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Thursday, March 24, 2011

I found this hilarious Mug Shot Mug on zazzle today. A mug... with a mug shot... A "Mug" Mug!!! Waahaha!! For some reason I find that extremely amusing. A great way to start the day. Staring into the face of a rather frightening crime boss gangster dude.  Still, I don't think I'll get over the idea of having a "Mug" Mug.  I think it would make the coffee taste even better...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Melvita have created a beautiful range of certified organic floral water containing all natural ingredients sourced from organic farms.  These organic cosmetics are perfect for those who want to move away from chemical-based cosmetics and skin care and support organic farming in the process.

The floral waters are distilled from dried or fresh plants to preserve the unique aromatherapy benefits and healing properties of each plant.  French women have used floral waters as part of their skincare for hundreds of years.  Perhaps it's time we caught up!

The most popular in the Melvita floral waters range is the Eau florale de Rose (Rose Floral Water)

Rose Floral Water

This delicate floral water can be used for skincare or aromatherapy purposes.  The floral water is distilled from rosa damascena petals, known for their astringent and anti-aging properties.

Other floral waters include chamomile for dry skin, lavender for normal/combination skin and cornflower to calm irritated skin and pamper the under-eye area.

If you are thinking of making the switch to organic skin care products, you will be choosing products that are natural, safe, free of petrochemical derivatives.

Best of all, you will be supporting organic farming, using an all-natural product that is free from pesticides and is readily biodegradable.
I have been wanting to try out Skechers Shape Ups for ages now!  Finally I got my chance in December last year and I haven't taken them off since!  Okay, well I did take them off to sleep.  But apart from that, I wear them when I walk short distances, longer distances, I wear them on the treadmill at the gym - basically whenever I get the chance.

Now to address the claims of XF (Extended Fitness) Skechers Shape Ups:

Burns more calories - I can definitely confirm that these shoes help to burn more calories.  I have lost around 3kg (6.6lb) since wearing these shoes.  And that includes still eating chocolate, ice creams and croissants!

Tones Muscles/Improves Posture - This is the area where the shoes really come into their own.  How can a shoe tone muscles?  Well, it's all about the posture.  The shoes improve the posture, straightening the back and activating under-used muscle groups.  Muscle groups I never knew I had, in fact!!  Since I've been wearing the Shape Ups, my back is stronger, my calves are thinner and my ankles have become more tapered. 

The shoes simulate walking on soft sand, the bottom of the shoe rolling to create a more natural walking movement.  The shoes are so comfortable that I find myself creating excuses to go for a walk!  My shoes are the XF (Extended fitness) type and they sit at number 1 (lowest intensity) on the burn meter.  Check the burn meter for the intensity that's right for your lifestyle.

Burn Meter Ratings
XF (Extended Fitness For Walkers) - Burn Meter #1 (lowest intensity)
XW (Extended Wear - For Working On Your Feet All Day) - Burn Meter #1
AT (All Terrain For Trekking) - Burn Meter #2
SRT (Skechers Radius Trainer For A Higher Intensity Workout) - Burn Meter #3
S2 (Lightweight Design For Super Calorie Burning) - Burn Meter #4 
The Original Shape Ups (To Supercharge Your Workouts) - Burn Meter #4 (highest intensity)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sometimes, all you want on your feet are a pair of sandals. In the crazy humid weather we've been having, it's the closest thing to having bare feet! So why not be stylish while you're at it? Havaianas' range of women's sandals is extensive, colourful and fun!

There are so many cute styles to choose from, which makes for a rather tough choice!    I have tried to narrow down my selection and show my fave five picks (in no particular order - that would be just too hard!):

Fave #1:  Fit Style White
This is a classic and classy white pair of sandals, good to go with sarongs, a martini and perhaps a yacht.

Fave #2:  Slim Peacock (Navy/Silver)
The peacock eyes are always watching you. It's kinda spooky but I like it!

Fave #3:  Fit Style Pink
These are bold, fun and colourful.  Gladiator style.  What more do you want?  And the straps are adjustable too!

Fave #4:  Slim Matryoshka
These are too cute for words - the Russian doll motif in pink and dark blue.  Perfect for a sunset rendezvous in Hawaii...   *sigh*

Fave #5: Summer (Navy Blue)
These sandals are made for beach walking, paddling in the surf...  lazing about on the sand... come to think of it, what am I still doing here?  I'm off to the beach!

Monday, March 21, 2011

On the 19th of March, 2011, I catalogued a bunch of files and went shopping.

On the 19th of March, 2011, according to the Salisbury Post, a man named Richard Donald Blanscet was arrested after being chased by the police at high speed. 

His reason for speeding? 


Dr Phil apparently came on the TV and spoke to him in a high pitched voice, saying that the earth was under attack from aliens.

So logically, he got in his car, drove over 120 mph to save his girlfriend.  From the aliens.

Unfortunately the police (who were "in on it" at the time, according to Blanscet) managed to foil his plans and stop him (albeit in a crash) at an intersection.



It may surprise you to hear that drugs were involved.

He had smoked "Mr Nice Guy", a synthetic and reportedly legal blend of "natural/safe" drugs.

I'm guessing this is going to skyrocket sales for Mr Nice Guy or get it banned.

Perhaps they should rename it to "Mr Truth Is Out There Guy"
As the legend goes, L'Occitane discovered the 'immortelle' flower that never fades and created the Divine Collection of anti aging skincare products.

The most popular of the L'Occitane anti aging skincare range is the Divine Cream.  The Divine Cream contains the 'immortelle' flower and myrtle essential oils to create a product that is reported to increase radiance, skin firmness, and skin smoothness.

L'Occitane Divine Cream

Another popular product in the 'immortelle' range is the 'Regard Divin Divine Eyes'.   User reviews on the site report a reduction in under eye bags, a brightening of the under eye area and an overall moisturising effect.  This eye cream uses buckwheat wax to combat under eye puffiness, ash tree extract to counter under-eye circles and rose floral water to soothe the skin.  Only a small amount is needed for each eye so use sparingly!

L'Occitane Divine Eyes

L'Occitane Divine Extract, another popular anti aging skin cream contains vitamin C and parsley extract to improve and even out skin tone, and hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin.

L'Occitane are also giving away two free product samples with every order.  You can choose from perfume, skin care creams, face mask and hand cream samples.