2 January 2017

2017 - My year without resolutions!

   Sydney 2017 Fireworks. Photo: Wolter Peeters (http://www.smh.com.au) 

First of all I'd like to wish you a very happy new year!  🎉 🎉 🎉

I haven't posted on here since 2014 *guilty face* but I have been (slightly) more active on my Instagram page, so if you want to check out what I've been up to lately on IG just click here 💁

So here we are at the start of a new year and no doubt resolutions are being made. I too had a list of things I really wanted to accomplish for this year and after having such a shitty year with health problems in 2016 I was ready to approach my 2017 goals with a 'YOLO' attitude.  I was preparing to write my goals so I went on Pinterest for some inspiration on how to layout my goals for the new year when I came across the concept of "intentions". In a nutshell it's basically like having resolutions without the pressure of feeling like you must complete what you set out to do. At first it seems like some cop-out devised this so that he or she wouldn't actually have to follow through on what they set out to do, but it's actually more of a realist's approach to goal setting.

The process of having new year's intentions is the same as setting your new years resolutions, the only difference is that unlike a new year's resolution, having intentions is meant to not make you feel like a failure if you don't accomplish what you set out to do. Not fulfilling goals affects everyone differently and some people may be severely set back mentally and physically when they don't accomplish what they set out to do. Personally, I think that the intentions method seems kinder because if you don't meet your goals, the intentions are left at just that - intentions. The word itself is a lot more flexible than the word "resolution" which has an undertone of finality.

Whatever method you do choose the important thing to remember is to not beat yourself up about not accomplishing your goals. We never know what life has in store for us so don't feel bad for any set backs. Not accomplishing a goal you set out for the year doesn't mean that you're a failure or that you'll never be able to do it, it just means that it'll take some time to finish what you set out to do and that's ok. Sometimes we also make goals and we realise half way through it's not what we actually wanted. It's also ok to scrap a goal if you no longer want to do it. You don't always have to follow things through if it's not right for you.

I'll end it here for now.
So once again happy new year!
May you accomplish your goals for this year...or not...whatever it's all good! 😉

18 December 2014

Review of the November 2014 Lust Have It Beauty Box

I unsubscribed from Lust Have It! months ago because I was sick of getting so-so products delivered late but I recently availed an offer from them to get the November box for only $7.95. I can't pass up a good deal so I jumped on it as soon as I read the email. I only wanted to get the one box and I didn't think I'd be re-subscribed immediately so I got a bit of a surprise when I saw that I had an invoice for the December beauty box. I didn't really mind because I liked what was in the November box but I unsubscribed anyway. The November 2014 Lust Have It! beauty box contained 6 items - 7 if you include the beauty bag it's packaged in. I posted an image of the items I received on Instagram and in the photo you could see that one of the products was broken. Besides that though, I love everything in the November Lust Have It! beauty box.

Here is what  was included:

  1. Aveda Color Conserve. RRP $49.95, 100g. Received 10ml Deluxe Sample

    This leave in treatment is designed to protect coloured hair. I haven't coloured my hair in years but I love the herbal scent of this product so I'm going to use it on the ends of my hair to give it extra hydration.

  2. So Susan Luminizer. RRP $35, 15g. Received Full Size Product

    I already have this luminizer (Most likely from the Lust Have It! beauty box) and I have been using it alot more since the weather in Sydney started heating up. It's a water based product that's designed to melt into your skin and highlight the areas you've applied it on. I apply it on my brow bone and underneath my blush. It's also great for vegans because it contains no animal by-products and is cruelty free. Unfortunately this product arrived damaged for me. I've since covered up the top of the tube with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying up. I' m yet to receive a response about a replacement product from the LHI team.

  3. Natralus Paw Paw Gel. RRP $6.15, 30g. Received Full Size Product

    A non oily, non sticky relief gel. This is a MUST HAVE for summer. I was a little silly on my recent camping trip and didn't apply sunscreen adequately so I am still peeling. This gel soothes and cools down the skin and dries matte. There's no colour and no scent so it's perfect for outdoors. I love it. I'll have to dedicated a whole review for it.

  4. Essenzza Facial Treatment Masks. RRP $4.95 x 2. Received 2 Masks

    Suitable for all skin types but I haven't used it yet because of my face peeling from sunburn, but when that passes, I'll be using this on DIY facial masks.

  5. The Cosmetic Kitchen Pressed Mineral Blush. RRP $34.95, 8g. Received Full Size Product

    A pure pressed mineral blush compact. I received the colour Raw Cacao which looks like a dusty pink shade. It's too light for my skin tone as a blush but perfect as a highlighter. The packaging is a black matte compact. Simple but I love that it's in a classic colour. Not 100% in love with it but I'm happy it's included in the beauty box.

All of the goodies came packaged in this pretty and practical pink mesh beauty bag. I remember writing in a suggestion (from their monthly  questionnaire) that they should package their items in a clear makeup bag so I was happy to see that they do this now [And in my crazy little head I like to take the credit for this HAHA!)

I'm more than happy with everything here and even happier that I only paid $7.95 for it. As I said earlier, I am subscribed for the December 2014 box so if that impresses me A LOT I could re-subscribe, if not at least I wouldn't be leaving Lust Have It very disappointed.

What did you think of the November 2014 box? 

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