Purfylle: June 2016

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Surprisingly Good Mascara

 Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Rockin' Curves in Extreme Black - Surprisingly Good Mascara

The Hunt For The Perfect Mascara


It's been a while since I've been makeup shopping and I'm really not up with the current trends, so I've been watching a lot of makeup reviews on YouTube and in the end I just lost track of which products got good reviews and which ones didn't. I hit the stores thinking if I could look at the packets, and see what's what in person I might have a better chance at making a decision.

I really wanted one of those fancy lash lengthening fibre mascaras that does magic things to your eyes, but I also wanted packaging that was slim line and would fit in my small travel makup pouch nicely. Pretty packaging wouldn't hurt either as well as smudge free and all that stuff just goes without saying right? 

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Just a reminder that Pinbellish is running all month this month so pop over to link your pins anytime that suits you. 

Winter Blooms

insects feasting on a grevillea

  Even in mid-winter we are lucky enough to get some pretty blooms.

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet


It's #FinishItFriday where I share with you a project that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. 

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet


This week I'm thinking about this abandoned entrelac project from May last year. I don't have any real plans for it but I'm thinking about it.

Makeup Declutter: Foundation

Makeup Declutter: Foundation
For a long time I didn't use foundations at all. A bit of powder and I'd be good to go. I've never been a fan of the heavy feel that foundation leaves on your face.

When I started using foundation I think I used Covergirl, then either the formula changed or my skin changed and it just wasn't working for me any more.

I've never found one I was particularly happy with.

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Tip of the week


Have Fun!

Ant Hill

ant hill

I've dug into the archives and found this pic to share with you today because I haven't taken the camera out enough recently. This was taken on the Canon PowerShot Pro, the first digital camera I got my hands on.

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Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

Announcement:

So everyone can enjoy their Summer Break all the more and still get their promoting done Pinbellish parties shall be live for a whole month from now until September. This means you can come and link your pins at any crazy time that summer permits.

Parties will go live on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Remember, every pin gets repinned no matter when it is linked up.

Each co-host will choose their top 4 favourite pins from throughout the month to feature and there will be no most or last features, so everyone has an equal chance of being selected as a favourite no matter when they link up.

What To Do With A Sun Dress That Doesn't Fit?

It's #FinishItFriday where I share with you another project that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Most of the Finish It Friday posts so far have been about crochet, which is a fairly typical winter craft for me (it's winter here in Oz) so this week I wanted to share with you a project that isn't yarn based.

Makeup Declutter: Mascara

Makeup Declutter: Mascara

Mascara

I always seem to need a new mascara, they get used right up unless they're a dud.

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Tip of the week


Are you enjoying your summer? Is sunscreen a part of your daily routine? :O)

Gallah Nest

nesting hollow

On a walk with the dogs recently we saw this tree hollow. Tree hollows are highly prized by the local bird life for nesting. 

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Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

I hope all you northerners are enjoying a beautiful warm summer. Here in Western Australia we are having record breaking cold winter days and I just want to hibernate.

Some of you may have noticed my new series called #FinishItFriday, and it's really been motivating me to make progress on some of my UFO's. My sewing room is the coldest room in the house which is wonderful during in summer but I really don't make it in there during winter, and although I have a zillion unfinished sewing projects until the weather warms up again I will be working on projects that let me huddle up in the warm.Winter is the perfect time for crocheting in front of the heater.

Are you a winter or a summer person? I wish it were summer all year round!

Happy Pinning!

Sheet Yarn Rug

bias cut strips make great sheet yarn
It's #FinishItFriday where I share a project with you that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. 

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Sheet Yarn Rug 

old quilt covers provide a of fabric for upcycle projects

Back in April our old quilt cover was so well loved and used that the fabric split. Rather then just discard it I put it aside to turn into an upcycle project.

HTML Terminology Every Blogger Needs To Know

HTML For Non-Techy Bloggers

Last time we learned How to View HTML, today we are going to learn a few terms that you need to be familiar with to be able to understand what on earth I'm referring to when we start to discuss what bits do what in HTML.

There's all these strange words that get used to explain HTML code and many of the explanations may as well be in an alien language so far as it makes any sense to the uninitiated.

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Tip of the week


Remember to relax occasionally :O)

Rocky Water


I'm always fascinated by running water, mosses and rocks and when all three come together it's extra special.

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Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration


Happy Pinning!

Crochet Broomstick Lace

Crochet Broomstick Lace

It's #FinishItFriday where I share a project with you that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Crochet Broomstick Lace Sampler

Crochet Broomstick LaceWhen I get new yarn I will sometimes start a project without any clear idea of what it's going to become. When I discovered this pure wool yarn at my favourite local vintage and second-hand store for $2 a ball I just had to snap it up.