Wednesday, December 6, 2017

November Favourites

November- what a month. Between October and November I had three weddings to attend, and went back to Singapore for a week to attend an uncle's wedding, and it was such a whirlwind of a trip. I wish it had been longer but all the same, I'm thankful for being able to go. I've got some skincare, hair and makeup favourites to share, as well as some random additions that I've been loving. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Favourites

Spring has sprung, and I'm posting some monthly favourites today! I've been loving some new products in my everyday routine, and some that are fading my acne scars.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Instant Glow

Charlotte Tilbury - what a rockstar. I first heard of her when Lena mentioned her, and started seeing her name dropped in Youtube videos exponentially. Her makeup artistry is amazing in its own right, and the reputation of her product line has quickly followed suit. I was tempted by the Filmstar Bronze and Glow, and the eyeshadow quads but held off because I didn't feel like I could spend that much money on a product I would only use on occasion. When I saw this palette in one of Zoe's videos my interest was piqued and soon enough I got my paws on one!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Coffee for Breakfast

Back at it with another (chiefly food) post! It's been a while but I've got a nice long post - maybe grab a snack, or you'll want a snack by the end of the post. I undertook a month of a detox for no junk food during the workweek with my team at work and my skin's improved, my mood's improved and I think I'll try to maintain less processed foods and go running 3 times a week because I totally fell off the wagon that I was barely on. I love my food but I also need to moderate, and exercise for balance!

NoDo Donuts in the city and I loved the sound of the white chocolate raspberry ones but I couldn't have any because of the self-imposed junk food detox with my work team.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Love Well

I've rounded up photos of what I've been up to outside of my Melbourne holiday and bundled them into a neat little post. Still lots of food, and scenic views, and pretty things. I'm making a shift to exercise more (still struggling through the Bikini Body Guide and running and trying to make it to Pilates classes at the work gym) and eat a bit healthier but I love food and sweets so much that the healthy lifestyle is a hard choice to make.

Lunch at St Coco - repeat visits ordering very similar things. The beef brisket burger, the hibiscus poached pear waffle, the reef fish and the bondi bowl were all really good.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

June Favourites

I'm really getting back into makeup and this June Favourites post is not only late, but also pretty much my everyday makeup routine.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Van Gogh in VIC

This post is all about my trip to Melbourne with my sister! We had such a great trip, though we did disagree on what to do at times. The weather was good for the most part, and lots of good food was eaten, coffee consumed and views and sights seen.

My sister and I visited Melbourne for 4 days, and spent first day eating baguettes and waffles from Waffle On at the Royal Botanic Gardens because the weather was so beautiful.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Always a Good Time

If you live in Brisbane, aren't you just loving this cool, sunny weather?! We have great weather most of the time, except flood season, and these sunny days are my favourite. Since my last post, I've just been working, getting back into reading, sorting out expired makeup which would add up to a painstaking amount of my University student job earnings and trying not to get so wound up about problems I can't fix. This is a personal catch-up post which is heavy on the food. Enjoy!

Paid a visit to Morning After in West End, which I'd heard about a fair few times but hadn't ventured out to because I usually avoid weekend brunch rush at pricey places. I had a day off and decided to have a wander around town. I brought a book to read, I put on extra sunscreen, and I set off for the day.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Twenty Three

My birthday has well and truly become birthday week, if not birthday fortnight. I spent the last couple of weeks with family and friends- got on a horse for the first time, turned 23, and had lots of quality time and food with family and friends.

My birthday cake this year was a gelato cake from Gelato Messina! I ordered the Juliette and it had strawberry gelato, vanilla semifreddo, strawberry sorbet and meringue. LOVE.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This is Home

Referring of course, to Singapore, my home turf. Each trip back to my birthplace is different because I've been visiting at 2-3 year intervals since we emigrated in 2003 and find I'm a slightly changed person each time I go back. This January I traveled to Singapore for 18 days with my sister and had a great time - shopped a little, ate some and spent a lot of time with beloved relatives by cramming so much into our days. Reconnecting with family is always the highlight (all of my extended family is still in Singapore) but this trip also had some quality attractions and memorable meals. Get a cup of tea, it's going to be a long scroll!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

February Favourites

Hellooo! Can you believe March has come, and autumn is here?! I can't! It's still really hot out but let's look past that. This post is all about the things I've been loving in our shortest month yet!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Heat Wave

I've neglected to fill my blog in on what's been happening since the end of 2016 - Brisbane is experiencing some extreme hot weather, I've gotten back into baking and calligraphy, I've caught up with a few lovely friends and have travelled 12,300 km to Singapore and back, and in doing so, rang in the lunar New Year many times over many meals. I rounded up recent photos and thought 'wow they're almost all photos of food' but hey what else is new?

Had breakfast at Cafe Brisbane with Daphne - the pancakes, fried eggs, bacon and coffee were a great combination to ring in returning to work for the new year.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Melbourne | Days 4, 5 & 6

Continuing on with my Melbourne travel diaries series, I'm smashing out the last leg of the trip, as Days 4, 5 and 6 were based in the Mornington Peninsula and we spent more time at fewer places. I loved how scenic it was and how cool and chilly the weather was - it was an amazing reprieve from Brisbane's 35-degree summer heat.