Monday, June 30

| Food Adventures | Saturday Brunch | The House of Donkey |

I previously blogged about my Food Adventures at The House of Donkey for my birthday lunch last year with a girlfriend. 
You can see all the mouth-watering photos in my post HERE.

Local art work, jewellery, and wooden trinkets adorn the surroundings.

Fresh and local persimmons on our table :)

The breakfast menu was set to 5 options - all sounding equally delicious! It look us ladies quite sometime to settle upon our choice. We decided to each try a different menu option and eagerly awaited its arrival.

The asparagus and avocado marriage was my choice for brunch. Beautiful!

'The Hens Green Garden'  
Two poached eggs on sourdough served with lemon, wilted spinach, avocado, asparagus and a mustard vinaigrette. ($14.00)

'Mr Billy'
Two poached eggs on sourdough served with cumin roasted pumpkin, goats cheese, fresh rocket and herbs served with a citrus, balsamic and walnut glaze. ($14.00)

'Breakfastor Wraptor'
Scrambled egg, fresh spinach, tomato, basil pesto and cheddar cheese in a tortilla wrap. ($9.00)

The fresh juice menu was impressive and unique. I decided upon the Punch of Spicy Life.

The cute donkey mural near the counter. Love this donkey!

The House of Donkey's quaint and welcoming Sturt street terrace frontage.

The House of Donkey can be found in Adelaide's CBD.

The House of Donkey
188 Sturt Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

What are your favourite places for brunch catch ups with friends around Adelaide?

I love getting recommendations from other food lovers :)

Take care,


Wednesday, June 18

| Benefit Brow Bar | My Eyebrow Makeover Experience | Before & After |

Okay ladies, important issue - let's talk brows

We all know that your eyebrows help frame the face and can change your beauty look.
Too much or too little hair? Sparseness? Bald patches? Bushy? Too dark? Too light?

Everybody is unique & beautiful.

This is me. My face is without any eyebrow products.

For years I have been self conscious of my brows. I never thought I would be sharing this photograph with you. Personally, I feel just that "little bit naked" without using some kind brow products before leaving the house. I know this may sound silly to some.
Please tell me I am not the only one?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to fuss with brow powders or pencils if I am going out for a walk. BUT my everyday beauty routine does include some staple brow products that I love. Therefore, I was beyond excited to experience a Benefit brow makeover at the NEW Benefit Brow Bar in Myer, Adelaide City & I am taking you along with me.

If you have not yet checked out the NEW Benefit counter in Myer Adelaide City you can read my blogpost and see more photos from the launch night HERE.

After speaking with the girls from Benefit, they are loving their new digs and have been run off their feet, transforming the brows of Adelaide ladies from now to WOW! I was offered the opportunity to experience a brow makeover as a part of the Benefit Brow bar launch and I am impressed with the results. 

Once arriving at Benefit I was taken through to the rear of the Benefit counter - where all the beauty services take place. There are 4 waxing stations available, with the capability of serving 8 clients at a time. Impressive! Brow Bar price lists are clearly visible on BIG boards and illuminated signs. I love this! Everything is open and upfront :)


The first step in eyebrow tint prep is to remove any existing products from your brow. I went in with minimal product on my brow to make it easier. Myself and my Benefit Brow Artist then discussed my optimal brow look. I wanted to maintain a strong arch yet add fullness & length to my eyebrows.

I believe my main brow issues are sparseness, colour (I have light ash blonde brows) & therefore a lack of definition. After consultation with my Brow Artist we were confident on achieving a beautiful Benefit brow makeover. YAY!

NOW for the fun part :D

The tint is applied to my eyebrows - don't I look pretty? A soothing Benefit eye mask was placed under my eyes and it felt amazing. Then an application of vaseline was put around my eyebrows to prevent any skin staining. After about 5 minutes the tint is removed by wiping with a moistened cotton round. 

My tint done, my brows were then waxed and plucked to perfection. I experienced slight redness from the waxing but this was quickly fixed with some Benefit Fake Up Concealer and powder. 

I loved my first Benefit Brow Bar experience and I was amazed at how a eyebrow tint & wax can achieve a fuller brow look with definition.  
Here is the finished result! :)

Just 3 weeks on and my brows are still looking great! I have only plucked a few stray hairs since my Benefit brow bar makeover. I am very happy with the outcome and would recommend ALL to visit Benefit and see the results for yourself. 
Thank you for my brow makeover Benefit!

Lastly, as promised here is a look at what featured in my Benefit 'goodie bag' from the Benefit Launch night.

What is your eyebrow routine?

Tell me in the comments section below.


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Monday, June 16

| BENEFIT | Brow Bar Opening Night | Myer Adelaide City |

It is finally here! Adelaide NOW has its very own Benefit Brow Bar in Myer, Adelaide City!

I was lucky enough to receive an invite to the Benefit Brow Bar opening night & it did not disappoint. 
Come along with me on the night and see Benefit's new digs here in Adelaide. Welcome Benefit!

Photo credit : Benefit Australia

Beautiful cupcakes were in abundance. Well done Benefit, you know the way to a girls heart :)

I enjoyed a fun pink cupcake filled evening chatting all things beauty with the girls from Benefit. 
Below, a picture of some of the Adelaide beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger ladies in attendance. All smiles :)


L-R: Myself, Sarah A Beautiful Story, Susan Fashion Adventurer, & Ammy Ammyranth

Fellow blogger Monnie looking stunning whilst having her makeup applied by beautiful Miss Kitty, Myer Benefit Counter Manager and Adelaide beauty blogger extraordinaire (I am loving Kitty's mermaid-esqe blue hair).

Photo credit: Benefit Australia
I have heard much about Benefit Brow bars from friends and interstate beauty bloggers and was interested to learn more. The hallmark of the evening was an insightful brow makeover by brow artist Jess. Jess gave us the best tips to achieve the perfect brow.

In the photos below you will see the process of a Benefit brow makeover, taking you from now to WOW! :)

STEP 1: First step is to measure where the eyebrow starts, deciding where the arch should be, and deciding where the eyebrow ends. These measurements are key to shaping the perfect brows for you individually.

STEP 2: Tinting the brows. After deciding which colour most compliments your complexion & hair colouring, a tint is mixed and applied. Tints usually last 2-3 weeks.

STEP 3: Once the brows have been tinted they are then waxed and tweezed to your desired shape. The 3 step process is quick (approx 20 minutes) & could easily be completed during your lunch break. Benefit makes brows easy!

Below - Jess can be seen applying the brow tint to Rachel's brows. The achieved brow look was beautiful on Rachel. A small amount of Benefit brow powder was used to subtly extend the tail of the brow. It's amazing how a manicured brow can contribute to a more polished appearance.

Photo credit: Benefit Australia

At the end of the evening Benefit kindly gifted attendees with a gorgeous 'goodie-bag' full of Benefit products to try & an invite to experience our very own Benefit Brow MakeoverI have already enjoyed my Benefit brow make over and can't wait to share it with you!

Thank you to the amazing Benefit team who are always so much fun!
 I wish you all the best at your fabulous new Adelaide counter. 

Photo credit: Benefit Australia
L-R: Jen | Steph | myself | Mayanthi | Amy.

Thank you for joining me at the Benefit Brow bar launch night. I hope you will pop into Benefit Myer Adelaide City counter to have a play with the beautiful products and meet the gorgeous & welcoming Benefit girls. 

My NEXT post will feature my Benefit Brow Bar experience as well as a look at what was in my Benefit 'goodie bag' :)

Have you visited the Benefit Brow Bar at Myer in Adelaide's CBD yet?

What are your favourite products from Benefit?


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