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6 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Beauty Lovers

Beyonce & Katy Perry perfumes

1.  Perfume & Album Combo!

Last Friday, everyone was buzzing over Beyonce’s surprise self-entitled album complete with some fierce videos.  Great gift to give the perfume and album combo together.  You might not be able to sing like Queen B but at least you can smell like her :P

Of course, there are plenty of singing celebrity perfumes out there which include Katy Perry Killer Queen – spray and sing “You’re gonna hear me ROARRRR!” at the same time, Lady Gaga (although her latest album was a flop IMHO) and if you’re into teeny boppers – 1D and Bieber…


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With Kiehl’s

Kiehl's Christmas gift box set

Here’s a little fact of today which will FREAK you out…  There are only 36 more sleeps till Christmas!!!  And in 6 weeks (plus 1 day), we start the NEW YEAR – 2014!!!  Isn’t that crazy?  Okay, maybe I’m the only one who has not registered this in my head till today… after all, I have been living a “hermit” lifestyle for the last couple of weeks since my maternity leave kicked in and I haven’t really gone out much so yeah, I haven’t even seen a Christmas tree yet!  Or maybe I have, but I have baby blinkers on…??  Anyway, I only realised that Christmas was round the corner when I received this Christmassy package from Kiehl’s – a beautiful red box wrapped in a white bow – which prompted me to sing “It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas…” and that’s all the lyrics I know to that song :P

So what was inside my special Kiehl’s box…?


Online Shopping Addict Alert! My Haul from Hairhouse Warehouse during Click Frenzy

Hairhouse Warehouse online shopping review

A few weeks ago, there was this crazy 24 hour online shopping event known as Click Frenzy.  I had no intentions to buy anything so I thought that there was no harm with a bit of online browsing…BIG MISTAKE right there!  Because I shopped up a mini storm when I jumped onto the Hairhouse Warehouse website which were doing some rather AWESOME deals – check out my haul…


Violet Box Review : Another Beauty Box Subscription in Australia

Violet Box 2013, Violet Box June, Violet Box July, First Violet Box, Violet Box contents, what's inside Violet Box

June 2013 was a HUGE month for me…  I was still suffering from all-day sickness but working full-time and trying to conceal my pregnancy at work.  I was nervously counting the days till the CVS testing I had to undergo to confirm the viability of the pregnancy.  I was crying with emotion when I saw our bubba leap up and down on the ultrasound at week 12…moments before the CVS needle injected into my placenta to extract fluids for the DNA testing.  I was stressed off my nut waiting for the results, but also worried that the CVS could have harmed bubba (1 in 100 chance of miscarriage – DOUBLE the risk of amniocentesis).  I was crying with joy and then vomiting from crying in the staff toilet because I received the fantastic news from our genetic counsellor at work…and then I had to go back to work and act all normal and cool when I was screaming with joy inside.

In amongst the crazy month of June, I received a surprise care package in the form of the LAUNCH BOX of the FIRST EVER Violet Box, the newest beauty box subscription in Australia…and I must say it was a fantastic temporary distraction from all the stress I was undergoing…  I know I’m a month late, but let’s have a look inside to see the contents of the first Violet Box (but if you’ve already seen it on other beauty blogs, just pretend you don’t know and play along…)


Online Shopping Review & Haul : Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics

NARS Exhibit A Blush, NARS powder blush, Missa Time Revolution Science Activator Serum, Missha Time Revolution Night Repair, Missha Time Revolution Retinol Wrinkle Corrector

When the lovely people at Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics contacted me and asked if I would like to review their online shopping site with a $100 shopping voucher, I did not need to be asked twice!  I jumped onto their website and ooh’ed and ahh’ed for a long time before selecting the goodies I wanted and boom…a few days later, my haul arrived…


10 Fantastic Beauty Gifts For Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013

There are 2 more weeks till Mother’s Day in Australia!  If you’re a Mummy, it’s time to drop some heavy hints to your partner and kid(s) and if you’re not one (yet), don’t forget to treat your Mummy – she deserves it!

To be honest, my Mum isn’t a beauty lover…and neither is my Mother-in-Law!!  Must be that generation :P  So if I bought any of the following gifts for them, they’d go WTF?  Okay, maybe not WTF? since they don’t use that terminology either :P  Instead, I am pretending what my future kiddies would have bought me if they jumped into a time travel machine – think Back To The Future meets Terminator.  Confused?  Yes, that was 2 of the movies I grew up watching in my generation :P