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Attach a Grundal knife rack without drilling into the wall

*Picture heavy post ahead!*
Recently my boyfriend moved into a rented apartment and one condition was “No drilling, gluing or sticking anything to the walls and ceilings”. We thought, that’s ok – we won’t need to drill/attach anything to walls or ceilings. How every wrong we were. For one, kitchen bench space was very small and we had no where to put a knife holder that would traditionally sit on the counter top and second we didn’t really want to fork out $40-$60 for a knife holder.

Ikea stepped in at this point (pretty sure their demographic is young adults living in a rented shoe box) and we saw the Grundal magnetic knife rack. It was in short perfect – except for one tinnyyy detail. It has to be attached to a wall. Obviously we couldn’t drill into the wall but I remember seeing some bathroom suction hooks that Ikea was also selling. I decided to put the two together and Voila! knife holder without drilling into the walls and for less than $30.

Grundal knife rack
Instructions are included in the pictures below! Click to enlarge.
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unboxing Memebox Office essentials – AKA the O.L. box

Honestly, I’ve never got onto the Memebox bandwagon but I had recently won the Office Essentials box (they should’ve just called it the “OL* box”!) from a giveaway Chee was holding thanks to Memebox sponsoring it. This is the very first time I’m trying a box and there are some major misses but a few hits as well!
Also, because my usual camera is at my boyfriend’s new place I’ve just resorted to using a cool-toned LED lamp and the back facing Iphone camera for photos in this post! Let me know what you think! Are they noticeably potato-quality or would you not have even noticed if I didn’t mention it? Anyway! On to the unboxing~
*OL: ‘Office Lady’
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Review: Clio Gelpresso waterproof pencil gel liner

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof pencil gel liner. What a mouthful! I bought these two Gelpresso pencils recently on a short trip to Taiwan and I’m just in love with them! So far all Clio products haven’t failed to impress me (see eyeliner and lip lacquer) and this is no exception!
I wanted to buy the pastel colours too but unfortunately the Watsons I was at had sold out (sad face) so I just bought Beige Shine (No. 1) and Bloody Angel (No. 14). Normally I’m not too excited about coloured eyeliners since all the ones I’ve bought have always been lacklustre and I find using eyeshadow as colour eyeliner works just as well (when combined with a good primer!) but combined with my love of Clio and rave reviews, I just had to give this a go when I saw them!
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Micellar wars: Garnier vs Bioderma

Yes, everyone – brace yourselves because here is another one of a dozen Bioderma comparison against an el cheapo version post. In all seriousness though, I can straight up tell you I love using Bioderma. My friends have complained about its lack of make up removing power but I don’t believe its meant to be used solely as a make up remover. It does say cleanser so I use it as one. You don’t expect your facial cleanser to remove make up very well so why is there so many people convinced that Bioderma is used for make up removal? I digress.
I use it after I remove my make up with a regular make up remover and then go over my face with precious, precious Bioderma to really get all the left over residue.
So now you know why I love Bioderma (in 250 words or less) – read on to find out how it stacks up against a similar product only at a fraction of the cost.

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Life update and a pendant light DIY!

So I haven’t been posting in forever just because life got a little crazy and I just couldn’t keep up with blogging on the side. Between starting my honours year, adjusting to how things work, renovating my room and several sudden decisions to travel overseas I haven’t been able to work up the effort to work on my blog. That’s not to say I don’t have any plans for new reviews! I’ve accumulated a load of new products I’ve been wanting to review but just never got around to *Hangs head in shame*.
In the meantime, here’s a quick pendant light DIY using Ikea products only!

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Review: Clio Lipnicure (Revenge pink)

This product has been the only one that I’ve come across so far to live up to it’s claims. A matte lip lacquer that doesn’t smudge, wipe off or transfer and has incredible wear time. Since pretty much everyone has released swatches of all the different shades available, my review will center around the pros and cons of this product focusing on the removal of this product and how the product changes when lip balm/gloss is applied over or under it.

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Revisit: TonyMoly UV Sunset smartok! Sunpowder

It’s been a long time since I had reviewed the Tony Moly UV Sunset smartok! Sunpowder but I did remember bringing up the issue of replacing the puff when it gets uber grotty. Well here is the answer! I managed to find some replacement puffs over at RoseRoseShop so on my last haul I purchased two extra replacements. Each puff was USD $1.20 so it was pretty cheap to replace.
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Review: Milk Face wash + Scrub

Milk is a brand founded by Michael Klim and his wife, and I don’t know how current you are with your Olympians but Michael Klim used to be an Australian Olympian in the sport of swimming. So I definitely found it an odd career change but the packaging and claims of Nori + Spirulina extract, walnut shett, vitamin E and Rosemary mint sucked me into purchasing the face wash + scrub when it went on sale at Woolworths.
I have to point out that this face wash + scrub belongs to the men’s line, the women’s line doesn’t have a face wash + scrub equivalent so I opted out of purchasing anything in the women’s line. Also, for some reason I can only find the women’s line at Priceline and the men’s line at Woolworths – it’s absolutely bizarre.
It’s been on the market for a few years now but I can’t really say I’ve seen many reviews on products from this brand (especially from Australian bloggers!) and it is only recently that Priceline begun to stock Milk products.

Milk face wash

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Wet weather ruins most things

Recent weather has basically wrecked all my photo ops and as we all know, no photos, no review! I love the rain as much as the next person (sleep ins, hot chocolate, warm clothes, etc, etc) but when things need to be done with fine weather, it just doesn’t get done (ie: laundry and photos). Here are some photos of my backyard to compensate for no reviews. Like I said, wet weather ruins most things.
Other wise, I hope everyone is having a good week! It’s Wednesday and half the working week is over! Weekend here I come~

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