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.
Saturday Link Love: Sage Ceramics
I’m half posting the link here so I remember go to back and check when I can start buying ;)
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.
Saturday Link Love: Beste Ogan
In my second instalment of fun brands I found at the Finders Keepers Markets, I wanted to share another homewares brand with you - Beste Ogan make ceramics and wooden items. These fantastic lamps, as a prime example.
The one above is called the Fuse and retails for $659. Find out more on their website.
Saturday Link Love: Kitchen Ink
For the next bunch of Saturday Link Loves, I’m going to post some of my favourite picks from the Finders Keepers Markets I went to in June. If you missed out last time, the next Sydney one is in December and the Brisbane & Melbourne ones are still coming. Keep an eye out on their website.
Asked by thedarkroad
Oh I really wish I could be more helpful, but we had a Citibank credit card that came with automatic travel insurance. I have no idea, sorry!
The Shitlist: Part 1
I do product reviews occasionally on the blog, but I’ve never really rounded up the products I’ve been disappointed in so today I’ve combed my archives to bring you five reviews you may not have otherwise seen.
Before I start, a little disclaimer - obviously products work differently for different people, and since I last tried the products I’m going to mention, they may have reformulated, so use your brain when deciding if you’re going to buy them, mmk?
The Top 10: Iceland
It’s time for another travel post…! Vic and I get asked all the time what our favourite place place in Europe was, and his answer is always Iceland, where we travelled over the Easter long weekend. Mine is different of course, but that post will be coming up later. Because I’d already shown you one amazing spot in Iceland last year, I decided to tell you about all the other things I loved as well.
When we were travelling, posts like these by other people were a godsend for us, so consider this a short guide to my top ten favourite things to do in Iceland. It’s by no means a comprehensive list and of course feel free to ask any questions you may still have at the end. Ok here we go -