Monday, September 17, 2018

My Brunette Haircare Routine + 18in1 Review

So I've been busy adapting to the demands of my newly brunette locks. Gone are the purple shampoos and in their place are colour protecting treatments. 

This post is all about sharing with you my current hair care routine to keeps my locks shiny, strong and vibrant in colour.

I've got some really cool products to show you so let's get into it!

There is also a sale currently on the 18in1 range so I would highly recommend grabbing them while the prices are lowered and you can use code JORDY10 for an extra 10% off! SHOP HERE.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Behind The Desk September - Work and More Work + Exciting Project Launching

Hey you! It’s me – I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing. I joke but…once you hear about all the stuff I’ve been doing over the past few weeks - you’ll get it. 

Let’s just say my last month has involved being piled in assignments…again…and I’m not even a Uni student anymore. It’s also been a lot of flipping between stressed out mess and bouncing off the walls excited about a project about to launch…

First of all! Holy crap… we are mid-way through September and next month are entering the last quarter of the year. Shortly I will be writing an article about ways you can make the most of the rest of the year and still smash those goals you set out in January – keep an eye out. It’s not too late to accomplish everything you set out to do in 2018! Gear up instead of slowing down for this last quarter to see massive results.

I’ve been in work mode pretty much all month, not stopping to do much else. Which is to be expected honestly since I have about 5 jobs; my full-time gig as marketing manager, teaching a Uni subject at QUT, freelance consulting, running this blog AND…working ridiculously hard on this special project about to launch. So I knew what I was getting myself into. But now you can laugh at how boring my life has been lately. Let’s get into it shall we…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Valentino Donna Perfume Review


I'm here to share with you a perfume favourite I have had for a while now. The Valentino scent - Donna.

I used to be obsessed with perfumes and had a large amount of them to brag about but over the years I have culled my collection with only a few go-to scents to choose from.

When I was walking through Myer I saw and reluctantly (because of the price) tried on the latest Valentino scent and immediately fell in love. I was obsessed with the perfect middle-ground between floral and fruity. It hits the right notes between sexy and sophisticated making it my absolute favourite scent of the moment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Spring In Your Step: Starting Your Professional (And Personal) Life On The Right Foot

When we embark on that professional and personal journey in life, it's important that we start off on the right foot. 

It's not just about eating healthily, and having a positive mindset, but these are important. When it comes to starting out on that long, arduous journey they call “life”, we need to make sure that we have a few things in place to keep us secure. What are these?

Monday, September 3, 2018

Things That Can Make You Look Younger Every Day

*This is a contributed post We all want to be complimented on our looks and when someone says that we don’t look our age, we feel like we’re nine feet tall and six feet above the ground. Unfortunately, our lifestyle and genetics have a lot to do with how our skin and face ages, and some people need more help than others. If you would like to see a younger you looking back in the mirror at you every morning, you might want to do something about those fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention the dark spots and scars. Below you will find a few ways you can look younger every day that will improve your confidence level and your mental health, too.

Friday, August 31, 2018

3 Healthy Dinner Recipes - Clean Eating Inspiration

We all know how much diet contributes to our overall health where we are quite literally what we eat since it fuels the cell growth in our body. 

So what we have for dinner is actually quite important and as someone who LOVES food, balancing taste with health is an ongoing mission. Here are three filling and nourishing dinner recipes to keep you on track for your clean eating. They are also all vegetarian so the perfect choice when you want a meat free meal, otherwise you can always add your favourite protein to any of these dishes. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5 Money + Time Saving Beauty Hacks to Reach Your Financial Goals

Beauty is one of the categories in the budget where money can just dissapear. I mean, you can't help it right? 

You need to be hairless, except the hair on your head must be flawless and you also need your nails done. Then you've got makeup, skincare and things like eyelash extensions to pay for! It can get a little out of hand. So here are 5 beauty tips that will save you both time AND money allowing you reach your budget goals.

Friday, August 24, 2018

About My Company – JDC Marketing Explained

October last year I launched my freelance consultancy company - JDC Marketing. Just recently, our website had a makeover and is now sporting a brand new look. 

The main difference? I'm now putting my face to it. What was previously a relatively unbranded company has now come closely under my wing and clearly seen now as my baby. Not only that but we have had a brand re-focus where we are less about in-person consultancy and more about providing valuable free resources for any small business owners who visit the site.

I wanted to take the opportunity to properly introduce you to my company, because it's a a relatively big chapter of my life at the moment and will only increasingly become more important to me. I feel like I've left you in the dark a little about what the company does and what it's all about so here we are - introducing JDC Marketing 2.0.

I'm all about...making the life easier of a small business owner. 

*all pictures in this post are clickable to relevant resources.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

5 Ways to be Successful in University (According to a Tutor)

Okay so we’re a few weeks into your fresh new subjects at University and I’m here to deliver 5 tips on how to have your best semester yet! 

As you might know, I became a sessional academic this semester and started teaching a subject on ‘Social Media Management’. So while excelling in University has always been a passion of mine and I managed to graduate my masters with distinction…having this different perspective as a tutor has given me some further tips. Alright, let’s get into them.

Don’t cut down on your time at the Uni bar 
Yep, you heard that correctly. I spent a lot of time at the Uni bar, especially in my first years of University. The social aspect allowed me to make friends in my classes and have someone to lean on for notes if I was sick or to clarify a concept I just couldn’t get. Not only is the social aspect great for your learning but blowing off steam and enjoying yourself means you can better concentrate when it does come to sitting in class and learning – it doesn’t have to be all work and no play. With that being said, I hope you’re not spending all day erryday there because your brain cells and too precious to kill with excessive alcohol.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Behind The Desk August – Going Brunette, Graduation, Photoshoots and Secret Projects


This month has been awesome because it feels like a lot of things are wrapping up and I’m moving in to a slightly different stage in my life now. 

I change my hair to brunette, graduated my Masters of Advertising, had an awesome photo-shoot and have been working on some secret projects under wraps. Not only that, but this blog got a bit of a refresh as did my business. So much newness and it's all very exciting.

Going Brunette 
Well firstly, I feel like a bit of a new woman because of the dramatic hair change I underwent this weekend just gone.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Diets Suck - Why You Should Be Worried If You Are On One

Diets suck and not just because they are hard to stick to but also because they aren't good for you and can have long term health effects...

I don't mean 'diet' in the sense of what kind of eating habits you have but rather the restrictive fad diets that say '1500 calories a day', 'no carbs', 'no fruit' etc. Why? Because it's not sustainable, amongst many other reasons, but let's start with that...

Friday, August 10, 2018

Books I've Read Lately #5 - 30 in 2018 Challenge

AND I’m back again to share some recent reads! All as part of the challenge I set for myself at the beginning of the year to read 30 books in 2018! 

I’m current reading my 22nd and 23rd book at the moment but let's get into my previous 4 reads. We have some good ones!