Wednesday, 22 March 2017

MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE PERFUMES


Hello there, my beauties! Sorry for not posting in the past couple of weeks. Ever since I've started university again, my life is pretty busy. Kinda missing the holidays, but only 8 more weeks left until winter break! It's that time of year again, when I share with you some of my favourite fragrances. Today, I am very excited to share with you my top five favourite perfumes. I hope you enjoy!


1. COCO CHANEL - MADEMOISELLE 
Chanel is a brand that I've admired and loved for a long time. The smell of this perfume is so vibrant, sparking scent with a transparent heart and a delicate floral bouquet of rose and Jasmine. The packaging of this perfume is super cute too. 

2. GIORGIO ARMANI - SI
Si was one of my most worn fragrances in 2016 and is my favourite perfume of all time. The scent combines notes of creamy vanilla and fresh blackcurrant leaves. It so luxurious, elegant and feminine. 

3. COACH - COACH EAU DE PARFUM
Is one of my most recent purchases and its already one of my favourites. The scent has a sparking raspberry which gives way to creamy Turkish roses and has a sensual suede musk base note. Love spraying this perfume before I head off to uni! 


4. MARC JACOBS - DECADENCE 
The best looking bottle ever. A perfume shaped like a handbag? I'm sold! The smell of this perfume is absolutely hypnotising! This is a mysterious, seductive scent which has balsamic amber and dark fruits, with hints of caramel and honey drops. 

5. CALVIN KLEIN - CK2 PERFUME
A unisex perfume? Yes please! The bottle of this perfume is quite quirky and fun. I love men's perfumes - I kinda think they have a waaaay better scents than women. For Calvin Klein to bring out a unisex scent - I was already sold. The scent is a very urban woody - fresh scent.


Leave a comment and let me know what are your favourite perfumes! 

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

MAY AVENUE SHOP | MY ONLINE BUSINESS


HAPPY MARCH EVERYONE!

Who remembers in the beginning of the year in my blogpost "too faced cocoa contour kit | review", where one of my goals was to launch a thing or two? WELL I HAVE ACHIEVED THAT GOAL! It has been exactly a month of launching my very own small business - MAY AVENUE SHOP!

Established in 2017, May Avenue Shop offers a variety of Prints, Greeting Cards and a 12 page calendar featuring beautiful photographs captured from Around the World. With my love for travel and art, I decided to turn my dream into a business. 


The 12 page calendar featuring beautiful photographs captured from Around the World are taken all by me and designed by me also! Super happy how they all turned out. All of the prints and greeting cards are also designed and made by me. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE TOO!

I am also excited to be apart of the Brisbane Planner Markets that is happening next week - my first ever appearance! So if you live in Brisbane come and stop by. Here are some details of the Brisbane Planner Markets.

+ D E T A I L S 

When: Sunday, 12th March 2017 

Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Where: 86 Green Terrace, Windsor QLD 4030 (Brisbane Table Tennis Centre)

Who: 55 of your favourite Etsy/ Planner related shops, selling stickers, washi tape, inserts, notebooks, dashboards, dividers, planners, planner punches, pens, tassels, stamps, ink pads, paper pads, planner charms, bookmarks, embellishments and so much more!

Cost: FREE ENTRY

+ G O O D I E  B A G S

On the day, the first 200 people to walk through the entrance will receive a bag full of coupon codes, discounts and vouchers (e.g. $5 off) to use at the various stalls!



Here are some tips: The calendar and prints fit perfectly in kikki.k large planners and would even look great on your desk, on the wall of your office and even on your fridge!

Check out my online store: www.mayavenueshop.com and also follow May Avenue Shop on instagram: @mayavenueshop and go like on Facebook: Facebook.com/mayavenueshop for glimpses of new releases, discount codes and even behind-the-scences! 



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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO & SEE IN GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA


Gold Coast is very famous for its long sandy beaches, theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet 'n'  Wild etc and its surfing sports. Gold Coast is not only known for the long sandy beaches but in the inland, there are many hiking trails especially at Springbrook National Park, where you see rare birds and rainforests. 

I am very fortunate to live only 35 minutes away from the Gold Coast! I'm usually at the coast once a week, its my favourite getaway. Gold Coast is a place where I grew up - as a kid, going every weekends and holidays, staying either at the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. In other words, I'm definitely a beach bum - I love the sand and the ocean! So I wanted to share wit you my top 5 things to do and see at the Gold Coast. 


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO & SEE IN GOLD COAST

1. VISIT THE THEME PARKS
Gold Coast is famous for its theme parks such as Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild and Sea World. My all time favourite theme park would have to be Dreamworld. I've been going to theme parks ever since I was little, so no rides scare me, ha!

2. DO THE SKYPOINT CLIMB & WATCH THE SUNSET FROM THE SKYPOINT OBSERVATION DECK
The sky point climb is a must do, it last around 90 minutes and provides unparalleled 360' views of the Gold Coast and beyond. The Skypoint observation deck is located on level 77 of the Q1 building and is a place to watch the sunset with its 360 degree views of the Gold Coast. The observation deck is a place to go and east and relax where there is a cafe and a bar. 


3. GO HIKING AT THE SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK
Springbrook forest and mountains offers views of impressive landscapes, which are seriously breathtaking. Springbrook Park covers 6,725 hectares which have over 100 types of birds, frogs and reptiles and it also has different plants and tree species.

4. GO SHOPPING AT PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE & HARBOUR TOWN 
Pacific Fair is a major shopping centre in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast, one of my favourite places too shop at - it has everything! It reminds me a lot of Melbourne Shopping centres, like Chadstone and Highpoint. Harbour Town has many factory outlets in one centre - so many bargains! 

5. VISIT THE BEACHFRONT MARKETS
At Surfers Paradise beachfront, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights, there are around 120 market stalls which features unique artworks, homewares, fashion, photographs etc. It is one of the largest markets on the Gold Coast!


If you ever visit Australia, I 100% recommend you to come and visit the Gold Coast, you will not be disappointed! I also made a GOLD COAST TRAVEL DIARY Check it out HERE


Have you ever been or heard of Gold Coast?

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WHITE CHOCOLATE VALENTINE'S DAY POPCORN


Valentines Day is just around the corner! And all of you out there who 'heart' popcorn as much as I do,  I wanted to share with you all this quick and easy snack - white chocolate valentine's popcorn. 


PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES | DIFFICULTY: EASY 

INGREDIENTS: 
14 cups popcorn
+ 1 cup mini marshmallows
+ 6 Tbsp butter
+ 1 cup white chocolate chips
+ 1/2 cup Valentine's themed sprinkles/candies etc.

STEP ONE: In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add in white chocolates.

STEP TWO: Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Add popcorn and gently stir until evenly coated.

STEP THREE: Pour out onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle on half of the sprinkles!


And there you go, a super quick and easy snack to share with your loved ones! I think they look so cute and they taste so damn good too. 

What are you doing for Valentines Day?

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

JANUARY BOOK HAUL


With Autumn creeping in and summer is coming to an end, how crazy to think theres only 29 days left of summer! I've always been a big reader, I love switching off before bed, taking an hour away from using my phone and laptop and just curl up in bed and read a book! One of my goals for 2017 was to read more. So far, I have been sticking to that goal. I've read over 8 books the past month (some books aren't not mentioned in this post, look forward to the next book haul). The books I read this month and definitely recommend is;

+ Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
+ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
+ A Want of Kindness by Joanne Limburg 
+ Coco Chanel by Megan Hess
+ Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg


Let me know what books you got this month, or what books you are currently reading that you recommend! 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

3 MINUTE FUNFETTI CAKE


Funfetti cake was always my choice for a birthday cake when I was growing up. Who doesn't like colour sprinkles melted into a simple white cake? It is super duper easy to make, especially with your kids or nieces and nephews! So I wanted to share with you all this quick and easy recipe to make, which can be eaten throughout all seasons!


PREP TIME: 2 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 1.5 MINUTES | DIFFICULTY: EASY 

INGREDIENTS: 
+ 4 Tbsp all purpose flour
+ 1/4 tsp baking powder
+ 2 tsp granulated sugar
+ 1/2 Tbsp plain yogurt
+ 3 Tbsp whole milk
+ 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
+ 1 1/2 tsp sprinkles, divided, plus for garnish
+ Whipped cream, for garnish

STEP ONE: In a mug or ramekin, add your flour, baking powder, sugar, plain yogurt, milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Fold in 1 tsp of sprinkles and then top the cake with remaining sprinkles.

STEP TWO: Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until the centre is cooked through.

STEP THREE: Garnish with whipped cream and remaining sprinkles and enjoy!


Have you ever made a funfetti mug cake before? 

 
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

LUNCH AT VAPIANO | GOLD COAST


The very first time that I ever had Vapiano was all the way back in 2011, in a city named Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. I was travelling throughout Europe and stopped along the way where my cousins were living. She introduced me to the BEST restaurant EVER! I was super sad, knowing that we didn't have a Vapiano back at home. But a few years past, Vapiano finally landed in Brisbane & the Gold Coast! 


Vapiano is a German restaurant which offers Italian food, referred to as pasta and pizza bar. Vapiano food is all freshly made - the pasta is hand made which you can mix and match with different sauces. My favourite foods to order is (but not all at once);

+  Pesto Basilico Pasta (freshly made basil pesto with roasted pine nuts).
Pesto Con Spinaci Pizza (Baby spinach leaves, marinated tomatoes, with creamy pesto + mozzarella),
Margherita Pizza (the Italian classic combining homemade tomato sauce + mozzarella). 
Insalate Caesar (fresh coz lettuce, crunch croutons, parmesan + homemade caesar dressing). 

A Vapiano card is required, which can be picked up at the the entrance. Then the order gets recorded onto the card once you tap the machine at the counter, where the chefs are cooking at the same time as taking orders. Then the card is taken to the entrance contour for the payment at the end! 


Vapiano has the yummiest desserts as well, especially the Death by Chocolate (Italian style chocolate cake). There are other desserts, such as; Tiramisu Della Casa (sponge soaked in coffee and liqueur with a delicious blend of mascarpone cream and cocoa), Panna Cotta (delicious blend of vanilla and cream topped with seasonal sauce) and Creama Di Fragola (fresh strawberries with a blend of mascarpone and fresh cream).


Have you ever heard of Vapiano before? 
What's your favourite dish from the menu?

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