Friday, 28 April 2017

Empties Time! (March/April)

March/April empties

Hola mi amigas!

It's time yet again for me to take out the trash. I didn't finish much in March, but somehow managed to finish even more during April. Mind you, I was determined to finish at least one of my April empties, plus some samples I've acquired recently. Feels good to use stuff up!

Monday, 24 April 2017

A Clothing Combination I Never Thought I'd Wear Again...Until Now

Back in the mid-00's, I had a black & white deep-V short-sleeve dress that I used to wear on nights out, teamed with a pair of 3/4 black leggings. The dress was a little short for my liking (although in hindsight I think I was just being conservative & hating on my legs too much) & leggings with dresses were all the rage 10 or so years ago, so it seemed only fitting to jump on-board the trend.

I don't know when I stopped donning this pairing - maybe once the trend had faded from my view or maybe when I stopped wearing the dress altogether & gave it away to charity - but it came to my attention again recently when I had a discussion with Beth about how I could/should continue wearing my French Connection shirt dress (aka the "slutbag dress", as originally seen here) right throughout winter, seeing as I am taking part in her #StyleCost2017 project & all that. Leggings were discussed as a possibility to go with said dress & I have to say that discussion planted a seed in my mind.

And once a seed is planted, it's pretty hard to get out of your head.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Photo Diary: Sydney Royal Easter Show

sydney royal easter show collage

Hola mi amigas, I'm back! How was your Easter? Hope you didn't consume so much chocolate you ended up in a cocoa coma.

Speaking of's post is a bit different in that I'm going to shut up try & keep my words to a minimum & just show you how I spent the day at Sydney's Royal Easter Show. My Mum & I went on Easter Saturday & lemme tell you, it was pretty pack-a-rooney. I hadn't seen it that busy for a few years!

For those of you who don't know about this Sydney institution, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is where the city meets the country for 2 weeks over the Easter period. I won't go any further down Description Road because my photos will speak for themselves, but if you want any more information, the website has it all. Other cities around Australia have shows like this too, but at different times of the year.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

That Blogger Made Me Buy It!

that blogger made me buy it!

One of the perils of blogging (and reading lots of blogs in general) is you end up discovering all of these brands & products you never knew you wanted & at the click of a link, you're down the rabbit hole of "must. have. all. the. things".  If you're lucky, you end up finding products that you not only love, but want to tell everybody else about too via your blog or social media...and thus the cycle of enabling continues.

Monday, 10 April 2017

An Ode To Diggy

diggy the greyhound

Before my parents got married, my Mum let my Dad know that she didn't want children. No big deal, my Dad thought. She did, however, want a backyard full of greyhounds.  Fast forward many years & 2 teenage children (aka me and my brother) later, my Mum sort of got her wish. Whilst we didn't have the backyard for a whole lot of hounds, we did have room for one special greyhound - a black & white-socked lil' man my Dad named Digger, or Diggy for short. (Occasionally we called him Diggles, or my personal favourite, Diggerlicious.)

And on a hot summer's day in January 2003, Diggy came into our lives, courtesy of a trainer who wanted him to go to a good home....and almost left our lives the same day, thanks to him nearly drowning in our backyard pool.

Friday, 7 April 2017

DIY Body & Lip Scrubs

Ed's note: This is another revised post from a while ago, but I've forgotten what the original title was. I wanted to re-do this post because I wasn't happy with the photos & feel that my photography has come along since this was originally published. I've re-worded some of it too, so sit back, have a read & enjoy!

Although I've bought body scrubs previously, I have to admit that (with the exception of a few) most of them haven't compared to the one I make myself. I also find that making my own body & lip scrubs is fairly economical, not to mention that I know exactly what goes in them!

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Shopping Cart (February/March)

the shopping cart

It's that time of the month not that's the one 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.

Both February & March were low buy months for me, but nevertheless I have enough stuff to post about. Let's see what I have bought in the last 2 months: