Category Archives: Retail

Beauty – New To Me Products

Hello! It’s been a while, no? My laptop hard drive died, so it was impossible to get any blogging done until I had it fixed, which took a little longer than anticipated. I’ve been trying to make a plan to get back into blogging with at least one entry a week, so we’ll see how that goes. To start with, here’s a bunch of make up and skincare I’ve been using over the past couple of months that I’m quite impressed with. Anything that makes me look less tired is a winner in my book!

1. Philosophy – Miracle Worker Overnight
I’ve been a philosophy convert for a few years now. I adore their hydrating serurm, and I’ve used their Hope in a Jar moisturiser a number of times over the last couple of years. I recently needed a night cream that would help this tired mumma face feel a little bit more nourished in the mornings when I woke up. I wanted to feel like a Disney Princess gif waking up, and not so much like a Gremlins gif first thing in the morning after a night of broken sleep. So I hopped over to Adore Beauty and had a look around when I had a promo code to use and settled on the philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight. It’s an age-resetter, anti-wrinkle moisturiser which is exactly what I needed. I struggle with night creams because I often find them far too oily and rich for my skin, but this one is perfect. It seems dense at first, but it glides on so nicely, and my skin soaks it up straight away. In the mornings I’ve noticed my skin still feels moisturised without being greasy and it’s been a real winner for this normal-to-dry complexion. I love it and will definitely be repurchasing when this generous pot runs out (which I don’t see happening soon because a little bit goes a loooong way).
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Fashion – Winter Jumpers

French Connection Stripe Varsity Knit_THUMBNAIL

I’m on maternity leave this year, so my work wardrobe is enjoying its holiday in my drawers for the next little while. However, now that we’re heading into the cooler months, I realised all the winter stuff I wore last year was largely maternity clothing or regular clothes that I bought slightly larger to accommodate… Continue reading ->

Outdoor Dining


Despite all the rain here in Melbourne (seriously, dudes), I’m starting to day dream about warm Summer nights where we can relax outside on the back porch and eat dinner as the sun sets and watch our daughter play in the backyard. Before we moved last year, we only had a very small courtyard space… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Winter Beauty favourites

Heel Genius

Bliss hand cream $20 I know we’re in the depths of Winter because in the space of three weeks my hands have become cracked and dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on them. I was looking at reviews of hand cream and this Bliss one came highly recommended. I already use their… Continue reading ->

Retail Therapy – Finders Keepers Market July 2016

Urban Cartel

Did anyone make it to the Finders Keepers market at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne over the weekend? I went on Friday night and had a great time perusing the stalls and enjoying some child-free time. There were a LOT of really great independent retailers there, but if you couldn’t make it, don’t worry! I’ve… Continue reading ->

Retail Therapy – Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress

Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress

Country Road always do great Winter dresses, with great long sleeves (imperative for Winter – short sleeved dresses in Winter ranges drive me bonkers. IT’S COLD. I WANT TO COVER MY ARMS.) Last year there were a couple I saw that I didn’t buy, including a gorgeous black and white one, and I was kicking… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Smoky_THUMB

Having a sister who lives in Europe is a tremendously beneficial thing. I got surprised with the latest Urban Decay Smoky Palette at Christmas, which I hadn’t even asked her to buy for me! She was lucky enough to be in Barcelona recently (I know, right?) and visited the massive Sephora store there (seriously, Google… Continue reading ->

Fashion – Target Australia’s Easy Summer Dresses

Target Dresses_THUMB

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Target is selling the most versatile, easy, comfortable Summer dresses and skirts I’ve seen in ages. Well, that’s not 100% true. I have seen the dresses before – last Summer to be exact, when I breezed through my local Target store and grabbed one to… Continue reading ->