Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Eve - Balmain, Sydney

Happy New Year!

Last night I rang in the new year with a few friends in Balmain, Sydney.

We started the night at Bar Century in Sydney CBD, not the best bar, staff aren't very friendly and the crowd was a bit up themselves, but for $5 Midori's no one really cared.

I then had a million missed calls from my little sister who was out at a party, like the lovely worried sister that I am I decided I would come home. As I was sitting waiting for the train home I had a phone call to say that everything was okay.

By that stage it was 10pm, I thought I would meet up with the girls over at Balmain. I hoped in a cab to find that the road into Balmain was closed at 7pm for all cabs and everyone has to walk...NOT HAPPY JAN! From where I was dropped off to where I needed to be is almost a 3km walk, so off I went. Can I just note that I believe this is poor organisation on the police's part. I am a young girl, all by myself, not knowing where I am meant to be heading and they just let me go. They really should have run shuttle buses for the crowds.

Finally I arrvied at the park that my friends where in, got handed a drink and was happy. watched the famous Sydney is a picture, this is from Darling Harbour, we were sitting on the other side of the harbour.

Finally the night was over...or so we thought, Public transport in sydney sucks! A better system needs to be developed. Once we finally got on a bus, 2 hrs after we left the park, we then had to hop on a train, which wasn't a huge wait, thank god! However the train ride was every single stop on the way home, we finally  made it to the station at 4.00am, we then joined the taxi line, we made it home at 5am and headed straight to bed. What a night!

At the end of the day, I had a drink, spent the night with some good people, and finally saw the fireworks in person. All in all, it's not the destination, it's the journey and the people you share it with!

I wish all of you a very happy new year! I hope you all celebrated it with your loved ones. Here's to a fantastic 2013!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Week 1 - no acrylics

Today brings me into my first week without my acrylic nails. Since I am no longer employed fulltime I have started to try and curb my costs.
I havent seen my natural nails in almost 18months. This is a very big change.
I am very suprised that they aren't worse off, has anyone got any tips or tricks to help me stick it out?

Friday, 21 December 2012

Birkenhead Point Shopping Trip


A few weeks ago my best friend and I drove to Birkenhead Point for a bit of retail therapy after our uni exams finished.

Thought I would share my bargins with you.

The first stop we made was over course to grab coffee, then the real shopping started. First stop MIMCO!

I nabbed a few bargins, a winter scarf and beanie and also a sorong, which I thought was a scarf, tis all good, I love the colour of it so much I had to have it!

Hopefully you can see the photos clearly, there really was some bargins to be had there.


I had promised myself that I was not going to purchase any more bags after my shopping during click frenzy, however we did happen to walk past Oroton with a 60% off sale. A few weeks earlier Oroton had a 50% sale and I was after a specific item, but of course they had taken it off line. I begged Tahlia to let me stop and have a look in the store, thank goodness she agreed because as soon as we walked in my eye made a beeline for the bag I have been leeming for a good 5 months!

This bag retails for $245.00AUS!!! I scored it for an AMAZING $98.00!!!!
We wondered into the last shop not looking for anything special, however we discovered an amazing shoe store called Steve Madden.
I scored these babys! last pair on the shelf and in my size! (Yes! this company makes shoes in half sizes!)

Retails for $179.00 (which I would never ever pay for shoes) I scored them for $40.00!
So a rather productive day of shopping with a dear friend :) 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Garnier BB Cream -Review Part Two

Hello again!

Here is the second installment of my review of the Garnier BB Cream. After using this cream for about a month I have seen some changes to my skin, the healing agent that is meant to be in it does kind of work. It's not as powerful as some other products I use/have used but it does it's job.

As much as everyone raves about this cream I find it incredibly oily. You really do have to set with a powder. Sydney has experienced some really warm weather in the past few weeks, even setting the BB cream I still felt like my face was running off.

I really wanted to love this product, but I think I will stick with my tinted moisturizer...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Filofax Set up - 2013

So here I am once again, I've been meaning to post this forever but have only just gotten a chance now.

Here is my set up for 2013

Front - Includes Post it notes, student cards for uni, business cards for local florist, take away shop ect and page flag thingys. The pocket contains a photo strip of my friends and just random bits and bobs I collect through the year.


This photo shows the size difference between most AUS business cards compared to the US standard size. As you can see the teal coloured business card is considerably bigger than the card slot. This card is my business card for work, however I was just able to squeeze my uni student cards and some small business cards into the slots. I haven't attempted to pull them out yet in a hurry so we shall see how practical this set up is in a few weeks.  (p.s excuse the ugly hands with the nails that desperatly need to be infiled.)

Ok so here is a shot of the tabs I created. I used the A-Z divider tab as my base. I then just mesured and printed out the following tabs and cut them out. I used the amazing scotch tape, you know the one that goes see through to seal the tabs. I love how creative people are with their hand written tabs, but it really just isn't me, so here we have this instead.

Can I tell you how much I LOVE the horizontal pages! I am left handed and really do struggle to use the right hand side of the binder, I think these are a fabulous idea.

The way I have set this out is I have the monthly overview, then the monthly inserts, it's a tad annoying that the pages are back to back and have the months running together, but what ever! I'll make it work.

Sooo that's about it. No doubt more things will be added in as the year goes but that is it for now.

Click Frenzy Sale - Part Three

Here we are again, last click frenzy sale post.

I was lucky enough to score myself two bottles of my favourite perfume that where SUPER cheap!

I was also lucky enough to score 2 bottles of Vodka from Dan Murphy's for $80ish for the 2 of them


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Click Frenzy Sales - Part Two


Happy December!!! I've been a little slack in posting these but here we go.

So during the click frenzy sales I scored 5 bags from Strandbags for amazing prices!

I am only able to show you 2 of them as the rest are Christmas presents, (doubt the people I purchased them for will ever read this, but ya never know)

The first baby (I have more handbags than anyone would imagine, I refer to my bags like men refer to their cars...) I purchased was this one:

Click to see here, because my computer/internet/blogger will not let me upload photos today

The colours are vibrant and it is really just so pretty, the blue in the background of the print just pops so much...I can even look past the horrible brown handles etc. I plan to use this bag for all my uni things.

The next one I have had my eye on for a while but really wasn't happy paying full price as I think it was very over priced I am sure in the store it was $100, even though it seems to be $79.95 on the website.

 And again, click here to see the goodies!

 I have a Kardashian Kollection bag in a very similar style to this one. I haven't used it yet, but I do love it!

So there we have it, very excited about these lovely things!

There is a few more things purchased in the sales, more too come!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Garnier BB Cream - Review Part One

I thought I would do a bit of a review of the hype product of the moment "BB Cream". The Garnier cream has has a lot of advertisement in Australia over the past few months; I've only just got my hands on it. The whole reason why I purchased it was just to make up my limit for free shipping from Chemist Warehouse during the Click Frenzy Sale.
I had read some reviews on Vogue Forums about it, there seems to be some mixed results. I am normally a 'full face' make up girl, but lately I have been using Napoleon Perdis's Tinted Moisturiser.
 So onto the product, I was a bit hesitant to use this product as many years ago I had used a Garnier cream once and had the worst stinging sensation I have been put off it since. Upon opening the box I was rather surprised at the amount of product in the tube, much more then I had expected. The product its self seems to be slightly greasy. I made the mistake of applying it with my foundation brush as the greasiness means I now have to wash it. So my suggestion is use your fingers.
Again, with the greasiness, I would recommend that you set it with powder and it feels like it is running off your face through the day. However, we have had really warm days here in Sydney, I'm sure any make up would run down your face.
BB cream is meant to have "healing qualities"...not too sure, about this, we shall see. I am going to use it through the week, will post more thoughts once a week is over

Friday, 23 November 2012

Click Frenzy Sales Part One

Ok, so earlier this week we had 'Click Frenzy Sale' here in Australia. I scored a few bargains, very pleased!

So I thought I would show off some of my new goodies!

Below is a picture of 2 necklaces I had been lusting over forever in Diva but I really didn't think they were worth the attached price tag.

So here they are; 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

New Purchase!

I am back!

This time to show you my new purchase! I have been stalking reading the marvellous posts by people at Philofaxy for a few weeks, I fell in love with the creativeness and practical things people were posting, my mind was made up. I HAD TO HAVE ONE!

But which one? Which size? Which colour?

I really love the red deco (left) and the red classic (right) but the price point really killed it, I wasn't to sure I was actually going to use them and didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars for it just to sit there.

So with my mind set on purchasing a Metropol after reading this amazing blog aquirkygirl. She has this amazing raspberry pink coloured Metropol, which I adore, but I have a love hate relationship with the colour pink (at the moment I love it) so I decided to go with the Kingfisher blue.

I finally found a cheap US company that ships to Australia called, Goldspot there was a few things that seemed slightly suss about it, but I took a risk and purchased my planner and inserts for next year. The diary came to $31(ish) US dollars (beats the $70AUS), god knows what the inserts cost...(I just really can't be bothered to find the invoice) but the trackable shipping option cost me $48US!!!! That is more then the planner!

We have Australia Post deliver to our workplace everyday, I was on the edge of my seat waiting for it, finally on Tuesday it arrived!

And here it is.....*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

Ohhhh!!!!!  I opened it at work, none of the other girls were as excited as me, but they just don't get it.

I haven't had a chance to really play with it yet but will hopefully get to next week :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Well, hello!


Yet another blog has appeared on the Internet, this time it is mine...if I were you I would run far far away and not look back! Things get a little crazy inside my mind and this may become the place to dump all my crazy thoughts.

Moving forward,

Why am I here rambling at 5.30 am? Well 1. I can't sleep. 2. I just received my lovely new 2013 diary!

Over the last few weeks I have read through so many planner posts looking to find the perfect planner, in my quest I found my love again for all things stationary like and organizing  ( that should be with an S, damn IPad and its American spelling). I was once really organized...this has fallen way side this year.

So here you can join me on my journey To become a better organized Uni student, a stationary addict, make up addict and all other joyful musings I think of along the way...

P.s who am I kidding? Like anyone besides me is going to read this....