The Best TV Shows of 2017

#9. BOJACK HORSEMAN Bojack-Horseman I’ve always watched Bojack Horseman as the seasons come out. They’re smart, different, thought provoking and I love Will Arnett… especially in Hot Rodbabe, wait! babe!!! This season wasn’t as strong as the first but still very entertaining! 

#8. WOLF CREEK Wolf-Creek A major surprise!!! I watched all of season 1 and got to the end thinking ‘wow, that was really shit. I have to watch the next season right now’ and luckily for me it had just come out! So grateful I did as the second season was soooo good and so much better than the first. Mick Taylor, played by John Jarratt is menacing and does such a great job as the villain we all avoid the Northern Territory because of.

#7. MODERN FAMILY Modern-Family I’ve heard that Modern Family has gone down hill since their first few seasons but maybe I’m just really easy to please because when I want to sit down and watch a lighthearted comedy I never get disappointed with Modern Family. I’d be lying if I said I never shed a tear here or there too.

#6. MASTER OF NONE Master of None There’s a reason Aziz won a Golden Globe for this show! It’s so entertaining and captivating. My boyfriend and I went to Italy shortly after this was released and it made our trip that much better because we felt the culture of Italy and Italian people through the first few episodes of this show.

#5. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Orange is the New Black Yes, you have to watch the first 4 seasons before you see this one and maybe it’s my fascination with what goes on inside prisons but I loved the hell out of this season. It takes place over only a few days and it’s the funniest season yet.

#4. BROOKLYN NINE NINE Brooklyn-Nine-Nine My all time favourite comedy on TV right now! I love Andy Samberg, I think he’s a genius and this show really hits the mark for me with every episode. Would also be lying if I said I didn’t shed the odd tear… but that’s what makes a good show, when they have great character building and you get emotionally invested during their highs and lows.

#3. THE SINNER The-Sinner This show was ON POINT. Again, to go with my fascination of the criminal justice system this show wasn’t a who dunnit but more of a why did she do it. The trailer shows Cora Tanetti, played by Jessica Biel, a wife and mother who brutally murders a man on the beach in the middle of the day… so many answers to why and the season explores that amazingly.

2. STRANGER THINGS Stranger-Things-Season2 I’m sure if you’re reading this you have seen Stranger Things, if you haven’t… please allocate some time to your weekend to do so, it’s gonna be raining. I love Sci- Fi and my boyfriend doesn’t but he even loved this show. I liked season 2 more than season 1.

#1. GAME OF THRONES Game-of-Thrones Are we even surprised? I’m the girl who reads up after every episode, I read and watch every review, read and listen to every theory and discuss it in my Game of Thrones chat group on iMessage all week until the next episode comes out, repeat and then when the final episode is out I think that it’s the end of the world and there is no more reason for life until the next season is out. This season wasn’t the best one but it was a darn good one with some good eggs in there. The best part was dragons, so many dragons.

Let me know what your favourite tv shows were so I can check them out!

The Best Day to Night Make Up Looks for 2018

The secret to quickly shift from day makeup to night makeup is in adding more drama to the eyes. Go from the subtle nude shades to smouldering, smoky eye makeup, and you’ve got it nailed.

Eyeshadow Compacts that Have it All EYESHADOW 1) Laura Mercier Exotics Redefined Eye Colour Collection | 2) Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette 4) Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette | 5) Shu Uemura Fresh Nudes Palettes | 6) Nyx Professional Makeup The Natural Eye Shadow Palette | 7) Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Shades

Lines and Curls to Add More Drama
Get that iconic Audrey Hepburn wingtip with these stay-on eyeliners and eyelash curlers! EYELINERS_CURLERS 1) Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes Shadow and Liner Set | 2) Nyx Super Fat Eye Marker | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Life-Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler | 4) Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler | 5) Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler | 6) Lancome Liner Plume

Make it Look Real with these Falsies!
False eyelashes are a must for any night eye makeup. They don’t just make your eyes stand out, they also lend that mysterious look to your face. LASHES 1) Glam by Manicare Sophia Minx Effect Lashes | 2) Ardell Faux Mini 810 Lashes | 3) Glam by Manicare Selena Intense Lashes | 4) Glam by Manicare Cara Dramatic Lashes | 5) Ardell Faux Mini 812 Lashes

MASCARA 1) Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara | 2) Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara | 3) Lancome Definicils Lengthening and Defining Mascara | 4) Physicians Formula Argan Oil Mascara | 5) L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara | 6) Nyx The Skinny Mascara in Black

Define Gorgeous with Defined Brows BROWS 1) Lancome Monsieur Big Brow Crayon & Blending Brush | 2) Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder | 3) Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil | 4) Laura Mercier Sketch and Intensify Brow Duo | 5) Nyx Eybrow Marker | 6) L’oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit

Night-outs are made for unforgettable moments and of course, gorgeous photos to remember them by! Look fabulous in all your pictures by perfecting your contours and accentuating the highlights of your face  CONTOUR&HIGHLIGHT 1) Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Contour Stick | 2) Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Highlighter | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow | 4) Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer | 5) Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick | 6) L’oreal Paris Truematch Illuminating Liquid | 7) Laura Mercier Face Illuminator

Luckily for us, switching from daytime lip shades to night time lip shades is quite easy – just avoid anything bright and poppy! Stick to the nudes and darker shades and you’ve got the perfect lip shade to match your look. LIPSTICK SHADES 1) Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Crushed Pecan | 2) Nyx Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick | 3) Shu Uemura Rogue Unlimited in OR520 and WN285 | 4) Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Lipstick in Glastonberry | 5) Lancome Absolu Rogue Matte in Shade 193 | 6) L’oreal Paris Rich Matte Addiction Lipstick in Plum Tuxedo

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Colette Hayman Bucket Bag

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These white sneakers have been a staple in my wardrobe for the last few months… and now they’re on sale! I seriously get so many comments on them and they’re my new go-to, super comfy and easy to slip on and off.

I hope everyone’s having an amazing Christmas eve! One more sleep!!! :)

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

There is Magic in Your Hair

The hair is the first thing people notice about you. It is not only a main aspect of your overall look. It also reflects your personality, your mood, and your overall health.

But the best thing about your beautiful hair is that it serves as the perfect canvas for dazzling accessories.

Take a look at these  mesmerizing, magical pieces that are sure to lend you a look straight out of fairy tale books!

Lulu Frost Radiant Headband
Carry the magic of the stars in your hair when you wear this beautiful headband from Lulu Frost.  Lulu-Frost-Radiant-Headband

Jennifer Behr Nivita Bobby Pin Set
Add some spark to your profile with this crystal bobby pin set. Jennifer-Behr-Nivita-Bobby-Pin-Set

Josette Gilded Leaf Metal Headband
Get that Greek Goddess look with this laurel-inspired headband from Josette.  Josette-Gilded-Leaf-Metal-Band

The Stella Quartz Crystal Crown
Channel your inner queen with this crystal crown you can wear for the occasion. The-Stella-Crown-Quartz-Crystal

Titania Leaf Crown
This golden headband looks just like it was wrought straight out of a storybook!  Titania-Leaf-Crown

Arrow Hairclip
Catchy but not over-the-top, this beautifully crafted hairpiece is perfect for completing your boho-chic outfit for the day.  Arrow-Hair-Clip

Eula Crystal Halo
Add some glimmer to your do when you don this sparkling crystal halo.

Kira Crystal Halo
Steal the show with this bejewelled laurel wreath. Kira-Crystal-Halo

Moon Hair Clip
Feel like a Lunar goddess with this beautifully crafted and embellished moon hair clip.  Moon-and-Light-Green-Gemstone-Hairclip

Creative Gift Wrapping

Ok, I know we like to give gifts… but wrapping is great because we get to take photos of it and instagram it and show off how much better we are at wrapping than everybody else, right?! RIGHT?! Below I have collated a few creative and different ways to wrap your gifts for Christmas, also remember this doesn’t have to end for the festive season this wrapping can be translated for birthdays, engagements, mother’s day or father’s day. Enjoy!

1) STARRY NIGHT BOXES Stellar gifts deserve a stellar presentation. These star-shaped boxes are sure to make an impact and make you the star in everyone’s eyes!  2-Star-Shaped-Boxes  SEE FULL TUTORIAL >>

2) GOLDEN BOWS The secret to pulling off this beautiful, elegant masterpiece of a wrap is in the choice of materials! Thick, gold, satin ribbons are perfect for this look. 3-Golden-Bow SEE FULL TUTORIAL >>

3) SHARPIE MAGIC Shiny Sharpie shades come in very handy with the limitless crafty designs you can achieve with them. Here’s one quick and easy Sharpie Magic trick you can use for your gift wraps – with only black wrapping paper and twine strings needed! Get Metallic Sharpie in all three colours and you’re all set to get crafty! 4-Black-and-Gold-Sharpie-Wrap  SEE FULL TUTORIAL>>

4) FEATHER FLAIR It’s the gold-tipped feathers that make these designs so stunning to look at, you wouldn’t want to open these presents!  5A-Gold-Tipped-Feathers 5B-Gold-Tipped-Feathers SEE FULL TUTORIAL >>

5) MARBLED WRAPS Swirling colours interlaced with touches of gold creates a mesmerizing look for this present wrap. Finish the look with a thin, elegant ribbon like Studio Carta’s Metallic Loose Weave Ribbon. 6-Marbled-Wraps  SEE FULL TUTORIAL>>

6) REINDEER BOXES Keep the Christmas spirit alive with these cute reindeer boxes.  7-Reindeer-Boxes  SEE FULL TUTORIAL >>

7) CONE-SHAPED WRAPS No time to take an effort in wrapping things up? Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on cone gift wraps which you can easily modify to into different colours and patterns! 8-Cone-Wraps  SEE FULL TUTORIAL>>

8) LEGO BLOCK BOXES It’s a fun and cute way to wrap the gifts for the kids!  12-Lego-Gift-Boxes  SEE FULL TUTORIAL>>

9) FRUIT PACKS Perfect for the foodie or the health junkie friend!  13-Fruit-Gift-Boxes  SEE FULL TUTORIAL>>

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Range

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I’ve been using the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Day and Night Cream for almost half the year now (except for the 28 days I did my Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme and my skin has been so fresh the whole time!

This product is an anti-ageing skin care range designed to defend against the first signs of ageing and works to revitalise dull and dehydrated skin. As someone in their late 20s I can easily say I am seeing lines on my face that weren’t there before so I need all of the help that I can get!

I treat moisturisers and eye serums like a sunscreen, there’s no point putting it on after you get burnt. 

So start as early as you can with anti-ageing products, I actually started when I was 17 with anti-ageing and I know it’s a mix of good asian genes but it’s mainly me taking care of my skin day and night every single day since I was a teenager but it’s not too late for you to do the same!

Jessie x

My go-to backpack

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I’ve been wearing this backpack to death all around the city, to shoots and to the gym! It’s such a good all-rounder and what I love is it’s real leather but not heavy at all so will be great for travelling.

Which I should mention I am going away soon!! So excited!! I’ll be in Perth from Christmas Eve until the 30th when I’ll be flying to Byron Bay for Falls Festival to meet up with some friends, then back to Western Australia down south form Perth… I’ve never been before but my boyfriend is very excited to show me around :)

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

What to give when they have everything they need

Yes, I like things, shoes, bags and jewellery but I wouldn’t recommend anyone buy me that stuff because it’s so personal to me and I like what I like and usually not what anyone else picks for me. So don’t even bother. If you have to buy a gift for someone like that, or for a person who already has everything they want then I recommend you give a gift of experience… that’s what I would like the most.

1) GET THEM HIGH (no, not like that)

What’s more thrilling than the thought of being thousands of feet above ground? Get your loved one a flying experience. Let them feel the wind on their face and see the cityscape in its full glory from high above, and they are sure to always remember this unforgettable adventure.


I did this over Mexico earlier this year and what an amazing experience!!! truely breathtaking and such a special sight to see.  Hot-Air-Ballooning-over-the-Hunter-Valley


I did this earlier this year it was so much fun, it’s amazing seeing everything from the sky and it’s crazy to put in perspective how fast it is to go to Sydney to Manly and back in 20 minutes… no traffic life is the best life… 2-Sydney-Harbour-Helicopter-Flight


Ok I haven’t done this one yet but it’s on the list! *hint hint*  3-Beach-Skydiving


The best part about giving your partner a trip away is that you get to go away too ;)

FRASER ISLAND TRIP - One of Australia’s most gorgeous islands… must not miss this place in your lifetime 7-Fraser-Island-Trip


Ok I haven’t been here but I am all for a hot spring 8-Breakfast-and-Hotsprings


Stay at this gorgeous hotel and then see the sun rise over the city?!! wowwww get me here ASAP 9-Balloon-Flight-and-Overnight-Stay


If your friends and family aren’t the type to want to just sit around then take them on an adrenaline ride and some unique experiences and thanks to budget airlines it’s so easy to go away for a few nights!


If you haven’t snorkelled or dove the Great Barrier Reef I beg you to get off your butt and do this immediately. Year by year the reef is dying and it will be less and less exciting to see as time goes on. So hop to it and book something!! 11-Cairns-Reef-Tour


This is my dream. I LOVE sharks and whales. LOVE. I NEED TO DO THIS NOW. Who will go with me though?! 12-Swimming-with-Ocean-Giants


Doing anything in the jungle makes me happy  13-Jungle-Surfing-Tour


So easy, so fun and a good workout! The last time I did this I kayaked to a little penguin beach and saw penguins. True story.  14-Kayaking-in-Manly


Such a surreal and unique experience, the team treat you so well with buffet dinner and a sweet glamped out tent. You get to feed the giraffes in the morning and go into the monkey enclosure, it’s so fun and such a beautiful view! 15-Taronga-Zoo-Roar-and-Snore


Give your loved ones the opportunity to end the year with a new beginning, something new to learn and carry on to the coming year. Who knows? You might be helping them discover new passions and interests!


Ok, I probably won’t do this… but they you know someone who likes to catch and food their own seafood, maybe? 16-Sydney-Seafood-School


If I’m being honest you don’t need ‘lessons’ on how to paddle board, it’s so easy. So so so easy. I love paddleboarding it’s such a good work out, you get a tan while you do it and you get to see parts of the ocean you never would have been able to before.  18-Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding


I probably wouldn’t do this but I know MANY boys who would and who have… a great hit with the gentlemen.  19-Helicopter-Flying-Lessons


I haven’t done this yet but I walk past all the time and it look sooooo cute I really want to try :) I just need an art buddy!!! 20-Cork-and-Chroma


Send your parents out on quality time in the best and most romantic locations there are! or you know, your partner… because you get to go too


Ok, I did this with my 15 year old sweet heart… not the sleep over bit the movie bit, it’s super cute. I recommend you dress up like Sandy and Danny in Grease to really set the mood haha 22-Retro-Drive-in-Movie


I’m so lucky because the Moonlight Cinemas are about a 10 minute walk from my house into the local park… I love this movie going experience on a hot summer’s night with friends on a bunch of bean bags, a drink and some snuck in snacks. Hot tip, if you know someone who uses Telstra they can get cheap tickets!



If this isn’t romantic I don’t know what is 24-Date-by-the-Ocean


A whole year’s worth of hard work deserves some pamper time as year-end reward! Get these packages for your loved ones and send them on to the spa


I had the opportunity to get this spa experience you feel so amazing afterwards. I wrote all about it here body-care-range

MASSAGE AT EDEN SPA 25-Massage-Treat


My go-to for making me feel goooooood. If you know someone who has wanted a fresh cut or colour but hasn’t wanted to fork out any real cash for it… do them a favour and send them to Penny at Barney Martin 25-Hair-Makeover

Jurlique Body Care Range Review

body-care-range body-care-range Jurlique Softening Body Lotion | Jurlique Softening Shower Gel

The first time I used Jurlique’s Softening Rose Body Lotion and Shower Gel I wasn’t sure, I was a little on the fence and I thought it smelt too strong and too ‘rosey’ but every time I had it on and I met up with friends (guys and girls) I would get soo many comments about what I’m wearing with everyone asking

“Why do you smell like a bouquet of roses!”

I was a little self-conscious

“Is it okay?” I asked

all they said was

“It’s amazing!”

as they proceeded to sniff my arms and legs. A different experience but nothing too weird when it’s your best friends haha.

From then on I embraced it knowing that these products were rich in organic botanicals, free from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances. When I use the Shower Gel it cleanses without leaving the skin feeling dry, keeps it smooth and hydrated which is really important if I don’t want to have moisturiser on my body while I’m working from home, I can tell it’s still hydrated & won’t crack.

What I love about the Body Lotion is that it easily absorbs into the skin, so I don’t have to allocate 5 minutes into rubbing a lot of lotion on my legs when I’m running out the door! It is so hydrating and as I mentioned, it smells divine!

If Rose isn’t your favourite scent they have so many other gorgeous options such as Lavender, Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage, and Citrus which I’ll be using next!

Jessie x

The Best Gifts for Travel Junkies

We all have that one friend who can’t seem to stay put in one place, always finding new places to explore and adventures to try out. Their biggest challenge? Packing light! Yes, it can be quite tempting to stuff all the things we just can’t live without in our travel trunks, even it it means more baggage weight. Luckily for us and our travel junkie friends, here are some genius travel goodies to make packing easier for us, and travel adventures more convenient and comfortable. Grab some for yourself or gift them to a friend, they are sure to take them wherever they go!