5 Things I’m Currently Obsessed With

I like stuff. And things. But mostly stuff.

Which means I occasionally get overly passionate about an object that mightn’t exactly deserve the accolade… Like the time I told some guy on the bus that chocolate flavoured salami was THE GREATEST THING EVER. For example.

These ones are gooduns though. These have all genuinely changed my life. Some in small ways, others in quite dramatic ways.

Because while a lot of the things that land on my desk are of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it variety, but every now and again I come across a product that’s a bit of a revelation. Which is where these guys come in.

These are the stars, the stayers, the products that – over the last month or so – have become part of my everyday life.

So I share them with you because maybe you just so happen to be looking for a new gadget/mascara/way to drink water. And I live to give.

Let’s do this thing.

1. KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker
I grew up in the 80s. I know what a SodaStream is. It’s that thing that everyone else had in their house but that we weren’t allowed to ask for come Christmas. The only thing more socially crippling were those time friends could come round for dinner, we’d ask for McDonalds and mum would make us all home burgers instead. Totally not the same thing, mum! But good things come to those who wait because now I have THE KITCHENAID SPARKLING BEVERAGE MAKER! This is like the Soda Stream’s much older, much cooler, much more desirable older brother. I can’t even tell you the cocktails you can make with this thing. Tutorial coming soon! Check ’em out here.

2. Baby Anything Diamond Rings
Finding the perfect purveyor of delicate jewellery is like finding the perfect wine. Does it taste like Grange for the price of a fruity lexia? No?! It’s not perfect then, is it buddy. Baby Anything diamond rings kinda are, though. They have the ideal dainty-to-diamond ratio and most come in at less than 500 smackaroos. Which is virtual insanity considering they could totally pass muster for an engagement ring. The diamond-less ones are equally choice. Simply made for stacking. Check ’em out here.

3. OPPO N3 Mobile Phone
I’ve had pretty incurable iPhoneitis since circa 2009. I always felt Steve Jobs just got me, you know? On a personal level. Me and around two billion other people. But I found myself sans phone recently (I know – I don’t know how I survived those precious hours either) and happened to have the OPPO N3 at hand. Holy macaroni and cheese, is it a little rectangle of fun. The self-swiveling camera and teensy included remote make selfies a breeze and the inbuilt Japanese photo filter… let’s just say your complexion won’t even know what hit it. Oh, and the battery goes zero to 100 in less than an hour with flash charging. Swish! Check ’em out here.

4. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
You’re real, you’re smart – you know companies use alllll kinds of tricks to part you from your coin. None more so that beauty companies. How different can one coconut body cream be from another coconut body cream, really?! But this puppy actually does what it says on the package. Which is extra impressive when you consider it claims it can leave you with lashes that will lead people to question their validity. I picked this up in Changi Airport when I realised I’d left my regular lash doctor at the hotel and, boy – I’ve never looked so fresh after a nine hour flight in my LIFE. Check it out here.

5. Longchamp Expandable Travel Bag
Lonchamp make the most ubiquitous totes in the world. I’d say of the bags currently toting around in any given airport, at least 37% are of the Longchamp variety. But I never got on board with them until THIS GUY. I first discovered it when looking for an overnighter to gift my sister for her birthday, but I loved it so much I bought one for myself. It goes from regular tote to full-sized carry-on in literally three seconds. I thought I’d be at least 67 before I found the perfect overnighter but there you have it. It fits my entire scarf collection while also making me look richer than I actually am. I’d call that a win. Oh yeah, and Beyonce has one. Check ’em out here.

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