Monday, 30 December 2013

End of a Busy Year & a Happy 2014

Hya all my lovely readers.

Firstly I just want to say thanks to everyone who follows me on Bloglovin.  It was a lovely surprise to come home from holidays and find I now have over 1000 followers.  I am very humbled that you would even consider me worth following and be the least bit interested in what I have to say.  Thank you to all those that regularly comment on my posts, I find one of the biggest bonuses of writing a blog is getting to know you and being able to call you friend!

We decided this year as a family NOT to celebrate Christmas at home but holiday at Merimbula.  We had a wonderful week, picnicked on the beach Christmas Day and spent a whole week just splashing about in the sea.  Wonderful relaxing time with my family I would have to say it is the best Christmas I have had in a long time.  Only thing is it ended too quickly and nobody was ready to go home, we are planning to do it all again next year but stay longer!!

It has been such a busy year with work, family and study and 2014 is looking to be even busier.

I just want to wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year and my wish for you is that all your hopes and aspirations for 2014 will be successful.

Most of all I just want to wish you all LOVE because that is all that really matters in the world.  Love of Self, Love of Family and Love for your Fellow Man/Woman/Child.

Love & Peace to Everyone in the World.

Here is a photo of my husbands new friend he met at the beach.

Love & Peace

Jac x0x

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Lust Have It December 2013

Another disappointing month from LHI with boring boring samples.  The only product I was happy to see because it saved me buying some was the SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SPF+30.

One of my samples was missing the Clairol Hair Mask.  

Maybelline Fresh BB Cream - I have already purchased and tried this BB cream it is thin runny and does nothing.  This is in medium so the shade doesn't even match.

Maybelline Fresh BB Cream - sample sachet - if you send me the full size product why send me a sachet too??

Pelactiv Gentle Foaming Cleanser -sample - just another boring face wash

Uriage Aquaprecis refreshing gel cream - sample - this stuff smells, is for normal combination skin, I have very dry skin.  I tried this and don't understand what is suppose to be refreshing about it, does nothing to moisturise my skin and it stinks.  I had to wash it off, the smell was so over-powering, smells like insect repellant.

and that was it.  What the??

How much do I pay for this box?  It seems since they put their price up it has only gotten worse.  There is no profile matching and most the products you can pick up from a chemist.  Definitely not worth $20.

Unfortunately I am on a subscription to this lousy box and have to suffer a while longer but I won't be renewing.

I DO NOT recommend this beauty box to anyone, save your money and go out and buy yourself something you would really like.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Bellabox December 2013

Once again my BB box has arrived very late and it is hardly worth reviewing as there are no surprises left with what everyone received.  But for those of you who are interested this is what I received this month.....

BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL PRO BALM - 7.5ml - sample size.  I have been reading quite a few complaints from BB customers who are very disappointed NOT to receive this product this month, I must be one of the only customers to be disappointed I DID receive it.  I have tried Porefessional many years ago and it is not for me, I didn't find that it changed or improved my skin or pores.

ROMY SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER - teeny tiny samples - Cinnamon and Cocoa - I have already tried these and I can't say I was enamoured by the aroma, smelt very medicine like.  The only thing I like cinnamon with is hot donuts!!  The shampoo was meh and the conditioner was even worse, did nothing for my dry hair I had to re-condition.  I think I will give this brand a miss.

AVENE ANTIROLGEURS FORT RELIEF CONCENTRATE - teeny tiny sample - UGH!! we are back to the Avene again.  I don't know why I bother filling out the feedback each month BB never take any notice and still send me products I don't like, want or need.  I believe this is for red sensitive skin, I can't tell you if it works because my skin doesn't get red.

SIMPLE KIND TO EYES MAKEUP REMOVER - 50ML - not impressed to receive this, boring really.  I don't use eye make up remover.

MARY KAY NATURAL CHEEK TINT - full-size - Pink Pearl - very pretty irridescent pink but full of gold glitter.  I prefer matte shades, my disco ball days are over!

ESLOR SAMPLE PACK - 4 samples - Replenishing Scrub - Comforting Mask - Soothing Refiner and Cleanser - Soothing Cream.  While I am pretty interested in these samples I seem to be receiving samples for sensitive skin while I would be far more interested in receiving samples for my skin type.

MOR ESSENTIALS HAND CREAM - sachet - Neroli Clementine - this is my favourite aroma from MOR and I already use this.

Well that's it, pretty good value for $15 with lots of goodies to play with, if you are interested in what was in the box and would like one for yourself you can find out how to subscribe here.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Real Techniques at

I am a big fan of Real Techniques makeup brushes AND the great prices at

I just wanted to share with all my readers the 20% extra off all Real Technique until DEC 4th 10am Pacific Time.

Don't forget to use my discount code  TUW872 to get up to $10 off your first order.

iHerb sell internationally and their shipping rates are very competitive.

I just ordered the following Sam's Picks Exclusive Brush Sets x 2 and Miracle Complexion Sponge x 2 and it only cost me $8 in shipping all the way to Australia.

I thought I would quickly show you what I ordered, these are gifts for family at Christmas as I already own all these brushes but I love the new set of 6 brushes that are available with some of my favourite brushes included in this set. Also the Complexion Sponges are fantastic and just as good if not better than Beauty Blender but a LOT cheaper.

I love this set of brushes the only brush I would like to have seen in there is the Blush Brush but it is available and on special too until Wednesday, along with ALL the Real Techniques Brushes and you can find them here.

Sam's Picks Exclusive Brush Set RRP$45 - iHerb $29.99 - 20% extra discount $23.99

Included in this set is:  Multi-Task Brush - Buffing Brush - Essential Crease Brush - Setting Brush - Pointed Foundation Brush - Fine Liner Brush

Miracle Complexion Sponge iHerb RRP$5.99 - 20% extra discount $4.79

Even with the drop in the Aussie dollar the prices are still a fraction of what you would pay for the same products in Australia. So if you looking for a great set of starter brushes for yourself or a unique gift for a special friend I think you couldn't do better than this.

PS All prices are in US dollars, iHerb converts at checkout.

JAC x0x