30 October, 2012
Burts Bees: Sweet Kiss $24.95
Benefit: High Flyin Glosses $49
Stars & Swallows: Don Featherstone Lawn Flamingoes $55
♥ Burts Bees Sweet Kiss Gift Pack
♥ Stars & Swallows Pair of Original Don Featherstone Lawn Flamingos
♥ Bluebird Retro Rags Men's Shirts
♥ Tattooed Zombie Accessories Novelty Pack
♥ $100 Bexterity Pin Up Photography Gift Voucher for new Brisbane studio opening in Jan
You can also share this link for an extra entry,
just make sure you tag me so I can enter you twice!
So tell me, what IS at the top of your Christmas list?
Me? Money for the US. Or a pug. Always a pug.
29 October, 2012
After that we headed to the Superman Escape which took a bit over an hour to get on thanks to its popularity and huge line up. It's FAST so the ride itself if pretty short but AMAZING fun and definitely worth the wait. You're on the metropolis subway when an earthquake strikes so Superman comes to your rescue...by launching you into the sky from 0 to 100km/ph in 2 seconds flat. Pulling 4.2Gs up vertical climbs, down weightless drops and head spinning twists and turns. Yeah, thanks Superman. Be prepared to say WOAH! a lot and turn to rubber once you get off. Also, your cheeks will probably hurt from grinning so much. SO MUCH FUN!
Unfortunately the rides closed earlier than the other attractions so I didn't get to go on The Green Lantern or Arkham Asylum like I wanted to but considering we weren't really there for the rides that are available all the time, it wasn't so bad. We then set off for the Psycho 3D maze and, the one I'd really been waiting for, the Hillbilly Slasher maze. The Psycho 3D maze wasn't particularly scary either but it was very cool. Picture pitch black corridors which zig zag, covered in neon paint splatters and some rather horrific looking skulls, psycho clown faces and ghouls which literally come out of the walls at you. A pretty simple concept, the 3D aspect of it was very cool.
26 October, 2012
I will no longer be fundraising for the Bloggers to Borneo trip in May.
Unfortunately, I do not satisfy the requirements of the Office of Fair Trading to receive a fundraising sanction and therefore it is illegal for me to fundraise without one. It is also illegal for The Orangutan Project to assist me in fundraising for my trip in anyway.
Therefore, I am left with no choice but to withdraw my fundraising efforts.
It is very disappointing for me however I am extremely humbled by the support and enthusiasm I have already received from so many people. To know that you all believed in me and this cause so passionately is truly heartening.
I have to admit, I feel a little silly and certainly a bit embarrassed that I didn’t do enough of my ‘homework’ before I started planning and promoting my fundraising efforts. Had I been a little wiser and more patient about the process, I could have avoided all of this by realising my roadblock before going so public.
However, I consider this a BIG lesson learned.
I am a very passionate and enthusiastic person by nature and when I decide to put my mind to something, I’m very gung ho about turning that idea into an action. I now realise that in future I need to do more research before committing to things and especially, before I allow others to get involved.
I have already received a $100 donation from Robot Productions, a $50 donation from Stars & Swallows, a $50 donation from Friends of Rock ‘n’ Roll George and a $20 donation from Natatree.
The one positive that I am holding on to is that no matter what, you and I can still help the orangutans which was, of course, what I wanted to support so badly in the first place. You can still donate to The Orangutan Project via their official site and all donations will go directly to helping the orangutans.
I sincerely apologise to anyone this has caused an inconvenience to, and to everyone who has supported me so far.
I hope you understand how sorry, disappointed and humbled I am and will forgive me anyway.
*Please Note: As per the PayPal guidelines (who I had been receiving donations through) I have taken all other references to my fundraising efforts off the site.*
25 October, 2012
I can't wait to wear this for race day! What do you think? Are you planning your outfit yet?
23 October, 2012
But lets get on to the brows...
But what about the brows?
|JUST. SAY. NO.|
Do you worry about your brows?
A big thanks to Bomber Betty and Benefit for gifting me these products to test out. All other products not reviewed were personally purchased by me.
22 October, 2012
18 October, 2012
Not being a big ‘hat person’ I’ve always opted for fascinators in the past. Given that I don’t usually get along to any major events, I find fascinators the perfect balance between dressing for the occasion and being completely over the top. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to find something that’s beautiful and unique and affordable. There’s nothing worse than shelling out for something you only wear once or ends up ground into the turf once your shoes come off. Not to mention, with everyone trying to capitalise on the racing season, there’s always the awful chance that you’ll end up wearing the same adornment as someone else. Awkward.
I recently discovered Danger De Lux, killer accessories for sassy kittens. Hand made by one of the sweetest and most talented Canadians I’ve ever not met, the label offers a range of one-of-a-kind hair fascinators, flowers, bows, jewellery and re-vamped hand bags in the rockabilly, vintage, rock ‘n’ roll and psychobilly style. Natasha, the lovely looks and brains behind this operation, sent me a few pieces that she created just for me and they are simply beautiful. They will be high up the top of my list for spring racing this season and she has a great range available in her etsy store and can also make custom pieces.
This look is great for more dressy occasions with veil adding a sense of old world glamour with a bit of sex appeal and just a hint of mystery. The large black gerbra is attached to the base of the hat which is covered in silky charcoal leopard print fabric and the skeleton hands add a really interesting twist to your standard spring racing wear and it’s this attention to detail in the Danger De Lux range that add a flair that really represents your own personal sense of style.
I’ve now got my eye on some super cute hair bows, shoe clips and funky clutches but if you get your orders in now, you’ll have a really unique and stylish accessory to complete your spring racing look that’s sure to get lots of attention.
Are you a hat or fascinator kinda gal?
16 October, 2012
Meet my dream car, the '63 Ford Galaxie 500. Ain't she sweet?
I certainly think she is and I can't wait for her to be mine. Pug can ride up the front with me. Hah.
15 October, 2012
Tickets are just $20 either at the door or online HERE.
Hope to see you there, I can't wait!
09 October, 2012
There's nothing like the warmer weather and sunshine of spring to put some pep in your step. It also makes you realise how pale and dull your complexion has gotten through winter thanks to lack of the old Vitamin D. Fear not! Thanks to Benefit Cosmentics' new Feelin' Dandy instant beauty lip and cheek kit you'll be feeling perked up with these 'pink-me-ups' in no time!
Conveniently packaged in cute little boxes, these kits come complete with their own little built-in mirror for on the go application as well as a tips and tricks booklet to school you in sexy. With everything you need to kick some class, these kits give you back your pop of colour and a gorgeous glow thanks to their tints, colours, highlighters and gloss.
The Feelin' Dandy includes the iconic posietint offering a poppy-pink stain for your lips and cheeks, high beam to enhance your complexion with its subtle luminescence, the dandelion dust on face brightening powder and the ultra plush lip gloss, also in dandelion. Each product is numbered for order of use and when combined with the handy tips and tricks, have you blushing, highlighting and glossing like a pro.
I love this kit and it makes a light yet bright spring look a breeze! The posietint offers a cute pop of colour while the dandelion powder gives your face a really fresh and alive look. The highbeam helps to blend everything seamlessly, giving you a brightened complexion. I don't usually like lip gloss as I find it quite sticky and annoying but this gloss has a divine peach flavour to it and intensely moisturises your lips without leaving any kind of stickiness, just a really luxurious feel. I'm also more used to my traditional red lip so when using the posietint on my lips, I built the colour up with a number of applications to give a more bold look however it's also perfect for a subtle yet natural look of pinked and pretty lips.
These kits also come in Sugarlicious and Go Tropicoral and are available in store at Myer for just $59.
A one stop box for all your colour and complextion needs, I love the value and convenience. Plus, they make me look stinkin cute!
08 October, 2012
I saw it and instantly fell in love. It reminded me of a Mexican blanket. Too cool! I asked the wearer where she got it, expecting some lucky eBay find or perhaps even a homemade number. Not so, readily available at a major department store and at a bargain price!
Meet my Mexican blanket dress...
You see what I mean? Incidentally, if you want an ACTUAL Mexican blanket, you can pick one of these babies up at Your One Stop Pin Up Shop for just $19.95!
I couldn’t help but post this under the #showsuger hashtag yesterday I mean come on, neon AND stripes!? This is quite possibly my most favourite dress of the spring/summer season. For now anyway. It’s cute, colourful, cool and oh so comfortable! You can wear it as is or with a belt and it’s sure to put a pep in your step. I feel fantastic whenever I wear it. It’s just such a happy dress!
I’ve worn it with cowboy boots for a real authentic look (and to save my feet and shoes from a dusty paddock) but a cute pair of colourful flats just makes this whole outfit sing. The cut out at the back is perfect for keeping cool on hot days and also just so happens to show off my Mexican sugar skull back tattoo. I can also see the outfit really popping with a colourful bead necklace (I’m thinking a bright aqua type blue) but with my rose chest tattoos I opted for my trusty simple silver chain.
If you’re looking for something longer and a bit more flowy and you don’t mind the more expensive price tag, Gold Coast boutique A Little Birdie Told Me also stock this stunning Rita Maxi or you can get it online here. I LOVE the pom poms on this, VERY cute and authentic.
What do you think? Do you like my little number or is the maxi more your style?
03 October, 2012
As you may or may not be aware, October is Frocktober, a chance for women (and I suppose men if you're so inclined - I'm sure you'd raise LOTS of money) to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).
It's a pretty simple idea really, sign up and gain support and sponsorship to wear a frock for everyday in October. That's right. Every. Single. Day.
Sadly, I missed my chance to sign up with a rather stylish team of women who will be taking part. However, I still have a chance to donate as I enjoy browsing through their wardrobes each day this month. You can do your bit too. Visit the Everyday Hero page of the Atomic Martini Frocksters featuring the lovely Lisa, Chelsea, Emma and Judy and help them fight the good fight in stunning frocks to boot!
Day 1 - Lisa Day 2 - Emma Day 3 - Chelsea
These gals are avid vintage lovers and collectors so I can assure you that your eyes will be treated to some frocking fantastic delights throughout the month.
It may surprise you to learn that in Australia, one woman dies every 10 hours from ovarian cancer. That's a rather shocking statistic, but the key to changing this statistic and giving women with ovarian cancer a better long-term outlook is early detection.
A pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer.
The OCRF is dedicated to proper research into this currently not-well-understood disease. To help us achieve our research goals and to save women’s lives, the OCRF needs the financial support of the community.
Help change the statistics. It's as simple as a pretty frock and a small donation.
02 October, 2012
Saturday was the 2nd Asphalt Demons Invitational and this year's event was even bigger than last years. We were lucky, the weather was perfect, the tunes were good and the engines were revving. This was dirt track racing at its finest, a change for everyone to bring their rides and flog them down the straight, flat strap providing some stiff competition in the time trials.
Apart from that there was plenty of dust being kicked up by the beasts that took to the track including, of course, The Tank. The bonnet flew up in the first run and by the end of the day the front right lake pipe mount had broken but she was still going strong. Unfortunately my camera died after about the first few photos. Sad face. Luckily the likes of Pete Walker of Pix by Pete fame and the Lori Lee Cam were on hand to capture all the action.
Seriously, SO. MUCH. FUN. Where were you!?