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- High from a dinner out at Toko Surry Hills on Thursday night, I started it off by turning off my computer early on Friday night, and deciding that I was NOT going to fuss around about all the work I had to do. Instead, I took my kid sister Josie to Civic Video and she chose the all-star Valentines Day for her Friday Night In with her Big Sisters (you’ll meet her soon, she’s reviewing Stephenie Meyer’s latest for Wordsmith Lane). That coupled with the copious amounts of candy corn I ate after tracking it down at a nearby lolly store, and staring at the gorgeous book by JoJo Moyes that I wanted purely on the merits of the cover alone, made for a great night.
- Saturday was an average day, but all weekends cannot be of the grand sort. I went to be weekly osteopath appointment to treat my back (in the aftermath of my car accident it has been really painful and prone to various stuff-ups that I would rather not dwell on) and hit the shops a little while later, where I picked up a gorgeous Cooper St Clothing dress that I can’t wait to wear. The beauty of it is its desk-to-date factor: I can throw on a blazer for work and wear it with tights, then change out of those on my way out. Saturday night I hit Fiance’s Best Man’s Girlfriends’ 21st, wearing my beautiful black tutu skirt, lace top, black patent pumps and a gorgeous red high-waist belt recently purchased from Ebay. The look was polished off with one of my fave clutch purses: the black patent YSL Y-Mail clutch which I ordered over the phone from Perth luxury store Cult Status, and which makes me feel like a million bucks everytime I carry it.
- Sunday was pretty chockers. After an early morning mass at St Joachim’s, I went to see my future mother-in-law and Nanna, and they surprised me ith my very own Mad-Hatters hat (copied from the latest Alice in Wonderland flick by Tim Burton). It’s a little too big for all our heads, so it’s going to make a great centrepiece or decorative item at my Mad-Hatter’s Kitchen Tea Party this October.
- After my busy morning, my plus one and I headed to the Brad Ngata hair salon in Sydney’s Surry Hills/Darlinghurst for an amazing blogger event held by the team at Maxted Thomas PR. The event was a great way to catch up with the staff and other bloggers, as well as play students in the art of skin care and make-up thanks to the pop-up stalls for some of their great clients. Canapes and Champagne were free-flowing in great testament to this agency which recognised the contribution that bloggers and social media users make to the media/beauty industry. Sometimes it’s so easy to be overlooked in favour of the print titles and the like, so it felt great to know that our work still matters to the industry. Big thanks must also go to my gorgeous mate and wedding planner, Danielle of Entertainment Solutions International for being my plus one at the event.
- And before I headed home on Sunday night, to write like a mad woman (see, the work catches up with you eventually) and eat McDonald’s in front of the TV, I joined some bloggers for a visit to the Benefit store in Paddington, where I got my eyebrows professionally shaped and tinted (and then my lashes and make-up done too). I was so enamored with the store and its staff (and my new eyebrows, which almost a day later, I can not stop staring at in the mirror. I tell you, I used to be so modest but post-brow shaping and tinting, I feel rightfully vain) that I had to have a quick chat with their Brow Expert Hannah Terrett about the process and why it’s so great for the face. Try to ignore my animated hand gestures and my frequent use of the word amazing (as you can see I was quite stunned by the awesomeness of the whole Benefit Shebang), and do enjoy my first foray into Wordsmith Lane TV. If you want to check out the Benefit services for yourself (they come highly recommended from yours truly, among other, far more glamorous peeps), call in to your nearest store and check out some of their great brow, lash and make-up packages, most of which are redeemable for product. If you just want your brows waxed, it’ll set you back a mere $25 for a great session with the pros. Watch and see why it matters.