hopeless at beauty: db cosmetics absolute feather brow pen review

A few years ago, my beautiful sister got her eyebrows micro-bladed and they are picture-perfect every time I see her. As for me, I do not like needles or any other sharp paraphernalia approaching my face and cutting my skin, which is a dilemma because I have very unruly spider-leg eyebrows. So, what should I…

the high school reunion

How fast time goes by! Yesterday I attended my 10-year high school reunion and in the week leading up, it was hard to believe a whole decade had passed by since I graduated. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I created a bucket list whilst still in high school and surprisingly, one item on…

i’m off to japan!

I’m pretty excited to be jet setting to Nagasaki Japan for the next six days as part of a media tour with ANA and Escape.com.au! I’ve never been to Japan and am looking forward to exploring a lesser-known region of the country instead of starting with tourist hot-spots like Tokyo or Kyoto (I will definitely…

a wine advent calendar- yes please!

Mathematics has never been my strong suit but when it comes to the basics, I’m not too shabby… Wine + Christmas = yes please De Bortoli is back with their 2019 wine advent calendar and I couldn’t be more excited. Filled with 24 mini-wines, each day throughout December will feel like Christmas as you toast…

hopeless at beauty- bangn body firming lotion review

I’ve started the #shred for the wedding, which although is off to a very slow start, it’s a start. I find sometimes the hardest part of a health kick is going weeks and weeks eating well and exercising, yet the scales just aren’t cooperating. Before you start, I know the number on the scale doesn’t…

want to win a year’s supply of dumplings?

Uhh, who doesn’t?! Dumpling powerhouse New Shanghai has launched a ‘Dumpling Masters’ competition offering you the chance to have your very own dumpling flavour brought to life and showcased on their menu for an entire month! The winner will not only get bragging rights of having their creation on the menu but will also win…

the do’s and don’ts of finding a grey

Entering the latter half of your twenties comes with a whole new world of bodily changes.  For me, my metabolism has slowed. right. down. and even thinking about food goes straight to my hips and thighs. Another great discovery I recently made is grey hair. I’m not embarrassed about it as there is nothing I…

curiosity killed the cat

The proverb, curiosity killed the cat, holds a different meaning to me than its intended purpose. In a nutshell, “Curiosity killed the cat” is a proverb used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. For me, I always thought it was the curiosity of not knowing something that kills you. The yearning…

when was the last time you visited your grandparents?

Two weeks ago I lost my Nonno. Two years ago I lost my Abuelo. I often have moments where I forget just for a second or two that they are gone, as in my mind it doesn’t make sense. It’s a strange feeling to lose someone who has been a part of your life from…

my favourite french instagram accounts

There’s an unspoken cultural rule that states French women are just naturally chic and effortlessly cool with the ‘I woke up like this’ look down to a fine science. With books, YouTube channels and fashion shoots all dedicated to one of the fashion capitals of the world, Paris just oozes style and sophistication. For as…

hopeless at beauty: a launch

Is it just me or do you also feel like everyone knows ‘how to: makeup’ leaps and bounds ahead of you? When it comes to beauty, I know the basics but no matter how many Youtube tutorials I watch, my contouring game is non-existent. I also only just found out baking isn’t just for cakes and…

how i’m adding days between hair washes

It’s amazing how many days I could justify going without washing my hair. From two days worth of dry shampoo to the high messy bun and headscarf I was the queen of ‘one more day.’ I’m getting married next year and am wanting to grow my hair out for the special day. Upon consultation with…

what i’m shopping from target’s collab with zanerobe

Streetwear label ZANEROBE has joined forces with Target  to launch an affordable diffusion line Z x ZANEROBE from last month, seeing the brand’s quintessential male designs also expanding to womenswear. Whilst my look is more feminine and floral than street, I was excited to add some edgy pieces in my wardrobe. The quality of each…

why i need to stop saying i’m ‘lucky’ at work

Last week I received a message from a colleague in a different team about a role that was on offer and if I’d like to be considered for it. I read the job description and quickly realised that if I were to create a list of the things I love to do, this job has…

the inner west’s best sushi

I love sushi. But I really really love Yume Sushi. Located in Drummoyne, Yume has to be the tastiest sushi the inner west has to offer. Better still, the staff are super friendly and it’s reasonably priced for the quality you’re getting.  Owner, Daniel, has run the establishment for over a decade and he is…

pour decisions: the wine pair cheat sheet

I know I’m guilty of the ‘bottle shop google.’ You know the shuffle through your bag to find your phone, open google and type “What wine pairs with Thai/Italian/Spanish/Toasted cheese sandwiches” With a little help from my friends at Wine Selectors, I’ve now created a wine pair cheat sheet for you to bookmark and save…

i’m taking a stand against ‘fast-fashion’

The effects of fast-fashion are starting to take the toll on the planet with the industry contributing to the growing carbon footprint. Wardrobe.NYC is the result of combining a designer with over a decade of experience and the Vogue Australia Fashion Director. Josh Goot and Christine Centenera launched the brand back in 2017 to lead…