Thursday, December 16, 2010

On the 3rd Day of Christmas

My true love decided to revel in the excitement of an overseas trip with me. And gave me THIS!

A new-age tampon, you ask? Mon Got, no! It is a Travalo.

Travalo: A less-than-pint-sized pump-spray which you may fill with the scent of your choosing and: (a) smuggle into your handbag (for toilet freshen ups on a night out); (b)smuggle into your handbag (to take on long flights so you may freshen up without being harassed by customs staff who only like their fluids in tiny gulps of 100mL); or (c) smuggle into your handbag just because you can.
e.g. Why hello nice Mr Customs Officer. Today I am complying with all of your inconvenient rules and smelling very nicely about it, too. Thanks to my Travalo. or You smell weird, girlfriend. Take my Travalo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the Second Day of Christmas

My true love went NUTS with the extravagance...

You probably won't believe me, given my earlier post, however I'm actually not a huge fan of Tiffany. I am a huge fan of yellow, however.

Last week I was casually browsing through a magazine and seriously almost fell off my chair at the beauty of Tiffany yellow diamonds. Are they not stunning? Leaving aside any Tiffany-diamonds-are-sooo-overpriced reservations? The best bit is, that the diamonds are from Western Australia - way up north just beyond Broome at the Ellendale mine. The second beauty of the diamonds, is that it directly feeds into Tiffany's history, with Tiffany founder Charles Tiffany purchasing what was then the largest yellow diamond from the De Beers mine in South Africa in 1877 for $18,000. It is now rumoured to be worth $250 million. Nice investment.

The Tiffany yellow diamond (from South Africa) has been worn only twice: the first was in in 1957 at the Tiffany Ball in Newport, Rhode Island when the chairwomen of the ball, Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse, got to wear it. Next was the unofficial Tiffany pin-up girl, Audrey Hepburn, who wore it set in a necklace for a Breakfast At Tiffany's public promotion. The current setting for the stone is 'Bird On the Rock'.

So it is no surprise that these puppies come at a premium: about double to three times the price of a normal diamond. Yikes!

Summer Hits 2010

Summer means low maintenance make-up, fresh colours for lips, simple (frizz-free) hair and clean, natural looking brows.

The happiest time of year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Where Do You Go To?

Evidently, I am back.

Not much has changed... I have finished my uni degree at last. My contract in my current role comes to an end soon, and I truly have no idea if it will be renewed. I am thinking of moving out of my house - there are some "lifestyle" issues at home, to say the least! I have booked my trip. Two months in South America - self-discovery, perspective shift. Oh wait. Actually quite a bit has changed! haha.

On the 1st Day of Christmas

Yes folks, it's that time of year again! I LOVE Christmas. I don't care that we don't have snowflakes - tinsel will do just fine, thanks very much. And I'll raise your gluevine a Pimms in the backyard, Europe!

However... Should I be in somewhere Northern Hemisphere-like and wintry, this adorable knitted headband/earwarmer (so clever) would be on my I've-Been-A-Very-Good-Girl list:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Aspirational Christmas

Tiffany & Co has released its Christmas 2010 campaign, featuring Doutzen Krous. The campaign celebrates love, family and the warmth - despite those perfect flakes of snow - and goodwill that permeates (or is meant to) the Christmas season. I am still dreaming of celebrating Christmas in NYC. As a local (with a job). *sigh* Gifts of Tiffany & Co will be duly accepted at such time. :o)

GQ Man of the Year

Ryan Kwanten. Nice choice. He is the hotness! Does anyone else love True Blood? That show drives me wild, it's just so good!

Obligatory pic of Matt Preston. I love him! When will he win??

Probably when he gets a 6 pack like Ryan...

I Wish

Lara Bingle would add some colour to her lips. She is always working this nude pink colour, and sometimes it's like she's the lipless woman when clearly she's not. She's hot!

She should have borrowed Jessica Marais' lippie in the bathrooms (at the GQ Man of the Year awards night).