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We know we're not meant to sweat the small stuff, but God it's hard sometimes. Frantically searching for that one thing that will pull your entire look together is hugely stressful and that's the bottom line! 

If you've ever slid your finger in the crevice of a window sill looking for a hair pin or worn a 1980's headband because you couldn't find a bobbin, then ladies, you're not alone.

Here are just four beauty essentials designed to make us question our memories, vision and sanity.


You purchase a bumper pack of hair bobbins and promise yourself that you will use ONE until it breaks; at which point you will begin using the second bobbin in the pack, guaranteeing yourself enough bobbins from now until your dying day.

One week later, EVERY SINGLE BOBBIN has disappeared into thin air and you’re using an elastic band you found on your boyfriend’s bedroom floor.

Hair clips

Similar scenario to above, but not as easily remedied once you’ve realised that the thirty hair pins you bought three days ago have made a bid for freedom and you desperately need to pin your fringe back before the gym.

Paper clips, do they work? We’ll get back to you on that.

Lip salve

Vaseline, chapstick, carmex, lip balm, lip gloss; if it goes on your lips, you better not become too attached. You spend more time than you’d like to admit searching frantically for lip care while energetically gurning, don't you? The bottom of your bag, the floor of your car, the pocket of your jacket: nope nope, nope!

Where do they GO!


Due to its shape and size, eyeliner is one of the beauty essentials that manages to escape our clutches on a weekly basis. Hell hath no fury like a woman trying to locate a miniscule black stick in the dark abyss that is her handbag.

Could we put it on a string and attach it to our make-up bag? A quirky mitten-minder type solution, maybe? 

We're going to stop here because we're getting stressed.



If you haven't yet watched the 2005 Australian horror movie Wolf Creek, then count yourself lucky. For those of us who have seen it, the film has scarred us, haunted us, and reminded us that we should never, EVER talk to strangers. 

Wolf Creek isn't your standard horror. Yes, it's tremendously gory, yes, it's frightening, but there's something else about this flick that leaves our skin crawling.

Maybe it's because it's not set in a sorority house? Maybe it's because the characters don't invite horror upon themselves with macho 'bring it on!' chants in an attempt to call the killer's bluff? Or maybe it's because the situation is so normal and the characters so relatable that we feel an extra sense of unease throughout the entire movie.

Ladies, this film is exactly why our parents would rather we went to Bundoran with them than off gallivanting around the globe with our friends.

Here are just a few reasons why this film left us oh-so-very cold.

1) The first thirty minutes or so could be an advertisement for why travel is amazing. Hell, we forgot we were watching a horror and wanted to join Ben, Kristy and Liz on their wild adventure.


2) The girls were the exact type of girls we would have gravitated towards on a trip away. Astute, fun and smart; these doomed girls were US!


3) The sudden unease that descended around the campfire was almost palpable when the three friends realised there might be more to Mick Taylor, the man who has offered to help, than meets the eye.


4) Seeing the agonising scenes from Liz's perspective as we watched her friend be subjected to untold brutality at the hands of the man they had trusted.


5) Mick Taylor's laugh will haunt our dreams for the rest of our adult life.


Never, ever again.


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