Monday, 31 July 2017

My Priceline 40% Off Skincare Sale Wishlist

Hola mi amigas!

Me posting twice in 1 day is a bit random I know, but I've got some exciting news: the one & only beauty sale I hang out for is starting in a couple of days! That's right, Aussie "drug store" Priceline is holding their bi-annual 40% off skincare sale this Wednesday through to Friday & lemme tell you, I'm bloody excited!

As I just mentioned (and as you may have seen from previous posts), I live for this sale. Forget makeup, forget hair care, forget...whatever....the 40% off skincare sale is my jam & I'm not afraid to say it. I'm also not afraid to say that I've been sweating on this sale for about the last 3 months....kinda like that Instagram stalker chick on the current season of The Bachelor Australia. But that's a topic for another time...

The Shopping Cart (June/July)

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It's that time of the month again....no not that one...the one where I round up all my purchases for your voyeuristic pleasure & tell you about each & every one of them.

As always, any sales or links mentioned in this post are correct at the time of publishing. If for any reason the sales are no longer happening or the links are broken by the time you read this post, then I can not & will not be held responsible.

Compared with May's madness, both June & July were very quiet on the purchasing front. I guess the end of the financial year might've had something to do with it. However, I am gearing up for a spendy August & September as one of those months is my birthday month & I've got my eye on waaaay too many things!

But enough chit chat, let's get into it:

Friday, 28 July 2017

July Beauty Favourites

Hola mi amigas! Welcome to my first ever Beauty Favourites post!

When I first began blogging, it seemed like these sorts of posts were the shiz, but that seems to have died down a bit now & out of the bloggers I follow, I only see a small handful do these monthly posts.

The next question is: why have I never published one? Weeeeeeeell....for starters, my beauty stash is rather small (aside from my polish collection). I pretty much use the same products month in month out & haven't bought a lot of new stuff recently either. I did do a Beauty Faves section in my March Happy List post which frankly I should've dedicated a separate post to, given the way I type lol. I can't give you guys any guarantees that this will be a regular feature on TNL; I'll probably just pump them out when I feel like it.

So what products have I been lovin' this month? Read on peeps, read on:

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How To Wear White Jeans In Winter

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There's some rules about fashion that are meant to be followed (don't ask me what they are as I can't think of them right now!) & then there are some that baffle me, like the rule about "not wearing white after (American) Labor Day". I'm sorry but WTF? Who died & decided to restrict our colour palettes? Who says we can't wear white during the colder months of the year?

I say all of this because I broke that stupid "rule" last Thursday night by wearing white jeans to a comedy gig....and I wasn't the only one in the room who did it either. I loved the look of this particular outfit so much that I decided to share it with you today + my thoughts on how you can wear white jeans in winter:

Friday, 21 July 2017

My Travel Bucket List: 11 Destinations I'd Like To Visit

When it comes to travel, I consider myself pretty lucky. I've had the opportunity to visit some great (and, to be fair, not so great) places in my time & I do consider myself very fortunate for holding a passport. I'm of the opinion that travel is a great educator & that it opens you up to all sorts of opportunities & possibilities. Whilst living at the "arse end of the world" (as one of our former Prime Ministers so eloquently put it) isn't ideal for travel, it hasn't stopped me from getting out there & seeing planet Earth & the places it has to offer.

That said, there are still many destinations in the world that I haven't visited yet & would like to visit, hence today's post. Just a word of warning: this post will be largely idyllic & water-filled....because that's my jam. (Although you wouldn't expect anything less from this aquatic-obsessed blogger right?)

Monday, 17 July 2017

My Polish Picks For Winter

Right now Australia is well into winter & one of the few things I like about this season is being able to paint my nails without my polish going all funny like it does during the warmer months. (Well, that + everything else I mentioned here.) It's also a good time to play around with darker, richer shades that might look a bit stark in summer, depending on your viewpoint. I personally reckon that you should wear whatever shades you like all year round, but atm I'm playing around with the concept of tailoring my polish to the seasons (well, spring, summer & winter since we don't really have a traditional autumn).

Not sure about which shades are suitable for winter? Well, continuing reading mi amiga & you'll find out...

Friday, 14 July 2017

My Intentions For 2017 Update

My Intentions For 2017 Update

Hola mi amigas & happy Friday!

Today's post is a little different, in that I'm going to sit down & share with you how I'm going with my intentions for 2017 so far, just to see how I'm tracking & also to hold myself accountable for either getting or not getting shit done. If you missed the original post, then you can have a read here. I've broken it down into sections like I did in the original post, but for the most part I'll just ramble on as usual. Oh & a heads-up: don't expect miracles. This is the Queen of Procrastination you're dealing with here. 😉

Monday, 10 July 2017

The Lust List #4 (Winter 2017 Edition)

The Lust List

Hola mi amigas & welcome to another edition of The Lust List!

For those of you who aren't acquainted with these lists of mine, think of them as a sister to The Shopping Cart posts that I do every month or so. The gist of these posts is self-explanatory, so I don't think I need to tell you what they're all about. 😉

Friday, 7 July 2017

Empties Time! (June)

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Hola mi amigas & welcome to another round of Empties Time(!).

June for me wasn't too bad in the empties department. I managed to finish off something that I'd been dying to finish for a while + some usual suspects + I finished off a couple more candles, which is great since I'm trying to reduce my stash bit by bit. Although my empties amount is smaller than previous months, the finished candles take up too much space inside my empties box & I feel the need to empty the box before it gets overwhelming.

Monday, 3 July 2017

The Monthly Happy List (June)

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OMG it's July already?! Where the hell has 2017 gone? I can't believe it's less than 2 months until my birthday & that next month will mark 1 year since I embarked on my big trip. Crazy! With the chilly weather Sydney has been experiencing recently, I'm wishing I could do it all again this year, but alas, that won't happen unless a big ol' lottery win comes my way soon.....

June for me was a bit of a nothing month, as in nothing really special happened (ok, something a little special did happen...you'll read about that below). I was a bit up & down both physically & emotionally & had to roll with the punches, but I guess that's life for you. I'm hoping to get back on track with my blogging schedule this month, but I'm not going to make any promises for now.