Despite being officially in Autumn, Sydney is still all over the shop on the temperature front and my nemesis – humidity – seems to be going nowhere fast. I love makeup – clearly, I have a large enough collection to support the whole cast of MAFS – but when everything’s a bit sweaty, I’ve learned that less is more and have a few faves that I roll out when I need to dial back the shine and stop my makeup from rolling down my face before I’m back from the school run. Here’s my ‘go to’ 5 minute face for… View Post

I adored The Nightingale, the first book of Hannah’s that I’d read, so snapped this one up when I spotted it on the shelves in my fave book store in Byron and devoured it in one delicious reading binge. Having taken us on a heartbreaking journey to occupied France in The Nightingale, this time she takes us to the wilds of Alaska and a very different tale.  So, if you’re thinking of giving it a whirl, here’s my review of Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone. The Great Alone – the title inspired from a poem about Alaska called “The Shooting of Dan… View Post

Despite having listened to innumerable Youtubers wax lyrical about the importance of a well-shaped brow and being a makeup junkie with drawers of product, I’ve always been very hit and miss on the brow front.  But then something changed. Maybe it was because this neverending, sticky summer has bleached my delightful, ginger brows a transparent shade of blonde (we’re talking albino here) or maybe the message just finally hit home. But it did, and it’s made a big difference. I now have a handful of corkers on rotation and feel somewhat ‘undone’ without my brows. Some are new to me, some… View Post

Crazy Rich Asians is really having its moment in the sun with the recent release of the movie adaption of the same name, so it was the obvious choice for my beach bag, when I spent a couple of weeks in Byron recently.  Written by Kevin Kwan, it’s the first in a trilogy, is told from the perspectives of the five key characters and is a satirical, epic yarn which brings together two different cultures and classes with disastrous results. When Chinese-American Economics professor Rachel Chu is invited by her Singaporean boyfriend, Nick, to attend his best mate’s wedding back home,… View Post