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.

HOT AIR BALLOON - HUNTER VALLEY

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

HELICOPTER FLIGHT - SYDNEY

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

BEACH SKYDIVING - WOLLONGONG

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

 2) GO AWAY

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

BREAKFAST AND HOTSPRINGS - FLINDERS, VIC

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

BALLOON FLIGHT AND OVERNIGHT STAY - MELBOURNE

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

3) GET THEM MOVING

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!

REEF NIGHT CAMPING - CAIRNS

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

SWIMMING WITH OCEAN GIANTS - NINGALOO REEF, WA

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

JUNGLE SURFING - PORT DOUGLASS, QLD

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

KAYAKING - MANLY

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

TARONGA ZOO ROAR AND SNORE - SYDNEY

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

4) CRASH COURSE FOR NEW ENDEAVOUR

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!

SYDNEY SEAFOOD SCHOOL - SYDNEY FISH MARKET

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

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING LESSONS - RAINBOW BEACH, QLD

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

HELICOPTER FLYING LESSONS - SYDNEY

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

CORK AND CHROMA ART CLASSES – SYDNEY

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

5) ROMANTIC GETAWAYS 

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

RETRO DRIVE-IN MOVIE - SYDNEY

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

MOONLIGHT CINEMA MOVIE TICKETS - SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE

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!

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DATE BY THE OCEAN - KANGAROO ISLAND

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

6) PAMPER PACKAGES 

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

FACIAL AT JURLIQUE - AUSTRALIA WIDE

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

HAIR MAKEOVER AT BARNEY MARTIN - SYDNEY

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

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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!


Jurlique Facial Experience

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If you like to be organised like me you would have started your Christmas shopping! Maybe it’s not so much organisation as it is excitement but nonetheless I have at least half of my gifts sorted! Woo! Sooo because of this I have decided to treat myself while walking around the shops by dropping into the Mid City Jurlique store for one of their 1 hour signature facials.

What I love most about the Jurlique facials is that it’s customised to your skin care concerns, a professional brush deeply cleanses the skin, boosts microcirculation and prepares your skin for the powerful professional-use only products. The best part is the relaxing neck, head and shoulder massage as well as an arm and hand exfoliation massage… bliss!

At the end of this session the beautician recommended I try the Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme at home. In it is 2 different moisturisers:

Step 1 - For the first 14 days, this lightweight, antioxidant rich lotion gently exfoliates to help even and renew skin tone and texture and assists with renewal of the skin.

Step 2 – For the last 14 days the luxurious cream smooths, protects and deeply replenishes the skin.

It’s been 28 days now, I only got a few breakouts right after the facial but this is normal whenever you get a facial but now my skin is so clear, it’s smooth and the skin tone is even! So putting on makeup is so easy and effortless because there isn’t any deep circles to deal with or unevenness in skin tone. Highly recommend giving it a try! Also, my bottles aren’t empty so I can go back to the program in 6 months and do it again!

But enough about my rambling – watch the video below if you don’t believe how relaxing this 1 hour signature facial is!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Weekender

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A new take on Double Denim! I love this denim bag and denim jacket combo it’s so lush. I’m really into a blue and pink colour palette right now so I’m feeling super fresh haha.

Also, I’m obsessed with these Converse Sneakers. They have a bit of a platform which magically makes your legs suuuuper long! I don’t think anyone should be going through their life without a pair of  Converse Sneakers, and if you already have one then get another! and make it platform!!! You won’t regret it.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


The $30 Denim Shorts I’ve Worn To Death

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I never thought I’d say this but these Glassons jean shorts have been my favourite piece of my summer wardrobe so far… and they were only $30!! They’re the perfect fit, not too tight, not too loose, the perfect amount of rips and the off-white is so on point that it goes with every summer top – denim shirts, crop tops, t-shirts, white button ups and bikini tops!

I’m thinking of getting a second pair just in case I lose these, if they’re in the wash or slowly die over time… and at $30 that’s not too bad of an investment! Does anyone else do that?!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

 

Save or Splurge Gift Buying Guide

Can’t decide whether to save some dollars or to spoil everyone on your gift buying list? Whichever way you choose to go, here’s a handy guide on what to buy for your girlfriend, boyfriend or yourself ;)

I’ve found some of my favourite heels, boots and sneakers from YSL and if you just want to steal the look instead of take the plunge for the real deal I have some amazing options which your bank account may be grateful for. I’ve also found you some amazing options for bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as my favourite chronograph watches.

Palm Spring Vibes with this Palm Print Bag

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I don’t think I could see a palm print bag like this and just walk away – it’s soo cute and perfect for summer with a white playsuit or dress. I also had to pop on these statement earrings because it’s the season to be bright and stand out a little! Let’s get festive and let’s get happy, how can you not be at a time like this!!?

Happy December Everyone!!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

 


Best Cyber Monday Sales!

Black Friday may be over but the Cyber Week madness continues with Cyber Monday! Here’s a list of our best-loved shops that still have their deals and discount coupons up and running, and some new ones that just released their promos for us just in case you want to jump on those Christmas presents early ;)

PRETTY LITTLE THING – 50% off site wide. Use code CYBER50 (excluding sales)

COTTON ON – 30% – 50% off site wide

MODA OPERANDI - 30% off sale styles. Use code 30EXTRA. Valid until 11/27.

NIKE - 25% off sale styles. Used code EPIC25. Valid until 11/28

SHOPBOP - 75% off sale items and 30% full-priced styles. 20% off on orders $200+, 25% off on orders $500+, and 30% off on orders $800+. Use code MORE17. Valid until 11/27

NORDSTROM - Extra 20% off on select sale items. Valid from 11/24 to 11/27

SSENSE - Up to 50% off

MATCHESFASHION.COM - Up to 50% off on fall/winter styles

REVOLVE - Up to 50% off sale

LUISAVIAROMA - 20% off on items. Use code BFSUS17. Valid until 11/29

TOPSHOP - Up to 50% off and FREE SHIPPING. Valid from 11/22 to 11/27.

ASOS - 20% off everything. Use code WIN20. Valid from 11/28

MYTHERESA - $15 off on purchases $60 and above. 30% off on selected items when you use code BLACK30

MISSGUIDED - 50% off everything excluding Sale & Carlibybel. Use code DIG50

ETSY - Great discounts on selected handcrafted items

FOREO - 22% off Luna Mini 2 and Iris, 25% off Issa plus free hybrid brush head with your purchase. Use code FOREOBF17. Valid until 11/29

BOOHOO - 30%-50% off on products excluding sale items starting until 11/27 in the UK. 50% off on products excluding sale and premium items until 11/27 in France, Australia, and Denmark

ALL SAINTS -  Up to 40% off on everything! Valid until 11/28

PARACHUTE - 20% on everything. Use code SALE17. Valid from 11/24 to 11/27

ELF - 50% off on orders $30 and above. Exclusions apply. Free shipping on orders $25 and above. Use code CELEBRATE. Valid until 11/27

KHIEL’S - $20 off on orders $65 and above. Use code JINGLE. Valid until 11/30

JAMES PERSE - Up to 70% off plus free shipping! Valid until 11/27.

RIVER ISLAND – Up to 40% off a selected range

FOREVER 21 – 40% off shoes and accessories. Free deliveries on orders over £50.

NA-KD – 30% off all full-priced items. Use code BLACKWEEK. 

THE WHITE COMPANY – 20% off on a large range of products. Use code AS313

GALERIES LAFAYETTE – Up to 40% off on a selected range. Valid until 12/03

CULT BEAUTY – Free shipping on orders over £15.

DEBENHAMS – Up to 50% off during Cyber Week.