Canberra accounts to follow on the #gram

With the ACT in lockdown for at least another month we’re all spending a lot more time on social media, scrolling our feeds looking for the latest banana bread recipe to bake, or some fitspo to help us get motivated for that morning workout. Or is that just me? There’s a few local accounts that I love seeing in my feed. Whether it be a lady boss killing it on the small business scene, or a creative who’s destined for the world stage. Here’s my pic of some of the local instagram accounts you should be following, to keep connected…

Product Review: Oil Garden Dog Friendly Essential Oils

I think I might be on the essential oils bandwagon. Archie and I were lucky enough to receive a gifted package from Oil Garden. Inside was a diffuser, a couple of bottles of essential oils, a spritzing bottle and a roll on. One of my best friends Lauren has been on the essential oils bandwagon for years. She bought me my first diffuser, which I have to admit (sorry Loz pal) hasn’t been used that much up until this year. All of the Essential Oils we were gifted are dog friendly. A welcome bonus considering Archie spends just as much…

Product Review: Vamp Pink Clay Mask

There’s nothing quite like having a Sunday night pamper session in the comfort of your home. Having the diffuser going, candle’s lit and a hot bath drawn. I love to pop on a face mask as well, to make my skin feel extra fresh for the week ahead, while helping it to recover from the week that’s been, or if there’s been an event over the weekend that I had a full face of makeup on for for a long period of time. That’s where Vamp’d Pink Clay mask comes in. It’s a jar of dreamy pink powder that you…

Who you should be following on the #gram

Heya pals, It’s been a little while since I touched base and told you what Instagram accounts I’ve followed to spice up my feed. Every morning after my alarm goes off I make a cup of tea, check my emails and scroll through the gram. I’m very conscious of which accounts I’m following and the messages I’m consuming. If there’s an account which is making me feel less than fabulous about my body or current spot in life I unfollow. I think it’s an important habit to get into, especially when it’s so easy to get bogged down in everything…

Product Review: Vamp’d Hyaluronic Acid Serum

If you’re like me and follow a tonne of skin care junkies on social media, you would’ve heard of hyaluronic acid. It’s the latest wonder ingredient to hit the shelves. Hyaluronic Acid helps keep skin refreshed and encourages cell renewal. It’s most known for helping the skin to retain water, and reduce signs of ageing. As we get older it gets harder for our skin to retain water, and hyaluronic acid is supposed to rehydrate skin, making it appear plump and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve been trialling the Vamp’d Hyaluronic Acid Serum for over a…

Q & A with Stylist Jane Mow

As I’m writing up this article I’m sitting on my bed, next to my chubby corgi, wearing a rugby jersey and track pants, and my oily hair wrapped up in a top knot. The total opposite of what one may consider stylish. Jane Mow, on the other end of the scale, is ALWAYS stylish. Not surprising given her job title as a personal stylist and wardrobe editor. I drool over her outfits regularly on Instagram, and save pictures of her latest up-market fashion finds. She’s got a knack for mixing classic pieces with the latest trends, and is the queen…

Makeup Tips for Girls with Glasses

I’ve recently started wearing glasses at work again. I wore glasses when I was in high school, but I only wore a bit of face powder and mascara so makeup was never an issue when I had them on. Since wearing my frames in the workplace I’ve made a few little adjustments to how I apply my makeup… Keep foundation and face coverage minimal The more makeup you have on you face, the more chance there is of it smudging or moving around beneath your frames. I wear a tinted BB cream as my daily wear, with a sturdy Maybelline…

Essentials every girl needs in her Wardrobe

My parents used to worry about my shopping habits when I was younger. On weekends I would work at our family’s cafe, and during the week I’d spend my afternoons after school perusing through the local clothing stores, second hand shops and vintage boutiques, spending my well-earned cash. I’ve just always loved to shop. Although this often proved an expensive habit, I think it’s taught me the value of building a wardrobe over time with pieces that will never go out of style. Your closet should be a collection of all your favourite things. It should be made up of…

Product Review: Pure Haircare Shampoo and Conditioner

I love finding a great Aussie product. This time, it’s the Pure Uplift Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Ever since I was 12, and discovered the wonders of hairspray, combs and volume powder, I’ve been plumping up my hair. My sisters can attest to this, I’d even wake up an hour earlier on school days just to make sure my hair was done just right. This meant having a sleek, shiny and voluminous ponytail completed with a bright blue bow to match my school uniform which I would iron the night before. Yes, I did just admit to ironing the ribbons…

Power Suits

The punchy power suit has made a contemporary comeback, the bold and brave red carpet favourite is having another moment in the spotlight. I personally think it’s a timeless piece of clothing that every woman should have in their wardrobe arsenal. Whenever I don my power suit I feel confident, comfortable and ready to take on the day. The options for a well fitting suit are endless. Pair it with a crisp white shirt for the office, wear the jacket with jeans and sneakers to imitate the latest trends on the gram, or don a t-shirt with suit pants for…