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Introducing: My new Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review Keyboard
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review Keyboard
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review Keyboard
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 MULTIMODE ULTRABOOK Blog Review

Introducing: My new Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga thanks to Lenovo (A Product Review)

Thinking about how I perform my blog work every week day in and day out, it’s important that I can make my work portable. Often I take my work around the house, sometimes when I feel like watching movies with my sister so I set camp up in the living room. Sometimes I take my work into the bedroom or my desk. There are days I want to bake with Betty so I take my work to her house and I’ll upload photos while I mix cake batter.
Then there are those days I want to enjoy the sunshine and some nature so I venture out to a peaceful park to take my chaotic work out for a walk.

So, when I received a new Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga to use I was pretty excited. The cool design really caught my attention, mainly because of the flexibility of the Thinkpad Yoga itself. The screen can flip around 360 degrees changing itself into four different modes – Laptop, Stand, Tablet and Tent. So when I change the keyboard position, the Thinkpad Yoga detects what mode I wanted and changed the screen accordingly.

Again the Yoga really proved itself to be innovative when I found that if you switch to other modes other than Laptop, the special Lift-and-Lock keyboard frame automatically rises and the keys lock, which eliminates accidental keystrokes and providing a more comfortable grip. This is especially convenient when the Yoga goes into Tablet mode.

With the 12.5” screen it optimises the new Windows 8.1 software and the multi-touch technology. I've never had a screen which incorporates a touch screen when in laptop mode so it’s handy when I can’t be bothered using a mouse to navigate around my Yoga.
 I’m not very technical, but I do know that with a battery life of up to 8 hours, integrated 720p Yoga Camera and an Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.00GHz), the Yoga can perform well inside and outside the house. At a very light 1.58kg and at 19mm thick it’s super light to carry around. 

I switch from App mode to Desktop mode quite frequently, utilising the intuitive technology; using App mode to check my emails, Facebook, Twitter and Skype messages easily using the Ten-Finger Multi-Touch technology where I can switch between apps with a flick of a finger. I go into Desktop mode to edit my photos and sort out my files when I blog and I like to navigate my smart mouse pad for that. 
All in all, I’m super happy with my new Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga product. The four different modes it’s capable of makes life really easy for me and it doesn’t stop at blogging. The tent mode is so convenient for pulling up recipes around my kitchen, minimising mess and spill on my keyboard because it doesn't lay flat on the table. The stand mode lets me watch movies at ease when I sprawl myself on my bed to relax. And the Tablet mode is great for when I just want to get the keyboard out of the way. It’s such a smart and intuitive piece of technology that has made life easier. Thank you Lenovo!


And thanks to Lenovo, Lenovo is giving one of my lucky readers the chance to win a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga for themselves! Details will be up soon on the blog, so stay tuned!


My Visit to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Food Blog Sydney 2014

An Event: My visit to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show at Sydney Showground 2014

In the three years I've been fashion blogging, I was lucky enough to discover other pleasures in life. It first started with the magic of reviewing hair products, then visiting restaurants, covering Sydney events, food photography and now, the joy of baking.
I can now say I'm not an amateur in the kitchen, I can follow recipes and understand the difference between using an electrical hand beater and a wooden spoon; that to bake shortbread you need to use really really cold butter and that you can't fool around when it comes to baking macarons - that's serious stuff.
 So when I was told to come to the Cake Bake and Sweets show at Sydney Showground to cover it, my heart practically fell out my chest. I dragged Betty along because only she can fully appreciate something like this. This one of a kind event covered three days and brings together celebrity demos, foodies, competitions, interactive workshops and classes under one roof. And it all revolved around the art of baking, cakes and sweets.

Taking a tour of the event, I found some amazing displays of dessert tables for birthdays, weddings and parties. Cupcake tiers with intricate icing details, Three layered cakes, chocolate sculptures, cake pops, dessert packaging ideas and tasty frozen cookie dough. I walked into pop up shops filled with amazing cooking appliances, hundreds of food colouring bottles, specialised icing spatulas, cake decorations, cupcake wrappers and baking books. I was in heaven. The icing on the cake was the celebrity-run workshops where they went through how to make the perfect pies and cakes. I was star struck by Nancy (winner of the Great Australia Bake Off 2013) and Dan Lepard (The Great Australia Bake Off judge).

I also picked up plenty of gourmet sweets, cupcakes and coffee along the way. I will admit I was on a full on sugar high with Betty for at least 2 hours before we started getting sleeping with the crazy sugar crash.
But it was totally worth it. Thanks for a great show <3


A guide to my Auburn Blonde Hair: BHD (Buy Haircare Direct) Hair Products

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A guide to my Auburn Blonde Hair: Schwarzkopf's Repair Rescue Sealed Ends and muk. deep muk 1 Minute ultra soft Treatment thanks to BHD (Buy Haircare Direct).

Taking care of my hair is always a priority to me. I do plenty of damage to my hair when I lighten it and bleach it down for blonde highlights or when I had my balayage a few months ago. To take care of my Auburn blonde hair (hair dyed using De Lorenzo Hair dye and thanks to Pagna -@pagnakoladas Instagram) I use plenty of nourishing hair products.

Thanks to BHD (Buy Haircare Direct) I was sent a hair care package that included Schwarzkopf's Repair Rescue Sealed Ends and muk. deep muk 1 Minute ultra soft Treatment.

Schwarzkopf's Repair Rescue Sealed Ends- I colour my hair once every 8-12 weeks and when it's bleached it's bound to bring some split ends. I tend to sit in front of the TV when I'm bored and clip away at my ends and it is sometimes quite frustrating to keep finding split ones.
I started applying Schwarzkopf's Repair Rescue to my hair. Not only does it act as an anti-frizz serum I also feel my ends are noticeably softer to the touch as soon as it's in. And it has a nice pleasant smell. When I brush my fingers through my hair I find it is less tangled because my hair is less dry. I always had frustrating huge knots in my hair!
I can just feel the nourishment in my hair after a few days and I love that the product doesn't feel heavy. It has to do with the special Biomimetic Repair Technology - it mends split ends and prevents them from occurring, recreating a healthy hair surface. I'm not sure how it works, but it does and I use it every time I style my hair. It currently takes place of my hair serum because I find I only need this to smooth out my frizzy hair, and it just so happens to be a bonus that it repairs my ends as well.
RRP: $18.50 but on BHD it's only $17.90 (save 3%).

muk. deep muk 1 Minute ultra soft Treatment - This treatment has been quite a lifesaver. I haven't used one in a while, because I haven't found one that works so well. All you do is shampoo and towel dry your hair and coat the muk. treatment over your hair for 1-2 minutes then rinse. I love it because I feels light in texture and hair comes out not feeling heavy (if you know what I mean). And as you can see in my photos my hair is shiny and glossy. To be honest, because my hair tends to be quite dry, I try to rinse it out with cool water to minimise frizz. Hot water sometimes increases that frizzy and harsh texture in my hair.
Combining this muk. treatment (which I use every second time I wash my hair now) with my cold water rinse treatment has really increased the softness and shine in my hair these days. Really happy with that result especially since my hair these days is coloured from root to end.
RRP: $23.95 but on BHD it's only $21.90 (save 9%).

The photos of myself is the day after I've just washed and styled my hair using these products - as you can see my hair is shinier, glossier and looks healthy. Feels healthy too.
Thanks Buy Haircare Direct - this online store has an extensive range of hair products for any hair type. They stock premium brands such as Redken, De Lorenzo, Schwarzkopf, NAK, Goldwell, TIGI and many more. The service is quick and accurate and with only $6.95 flat rate shipping or even better - free shipping for orders over $100 you're sure to get quality items at great prices. And like me, if you needed some advice on getting the right products for your hair (or just want to browse new hair trends and tips) you can check out the BHD blog here.

And here is a special discount code for my readers thanks to BHD (expires 30/06/2014; use these codes at checkout)!

5% for orders over $50 - runaways5off14
10% for orders over $100 - lucy10off14




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