Friday, August 9, 2019

Netflix Recommendation: Dead To Me





Hi guys! I've just finished watching Dead To Me on Netflix, and I was really impressed with it. This dark comedy really struck a chord with my warped sense of humour and I'd certainly recommend you give it a go if you have Netflix (is there anyone left who doesn't at this point?).


~~ NO SPOILERS~~

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
Genre: Dark Comedy
Seasons: 1 (10 episodes), renewed for a second season
Country: United States


This series is essentially about the friendship between two women. They meet at a therapy group and form a strong bond whilst grieving for their respective partners, who have recently passed away. Jen (Christina Applegate) is having a very tough time dealing with the death of her husband in a hit and run accident (as you would!), meanwhile Judy (Linda Cardellini) has a much more positive outlook following the death of her fiance.


Dead To Me follows their journey as they support each other and grow closer. However all is not as it seems, and we begin to learn Judy holds a pretty fucking big secret! There's a couple of great plot twists, and watching Jen discover the truth and uncover the mystery is half the fun of this engrossing series. The two female leads are magnificent in this, and carry the whole show with aplomb. The subject matter seems depressing, and although it is dark, the comedy provides relief, and again, the acting is superb. Christina Applegate is required to run the absolute gamut of emotions in this, and she is so watchable, excelling in dramatic, moving moments whilst still displaying the impeccable comic timing we know her for (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, TV's Married With Children) in other scenes.

I was a little bit 'WTF?' at the how the last episode ended, but honestly it just makes me excited to see where they will take this in Season Two. Go add this to your watch list now and thank me later!




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Friday, August 2, 2019

Mani Monday: Multi-Colour Autumn/Winter Nails!




Hi guys! I haven't done anything remotely interesting with my nails in such a long time, so when I saw the below photo in CityMag, I was inspired to put together an Autumn/Winter Mani! I thought this look was amazing and really wanted to re-create it. So I went through my nail polish collection looking for suitable shades, and this is what I came up with. It's slightly different but has the same vibe. I hope you enjoy!

Inspiration......

Photo Credit: Jessica Clark

I saw this photo in this CityMag article about the stylish looks found on Moonta Street in Adelaide. These gorgeous nails belong to Sia Tam, who is currently studying business. I am in love with this look!


My Re-Creation....



The Polishes I Used.....

~ The Body Shop Colour Crush in Red My Mind
~ Furless Lacquer in Freak*
~ Essie mini in Cocktail Bling
~ Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Unwine'd*
~ OPI Lacquer mini (shade not on bottle)
~ Essie mini in Good To Go (Top Coat)




I used Red My Mind from The Body Shop on my thumb nails. This polish is beautiful! To me this appears more orange than red. I'm crushing on the shade and the deliciously smooth and easy to apply formula. I even asked The Body Shop about it but they haven't made nail polishes in years! I remember I picked this up in a discount bin for around $2!

On my pointer fingers is Freak* by Furless. I love this shade. A few years ago I was kindly sent a bunch of polishes from their grunge-themed line. They're edgy and cool, and I'm yet to get sick of them! I don't think they sell nail polish anymore but you should check out the Furless Instagram page for make-up looks that are out of this world!

On my middle fingers is Cocktail Bling by Essie. This impressed me with its lovely formula. I'm so glad I picked this because I'm not usually into grey, so it forced me to try something different. I really like it!

~ I applied two coats of every polish, followed by the top coat, by the way! ~




I used one of my all-time favourite shades, Unwine'd* from the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range on my ring fingernails. Hooley Dooley, is this a gorgeous colour! Absolutely perfect for Winter, too. I was originally sent this as a press sample but I've bought at least one, if not two, bottles since. I wrote about it in my May/June Beauty Faves and you can read more about the Color Therapy range in my blog post here. Highly recommended!

I used the little yellow mini from OPI on my pinky fingers, and although there's no shade name on the bottle I feel like this was from a discontinued Shrek Forever After mini pack I won (released 2010, thanks Google). Ugh this is so bad and lets down the whole look in my opinion. The formula is thin, uneven and streaky AF. Maybe because it's 9 years old? Oh well, they can't all be winners!

As a top coat I used Essie Good To Go. It produced a super shiny finish, but has the tendency to 'pull off' the colour on the nail, so I had to be very careful when applying to just do the bare minimum amount of strokes to get it on there.






What do you think of this look? Are you a fan?




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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hola! Condesa Torrensville Bar and Restaurant Opening!


Condesa Torrensville
180 Henley Beach Rd
Torrensville SA




Hi guys! Last week I attended the opening of Adelaide's newest Mexican bar and restaurant, Condesa Torrensville, located inside the Hotel Royal on Henley Beach Road. Condesa offers a new take on traditional Mexican food, encapsulating the essence and flavour of the Mexican streets. This is a vibrant, funky, modern restaurant offering delicious Mexican fare and tempting cocktails you simply must try!

'La Condesa is a beautiful bohemian district within Mexico City. The streets are lined with trees, stunning Art Deco buildings and a bounty of hip and arty boutiques, restaurants and cafes. From cosy and charming bookshops during the day to dancing in the streets at night, you will fall in love with the place.'


Eggplant Frito

Foodies will be delighted with the gourmet options available, each dish bursting with authentic Mexican flavours. Head Chef Ashley Nguyen, formerly of Mexican Society, has put together an impressive menu, elevating each dish and adding an inspired modern twist. His philosophy is 'food is everything' and this certainly shows on the plate! Some of these yummy temptations include; 16-Hour Beef Cheek Fajitas, Roasted Chicken Mole and Chargrilled Ancho Chile Octopus. If you're intimidated by octopus there's Loco Fries, Vegetarian or Pork Canitas Nachos and four types of Tacos, so there really is something for everyone! The menu is versatile, so although it's designed with sharing in mind, you can definitely eat alone (or just simply not share, haha). There's even a Kid's Menu consisting of 'safe' options such as nuggets, fish or half schnitzel and chips (my 11 year old is super fussy, so I'm always relieved when safe options are available) and tacos, nachos and burritos for the more adventurous kids! And yes the kids meals include an Ice Cream Sundae! HOLA!

Chicken Flautas
Chargrilled Ancho Chile Octopus + Classic Margarita
Cauliflower Frito Taco
Wild Mushroom Tostada
Smoked Chargrilled Elote
Chicken Tinga Taco

Condesa looks gorgeous with cute little cactus pots decorating the bar and tables and a bold, colourful Mexican wall mural expertly painted by The Walking Creative. This is the ideal background for selfies, and Insta-worthy food and drink pics. There's also a roaring open fireplace, perfect to warm you up this Winter!

Sparkling White Sangria FTW!

Classic Margarita
Roasted Chicken Mole
So. Many. Nachos!
Hibiscus Kingfish Ceviche

Condesa really love Tequila, so it was perfect that the official launch took place on the 24th of July, World Tequila Day! On the night I enjoyed their Classic Margaritas and Sparkling White Sangria, but they have an extensive Drinks Menu, so it would be remiss not to mention a few more options. There's Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Lychee Martinis, Gin Berrys and Cherry Sours, as well as a wide range of wines and a lovely range of SA gins, each paired with a unique selection of delicious garnishes and Fever-Tree tonics. For a non-alcoholic option I would highly recommend the Guava Jarritos; I tried hubby's and it was delicious!

And because we all love a great deal, here are Condesa's Current Specials!

~ $20 Sangria jugs, all day, every day!
~ Hola Friday! (5-7pm every Friday!) $10 Margaritas ~ 2 for 1 Tacos ~ $10 Loco Fries ~ $7 selected Mexican Beers! 


Oh! My tray of Sangria has arrived! lol


You can check out Condesa's menu at their website here and keep up to date with their specials on their Facebook page.





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What's your favourite Mexican dish?