Thursday, March 29, 2012

The eyes have it...

You know how sometimes you discover something so amazing you simply *have* to share?
Well today, it's makeup and I am loving myself sick (in the words of Kath & Kim) in two of my new beauty product staples.

Firstly: Nutrimetics Lash Impact Mascara.

A friend of mine is a Nutrimetics Consultant and it's always a wee treat when it's my birthday, because I'm guaranteed to have a wee NC parcel from her.  Last year I got this mascara and it has done the unthinkable: it has converted me from my old faithful Maybelline Great Lash mascara.  For nearly 2 decades we've had a great relationship but now it is time to move on.  This baby has a silicon brush and from first application it glides on beautifully and lasts all day.  (Shh secret squirrel - it's on special at the moment, but only for another couple of days!!  Click on the image to check it out)

Secondly... I do love a bit of sparkle, but chunky face glitter should really be restricted to school-aged kids or 1960s-1970s theme parties.
Let me introduce you to Marbleyes!

I have it in 'Cosmos' and I just dust a little on the top of my cheekbones and eyelids, and dust any remaining powder from the brush onto my decolletage.  It is a fine shimmery powder that gives a lovely subtle sparkle - simply magic when the sunlight catches it!  AND it's currently on special for $19.90 - click on the image to check it out.  The pressed powder is about twice as large as a MAC pressed eyeshadow, just to give some perspective.

... and if you need a little help choosing anything Trish is a wonderful lady with a great wealth of knowledge on all things skincare and makeup.  Spoil yourself!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a little swapperoo

I recently joined in a mystery swap where some clever ladies around the country embellish t-shirts for your kidlets (or you!) ... two clever ladies (I have no idea who they are) sent these uh-mazing t-shirts to my two little men, we LOVE them!
Mr T loves his robot t-shirt, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar for little B ... what can I say?  Someone must've done their homework!  I swear when B grows out of it, I will have to attach it to a bigger hoodie or a cushion or something so we can keep enjoying it.


(The deal with the swap was you get what you gave - I embellished two t-shirts and sent them to two places around the country, and put in my request for the two I wanted to receive - just gave the details of my kids (age 3 size 4, and age 1 size 2) and what sort of things they were in to, and which colours were okay or not okay.  Then you get what you get!  And you share photos of what you did get.  I've been so touched by what I received, and both relieved and pleased with the comments from recipients of the tshirts I embellished.)