Sunday, 1 June 2014

The May Rundown

May is done and dusted! Can you believe we are almost halfway through the year? It feels like it’s just whizzing by! Here’s what I got up to this month.

Out & About

Work has been a bit hectic as we are gearing up for the field season which requires A LOT of preparation. I did manage to get out with friends to a delicious little tapas bar at Southbank called Olé but I was too busy drinking wine and eating tapas to take any pictures! I was also given tickets at the last minute to attend the launch of Ciroc Coconut at Dandy’s Rooftop Bar at the Fox which was fantastic. The cockatails were delish, as was the food and we discovered the magic of Uber, which is a private taxi service. Great night all up! This month also saw the launch of the vlog section of KaBOOM! Cosmetics which I am thoroughly enjoying, so please head over to YouTube and subscribe to my channel.
Some snaps from the Ciroc Coconut event

The other big news is that I got fitted for Invisalign. If you haven’t heard of them before, they’re a less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. I have some very wonky teeth that I’m getting straightened out and while I won’t actually start the treatment until next month at the earliest, I’ve been all fitted out and am just waiting for the retainers to be made. Let me know if you’d like some updates on the journey to better teeth.

I almost forgot to include this part but I also visited the Benefit Brow Bar and let someone near my eyebrows with hot wax for the first time in 10 years! I was really worried but my fears were completely unfounded and my brows are looking fab. Let me know if you’d like to see a post on my experiences at the Brow Bar.
Before (left) and after (right) my visit to the Benefit Brow Bar. I know it doesn't look like much here but it made a HUGE difference!

Blog Rundown

 Here are a few of my favourite posts from this month:

Her Fashion BoxUnboxing (April) – Her Fashion Box are running behind on the boxes and I wasn’t overly impressed with the April Box. Click through to watch the unboxing.

Milk Hair – I was invited down to have my hair done by the lovely ladies at Milk Hair. I was so impressed with the salon service and the way my hair turned out, I definitely recommend visiting this salon if you’re in Brisbane. Click through to read about my day at the salon.

Mother’s Day – Who can forget that it was Mother’s Day in May? I wrote a very special post about my mummy. Click through for some real feels!


I discovered a few fabulous new products this month, as well as rediscovering some old friends. 

1. Bye Bye Miss American Dry Cherry Body Lotion – This is an amazing body lotion by Anatomicals, who have recently launched in Australia. Bye Bye Miss American Dry is a deliciously light, cherry scented confection that I have fallen head over heels in love with! I think I’ve used it every day since I bought it. I like to sing “American Pie” very loudly and off-key in my best Don McLean voice when I use this. PS – I don’t sing off-key on purpose, it’s just a natural talent of mine. 

2. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel – Despite the name being an absolute mouthful, the actual product has been my BFF this month. I have had a pretty good run with my skin lately (thank you, Mask of Magnaminty!) but I have had the odd spot around my nose or chin. I’d forgotten all about this little blemish blaster but found it lurking in my bathroom cabinet and gladly started using it again. It’s a clear gel that forms a kind of barrier over the spot and dries it out/does something magical to make it disappear. The only downside is that if you’ve been naughty and squeezed or picked at the spot (guilty), it does sting a little when first applied. Other than that, I’ve found it works pretty much overnight to make spots all but disappear. It’s also great for those nasty, painful, under the skin pimples.  

3. Lush Let the Good Times Roll Cleanser – Surprise, surprise, another Lush product that I love! This is the most delicious smelling cleanser I have ever come across, it smells like caramel popcorn and is a bright yellow colour. It’s made with polenta and it both moisturising and exfoliating. You use it the same way you use Angels on Bare Skin, Dark Angels and Herbalism, by taking a pinch and wetting to make a paste. My skin has been loving this and it always makes me feel better when I open up the container and get a whiff of caramel, mmmm!   

4. Coconut Revolution Lip Balm in Cherry – I was lucky enough to win the giveaway hosted by Sarah from More Than Adored and received a great Coconut Revolution Prize pack. I’ve been nursing a slight obsession with both coconut and cherry this month and this lip balm is a great combination of the two. It’s made with cold pressed coconut oil and is very moisturising as well as having a nice pink cherry tint and smell. Going into winter, a lip balm is never far from my hand and I can see this one being a favourite for the cooler months.  

Other things

While May wasn’t as action packed as April, it was still a great month for me. June will be a bit of change because I’ll be heading into the bush for the field season. I really enjoy most aspects of working out in the bush but being away from home for 3 weeks at a time is difficult and the phone reception goes from dodgy to non-existent! I will be scheduling all my blog posts in advance so no change there but I might not reply to comments or be as active on Instagram and Twitter, so if you don’t hear from me, it’s because I’m out in the middle of a paddock getting my hands dirty! 

Bring on June!

Stay beautiful

Dani xx


Lily said...

I can see the difference after you had your brows done! I'm considering trying out Benefit's brow parlor

LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

KABOOM! Cosmetics said...

I can definitely recommend them, they are real pros! My brows are looking pretty fab, if I do say so myself :)

Kate Flint said...

Sounds like May has been an awesome month for you! I hope June is just as eventful and satisfying :) Happy May!

Kate |

KABOOM! Cosmetics said...

I always feel like I didn't do much but it seems like quite a lot once I write it all down. Here's to a happy June too!

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