I’m starting this post in Mid-Jan 2010, but will only post it around the end of Jan…

I don’t usually do New Years Resolutions… but I want to make a list of things to work towards, and hopefully get them to become a habit and part of my life. It may be boring to read, it’s mostly for my own benefit and to serve as a reminder – so feel free to skip it :)

2010 resolution-type-things:

  1. I want to try a new recipe once a month. I am rather unimaginative in my cooking, and i often read delicious recipes on philly_girl’s blog which i always mean to try – and never do!
  2. I must sit up straight and keep my shoulders back. They say that standing straight makes you look thinner (and is obviously better for you)
  3. I want to have my hair cut more often. It looks and feels so good, and is so much easier to manage. I’m aiming for every 6 to 8 weeks (like a normal person… not every 4 months!)
  4. Who doesn’t wanna lose a bit of weight!?
  5. I must work hard at promoting my business and getting it off the ground PROPERLY.
  6. With regards to work…  I’d love to get a new Website Design job at least every 2 months (more often would be awesome, but let’s not aim too high!)
  7. *sigh* i need to be more patient and not lose my temper for small things.
  8. I would really like to go on an Adobe Illustrator course this year
  9. More of a goal for THIS year… planning on going on a big holiday this year – I’m keeping more details under wraps for now
  10. I would like to do a mini detox once a month (or maybe every second month)… this is a tough one, as i have NO self control with food… but I can notice a difference in my body and my skin when I cut out sugar and processed stuff… I will try :)

So… there you I have it. Some things to work towards this year.

Wish me luck!!

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I wasn’t tagged… but I’m doing it anyway :D

Do you get regular massages?

Define regular… About 3 to 6 times a year, yes

Do you have an answering machine?

i have the standard MTN voicemail (I think)

What cuss word do you use the most?

bugger, dammit, crapstickle, mofos etc… ;) hehe

Are you underweight or overweight?

kind of average with about 3 to 5kg to lose.

Can you see your veins?
i can… can you?


Favorite…

Soap?

I used to be addicted to Isidingo… oh, you mean, like cleaning soap… oops

Fruit?

I’m not a fangirl of fruit. I like berries, and tinned pineapple :p … especially when they are on a pudding!! or like cherries on pink drinks. oooh, fruit in sangria is awesome too!




Kind of red meat?

oh, hell yeah! I love meat!! fillet steak and lamb shanks are my all time favourite favourites… and thick juicy homestyle burgers… nom

Fish?

again, not a fangirl. I like salmon and trout. And i had a great piece of fish from Fishaways last night

Candy bar?

Anything!! but nuts and fruit just take up the space where chocolate should be!

Have You Ever…

Eaten a whole bag of potato chips?

who hasn’t??

Eaten lobster?

No

Climbed a mountain?

ha – dont be ridiculous

Been skydiving?

no – way too chicken!

Been water skiing?

no

Do You…

Wish you could change something about your life?

sure – doesn’t everyone wanna change something?

Like your nose?

It’s ok i guess… but i think my nostrils are a little big. (has *anyone* answered this as “yes”?? – i’d love to know)


Like salt and vinegar chips?

Umm, yes… but I prefer the Lays in the Blue packet. And Simba in the green packet…

Eat salsa?

if it’s around i’ll eat it…

Own a boat?

i’m not rich :(

What Is…

A small thing that people let slide but that actually has dire consequences?

using your indicator in traffic…?


Your most macho trait?

hell… i dunno… u tell me … i normally make the braai :)


The longest relationship you’ve ever had?

like, a family relationship? or a romantical one? or a bad one? be specific man!


Your most embarrassing thoughts?

are none of your business ;)

Your most shameful moment?

is not going in writing



This/That…


Bath/Shower?

I prefer bathing



Markers/Crayons?

markers
Pens/Pencils?

pens
Jelly/Cream Cheese?

Jelly as in Jam? I’m not mad about jam… or jelly. I like cream cheese tho… mmmm, cheeeeeeeeese
Bagel/Toast?

depends on whats on them… Bagel with salmon and avo – yes please.
Finish…

My greatest weakness is…

impatience, stubborn… and my pinkies are quite weak too.bath


I wish I was…

Slightly taller, thinner, richer, less shy.


Three things I wouldn’t do for a million dollars are

eat weird ass stuff. kill people or animals (ants, mozzies, christmas beetles don’t count), live in a hole underground for over a month.


The oddest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth is…

sheesh – what kind of weird questions are these? I guess I have eaten mud at some stage


Firsts…

Credit card you had?

is still new – only had it for about 3 months
Loan you got was for?

the house

Paycheck was for how much?

R3200
Time you had stitches?

i think i was in std 3 or 4
Time you went to the hospital for something?

my tonsils… i was about 2 or 3 i guess.
Lasts…

List everything you ate in the last 24 hours?

no man, you can’t really be interested in that? i’v had chocolate, tea, muffin, fish/chips/rice and a bunch of other stuff i can’t remember
Last thing you used a credit card for?

grocery shopping

What was your job previous to the one you have now?

i’ve done design my whole working career



Last thing you celebrated?

my stukkies 30th birthday… and a mini engagement party piggy backed on the party -  two birds, one stone (big, #sparkly stone too!!)


Last time you were at a sports bar?

shoo… long ago…

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So… i’m a day late… forgive me ;)

Laura‘s F2F challenge:

All you need to do is post a picture with the colour yellow in it. It doesn’t have to be a picture taken today – can be any picture you have.

I couldn’t choose between these two…


Hibiscus outside my kitchen door

and my salt rock lamp… love the warm glow

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The whole natural and organic trend is slowly starting to take off in South Africa. I have been using organic skincare and haircare products for about 18 months and haven’t looked back since. I managed to find a local brand of organic mineral makeup about a year ago, and have been addicted to it since February last year.

Those who know me, know I am not a sales person, and I hate sounding like a Verimark advert… but seriously, this stuff is awesome!! On a personal note – my skin does NOT react well to makeup (foundation) no matter what I tried, I would break out, get itchy, the makeup would look all slick and slimy if it was liquid, or go all crunchy and cakey if it was powder. I discovered Inthusiasm makeup and gave it a shot – and it is fabulous!! The powder is so pure you can even sleep with it on. It’s smooth and “cake-proof”. The liquid foundation provides quite good coverage and a little goes a loooooooooooooong way!

I also use the mascara which is great, and clump free.

This past week I decided to try my hand at being an agent for Inthusiasm (as the lady who I used to buy from in Midrand is no longer doing it). I am so keen to try their other products… they have all make-up – lipstick, lip balm, eyeliner, eye-shadows (they call them eye-enhancers) and blush.


Obviously, being 100% natural and not tested on animals etc etc… this stuff is good for the planet and great for your skin! The owner of the company says that the makeup is so pure, you can eat it!! After all… why do you want chemicals plastered all over your face for the better part of the day!?

The foundations come in different tones, but because they are all natural, they adapt to your own skin tone, so one colour would match 3 different skins.

I use the Claudine loose mineral powder on a daily basis – just for a very slight cover… and in the evenings etc I use the Kirsti liquid and then a light dusting of the Claudine mineral powder.

There are various options on packaging… I took some photos of the products and below is also a pricelist. Ladies, if you are looking to “Go Green” or are keen to try a new fantastic, very reasonably priced cosmetic, please give me a shout and lets make a plan!!

Products

Variety of Products

Foundations are available in a variety of colours, and packaging (Tubes or PumpJars for liquid… and Jars, Rounds or Compacts for Mineral Powder)

Foundation & Powder

LIQUID FOUNDATION available in PUMP JARS & TUBES... POWDER available in JARS (loose powder), ROUNDS (loose powder) or COMPACTS (compressed powder)

Foundation & Powder

LIQUID FOUNDATION available in PUMP JARS & TUBES... POWDER available in JARS (loose powder), ROUNDS (loose powder) or COMPACTS (compressed powder)

There are 3 colours of blush: Desert Rose (quite pink!), Natural Glow (Looks lovely and natural – must try!!) and Original Earth (which looks quite dark). The blush is available in a compact or a 2g jar or a 5g jar.

Blush

Blushes are available in 3 colours and 3 different types are packaging.

For the eyes, we have eye-pencils – which double up as lip pencils!! Available in Black, Bronze,Olive Green, Blue/green, Blue, White, Red, Pink.

Mascara is available in Black and Brown.

Then the 2g Jars of eye enhancers – there are 20 shades!! But I only bought 3 (Blue, Bronze and Silver…) but all the colours are available to see on the website

Eyes

Eye pencil, mascara and eye-enhancers

Onto the lips… There’s a little tub of Lip Balm (you need VERY little – otherwise its very sticky… but i love the stuff)… and then a variety of 13 shades of lipsticks… again I only bought 3 to start with… A lovely neutral shade that I want for myself ;) a very sexy bright red, and a gorgeous pinky/coral colour. I have only realised now, that the colours aren’t indicated on the actual lipstick tube – so I’m not sure which ones I have… But I’m guessing its Earth, Coral and Rose red (or Ruby Red)… I know for next time to make a note of what is what!! :p

Lip Care

Lipsticks and Lip Balm

So…. This is what I have in stock, but I can get anything available on the website within a few days… Give it a try, I am *positive* you won’t regret it! :)

Oh – and here is the pricelist… Email me if you want a PDF version.



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