What I bought for my new baby second time around

When you’re pregnant with your first baby there is so much to think about – what type of care you want to have, what baby names you like, and a whole of list of things you need to get for your newborn. The second time around, things have been very different. My time has been…

First impressions: Hydra skin tint and Flyer face mask

I’ve been limiting my skincare purchases in recent months thanks to A) a new mortgage and B) a new baby on the way. So, it takes a lot for me to commit to a new product at the moment. I depend on a lot of reviews and ask a lot of questions of my favourite…

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…

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…

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…

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 Fab Five: Rose gold for summer

Starting the new year the right way with a little list of some of my rose gold favourites at the moment, including a few make-up must haves to give you a golden glow. Mecca Cosmetic lip balms: The Tinted Lip De-Luscious with SPF 25is a rich lip balm with shea butter, pomegranate seed oil and vitamin…

What do you want more of in 2019?

A new year is a chance for a new start, and a time to focus on all the things you want to do, see, read, eat and try more of. After the craziness of the holidays I am keen to get back into writing. But before I jump in, I would really love to know…