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Missybella- product review

Here is a quick shout out for an online business that, if you are a parent or buying for kiddies, you definitely need to have a look at!

Some of the great merchandise at Missybella

Some of the great merchandise at Missybella

Missybella has been around for a while on eBay, but has recently started up selling on Facebook as well.

While mostly stocking brand new clothing for kids,  children’s accessories are also available, such as bags, jewellery, books and more.

Pretty much everything is characterised, from Dora the Explorer, to Batman…even older children can get something with One Direction merchandise available

Skylanders, Smurfs, Minnie and Mickey Mouse…if your child likes it, then it’s probably there! The prices are really reasonable!

I'm sure you can find something for all your child's desires!

I’m sure you can find something for all your child’s desires!

Head on over to Missybella’s Facebook page….hit “like” and browse around. Prices are mentioned in the photo, and a quick message to Melissa (the owner) to confirm your order and to find out postage fees. You can pay by Paypal and contact the seller for orders outside of Australia.

When you make you first purchase at Missybella, tell her I sent you!

Bella 🙂


One Direction is banned in my house...but there is a huge following out there....lots of 1D stuff!!

One Direction is banned in my house…but there is a huge following out there….lots of 1D stuff!!

Furless Makeup Brushes & Accessories reveiw

A while ago, when I first started bogging my product reviews, I mentioned that I was going to test Furless supplies.

I was excited about doing this one. What girl doesn’t like testing makeup?? I have always wanted to try mineral makeup too.

 When the products came, I opened the package to find a brush kit, a sharpener, two eyeshadow and a blush.

I love makeup. I really don’t get to wear it very often anymore. Before kids, I used to wear it every day. I didn’t exactly plaster it on, but the bare minimum was eyeshadow, lipstick and eyeliner. There were days when I felt more elaborate and went for concealer and foundation. But again, I didn’t plaster it. I hate that look!

Now, concealer is one of my best friends! The biggest enemy is the dark circles under the eyes. The brush kit has helped me perfect the smokey eyes look. I think it also helps to hide the bags a bit more!

As I opened up the brush kit. I stood and looked at the various size and shaped brushes, and thought “What on earth have I gotten myself in for?? Have I really lost the touch of using makeup to even know what half of these are for?” But that was my whole idea pitch to the business. How would the average, busy,  Australian mum use the products? What are the costs? How long does it last?

So I sucked it up, opened the packaging, and started the application process.

I was very pleasantly surprised when I felt the brush heads. They were so soft!! All I wanted to was brush it up and down my face all day. I think they are even softer than my own hair! I have tried brushes in the past, only to be discarded after a short period. I love the fact that the brushes don’t use as much product as the applicator that come with eyeshadow. They have sponges on the ends, and what does a sponge do best? They soak things up! So not only are the brushes gentle on the skin, it is saving you money on your products!

Now, the two sample eye shadows. One was blue, one was yellow. Definitely not my colours! I usually wear neutral colours like browns, beige, maybe a slight shade of pink. Those colours really compliment my skin colouring and hair colour. But I guess I can wear them if the West Coast Eagles get in to the AFL Grand Final this year (although, in this household, we are Hawthorn Hawks supporters!) But of course, I gave them a go. In all honesty, I don’t find them any different to other eye shadows. It’s probably easier to apply as it is in loose form instead of compacted. I hate it when eyeshadow is compacted so much that you basically have to scratch it out to get any powder (but I guess that is a sign of an inferior product!) You just give the container a little shake so a bit of powder comes up into the platform, which is a great idea…this way you aren’t using too much powder by dunking the whole brush head into the mix.

The blush is very much the same as the eyeshadow. Give the container a little shake, grab your brush and apply. The colour I was given (pictured) isn’t too bad, and I can use it a lot more regularly!

So overall, I am very happy with my experience with Furless Brushes and Accessories. I think they are reasonably priced, and great quality products. You can order from their website (now open to the U.S and Canada) or have  look at their Facebook page, which hold regular competitions and updates their product photos constantly, so don’t forget to “like” them before you head away!

Your money will be well spent here!

Now….I just need to claim the eyeliner pencil sharpener back from my kids craft supplies!

Bella 🙂

**AFTER THOUGHT** I forgot to mention that the brushes are animal cruelty- free, and the mineral makeup is vegan. It’s great knowing that there are cosmetic companies out there that take animal cruelty very seriously. I even have a bit of pride in myself knowing that I am using cruelty-free products!

65 Roses Day fundraising update

Don’t forget that 64 Roses Day is on the 27th May (don’t worry…I wont let you forget! You will probably be sick of me by the time that date rolls around!)

Our fundraising campaign is coming together nicely. We have at least two butchers donating sausages towards our sausage sizzle, and a local bakery is donating half a dozen loaves of bread.

I have tried to shake down some florists, and have found one who is already involved in 65 Roses Day by donating a portion of their roses sales toward CFWA (Cystic Fibrosis Association, Western Australia) but they have pledged a couple of rose bouquets for us to sell. That is fantastic!

Our nearby convenience store is a liquor/bakery/cafe/fuel station, and they have pledged something from their bottle shop towards our raffle. It will more than likely be some wine or something, but anything is greatly appreciated! We are regular customers, and all the staff know about our son’s condition. One staff member had a possible CF child herself (though it was later discovered after testing that it wasnt CF). So they are more than happy to get on board.

If there are any readers out there, especially local ones, who would like to donate some produce or services towards our raffle, please let me know. It would be great if you could get on board.

But you don’t have to wait until 65 Roses Day to donate, you can donate online here (don’t forget, tax refundable!)

I will keep you updated as plans come together.

If you are in Albany on the 27th May, come down to Western Workwear and Safety on Chesterpass Road for lunch, meet the family, and you have to be in it to win it for the raffle!

Bella 🙂

Blooms so sweet

Here we have another local business, and I have actually received a sample from here! I won a competition on her Facebook page and was given a lovely chocolate bouquet…which, in this house,  lasted about 20 minutes!

This lovely lady and I met through an online parenting forum a few years back. We were both living in the same town, and had child around the same age (though we have both gone on to have more!)

Not long ago, she started turning her hobby, making beautiful chocolate bouquets, into a business.

Since then, her hobby has grown from strength to strength.

She makes unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, and they are a great idea for the upcoming Easter! Chocolate bouquets are a great gift idea for those who have everything and a box of chocolate just isn’t enough.

She can personalise the bouquets too! If you want one for a teacher, or sporting coach…maybe your recipient likes butterflies? She can try to accommodate!

Contact bloomssosweet@y7mail.com today, or head over to her Facebook page, have a look around, and don’t forget to press “like” before you leave!

All you need is cake!

Time for my first proper product review.

A friend of mine bakes cakes. Well, actually, I should say she creates masterpieces!

I try to do a themed birthday cake for each of my children’s birthdays. I have been pretty proud of them too, until I saw the photos of her cakes. Mine don’t even come close!

Sarah and I have been friends for many years…and if I do my maths correctly, we are talking about seventeen years (wow!!)

We lost contact for a few years after highschool, only to reconnect again through Facebook. For the last few months I have been following her creations on her fanpage

She has made divine wedding cakes (like the one shown here), children’s birthday cakes that will be the envy of every party, and novelty cakes. If you have a request, she would be able to do it!

So head to her Facebook page, have a look at her work, and dont forget to press “like” before leaving! Or contact her at:  all_you_need_is_cake@hotmail.com

All photos shown here are just a small portion of her cakes. I am seriously considering getting her to make the upcoming birthday cakes for the kids!!

Bella 🙂