What’s your favourite Mecca Cosmetica product?

I first got properly hooked on Mecca Cosmetica products when a Mecca Maxima opened in Canberra about two years ago and I’ve never looked back! It has become one of my favourite skincare brands because the quality is so consistent, there is an impressive variety of products and the packaging is to die for. But…

Travel essentials: simple skincare and beauty steps

Packing isn’t my strong suit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m organised and almost never forget anything. My problem is I often over-pack. I always add in an extra dress or top, some sandals, or another jumper just in case. So I try to keep my skincare needs and beauty routine to a minimum when I…

Beauty Poll: Benefit Cosmetics brow products

The winner of the most recent Beauty Poll, by popular opinion, were the Benefit Cosmetics’ brow products. The vote was between the brow products and the Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara, which was featured in my list of the best tubular mascaras here. I have been using one Benefit Cosmetics brow product for about five years…

First impressions: Too Faced’s Peach palette

I’m not afraid to admit that I play it pretty safe when it comes to eyeshadow. My typical colour choices range from a matte beige to a slightly shimmery beige! So I totally blame the Mecca Maxima Instagram account – @meccamaxima – for convincing me that I need to branch out and experiment with colour….

Beauty Poll: Go-To Skin Care’s Face Hero

This week’s beauty poll was so close that it came down to just one vote! But we have a very deserving winner… The vote was between Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi serum and Go-To Skin Care’s Face Hero, with the Face Hero claiming the top spot. I am so happy Face Hero was chosen because it is…

The best of the best: Tubular mascaras

You know a beauty product is good when, once you’ve tried it, you can never go back to what you used before. That’s exactly the way I feel about tubular mascara. I have been using tubulars exclusively for years now and unlike normal mascaras that paint your eyelashes, tubular mascara creates water-resistent ‘tubes’ around each…

Beauty Poll: Isle de Paradise’s self-tanning water

By popular opinion, the winner of our second Beauty Poll was Isle de Paradise’s tanning water. The vote was between the self-tanning water and the Mario Badescue cucumber and green tea face. I was introduced to this tanning water by a good friend of mine who had been using while living in London and raved…

Beauty poll: Mecca Cosmetica’s SPF50 sunscreen

I am excited to reveal the very first Little List of Mine Beauty Poll winner – Mecca Cosmetica’s To Save Face Superscreen SPF50+! I am introducing these polls on my social media channels to give all the lovely people who follow my account the chance to vote on what products they see reviewed and featured. The…

My Fab Five: Lovely little beauty

Hands up if you like travel-sized beauty products (or is it just me?). Not only are tiny versions of our favourite products perfect for travel, they also fit nicely into your handbag for emergencies and can be a great way to test a new product before committing to the full size. Fueling my love for…

Lovely long weekend in the Blue Mountains

We recently enjoyed a relaxing and rather wonderful weekend away in the Blue Mountains with my family. The Mountains are incredibly picturesque, with pretty little towns around every corner. We love our visits to the Blue Mountains, NSW and I’ve written before about some other things we’ve seen and done in the area here and…

Five to try: products I use every single day

Whether it’s about food or fashion, books or beauty, there is nothing like a good little list to offer some inspiration. When Isabel from Five To Try invited me to share a list of my own on her blog I immediately said yes for two reasons; firstly, I love sharing products, tips and recommendations that…

My Canberra: Australian National Botanic Gardens

One of my favourite places in Canberra to escape to, while getting closer to nature, is the Australian National Botanic Gardens. I have been visiting the Gardens on and off since moving to Canberra more than 10 years ago. But since my son was born, we have found ourselves visiting more often because it is…