Getting Ready for Summer

Oh lord the sun’s out and the temperatures going up and up… which means taking off the layers I’ve been hiding under the last few months and belive me it’s not pretty.

God I hate summer. I’m always exhausted, dehydrated, sun stroked and my legs are always hairy when I want to wear a skirt. And there’s a reason why I’m always in a long sleeve shirt when it’s hot out…

As much as I would love to hide under a thick knitted marquee, I’m trying out this whole new thing where I actually practise doing nice things and pampering myself, all in the name of self-love and all. And also, it’s too damn hot.

At least I don’t have to worry about fake tanning, thanks Indian parents!

Anyway, back to the point of this post, I got asked a few weeks ago if I wanted to try out an electrical wax thingy. and being that I was in dire need of defuzzing and that I love my gadgets I said a big fat yes please!Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 12.10.24 pm

Veet easy wax – electrical roll-On kit. The contents.

If you’ve ever waxed your legs yourself, you know the mental and emotional torture you have to go through.

It’s been 3 years since I’ve waxed, but oh I do remember the ritual of torture. Dont worry, I did defuzz, I shaved where and when needed, with what time motherhood allowed me.

So I gave the Veet Electrical roll-on a go. I don’t know if it was childbirth but I swear this pain was about 80% less than the other home waxing kit I was using.

Basically, you just heat it up for 20 minutes, roll the wax on your skin, and wax off with the cloth strip provided.  I only used one strip for my entire leg because the wax goes on so thin, the cloth doesnt get clogged up and gooey.

No grossness, no mess, and actually so easy. You can also purchase small roller attachments to do bikini and other small areas . I cannot recommend this enough , I honestly love it.

Lucky because I plan to live in skirts all summer.

Which reminds me, better get on to doing a summer wardrobe cull. It’s such a good feeling only having lovely things you actually wear in your wardrobe! more on that soon.

DISCLAIMER: While this is a sponsored post where I got a free product to try out, I would under no circumstances put myself through waxing my legs if I wasnt already a waxer.  I’m not that crazy. Also, I don’t write about products that are rubbish, because I really hate reading reviews of products that are obviously only written for the sake of freebies.

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My week In Photographs

What a gorgeous last few days of Winter in Sydney this week has been right? 26 Degrees on Saturday, crazy!

It’s been another busy week, mostly groundhog day revolving around the kid’s sleep, food, entertainment and trying to get some work in between.

And so the story goes. Before I know it it’s another Monday again. I hate Mondays. Not because I have to got to work, but because I feel like I should make some kind of plans for the week. A to do list so that I can be more productive. Oh the pressure. Luckily it’s usually over in a blink of an eye and by Tuesday, well, it’s too late to make plans so I can just give in to the daily routine. Yeay for watching the Gruffalo again!

Here’s what my week looked like. It was an unusually full week, we hardly ever manage to fit so much in!

starring maya first burger


Started off with this little munchkin tasting her first burger and loving it. And that little screwed up face is her latest camera smile style.

starringmaya succulent babiesMy succulent babies seem to be doing well… cant wait to replant them in cute little pots…or maybe I’ll make a succulent garden…  if Maya doesnt destroy them before.

starringmaya dolls house

This is my very special project at the moment. Maya and I found a doll’s house in an ugly but very solid brown wood at a garage sale. I’ve given it a couple of coats with gloss white rustoleum spray paint and I love how it’s turned out. Now on to decorating and furniture making.

starring maya beach

We went to Manly Sea life Sanctuary to see Maya’s beloved Penguins followed by fun at the beach.

Jewellery starring maya

Got a lot of photographing of jewellery done for Instagram … Love doing this. The wizards at the Peter Lang studio have always been so generous letting me borrow whatever I like to photograph. This necklace found its way into my jewellery draw. Oops.

starring maya portrait


And lastly my favourite part of the week was a wonderful portrait session photographed by Claude. I wanted a beautiful portrait of Maya and I for the blog and for my photo wall at home. This is just a sneak untouched peek but I absolutely LOVE it. Cant wait to show you more once it’s finished.

That’s it for now, tune in for hopefully more exciting things next time. Have a wonderful week! xxx


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