10 Rules for a Successful Girls Weekend Getaway

10 rules for girls weekend

Are you organising a girls weekend getaway? Want it to be the most epic girls weekend ever? Here are 10 rules to make sure your girls weekend is the GOAT.*
*These rules are Cactus Pop certified. The Cactus Pop crew recently went on a short trip to the Great Ocean Road, and while it wasn’t without its dramas (one broken car window, mild car-sickness and a plague of spiders in our accommodation) we still managed to have an amazing time.

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3 Ways with Jojoba Oil

Jojoba OilOver here at Cactus Pop we are trying out new, natural and green ways to live. And something we have recently tried is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil exists in many moisturisers on the market, so it makes total sense that it would be amazing for your skin when used on its own. Read on below to see the three different ways we have been using it and, most importantly, whether it worked.

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Silversun (Australian Kids TV Show): Where Are They Now?

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Silversun was one of the greatest Australian kids tv shows of the early 2000s. Set in the year 2052, Silversun was a sci-fi children’s show that had aliens, romance, cool gadgets and horrible special effects. The series was short-lived and ended on a cliffhanger that people are still upset about today (#SilversunSeason3 #Revival). Thankfully, ABC hasn’t shut down the official Silversun website so us diehard fans (Silvies? Sunnies?) can relive some of those magical moments.

Being a kids tv show the majority of the cast were young at the time of filming. If you have ever wanted to know what happened to your favourite Silversun characters keep reading to find out!

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The Best Aussie Kids TV Shows from the ’90s

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Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Captain Planet, Daria, Art Attack, Sailor Moon, Madeline…us ’90s kids enjoyed some quality TV in our day! But what about homegrown Australian shows? There were plenty of those as well. Hold onto your Tazos, we’re taking a nostal-journey through some of the best Aussie kids TV shows from the ’90s.

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My KonMari Journey Part 3: Papers


I have finally completed the third stage of my KonMari declutter. This time it was all about papers. Read on to find out how I tackled them, and how I used it as an opportunity to do a digital declutter, too.

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6 Things You Must Eat in Canada

I’m not your typical foodie. I don’t normally research a lot of places to eat before I go on holiday. I’m more of a ‘eat wherever I find myself’ person (please don’t hate me!). But my recent trip to Canada may have changed all that. I found myself searching for particular foods I’d heard about and taking photos of my meals before I started tucking in. There’s so many things that you must eat and some of them can only be found in Canada. So if you’re planning your next trip, or are even just a food fan, then you’ve really got to check out these culinary highlights. For non-food related highlights check out the Best of Canada.

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10 Reasons You Should Join the Good Ship Bughead

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If you’ve been watching and falling in love with Riverdale, it may have already come to your attention that there’s a new relationship on the horizon. Betty and Jughead, ship name Bughead, got closer in the last episode and their chemistry is undeniable! If you can’t see it, we’ve got 10 reasons to help you understand. For those of you already aboard the S.S. Bughead, get comfortable and enjoy the ride.

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My KonMari Journey Part 2: Books

KonMari Books bannerGuys and gals, for a lifelong book lover and publishing employee, books were almost impossible to tidy. Honestly. This has been one tough category. Here’s how I got through in the end, plus my tips for bibliophiles undertaking this challenge.

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10 Australian Young Adult Books to Read in 2017

2017 is going to be another great year for Australian young adult book releases. If you have never read an Australian young adult book your life is not complete. You can get started by checking out this post on the 2016 OzYA books to read. Now on to 2017 releases, in the words of Bella Swan, “Holy Crow!”. Guys, there are so many amazing Australian young adult novels being published this year. We have our very own Australian YA anthology, a fantastical fairytale from Garth Nix and a historical novel set in pre-WWII Sydney by Ursula Dubosarsky. Here are 10 Australian young adult books to read in 2017.

10 Australian Ya Books 2017

 

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8 Guilty Pleasure Rom-Coms You’ll Hate Yourself for Loving

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Sometimes all you need after a long hard day is a funny, romantic and uncomplicated movie. Watching two people fall in love while battling the odds somehow makes all your troubles melt away. Maybe it makes you feel even better when there’s lame dialogue, goofy sidekicks and unrealistic storylines? Cue guilty pleasure rom-coms. You’ll hate yourself for loving them.

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