Saturday, 30 April 2011

Garnsis Boutique online store launch...

Last Thursday night accompanied by the gorgeous Christine from Unleash Me, I attended the Garnsis Boutique launch of their online store at Zuri nighclub with the promise of a fashion parade, cocktails, indulgent gift bags and hot fashion give-aways (valued at over $2,000) it did not disappoint…

Upon arrival we were invited into the VIP lounge area with a cold glass of champagne & gift bags! Relaxing on the lounges and indulging in delicious Zuri platters we excitedly browsed through the racks of clothing noting some gorgeous pieces..

Perched in prime position for the parade the models were captivating and stunning strutting their stuff down the runway showing off a fabulous wearable must have collection. Hair and makeup was relaxed and feminine (which I just loved!) - one model (far right) sported a particularly gorgeous shade of coral lipstick (must find out brand/colour) which was show stopping!

I was one of the lucky winners of the night winning a bag of Mink Pink clothing! Want to see what I won?

Friday, 29 April 2011

Just a little patriotic...

Did you love watching the wedding as much as me?

Saturday, 23 April 2011


Not so long ago I began to find my little makeup bag beginning to bust at the seams as my collection has grown & grown!… so off I went in the search of the perfect storage solution. Now I do have a penchant for pretty makeup bags BUT after watching an episode of the Kardashian’s where they pictured some gorgeous clear makeup storage towers with drawers I have to say I fell in love! But… after some googling I found the price tag just wasn’t appealing not to mention a little scary! L
So here is what I settled on

Here is my great (not so little) organiser from IKEA which has a compartment for all my essentials and most importantly cheap as chips (I’m sure I paid under $20 for it)! Also, at my towering height all 5 feet of me what I love most about this storage box is that I keep it on top of the washing machine in the bathroom so that I can see everything all at once so nothing gets lost or overlooked.

But I would still love one of these! (wouldn’t we all?!)

How do you store your makeup?

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The secret diary of a stingy girl continues...

Hurrah for freebies!

I absolutely adore & LOVE samples (as you all may know) but my favourite type of sample would have to be mini perfume's!
I have them stashed in my handbag, on my desk, in the bathroom and oddly enough on my kitchen bench - perfect when I'm just about to dash out the door...

So a huge thanks to beautybargainqueen for my latest sample! Today I printed out my voucher and popped down to my beloved DJ's to pick up the 2ml sample of Burberry Brit Sheer EDT
As the name suggests it's a lovely sheer fragrance which is delicate and feminine, such a gorgeous breezy floral scent that makes me want to wear chiffon, pink lips & nails!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sally Hansen pop-up nail bar!

I LOVE painting my nails, but having them done for me is a true luxury especially when it's FREE!
During the month of April, Sally Hansen will be offering complimentary manicures at pop-up nail bars in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne thanks to for keeping me in the know! Today on my lunch break I went in search of the Sally Hansen pop-up nail bar in Brisbane where I was truly pampered by the gorgeous nail tech Kirstyn, she shaped my nails perfectly and treated me to my chosen shade Guilty Pleasure (it certainly was) which is a fun metallic gold that brightened my day and compliments my olive skin. I was delighted to receive a free nail file and a $5 voucher that i'll be putting to good use at Priceline picking up a bottle of Guilty Pleasure! 

Monday, 11 April 2011

Review Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion

Poor little me I have dry, dull skin :-( which is quite visible on my arms and legs... So I am always curious about new body lotions and butters. Thanks to beautyheaven for another fabulous trial I've been using the new Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion over the past few weeks now and I am completely hooked!!! This sweet cocoa delight has put me in the Easter mood!

Ripping open the post pack I find much to my delight a lovely easter duo choc caramel Dusk candle, Ferrero Rochers, Vaseline cocoa butter and body lotion pump pack! Woohoo for me! The Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion comes in a gorgeous bronze 375ml pump pack - which is my favourite style of packaging, for some reason I am more likely to use a product when it’s packaged this way most probably due to the fact that I am incredibly lazy! I’ve had a lot of trouble with lotions/butters in the past where they tend to sit on the surface of my skin and leave me feeling sticky but not with this lovely rich creamy lotion (that smells just heavenly like a coconut chocolate dream) it melts into my skin perfectly leaving me with smooth, touchable cocoa skin!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Free Facial Anyone?...

As a dedicated makeup/skincare/beauty junkie I was a little more than intrigued reading the offer of a free facial from Grace Cosmetics so I just had to find out for myself! I popped my details on to the site and was shortly contacted by the very lovely Erica Frost who is a Grace Independent Distributor located in Brisbane. I was a little nervous meeting someone in their own home but Erica immediately put me at ease. Walking in I immediately felt calm and relaxed in Erica’s gorgeous home complete with it’s very own Grace beauty treatment room (lucky girl) where her magic hands whisked away all my stress! Such bliss!

Not knowing anything about the company or products I was very surprised and impressed to learn that Grace cosmetics contain a high level of Aloe Vera and are Australian Certified Organic, with their very own aloe vera Plantation which is the largest in the southern hemisphere situated in Bundaberg.

I loved my facial and was blown away by Erica’s 20 year history with the company and overall dedication to the brand. I loved it all so much I bought the 95% Aloe Hydrating Gel $40 which I adore!! It’s very light and pleasant on my skin with no scent, I love the feeling as it temporarily tightens my face - I use the Hydrating Gel as a light moisturiser during the day under my makeup and at night with a few drops of rose hip oil mixed in. I also purchased the Aloe Eye cream $35 which is my new holy grail eye product!

For your free facial contact Erica Frost 0402 249 769 please mention Little Jo when booking.

Kérastase how I love thee... let me count the ways

As a HUGE Kerastase fan I almost died when this gorgeous product arrived in the mail. I have been using Kerastase shampoo, conditioner, volumiser and treatments for almost 10 years now. And I have GORGEOUS hair! As I'm already a huge fan I immediately started using the Elixer Ultime along with my other Kerastase products and the combination was fantastic! I found my blow drying time was cut in half and my hair was even more shiny and knot free than usual. I have to say the packaging is very luxurious in it's gold box, although when I first read up on the Elixer Ultime in UK Vogue I expected the bottle to be glass as I have found from other Kerastase products. It has a beautiful almost coconut fragrance which makes me think of summer and a little goes along way in the easy to use pump pack.

It says you can use it as a pre-cleanser, heat protector, styling product and for retouching. I don't agree with washing a gorgeous product like this down the drain but I did however use it before blow drying (which was amazing) and to add shine and protection to my hair just to the ends. This is another winner for the Kerastase family and will definitely be re-purchasing this liquid gold it is excellent value for money so get shopping beauties!

Tips Great for beauties with dry or difficult to style hair adds beautiful nourishment and shine. Definitely a must have product you wont regret this purchase, a little goes along way so is a great investment!! Enjoy xox