One of my top goals for the Day Zero Project was to travel to Sydney. And last week I did just that. I had an amazing time and Sydney is a very beautiful city. Highlights for me were seeing Mr Shuffles at Taronga Zoo, spending the day at Luna Park with my family, visiting Adriano Zumbo’s Manly pâtisserie, spending too much money, eating too much food and drinking way too much Rekordelig cider (in every flavour). Good times, good times. See you again in November, Sydney!
“Liptember? What is Liptember??!!” I hear you cry. Well settle down for a minute and let me explain. Liptember is a once a year, month long campaign to raise awareness and funds for women’s health. Funds raised through lippy sales, sponsorship, fundraising and direct donations are donated to the Centre For Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline Australia. You may have heard the word Liptember floating around the blogsphere lately, and as I’m about to embark on my very first challenge, I’m going to put it out there and ask you to hop on board the charity chain and sponsor me to wear the hell out of a Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in September! This year’s Liptember lippy is the Burt’s Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm, which can be purchased from the essentials counter at any Myer department store throughout Australia. Once you’ve purchased your lippy you can sign up at the Liptember website and start asking people to sponsor you. (Like I have, and am about to do.) And then you wear that gorgeous lip colour with pride all throughout the month of September. If you’re not planning on signing up for this year’s challenge please feel free to head over to the Liptember site and sponsor me. (If you are going to sign up and require sponsorship please post a comment with your details so I can add you to the bottom of this post so people can donate to you if they wish to do so.) Happy Liptember to all!
Pictured above are the products that I purchased before and during my trip to the wonderful city of Sydney. I’m not really sure why I purchased anything before going as the shopping in Sydney is pretty amazeballs, but I did so here we are. I managed to track down some of the old MOR Milk stock at a DFO in Homebush and was absolutely thrilled with my find. This is one of my all time favourite scents, and I am totally bummed that MOR have discontinued it. (Though according to their Twitter account, the closest scents in the current range are Honey or Candied Vanilla Almond) I also purchased the Flourish Body Milk in Saltwater, a Lanolips Lip Ointment in Sunshine, two mini Bloom soaps in Vanilla Bean and Brown Sugar & Fig and a b collection by Bloom Cheek Tint in Yarra Valley. I also picked up a MOR perfume oil in the scent Marshmallow and 3 perfume oils from Flourish in the scents Sugar, Almond Milk (a replacement) and Saltwater. And of course 3 of the b collection by Bloom nail polishes in the shades Seychelles, Santorini and Barcelona.
Well kids, I’m off to Sydney for the week. Be good while I’m gone and don’t forget to feed the dog. If the plane goes down in flames as my crippling and chronic fear of flying would lead me to believe it will, I bequeath all of my beauty products to my sisters. Peace out.
I have heard many good things about the Subtle Energies brand, so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to trial one of their face masks. If you’ve not heard of Subtle Energies before, their brand ethos is based on the knowledge, experiences and research of Farida Irani. “Farida has been internationally recognised for being a pioneer in Ayurveda Aromatherapy and in reviving this ancient aromatic branch of Ayurveda (the Ancient Indian science of medicine, which literally means “Science of Life”).” The Dry Mix Pitta Mud Mask is designed to draw out dirt and impurities from the skin leaving a clearer and more radiant complexion. It is a dry mask, which means that you will have to mix it with water yourself before applying it to the skin, and because the packaging is filled to the brim (value for money win) it can be quite a messy experience. Those of you who like your mask application to be quick and mess-free should probably give this a miss. On application the mask sets quite quickly but doesn’t become hard to the point of cracking. It’s also really easy to rinse off, and left my skin feeling clean without feeling stripped and also there was no tightness or redness apparent in my skin after removal. The Subtle Energies Dry Mix Pitta Mud Mask retails for $52.80 and can be purchased online from Adore Beauty. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)