Bondi Sands

Hello lovelies,

I hope you’ve all had a good and fast week 😉

Finally it’s the weekend…….time to breathe easy and relax.

I’m always on the look out for good products so today’s post is about a tan that I’ve tried out for a few weeks. After years of trying absolutely everything from Beta Carotene supplements,to tanning oils, to hours sun baking and doing way too many sun beds only to achieve a natural tan that lasts the whole of 5 minutes, I decided it was about time to give up and except the fact that naturally I will always have skin that’s so pale it’s almost blue lol. All hope was not lost though, with the amount of fake tan brands on the market these days one has no need to settle for being pasty white. I opted for the healthy and lets face it more convenient way of looking like I spend my days sprawled out on a beach in Barbados (IF ONLY).

A few weeks back, like every other week another Thursday rolled around, yay Thursday!!! The night, for me, like millions of others is known globally a “Tan Thursday”. The night I get to slather my body in silky mousse all the while torturing my better half through another session of him apply my back while I give out about his less than perfect technique “your rubbing it to hard…..its leaving streaks!” God bless his patience. 🙂  So reaching for the my Usual tan…….OH NO!! There was just about enough left to do one arm, aah why the hell didn’t order some more (the tan I use isn’t readily available in Australia yet). So off I trot down to priceline to grab something else, on the plus side it gave me a chance to try something new, it gives you options, every needs options and I had heard heaps about bondi sands, this gave me the opportunity to try it out.


First impression, oohh it comes in sleek black packaging, I love love love black packaging. Then the price, wow so affordable!!!! I decided on the dark self tanning foam and the liquid gold dry oil, I also picked up the tanning mitt. So I get myself back home, crack it open and instantly I notice the quality of the tan mitt, the tan application side was very velvety and super soft. I applied the gorgeously coconut scented dark tanning foam like I always do and left it to develop overnight.

So far so good, next morning I rinse it off, its kept its promise of an even streak free finish. hmm am I onto a new winner?! I tried the mousse on its own for the for the first week so I can get a proper idea of the product before trying the dry oil. Day one/day two great, day three still okay but starting to look a bit patchy. I apply tan twice a week, Monday & Thursdays, because I wear it constantly. Day four rolls around, it’s not looking good its gone quite patchy, so I jump in the shower give a quick scrub to get the heavy excess off, hopefully this will even it out for my top up. I repeat my application and hope for the best. Next day I rinse it off, Eeemmm, it’s better than the previous day but definitely not as even as the first application.

Thursday rolled around again, the tan hadn’t faded any better so I decided to completely exfoliate off any tan and start fresh. I like to test product for a few weeks before I make up my mind on them. I did my usual routine from scratch and again it applied to fresh skin perfectly. On day four this week I topped up with the dry oil because we had a night out and who doesn’t want to be a shimmering goddess 🙂



I was quite impressed with the dry oil, it’s a lovely product to apply and it seems to take better over an existing tan than the foam . I did expect it to be a be more shimmering, I think just because its called “Liquid GOLD” I presumed that it would be a shimmering oil, it doesn’t actually state that it will make you shimmer. It faded better with the dry oil over it but still not the best. Also upon washing the mitt all the fibers started to fall out, which is a bummer because it was amazing to begin with.

Overall guys I think the bondi sands is a lovely product that smells amazing, especially the dry oil it’s so handy to pop on if you’re in a rush as it dries quite fast. However the foam didn’t wear off as good as I would of like it too and the mitt shed its fibers once it was washed.

My conclusion of this range is, if you don’t wear tan all the time and only apply for an occasion then its perfect for you. It was great for the first three days I had it on but does need to be completely scrubbed off after this. It goes on so easy,has a lovely scent and is so affordable. Although it’s not my all time favorite, it has earned a spot on my tan self.

If you want to get your hands on some it is readily available in most pharmacies and online or you can purchase some in the links below.

Bondi Sands, Self Tanning Foam, Dark 200ml buy here

Bondi Sands. Liquid Gold 150ml buy here

Bondi Sands, Tanning Mitt buy here

  All my Love





Hello lovelies ,

I hope you are all having a fantastic bank holiday Monday:)

It is such a gorgeous day here today but there is no doubting that winter has well and truly began. Recently it has been sooo cold 🙁 , but while it makes me sad that summers over for this year one thing we get to look forward to is some good hearty comfort food. I must admit by this time of the year I’m glad to be putting down the lettuce leaves lol, and there’s nothing quite like a nice hot bowl of soup to warm your bones. I’ve become slightly obsessed with pumpkin soup. I literally have it everyday!!! I just kind of winged the recipe and was super impressed with the result so I thought I would share it with you guys. Its easy peasy and a great way to get your veggies in. It also makes up a huge pot so just freeze it and you have a healthy ready-made lunch.




1 Onion                                           image

2 Cloves of Garlic

2 Butternut Pumpkin

3 Carrots

1 leek

2 potatoes

2 Vegetable Stock Cubes

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp turmeric

Knob  of Butter

Salt & Pepper to season




I start out by washing, peeling and chopping all my veggies into chunks(not too big) before I start to cooking.

Tip- Chop, separate and pop leek into a bowl of water while you prep other veg, this will allow any grit caught in between layers to be washed off before cooking it.














Melt a knob of butter in a large non-stick pot, drain leek and add to the pot with onion,cook for 5 or until soften. Add garlic and cook for another minute.



Next Add all of your prepared veggies give it a good stir and cook for a further minute.

















Lastly add enough water so veg is just covered. Add stock cubes, cumin and turmeric.

Season with some salt & pepper.

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins or until veg is cooked and blend.

Tip- if you prefer sweet rather than spicy, add nutmeg instead of turmeric and cumin.




Wallah!!! there you have it. Serve with some fresh bread and a splash of cream. So tasty and healthy, perfect to get you through these cold winter days.

Hope you enjoy

All my love



NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix


Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a great weekend 🙂

Today’s post is all about the skin care range I have been using for the last couple of months. For any of you out there who, like me, were blessed with oily/congested skin you will know the STRUGGLE IS REAL!! to find good products that don’t clogged your pores and make you break out. For years to my beauticians and even work colleagues despair I completely avoided using moisturizer/serums because no matter how hard I looked and believe me I looked, or how much money I spent, every lotion that graced my face resulted in me breaking out. I was defeated in my search so I gave up, moisturizer just wasn’t for me. I kept my skin really clean so I didn’t break out, but just accepted the fact that I would always have a dull congested complexion.

That was until I fell pregnant and my hormones wreaked havoc on my skin. I got all the types of acne, bacnce, chacne and facne as I like to call them (back,chest and face). I couldn’t really use anything while I was pregnant but I knew once I had my little girl I had to find something to just get it under control. After I gave birth and my hormones started to calm it wasn’t so bad but still a far cry from healthy looking skin. Then I happened to stumble upon NIP+FAB at the recommendation of a friend. Its been a game changer!!NIP+FAB Glycolic FixI started using the glycolic fix range along with the deep cleansing fix cream and I could see the difference straight away. I started out only using the glycolic fix cleansing gel once a week because it contains active glycolic acid, that works by gently exfoliating away dead NIP+FAB GLYCOLIC CLEANSING FIXskin cells and brightens the skin, it also hydrates and plumps by drawing water up to the surface. you need to be careful when using this product, over use can really cause some sensitivity, you need to build yourself up to using this. So maybe start with once a week for about a month and slowly go from there. It is a bit of a journey with this product the result is amazing.

NIP+FAB Deep Cleansing Fix


The deep cleansing fix is the most impressive and versatile of the products I purchased. Honestly I cannot recommend this one enough, it really cleans the skin but it is surprisingly moisturizing. I use it every night as a cleanser but it can be applied liberally and use as a 10 minute hydrating face mask or over night as an intensive moisturizer.I usually use it this way after I apply a mask which brings me to the next product.


The instant fix mask is a pore tightening clear gel I only used this every fortnight, its more potent than the cleansing gel it contains 4% glycolic acid, evermat technology along with amino acids that reduces shine while also brightening skin tone and evens out skin texture. You really notice the difference after you apply this and the results last. It is quite strong though so once a fortnight is plenty for me and a good moisturizer after this is probably a good idea.

Last but most definitely not least is the Fix Serum. This is a lovely product that I used nightly with an oil free moisturizer, it contains aloe vera that soothes and calms once you have deeply cleansed your skin.

Overall since using these products my skin has not only become less oily with a smoother more even complexion, it’s noticeably clearer and brighter, most impressively my skin has been very hydrated and supple which is a welcomed change. If you are looking for a good skincare range that is not only amazing but also so reasonably priced I highly recommend you give these a go.

Glycolic Cleansing Fix $17.99 Buy here

Deep Cleansing Fix $17.99  Buy here

Glycolic Instant Fix Mask $29.99 Buy here

Glycolic Fix Serum $32.99 Buy here