Thursday, 26 September 2013

The week that was

Hi Guys! 

Not much to report really... in a month is my next exam, so basically my weekends now are full study mode. I'm going to be studying like a Boss.. Literally! The subject is kind of interesting so far, but I just hope I can retain it! 

Last Friday night I caught up with a friend for dinner and drinks in the city. And nooooo when I say a 'friend' I literally mean a friend - considering I've been such a hermit lately there are no men in sight haha. But anywho back on topic, so I catch up with my friend, and we went for a few drinks first at Campari House. It was so noisy, I was the old person saying "what" "I miss that first part" "huh?!"... So after one drink we were out (plus I was starving!). We went to this cool pizza place on Little Bourke called 39 Pizzeria. Am I late on the bandwagon for this place, I thought it was so tasty! I am going to go back because I want to try some of the stuff the people on the table across from us were woofing down hehe.

Tuesday night I finally got to Myer to get my brows done. I can never just book same day at the brow bar anymore, its kind of frustrating for me because I'm such a last minute person now especially because of the extra travel I do. I often just book things same day depending on how I feel. But Tuesday was all good, tinted and shaped, happy days. While I was in Myer I thought I'd go for a wander, and they had this super cute dress on sale at 30% off. Turns out the mid season sale was starting the next day so I was lucky to pick up it up early! 

Wayne by Wayne Cooper - Pocket Posies Bind Detail Dress

I just looked this up and its not a sale item anymore! What sneaky little buggers hey.... well good for me, I scored the discount! haha 

Its one of my high school friends 30th Birthday coming up and the plan is to hijack her out of gtown and go for a dinner in the city. I remember domestic divinity going to trunk restaurant and saying how good it was... has anyone been there recently? 

Yay its grand final weekend, which means the days will get longer and the weather only gets better from here. I really hope the Hawks win... only because I can't stand Freo! and you gotta go for the Victorian side if your a Victorian don't you? hehe 

Have a great weekend y'all :) 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Stupid things make me laugh...

I've been seeing the oddest stuff lately while driving. Just flat out randomness. 

I think it was Monday... or was it Tuesday (well regardless what day it was) I was stuck at a big intersection in South Melbourne as it pelted down with rain. I look up and there was this random guy just pushing a huge BBQ across the street which had been attached to a skateboard so he could drag it along. I'm confused as to why you would a- transport a BBQ via skateboard b- do this at peak hour and 3 - on the wettest day we've had in ages.

Then this morning I was stuck on the freeway and as I looked around to looking next to me and some guy pulled out one of those long old school combs, and started grooming himself. It cracked me up. Just reminded me of Happy Days. I'm such a creep. Whenever I'm stuck in traffic I look at what the people around me are doing. I love watching people belting out a tune and if they catch you seeing them they go red hehe 

Ohhh andddd on the way home tonight there was a person's number plate that said POOCAR. I'm not going to lie, this made me laugh. Someone paid good money to change their plate to that. Why?! I don't understand! 

Anywho, this afternoon at work I was trying to make the guy that sits next to me understand how much I love lipgloss. I pulled out all my glosses from my handbag, and we did a quick calculation of their total. Lets just say I nearly died... but the funniest part was, after he saw my reaction, he said seriously as a solution...  "I dunno maybe you can just change to chapstick". I laughed so hard. He clearly doesn't know me. AT ALL. That said I did google chapstick and a 3 pack in a tin came up.Its kind of cute, and cheap. Apparently I should be expecting this as my KK gift this year hahaha

I'm so tired I'm speaking jibberish... apologies for the time you took to read this post that you won't ever get back haha.... nite nite :)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Shopping Rampage

Okay so I come back from Bali cashed up, basically I found the shopping terrible! The only things I bought were some body shop stuff, and this classic Chloe wallet. In hindsight I probably should of bought it online as I did overpay, but eh... I do really love it, and I'm glad its in my hands! Courtesy of the Galleria duty free mall in Bali. 

I adore this wallet, its big enough to fit all my rubbish in it. I can even get my phone in there! Yippeeee! 

I once again have gone lipstick/gloss crazy. I can't stop myself, I hang out at makeup counters like a bad smell, maybe I do have a problem?! I literally bought a stack a few months ago and nearly all are run out, and I bought 3 new ones being YSL, Dior and MAC. 

Anywho one of my latest favourites is Candy Yum Yum lipstick by Mac. I tracked it down in Geelong and I was so excited because the Myer in the city had sold out! 

I have this colour in mind with just a plain black dress. The colour is awesome I love it! 

Last Friday night I took my time trying on dresses in Myer for ages! There were so many beautiful dresses in for Spring - I was like a kid in a candy shop! But my main task was to get a couple of work dresses as I'm not really feeling my work wardrobe at the moment! 

I bought this David Lawrence dress because its just classic. Simple and comfy, its the perfect work attire. 

The material is a Navy Blue, and really lightweight. 

I also bought this Leona Edmiston dress... she has some awesome flattering styles. Just gotta try them on and suss it out yourself. I know this dress isn't to everyone's liking, but its really comfortable and you feel really feminine in it. 

Fancy a mecca maxima bag sitting there in the background haha

Talking about Mecca, its no secret that its my fav shop! Before I went to Bali I stocked up on illuminator, tinted moisturiser and the like. My makeup collection now has a lot of NARS products - obviously Meccas influence. But I really do want a few foundation. Out of everything I've updated, I just can't let go my revlon photoready. I love it, it lasts all day and has awesome coverage. But I burn through the bottles, and wonder if I should take the plunge and trial a few new foundations. Do you have any recommendations - its just gotta be long wearing! I hate getting to 5pm and realising all of my makeup has come off! 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Holidaying Bali Style

Hey Guys! 

I got back from Bali on Tuesday morning (3rd Sep) which was an experience to say the least. I had never traveled overseas before and had no idea what to expect, and lets just say massive culture shock! 

I don't know what the hell I was expecting, and probably I was a little naive to think that Bali was just like here! I honestly found it dirty, and although the people were friendly, the hawkers just drove me completely insane. Just shows I really have no worldly experience... because I freaked the first few nights! Note to self, next time before you holiday do some research so you know what your getting yourself into! Our accommodation was dated and a bit on the dodgy side as well, but thankfully the pool area was good which saved it! 

On the upside, I really LOVED the weather, which means I could waste time by the pool everyday! I love swimming and some days I just couldn't drag myself away. I also loved the resorts and amazing restaurants by the beach. We had a day trip to the standard touristy stuff like the rice fields and volcano - the landscape is just so different to home, and so beautiful. As for our accommodation we were lucky enough to get upgraded which made things a whole lot better! 

I posted a stack of pictures on instagram (have a sticky beak @KITTY1983) -- here are a few places that I loved! 

1- Jimbarin Bay 

I had been told by everyone that this is a must do, picture beautiful seafood while you relax on the beach watching the sunset. As our driver pulled into the car lot I was not feeling it AT ALL! Thank goodness Pani had a place on her must do list which was the restaurant part of the four seasons called Sundara. I loved everything about this place! This picture below is from our table - we relaxed on the day beds that you can see after dinner with our drinks. We did not have long enough here, awesome place! 

2 - Ayana Resort + Rock Bar 

Pani and I decided to spend the afternoon at Ayana's day spa. The resort arranged transport to and from at no cost which was great as we were staying in Legian. I opted for a massage and manicure - both were fantastic. Afterwards we took a golf buggy ride to the rockbar - luckily we had priority entry as the line was quite long, and the sun was really beating down! I took this photo in the cable cart on the way down to the Rockbar... it really was impressive, except for the fact we were sweating like we'd run a marathon from the sun! 

Yummy snacks.... curly chips and popcorn chicken... we also had some soba noodles that I thought were delicious! 

The sun setting was a beautiful sight! 


Another of the 'must do' places in Bali. I would of much preferred to stay in Seminyak but thats the beauty of hindsight hey! Many of the places I liked most were around here. Anywho instead of just drinks at Kudeta, we opted to have dinner  - the food was so good! 

These were our entrees ... I had the pasta with softshell crab (I think!) and it was delish! 

As we sat out in the open, by the evening, there was little light on our table. By the time the mains came out we could not even see our meals - luckily the waiter had a small torch on hand. The only downer to this place! 

4 - W Hotel + Resort

Now this is how I like to travel... in style!... the W hotel in Seminyak is amazing. On our last full day we decided to visit the Away Spa (part of the Whotel). The spa had all the latest and greatest amenities, including impressive massage rooms. They have really thought of everything there, the even had a tablet/ipad in the floor so you can look at something while you enjoy your massage... thats if you don't doze off!  

I took a few pictures of the resort - I did try my best! 

The daybeds looking onto the beach ... 

If you don't want to lounge out in the sun on the daybeds, maybe the couches around the restaurant is more your thing?

Starfish Bloo restaurant part of the resort was a bit of a let down. The food was OK - it was about getting several plates to share. But nothing was overwhelmingly good. Pity because the setting was amazing. 

5 - Potato Head and Petitenget

Yes if you have been to Bali Potato head is probably one place you have been! Impressive building with a huge amount of day beds around the pool. We headed there for lunch before we walked around the beach for literally 5 mins to get to the W hotel. 

The building wraps around a lawn, with day beds and pool along the front overlooking the beach. We sat back in our part of the international restaurant tucking into our huge burgers. 

Petitenget, also in Seminyak was another great little restaurant. 

Once you take away the bread sticks, this salad was yum! The deep fried cheese definitely made it! 

All in all , Bali can be what you want it to be. You can live the high life or really get among the locals! Have you visited Bali (I feel like the only Australian that hadn't been there before)... how did you like it? 

Since being at home though, I have been getting the worst tummy pains! I have had the last two days off work and took myself to the docs to suss out the situation. I am now on a diet that majorly consists of bananas and yogurt - good times for me! Hopefully its just holiday hangover, and my body just getting back on track... well I hope! 

Meanwhile I have been thinking about travel destinations that I'd love to take. I was once obsessed with going to the Greek Islands, but for some reason thats strayed from my mind and I keep obsessing about New York. I even think about travelling around the UK. I guess I have some time to think about it before I can afford to go to either! 

What are some great destinations to visit for a limited experience traveler? I feel like I need to get my toes wet before I get right on in there! hehe