Sunday, 28 October 2012


Hi All!!! 

I have been a horrible blogger of late! 

All I have been doing is being locked up in my apartment studying and eating. These two are a terrible combo! 

Friday was my exam and I have never felt so sick after a exam before... I studied so bloody hard and I thought I would of walked out feeling so good about it! I am really worried about it and trying to distract myself from thinking about it. So I plan to distract myself from stewing about it as much as possible! 

So apart from the exam little much has been happening... But i'll try to fill you in anyway...

A few weeks ago we had a lunch and drinks thing for work... I love this picture of myself (how vain do I sound haha) except for the massive bags under my eyes! Awful! 

My forever new necklace broke but one of the guys at work fixed it for me! Horray... Thats the thing with junk jewelry, not exactly durable. 

I also wore this OPI polish - Coney Island Cotton Candy! I originally bought it for my mum, but actually thought it would make her look washed out so I kept it myself. Loving it! One of the best neutrals I have! (The pink pedal faster suzi has a bit of shimmer in it, and I'm not 100% on it.. )

And what I wore, Forever new jacket and necklace, Basque black peplum top, and bettina liano jeans. 

Anyway the point is that we literally drank and ate allll day, and when it got to 5pm mez and I were done! I didn't even have energy to keep a conversation up. Although I had this random impulse to go to the shops after... which I did, and suddenly it hit me to just go home and I ran to the closest taxi and went home... It was such a weird afternoon. 

Mez guilt tripped me into going to the races in a few weeks with work... stakes day i think?? I have never been to the races... well once, to the country races, but that doesn't count! I am kinda excited to get dressed up but I feel like I've left my options to the last minute. I found some good dresses online, but I don't know what to do ... risk buying and not knowing the size or just try on stuff here and know it will be fine. 

Online shopping is quite tricking in that regard... quite obviously I am on the 'bigger' side so finding clothes can be a bit of a challenge for my body shape. Things will fit my hips but not my top, and visa versa depending on the cut. Sometimes I wish I had my own stylist... my own body shape confuses me! haha My chest is a major issue... they are huge at the moment! lol and its not a good thing! It makes clothes look ridiculous,... ahh well!  I guess I am a little delusional and still think I have the same body as I did a few years ago ahahha just silly... but anyway I'm sure I'll find a dress I love! 

This weekend wasn't mega exciting ... although Pani did come to visit. It reminds me that we have to start planning what we want to do for new years. We have no idea what to do! We have had several new years eve's at the Docklands but they have been really terrible. Dodgy crowds, disappointing venues. We were thinking of maybe getting a hotel room somewhere .... See what happening in Stkilda or something. Maybe riva? Not actually sure what is happening. We don't want to leave our options to the last minute like always ... really limits your choices! Do you guys have any ideas? 

Will try and keep more up to date.. Hope you all had a great weekend!!! :) 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Horray for Haircolour!

How was everyone's weekend? I hope it was good, even though the weather was a little sour for my liking! 

After my adventure on Friday night, I woke up eagerly for my trip to Geelong! More importantly to visit Trudy @ Tower Hill Hair Design to get my hair done! Horray! I don't know about you, but I love getting my hair done. You know what I love the most (without sounding creepy) is the head massage lol (love ya work trudes haha)! I was a little unsure about the colour thing at the start (if you dont follow me this was my second hair colour experience) - I am used to my natural colour so much that having foils freaked me out a bit. But I must admitt, I have grown to really like them! Especially when my hair is curled! Anyway I was contemplating going an all over one colour, but I just let Truds do what she does best... and here are the results!... I actually like it! I probably wouldn't want to go any lighter than this.... But that said, I thought I would hate foils and I ended up liking them so really I don't know what i'm talking about haha I think I will just let Trudy do what she wants until I feel like I am confident that I've found something I really would love to do (if that makes sense). I must admitt I am still interested in trying an one all over colour but I'm happy to try a few things first! 

I dont' have make up in these pictures so give me a break please hehe... it was a lazy sunday what can I say! I am interested to see how this looks in a few weeks... and how it looks when I have my hair curled. Will keep you posted! Also I going to keep growing it , I have never had ultra long hair, and I probably wont get it super long, but I do want to at least give it a shot! 

After the hair, I went home to visit the parentals. They never change... probably why everyone loves home so much! I thought I better go and see my Babcia (grandma in polish) -- Dad went to bunnings to get her some stuff for the garden while I hung out with her! She is a crack up.. I don't think I ever see her not in the kitchen! It just so happens she had just cooked up a batch of capusta ... this is a polish staple haha (its literally cabbage) as per below.... 

Okay it looks non appetizing but its pretty yum!... hrmm well maybe if your bred with the stuff its tasty.. lol its onion and a bit of bacon fried off with the cabbage and some form of chick pea... I think! Honestly who knows what surprises are in there... maybe best I didn't know lol Anyway so we just chatted for a while. I have noticed lately babcia has got lazy with her english, and just rambles on in polish and cuts back to english. I get the jist of what she is saying, and she always says 'see you know what I mean I don't need explain' but it kind of worries me a bit. Makes me realise she is getting older... kinda freaks me out but wiping it from my mind! Babcia is just how you expect a grandparent to be... just wants to spoil you! 

So after that Mum and I went to a little cafe for coffee and cake... I feel sorry for mum sometimes... we have been overrun with men in the household for too long. This weekend, for once it was dad outnumbered as my brothers weren't around! So we just rambled on about girlie rubbish as you do....

Before I left I decided to catch up with Pani for dinner. It was good to see her, and we went to this little thai restaruant in Geelong West - which I totally forget the name (but if your from geelong its right next to witchery!) Anyway we shared satay chicken, some oyster sauce beef and veg and coconut rice. It was fresh and delish... all up including a couple of non alco drinks was $50 so really inexpensive. I did however order an ice tea- but didn't expect it to be full authentic .... 

Weird nice... maybe an acquired taste hehe ...
So we just chatted for a few hours and then went to her place to do a little research for new years. Our past new years celebrations have been a little disappointing, so we are really hoping not to make a repeat of it! I dunno, maybe we should just go to a random club and put the money towards a girls weekend away somewhere? If there are any events that you guys hear are going to be awesome let me know! We have been to Docklands a few times and all were awful. H20 event was yuk, then another one we chose had no people ... and a few years before that we went to this venue that didn't have enough staff to cater the bar so drinks took forever! One of my favourite new years was at the point! I wonder if they are doing anything this year ... hrmmmm.....

Anyway so I thought I'd take a few pictures comparing my eyebrows without and with my new brow kit I bought from Benefit. 

So I did the left eyebrow and left the right el-natural... I think it makes a big difference. 

This is the final product... Although my eye looks crosseyed lol damn camera angles messing with me! I am looking forward to doing my makeup for a night out! 

I took today and tomorrow off for study... I hope to do a fair bit more tomorrow as today I got sidetracked with stupid stuff like finding music! (I am loving Kayne west presents G.O.O.D music - Cruel Summer). Here is a picture of me in all of my maria-ness in my study attire.... Unfortunately my roots catch up with me even though I try to fight them off hahaha 

...Yes that is an adidas jacket, but I maintain this is allowed as its not silky lol 

Hope you had a good Monday.. and that daylight savings didn't mess you around in the morning too much! Just think, light when you get home from work.. HORRAY! 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Solo shopping has its upside!

Hi Guys, 

I was supposed to go to Geelong tonight but instead I headed straight into the city after work! Which was silly, I told a friend I was busy,thinking I'd be going to Geelong and that next Friday I'll catch up with her. Instead whats happened is I ended up getting freed up this Friday and next week I'm going to a work thingy so shops afterwards mightn't be the smartest idea! I hate going back on agreeing to plans, no matter how honest you are, it always sounds like bull to the other party. 

Anywho, I don't know about you but I really enjoy going to the shops on my own sometimes! I do enjoy going with friends, but going solo means I can do everything I want! (...and yes its me just being selfish haha). So today I went to Myer to pick up the layby I yabbered on about last post. I decided to keep the crop jacket... and returned the dress. When I got home, I put on the crop jacket on, and far out, my chest is huge! I really hope my running assists in reducing them, they are getting in the way of fashion! haha But I am keeping it as I love it so!! 

David Lawrence Crop Jacket $229 

There were actually quite a few people in Myer for a Friday night - I think the sales draw a few more extra faces! There seemed to be some great sale items on the second floor - I really wanted to go back and go through a few racks, but I knew that could be a spending disastor so I kept on walking - straight to the Benefit Brow Bar. 

Earlier today I thought enough is enough - time to attack my bushy eyebrows! haha ... And I questioned Mez about visiting the benefit brow bar in Myer - her response was tried it, they were good - so thought I'd give it a go. I'm at the point now where I am willing to try anything! If you follow Mez's blog you will know she is a big fan of Miss Fox... and I too did visit the girls at brow theory. Although I liked the results, getting an appointment at a time that suits was just getting ridiculous. I found this really annoying, especially since my brows grow at stupid times I'm never quite sure how long to leave it. And honestly, the whole threading thing, PAINFUL! I tell you what, hats off to you girls that get their mo threaded! So after a few times getting that done, I went back to the girl that used to do them for me at my local beauty salon. I would always rely on her as she would give a standard non special job, just neat and tidy. But the last time was awful, NEVER AGAIN! She totally thinned them out, and made the middle really uneven. I literally have left my eyebrows for a whole month to recover and they were quite the mess! Which brings me to my adventure to the benefit brow bar! 

The brow bar is located in the far left corner on the ground level of Myer and it is a busy little mecca. I never realised it was there before! Anyway I randomly asked if I could get my eyebrows done, and I was popped onto a list, and within 5mins of waiting my name was up! Horray! I didn't get the girls name, but she was fantastic! I liked the fact that you sit in a chair that doesn't make you lie flat - usually when this happen I have my eyes closed, and the therapist decided to get a hard core light right on my eyes. Although my eyes are closed I find this really uncomfortable and causes me to cry. Maybe I'm just sensitive! Anyway results speak for themselves so here is the outcome....Just bare in mind that one of my eyebrows is more 'how you doin' than the other - and always has been! 

... and this is my el natural curly hair. What do you think? Honestly I dunno, I think people think it looks crap but pretend they like curls. What do you honestly think? Don't worry I won't be offended by your truth! 

I know practically the same picture, just different light... 

See how the right eyebrow has a much higher arch... Hence why I call it the how you doin' eyebrow haha (yeah again lame). I actually really like them! What do you guys think!?!

The lovely brow expert then gave me the appropriate coloured brow powder and wax. I was ultra happy with this as I'd be meaning to do this for a long time! I am so in love with benefit products, especially for the fact they include instructions for novices like me, and they are all so damn cute!!! 

This little brow shaping kit cost $55... What is great about the benefit counter is the girls often do one side of your face, and you have to try and do it yourself to the other. Its good when your really not sure what your doing. 

The brow wax and shape cost $27. They also do all different types of eye things like tinting, and lashes application. Horray! I defiantly will go back to the brow bar! I hope that my follow up experience will be just as good!

Sorry for the complaining over the past few posts about my lack of love life. I actually think maybe the problem is that I'm not 100% happy within myself. I'm going to try and work on some things before I worry about any guys. Don't get me wrong, I am not depresso or anything! I just think maybe I'm quick to point fingers at external factors when really I should be looking within! Yes rather lame but its true! 

I'm off to Geelong tomorrow, and yipeeee I'm getting my hair done!!! Will keep y'all posted! Happy Friday :) 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Heya guys! 

I just switched on Brynne... Hilarious! Who am I kidding, she is living the life and I would too with all that mullah! and let me tell you, this blog would be damn more entertaining haha Although I do question her fashion choices... but eh, who am I to judge! 

Not much happening around here. A few months ago, I put a little crop jacket and peplum dress on layby for work. My layby is up, and now I'm not sure if I even want them! They are cute... but there are sales around, and buying anything full price seems a little cray cray! And... as I write this post I just found the dress on the discount list! 

David Lawrence - Peplum Ottoman Dress $229 now $179
The dress I got is actually a magenta colour with a black belt. I'm questing if I really want it... What are your thoughts?

David Lawrence - Collarless Pique Crop Jacket $229 
I think I'll keep this, I love a crop jacket. And the neutral colour means it will go with practically anything! 

I'm getting my hair done on Saturday. I wanted to change it but now I'm going to just run with what the hairdresser says.. I think she did a good last time so I trust her. In addition I have been  rocking the curls again. Sometimes I just cant be bothered blow drying then straightening my hair. Its hard work I tell you! Although I do love the results but you know what is like, before work I value sleep over getting up for the hair straightener. 

In addition I just ate Pad Thai that was filled with whole chillies with seeds! Bloody hell,.... that was a world of fire! Never ever again! My tummy is not appreciating it either let me tell you that much lol (I don't know how that makes this blog post - thats as exciting as my life gets). 

Thanks for your good messages last post while I ranted over Mr.X! You are all so so right! I did speak to Pani during the week, and it made me feel so much better! Sometimes you just need to vent to a friend who understands where you are coming from. I think sometimes my friends that are taken forget what its like living the single life ... and I don't mean that in a bad way at all! Its just that they are all about 'just get rid of him' and 'don't waste your time' but I feel like i'm 29 and should I be so quick to just not even give people a chance?  I mean, I'm not perfect either... maybe I need to work on some things too. Ultimately, I know they are right , but sometimes it feels like its easy for them to say as they go home to their other half. and I'm not saying being with someone isn't hard work either, its just that sometimes it feels they forget what it can be like being a singleton! I guess thats whats good about having friends at all different stages in life... always another perspective about a situation but I love them all! Far out such rambling! 

I'm so looking forward for my exam to be over... It will be done by the end of the month (26th to be exact!) ... then freedom. I feel I should bribe myself to pass with some sort of shopping expedition  Maybe I should put a proposal to my mum.. a extra christmas pressie? lol I sound so greedy! But I need to see a reward for the trouble... and the problem is I am a material girl ... (you know how it goes)

For the weekend I noticed the weather is going cold again (boo!)... I'll be in Gtown and then back up here for some study time. I think to aid my healthy eating I need to hit the market as well! I want some tasty fresh fruit and veg... and the best I've had is from the organic section at the vic market. Sometimes the food looks not as shiny but man its so much tastier! 

Well I'm off to watch another tragic show to get addicted to (beauty and the geek)... have a great upcoming weekend y'all :)