Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Presents!

Seeing as Christmas was last Wednesday, I thought I'd share with you what presents I got on that special special day. I'll start with the presents I got from Mum, Dad and Santa.

From Santa, I got a camera, it is an Olympus VH-520 digital camera in purple. This is the camera I will now use for my blog, except this picture...
Thanks Santa!
 From Mum and Dad, I got quite a few things, these include:

A Gratitude Journal


Hair Curler things- I will try these out soon!

A Magic Garden set- I am so excited to do this. It is going to look so cool!

Chocolate Money- Yum!


YSL Paris perfume- This smells so nice!


And a pair of Havianas- I have been needing new ones for ages!

From my Aunties and Uncles on my Mum's side, I got:

A party bucket of Maltesers- YUM!


A Napoleon Perdis lip gloss- So pretty!


Hair Chalk- This is awesome!

Tilt head 90 degrees to the right.

Prism by Katy Perry- Love her!

Tilt head 90 degrees again!

Killer Queen by Katy Perry- Can't wait to use this!


From my mum's parents, I recieved:

A Yankee Candle in Vanilla Cupcake- OMG, this smells EXACTLY like vanilla cupcakes!


From my Aunties and Uncles on my dad's side, I got:

A bracelet making kit- I'll make some for my friends.



A $50 Visa card- This could be anything!


A mini loom- I can't wait to try this out!

A writing set- It includes a journal and pen, sticky notes and four notebooks.


Pink headphones- These are so cool!


From my dad's parents, I recieved a $40 Myer gift card, but I've already spent it, so there is no picture.

That is all that I got for Christmas. What did you get for Christmas?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ambrosia Recipe

Seeing as it is now only 4 sleeps until Christmas, you might need a meal to make for Christmas dinner. If you are stuck for ideas on what to make, this recipe is what I am going to make for Christmas dinner, so here it is!

You will need:

·         1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
·         1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
·         1 cup miniature marshmallows
·         1 cup flaked coconut
·         1 cup sour cream


Directions:
1.     In a large bowl, combine the oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut

2.     Add sour cream

3.     Cover with cling wrap

4.     Refrigerate for 2-3 hours

Ambrosia Salad Recipe
How yummy does this look?
I hope this helped some of in deciding what should go on the Christmas dinner table, or just gave you a recipe for any time. Either way, I hope you enjoy it!

I have taken this from http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ambrosia-salad , but I will be using it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beauty Items I want for Christmas

As the title states, this post features what I would like for Christmas (but I'll not be getting because Mum has already finished shopping for presents for me).

The first thing I would like is:

Bourjois Colour Boost lipsticks

I first found out about these on Zoella's Drugstore Cosmetic Haul, and I thought they looked really good, but Bourjois is not sold in Australia. Or is it? Yes it is. I was out Christmas shopping the other day with Mum and I went into Priceline and saw a Bourjois stand. I almost cried with joy because I discovered that I (or Mum) could get them in Australia. 
I'll probably buy some on Boxing Day...
The second beauty item I would like is:

Essie nail polishes

This is a very similar story to the Bourjois lipsticks, in that I saw them on YouTube somewhere and thought that they weren't sold in Australia. On the same day as I found Bourjois Colour Boost lipsticks, I also found Essie nail polishes. I later found out that my Auntie was trying to buy one for me, but the "distraction plan" didn't work. Oops...

These are just a representation of all their nail polishes, but that blue is nice though.
Might get these on Boxing Day, too...
The third item I would like that is beauty related is:

Lush bath bombs

I saw Lush at the shops one day and I just thought it was a thing for old people or something. It was not until I saw Zoella's and Sprinkleofglitter's Lush hauls on YouTube. I was all like "Whaaaaaaat? Lush sells bath and body things? I have to go there!". I went to Lush on the same day as the two other discoveries were made, and I sniffed quite a few bath bombs and decided my favourite was the So White bath bomb (fresh apples is a great smell).

Can't wait to go there on Boxing Day...
The fourth and final thing I'd like is:

Any body butter from The Body Shop

I got a sample thing from my cousin, who didn't want it. It was a coconut body butter from The Body Shop. I put it on after every shower for about a week and it smells so good. Since my favourite smell is Strawberry, that is what I'd most like, but any one of them is good because they are just fantastic, I think.

Strawberry Body Butter
How good does it look, I mean seriously.
 I hope that has given you some inspiration for what to get someone (or want) for Christmas.These are all my honest opinion, and I am not being paid to talk about these specific products.

What would you like for Christmas? Tell me in the comments!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Surgery Update

This week's post is not going to be about beauty or fashion. I just had to say that straight away so you don't get your hopes up.


On the 4th of December 2013, I went to a hospital (not naming it) to get maxillofacial surgery (Google it). I had to get my two eye teeth exposed (don't worry, I was under general anaesthetic the whole time) and connected to a chain which would then connect onto my braces. This procedure will help pull my eye teeth into place and I could look normal in society.

The whole procedure was pretty easy. All I had to do was breathe in a gas to help me fall under general anaesthetic and lie there until I woke up (in the recovery ward, with mum by my side). I am not going into all the details of it because that is all a bit gross.

The doctors (or surgeons, whatever) had put local anaesthetic on my mouth and nose area so I wouldn't wake up in pain. There was an ice pack thing on my face when I woke up to reduce the swelling the anaesthetic gave me.

The nurses at the hospital were really nice and gave me a lemonade (that was the first thing I'd consumed all day) to give me energy for the rest of the day. They also put a straw in the lemonade bottle, which I couldn't use because my top lip was numb, so I told Mum "I suck at sucking" and lifted the bottle to my mouth and drank.

The hospital people gave Mum painkillers and antibiotics to give me throughout the next few days. These were to numb the extreme pain the doctors had given me, and to stop any infection that may occur. They also gave me a pink toothbrush and told me to rinse my mouth with salt water after every brush (to stop infection) for the next I don't know how long.

After about 15 minutes of being at home in my bed, the anaesthetic wore off. I was a mess. I was crying, in pain and Mum could not get the painkillers into me fast enough. Since I can't swallow a tablet whole to save myself, Mum had to crush up the tablet, mix it with jam and get me to eat it. Twenty minutes or so later, the pain subsided and Mum was reading a book to me about magic and pixies (it's called Flitterwig, and it's a really good book, don't judge me).

Then I got hungry. Now, seeing as I had surgery that day, I could not eat anything that you would normally eat (unless you just eat ice-cream all the time). As you could probably guess from the previous sentence, I had ice-cream for dinner, about two bowls of it and it was amazing (and also the second thing I'd eaten that day).

The next day I did pretty much the same thing. I got more adventurous with the food (I tried yogurt) and continued the mix of medicine and jam to keep the pain away.

I don't really know how to end this post, but here goes...

I am still on the painkillers and antibiotics. I still cannot eat most foods. If you have any tips on how I can get through the next few days (I doubt any of you will), then they will be most appreciated.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Little Piggie went to Market

I went to a market yesterday. The market had things from clothes to food to candles. I just want to show you what I bought from there.

The first thing I bought was some earrings that are flowers with lady beetles on them. I got these for $4 at Susan Jane Jewellery. Click HERE to go to her FaceBook page. She also does necklaces and other pretty girlie things and their really cheap. 

Sorry the quality isn't great (need a new camera)



The second and last thing I got was a candle. It smells like Lemon Myrtle, so it has a really strong citrus-y scent. I got it for free because my grandma bought one of the big candles, but they ordinarily cost $5. I got it from the Pretty Wicks stand. Click HERE to visit her FaceBook page. The shop also does different sizes and a really wide variety of smells.


I still need a new camera (Santa, if you're listening!)
I hope you enjoyed this random little post of what I got from the market. I might do the same for Christmas and Boxing Day, but you'll just have to wait and see.