Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BERRY BANANA CRUNCH ACAI BOWL RECIPE

I am absolutely obsessed with acai bowls and have to resist buying them otherwise it's all I would ever eat. 


At $12 or more a bowl, these are quite an expensive treat so I have perfected my at home recipe for a berry acai bowl. We all know that what we eat has a huge impact on our beauty; the health of our hair, strength of our nails and clearness of our skin. Acai is absolutely amazing for you and these bowls are packed with delicious fruits bursting with natural sugar, complex carbohydrates and proteins from the granola and you will be full for hours with the chia seeds that puff up. Read on for my berry banana crunch acai bowl recipe.

Monday, June 27, 2016

BEHIND THE DESK #9 - ENGAGED IN THE USA / UNI IS OVER

Wow! What a whirlwind of a month and a bit it has been since my last 'Behind The Desk'. When I checked in last it was a  couple of weeks before heading off for another adventure in the USA and now that I have returned I have 100 stories to tell, 2000 pictures to share but am also ENGAGED and planning a wedding. 


So where to begin?! I will be gradually sharing my holiday over the blog but if you can't wait then head over to my YouTube channel here where I share vlogs from each day. Start with Day 1 which was spent in LA shopping up a storm in Sephora and pigging out on In-N-Out grilled cheese burgers. It already feels like a lifetime ago even though it was only a week and a bit ago, mainly because of all the engagement craziness. Or my first New York vlog has just gone up and you can watch that here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DELICIOUS HEALTHY SALADS TO SPICE UP YOUR WEEK

I am definitely a salad girl throughout the week but let's be real...salad can get boring! That's why I like to mix it up and have variety in the salads I make throughout the week so that I never get sick of it.


I have put together four delicious healthy salads to spice up your week so that you get all of your veggies in with these exciting recipes. Sometimes a garden salad just doesn't cut it! Here are four recipes to try.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HOW TO GET HIGH QUALITY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS WITH APPS - TUESDAY TIP (EXAMPLES INCLUDED)

We live in the app age where there is quite literally an app for EVERYTHING! That includes the genre of 'perfecting your Instagram photos'.


I used to never use photo editing apps! I didn’t see the point and just never had a reason to use them. Over the last couple of years, I have found myself using a variety of apps for various reasons – to lighten photos, add boarders, re-touch colour and more. I often get asked what apps I use to edit my pictures so I thought that I would give you the run-down of my go-to apps for editing Instagram pictures.

I have 4 here to talk about so let's jump right into it...any guesses on which ones are my favourite?

Monday, June 20, 2016

MAKEUP TIPS LEARNED FROM GWEN STEFANI

Gwen Stefani is an icon for makeup and has recently even released a makeup palette of her own in collaboration with Urban Decay.


She has always been such an inspiration for makeup and always looks flawless so I wanted to talk about three makeup tips that I have learned from her.

Friday, June 17, 2016

TEA CANDLES - NO, NOT THAT KIND! LEGITIMATE TEA SCENTED CANDLES

When you read tea candle your first thought it probably to picture those little mini candles in the foil tins but what I really mean is that this is a full sized Hourglass candle scented like tea...yep. 


If you didn’t already know - I’m an avid coffee lover! This would by CRYSTAL clear if you follow me on my coffee filled Instagram feed @JordyCannon.

Like 2 cups a day addicted and I have to pull myself away from the coffee machine before I go for a third (because let’s be real – 2 big cups is enough for a 53kg young woman).

Anyway back to the point – this year I actually started drinking a lot of tea! I have never been a big tea-drinker because..well coffee – duh.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FURLESS COUTURE BASE ESSENTIALS KIT - REVIEW

Brushes are something that can seriously MAKE or BREAK a makeup look! 


If a brush makes your amazing Chanel foundation look streaky then there is no coming back from that so it is a fine balance of good quality makeup and great quality brushes.

A brand that I can always rely on for fantastic quality is Furless! They are always extremely well made and never shed a hair. The new range that I am going to be talking about today is the Couture Base Essentials Kit which is an absolute must for anyone who wants a flawless base.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HOW TO FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A BAD DAY (TUESDAY TIP)

It's inevitable that bad days are going to happy! It's just life that there are ups and downs - good days and bad days. If I'm being honest - I am having a bit of a bad day right now as I write this.


It's also the reason I am writing this! Writing for me is cathartic and something that makes me feel better when I am having a bad day. Whether I am talking about the topic itself of writing in general it either helps me get through it or it takes my mind of it.

In this post we are discussing ways to make yourself feel better when you are having a bad day. These are easy little things that will turn your day around and bring more happiness into your day.

Monday, June 13, 2016

WELCOMING PONI COSMETICS TO MY MAKEUP COLLECTION

I am all about trying new brands, especially when they have as fun packaging as Poni Cosmetics do! When I saw the holographic and hot pink box I instantly fell in love and knew I had to share this company with you all. 


I am going to be talking you through some of the new products that I have been trialing from Poni Cosmetics and my initial thoughts. We have a great mix of makeup here but primarily brow products! It comes at such a great time since I just used up the last of my MAC Brow Pencil and am on the search for something else to fill my brows in. I was spoilt for choice with this package so I am sure I am bound to find something I love for my brows in here.



Friday, June 10, 2016

MY HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTS WHEN I HAVE DRY LIPS

With the weather cooling down I have recently been experiencing a few run-ins with dry lips and have found a couple of products that have helped me through.


When you have dry lips you get to that point where you don't want to wear any lip products because
a. They look horrible on your cracked lips and only accentuate the problem, and
b. They only further irritate the problem and make things worse.

This combination of products I have found to be the absolute best mix of repairing and hiding dry lips. Let's get into it...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MY FAVOURITE SWEET TREAT RECIPES

I definitely have a sweet tooth and am also obsessed with baking and making sweet treats. So we are taking a mini-break from beauty today to talk about desserts!


I have put together four of my favourite dessert recipes for when you are hosting a dinner party or looking to make a delicious dessert, even if just for yourself. I like to keep it pretty simple so these are quite easy recipes but the results are amazingly delicious.


Monday, June 6, 2016

WHAT'S IN MY LUST HAVE IT FAB BOX


If you have been reading my blog for a while now then you will be well acquainted with Lust Have It and their monthly subscription box but this time round it's a little bit different because we are talking about the FAB Box.


While the regular box is primarily beauty and skincare based, the FAB box is the 'Fashion and Beauty' box which incorporates some fashion items into a beauty box. In this post I am going to be talking you through all of the items I received in the Autumn FAB box and my thoughts.

Before we get into it - you can use code JORDY1 for $5 off your first bag.