Social Media – Going Cold Turkey

I’ve spent the last few weeks off Facebook. WHAT? Yeah. I have. It has been I haven’t been regularly kept up to date of the comings and goings of my favourite beauty brands, in real time. I know stuff is happening through Youtube but even my use of that has come down a bit. My budget priorities have shifted for the last week from pretty makeup stuff to real life medical bill and general living type of stuff. It’s only a temporary shift, I know you’ve heard that a million times before (2 cliches in one sentence, yes!) but I am going to work on expanding this blog in 2015, as I will also work to expand my health focussed one.

I so wish I had a Charlotte Tilbury makeup palette to cuddle and fall asleep with tonight…. 😉


I’m not off the makeup track just yet

I’ve been playing around with natural dewy skin and bronze eyes on the left, and on the right I decided to go with a pink pigment mixed with a bit of purple. Nothing too dramatic for now but as I keep practising by shopping my stash, I get better and better at it I think.

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My personal blog about my experiences with endometriosis


As i know the majority of my blog are female and I also know that endometriosis is incredibly common but rarely spoken about, I thought I’d document my experiences about it, to try to open up a dialogue between women and men about what it really means to have endo and what the consequences are. It’s just a diary account from my end but I  am always interested in reading about what other people go through also.

I will keep these two blogs separate, so don’t despair, all the beauty and lifestyle stuff will remain here and I’ll make references to the other blog from time to time when it is relevant.

Hope you’re all staying gorgeous as always. x

I’m back… kinda?

A very brief note to say hello and reassure anyone who’s still stuck with me, that I’m not dead, that I’m still playing with makeup and beauty and that Millie is still playing and running around making our lives all the more joyful. Since I last blogged, we added a gorgeous rescue cat named Hunter to our little pack, so I’ve been living with my fiance, my dog Millie and our beautiful kitty Hunter, for a little while now. I can’t remember if I mentioned him previously or if I had stopped blogging before that. Anyway, life has been very tumultuous this year and I needed to take a bit of a break and assess what I was doing with my time. That meant time away from the blog and a bit of a break from being so absorbed in all things beauty. I have been spending time trying to get in shape which has both succeeded and failed (to be discussed in a future post) and there have been medical issues standing stubbornly in my way of progressing forward in life. My fiance and I have discovered a love of ice skating (well, I kinda had to push him into it) and have been spending a lot of time doing that too. One day we’d like to play amateur hockey, but we’re not quite there yet, so we’ll chip away at the curriculum every time we get a chance to get to a rink.

I recently celebrated a birthday without much of a bang because I was too busy worrying about other things, but I did get some cake (yay) and a bunch of beautiful flowers which Hunter then proceeded to try to eat (they are not lillies, I know lillies are toxic to cats). Hunter has a thing for flowers, even though I give him grass to help with his digestion, it’s not enough. He reminds me of Homer in a Simpsons episode where Bart is musing about Homer’s mysterious trips to Holland (Homer had a flower eating addiction) and I am reminded to watch some episodes again.

I’ll probably be more active on my blog for a short period of time from now and through the rest of the year because I’ll be bedridden for a bit, so I’ll have time to talk about beauty and makeup again. I’ll elaborate in an upcoming post, introducing a new blog that will be an extension to this one (not a replacement). So, I hope you’ve all been well and travelling through the year as smoothly as possible. Til next post!

So where have we been?

Coveting new items (new for Australia) that many of you already have had the luxury of trying out for yourselves; ice skating a lot to lose weight; losing increments of weight that border on the embarrassing; as a couple we’ve been fighting a lot more seriously than usual and I’m immersing myself in learning makeup again to try to soothe the pain a bit. Because makeup can be therapy, can it not? Prettying yourself up can do wonders for one’s self esteem even if it is only to run errands or clean the house, it makes the biggest difference if you feel good then you’ll do better.

My good friend Maggie sent me the Lorac pro palette, nars eye paint, a tarte amazonian clay blush and an hourglass ambient blush so I will do a pic of that mini haul tomorrow. I am very excited to use all these wonderful magical things. Palettes are currently my achilles heel and I have been keeping track via youtube of whats new but not so much wordpress. Sorry bloggingland. Sorry for the constant betrayal, but you know, what can you do?