Trust a family visit to remind you of all the things truly Australian that tend to take the backseat whilst we immerse ourselves in the “cooler” trends of the rest of the world. Being stuck on a (massive) island can sometimes leave us feeling a little forsaken, but also lets us treasure it when we’re away. When my brother popped in for a surprise visit, getting his hands on a slice of banana bread was very high up on the to-do list.
I can’t believe 2016 is here. I always start a new year with a lot of pressure on myself, as I know most of us do. Be better, do better. Be stronger, be kinder. Work harder, work smarter. The list goes on and it’s over even before it started. This year began differently for me, and it feels wonderful.
My family is a huge part of my life. You may say that’s ironic, having moved away from them (pretty much as far away as I could) when I was done with high school back in Stockholm. It doesn’t really make sense for someone who treasures their family so, to pack up their things, and move to a country that is expensive to get to, and also requires a 24 hour + journey. But to me, the fact that I could do this, and still be as loved and supported by them as I am (I know, I am very, very lucky), makes me appreciate and love them even more.
Beach bums and summer lovers, listen up. If you, like me, thrive in the warmer months of summer (which finally, is here), you will also have realised that your hair might not be on the same page as you when it comes to sand, sun and ocean water. I have searched far and wide for the ultimate solution, tried every household trick known to man, yet every year come Autumn, a chop is the only way forward.
I love having fun with make up, and something I’ve started to experiment a little bit more with lately is lips. After being treated to a lunch with the Bobbi Brown Australia team, I was instantly intrigued when I got the chance to try their new Luxe Lips range, a collection of 30 shades that are designed to give full colour, but also keep them nourished and soft.
Just like shoes, there is a mascara for every occasion. Until now. I’ve had to keep this one up my sleeve for a couple of weeks, but now can now share Bobbi Brown’s latest innovation in eye magic. Meet the Eye Opening Mascara, hitting shelves early next year.
In case you haven’t heard, Spring is the time for cleaning. If you’re a busy gal like me, this is the perfect time to organize your wardrobe, work space and mind. This all in honor of getting shiet done, so you can later enjoy the many festivities of the silly season.
I have lived in Sydney for twelve years on and off now.
Though I am not officially Aussie yet, this place feels a little bit like home.
We may not always like to admit it, yet we know it to be true.
But in 9.99 cases out of 10 – Mother knows best.
What does a girl do when the every day is just a little bit much, the to-do list makes you want to curl up in a ball and sway back and forth, and the desire to get away is inevitably strong – even though you just returned from a week in Fiji.
Get your hair done.