Sunday, November 12, 2017

GIVEAWAY: WIN Royal Opera House Double Passes!

Hi guys! Today I have an exciting Giveaway, which you'll especially appreciate if you're into movies, opera, ballet and a bit of culture! Event & Village Cinemas and Trafalgar Releasing have announced a new cinema program that's screening exclusively in Australia: the Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season! It features filmed performances from London's famous Royal Opera House captured in beautiful detail. Six operas and four ballets will screen in Event and Village Cinemas across Australia, with the season ending in July 2018. I'm giving away two double passes that you can use to see any of the films in the program. Keep reading for how to enter!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet ©Johan Persson Royal Opera House, 2013

The next few movies are Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and The Nutcracker, with Rigoletto (sounds like a type of pasta, is in fact a Verdi opera, lol) set to screen from February next year. Christopher Wheeldon's ballet, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is inspired by the Lewis Carroll book, and features Alice getting swept off her feet by the Knave Of Hearts, on the run for stealing tarts, and lots of weird and wonderful creatures, including a tap-dancing Mad Hatter!

Wright's The Nutcracker, screening in December nationally, is a Royal Ballet in two acts. A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. I can't wait to see this one as I've heard it's wonderful, yet have never actually witnessed it!

The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet ©ROH Tristram Kenton, 2013. Image by AKA ©ROH 2016

The two double passes on offer are generic and can be used for any of the screenings. Other upcoming movies include Tosca, Carmen, Macbeth, Manon and Swan Lake. For session details, please go to the Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas Royal Opera House web pages.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is set to screen on November 25, 26 and 29, with The Nutcracker screening on December 16, 17 and 20.


Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget at the very bottom of this post. Note that being a Max The Unicorn email subscriber is mandatory. The rest of the entry methods are optional, but will gain you more entries in the Giveaway. You can subscribe via email on the right hand sidebar; don't forget to click the link in your email to finish the subscription process, otherwise your entry won't be valid! If you're already a subscriber, just pop your email into the Rafflecopter so I can match it up! Although not required, I'd love it if you could like the Max The Unicorn Facebook page!

Terms & Conditions
~ This giveaway is open to Australian residents only, and will close at midnight on Sunday 19/11/2017
~ There will be two winners, who will each win one double pass (can be used for any screening)
~ Tickets are valid even with No Free Tickets listings
~ The winners will be picked randomly by the Rafflecopter widget
~ The winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to reply otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
~ Passes will be sent directly from the PR company.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Update: Project 30 Pan!

Hi Guys! Today I'll be doing an update on my Project 30 Pan, which I began back at the beginning of August. If you missed that post, you can check it out here. I've been dreading writing this update post, because in my usual disorganisation, my project pan items were all over the house, and I wasn't looking forward to finding them! And this is after de-cluttering the house. How can I be in more disarray after a de-clutter, I hear you ask? Your guess is as good as mine. The other day I tried to put a shoe on a foot that already had a shoe on it. Let's start!

Here's my progress so far. If I've crossed one out it means I've finished it.

1        Skin Vitals T-Purify Anti-Spot Mask
2        Lush Yummy Mummy Shower Cream* (a third remaining)
3        Alpha-H Pore Refining Mask (full)
4        Uriage Thermal Water* (half remaining)
5        Emma Organics Hand & Nail Revive Cream (full)
6        Skin Doctors Beetox (half remaining)
7        Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel
8        Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
9        Dr Jart Soothing Hydra Solution Sheet Mask (unused)
10      La Prairie Cellular Swiss Eye Cream (a quarter remaining)
11      La Prairie Skin Caviar Firming Complex (half remaining)
12      La Prairie Cellular Moisturiser (three quarters remaining)
13      Alpha-H Daily Exfoliant (half remaining)
14      Clinique Cooling Eye Gel (three quarters remaining)
15      Skinstitut Moisture Defence Ultra Dry
16      Prevage Anti-Aging Cleanser (two thirds remaining)
17      Prevage Anti-Aging Cleanser {x 2 of these} (full)
18      The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Enhancer (full)
19      The Body Shop Facial Oil
20      The Body Shop Facial Oil {x 2 of these} (full)
21      The Body Shop Sleeping Cream (half remaining)
22      SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (unused)
23      Clinique RepairWear Cream (three quarters remaining)
24      Nip + Fab Extreme Night Fix (three quarters remaining)
25      Montagne Jeunesse Clay Mask (unused)
26      Dr Jart Vital Hydra Solution Sheet Mask (unused)
27      ASAP Moisture Daily Defence (three quarters remaining)
28      Goodness Chia Seed Oil (full)
29      Tonic Microexfoliant*
30      Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream (half remaining)

In the below photo, the empties are on the outside of the basket, with the exception of the Tonic Microexfoliant, which I must have accidentally thrown out!

Not the best progress considering I've only finished six out of 30 products! The problem is I've just been concentrating on finishing a few and have not yet started at all on others! Now that I've gathered all my PP products together, I can see what I've been neglecting, and will be making more of  a concerted effort to get everything used up and out of my life! I cannot see myself doing another update on this until the challenge is over, so my next post on this Project Pan should be around the end of the year, when I see how successful I've been at finishing these 30 products! My end goal is to bugger all these products off and start a fresh Project Pan next year. Fingers crossed!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Priceline SkinCare Gift Bag!

Hi guys! Despite constant efforts to declutter the house and not add to my beauty stash, I was inexplicably drawn to the latest Priceline Skincare Gift Bag offer. I have been very good though, and haven't really hauled big or bought much other than staples for a fair while. And I've passed on quite a few of these Priceline GWP (Gift With Purchase) offers. So I didn't feel too guilty picking up this skincare bag, and I must say, I'm happy with my decision, for the contents are impressive! A little background info: you had to spend at least $69 on the participating skincare, suncare and tanning brands to qualify for the free Summer Skincare Gift Bag, valued at over $270. And unlike previous similar offers, this was only available for two days, October 26-27.

Here's (nearly!) everything I got in my Summer SkinCare Gift Bag. Note that I couldn't fit all the products into the photo below!

Summer SkinCare Gift Bag Contents:
~ Olay Regenerist Revitalising Thermal Mini-Peel Treatment
~ La Roche-Posay Serozinc
~ Sukin Super Greens Cleansing Oil
~ Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray
~ Alpha Keri Anti-Cellulite Body Butter
~ Cancer Council Watersport Sunscreen
~ Le Tan Uber Dark Self Tanning Foam Marula Oil
~ Swisspers Coconut Oil Facial Wipes
~ L'Oreal Multi-Masking Play Kit
~ Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask
~ Bean Body Coffee Bean Scrub (Coconut)
~ Natio Ageless Rosehip Oil Cold Pressed
~ Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser
~ 2 x Antipodes Hosanna Skin-Plumping Serum
~ Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask
~ 7th Heaven Cucumber Peel-Off Mask
~ Dragon's Blood Collagen Eye Zone Mask
~ Models Prefer Lip Balm (Dreamer)
~ Model Co Tan Remover Exfoliating Soap
~ Chapstick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint (Rose Petal)
~ Burt's Bees Natural Lipstick (Scarlet Soaked)
~ Sun Bum Moisturising Lip Balm (Pink Grapefruit)

There are so many exciting products here I can't wait to try including the L'Oreal Multi-Masking Kit, L'Oreal Hydra Bomb Mask, La Roche-Posay Serozinc and the Antipodes Skin-Plumping Serum! The sunscreens will definitely get used with summer approaching and I'm intrigued by the Olay Mini-Peel Treatment, too! There are only a few products I won't use, and I'll  probably include them in an upcoming Giveaway. Overall, I'm super-impressed with the contents of this bag, it was definitely worth getting!

The main reason I did the bag offer was that a few of my beauty staples were from the participating brands. So I'd be buying my Garnier Micellar Water and Swisspers Cucumber Facial Wipes at some point anyway, I may as well use the opportunity to stock up and get a free bag of goodies at the same time. I was disappointed that the participating brands were selling at full price, however, because I'm pretty sure with these Priceline GWP offers the participating brands are usually discounted. Correct me if I'm wrong! I wanted to re-stock my staple Olay Total Effects moisturiser, but at $33 when I usually get it for around $20-24, it was a waste of money, and I was better off using my qualifying spend on something not quite so rip-offy, lol. So here's what I bought to qualify for the Gift Bag!

My Qualifying Purchase Beauty Haul:
~ Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
~ Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes
~ Swisspers Cucumber Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes
~ Swisspers Aloe Skin Perfecting Facial Cleansing Wipes
~ L'Oreal Pure Clay Anti-Blemish Mask
~ Formula 10.0.6 Cucumber + Sea Kelp Everyday Cleanser
~ 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac Mask
~ 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Deep Pore Mask

This lot came to $69.92, only 92 cents over the qualifying spend. What a pro! Hehe.

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