Ready, Set, Summer!

Fresh Summer Makeup

This is a treat for all you Northern Hemisphere-ers out there (and let’s face it, there’s a lot more of you guys than there is us Southerners).  Even though it is winter here, I live in the subtropics so it’s pretty much summer here all year round.  Temperatures during the day stay around the low 20s C (70 F) most winter days.  So I figured I am pretty well qualified to talk on the subject of getting ready for summer ^_^ Continue reading

Busy Busy Busy

This is just a quick catch up post that I want to do because I have been awol for so long. Truth is my 10.5 month old (oh my god where has the time gone??) has gotten to the age where he’s a real handful. He’s not a difficult baby, just now very mobile and engaged with the world, and he needs a lot of attention when he’s awake. I badly need his nap time for silly things like keeping my house reasonably clean haha. All you mothers out there already know what I mean and need no explanation.

Also some exciting news! Continue reading

Little Boy Fashion Haul #2

My favourite kind of post – baby clothes!  I’ve been busy shopping for and picking up some winter staples for my little bug.  I’m still building on the idea of a capsule wardrobe so I’m sticking to the basic colour palette of reds, blues and greys.  Here’s what I’ve picked up in the last few weeks Continue reading

Friday Favourite – The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Shimmer Lotion

It’s that time of the week again!  This week’s favourite is for those of you who are hanging on to the last warm days of summer or enjoying the first glimmers of warm spring days.  This shimmer lotion from The Body Shop is made with vanilla extract and Community Fair Trade shea butter , and is seriously pretty. Continue reading

Mini Maybelline Haul and First Impressions

I have a couple of Autumn-hued berry beauties for you today.  I’ve been seeing these colours pop up on my Instagram feed quite a bit lately, and I haven’t got either of these products in my stash yet so I wanted to give them a try.  The products are the MasterGlaze blush stick in the shade Make a Mauve and ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in the shade Berry Much. Continue reading

Simple Pleasures

I am not a summer person. I am one of those people who ‘run hot’ so I really suffer in the hot weather. I also have naturally low blood pressure and the heat tends to make me feel dizzy and sick during even moderate physical activity. My friends and family have to spend all summer listening to me whining about how miserable I am. Continue reading