Today it finally struck me that I’ll be returning home in a little less than two weeks. Has it really been a year? Well, honestly it’s only been 9 months but it’s the longest I’ve been away from everything. First time I’ve been without the family, first time I’ve had to change a light bulb in my life and the first time I’ve had an old Turkish man ask me out for coffee.
It happened during winter: my friends and I decided to brave the cold and meet for a movie date in the mall. En route to the mall, I get stopped by a man in his 50s and he starts talking excitedly about my hijab.
“You wear the hijab! Are you muslim too?” I relax. I do a quick scan of his appearance.
1. He doesn’t have a beard.
2. He looks clean enough.
Ok, he seems harmless. I let him continue talking as I nod politely. He mentions being a Turkish businessman with 3 offices around the city and asks me if I want a part-time job. I decline, quickly making up excuses until I am satisfied he gets the picture. He sighs and holds his hand for a handshake. Thinking it is a sign for a friendly goodbye, I shake his hand. WRONG.
I try to pull my hand away but he doesn’t let go. This is the point where I want to kick him in the balls. But the good, peace-loving muslim in me doesn’t. He tells me “I like that you’re wearing the hijab. My wife used to wear it too…until she died a few years ago. Coffee?”
I. DON’T. EVEN.
Now whenever I’m within 50m of the mall, I silently pray I don’t run into Old Turkish Geezer again. No sir, I’m not sorry I gave you the wrong number. Besides, you should count your blessings – my shopping would give you a mountain of debt.
Back to tea noir-related business, I have a short review of the CoverGirl Aqua CG Smoothers for you guys today. I’m not going to lie to you and say “Oh I’ve been looking for a tinted moisturizer for agessss.” Thing is, like most of the stuff I have in my make-up bag and wardrobe, this was an impulse buy. Walking into an Australian pharmacy is like stumbling upon a wonderland of cosmetics and skincare not found in Singapore, with little signs spewing “Buy 2 Free 1″ deals. It is not good for me. The pharmacy and I have a nasty, surreptitious affair going on – one that is most likely to last the three years I will be here. Resistance is futile.
Before I continue, I’d like to apologise for the shit lighting in all my photos this entry. I was going to take all of them outdoors in natural light like I usually do but spring has brought with it unpredictable bouts of torrential rain. I could either a) take my photographs in my apartment or b) pretend this entry was never going to exist. And it’s better to have an entry than to have none at all, oui? I tried to fix the colours in Photoshop but this was the best I could do. If I pushed the color levels any further, my photos would’ve looked like something out of a b-grade 70s flick. For real.
Let’s ignore yellow old me for a sec – The CoverGirl Aqua CG Smoothers is a tinted moisturiser with SPF 15. It’s gives sheer coverage to the skin which is buildable, I suppose but it won’t cover pimples. It will, however, minimize any redness that you may have. It applies smoothly too – I like that I can just smear this on my face with my fingers without having to use my MAC 187 stippling brush. And as with most tinted moisturisers, you get this nice dewy glow instead of the matte flatness one would have with normal foundation. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all too.
The downside is that after a couple of hours, my skin gets a bit oily and the dewy glow transforms into an oily muck. But nothing can’t fixed with a little powder. Some people who have reviewed this on MUA have named this an affordable (and maybe even better?) version of Laura Mercier‘s tinted moisturiser but since I haven’t tried the Laura Mercier version, I can’t really comment – interesting comparison though.
Swatch! I use the Light to Medium shade.
Lipstick courtesy of Chanel. Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. Blush: NARS Sin, Eyes: MAC Mineralize eyeshadow duo in Bright Side Gallery Gal, Maybelline Gel Liner & MAC Copperized pigment to line the lower lashes. Nails: Essie in Love, Beverley Hills xx with 24k Gold (LOVE LOVE LOVE OMFG, perfect red – thanks Cat!)
I know, I know. I have a terrible addiction. In my defense, the blue ring was gift from Yumi. Doesn’t it look absolutely stellar? Like a tiny galaxy trapped in stone. The other ring’s made of glass, beautiful piece that one. It reminds me of a Monet painting and god, I love my Monet.
Did a little thrift-shopping some time ago and found this vintage brooch for $10. The pin at the back’s getting blunt with every use so I wear it sparingly.
And I do smile sometimes lol. I have a gap in between my two front teeth. Yes, exactly like Lara Stone except my gap isn’t as huge…and I don’t bare my breasts on every Vogue cover I get.
Also, before I end this entry:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER: NADZIRAH! And it’s been a yearly tradition for me to share some of Nadz’s embarrassing moments on my blog so:
#1 Nadz’s blogging tips
#2 Nadz’s secret ambition
OH SNAAAAAAAPPPP I’M SUCH A BAD-ASS LOL.
I love you bbcakes, I look forward to cooking with chu in my kitch’ and dancing to Shakira in the mornings when I fly back.
And because this is probably the sweetest thing I’ve typed on Twitter:
DAYUM GIRL I sound just like your boyfriend…except he would never be able come up with this even if he tried (OH YEAH I SAID IT)
YAY it’s the easter holidays! I get a week off from school so that gives me a bit of time to do a lil’ blogging. I’ve been lazing around in the apartment the past couple of days and I must say I’ve almost forgotten how good it feels to do nothing and stay in bed all day. It is ABSOLUTELY GRATIFYING. My only teeny tiny complaint is that I have this fear of losing track of time and not being able to finish my holiday assignments before the week is up! I guess this is where a proper timetable might come in handy but knowing my inane ability to rebel against any form of scheduling….I think I’m better off without one.
I owe you guys a beauty entry so I thought I’d start this entry with a couple of items I got before my move to Melbourne.
I went to a clothing/household sale with my cousins on a whim and didn’t expect to buy anything until I saw a tiny booth tucked away in a corner, invisible to the untrained eyes of many women who were just there to stock up on diapers and skillets (if you are a married woman with 2 kids to feed, nothing is more logical than hoarding more pots and pans even if you have 10 skillets in the cupboard already – I know this because my mother is the same, bless her heart.) I saw these Givenchy gems on sale for $15 knocked down from their I-would-never-be-able-to-afford-this-since-I’m-jobless price of $40.
Aren’t they pretty to look at? L to R: Precious Sari glittering eyeshadow in Maharani Silver and Maharani Gold. They’re from last year’s Givenchy Maharani collection and I originally intended to get only one but I couldn’t decide between the two so me being the sensible, thrifty girl that I so am, I got both in the end 8D Can’t say much about what they’re like when worn because I’ve not used them at all. School cuts my usual half hour long beauty routines into a slapstick 5 min comedy, sad but true.
I’ve been wanting to show you this for the longest time!! My friend Furry (fabulous owner of Earlgreyparty.com) went to Taiwan for a brief holiday and she helped me get another Jill Stuart eye jelly and a lipgloss to add to my mini collection. I am going to collect all of the eye jellies eventually, words just cannot express how much I love them. They have an amazing sparkly finish and they don’t budge even without a primer. What you see here is the Eye Jelly in Midnight Shine, a cool deep navy blue.
Jill Stuart Jelly Gloss in Dusk Rose, another beauty this one. Such pretty packaging no no? Dusk Rose is a dolly pink with a ton of gold shimmer, it actually reminds me of NARS Angelika except in gloss form lol and maybe a wee bit peachier.
I did a little exploring around area yesterday so imma be awesome and share with you some of my fave shots ;D Think of it as a visual apology for the weeks I’ve been away from my blogging duties lol.
The sky couldn’t have been more perfect.
Shit, it’s my dream letter box.
YES I HAVE A HIGH FASHION SHOE OUTLET STORE NEAR MY PLACE /o/ I love that blue van lol.
Thrift store + cafe.
Flowers in my neighbour’s garden.
I have this sudden desire to get a tube of Rouge Coco lipstick from CHANEL. It probably costs more than I can afford right now but god, I have never wanted a lipstick so bad (where have I heard this line before?) I don’t actually know why I *need* it but I’m pretty sure it’s got nothing to do with the multiple ads of French beauty Vanessa Paradis that have taken over every tram stop in the city. Yep, nah uh nothing to do with it.
My mom’s flying off to NYC this friday for a work/holiday thing with her colleagues and she’s asked me to send her a list of things I want. I’m tempted to bombard her email with a lengthy list of MAC stuff I want (like I don’t have enough already, geez but but but have you seen the new Art Supplies collection?! HOLY SHIZ I WANT EVERYTHING!) I think I’ll list out 20 items I want and in the same email, type “Mom you can either get me the 20 items above available in various locations around the city or you can choose to end your misery by buying me a CHANEL 2.55, love you!” I wonder if she’d be amused.
p.s I just noticed my readership has increased slightly since I last blogged omg, thank you so much for subscribing + reading everyone! Come say hi in the comments, I would love to read your blogs too! It’s funny how my readership only increases when I disappear rofl, maybe I should start planning more disappearing acts (I’M KIDDING.)
SUPER IMAGE HEAVY FANTASTICAL MAKE-UP ENTRY AHEAD.
So today I finally packed 90% of my make-up into little bubblewrapped, oddly-shaped bundles but before that, I thought it would be fun to photograph my whole stash to see just how much crap I’ve accumulated over the years and zomg wtf if you thought the shoes post was epic….
This picture in itself is a self-proclaimation that I am a true MAC whore. I have 17 MAC eyeshadows…how. on. earth. did I manage to collect 17 EYESHADOWS?!?! This is crazy lol! I had no idea I had THAT many.
1st row (starting with the dark purple shade) L to R: Nocturnelle, Flashtrack, Carbon
2nd row: Idol Eyes, Smoke & Diamonds, Tilt, Talent Pool
3rd row: Swimming, Mink & Sable, Fiction (omg my first eyeshadow ever! sadly discontinued), Club
4th row: Shroom (this is a really good highlighter!), Woodwinked, Amber Lights, Twinks
My mineral eyeshadows from MAC. L to R: Brightside/Gallery Gal, Ether (such a beautiful pool of blues and teal) and er forgot the name of this one.
My pathetic collection of palettes lol, I don’t know why but palettes don’t appeal to me much as opposed to single eyeshadow pots >_>
L to R: Mac Authentics Face Palette (I got this on sale for $25 and have never used it because I’ve dreamt about bringing this when I travel to some far flung place in Europe with a lover…but that ain’t happening anytime soon so..) and the Majolica Majorca Trick On Palette in GR750.
MAC pigments! As you can see I like my neutrals and greens a lot lol. L to R: Kitschmas, Blonde’s Gold (love love loveeee), Goldstroke, Copperized (gorgeous color, this one- a dirty olive green with a slight brown tone), Antique Green and Teal.
Misc pigments from assorted brands and samples I got from Catherine! Oh and a mini MAC Melon pigment too.
My eyeshadow bases. L to R: MAC paintpot in Delft, MAC paintpot in Rubenesque and Shu Uemura Cream eyeshadow in Suou. I’m no longer a paintpot fan, they’re great in the first month or so and then they just dry up on you -__-
Evidently, I’m really really into lipsticks lol. MAC lipsticks L to R: Myself, Sweetie, O, Lightly Ripe, Mellow Mood (fave to-go lipstick!), Cosmo (awesome dark pink shade <3)
NYX lipsticks, some of them were given to me by Mel. I’ve done a swatch post on some of the old ones I bought, you can read about them here.
1st row L to R: Topaz, Perfect, Doll, Indian Pink
2nd row L to R: Aphrodite, B52, Thalia
And er more lippies lol? My high-end lipsticks with an odd Rimmel one – L to R: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited BG942, Rimmel London lipstick (can’t remember the name sorry), YSL Rouge Volupté in Pink Fetish, YSL Rouge Volupté in Tender Peach, Dior Addict High Shine in Beige-a-porter, Dior Addict High Color in Charmed Pink.
My OCC lip tars and my really small collection of lipglosses. I wish I could love lipgloss as much as the next girl but I really like my lips to be kinda creamy-matte as opposed to super shiny. Liptars are supremely awesome though, they’re very creamy – almost like a thickened liquid lipstick.
L to R: OCC liptar in Pageant, OCC liptar in Grandma, OCC liptar in Indashio, MAC lipglass in Liquer, MAC x Hello Kitty lipglass in She Loves Candy, MAC lipglass in Glamour For All, MAC Dazzleglass in Rags to Riches, MAC Dazzleglass in ….I cannot for the life of me remember.
Cheeks! I’m usually too lazy to contour my cheekbones but when I do I like using my MAC mineralize skinfinish in Shooting Star. It is a bronzey, gold veined dream and it deserves a lot more love from me but sry2say I’m just not bothered to contour lol. I mean I usually spend a lot of time on my eyes so by the time I’m done with the eye make-up, I’m running late lol so I can’t afford to slowly buff in a bronzer into the skin, apply blush, highlight etc.
1st row L to R: MAC MSF in Shooting Star, MAC highlight powder in Mellow Rave (I know it says highlight but it’s really more of a bronzer for me, really like this one too – beautiful mid-toned reddish brown), MAC blush in Trace Gold.
2nd row L to R: MAC Grand Duos blush in Moon River (still can’t get over how pretty this is), MAC mineralize blush in Merrily (hate this so much, I cannot remember why I bought it -_-)
Aah you guys can finally see my fave blush of all time – Nectar Peach by La Femme Cosmetics. This is a no frills matte peach shade and honestly it looks kinda meh in the pan but it is just exquisite on my skin.
Everyday Mineral blushes from back when I was totally into mineral make-up.
First row L to R: Once & Again, Time Share
2nd row L to R: Snuggle (I find myself reaching for this one a lot), Theme Park (A damn good NARS Orgasm dupe)
Foundation and concealers. I generally use the same stuff because they work well for me so I don’t hoard foundation etc like some people do (wish I could say the same about eyeshadows and lipsticks rofl)
L to R: MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 foundation, Dr Jart Black Detox Healing BB Cream (I like using this one when I’m in a hurry), MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation, Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach, MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 concealer, MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 (this primer is awesome!)
Sorry I missed out on a couple of product names, I have no way of checking them since they’re all mostly wrapped up and ready to fly. You guys should have seen me pack my make-up lol, I was just shaking my head in disbelief as I took everything out from the multi-tiered plastic boxes I keep my make-up in. I never imagined it to be THIS epic but well, I know of people who have a ton more than I do! I got to admit though it’s a good sizeable collection that would last me centuries lol. I still have a couple more I didn’t show here, basically some stuff I recently got so I’ll be featuring that in another entry.
Yesterday was tea noir’s first birthday/anniversary! Omg it’s been a crazy year! I wanted to post this entry yesterday actually but er I kinda fell asleep halfway. I’ve just been really, really tired lately – packing is owning my soul this week and I cannot wait to be done with it =_=
A lil shout-out to Sue/jademasquerade: Thank you for the lunch treat yesterday! I wish we could have met sooner but I had so much fun nonetheless. I’m sorry I was a total klutz wtf, what a way to impress someone lol ._. Hope to see you in Melbourne soon! <333
Andddd a little site update: I finally installed the wordpress plugin that allows me to reply directly to comments as tested out in the comments at the bottom here. I always, always reply back to comments but this just makes it prettier to look at haha so check back to read my replies to your comments ;D
I know, I know. I’ve been blogging so much about Japan lately but trust me I actually have another great excuse this time! Just look at the picture below.
UH HUH YES I DID DID DID!!! Miho sent me a package all the way from Tokyo with the first two items on my Jill Stuart wishlist, thank you so much honey! They are gorgeous, thank you for taking time off from your busy schedule to send me some love from Japan. I hope you’re doing well at your new workplace, enjoy the TWG moroccan mint tea pack I sent you! Keep in touch xoxo
I ran out of my Kose Sekkisei toner so I had Miho get me the Softening Fluid toner from the Jill Stuart skincare line. Noone I know has really checked out the skincare line so I thought it’d be nice to be a guinea pig and test this out on behalf of you pretty ladies out there. I’m saving this one for Melbourne so you can expect a review in 2-3 months or so.
Check out the box the toner comes in, isn’t it so pretty and quaint? Oho, you’ve not seen anything yet.
HOLY MOTHER OF ASDHGDSLADKDFJS! So, so beautiful *_* Look at the little ornate detailing around the cap (even the cap itself is epic donchu think?) This bottle could easily be a prop in an Indiana Jones movie lmao, just scratch off the whole Jill Stuart branding and replace it with some mythical mambo jambo e.g. ELIXIR OF LIFE and you got yourself a blockbuster hit girrrlll.
Aah what is Jill Stuart cosmetics without their eye jellies? I’ve been wanting one of these for the LONGEST time because they have chalked up some stellar reviews on almost every beauty blog I read. It comes in a light dusty pink box like the rest, lovely packaging as usual.
If you’ve not seen what the actual glass packaging looks like, Madonna has kindly answered all your prayers. I must say their attention to detail is phenomenal, I like how it resembles a jewel.
I got the eye jelly in 10 Vintage Deco which is a deep burnished brown with silver shimmer in it. The texture of the eye jelly is quite an enigma actually, I don’t know how best to describe it but I’ll try ;D I guess the texture’s somewhat akin to that of a fluffy, thick souffle. It’s mousse-like in a sense but is quite firm to touch. Just dabbing your fingers on the surface of the eye jelly is enough for a sheer wash of shimmer on the eyes.
It’s definitely pigmented but I won’t go so far as putting it on the same pedestal as MAC paintpots or whatever cream base you can think of. The eye jellies are formulated differently, they’re more shimmery/glossy rather than MAC’s full-on color policy which is a nice change. I am absolutely and utterly in love with my eye jelly and despite its slick “meheheh gonna crease on you in 2 hours tops, bitch!” appearance, it hasn’t creased on me at all despite being out all day in this fricking hot climate!
Miho got me the Shiseido Perfect Whip foam too! It’s from one of their affordable drugstore lines and just by mixing in a few drops of water + a tiny amount of Perfect Whip gives you this super thick foam you use to wash your face with..hence the name Perfect Whip! Aah I can’t wait to try this one out, it’s going to feel luxurious I’m sure ;D
It also comes with a small sample of Perfect Liquid which I believe is a cleansing oil? I’m not entirely sure haha, it could be toner!
I was out for a bit of fun & shopping in the city today so I had on some light, fast make-up (didn’t want the folks to think I was going out clubbing lol). I just dabbed on some eye jelly (see how glossy it is? love love love!!), brushed in some highlighter on the browbone, did a quick flick trick with my trusty liquid eyeliner, lined my lower lashes with my gold Urban Decay eyeliner and that’s about it lol. I actually think I look demure wtf? For the first time in my life, I actually look almost innocent LOL.
Oh and excuse the tiny bumps on the forehead. URGH those pesky things appeared this morning and I feel like sanding them off my face with a nail file or something. Well at least you all know that I don’t photoshop off imperfections, I’m no Aphrodite/Hera/Persephone/Angelina Jolie – my skin is not perfect.
This side shot is for Catherine. She wanted to see a swatch of my NARS Sin blush so I purposely wore this out today so I could show what it looks like on my skin! I’m not sure if you can see it well because I like wearing my blushes sheer but it’s a nice berry blush! Cat, I think it’ll look really good on you!
Dr Jart Detox Healing BB cream
Jill Stuart Eye Jelly in Vintage Deco
MAC eyeshadow in Shroom as highlight
Majolica Majorca liquid eyeliner (forgot what it’s called)
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Honey
MAC Browset in Girl Boy
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander NEO
YSL Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach & MAC lipstick in Mellow Mood
I’m sooooo tired D8 I’ve to catch up on so many blog entries I’ve missed out on since I’ve been out the whole weekend. I know some of you on twitter have asked me to write a weight loss entry and I think I’ll work on that after my last day of work because I have so much to touch on! There is no short-cut to weight loss and I’m definitely not going to slap in a couple of paragraphs and call it a diet guide. I’ll probably have it up before I leave for Melbourne in Feb ;D Hope everyone’s had a great weekend <3
Announcement: I’ll be on a one week hiatus starting tomorrow because I’ll be DOWN UNDER BABY!!!
Sephora’s F&F Sale is hell for my bank account. This haul entry has been long overdue, not because I was being a lazy ass but because my haul took a whole month to arrive! I’ve been scratching the walls at night, baring my imaginary abs and howling for my package every new moon. I was at the bookstore the other day and they had an entire shelf dedicated to “VAMPIRE ROMANCE” – since when is that even considered a GENRE?
I was reading the summary at the back of one of the books: girl is an emo vamp, boy is a vamp who was responsible for turning girl into a vamp, girl CONVENIENTLY forgets boy was the one who made her an emo vamp in the first place because he was a hot mess, they fall in love…BITCH PLZ I blame Twilight for this, it’s the El Nino of the literary world and needs to burn in the fiery depths of useless books.
OK BACK TO MY SEPHORA HAUL, that’s enough Twilight ranting for today lol.
OMG YES NARSSSSSSSSSSSSS /o/ /o/ /o/ I was super super excited about the Sephora F&F sale because it’s the time of the year when I actually have a valid excuse to get 3 *epic* NARS blushes at one shot without feeling guilty. I only kept 2 blushes though, the last one was a present for my girl Nadzirah’s birthday – hope you like it bbcakes! <333 The flash of gold you see is my spankin' new Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté lipstick in Fetish Pink, also from Sephora.
NARS is pretty much blush nirvana for every beauty junkie I know. I mean, dudeeee – check out that packaging? It’s this smooth matte case made of black rubber and it feels AMAAAAAZING to touch. They come in many shades, all of them unique and so so pretty. I spent two hours deciding what shades to get (I’m not even kidding!) It was so hard! There were so many I wanted to try: Deep Throat, Dolce Vita, Albatross, Mata Hari etc.
So in the end I ordered Sin and Angelika. Sin is a berry shade with gold shimmer. It’s very quaint – most berry blushes I’ve come across are very warm but Sin is a cool-toned berry that has been perfectly balanced out with the addition of some very fine gold shimmer and THAT, my friends, will give your cheeks the most incredible mauve-like flush EVER.
Now isn’t that just stunning? I just can’t get over how beautiful Angelika is! She’s a bubblegum barbie pink with CRAZY gold glitter! You can already tell from the picture how glittery she is compared to the very subtle Sin. This is probably the Britney of all blushes lol, she’s hot, she knows it and she’s got nothing to hide. I haven’t had the chance to try out Angelika yet but I have heard nothing but good reviews about the color (wish I could say the same for Britbrit tho..she’s seen better days) so I think the blush will look just as pretty on my cheeks.
Aah, the infamous Orgasm blush. It was such a painful thing for me to do when I gave this to Nadz as a birthday prez. It’s a lovely peach-coral with gold shimmer (yes I know, I’m a massive gold fan) and it will look good on just about anyone. I didn’t get Orgasm for myself because I’ve collected too many Orgasm dupes over the years so it’ll be kinda silly to get yet another peach blush, I’d much rather spend my money on a blush color I don’t have. Nonetheless, Orgasm is orgasmic ;P
Now for my fave purchase from the haul: the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté lipstick in Fetish Pink. Holy sweet butter in a stick, this is the BEST lipstick formula I’ve ever come across. Ok I know I say it a lot, everytime I buy something, it’s either the BEST bla bla or the most BEAUTIFUL bla bla in the whole world (I can’t help it x_x) but the YSL Rouge Volupté lipsticks are THE SHIT.
YO DIOR ADDICT
I’M REAL HAPPY FOR YA
AND IMMA LET U FINISH
BUT YSL MAKES THE BEST. LIPSTICKS. OF. ALL. TIME.
Thank you Kanye for being an asshole to Taylor Swift and leaving us with best quote OF. ALL. TIME.
Where do I even begin?? The lipstick is so creamy, so pigmented that it completely covers my lips in the exact shade you see in the tube. It glides on like a dream; almost like spreading the smoothest chocolate ganache on a cupcake. It completely blows my Dior lipsticks out of the water omg. It’s the lipstick of the future…I know this prolly sounds ridiculous but it feels like a second skin on your lips, almost like you were born with lips of that color.
Here’s a swatch of Fetish Pink. The color I picked was something that I wouldn’t have normally chosen: a really bright blue-toned pink. I totally underestimated the pigmentation of the lipstick so when I first used it, I had to tone it down by applying another lipstick over it. It’s sooooo creamy, I love it! It’s got this really nice mango scent too which is a bonus point.
…and you know me, always the sucker for anything ornate: HOW DIVINE IS THAT?!
Hope you enjoyed my haul this time ;D Sorry I’m kinda behind on everyone’s blog entries, been so busy packing and packing – it’s neverending! I’ll try to comment on all the entries I’ve missed out on before I leave tmr. I’m not sure if I’ll have access to the internet in Australia but I’ll keep you guys posted if I can. Take care, I LOVE YOU ALL ♥ ♥