September 23, 2014

Landed in Jakarta, Indonesia!

I've landed in my homeland! Well, my mother's homeland...

My mother and I are travelling around Indonesia for the next two weeks. She's always wanted to show me her roots and where she came from, and I've always wanted to learn about her life before moving to Sydney, so since it's my uni break, it's a perfect opportunity to do so! 

We landed in Jakarta on Saturday morning and have been doing heaps of sightseeing. We visited my mother's old high school, and even managed to track down her old house! She's told me so many stories about her childhood in that home and it was crazy to physically be standing in front of it. Amazing to see how far she's come as well.. what a journey!

After Jakarta, we're flying to Medan - the city where she was born. Here, we'll track down her old primary school and the home where she was born and raised for the first 15 years of her life. Another amazing experience.. really looking forward to seeing her birthplace.

Then after Medan, we're flying to Bali to spend the last days of our holiday relaxing by the beach and drinking Bintang... like typical tourists haha.. Bali is really just to end the holiday on a fun note and have a few days to unwind.

Apologies in advance for the lack of posts in the next two weeks - who knows when I can get WIFI that's actually fast enough to blog! haha.. but I'll try my best :)

Hope you're all having a great start to the week!

September 15, 2014

1 piece, 3 ways: the button-up shirt

I've been a little obsessed with button-up shirts lately. Long sleeves, collars, pinstripes, or even a soft checkered print - I love them all. Although they've always been a timeless and era-proof essential (especially for your work wardrobe), button-ups have become quite popular out of the office as well. I love how versatile these shirts are - pair it with tailored pants or a pencil skirt for a day in the office, or change it up on the weekend with some boyfriend jeans and sneakers. It's all about the effortless vibe, and these button-up shirts are king for making you look polished and put-together, no matter the occasion.

The team over at Hawes & Curtis know all too well about the perfect fit for a button-up shirt. They have a wide range of women's office and fashion shirts in every possible colour and pattern, and with a true British style that's sleek and smart. They also offer free shipping and free returns for Australia! What's not to love about that? ;)

September 08, 2014

Clear skin essentials

Hey guys, hope you all had a great weekend :) These days just seem to fly by! Another Monday has gone, and work keeps piling up... I've been super busy the past week preparing for mid semester uni exams, so apologies for not posting regularly :(

Can you believe it's SPRING already?! I'm so excited for the weather to start warming up, I've had enough of this cold wind and heavy rainfall everyday! Looking forward to sunnier days ahead :)

Today I have some amazing beauty products to show you guys! As you probably already know, I'm not a huge fan of make-up and I love to keep my skin as natural as possible. I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting products to keep my skin looking clear and fresh, while still being gentle. I've found three products recently, which have worked wonders for my skin:
1. Dermalogica Clear Start - Pore Control Scrub
2. Dermalogica Clear Start - Overnight Treatment
3. Kosmea - Facial Cleansing Wipes