Goodiebox, May unboxing

Goodiebox, May unboxing

The May theme was “Tailor Made” and tagged as being “for your finishing touches”. It came with and the box came with three full-size products and two samples. There should have been a fourth full-sized product but it was missing. I have emailed GoodieBox and am awaiting a reply (UPDATE: The missing product was sent in the June box). Here’s the rundown on my May goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of...

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I wonder what sides come with it?

I wonder what sides come with it?

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The stench of oversharing

The stench of oversharing

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) During a chat about the perils of Facebook this week, a workmate reminded me of the old saying that compares houseguests and fish, but I reckon the internet has given Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote even more oomph. The United States founding father and inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals said that both fish and visitors stink after three days but I suspect that...

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Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

My hair’s been in a bit of a state over the past year or so, with my heart problems and heart medication combining with recovery from last year’s surgery to make for dry, brittle hair. Apparently, it’s a fairly common complaint with the series of health issues I’ve been dealing with and I got so fed up with my hair a few months back that I made a trip to the hairdresser to have...

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Play that funky music …

And now for something completely different, and something of a trip down memory lane for those of us who are of a slightly more, ahem, mature vintage: do you remember the Benny Hill Show and it’s catchy little theme tune that usually involved the wee bald guy and Benny Hill himself being chased by a bevy of scantily clad women?

The Awakenings Festival is an annual techno music festival in the Netherlands that features cool dudes and dude- ettes shaking their groove thangs (or whatever the young’uns call them these days) as shown in this video:

The music isn’t really to my taste and the dancing does look a bit like they are auditioning for roles in The Walking Dead, but I guess I’m not really the target market in this equation.

But I digress. Some bright spark has taken the Benny Hill music and overlaid it on this video to produce a mash-up of epic proportions:

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Sebamed Anti Dry Defence day cream

Sebamed Anti Dry Defence day cream

This day cream comes with an alphabet soup of added vitamins and good-for-you stuff and I was pretty happy with the result. All in all, this one’s pretty good and left my skin feeling clean and smooth but not greasy. It smells fresh and clean, not heavily perfumed. The idea with this is to apply it while your face is still damp after cleansing, which helps lock in moisture. Looking at the price on...

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A night at the theatre, with chunks

A night at the theatre, with chunks

Oh Jasmine, we’ve never officially met but I just wanted to say that I am glad we had the good sense to put some distance between you and us on Friday night. And I can’t help but wonder just how you are feeling today. Who is Jasmine, you may ask? And indeed, that is a good question. We went along to the 2 Degrees Comedy Convoy show (part of the NZ International Comedy Festival) on Friday night...

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Color Club Poptastic nail polish

Color Club Poptastic nail polish

I really wanted to love this. The colour was that awesome bright pink shade on the left, which was a bit of a shocker for me:  I don’t normally do pink colours at all, and especially not bright pink, but this was just so bright and cheerful that I couldn’t help smiling. And once painted on the nails, the colour developed an amazing depth. The first coat looked a little wishy-washy, the second coat...

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Sebamed Anti Dry Derma-soft Wash Emulsion

Sebamed Anti Dry Derma-soft Wash Emulsion

This creamy emulsion is pH balanced, making it great for sensitive skin. It isn’t strongly perfumed like some cleansers, and is really quite gentle: no stinging or redness after use with this one. It does a good job of cleansing the skin and has no drying effects. However, while I found it hard to fault on performance, it is no better than Cetaphil but the price tag is quite a lot steeper (for around...

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He was such a nice boy

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