The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

A little while ago, Mumpty wrote some fictional stories on a few of her favourite Auckland burlesquers.  And this Friday night, she's done a wee update.  Do enjoy ... Duchess deBerry Remember that saying: Always be you ... unless you can be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. Then, always be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. … Continue reading The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

Updated taking stock tag

Hello bloggy-verse!  So I haven't done a "taking stock tag" for a while now - in fact the last one was here - and I do so enjoy them, so here goes - please enjoying reading along to see what's happening in Mumpty's little world! Making: 9 page weekly newsletters for my daughter's netball team.  She … Continue reading Updated taking stock tag

Maybelline Dream Cushion liquid foundation review

I was given this foundation by a beauty blogger friend of mine and I was pretty grateful I have to say - only the day before I had scraped the very last of my Maybelline FitMe from the bottle and hadn't had a chance to pop down to my local Warehouse and splash out the … Continue reading Maybelline Dream Cushion liquid foundation review

Congratulations Miss Viva Las Vegas 20

She freakin' did it!   Congratulations to the new, pinup perfect, Miss Viva Las Vegas 20  ... Miss Monique Sweet! Congratulations to Monique - I am so, so, so proud of her!  What an incredible couple of weeks she's had - first her long-awaited wedding to Sam (she is now Mrs Kimber-Bell) and now, winning the … Continue reading Congratulations Miss Viva Las Vegas 20

Best of luck to this beauty

First of all, a massive congratulations to Miss Monique Sweet, who married her sweetheart, Sam, very recently and is off on her honeymoon in Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 20. I wish you all the very best Monique - you will knock their sox off! Reppin' the Kiwis in … Continue reading Best of luck to this beauty

A girl, an earthquake and how she survived it

When I first posted this back in February 2016 I was unprepared for the flood of comments, shares and views that would result from it.   People were obviously blown away by Monique's courageous and terrifying experience during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This year Monique is getting married and she is also competing for the title … Continue reading A girl, an earthquake and how she survived it

The quirky Kiwi pinup …

(... let's vote for her for Vegas) Check out this gorgeous babe.  Her name is Miss Monique Sweet, and she is a very good friend of mine.  She is also one of the funniest, sweetest, and yes - quirkiest - women I know! With an amazing sense of personal style - that mixes vintage, modern … Continue reading The quirky Kiwi pinup …

C is for Christmas …

Here's Mumpty's little guide to Christmas ... in spelling format because I'm a geek like that. C is for consumerism (as in rampant!) ... when you read that bit you would be forgiven for thinking this is going to be an anti-Christmas post, but believe me - it's not - I LOVE Christmas!  I get that it … Continue reading C is for Christmas …

Product review: break-up make-up balm by Goodness Natural Beauty Lab

A while ago I did a review on the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab's Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil (you can read it here) and it impressed me so much, I decided I very much wanted to try their break-up make-up balm ... and so I did! One of the initial drawcards for me was the … Continue reading Product review: break-up make-up balm by Goodness Natural Beauty Lab