TRAVEL // Melbourne, Australia Pt. 2

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

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Here is the final post on my trip to Australia. I love doing these posts because it gives me an excuse to finally go through my photos and look at how much I saw and did. I'd like to say I saw everything I wanted to this time round but spending time with family was a priority. However, I did get to see lots of exciting things and beautiful places - not that it's hard in Australia!

FASHION // The ASOS wishlist

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

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Who doesn't love spending an afternoon trawling through the ASOS website looking for beauty to add to their wardrobe. I have been trying my hardest not to but sitting at home (alone and singing Tay Tay) on Valentine's Day led me have a cheeky peek. Why oh why did I do that?

TRAVEL // Maru Koala and Animal Park, Victoria, Australia

Sunday, 14 February 2016

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Here is my second to last post from my trip to Australia. Considering it was only 3 or so weeks long, I'm impressed I managed to get it to this many posts. Anyway, after my three day drive from Adelaide to Melbourne, I spent New Years will family. Drinking champagne, BBQ food and spending time on the beach was all that happened but that's all you need right? 

On this trip, I decided the one thing I wanted to do was meet a koala. I held one when I went to Brisbane about 14 years ago but it had been a while and who can resist their little faces? Considering that it is not legal to hold koalas in Victoria (it stresses them out) I had to go on one hell of a search to find somewhere who would even let me get a photo with one. However, the Maru Koala and Animal Park was just 2 or so hours away and fit the bill entirely. 

BEAUTY // The Benefit Brow Bar

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Following my vow to take part in more exercise, take more time for myself and make healthier choices I decided that something had to be done about my brows. Sure, eyebrows don't exactly fit into the whole 'healthier lifestyle' thing I've got going on but, if you take into account I was moaning about my eyebrows between 1-5 times a day, you could say that getting them done is a bit of stress release and therefore contributing towards a healthier lifestyle. Okay, that's what I'm telling myself to warrant getting them done on a complete impulse.

Story aside, about a month ago I took the plunge and got my eyebrows done by one of the girls at my local Benefit counter. There are plenty of places which offer much cheaper services (I paid £12.95 for just a brow wax) but for someone whose dream was to have a brow arch, Benefit do put on a good show. Their website promises to make even the most untamed brows perfectly flawless and I cannot say no to good advertising.

TRAVEL // The Great Ocean Road, Australia

Saturday, 6 February 2016

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In the next instalment of my travel diary across Australia comes my drive down the Great Ocean road. We picked up a bright yellow hire car and drove all the way from Adelaide to Melbourne to see as many beaches as we could on the way. First up we stopped for a night in Kingston, one of the smallest little towns I have ever come across. It had a couple of pubs, a couple of small supermarkets and few small shops and that's it! From there, we stopped off in Robe before making it over to Mount Gambier as our final stop before reaching Melbs. It was a bit of a long trek, but really worth it - honest!

LIFESTYLE // What I got for Christmas

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

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Okay, I get it - this is a little late. Between these Australia posts, trying to welcome 2016, trying to exercise and a 4 week late family Christmas...well my timing has hardly been impeccable lately. Anyway, just in case anyone is interested, I thought I'd do a little post showing off the little bits and pieces I got for Christmas this year. I'm really nosy and like seeing everyone else's so why not post my own?