Thursday, April 17, 2014

What an eventful few days....


Went and got my hair done on Tuesday (the roots) no haircut just a trim as I want to grow it and am wanting this style when it gets long enough - which means I have to go through the horrible stage of waiting for it to grow. 

Anyway before I continue on the next part of this story, I need to backtrack a little, I went for a warrant on my car the other week, passed but said the alternator belt needs doing, I was thinking yip will do it soon, and forgot about it, well on the way home from Tauranga (about 60Kms away), the battery light and the alternator light came on - whoops, I was on the back road in the middle of a gorge with no cellphone coverage, needless to stay I had a moment of panic before I decided I needed to remain clam and think - I turned of anything that would take battery power. I knew had a few km's before the battery would completely die, so all I could do was drive carefully and get as far towards home before it died, at this stage I had no idea how long it would last. Well I can tell you I never been so happy to see the sign saying Rotorua. Anyway the car died... lucky I was out of the gorge, yes I was on a yellow line where I shouldn't park but it was safe enough and there was nothing I could do anyway lol. Called AA they towed it to to their garage and fixed it for the next day. 
Just when I thought it was all good, the bloody thing is only just turning over and starting ggggrrrrr. Tomorrow when this rain has stopped I will check the battery is not loose else it will be back to the AA garage on Tuesday - trust this to happen on a long weekend :(. 

Anyway Easter weekend is here and I am going to be studying, David is helping a friend move to her new house, it is the lady who lost her husband at the beginning of the year, so I will use that time to study. Chris and his girlfriend have gone up to Auckland for the weekend to Chris's dad. 

Oh and some exciting news, my legit "Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette" arrived this week, it is pure bliss :). Speaking of makeup etc - think I need to change my face products, my face stuff is not working as well as it could be anymore, so figure it is time for a change, also am going to change my hair products, as my hair is getting bored with what I have been using for a couple of years now. Oh and some other exciting news, "NZ Sale" have "Butter London" nail polishes for only $15, needless to say I had to order a few.... They are animal friendly, and hard to find in New Zealand, and if you do they are normally $30 each, so could not let a bargain ;like that go by now could I :).

Now speaking of weight and health etc.... I have been thinking while I have been sitting on the loo with constipation, it is really a good thinking place as no-one disturbs you when you are on the loo :). Anyway most people who talk about wanting to lose weight, are doing it to be healthy, but if the scales don't show what you want them to, you get upset and pissed off, and many of us say stuff it.... so this got me thinking, why when we have a good week at food etc and feel really good about ourselves and then jump on the scales and BOOM we all of a sudden hate ourselves get pissed of etc.... as the scales maybe up or show only a little loss. So why weigh in then, isn't it better for us to feel good about what we have done for the week or month and not worry about the scales, because if you have eaten well, exercised enough, and you feel good about yourself, you will be more likely to succeed the following week or month. Whereas if you weigh and the scales don't show what you think they should, you beat yourself up. If you are really honest about your food and exercise, surly the scales will move in the right direction over the long term.... I know of a few people who no longer use the scales sure, they still have bad days, but the majority of the days they feel great about themselves and they are not stressing about what the scales say and use their energy on doing positive things in their life. I believe scales have a lot to answer for, after all we are all doing this to become healthy, and if we do really want to be healthy and focus on that, surly in the end the scales shouldn't matter. As eating healthy and exercising healthy will surly make our bodies healthier regardless of the what the number on the scales say, shouldn't it? 

Monday, April 14, 2014

I am.....


Constipated again ggggggrrrrrrrr, oh and to top that off, I also have a urine infection...

Anyway this weekend we didn't get up to much, as I am still not 100%, but did go out for lunch to "Aroma Cafe", it was quite nice - and this is what I wore:


I got to try out the Urban Decay Electric Palette today you can see it "here" if you don't know what I am talking about and the lipstick is from the "Lime Crime Velvetines Range in Pink which can be purchased from "Beauty Bliss" for those in New Zealand :). I am in love with this lipstick, it lasted nearly all day with eating and drinking....


Top - "Autograph" 2012
Skirt - "Holy Clothing" (Black Midnight Seanna Scalloped Hem Gypsy Ruffle Peasant Boho Skirt - Not sure if they still do this particular skirt). 
Shoes - "Number One Shoes" 2013
Handbag - "The Rainbow Shop" Byron Bay 2013

We also went into "Number 1 Shoes" where I got these wedge sandals, they had 30% off, they are a low wedge, so a good one for me to start learning on, as I have not worn any shoes with a heal in years and years... They are so comfy, and I am so excited I found a pair that could ft my swollen ankles :). They are "Caitlin Sandals"

I am going out to lunch today with a friend, and am hoping to wear them then, had lunch with another blogger LeeAnne last week, which was really good :). 

Am getting my haircut and roots done tomorrow, as you can see by the photos they are in desperate need for a touch up. I am also going to grow my hair out a little :)

Have a great week one and all, I will more than likely do a post on Wednesday to show you my hair, well sometime this week anyway :)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

OMG I am in love.....


With, this - How can you not be, who needs brightly coloured candy from a candy shop when you can have this - ok for those in the States this is old news but for us Kiwi's it is still all new and exciting :)

What am I talking about, yes the new "URBAN DECAY ELECTRIC PALETTE"

And here it is in all its glory...even the box is nice and summery - forget that we are heading into winter, I am always a summer person all year round, ok maybe a spring/summer person.


I can not wait to try these colours out.... How can you not love these colours....


Yes I know I should have swatched them etc first.... but it just arrived and I was so excited to blog about it, but will do a swatch etc another day soon.


How can you not love these colours...... Speaking of colours the names are from left to right

Top Row - Revolt, Gonzo, Slow Burn, Savage, Fringe
Bottom Row - Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, Trash.

I am in love...


Thursday, April 10, 2014

What does one do, when they are 2 weeks bed ridden apart from sleeping....


Surf the internet and watch lots of youtube....

And spend money on things....

I am planning to do a vlog of everything when it all arrives, which will hopefully be the end of next week, but some stuff has arrived so here are some photos...

Beauty Bliss have 15% of for today only on all Lime Crime Products - Code is Lime15 - Ends Midnight Tonight :)

First up from "Beauty Bliss" I got the new "Lime Crime Velveteen" in the shade Salem. This is such a cool lippy :)


Below I got two Lime Crime Lippy's - one is from "Beauty Bliss - Poisonberry shade" and the other one I got from "Makeup.co.nz" - shade "Mint to be"


I also got these two nail polishes... Both Lime Crime of course, I am really loving this brand :)
The shades are "Pastelchio" and "Milky Ways"


Here it is on my nails the shade "Pastelchio"


Also from "Makeup.co.nz" I got this eye palette also from Lime Crime, I wore the green one yesterday to match my nails and my outfit, when I met up with LeeAnne for lunch :)
I can no longer find it on their site but here it is on the "Lime Crime" website, if you want a closer look at it - this one is called Aquataenia :)



I also went to the "Soundshell Market" on the weekend and purchased this silver surfboard necklace :)



So thats been the spending spree for now, oh and did another order from Beauty Bliss today, while they had 15% of Lime Crime stuff today only :)

Today the weather is crappy, Chico has been freaking out, she hates thunder, and starts to shiver and pant etc... we give her a natural pill to help calm her but sometimes it is just not enough :(.

Have now caught up with all the assignments I had extensions on, tomorrow I have an online test... not feeling that confident but nothing I can do now, except do my best :).

This afternoon I am getting my eyebrows done and Tuesday I am getting my hair done, the roots need doing again, and am thinking I might grow it a little, so I can wear extensions when it gets longer, still not sure though.

Last night I was saying to David, that I wished we had planned a trip to Aussie this year, oh well we didn't, but have decided if we are still together next year we will plan and budget for a 3-4 week trip to the Gold Coast. As for our relationship, have no idea what is happening, we both decided to make no major decisions till the end of the year. 

Anyway thats it from me for now, I have 4 more packages arriving, some clothes from "ASOS" and some more makeup from "BeautyBay" and I bought some Urban Decay stuff from "Ebay" and as well the order I just did from BeautyBliss for the Lime Crime stuff that was 15% off :)

Have a great weekend all, and may do a post on the weekend, if not then, then early next week :)

Stay safe and keep smiling :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hi all....


Well I certainly don't ever want to get food poisoning again, it took me 3 weeks to recover nearly fully... Have no idea where I got it from, it was a notifiable strain, and the health department, said you normally get that particular strain from a swimming pool, or a farm or water from a bore, and as I had not been anywhere like that, there was no way to determine what could have caused it. 

I am hoping to start back walking again tomorrow, but will start again at 1km :(, oh and have managed to lose 4 kilos of the 12 kilos originally lost, so can live with that :).

Managed to get extensions on assignments, so will have a busy week getting them all done this week :(

The week after, I need to get the roots done on my hair, thinking I might also look at getting some extensions, which will mean I might need to look at growing my hair a bit...., also my eyebrows are in desperate need of a tidy up, so will that as well the following week, would love to get it done this coming week, but to much study to do this week...

Yesterday David and I got a yearly pass for "Rainbow Springs" here in Rotorua, am going to try and go once a week for a walk around it. We went for a walk around it yesterday as we were waiting for Miss Chico to get her haircut...




And this is what I wore...


 Skirt - Not sure (Maybe The Warehouse)
Shirt - "Virtue" (Aussie Last Year)
Necklace and Earrings - "GemBox" - Boho Love Box
Nail Polish - Lime Crime (Once In A Blue Mousse) - "Beauty Bliss"
Sunglasses - "JayJays"
Handbag - "The Rainbow Shop" Byron Bay - Sorry the photo is crap and you can't see it)


This was pretty much my first outing in 3 weeks, so was nice to get out, then today we went to the "Soundshell Market" here in Rotorua, it was not that great, as winter gets nearer the stalls get less and less - sad really considering Rotorua is suppose to be a tourist city. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Still alive...


Today is the first in nine days, I feel like I am actually human....

OMG this horrific smell has just passed my noise, I think it has to be Chico... yukk yukk and yuk.

Ok still no walking, in fact have been visiting the hospital getting IV fluids, also when they did bloods it showed low potassium levels, so been having potassium pills for that, am now waiting for todays blood results to find out what they are, so I know if I can decrease the meds or what. I also did a BM sample, but that won't be back till tomorrow. Up until today what I may have has not been very nice, but now they back to thinking food poisoning again - gees wish they would make a decision lol. The only positive it is not a virus as know one else has got it thank goodness. 

I have lost 10 kilo's since last Sunday, shame it is only fluid and most if not all come back... I am eating only minimal food, like maybe a piece of toast and a mandarin a day, since yesterday. So needless to say any chance of going wheat free, has currently gone out the door. 

Steph and Rob moved into their own flat on the weekend, when I am better I will go and visit. They were flatting with someone else, but now they have just the two of them. 

Anyway just a quick update, as I am still not up to much and time to have another nap....

Yay just heard from nurse, potassium levels are back into normal range, so we decrease the meds and see if we can get to no potassium meds by the end of the week :)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I scheduled last Sundays post from Saturday...

I won't do that again, cause Saturday night, everything went to the crap literally... I have picked up a virus or a bug.... since Saturday night, I have had a 1/4 of a 1/4 piece of toast.... and sucked on a couple of ice blocks and now keeping some ginger ale down.... I have lost nearly 8 kilos since Sunday morning (good thing I can afford to lose 8 kilos)...  I think things are turning around a little today, else tomorrow I will be at the doctors.... As long as I take my meds throughout the day at 1 or two at a time, I think I am keeping them down, unless they are going straight through me, but I am not going to check for that.

I always get worried a little as this can be how CRPS can transfer internally, but positive thoughts it aint going to happen...

Needless to say there has been no walking, no photos, I am in bed all day sleeping... I have asked for extensions on the assignments, as there is no way I can read a computer screen...

Anyway so thats it for now, the 21st will be a no go unless by some miracle I get better today but doubt that is going to happen.

Bye for now..