Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Superfood Supplements I Love

I know there is a lot of hype and cynicism surrounding the term 'super foods' but really all it refers to is ingredients that have exceptionally amazing properties that are really healthy for you.

In this post I'm running through my 7 favourite super foods that I regularly use in my recipes for an added hit of nutrition. I am a firm believer that it's all the little things that add up to the bigger picture when it comes to health and vitality.

So let's get into it...

Maca Powder
Hands down one of my fave superfoods because of how incredible this one tastes. It's somewhere between caramel and malt milk so I definitely don't mind adding this into any sweet dishes I'm pulling together. This one works to improve your cardiovascular system, leading to a healthy heart. It also aids with energy levels and stamina. It's also the perfect addition to a creamy banana protein smoothie for an added caramel taste.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Minimalism Monday - Update

So to bring you up to speed, I finished the initial hardcore minimalism clear out where I seriously culled my wardrobe, makeup collection, files and pretty much all possessions.

If you are interested in a detailed look of what that process was like, you can catch up on other features from my minimalism series including;
Getting Rid of Your Filing Cabinet, Culling My Makeup Collection, Social Media Detox, Managing Your Inbox and Easy Money Saving Tips.

Now I've moved on to the stage of maintaining the minimalism lifestyle and using up what I have - which I'm going to be talking you through today.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Perfect Self Care Sunday

I love using Sunday as a day to recharge my batteries and prepare myself for a busy week ahead of working and studying. I treat it like my preparation day where I get everything in order and giving myself a little TLC to get ready for what is always a demanding week ahead.

It's extremely important to holistically take care of your health whether that be making sure you mind is in the right place, you are up to date on your fitness routine or simply that you feel confident about yourself. In this article I'm going to be guiding you through what I consider a 'perfect self care Sunday' and I really hope you give it a try to see if it works for you.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

From Tomboy To Girly Girl

Are you more interested in what’s going on out on the pitch than with what you look like? Maybe you can’t be bothered taking the time to do your hair or makeup, and are pretty happy rushing out the door as you are? If so, it sounds like you are a bit of a tomboy.

There’s nothing wrong with being a tomboy, of course - in fact some models like Cara Delevigne have even carved out a career by being one! But sometimes it is nice to get in touch with your girly side and dress yourself up a bit.

Ready to try out a new girly girl look? Here are some tips to bring out your feminine side.


Brows On Fleek - BOE Beauty Brow Products Review

You may recall the in-depth look at Benefit's extensive brow product range from a couple of months ago (if you missed out, read the post here) but today we are looking into a much more affordable alternative.

The budget friendly brand BOE Beauty have released a series of brow products that will have your brows looking on fleek without breaking the bank. This range is called 'Pro Finish' and includes 4 items; 3 products and 1 brush.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Behind The Desk #18 - Launching My Company, My Birthday + Finishing Uni

We are now getting into my favourite time of year when all the good stuff happens; November represents Uni finishing up for the year, my birthday and becoming a socially acceptable time to listen to Christmas music / put up the tree.

But before we delve too much into that, let's recap October and November so far!


Launching JDC Marketing Consultancy
I finally launched a huge project I've been working on for a while now! By project I mean entire Digital Media Agency! I am so unbelievably excited to release JDC Marketing Consultancy to the world! There is so much to it but in short we specialise in digital marketing and offer services such as; branding, copywriting, consultancy, video content, social media campaigns, email marketing, strategy creation, market research, content management, public relations and SEO strategy. It's a holistic approach to marketing small business online and what feels like a natural progression in my career as I come to the end of completing my Master in Advertising at Uni.

My launch offer is a free eBook '5 Step Guide to Boosting Your Small Business on Social Media' so get your copy here.

You can check out more over on the website here. Follow my on Instagram (@JDCmarketing), Facebook (@JDCmarketing) and/or Twitter (@JDCaus)to keep up to date.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bath & Body Works - Top 3 Favourite Fragrance Mists

Only very recently has Bath and Body Works made it to Aussie shores and now that I have a store local to me I find myself wandering in there almost every time I walk past.

If you have ever been in a Bath and Body works you will understand the struggle of walking passed the rows of mists wanting to smell them all but it's impossible without having a sneezing fit. I have compiled by 3 favourite scents so far from the brand so that you can narrow down your search next time.

Dress to Impress on Your Glamorous First Date

If you are going on a glamorous first date, perhaps to a classy restaurant or a very exclusive bar, then you will need to dress to impress. Choosing the right dress, makeup and shoes may not be the be all and end all to the perfect date, but we all know that wearing something beautiful makes us look and feel a million dollars.

Here’s our advice.

Monday, October 30, 2017

How To Budget / Save Money - Step by Step

I'm currently saving up for a deposit on a house so budgeting has played a huge part in helping me with my finances.

Along the way I have picked up a few tips and tricks that really help when it comes to setting a budget and sticking to it.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Guide To The Perfect Girls Night In

Sometimes after a long week the last thing you want to do is get all dolled up and hit the town, even though you are dying to see your favourite girlfriends. There's nothing much that I love more than a night in with a friend or even by myself (hi-fives self for being my own best friend).

Here is how to pull off the perfect girls night in where you will feel recharged rather than drained the next day. You still get to see your friends, you save some money, don't burn yourself out and can fall asleep as soon as you get tired rather than falling asleep in the back of a cab. Here are all the essentials for a killer night...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Go For Gold With These Natural Energy Boosters

Every now and again, we all need a big boost in our energy. Whether you have a particularly busy month ahead or you’re just feeling kind of sluggish, doing what you can to boost your energy could make the world of difference. Of course, you could just go down to your local health food store and stock up on all the vitamins and supplements they have to offer. But, going the natural route is so much better for you and you’re likely to get better results. So, what do you need to do?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Back To Beauty Basics: Is Your Beauty Routine Only Skin Deep?

When it comes to any kind of beauty regime, it's all too common for people to assume that it entirely comes down to the makeup that you wear.

And that's a pretty fair assumption a lot of the time. After all, a well-applied layer of makeup can practically transform you from someone who's only just crawled out of bed into someone who's ready to take on just about anything the day can throw at you.