The (material) things Mumpty wants in July 2017

Mumpty always has a number of things on her phone's "watch list" - i.e. a list of purchases that would be made if there was lots of spare money running around in her wallet!  Here is July 2017's list:   Black Orchid OR Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford  - uuugggghhhhh I can't decide!  They both … Continue reading The (material) things Mumpty wants in July 2017

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

When Mumpty went to WOW …

For the uninitiated, WOW stands for the World of WearableArt which, at its heart, is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world.  But it is SO much more than that; it's essentially a visually spectacular couple of hours of fashion, frivolity, dance and all-out entertainment, and what could be better … Continue reading When Mumpty went to WOW …

Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil review

Recently I was gifted a bottle of the beauty-award-winning  certified organic chia seed oil from the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab, and my goodness ... it's fab! I'm not normally a face oil-lover to be honest; I've tried them in the past and they seem great for a few days (even amazing at first) but after … Continue reading Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil review

How to be a good burlesque audience

So ... I have been to quite a few burlesque shows over the last few years, and I've also been backstage at many burlesque shows as well (by the way ... it's a marvellous place to be!) and so I've come up with a few tips which, if you follow them, will make you a … Continue reading How to be a good burlesque audience

Three (more) things I’d buy a million times over, and one I wouldn’t bother with again

Back in February last year, I wrote this post about three things I'd buy a million times over, and two I wouldn't bother with again.  So, back then I was thinking about some of the products I've purchased as a result of online "hype" and whether or not that "hype" was actually justified in the product itself.   … Continue reading Three (more) things I’d buy a million times over, and one I wouldn’t bother with again

Things Mumpty wants in July

Things Mumpty wants in July ... Mumpty always has a number of things on her phone's "watch list" - i.e. a list of purchases that would be made if there was lots of spare money running around in her wallet!  Here is July's list: Black Opium by YSL - I am about to run out of … Continue reading Things Mumpty wants in July

M.A.C Makeup Party: the Mumpty edition

On Wednesday, the 13th of April, M.A.C launched their first ever "counter parties" in New Zealand. There were nine parties in all, held across the country and hosted by local beauty bloggers. Mumpty was lucky enough to attend the Hamilton #macmakeupparty, with her daughter, hosted by beauty blogger, Kirsty Leigh of Makeup Obsessives. We were greeted … Continue reading M.A.C Makeup Party: the Mumpty edition

It’s a beautiful thing …

Firstly let's start by mentioning that I am a HUGE Dita Von Teese fan - no surprise there!  The reason I mention this, is that I read her new book over the Christmas holidays (Your Beauty Mark - read it, you'll love it!) - in it she advocates having a gorgeous compact to make you … Continue reading It’s a beautiful thing …

My 2016 Vision board

Do you have a vision board?  I LOVE mine ... it's in my dressing room and, as you do with vision boards - I love to cover it with the things that make me happy.  In fact, I'm not 100% sure it's a vision board as such; it's more a space that I collect things … Continue reading My 2016 Vision board