DEAR FRIDAY: And you know it’s such a trip

Dear Joe
I’m so excited for our next chapter and I PROMISE I won’t make the house too girly for you.

Dear LC
So you like your little pumpkin outfit. Cute. To think that you hated wearing things. My mistake.

Dear Andre
I guess it’s molting season for you. Oh my! So many feathers all over the place.

Dear Sleep
We need to spend more time together. I think next week it’ll still be off. Thanks shift worker life!

Dear Troll
Do you mind going out and scoring yourself a life and stop trying to bring mine down to your level. I don’t bother you and your life, I don’t sit there for hours, scrolling through all my social media platforms trying to find something – anything – you don’t like to use against me. I don’t claim to be a saint or better than anyone else. I’m just me. I don’t make anyone unhappy and I don’t break the law. Unlike YOU!

Dear Garden
I’m pretty excited to start you, even before we move to our new house.

Comparing boy arguments vs girl arguments

Joe: “You know, if that happened in boy world, next time I see him I’d ask, “Mate, why you being a dickhead?”

INTRODUCING… Glasshouse Fragrances’ Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Candle

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to introduce you something I’ve been SO excited for weeks! Glasshouse Candles aren’t anything new, but this year they released something OH-SO-AMAZING – a pumpkin pie scented candle – perfect for Halloween.


EMPTIES – October 2014

Well, I haven’t done this in a long time (last one was in June 2013!) But it’s time to get back in to it because goodness only knows I need to get through a products before I buy any more.

Here are a few products I’ve finished over the last several months…


DEAR FRIDAY: Nothing in this world could ever bring them down

Dear Joe
I can’t wait for our first house viewing together this weekend and then date night at the Night Noodle Market. I can’t wait for us to set a date and get ourselves together and all moved in.

Dear LC
LOOK OUT! I am going to dress you up in the most RIDICULOUS Halloween getup this year. As much as I know you will protest, be a good sport and just let me do it. I will reward you in lots of food and freedom outside.

Dear Andre
Something amazing and impressive is happening to your little mohawk these days and it makes me quite jealous of your amazing ‘do.

Dear Pasta
I am OBSESSED with you this week for some reason. Particularly lasagne. My GOD, I can’t get enough lasagne!

Dear Brax
Thank you for hanging out with me twice this week. Going for walks for hours and getting all these people fuss over what an amazing dog you are. Looking forward to another puppy date with you soon.

Dear Hair
YES! I can hear you shout at me daily to get you trimmed and I SWEAR it’ll happen soon.

Dear New Home
You are my latest obsession. What colour I’m going to paint you, what furniture I’m going to put in you and how you are OURS and not mine. See you very, very, VERY soon!

Dear Bachelorette Life
We’ve been mates for a very long time. Geez, if I counted it would be a good 12 years where it’s just been you and I as a team. We’ve had some amazing adventures though. Starting in Paddington, heading to Melbourne and living in a SWEET two bedroom villa and then back to Paddington for a bittersweet finale before we enter WIFE LIFE!

Listening to my iPod in the car…

Joe: Do you have like, 4 songs on this thing?!
Reese: [pause] …It’s a work in progess!

DEAR FRIDAY: Where were you when we were getting high?

Dear Joe
We didn’t spend a lot of time apart this week but for some reason, I missed you a lot. I’m so looking forward to spending the weekend with you. x

Dear LC
Like everyone other week, you’ve been strange this week. Drinking water from Andre’s cage, napping on your dad’s work shirts and eating bird seed. I’ve given up trying to understand why you go through these phases so just… carry on.

Dear Andre
You’ve had so much freedom this week and you’ve a lot more happier than you were last week.

Dear Baby Niece
I’m sorry it’s taken me MONTHS to come and visit you, but I am making a trip out to see you today and I’m so excited to meet you.

Dear Sleeping Alone
This week we’ve been amazing friends. A few weeks ago I didn’t like sleeping alone but this week I’ve probably had the best sleep I’ve had in a while. As much as I love Joe at home, nothing is better than having the freedom to spread out and sleep right in the middle of a queen size bed.

Dear Monroe
I really need to get someone give you a good wax because you’re losing your shine.

Dear Summer
You are making an appearance and I’m excited to see you! I can’t wait to drive to the beach either first thing in the morning or in the afternoon and just chill out in the ocean before I have to head into work.

Hearing about Ariana Grande on the radio…

Joe: “I don’t know? I don’t even know what she does. All I know is that she’s a bitch.”

REESE RAVES: September

September is OVER! And what a month it’s been. REESEATOMIC.COM.AU turned four, I turned 30, Joe and I went overseas, I had TWO nephews born within 24 hours of each other and here we are at the monthly favourites.

Dr. Bronner’s Patchouli Lime Magic Lotion for Hands & Body, $15.95 (237mL)
Now that the weather is warming up, I start reaching for citrus scented products. I LOVED this lotion this month because it’s so light on the skin. I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s products before and they’re all very impressive. You can smell more patchouli than lime, but I don’t mind that.
Available from David Jones, American Apparel stores and the Dr. Bonner website. (Prices may vary.)

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash, $21.00 US* (100mL)
I bought this while I was in Bali and I’ve been hoping that this particular product would reach Australian stores, but so far it’s not. I don’t get many breakouts, but I do get one or two hormonal spots before that time of the month. I find this helps the severity of those breakouts and isn’t too harsh on my skin because of it’s creamy consistency.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, $51.00 US** (7mL)
This was another product I bought in Bali and clearly paid WAYYY too much for it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, so naturally I wanted to try it out for myself. Can I just say, everything they say about this product – is TRUE! I’m in love with it! Filling in my brows is effortless, easy and because it’s waterproof I don’t have to worry about it fading during the day or melting off in the heat. Highly recommend it!

Kosmea Rose Hand Cream, $19.95 (50mL)
I took this on the plane with me earlier this month and I can’t even tell you how glad I was that I took this in my carry-on. I used so much hand sanitiser and naturally my hands dry out even faster being in the cabin of a plane for 6+ hours. It’s not sticky or greasy and has a great price point too.
Available at David Jones, on the Kosmea website and anywhere that sell Kosmea products.

Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, $32.50 (225g)
I’ve heard so much hype about this product and I really wanted to try it out for myself to see what the fuss was all about. You apply this IN the shower, after you’ve used shower gel or soap. It applies like a lotion but once it’s absorbed into the skin, it creates an oily barrier so the water can’t dry out your skin. Um… GENIUS! Once you’ve hopped out of the shower, you just towel yourself off and you’re right to go. I thought I’d use this while we were in Bali (less time preparing for the day and more time enjoying our holiday. Definitely worth the price tag, as you don’t need a lot.
Available from Lush stores and online.

* – Purchased overseas. Product may not be available in Australia.
** – Purchased overseas. Price may vary.

1. Pasta dishes
2. Real estate planning
3. The Block: Glasshouse
4. Sleeping solo
5. Beach bumming

What are YOUR September favourites?

PRODUCT REVIEW: O&M Original Detox Shampoo & Conditioner

Hello everyone! I haven’t done a product review in a fair few months, so I thought it was about time to deliver another one.

For those who know me, washing my hair is my least favourite thing to do. It takes too much time and more often than not, you’re nearly ALWAYS doing something that isn’t good for it; too much GHD, applying too much product, washing too often or not enough. So, clearly there isn’t a good balance in what you should or shouldn’t be doing.

For a couple of years now I used a shampoo and conditioner that only requires me washing my hair once a week and it’s been working for me extremely well. But in the world of beauty blogging, you’re forced to try different different brands and not every shampoo and conditioner combo has passed the once a week challenge, til now…

Say hello to Original Mineral (O&M) Original Detox Shampoo & Conditioner