Monday, 31 October 2016

The Trip Haul (Part 2): Skincare & Bodycare

Hola mi amigas & happy Halloween! It's time for the 2nd installment of "what Shell bought during her travels & lugged all the way home to Sydney". If you missed part 1 with all my new makeup, hair & fragrance goodies, you can reeeeeead all aboooout it here.

Friday, 28 October 2016

TNL Takes a Trip: Singapore

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The iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore...and no, I didn't stay there.
A multi-cultural city & country rolled into one. A food lover’s paradise.  A shopaholic’s paradise too, come to think of it. A place where I feel safe, no matter what time of the day or night it is. A country with an awesome airline that always makes me feel special, despite slumming it in economy. All of these things represent Singapore to me.

Monday, 24 October 2016

NOTD: Pink Ribbon Day

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Hola mi amigas! How was your weekend?

Today's post will be a pretty quick, yet kinda poignant one.

As I'm sure you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the whole month coinciding with Pink Ribbon Day, which is normally held on the last (or, in this case, 2nd last) Monday of the month. I'm also sure that there's not one woman out there who hasn't been touched by breast cancer in some way, shape or form, whether it be personally, through a family member or through a friend. Even if you haven't been affected, there are plenty of high-profile women out there like Jane McGrath, Shannen Doherty or (just recently, sadly) Rebecca Wilson who have either fought & lost their battle with the disease or who are still waging war against it.

So with this day firmly in mind, I decided to do a very simple skittle manicure in support of & as a tribute to the women out there who have battled this disease & won, as well as those who have fought & lost.

Friday, 21 October 2016

The Trip Haul (Part 1): Makeup, Hair & Fragrance

Hola mi amigas I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

I don't know about you, but whenever I return from a holiday it takes me a while to get back into the swing of things. Whilst I can't say this time around was any different, I did however decide to ease any internal pressure by delaying all blog work (except photography) for an extra week. Putting myself under pressure to deliver just raises my stress levels & a stressed-out Shell is no bueno for anyone or anything, let alone this blog.

But enough about that, let's get to the good stuff...betcha dying to know what I hauled right? And when I say hauled, I mean hauled! I was very good with myself up until I got to the US & from there on in it was hell for leather as far as my spendage was concerned. A 32-odd kg suitcase & Virgin America collecting $75US from me for my flight from San Francisco to Honolulu later....luckily for me, I cruised back home to Sydney so there were no further excess baggage charges to pay, hooray! I consider myself pretty lucky to have paid it just the once.