Saturday, May 5, 2012

Foxy found her DotCom

After neglecting Foxy for quite some time - I've decide to get cracking and start blogging again.

But I've found a new little home on the innerweb to do so!

So come visit over at - I'd love to see you!!

All the best,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A much lauded serum...and it's gift time!

I've been lusting over Estee Lauder's Advance Night Repair Serum for many months now.

I'm so sure my skin would love (NEEDS!) it. My 26 year old peepers are starting to show the signs of premature ageing (sure Beth, sure...!), and if I don't have this (NOW!) I'll have crows feet the size of a pelican's feet before I know it (TOMORROW, even!). I've also heard it does wonders for evening skin tone.

Oh the things we tell ourselves to justify expensive beauty products.

Need another reason to justify it? It's Gift Time at David Jones. And look at the pick-and-mix bag of goodies on offer this time 'round!!

That's right, you get to pick 6 products to suit your skin tone! Simply spend $75 in one transaction and receive all these goodies in a cute little bag to carry them all home.

How on earth will I resist this temptation...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the beauty, of revenge...

I'm loving the American drama/thriller TV show 'Revenge' - and not just for the juicy plot line!

The beauty and fashion in the show is To. Die. For.  -  the lifestyles of the Hamptons elite - wowzers!!

Lead role 'Emily Thorn/Amanda Clarke' (played by stunner Emily VanCamp) dresses to impress time and time again. If only I could play in her wardrobe!!

As with the entire cast of dames, Emily's hair/makeup combos are right on trend and hot to trot! Lush curled locks, glowing skin - and a great selection of fancy frocks.

My pick for best dressed though always goes to Emily's friend and party planner Ashley (played by Ashley  Madekwe, above) Just gorgeous! 

Revenge - best served H-O-T!


Monday, December 12, 2011

gold, gold!

If only Santa Clause was still coming to my town....this little baby would be high on my wish-list!

I think my penchant for gold is growing by the me, this ring is hands down perfect...

Karen Walker jewellery available at Incu, QV building, Melbourne CBD / Shimmer, Chapel St, South Yarra. 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Benefiting from the Brow Experts

Benefit Brow Bar via 


They really do shape a lady's face. There's nothing like that fresh feeling when you've just had a tidy up, leaving so much more room to play with eye makeup in the area - and so much more expression.

Well, I thought I had it down pat, my brow specialist Maya had been shaping my face for the past few years. The shape was great. But I wanted more. I wanted more arch, more thickness, more more more!

Insert Benefit Brow Bar.

The ladies at Melb CBD Benefit getting their brow on!

Benefit's marketing strategy is a corker. Imagine being 'just another' beauty counter at department stores around the world. How on earth do you get cut through? Cute packaging, tick, reliable products, tick - but everyone has those bases covered! Clearly one of their best sellers, brows a-go-go got them thinking outside the cute-as-pie box --- no one specialises in brows. Let's do it!

Hats off to you Benefit, you've outdone yourself!

The whole experience was a lot of fun. I booked early to avoid disappointment, got to the counter and it was a buzzing - girls everywhere, waxing, powdering, ra ra ra! It may not be for those who like a little privacy when they're having teeny tiny hairs ripped from their face. But fun all the same!

My brow specialist, a cute pommy girl, lined up her measuring stick to make sure she had the right angle to get the super arch happening. She asked if I'd like a tint. A tint? I'd never had a tint before! Hell, why not!

Tint on, wax twirling, the whole process was over in 15 mins and the results were outstanding. Until today my brows were so sparse - but the tint really bulked up the beauty!

But then the fun really started - my pommy waxer sat me down with another girl, Hannah, who spent a good 20 min playing beauty show&tell with me. By the end I wanted to ask her if she'd be my BFF and go buy matching charm bracelets with me! ha! She was so lovely - and showed me heaps of products which I'd totally overlooked in the past.

I took home a new lippy and gloss - so stunning - and left with a Christmas wish-list a mile long (and the good sense to not purchase anything more in-store until I look online for a cheaper deal, my bad!)!

Thanks Benefit - I'll be back!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The big move

So the biggest news to come from my four month absence has been something that I've been looking forward to for a while: moving.

Yep - farewell green walls - we're outta here!

Where to you ask? Well, rather than  packing our bags and heading to some far away majestical place - we've decided to keep things simple. And move 100 metres down the road!

Too funny.

But we're chuffed. The new place reminds me of a little European manor, it's lovely:

We're on the ground floor, with two rooms, a sunroom, and a very spacious outdoor area! Loving the prospect of a new-ish kitchen and (most importantly) a dish washer! (Although LB does a great job of dish washer in our house ;))

Needless to say we're counting down the next 10 sleeps until move in day! Can you just picture LB and I wheeling our worldly possessions down the road! Hilarious.

And now the fun begins...decorating!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Recap: four months fell.

Well! That was what one would potentially call a baptism of fire!

The past four months have flown right on by. Learning the ropes of my new job and trying to figure out the whole work/life balance has been difficult. The last thing on my mind after a nine hour day has unfortunately been blogging. Poor little Foxy.

Although after four months away from all my favourite blogs, I must say that it has been a lot of fun to sit down a read the back catalogue of my faves tonight! I've missed out on a lot! But that's what's great about blogging - you can pick up right where you left off.

So here I am, picking up Foxy and falling in love all over again.



Friday, July 15, 2011

What diet?

My stomach is crying out for me to make these CHOCOLATE CREME BRULEE tarts over the weekend...(I haven't counted a propoint in weeks, the jolly fat (wo)man has entered my home and it's not even Christmas! Oh me from these amazing looking treats!!)

chocolate crème brûlée tarts


3 sheets store-bought shortcrust pastry
butter, for greasing
2 cups (500ml) milk
200g dark chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup (75g) caster (superfine) sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
caster (superfine) sugar, extra, to sprinkle
dark chocolate shavings and double cream, to serve

Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF). Cut the pastry into 12 x 10cm rounds. Cut a slit halfway through each round (this will make it easier to mould into tart shells). Line the bases of 12 x ½ cup-capacity (125ml) lightly greased muffin tins with the pastry. Prick the bases with a fork and line with non-stick baking paper. Fill with pastry weights and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and weights and bake for a further 5–8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Place the milk, chocolate and vanilla in saucepan over medium heat and stir until melted. Bring to the boil and remove from heat. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale and creamy. Add the cornflour and whisk to combine. Gradually pour in the hot milk mixture, whisking continuously. Return to saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking continuously, for 1–2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir through the coffee liqueur. Pour mixture into the tart shells and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Sprinkle tarts with caster sugar. Use a blowtorch to caramelise the sugar. Top with chocolate shavings and double cream to serve. Makes 12.

Try not to eat all 12 at once!
Recipe stalked down and hunted from here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

leaving the farm...

All good things must come to an end, greener pastures, time for a change, yadda yadda yadda...

You get the drift. My days 'on the farm' (well, as close to a farm as these well-manicured fingers were ever going to get!) are drawing to a close. I'm leaving my job in agricultural lobbying for a new role. Still in the environment sector, but a fresh start. I'm excited :)

And here's a picture of a ridiculously stunning pair of shoes. Just because every celebration deserves a pair...

Shoes, here, of course ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

How have I lived 26 years without concealer?

Now that I know totally everything there is to know about beauty ;) , thanks to Zoe Foster and her new book Amazing Faces, my one question really is how did I ever survive without concealer?

On reading the book and watching a few YouTube vids I decided it was high time to do something about my dark circles. And, on her recommendation (and to my initial fear), I stepped away from my beloved MAC counter and walked on over to....Bobbi Brown.

Oh My Lordy! How did I not know the amazing ability of these little pots of goodness?!

Corrector Concealer Kit
Bobbi Brown - Corrector and Concealer Kit.

I now have no black circles, and a perfect, radiant, young looking eye area. I feel a million bucks! Thanks Bobbi!

Beauty Bliss!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Return of the mack..or was it max? And a new beauty book to knock your socks off!

I always sang 'return of the max..' - but that's very 'beth' - my Lover Boy (Happy Birthday today!) always laughs at my ability to make up my own lyrics to songs. He will forever be known as my 'shaving grace', after a roadtrip where Beyonce's 'Halo' featured prominently and it wasn't until we had travelled quite far along the Great Ocean Road that my interpretation was corrected, with much laughter to ensue...

Meanwhile, back to the topic - I'm alive! I didn't die after my surgery (my worrying once again hitting where it hurts). The surgery went well, we found Endo, treated it, and my little uterus is all ready to house many many happy fat bouncing babies (one day...). Enough of the over share - time to return to fun topics, methinks!

Like Beauty. I admit - I have a girl crush.

The other day I was walking through the city DJs on my lunch break, when I saw a cluster of people all gushing over a gorgeous brunette, who was signing books and smiling for cameras. My thoughts of 'who's the D-grade celebrity today?' were quickly overshadowed by something shining over on the MAC counter, and I quickly forgot about said brunette.

Until I saw an snippet of an interview on TV, and had to track her down. And by her, I mean Zoe Foster.

Beauty editor, author, youtube-producer-extraordinaire. This girl has serious Wow! factor. I've spent the whole afternoon looking at her YouTube clips and flicking through her new book Amazing Face which I quickly ran to Dymocks to buy today.

I just wish I'd discovered her last week so that I could have had my book signed too!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

when Layton entered my life

Who can resist the marketing pull of mid-season sales? Not I!

I've been handbag browsing for a while, determined to find a nice tan leather handbag, preferably with gold features. Today I walked in to David Jones, and left a little bit poorer. But at 40% off - who could resist.

Michael Kors - Layton. Welcome to my life.

(excuse the image, he's sitting on my desk at work showing off to the world!)

I actually lusted over the wallet version of this bag when I was in the UK - isn't it pretty:

Unfortunately the backpackers bank account said no at the time...but I'm loving the bag instead!!