Thursday, 17 May 2018

SONDER DESSERT | BRISBANE CAFE



Over the weekend I visited Sonder Dessert cafe, a Japanese tea and dessert house which has the most quirkiest and coolest desserts ever. I must say, visiting Sonder Dessert cafe on a Saturday night around 9:00 PM was not the best idea ever. The line was huge and my best friend and I had to wait outside and there was no free table - it was so pack!! So we decided just to do take away, a order a mini dessert to share! I definitely need to go back again but during the day and try out their teas and other Japanese inspired desserts! 


They  also have a wide range of ice creams and one of the flavours was black sesame (I wonder how that taste like)!! 


What's your favourite cafe? 

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

THE BACH LIVING | INTERIOR INSPO


A few weeks ago, when I visited Jojo's Restaurant and Bar I stumble across this super cute interior store right next to the restaurant called the "Bach Living". The Bach is a New Zealand term for a holiday home by the sea, which has beautiful furniture, homewares and a few fashion items. I thought I would share some images that I took while I was there. I was simply in love with all the furniture and homewares, defintely will be coming back here to decorate my house in the future. 


What is your favourite interior style?

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

COMINA CANTINA | BRISBANE CAFE


Last weekend, my cousin and I took a trip to Brisbane City to explore for some new and quirky cafes and we stumble across to a place called Comuna Cantina, a Latin inspired street food which offers a range of tacos, arepas and tortas! There was so many yummy food that we couldn't decided for a while which ones to try first. 


In the end, I ordered the Comuna Nachos which consists of corn chips, melted cheese, pico de gallo, black beans and sour cream and my cousin ordered the Abundance Bowl which had quinoa, black beans, mixed salad, roasted sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, crushed tortillas, pickled onion and a light dressing on top of it all! Of course we ordered some Agua Fresca (latin mocktails) which is a traditional drink found on the streets of South America made from local and exotic fruits which our mocktails was made from strawberries, lycĂ©es and elderflower syrup!

Have you ever tried South America food before?

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Monday, 9 April 2018

MY EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE


Happy April everyone! I thought I would start this month off sharing my evening skincare routine. Over the past month I have changed most of my skincare products such as the moisturiser, toner and cleanser. I promise you that this is not a sponsored post by Avene (even though I wish it was).  I first fell in love with Avene skin care products, since I started using their Avene Cleanser Micellar water and after a couple of months later I decided to change my whole skincare range to Avene products! 


I first remove my make up with using Avene Cleanance Micellar water with a big cotton pad and then I wash my face with water and add a bit of Avene Cleanance Cleansing gel onto the palm of my hands and rub it onto my face. I then use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to remove any make up that I didn't get before and wash my face again. After that, I put some of the Avene Gentle toning lotion onto a cotton pad and dab it onto my face and end the whole process with Avene Hydrance Optimal light hydrating cream. I sometimes at night use the Avene TriAcneal Expert mask and leave it overnight to get rid of any stubborn imperfections residual marks on my face!


The Avene products have been working on my skin so far but I'm always on the hunt for new skin care products. I definitely want to try Drunk Elephant products (heard some many good reviews on them) and also I want to go see a skin dermatologist!

What are your favourite skincare products?

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Monday, 26 March 2018

IVY & LARK CAFE | BRISBANE


Can you believe it that its nearly the end of March? Which means were so close to Easter 2018!! What are your plans for Easter this year? My Easter break will be mostly me stressing and working on my university assignments and also preparing for my sisters wedding in April!! Anyways, last week when I was shopping at Chermside Shopping Centre in Brisbane, I stop and had a quick break at this quirky cafe - Ivy & Lark Cafe. 


When you walk inside the cafe you will see greenery simply everywhere, honestly it's spilling out on hanging baskets, or growing in stylish and quirky pot plants and also there are interior garden beds!! There are these gorgeous white French doors and beautiful ornate patterned tiles and lovely woven lampshades which creates a refreshing vibe. I ordered basically a hot chocolate with almond milk, which was seriously so yummy and also a vegan chocolate brownie, which was really good too. Ivy & Lark do breakfast and lunch and of course coffees, shakes, teas, smoothies and mocktails! 


I definitely recommend going to this cafe, if you are planning on visiting Brisbane or if you live near by! 

What are your plans for Easter 2018?
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Sunday, 18 March 2018

JO-JO'S RESTURANT & BAR | BRISBANE


Over the weekend the girls and I brunched at this famous restaurant and bar in South of Brisbane. If you haven't heard of Jo-Jo's Restaurant and Bar before well then... let me tell you! It serves delicious cuisines from all over the world, shared eats, curated wines and delectable cocktails and mocktails too! It's basically where food and culture go hand in hand, sophistication meets warmth and tradition merges with new. 


The atmosphere in this restaurant is super great, really big and spacious and not your typical cramp style restaurant. We got seated straight away on a sunday morning around 11:31AM! But the truth is.. we waited around 15 minutes for someone to serve us and on top of that we also had to wait 45 minutes to get our food, which was a bit disappointing but luckily I wasn't feeling super hungry thanks to the mocktail I ordered.


But I do have to admit the wait was worth it, the food was incredibly delicious! What I ordered was the Lebanese Mix Platter: Toasted Turkish bread served with assorted dips, mixed olives, mini falafel, extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The other girls ordered Popcorn Chicken Pizza: cajun chicken, caramelised onion, bacon, mozzarella, rocket and aioli on a BBQ base and lastly the Sweet Potato Burger: Grilled haloumi, basil pesto, grilled capsicum, caramelised onion, spinach and tomato chutney served on a toasted brioche bun with a side of crispy skin chips. 


The drink that I ordered was the Strawberry Virgin Mojito: Strawberry, Lime wedges and Mint leaves. I definitely recommend that anyone who lives or thinks of visiting  Brisbane to check or this restaurant and bar! 

What is your favourite cafe to brunch at?

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

THE PERFECT BRONZER FOR SUMMER


Recently, I have discovered this ah-maaay-zing new bronzer for using during the summer days. I've been using this bronzer all summer, it honestly has become one of my favourite bronzers. Don't get me wrong or anything I still love and use my all time favourite Benefit Hoola bronzer but my second favourite would definitely be the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer in the shade, light.


This bronzer has a beautiful matte finish and it comes with a curved brush to ease the application when applying to your cheeks and jaw line. I do have to let you know that this bronzer is fairly large in size, and the packaging is very practical and slim and is also very easy to open. The pigment is a sheer to a very buildable medium and I find this perfect for a summer bronze make up look.

What is your favourite bronzer to use? 

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

72 HOURS IN BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA.


Ever since 2016 I've been going to Byron Bay every new year and have been doing it ever since.. So I guess I started a little tradition for myself. This year I had a girls weekend trip in Byron Bay and of course we stop at The Farm Byron Bay and visited my favourite hidden beach in Byron Bay and boy I did not miss climbing up the stairs to get to the car from the beach. But luckily it's a once a year type of beach to visit. Unless your super duper fit. If you have never been to Byron Bay, it's a little town filled with many cool/unique hippies, hipsters and beach bums and I can't forget the loads of travellers from all over the world.


Byron Bay has really amazing beaches and super cool cafes and shopping is really great too. The Food in Byron Bay has some of the freshest and most delicious (often organic too) that you will find in whole of Queensland. What we did in Byron bay was we ate at the Mez Club and The Combi, went to a secret beach and also tanned at Tallow's Beach as well. Stopped at The Farm Byron Bay  and also at Rae's Wategos and saw the cutest cow ever - Highland Cattle. We also went to the Bungalow Markets at Byron Bay. lastly, did some shopping in the main streets of Byron Bay - especially at Hope & May. Here are some snaps from the Trip. 


Have you ever been to Byron Bay before? 
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Monday, 5 February 2018

MY SECRET TO DWEY SKIN


Have you ever wondered how some girls can achieve that ah-maay-zing dewy skin glow?! Face it, we all want it and at some point, we tried our best to get it by slathering on glitter filled make up products (guilty) but then we usually end up looking like a disco ball. Definitely not CUTE! But I did recently discovered this brilliant product by Cover fx. The Custom enhancer drops in the shade - Sunlight


By adding this product in either your foundation, primer, serum or  moisturiser, it gives you a nice strobing, highlighting or bronzing effect. But it depends on which shade you get because there are six to choose from. Four are illuminators and two are bronzers. You can definitely use this product over the top of your powder for a blinding highlight thats if you are in the mood to feeling a bit extra. 


This product is a bit on the pricey side, but it's totally worth it! I definitely see myself buying another bottle this year. You can also achieve this dewy look by using other products such as coconut oil! Yes coconut oil is amazing for literally everything even for make up!! Just dab a little on your cheekbones, brow bone, and across the bridge of your nose, this adds a dewy, hydrated finish.

Have you ever tried this product before?

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

72 HOURS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Landed in Sydney at 9:45AM and went straight to the city to start exploring and of course check in to my hotel - Fraser Suites located on Kent Street. I have to admit and say this was not my first time in Sydney.. I've been to this city a couple of times before but I always act like a tourist each time I visit. 


THINGS TO  S E E  & D O  IN SYDNEY 
☆ Sydney Opera House
☆ Sydney Harbour Bridge 
☆ Darling Harbour 
☆ Bondi Beach
☆ Taronga Zoo
☆ Hyde Park, Sydney 


I started the morning doing some shopping on Pitt Street and at the end of the day ended up walking to see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. I didn't do much tourist things such as visit Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower, Bondi Beach etc due to I've seen it all before, this was more of a relaxed short trip to Sydney. But I did discover a new unique shopping mall the Queen Victoria Building which had a lot of 'brand names' shops, cafes, grand piano for any pianist to use and two massive clocks. 


WHERE TO  E A T   IN SYDNEY 
☆ Buckley's Sydney - yummiest pizza.
☆ Laudree Paris - best macaroons ever. 
☆ Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe - amazing flavours of gelato! 
☆ The Palace Tea Room - a menu just full of different teas!!


WHERE TO   S T A Y   IN SYDNEY 
☆☆☆☆☆/5 AMORA HOTEL JAMISON STREE
This would have to be my favourite hotel in Sydney, it has the most comfy bed ever. Only a 13 minute walk to the Opera house and also a 10 minute walk to the Shopping distract - Pitt Street Mall.

☆☆☆/5 FRASER SUITES
Was a good hotel but It was a 32 minute walk to the Opera house but a 10 minute walk to Pitt Street Mall.

Have you ever been to Sydney Australia?

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Monday, 8 January 2018

A QUICK GUIDE TO QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND


Queenstown is located in the South Island on Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. There is so much to see and do in the area such as explore the beautiful mountain ranges, valleys, lakes..also just remember to rent a car for your time here as there is so much to see!! I booked a car from Snap Rentals, as they had the best rates and the KM was limitless!! From the airport to town it is about a 15 minute drive, so once you arrived to town be sure to drop off your bags and go straight to explore the town!  

Shotover Jet. 

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING Q U E E N S T O W N 

  • The local currently is the New Zealand Dollar. 
  • Fuel is super expensive.
  • Woolworths is called Countdown and they sell booze there.
  • You don't need to tip! 
  • There really is a LOT of livestock getting around (Sheep. Lots of sheep. Everywhere).
  • Burgers are all the rage!
Aoraki National Park, Mount Cook - Hooker Valley Track.

WHAT   TO  D O   I N   Q U E E N S T O W N 

Hiking - My all time favourite activity to do in Queenstown. There are so many you can do such as Aoraki National Park - The Hooker Valley Track, The Blue Pools Track etc. 

Skiing - If you visit in the winter time, definitely go to The Remarkable's and Cornet Peak for the best skiing and snowboarding! 

Cruising - There are many companies offering lake cruises from Queenstown - definitely do the Milford Sound one!

Bungy Jumping - if you got the adrenaline rush to do this, there are many to choose from! 

Quad biking & Horse Riding - if your into riding horses or driving a quad bike, than this is the best activity for you especially at Cardrona - Experience the Cardrona. 

Queenstown Skyline Luge - The best activity to start off your trip is going to Queenstown's skyline and going on the luge! 

Town Hopping - There are so many towns to visit such as Arrowtown and Glenorchy!  

Osen Hot Pools - Definitely you must book a spa at the Onsen Hot Pools, it has the best view of Shotover River! 

Jet Boating - If you like driving fast, might as well experience Jet boating, try out Shooter River Jet or Dart River Jet.  https://www.dartriver.co.nz/

Queenstown's Skyline Luge. 

WHERE  TO   S T A Y 

Holiday House: Frankton 984 Frankton Road, is were we stayed at. A holiday house which I must say would have to be the best decisoion ever. Who doesn't love getting a whole house to themlseive, especially when your sharing with family and also has the best view of Lake Wakatipu!! 

Azur Lodge: An apartment-style accommodation, great choice for couples.

Blue Pools.

WHERE  TO  E A T
  • Fergburger, the most popular eatery in Queenstown that ALWAYS has a line. 
  • Cookie Time and Bar, the best cookies in the whole world and shakes! 
  • Devil's Burger, also has some pretty amazing burgers and wraps.
Olsen Hot Pools.
Glenorchy.
Fergburger. 


There you have it, a quick guide to Queenstown New Zealand! Also I made a mini travel diary of Queenstown New Zealand. Check it down below.



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