Review: Elizabeth Arden Highlighter in Gold Illumination

In the world of highlighters at the moment, Elizabeth Arden isn’t a brand that you immediately think of. Some of you may remember their iconic Rose Gold Shimmer powder that was part of their Rose Gold Collection a few years ago. It looked beautiful and I tried to get it everywhere. I unfortunately missed on […]

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Makeup of the Day

It’s a beautiful summer here in Auckland so for work today I thought I would go for some neutral mattes in the crease (surprise surprise) and then a nice apricot shimmer on the lids – and then what the hell – let’s pile on the glow! BASE: Primer – Australis Primer, one of my trusty […]

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2015 Skincare & Hair Favourites

Here is the first of a two-part post with my 2015 Skincare and Hair Favourites. I had to split Beauty Favourites out to be part 2 because if I didn’t, this post would be epic (it’s already pretty long). Grab a cuppa and enjoy! Cleanser – The Natural Instinct Replenishing Cream Cleanser. I prefer cream […]

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The Body Shop Big & Curvy Waterproof Mascara and Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Being someone who is not blessed in the eyelash department, and not very experienced in false eyelash application, I’m always on the lookout for a great mascara. Yes, I’m one of those bloggers that stops you in the street to ask what mascara, lipstick, foundation etc you’re wearing. I work with the lovely Chloe, who […]

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Reflections on 2015

Well 2015, I can’t say I’m sorry to see you go. It wasn’t the best year and I reached the end of it a very tired and worn out woman, both physically and emotionally. But, it hasn’t all been bad, as my lovely partner pointed out to me when I said “2015 sucked big time”. […]

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A Homemade Xmas Wreath – made by special guest Jo

I’m lucky enough to work with a number of creative people, one of whom being the lovely Jo. A recent homeowner, Jo wanted to buy a Christmas wreath for her front door. She sauntered down the road to Smith & Caughey’s to have a look at theirs. She then sauntered right back after seeing the […]

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Recipe: Salad Sprinkles aka how to get your kids to eat salad

If you are lucky, you’ll have kids that love salads. Of my three children I have one that hates them, one that likes them and one wavering in between. As we come up to summer, we will be lucky enough to be able to eat lots of salads because my beautiful Mum is a gardener […]

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Ralph’s Bar & Eatery

We don’t go out often as a family. There are a few reasons: our kids are still a little too young (1, 2 and 9), to keep still for long periods of time; we’re on one income so money is tight; time is short and it’s hard to get us all in the same place. […]

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Weekend MOTD

A weekend trip to the mall with the family meant I wanted to look put together, but not like I had cake face (for a change lol). I started out with my trusty Australis Cosmetics primer – which has a hydrating gel-like consistency. It’s a great every day primer, that is low on the silicone […]

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The Rose Gold Watch

I’m don’t consider myself an overly stylish person – I will admit it. If I could, I would wear pajamas all day. Or as a second option I love jeans, t-shirts, some Converse shoes and maybe a leather jacket. That would be my uniform of choice. Where I jazz things up are with makeup and […]

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