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Cycling with Makeup

I’m a complete make up novice.  Some how, when learning about all that stuff in the teenage years, I completely missed the boat.  So, now as an adult, I’m fudging my way through.  I don’t typically wear make up in my day to day life but there are certain occasions when I felt it would be an appropriate thing for me to do.  I’m sure many others have successfully tackled riding with make up but this is my take on it.

I had a friend’s wedding coming up and so, as not to look like a clown or like a child who has gotten in to the parents’ stash, I decided to do a few trial runs putting on make up and wearing it to work.  As many of you know, my trip from home to work is about 8km of fairly flat riding.  Of course, when I decided to do this trial, it had to be one of the most rainy (100+mm) and humid (most days over 80%) weeks my area had in ages.  Temps were around 25°C mark.  So, I felt I gave the make up a good longevity trial!

The findings!

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Retail Therapy – SheSpoke

I’ve been a bit light on the postings of late.  Mainly because of a pretty hectic work programme over the last month.  That and I haven’t been doing anything of great fun on the bike.  I’m sure you don’t want to hear a million posts about my daily commute to work and how I wore my work uniform.

After one particularly stressful day on the job, I shouted myself a pair of earrings from SheSpoke. They arrived about 9 days after I ordered them.  I added an extra jump ring because I wanted a different alignment and a them to hang bit lower.

SheSpoke is a Toowoomba, Qld based company specialising in Women’s cycling gear.  They have both technical and casual gear and accessories.  They also have their own range of knicks, skorts, tees and jerseys.   It’s great to see a local Australian business specialising in women’s cycling.