Thoughts of the week…

01) GUYS, BEYONCE OPENED A SECOND PERTH SHOW AND I SCORED PLATINUM TICKETS. Apparently good things do come to those who send threatening letters wait.

02) I’m still dying to see Pacific Rim but nobody will come and see it with me. I hate everyone.

03) The Killing finale was a stone cold disappointment, but the third-to-last episode was one of the best things I’ve seen on on television in a LONG time. Peter Sarsgaard absolutely blew me away.


05) I’m currently making my way through Columbine by Dave Cullen and it’s a truly fascinating read. I highly recommend this if you’re a weirdo like me and you are interested in the psychology behind school shootings.

06) The Man Booker longlist for 2013 was recently announced and I’ve since added the following to my wishlist: A Tale For The Time Being, Almost English, and Unexploded.

07) Mumford and Sons released the clip for their song Hopeless Wanderer and it’s amazing. My favourite thing about this is that Jason Sudeikis apparently sang at the top of his lungs all day on set while they were filming.

08) My girl Griff-yndor has started a new YouTube channel for all her bookish chat. Check it out.

09) I’ve switched back to strict budgeting and I’d like to try and include more budget related posts into the blog but I have no idea what to write about &/or how to make it interesting. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

10) Did you guys pick anything up from the Priceline sale? I replaced some holy grail items (taking advantage of the Maybelline 50% off sale) and bought myself some L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner that I’m excited to try out. Oh, and I also bought myself some gradual tanning lotion HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhelpmewhathaveIbecome.

Product Review: Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Once again I’ll reiterate that I’m not even sure that I like eye cream but hey here we are so lets talk. As a side note: I accidentally write ‘ice cream’ instead of ‘eye cream’ more often than I’d like to admit, but that’s something for my therapist to figure out. I went on an Origins skin care shopping spree a while ago (before falling into a deep and desperate love affair with Paula’s Choice), and this was the eye cream that I picked up to use alongside the products that I purchased. Basically an eye cream needs to do two things for me to think it’s of any benefit; moisturise the skin under my eyes without leaving a greasy residue, and eradicate all under-eye wrinkles and make me look sixteen again OVERNIGHT. Two extremely realistic expectations of a skin care product. So far, this ice cream eye cream manages to tick the first box, and although it hasn’t magically wiped away the lines under my eyes patience is a virtue and I have high hopes for the future. It contains caffeine, ginseng, magnolia extract and natural optic brighteners to, “rapidly wake up, refresh and restore radiance to tired eyes”. As I’ve looked like I’m living off of 2 hours sleep every day since birth, I am yet to see any real radiance restoration around my eye area. Despite this, I quite enjoy using this eye cream and will continue to do so until this little jar runs out. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream retails for $45 AUD and is available for purchase from Kit Cosmetics.