Gift guide for the UNICORN lovers out there!

Yep, it seems that every young girl around at the moment is obsessed with unicorns.  To be honest, there’s likely a lot of grown women too.

Anyways, I thought it might be somewhat helpful to find a load of unicorn gift ideas, ranging all the way from those perfect for the littlies to those that even work for the grown up with tendencies towards the fantastical.

I’ve listed my top 10 but if you click on the link it will actually take you to loads more!  There’s literally everything there from the stocking filler socks to the humungous inflatable sprinkler for those hot Summer days!

Take a look, it can’t hurt and if you do happen to see something that tickles your fancy don’t forget to use my code CAZ10 for a $10 discount at checkout (minimum $100 spend required).

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Link to all these Unicorn products and lots mere here!

1. Magical Unicorn Slippers – seriously, who wouldn’t want these!  They’re not only freaking cute but so soft and comfortable as well and at only $39 they’re also a bargain! The only catch is they’re quite big so not great for little girls but perfect as a present for mum or a teen!!!

2. Unicorn Floating Beverage Boats – oh, hell yeah!  Again, probably not the best for the littlies but perfect for a hot summer’s day when you’re having a chill in the pool.  These come in a set of 2 and are only $18.99 so won’t break the bank!

3. Unicorn Insulated Lunch Bag – okay, so this one is an ideal stocking stuffer for any little unicorn obsessed girl, boy, or non binary child!  How cute AND it keeps lunches cool.  Winner, especially when it’s under $25!

4. Unicorn Chatter Mate – as the name for this one suggests he actually speaks back to you … well, almost.  He does copy everything you say though!  The perfect little addition under any Christmas tree and under $30.  POW!

5. Dancing Darcey Unicorn – What a gorgeous accessory / toy for any girls bedroom!  The perfect little extra, especially at $29.99.

6. Jumbo Sized Unicorn Rainbow Float – OMG!!!  This gigantic pool / beach float would have to be the Christmas bargain of the century!  At only $51, a whopping 40% off, and FREE SHIPPING you truly can’t beat this!  Kids, teens, adults … who wouldn’t want this!  And it’s a unicorn!!!

7. Unicorn Manicure Vanity Set – the perfect stocking stuffer for any little girl.  Not going to lie, I actually have Hello Kitty nail clippers so I’m kind of thinking this is suitable for anyone with a vagina!  Yep, I said it!  Only $20 too.

8. Giant Inflatable Unicorn Yard Sprinkler – WTF?  This thing is truly AMAZING!  You don’t have to have a pool or live near the beach to enjoy this little ripper!  Measuring 2m high it’s sure to be a hit.  It’s $119 but shipping is free and let’s face it, it’s going to be a long hot Summer!  I want one and we have a pool!

9. Unicorn Socks – After a little surprise from Santa but don’t want to break the bank?  These gorgeous and super soft socks are the perfect little extra.  And only $14.99.  Why not?

10. Unicorn Theodor Plush Toy – Last but certainly not least is this super cute, super soft and super cuddly unicorn toy.  A perfect gift for kids and the perfect accessory for any unicorn themed bedroom.  Pretty sure this little cutie might be coming from Santa to this house for one very excited little girl.  Under $40 – get yours now!

They’re pretty much my top 10 UNICORN gifts.  Everything is linked so just click the titles for a more thorough and detailed description.  Also, if you go to my suggestions HERE you’ll be able to see loads of other ideas for unicorn style gifts.  Everything you can imagine; from unicorn pens, poo, and snot, to lights, ornaments, cushions, games, bags, books and even umbrellas.  There’s something there for every unicorn lover!

Take a look and don’t forget to enter CAZ10 in the discount code at checkout for $10 off your purchase (it’s gotta be over $100 … but with all these bargains that shouldn’t be difficult!)

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Happy Holidays!

The year is winding down and the holidays are almost upon us!  Not going to lie … this is easily my all time FAVOURITE time of the year!  What’s not to love … warm weather, time to relax, quality time with family and friends, barbecues, beach, pool … I could go on!

I love soaking up the Christmas spirit and decorating the house ready for Christmas.  I love seeing the lights twinkling and the kids smiling!  And seriously, who doesn’t love a daggy Christmas movie!  Elf is my all time favourite and we watch it without fail every Christmas Eve.

I’ve pretty much finished all my Christmas shopping … I like to be ready and organised for the kids so that I can take time to think about little gifts for my family and friends.

I know how hard it can be to decide on the perfect gift for some people but I figure those of you in my age group, and even those a little younger and older, then makeup and skin care products are a pretty good match!  There are so many girls who simply won’t spend on themselves so it’s a good way to get something they’d like but never actually buy themselves!  Did that even make sense???  I know what I’m trying to say, so I hope you do too!

Anyway, I’ve compiled a list of great buy make up and skin care that’s easily purchased online!

Husbands take note – we love to be spoiled!

Hope these suggestions help a little.  I know that I’d be happy receiving any of them!

With everything priced at under $65 I think there’s something for everyone!!!

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Girls Gift Guide

1. STILA – Double-Ended Blending Sponge – $17  : I have this and I love it!  Saves my hands being covered in foundation and leaves your skin looking so much smoother.

2. SMASHBOX – Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick – $61 : I absolutely love this stick.  The foundation end is perfection under your eyes and around your nose, while the contour end adds a little more definition; particularly to those of us in our 40’s who lack the shape we once had!  Combined with the Stila blending sponge this is a perfect practical gift for the girl who likely won’t spend much on herself!

3. TOO FACED – The Sweet Smell of Christmas – long wear lipsticks – $36 : Not only do these little beauties plump your lips but they smell freaking AMAZING!! And such a bargain!

4. TOO FACED – Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection – $55 : This is perfect for those of us who like to look natural (let’s face it bright blue just doesn’t work in your 40’s … actually, not sure it ever works) and for only $55 it’s such a great buy!

5. SOAP & GLORY – Glammed Total – $35 : All I can say to this is OMG!!!  I want this gift pack for myself!  It’s got everything from body creams and washes to complexion-boosting masks! And oh so affordable!

6. SMASHBOX – Holidaze Primer Trio Kit – $32 : I know a lot of girls out there, particularly those of us who are mums, wouldn’t buy this for themselves.  That’s what makes it even better as a gift!  There’s no point giving someone something they’ll likely get themselves and at only $32 this primer set is fabulous value!

7. SOAP & GLORY – Hands Yule Love – $14 : Let’s not kid ourselves we use our hands more than anything else and yet they usually get the least amount of attention.  This gorgeous set of hand creams is not only luxurious but the smells are to die for!!! And seriously, under $15 WTF?

8. SOL DE JANEIRO – Bum Bum Carnaval Magic – $55 : Ass cream!!!!  OMG!!!! Who doesn’t want some sweet smelling butt cream … it can actually be used all over your body – legs, arms, belly!!! And this gorgeous gift set even comes with a mist that you can spray on your body, hair, lingerie … anywhere!  As well as a delicious smelling lip butter!  This set usually sells for $89 but is currently on sale for only $55.

9. CLINIQUE – Nightime TLC – $55 : I love these products!  Such a great gift pack and so good for your skin!  It includes the following: * Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes & lips * Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for dry skin * Pep-Start Eye Cream * Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask.

10. MECCA MAX – All or Nothing Full Face Palette – $55 : I don’t  know about anyone else but I am frightful to look at in the morning but with this set you’re ready in under 10 minutes – easy!!! The palette is jam packed with everything required to help get your face from that God awful morning look to hot to trot ready to smash the day! There’s 20 colourful eyeshadows in a mix of metallics and mattes, 1 bronzer, 1 illuminator and 2 blushes, a lip gloss and an eyeliner. POW!!!  There’s even a mirror, so it’s perfect for travel.

All products can be found at MECCA.COM.AU

Don’t forget your free samples when you check out!

 

 

 

 

Online shopping … what’s your superpower?

Online shopping.pngI’m pretty sure everyone has a superpower … some just haven’t figured out what theirs is yet.  Mine … well, mine happens to be ONLINE SHOPPING!  Yep, I am an online shopping expert!  I can find bargains for pretty much everything.

I’m not really a fan of wandering aimlessly around the shops desperately hoping to find what I’m searching for.  Instead I’d much rather sit back in the comfort of a cozy onesie, drink in hand, scouring the internet for exactly what I’m after!  The list includes pretty much everything you could want … from home decor and clothing to holidays and every kind of gift you could think of!  Nothing is really off limits!

Fat mirrorTake today for example.  We’re in need of a flattering “skinny” mirror.  Who doesn’t need one of those, right?  I’m pretty sure if you’ve been keeping up with my blog you can guess why we really need one!  Seriously though, the full length mirror we currently have is sooooo un-flattering!  It just leaves me feeling depressed and miserable and like I may as well go and devour a crap-load of chocolate to wash away my misery. Anyway, I’ve Googled every type of full length mirror and they’re all sooo expensive … except for the “fat” ones and well, we already have one of those!

So I figured I’d try and find a bargain … and find a bargain I did.  Well, kind of!  It’s still expensive but it’s a fraction of the price I could have paid, and for exactly the same mirror.

So, here’s the mirror we decided on … The Winston Floor Mirror … and the price it started at was $1079 … WAY TOO MUCH!  I’d rather eat the corn out of my poo than pay that much for a mirror!

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Way too expensive to go for the first product you find.

Anyway, here’s how I got the best price possible …

1. Google the product.

Find the cheapest of the same product wherever you can.  I found the Winston Mirror for $549 at Temple & Webster (their direct website as well as their eBay page).

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Loads cheaper when you shop around … especially when you’re shopping online.

2. Compare postage.

Don’t be too quick to just jump onto the cheapest option you find … it may not be the cheapest in the long run.

eBay postage for the mirror was $83.36 … whilst the direct postage was a mere $64.95 in comparison.  Crazy, right?

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eBay postage was quite a bit more!  It saves to check the details.

 

 

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Same item from the same store … cheaper postage via their direct store though!

3. Search for promo codes.

Here’s the clincher … do a Google search for promo codes or discounts.  I usually find them!  You just have to be patient as many will have expired … but there are still generally plenty on offer.  Sometimes you may even snag a free shipping code or a 5%, 10%, 15% or even 20% off code.  Today I managed to find a $20 off code, which, whilst not a lot, still adds up!

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Always search for promo codes!  They’re usually out there!

The BEST clothing stores to nab great deals, I find, tend to be the American department stores!  I’ll leave that info for another blog though as I have so many great ones to share!  I’ve seriously just found some amazing bargains that I’ll share soon!  Can’t wait for them to arrive.  One major positive … you’re unlikely to be caught wearing the same outfit as anyone else … and let’s face it, that’s a genuine fear!

Happy shopping!

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Wanna lose weight and be healthy? Here’s my secret weapon …

My health journey has been … well … surprisingly … so far so good!  I’m pretty happy with myself; and I’m not an easy person to please (just ask my husband & kids).

I’ll admit though that I’m avoiding the scales at the moment … for two reasons!  Firstly, I don’t want to scare myself off.  I imagine it’ll take a while to see any results on the scales, especially if I’m actually starting to exercise now.  I think my results will be more about how my clothes fit … whether I’m like a sausage in a skin or not! And secondly, our scales suck!  You can step on them and have seriously put on 3kg overnight.  Literally 5 seconds later you step back on and you may have lost 5kg.  They fluctuate soooo much that I’d rather not try them.  They’re great when you’re losing weight but I’m not willing to take the risk just yet.

Anyways, I’m hoping I’ve found a secret weapon to a healthier lifestyle and healthier body … every morning I’m starting my day by swigging down a mouthful of apple cider vinegar!  I’m not gonna lie … it’s bad, really bad … even when diluted with water.  But the health benefits are supposed to be amazing so I’m chugging it down daily!  Morning and night actually!

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I’m using the organic, raw and unfiltered one containing The Mother!  Let’s face it Mother really does know best so … pow, down the hatch it goes.

For real, though… apple cider vinegar with The Mother is said to aid digestion and limit heartburn and reflux for starters.  It also helps boost your immune system and improves the condition of your hair.  Not only that, but it’s also known for its ability to help keep blood sugar in check and last but not least it’s also often used in skin remedies and beauty recipes. It can be used to help sunburns, skin rashes and mosquito bites (dilute it 50:50 with water though … it sure as hell stings otherwise).  With all those health benefits why wouldn’t you give it a crack!

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Exercising with my boy!

I’ve also started using an app on my phone called COUCH TO 5K.  The twins are taking turns following the program with me, so not only is it a great tool to improve our fitness but it’s some fun one on one time with my boys as well!  These little guys inspire me to succeed; to be a good role model for them and their step brother and sister.  They’re worth the hard work, exhaustion, sweat as well as the occasional stitch!

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Grateful these little guys want to join me!

We’ve not done much yet but we’re slowly building up … just gotta remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day … Dubai has been pretty quick  … but most cities have taken time!  And a lot of it!  Everything great takes time!

Anyway, my diet has been good … no more unhealthy snacks at all.  Maybe some random goji berries or pumpkin seeds now and then but not much else really.

And my meals, well they’re pretty good and easily maintainable long term so I think I’m going okay!

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I think the single MOST important factor in success is being in the right headspace though and I’m in it.  FINALLY!  Probably due to the fact that I’m being completely open and transparent and I desperately don’t want to fail publicly.  In my head though, I’ve got this and the more I tell myself that, then more likely I am to believe myself and make it happen!

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