Plus Size Sports Bra Review

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Bra shopping is not my favourite past time. There, I said it. Like most busty women I feel like I have imposible breasts that are out to ruin my life (not to mention my bank balance) but every 6 months I find myself on the usual merry-go-round of trying things on and forking over lots of cash. The last time I was properly fitted was in Macy's in New York. I was a 44 FFFF. I didn't even know that size existed! It's been over 6 months since then and I was in need of a sports bra so it was time to ... [ Discover More ]

Summer Brights at Target

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This post is sponsored by Target Australia. There is something splendid about summer and even though I'm strapped for cash (the new couch was finally delivered!) I didn't want that to stop me from living fabulously. Usually I'd be quite content hiding away inside with the air conditioner but with Stephanie here I seem to have a constant urge to do frivolous, girly, sisterly things. She leaves next week and I'm trying my best not to think about it. You could say doing stuff like this is ... [ Discover More ]

Driving Holiday

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Driving in the holidays can seem daunting but since we don't own a private jet or a helicopter we're kind of used to it. Preparation on my part is pretty easy, pack the bags, arrange for the neighbours to take care of our bins for us and clean the house so we have something pleasant to come home to. As for the car itself I drive it 90% of the time so my job is to keep it clean and filled with fuel, the mechanics of the car and all that other stuff is usually left up to Steve. This year we got ... [ Discover More ]

Thomas Steam ‘n Speed

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia. Quite often an opportunity for Aidan to review a fancy new toy arrives in my inbox and I hover over the reply button, trying to decide whether or not I should. Will it help Aidan learn anything through play? Will it suck up too many batteries? Does he really need it? As soon as I got the email about the Thomas Steam 'n Speed I said yes with absolutely no hesitation. Aidan's not a Thomas fanatic but he loves his TrackMaster Train Set that he reviewed a few ... [ Discover More ]

Sunday Driver

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Sponsored by Nuffnang & Baskin-Robbins My sister Stephanie is going to be staying with us for a few months until Uni starts back up again in the new year. It's nice having her around and not just for a week, we'll really get to hang out and just be, together. Let it be said though, our house is tiny so on the weekend we decided to get out on the road and go for a Sunday drive. Disregard the look on Steve's face, he loooooves Sunday drives as does Aidan. They head out every Sunday ... [ Discover More ]

Danimezza SWIM 2012

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 I'm just a little overwhelmed, I still can't believe it. There it is, the very first SWIM Lookbook and my first attempt at digital publishing... please be kind. I'll come back later in the week once I've recovered and tell you more about the whole experience. For now just click, view, enjoy and then come back here and tell me what you think! ... [ Discover More ]

Change Room Confessions: Target

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I have some exciting news... I'm an official blogger for Target Australia and I'll be writing one post a month, showcasing finds I love. I'm given a budget of $100, I shop my ass off and come back here to tell you all the things I think are worth checking out. With Aidan ready to head to school a few extra days a week (hold me) I figure I'll have a little more time up my sleeve to start doing Change Room Confessions again, you might remember them from my City Chic days.Basically I create a few ... [ Discover More ]

Appletiser: Get Your Sparkle On

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Sponsored by Appletiser I'll admit it, I love when parcels get delivered to my door and who wouldn't when they look like this! The lovely people at Appletiser sent me a lovely sparkly care package filled with loose green glitter (yeah, still cleaning that up, thanks!) some yummy cupcakes from the Sparkle Cupcakery, sparklers and everything I'd need to mix up a yummy cocktail. They wanted to help me celebrate the silly season in style and who was I to object. Free booze always comes with ... [ Discover More ]

Get Steamy with Sunbeam

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You know I wouldn't write about an iron if it wasn't fabulous right? Well here I am writing a post about one and yes, I'm even giving you the chance to win one! When Sunbeam offered to send me the Pro Glide Plus 8700 (valued at $399) to review I couldn't resist. I hate ironing to the point where Steve and I will purposefully buy clothes that don't require it. On the odd occasion when we needed it, we'd drag out the Tobi Steamer but it was cumbersome and fiddly and if you wanted a crisp collar on ... [ Discover More ]

Dinner, a Birds Eye View

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia The last few months have been manic. In order for me to balance out my work flow, the housework, playtime and downtime a few things have had to slide... fancy elaborate meals at dinner time were one of them. I don't feel guilty though as I made sure they were still healthy. Coming into the warmer months has made it easier, lots of pasta salads, quick sizzling steak and fresh seasonal salads. We've also been eating a lot of steamed vegetables and fish so when ... [ Discover More ]

A Date with Dettol

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Sponsored by Nuffnang When someone invites you to a intimate get together to learn more about "New Dettol Touch of Foam, the easiest way to steal a moment of softness in your busy day." you kind of want to go along and see what all the fuss is about. A day at Sheraton on the Park for manicures in Sydney's CBD didn't sound half bad either! I got dressed up in my best spring brights: my skirt and top were from TS14+, the hot pink blazer was from Crossroads and my big chunky statement ... [ Discover More ]

Canteen Bandanna Day

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Today is Canteen's National Bandana Day, the annual fundraising initiative which helps to support Australian youths with cancer. Canteen and Girls Night In are two my chosen charities so I'm always thrilled when they reach out and ask me to collaborate in raising awareness of their fundraising efforts. Even Steve and Aidan got in on the fun! In case you're wondering, Steve's making pirate noises... and this was the best picture I was able to capture of the two of them together. Steve rocked ... [ Discover More ]

The Ultimate TrackMaster™

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Aidan likes presents just as much as the next kid. You can probably tell from the gigantic grin on his face that he loves big presents more. In our house we have very limited battery operated toys. Working from home I just can't bear the inane noises and flashing lights from toys but when Nuffnang asked to send Aidan a Thomas & Friends Trackmaster "Risky Rails Bridge Drop" set to review I couldn't bring myself to say no. It didn't take him long to rip it all ... [ Discover More ]

How To Look Good When You Work Out

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I hope you guys enjoyed this week's Aussie Curve's post where I reviewed my new activewear from Virtu and shared that it's ok to "break the rules", that you can be attractive whilst you're active. Today I wanted to talk to you about the things I love to use for a workout. The gym is great but I'll be honest, I haven't been in ages. Since our dog Toby passed away I've preferred to take Charlie (our younger dog) for regular walks to keep him from getting too lonely. I couldn't walk them both ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Breaking The Rules

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Before I get into this week's theme I really wanted to take a moment and say WOW IT'S BEEN 12 WEEKS!!! Thank you so much to all the ladies who have participated in Aussie Curves so far. I'm so proud of all you, reading your stories and seeing your own unique styles, sometimes to the point of tears. You move me. Ok, enough sappy business it's time to get on with this week's challenge: Breaking The Rules. It's very open to interpretation which is why I'm so excited about it. I planned to ... [ Discover More ]

Steve Showers

My husband is a good sort, I got lucky. I met him when I was 17 and we've been together ever since. He's been a huge support to me, pushing me to pursue my dreams, helping me make my fantasies a reality. "Our Great Love" (a direct quote from his wedding speech) is enduring and passionate, we're best friends. He didn't quite get the whole blogging thing in the beginning but now he's hoping that I'll make millions so he can do his dream job... be a stay at home dad with cash to burn. He sees me ... [ Discover More ]

Cardio Tennis

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia When I was asked if I would like to review an exercise class, I have to be honest, I hesitated but the opportunity to hit things and wear a cute outfit sealed the deal. A high energy, tennis based cardio workout for an hour one afternoon, sure no worries I could handle it. Tell me... does this look like the face of someone who handled it? Errr... no would be the answer. That class kicked my fat chunky ass. I burned in places I'd never burned in before. ... [ Discover More ]

Target Shoes Giveaway

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I never used to understand the whole "shoe crazy" thing, to me shoes were annoying, often painful not only to wear but to find. My feet are 26cm long and 10cm wide equating to a size 9.5 - 11 depending on the make, height, fabric and design. For me shoes were a puzzle that were a pain in the ass to solve. What does one do when they have no shoes? They wear Havianas. Since I started blogging about my outfits and instagraming them people have commented on my lack of proper shoes making my ... [ Discover More ]

SHUTTER Bag Giveaway

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Before I headed to New York for Full Figured Fashion Week the lovely Cherie from SHUTTER bag sent me the brand new Purple Safari Camera Bag to take with me on my adventures. Camera bags really are the gift that keep on giving for me, again and again and again. I kick myself for having bought those Lowepro cross body pouches for all those years, I'm a fashionable camera bag convert and quite happy to drag everyone else over to the dark side with me. I love my Kelly Moore "Libby" bag, it's big, ... [ Discover More ]

The Zoo and BIG W

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Sponsored by Nuffnang Australia. After splashing out on Aidan and giving my little dude some affordable quality kids clothes last week, BIG W also sent us a $100 VISA gift card to spend at Taronga Zoo on the weekend so we could really test out the clothes. Saturday just so happened to be Aidan's third birthday... perfect timing! Aidan and I have been to Taronga Zoo a few times now, usually with a group of people so I knew it was going to be a long day. This was Steve's first time and it ... [ Discover More ]

Winged Eyeliner

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A lot of people asked me to do a video tutorial showing how I do my winged eyeliner. As usual, a disclaimer: I'm not a qualified make up artist. This is just a representation of how I do what I do, the products I use and how I personally use them. Enough hoo-harr... time for the video! Magic Ink - Benefit CosmeticsBuy AUS / Buy US  What are your favourite eye liner products?   ... [ Discover More ]

My Portrait Couture Gallery

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As I explained earlier this week, the photoshoot experience with GM Photographics was pretty awesome. Everyday that went past waiting for the finished images to arrive was torture but they were worth the wait. The session and prints were a gift for me to review so I was so excited to see how they'd turn out. They arrived in a sleek, beautiful presentation box embossed with the GM Photographics logo on the cover and Portrait Couture embossed on the spine. It was all just a bit fancy. Inside ... [ Discover More ]

GM Photographics Portrait Couture

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Before I left for New York I was treated to something very special, a Portrait Couture session with GM Photographics. Now lets get real here, I'm not camera shy and I've done my fair share of professional and amateur photo shoots but this was probably one of the most comfortable and relaxing ones I've done. Working with Simona from GM Photographics was so easy and honestly a pleasure. Being a former model herself she knew how to put you at ease as well as show you the best poses to enhance ... [ Discover More ]

L’Oreal Revitalift BB Cream

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It's time for another mid-week beauty post and this time I'll be talking about the new L'Oreal Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream, the first anti-aging BB Cream. BB Creams are all the rage and it's not just a passing fad but the new innovation in skincare and make up fit for our new fast-paced lifestyle. I've tried other BB creams but I haven't shown them on the blog because, well, I didn't like them. This one I like, so much so that I made a 2 minute video about it... I was sent both the ... [ Discover More ]

17 Sundays at Blogopolis PART ONE

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Ahhh... don't you just love blog conferences! I may be a little addicted and I've definitely lost count on how many blogging events I've attended and hosted in the last two years. The most recent conference was Nuffnang Blogopolis (#NNB2012) in Sydney which is what the next few posts are all about. When I go to conferences I like to make a big deal out of it, arrive a day earlier, stay a day later. I like to plan my outfits, prep my camera bag and get my hair and nails done. I live and work ... [ Discover More ]

Urban Remedy Cleanse Winter Menu

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A few of the US bloggers I follow on twitter highly recommended liquid detoxes made up of soup, juices and smoothies as meal replacements for a short period of time. I hadn't heard or seen anything like that in Australia so after a quick search I found a similar company to the one they used and started following them on twitter. Shortly after I was contacted by the Urban Remedy  marketing team to see if I wanted to trial their new winter menu so I said yes, I was keen to see what all the fuss ... [ Discover More ]