Is teal the hot colour for nails this summer?

Well it is this February! Chemmart Pharmacies along with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) are holding Colour for a Cause this month as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Chemmart Pharmacies around Australia are stocking a limited edition teal nail polish pack during February with proceeds going to OCA to assist the delivery of its awareness, support, advocacy and research programs.


During February, call into your local Chemmart Pharmacy to see if they are one of many stores offering an in-store manicure for a gold coin donation, which will also be passed onto OCA.

And girls aren’t having all the fun with guys being challenged to sport some teal nails in February. So guys, man up and go teal this February. My dad went teal on his thumbs and even some of the Melbourne Rebels rugby union went teal. I dared a few of the boys at Hawthorn FC via Twitter but none have done it yet.


Check out this gorgeous mani over at More Nail Polish (I’m a little obsessed with her blog lol) and has another planned for 26th February (today) – Teal Ribbon Day.


Mum & Dad got in on the action


and Miss K and I have had some fun



Have you gone teal with your nails this February? I’d love to see them if you have 😀

Time to go teal!

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. You may notice a change in my profile pictures around social media as I go teal for the month to show my support for those currently battling Ovarian Cancer and for the families who have lost a loved one.

Ovarian Cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer. There currently is no screening test for Ovarian Cancer. If your doctor suspects ovarian cancer, there are a number of tests they can perform to help decide whether your symptoms are due to ovarian cancer or other causes.
 Do you know the symptoms?

Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer report four types of symptoms most frequently:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain.
  • Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating.
  • Needing to urinate often or urgently.
  • Feeling full after eating a small amount.

Most women who experience these symptoms don’t have Ovarian Cancer but if you experience these symptoms regularly over a four week period, please discuss your symptoms with a doctor and if other reasons don’t rule out your symptoms ask to be tested for Ovarian Cancer
What’s on?

  • If you are in Canberra, check out Old Parliment House as it goes teal.


  • Visit your local Chemmart Pharmacy as they are holding fundraising and awareness events and activities in stores throughout the month.
  • Speaking of Chemmart Pharmacy, they are launching a new teal nail polish, with proceeds going to OCA. Wear teal nail polish throughout February and post photos to the OCA Facebook page (and check out the male celebrities who have been dared to Teal up on Teal Ribbon Day (26 February) to raise awareness. Challenge your friends to go teal in February


  • Wattle Valley WNBL Teal Ribbon round – 7 to 9 February
  • Queen of the Lake (9th February).  This annual fun run/walk is hosted by OCA partner Brazilian Butterfly at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne and funds raised through participants’ sponsorship are donated to OCA. For more information and to register for this event visit
  • Teal Ribbon Day (26th February). OCA partners Chemmart, Brazilian Butterfly and My Size sell teal
    ribbons for $2 each throughout the month. If you are in Canberra OCA are holding a breakfast event at Parliament House in Canberra on Teal Ribbon Day.


  • Afternoon Teal events

How can u help?

  • Buy a teal ribbon
  • Host or attend a Afternoon Teal event
  • Buy some Colour for a cause nail polish from your local Chemmart
  • Donate to OCA

I’ll be posting more through the month with information and sharing our Afternoon Teal event – Scrap til You Drop 2014.

Frocktober 2013: Days 22 to 31


Well here we are – the final stretch. At the time of posting the grand Frocktober total (raised by all participants) is $280,521.45!! How amazing is that! Congratulations to all involved.

Now onto my final dresses…….

Day 22

Frocktober 2013 Day 22

Day 23

Frocktober 2013 Day 23

Day 24

Frocktober 2013 Day 24

day 25

Frocktober 2013 Day 25

day 26 (ha how not impressed do I look here. it was rather cold)

Frocktober 2013 Day 26

day 27

Frocktober 2013 Day 27

day 28 (hmm I kinda like this dress)

Frocktober 2013 Day 28

day 29

Frocktober 2013 Day 29

day 30

Frocktober 2013 Day 30

day 31 (omg scary white legs! look a bit ghostie)

Frocktober 2013 Day 31

And with that Frocktober is over for another year. A HUGE thank you to those who have donated so far.
I’ll be back again next year and asking for your donations again.

Must say I do look forward to tomorrow and having the option of wearing jeans if it’s cold.

My donation page. Current tally – $855 ($20 is still to be added but have the money) Goal – $1000
You can continue to donate for another couple of weeks.

Frocktober 2013: Days 15 to 21


Half way through and I’ve been in the paper and on the radio with one of the ladies from Frocktober

Day 15

Day 15 Frocktober 2013

dress & tshirt by Hess, leggings from Target

Day 16

Day 16 Frocktober 2013

Dress from Rivers, t-shirt from Hess, shirt from Rivers. Gotta love the addition of slippers

Day 17

Day 17 Frocktober 2013

Dress from W Lane, cardi from ??, leggings from Kmart

Day 18

Day 18 Frocktober 2013

Dress from Rivers, long sleeve tee by Emmerson

Day 19

Day 19 Frocktober 2013

Dress from Girl Xpress

Day 20

Day 20 Frocktober 2013

Dress from Luca & Marc, tee from Hess

Day 21

Day 21 Frocktober 2013

Dress from Millers, tshirt from Rockmans

My donation page. Current tally – $410 Goal – $1000
Many thanks to those who have donated so far.

Frocktober 2013 days 8-14


Day 8


hehe not impressed 😉

Me – dress from Luca & Marc, shirt from Rivers, leggings from Target

Day 9

thanks to The Examiner for doing an article


Me – Dress from Mia Rose, white tee from Emerson, shirt from Capture
Miss K – dress & leggings from Pumpkin Patch

Day 10

late night selfie


Dress from Millers, top from Essentials

Day 11

So i was a bit naughty and totally forgot to take a photo of me in a dress today but here’s the dress I wore


Dress from Rivers

Day 12


Me – Dress from W Lane, leggings from Target
Miss K – dress and top from Pumpkin Patch

Day 13


Dress from Mia Rose, top from Essentials

Day 14


Dress from Kmart, long sleeve tee from Emerson

Miss K has kind of given up on wearing dresses everyday but now it’s starting to warm up a bit I have a feeling she might start again.

My donation page. Current tally – $360 Goal – $1000
Many thanks to those who have donated so far.

Frocktober 2013 days 3-7

Day 3 (yay warmer weather)


Me – Dress from Rivers, shirt from Rivers

Miss K – Dress from Pumpkin Patch, top & leggings from Next (& gumboots)

Day 4


Me – dress from Ripe, leggings from Kmart

Miss K – dress from Kmart, top from Pumpkin Patch

Day 5


(omg seriously shocking photo but go with what you have right lol)

Me – Dress from Millers (I think – no tag), top from Essentials

Miss K – forgot to take a photo but she did wear a dress

Day 6

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oooh gorgeous selfie at night 😉

Me – Dress from Mia Rose, white tee from Emerson, shirt from Capture
Miss K – Dress from Target

Day 7


Me – Dress from Rivers, white tee from Emerson
no picture of Miss K today

My donation page. Current tally – $210 ($10 not added yet but have, still) Goal – $1000

Welcome to Frocktober 2013

Hello October Frocktober, great to see you again. Despite the weather it’s time to Frock up again. If you’ve never heard of Frocktober, check this out


This year Miss K is joining me with the dress a day….. we’ll see how long before the novelty wears off for her. I’m not instagraming my pics this year but will blog once a week to share. I’ll also keep a running total of how much I’ve raised in the posts and in my sidebar.

So day one was wet and windy but not really cold and this is what we wore.


Me – black dress by Mia Rose, black top by Emerson, leggings from Target, socks from Think Geek (Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty knee socks)
Miss K – dress & leggings from Pumpkin Patch

Day two and we got up to this


hence this choice of attire 😉

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Me – dress by Rivers, top by Emerson, leggings from Kmart, Hawks jumper (for warmth)

Miss K – dress, top & leggings by Pumpkin Patch, slippers by Emu

My donation page. Current tally – $210 ($10 not added yet but have) Goal – $1000

An Afternoon of Teal and good fun

Sunday Mum & I held our second Afternoon Teal fundraising event. This year our event was called Crop Teal You Drop as we’d planned a day with a scrapbooking theme. Due to a few unforseen circumstances we ended having to shorten the day to just the Afternoon Tea part of the event.

We started the afternoon off with a quick group shot and while we printed out our image had a quick game of Scattergories, that was a great laugh and a good way to start the afternoon off.


Most of the ladies who attended are not scrapbookers and I think weren’t sure what to expect when we announced we had a scrapbook challenge. The pages all turned out different and I think everyone had a good time. This is a small selection of the pages created.


and then there was all the food!


We had a raffle and a silent auction with some amazing prizes from amazing sponsors Kim Foale, Inner B, Rabbit Hole Tea and Vitality Brands.


Prizes clockwise from top left: cups by Kim Foale; Beauty & the Bees gift pack; Rabbit Hole Tea teapot & selection of teas; Cancer Council pack from Vitality Brands; Mum Organiser and Wellbeing pad from Inner B. A HUGE thank you to all who donated prizes.

I’m amazed at how much there is for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month this year. Two of the ladies from Ovarian Cancer Australia will be on The Morning Show tomorrow (Feb 27th,) around 10.15. Tomorrow is also Teal Ribbon day. Buy your Teal Ribbon today from Chemmart Pharmacies, Harvey Norman, My Size, Brazilian Butterfly and Contours.

I’ll be wearing my teal ribbon tomorrow along with this gorgeous necklace from the amazing Art in the Round on Etsy.


She makes some gorgeous awareness ribbon pendants as well as other gorgeous pendants (and now she sells matching earrings!)

Kiss & Make up

Happy Valentine’s Day!

1 in 79 Australian women will develop Ovarian Cancer by the age of 85. Although the average age of diagnosis is 64, women of all ages have been diagnosed. The youngest I know of is 3!

So after sharing that with you I thought today is the perfect day to share with you a great new app. K.I.S.S and Makeup, available for free in the iTunes store.


Know the Important Signs and Symptoms: this Valentine’s Day Ovarian Cancer Australia is asking everyone in Australia to K.I.S.S. their loved ones to make sure they know the important signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. With the click of a button you can share a K.I.S.S. and help your friends know the important signs and symptoms. Developed thanks to generous funding from the Victorian Department of Health, the app informs women about the symptoms and risks of ovarian cancer and enables them to share this information with family and friends. The symptom diary allows users to easily track the type and severity of their symptoms each day for four weeks. This information can be converted into a report for women to present to their doctor should they have any concerns.

What are the important signs & symptoms?

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Increased abdominal size or persistent bloating
  • Needing to urinate often or urgently
  • Feeling full after eating a small amount

If you have these symptoms (& they are new or unusual) and experience them most days over  2-4 week period, please see your doctor. Ovarian cancer is relatively uncommon and most women with these symptoms won’t have Ovarian Cancer but it is better to be safe and get it checked. Pap smears don’t detect Ovarian Cancer and there is no early detection test.

This great little app also has some great make up tips from Miranda Kerr’s Australian makeup artist, Allyson Boyle.

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Grab it now in the App Store and KISS all your female friends and relatives this Valentine’s Day