Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fudge Me! It's a Stylish Blogger Award!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Oh My!

Thanks to the lovely Little Jo I have been awarded a coveted Stylish Bloggers Award! You should all immediately go and check out her blog, because it's chock-full of beauty posts with lots of pretty photos :)


The Rules:  link back to the person who gave you the Award, and share ten things about yourself. Then Pay it forward!

1.  I love frogs. And Unicorns. Obviously.
2.  My all-time favourite movie is Pulp Fiction
3.  The smell of asparagus makes me vomit.
4.  Have been known to dry myself with tissues (once reached 57) in preference to using a damp towel after showering.
5.  At age 13, stole a slab of beer from a neighbouring ski chalet and rode it down the mountain with a bunch of boys during a family ski trip.
6.  Cannot wear sneakers for longer than a few hours because my feet feel claustrophobic and need to be FREEEEEEE!
7.  My 'signature dish' is Spaghetti Bolognaise
8.  I love the Royal Adelaide Show more than is normal for an adult.
9.  Have an uncanny ability to imagine the absolute worst outcome of any given situation.
10.Really good at Nipple Cripples. You won't see me coming!

I'd love to give a Stylish Bloggers Award to Amanda from Amanda's Mummy Jeans. I love her blog, it gives a great insight into her life as a SchoolTeacher and Mother. I'm always interested to read her recipes, product trials, tales from her job and snippets of her personal life, such as her beautiful Wedding day. Such an interesting blog, can't wait to read more!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Latest Haulage: I Just Bought Everything At Westfield!

I went to Westfield and I shopped. And shopped then shopped some more! Don't bother going because there's nothing left :) Goodies are:

BYS Metallics Brown eye shadow pallete (saw on An Obsession With The Fabulous blog and HAD to have)
BYS Dark Blue Shimmer Shine Pencil
BYS Bronze Shimmer Shine Pencil
Exhibit Eyeliner Pencil in Black (never heard of but love trying out new eyeliners)
Covergirl Clean Makeup in Ivory
Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder in Classic Ivory
Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical
Toni & Guy Refreshing Dry Shampoo (I'm a Mother, I use a lot of dry shampoo!)
TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo (cos I do actually was my hair sometimes)
Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask (orange + bergamot)
Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Oil-Absorbing Mud Mask (sea kelp + calendula)
Equip Mary Kate Leopard Brown Sunglasses
Equip earrings
Face of Australia Molten Metallics Nail Enamel in Amethyst
Face of Australia Molten Metallics Nail Enamel in Bronze
Face of Australia Molten Metallics Nail Enamel in Gold
Face of Australia Molten Metallics Nail Enamel in Iron Ore (these are Limited Editions!)

I also got a pair of shoes and 5 new tops but I won't bore you with that!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My First Giveaway!

To celebrate my new blog and thank my Awesome Followers, I am holding My First Giveaway valued at just over $140.00! I started blogging in January this year and have totally fallen in love with it! I've made lots of fantastic blogging friends along the way, too :) If you are new here, I post about movies, celebrities, beauty and Unicorns. Have a look around, hope you enjoy. Welcome To The Adventure!

Beauty sidenote - the Revlon Plum Seduction nail polish is exactly the same as the one I used in one of the manicures I blogged about (Label - Revlon), but don't worry I'm not giving away the used one! I actually bought 2 of the same shade on 2 different occasions without knowing it. Must have really loved the shade! The one in the Prize is brand new and unused.


Loreal Dermo-Expertise UV Perfect Advanced Protector Daily Moisturising Lotion ($17.95)
Revlon DermaBreathe New Complexion Bronzing Powder ($34.95)
Max Factor Xperience Volumising Mascara ($24.95)
Revlon Nail Enamel in Plum Seduction ($13.95)
Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel  ($9.29)
Revlon Luxurious Colour Perle Eye Shadow in Lilac Shimmer ($19.95)
Tapeits Secure Fashion First Aid Double Sided Clothing Tape ($19.95)

Total Value - just over $140.00!!

Bad photograph of pretty makeup! Love the Plum Seduction so much.


Follow my blog publicly through Google Friend Connect (follow button is located on the sidebar to the right)
Post a comment letting me know 'Who is your favourite actor or actress?'
Leave your email or a method of contact you're comfortable with in case you win!

This will get you ONE entry.

For an EXTRA entry

Look through Max The Unicorn blog and leave a separate comment with your favourite post and why.
(You can navigate the blog by clicking the Labels or the Blog Archive sections to the right)

Maximum of TWO entries per person.

A massive Thank You to my Followers and GOOD LUCK!


Open to Australian residents only. (Sorry International peeps, want to keep it simple for my 1st giveaway)
Must be a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect
This giveaway finishes on June 6 2011 at 5:00pm. (AEST)
Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this blog within a few days of the giveaway ending.
Winner will be notified via email and must reply within 3 days or they will forfeit the prize and I'll randomly choose another winner.
If your email is not attached to your Google Friend Connect profile, please leave email or some way of contacting you in your comment in case you win!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Real Corn Unicorn

This is UniCorn by Munguia, based on Gustav´s Moreau the Unicorn. The woman kind of reminds me of a nude Marge Simpson. And the Unicorn literally has a Uni CORN. Fascinating stuff. I have no idea what it all means. Probably nothing. But it's fun to look at!

What do you think this means?

Body Of Lies

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Vince Colosimo
Genre: Thriller/Action

OK I'm going to explain the general plot even though it could have been about anything. Leonardo DiCaprio is in it, and that means I Must Watch It. He's my favourite actor and I have loved him forever. Body of Lies is a spy film, directed by Ridley Scott. The CIA and Jordanian Intelligence attempt to work together to catch a Jihadist terrorist in the Middle East. The cultural differences between the countries mean two very different approaches, and CIA Case Officer Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) knows only too well the importance of respecting Jordanian culture. His boss, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) operating from the US, has a totally different approach, which often gets Ferris into trouble. An intense performance from Leo kept me interested in the story, and on the plus side, he did modify the fugly long beard after about the first half hour. Thank God! It's another role where Russell Crowe is overweight; this makes for a funny scene where Leo upturns Russell's chair while he is sitting in it. About the only LOL of the movie, mind you! Overall, this is worth it if you are a diehard Leo fan, like myself.

Side note: Loving the presence of a song played during the closing credits, named "If The World," performed by Guns N' Roses, and taken from their long-delayed Chinese Democracy album. Go the Gunners!

Have you seen Body Of Lies?

Mother's Day LOVE = Happiness

I had a fantastic Mother's Day this year. Zach came to me carrying a large wrapped present and loudly exclaimed "Happy Mother's Day, Mummy!". This had been well rehearsed and was very cute. We went to the park for a picnic lunch. Zach played in the playground and we all kicked around the soccer ball. In the evening, we took my Mother In Law out to dinner. We took the Nintendo DS to keep Zach happy but he was off playing in the kid's section for most of the night, with the odd break for watermelon and icecream. I wrapped his nuggets and chips in four napkins and took it home with us.

And without further ado, here are my presents!

Sparkly Card !!!

Hubby got me a Clinique Happy Heart perfume pack which qualified for the Clinique Gift With Purchase, so here is a combination of both those gifts. Let me just say...... WOOT !!!!!!!!!!!

And here's why some products are missing. I have put them away in this ......

It's a Makeup Organiser!! So exciting! You should have seen me making the Very Important Decision of which makeup was special enough to make the cut. I could probably fill 4 of these.

And here's my little man. Watching TV. Love you Zach!!

Did you have a good Mother's Day?

Latest Mani: Butter London 'Yummy Mummy'

My latest self-manicure is a bit of a departure from my usual bright colours. I've finally gotten around to trying the Butter London nailpolish I won ages ago. It's very conservative. The shade is called 'Yummy Mummy'. Well I don't know if I'd go quite that far. It's very mushroomy. I hate mushrooms. Take a look at the pics, and know that my next mani will be something BRIGHT!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

You're Nominated for a Liebster Blog Award, you lucky porkchops!

Massive thanks to the lovely Joy from Beauty Bargain Queen for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award! Her blog is full of beauty freebies for Aussies, she finds them and tells you how to get them. Check out her blog if you haven't already, it's a beauty lovers dream! Follow her on Twitter @joyjoyc !

I'm grateful to be nominated :) This Award is to recognise awesome bloggers with less than 300 followers. If you are nominated, please link back to the person who nominated you and nominate 3 blogs who you think deserve it.

And my Nominations are ...............

Ling from The Best Beauty Blog She shares a similar passion for skincare and beauty products and I'm always interested to read her product reviews. See her latest nailpolish colours, Wedding makeup or marvel at her latest Fashion theme, the Mannequin Challenge! Follow her on Twitter @xyling to hear about her hairy armpits, too! LOL. Sorry Ling, but your armpits crack me up!

Tara from Keeping Up With Me She is a beauty fanatic and you will find everything from lip balms, YSL and Chanel reviews, product launches, facial experiences to lots of Link Love and manicures. I love that Tara tells it like it is. Her product reviews are easy to read and browsing her blog is just a really enjoyable experience for a beauty lover like myself. You can follow Tara on Twitter here @tkj81

Kate from Nothing Too Fancy I've been following her foodie blog for ages, and love reading about her latest cooking adventures. As the name suggests, she loves cooking and blogging about simple, easy to make meals, snacks and desserts. She sets out the recipes in an easy to follow way, so that even I feel comfortable in my ability to replicate them! And there's plenty of gorgeous pics to accompany the food. Kate is a fellow comper and tweets many blog comps from @NTFancy She also has great legs. LOL :)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Starring (the voices of): Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Helen Mirren, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish.
Genre: Animated/Fantasy

This fantasy family adventure is directed by Zack Snyder, of 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch fame, making his animation debut. I think he should stick to adult movies, because I thought this flick, marketed as a "family adventure" was way too dark and actually left me depressed! The computer animation is brilliantly done; the owls, ocean and scenery look fantastic, but the story is horrible, in my opinion (it's based on the first three Guardians of Ga-Hoole books). Basically, a young barn owl is kidnapped by an evil owl army, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. Fun, right? I don't know, maybe it's a boy movie. Personally I don't like seeing animals fighting until there's blood (even if they're animated). But maybe that's just me. Yeah. Thumbs down. :(

What did you think?

Friday, May 6, 2011


Starring (voices of): Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt
Genre: Animated/Comedy

Megamind gets sent hurtling towards Earth as a baby, along with another little Martian bub, and they land in very different locations. One becomes a SuperHero (Metro Man) while the other grows to be his rival, the villainous Megamind. I thought this film was OK. Not too bad. Will Ferrell does a fantastic job voicing Megamind, his voice instantly recognisable. Weirdly, Tina Fey sounds a lot like Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine from Seinfeld) in some scenes.

Also, Ben Stiller is one of the Executive Producers and has a small role as Curator Bernard. I can't believe I didn't realise it was him until the end credits! Ooh, just read on Wiki that Ben Stiller was originally going to play Megamind, then Robert Downey Jr, but Will Ferrell got the part due to scheduling conflicts. Kinda glad, because as much as I love RDJ (a lot!), Will Ferrell was perfect in the comedic lead role. OK it's not brilliant, but if you want to keep your toddler entertained without having to sit through 1.5 hours of Yo Gabba Gabba, you might want to download, I mean hire or buy, Megamind.

Have you seen Megamind?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jonah Hill

I am amazed at the recent transformation of actor Jonah Hill (Superbad, Get Him To The Greek) . You might remember him looking like this....

He has lost a lot of weight (for his role in 21 Jump Street, now filming) and now looks like this....

This first photo was taken between set-ups on the 21 Jump Street movie set. Jonah tweeted it last week (one of the celebrity gossip sites RTed it, but I can't remember which one!) AMAZEBALLS!

What a fantastic result! Big congrats to Jonah (I'm sure he reads my blog!). Not only is he healthier without the excess pounds, I'm sure he's feeling a lot better, too. Where's my personal trainer and private chef? Aah, to be rich and famous.....

What do you think of Jonah Hill's new look?