Sunday, 30 June 2013

End of my 30 day spending ban

Hey everyone
Well, it's come to the end of 30 days and I can tell you, the ban didn't really go that well. In these 30 days I bought a Queen Anne Vanity which was $90 on eBay which is a great deal! I put in an order for Bdellium brushes on iherb and the last thing was I bought some things at the heat group makeup sale.

Apart from that I did pretty well, fixed my shopping urges on grocery shopping (yes hello I'm Mel and I'm a shopaholic! ) it's crazy hard to keep strong and not spend! Specially when there are so so many sales going on around me and I work in a shopping center!

Jamie was the same she spent a little more than I did but for first time spending banners, we did not bad. 

Next time I'm sure we will do a little better! 



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Saturday, 29 June 2013

June Her Fashion Box Classic

Hey Everyone Its that time again when i received my Her Fashion Box! i am so so happy with this subscription its been great and the goodies are also great. So this months was no exception! still great :)



The Magazine is always informational on the products we receive and it looks great! i love how they have put it together
                                             

Inspirational Hallmark card:
Mine says " The secret of getting ahead is getting started" by Mark Twain, its always nice to give someone a card that's just a little different or just to place in an office / room as a decoration piece would look nice also and its going to come in handy because i have a few birthdays coming up! so i got this just in time :) 
They Retail at $4.99 - $6.99
Rating: 8/10

                                            

The Warp Cobalt Blue Bracelet: 
I really love this piece because it adds just a little pop of colour to any outfit, i usually wear black (i know i should add colour) but this bracelet adds that little pop of colour to my outfit without even trying and it has the gold chain detailing on it which gives it a little bit of edge to it. once again Her fashion box has given me something i love!
Retails at $24.95
Rating: 10/10

                                            

Scarf:
I received a grey scarf with red bucked belt print all over it. I love how this is a classic print for winter that will go with any outfit, i have worn it a few times now because it has been freezing! and have gotten a fair few compliments about it, asking where i got it from. I just smile and say "Her fashion Box sent it to me" The scarf is quite large and you can wear it many different styles, a great piece to have in your collection.
Retails at $29.95
Rating: 10/10
                                            


Neutral Tan Belt:
This belt is a braided thin belt with gold accents that can be worn at any time, i have worn this belt just under my bust to cinch in my tops to create a curvier silhouette, so it serves lots of purposes from holding your pants or skirt up. giving you a curvier figure or just looking pretty.
Retails at $34.95
Rating: 7/10



Dr Lewinn's Skin Perfect anti - ageing Primer & Essentials Sensitive Cleansing Milk:
I seriously cannot get enough primers & cleansers!  i always stress to everyone i talk to about using primers, i think they are so important and they protect your skin from all the nasties that come out from your foundations plus, they help your foundation stay on longer and cleansers well they clean your face and you need to cleanse at night time before bed so your skin can breath. The Dr Lewinn's primer is great it glides on smoothly and has a fresh clean scent to it, it has held my foundation all day and it made removing makeup easier. The Dr Lewinn's Cleansing Milk has a beautiful scent of a subtle sweetness, it is soothing and removes makeup with no struggle or scrubbing. Both great products i will be adding to my collection.

Primer:
Retails at $29.95
Rating: 10/10

Cleanser:
Retails at $29.95
Rating: 10/10


Revitanail conditioning remover wipes: (30 wipes)

I love the idea of travel nail polish remover wipes, because every time i travel, my nail always chips and i never have nail polish remover to fix it, so i was happy to receive these in my June box. Unfortunately they did not work for me, i had to scrub with these ones just with a normal nail polish colour, so i wont be purchasing these in the future.

Retails at $5.95
Rating: 1/10


                                             


Redken hairsprays control addict 28:

I have a new found hairspray love! i always wanted to try this hairspray but always had other ones to use up before i went and got another one. but was so excited to receive this one this month. and yup just as i thought i love it, it gives me a great hold without looking hard, there are no flakes and guess what with this cold and the humid air it dose not fault, it keeps my style in place all day and i can brush my hair after using it. i also tried it on one of my clients and they said there style stayed in all day and were really happy with the result. so a big THANKYOU Her Fashion Box for sending me this product.

60g Travel size:
Retails at $9.95

400ml Full size:
Retails at $26.95

Rating: 10/10
                                             
                                             




As a little added Bonus, for doing the May Box Survey they sent me a Redken Diamond oil deep facets conditioning treatment, which you use after shampooing and towel drying your hair, i have used this treatment before, it leaves your hair soft and smooth, but its a bit annoying when you have to shampoo your hair, rinse get out of the shower and towel dry, put the treatment in your hair leave it for 5 to 15 minutes and then rinse again. the product is great but the process is not that great.

Retails for 250ml: $30 - $32
Rating: 5/10
                                         


                                             


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Friday, 28 June 2013

Italian Doughnuts yum yum!

Hey everyone a while back i made the most delicious Italian doughnuts, that vanished in the matter of seconds as soon as i put them on the table. Before that could happen i put a picture of them up on instagram and a few people asked what the recipe was. so here is the one i used! Enjoy xx


Makes: about 25 (but i got more out of the dough)
Ingredients:
300g plain flour (preferably “00”)


Method:

50g caster sugar
15g dried yeast
250g desiree potatoes, peeled
25g butter
1 egg
125ml warm milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
100g caster sugar, extra

1. Combine flour, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. 
2. Place potatoes in a saucepan of cold salted water. Bring to a boil. Boil gently until tender. Drain. 
Push through a ricer into a bowl.
3. While potatoes are still warm, add flour mixture with butter, egg and warm milk. Using your hands, 
bring all ingredients together to form a soft dough. 
4. Roll walnut-size balls into 10cm long sausages. Shape sausages into a doughnut. Place on a floured 
tray, 3cm apart. . Stand, covered, in a warm place, for 30 minutes or until double in size.
5. Combine cinnamon and extra sugar in a shallow bowl.
6. Deep fry doughnuts in small batches. Drain on absorbent paper. Roll in cinnamon sugar.

These are some pictures of my attempt at making them 







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100 Bloglovin Follower Giveaway!!

Hey Everyone!
Holiday.........Celebrate.....  hehe sorry singing, wow! Thank you so much everyone for following my blog, I didn't actually think I would get to 100 Bloglovin Followers. So now I have gone shopping for a great giveaway for you lovelies. This is also an International giveaway so everyone is welcome to enter! 

Burts Bees Set, Manicare light up nail file, Modelsprefer party lashes, Covergirl eyeshadow pack, Maxfactor Falsies Mascara, Loreal lipgloss, Essence eyeshadow base, Press & go Nails 

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GOODLUCK!
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Saturday, 1 June 2013

30 Day Spending ban!







Hey everyone!

Jamie and I have decided that we are doing a 30 day spending ban, taking after the very strong Jasmine that did it for 100 days ( you can find that Here ) we are starting at 30, we don't think we can last 100 days!

I will update how we are doing on my blog so keep an eye out for those.

The Rules:

* You can buy essentials, Teeth cleaning, body washing, food, etc
* No new clothes, accessories, junk food (Cleanse for our bodys also!)
* Support, Support, Support !

You can also follow along on our Youtube Channel By Clicking  Beauty Flava


The start date for the ban is Monday 3 - 6 - 2013

WISH US LUCK!






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