Things I am loving lately

I think the odd roundup of things which I am loving should be a regular feature on here. I have various things I love at any one time and to be honest they fit into absolutely no category, so lets lump them in one and make a post!

1. My coffee plunger- I missed you whilst I was away!

2. The imitation game- I have not seen this but literally cannot wait to. A film about the second world war and cracking the code- right up my alley. When I was younger I had a real Churchill fascination so I really like films set in this period.

3. My friends- I have come home, been tired, jetlagged and homesick ( as well as hormonal) and luckily my friends have been fabulous. A coffee and catch up most days means I notice less I am now home alone with the baby after 7weeks of being surrounded by loved ones. The sunshine also helps as does planning future activities. Ironically last week I was searching the weather for the best day to get out and about based on probability of rain and this week I do the same looking for days where the temp is merely in the thirties and not fourties!

4. Fringed Kimonos- I don’t even know if these are on trend but I like it- worn with chunky rings, stacked bangles, sea salt hair and a breast feeding singlet ( always the breastfeeding singlet- ugh!)

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5. Rimmel Provocalips in kiss me you fool. This was my Christmas lip of the year and my love seems to be holding strong in Jan. worn with a bit of liquid liner I really like it and it stays on forever!

6. My salad dressing jar- recipes on the jar! With a cork stopper so I can keep it out the fridge with no flies dropping in. So far this week we have had herby dressing and Friday night the girls are coming over for caeser salad.

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7. Millys bento box- made by my mum its silicon cupcake cases in a tub and she loves it with finger food

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8 New haircare items. It came to my attention there was a reason my hair had been increasingly unruly. It was my mum who pointed it out- pregnancy has made it really rather curly! So I am not fighting it and using Moroccan oil curling cream after a wash. Second day I pep it up with Kevin Murphy hair resort spray. Finally A new product is Seven wonders Moroccan argan oil dry shampoo. I have only used this once- first impressions smells good, does the job and my hair felt like silk. A full review to come once I have used it more.

9. My new hooks- these were a Christmas present from my bro. How cool!

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10. Last but not least makeup I am loving-

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The bourjoirs flower perfection primer and also poudre de riz ( that tin alone makes me happy). Both feel lovely and make your foundations look fab. Carmex lip balms now come in a variety of flavours- I blooming love these lipbalms. The benefit sexy and scrumptious set- heres a peak of the inside but its a cute tin full of slightly peachy neutrals.

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Also my new bare minerals set. Purchased from the airport it was cheaper than the standard kit and comes in a lovely case with only 1 brush. I like the kits as they contain everything I need but I really don’t need three brushes each time.

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What have you been loving lately?

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Splurge

Hey hey

Well it has been a long week full of work and now I am relaxing because… I have three weeks off and my mum is coming to visit. Awesome!

Yesterday I felt like I wanted a little pick me up treat and often when I feel like a shop it’s best to go or it builds into an out of control shopping frenzy. Luckily I had $110 in vouchers which I was given at work for acts of safety and so I knew exactly what I would spend. I also had a few items on my lust list. I honestly have found a wish list is an excellent way to focus my spending when a splurge feeling comes on.

Firstly I bought some more mario badescu. I got the same glycolic toner which I already have so I have one bottle for home and one for work. I am really impressed with this stuff and now I have tested it am happy to have a second to save carrying it between the two. I also got the silver powder for $33 I think?. This is amazing for cleaning pores apparently. I have tried it twice and as someone who constantly wages the war of the nose pore I am impressed. I will keep this up and report back.

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Also in the photo is a tanning set by pure tan. I really wanted a tanning mit as I would like to try and use self tan as we go into the summer months. As part of my vanity program I think a fake tan may help me look good.. The mit on its own was $11.95 but this set was reduced to $18 and included a tube of bronzing lotion (not fake tan but an instant tanner).

I also wanted some fake tan, a facial moisturiser and a new mascara as one of mine has gone off. And I stumbled upon this little bargain from natio.. It contains a whopping $127 worth of products and was reduced to just $35.

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The set includes a cinnamon and tangerine body wash which is lovely, a daily protection face moisturiser with SPF 15, ageless dual action cleanser and foamer, ageless lip smoothing treat,met, meditate body butter, self tan lotion, super long lash mascara and antioxidant lip shine.

So far I have used the body wash which is lovely. The facial cleanser and face moisturiser which are both fab, the mascara is also lovely and the lip shine is ok.. Not my favourite colour a bit pearly in finish for me but a good bottom of the handbag gloss.

I am so pleased with these bargains, normally I stick with what I know but sometimes you just can’t say no to a bargain!

What’s your best beauty bargains at the moment?