Category: Reviews

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

IT’S IN THE EYES! EYETRANSFORMATION
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

CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT COUNTOURANDHIGHLIGHT
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

FINISH UP WITH THE LIPPIE
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

Photo Credits : Eye Makeup Transition - https://shop.nordstrom.com | Contour and Highlight - https://www.kbosso.com | Lipstick - http://www.charlottetilbury.com | Makeup Background – www.freepik.com

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

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

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

Primus Hotel Sydney Staycation

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I did a little 3 day staycation at the gorgeous boutique Primus Hotel right in the heart of the city… and it was gorgeous! Greeted with valet parking and a luxury suite which feels like the size of a small apartment, it was warm, inviting and definitely living in luxury.

These outfit photos were taken on the sun soaked rooftop which I can’t wait to come back and visit in summer because they’ll have a fully decked out bar and an amazing pool to laze about in.

Waking up to a breakfast buffet was definitely a treat as well as coming back at 5pm for a cheeky cocktail and charcuterie board in their open, spacious ground level bar. This is definitely a gorgeous place to stay if you’re looking at being right in the heart of the city!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Sony Bluetooth Headphones Review

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So I recently got two new styles of bluetooth headphones, in ears and over-the-head headphones (the ones featured above). I’m in the process of deciding which ones I like better but I think it’s case by case, there are scenarios where you’d prefer in ears and cases where you’d prefer over the head. So I think having both styles is justified.

These Sony headphones are like nothing else I’ve ever used. As soon as you put them on without even playing music the whole world shuts out around you. You’re in your own world and all noise is honestly cancelled out. As soon as the music plays the sound quality is perfect, I was too keen and didn’t read any instructions, I just chucked them on and connected the bluetooth to my phone (which took only 2 seconds) and then realised there are so many little movements you can do on the headphones while they’re on which can turn the sounds on and off, play the next track or turn off noise cancelling and turn on ambient sound.

If you travel a lot or spend a lot of time at your desk with headphones on I couldn’t recommend these enough. They’re also great for studio mixing (as I do a lot of video editing) as they also come with an aux cable if you need to plug it into your computer or discman (I think my grandma still uses those!)

The only thing I would have to say is maybe my head is too small and I wish it had the option to be 1cm shorter in the top as I’m at the minimum length and I feel like it could be shorter, so if you think you have a small head like me perhaps go into the store and try it on. It’s not a huge deal but just a small thing I would change about the specs if I could.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Ecosa Mattress Review

Processed with VSCO with c4 preset Why did I get Ecosa?
I was on the search for a new mattress for a long while before I decided to go with the Ecosa mattress. I chose to go with this one because it’s made of natural latex which is excellent because it’s apparently good for your spine, as well as being supportive and bouncy. This is the first time I’ve had a mattress that didn’t have springs, but the last one I did have was on it’s last legs (so to speak) and I could start to feel the springs through the mattress and that totally sucked so I opted for this option.

How was delivery?
The delivery process was awesome. I loved that it came in a box and all I had to do was take it out of the box! you can see the video below. The only downside is that the handle broke off the box so I needed to get help lifting it up my flight of stairs otherwise I would have been able to do it myself as there are wheels on the box.

How is it?
Honestly, the day after my first night was bad, my back was sore because it’s so much softer than I was used to (from my springy, hard old mattress) and I thought I had made the wrong choice! After a few nights of sleep I definitely got used to it. I no longer feel like it’s too soft when I sleep and I don’t get disturbed when my partner sleeps over and rolls around, or gets up and off the bed in the middle of the night the way I get woken up every time on his spring mattress.

Is it worth the money? 
After all the research I did with some mattresses going going upwards of $15k! I thought that the price of $1,099 was amazing considering you can return it after 100 nights if for some reason you don’t get used to it after over 3 months! and it has 15 years warranty! A mattress is something you invest in for years as it’s something you use every singe night!

A Bikini A Day

bondi-sands ABAD x Missguided Bandage Ladder Trim Bikini | Bondi Sands Liquid Gold


Undefinably I’m easily obsessed with bikinis and this one is right up there. It’s so unique because it’s very different to your nylon, neoprene and crochet bikini. It’s knitted and basically the Herve Leger of bikinis. It’s that type of bodycon knit you used to wear.

I had to top up my winter skin with this new Bondi Sands liquid told tanner which seems to be a faster drying formula to their other mouses and lotions I’ve tried. So far so good but the colour doesn’t seem to be as deep as the other two. Perhaps with another layer or just being more generous I could have achieved that effect.

Let me know if you’d like me to do a sunless tan review on YouTube of all the brands I’ve tried to help guide you to the best choice for you!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan