Ice, ice baby

August 27, 2014

It seems like everyone in celebrity-land is jumping on the ice challenge bandwagon at the moment, with a raft of famous faces taking part in a soggy challenge in the name of a good cause. And it has to be said: Bill Gates has geekified the whole thing and taken it to a new level. Do I detect a spot of deja vu? Didn’t we already do that here? OK, so our watery warriors...

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Dr Lewinn’s Skin Perfect primer & foundation

August 16, 2014
Dr Lewinn’s Skin Perfect primer & foundation

A couple of foil sample sachets of this product arrived with my May Goodiebox¬†subscription, and because there was so little else’s in the box to review I thought I had better give this stuff a try. The primer delivered on its promise of leaving my skin smooth and soft and I would definitely look at buying this again. Coverage felt light but complete. However, I wasn’t such a fan of the foundation. I ignored...

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Bye for now

July 31, 2014

I’m on holiday until the 19th so am off to Aussie for a week or so. Hopefully it’ll be a tad warmer than it is here right now! And we’ll be back, of course, in time for the opening day of the whitebait season on the 15th.

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I do … in debt

July 30, 2014
I do … in debt

According to Quartz, the taste for ridiculously expensive weddings is nothing new, but I’m finding it hard to get my head around the average spend in 2013 of an eye-watering $29,548. I get that brides want their big day, but holy crap that’s a lot of dosh. That’s a deposit on a house, or a decent start on one. Or a honeymoon. Or a new car. Quartz, says that figure represents 49 per cent...

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Ecostore shampoo and conditioner

July 14, 2014
Ecostore shampoo and conditioner

This isn’t one of the more luxury brands around, but at $10 a bottle I did expect something a bit better for my dry and somewhat stressed hair. I have no problem with cheaper brands of shampoo (truth be told, I think it’s an absolute rip off to be paying $20-$50 for shampoo and I’m sick to death of all the bullshit advertising that promises these hair detergents can actually repair your hair, but...

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Goodiebox, June unboxing

July 11, 2014
Goodiebox, June unboxing

The June theme was “Winter Wonders” and the box came with two full-sized products, two packs that contained five samples between them, a separate perfume sample (so six samples in total) and what the GoodieBox girls tagged as a lifestyle extra: panty liners. Here’s the rundown on my June goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products. DR LEWINN’S Essentials hand and nail cream (RRP $29.99 for 100g);¬†full-sized product supplied so...

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