Dec 16, 2011

Slow News Friday: What I Had For Dinner and I Have A New Tinted Moisturizer.

The work Christmas lunch was such a feast yesterday that all I felt like for dinner was snow peas and carrot sticks with hummus and a side of rice crackers.  And a large banana muffin as a bed time snack.  It was an impulse decision which is why the muffin didn't  make it into the photo.

Probably the healthiest meal I'll be having this side of Christmas.
The curried chicken pasta salad was well received and made night shift bearable for those that had to carry on into the night at work after our lunch.

Speaking of things that carry on into the night, I am loving my new tinted moisturizer.  Clarins isn't a brand I'm that familiar with but I was put onto their Hydra Quench tinted moisturizer by the sales assistant at Sephora in Dubai.  It retails for around $48 in Australia.  What I like about it is that is has some (adds a little colour and leaves you looking 'done') coverage and also dries to a powdery finish that lasts a whole day and longer (even through back bends at yoga).  One of the key ingredients is a miracle plant compound and I recall the word mineral somewhere in the blurb.  All I know for sure is that it works for me and hasn't caused any skin irritation. 

What I'm a little apprenehsive about however, is my eye cream situation.  Has Estee Lauder's Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Eye Cream been .... discontinued?  The possibility of the dreaded 'D' word  has me in caniptions.  It was no where to be found in either Dubai or Sydney duty free.  There were a couple of eye creams with similar packaging but different names, a few extra words here and there on the labels.  I've just had a look at the Australian website and there's now something called Re-Nutriv Ultimate Life Age Corecting eye cream.

Is it just semantics or do I now need Age Correction in addition to all those herbal extracts, minerals, free radicals and oils?  I'm too shocked to take this any further right now.  I will have to brave an Estee Lauder counter in person after Christmas for a definitive answer.

At least Coles still call skirt and trouser hangers by the same name they've always had.  I'm in a bit of trouble in the wardrobe stakes, readers.  Buying more skirt and trouser hangers is a very public admission that my carefully culled wardrobe is now undergoing rapid growth (thank you, Dubai) that threatens to edge (further) into Mr SSG's territory.  I think I'm going to have to declutter again over the holiday season break. 

Other than that, I've not much else to report really.  I've got nothing more exciting than work this weekend.  I still can't believe it's Christmas next weekend.  It's been weighing on my mind this year, what it means in the context of my 2011 and how I'll be spending the time.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. The curried chicken pasta salad looked fantastic (sorry didn't get to comment), and your dinner decision looks just the meal to bank with Christmas very close! As a guy, that means just over a week until I need to do the gift shopping :)

  2. I know the feeling well of growing wardrobes and slowly edging into the Mr's territory... Its an uneasy feeling that can only be resolved by a great declutter (and also a self imposed shopping ban in my case). But what better way to start the year than with a clean wardrobe? I also hate the 'D' word too. Such a dirty word, especially when you get so hooked on a particular prod! C xo


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