Spare a thought…

I had a different post prepared for tonight, but I can’t get the Queensland floods off of my mind and it didn’t seem right posting a frivolous little review of a beauty product when my country is experiencing a large scale natural disaster. Within Queensland, an area the size of France & Germany combined has flooded. Today the banks of the Brisbane river broke and the CBD flooded. Lives have been lost, mostly children. At the last count that I heard 72 people were still missing. The situation does not appear to be getting any better, and even once the waters recede the clean up will take a long time. Donations are needed so if you have the funds and the inclination, please donate to either the QLD flood relief appeal or the RSPCA QLD to assist with animal rescue & shelter. If donating money is not an option, please spare a thought for my fellow Aussies who are struggling in Queensland tonight.

Goal #98 Progress

Goal #98 of my 101 things to do in 1001 days is to learn to meditate properly. So when I found out that the natural therapy centre near my house was offering an 8 week meditation course I signed up right away. I had my first class tonight, and I already know that I am going to love it. I adored everything about the class, from the location (inside a day care centre, which may seem strange to some but I have nothing but good memories of day care centres so I was instantly at ease) to the group of people in the class with me. After the hour of meditation we sat in a group and discussed what we thought about the experience, what we liked and disliked and what we thought we needed to improve on. I definitely need to improve the depth of my breathing, and about half way through my mind wandered a little bit that might have been because I was hungry… Lesson learned and I am eager to see what week 2 will bring!

ELF Haul

All Over Colour Stick in Lilac Petal, All Over Colour Stick in Pink Lemonade, Shimmering Facial Whip in Toasted, Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal, Natural Radiance Blusher in Innocence, Natural Radiance Blusher in Shy, Natural Radiance Blusher in Flushed, Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow, Cream Blush in Flirt, Cream Blush in Heartbreaker, Studio Blush in Tickled Pink, Studio Blush in Peachy Keen, Super Glossy Lip Shine in Watermelon, Super Glossy Lip Shine in Candlelight, Super Glossy Lip Shine in Goddess and Super Glossy Lip Shine in Pink Kiss.

Makeup Box Shop Organiser

I am in love with my new acrylic makeup organiser. It is exactly what I had been looking for, and I purchased mine online from an Australian store called The Makeup Box Shop. I searched online for a week or so, and went to various stores in the city but couldn’t find anything that would fit as much as these stands do, and everything that was smaller was actually more expensive. Go figure. The Makeup Box Shop boxes are now $99 AUD each, and that includes free shipping anywhere in Australia. The Makeup Box Shop do ship internationally, but you would need to email them for a quote. I highly recommend the store, I was dealing with Katie via email and she was super friendly and helpful and even emailed me to check in on whether or not I had received my parcel. If you’re interested, I’ve also put up a short video on youtube of me rambling about what is actually stored in the drawers. Now, any ideas as to how I can store my brushes?