Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just like Christmas...

So those of you who use facebook regularly have probably noticed all the ads down the right sidebar. Mine is filled with weightloss ads, mining jobs, clothing stores, shoes and make up. Most times I just ignore them until I spotted an ad for Bellabox.

Basically for $15 per month (and you can cancel at any time), you get a surprise box each month with samples of all sorts of beauty products. You can also purchase the full size items on the website if something does take your fancy. I have not been able to go out and find new cosmetics in some time and this seems like a great solution.

So in February this cute little package arrived at my door.

Then under the lid....

Supppppperrrrr cute! Open the tissue paper and....
Hello goodies!!! The chocolate hearts were a nice touch, but I quickly passed those on to some of the kids (I'm on a health kick people!!!).

The Sanctum Body Soothe I believe is almost the full size product. The product is as described: 'For all over body hydration spoil yourself with the light, nourishing Body Soothe lotion from Sanctum. Enriched with aloe vera, calendula extract, macadamia oil and jojoba oil, it absorbs quickly into the skin for instant hydration. Locks in moisture for a radiant, natural glow. Certified organic and 100% against animal testing.' After using it for a few weeks I can confirm that my skin is feeling much softer and nourished, however the scent is not my cup of tea. (RRP $16.95)

The B by Bloom eye shadow is also a full sized product. The duo I got is called Waikiki and I have been wearing these shades to work almost everyday! The colours are vibrant and shimmery, what more could a girl want!? I will definitely purchase other colours and what's more, you can stack the pots together! (RRP $9.95)

I'm not much of a face mask person, I don't want my kids teasing me about the gunk on my face either!! The EmerginC Vitality Mask is 'A rich, buttery, creamy mask with co-enzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid that soothes, hydrates and nourishes skin. Suitable for all skin types - particularly recommended for red, sensitive, dry or tired skin.'It's not like the traditional masks that dry hard so I found that a bit weird and I wasn't quite sure whether it had been on long enough (I was studying, cooking dinner and wrangling 5 kids at the time). My face was deliciously soft after using it and I would use it again, but the price tag is a bit steep for a girl that doesn't use them often enough! (RRP $79.95)

My most favourite product in the box has to be the Sasy n Savy Rose Lavender Hand n Nail Repair Creme. 'Skin nourishing evening primrose and macadamia oil soften and smooth. Shea butter soothes and heals dry skin. Vitamin C & E defends hard-working hands from damage. Helps diminish signs of aging. Use daily. Ideal for all skin types'.It smells DIVINE and my hands look amazing, I received this just after I had gel nails removed and my nails are back in tip top shape much quicker than normal. This sample went a long way and it's definitely worth the price. (RRP $36.00)
Lastly is the Star & Rose Confetti Rose Soaps. 'This stunning new range of Rose Confetti Soaps from Star & Rose are ready to capture your heart. Featuring beautiful roses made entirely from quality soap, these packs make the perfect gift or are ideal when pampering yourself. Twelve soap roses, three each of pink, ivory, yellow and red, are all contained in gorgeously presented gift pack. Instead of buying a bouquet of roses, try a box of them instead!' I haven't used mine yet. Firstly, I don't have a bath and secondly, it smells so pretty and looks just as good. It has it's own spot in my bathroom to make it look cute. These would make a fantastic gift! (RRP $9.95).

I can't wait to see what the March box brings, I will be writing about those products soon!

Friday, March 16, 2012

March so far...

Holy cow, please explain how it got to mid March so suddenly??!

As per usual life is just super busy for me and honestly I don't think I should have any hope that thing will ever slow down until I reach retirement...or win lotto.

We've had a whole lot of little events so far this month. On Labour Day, I went out with a bunch of workmates to a pub down by the water to celebrate one of our Managers 40th birthday. It was a blast sitting around in the shade and drinking beers! I am blessed with great workmates, well and truly!

Then the hubby turned 29! One more year before he reaches the dirty thirties! We got up early and took him to the beach. The kids had a ball but I don't know about the hubby, he isn't fond of sand at all. Anyway, we were making the most of the weekend as he had booked the entire weekend off. Very rare for us to have a weekend together!

How gorgeous is my girl?! She is almost two now and is a water baby. It was hard to drag her away. After the beach we went home and then the hubby went out to meet some mates at the pub followed by a family BBQ. The next day was stinking hot (41 degrees!!) and I think we were both feeling a bit green around the gills, so a movie day it was!

Next up was morning tea day at work. I have been dubbed the cupcake queen at work, however this time I wanted to do something slightly different and made these babies...

Mini cinnamon buns!! They went down a treat (yeah I know, sooo bad for the waistline especially once I added the icing!!) The hubby and I also celebrated our wedding anniversary on this day (4 years married).  He's not the romantic type at all, never has been and I'm cool with that - otherwise I wouldn't have married him. So anyway, I wasn't expecting anything from him at all. I was super busy at work that day as I was doing another staff members work while she was off sick as well as my own. At 1pm my hubby arrived at the office to pick me up and take me out for lunch. The bugger had even planned it with my boss to have the afternoon off! Bubba girl was with him (the others at school and daycare) and she made a very cute date.

We had an amazing lunch before I was dropped off at the hairdresser, where I spent a relaxing 2 hours getting my hair done (woohoo! No regrowth!). It was later that night that he revealed that he had tried to get our bridesmaids and groomsmen to join us at the beach where we tied the knot for a picnic lunch but he just couldn't get it to happen with their commitments. Naww, bless him for trying and it just shows that he has a bit of romance buried deep down in there somewhere!

March has been full of celebration! I love it!

I've also been approached to try out something interesting that I'll be blogging about if it all goes ahead. At this stage the fine details are being worked out, but I am soo excited. Stay tuned and Happy St Patricks Day for tomorrow!