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Monday, April 21, 2014

The many uses of Younique Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder

I know about the 3D Fiber Lashes, now what can you tell me about
Younique Pigments?

The pigments are naturally based minerals, and come in over 30 colors (see website for more):

They are 100% natural, chemical-free, mineral-based, free of talc, oils, preservative, perfumes, synthetic dyes, and parabens.

And besides eye shadow, look at some of the creative ways you can use the pigments:

Mix a small amount with Rose Water for perfect eye liner in every color.

Use a flat iron to set the colors in your hair.

Mix with your favorite lip balm for endless lip gloss  color choices.

Younique Pigments are a tremendous value, especially with all these uses!  Please check out my website to purchase your favorite today!  Or better yet, host a virtual party and earn several pigments FREE!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Check out these Amazing Younique Fiber Lashes!

If you haven't seen Younique's 3D fiber lashes, you need to check them out.  Your face and especially your eyes will thank you!

Don't make me look at you funny!
What makes this mascara different?

Here are some results from using the ever famous 3D fiber lashes. These are all just real women, with real results, in just minutes with no lash extensions, no glue, no mess!

Top shows no mascara down to three coats of 3D mascara.

Right eye with, Left eye without

I love this demo on how to apply the fiber lashes.  The gal is a little quirky, but I love her!

Please visit my Younique website and order your lashes today!  Orders will ship directly to you, and anyone from USA, Canada, or Australia can order.  Just hoover over the flag on my Younique website to select your country for correct currency and pricing.

Or better yet, host a virtual party and earn yours free!  It's easy, and it's FUN!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ANZAC Day Happenings in Perth 2014

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance. The acronym actually stands for Australia & New Zealand Army Corps and refers to the soldiers in those forces.

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

ANZAC Day is a day Australians recognize as an occasion of national remembrance. On 25 April each year, services are held around the country as a time to remember all Australian service men and women and commemorate those who died or served in the military for their country.

Here's what is happening in Perth to honour the ANZACs 2014:

Free entry into Perth Zoo for Servicemen and Women-
Simply present your Service ID, Veterans Card, or wear your uniform on 25 April to gain free entry into the Perth Zoo!

A Tribute to our ANZACS (Mandurah)-
An exhibition at the Mandurah Community Museum showcasing war memorabilia from private collections. Children can complete an ANZAC day quiz and make a periscope.  
Entry is FREE!
April 12-27
Mandurah Community Museum
3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

When:  25 April 8:00 am
Where:  84 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 
The service will begin with a march to the Cenatoph and the raising and lowering of the Australian flag. The Salvation Army, accompanied by members of the Churchlands Senior High School Choir will perform. From sunset on Thursday, 24 April to sunrise on Friday, the Australian Air Force cadets, 714 Squadron, will undertake an all night vigil at the Cenatoph, with a changing of the guard ceremony performed each hour during the night. Breakfast will be available for a small cost outside the Leederville Sporting Club at the conclusion of the parade.

When:  Friday, 25 April 2014 7:00am  to  12:00pm 
Salute our Diggers with a FREE Gunfire Breakfast at Alf Adams Pavilion, Solomon Street.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service (Victoria Park)-
When: 25/04/2014
Time: 6:00 am - 8:00 am (Fri)
Where: Memorial Gardens, on the corner of Albany Highway & Harvey Street.
Join us for a special service to honour the men and women who served and fought for Australia. A light breakfast follows for attendees. For further information call 9311 8132.

ANZAC Day Ceremony (Claremont)-
When: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 am
Where: Street: Claremont War Memorial, corner of Bay View Terrace and Stirling Highway.
Join in the Annual Anzac Day Ceremony, then let the Mayor and Councillors lead you to a community breakfast at the Claremont Bowling Club with entertainment from the Claremont Concert Band.

ANZAC Day Service (Shenton Park)-
When: 25/4/14
Time: 7:00 am
Address: 240 Onslow Road
Free entry and suitable for all ages.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Review: Hachiko

I had a hot date last week with my ten year old son..  It was just me and him, which is extremely rare, because he's right in the middle of a very needy four year old little brother, and a time consuming thirteen year old older sister.  So this was definitely a special night!  We were headed to The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle to see "Hachiko".

He was a little reluctant at first to see the show, because we had seen the movie.  He knew it was a tear jerker, but I persuaded him to go because it was our "special date".

We arrived early at the theatre to look around the lobby at the many puppets.  My ten year old darted from puppet to puppet exclaiming, "look at this one!"  It was fantastic.

Soon we headed into the theatre and found our seats.  I love the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, because there isn't a bad seat in the house.  Every seat has a clear view of the intimately sized stage.  There were cushions for the seats for the "little children", but my son, being ten and all, "didn't need one of those".

Once the show started, the audience was silent with anticipation.  Mesmerized by the methodical way the performers moved cardboard props around the stage.  It was amazing how a bundle of cardboard boxes became a city, and then a breakfast table, a garden, and a train station.

The lighting was exceptional.  Showing the passing of time with the sunrise and the sunset each day.  The
musical score was amazing too, and left me wanting more.

Several times I looked over at my son during the performance to see his reactions.  I saw every emotion from happiness, confusion, affection, sadness, and laughter.

There were only two performers in the show, which I found amazing with the amount and variety of characters that were introduced.

The main puppet of the show was the lovable dog, Hachiko.  He was made of cardboard, but he came to life on stage with wagging tail and all.  In only an instant we forgot he was not real, and we fell in love with him. Another favorite character in the show was the villainous dog catcher.  His song and dance was one of my favorite parts of the show.

Rather than spoil the story of  Hachiko, I urge you to see it yourself.  This story will stay with you long after the curtain closes.  The duration of the show was 50 minutes and is appropriate for ages 5 and up.  I am sure most adults will enjoy it as much, if not more than the kids.

April 12-26 
10 am & 1pm daily (except Sundays & public holidays)
Plus 6:30 pm performance on Thursday 24 April

The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
1 Short Street, Fremantle
(opposite Fremantle Train Station)

Bookings Essential:
9335 5044

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Why I became a Younique Presenter

On April 1, I became the 231st Younique presenter in Australia.  
That puts me in the very exclusive 999 Triple Digits Club!  

At present, you can join Younique as a presenter in USA, Australia, and Canada with the company launching in New Zealand and the UK in the coming weeks!

You may be asking yourself, "Why did you sign up to be a presenter?" 
Well, let me tell you why...

I love Younique 3D mascara.

The right eye is wearing 3D mascara.

I wanted free make up.  

Seriously, that is why.  Then I saw this:

and this:

and I knew I didn't want to miss out!

Then I thought about those people that signed on with Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, etc. from the very beginning and I wanted to be one of those people!

So after a few easy clicks, I signed on and waited for all this kind of stuff to come in the mail:

Now, while I'm having fun with my daily Facebook fix, I post a few Younique photos, connect with friends I haven't talked to in a while to tell them about Younique, and promote my business through virtual parties.  It's a blast!  

Click here to find out more about becoming a Younique Presenter, and Join my Team!

I even have my own website given to me when I signed up.  Click here to check it out.  

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There's so much more I could show you and tell you about Younique, but I want to save some for future blog posts! 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Ten Easter Activities in Perth for Kids & Families

1. Whiteman Park-

Billy Bushranger- The Easter Egg Thief
Billy has stolen all the Easter eggs and the Easter Bilby and Trooper need to find them all before it's too late. Join in the search in this silly tale of Easter egg chaos.
Date: Tuesday 15 April
Time: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.
Cost: $5 per child, bookings essential.

Make Your Easter Basket
Get crafty and make your own Easter Egg Basket to use for your Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt!
Date: Wednesday 16 April
Time:10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.
Cost: $5 per child, bookings essential.

Eater Tales with Ballerina Bunny
Get into the fun of Easter and join Ballerina Bunny for an enchanting Australian Easter Bunny story filled with songs, singing, and dancing.
Date: Thursday 17 April
Time: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm.
Cost: $5.00 per child, bookings essential.

2. Scitech

Egg Engineering
Just in time for Easter, design and build your own contraption to keep a falling egg from cracking. Engineer your creation to see if your egg can survive a drop from highest height.
Age: 10-14 years
Date: 16 April
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Cost: Members $10 | Non-members $12
Science nights: Easter
What happens at Scitech once the sun goes down? Prepare for chocolate overload at this exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Be amazed by the Ignite Your Curiosity show in the Lotterywest Science Theatre, explore and sleuth through Scitech's exhibitions as a part of the ultimate Scitech Easter egg hunt and use your curiosity driven science skills to egg-speriment with an Easter twist.
Age: 6-12 years
Date: 14 April
Time: 5.30-8.30pm
Cost: Members: $25 | Non-members: $28
Pizza and drinks will be provided for booked attendees.
Joondalup- Easter Disco!

Date: 17 April
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm for 2-3 years. 4-5:30 pm for 4 years and above.
Cost: $10
Enjoy dancing, games, chocolate egg hunting, face painting and more!
Joondalup & Rockingham- 3 hour programs throughout the Easter School Holidays!

Make Easter craft, join in an Easter Hunt, learn dances, play games and eat yummy food!!!
Book in before April 12th and receive a $5 discount for each booking.

4.  Karrinyup Shopping Centre-

Karrinyup (Roaming)

The Easter Bunny will be hopping about the shopping centre handing out yummy Easter Eggs!

Monday 14th April: 11am - 2pm
Tuesday 15th April: 11am - 2pm
Wednesday 16th April: 11am - 2pm
Thursday 17th April: 11am - 2pm
Friday 18th April: Centre Closed - Good Friday
Saturday 19th April: 11am - 2pm

Easter Weekend- April 19-21

The internationally renowned Fremantle Street Arts Festival showcases some of the world’s most acclaimed street, outdoor theatre, music, comedy, circus and cabaret performers. This precocious festival has attitude, breaks conventions, is full of surprises and is guaranteed to entertain you, make you laugh and leave you on a natural high.

6.  Centro Dianella-

Easter Cuddly Animal Farm
Saturday 19 April

This Easter Saturday, Centro Dianella customers can expect to be overloaded with cuteness by Centro Dianella’s cuddly animal nursery.
Children are invited to sit and feed carrots and cabbage to the baby chicks, bunnies and guinea pigs or feed the lamb, kid and piglet a bottle at feeding time.
Friendly animal loving staff will be on hand to let children get up close and personal with the animals plus answer any questions they may have. Children will have the opportunity to learn proper handling of pets through a ‘hands on’ supervised experience.
The Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm will be in-centre on Easter Saturday 19 April from 10am to 2pm located opposite Woolworths.

7. Chipmunks Playland & Cafe- 

Games, Prizes, Easter treats, and guaranteed fun! 
Book tickets now at your local store for just $10!

  Generic Easter Disco Promos

Wanneroo Chipmunks Disco is 11 April 5.30pm – 8.30pm. 
Whitfords Chipmunks Disco is 11 April 6:30-8:30pm.
Port Kennedy Disco is 11 April 4:00-7:30 pm.

We never miss a City Playground Pass!  It's a wonderful excuse to go into the city of Perth.  Loads of free activities and discounts for the kids including cultural events.  Some of the highlights these school holidays are the Easter Activities:

Easter Egg Workshops
14-17 April
Forrest Place 
Let the kids express their creative side 
this Easter! Bring them to Forrest Place 
for Styrofoam egg decorating workshops 
using textas, stickers, glitter and other 
fun  materials.

The Crunchy Munchy Carrot Show
14-17 April 
10.30am, 12pm & 1.30pm 
Forrest Place
Kids can join the Easter Bunny on her 
adventure to turn ordinary carrots into Easter 
eggs in this hilarious show with music, dance 
and magic, audience participation and,  of 

course, Easter eggs!

Perth City Easter Fun Day
Saturday 19 April 
Forrest Place
A day of Easter fun for the kids with a giant 
inflatable maze; bunny and chick petting zoo; 
basket-making workshops; happy Easter bunnies 
and gingerbread decorating; free chocolate eggs; 

and the Crunchy Munchy Carrot Show

9.  Noranda Shopping Village-

The Easter Mad Hatters Tea Party is back! Come and enjoy a delightful morning tea with special guests all the way from the magical Wonderland and then take part in the chocolate workshop, making your very own chocolate Easter eggs. 
The fun is all happening on Saturday 12th April. Book into one of our three session times;
  • 10am
  • 11am
  • 12pm
Call Centre Management on 9426 8892 to book. Bookings are essential.

10.  Rockingham Easter Carnival-
Traditional carnival fun- rides, food, midway games, market stalls, and face painting!

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