A little Update…..

Hello Lovelies:)

First of all Thank You!! 100+ followers now! WOO HOO! I’m so excited and grateful! Thank you for reading, commenting, liking and following me! I really love this little community and networking/sharing with all of you. So again Thank you.

I know it has been a little while! I am in the process of moving house at the moment, so unfortunately have been busy packing, organizing and working (40hrs + this week!). Which has left me little time to blog!!

I will be getting back into the swing of things very soon ……because I have some great post and reviews lined up! I’m really excited to have the time to get back into it. Especially since it is now spring  and Christmas is on the way….. I will be having a good look at some Christmas ranges!!

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Hope you are having an  amazing weekend!

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Lush Parcel in the mail….

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Hello Lovelies:)

I was lucky enough to receive a parcel from my friend in the UK this week. A nice little package of Lush goodies!! Some of which I haven’t seen in Australia and I don’t think are available here (as far as I know) so it was a bit exciting!! Can I just say how jealous I am of  the Lush Kitchen range that is available in the UK? When is Lush going to bring that to us Aussie? When Lush??

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So here is a rather unplanned mini UK Lush haul:) I’m not going to put prices (sorry) since they are in pounds. Do take into consideration that they may not be looking their best due to the long haul flight.. I do like the look of the new range items and I am hoping that they release some of these out here. Maybe for Christmas??

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Granny Takes a Dip

Named after the Purple Gang song ” Granny Takes a Trip” which explains the rather psychedelic colours of this bath bomb. It is ginger, pepper and lemon scented. I am really looking forward to what colour the bath goes with this one. The scent is very “Lush” and not overly powerful. It definitely is a more masculine/clean scent and not flowery at all. I do like the name  too:)

 

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D-Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap

” De-Fluffed and delightful! We’ve whipped up our shaving soap with fresh strawberries, golden syrup, rosehip oil and cocoa butter to leave you silky smooth and smelling sweet”

Oooh. I have really liked the other shaving products that Lush have. I have mentioned in a previous post that I regularly borrow my husband’s Dirty Shaving Cream. It’s just so nice. I have no doubt that this will produce similar results and smell just a little more girly. It is quite thick, I would say a little thicker that Dirty. A bit marshmallow like. It does smell a lot like the Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar. I will give a proper review of this in the future.

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Strawberry Feels Forever ( RRP: AU$13.50)

I’m kind of surprised that this made it without melting. It does look like it has a little, but hey looks like it recovered! This one is available in Australia, but it will obviously go nicely with my D’Fluff Shaving Soap. I like the massage bars, so this is really nice. One I have always been curious about, but never actually purchased. That’s what presents are all about right?

 

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New Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion

A reformulated Charity pot! This is a little 10g size pot. It has a much more floral scent than the normal Charity Pot, which has a much more chocolately in  smell. A little bit lighter in texture too. It does smell delish. I think that if you are not a fan of Charity Pot (as it is at the moment) you might like this one. Not quite as heavy and like a said more floral. Plus all the money (minus GST/VAT) goes to the Charity on the lid. So you can feel all sorts of good about it!

 

 

That’s all for today. I is really fun to be able to try out some of these before they become available here. I might even have to put a request in for the African Paradise Body Conditioner I think! Hope you are all having an amazing day. Let me know if you have tried any of these in the comments below. What did you think? Any you are looking forward to trying?

 

 

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicks around Melbourne

 

Hello Lovelies,

I know I have been a little slack on the posting front lately, so I though I would post a few photos from the last month or so…..

 

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It was my birthday in August and I did get spoiled. I am a little obsessed with Kikki K Live Bright range at the moment! Champagne, cupcakes and great company! Can’t ask for much more!

 

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is fast becoming one of my favourite weeks of the year. I only wish I hadn’t been working so much so I could have seen a bit more of it. There was lots of fun free events happening around the city, as well as all the fancy fashion shows, which I didn’t make it to this year. Next year!!

I did try out the pop up bar in Swanston Street and got some free goodies from the market there. To be honest, the bar was ok. Cute and had the weather been nicer it would have been pleasant to sit there and watch a show. Drinks were expensive and I feel there are so many more amazing and fun bars to go to in the city.

I did take advantage of the free offerings that were going on at Melbourne Emporium. Lots of free food, drink and shopping discounts to be had. There was a little pop up bar which had some free food to try (although only 1 item per person) and I think some drinks in the evening. I tried one of  Adrian Zumbo’s salted caramel Macaroons. Yum!!  A pop up beauty bar and giant colouring board were just a few of the free activities on offer. I did enjoy playing “find the shops offering free Champagne” though.

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Above: Adrian Zumbo Salted Caramel Macarons, Carnival feel at Myer and Giant Colour in Board @ Emporium.

 

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Left to right: Inside Melbourne Central, Swanston Street & Collins Street and Three Below Bar ( Collins Street)

Spring is here!!! You can just feel the weather warming up (for a few days and then it goes cold again just to remind us that it can change it’s mind!!!) So I got a little snap happy. Sunny blue sky days, it’s no longer pitch black at 5 o’clock and it’s time to get out and explore some new drinking holes…..

I can’t even explain how excited I am about the approach of spring and summer. The city comes alive with activities, night markets and events. Plus warmer weather is much better for rooftop bars and beer gardens.

I hope you enjoyed this little post and are having an amazing day!!!

 

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

Lola Berry’s Raw Rose & Raspberry Tart.

 

Hello Lovelies:)

The other week my little brother came around and we had a little paleo food inspired baking session. Now I am not into any hard core paleo eating diet at all, but I am looking to improve the way I eat and I like having some yummy yet healthy treats I can whip up. I want my diet to be a bit more clean eating than it currently is.

I recently purchased Lola Berry’s book The 20/20 Diet Cookbook and have been looking for an opportunity to try out some of the desserts. I ended up making the Raw Rose and Raspberry Tart. Which was delicious!  My husband took it to work with him to share at morning tea and it went down a treat. The best comment I think was from one of the guys who said that it didn’t even taste like it was healthy. Winning.

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It is dairy and gluten free and actually fairly simple to make. The hardest part is probably just being organized enough to let the cashews soak over night. Even then you can get away with only a couple of hours. Other than that you only need a blender/food processor (Not even a really good one at that, I just used an el cheapo one from Kmart) and a cake tin. Now the longer you blend the cashews and the better quality the food processor, the smoother the results. It won’t effect the taste, just makes look more like cheesecake.

I will mention that you do need to keep it in the fridge and eat it as soon as possible. I don’t think that will be too hard though!!

You can find the link to the recipe here. Lola’s book is available at good bookstores in Oz or online from here website (link above).

Hope you enjoyed this quick little post! Have an amazing day!!!

 

 

Xx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hauling Time!!!

Hello Lovelies,

Well it has been a little while, so I felt I was due for a little Lush/ Make up Haul! I think I mentioned that I changed my hair colour recently and what’s the point of having a new colour if you can’t use it as an excuse to buy new products to try? Exactly, no point! Also it was my birthday recently so I had a little extra moolah to burn.

So here is what I bought:

 

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Daddy – O Shampoo

RRP: $12.50/100g, $22.95/250g, $32.95/500g

Lush’s purple shampoo used to keep the brassiness out of Blonde or Grey hair. Using Violets and Lemons for shine. It smells a little heady and very sweet. It reminds me of lollies, but not in a bad way and I don’t find it too over powering. It is very purple and I am interested to see how it stands up to the salon purple shampoo I have. Or is my hairdresser can tell the difference….

 

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Blousey Shampoo

RRP:$25.95/240g.

I will admit that the first few times I tried this I didn’t like it. I mean I liked the smell. It smells amazing, but it didn’t win me over. I decided to give it another go since my hair is a little more fragile at the moment and so far I am actually really liking the results. It is made from bananas and is quite thick in consistency, but I find I don’t need to use much.

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Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

RRP:$32.95/200g

Happy Birthday to Me! Yes this was a birthday present to myself as I have been wanting to purchase it for awhile. Beautiful Rose scent!!!

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King of Skin  

RRP: $12.95/95g

Another one of Lush’s products I have been wanting to try for a little while. Since spring is now here, it’s a good time to get my skin into  top shape for summer! King of Skin is a solid Body Butter that you apply to wet skin.

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 Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

RRP: $16.95/75g

Love Love Love this!! My face has been feeling a bit yuck so I picked this up to fix it. Works a treat. If you haven’t tried this, run don’t walk to your nearest Lush store!!

 

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SAMPLE : H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment

RRP: $19.95/225g

Another product I have been wanting to try. I just used this today and I can honestly say that it feels AMAZING. I can’t say the scent is my favourite ever, but since you put this in first then shampoo your hair it doesn’t really matter. Come payday I will definitely be adding this to more hair care routine. Leaves the hair so lovely and soft. I wish I had longer hair just so I could enjoy the results more.

 

I also went  to Mecca Maxima to pick up some new products.

 

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

RRP: $52

I am in need of a new BB/CC Cream and this was the one recommend to me by the girl at Mecca Maxima. I find it hard to match my skin tone as I am pale, but not pasty. I also can’t be bothered to mix foundations etc. This is a good match and looks dewy on the skin. I’ll see how I go and whether I will repurchase. So far so good though.

 

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NARS Larder than Life long-wear eyeliner in VIVA APPIA.

My first NARS purchase! Which I am a bit exited about. I haven’t had the chance to wear it yet, it is a nice bronzy rose gold colour. A little fancy for work. A nice colour all the same. Not too out there, but a bit more interesting than just brown or black.

 

That’s all from me today! Let me know if you have tried any of these product’s and what you thought or if there are any in particular you would like me to review. Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

Xx.