BLAQ Hyaluronic Acid Eye Mask Review

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Hi lovelies,

I thought it was about time I reviewed the eye mask I received for ever ago in a past months Bellabox.

The eye mask I am referring to is Blaq’s hyaluronic acid mask.

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About the product

This eye mask is targeted to remove to de-puff & detox your skin after a late night or after a cheeky wine night.

With the mixture of activated charcoal & hyaluronic acid as two of the ingredients in this product it absorbs oils to keep skin spot free & restores moisture.

How to

1st Step – Cleanse your skin and eye area

2nd Step – Remove the film before applying the mask about 1cm from each eye

3rd Step – Leave mask on for about 10-15 minutes before carefully peeling it off the skin

It is recommended for great results to use the mask at least twice a week

Thoughts

I find that some mask products that sit in a liquid can sometimes be extremely liquidy and I find them really hard to actually put on my skin and becomes a big mess, but I was really happy that this product wasn’t full of liquid.

I also tried this product out whilst I had a nice bath and the mask sticks to your face perfectly and doesn’t fall so you could easily use this mask whilst running around the house cleaning up or whilst taking some time out which I really liked.

The only negative thing that I thought could be improved would be to have the instructions on the packet, I personally think its easier to use a product when the instructions are on it.

Did it work & would I recommend it?

After using the mask my skin underneath my eye area was really smooth and I could definitely see that the puffiness under my eyes had mostly disappeared.

I think to see amazing results you would need to use this product at least two times a week.

I would purchase this product again to see how It worked using it twice a week as recommended.

You can purchase this product from Blaq’s website directly for $29 dollars for a pack of 5 masks.

Hope you liked this review, please let me know if you have used any of Blaq’s products in the comments.

Until next time

Mariah x

 

 

 

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30 Things I want to achieve/do before I am 30

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Hi Lovelies,

So this is the first of my ‘creating posts from my blog post ideas blog post’ so I thought I would start with the first blog post idea from that post being A number before a certain age.

If you haven’t checked out my blog post ideas, you can check it out here

Whilst I am still a little over two years away from being 30 ( ah I shiver at the thought) I chose that number because there is so many things that I want to achieve/do before I hit 30 that I am excited to make this little bucket list for myself to see in 2 years time what I was able to accomplish.

A lot of the items will be self explanatory so I have just listed them, so here goes

  1. I would like to have at least one child
  2. I would like to own my own home
  3. I would like to be married
  4. I would like to be healthier & be skinnier
  5. I would like to feel more confident speaking in public & in front of people that I find intimidating
  6. I would like to go overseas to New York
  7. I would like to be better with money & have a savings account (with money in there)
  8. I would like to be at the same company but would like to be an executive Assistant
  9. I would like to be a much better cook then I am now
  10. I would like to still have that close group of friends that I have now
  11. I would like to have seen more of Australia & also seen snow
  12. I would like to be more spontaneous & adventuress
  13. I would like to own a new mum mobil 🙂
  14. I would like to get over my fears & anxieties of flying to be able to go on that dream trip to New York
  15. I would like to still be as close to my sister as I am now
  16. I would like to be still blogging & be making so financial gain from it
  17. I would like to be posting more videos to Youtube & be better at editing
  18. I would like to go self hosted on my blog
  19. I would like to be living comfortably, in the sense that I would like to not have to stress about making sure I have enough money each month or not be able to buy myself or others things because I cant afford it this month
  20. I would like to have raised over $5000 for the Cancer Council (each year I organise a Biggest Morning Tea at my work & I think to date we have raised just under $2000 in the 4 years we have been doing it)
  21. I would like to get another tattoo
  22. I would like to travel to Canada
  23. I would like to go on a cruise
  24. I would like to own something extremely expensive like a nice bag, or jewellery
  25. I would like to have a bulldog
  26. I would like to find my style and implement that throughout my home
  27. I would like to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  28. I would like to go on a picnic
  29. I would like to visit Central Park & do a Friends tour
  30. I would like to take more photos

Thats my list of what I would like to achieve/do before I am 30, what are some of your goals before you hit 30?

Until next time

Mariah x

5 Blog Post Ideas

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Hey Lovelies,

If you’re also a blogger I am sure at some stage you have sat blankly looking at your computer trying to think of a topic you can post about on your blog.

Trying to come up with new topics to use for your blog can sometimes be a daunting task & one that can take hours to work out.

I thought for something different I would list below 5 Blog Post Ideas that you can use when you are stuck for ideas on what to post.

I am also going to try and challenge myself to use these 5 ideas myself and post them to my blog as well so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

  • A (number) before a certain age post

I really like the idea of this post, it lets your readers know the goals you want to achieve or things you want to do before you hit a certain age.

It also allows you to have fun with setting goals for yourself and then once that milestone is reached you will be able to do another post on  what you did and didn’t achieve out of your goals.

  • If you could invite 3 people over to dinner, who would it be and why post

So I know this question comes up everywhere, in magazines, newspapers on the internet and everywhere else but I think this is a really good blog post because it’s a post that you can open up to your followers or even other bloggers to join and provide their own answers.

Its another post idea that gives both you and your followers an insight into each other.

  • Run a contest or competition post

I have already previously done a competition on my blog but it was so much fun and a good way to give back to your followers for supporting you & your blog.
Everyone loves winning free stuff & its a great way to attract new followers to your blog or your social media platforms.

I think alot of bloggers feel like to do a competition on their blog they need to spend heaps on a great competition prize but if you just set yourself a budget for whatever you can afford it is still a great idea for a post & a great way to get more traffic on your blog.

  • A post about your favourite bloggers

I am personally all for supporting my fellow bloggers anyway that I can & so I think a great way to do that is to introduce your followers to some of your favourite bloggers.
I have found many of my current favourite bloggers or favourite youtuber’s via reading or watching other peoples blogs or vlogs and then following that person who featured on their post/video.
You could simply list your top 5, 10 etc bloggers and include their links and why you like them/their blog. It would also be a great idea to touch base with them and see if you can use their pictures so you can tag them in your post, doing this could also give yourself some new blogging friends.

  • A day in the life of you post

I like this idea for a post because it’s a simple post that anyone can do no matter what your blogging niche is.

It gives your followers an insight into what a normal day in your life looks like & I find these kind of posts really interesting as we all have our own version of a ‘normal’ day for us.

You can include photos to really provide a visual into a day in your life.

I hope you liked this post, I am looking forward to creating my own posts on each of these ideas.

Do you have a blog post idea? I would love to hear about it and maybe even do a post on it.

Until next time

Mariah x

NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Hi Lovelies,

For today’s post I thought I would review the NYX Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palette that I received a few months ago in a Bellabox.

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Packaging

I really like the simplicity of this packaging, the black with the white writing sitting on top of the mix of colours is to me really nice and slick.

Colours

I am glad that I got the surreal heart palette in my Bellabox as I really like the mix of natural & vibrant colours. This palette is one that you can use for both during the day or going out at night. You can create so many different looks using the colours in the palette.

Price

If you live in Australia you can purchase this product from Priceline for $34.95 or if you’re in the US you can purchase this product from NYX directly for $17 dollars.

Review

I did like this palette, it has really nice mix of colours that you can use to create all different looks to wear for either during the day or evening.

The only colour that was a bit of a let down for me was the yellow which I really needed to keep applying for it to be able to be seen, it did also have some fall out which the other colours didn’t seem to have.

I probably wouldn’t buy this palette myself as for the price I would prefer to spend that money on buying a higher end brand but it is definitely a good palette to have in my collection & one that I can see myself using again.

I would love to hear your thoughts if you have used this palette before!!

Until next time

Mariah x

BellaBox Review – September 2018

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Hi Lovelies,

It’s time for another Bellabox review & for Septembers box with the commencement of Spring in Australia the box is a Spring Shake Up theme.

I was really excited to receive this box as last month we got a hint that each box would contain a Tarte product, I myself don’t yet own any Tarte products so I was looking forward to seeing what we get.

Vitamasque Masks

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This a brand I have never heard of before & first looking at the product it looks quite interesting as to how it actual works.

It says on the information card that it will brighten & hydrate your skin, these masks are developed with innovative Korean-skincare technology.

I have never tried a mask that you keep on your skin overnight before so I will definitely do a review on this product.

You can purchase this product from Priceline for $3 dollars & there is several different flavours/scents

Burt’s Bees Moisturising Lip Balm

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I really love Burt’s Bees packaging it’s quite simple but all goes so well together especially with the illustration of the cherry & the bee as well.

The wild cherry scent you can smell as soon as you open up the cap.

Burt’s Bees is paraben free & 100% natural which is another reason to love this brand.

You can pick up this product at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse or Coles for $6.95

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

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Sometimes I honestly believe Bellabox can read my mind, I was talking to my sister the other day about how I really wanted to get some of these stripes as I had tried them with her for the first time about a month ago & they worked so well that I wanted to purchase them myself but I just hadn’t got around to it as of yet.

I always get blackheads on the bridge & sides of my nose and after using this product that one time it’s definitely a product that I would recommend.

You can purchase this product from Priceline & Chemist Warehouse for $7.29 for a box of 6 strips

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

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Firstly how beautiful is the packaging, the mix of the black, gold & pinky brown colour is really nice.

I got the colour Bestie which is a beautiful deep nude colour.

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As you can see the colour is just beautiful and it dries very quick like promised.

You can purchase this product from Sephora or Tarte Cosmetics for $29 dollars for 6ml

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Perfecting Moisturising Day Cream SPF15

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If you have ever used Palmer’s products you would know how amazing they smell & this day cream is no exception.

With SPF15 this day cream promises to leave your skin healthy, glowing & protected from the suns harmful rays.

You can purchase this product from Priceline & Chemist Warehouse for $14.99 for 75ml

What product would you most like to try out from this months Bellabox.

Until next time

Mariah x

Review of Bathbox’s Bath Crumbles & Avowow face mask

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Hey lovelies,

I am back to do another review on some new products from one of my favourite brands Bathbox.

As you would have seen in my last post I recently purchased so many goodies to add to my ever growing bath time collection, if you haven’t read that post click here

Bath Crumbles

When I saw these on the website I wasn’t sure what they were initially but they were so cheap that I thought why not give them a go.

I got three different types but I don’t believe they have any name for each one.

The one I will be reviewing in this post is the purple blue & yellow one.

Firstly it smells amazing, the smell is kind of a mix between lavender and Po poriee but much more lavender.

When you drop them into the bath it leaves your bath smelling & looking amazing

I really like the crumbles & glad I brought a few of them.

Cost

For a bag of the crumbles it only cost $9 each as they were on special but they’re normally $15 each.

Verdict

I would definitely purchase the crumbles again, they smell amazing, make the bath look amazing & I liked having something else to have in the bath that is not just your typical bath bomb but you still get the same result as you would with a bath bomb.

Avowoww Face Mask

I came across this mask on the Bathbox website & couldn’t go past that it was an avocado mask so I had to get it to give it a go.

What it says it does

This mask has avocado, honey & oats in it which moisturises, brightens, nourishes, cleanses & exfoliates your skin.

It notes on the website that it is a refreshing mask that leaves your skin with overwhelming detox & cleanse.

Price

Another reason why I love Bathbox is their amazing prices, this mask cost $14.95 which is such a good price for a mask & you can also alternatively get this mask in one of their packs that they have along with other masks for around $30 dollars.

Verdict

I feel like I say this with every Bathbox product but it’s because to date I have loved every single one of their products.

I would definitely purchase this product again. It leaves my skin feeling so soft & refreshed.

I like that this mask is in a liquid form which makes it easier to apply and less messy then some other masks that are more thick.

I really suggest you check out Bathbox as they are honestly one of my favourite brands & their products are simply amazing and such great value for money plus they do Afterpay so it’s really a win win

I hope you liked this post, would love to hear what are bath bomb/ face masks you like so I can check them out!!

Until next time

Mariah x

New Bathbox Products

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Hi Lovelies,
Ah I am so happy to say those words again, I have a whole bunch of new products from Bathbox to add to my Bath bomb/bath time collection.
I tried to get alot of products that I haven’t tried before because I always like trying out new things to add to my list of favourites.
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So as you can see from the above I got a lot of products from Bathbox, including shipping all together it cost $103.86.
In particular order here is a list of the products that I got
Bath Crumbles
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I purchase 3 of the bath crumbles as at the time of my purchase these were on sale for $9 each.
Keep a look out as I will have review on my page on Wednesday on the bath crumbles
Bath Bombs
  • Kick Back
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This is one bath bomb I can’t wait to use, this bath bomb has peppermint, lavender & rosemary + the colours on this bath bomb are amazing especially with the glitter I am in love. This bath bomb cost $6.95
  • Mellow Out
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This particular bath bomb I have tried before but it is just to amazing that I couldn’t not get it again. This bath bomb is a really calming bath bomb and with the mixture of cinnamon & pine oil leaves you feeling refreshed and calm which is exactly what I love to be in a bath. This bath bomb cost $6.95
  • Unwind
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Every Bathbox bath bomb always looks amazing and the unwind bomb is no exception.
This bath bomb has a mixture of Geranium oil, grapefruit oil & lemon oil to leave you feeling uplifted and relaxed.  The unwind bath bomb cost $6.95
  • Shut Eye
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This is the other bath bomb that I have previously tried before and its the same as it was with the unwind bomb I just couldn’t not get another one of the shut eye bombs as it was one of my favourite purchases from my last Bathbox haul.
There is no faults with this bath bomb, the colour, the lavender smell & the way that the bath bomb dissolves with the flowers on top falling away are just amazing and one of the most relaxing bath bombs I have used.
The Shut Eye bath bomb also cost $6.95
  • Smile
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How pretty is the Smile bath bomb? with the mix of orange & yellow with a little splash of gold glitter it is stunning to look at.
This bath bombs in enriched with ylang ylang & tangerine oil to boost your mood, reduce stress and calm your nerves (who doesn’t need that?)
The smile bath bomb is $6.95
  • I Think Naughty
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As soon as I saw this bath bomb I was really interested & knew I had to try it out.
From the name to the unconventional look of this bath bomb I just had to add it to my collection & can’t wait to try it out.
I think naughty has a mix of sweet & spicy including cinnamon, ginger & lemon oil just to name a few this bath bomb says it will revive dry skin immediately.
This bath bomb cost $8.95
Face Mask
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I decided to add a face mask to this purchase as I really liked the last face mask that I got and I was interested to try out this Avowow Face Mask.
I wont talk to much about this mask as I did a review on this mask which will be up on the blog on Wednesday.
This mask cost $14.95
Tub Teas
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These tub teas are the latest products to be added to the Bathbox collection & how amazing do they look.
There is 6 different tub teas, the ones I purchased are the drink me (blue), partea (pink) & sip this (green)
The idea with the tub teas is that they act like a bath bomb but once in the water will activate an aroma and the moisturising oil will fill the bath tub.
Each tea has a different scent and different target area so you can’t just have one.
I will definitely do a review on the tub teas at some stage so keep an eye out for that.
You can currently purchase all 6 tub teas for $59.95.
Apart from the amazing products, another reason that I love Bathbox is how lovely their staff are as well as how prompt they are with shipping.
Each order comes with a personalised note which you don’t really see much of anymore & in this instance I decided to just get the normal shipping which was $10 and was expecting that it would take about a week to arrive & yet I got an email in my inbox two days later saying my item had arrived, how amazing is that!!!
I am really looking forward to trying out all my new goodies, I would love to know in the comments if you have purchased from Bathbox before & what your favourite item is?
Until next time
Mariah x
Stock photos used from Bathbox’s website

BellaBox Review – August 2018

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Hi Lovelies,

It’s time for another Bellabox Review, for this months box Bellabox teamed up with Loccitane to show off their new product.

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Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment

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I am really excited to try out another product of Sand & Sky’s after I really enjoyed their original clay mask.

This product is their 5 minute resurfaces skin whilst absorbing excess oil for a super smooth, even toned and mattified complexion.

You can purchase this product from their website for $59.99 for 100ml

Mellow Cosmetics Precision Liquid Pen Eyeliner

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I have never heard of this brand before but I really like the packaging & colouring on this product.

I have only really ever used pencil eyeliners so I am looking forward to tying it out properly.

This product has a felt tip, is long wearing which also dries quickly to avoid smudges.

You can purchase this product from Mellow Cosmetics directly for $22.50

L’occitane Immortelle Reset

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I don’t use any serums on my face & to be honest my night time skin routine is non existent but this product looks really good.

It says that it recovers your skin overnight for a reset skin by the morning.

Looking at their website there is some many good reviews so I am looking forward to trying it out.

You can purchase this product from their website for $90 for 30ml

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque

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Another month another hair Masque YAASS!!

I really like the packaging of this product, I excited to actually try this hair masque out and see if it works how it says. You can purchase this product for $64.90 for 212ml from their website.

Look out for a review on my page soon about this product

La Roche-Posay Toleraine Caring Wash

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This product from La Roche-Posay is a facial cleanser to gently cleanse and remove your make-up without drying or irritating sensitive skin.

It’s enriched with niacinamide, Glycerin, Panthenol & La Roche-Posay thermal spring water

You can purchase this product from Priceline or Chemist Warehouse for $26.95 for 200ml

Hope you like this post,

Mariah xx

Bellabox Review – July 2018

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Hey Lovelies,

It’s time for another Bellabox review, this months box is a global glamour theme with items that you can take away on holiday with you or that you can use to get your skin feeling & looking great before a trip.

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Emily Fruit Crisps Crunchy Fig Banana

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I am not much of a dried fruit eater but these crisps taste so yummy & you can  taste the banana with each piece.

This particular brand is vegan & completely natural as well so its a snack you can eat without feeling guilty.

You can purchase this product from Coles for $4 dollars for a 30g bag.

Swisse Bamboo Facial Exfoliant

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Unless you have been living under a rock I am sure you would have heard of the Swisse brand.

The product itself has a slight minty scent to it & I really like the packaging.

On the information card it says it formulated to to detoxify & gently remove dead skin cells for a renewed complexion & is enriched with micro particles of bamboo, rice bran & walnut shell.

I don’t personally have/use many exfoliates so I am looking forward to giving this one a try.

You can purchase this product from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse & selected pharmacies nationally for $9.95 for 125ml.

Manna Kadar Blossum Floral Blush Compact

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Firstly how beautiful is the packaging!!

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I am really excited to add another Manna Kadar make up to my collection as I do really like their products & its a brand that without Bellabox I may never have come into contact with.

The product is very small & convenient for travel especially having the 3 shades together it saves you having to pack each product separately.

You can purchase this product via the Manna Kadar website for $29US dollars for 9.5g

Bioderma Sensibo

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Another great product to use whilst traveling, this item is an essential for anyone & this sample size is a great room saver for packing and is incredibly cute.

I still haven’t given this product by Bioderma a go yet but I really do need to as I am always hearing good things about their products.

You can purchase this product from Priceline for $21.99 for 250ml

La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic acid Serum & Moisturiser

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This is another product with lovely packaging, I really love brands that package their product well & use colours that go together.

The information card says that it is the perfect anti-aging power duo to hydrate and re-plump your skin while facilitating repair.

Its formulated with two types of pure Hyaluronic acid to penetrate the skin for deep re-plumping action from within, while stimulating collagen synthesis, as well as Vitamin B5 to promote the skins barrier’s natural repair processes.

You can purchase both products from Chemist Warehouse or Priceline for either $69.95 for the serum or $59.95 for the moisturiser.

Nerium Eye-V Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches

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I think this months box was products with amazing packaging month!!

This packaging is simple and basic but it all goes so well together with the mix of the blue, light and dark grey.

The information card says this product delivers targeted hydration to the skin around your eyes.

You can purchase this product from Nerium directly for $75 dollars for patches

I was really impressed with this months Bellabox, there were alot of great products and they really kept to the theme of this months box with the items.

What item would you most like to try?

Until next time

Mariah x

5 Things I can’t live without

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Hey Lovelies,

I thought I would do a different kind of post today something that I haven’t done before so I thought I would do a little list about 5 things that I can’t live without.

  • My Family

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You can’t start a list without your family, I am very close to my mum and my sister & couldn’t imagine my life without them especially. But having said that I feel the same about my dad, my nana & my extended family.  For me your family makes you who you are, they keep you grounded & are that constant support & love that you can always count on no matter what.

  • My Partner

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After nearly 10 years together I definitely couldn’t live without my fiance, he is my favourite person in the world & helps be the best person I can be. It’s funny I have spent 17 years of my life before I met him and now I can’t go a day or two without being with him.

  • Music

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Music is such an important part of life, you can express yourself through music & no matter how I am feeling music always makes me feel better.

I have loved music since such an early age I can actually vividly remember a picture that my mum has of me I look about 3 years old & I am standing at our radio with these massive old school headphones on.

  • Friends

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Just like my family & partner, my friends play an incredible part of my life. I wouldn’t say I have a lot of friends at all but the quality of friends I have is something I couldn’t live without.

Everyone needs to have at least one good friend in their life & thankfully I am lucky enough to have a small handful.

  • Football

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As you all know by now I love my football team and footy in general. Every weekend during the footy season you will find me at the game watching my favourite team Richmond or if we are playing interstate, I’ll be watching the game on the TV. 

Even when my team isn’t playing I can still be found watching all the other teams play. My whole world revolves around football if our game is on and we have a function to go to I’m not going… I know I am literally one of those crazy people.

So that is my 5 things that I can’t live without, there is definitely alot more things but if I listed them all you would be here all day.

I would love to know what is one of the things that you can’t live without, let me know in the comments.

Until next time

Mariah x