Aug 23, 2016

Top Drawer Mondays and Day Off Tuesdays.

Yesterday was definitely a top drawer Monday.

While I did get to work in once piece, it was on about 4 hours sleep thanks to a sick preschooler and the fun times that are working a Sunday in late winter.

The top drawer of my desk contains a rescue remedy cocktail of bits and pieces that help me fake it 'til I make it (home to a hot shower and bed).  There's panadol, perfume, a hair brush, a bit of lippie and these bobby pins in their black mirrored case.  The pins are made in Japan and much more solid than my ones from the supermarket,  They also have this blue black sheen to them.  Don't know why but they don't look any more obvious in my black hair than regulation black pins.

Those pins held their own through a full day at work and then to a training session after work.  My hair even stayed in place through the hour of tense steering wheel gripping driving on Parramatta Road in between.  It almost felt like going home when I got to training - familiar faces, corridors, buildings.  This was the first place I worked at when I arrived in Sydney all those years ago and I know that parking lot like the back of my hand.  The trick to finding the exits to the car park, the sharp turn you need to take to making the exit with enough room to spare to swipe your card or ticket....

And here we are on day off Tuesday.  It's been a day of relaxing busyness.

Did you know about this platform outside Eastgate Shopping Centre?  It's got a deck on which you can catch some sun, little counters to eat you lunch at and its own greenery.

You probably already know about the H&M opening at Westfield BJ on Saturday.  It's not that I actually buy much at H&M these days but seeing the store and the impossibly on point models who grace their campaigns as I power walk the centre doing mum things whilst dressed in mum clothes keeps me (tenuously) connected to a lifestyle I'm more curious about than wistful over.

Speaking of mum things.  It's Book Week at the moment and Friday is preschool's dress up day.  For those of us that haven't had the foresight to Etsy or the talent to create something from Pinterest pins, may I suggest looking in at The Reject Store?  They have a range of costumes in smaller sizes than Kmart and Target for around $9 a set.

Preschooler SSG is going to be a 'Wizard' in the manner of Harry Potter.  It's been a unilateral decision on my part based on what was still available.  There was nothing Thomas related at all.  Wish me luck as I do the Harry Potter hard sell for Friday.

August 31 is going to be a big day, if you're a loyal Woolies shopper like myself.  Their reward points system looks like it's going to be a bit more generous than it's current Woolworths Dollars scheme where you can only earn a few cents per purchase of one of about 8 specially marked items in the whole store.

I couldn't wait until the end of the month to get myself a new drink bottle (apparently, this particular design is a Woolworths exclusive as per the swing tag).  These are new ones by Decor and cost $9.99.  There's quite a range of motivational wrist bands to choose from.  I should've gotten the #squadgoals one but the pink bottle had my heart.

Mainly because it's a perfect match for my current trainers.

I went for a therapeutic trip to Mecca Maxima today and picked up this bag to go with my Mecca Cosmetica care package.

Inside today's bag was this Naked 3 palette.  It's unboxed and ready to go for tomorrow's work face.

And two new 24/7 glide on eyeliners in Mushroom (taupe) and Delinquent (blackish purple shimmer).  I've been stuck in a sensible black or brown eyeliner rut for far too long....

Better get going.  I'm on Aunty duty today.  I'm a bit rusty on feeding, settling and managing the constant mouthing and pulling up on things but it's all coming back to me.

What's in the top drawer of your desk at the office?

Are you going all out, cheap and cheerful or somewhere in between for Book Week this year?

Coloured eyeliner?  Yay or nay?


  1. I like a green eyeliner myself and I bought some bronzer today from Mecca maxima- Nars Laguna.

    1. Laguna is lovely! Wish I could do bronzer...

      SSG xxx

  2. Glad you got through a tough day to have a relaxing day off and hope that toddler SSG is feeling better!

    1. Thanks, Mica! Hope the boys and yourself are healthy!

      SSG xxx

  3. You always inspire me with your make up purchases. Re eyeliner I am wearing a dark inky navy liner from sephora's own brand

    1. Oopps... hope they've worked for you too, Clarissa.

      I love Sephora's own liners. Great value and performance but out of stock all the time around here. Have to stock up the next time I'm away.

      SSG xxx


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