Personal Planner Review and Giveaway

Friday, 25 July 2014

I recently got the most gorgeous planner made by Personal Planner.  It's a site that enables you to create your own planner, step-by-step, just the way you want it!  I loved the idea of this when I first heard about it, and I love the fact that you can customise every detail of your planner - the front & back covers, the inside contents and order, the way the dates are shown and other little options for each page.

I decided to go with an Alice In Wonderland theme for mine, and I absolutely love how it turned out!


I chose a baby blue colour for the inside pages of the planner, as well as the back cover and elastic, and a pink ruler for the inside.

I think it's such a great idea, because I know personally - as a very fussy person - I always find it hard to find a diary that has all the things I want in it, and is set out in a way that I like.  This completely solves that problem, and it's fun choosing all your own little elements!

The lovely people at Personal Planner, have been kind enough to give me a gift card to give away to one of my beautiful readers!  The gift card is valid for a personal planner in the size of your choice, plus shipping, which is worldwide.  For your chance to win, all you need to do is make sure you are following me on all social media accounts (links are in the sidebar), plus following the blog either via Google or Bloglovin, and leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win - along with your social media usernames so that I can check them.  I will choose and announce a winner on the 7th of August, 2014.

If you are not the lucky winner, or don't wish to enter, you can still place an order and receive a 15% discount, using my discount code: D-FUEU-IBAD, on orders placed between August 1st and 15th.

I can't wait to give this away to someone, it's such a great little prize!  Please check out the Personal Planner website at personal-planner.com.au, and be sure to follow them on Instagram (@personalplannerau) for some great ideas for your planner!
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Re-Gen Oil Vs. Bio-Oil Review

Friday, 11 July 2014

Recently, whilst doing my weekly grocery shop in Aldi, I walked past the toiletries shelf and noticed what looked like a bottle of Bio-Oil staring back at me.  I did a double take, because Bio-Oil has been on my shopping list for quite some time, however it is on the expensive side and I just haven't been able to afford it.

I picked up the bottle and realised it was actually a product called Re-Gen Oil, but it was very obviously a dupe for the well known stretch mark treatment.  The price was around $8 for a 125ml bottle, so considering that a bottle of Bio-Oil the same size is closer to the $20 mark, I decided to pick up a bottle and give it a try.


I am by no means an expert in skincare, so a lot of the "sciency" stuff tends to go over my head, but I did notice in comparing the two bottles, that the ingredients list is certainly very similar.  Both products contain the same four essential oils - lavender, rosemary, chamomile and calendula, as well as the same vitamins - A and E.  They both use similar carrier oils, however the Re-Gen Oil has a lot less synthetic fragrances.


I've been using the Re-Gen Oil for around two months now.  I use it every day after my shower, and I can honestly say I am already noticing a difference in my stretch marks.  They are certainly not gone, however they are significantly less noticeable than they were two months ago.  I have also been applying the oil to a few small scars I have from my recent surgery.  I have not noticed so much of a difference with the scars, but perhaps they will take a little longer, I'm still holding out hope.

All in all, I'm really impressed with the Re-Gen Oil as a dupe, and at less than half the price of the original Bio-Oil, I'll definitely be repurchasing!
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New Name


Hi everyone,

Just a quick update for you.  I have finally come up with a new name for the blog, as you would have noticed - Stephanie Rhapsody.

The definition of rhapsody is "an exalted or excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing".  I think it's quite appropriate, so I decided to run with it since I've been trying to think of a new name for such a long time.

My social media names have changed accordingly, however I haven't changed the blog url as yet.  I will leave it as is for a little while and maybe down the track I will look at registering a domain name.

So for now, I really how you all like the new name, and will continue to follow and support me the way you do.  You guys are the best! xx
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