Pills, Patches & Magnets: Do Weight Loss Products Really Work?

TW: Disordered eating, weight loss, body image. When we hear the words ‘weight loss’ we all have a pretty immediate reaction. Some of us think about Ab King Pro infomercials. Some of us snort at the suggestion and think ‘bullshite!’ I think many of my readers, however, will have a fairly complicated reaction to the […]

#Selfcare & Skincare Q&A with Ultraceuticals’ Tracey Beeby

Last week I was verrry lucky to be invited over to Beauty on Latrobe in Brisbane for a facial with Tracey Beeby, who is the Global Education Ambassador for Australian skincare brand Ultraceuticals. I’ve never had a facial before, and I have to admit – I always thought it was something reserved exclusively for the Real Housewives […]

October in Food

Hey there, stranger. I guess we haven’t seen each other around these parts for some time – life got in the way and I took a lil baby break from blogging for a little while. I have been too busy to be restless lately but now that the semester is winding down I’m finding new […]

Three Things I Hate About Blogging

Dear reader – I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, because truthfully, I’m a bit sick of the #influencer industry. Don’t get me wrong – I love writing (especially about skincare and beauty) and get just as excited about a new MAC lipstick or moisturiser as the next blogger. Unfortunately, there’s a lot […]

On Storytelling

The hanged man came to me in a dream, bent at the knee and bathed in the cold light of the snow moon. It was a Tuesday. Vanilla-scented cigar smoke rose from the halo above his head and I woke suddenly, traipsing blanketed onto the balcony to watch the penumbral lunar eclipse. Here comes death […]

Valentine’s Day Glitter Cut Crease

I’ve done it again, dear reader. Another YouTube video for you – this time a glitter cut crease tutorial, along with some more babbling, self-deprecating jokes and solid analogies (this time rather topically about tinder and dating). Are you going to celebrate valentine’s day? Have you ever tried a cut crease or a glitter eye […]

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Dear reader – today I tried something new & did a video review of the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. My brother & his wonderful partner Karla bought it for me for Christmas & I am SUPER stoked. The colours are perfect – soft and pigmented where they should be, and less pigmented where you want […]

Simplicité Skin Care

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ll know that SKINCARE is one of my #1 favourite things. Recently, the lovely Robin Lyons, co-founder at Simplicité, was kind enough to send me some of their end-of-year skin hydration products. Now, not so long ago, after being disappointed with my Burt’s Bees cleanser, […]

Benton Fermentation Essence & Eye Cream

I was exceptionally excited last month when this little parcel arrived on my doorstep. I’d had a pretty rough day but opening a box from Korea changed that pretty quickly, because as many of you know, I’m obsessed with Korean skincare, and in particular, the brand Benton, whose snail bee line I reviewed here. Their […]