What do you know about Lubrication…

for your car?!?! I’m talking Motor Oil!!! I bet you were thinking something else, weren’t you!?!!!

You may remember a few weeks ago I posted about doing a project for SOUP ab0ut Castrol Magnatec Motor Oil. If you missed it, you can read it by clicking here.

After some hiccups with Australia Post, and the silly season, I finally received my information pack so that I can share with you!

PicsArt_1386895900539Engine Oil is the life blood of the vehicle.
The better you buy the better protected you are.
Darren, Healesville – VIC

That sounds familiar! The better you buy, the better protected you are. I always believe that you get what you pay for. According to my fancy information sheets, the Castrol Magnatec Oil has intelligent molecules that cling to the engine, and they don’t drop off once the car has stopped. Pretty fanceeey! I’m in my car every day, taking the kids to and from school, running errands, going places! Over the next week  I’ll be taking my trusty Mazda Tribute in for an oil change, after  I’ll be back to let you know how it runs. I’m looking forward to a difference!

I’ll leave you with this fun ad they’ve produced, which explains a bit about the technology. Who knew Engine Oil was so tricky!!!!

Be Safe & Lubricate (your engine!)

*All opinions are my own – this post has been sponsored by SOCIAL SOUP & Castrol Magnatec Oil*


Friendships, Tattoos & Motor Oil … Oh My!

So, I have a friend. Well, I have a few friends, but this friend is special. We’ll call her Bee. I met Bee online (through Twitter) through a mutual love of reading fan fiction, and listening to music. That’s the great thing about the internet, it connects you to people you might not otherwise meet. So, I live in Sydney, and Bee lives in Brisbane. Same country, different state. I can’t even put into words what makes Bee such a special friend, because there is so much, and there just aren’t words to describe other things! Bee has helped me pull through some very dark times in my life, and she has lifted me up to celebrate some wonderful times. Bee never judges, and always listens. Bee is awesome.

So.. last week I paid Bee a visit in Brisbane. It was wonderful. We spent a few days hanging out and just chilling. It was good for the mind, and good for the soul. We also forever ingrained our love and friendship by getting matching tattoos!!! There’s a song by a Sydney-based artist named Jack Carty, it’s called One Thousand Origami Birds. It’s wonderful. It inspired the tattoo. For that, I thank Jack for singing and sharing his music. Bee got hers on her foot, and I got mine on my arm. I love it. So much, just like I love Bee. We each have our own meanings to the tattoos, but a lot of meaning to me is friendship, and battling anxiety and coming out of the battle with depression. The musical notes represent the part of the song that says “Peace Will Come” … it’s to remind me that in all the chaos of life, and in the moment, peace will come, eventually, as long as I weather the storm. I also like that the musical notes end in a smiley face!!!! 🙂

Image       Image  I also got to hang out with another friend, we’ll call her Bale. She’s awesome, too. She made awesome food, and supplied great entertainment. We watched Friends… what better way to spend time with Friends?! There’s NONE!

So, what does that have to do with Motor Oil? Weeeellll… I am going to be reviewing Castrol Magnatec Motor Oil on behalf of SOUP (an online reviewing company). I’ll be blogging about it over the next few weeks, but it got me thinking. Friendships are exactly like motor oil. They help to keep things moving, they help you to not burn out, and they also stick with you, and you need it.

The new Castrol Magnatec Oil has intelligent molecules (ooooo!!!) and is designed to stick to your engine, rather than drain off when you stop the car! Stay tuned for more interesting and fun facts in the very near future!!!

In the meantime, I urge you to listen to Jack sing … magic happens *winky face*

Wasn’t that great? So worth the listen! Go to Youtube and look up his other stuff, too! Click for Jacks YouTube Channel

This was the one pic from the weekend in Brisbane that Bee & I could agree that we looked fabulous….


So whether you have friendships near, or friendships far… treasure them. Always. And remember.. friendships are like motor oil…. they stick with you, even when your engine has stopped!