Archive for June, 2010
It’s that time of year again when your body succumbs to the woes of Winter.
Dry skin, scaly legs (eew) and cold-affected hair are usually some of the unsightly things I have to put up with, but I think this year I gots it under control.
I’m going to give you a run down of my fave Winter products, heed my advice people!
Let’s start with the hair:
In Summer and the warmer months I’m constantly swimming, lathering up with oil (I know, I know tanning is bad but I can’t help it) and spilling ice cream and ice-cold beer in my hair.
Ok, the last bit might not be true, but I do plenty of things which mean I’m washing my hair almost everyday. While this in itself isn’t the best idea, I can generally get away with it.
In Winter, though, it’s far too cold to be washing my hair everyday. Just the thought of standing naked in the shower is enough to give me fripple let alone having a mat of cold, wet hair hanging down my back waiting to be dried.
This may be ok for girls with Pixie Crops, but if you’re a shoulder-length or longer like me, you’ll know my pain.
So, in between washes I swear by dry shampoo. I’ve been around the block in terms of dry shampoo. Batiste and Klorane are both popular choices and I have used these before, but the new kid on the block (I just used to term ‘block’ twice in one paragraph, didn’t I?) is Fudge.
What I love about this one is firstly, I don’t get that powdery feeling if I touch my hair after using it, if I run my fingers through my hair (unlike Justin Bieber I can’t just flick it out of the way) or if I brush it. I also don’t get the powdery residue on my beloved Miu Miu headbands.
The second thing I love about it, is that unlike Batiste and Klorane, it makes my blowdry or ‘do last longer than one extra day. Usually I can only squeeze another few hours out of my look until I need to wash it again. This almost defeats the purpose. But the Fudge Dry Shampoo lasts for DAYS.
Par exemple: I had a blowdry on Thursday for mah Birfday and I Fudged it up with dry shampoo the next day. I only washed it on Monday morning. That’s after dancing up a storm at Beach Haus on Friday night, too. Plus- the only reason I washed it on Monday was because I went swimming. It’s possible I could have had another day out of it. And that’s only from one application.
Moving down from the hair is the skin. Soooo much harder to take care of in Winter. In Summer, so long as you’re loading up on the SPF you’ve usually got a lovely glow anyway, but Winter can be treacherous.
Already this season I had a troublesome patch on my forehead. By changing my skincare routine from my usual Summer one to a modified Winter version, I’ve managed to get my skin smooth and moisturised.
What am I using? First I use a Dermalogica Pre Cleanse. This helps to get off makeup and pollution which is then followed by the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel to help promote beautiful, clean skin.
This is followed up with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I use this because it’s gentle and the skin is going through enough hell what with the wind and cold, so the least amount of ‘scrubbing’ I do, the better.
Moisturising is slightly more personal, I use the Dermalogica Active Moist just to finish off the series, but it depends on your own personal skin type and needs.
Lips are next. You’re probably thinking “duh, put lip balm on” but I have a tip to share. I don’t know how many of you do this already, but if you’ve never done it before, you need to start.
Get a toothbrush (whether it’s one you use on your teeth or a completely different one) and scrub the shit out of your lips using it. It might start to tingle, but keep going. Obviously stop if it hurts, but it should just be that same feeling you get when a mud mask is tingling your skin.
By exfoliating, not only are you scrubbing the dead skin off which a) looks gross b) helps your lipstick NOT go on very well, you are also promoting the blood flow to the area giving you big, soft, chupa-chup sucking lips.
Moving down the body and my key products for loving your limbs is to use a body wash such as this one from the Bloom Organics range.
I’ve already raved about their Rosehip Oil but the whole collection is flawless.
The Gentle Hand and Body wash is my pick for bathtime because you feel like you’re actually putting something good back into your skin which you may have lost under all those Winter layers.
To finish off, I like to apply the All Purpose Body Balm while I’m still warm so that it soaks into my relaxed pores while I sleep. This is best applied on the elbows and knees. I slap it on the outer sides of my knees, I tend to get extremely dry patches there.
I’m sure you’ve all seen my sexy new Peter Alexander nightie, so let’s not forget to indulge in some luxurious PJs and bed socks. While in that post I had some cheapy bed socks/slippers (or were they oven mits?) I find the Lovable ones to be up there with the best.
They’re like a faux-chenille. Fluffy and Silky and fit snuggly to the foot so you won’t slip around. Best part- they’re only $9.95 and come in four pretty shades.
Once you’re in your jarmies, you can make yourself a pot of tea.
I was put onto this Aveda Green Tea by my hairdresser. At Oscar Oscar Salon, where I go, they serve this tea which is infused with licorice root and peppermint and has this surprising, sweet kick of an aftertaste. It’s so delicious and caffeine and sugar free so there’s absolutely no guilt associated with it.
The tea comes in loose leaf or tea bags and is priced at $29.95 for a box of 20 tea bags and $39.95 for 140g of tea leaves.
Last but not least, I need to remind everyone not only about looking after themselves in Winter, but also about protecting their shoes and bags.
You simply cannot go without using a waterproofing spray on all your fabrics, leathers and suedes, and a leather conditioner on leather boots, jackets and bags.
Although it rains more in Summer (apparently), our Shoes and Bags are damaged much the way our hair and skin is. Hey, they used to be part of a living creature too (as sad as that is).
I swear by Waproo products, but they are usually stocked in other shoe and bag shops hidden under the label of Wittner or Mollini so you’re pretty safe if you buy from those places.
Depending on how often you use the particular bag/shoes will help you to decide how often to protect them.
An everyday work bag should be sprayed with waterproofing spray about once a week but something used less frequently will survive on a coating per month.
If it’s a special event bag/shoes then do it a few days prior to the event.
I think I’ve covered all my Winter tips for keeping yourself hydrated and healthy as well as your beautiful possessions.
If you’ve got any questions on products or remedies ask away!
Lucky, lucky me. On the eve of my Birthday I got to attend the M.A.C S/S 2010 beauty event thanks to Primped.
M.A.C makeup artists were responsible for the ravishing looks worn by the stunning models walking the runways for Anna & Boy, Zimmermann and Lisa Ho (to name a few) and tonight they recreated the Spring/Summer looks of Anna & Boy and Bec & Bridge for us but in a more wearable, everyday style.
Anna & Boy was up first with their 60s bombshell inspired look. Girly, floral swimsuits were matched with pastel coloured bathing-caps which sat a-top tight curls drawn up away from the face.
Long, false lashes covered in layers of mascara opened up colour-rimmed eyes and a smattering of freckles adorned the cheeks and nose.
The makeup look recreated tonight was a more subdued sculpted cheek with aqua-blue angled eyes.
The Anna & Boy SS2010 Makeup look was designed by Linda Jeffreys who reminded me of a prettier version of Olivia Newton John. Just trying to set the mood here, people.
Her tips for a blue or other coloured poppy eye and chiselled bone structure (whether you need to fake it or are naturally blessed) are:
- Clean the skin by exfoliating and cleansing well (I’ll actually be putting up a post on Winter essentials soon, including my fave exfoliating products).
- Moisturise well so that the makeup has a good, healthy base to be applied to. Linda recommends M.A.C’s Studio Fix.
- Use a toner such as M.A.C’s Fix It spray-on toner. This can be used over the top of existing makeup during the day as a lifter to liven up the skin.
- Using a large blending brush, start putting the colour on the socket line and go up into the eyeline. Tonight to recreate the Anna & Boy look ‘Electric Blue’ and ‘Moon’s Reflection’ were used. Using two tones of the same colour (a pale blue and a bolder blue for example) create dimension and depth to the look rather than a solid, and hence unfinished eye makeup.
- Adding colour to the eyeline will create an intensity and open the eyes up and approaching the bottom lashes with the mascara wand held on the vertical will help to get all the product which groups up on the tip. It can then be combed through which the brush being used horizontally.
- Using a creme blush such as M.A.C’s ‘Groundwork’ work it in under the cheekbone, into the apples of the cheeks and right up to the ear. Jeffrey’s feels that people tend to stop short with both their eyeshadow application and their blush. Remember to turn your head when looking in the mirror so you don’t miss any spots.
- ‘Creme de Nude’ and ‘Blankety’ nude lip colours are the lipsticks of choice for this look. It’s all about the eyes today.
- A translucent powder helps to seal the makeup (as well as create a thin, smooth film to work on pre-application) so something like ‘Prep and Prime’ is suitable for this function. It can also be used for places which get shiny easily and as a powder for wrinkled or ages areas. Use a small brush to apply and use only in areas of need.
Next up was Bec & Bridge. As a side note- one of the design duo (Becky, I think) was pregnant. I hate the term ‘Yummy Mummy’ but if it ever applied to anyone, it’s her. She was dressed in a body-con panelled white dress with a long, khaki silk shirt worn open over the top. Stunning.
So, onto the makeup. Lara Bingle’s fave Make-up artist, Max May lead the charge with this one. If you’ve never seen him before, well…you’re missing out quite frankly. He’s got this surfy, raw, organic hotness about him and a really non-chalant coolness; there’s absolutely nothing room temperature about him apparently.
Max is a former painter with no formal Makeup artistry training and apparently he didn’t need it anyway. Bec & Bridge described him as a “creative genius” who they’ve “worked with for years“.
His look for Bec & Bridge’s RAFW 2010 show was inspired by the pastel palette the girls used which was derived from the idea of the Indian Holi festival whereby participants end up covered in coloured powder. To be completely culturally insensitive and just cut a long story short, that is.
The RAFW version of the makeup saw the models with glitter covering most of their faces on top of dewy, translucent and tonal skin but the modified for us ‘normal’ people look was a very transeasonal and beautiful look for any skin tone, social or work situation and personal fashion style.
This is a direct quote from Max May:
I like to make girls beautiful and soft and creamy. And I think the best way to do that is with my fingers.
Now, if you’re not having a little giggle at that you’re either not as immature as me, or you need to re-read it.
Besides the innuendo, there is a valuable lesson here. The fingers help the creme blush to blend and soak into the skin better. I’m not sure if this is from the warmth or if the skin is just more conducive with the product? To be honest I’m not entirely familiar with creme blush and eyeshadows, I’ve only used them a handful of times so it was really interesting to see them in action.
Max described his favourite M.A.C product as being ‘Strobe Cream’ which he uses for every makeup job, and in plentiful amounts. He loves the look of sheer skin and uses the ‘Strobe Cream’ on the cheekbones, the centre of the nose, the V of the lip and the chin.
He also recommends to mix the ‘Strobe Cream’ with foundation for an extra dewy finish. It ends up being fresh and light on the skin rather than flakey.
‘Groundwork’, another M.A.C product is then used and blended in different areas of the face to create the tonal feel of the makeup look. It is layered on the eyes, used to define the cheek and collar bones and then topped up with ‘Lilicent’ creme blush across the cheeks, the temples and across the eyes.
A highlighter in ‘Pearl’ or ‘Luna’ complete the glossy skin without being cakey and the best places to apply this are on the inner eye and areas where the light will reflect and make you glow.
Another tip Max talked about was a Brow Gel called ‘BoyGirl‘. It’s a bronzey type colour and when used properly makes like a hair highlight and helps to tone down dark brows or just to act as a bit of a lift and draw attention back to the eye area. I’m so keen to try this as I’ve got pretty full brows and I love to brush them up. It adds a certain Power and 90s Supermodel style to any old makeup look and can make you appear really polished if you brush them up properly. Done the wrong way and you look like a crazy old man with wayward brows, but the gel helps to hold them in place. So if you’ve never tried a clear gel before; that would be a good place to begin.
I was so happy to learn about using colour with my makeup and also about the art of what looks like naked skin. It’s something I’ve been quite afraid of as I felt like it wa something that was so easy to get wrong. With the right application it can create a whole new look to a tired outfit and set you apart from the crowd.
I think for my personal style, I’ll sooner try out the Max May look, the nude one. Perhaps I’ll try the colour one day but it’s not my style as much as the plain, dewy skin is.
How do you go with coloured makeup?
What are your favourite M.A.C products? Any hot tips?
‘Booey‘ is my beloved baby’s nickname. It’s short for Bouffant and has absolutely nothing to do with her real name, Georgina.
Today is her 7th Birthday. I can’t believe how old she is. She still acts like a 6 month old; without the need to carry her down to the garden after she eats. Praise the Lord.
I must say, this year’s Birthday celebrations are very much subdued compared to last year. In 2009 she was cooked Terrine and taken to Double Bay to choose a myriad of toys for her huge collection (I’m not kidding, she has more toys than most human children. Even ones brought back from overseas).
This year is a little more low-key. I was too busy to cook anything special for her so I baked her what can only be described as the most generic looking birthday cake in the world.
Obviously she can’t eat it, but since I’ve finished my detox I may just have it a little nibble. It’s one of those gluten-free packet cakes. I figure if I’m going to eat cake I may as well try and stick to the health plan. The icing is a different story which most certainly does not involve the word ‘health’.
As for the presents, she received a number of cheap, squeaky toys which kept her entertained for a good 10 minutes until they were just scraps of rubber which no longer squeaked all over my living room floor, a beautiful, pale pink leather collar and leash from The Dorchester in London, a new toy for the pool, a fluffy, squeaky turtle ( I seem to have a penchant for sea-life. I bought her an adorable pink Dolphin with a bow on its head in Japan) and the most divine smelling doggy perfume.
The perfume, or deoderant as they call it, is coconut scented. It smells like tanning oil!
The best part of all was that Dogs and the City at Double Bay was closing down (that’s not the good part) so they were having a 20% off everything sale and I managed to make a saving on some of the pressies. Huzzah!
I’m not sure when the shop is actually closing, but if you’re in Sydney and love your dog, head down to 15a Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay as they still have lots of toys, collars, toys and accessories at great prices.
Does anyone else do anything special for their dog’s Birthday?
Well I’ve come to the end of my second Urban Remedy Cleanse, and overall I think this time ’round has been a lot easier.
Although I suffered from a headache on the first day, I recall this being the same during my first cleanse. Aside from that I had no headaches and only a little tiredness on the morning of Day 4.
I did remember though that I told myself that if I did do another cleanse I would only sign up for three days rather than five. This was for a few reasons:
I’m generally quite healthy so after the initial five days I felt like I could just top-up with three days of detoxing and also I got to day 4 last time feeling like I was just going through the motions and wasn’t actually improving.
Except, silly me, I forgot.
I certainly did not feeling like I was going through the motions this time around, though.
Perhaps it is the mental stimulation (???) of physically lifting a spoon to my mouth to eat the soup, but I’m not craving anywhere near as many foods as I was last time and I’m not going out of my mind planning my first meal like I did last time.
My only criticism of the Winter Warmer cleanse is that every single day is the same. With the juice cleanse, the juices are mixed up a bit so that you get a few different ones on the first couple of days to the last days and I felt this helped a little bit with getting through it.
While I love routine, eating the same soups and drinking the same juices every single day for five days does get a little bit tedious. Since the soup cleanse is very new to Urban Remedy it might be something to add in the future and the quality of the two soups is outstanding so it would be great to see another couple thrown into the works.
So I suppose you’d all like to know how much weight I lost this time? Well, I started at 64.6kg and I’m now 62.5kg That’s a loss of 2.1kg. Haha, could I be a little bit more The Biggest Loser?
I estimated I’d lose around 2kg this time, mostly because my body wasn’t crying out to me as much as it was before the first cleanse. I’m still happy with the results, I feel so much more energetic and have been waking up early without thinking twice about the cold day I was stepping into and my eyes and skin are clearer.
I hope this has set me on the right path for Winter instead of my usual binge and put on Winter weight ‘because I can’.
So who is ready to try the soup cleanse now?
Following the success of her three beautiful scents M, Luscious Pink and Forever, Mariah Carey has brought us three affordable perfumes under the umbrella name ‘Lollipop Bling’.
The name Lollipop Bling is based on a cute, reminiscent track Candy Bling, off her most recent album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The song deals with lost, young love and innocence.
The three perfumes released under the Lollipop Bling title are also based on Mariah tunes. Mine Again, Ribbon and Honey which you would be most familiar with.
The perfumes will be released in kitsch ways including a lollipop rollerball applicator and a gumball machine gift set. The main reason for this (aside from Mariah being “eternally twelve” and fun-loving) is that the perfumes, alongside Elizabeth Arden, are a partnership with Topps Company which makes ringpops. Remember those? I haven’t seen one in ages!
The fragrances will be based on lolly scents such as pineapple, chocolate, raspberry and honey.
They are priced at US$35 and will be released in America on July 1 and with any luck we will get them in Australia soon after!
Pic from New York Times
You may remember a few months ago when I did the Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse and had excellent results.
Not only did I lose 3.0kg in the first four days, but I continued to lose another couple of kilos and keep a relatively healthy diet and lifestyle afterwards.
However, since doing the cleanse in March, I have felt myself slipping back into my old habits a bit so I thought it was time to give myself a boost.
This time I’m attempting the new Winter Warmer cleanse which incorporates the regular juice cleanse with some soups. I love this idea because not only does it mix up the flavours, but eating/drinking something warm always gives you oral satisfaction.
Things that are different from last time:
-I haven’t been drinking nearly as much alcohol so hopefully I don’t have those toxins coming out of my system. I’ve only had about three big nights of drinking since doing my last detox.
-I also haven’t been drinking soft drink. At least, not as often as I used to. I drank it literally everyday prior to my last cleanse, and after it, I just didn’t have the urge. There were a few times where I had ‘cola’ (the post-mix stuff) with some scotch, but I’d say I’ve had less than a litre of Coke in the last 3 months. That is a big deal for someone who in highschool drank 4L per day. That is not an exaggeration. Diet Coke replaced water for me. Urrrggggh.
-While last time I thought I’d have a hard time giving up Beer, this time I’m worried about Coffee! In the past few weeks I’ve become addicted and I’m scared that with this cleanse I’m going to get the withdrawal headaches. Hopefully my addiction isn’t as bad as I think so we’ll see how it goes.
-My starting weight last time was 67.3kg and this time it is 64.6kg. Losing three kilos last time, I wonder if my body will react the same way or if I’ll stay pretty stable?
The structure of the cleanse is roughly the same. Juice one is identical (apple, lemon, parsley, cucumber, cos lettuce, silverbeet and celery), juice two is also the same (lemon, agave, water and cayenne pepper) although it is served warm this time around. I loved this juice in the cold version, but hot is even better! It just tastes like a lemon tea and the bite of the cayenne pepper is blended in with the heating process.
The third bottle is the first soup of the cleanse. It has sweet potato, pumpkin, garlic, ginger, leek and vegetable stock and is delicious! Excellent if you have a cold too- it certainly cleared my sinuses out!
I started to get a bit of a headache around 3:30 in the afternoon, I had lots of water and green tea and it disappeared, I hope I don’t get another one tomorrow- I’m far too busy.
After that is another juice (apple, pineapple and mint) which goes down pretty damn easily.
The second soup of the day is asparagus, broccoli, cashews, green peas, leek and vegetable stock.
This soup is tasty, thick and filling. I prefer this one to the lunchtime one, although they’re both great.
Lastly there’s the raw cashew, cinnamon, agave nectar, coconut milk and vanilla bean juice. I am skipping this as I didn’t like them last time. Some people who I know did the cleanse or other friends who have talked about it loved this particular juice, but I’m not much of a cashew person and the taste is quite strong.
The Winter Warmer cleanse is the same price as the regular juice cleanse:
1 day- $75.00
3 days- $195.00
5 days- $325.00
For more information on the Urban Remedy cleanses head to www.urbanremedy.com.au
This has been in the works for a little bit and tonight you finally get to see the brand spankin’ new A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness.
A huge thankyou to the extremely talented Joelle Peters who not only designed and illustrated the new blog, but also had to put up with my billions of questions!
What do you all think of the new design?
I’ve had my eye on this adorable Peter Alexander nightie for a couple of weeks now and today I finally took the plunge.
Word of warning- if you’re going to buy it, get it from the actual Peter Alexander boutiques, their online store or their mail order system. I originally wanted to purchase it from David Jones but they were selling it for $79.95 instead of the RRP of $59.00. They had even gone over the $59.00 tag with black marker and although you could still see the $59.00 price through the marker, they wouldn’t budge on the price.
It’s part of the Sleep and Day range which features pyjamas which are a little more wearable for daytime, and I interpret this as still being in my PJs at midday and going to collect the mail- moreso than actually wearing it out as a dress.
I was also looking for bed socks today too. I have the most adorable pair which are like little mary janes and were purchased at St Vincent’s Hospital and I’m quite sure were crocheted by a 103 year old nun in the Hunter Valley*, but aside from that, my little tooties need some backups!
Shops are seriously lacking in this department right now. The best I could come up with were these hilarious Doona boots which are a rip off, cheapo version of some more superior and expensive ones I’ve seen elsewhere.
I bought my sexy, $12.00 versions from Target and while they came in a delicate powder-blue, heart print fabric, I opted for the purple shoe and bag print- They’re sooooooooooo Carrie Bradshaw I JUST DIE.
*They were actually crocheted by the awesomely talented woman who delivers the food to the patients at St Vincent’s Private. Apparently she also takes orders when she has a spare 2 minutes and can whip up a pair in those same 2 minutes. Unfortunately I’ve never come across her in all my stays at the Hospital.
When I got them home, I realised that they’re kind of like oven mits.
Am I right?
My baby darling Georgina had a big day today too, so I decided to tuck her into bed and read her her favourite story book, Who wants to be a Poodle I don’t by Lauren Child.
I found this gorgeous book at Lesley McKay bookshop on Queen St, Woollahra. It’s all about a pampered Poodle name Trixie Twinkle Toes who doesn’t like being a poncy little Poodle, basically.
It suits Georgina really well as she looks divine but she’s a bit of a rough-nut sometimes.
Man, my bed looks small in those pics. Freakishly giant me makes a Queen look like a single. I wonder what NBA players sleep in?
What recent purchases have you made? Does anyone have any hints for other cute jamies for Winter?
How pathetic are the Roosters? No, seriously. They beat one of the greatest teams one week and lose to the worst the next.
So here’s a quick outfit post for you anyway. Normally I despise girls who ‘dress up’ for the footy, wear heels and tonnes of makeup, but I was going out afterwards so I had an excuse.
I realised something funny with these pics once they were on my computer- My pants weren’t pulled up high enough so they look like they have a really low crotch and that my hips are really high up.
I do have a long body and a seemingly large pelvis, but it’s not really as weird looking as what’s projected in the photos.
Also, creepily, my face is super-blurred, like in the movie The Ring and I didn’t want that scary girl with the hair over the front of her face to come and kill you all in seven days so I just cropped them. Clever and considerate. I think in the last photo I was having a mini-tantrum too and I may have actually stamped my foot (which is why it’s further forward). What a total brat!
I’ve showed a picture of the lace top I’m wearing underneath my leopard print one, not because I wanted to show you my stomach, but because I wanted to tell a story of how I found it.
I’d been looking for a lace, long sleeved, stretchy top for ages. I didn’t mind if it had a high neck, but kind of liked the idea of it being ‘skivvy’-like (despite hating skivvys themselves).
I could only ever find body suits or tops which were unsuitable, but I knew I had seen this type of thing in shops in Kings Cross which sell costumes and…stuff.
Obviously I spend alot of time in those types of stores buying Cat’o'Nine Tails, Ball Gags, Dildos and Latex, Crotchless-Underwear; so I know about these things.
KIDDING. I used to live in Potts Point. I have the shop fronts of Darlinghurst road forever etched in my mind. That’s how I know about these things.
Turns out that strippers are quite partial to a bit of a lace number too. So I bought a dress like this one from Stripperwear.com except with long sleeves and a neck:
I must be taller than your average exotic dancer because it’s really short on me. If I wore it as a dress, you’d easily be able to see my bum. Oh….wait.
Well, lucky for you lot I’m not employed by any strip clubs, so it just gets worn as an under piece during Winter.
Because it’s not made of natural fibres, it’s very warm and it matches all my Leather, Tartan/Plaid and Leopard print clothing prefectly.
The pants I’m wearing are my faaaaaaaaaaaavourites at the moment. It’s such a shame they don’t photograph well. In real life they’re almost Oompa Loompa-ish. They’re really tight around the ankles and calves and then puffy out the side of the hips (which I love- anything to make my hips and ass look bigger and I’m obsessed!) and quite baggy around the crotch and bum, but not so much that they’re harem pants, just more like Jodhpurs.
What’s the weirdest place you’ve found something you’ve been coveting for a long time?
In my last post I described my sheer anguish over Basketball and exams. The very next day my team bombed out and went down to the Boston Celtics meaning that they were out of the competition until next season.
This left me with only high levels of anxiety toward my upcoming exams. One took place today and I have another one on Thursday. Thank God for only doing a couple of subjects this semester!
So, because I’m half way through now, I’ve come to the stage of the semester where I need to start planning my off-time.
For those of you who haven’t noticed, my name is Marlo. Hello, how are you? And everytime I meet someone new (particularly guys) they say “Daaaamnnnn you are beautiful!” wait, wait…no, they say “…Marlo, hey? Have you watched The Wire?”
This has been going on for a number of years now. For about as long as The Wire has been around (Weird, huh?). But I’ve decided that since I never have a clever answer to that question it’s high time I sat myself down and watched the entire series.
I hear that this Marlo Stanfield character is ‘powerful‘ and ‘badass‘ so we obviously have alot in common. I’m looking forward to it.
Other things I need to do include celebrating my 23rd Birthday! Yay! Growing old! Oh, who am I kidding, I’m still a bubba. I have the chubby cheeks to prove it.
I’m not entirely certain what I’ll be doing for my birthday yet. If you have any suggestions, let me know. It falls on a weekday so I think I’ll spend the day on my own crying going to the beautician, movies, lunch or whatever while all my friends are at Uni and/or work and wait until the weekend to celebrate properly.
I also don’t have a Birthday Outfit planned yet. Being a Winter baby has it’s downsides, like everyone is in Europe so they can’t come to your party, it’s always raining/cold so people never want to have a big night, it’s too cold to wear anything except sixteen layers of coats.
But for all the negatives, there are stacks of positives to having a birthday in the colder months like…uummm. You can..no…uumm. OK, there really aren’t any. The only real positive is that my Birthday is six away from Christmas so there’s none of that “this is for your Birthday and Christmas” nonsense some November/December/January babies get off their family.
If anyone has any kickass suggestions about any new bars or anything opening up in Sydney, let me know. I have my favourites but it’s always hard getting everyone together.
Wow, so really that’s only two things on my to-do list. Tough life.
What is everyone else doing during their uni hols? Does anyone have any ideas for fun things to do in Winter?
Also wanted to post a heads up to my friend Angie’s blog. *Click* You may remember her from such outings as ‘Fighting off girls to get at Kim Kardashian‘ and ’Empty Promises- The Festival formerly known as Future Music’. She’s doing a Keeping Up With The Kardashians giveaway at the moment, so head on over!