Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Week 18 - The Living Well in Retirement Weekly Challenge

Disaster struck yesterday morning!

Having spent a whirlwind couple of days back in Adelaide, I leave you to imagine my absolute horror at discovering that I had left my makeup bag behind!

Now I don't know about you - but if I were marooned on a desert island I would give anything to have my favourite Lancome Hypnose mascara with me! I have worn Lancome mascaras for years, and until yesterday morning had not had to imagine life without it. Until this point I had not realised how brand loyal I had become!

Of course it meant a detour to the main shopping precinct in Port Augusta to purchase products to tide me over. I was pleasantly surprised at the range of brands available available in Big W, leaving with Maybelline mascara and 24 hour Super Stay lip colour, a Rimmel soft kohl pencil and a pair of Manicare nail shapers. These are products I have not used before so in due time I'll let you know how they go!

This leads me to ...

This Week's Retirement Challenge!

Your challenge is to think of a branded product that you always go to. It might be baked beans, toilet paper, wine ... or mascara!

Imagine that for this week your favourite product has flown off the planet - and you have to find, and try, an alternative! Challenging isn't it! 

But, give it a go - and let me know how it went for you!

Important Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, rather a true account of what actually happened! 
Mind you, I'm thinking that after this I might be in a position to review beauty products aimed at the ... shall we say ... mature market!


  1. Um, toilet paper... I couldn't care less about makeup as I hardly wear any... but I just don't know what I'd do without my Quilton!

  2. LOL, Liz!!! That's a goodie - mind you my money is with Kleenex! I can't resist that puppy!

    Sending you my congratulations on being named Number 23 in the top Australian food blogs list - and number one in the ACT! You are my inspiration! Readers you will not be disappointed if you take visit to Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things website - I highly recommend it!!!