Monday, 27 February 2017

Empties Time! (January/February)

January/February 2017 empties

Hola mi amigas!

Today's post is a good ol' fashioned empties post. I didn't do one in January because I felt like I didn't have enough products to warrant such a post, so I rolled them all over to this month instead. My poor empties box was getting quite full by the time I shot this, so it's definitely time I showed you what I'm tossing out!

Friday, 24 February 2017

5 Must-Have Hand & Nail Care Products

Ed's note: This is a newer/remixed version of an older post titled "How I Look After My Digits" (which I put into draft). I've tweaked the title, re-shot the post & re-written some of it too. Enjoy!
I think it's best that I let you down now and tell you that I've always had a natural ability to grow my nails long. I can still remember older girls coming up to me in primary school admiring my nails & asking me whether they were fake or not. Seriously, how the hell could an 8 year old have fake nails? I don't know...then again, I suppose all those beauty pageant tots rock the acrylics these days...

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Darker Side of Me

WARNING: This post contains themes that could be a trigger for some. If you're feeling particularly delicate right now, I suggest you don't read this.

I was going to save this post for another day & another time, but right now I need to let this out because it's important that you see the whole of me, not just the lighter & more positive side.

Folks, I suffer from anxiety...or more specifically, social anxiety.

I'll talk more about this particular type of anxiety further on; but in order to understand how I got to this point, we need to take a trip down memory lane...

Friday, 17 February 2017

7 Knits & Sweaters To Buy Now For Autumn/Winter

autumn, winter, knitwear

With retailers rolling out next season fashion at present, you'd be forgiven for thinking that summer never occurred. Me personally, I find it tough thinking about autumn & winter gear when it's still 35C+ outside, let alone actually trying on a jacket in store!

(Sydney ladies will feel me on that last one - man the weather's been furnace-like lately! I'm trying not to complain too much because before we know it, we'll all be shivering & dreaming of warmer climes...or maybe I'm the only one who does that...)

Monday, 13 February 2017

10 Ways Every Single Gal Can Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

As someone who has been single pretty much her whole life, I'm accustomed to being sans man come February 14th. You might think I'd be upset about that (and I have been, from time to time); but for the most part, I'm not. Just because all the flowers, chocolates & candlelit dinners are meant for the lovers doesn't mean that I nor any other singleton can't embrace the spirit of St Valentine in our own way! Who says we have to miss out?

Monday, 6 February 2017

Swatch & Review: Essie Summer 2016 Collection (Partial)

Essie, nail polish, Viva Antigua! collection

Hola mi amigas!

Today's post is brought to you by the letter E....for Essie that is.

Yep, that's right, I've got a new batch of limited edition Essie polishes to show you, this time from the summer 2016 collection titled "Viva Antigua!" (exclamation mark on purpose). Unfortunately we haven't got this collection in Australia & it's making me wonder WTF is going on at Essie's Australian HQ. I mean, we're nearing the end of summer & all we've got on our shelves is some makeshift "summer" collection featuring permanent shades, none of which I wish to buy. I want my Viva Antigua dammit! Edit: Turns out we Aussies are not going to be receiving this collection after all. Major boo Essie Australia, MAJOR BOO! 😠

(Mini rant aside, this 6-piece collection consists of 3 crémes & 3 micro-shimmer shades.)

Friday, 3 February 2017

The Monthly Happy List (January)

Monthly Happy List

1 month down, another 11 to go. Can you believe we're already into February? This year will be over before we all know it!

But enough rambling about how fast the year is going (let's face it, it happens every year)...

In case you've never seen these posts before (I haven't posted one in ages, to be fair), the Monthly Happy List is (essentially) my way of rounding up all that was good in both my world & elsewhere each month. It's also a chance for you guys to get to know me & get to know what I've been digging recently etc. I try & keep it these posts positive (hence the name!) because let's face it, there's enough negativity & scary things happening out there in the world that I think we forget about the lighter & less heavy side of life.