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True Me Styler: Professional grade hair straightener without the price tag

True Me Styler

Looking for a new hair straightener? If you’ve been loyal to certain brands in the past – it’s not an easy decision to make a switch. Well, let me introduce you to True Me – a professional-grade hair straightener without the hefty price tag. In fact, if you’ve been loyal to hair straighteners from GHD or CloudNine a True Me styler might be the one for you! True Me hair straighteners were brought to Australia by the same people that...

Must have baby products 2021

Our must have baby products

Our beautiful baby Bella is almost six months old. I can’t believe. Half a year of being parents. Half a year of our hearts bursting with joy. And half a year of lessons! Certainly, one big thing that we have learnt is that there are tools to make life as new parents a little bit easier. Baby entertainment, developmental toys and travel essentials help take a bit of pressure off mum and dad. Naturally, there’s also products that didn’t work...

Vitamin C: Why it’s a must for your skincare

Vitamin C serums are incredible. Best of all, they really work. If you’re looking to even out skin tone, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, scars and dullness you should incorporate a Vitamin C serum or moisturiser into your skincare regime. How does this ingredient work though? And are there certain types of Vitamin C we should look out for and ones to avoid? How does Vitamin C work? Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. It aids in your skin’s natural regeneration...

My postpartum routine

My postpartum routine

Pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum journey is so unique to each woman. The level of wellness, emotional, physical and hormonal response vary not just from woman to woman but through each individual pregnancy. Looking after yourself, physically and emotionally, should always be a priority. This applies even after your child is born. After all, they need a healthy, happy and strong mama to look after them! Here’s what I’ve been getting up to post childbirth. Making health a priority, before...

Personalised jewellery is the hottest trend to try in 2021

My Jewellery Story

So here we are, finally over the hump of 2020 and looking ahead at a bright and happy 2021. This year is all about making the year yours, after all, things were totally out of our control last year! Just like you’re planning to put your mark on 2021, put your name on one of a kind jewellery and express your personal style. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, check out this unique and affordable gift idea for a...

Step up your jewellery game with this unique Christmas gift idea

My Jewellery Story Mix Collection.

I can’t believe we are already in December! Where did the year go? Now that’s it’s almost Christmas it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas. Recently, I stumbled upon a new, unique jewellery release from a brand that I’ve loved for many years. The Mix Collection by My Jewellery Story is the perfect combination of style and individuality. My Jewellery Story Before I get into their new collection, I’d like to introduce you to My Jewellery Story. Those who...

How I cured my adult acne

How i cured my adult acne

Have you experienced a sudden onset of adult acne? Perhaps you had a change in hormones, you went off the pill or changed your diet? For someone who always had great skin, experiencing acne was a total shock. Here’s how I got it under control. DIET While factors that lead to hormonal acne can be quiet complex, altering your diet can help alleviate horrible breakouts. Avoiding sugar and keeping your blood sugar levels under control is an important first step!...

5 Simple Tips For Creating A Plastic Free Kitchen

5 Simple Tips For Creating A Plastic Free Kitchen

Are you on a quest to live a more sustainable, healthy and ethical lifestyle? A good way to challenge yourself is to start by going plastic free, particularly in your kitchen. WHY ELIMINATE PLASTICS? Plastic is not only dangerous to the environment but it is harmful to human health. Toxic chemicals exude out of plastics and are commonly found in blood and tissue in nearly all of us. This can lead to a whole range of health problems. Additionally, plastic...

Clean beauty: Should you make the switch?

BIOME LIP GLOSS – NUDE WITH ATTITUDE

Did you know that on average, women use around 12 personal care products a day? What’s scarier is that studies reveal this accounts for over 168 chemicals. Every. Day. It is no wonder that the organic, natural and chemical-free beauty industry is booming. So, how is ‘clean beauty’ made and will it deliver the same results? NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITHOUT THE AD-ONS True ‘clean beauty’ products are made from natural ingredients with healing and non-toxic nutrients and minerals. They do not...

Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe

Tonkotsu ramen recipe

Nothing says comfort like a bowl of delicious noodle soup and one of my favourites is Japanese ramen. This Tonkotsu ramen recipe is easy for beginners and uses ingredients easily available at your local supermarket. I used my Phillips Multi Cooker to speed things up but if you’ve got the time, I recommend slow cooking the broth for 12 hours. Additionally, if you don’t own a pressure cooker it can easily be tailored to stove top cooking. Top the bowl...

Style guide: Isolation but make it fashion

style guide: isolation but make it fashion

What have you been doing to keep yourself sane during isolation? Cooking, home improvements, photography and blogging have certainly been my go-to activities. My goal is to keep things as normal as possible, this means getting out of my robe and looking ready to tackle the day. Not to mention it’s also a perfect time to spring clean (or autumn clean) your wardrobe. You never know all the forgotten gems you might find that can be a perfect addition to...

Best Mascara Showdown: Testing Out The Best Of 2020

Best mascaras of 2020

What's the best mascara out there? I often get asked this question and the truth is, it's so personal to the type of look you want to achieve. Long lashes, wispy lashes, curled or dramatic, mascaras of all brush sizes and formulas achieve different results. So, to help you out I tried out the top 5 mascaras plus two base coat mascaras to see the difference. The results might surprise you! 

7 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Sustainable home

Climate change. Whether you believe it or not, I’m sure you can agree we can all be a little nicer to our planet. Pollution in our air and waterways, extensive use of natural resources and destruction of natural habitats can all be attributed to humans, at least in some way. While you may feel a little helpless and it can seem impossible to make a difference on your own, there’s certainly big ways we can all contribute. Here, I want...

Best Beauty Trends From The Decade

best beauty products of the decade

2019, what a whirlwind. I can barely come to terms that the year is gone, let alone that we are now in a new decade. This got me thinking about the evolution of beauty and skincare. We’ve had some major changes from the rise of contouring to beauty inclusivity. Here are all my top picks of the best beauty trends from the decade. Brows One of the best beauty trends from the decade has been the rise of more permanent...

DIY home renovations: Our experience, before and after!

IKEA kitchen home renovations

UPDATE – we now have a YouTube video with a home tour and our renovation journey with before and after photos!  DIY home renovations – I’ll admit they always scared me. I was never very handy and would require assistance (more like supervision) to change a lightbulb. However, once Franky and I started house hunting we quickly realised we wanted to make our first home our own, plus add a bit of extra value to the place. So, this young...