Goodiebox, May unboxing

June 7, 2014
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?

June 4, 2014
I wonder what sides come with it?

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The stench of oversharing

May 30, 2014
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

May 29, 2014
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 …

May 29, 2014

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

May 22, 2014
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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