How to get Healthier Nails | Nail Tales

Confession time, for the past 6 months I have been a shellac addict. I love it, I love everything about it. I love how it lasts for up to 2 weeks and still looks shiny and new without chipping or losing its charm. It means I can go and get them done and then not have to think about it again for another fortnight, lazy girl win!

The downside of this is that it also has the nasty side effect of ruining your nails, or at least mine anyway. Lazy girl loose…

I have very thin nails as it is, add all the filing and soaking in acetone that comes with shellac, means my nails currently hate life.


5 tips for applying foundation for freckles

Not that long ago, the thought of putting my makeup-less face on the internet would have had me convulsing silently in a dark corner, to be honest it still kind of does. But if I’m going to blog about Beauty products I need to get over it, even if it does slightly look like Lindsay Lohan’s mug shot circa 2007. Anyway here goes…. eek.

Ok now that that is out of the way…

Today I’m talking about foundation, particularly for those of us who have freckles.


Men’s gifts for under $50

Last Friday night I was at a friends house having one or two glasses of wine to wet my whistle and listening to some music, when IT came on. I am of course referring to my favourite Christmas song, ‘All I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey. It was officially the first ‘Mariah’ of the silly season. Since we’re amongst friends, I don’t mind saying that it’s the first of many…

I just love Mariah Christmas, it has to be my most favourite time of year. The food, the drinks, the catch ups and of course the gifts.


Wearing: Nyata

Wow! How great are you guys… on Monday I shared a pretty personal post about my health story and my recent diagnosis with MS. Your response was pretty amazing, it’s not easy to put yourself out there like that but having it welcomed with open arms really did make it that much easier. In case you missed it you can read it here.

I am really loving this blogging caper so far, everyone is so supportive and encouraging. All your comments, likes and messages don’t go unnoticed, I really do appreciate it!


My MS story

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a weird experience to have to go through, its serious yet not urgent, you have it for life yet not all time, it’s something that just sits there in the back of your mind, until it doesn’t.

Almost a year ago now, I lost the vision in my left eye, after a few days of it getting considerably worse, I found myself in the Hospital Emergency Department. I thought I would be given some antibiotics and maybe some eye drops and be sent on my merry way, instead an ophthalmologist was being called in from home on a Sunday night to treat me. Instead I was put through test after test, question after question and finally sent for an MRI.


Taking Stock

It’s been a big few weeks for me, I’ve had lots going on all at once and at times feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions, aren’t we all though?

Seeing as my blog is a whole 5 days old today I thought it would be good to get to know each other better.
I thought I would stop and ‘take stock’. The Take Stock list is the brain child of Pip from Meet me at Mikes. It’s a list to stop and reflect on your current.

I thinks it’s the perfect way to introduce myself to you all and perhaps even take stock.


Boho Chic with Bohemian Traders

I love the season change over, especially the cusp of Spring and Summer in Adelaide, you still get some decent sun during the day but it’s cool enough that you’re not chained to the air-conditioning.

The days are longer and allure of frolicking in the sunshine drags us away from the Netflix. (Ok that last part might just be me)

I remember being a little girl hearing adult conversations about the weather. Phrases thrown around like “It’s such a lovely day” & “There’s not a cloud in the sky”. I remember thinking to myself how boring, I never want to become one of those people, I’ll be the coolest adult in all the land, and will never talk about the weather…


Welcome to my first Blog Post!

So a blog huh. What’s that?

Well to be honest I’m not entirely sure yet, I’d like to say I have a long and thought out plan but no, for now it’s just me and my laptop.

Twist of Cait has been a long time coming, just ask my boyfriend, who for blog purposes will go by the name Mr Twist. At least once a day for the past few years I would somehow manage to turn any conversation back to me and how ‘I just really want to start a blog’.

It started 2 years ago when I literally stumbled across my future blog obsession.