Mane routine

IMG_8350You know a product’s good when you can’t wait to use it again. I try to wash my hair every 2-3 days but I’m so loving my current shampoo/conditioner that it’s tempting me to break that cycle (but I won’t, don’t worry – shouldn’t strip my hair of its natural oils!).

I’m currently using TIGI’s S-factor True Lasting Colour range and I still have some product left after two months of use which is surprising considering they’re only 250mL. But again, I only use the products 3-4 times a week.

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Linen love

IMG_8497Uniqlo linen shirt (c/o Uniqlo), Rag & Bone skirt, Mansur Gavriel bag, Daniel Wellington watch, ring from Glebe Markets, APC shoes

There’s nothing quite like the feel of linen. A kind of down-to-earth, casual nonchalance. It’s easy, it’s breezy and it can be layered on in winter or worn as a light layer in summer. I love that it crinkles. Embrace the wrinkles – like the French. Continue reading

Fake tanning for the first time

IMG_8346I’ve always been intrigued by fake tan but, at the same time, also quite afraid of it. What if it goes wrong? What if I go orange, streaky, patchy? I’ve read some horror stories that’s for sure.

Because I’m naturally quite dark, I never thought of fake tan as a product for me. I was content. I didn’t think it’d make much of a difference. I didn’t think my skin could get any darker. And then I travelled to Europe and came home with that holiday glow; bronzed and fabulous. I wanted to prolong that tan for as long as possible, but I just didn’t trust myself with the vast range of bronzing mousses, gels and creams on offer.

So when I got the opportunity to interrogate ask Jennifer Hawkins a few questions about her range, Jbronze, and tanning in general, I was stoked – maybe I won’t look like an Oompa Loompa.

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New York City Eats

IMG_7343IMG_7309 IMG_7394And here it is – finally! A post dedicated entirely to what I ate during my time in New York City. Em and I ate and drank at about 60 different places in four weeks. I kept a detailed list on my phone to make sure this was documented accurately because, you know, food is life.

Before flying out we had a Google Doc with about two pages dedicated to cafes, restaurants and bars to check out – most of them recommended by friends and the Internet. Of course every now and then we’d stray off course and turn to trusty Google Maps (“a good Italian place with 4 stars or more within walking distance”) or Instagram (#nyceats).

I don’t know how to accurately compare food in NYC to food in Sydney because we did edit our list quite well but overall, food in New York = bigger portions (oh my god), generally more bad for you, more experimental. Continue reading