Music

My favourite gigs of 2015

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Concerts at the Sydney Opera House are always special and this one even more so – before TV on the Radio went on stage, they did a fan Q&A out in the foyer where we could just have a general chat with them and they are the most down to earth, funny, most easy going guys ever. Seeing them live surpassed all my expectations, I don’t even have words for how good they were, the whole night just validated why they have been one of my favourite bands for over 10 years. AMAZING.

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Style

Self Portrait

The thing with dresses is I’ve never been drawn to overly feminine silhouettes and it’s really f’ing hard to find something a little more formal that doesn’t resemble your typical bridesmaid dress. I like clothes to have an edge and Self Portrait do this PERFECTLY. The designs are inspired by street style, contrasting hard and soft silhouettes in experimental fabrics with unexpected textures. Long story short, they look like works of art.

Myer has started stocking Self Portrait and when I saw some of the dresses in the CBD store a couple of weeks ago, they stopped me dead in my tracks, gaaah! I don’t think I have ever seen anything so beautiful in my life. The best part is for super high quality, unique pieces – they are actually accessible and don’t come with a totally insane price tag (most are around the AUD$500 mark). WIN.

Here are a few more from the current collection that I am totally in love with…

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Life, Sydney

Life Lately

When you have a pretty intense full time job and a love/hate relationship with Netflix, blogging on the regular tends to fall by the wayside. Nevertheless, I’m determined to keep afloat with it as I enjoy having this little space on the internet, even if it’s sometimes neglected. Here are a few things I have been enjoying lately.

  1. The ultimate Bao Buns from the Night Noodle Market, crispy tofu and pork belly heaven
  2. Two Body Shop products I picked up recently, their Hawaiian Kukui Body Cream and Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil are both amazing
  3. Neighbourhood walks
  4. Acai bowl from Sadhana Kitchen, so good having a raw cafe in my hood
  5. A crisp rosé = current drink of choice for Friday work lunches
  6. After a shipping mix up, my Urban Outfitters woven wall hanging finally arrived in all it’s fluffy glory <3
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Beauty

5 Summer Products I Love

After a pretty miserable winter in here in Sydney, the weather is finally starting to warm up again, so I have dusted off a few summer products to put back into rotation. Here are five favourites…

  1. La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF50
    My favourite sunscreen because it has an easy spray on application, is light and non greasy while having a super high SPF. Win.
  2. St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
    One thing I have learnt while living in Australia is the Aussie sun is HARSH. Way too many sunburns later, I now rely on some colour to the skin the faux tan way. This stuff is super easy to use and leaves a nice, natural looking bronze glow to the skin.
  3. Moroccanoil (25ml bottle)
    Humidity wreaks absolute havoc on my hair, so I keep a small, handbag size bottle of Moroccanoil on me at all times. The tiniest amount sorts the frizz out in no time.
  4. Soap & Glory – The Scrub of Your Life
    This body scrub does a great job at buffing dry winter skin into a smoother, less scaley state.
  5. Bump Eraiser Medi Paste
    Ain’t nobody got time for shaving/waxing ingrowns. This stuff does the job, total summer necessity.