Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spotlight On: Hire A Box!

This post is sponsored by Hire A Box

Photo Source: Hire A Box website

Things have been mighty hectic around here for the last couple of months, what with multiple Birthdays, my son's Party, Father's Day, anniversary celebrations and the Royal Show, but I've almost made it through! I'm now enduring a five week long bathroom renovation process, and with all the house cleaning and preparations, a constant theme has been boxes. We have boxes everywhere! We've packed shizz in them, used them to move stuff, organise products and store things in until we have a bathroom and linenpress cupboard back! What can I say? Those cardboard cubes are useful! Which brings me to Hire A Box.

You may remember my post about Hire A Mover in July, well Hire A Box and Hire A Mover are part of the Hire Group, along with Hire A Packer. If you're moving house it can be exciting (just ask my relocation-addicted Mother-In-Law), but also a lot of work, not to mention stress. I'm all for anxiety reduction, and anything that will lighten my workload, and that's where Hire A Box come in handy. You can hire or buy boxes from these guys, because honestly, what would be worse than running out of boxes mid-pack? OK, there are worse things (eg, Adam Sandler's entire filmography, with the exception of 'The Wedding Singer' and '50 First Dates' {I can't hate a Drew Barrymore movie, although she's pushing it with 'Blended'} and 'Punch-Drunk Love'), but still, it's a sub-optimal situation. 

Hire A Box to the rescue! Photo source: Hire A Box website

Have pots, pans, toys, shoes, linen and clothes? Opt for a heavy-duty large box. What about CD's, DVD's, crockery and books? A medium box is ideal for these heavier things, and will even accommodate your vast wine bottle collection (it can't just be me with a laundry full of Cabernet Sauvignon?). Then there's the small box, perfect to house what's left of my sanity. Haha, joking, there is no small box (and barely any sanity at this point either. LOL).

Take note, fashionistas, because here's an exciting fact: Hire A Box even have Porta-Robes, if your clothing collection rivals Carrie Bradshaw's and you want to transport those threads in a fancy 'hung up' position.

Hiring is a great option because it's 30% cheaper than buying, and you can use the boxes for up to three months, with no delivery fee if you need a second, top-up order. Hire A Box will even come and pick up your boxes after three months, just make sure your cats have climbed out before they take the boxes away. Because that cat is gonna be hella confused when it wakes up in a box warehouse next to this guy (see below). I, on the other hand, probs wouldn't complain. #sowrong

Photo credit: Hire A Mover website

Confused cat. Photo source: Valeriya via Getty Images

So if you're in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide or the Gold Coast and require superior grade, durable cardboard boxes for moving, renovation (I feel your pain) or storage purposes, give Hire A Box a go! For more information, check out the Hire A Box FAQ.

Hire A Box can be contacted on 1300 858 446 and emailed at

You may also like Spotlight On: Hire A Mover

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks*

Hello strangers! As you may have guessed, I've been a hilarious combination of sick, busy and stressed recently, so I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front. It's hard to plan a kid's party, shop and bake everything when you're under the weather, but at the same time, I was kindly sent a set of six Rimmel Sheer & Shine lipsticks* a while back and I've really been wanting to tell you about them! I've posted about them on Instagram, but now it's time to have a closer look at the new range!

These babies have both shade names and numbering on the label. I received:

100 - Woke Up Like This
200- Glow-Rious Pink
300 - Pink Rules
500 - Red-y, Set, Go!
600 - Spin All Spring!
700 - Better & Brighter

(left - right) 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700.

They are called Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine and I'm definitely feeling the sheer and shine aspect! In my swatch photo I've had to apply a few layers of product otherwise the lighter shades don't really show up on my arm. I like that these can be built up for a bolder look, or worn as a light, sheer tint of colour. 

The finish is very shiny and pretty and I found these lipsticks wore quite comfortably on the lips. I'm kind of terrible at keeping non-matte formulas on my lips for long due to my habit of smacking my lips together, so for me these didn't last that long before I had to re-apply. I know it defeats the 'shine' purpose of the formula, but I actually prefer to wear these blotted off, as I like the flattering 'tint' left behind, especially from Pink Rules (300) and Red-y, Set, Go! (500).

(top - bottom): 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700.

Woke Up Like This (100) is too light for me and Better & Brighter (700) is right on my borderline of looking acceptable in terms of my colouring, but I may use it as a moisturisation boost before bed instead of a going-out lipstick! Spin All Spring! (600) looks confronting in the tube, however because it's so sheer, it looks really pretty if I use a light hand. Glow-Rious Pink (200) is a candy pink that for me looks the best as is (un-blotted) because it's subtle and isn't as much of a disaster once it starts to slip.

My picks of the bunch are Pink Rules (300) and Red-y, Set, Go! (500). Pink Rules is a gorgeous, bright and cheerful fuchsia pink, and as previously mentioned, it leaves a lovely stain on the lips if you blot it after application. Pink Rules, along with Red-y, Set, Go! are my absolute faves of the range. Overall, the Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine lipsticks are a great range from Rimmel, with some lovely shades perfect for Spring!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Party Month!

September is Party Month for us, so I thought I'd share some photos from our family celebrations. So far, we've enjoyed our Wedding Anniversary, Father's Day and a day at Adelaide's Royal Show. I'm now madly prepping for my son's Birthday and his Party. The party is a week after his actual Birthday, so I guess I'm making two cakes. Yay! No rest for the wicked!

Aloha Burger from The Bunker - Anniversary lunch
Some Brown Brothers Moscato with dinner
Wedding Anniversary dinner at The Woodcroft - Chicken Supreme
Mr 8 enjoyed his dinner!
We had a lovely Father's Day picnic at the place where we were married!
Spring has sprung!
A day at the Royal Adelaide Show!
It goes without saying, he won the Stare Off.
I Like Big Balls and I cannot lie....
Hell to the No.
When you find a dog with better eyeliner wings than you.


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