I received these O.P.I nailpolishes for review thanks to Coty
I do love OPI nailpolishes – I just haven’t been able to justify their price lately for the full-sized polishes, which is where the mini collections can be great!
The Venice collection (for US Fall/Winter 2015) comes with a Peach (A Great Opera-tunity), Copper (Worth a Pretty Penne), Red (Amore at the Grand Canal) and Black (My Gondola or Yours?).
The black was a little thin so needed 4 coats to be opaque, but lasted well with a nice shine. The copper and red are gorgeous, I have the copper on my toes right now! The peach was nice and opaque and dried super-fast. Not my colour, but a good peach for you blondies out there.
Why not bring joy and imagination to a little girl’s world?
So awesomely, we received a Ballerina and Me doll to dance with, get to know, and review.
Ballerina & Me doll is a child life-size dancing doll. Fasten her elastic dancing straps to any little girl’s hands and feet and watch the magic happen. She’ll pirouette and prance all day long. With music, love and a sprinkle of imagination, she danced her way straight into our hearts! The Ballerina dolls come with a range of hair styles and skin tones, and pink, fushia or red tutus, leotards and hair bows.
Each has a name, the name that Ez’s came with was Scarlet, but I’m more than certain she will be re-Christened at some stage.
Reading Seuss Together
Ez fell for her immediately.
Taking her for a dance lesson, doing the daily reader, tucking into bed.
This life-sized doll is much more than a dancing partner, she is a BFF, and I’m sure will get a haircut or makeover in the not-too-distant future. And at $49.95 (+postage), it’s an affordable gift for your little dancer ;)
“Waiting for Dance class”
So, here’s your chance to win one of these tiny dancers for your little boy or girl. No promises they’ll be BFFs, but they weill be BFs for some time!
Simply answer the question in the comments below and record it in the widget – “Why Does you Little one NEED this Ballerina and Me doll?”. The most awesome answer will win as judged by me and Miss Ez. Judge’s decision is final.
Wen you are sorting out a cheese platter, what do you get for it?
I’m thinking the typical Aussie gets a Camembert/Brie, a hard or crumbly cheddar, and maybe one of those fruity almond and apricot cheeses. to go with some crackers and maybe some olives.
Or you could be like my sister, and love the tradditional cheese cubes, cabonossi and Jatz?
But, have you tried any of the “semi-soft” yellow cheeses that those lovely Dutch people make? Full of flavour like a blue or brie, but harder in their presentation? Hard enough to cube or slice, but still melting in the mouth?
Frico Dutch cheeses are like that. Still needing to be chewed, but packed full of flavour.. Especially the gouda. OMG. Can I have some alone time with it? And the smokey? just disappeared (into my mouth)!
You can get them at Woolies (and Aldi this week if you’re quick!) in the cheese section near the deli. I recommend adding some prosciutto and olives and making a delightful platter.
Amd OMG the maasdam melts beautifully! Perfect for those gourmet toasties!
So, I got this cool spray on Banana Boat sunscreen to make sure I keep screening up in winter – and it’s so easy to apply – look!!
No messyness, no white stuff, smells alright too!
So why should you keep on sunscreening in winter? (aside from the obvious need to at the snow where it’s a MUST and you’ll still get goggle tanlines anyway!)
UV in Australia can still be pretty damn intense even when you’ve only got your face exposed to the elements. Any more than the 10 mins for vitamin b is still a bit much for pasties like me.
1400 people died from skin cancer each year in Australia.
Things like Sunscreen lip balms are amazing for keeping your lips from becoming cracked and ewie.
Even if you’re not prone to burning, protecting your skin from UV rays is helpful for holding back wrinkles and the like (experience lines, sure, but I’m for keeping them away a little longer, I still get carded dammit!)
Want to give this spray on sunscreen a try? I have two cans to giveaway to Australian based readers. Just follow the instructions in the Gleam giveaway widget below.
Oh My Gloss! by Rimmel is the first lipgloss I’ve worn in awhile, having mostly stuck with lipbalms lately, so I was impressed with the feel on my lips – not “sticky” like the glosses I’m used to. And smelled nice too!
Love Bug is my favourite of the three colours I was sent. A light shimmer :)
Ez loved the Rebel Red, and we were tryign to decide who got to keep Pin Up ;)
I’m rather sceptical of the “Up to 6 hours” claim, because I’m sure it was gone in half an hour…