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Hi #Mavenz,

Hope you've been following all the quality info and finding this #marchmadness blogging hustle as exciting as we have. 

I've been doing lots of housework, sourcing furniture, starting two businesses, monitoring workmen and planning a big move. Ya know how it is leaving the nest. My main focus hasn't been makeup for the first time in about two years.

I always try to treat myself monthly by getting my nails or hair done. Or even buying a new makeup item. However I've been in the doldrums since construction started.

Being dusty and sweaty lifting blocks, cutting grass and some musty wild bush leaves little room for glam. 

So last week when Lucinda and I met up we had an impromptu girlie day slash, evening mini shopping trip.

We did some running around in the morning and then made our way to Get Set Makeup got an impromptu Moden haul. Then off to Cutters in the Crane, St. Philip for lunch, back to my house, beat her face and mine, filmed a video then headed to Sheraton.

Once there we browsed some shops a bit, then headed over to Inyouvations to see what they had for us to partake of. 

We stocked up on or #bathandbodyworks products then headed to Cafe Sol for some nachosssss!

Lucinda had hit up Anna over at House of Glam. So we linked with her after the nacho run and had a good chat about beauty products and trends. Oh yea, and we bought some Colour Pop items from her too! 

Ladies, my humble advice? Keep working on you! The trials of life can cause us to get stuck in a rut. So for your sake - especially and that of your spouse, family and workmates - keep it jiggy!!! Buy a lipstick, mascara, pencil. Get yourself a sheet mask or pedi. Invite your girlfriends over and have a spa evening or fave tv show/movie night. Or simply pour a glass of wine and savour it while curling up with a good book, or in this day and age a kindle lol. 

It's the little things that make us appreciate life more and when we celebrate them with each other, it makes life that much more special and blessed. Do you, and enjoy it!

Xoxo Heidi

Lucinda bought me 'Pitch' and I bought 'Grind' and 'Sunnies' eyeshadow for myself.

My #mini #haul: Bath & Body Works Candles, hand cream in Black Cherry Merlot and #colourpop cosmetics lippie pencils in 'Pitch' and 'Grind' and shadow in 'Sunnies'.

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