Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Priceline 50% Off HairCare Haul


Hi guys! Super quick post today, just outlining what I got in the 50% Off HairCare Priceline Sale last week! My main goal with these sales is to stock up on my staple products, because there's no better time to buy them, but I have to say, I occasionally throw caution to the wind and use the opportunity to try something new. How do you shop the half price sales?




Products Bought
~ Schwarzkopf Super Styling Lacquer 
~ 2 x Batiste XXL Volume Spray (could only fit one in the photo)!
~ Hair Recipe Strawberry & Mint Cleanse Shampoo
~ L'Oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Shampoo
~ L'Oreal Preference Hair Colour in Light Rose Gold

The Schwarzkopf hairspray and Batiste volume sprays are both staples in my haircare routine, so I had to snap them up. I love using the Hair Recipe cleanse shampoo as a first shampoo to remove any built-up product, before going in with a volume shampoo. I've gone back to the Fibralogy thickening shampoo but I've got a horrible feeling it's being discontinued (which always happens with my favourite finds!). The reason I think this is because my quest to buy the accompanying L'Oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Serum was quite a difficult one! Everywhere I looked didn't stock it and the other products from the Fibralogy range were getting low too. I eventually found one serum at a supermarket, but I don't like my chances of picking it up again. The two Pricelines I went to didn't have it, and their Fibralogy shampoo and conditioner stock was super low. And lastly, I bought a new Preference hair colour. My roots are dark at the moment, so I'm going to have to lighten everything up first or this just won't work. I'm interested to see what rose gold comes out like though!


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Restaurant Review: Spaghetti Meatballs




Spaghetti Meatballs
47 O'Connell Street
North Adelaide


Hi guys! Today I'm bringing you another restaurant review, namely one-dish North Adelaide restaurant Spaghetti Meatballs. You may remember my piece on Spaghetti Crab, well thats finished up and in its place we have Spaghetti Meatballs, featuring a brand new dish to try, you guessed it, the iconic Italian classic, spaghetti and meatballs. Brought to us by Ruby Red Flamingo, but showcasing Vittorio's recipe instead of Carmela's this time!

I'm glad we were seated inside this time, because it provides a point of difference to our last visit. I can report our table for two against the wall was cosy and felt private even as the night wore on and the place got busier. We sat on stools but they were comfortable and not too high up (trust me, this can be a problem if you're short like me!). On the other side of the restaurant were booths that accommodated larger parties. In the middle is a strange bus-like bar situation that I'm still trying to work out!




We started off with a couple of Lemonatas which went down a treat. So refreshing and tangy! We got a bottle of table water, ordered our meals and before long were brought a basket of bread with a little pot of chilli. I knew this was potent from our last visit to Spaghetti Crab but lived on the edge and put way more chilli on my bread this time. A wise decision, because as it turns out I can handle more than I give myself credit for. This just prepped my tastebuds for what was to come!





Let's talk balls! When you order Spaghetti Meatballs for two it comes out on a large silver platter with a huge pile of spaghetti in the middle and eight gigantic meatballs, four on each side. Included is a set of tongs to lift the pasta from the platter to your plate. And lift I did! I honestly wish I could cook pasta this way, guys. It is cooked perfectly so that it's firm to the bite, or 'al dente' as they say in the business. I always overcook mine, which is why it's such a pleasure to eat spaghetti that's been cooked properly. The big balls of meat were juicy, tender and full of flavour, and pretty much the highlight of my night. I would definitely go back for the meatballs, time and time again. We also got a pot of extra sauce to dollop on our pasta, which was good because you can never have too much pasta sauce! And they don't forget the parmesan, as your waiter will sprinkle on as much as your cheese-lovin' heart desires. I ordered a glass of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, a delicious red wine which was the perfect accompaniment to our Italian feast.









The service, once again, was super friendly and helpful. The food, along with the amazing service all contribute to a homely feel and a really nice, comfortable atmosphere that gives you the warm and fuzzies. If you love authentic Italian food, that's as hearty as it is delicious, I recommend you try Spaghetti Meatballs!


Spaghetti Meatballs are open Thursday-Sunday, from 5:30pm-late. You can reserve a table by calling 08 8361 8714.
Don't delay, because like Spaghetti Crab, they won't be around forever!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Top 5 Beauty Faves!




Hi guys! I haven't blogged about my Beauty Faves for a while so I thought I'd let you in on my top five products I've been loving over the past few months. I try not to repeat Faves, so hopefully I haven't written about these ones before. I would love to know your product raves too, so let me know in the comments!

Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Pen 030
I believe this is one of three products in a new range from Revlon. This one corrects dark spots and circles, there's one that corrects dullness (which I also bought to try out in the recent Priceline Big Brand sale) and the third one corrects redness. Interestingly, a lot of the shops I visited only stock the redness and dullness pens and not the dark spot pen, my fave! I apply this product after my eye cream as a first makeup step; the formula is creamy and light and the product blends in perfectly, not caking or emphasizing fine lines. I find it really helps correct my dark under eye circles and would recommend it if you have the same problem. Look out for the half price sales at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse, as there's no need to pay $24 for this!

Maybelline BROWprecise Micro Pencil
I keep on adding steps to my brow routine (I honestly think they are what I spend the longest on!) but this is one product thats really come in handy. I always use the sales to pick up new products to try, and I'm glad I got this super fine pencil. If you're after definition or a little help on the outer edges, this baby is reliable and effective. I only really use it to lightly define along the bottom line of my brows, because I find if I use it along the top as well everything starts looking too unnatural. I'm impressed the pencil hasn't broken off at any point either, because it's really tiny, so I was worried it would happen!

John Plunkett Collagen Eye Lift Firming Eye Cream*
When my BeautyHeaven Beautorium haul arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of freebies included with my order, and this was one of them. This eye cream is so good! I started using it and saw immediate firming and lifting results and legit use it every morning now! I love how much this cream improves my under eye area, and if I had to pick one product out of my five faves to insist you try, it would be this one. I will definitely be buying this once my current tube runs out.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup
This foundation contains broad spectrum SPF 18, caffeine and goji berries. So my all-time favourite foundation was Revlon Colorstay, but this has now taken its place. There are a few different things I love about it, along with the fact that Maybelline just flat out make fantastic foundations, in my opinion. Firstly, the shade 120 Creamy Ivory is probably the best match for my skin I've ever come across. It suits me perfectly and as a result, it just looks so natural. Also, the formula is the perfect consistency, it blends like a dream, stays put all day and provides such a flattering finish, especially if your skin is showing signs of ageing. I love this base!

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme*
The first time I used these I was iffy on them. Cut to recently when I kindly received them in a curated beauty box from Priceline Pharmacy, and now I love them! I'm so glad I gave them another chance. These are exfoliating pads that contain glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids, which basically work to weaken the bonds holding dead skin cells together, unclog congested skin, exfoliate and refine the skins texture. I use these around four nights a week before bed, and my skin has really cleared up and is looking more radiant. I'm getting addicted to their fragrance too! I have a little mini pack of these that I can't wait to take away with me over Christmas!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

GIVEAWAY: WIN a $100 Good Food Gift Card!




Hi guys! I'm so excited to let you know I'm running a fantastic Giveaway to WIN a $100 Good Food Restaurant Gift Card! You can use this gift card on food and beverages at hundreds of restaurants across Australia! Who doesn't love eating out, and it's even better when it's free, right? This is being run on my foodie Instagram page @imhungrymax to thank you, my wonderful followers, for all your support. I appreciate every single one of you and really enjoy connecting with the amazing Aussie foodie community. If you're not already following me on Instagram, please hop over, follow and join in the fun!

If you'd like to see all the participating restaurants you can feast at using the Good Food Gift Card, you can do that on their website here. Restaurants include Lenzerheide (SA), Public (QLD), Icebergs Dining Room & Bar (NSW) and hundreds more, across every Aussie state (don't worry, I checked. I don't want anyone to be left out!).


PRIZE
~ 1 x $100 Good Food Restaurant Gift Card



Entering is super easy! Head on over to my foodie Instagram account @imhungrymax and enter now!

The Winner will be picked randomly and notified via Instagram DM and on the Instagram Giveaway post. This Giveaway is open to Australian residents only. This Giveaway will run until 11:59pm Adelaide time on 8 October 2018. GOOD LUCK!

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