Thursday, 28 March 2013

Products I've Used Up | Empties #1

Hey lovelies,

Being the dedicated blogger that I am (or at least am trying to be), I have been saving all of the empty products pictured below for several months now so that I could finally write up my first ever "empties" post.  I have always enjoyed reading these types of posts myself, so hopefully you guys will enjoy reading this post too. :)

KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray - RRP $28.95
The KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray is basically a fancy product name for a dry shampoo, and this was the first dry shampoo that I ever tried back when my hair was super oily.  I had high expectations for this dry shampoo as it was given to me by my best friend who is a professional hairdresser, and even though she warned me beforehand that most dry shampoo's don't tend to work, I still believed that this was going to be the miracle product that I had been searching for.  Sadly this product did very little for my hair and left me feeling incredibly underwhelmed
Would I repurchase? No.

Juuce Shock Treatment - RRP $21.95
The Juuce Shock Treatment is marketed as being a 3-5 minute deep conditioning treatment for dry, coloured hair that is meant to replace the normal step of conditioning once or twice a week.  I used this treatment on my hair every 2nd wash for 3-4 months, and although it made my hair feel soft while it was still damp, my hair quickly became dry, brittle and unmanageable within minutes of beginning to air dry.
Would I repurchase? No.

Nak Heatbeat Protective Shampoo & Conditioner - RRP $23.95 each
I first started using the Nak Heatbeat Protective Shampoo and Conditioner together 6 months ago after going through a terrible stage of having oily roots just hours after washing.  Going by the name and description of these products I had zero expectations of them fixing up this problem, but they did!  I don't know what it is about the formulation of these two products but for the 5 months that they lasted me my hair not only felt healthy and manageable without being too oily/too dry, but I was also able to air dry my hair in under an hour.
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Nak Mask Treatment - RRP $21.95
After finishing up the Juuce Shock Treatment I started using the Nak Mask Treatment every 2nd wash alongside the Nak Heat Beat Shampoo, in the exact same way that I was originally using the Juuce Shock Treatment. Unlike the Juuce Shock Treatment however, this one lasted me for 4-5 months and actually left my hair feeling softer for a few hours after rinsing.
Would I repurchase? Yes, but not for that price.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub - RRP $14.95
I recently finished up my 6th or 7th tube of this delightfulness, and as I have mentioned before in previous blog posts, it's a firm beauty favourite of mine.  Not only does this foaming scrub smell amazing, but it leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth!
Would I repurchase? Definitely!  :)

Have you guys ever tried any of these products before? What were your thoughts?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.

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Friday, 22 March 2013

My life lately.

Had my hair dyed back to dark brown for the first time in over 7 months.

Became a bit of a fitness junkie.

Started taking B vitamins.


More yum!

Lost 1kg and started toning up a bit. :)

Picked up this cute notebook from Typo for $7.

Wore ankle boots with a summer dress for the first time ever.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Office Tour: How I Stay Organised.

Hey lovelies,

Today I thought I'd post something a little different and give you guys a tour of my office space/desk area.  I was originally going to make a video tour of my entire apartment, but figured I'd show you the most important/interesting room instead.  

As some of you might not know, not only do I work from home as a part-time blogger/blog designer, but I also work from home as a social media marketer for my Aunt's bookkeeping business AND do full time study online for my education degree (which I will be finishing up in June, Yay!).  Basically this means that I spend 4-12 hours, every single day, sitting in this one little area of our apartment.. so I had to make the space pretty, right?

Anyway, if you're interested in taking a peek for yourself then feel free to watch the following video!  Enjoy :)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.

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Friday, 8 March 2013

My life lately.

Revamped some of my old jewellery to give away as presents.

It's amazing what one can do with a little bit of nail polish, isn't it?

Said goodbye to Jaana and Anita. :(

Joined the gym with Bianca!

Marvelled over how long my hairs been getting. :)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.

Thankful Tuesdays
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Sunday, 3 March 2013

A surprise farewell party.

Hey lovelies,

So about two and a half weeks ago my best friends, Anita and Jaana, were offered a three year teaching contract at a primary school in Northern Queensland.  They were given just over a weeks notice to pack everything up, say goodbye to their friends and family, and make the 12 hours drive to their new location.  As this didn't leave the girls enough time to say goodbye to everybody, I was fortunate enough to be able to see them three times before they left.

One of these times was when I accompanied them to say goodbye to my Mum, brother and furbabies who they have grown very close to over the past 3 and a half years of our friendship.  As far as the girls knew they would just be going over to hang out, take the dogs for a walk, and possibly receive their birthday presents that we had been hinting at giving them early.  What they, and I, hadn't been expecting though was the surprise farewell party that my Mum would have waiting for them..

a hot lunch of soft mexican tacos

a crapload of presents

yummy lamington birthday cake with fresh cream filling!

a photoshoot with the furbabies
a 'growling war' with Joey

and an afternoon watching Heath Ledger ;)
It was a great day for everyone, and the perfect way for us to say 'goodbye and see you soon!'. :)