I don’t spend big all that frequently on beauty products. I buy what I need, when I need it, and I go back and forth between buying new products and staying with old faithfuls that I know work on my normal-to-dry skin. Last week I realised that I’ve tried out a few new things in the last three months so I wanted to do a quick round up.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil – $49AUD
I bought this pencil in August after having my make up done at Mecca Maxima for a wedding. You pay $90 to have your make up done and you get $90 worth of complimentary products of your choosing. I’ve known for a while that I need to start filling in my eyebrows a little. When you get your eyebrows waxed regularly and almost every time the girl asks you if you want your eyebrows filled in or if you’d like to buy an eyebrow pencil (or both), you realise that maybe, just maybe your eyebrows are too patchy. Thank you pregnancy from three and a half years ago for that lovely side effect – balding eyebrows. I’m kind worried I’m going to become one of those ladies who wears glasses on a chain and has shimmery, completely drawn on eyebrows, but I’m not there yet. So as part of my complimentary product, I bought this Hourglass pencil the girl at Mecca used on my eyebrows. It has a wind up, angled crayon at one end, and a mascara wand at the other. You just fill in the front part of the eyebrow and comb it through. It’s idiot proof, which, given my inability to master any kind of eyeliner, is really great. It’s not cheap for a pencil (to me), but I think it will last a while.
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– These sunny days have made me start picking up my camera and really try to make a concerted effort to practice my photography a lot more. It probably helps that we have a garden now, and the afternoon sunlight in our much larger house is just lovely to shoot in and outside of. I’ve… Continue reading ->
I have been hearing about Jamberry for a while now, having some friends in the USA who are consultants for the nail wrap company. I’ve never tried any kind of nail transfer, mainly because I never saw any that really appealed to me. But over the past year or so I’ve been seeing these friends… Continue reading ->
Before we even THINK about talking about the fashion, let us all bask in this: JON HAMM FINALLY WON FOR MAD MEN. FINALLY. FINALLY. THANK YOU EMMY VOTERS. Okay, moving on.
Oops, haven’t done one of these for a little while! We’ve been busy getting stuff done out in the garden now that the weather has become less cold, which means that on Sundays we’ve been up and at ’em without much time to indulge in a smoothie. Last week I had a craving though, and… Continue reading ->
I love seeing my favourite singers and bands live, particularly ones who play in intimate venues, and especially ones I’ve seen once or twice before. Joshua Radin is no exception – I saw him about six years ago at The Espy, and then four years ago at The Forum, and both shows were fantastic. Last… Continue reading ->
Well, all of August went by in a freezing cold blur and we just couldn’t get out from under our nice, warm blankets to get a podcast done. But we have a good reason! We were busy prepping for episode eleven by watching a bunch of pilot episodes! Kimberley and I wanted to watch the… Continue reading ->
When the lovely folks at Penguin gave me the opportunity to take a sneak peek at David Herbert’s latest cookbook I jumped at the chance. Best Home Cooking is exactly that: a collection of two hundred recipes from Herbert’s Weekend Australian contributions that are delicious, easy meals and sweets best cooked and enjoyed at home… Continue reading ->
It was the RSPCA Cupcake Day on Monday this week, and everyone at my workplace really gets into it. There are always heaps of different flavours, beautiful decorations and we can buy 3 of them for seven bucks. Bargain, right? I wasn’t sure what I was going to make until about a month ago when… Continue reading ->
One of my style goals (ugh, I don’t know if I like that term, but let’s just move on) for the past few years has been to wear more jewellery. I usually just wear some earrings and my wedding and engagement rings and that’s it. I never wear bracelets because I always find them too… Continue reading ->