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Sandals are not my thing, especially jelly sandals. I am not a beach person (actually, the beach terrifies me) and the feeling of hot sticky plastic glued to my feet in summer is my idea of a nightmare. But I do love the look of them. In the last 12 months we have seen jelly shoes and sandals make a huge comeback. They are far more fashionable than they used to be when I was a child, but are they more comfortable? I insisted to anyone that would listen that they would still be horribly uncomfortable, even though I hadn’t actually tried a pair in years. Then I was challenged. Holster Fashion, a globally renowned Australian maker of jellies footwear, believe their jellies are the comfiest available and offered me to choose a pair to prove me wrong. When I looked over the designs on their website it didn’t take much arm twisting for me to say, “ok …. give it your best shot”.

My dislike for jellies tracks way back to my childhood. Not only did I hate the sticky feeling you would get on a scorching hot Aussie summer day, but they had zero arch support and as a dancer (I started ballroom dancing at age 4) it pained my feet to walk around completely flat footed. My concerns are still present today with most shoes and when I look closely at even the most expensive shoes very few have arch support. I know I sound like a grandma right now but arch support is imperative in a casual shoe, and it can make all the difference to your posture.

When it came time to actually pick a Holster style I liked it was challenging. I liked at least half a dozen but I settled on the Masquerade Stud Wedge Sandals in Champagne colour. Here is my review of the sandals.  Continue Reading

NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review

Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?  Continue Reading

End of Year Sales Fashion Shopping Inspiration

The Boxing Day and End of Year sales are in full-swing. While this can be a fab time to pick up a great deal, it’s not such a money saver if you buy things you don’t need or really want. Having a shopping list of what to buy is one of my most valuable tips for being a savvy sale shopper. However, I’ll admit that sometimes there are things out there I didn’t know I needed. Sometimes, I need someone to introduce me to the things I didn’t know (or forgot) I needed. That’s what I’m offering you some end of year sales shopping inspiration by sharing some of the great goodies I picked up during the Cyber Week sales.

These are the beauty and fashion goodies I got during Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday.  Continue Reading

Deciem Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner

Finding a good face cleanser shouldn’t be difficult but for me it’s one of those things I’m always looking to improve. I was recommended the Hylamide High Efficiency Face Cleaner as an all-in-one solution for makeup removal and skin cleansing. I have dry skin and I’m lazy, so I want quick and easy without compromising on quality results.  Continue Reading

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