Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My First Acupuncture Experience



Acupuncture has been on my ‘to-do’ list for the longest time and last week I finally got around to trying it!


So I thought I would fill you in on my experience and the results I have had with the treatment so far. So first things first (I’m the realist…sorry couldn’t resist), I went to Chi-Link at Chermside shopping centre.

I had just finished up a particularly stressful and hard day so figured it would be the perfect time for acupuncture to work its magic. Side note is that I had never properly read up on the benefits of acupuncture or understood its purpose until recently.

Acupuncture is a 3000 year old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been identified to improve all of the body’s functions and promotes natural self-healing. These acupuncture points are used to balance the bodies energy ‘qui’, which is a constantly flow of energy that keeps yin and yang balances forced. This improves overall well-being but has also been linked to treating specific issues like better sleep, improved respiratory health, increased energy and so much more.

Because everyone has a different experience with the benefits, I thought it would be beneficial to talk you through my first acupuncture experience and the benefits I encountered due to the treatment.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BEHIND THE DESK #12 - HOLDAY IN THAILAND / SINGAPORE, WORKING, STUDYING, WORKING OUT..



So it’s official – we are now in May! Yeah….scary, I know.

This year has just flown by and I have been keeping so busy I haven’t noticed the time get away from me since my last update. I thought that I would make a cup of coffee (my third for the day) and sit down to fill you in on what has been happening in my world.

I've been on holiday, studying, working, working out, getting back on top of YouTube and doing some major overhauls around the house. Can't wait to catch you up...


Monday, May 1, 2017

Products You Need In Your Life - April Beauty Favourites


Yeah I know what you're thinking - how in the hell is it April already? I'm just as shocked as you are. Nevertheless, I have rounded up all of the products that I have been LOVING lately and using often to recommend to you!


We have a good mix of beauty products with makeup, skincare and haircare favourites being showcased. Don't forget to watch the video by clicking above or heading over to my channel here.

Keep an eye out for a life update coming at you in the next couple of days!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Looking At My Hair Under a Microscope! The Verdict!


A couple of weeks ago I headed into Tognini's Haidressing Salon, just off James Street in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. Side note- if you're ever in James Street you can get a killer coffee from the most gorgeous sunny cafĂ©, Chow House.

Back to my salon visit. I was there to experience a customized Kerastase Treatment, which I have previously tried and you can read all about that experience here. But every time is different because your hair changes in what it needs depending on a lot of factors; the weather, how much styling you have been doing and if you have recently done something different with your colour. Think of it like a cocktail mixed up just for what your hair needs.



Monday, March 27, 2017

I'm Back on YouTube! Hell Yeah!



I'm back baby!

I missed making YouTube videos but didn't realize how much until I sat down this weekend and turned on the camera. It all came flooding back to me how much joy I get from filming videos and how much I missed talking to my YouTube family.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My Latest Facial Experience + My New Skincare Regime

Is it just me or are you meticulous with your skincare regime straight after getting a facial?


Even if you normally grab whatever cleanser is closest to you in the shower, now you find yourself reading the back of the bottles choosing the one with the best ingredients.

Something about getting a facial motivates me to take great care of my skin straight after and I try to make it a habit. Facials make me feel like I have a fresh new canvas to work with and I take great care in sticking to religious use of a series of well thought out products.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Experience Giving up Alcohol in February

 
So this is it...we have reached the end of Febfast! For those of you who didn't know, this whole month of February I gave up alcohol. Now I want to tell you all about my experience.

Did I struggle? Not really.
I mean...don't get me wrong, there were definitely times I WANTED to drink.

Like where I had to talk myself out of a crisp glass of Chardonnay that would go so well with the cheese platter I was munching down on. Or when I felt like I was missing a nice glass of red during the weekly Sunday roast with my family.

I honestly didn't miss it though and that's not because I was avoiding bars like the plague or hiding away in my room so that I wouldn't be tempted.

In fact it was the opposite! I went out of my way to go to places I knew I would be challenged not to drink because I wanted to prove to myself that I could handle it.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette - REVIEW AND SWATCHES

I love a buttery and pigmented eyeshadow as much as the next girl and something I have noticed is that you only have the venture into the drugstore to find some.


When I was younger and newer to makeup I had the perception that you had to spend a fortune on high end shadows if you wanted quality. But the more I have experimented with both luxury and affordable brands, it has become clear to me that you just need to do your research and you can snag quality on a budget.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

BEHIND THE DESK #11 - I'm Back!! 21st, Graduating Uni, Moving to Melbourne+ New Posting Schedule



Well it sure has been a HOT MINUTE since I last posted!

I have so much to fill you in on about what I've been doing while away from the screen and am unbelievably EXCITED to be right back in the swing of blogging.


New posting schedule

Let's kick off with that I guess. The new posting schedule is Monday's and Thursday's so you will have fresh new content twice a week, with a few added articles thrown in here and there. I have some incredible new makeup releases to review and some more in-depth articles I have had in the works for a while - I can't wait for you to read them!


I celebrated my 21st in LA and Vegas


I organized a very last minute trip to celebrate my 21st in America, splitting my time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for a couple of weeks at the end of November! I had such an incredible time going to live sporting games, stand up comedy (Adam Sandler and David Spade were epic), pub crawls and immersing myself once again in the amazing American food and entertainment culture. I had such an incredible time and can't wait to go back. However, now that I have done the USA 3 times in the past 1.5 years, I might do Europe next and give the US a bit of a break from me.

I graduated University!

At the end of last year I graduated with my Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in Marketing. I am one of those people who really enjoying studying and continuing learning so I already have plans to go back and get my honours and my masters. I'm looking into focusing on advertising and marketing so we will see that takes me. I currently work within the marketing industry so expanding my studies in this field makes a lot of sense for me + I have a huge interest in it so that always helps with motivation to study.


Moving to Melbourne

I have been offered a job in Melbourne and am currently going through a huge decision making process. I have a lot of pros and cons for both options of moving to Melbourne or staying in Brisbane so I am weighing up the options. It would be a huge and great change for me but also a very expensive exercise since Melbourne rent is out of control. I also love my current job so I'm not jumping at the chance to leave for a role I'm not sure I would enjoy. Then again, it could be worth the risk and I won't know unless I try. I'll keep you posted.

That's all from me for now, although so much more has happened since I last updated you guys these are the main things. 21, back from a holiday in the US, graduated from Uni and potentially moving to Melbourne is where I'm at.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beauty And Fashion Bucket List: Are Some Of These On Yours?

We all have a bucket list don’t we. Whether it is a thirty before turning thirty, destinations and travel experiences, or just your aspirations and dreams, we all strive to achieve them at some point. But what many people don’t consider, or perhaps don’t spend as much time on, is a beauty bucket list. All the things you want to see and experience in the beauty world. Which is why I thought I would share with you some of the most popular ones. Perhaps you will find yourself adding them to yours. If they aren’t on there already.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

3 Uses For the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil-in-Cream + Review

My blonde haired readers, this one is for you! If you have colour treated hair (and by that I mean torture your hair with bleach like myself) then you too might struggle with split ends and dry golden locks. 


I am always looking for products on the market that I can look to that bring my hair back to life and I think I may have found a hidden gem that isn't just all talk.

'Split ends repairing', 'keratin protein', 'advanced milk strengthener' and other jargon terms used for products that show no results...but this is where this product actually lives up to the hype. It is a nourishing leave in cream that I find is much more than that and can be used in a multitude of different ways.


Monday, August 1, 2016

L'Oreal Brow Artist Sculpt - Review

I'm going to be real with you all - I don't have very much "eyebrow" going on naturally. 


I have very light and thin eyebrows naturally so rely on the assistance of some great quality brow products to help the frames of my face out a little.

So when I saw the L'Oreal Brow Artist for the first time I was ecstatic. Not only does it put another great brow product on the market but it is unique in the way that it incorporates two application methods - colour and brush. 

Now let's get into the review on this incredible new product and why it is a must-try for your brows.