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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lush Haul!

 

I recently treated myself to a mini lush haul, for no particular reason. The house we recently moved in to now has a bath, a luxury I haven't had since I moved out of my parent's home over 5 years ago, so I was keen to try out some of Lush's bath bombs.

 

I fell in love with the scent of the "Tisty Tosty" bath bomb (the white heart with rose petals), and it's just so damn pretty. Lush says that rose eases tension and stress, and gives people happy, positive feelings. Sounds perfect for a Sunday night treat. 

I also had to get the "Sex bomb" bath bomb (top left). This has jasmine-clary sage and ylang ylang, which are apparently aphrodisiacs. I don't know about that, again I just chose this one because I loved the scent. The guy at the store said this also turns your bath water pretty colours, and I'm down for that.

 

I also picked up a new shampoo bar - I love seanik, and heard that Copperhead is good for maintaining colour, so thought I would give it a whirl. 

I also couldn't go past the Rose Jam Shower Gel that was stocked at the front counters. This smells exactly like the Ro's Argan Body Conditioner (one of my favourites), and hopefully is also quite moisturising. 

What are your favourite lush products?

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's in my travel make-up bag: Weekend Edition




A couple of weekends ago, J and I took a very quick trip down to Canberra, to help celebrate his mum's birthday. We literally weren't even in Canberra longer than 24 hours, but we were going to be going out for lunch so I did need to look somewhat nice.

I brought the bare necessities with me, basically whatever could fit into a tote bag.

 

Base: Australis Primer, the Original, Revlon Colourstay (not pictured) 
Face: NARS blush in Amour, Make Up Store microshadow in Meteor for highlight
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind and Revlon Photoready 


Eyes: Inglot four-pan eyeshadows (review here), MAC paint pot in painterly, Maybelline the falsies mascara, Kat Von D tattoo liner
Eyebrows: Australis Oh Hai Brow eyebrow kit


Brushes: Sigma P86, Sigma P84, Zoeva 122, Ecotools eyebrow brush, Make up Store 106, Zoeva 105, Sigma F80 (not pictured)


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Monday, July 27, 2015

My Week in Pictures #73

I am writing this from the comfort of my living room floor, in front of the heater.
I came down with a fairly nasty cold over the weekend, that left me with very little sleep last night, so I took my first sick day from work since being full-time to recuperate. Apart from a quick venture to go get some medicine, I have done a whole lot of nothing today, and I'm totally okay with that.


My scorpion is improving, slowly. I always feel so much bendier in these positions than I actually am - I was envisioning myself about to kick myself in the head. I've still got some ways to go before that I think. I'm still super stoked with my progress so far, and need to get back into regular stretching now that the craziness from moving house is over.

 

It was my birthday on Friday! This year was a lot more low-key than previous years. My boss gave me an early mark though, and let me go home at 4pm, which was really lovely! I got off the train to see a birthday rainbow appear in the sky!

 

I was given two of these Moon rose wooden wick candles from work for my birthday - cucumber melon, and vanilla flavours. I've never had a wooden wick candle before but I love the way they crackle, and they burn really evenly across the surface of the wax. This scent was perfect for the warmer weekend weather. 
 
 

To celebrate my birthday, J and I went indoor rock-climbing on Saturday. It's so funny how much our minds control our body; the first climb we did was a refresher on belaying, and the wall is seriously not that tall. But I came down and my hands were shaky, and I was actually very afraid. But then once we moved on to the courses, and I had to start thinking about the best path to take to get to the top, I had no problem climbing ridiculous heights. Climbing is lots of fun, and I wish I could do it more often. 

 

The rock climbing gym have recently added in "caving" sections, which is basically climbing through pitch black tunnels in the walls.
There were three levels of caves - we only made it to level 2 because we were under some time restraints but this was also surprisingly a lot of fun, and I want to head back and conquer cave level 3. 


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nailpolish Storage



Nailpolish storage is one of those things that's taken me a while to work out. I've stored them in desk drawers, only to never use them because I never look at them. I've stored them out in the open but they get cluttered. 

The different sized bottles can also make storing nailpolish difficult. I've worked out that for me personally, storing by colour rather than by brand works best. When choosing what nailpolish to wear, I tend to pick a general colour, then sort through my collection to find the shade I want to wear that week. 


These acrylic shoe drawers from Howard's Storage World, and acrylic nail stand I got off Catch of the Day store my collection perfectly. 

All my miniature polishes fit in a glass vase. 

I love that I can see all the different colours, yet they're still "away" meaning they won't get too dusty and dirty. 



The plastic is quite thick and strong, so I don't have to worry about the weight from all the polish jars snapping the drawers. 


I swap out my recently purchased and favourite seasonal colours into the acrylic nail stand, to remind myself to use them. Top coats, base coats and nail strengtheners also live in the acrylic stand, to ensure easy access. 

How do you store your nailpolish?

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