Thursday, 30 October 2014

FUSION.MAIA.

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Fusion Maia. Land of all inclusive spa treatments (fo realz), pool villas, breathtaking beaches
and delicious breakfasts.

One of the most incredible places we stayed in Vietnam, Fusion Maia is located in DaNang on
the east coast, just a moped ride away from my favourite place we visited, Hoi An. Although
whilst staying here, Hoi An was a distant memory and all I was worried about was what spa 
treatment to book-in next or where I should go swimming- our villa, the main pool, the spa
waterfall or the sea itself? Hard decisions.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

MOROCCAN.LOCKS.

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Living by the beach is great, but for my easily frizzy and frazzled hair it can be a little tough. 
Being in the sun and swimming in salty water dries it out and I can notice the difference to 
when I lived in rainy old London (love you).

I've been using these products from Moroccan Oil for the past few weeks and the  
Weightless Hydrating Mask and Treatment Oil have become my staples to giving my 
locks that extra moisture without weighing it down, quite a feat on my fine hair.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

LONG.BLACK.DRESS.

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Dress, & Other Stories

I bought this dress just before we left London. I needed a all-occasion (black, loose hanging) look
and I loved the thin 90s inspired straps on this, and the fact it had pockets. It quickly became my
go to choice for dinner, as it the loose fit was great for hot Asian countries, the length kept my
legs from being eaten by mosquitoes and the colour was evening wear appropriate.

We took these shots just before another incredible dinner at Villa Sungai. We always started
with some lychee martinis by the pool (when in Rome) accompanied by the most
mouth-watering canapes you can imagine. Clearly I've already had a martini or two in the
last photo of me.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

WELCOME.HOME.

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During our travels, the one thing I missed most was being able to have a 'home'. A place
where I could unpack my bags, have my own bed and decorate.

We found a beautiful place not far from the beach (all white walls and wooden flooring) and
I couldn't be happier here. We did the obligatory IKEA run but also we've been finding things
on the street. Here in Sydney people throw out the most amazing stuff! I've found chests of
drawers, an armchair, a huge beanbag and even some body boards and fishing rods...!

I'm planning to shoot more here, and continue my 'blogging' as I did in London, with beauty
and outfits posts, and also continue my videos.  But of course there will also be more of my
travels (all the photos have almost crashed my computer) scattered throughout.


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Sunday, 19 October 2014

WHITE.SAND.WHITE.LACE.

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When a beach is this beautiful and the sun is shining at golden hour, the only thing to do is put
 on a dress and roll in the sand.


I've been meaning to post this for so long. It was the result of Josh and I realising how beautiful
the light was, me throwing on the one thing I hadn't worn from my suitcase, and heading to the
beach (a whole 20 metres away from our villa at Fusion Maia). The scenery around Da Nang
is incredible, with that mountain in the background looking particularly fake backdrop-like.


Dress Urban Outfitters, similar here, here and here. 
Lipstick Ronnie Red by MAC



Saturday, 11 October 2014

DIVE.IN.

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photos taken at Villa Sungai, Bali

Diving in at the deep end. 
A sensation I'm familiar with since arriving in Sydney, both metaphorically and physically. 
Putting myself out there in terms of work and making new friends, and then literally diving 
into the sea to clear my head. 

It's now been a month since we arrived, and we've found a flat, made a couple friends, found some 
form of work, but there's still a way to go on making this feel like 'home'. I haven't gotten into 
a routine of any sort yet, which for me is important. I like having order to my days and at the 
moment every day is different, which whilst being fun can also be stressful and adds pressure.

New experiences have that effect: they make you feel alive by giving you new emotions
and perspectives, yet sometimes those emotions can all become too much. Only for a little
while though; then you realise how lucky you are to be in that situation. That's what I try to
do anyway. Long story short: it's all good but sometimes I'm missing home.

I'll just keep diving in and seeing where it takes me.

Monday, 6 October 2014

BASIC.BASE.

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I've always been a big fan of skincare, and having worked in the beauty industry for the past
two years has in no way slowed my obsession down. I like make up, but I've always believed
if you've got good skin then make-up is less important. However, my one true love in makeup
 is foundation.

It has the potential to bring you that perfect skin look even if your tired, hungover, unwell...
You name it. It perks you up by making your skin look flawless (if you choose a good one),
and there's nothing worse than expecting to feel great and then using a foundation that does
more bad than good. So I've rounded up my favourite skin enhancers for you, in order of
lightweight to thick:

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
byTerry Terrybly Densiliss
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat 
Estee Lauder Double Wear
La Mer Treatment Fluid Foundation


Saturday, 4 October 2014

SUR.LE.BALCON.

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Dress Zara, Slides Nike

Sunset at W Hotel Bali.
The view from our suite was incredible, and perfect for timing when we would pop down to 
the bar to have a cocktail and watch the sun set.

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