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A blog written by a lip balm addict all about skin care, make-up, life as a fifo wife and mother and my search for the perfect lip balm.
2023-07-16 11:21
Hello beautiful people. How are you all?Did you survive the school holidays okay? I'm getting ready to go back to work, it's going to be a crazy term as I'm working full time for most of it… Read More
A Look At My Lanolips Collection
2023-07-13 05:35
 It's been a while since I talked about Lanolips. They're one of my favourite brands and a staple in my collection. The golden ointment is great for treating rashes and dry skin, the or… Read More
2023-07-13 05:08
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? We're on school holidays, so far it's been lovely and restful (because I've had a very sick child.)I've had lots of time to think lately and I'm conf… Read More
2023-07-13 04:36
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Survived the week okay?I have to tell you about our washing machine saga. Our old washing machine was on the way out so Tiger bought a new one. I'm n… Read More
2023-06-23 08:15
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? What's been happening?I have nothing exciting to report. Things have been trundling along as usual. One step forward, two steps backwards as per usua… Read More
An Oldie But A Goodie
2023-06-23 08:10
Does anyone else get so excited with new products that they forget about the old products they love? I do it all the time. A few weeks ago I was sifting through my collection looking fo… Read More
2023-06-05 21:00
Cosmetic Nurse, Sylvia Crouch has over 15 years of experience in the beauty and cosmetics industry. As the founder of Angel Aesthetics Clinics she has seen many clients come to her with skin… Read More
2023-06-03 06:58
Hello beautiful people! How are you all?Life has been tough this week. Chai's anxiety has kicked into overdrive and I have no idea how to help him. He's had anxiety for ages and we've always… Read More
2023-05-11 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Has it been a good week or just a week? We've had a pretty good week. My standards for what constitutes a good week are pretty low, so most weeks are… Read More
2023-05-05 04:30
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I'm enjoying a day off, it's lovely. This week Chai came home from school and told him that when he'd been unable to copy down a whole whiteboar… Read More
Covergirl Yummy Gloss
2023-05-05 04:13
I've been waiting for the Covergirl Yummy glosses to get here for ages and was so excited when they were finally here. They're currently available at Big W and Chemist Warehouse and accordin… Read More
2023-04-27 21:00
Hello beautiful people! How are you all? I have no idea why I ask this every week because no-one ever answers. I hope you are all well and happy. We're back to the crazy now. I didn't s… Read More
Peach Mango Carmex
2023-04-27 04:38
 Look what I found at Priceline last week! Peach Mango Carmex! It's so good. I'm yet to find a Carmex product that isn't brilliant. If only we could get the full range here, they have s… Read More
2023-04-20 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? We've been having fun here, bad fun not good fun. I don't know how I'm going to keep on doing this. I know that I have to but I don't know how I… Read More
2023-04-20 00:53
I've had a little time to relax lately so I've been thinking about what I want. What I want for me, not what I want for my family, just what I want for me. It's been a long time since I've r… Read More
2023-04-14 05:08
Hello beautiful people. How are you? I hope you are doing well. We've just finished the first week of the school holidays. It's been okay. Eljay still refuses to stop breathing so Chai… Read More
The Body Shop Haul
2023-04-09 08:30
A few weeks ago The Body Shop had a 20% off sale so we headed down there to have a look. I was hoping to pick up the new Avocado Lip Mask but it's not here yet so I'll have to wait. Bo… Read More
2023-04-09 08:24
Hello beauties. How are you?I am now on school holidays. The boys start their holidays this afternoon. This week I went to parent night at Chai's school. I didn't realise until the next… Read More
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+
2023-04-09 08:12
I've used La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 for years so when I found out it was being reformulated I was worried that they'd ruin it. How often does that happen? They take a great product… Read More
2023-04-05 21:06
Hello beautiful people. How are you all?So lately I've been wondering, why do people always have to be in front or ahead? Why can't they either be next to or behind? What's with the obsessio… Read More
2023-03-19 06:02
Hello lovelies. How are you all today? Has it been an okay week? My week was good, things went well. Thursday I had acupuncture. I've always loved Traditional Chinese Medicine, it… Read More
What's In My Makeup Bag
2023-03-10 02:14
It's been a little whilst since I did my last "what's in my bag" post so it's high time for another one. As you can see, not much has changed. I've added in the taupe Rimmel eyeliner. I… Read More
2023-03-02 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Has your week been okay?So what do I want to whinge about this week? It's not really a whinge, just an opinion. In this age of social media and ridic… Read More
2023-02-25 21:00
1. The NYX Fat Oil Lip Drips are finally available in Australia.  2. Whilst we're talking make-up, the new Body Shop range is available now too.  3. Is anyone else over having to m… Read More
2023-02-23 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all?I feel like I'm constantly chasing my tail at the moment. I just get caught up on one thing then another thing comes along. Work has been busy, therap… Read More
La Mer Foundation Brush
2023-02-20 21:00
A few weeks ago I was on Instagram and one of my favourite accounts posted about the La Mer Foundation brush. I immediately wanted it but $135 is way above what I'm willing to spend on a bru… Read More
Lush Posh Chocolate Body Wash
2023-02-20 09:55
Did you know Lush quit social media? They quit a few years ago and I must say since they quit I haven't heard anything about them. No-one seems to talk about them any more. I don't have a Lu… Read More
2023-02-20 09:53
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Has your week been okay?Mine has not gone to plan. I had three important meetings and several things to organise for work this week. I didn't get to… Read More
2023-02-09 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Have you had a good week? I survived the week which is an accomplishment. Next week will be the real test because therapies are back on so I'll be ra… Read More
2023-02-05 02:39
Hello beautiful people. How are you all?I am tired. School went back this week, I went back to work and Chai started high school. Both boys were nervous on their first day. They both ha… Read More
My Last B2M Lipstick
2023-02-02 09:07
In sad news that I'm sure most of you beauty buffs will already know, MAC is closing it's Back to MAC scheme next month. Instead of a free lipstick, from the 1st of April they will be switch… Read More
2023-01-27 00:51
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I am still here.  I organised our bathroom this week. I really wish I'd taken a before photo. It was so messy, there were things all over t… Read More
My Favourite Everyday Lipsticks
2023-01-23 21:00
If you've been around here for a while you'll know I have a type, a lipstick type. I'm all about pinky mauve lipsticks, they're my favourite. I haven't spoken about lipstick for a while… Read More
2023-01-19 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? It's been a while since we chatted. What's been going on? I'm decluttering at the moment. For the most part I really don't enjoy it. I've done t… Read More
2023-01-05 21:00
This year has not got off to the slow start that I was hoping for. Wednesday there was a fire in the bush near our house (about 1 km away).  I was at home doing housework when I he… Read More
2023-01-03 07:47
JanuaryWe started the new year with a lovely quiet night.Eljay lost his fifth tooth on the 15th.Tiger changed jobs on the 24th and switched to a four day weekWe did a sleep study with Flinde… Read More
2022-12-15 21:42
Hello beauties. How are you all? Holding onto that last shred of sanity? Same.I'm feeling very relieved. The school year is over, I've done my last day of work for the year and now I can rel… Read More
2022-12-10 03:58
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I am tired. Tired, drained, mentally and emotionally exhausted. I've decided that Christmas sucks. It's just way too much hard work. All done by the… Read More
2022-11-24 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Doing okay? Not doing okay? Just getting by?I'm plodding along. Looking forward to the school holidays and wondering if I've overcommitted myself nex… Read More
Limited Edition Carmex!
2022-11-23 05:50
Carmex have a new, limited edition design and it's so cute.Isn't it gorgeous? I'm tempted to get a back up, but I won't because I have more lip balm than I can use in this lifetime. The… Read More
Kitikiti Yaatu Deodorant
2022-11-23 05:34
After eleven years of searching I've finally found the best, most effective, bicarb free natural deodorant. Big call but very true. I'd resigned myself to either smelling awful or  havi… Read More
2022-11-03 21:00
How is it November? I am so not ready for this.So, how have you been beautiful people? I've been busy. Busy working, busy volunteering at the school and busy with life. Frankly I'm exhausted… Read More
Dr Ceuracle PLC Vita K Liposome Oil Ampoule
2022-11-01 09:02
I know the aesthetics are not the most important part of skincare, but when something looks good it makes me want to use it. How amazing does the Dr Ceuracle PLC K Vita Liposome Oil Ampoule… Read More
2022-10-13 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Have you had a good week? Anything you want to talk about? We're back to school and work now. I'm still working this term which is great. They'v… Read More
2022-10-13 03:48
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I hope you've had a good week. Ours has been quiet because of Chai's injury. Here's what happened:Last week we were on a play date at the skate… Read More
2022-09-29 21:00
Hello lovelies. How are you all? Have you had a good week?I have lots to whine about today so get a drink and settle in.  I had my first negative experience using NDIS services. So far… Read More
2022-09-15 21:00
Hello beautiful people.We're going to the circus tomorrow! I'm so excited! I haven't been to the circus since I was a kid. I have no idea what to expect, circus's are so different to what th… Read More
FFS Friday - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
2022-09-08 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? Have you had a good week?The countdown to the school holidays is on. Two weeks to go. I am so looking forward to lazy mornings and not having to be o… Read More
2022-09-01 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? My font has changed from the one I usually use, not sure what happened there but it's quite cute.  I got the job application done, what a n… Read More
Coffee Flavoured Lipstick!
2022-08-21 21:00
Yes, you read that right. I'm here to tell you about a lipstick that smells and tastes like coffee! Real, freshly made coffee with no sugar, just lovely coffee.  It's the Aroma lip… Read More
2022-08-18 21:00
Hello Friday you beautiful thing. How I've missed you. Actually that's a lie. The weekends are usually more work than the weekdays. Not saying they aren't fun, but they are hard work. … Read More
My Lipstick Day Purchase
2022-08-18 04:48
A few weeks ago it was Lipstick Day and there were some great offers. I'm happy with any excuse to shop, so made a purchase from MAC. They were offering a free lipstick with all orders and a… Read More
Old Faithfuls
2022-07-29 09:56
I've had allergies my whole life. They aren't fun. Now that we're living in the country again they've got worse and not only do I get hayfever, my skin also spits the dummy. Good on it.Thank… Read More
2022-07-29 09:50
Hello beautiful people. Long time no talk. I've been doing things. I worked quite a lot last term and am working again this term but only two days a week. I've started back at the gym a… Read More
2022-05-12 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you doing? I hope you are all well.  Now that I'm officially a working person, life has gotten busy. Not busier than it was before, just more challenging… Read More
FFS Friday - Cropped
2022-04-28 21:00
I have a funny story to tell. My MIL loves to bring us gifts. She's always bringing stuff for the boys and sometimes brings things for Tiger and I. She does most of her shopping at op shops… Read More
2022-04-21 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I hope you are well and happy and life is wonderful. If it isn't, I hope things ease up soon.So. School goes back next week. I've enjoyed the holiday… Read More
2022-04-07 21:00
So. The Will Smith thing. I'm not going to talk about that. But I am going to talk about what triggered him. Rude comments being made about his wife. Not okay is it? But if we pretend it's a… Read More
2022-03-31 21:00
Parenting Chai is the hardest, most difficult part of my life. He's a gorgeous boy but life isn't easy for him and that breaks my heart. I wish that I could make his life easier. I'm constan… Read More
2022-03-24 21:00
Hello beautiful Friday people. How are you all?  I hate secrets, I really do. I like to be open and honest. Why do I constantly find myself in a position where I have to keep secrets?I… Read More
2022-03-17 21:00
It's story time. Years ago we had a lovely friendship with another couple. We knew them for years and all got along until they separated. When they separated we remained friends with th… Read More
2022-03-10 21:00
Last week I had one of those days. You know the ones where nothing goes right? I woke up at 4am. Nice. Got up and realised that one of the boys had wet the bed. Stripped… Read More
2022-03-03 21:00
I am so very tired. All the time. I don't remember when I didn't feel tired. Pretty sure I've been tired since I got pregnant with Chai. So. I've had a saga with my watch. It's a few mo… Read More
Naked Sundays Glow And Go SPF 50+ Lip Oil
2022-03-02 04:47
We all know how much I love a lip oil. They're the best thing to have been invented since lip balm. My love for lip oils runs deep. Not a day goes past where I don't use a lip oil. Nake… Read More
2022-02-17 21:00
Hello beautiful people. How are you all? I am melting. After two very mild summers we're having a hot summer and I'm just not here for it. The upside of the horribly warm weather is tha… Read More
Two Cream Blushes I'm Loving
2022-02-16 02:59
I started writing this post last month before the face mask mandates came in, so let's just pretend I'm still wearing make-up whilst I tell you about the cream blushes that I was loving back… Read More
2022-01-25 02:23
Last week I was talking to Mum and a family friend. They were talking about their bodies, specifically the parts that they don't like. I didn't say anything and mum looked at me then apologi… Read More
2021-12-30 21:00
Another year is over and what a year it's been.JanuaryWe had a quiet bbq with friends for new years eve so started the new year bright and early as usual. January was filled with social… Read More
2021-12-30 03:02
Now that this clusterf@ck of a year is almost over, I've been thinking of what changes I'd like to make for next year. I thought about the resolutions I'd made in years past and realise… Read More
2021-12-30 02:46
We did it! We survived a whole year of school! What a year it's been. I'm exhausted.My boys have grown so much this year, both emotionally and in height. I am so looking forward to no s… Read More
Just B Cos
2021-12-10 04:29
There's a gorgeous new store in Bunbury and you all need to know about it. They sell a beautiful range of locally made skin and body care products.  The products are all made in th… Read More
2021-12-09 21:00
One week until freedom! This time next week the kids will be on holidays and we'll be free.  I said to a friend this week that I can't wait for the holidays. She told me I'm the on… Read More
Bout The Pout Limited Edition Balms
2021-11-24 08:28
I love buying from small Aussie businesses. There are so many talented people in Australia and they make some beautiful products. Bout The Pout is a brand I've purchased from a few time… Read More
2021-11-18 21:00
Happy Friday beautiful people. I hope you've all had a good week. Ours has been both good and bad. Don't turn a few bad moments into a bad week. Let them go and move forward. That'… Read More
Gorgeous Christmas Sets From Laneige
2021-11-16 05:21
One thing I love about Christmas is the gift sets that come out. I prefer mini products as I'm too fickle to stick to the same products and like to swap up my routine. Plus, it's a great way… Read More
2021-11-11 21:00
Is anyone else totally over having to make tea every night? I am. I have lost all interest and just don't want to do it anymore. If I won lotto (highly unlikely as I don't buy lotto tickets)… Read More
Weird Wednesday
2021-11-11 03:16
Today I'm starting a new series called Stupid Saturday. Haha, just kidding, it's Weird Wednesday. I do quite like the sound of Stupid Saturday though, I do plenty of stupid things I could ta… Read More
2021-11-05 21:00
Have you ever noticed that mens fashion doesn't change much? Their clothing is basically the same all the time.  Their clothes are practical, have pockets and are weather appropriate.&n&hell…Read More
2021-11-03 05:59
Look what I found at Big W! Pumpkin Spice lip balm and a Squeezy Tinted Balm. There were four different colours in the tinted balm.  I had pumpkin spice years ago and loved it so was ve… Read More
2021-10-22 21:00
With all the crap that's been going on in my family lately, I've noticed one thing.Love. A lot of small actions that show love. Even when we don't agree, if we haven't spoken for a… Read More
2021-10-21 21:00
Hello beautiful people. I'm still here, still breathing and still hanging on to a tiny shred of sanity.  Some days (not very often), I feel sorry for Tiger. There's a good chance t… Read More
2021-10-19 21:00
I mentioned earlier that I've done a bit of shopping lately, now it's time to show you what I purchased.Glasshouse Tahaa is one of my favourite candle scents. It's such a beautiful fragrance… Read More
2021-09-07 05:13
TW:Suicide.  Years ago I had a friend who loved drama, she thrived on it. She'd complain that she didn't like drama yet she was always in the thick of it, creating and stirring up drama… Read More
2021-08-07 22:17
Regular readers will know that I've been on a housework strike for years now. I still do housework, but only the bare minimum (which is still a lot).  I refuse to clean up mess lef… Read More
2021-07-30 04:26
Every Friday Tiger has a short day so he picks the boys up from school.Last Friday as I was saying goodbye to Eljay I reminded him that Daddy would pick him up from school. As I said it I th… Read More
2021-07-24 02:03
Hello Friday! How we've missed you! So what's been going on? A large portion of Australia is currently in lockdown so I'd say not much has been going on at all. Here is WA we're fine so… Read More
2021-07-24 02:03
Laneige have really nailed it with their lip products. The Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult favourite for a reason and the Lip Glowy Balms don't get as much hype as they deserve.  Last… Read More
2021-07-21 05:03
Lately I've been thinking about excess and the lessons that I'm teaching my kids. It's no secret that I have way too much make-up. Tiger also has way too much of almost everything.&nbsp&hell…Read More

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