TheThe TheThe only paper I read these days in any great detail these days, is the Guardian. on Friday morning I was having my pre-8:30 browseathon, and stumbled on this article by The Invisible Woman. Even if you’re not pushing 60, it’s a fascinating read with some good product recommendations to boot.
Invisible woman: Makeup is one of life’s great pleasures. But as I approach my 60th birthday, I am finding that I wear it – and need it – less than ever before
The Review: A Snapshot of My Foundation Wardrobe
Calling it a wardrobe makes it less crazy, right? Because let’s face it - nobody needs all of these.
If I get any requests I can do more in-depth reviews of these, I can, but honestly I was probably never going to get around to doing all of it. Without further ado, here are some quickfire reviews of every foundation I have in my stash, complete with ratings out of 5.
Sunday Video Day: Katy Perry x Kacey Musgraves
I stumbled on this video recently (isn’t that how we find anything cool?) and I’d never ever heard of Kacey Musgraves before. I watched the whole thing and if you have time you should too, but if you don’t have time, then skip to 5:34 and listen to Merry Go Round. Love it.
A blogger I love, the Mustard Jumper, does a post like this once a week, and I keep having things to include in a post like this, but never actually make time to sit down and write one. Today though… I’m going to let you all into my life a lil bit more.
Sunday Video Day: Batalash
I watch a lot of makeup videos on youtube. I mean… A lot. Every night before bed I’ll watch maybe 2 or 3 - sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on how much of the dumb I want to ingest that day. What I’m saying is that because they’re makeup videos and not live feeds from the United Nations, they can, at times, piss me off.
One person who does not piss me off is Ssssamantha, from Batalash. She does some really cool makeup looks, has a wicked sense of humour, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
The Shitlist: Part 2
I’m back again! After 1 positive review last week, I’m Negative Nancy today… But hey, hopefully this helps you when you’re out shopping next. Here’s Part Two of list of products I would never repurchase.
Reviews of course after the jump.
The Grounds of Alexandria
I know that all of you Sydney people have known about this place for ages but… cmon, I’ve only been back in town for 7 months! I went on Saturday with some of my girl friends from work, boyfriends, sisters, etc were invited - and we had a really lovely breakfast!
Not that I was surprised.
The Grounds have a restaurant meets market kind of atmosphere. Housed in a former pie factory, it’s perfect for a weekend brunch, lunch, or just a general wander around.
Saturday Link Love: Mavericks Laces
Let me tell you… When you’re at markets full of lady-stuffs and your man person stops to look at something, you damn well let him do it. In Vic’s case, it was Mavericks Laces, and their collection of super fun coloured laces. He’s not a colour guy at all usually, and certainly not one for gimmicks, but something about how well these were crafted caught his attention.
Their individual laces start at about 8 dollars, and you can buy them in seasonal sets as well. Enjoy!
The Review: People for Plants Hand Cream
There’s a Priceline that I have to walk past on my way to work. That is how this purchase happened.
Now technically this product is called the People for Plants Hemp, Apricot Kernel & Macadamia Hand Cream. Here’s how the brand describe it:
A soothing, protective, highly-absorbent hand cream rich in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids, providing intense hydration and extraordinarily soft skin. Organic hemp seed oil, Australian cold pressed macadamia nut oil, apricot kernel oil - all rich with cell strengthening essential fatty acids, help restore elasticity and suppleness. Even the hardest working hands are nourished from deep within and feel soft, soothed and smooth.
91.5 % ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
The Car Selfie Face of the Day
I haven’t posted a proper face of the day, makeup-rundown kinda post in almost a year now. That is CRAZY. Where does the time go?! I didn’t even realise it had been that long when I shot some fun car selfies over the weekend, so I’ll try & do better in the future… Until then, here’s what makeup I wore while running some wedding-related errands this weekend.
Sunday Video Day: First Slap
Now… I hadn’t seen the First Kiss video before I watched the First Slap video, but honestly you don’t really need to.
Watch this video at your own risk, though. I asked Vic if I could slap him after watching this - not because of any particular reason. It just looked like fun.
The Review: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
So the other day at work I showed up with a full face of makeup - I mean, full. Heavy foundation, concealer, highlight, eyeshadow, lipstick, lipliner - the whole nine yards. More than one person asked me where I was going, and I said after work I was headed to dinner with some friends. I was then asked if I was going to reapply my makeup before I went out.
And you know why? Because the one thing that makes my makeup last from 6:45am when I apply it in the morning, to 10:30pm when I get home at night, is the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Here’s my review.