Monday, 29 February 2016

Project Polish Autumn 2016 Edition

project polish, nail polish

You can catch up on the summer 2015/16 edition here, here and here.

New season, new colours! None of which signal autumn in any kind of way (except for maybe 1 or 2); but considering Sydney doesn't begin to get cold until, say, late April/early May, I feel that these colours will serve me well until then. Besides, it is spring in the northern hemisphere, so maybe I should pretend I don't live "upside down" haha.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Project Polish Summer 2015/16 Edition - The End.

Summer's nearly over...*insert sad face* I'm gonna miss it. I hate how clothing stores already have their autumn/winter items in stock, meanwhile Sydney is still melting in 30°C+ temperatures and high humidity. I can't think about rugging up when all I want to do is cool down!

*cough* But I digress...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

NOTD: Airy Fairy + Change To Post Schedule

Hiya everyone!

I don't normally post on Thursdays, but I'm sneaking in to show you both my latest mani & to let you know about a minor change in my posting schedule.

First, the latter. I've decided instead of posting 3 times a week as mentioned here, I'm cutting down to 2 days a week - Monday and Friday. I figure that this will relieve some of the bullshit pressure I've been putting on myself to provide decent content for you all, otherwise I fear I may run out of posts. There may be some spur-of-the-moment type posts like this in between, but I can't guarantee if and when they'll happen. Just keep your eyes peeled.

Now that I've got that out of the way, let's get onto this NOTD!

Monday, 15 February 2016

How To Push Through Life When You're Feeling Flat

via Your Health Revolution

Let's get per-son-al, per-son-al....

This past week I've felt kinda flat & de-motivated within. Whilst I haven't found it hard to get out bed of a morning or function like a (relatively) "normal" human being, I have, however, been finding it a bit difficult to do some other things, like make phone calls or paint my nails (thus halting any progress on my Project Polish) or...dare I say

Sunday, 14 February 2016

12 Love Songs To Make You Feel Warm & Fuzzy This Valentine's Day

via Design Oval
Ah Valentine's Day. The one day of the year for the gooey-eyed to rejoice in, the florists & chocolatiers to cash in on & the singletons (perhaps) to dread (or celebrate as Singles Awareness Day). Even though I belong to the last category, I don't dread February 14th when it rolls around. Instead, I celebrate it by doing things for the ones I love or myself. I also celebrate by playing my favourite love songs....which is where this list comes in handy! No matter what you happen to be doing this V Day, make sure it's filled with good vibes because nobody likes feeling down in the dumps.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

4 Nostalgic Beauty Products From the 90's

90's, nostalgia, beauty products

Just recently, whilst working on some blog stuff & researching how to get my hair the way it looks on the box of my 34mm curling wand, I discovered that the brand of my curling wand also makes glitter hairspray. Immediately this made me think of my jazz ballet dancing days as an 8-14 year old & having this stuff sprayed all over my hair before each end-of-year performance (because, you know, it was the done thing). I honestly thought it’d disappeared from shelves once the 90’s was over, but clearly I was mistaken!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Empties Time! (January)

empty beauty products

Ed's note: No Weekly Happy List for this week, I'll roll everything over into next week's list. 

I know I said in my first ever empties post that I was going to be publishing these posts bi-monthly; but as you can see from the photo above, my empties box was quite full at the end of January & I needed to make way for the next stash of empties, otherwise shit's just gonna get out of hand.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Swatch & Review: Essie - Saltwater Happy

Essie, nail polish, reviews

Hola mi amigas!

I promised y'all that I would review this polish and I'm deliverin' to you today my thoughts on Essie's Saltwater Happy, which is/was part of the Peach Side Babe collection for summer 2015 (or summer 2015/16 if you live in my neck of the woods). It's the only polish I've bought from the collection, although that may change if I finally decide to stop dithering & buy Pret-A-Surfer as well. (Which I did, eventually.)

Monday, 1 February 2016

My Priceline 40% Off Skincare Haul

hauls, Priceline, beauty, skincare

Out of all the 40% off sales that Priceline have throughout the year, the bi-annual skincare sale is my jam. I'm not kidding when I say that I live for this particular sale, which currently occurs in January & July. I'm that nerd who spends weeks cultivating a wishlist (plus a plan of attack) & awaits any announcements about it with a mix of giddy anticipation & frustrated impatience. Don't ask me why, it is what it is.

For those of you from overseas who haven't the foggiest about Priceline, let's just say it's the Aussie drugstore equivalent of Boots/Superdrug (UK), Shoppers Drug Mart (hello Canada!) & Walgreens (US). They sell drugstore makeup, nail polish (it's where we Aussies get our Essie fix for the most part), skincare, hair care, perfumes and a whole bunch of other get the drill!