Thoughts of the week…

01) It’s Christmas week! Are we all excited? I’d love to hear what you all have planned, if you celebrate Christmas. I’m hosting a breakfast at my house, and then heading to my sister’s house for a delicious Christmas lunch. I’m excited.

02) This dog getting on with life after being given 3D legs is absolutely gorgeous. What a brave little thing! I always tear up when watching videos like this.

03) 73 Questions with Amy Adams.

04) Pepsi is feeling festive.

05) Cats vs Christmas Trees

06) Seems like Nick Offerman is as upset as we all are about the fact Parks & Recreation is ending.

07) Everyone’s favourite Podcast ‘Serial’ finished up this week… What did we all think?

08) I instagram-stalk a woman who has the most AMAZING planner. Everything about it is so neat, and organized, and beautiful. So you can imagine how excited I was when she posted her very first Youtube video this week. And guess what it was? A planner tour. o-m-g.

09) We’re entering the bleak period where no new TV will be on our screens for a little while… Homeland is finishing up, American Horror Story will be wrapping up soon, and the next show we have to look forward to isn’t until the end of January next year. We’ve decided to fill the gap with ‘Jericho’, a show that Sebastian thought I would like – and I do, so far. Has anyone else watched this? What did you think?

10) It would be remiss of me not to mention the siege that took place in Sydney earlier in the week. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the coverage, it was a truly terrifying situation and I can’t even begin to imagine what the hostages went through. May Tori and Katrina rest in peace, and all others involved in the situation find some peace of mind as soon as possible.

December Giveaway #4 – Jergens

Ho Ho Ho! Time for another giveaway. This time I’m teaming up with Jergens to give away three bottles of my favourite body lotion, and a new discovery for 2014. I raved about this lotion earlier in the year, and I’ve been using it every single day since first purchasing it. Most definitely a favourite. For a chance to win one of these beauties, just leave a comment below telling me what your #1 body product for this year has been. For an additional entry, feel free to share this giveaway on social media – just be sure to link your tweet/post below so that I can see it. Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at midnight on January 18th 2015, and the winners will be announced on January 19th, 2015. Good luck!

Product Review: Josie Maran Watercolour Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape

As I’ve probably mentioned a million times already, I was VERY EXCITED when I heard that a Mecca Maxima store had opened at my local shopping centre. I decided to treat myself to a couple of things with the birthday money I had leftover from last month. Because beauty products purchased with birthday money definitely do not count as Project 50 Pan cheats. One of the items I bought was the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee blush. What a mouthful. I’d never had a chance to look at the Josie Maran products in person, and the lovely Mecca staff member who was helping me browse was absolutely raving about the range, so I decided to check it out. This blush is really lovely. The texture is a bit strange, it really is like a gel but I quite like it and it applies evenly and shows up clearly on the skin. I tend to use this with my Real Techniques stippling brush, because it makes it a lot easier to blend the product out. A little goes a long way – this blush is BRIGHT. The Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee retails for $27 AUD and is available for purchase from Mecca Cosmetica.