Good luck Miss Monique Sweet!

Recently I wrote a post about my gorgeous friend, Miss Monique Sweet, who is competing for the inaugural title of Miss Moonshine this Sunday at Trentham - you can read all about it here. Anyway ... I know she is slightly terrified about the competition, but I also know she has put lots of effort into it … Continue reading Good luck Miss Monique Sweet!

Five quick facts about body painting

Last year I was lucky enough to do an interview with the world's leading body paint artist, Joanne Gair.  Joanne (aka Kiwi Jo) is an amazing Kiwi woman at the pinnacle of her field as a trompe l'oeil and makeup artist - we did a two-part interview - read part one here and part two … Continue reading Five quick facts about body painting

If I had $800 to spend at Lush …

A while ago I decided to do a little series of posts on what I'd buy if I had $800 to spend in certain places, 'cos I'm shallow like that! Sadly, I don't actually have $800 to randomly spend on unnecessary things, but I'm not going to let the facts get in the way of a … Continue reading If I had $800 to spend at Lush …

The magic of the Faberge egg

Ever since I first read about them at the age of around ten, I have been fascinated by the fragile and exquisite beauty of the Fabergé eggs. Fabergé jewelled eggs were created by Peter Faberge between 1885 and 1917; the most famous of these eggs were made for the Russian Tsars, Alexander III and Nicholas … Continue reading The magic of the Faberge egg

Summer essentials tag …

This post was inspired by a "winter essentials" tag I saw on one of my lovely, most supportive follower's blogs, The World of COS.  If you want to see her original post, click here.  Anyway, because I enjoyed reading The World of Cos's version so much, I decided to create one of my own ... … Continue reading Summer essentials tag …

Moonshine dreamin’

In the lead-up to the very first Miss Moonshine competition in Wellington on the 1st of February 2015, I thought I would take this opportunity to do a little profile on my very good friend, Miss Monique Sweet, who is entering the competition. The pinup competition is being run by Moonshine Rod and Custom and Glory Days Magazine … Continue reading Moonshine dreamin’

Billion dollar baby face …

If like me, all your makeup products seem to run out at once, you’ll know that sinking feeling you get when you have to shell out the big bucks for replacements! Makeup’s not cheap, but whoa … did you know there are false eyelashes out there that retail at $1,350? I mean, seriously?! When I … Continue reading Billion dollar baby face …

Five iconic handbags

Handbags, even more than shoes, (I know!), are one of my biggest passions, so I thought it might be a bit of fun to do a quick handbag version of my "Five iconic" series.  Which kinda sounds a wee bit OTT really considering currently my "Five iconic" series consists of "Five iconic fragrances" and that's it!  But … Continue reading Five iconic handbags

Burlesque at The Nivara Lounge

Back in mid-December (and goodness that seems like a long time ago now doesn't it?!) I was lucky enough to be asked by the fabulous Ms Tittle Tattle to be a backstage helper at her annual Christmas burlesque show; Burlesque at The Nivara Lounge.  And, as with all Bombshell Burlesque productions, it was a fabulous … Continue reading Burlesque at The Nivara Lounge

Weird, beautiful and wonderful historic jewellery

Now I think I have probably mentioned previously that I am a bit of a history geek - if not, well now you know - I am!  I love the Tudor age in particular and I am also a rather big fan of jewellery, so when I discovered a Facebook page recently called The Fly … Continue reading Weird, beautiful and wonderful historic jewellery