Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Korea - the aftermath

I've had this post in 'draft' for a week but have been hesitant to post it. Every time I read it to start editing, it sounded dramatic and attention seeking. Now anyone who knows me knows that I am both those things but I am also hyper-aware, so try very hard to be on the endearing side where people see me as adorably needy and theatrical (as opposed to unbearable). This is an important thing for me to share so I didn't want it to be my groomed version or sound contrived. The only way I could get my story out was to have some liquid courage, type and post without editing. Please excuse typos, grammatical errors and other mistakes. 

A few days ago, the Brave Girl's Club email arrived to my inbox with this message: 


What if there are things that you have lived through or experiences that you have had, or knowledge that you have earned or wisdom that has become a part of you that you could share…and that IN THAT SHARING, saved a part of someone who needed your exact story to make it through another day?

Please don’t hide anymore. Please let any shame go. Please do not be afraid. Please know that who you are is beautiful and true and that every piece of what you are made of can have a beautiful and divine purpose when you don’t keep it hidden away.

All that you have lived through makes you the beautiful, complex, interesting and wonderful girl that you are today. Someday you will even understand why it had to happen the way it happened…..but for now, embrace it, share it….and keep living the story of your life. Live it all the way.

After I read it, I knew what I needed to do. I needed to post this in the least edited form I could. So here we go... 

Missha Premium Aloe sheet mask review


Things I learnt the hard way #1,365: Fresh aloe vera gel is yellow and stains white towels.

Despite being very vigilant about the sun and sunscreen application during our 42c (108f) heatwave, I still managed to get a little pink walking to and from the office.

I didn't get home from ballet until 930pm last night but decided that my face was more important than sleep, so I went through my nightly skincare routine and put on a Missha Premium Aloe sheet mask.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Missha 3D Red Ginseng mask (also know as #3Dmaskfail)

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Since I was a child, I have been told "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all!". Well I'm totally ignoring that well meaning advice for your sake because this Missha 3D Red Ginseng mask was the pits and you need to know this. Apparently the ergonomic design allows fast easy application, and perfect adherence on face curves especially the nose and chin area. LIES!

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Dewytree Deep Detox Black Mask review

"Do one thing every day that scares you" said someone famous. #NAILEDIT

My skin isn't terrible at the moment but it's not wonderful. I have one deep angry breakout, while the rest of my skin feels like it's one cheese binge away from a flare up.


So on went this Dewytree Deep Detox Black Mask to fix all my problems. I really like this mask. An average fit on me but amazing compared to last night's 3D disaster.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Gordon St Garage, West Perth


It’s taken me so long to go to Gordon St Garage. I’m never in the West Perth area and while I’ve been aware of them for a while and heard good things, it’s never been able to make it to the top of my “hey let’s go!” list.

I finally visited last weekend when the ballet ladies organised a farewell lunch for one of our classmates who is returning to Africa.

Sebastian's Italian Cafe, Victoria Park

I visited Sebastian's for a mid-week lunch to celebrate a colleague's retirement with three other ladies from work.

I ordered the Aglio Olio Con Gamberi - juicy prawns sauteed in garlic, chilli and olive oil tossed through gluten free pasta spirals $30.50 (inc $3 surcharge for gluten free pasta)