Shoes shoes shoes

A girl can never ever ever eva have too many shoes. I discovered this amazing website Traffic Footwear through a friend and spotted some lovely lovely things on the sale page. How disastrous. Anyway, these brightly colours wedges were going for $19.95 and I just had to have them, so pretty.

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Now I just have to look for outfits to match! Really love these shoes. I wore them out to dinner one night and then realized they’re really quite high because I kinda towered everyone else and was just about the same height as my fiance. Wearing it with a maxi dress however, could make me look like the longest, slimmest thing on earth which is fantastic!

Pantene Pro-V Night Miracle Leave-on Creme Serum

I’ve read a few good reviews for Pantene Pro-V Night Miracle Leave on Creme Serum and decided to purchase it. At $8.95 for a 90mL bottle it’s a pretty good price point. I was however disappointed with the product. Perhaps it is not suited to my hair but it is rather rich and the smell is off putting. I found my hair seems to remain damp and heavy looking and when I run my fingers through my hair there is residue that leaves my hand a big greasy. The overall health of my hair has not improved and I don’t think the product did much for me. My hair still tangles and the dry frizzy bits are still there. I have long fine hair but a lot of it.

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Rating: 2/5

Max Factor Liquid Effect Eyeliner

I’ve tried this eyeliner a couple of times at work and I’ve been eyeing it for a while, waiting for it go on special. I finally couldn’t wait anymore and purchased two! Retailing at $18.95, I had high hopes for a smooth and easy application as I’m not a huge fan of poking, prodding and dragging my eyelids. No no no sag please! I bought the purple and green one to try. I don’t normally use green amid its suitability to my skin tone. In fact I don’t often use light colours near the lash line because I have one eyelid that is droopier than the other and light colours make it more obvious. I’ve heard and read mixed reviews about this eyeliner, mostly negative. I must say I wasn’t too disappointed.

It wasn’t exactly liquid effect but it applied rather smoothly and easily. I did however find myself having to go over it a few times in order for the colour to really come out, not very pigmented . The eyeliner smudger isn’t fantastic, it’s quite rough and irritates my lid so back to good old finger! It stayed on well enough for me and didn’t smudge. Using an eye primer or base does help to reduce creases and smudging. Actually after I took this photo I think I need to change my mascara, it’s starting to dry and clump but that’s a different story.

Overall I was reasonably happy with my purchase but it isn’t great quality. I did expect better plus I’m going through the pencil quicker than usual because of having to draw a few layers each time.

Score: 3/5

Virtual Wedding Planner

Hello again lovelies! I’ve had a busy week with tasks and to do lists coming out of my ears. I’m sure a lot of you are glad it’s Friday, ready to kick up your shoes and have fun this weekend. Some of you might be planning a wedding and are perhaps going venue hunting or if you’re like me, investing time in virtual planning. That’s right! Today it’s no longer as difficult to plan your own wedding. In fact a lot of brides want to because they get to choose exactly what they want and build up the excitement towards the wedding. I’d like to share some amazing websites with you guys! There’s plenty of tips, photos, DIY ideas and templates. Some of them even have a budget planner, checklist and directories of suppliers which comes in really handy when you’re trying to get the best quote.

Easy weddings

Wedding.com.au

I-do.com.au

Australian Wedding

Wedding Central

Bride Online

Martha Stewart Weddings

My Wedding

Martha Stewart’s one was one of my personal favourites. There are so many ideas and it’s easy to navigate. You can search by colour theme if you like. Go crazy girls! Have fun virtual planning.

Oh and last but not least – Google Images is amazing!

Anyone want to go to London?

I’ve been wanting to visit London for a while and saw this competition come up. Maybe I’ll get lucky! Good luck everyone!

 

For your chance to win a trip to London, enter this Fury Code (worth 100 points): CHAJNF at theavengers.com.au

And then I added flowers

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I decided to do a bit of drawing. It really has been a long time and my hands are no longer as steady. My creativity fails me and this classic design is all I came up with today. Once again I wish I was ambidextrous :-)

Fire Red with Glitter

Hello lovelies. I hope the Easter bunny has been kind. I’m not huge on chocolate so by now I’ve got this pile of chocolate that will probably sit there for the next year. Back to continuing my New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting fitter – not achieving either very well so far. What I am achieving though is my other resolution of using stuff. That’s right, amazing idea I know. Using up stuff I’ve bought or acquired that just sit there looking pretty for some rainy day or beauty emergency that never happens.

Weather in Adelaide was a little less than ideal this Easter with the winds, intermittent rain and clouds, I decided to go bright with my nail polish to chirp myself up a bit. I used the Ulta3 Fire Red again – 2 coats and topped it with a coat of glitter polish by Ozotic no. 530 which I got from my Bella Box. Don’t forget the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top CoatFeeling hot hot hot!

Ozotic is a small Australian company which I believe is based in Queensland but their polish does not lack in quality. It applies well and stays on for a decent amount of time. I previously used it on my toes and it lasted 3 weeks (though fingers don’t often last that long). I know this is a glitter one but it is incredibly glossy even before the top coat. I just wanted the top coat so it would dry quicker. Will be on the look out for more Ozotic polishes in the future.

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish

Hello lovelies. There was a hot offer on at National Pharmacies recently for these Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish. 2 for $8 for members. At this price and the temptation of their gorgeous colours I decided to buy it. I love mini polishes because I never finish a big one and they always dry out. Besides, when you keep collecting more, the old ones just sit there. :-(

Using it was easy. It painted on easily without being too thin and rather streak free. I used the Ivory Shade on this occasion. Though it says ivory it really is more shimmer gold. I needed two coats to really show the colour and the glitzy glam it’s capable of.  This polish is an anti-chip formulation and I must say it did last about 6 days. I got lazy and put the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat  on and that lasted me another week! But really speaking a top coat isn’t necessary as it has a glossy finish. Yay!

 

Scrapbooking time!

Guess what I won!!!! In my very little spare spare time (after cleaning, photographing, blogging, painting nails, TV, XBox and entering competitions), I do like to scrapbook. However I visit this hobby as infrequently as I do my cross-stitch project that’s been going on for 3 years. This year however, there is one very special scrapbook I need to complete and was absolutely stoked when I won this! Smooch ink  is a fast drying pearlised ink that paints like a nail polish fine tip brush. It’s fantastic. There’s 23 colours in this pack, they can be bought for $6.50 each from craft shops and online. They give a nice sheen finish. Here’s a little snake we drew. I really can’t wait to try them out!

 

Sally Hansen Insta-dri Top Coat

I bought the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat to try as it’s been a long time since I bought one. I’m usually not convinced that they really dry that quick. This one claims to dry any nail colour in 30 seconds and is also anti-chip. I experimented it three times with different brands of nail polish and this is my verdict:

IT WORKS! Not only does it dry fast, not sure about the 30 seconds but by a minute I could carry on as usual. The anti-chip part is also very true. I’ve had no scratches, marks or chips on my nail polishes, each lasted a week (could probably last longer but I got bored with the colour). I even tried to fix the fax machine at work and picked at jammed paper in the rollers and my nail came out fine. I must say I’ve been really impressed with this product and ecstatic with the results for that price point! Certainly recommend this one!

$13.95