Sunday, September 29, 2013

GIVEAWAY --- Paul Brown Hapuna Argan Oil

I did a little review of the fantastic Paul Brown hair products in my last post (Click Here to See)

Thanks to Salon Cosmetics, one lucky reader will be enjoying the luxurious Paul Brown Hapuna Argan Oil.

Benefits and Features of Hapuna Argan Oil:

  • No Animal Testing
  • Kukui nut oil used, one of the highest percentage of essential fatty aids in haircare products
  • Natural ingredients to preserve hair integrity
  • Naturally replenish and nourish hair's cell structure
  • Contain macadamia oil - moisture and condition
  • Hyrate, detangle and smooth fine to course hair
  • Reduce Frizz and Fly aways


Australian Residents only... Sorry :(

Paul Brown Hair Care Review

Salon Cosmetics introduced me to I.C.O.N India hair products a few months ago, those products are now household staples for myself and my partner!

This time, I'm am super lucky to try out some novel hair products from Paul Brown - WOOHOO!

Paul brown is a natural botanic hair care brand, inspired by Hawaiian Flora - intrigued? I am! 

What I love most about this brand is the amount of natural exotic ingredients (i.e., papaya, lemongrass, sea kelp) used in the products. I'm a huge advocate for natural and organic products, these are right up my alley.

I received the Washe Elite Shampoo - it's specially designed to nurture and enhance abused hair, add bounce and elasticity. It can also be used for coloured hair.

 I LOVE the scent, it's so subtle, delightful and tropical, although the scent doesn't seem to stick around for too long after-wash. I left my hair till it was quite dirty to see the full effect of the shampoo - my scalp and hair felt quite clean and no sight of any dandruff. 

The Resurrect Conditioner is designed to repair damaged hair by renewing sheen and lustre. It penetrates into the hair cuticle for absorption. It is non-greasy and will not remove colour.

Same tropical scent - love love love!
Not sure if untangling is a property of the conditioner, but it did a great job at untangling my rats nest.
I've also noticed less split ends throughout the weeks!

The Hapuna Argan Oil really impressed me, my hair felt softer and more sheen ^_^. A stronger, floral scent, smooth and silky texture. 
The product contains Kukui Nut Lipids 

Kukui nut oils contain substantial amounts of anti-aging omega-3 fatty acids, known to strengthen and restore radiance to the hair and skin. Kukui Nuts boast one of the highest concentrations of omega-rich oils (omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9), along with vitamins A and E - all the penetrating antioxidants needed to keep hair looking younger and shinier.


Very stringy, no shine.


All three products used - hair untangled, neatly separated, non stringy and shine!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lust Have It - Spring Fling - September 2013

I came home to a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting my LHI box because I haven't received an email saying it was sent yet. Getting ahead of time LHI! ^_^

I LOVE this box. There are a few products I've already received or received from Bellabox... but... oh my goodness, full size eye cream - my absolute staple - but at the same time I don't want to fork out $30-40 of my student funds to buy them in store. Love Love Love, this box tickled my pickled for sure.
A real quick review..

Baji Super Nutri Rescue Eye Serum
RRP $35 online

I'm guessing you can get different Baji products in this month's box. 
I got a full size eye cream, WOOHOO!!!! Stoked! 

Tom Organic Tampons

Bonus Product
Always handy, I'm always buying sanitary products when I spot them on sale.

Bioderma Sebium AKN

I got this product in a previous box, I didn't really like the texture, little bits of it rubs off when you put a thicker layer on.

Bioderma Cleanser

Received one previously, I thought it was "ok" nothing too special.

Loreal Magique Base 

I think I received this in last month's Bellabox. I heard it's a good product so I can't complain. This will be handy for the weddings and what not coming up. 

You'd either get a sample of this or their BB cream. I'm a BB girl but I don't mind trying different foundations though.

WOTNOT samples, another one of my staple products. Always happen to receive more!

LHI Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush

Cool bananas! Surprisingly I use my pencil brush a lot because my lids are quite... i guess thinner than usual. 

Mary Kay oil free eye makeup remover sample

Definitely needed, my HG shiseido waterproof mascara will need this baby!

OH I forgot to take a pic of the SNEAK PEAK.....


YAYYYYYY!!!!!! This box (and sneak peak) made my day so much better!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Typo Presents and Yesstyle

Wow it's been a while since I've been on blogspot. I'm currently on my placement for uni and watching LOT of Breaking Bad....... ANY BREAKING BAD FANS?!

My lovely friend whom I have trekked through bachelors and masters gave me some awesome Typo presents.

 "lets blog some shit" - she knows me too well.

I can never find change in my bag because I always throw random coins and change in there... so she got me a little holiday fund coin purse! It's so cute!

This is my favourite, hands down.

I am absolutely loving my new stationary! ^_^

Oh did you guys know Typo is a part of Cotton On?? Here's their link:

Also got a few things in the mail:

Nando's peri peri sauce - still haven't been to Nando's yet
Indio face scrub... I'm not sure why I got this in the mail but I did... ah can't complain
Some crayons lol
And a card from Lord of the Fries - LOTF listens... they really listens, they invited me back to their store, I'll wait closer to the end of the year to give it again go!

I bought this top from Yes Style 
I thought it looked really cute, it was $8 and free shipping O_O
Will definitely be shopping there more frequently

Anyway, stick around, I'll have another giveaway up this weekend ^_^

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My Month In Food - August 2013

Can't believe it's been another month! This year is going too fast.

Due to my ongoing flu, I haven't been out eating about too much this month, so lets start off with some home cooked meals --- ** NOTE ** - the home cooked meals (with the exception of the pastie) are all cooked by my boyfriend and I, we are amateur of amateurs when it comes to cooking.

Good ol' Spag Bol

Other than mushrooms and tomatoes (and beef mince in my portion), I can't remember what else we had in there.

Tuna Pesto Penne

With feta and capsicum


Curried potatoes, beef mince, peas and carrots. (mum made this, we helped out)

Raisin Scones

One of the lovely staff from Dept of Ageing made me some birthday scones ^_^

Now onto the restaurants

85 Degree Bakery

This is a well known Asian bakery, Taiwanese? Correct me if I'm wrong!
Their cakes are quite pricey (sitting at $3.50 - $4.50 per slicebut they look at taste pretty good. They come with a little cute carry box if you're taking it away.

We got 2 slices, Hokkaido Strawberry cake and the Black Forrest. I think I enjoyed the Hokkaido ore than the Black Forrest - even though it's one of my "go to" cakes.

85 Degrees Bakery & Cafe on Urbanspoon

Gelato Messina

This has been one of my favourite gelato stores in Sydney. Every time I go past The Star I pop in to get my fix of gelato. I went to the one in The Star at Pyrmont, but MAKE SURE you go to their main store at Darlinghurst for all the gelato cakes!

We ordered 2 scoops I think it was about $6.90 (you can select cone or cup) - Salted Caramel and White Chocolate (A must have, their most popular flavour) & Have a Gay Old Time (Gaytime ice cream flavour)

Check out their website here 

Gelato Messina Pyrmont on Urbanspoon

T101 (aka Pizza In A Cone)

Apparently the idea of a cone pizza was invented by a teenage girl who thought sliced pizza was too messy to eat. 

Well, she was damn right, pizza in a cone is so much easier to eat! We went to the Hurstville chain, the main store is in Parramatta. The cone's contents have improved dramatically since my last visit. I vowed to never eat there again after the most previous time because here were more dough than fillings. Luckily, the cone was packed full of fillings this time! But the prices gone up - one cone at $5.80 each... geez

I'm not sure about the Parramatta store, but if you go to the Hurstville one, BEWARE OF THEIR DRINKS! The ice tea taste like legit sugar syrup and their milk tea... tastes like chunk of glue - I can't stomach it. Go down stairs and get yourself some natural Sugar Cane juice!

Left - Artichoke: Artichoke hearts, red capsicum, muschroom, mozzarella, olives, parmesan and pesto mayo

Right: Bacon Deluxe: Bacon Mushroom, Red capsicum, Mozzarella, Ham, Parmesan, BBQ Sauce. 

T101 on Urbanspoon

Fish Market Cafe BBQ Grill - Sydney Fish Market

I make my way to the fish market every year. This year I went for my birthday!
I've learned some important lessons from visiting the fish market this year

1. DO NOT purchase drinks from the fish market, bring your own. They charge $4.50 per can
2. It's always packed on weekends
3. Seat sharing
4. NEVER get lobster mornay from the fish market because it tastes like cardboard

So we got the Lobster deal, and because of the bloody little sea insect there, they charged us double - $60 for the tray.

Other than the plastic sea insect, everything was really nice. There was Oyster kilpatrick, Oyster Mornay, King prawns (I think I ate a pregnant one - I know, yuck and too much info), calamari, seasoned BBQ squid and chips.

I will make sure I get the $30 tray next time!

Fish Market Cafe - Sydney Fish Market on Urbanspoon

Spicy Sichuan Restaurant

Sichuan is a province in China. Their cuisines are known for it's uber spicy nature. Pretty much everything on the menu had chili in it! 

I can't tell you the exact name of all the dishes, but they are all SPICY!

Below is like a spicy glass noodle salad with peanut. I love this dish!

Their infamous hot pot in chili oil - we got fish fillets, yum yum

Spicy egg plant and beans

Complimentary dessert, it's like a sweet glutinous rice wrapped in palm leaves, you dip it in sugar and it's pretty damn good.

Spicy Sichuan Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Satang Tuck Shop

I think the name caught our eyes, Thai restaurants are notorious for odd names. At first glance, "Satan!?!"

We ordered a milk tea below, I'm really started to enjoy thai milk tea more than the usual milk tea. There's a very distinct taste.

We got two mains, first up, the vegetable and tofu red curry -- $9.90. It was very sweet, not the best red curry I've had. The bamboo shoots were quite hard to chew.

We ordered a stir fry from their specialty menu. Squid and prawn -- $11.90. A lot of soy and sweet chilli. The flavour was a bit meh, not enough garlic for a garlic dish. And the shocker, 3 prawns. WTH!!! I won't be coming back.

Satang Tuck Shop on Urbanspoon

Tom N Toms

Dropped by Tom n Tom's for some green tea frappe. Not too bad, a little artificial. I still want to go back to try their honey bread and pretzels. 

Tom n Tom's on Urbanspoon

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