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Straight No Chaser Sundays

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Like so many Sunday mornings, we woke up late and dehydrated. At about 10:30am we hauled our hungry selves to Lonsdale St, Braddon where we make a last minute decision to eat at Elk and Pea. The place is packed, as always. We always make the mistake of going to Elk and Pea starved and without a booking – inevitably there is a 30minute wait to get seated and another 30 minute wait for food and coffee to arrive after ordering.

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Posted by on Sep 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments.


Beauty Blog Link Love: 19/07/14

Phyrra tells you to Be Cool Honey Bunny and check out the new Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection!

Over at Makeup Morsels, MM’s putting some bathtime & bodycare products through their paces. Find out which ones made the cut.

This week at theNotice, Rae has found the perfect neutral quad. You heard her: it’s perfect. And you’ll never guess who it’s by.

Jenny from My Funny Valentine explores the Pantone 2014 Colour Of The Year with a FOTD featuring purples, pinks, grey and gold.

Summer is the best time to check out new beauty products! Jenn from Spicedbeauty finds three that she’s obsessed with.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed discovers the hassle-free joy of a lip stain – check out her swatches and decide if not having to reapply lipcolour all day would make your world a better place!

Beauty Info Zone shares beauties from a name we haven’t heard from in a long time Vincent Longo. They’ve developed gorgeous new products and reformulated many of our old favorites. With a discount code too, you can’t help but love Vincent Longo Cosmetics.

Posted by on Jul 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2comments


Beauty Blog Link Love: 6/7/14

Beauty Reflections demonstrates the new Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner and shares her thoughts on this hyped-up beauty product.

Brands that focus on their ingredients are great, but sometimes, it’s just a marketing ploy. Find out which new beauty brand Rae is none too pleased with at theNotice.

Musicalhouses reviews the Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner to see if this much-hyped, highly-raved-about eyeliner lives up to its name!

FabDiva20 has some gorgeous MAC lipsticks that are perfect for the summer season! Check out her top MAC lipsticks for the summer.

Jenny reviews the gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Quad in The Dolce Vita on My Funny Valentine.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you how to get hydrated hair using ONE product! Trust me. It’s a life changer!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed falls in love with Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick – check out her swatches and join her in revelling in all the beautiful shades and shine!

Need a moisturizer for your combo skin? Pammy Blogs Beauty checks out LUSH’s fresh selection of moisturizers for summer!

Posted by on Jul 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments.


Beauty Blog Link Love: 21/06/14

The L’Oreal Privee Nudes Collection is back and bigger then ever – check out the swatches from Lisamarie at Beauty Crazed to find your perfect nude!

This week at theNotice, Rae’s going sheer with Clinique. Check out her reviews & swatches of 14 different Chubby Sticks and A Different Nail Enamel polishes!

Glitter lovers, FabDiva20 is excited to show you the Voilet Voss Glitters that she has won from a giveaway! Check out her Violet Voss post!

Phyrra brings you the new Makeup Geek Blushes! Find out which shades are her favorite.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her new obsession from Benefit Cosmetics! Do you like Tinted Lip Balms?

Who doesn’t want a beautiful and bronze Summer look, right? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Lancome’s new for Summer 2014 French Riviera Collection.

What is Beauty Info Zone obsessing about this week? Just maybe it’s eye creams. Be prepared to go shopping.

Beauty Reflections demonstrates the new L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Anti-Redness and you have to see how well it works! No more red cheeks!

What’s the best way to celebrate summer? Head over to Makeup Morsels and ring in warm weather with an Urban Decay giveaway.

Posted by on Jun 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments.


Face of Australia Screen Siren Nail Polish: Review and Swatches

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From left: Some Like It Hot, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, Isn’t It Delicious, Monroe, Travilla, Bombshell, Platinum 

This is probably one of my favourite Face Of Australia nail polish collections to date: the collection is inspired by Marilyn Monroe, and the names of the polishes take after significant parts of her career and personal life. I’m really digging opaque nude cremes lately, and the collection has 4 of them- with some fun brights thrown in. For those who like matte finishes on their nails, there is also a matte top coat in the collection (Platinum). Matte nails look terrible on me, sadly. 

My two must have picks from this collection are Travilla (opaque pale-milk-coffee nude – index finger on image below), and Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (hot pink pigmented jelly- see swatches below). Travilla is the PERFECT autumn nail colour, my new ‘little black dress’ for nails lately. ‘Diamonds’ is a rare example of a fuschia that looks good on me- I think it’s the slightly translucent quality that makes it a bit special. These two have the best formula of the bunch with quick drying, smooth application, and good chip resistance. The formula of these are better than many of my OPIs and Essies.

Shades that didn’t work for me were the bright tangerine ‘Some Like It Hot’ (I adore the colour, but the product was so gluggy and I couldn’t for the life of me get an even application- was it just my bottle? I hope so); and ‘Monroe’ (index finger in the swatch below- the shade blended into my skin tone too much, giving me mannequin hands. Would probably work with darker skinned folk)

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Index finger: Monroe, middle finger: Bombshell, index finger: Travilla, Pinky: No Angel 

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Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Availability: Priceline, Big W and fashionaddict.com.au.

Price: $4.95 AUD

Note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration. For more info see my editorial policy in the PR tab. 

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