Monday, 26 June 2017

PIGGYBACK CAFE | JINDALEE


Last week I went and visit yet another cafe (don't worry plenty of more cafes blog posts coming soon). Piggyback cafe is located in an ordinary stretch of shops in Jindalee. Piggyback Cafe is the 'Home of Unicorn Parties' and 'Masters of rainbow coffees', in other words famous for its unicorn hot chocolate and rainbow coffees. My Cousin and I ordered the Smashed Avocado, which was really delicious and I ordered the Unicorn Hot Chocolate which was super duper yummy, topped with colourful sprinkles and marshmallows. 


Have you ever seen or drank a rainbow coffee before? 

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

THE SMUG FIG | BRISBANE CAFE


This morning my cousins and I decided to go out for brunch since were on holidays now and the perfect place to have a yummy all day brunch is at the Smug Fig cafe in East Brisbane. The Smug Fig cafe shares a roof with a Clothing Store, a Florist and Antiques store and a Cottage Garden Nursery. Outside of the cafe is a bright blue shipping container (a coffee nook) which caters for takeaways and the inside of the cafe is really spacious with high ceilings, wooden decks and a play area just for kids!  The cafe is surrounded by awesome wall art and beautiful plant terrariums which create a very relaxed environment for brunching with friends, families and couples. 


The Smug Fig cafe would have to be my favourite cafe in Brisbane, the food is just so good and this morning I ordered the Smashed Avo which comes with; crushed avocado, charcoal sourdough, citrus labneh, almonds, pumpkin and sesames seeds and I added a extra side - smoked salmon. I recommend coming to this cafe during the week days then the weekends, because on sundays its gets pretty packed! 


Since I'm on holidays, I will be blogging a lot more on food cafes, so stay tuned!

What is your favourite cafe to go for brunch? 

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

EVE LOM ● THE RADIANT RITUAL | SKINCARE REVIEW


I have never heard of the brand Eve Lom until I received the Eve Lom - The Radiant Ritual package for my birthday a month ago. For a while I was looking for a new moisturizer and a cleanser, because I wanted a change and I was kind of over my everyday The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer cream.  When it comes to getting a new moisturizer  I don't even know where to start, because I'm always worried that a new moisturizer cream will give me a rash or the next day I will wake up with so many pimples on my face. There are so many brands out there, where do you even start, do you go for a drugstore moisturizer cream or a very high end one? That was my dilemma, but I'm glad I received this cute high end Eve Lom package, let me tell you, its actually really good. 


In the EVE LOM - The Radiant Ritual package you receive:

+ The iconic Cleanser 
+ Full sized Muslin Cloth
+ Kiss Mix
+ Brightening Cream
+ Rescue Mask  

The best selling and iconic cleanser by Eve Lom is described by Vogue Uk as "probably the best cleanser in the world" which goes great with the full sized muslin cloth. The cleanser and the muslin cloth paired together, removes dead skin cells and promotes regeneration of new cells which leave your skin feeling smoother and softer. The kiss mix keeps the lips moisturised and protected during the summer and winds in the winter, super great for sore and chapped lips. The brightening cream is a intense gel cream to reverse the look of pigmentation and also to brighten up the complexion. The Rescue mask is great for congested skin and helps to boost the complexion and leaves the skin looking completely healthy and radiant.  


I could honestly say that the Eve Lom cleanser and brighting cream would have to be my favourites from the the radiant ritual package! It honestly makes your complexion feel way softer and smoother and it also brighten my skin. I am glad that I've found myself a new moisturiser and cleanser and also a new mask too! 

Have you ever tried any products from EVE LOM?

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

FATHER JOHN | MELBOURNE CAFE


On our last morning in Melbourne, the girls and I visited a quirky cafe called; Father John, very interesting name right? The food at Father John cafe was really yummy and inside the cafe had a really cool neon sign of "Stay Curious". What I really liked about this cafe is that they were vegetarian friendly and also had vegan food options too. We arrived at the cafe around 9:30AM and it was really busy, despite the cold (7 degrees) we all enjoyed drinking our hot chocolates and coffees too warm us before heading off to do some last minute shopping and then heading off to the airport. 


At the cafe I ordered a cheese and tomato croissant (so yummy) and yet so basic (wasn't feeling too adventurous). Some of the other girls ordered smashed avocado on toast with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes which looked so good! 


What are your favourite cafes to eat at? 

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Monday, 29 May 2017

KKW X KYLIE COSMETICS | CRÈME LIQUID LIPSTICKS


When I first saw the promotional photos for the creme liquid lipsticks I completely fell in love with them. The limited edition collection contains Kim Kardashian West's four signature nude lip shades with a glossy creme finish. My first impression was the packaging was gorgeous and the collection box had bit of a velvety and sturdy feel too it. I'm currently in love with anything that has a blush/pastel pink, so the colour chosen for the collection box was just gorgeous! The collection features 4 neutral creme liquid lipsticks, which are all named after Kim Kardashian West nicknames. 
From left to right;
Kimberly – a “true nude
Kim – a “peachy nude
Kiki – a “pinky nude
Kimmie – a “deep nude

I first applied Kiki, which is the pinky nude shade (i'm always gravitating towards these shades). The shade is really gorgeous and you can definitely see the subtle difference between the shades. This new formula doesn't have any scent so if you are usually put off by the really sweet scent of the Kylie Cosmetics products, you won't have to worry about these creme liquid lipsticks! 


Have you tired the KKW x Kylie Cosmetics collection?

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

MANCHESTER PRESS | MELBOURNE CAFE


While I was in Melbourne the other week with my friends and cousins, we went too many cafes. On Sunday morning (Mother's day) we stumble across a cafe hidden in a alley way on Little Burke Street. What caught our attention about Manchester Press Cafe was their rainbow bagel and avocado smash breakfast. So we thought we would give it a try and let me tell you it was pretty damn good. Manchester Press is busy all the time and we arrived at the cafe around lunch time - so basically it was brunch for us girls.   


Manchester Press is famous for its crafted coffee and its wide selection of bagels, savoury and sweet ones.  A fun fact about this cafe is, that it was named after a printing press that once occupied the venue. The interior inside Manchester Press has very high ceilings, exposed brick facade, barred windows, low hanging lampshades and wooden tables. The food at Manchester Press is absolutely so yummy. I ordered a Peanut Hot Chocolate and a Matcha Maple which had a toasted rainbow bagel, topped with maple matcha mascarpone and fresh strawberries and Persian vanilla cotton candy. The other girls ordered Avocado and feta smash, so avocado, lemon and chilli smash, topped with Persian feta and micro herbs and also a Green Bean and Fig salad, blanched green beans, rocket, pomegranate and fresh fig, tossed with verjuice and Persian feta. 


When I go down to Melbourne again, I shall be definitely be going back too this cafe to try their other foods. What caught my eye the most was the toasted rainbow bagel, which was really good. Another Melbourne cafe review will be posted next month, so stay tuned. Also my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the explosion in Manchester City in England after the Ariana Concert this morning. 

Have you ever tried a  rainbow bagel before?

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Monday, 15 May 2017

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND | MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA


Over the weekend, myself and my two friends and cousins flew down to Melbourne for a short birthday weekend/girls trip. On Saturday, I celebrated my 22nd birthday and it was pretty damn awesome. Melbourne is my favourite city, it has a European/ New York kinda vibe and I love it. The shopping in Melbourne is incredible as well is the site seeing. While we were in Melbourne, we visited so many cute and quirky cafes (blog post coming soon) and saw Hosierlane and the Brighton Bathing Boxes.  


Melbourne has the best cafes ever; we saw so many cafes (lots on Little Bourke Street) in the alley ways. The ones we visited was; Manchester Press, Father John and Dex2Rose. We also went to Lord of the Fries (best vegetarian burgers) and two Italian restaurants; A25 Pizzeria and Max on Hardware.  We also went to Brighton Beach, were we saw so many colourful and quirky bathing boxes - similar ones at Brighton beach in England. 


Our hotel was located right in the centre of Shopping distract, across from us was the Emporium and 3 mins away was Melbourne Central. We stayed at Mercure Melbourne Welcome Hotel, located right on Little Bourke Street, right next too China Town. While we were in Melbourne Central we saw a KitKat Chocolatory where you can build and design your very own kitkat! We also had some yummy cupcakes at Cupcake Central which are freshly baked cupcakes in Melbourne. 



Have you ever been to Melbourne? 

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

SUPER EASY CLASSIC LAMINGTONS


HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy easter weekend, only one more day of this easter holiday left! I'm super bummed that I wasn't able to bake anything easter-bunny related this year. I was sick the past couple of days and I had these awesome ideas all planned out, but  I guess I shall save the ideas for next year! So today I did some baking and made these delicious classic lamingtons. Lamingtons are part of every Australian childhood (well I hope so) and I wanted to share with you all this quick and easy classic lamington recipe. 


PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES | DIFFICULTY: EASY 

INGREDIENTS: 
+   cups Planing all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder 
+ 8 eggs
+ 1 cup caster sugar
+ 100g unsalted butter, melted
+ 3 cups icing sugar, sifted
¾ cup cocoa powder, sifted 
+ 1 cup boiling water
¼ cup milk
+ 75g butter, melted + extra
+ Desiccated coconut, to coat

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sift the flour and baking powder three times and set aside. Place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes (until it thickens, pale and tripled in volume). Sift the flour over the egg and sugar mixture and gently fold through using a metal spoon. Fold through the melted butter.

STEP TWO: Grease a square or rectangle tin and line the bases with non stick baking paper. Divide the mixture into the tins and bake for 25 minutes or until the cakes are springy to touch. Cool on a wire rack. Cut the sponges into 6cm rectangles. 

STEP THREE: Mix the icing sugar, cocoa, water, milk and extra butter in a large bowl. Place the coconut in another bowl. Roll the sponge rectangles in the icing and then in the desiccated coconut. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and place in fridge until it sets. 


Hope you are all having a wonderful easter, let me know in the comments below if you ever had a lamington before? Do you enjoying eating them?


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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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