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Weekend Friday Favourites

The heat was back this weekend making me one happy girl feeling and soaking up the  sun! Anyways, I’ll keep chit chat short and sweet and get into this weeks, Weekend Friday Favourites. Or Monday Weekend Friday Favourites as I couldn’t keep my eyes open Sunday evening. A round up of things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week.

Ugi/Medicine Ball Wall Squats Chest Throw/Pass

These are fun and all you need is a medicine ball or an ugi ball or ugi ball substitute and a wall. Standing about 1.5-2 metres facing a wall (more…)

Easy DIY Rose Water Facial Hydrating Spray

This time of year as the hot temperatures have set in, facial sprays provide a refreshing hydrating skin boost against the hot humid or dry heat.

I’ve been seeing rose water sprays pop up a few blogs and when checking out the links my eyes widened in disbelieve at the price. Unless the petals have been picked by fairies under a full moon or have added essential oils, there’s a way cheaper option. I think it’s pretty obvious how to DIY your own rose water spray from the photo but I’m sharing anyway.  (more…)

Tarte Cosmetics International Delivery and Giving into NYX Cosmetics

A few weeks ago I found out by chance that Tarte Cosmetics now delivers direct to Spain. Not all products are eligible but most of their products are. Prices are a little less than brand equivalent in Sephora España and I was able to take advantage of their Independence Day free shipping which included free international shipping. Usually free international delivery qualifies on orders over €65. A major draw for me to them is that they are cruelty free with a few vegan products. 

I was curious how they were able to cosmetics ship to Spain without getting flagged in customs. From experience and maybe the law’s changed within the last 3 years, Spain doesn’t allow the import of make up. It’s touch and go if parcels clear custom inspections and if it’s courier sent, it’s more likely to get stuck/flagged. The way they got around it was having (more…)

Things I Learnt In June

If I had gone sideways rather than forwards along the 2nd monkey bars during in the Maori Race I think I could have done them without any help. I practice going forwards and sideways on the beach monkey bars and have a wider stronger grip and overall strength if I go sideways. Plus the Maori Race monkey bars were further apart than what I’m used to, so to sideways would have meant a wider swing/base to attack them as I skip a bar sideways on the beach. For some reason it only occurred to me in the race to approach them forwards.

If you get up early enough, you’re rewarded with amazing sunrises. 

Tarte Cosmetics now ship directly to Spain! Woo hoo! (more…)