Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Stars we lost in 2017

Mary Tyler Moore. Actress. Aged 80.

Chris Cornell. Musician. Aged 52.

Erin Moran. Actress. Aged 56.

Gregg Allman. Musician. Aged 69.

Della Reese. Actress and singer. Aged 86.

Jana Novotna. Tennis player. Aged 49.

Kim Jong-Hyun. Singer. Aged 27.

Earle Hyman. Actor. Aged 91.

Azzedine Alaia. Fashion designer. Aged 77.

Malcolm Young. Musician. Aged 64.

Lil Peep. Rapper. Aged 21.

Robert Guillaume. Actor. Aged 89.

Fats Domino. Singer. Aged 89.

Roy Dotrice. Actor. Aged 94.

Tom Petty. Musician. Aged 66.

Hugh Hefner. Playboy founder. Aged 91.

Harry Dean Stanton. Actor. Aged 91.

Jay Thomas. Actor. Aged 69.

Jerry Lewis. Actor. Aged 91.

Glen Campbell. Singer. Aged 81.

John  Heard. Actor. Aged 72.

Sam Shepard. Actor. Aged 73.

Chester Bennington. Musician. Aged 41.

Martin Landau. Actor. Aged 89.

Adam West. Actor. Aged 88.

Charlie Murphy. Actor. Aged 57.

Emmanuelle Riva. Actress. Aged 89.

Sir John Hurt. Actor. Aged 77.

Christine Keeler. Model. Aged 75.

Johnny Hallyday. Singer. Aged 74.

David Cassidy. Actor and singer. Aged 67.

Antonio Carluccio. Chef. Aged 80.

Sir Roger Moore. Actor. Aged 89.

Don Rickles. Actor. Aged 90.

Chuck Berry. Singer. Aged 90.

Bill Paxton. Actor. Aged 61.

Dick Bruna. Author and artist. Aged 89.

Al Jarreau. Singer. Aged 76.

Gorden Kaye. Actor. Aged 75.

Miguel Ferrer. Actor. Aged 61.

Jim Nabors. Actor. Aged 87.

Lola Albright. Actress and singer. Aged 92.

Dina Merrill. Actress. Aged 93.

Barbara Hale. Actress. Aged 94.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ho Ho Ho!!! It's my Christmas Gift Guide!

Trying to think of what to buy your family and friends for Christmas? Don't fear, I've put together a fabulous gift guide that will help you make some hard decisions.

A gift from Tiffany's is always appreciated. The jeweller and design house have released a new fragrance, Tiffany & Co. The perfect present for those with impeccable taste. I'm sure Audrey Hepburn would have approved.

Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum is available at Myer, David Jones and the Tiffany & Co Boutiques nationally. For further information, please call 1800 812 663.

Bras N Things have a gorgeous Christmas collection. I'm particularly loving the new teal colour. Available now from Bras N Things stores Australia-wide or to shop online

ROC Eyewear have stunning sunglasses. I want a pair of these under my Christmas tree. To see more styles, head here.

Want to get your loved one something luxurious? The pillowcases from Shhh Silk pillowcases are so dreamy! Not only are they stylish they come with benefits whilst you get your beauty sleep - they extend the life of your blowout (yes!), hypoallergenic, no bed creases on your face and no split ends. You can purchase these Shhh Silk pillowcases and much more here.

My beautiful and talented friend, Shanna Moakler, has her own cosmetic label, called Smoak. Her lipsticks and lip glosses are amazing. 

You can purchase her products here

Australian made and owned skincare brand DU'IT have a fantastic hand cream called Tough Hands For Her. This cream is enriched with Urea, Vitamin E and Ahas to repair cracks and nourish the skin. This would be a great stocking stuffer. It's $9.95 and available at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and independent pharmacies throughout Australia.


Don't forget the parents to be! I follow a lovely woman on Instagram and she posted a photo of her Baby Milestone Cards. I would have loved to have had these when my son was born over 10 years ago. The vintage designs are so adorable! You can find The Retro Mumma's shop here.

Kmart lovers (including me!), you'll love these gorgeous gifts. 

Kmart battery operated light-up lantern $10

Kmart ginger, lily and dark amber scent diffuser $9

Kmart abstract 2 pack wall art $15

Kmart inflatable pineapple float $15

Kmart tinsel flamingo light $29

Kmart personalised 400g Nutella Jar $8


Port-A-Ball features a specially patented valve which allows instant inflation and deflation. Play it anywhere – take it anywhere! RRP $10.95

SHIBAJUKU GIRLS - The coolest fashion dolls of 2017 inspired by Japanese Harajuku and Shibuya Street fashion. Mini $9.00, Large $20.00. Available at Kmart and Toyworld.

MOKURU tests your balance and concentration skills. It's as simple as tipping it over gently, letting it flip and catching it between your fingers. My son loves this toy. Available at Kmart for $6.00. Check out Mokuru in action here.

SHERLOCK HIDE AND SEEK - Sherlock encourages kids to keep active and is a great game that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Children simply hide Sherlock and press the remote for him to release a noise, creating a fun hide and seek game. Sherlock is available at Toys R Us, $49.99.