I’m doing something very exciting with phone company Spark, called Spark My Potential. I’m hoping to raise $10,000 by the 28th of February for vocal lessons with Lordes former coach, Frances Dickinson. She does amazing work and also helps with songwriting, stage craft and development of an artist.

BUT – I need your help. I need this exact amount in the time needed or I do not get anything. I want to achieve my dreams of being a musician SO BADLY and I need your help.

Please go here to and click ‘Pledge Now’ button to pledge money! Even a small amount like a dollar counts. If you can’t do that, please spread the word!!!

Physiogel – Your Skin Savour


My initial thoughts on Physiogel was that it was a gel for physiotherapy patients! I clearly had no clue what it really was. It’s a product specially formulated for sufferers of dry, sensitive skin. Hey, that pretty much sums up my skin, unfortunately. The creams and lotions contain BioMimic Technology that closely matches the protective lipid layer of the skin helping it to repair and retain moisture. Hallelujah! Finally a product for me…

I didn’t use this product enough to see the benefits over time, but I did use it over a few days. I believe the Calming Relief Cream is better than the Calming Relief Lotion just because it’s easier to apply but they are both equally as good.

I get very bad irritation and dry skin around my nose so I’ve been using it on that but it looks greasy and it’s all oily on the hands. I’ve used a moisturiser for my nose before and it’s done some good but a few hours later it comes back flaky and dry, and Physiogel hasn’t done that, so maybe it is doing the trick. It doesn’t feel the best on my face, just because I can feel it and it’s all oily but the Calming Relief Lotion does wonders on my arms. I have an eczema-type rash on my arms that never goes away but the Calming Relief lotion/cream literally made it calm down. It’s getting really hot at the moment and during hot times my rash gets very blotchy and red so this will be perfect for that!

I got a bit sunburnt on my face a few days ago so I decided to use the Calming Relief Cream on my face and it was so soothing, cool and calming which made the redness in my cheeks reduce. Maybe if you don’t have any Aloe Vera for burns you could use this instead as a back up.

I just put some on my legs, yeah they feel wonderful. No more severely dry legs that look like fish scales! Maybe I will fall in love with my skin again…

I really suggest you give this a go if you have dry, irritated and sensitive skin like me, just because it’s really hard to find a product directly targeted at our skin type and i’ve found that it’s hard to find something for me that will actually work. It’s worth trying!

For more information, head over to Physiogels website here and to see the products click here

Money Can Buy Happiness

it’s quite ironic for people to tell me ‘money isn’t everything’ or ‘you can’t buy happiness,’ but some people can tell me ‘oh, studying music/art won’t make you much money. It’s not going to get you anywhere. This degree/ job is going to get you the most money.’

Now what does that say to you? It’s saying to me that money is important but isn’t important. Do you get what I’m trying to say? We grow up in a world where money dictates how great our lives can be. Yeah, you can be poor but happy and wealthy and sad and blah blah blah, but if we all had the money we needed, just the right amount, we could live the lives we wanted. We could give generously, we can feed our kids. Those parents don’t have to steal things anymore to get money for their children. Theft rates will go down, people will be more content with their lives if money wasn’t the issue. Money seems to be the sole issue in everyones lives.

People work just to live. Why aren’t we entitled to a life where we can have purpose and meaning and happiness. Not a lot of people can have purpose and meaning if they don’t have the money to do it. Money starves people. Did you get what i’m saying here? MONEY STARVES PEOPLE OF A PROSPEROUS LIFE.

I sound stupid, don’t I? I sound selfish and have no idea what the meaning of life is. I do, in fact, but money plays a factor in our lives. Money can buy happiness. It can fix poverty and starvation and crime and build homes. It can give countries fresh food and water to grow and function like every human being should be entitled to. Instead, the government, say, wants to build a new stadium instead of feeding starving kids. They’ll spend 22 million of a new flag. We don’t need that crap.

What was life like before technology?

What was life like before technology? Before Facebook, before selfies before any of it. Was it beautiful? Did you embrace love? I don’t mean love you hear in songs, but real love. Did you call your best friend every night? Did you search for hours in the library for the topic you were studying on. Did you make up stories because you couldn’t scroll endlessly through social networks. Did you have a purpose?

Fair-T T’shirts taking care of the world

born to ride

I’ve been waiting for a wee while for something I really want to write about. I have been struggling to find something that I can really talk about and want to share with people, and I’VE FOUND IT. THEM. FAIR-T.

Fair-T popped up onto my Twitter. They are so lucky because I signed up to Twitter AGES AGO and NEVER went on it. I didn’t understand it. Anyway, I’ve become an addict and I’m quite happy about that because of Fair-T. They are a group of cool as people who love sports and crazy things like jumping off buildings. Just kidding, but they are into that adrenaline-junkie stuff. They “give a shit” about the conditions most clothing is made in so they’ve created $100 ethical, Fair-trade clothing, hence the name Fair-T.

I’ve seen other companies do this but the clothing looked horrible. For a change, Fair-T’s t’shirts are magnificent. They are just really cool. I mean, I’d wear them! The photo above is a women wearing a t’shirt from the women’s wear collection. I quite like the boy collection stuff, too…

fair-t surf

This is from the men’s Surf Collection, called the Fair-T Wave.

OMG. They have a Hand Drawn Collection with amazing drawings. So beautiful.

cotton bail


LOOK AT THESE. HOLY CRAP. (Sorry for my language.)

“When you’re wearing a Fair-T product you will be making a difference to cotton farmers’ lives and the communities they live in. We are also doing whatever we can to reduce our carbon footprint! Therefore, our collection consists of a combination of environmentally friendly Tees and Fairtrade certified Tees! We like to keep things fresh, so keep a look out for new designs at!”

These guys are doing amazing stuff, and to support them, click on the link above and buy a t’shirt. Click here for their Facebook Page 

Rexona Invisible Dry

Rexona is excited to announce the launch of Rexona Invisible Dry – an improved aerosol formula with superior yellow stain protection that outperforms any Black & White antiperspirants. Rexona Invisible Dry is designed to help whites stay white and blacks stay black so New Zealand women don’t need to sweat the small stuff.” The only thing that should be invisible about women, is the deodorant on her clothes.


I had a look in my wardrobe…. OK, my floor, and I couldn’t find anything I wanted to wear. Shorts? No. Pants? Too hot. Dress – perfect! I always feel good in this dress, it makes me feel confident and feminine. It’s REALLY ANNOYING when I find white stains on my black dresses and feel stink about it. (get it?) Rexona Invisible Dry just saved my life, basically… Us women can’t be beaten by these things, we have things to do, people to see! I’m glad Rexona are backing women up.

But I gotta admit – I stopped using spray deodorant because I wouldn’t use it properly; meaning I’d irritate my skin, so I resorted to using roll on. I thought roll on was the best thing – it’s easy and you don’t have to worry about it irritating your skin; but there is one problem with it – it soaks up into my T-shirts and leaves a smelly wet mark, so it doesn’t really work as well as sprays.


I managed to use Rexona’s Invisible Dry spray PROPERLY, without burning myself. I actually listened to the package… for once… and it says hold 15cm away. Yeah, I’m so uncoordinated that I’m scared I’ll probably spray into my eyes, but this time, I was successful. It smells OK. It’s not fowl or gives you those annoying headaches. It doesn’t make you go ‘oh god that smells nice’ but it’s not bad, either.

I had a stressful day ahead. Firstly, I was tired from the long weekend full of sunshine, a birthday, recovery from the birthday, and I had a singing lesson, had to pick up a parcel and go back home, 30 minutes away, to have a music lesson. I’m a very nervous person, especially around new people, so I nervous-sweat. When you know you smell, you sweat even more because it’s embarrassing. It was an especially hot day, 22 degrees and raining, and I thought it was going to go bad but it was fine with this spray. I hardly smell – YAY! It says it gives a 48h protection so I just gave my armpits a whiff and they are close to perfect. I do smell a little like floral fragrance and corn chips, but it’s not as bad as I’m used to. I get it BAD. But hey, I wore a black dress today, all day, and no white marks! I do have a sweat mark because I don’t think I put on enough.


So, exams are coming up, and I’d love to give some tips on how to survive the stress and prevent sweating:
DON’T STRESS – Yeah, easier said than done, but there’s no point stressing about something you can’t change. If you’re about to head into the exam, just remember – you’ve done all that you can do, and you’ve just got to do your best. Don’t worry about what others are doing and stop thinking that people are going to get higher marks than you, because chances are, if you stress in the exam, you’re not going to get down what you want to.
BREATHE – This may sound really stupid, but it’s not – I do personal training, and when I’m on the rowing machine, boxing, or anything like that, I’m focusing too much on the task and forgetting to breathe. It’s so important to remember to breathe in and breathe out longer. You need to breathe from your diaphragm – the muscle under your ribcage. You’re not supposed to breathe from your chest – that causes hyperventilation, which I used to get very badly, and had to be taught how to breathe normally again, like babies. So breathe slowly, take a breathe in, and a long breathe out. If you’re stressing out at home, go and do something else from what you’re doing and take your mind off it. Do nothing for two minutes – literally do nothing. Just sit there and stare endlessly at something. It will calm you down and clear your mind.
DRINK WATER – If you’re stressing, you’re going to get hot and then that’s going to make you sweaty. Drink lots of water – not during you’re actually exams, though, because you will need to pee really bad, but during your exam study times, drink heaps. You will feel more energised and cool. Trust me, I drink 3 litres of water and I feel so good. I used to drink hardly anything and I’d get so sweaty, get really bad headaches and you’re not going to learn very well with a dehydrated brain/body. So please, drink water.
BE NICE TO YOURSELF – It’s hard, I know, but you’ve got to remember you’re a human being and you can’t please everyone. If you get worked up about something, you are going to breathe abnormally, get stressed and get sweaty. You don’t want that.

Women lead such active lifestyles, and we want to feel good while doing it, right? Feeling awful and sweaty is something that we just don’t need so I can strongly recommend Women Rexona Invisible Dry Diamond. “Don’t let anything get in the way when you want to dress to impress. Rexona won’t let you down.” – You said it! If I want to feel confident, I’m going to put on that dress, spray on that deodorant, and get on with my day.


This product protects you from: Sweat marks, white marks, yellow stains, 48h long lasting freshness, crisp floral fragrance, alcohol free and dermatologically tested, doesn’t sting even after shaving. I can tick a few of these off, most definitely.

Overall, I give it an 8 out of 10. I say this, because I don’t think it’s a miracle, but it works. Oh, and I like the shape and how it fits perfectly into my hand. No more dropping it!!! Visit Rexona on their website here and on Facebook here