Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A MINI MECCA MAXIMA HAUL + L1 BEAUTY LOOP


So I have another mini haul for you guys, but its from Mecca Maxima! If you never heard of Mecca Maxima, it is basically a Sephora store and it has over 60 beauty brands. One of the perks why I love buying my make up products from Mecca Maxima is the Mecca Beauty loop. It is a little beauty box that you get four times a year, its where you receive deluxe beauty and make up samples. There are three levels of boxes which only depends on how much you spend within the mecca maxima store over the last 12 months. But first, I shall start off with the mini haul!


+ Stila - Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
I heard and read so many good reviews on this mascara, so I had to go and purchase one! I have to admit and say it would have to be one of my favourite mascaras. I wanted to try out a new mascara for a long time because I've been only using benefit mascaras for the longest time ever. So glad I did!

+ Origins - Clear Improvement Mask
I've been using this mask for over a year now and I absolutely love it, so I had to go and repurchase it again! Every time I get a pimple I quickly go and grab my mask and dap it on my pimple and the next day its gone! 

+ Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I also read and watch a lot of youtube videos on this make up setting spray and how it actually makes your makeup stay for a long time, so I thought I would try this product out. 

+ Kitsch - Hair Coils
This is would have to be my favourite hair product ever, I definitely recommend you guys to purchase hair coils! They do not give you headaches or leave any kinks in your hair!


In the August level one beauty loop box you receive; 

+ Too Faced, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua shade
+ Frank Body, Original Coffee Scrub
+ Dr. Dennis Gross, Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Packette
Nuface, Prep 'N' Glow

Have you ever heard or bought from Mecca Maxima before? 

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

LITTLE CLIVE | BRISBANE CAFE


Ok, I promise you that this is will be my last "cafe review" post on my blog for a while! During my university winter break, one of my goals was to visit as much cafes in Brisbane, which I can tick of my list. I probably went to 6 or 7 cafes in total, it was pretty cool trying new foods and discovering new places! Little Clive cafe is located on Little Clive street in Annerley, the cafe has an outdoor veranda setting which gives the cafe a 'chilled out' vibe with its recycled timber tables.  The veggie burger at the Little Clive cafe was super duper delicious, I definitely recommend ordering the burgers guys!!


I ordered a hot chocolate and the Pretty Patty burger, which was basically a veggie patty,  smashed avocado, lettuce and caramelized onions and a side of shoestring fries, which was super yummy. My sister ordered a hot chocolate as well and the PBJ Time Pancakes, layered with house jam, smooth peanut butter sauce, peanut brittle and floss, which was also very tasty. 


So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed reading my cafe review posts over the past few weeks. 

What are some of your favourite cafes to visit? 

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A MINI M●A●C HAUL


It's been a while since I bought any make up from MAC or Mecca Cosmetics and Sephora. MAC is still one of my all time favourite make up brands and when I heard that MAC was doing the National Lipstick day offer where you spend over $100 online you get a free lipstick, so I thought might as well buy a few small things that were on my Wishlist. 


I'm a massive fan of MAC's Mineralize Skin finish, I already have it in Soft & Gentle and Lightscapade and now in Gold Deposit. I use the mineralise skin finish nearly everyday so I wanted to try out another shade and hopefully one day I'll end up with the whole collection.


For the National lipstick day at MAC I got the free lipstick shade in Faux, which is my all time favourite lipstick shade. I also (finally) got my hands on the Extended Play Lash in Endlessly Black. I've heard so much about it and has you known by now that it is (supposedly) the best lower lash mascara. 


And Lastly I picked up the MAC Eye Khol in Fascinating shade, which is an all white eye liner. I wanted to change up my make up look a bit and I know it looks great with a winged eye liner and a bold lip too. I also received an complimentary sample, the MAC False Lashes Extreme Black mascara, looking forward to trying it! Hope you enjoyed reading this mini MAC haul! 

What is your favourite MAC product? 

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

MISS BLISS WHOLE FOODS KITCHEN | BRISBANE CAFE


What I really loved about the Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen cafe is that the cafe food is super duper healthy and has vegetarian and vegan options too. The dishes are unprocessed and refined-sugar and are also free from additives and artificial substances and they support both local and organic produce whenever possible. The cafe itself is a bright and airy space and at the counter you'll find a range of take away options such as have chia pots and seasonal salads. 


What I ordered at Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen cafe was the Caramel Spelt Hot Cake with date caramel, maca coconut yogurt, caramelised banana, goji granola, clove and ginger syrup. I definitely recommend ordering this dish if your super hungry! The dish itself was super yummy and I highly recommend this dish! My cousin ordered the Semolina and Quinoa Porridge with saffron poached pear, sour cherry jam, almond crumb and lemon balm, which I try and was pretty damn good! 


Next time I definitely want to try the the Charcoal Spelt Pizza with roasted mushroom and beetroot, grilled capsicum, eros pista and cashew cheese and also the Maple & Juniper Crispy Skin Salmon with smoked paprika bean puree, brown rice, roasted beetroot, charred broccolini, walnut pāte, paperboy salt & soft 'n' gooey egg! 

What are your favourite dishes to order at a cafe?

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST


I started travelling at the age of six years old, on my way to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia to visit the country where my parents and sister were born in. Ever since then my love for travelling started to grow. I've been very blessed over the years, because I got to experience all new cultures in many different cities and countries such as; France, England, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Untied Arab Emirates, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Travelling beats any big shopping trip or food coma, thats my opinion! So I wanted to share with you all my top 10 must see places that I want to visit soonish.

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
This has been my most desired country to go too over the past couple of years. Iceland looks so magical and beautiful (despite the coldness). Iceland is probably my most 'saved' images on my instagram and pinterest. 

2. Marrakech, Morocco 
Where towns are painted in thousands of shades of blue, souks filled with spices, beautiful mountain peaks and intricate patterned tiles, who hasn't dreamt of visiting Morocco?! 

3. Tokyo, Japan
Just imagine you have your very own Mario Go Cart, which in fact you can go, go carting for over  4 hours on actual Japan Streets and highways, wearing Yoshi or Mario costumes... umm YES PLEASE! You can in fact do this in Tokyo city! And who doesn't wanna see the beautiful cherry blossom trees?! 

4. Cape Town, South Africa
Known for its stunning views of the oceans and it's most famous mountain, Table Mountain. Within a few minutes you can either reach a beach or start a hike. 

5. Cairo, Egypt 
Who hasn't dreamt about seeing the Great Pyramids of Guiza and also riding camels in the desert?  

6. Santorini, Greece 
Ever since watching the movie 'Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants', I fell in love with Santorini Greece. It's a island know for its stunning views of the oceans and I reckon it's everything you'd imagine from all those Pinterest images you've have pinned to your 'wanderlust' or 'travel' boards! 

7. Edinburgh, Scotland
I can only imagine that one you reach Edinburgh you will begin hearing bagpipes and seeing kilt's everywhere and see so many historical old buildings and castles! 

8. Havana, Cuba
Recently I've fallen in love with Havana, Cuba. Cuba is a city that celebrates the arts and dances to the music of the streets. It's a city were you see classic American 1950's cars driving down the streets and beautiful colourful, historical buildings. 

9. Vancouver, Canada
This country is just known for it's spectacular hikes and beautiful bluey water lakes.  The landscape/nature in Canada is just incredible. 

10. Los Angeles/New York City, United States of America
New York City is practical a concrete jungle while Los Angeles is a laid back and relaxed city. 


There are other places I would love to visit to such as; Petra - Jordan, Amsterdam, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Maldives and Bora Bora.

What is on your travel bucket list? 

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

ST COCO | BRISBANE CAFE


The past week I went to another cafe, St Coco cafe and it's specialty is in coffee and the all day breakfast. This would have to be the most vegan and vegetarian friendly cafe that I've been to so far and is one of my favourite cafes to go too. The cafe offers fresh pastries, raw treats and gluten free options, which makes this cafe a really popular place to go too. 


At the St Coco cafe, I ordered the Breaky Burger which is a toasted brioche bun, fried egg, avocado, melted cheese, house made hash brown and smokey BBQ sauce. The yummiest breaky burger I have ever had! My cousin ordered the Avo Toast, so thick cut toasted sourdough rye, avocado wedges, scrambled or poached with bush tomato chutney. We also ordered the 'HOT BAE'  (vegan) Oreo crush, so it's a almond milk vegan white hot chocolate, whipped Oreo coconut cream, vegan chocolate sauce, coconut cream and crushed Oreo.


I recommend going to this cafe for breakfast and they also do a really good lunch menu as well! 

Would you ever try a vegan hot chocolate? 

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS


I wanted to take a break from reviewing cafes and wanted to share with all of you lovely people a quick and easy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins, which are super healthy (yay). I found this recipe on instagram @goodful, which is a account that promotes easy and healthy recipes. This recipe doesn't have any SUGAR and are so filing and slightly sweet (thanks to the honey).


PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 18 MINUTES | DIFFICULTY: EASY 

 I N G R E D I E N T S
+ 1 cup whole wheat flour
+ 1 cup rolled oas
+ 1 teaspoon baking powder
+ 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
+ Salt, a pinch
+ 2 medium bananas
½ cup natural peanut butter
+ ¼ cup honey
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
+ ¼ cup almond milk
+ 1 egg
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

P E A N U T   B U T T E R   H O N E Y   D R I Z Z L E
+ 3 tablespoon peanut butter 
+ 1 tablespoon honey
+ ¼ cup almond milk 
+ Crushed peanuts 

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

STEP THREE: In another bowl, mash bananas then add peanut butter, honey Greek yogurt, almond milk, egg and vanilla extract.

STEP FOUR: Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. 

STEP FIVE: Line the muffin tin with liners and evenly pour mixture into the cups.

STEP SIX: Bake for 18 minutes.

STEP SEVEN: For the peanut butter drizzle, combine peanut butter, honey and almond milk.

STEP EIGHT: Top muffins with peanut butter drizzle and crushed peanuts (optional).

STEP NINE: Enjoy! 


Do you have any healthy recipes that you like to bake at home? 

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Monday, 26 June 2017

PIGGYBACK CAFE | JINDALEE


Last week I went and visit yet another cafe (don't worry plenty of more cafes blog posts coming soon). Piggyback cafe is located in an ordinary stretch of shops in Jindalee. Piggyback Cafe is the 'Home of Unicorn Parties' and 'Masters of rainbow coffees', in other words famous for its unicorn hot chocolate and rainbow coffees. My Cousin and I ordered the Smashed Avocado, which was really delicious and I ordered the Unicorn Hot Chocolate which was super duper yummy, topped with colourful sprinkles and marshmallows. 


Have you ever seen or drank a rainbow coffee before? 

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

THE SMUG FIG | BRISBANE CAFE


This morning my cousins and I decided to go out for brunch since were on holidays now and the perfect place to have a yummy all day brunch is at the Smug Fig cafe in East Brisbane. The Smug Fig cafe shares a roof with a Clothing Store, a Florist and Antiques store and a Cottage Garden Nursery. Outside of the cafe is a bright blue shipping container (a coffee nook) which caters for takeaways and the inside of the cafe is really spacious with high ceilings, wooden decks and a play area just for kids!  The cafe is surrounded by awesome wall art and beautiful plant terrariums which create a very relaxed environment for brunching with friends, families and couples. 


The Smug Fig cafe would have to be my favourite cafe in Brisbane, the food is just so good and this morning I ordered the Smashed Avo which comes with; crushed avocado, charcoal sourdough, citrus labneh, almonds, pumpkin and sesames seeds and I added a extra side - smoked salmon. I recommend coming to this cafe during the week days then the weekends, because on sundays its gets pretty packed! 


Since I'm on holidays, I will be blogging a lot more on food cafes, so stay tuned!

What is your favourite cafe to go for brunch? 

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

EVE LOM ● THE RADIANT RITUAL | SKINCARE REVIEW


I have never heard of the brand Eve Lom until I received the Eve Lom - The Radiant Ritual package for my birthday a month ago. For a while I was looking for a new moisturizer and a cleanser, because I wanted a change and I was kind of over my everyday The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer cream.  When it comes to getting a new moisturizer  I don't even know where to start, because I'm always worried that a new moisturizer cream will give me a rash or the next day I will wake up with so many pimples on my face. There are so many brands out there, where do you even start, do you go for a drugstore moisturizer cream or a very high end one? That was my dilemma, but I'm glad I received this cute high end Eve Lom package, let me tell you, its actually really good. 


In the EVE LOM - The Radiant Ritual package you receive:

+ The iconic Cleanser 
+ Full sized Muslin Cloth
+ Kiss Mix
+ Brightening Cream
+ Rescue Mask  

The best selling and iconic cleanser by Eve Lom is described by Vogue Uk as "probably the best cleanser in the world" which goes great with the full sized muslin cloth. The cleanser and the muslin cloth paired together, removes dead skin cells and promotes regeneration of new cells which leave your skin feeling smoother and softer. The kiss mix keeps the lips moisturised and protected during the summer and winds in the winter, super great for sore and chapped lips. The brightening cream is a intense gel cream to reverse the look of pigmentation and also to brighten up the complexion. The Rescue mask is great for congested skin and helps to boost the complexion and leaves the skin looking completely healthy and radiant.  


I could honestly say that the Eve Lom cleanser and brighting cream would have to be my favourites from the the radiant ritual package! It honestly makes your complexion feel way softer and smoother and it also brighten my skin. I am glad that I've found myself a new moisturiser and cleanser and also a new mask too! 

Have you ever tried any products from EVE LOM?

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

FATHER JOHN | MELBOURNE CAFE


On our last morning in Melbourne, the girls and I visited a quirky cafe called; Father John, very interesting name right? The food at Father John cafe was really yummy and inside the cafe had a really cool neon sign of "Stay Curious". What I really liked about this cafe is that they were vegetarian friendly and also had vegan food options too. We arrived at the cafe around 9:30AM and it was really busy, despite the cold (7 degrees) we all enjoyed drinking our hot chocolates and coffees too warm us before heading off to do some last minute shopping and then heading off to the airport. 


At the cafe I ordered a cheese and tomato croissant (so yummy) and yet so basic (wasn't feeling too adventurous). Some of the other girls ordered smashed avocado on toast with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes which looked so good! 


What are your favourite cafes to eat at? 

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Monday, 29 May 2017

KKW X KYLIE COSMETICS | CRÈME LIQUID LIPSTICKS


When I first saw the promotional photos for the creme liquid lipsticks I completely fell in love with them. The limited edition collection contains Kim Kardashian West's four signature nude lip shades with a glossy creme finish. My first impression was the packaging was gorgeous and the collection box had bit of a velvety and sturdy feel too it. I'm currently in love with anything that has a blush/pastel pink, so the colour chosen for the collection box was just gorgeous! The collection features 4 neutral creme liquid lipsticks, which are all named after Kim Kardashian West nicknames. 
From left to right;
Kimberly – a “true nude
Kim – a “peachy nude
Kiki – a “pinky nude
Kimmie – a “deep nude

I first applied Kiki, which is the pinky nude shade (i'm always gravitating towards these shades). The shade is really gorgeous and you can definitely see the subtle difference between the shades. This new formula doesn't have any scent so if you are usually put off by the really sweet scent of the Kylie Cosmetics products, you won't have to worry about these creme liquid lipsticks! 


Have you tired the KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection?

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