Monday, December 12, 2011

gold, gold!

If only Santa Clause was still coming to my town....this little baby would be high on my wish-list!

I think my penchant for gold is growing by the me, this ring is hands down perfect...

Karen Walker jewellery available at Incu, QV building, Melbourne CBD / Shimmer, Chapel St, South Yarra. 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Benefiting from the Brow Experts

Benefit Brow Bar via 


They really do shape a lady's face. There's nothing like that fresh feeling when you've just had a tidy up, leaving so much more room to play with eye makeup in the area - and so much more expression.

Well, I thought I had it down pat, my brow specialist Maya had been shaping my face for the past few years. The shape was great. But I wanted more. I wanted more arch, more thickness, more more more!

Insert Benefit Brow Bar.

The ladies at Melb CBD Benefit getting their brow on!

Benefit's marketing strategy is a corker. Imagine being 'just another' beauty counter at department stores around the world. How on earth do you get cut through? Cute packaging, tick, reliable products, tick - but everyone has those bases covered! Clearly one of their best sellers, brows a-go-go got them thinking outside the cute-as-pie box --- no one specialises in brows. Let's do it!

Hats off to you Benefit, you've outdone yourself!

The whole experience was a lot of fun. I booked early to avoid disappointment, got to the counter and it was a buzzing - girls everywhere, waxing, powdering, ra ra ra! It may not be for those who like a little privacy when they're having teeny tiny hairs ripped from their face. But fun all the same!

My brow specialist, a cute pommy girl, lined up her measuring stick to make sure she had the right angle to get the super arch happening. She asked if I'd like a tint. A tint? I'd never had a tint before! Hell, why not!

Tint on, wax twirling, the whole process was over in 15 mins and the results were outstanding. Until today my brows were so sparse - but the tint really bulked up the beauty!

But then the fun really started - my pommy waxer sat me down with another girl, Hannah, who spent a good 20 min playing beauty show&tell with me. By the end I wanted to ask her if she'd be my BFF and go buy matching charm bracelets with me! ha! She was so lovely - and showed me heaps of products which I'd totally overlooked in the past.

I took home a new lippy and gloss - so stunning - and left with a Christmas wish-list a mile long (and the good sense to not purchase anything more in-store until I look online for a cheaper deal, my bad!)!

Thanks Benefit - I'll be back!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The big move

So the biggest news to come from my four month absence has been something that I've been looking forward to for a while: moving.

Yep - farewell green walls - we're outta here!

Where to you ask? Well, rather than  packing our bags and heading to some far away majestical place - we've decided to keep things simple. And move 100 metres down the road!

Too funny.

But we're chuffed. The new place reminds me of a little European manor, it's lovely:

We're on the ground floor, with two rooms, a sunroom, and a very spacious outdoor area! Loving the prospect of a new-ish kitchen and (most importantly) a dish washer! (Although LB does a great job of dish washer in our house ;))

Needless to say we're counting down the next 10 sleeps until move in day! Can you just picture LB and I wheeling our worldly possessions down the road! Hilarious.

And now the fun begins...decorating!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Recap: four months fell.

Well! That was what one would potentially call a baptism of fire!

The past four months have flown right on by. Learning the ropes of my new job and trying to figure out the whole work/life balance has been difficult. The last thing on my mind after a nine hour day has unfortunately been blogging. Poor little Foxy.

Although after four months away from all my favourite blogs, I must say that it has been a lot of fun to sit down a read the back catalogue of my faves tonight! I've missed out on a lot! But that's what's great about blogging - you can pick up right where you left off.

So here I am, picking up Foxy and falling in love all over again.