Monday, December 28, 2015


~  So...?  ~

S u p e r s t a r !

Far from being a real life Superstar it is nice every now and again to spray on a sassy scent and
just pretend. Even if it is just singing into my hair brush whilst picking up dirty clothes and toys
around the house.

I am addicted to this scent lately. It is so nice and fresh and works for both day and night.
With top notes of passion fruit orange, pomegranate & passionfruit, middle notes of freesia, lilly of
 the valley & heliotrope and base notes of cedarwood, almond & musk. This unique blend makes me
 a little nostalgic as both the brand So...? and this particular scent reminds me of my youth and being
a teenager.

This 30ml bottle has a secure round dome cap and is easy to spray. I found the scent to linger
for a good few hours before the need to re-spray. A nice size to travel with and fits nicely into my
average size handbag.

A cool, sassy scent perfect for bringing in the new year!

Other fragrances available from the So...? range include -
 So...? Kiss Me
 So...? (Original)

 Currently RRP $14.95 available to purchase from Priceline and
Big W.

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*This product was kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Sunday, December 20, 2015


~  SNAKKU  ~

Japanese Snack Subscription Box

November 2015 Unboxing!

Watch unboxing video! - Click here! :)

I love subscription boxes! I have reviewed quite a few varieties both here and over on my Youtube
channel and not all about beauty. I enjoy them no matter what the topic. I have also thoroughly 
enjoyed a few kid and all natural boxes and now I am so excited to share with you a snack box all the
way from Japan!

Snakku is a monthly subscription box which consists of a variety of 10-15 full size tasty snacks from
different areas in Japan each month for $38.95. There were well over 15 items in my box so I am
very impressed and would highly recommend checking out this box if you're after some new and 
different fun snacks to try and to have whilst on the go as they are all perfect handbag size! :)

Because I am Australian and do not speak nor can read a word of Japanese at all I was relieved to find
a trusty info card (in English!) as soon as I opened the box to guide me through each and every
product with info on what it was, how it was made and where it is from. Pretty awesome and
  interesting stories and I love how Snakku supports the small snack stores which produce amazing
 delicious foods!

Tokyo Banana x2
These cuties are a banana flavoured fluffy sponge cake consisting of banana maple custard in the
centre. Yum! I just love how cute these are with the little hearts printed on the outside. Aw!
They also taste delicious and are super soft and creamy. These are apparently very popular in Japan,
let me know if you have tried them!

Tokyo Banana Pie x2
These crisp cookies have a banana shape to them which makes sense since they are in fact banana
flavoured and made with real Tokyo bananas! I actually shared these with my 2yr old son who
happily munched away on them and then was asking for more! Poor little man, I may have to
source some more! Really yummy, I almost wish I hadn't shared them! ;)

Mame Yakko x3
These came in three different flavour variations. Spicy Dashi Broth, Edamame & Traditional roasted
Kinako soybean. This have a light crisp crunch to them and are very tasty! Perfect for a quick pick
me up snack throughout the day when you only have a few seconds to spare! (My life!)

Kinesha x3
These three flavours - Chocolate, Plain & Maple are oh my gosh so moreish I think out of the whole
box I enjoyed these the most! These have come from a small boutique snack store in Ginza, Japan.
If word gets around about how yummy these snack are they won't be small for long! These folded
butter biscuits are folded in very thin layers making them very light and crisp when eating.

Sweet Sake Soft Candy x5
These soft chewy sweets are not as sweet as your very common sugary snack. These seem more
grown up and are actually very addictive! Five did not survive very long at all! I can't believe these
are literally just rice sake! A flavour very different to what my Aussie palate is used to. A
refreshing change. 

Seasonal Meiji Horn x1 Box
These delicate biscuit sandwiches made with real purple jam were quite unique in their make up with
their ends being sealed with chocolate. A nice sweet snack to have in between meals. Both my 4 and
2 year olds gobbled these up in no time! I had to make sure I at least kept one for myself! I wonder if
these come in other flavours? Very nice packaging and I liked how they were individually wrapped.

Nidoage Mochi x2
Initially I thought these looked like Churros, however upon closer inspection and taste testing these 
are actually nothing like them! These have a much more savoury flavour and are quite hard to bite 
into although being very light and crispy on the inside. These snacks have been double grilled and
soy glazed. Soy glazed...Mmmmmm!

Mukashi No Senbel x2
These too had more of a savory taste with a hard crisp exterior. Grilled in a clay fire kiln, these rice
crackers were a yummy snack to have in-between meals and was easy for me to eat whilst still 
running my mad self around the house trying to get everything done. My 2yr old son got hold of one
at some point and proceeded to throw it down after attempting to bite into it saying "Ah rock!" So 
maybe too hard for little 2 yr olds! haha!

Double Anzutsumi x2
Sometime after filming my unboxing/first impressions video of this box I discovered that I had
actually guessed these two flavours incorrectly! The one on the left is actually Red Bean and on the
right is Sweet Potato flavoured. Not the kind of flavours I would usually eat here in Australia,
however I am always open to trying new foods and so this was exciting for me! The exterior was a
soft sponge and surprisingly the gooey texture in the centre was quite sweet for the savoury
flavours. Interesting, not bad, just interesting to the palette, I would have to get used to these.

The end! :)

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*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own


~  Beautorium  ~

Beautyheaven Rewards

(December 2015!)

One of those little things which make your day just that little bit better and more exciting than bills
arriving in the mail is when Beautyheaven open their (virtual) doors to their online shopping event
that is Beautorium. Where loyal members (such as moi) can redeem their points accumulated
from participation on the site for beauty products available in the 'shop'! Hooray!

As usual I have absolutely NO self control (I did try, really I did!) and spent all of my points.
Yep my balance is back to literally zero! Time to get busy again with reviews, comments and
referrals for the next event rumoured to be held in April 2016. Too exciting! :)

Enough babble, onto the items I spent all my points on...

If you know me than you know I am Kora obsessed! I love the range of certified organic products
and ingredients. They feel so nice on the skin. I am so happy to have been able to pick up this
body wash for 750 points. It is a good 150ml and retails for $37.50. On the pricier side for a body 
wash so very happy to have picked it up for free! There were also a few other Kora products in
the shop, however I didn't have enough points to splurge on them all. Hopefully they will still be
available in April. This one has been added to my Kora collection of Day & Night Cream &

MOR Pepperberry & Cardamon Hand & Body Wash
Ah MOR is such a luxury brand to me. I have always found their products to be ultra rich and
always smell ah-mazing! This one is no exception with the blend of Pepperberry and Cardamon
smelling very sweet and like black berries! Reminds me a little of Lush Snow Fairy. :)
On the steep side at 500 points, however quite a large 350ml which should last a while.

Schick Intuition Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Razor
This product is no stranger to me having first used it in a trial for Beautyheaven and then continuing
to stock up on it in a past few Beautoirums. This is my all time favourite razor! The smell is so
yummy and creamy as it the formulation of the moisture block which makes shaving so smooth and
gentle and easy! I just love it! This cost me 260 points. (Review!)

T.B.N. Nail Colour in Little Miss Mila & In The Nude
There where quite a few other shades to choose from in the shop but I ended up settling on one of
my fav classic hot barbie pinks and a nude as I am slowing creeping into liking that kind of neutral
hue. Only 50 points each, a complete steal and I cannot wait to paint with these!

Romantic Colour Eyeshadow Palette by T.B.N.
I almost didn't get this last product, however I spent all of my points on the very last day of
Beautorium and thought what the hell why not? At only 100 points I couldn't resist. There was also
another colour variation available which were all black/greys which I feel would be a little too 
dramatic for me so I decided to go with these gorgeous soft pinks, burgundy, charcoal and white
highlight. I have not tried any products from TBN before so I cannot wait! So much fun to be had I 
am sure! 

Bonus FREE Samples!
If you are a regular BH member or Beautoirum alumni then you would be well aware Beautyheaven
always throw in a few free samples with your order and this time around these are the ones which 
came in my haul. So very happy with them and of course super excited to try some newbies! Woo!

Watch my Beautorium Haul here! :)

What is the best product you have redeemed in Beautorium?
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*These products were redeemed via the Beautyheaven points rewards program
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


~  November Empties  ~

Previous Months - January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October 

Velvet Moisturising Beauty Bar (Review!)
This had a nice classic clean scent which was lovely to use and lasted ages! Really affordable and
the whole family helped me use them up. Even the kids seemed to enjoy, so gentle enough for them.
Very moisturising and non drying to the skin as well. :) 

QV Gentle Shampoo
This was a great little sample tube which I used on both my 2 and 4 year olds hair. It had a mild scent
and foamed up well and was very soft feeling. I liked how shiny and smooth it made my kids hair. :)

Organyc Regular Tampons (Review!)
Not much to say here, great product, does the job and the kind which are better for the environment
get my tick of approval!

Sealicious Hand & Nail Cream
Received both this and the the Sealicious Foot Cream little sample pots in my gift bag from The Doll
Connection blogger event recently. This was my first time trying the brand and even though they 
were small amounts to try, I liked it after just a few applications.

Sealicious Foot Cream
This was one of those slightly minty foot creams which felt soothing on my skin. I really liked this 
and by morning my feet felt really soft and smooth!

Revlon Beyond Natural Lashes
I loved these lashes. They were slightly more bold than my usual choice, however still looked really
good, especially on camera where it's less noticeable. I would buy/wear these again!

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser (Buy!)
There are only a few facial cleansers which keep my skin looking clear and free from spots and this 
was one of them. Of course I have to use it twice daily which fits perfectly into my regular routine.
It didn't dry out my skin and kept it looking fresh as well.

Organic Care Summer Mint Body Wash (Review!)
This was a huuuuuge pump bottle which I actually picked up in a previous Beautorium. I have finally
finished it up! It sure took a good while, which I don't mind because it also made great bubbles in my
kids bath and the scent was very mild and the formula gentle on both my and my little ones skin. :)

How are your empties going coming toward the end of the year?
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*These products were kindly sent to me for consideration/review
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own