Eating oats for breakfast has been my favourite thing – verging on a year now. I don’t have to tell you how easy it is, but the reason I love it is that the possibilities are endless. You can use whatever’s lying around and still have a healthy, yummy breakfast that’s quick and easy. Even though my passion for oats and finding really cool new recipes can span oceans – I became content on eating it the same way every morning. This was true until I found this lovely recipe by Deliciously Ella. Has anyone ever heard of baked oats before? I certainly haven’t –Read More →

As a follow up to my previous post: Personalised gifts: Embroidery here I have a DIY version – just in time for the festive season. One of my dearest friends had the lovely idea of making personalised t-shirts for each of her family members for Christmas. When I finally saw the end result I was stunned at how cute and well crafted her designs were. The great thing is that it’s a lot easier than you expect and very inexpensive. She picked up plain white t shirts for a very good price and sowed on her designs with black thread and a needle. It’s thatRead More →

Lately I’ve been on a mission. I’ve been trying to find ‘health’ brownies that are actually easy to make and that don’t taste half bad. This recipe has definitely been a life saver. One of my friends even went as far as to declare them her favourite brownie – that’s a pretty big deal. A hardcore chocolate cake and brownie lover also, surprisingly, developed a liking for them. That must be the ultimate achievement. When you know – you know.  These brownies are no fuss and don’t even require mixing equipment. You can make them with ingredients you probably have lying around and what’s reallyRead More →

I know. I know. Not another weight loss article. Before you get discouraged and munch at that bag of chips you hold so dearly to your heart and declare war on all things healthy – hear me out. My weight loss journey is, for the lack of another word, a strange one. I’ve always tried to live a healthy lifestyle but never really saw results until I suddenly (and unintentionally) lost 7kgs. You must be wondering why I specifically used ‘unintentionally’ – because that can’t be healthy. Not to worry, it wasn’t the result of starvation or other harmful tactics that are frowned upon. ItRead More →

Substance What do you value in your life? Is the first thing that comes to mind materialist objects? Or is it the things you can’t put words to – that’s intangible yet has value beyond measure? Something that we all seek, if we’d have to narrow it down, is love. Acceptance. This can come in many forms and yet can all satisfy the same need.     Experience This year has been filled with eyeopening experiences – especially of diversity. Pursuing a tertiary education launched that initial shock and excitement of new social endeavours. An exposure to people with differing cultures, personalities, behaviours and viewpoints.Read More →

Desired Result Glowy, youthful, blemishless skin. That’s the goal, right? I don’t know about you but I’ve always wondered how makeup artists make runway model’s skin look so amazing – like they’re not even wearing foundation. Surely, that’s when you know you’ve done it right. Glossier Recently, the ‘my skin but better’ foundation look has been getting a lot of attention. For this look exactly, most beauty influencers have been using Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint. It’s a very sheer coverage liquid foundation that doesn’t intend to cover. It evens your complexion slightly while also reducing redness to some extent. It’s a glowly skin-like formula thatRead More →

Great expectations Finding something unexpectedly that you end up falling in love with is a great feeling. It always makes me feel chuffed with myself for actually buying into something I’m maybe not too certain about. This month’s pleasing purchase was something completely unique: ribbon laces. Search & Find I was helping out my friend’s little sister with finding some shoes and pants last month. We finished picking out the shoes she wanted at Cotton-on and was heading to the till when I saw ribbon shoelaces. Another one of my friends often wore ribbons with her sneakers when her laces were worn-out or over-stretched –Read More →

Voluminous hair. Doesn’t that sound like the dream? I’ve always struggled to maintain volume in my hair. Unfortunately, straight fine hair is the epitome of flatness in the world of hair. Not to worry, this all changed recently when I discovered L’Oreal Paris’s Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner – specifically the creme version. Que The Music Before I get into the juicy details: let me dish a bit on my hair journey. I’ve always prefered having lengthy locks over a shortish bob cut. However, this wasn’t always practical when it comes to volume. The longer my hair got the more weight it had andRead More →

I’ve always been one that enjoys making gifts personal. Regardless of who it’s for or for what occasion. Recently I discovered a decently easy yet completely customisable way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s nothing new or mindblowing but embroidery has been all the rage these days (more so than usual). You can elevate a plain pair of socks to a piece of trendware with a single addition of embroidery. Individuals stand in queues for customised embroidered jeans at designer events – which are embellished on the spot. It instantly increases the worth, appeal and sentimentality of an item. The fact that almost anything in any colourRead More →

Ever heard of that saying: “sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all”? I’ve recently found this to be true. Although that statement is pretty profound my experience wasn’t as breathtaking. I mean how substantial can a shopping experience be? Nevertheless, it had me thinking. I recently was looking for pants that are appropriate for winter. To my dismay, my dedication to the distressed denim trend hasn’t been too rewarding in the change of seasons. I got to Menlyn with a plan and a certain outcome in mind but then left without buying what I intended too – ironic I know.Read More →