Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight,

and see the dawn before the rest of the world. ~Oscar Wilde~

madhouse ~ a disorderly, often noisy place.

a wild, confused, & often noisy place, set of circumstances, etc.: The office was a madhouse today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What is Confidence?

I believe Confidence is Courage! for it takes Courage to gain Confidence to fulfill your dreams or to venture into the unknown. The two words mean so much to someone that wants to apply themselves to a task or be it a new business. I never really understood the two until I decided to have my own Cosmetics label. It has been a real lesson to me to move onwards and upwards into a world where every decision you make will be scrutinized, whether that be the words that I pen (type) now or my look for my label that I have so keenly paid an enormous amount of attention to. 

I have faith in my product as I know it is exactly how I like my make up to look but also for the comments that I have received when wearing it. To experience the warm fuzzy feeling in my stomach when I receive that compliment is not to be underestimated. My feet literally lift off the ground making me feel 'yep, your on the right road, girlfriend- keep going!' .. smile :o)

I'm sharing this because today I met an awesome lady that is very keen to have my products in her boutique. Not only did she love my make up look today (with MY products .. squeeling here!) lol... but she loved my concept ...... for which you will all see more of very shortly. It seriously brought so much delight into my whole body seeing the excitement on her face and that whole girly, girly frenzy that we were fast getting into ... talking about makeup! So Super Super HAPPY to see HER excitement and interest.

The funny thing also is that because I have poured so much money into my little venture I had very little left to get my front teeth fixed! Yep, I had a cracked tooth right dead set in the middle of my gob! Do you know how difficult (embarrassing) it was to talk to this lady, the Area Manager by the way! and try and smile without showing cracked teeth! That was very hard when I could feel a gynormous cackle coming on and also feeling that the crack was getting bigger the more I kept talking to her ... lol! Confidence! I kept thinking - don't think about the teeth - just keep talking about MY products! Courage! - keep talking about MY products! ha..

This is all very new to me as I normally 'just shop' but now I'm trying to SELL my product! I could feel hives coming up on my chest and my cheeks were flushed (and not from my product!) .. I was so nervous but all in all once we got talking I got EXCITED! lol .... What a lesson - it does take enormous willpower to get the first word out and then to continue with the rest of the sentence which felt like I somehow forgot how to talk!? Breathe I kept saying to myself - this is new, yes but stop the crap and get on with it. I'm out of my comfort zone and yes I DO have to talk to people now so get going Nigel and spill my guts as to what a farrrrbulous product I have - and that I did!

How ridiculously funny it is to go over the day's events like a slow rolling movie showing 'moi' smiling with mouth closed (like the joker!), head down, sideways, upwards - somehow so she wouldn't see that cracked tooth!and still get through it!

I made my mind up after that little 'meeting' that I was heading to the dentist that afternoon regardless if I was going to have to spend the grocery money........ (who needs to eat anyway!) ...

Fast forward Dentist! - 
Mind you I nearly had heart failure when the dentist advised that I would require porcelain crowns ($3000).... Hmmm, sitting in that darn horrible dentally chair that always makes my heart pound out of my chest I courageously asked if he had a cheaper alternative. In other words can you just bog it up like you do with an old car that has rust and perhaps for a dollar! ha....

My lovely dentist ummed and ahhhed .... until finally I butted in and said, 'Look I have a photo shoot on the weekend and I really need a short term fix so I don't look like some weirdo that is afraid of the camera and doesn't smile!' .... Alas a miracle happened ....... two fillings later at $150 a pop and whalla .... my smile is back - if somewhat bogged up! 

See Confidence and Courage to speak up even if it's embarrassing (and to a man with a drill! and look what happened!) ..   :o)

Now I feel much better and Super Confident to talk to MANY (fingers crossed) more Area Managers and the like about my gorgeous products accompanied with a Super Duper smile :oD

By the way ... to the Area Manager 'thank you' for making me get my act together in fixing my teeth and for also making me feel wonderful about my venture into the unknown ..... I WILL BE IN CONTACT! 

Love Giggi D. X

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dahhlinks, I thought it was high time I posted some delicious images of my cosmetics for you to 'ooh and ahh' over! ;p

My selection had to be only of 'High Class' quality for you that must sit beautifully on the face. Every category had to be super in it's deliverance for you!

My Royal expectations were to feel hysterically super delighted with monumentally gleeing feelings of pure happiness. From the rush of excitement to my rosy cheeks to the tingling juniper happiness of the tippiness of my toes!

My Regal expectations were met ... (luckily, otherwise it would be ~'off with their heads!' ~ ha! ) .... The Royal selection was approved and on show for other 'Ladies of the Throne' to choose and wear with Class! 

Firstly, let me introduce you to a few of the ever popular 'look at moi' Nut Case Creme Lipsticks ~ the one's that will highlight your lips as prominently as the Crown of Jewels! ..... Ooh~la~la!

Nut Case Creme Lipstick ~ Dotty
Nut Case Creme Lipstick ~ Far Out
Nut Case Creme Lipstick ~ Windbag
Nut Case Creme Lipstick ~ Pomp
Nut Case Creme Lipstick ~ Looney

Go on take as many as you like ..... 
you deserve them!

Love Giggi D.X
Life is a journey .... enjoy the ride!

Love Giggi D. X

Saturday, May 14, 2011


How appropriate is it to post some beautiful images of the creation of life! Appropriate because as a Mother I am very maternal and love the wonder of Creation. 

I came across some heartwarming images of nests with eggs and hatchlings and had to share. It brings me so much joy to see new life. The quaint baby faces of animals makes my heart melt. Isn't it also incredible the artwork and perfection of the nests. The primping and pruning of their little home to ensure it is 'just right' for the new arrivals ~Bless~ 

I am often amazed at what I see around me and I'm sure I've also missed a lot of this beauty because of the rush of every day life. It is so sad to be that busy that one doesn't really have time to 'smell the roses!'... I'm endeavouring to change this as life moves so quickly. 

Please share in the same delight that I have of gazing at these wonderful images.....

Love Giggi D. X

Saturday, May 7, 2011

~Thank you Lord ~

Hello my dahhrlinks,
I felt really compelled to write tonight & say 'thank you' to the Lord above. I have been on a long journey trying to bring to fruition my dream ~ a dream to own my own business. I came from a fairly poor family that did without a lot of materialistic treasures. But what I was given was the determination to forge ahead when life gets tough. Going without when I was younger really made me appreciate MANY things today. I had somewhat trying times not just through my childhood but also in my adult life. I have tried to make the right decisions & have at times failed at this. I can say though that I have learnt my lessons & will not repeat the bad ones. You may be wondering where all this is heading & in fact I question that myself? ~ Blessed thee the Lord above ~ He has encouraged me to speak up even if others may be left bewildered or thoughts of what the! ~ I will have people ridiculing my thoughts that I have shared ~ Do I care? If I did I wouldn't of shared for the world to see! ~ He has shown me the way the whole time ~ He has tried to teach me the right from the wrong ~ I have made mistakes (many) but am thankful I guess because it has made me who I am today. I admit it. I ask for no gratification ~ just Love & Understanding.

My journey to Queen of the MaDhouse has been arduous at times & like walking up a very steep mountain. I have had highs when I have designed my Logo & selected the cosmetics to which I'm in love with to wear (& that is a must!) .. My lows have been trying to find the funds to get it where it is today ~beg, borrow but never steal! BEG & BORROW I have!

I sit here this evening contemplating my journey of where I have come from ~ Inala a suburb that is a lower socio economic area & somewhat of a negative class/name (BUT with some of the nicest people you will ever meet!). It's funny because I often wonder what I would be like today if my circumstances had of been different. I like who I am today & what I stand up for. I have been blessed by our Father but have only recently realised what He has given me. I don't go to Church on Sundays, I do drop the odd harsh word but I am ME & I do believe in God & do believe He has given me this gift to explore & MAKE IT HAPPEN.

I am often asked by those close to me, where did you come up with the name for your cosmetics or how did you decide on the Logo or what made you choose the style of packaging etc .... I have always had an eccentric side to me that was somewhat different to others but I believe God has chosen me & gifted to me every detail & thought has to how to present & represent myself with my new venture into self employment. ~Thank you ~

I have had times when thoughts (literally) have popped into my head at the most unusual times for Queen of the MaDhouse cosmetics. I have had to run to write them down before they went. You are only given a chance & that chance can diminish very quickly. I have learnt TAKE IT & RUN WITH IT. Will it work? who knows, am I going to sit on my backside & wonder? NO!

Follow me my dear friends on what is going to be the best ride of my life or the biggest one downhill!

Besides having my baby ~ 21 years ago! & a very supportive partner (John) that has encouraged me every step of the way (thank you darlings) I have not felt such exhilaration venturing into the unknown.

Thank you my dear Lord for what you have given me & I promise I will be the very best that I can be!

Love Giggi D.X
(The name you chose for me) X

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