Thursday, 20 November 2014


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These two are on high rotation in the shower at the moment. Not only do I love the design (I'm
a sucker for good packaging) of Shu Uemura hair, but I love the use of a pump - especially
when the stuff inside is does a damn good job, too. It's a big thumbs up from me.

Shu Uemura The Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo
Shu Uemura The Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Conditioner


Monday, 17 November 2014


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A while back I told you I would show you some more photos from Villa Sungai, so I thought
the beautiful set up which was created for our last evening dinner would be a good choice.
Looking back on these photos now I can't believe we stayed in this place! It really was the
most out of this world experience having our own private villa - which looked like that - and
that we were treated to such delicious food, relaxing massages and local music during our stay,
and THEN they decorate the place like this for our last evening, (along more lychee martinis,
of course) - just incredible.

Sunday, 16 November 2014


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Summertime means a lighter base, and I've been turning to tinted moisturisers recently. I 
particularly like that a lot of them have SPF in too, to keep my skin protected throughout the 
day. I've been using the Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint spf30 mainly, but also alternating 
the Clinique and Nivea's CC creams (although I'm not really into the whole BB and CC thing: 
it's a tinted moisturiser, it doesn't need a fad name). Alpha H also has a Multi Perfecting Skin 
Tint which I haven't used enough to give a proper review, but I love the way it has a little 
concealer and a mirror in the lid.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


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Since cutting my hair off just over a year ago, my once six monthly routine of trimming my own
hair (wet, brush, sewing scissors #fancy) became an every six-weeks visit to the hairdresser.

 Before I left London I had popped into Hershesons and explained that my hair was not going to
be chopped for the next few months, and they cut it accordingly a little shorter at the back so that
it wouldn't thicken up too fast. But after 3 months on the road my hair needed a good seeing to. I
was really pleased to discover Papillon Hair in Paddington, here in Sydney. The name comes from
the butterflies in the black gate outside.

Situated down a little alley, it has a French feel to it - thanks to Deborah, the owner's, 'love affair
with Paris' - and it's beautiful interior (and exterior). Papillon Hair is all about giving a one-on-
one experience, and using Aussie brands, such as OM and Kevin Murphy she gave my hair the
reboot it needed.