've mentioned about a million times, I'm about to embark on my first ever solo trip overseas. Whilst I'm feeling excited about my adventure & all that it will entail (the chance to explore new cities as well as re-visiting others; catching up with friends & family who live overseas + the promise of several hauls of the beauty & fashion kind - bring it on!), I've also felt a sense of trepidation and slight anxiety in the lead-up...and you can thank my double X chromosomes for that.

Monday, 8 August 2016

The Monthly Happy List (July)

monthly happy list

Now that we've ticked over into August, it's time to give you guys an insight into what has happened in my world in the last month, what I've enjoyed & what I've been listening to. If you've missed any previous Monthly Happy Lists of mine, then check them out here. I would've had this post up earlier if it weren't for all the Priceline sale madness, but better late than never though right?

Friday, 5 August 2016

Priceline 40% Off Skincare Sale Haulage

skincare, sales, hauls

So another Priceline 40% off sale has come & gone & yet again I have a haul to show you. At least this time the process was seamless - none of that running around like a headless chicken trying to find stuff!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

It's Priceline's 40% Off Skincare Sale Again!

My favourite sale of the year is happening all over again! (Priceline's 40% off skincare sale that is.)

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This Aussie drugstore chain holds bi-annual sales each year across different departments and whilst I don't care for the 2-day makeup or haircare sales, I live for the skincare one (which starts today & runs through to the end of Thursday) and as mentioned in my haul post from the January sale, I will spend weeks if not months cultivating a wishlist. That's just the kind of nerd I am haha.

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Shopping Cart (July)


It's that time of the month again...no not that one....the time of the month where I round up all my purchases for your voyeuristic pleasure & tell you about each of them. As always, any sales or links mentioned in this post are correct at the time of publishing. If by chance those links are broken or sales are no longer happening by the time you read this post, then I can't nor won't be held responsible.

Whilst this Shopping Cart post is nowhere near as gigantic as the last one, it's still pretty substantial; so grab a cuppa & settle in.