DT have met JT!!

Our dream to meet Justin Timberlake turned into reality when we met the man himself at Perth Arena on Wednesday 8 October! It was an incredible, amazing experience and truly something we will never forget!

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Justin is very sweet and humble (and obviously very cute!) and he genuinely cares for his fans. We let him know that he has so much support from his 36 million Twitter followers, (including you truly dedicated TNKids) and he was so grateful to hear this. He also said he had heard about our campaign to meet him and that our matching outfits were cool (“Oh you guys are matching, that is so cool!”) – we were really ecstatic he said this! He was very happy to pose for a photo with us and for us to give him a hug – Tara went in for the hug straight away but Dominique politely shook his hand and then asked if it was ok to hug him, to which he replied ‘Of course!’

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign and provided feedback to us about it and the open letter we wrote to Justin. Thanks especially to those of you on Twitter who connected with us and supported the campaign from the start – you know who you are!

To everyone out there dreaming of meeting Justin, we hope your dream comes true one day too!

Dominique and Tara,
DTwillmeetJT (or should we say DThavemetJT!)

An open letter to Justin Timberlake

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Two Aussie girls, some really bad dance moves and a great big dream to meet you…

Dear Justin,

We have a crush on you. We’ve got that Tunnel Vision for you and want you to know this isn’t just a Summer Love. You are our King of Pop JT, and we really, REALLY wanted to meet you but were saddened we couldn’t buy tickets for a ‘meet and greet’. So we decided to write you a letter in the hope that through this wiz-bang internet thing, it will somehow reach you and want to meet us, too!

‘We’ are Dominique & Tara, TNKids from sunny Perth, Western Australia, the most isolated capital city in the world. We are every day, 20-something Aussie girls – Tara works in beauty, Dominique in marketing – but Justin, we think what might make you say Damn Girl about us is that when we first met, we bonded over our love for your music, together with our inability to dance. It might seem a bit illogical, but we found Mirrors of ourselves in one another, both so in love with your music, yet both so uncoordinated that we make such fools of ourselves when we dance to your songs. But, as bad of dancer-singers we may be, we figure It’s not a Bad Thing, because as our love for you and your music has always been the basis of our strong friendship and we have you to thank for that!

Justin, we hope that on the off chance you read this, you might want to hop into your Spaceship Coupe and meet us too (there’s room for three, not only two!), so this is dedicated to you; the key eras of our JT fan history:

  • We were both only 5 years old when NSYNC formed in 1996 and as kids of the 90’s/early 2000’s we grew up with this hit music. We loved all NSYNC boys, but we were always Crazy for You.
  • At age 11 in 2002, Justified was the first CD album we both ever bought. Rock your Body was definitely up there as one of Tara’s favourites, but Senorita was Dominique’s ultimate hit – she always wore her hot pink Supre Senorita singlet when listening to the album.
  • In 2008 we attended your Future Sex/Love Sound show at Burswood Dome in Perth. It was the best concert experience of our lives because Tara swears; hand on heart that you winked to her during the show. Yep, she’s That Girl the one you winked to all those years ago! Dominique thinks you were probably just squinting at us with disbelief that two people could be so uncoordinated, yet so engrossed in your music, but we Let the Groove Get In and we hope we made you proud!
  • At aged 18 in 2009, Dominique was kicked out of her first ever nightclub for ‘breaking it down’ with some signature dance moves to SexyBack. She has not been back to that nightclub since.
  • Now, in 2014 we regularly bond over our love for you with Saturday night wine evenings featuring only your music, fine wine and our signature dance moves. But, no matter how much wine, we can’t Drink You Away and we still can’t dance.
  • And lastly, a few weeks ago Dominique celebrated her birthday at a nightclub in Perth. We requested your songs all night; breaking it down, thinking we looked like Sexy Ladies with our signature dance moves. If you saw, you might have thought ‘that girl is Murder‘ing my song with her moves, but guess what Justin?! That night, our awful moves didn’t even get us kicked out!

So that just about wraps us up. We will be going to your 20/20 Experience World Tour at Perth Arena on Wednesday, October 8 and have bought VIP standing tickets that give us access to the front of the stage, but seeing you in your Suit and Tie on stage just isn’t enough for these two #TNKids!

So, what do you think My Love, Justin Randall Timberlake? Is there a chance you would like to meet us, these two LovedStoned Aussie girls with the really bad dance moves, when you Take Back the Night on October 8 at Perth Arena?!

Love from your Pusher Love Girls, biggest Perth fans (and probably Perth’s worst dancers) Until The End Of Time,

Dominique and Tara

xxx

Web: www.DTwillmeetJT.com
Twitter: @DTwillmeetJT

It’s all about the dress: My birthday outfit!

I recently turned 23 so to celebrate I arranged a night out with my closest girlfriends to Llama Bar in Subiaco. I hired out the VIP Lounge area for 10 of my closest girlfriends and I (a big thanks to lovely Felicity at Llama Bar for organising – we will be back!) and we partied the night away in style with great dance music and incredible cocktails – the Fairy Bread Martini, Black Forrest Martini and Lafayette Martini were all big hits.

I’m always so excited for my birthday and to dress up, so for this special occasion I contacted Perth stylist Greer de Burgh who runs designer dress hire business Share my Closet. I’ve been eyeing off the striking Manning Cartell Musician of Colours dress for a while (it’s a few seasons old but when I first saw it I was in love with its style and colour) and lucky for me it was available and was perfect for my birthday celebration. Greer was so lovely and helpful, I can’t wait to book with her again and she has assured me she has lots of new dresses arriving soon!

Manning Cartell Musician of Colours

I wore this Manning Cartell stunner with my patent black Mimco envelope clutch, Nine West patent black wedges and funky Mimco earrings. For a more dramatic night-time makeup look, I wore Napoleon false eyelashes in ‘Hoya’ with Australis Go Long Longwear lipstick in ‘Ghetto’.

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A beautiful outfit, great company and incredible cocktails – I couldn’t have asked for anything more for my 23rd birthday!

More information:
· Llama Bar
· Share my Closet
· Nine West
· Mimco
· Napoleon Perdis
· Australis Cosmetics

Dominique

♥♥♥

Annette’s Heavenly Cakes

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Over the weekend I had my Godson’s Christening and as part of my godmother duties, I was in charge of arranging the cake. I came across Annette’s Heavenly Cakes on Facebook and decided to book with her on the spot, for the simple reason that her cakes looked stunning and were very well priced (compared to some other Perth metropolitan cake businesses).

This gorgeous and delicious cake was a chocolate sponge layered with chocolate buttercream, with an outside layer of white fondant. Everybody at the Christening was in awe of the detail and decoration, especially the little blue Converse sneakers on the top. I had originally asked for little baby ‘booties’, but being that my godson is nearly a year old and almost walking, the Converse sneakers were a great fit.

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Annette runs the Midland-based business with her sisters (she bakes, the sisters decorate) and all their cakes are made with creativity and love. These lovely ladies will work with you to create a unique and beautiful cake that will not only look amazing, but taste incredible too!

I would highly recommend Annette’s Heavenly Cakes for any special occasion cake and I’m looking forward to booking with her again in the future.

Annette’s Heavenly Cakes:
Email – info@annettesheavenlycakes.com
Website – http://www.annettesheavenlycakes.com.au

Dominique

♥ ♥ ♥

Frank Body and Hello Hair

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A few months ago I came across these two products on my Instagram newsfeed – I clicked on the associated accounts and people were raving about them. Of course I had to try them, so I ordered them on the spot (this wiz bang internet shopping thing is just fab, isn’t it?!) and patiently waited for my goodies to arrive. I’ve since tried out both products and have written the below review - happy reading!

Frank body coffee scrub:

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This brand is gaining huge momentum on social media, in particularly on Instagram where Frank has over 369,000 followers (@Frank_Bod). With is fab branding whereby ‘Frank’ the coffee scrub narrates in first person (‘Hey babe, I’m Frank coffee scrub’) and clever and suggestive wording (the tagline is ‘Get naked. Get dirty. Get rough. Get clean.’ and hash tags such as #getfranked) I just had to jump on board and try it out. That, and the fact I love coffee so couldn’t pass up the opportunity to rub coffee into my skin.

This exfoliating coffee scrub (made mainly from coffee, brown sugar, sea salt and sweet almond oil) claims to target dry skin, cellulite, stretchmarks and other skin perfections. I have definitely found that since using Frank, my dry skin is extremely hydrated and soft for days without the need to apply a body moisturiser. While I haven’t been using it long enough to claim it has reduced other skin imperfections, others have and with amazing results .The Frank Feedback instagram (@FrankFeedback) shows many people using Frank to target and reduce cellulite, eczema, psoriasis and scars, have had exceptional results.

Coffee is a stimulate (DUH, it’s what makes early morning bearable) but when applied topically to the skin, the caffeine can also stimulate blood-flow and circulation – which may help to reduce cellulite. The other ingredients in Frank (mainly oils, salts, vitamins and minerals) also have great skin benefits so the combination of these and the coffee makes a really powerful, highly effective body exfoliator.

A warning though, using Frank is messy – the ‘Get dirty’ in the tagline is there for a reason – the shower/bath will get dirty, but shouldn’t stain if washed off straight away. But it is so fun rubbing this coffee mix into the body! I now look forward to receiving and extra caffeine fix through my bi-weekly scrub day.

At $14.95 per 200gram pack, Frank is relatively inexpensive, but you could also probably make your own coffee scrub at home as the ingredients can mostly be found in the kitchen. However, I loved this product so much (and quite ‘frankly’, don’t have time to make my own) that I will continue to purchase Frank – a big thumbs up for this product and I can’t wait to try the new Coconut with grapeseed scrub.

Hello Hair hydrating treatment.

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I loved the amazing coconut scent of Hello Hair so much that I wanted to squeeze the product straight out of the tube and into my mouth.. It smelt like a sweet, ripe ready-to drink-from coconut thanks to high proportion of coconut oil in the ingredients (which incidentally is now my new favourite bath and cooking oil, thanks to its amazing health benefits, which you can read about here).

However, apart from its glorious smell (and price of only $15 per pack – so under $4 per treatment), I was not a fan of Hello Hair at all. It left my hair very, very oily and greasy (rather than ‘hydrated, repaired and revitalised’) which is a mean feat considering my hair is normally very dry and unruly. I applied this treatment at night and after shampooing, conditioning and blow drying, my hair felt soother, but certainly greasy and very wet-looking. I didn’t think much of it, but when I woke up the next morning, my hair was so greasy it stuck to my scalp and I felt dirty – I had to shampoo my hair another three times to remove the product completely. My hair was soft after this, but I’m not sure if from the product or the copious amount of shampoo and touch of conditioner I used to remove it.

Now, it is highly possible that I used to much of this oil-based hair treatment (which also contains Argan and Almond oil, among other oils) so a few weeks later I tried out Hello Hair again to give it the benefit of the doubt. This time I used less product – my hair is long and quite dry, but I only used 2 squirts this time, last time I used about four. This time around my hair was not as greasy from the mid-lengths to ends; however the roots were still quite oily. I still have a bit of product left, so I will use it up, but I think next time I will only apply to the roots. Though the instructions say to apply from roots to ends, I don’t think this is for me.

Another downside to Hello Hair was the packaging. It was kind of awkward to use – you squeeze out the product you need and coat your hair with it, but then if you need more, your hands are covered in the greasy goop, making it hard to pick up the packet (without it slipping out your hands) and squeeze more out of the small opening. First world problem I know, but I did struggle with this!

While I was in aww of the scent, and liked the idea of the product and its branding, I don’t think I will be buying Hello Hair again.

I’d love to hear other people’s opinions of both Frank Body and Hello Hair, so please leave me a comment if you have used these products before.

Dominique

♥ ♥ ♥

No4 Blake Street, North Perth

If you have been searching for that perfect place for a weekend brunch, definitely hit up No4 Blake street – I guarantee it won’t let you down.

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Located on Blake Street in North Perth, this cafe-come-restaurant is everything you want in casual dining, breakfast, lunch or dinner. No4 Blake Street features a modern and original menu that foodies about town will rejoice in, as well as funky, fresh decor, a great atmosphere and to top it off friendly but not over the top customer service.

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