Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beauty: October empties

This post took me a while because good ol' blogger decided it didn't want to upload photos. Not sure what I did to upset him (blogger is def a him) but it seems to be working now. 

I am flying through my stash, even organising it the other day. It was nice to stand back and admire being able to actually see the shelf in my linen cupboard. Then my Dad bought over a haul of goat's milk products he scored from a chemist customer but gave to me because he's not into 'that hippy shit.' 
At least I'm making progress. 

Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub
LOVED this. I think it was a Priceline bag freebie, but I would purchase again. The citrus scent was zingy without being overpowering and the scrub felt like it made a difference

Kiehl's Creme De Corps
I bought this for my husband to use in winter, I loved the charity bottles. I of course snatched it when he wasn't using it. 100% my favourite body moisturiser

Hello blogger, thank you for not allowing me to rotate this photo

Bioderma Crealine H20
I am obviously the only person in the universe that doesn't love this. Expensive, eye stinging water is what I thought every time I used it. Not even great at removing eye makeup, and I'm sure there are plenty of women using truckloads more than me. Sorry French women/ makeup artists/ beauty bloggers, this is a big sucker product

Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara
Another Maybelline mascara to add to my fave list. Really soft lashes, the plush part is true. Not as long wearing as others though
Dove Summer Glow
See the ginormous bottle? Necessary for someone as pasty/ prone to paddle boarding bruises as myself, who mainlines this stuff as soon as the shorts come out. It seems to have much more of a smell than the old days but I cannot say a bad word about this stuff
Formula 10.0.6 Pore Clearing Scrub
Love these products. Gorgeous scent and skin feels super smooth after use

Madre Bees Lip Balm
A super cheap iherb purchase, great to have one of these in every bag/ glove box/ desk drawer
Biore Steam Activated Cleanser
Skin felt super clean after use (maybe too clean) but not sure if the steam activation is real or not

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Daily Calming Facial Lotion
Boring. Like all Palmers products I've tried. Wouldn't buy again



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New in: basics and more camo

I lost my shopping mojo there for a while. The constant culling- ebaying, dealing with cray cray ebayers, relisting, etc got to me and sure as hell worked for my desire to shop. I've never been a retail therapy-er or a mindless shopper, but I still had so much stuff. 
Simplifying my life in all sorts of ways, not in the least with my wardrobe, has been a big success in 2013. I am definitely now seeing gaps in my wardrobe, especially in workwear, and I actually need to shop.

Every year when I get my bonus I usually buy myself something decent as a treat for a year well done. This year I just didn't have the urge. I tossed up Rockstuds, the Balenciaga studded sandals... but just didn't pull the trigger.

Even with the gift card we got on top of our bonuses, I still have a balance on it that I haven't spent. Unheard of! 

MBMJ Nylon Tote
Why have I not bought one of these before? The perfect gym/ get the papers on the weekend/ lug my life to work bag with the perfect size/ pocket ratio. Yes, that's a thing. 
J Brand mid rise rail jeans
I tried these on when I bought my Nudies a few months back and I had a tough time deciding. When Shopbop had a 20% code I also got these (and the MBMJ bag). 
Neuw Sister Ray boyfriend jeans
I bought these in Bangalow at my favourite shop probably in the world, Our Corner Store. A chair also made its way home with us from here. These are the perfect casual, ripped jeans, without being indecent because the rips are patched.  
Saltwater Sandals 
These were from the same shop in Bangalow, I basically stole the whole look of the girl that worked there. These are by far the comfiest shoes I've ever owned, and I am loving pretending to be a six year old in them. Every second person had them in Byron, but as I suspected, they aren't too popular in Sydney. 
Nike leggings in camo and stripe
Because I don't have enough camo in my life. When these arrived I paraded around in them and my camo Roshes, just to get a reaction from my husband. It worked. Both with codes from Asos. And believe it or not, I actually want to exercise in them!
 
Roxy Longjohn wetstuit
My favourite purchase of all! I feel like a proper surfer/ stand up paddle boarder. Well, not really, but at least I feel like I look like one. Bonus points that I get to keep the skin on my knees despite falling off my paddle board 238928 times a session. YES!
Typing this all out it seems like a lot, but this is every purchase I've made since August. Every one I adore, so this mindfulness thing is working a treat!

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