Like many other Melburnians will tell you, Baroq was the place to be seen on the weekends. I remember having some of my best Fridays there – ah, the memories. (Okay, let’s be honest: the blurred memories, the sweaty hair, the Swanston St maccas runs, coming home reeking of cigarette smoke – hey, it was 2007 and you could roll up a ciggie right there on the dancefloor.)
Those who know me will know I am obsessed with the evil eye. As my father is Turkish, the evil eye is a big belief in our culture. It’s something I really connect with. Evil eye jewellery used to be called ”woggy” but now it’s a massive trend and I think we have Sue Sensi to thank for that.
The ‘Love Your Home’ range is absolutely amazing and I have had lots of fun adding an eye around my home for extra protection – and to keep up with trends, of course.
Have you been keeping up with my Instagram? If so you will have seen all things Turkish as I have been living the Turkish dream over the last few weeks! I recently traveled to Antalya, Bodrum and Istanbul. In true Insincerely Her style, I ate and drank my way around every spot we visited. Here’s a few of my highlights:
With the weather heating up and summer just around the corner, we could not be more ready to say goodbye to those freezing winter days. From gorgeous frocks, to frosé on the beach, summer has just about everything we can ask for. And to top it off this year’s summer festival line up is one of the best.
Although the international music acts are meant to be a festival’s main attraction, we can’t deny that our main focus is the festival looks that are on show. Festivalgoers go above and beyond to create the perfect look, and no look is perfect without the right makeup.
Whether you want to be a glittering goddess or an indie princess INGLOT Australia have your festival makeup look sorted!
It’s that time of the year again where my man and I head off on our yearly holiday. This time, to somewhere I personally never thought I would travel to; Turkey. This might seem funny coming from someone half-Turk, in reality I have a Cypriot background (the less-hairy type if anyone asks, haha).
Well, we’ve made it. We’re living in the glorious age of subscription everything. Subscription meal plans, television, flowers, makeup, booze; even bacon!
And at times, it can all feel a little overwhelming.
Moving day can be one of the most stressful times of your life but throw in kids, working and running a household and you can have a recipe for chaos (and disaster).
Here are our top 10 tips for having an organised, smooth and calm move.
There is nothing I love more than reading a good old girly romcom – especially an erotic rom com! Yep, I said it and you know what? I am sure I am not alone ladies! Cmon, admit it!
I just get so lost in the characters of my book for hours on end. I find reading so therapeutic and it’s something I really wish I did more often. Adulting and being a sassy girl boss and blogger gets in the way sometimes, yknow?!
From small market stall to much-loved Australian brand, Francesa is the on-trend designer jewellery label by sisters Hannah & Rachel. Working with sterling silver and solid gold, the two sisters meld their contrasting styles to create striking contemporary pieces. Enjoy my Q&A below:
Dress: Forever New
Shoes & Earrings: ASOS
Hair & Makeup: Gulcin Beauty By G
So it’s all about the digital era, am I right? Don’t get me wrong – I am so glad to be a part of the generation that created selfies, filters and hashtags. Everyone’s iPhones are attached to their pretty little hands, from my mum who is over 60 to my niece who is under 10 – and of course me, a blogger. It’s just the modern tech world we live in. Unfortunately, for all our snapping, tweeting and ‘gramming, pictures are rarely printed.
If you keep up with Insincerely Her, you would have recently read that my mum took a bag from me! If you missed that post, catch up here. I received an email from the lovely people at Kensington and could not stop laughing when I read that they asked if my mama would like to try a bag! It was so adorable! This time, I stole it from her! Now that’s handbag karma!
Picking a handbag is very tough for me! With all that blogger mail I receive, I need a bag that is big enough in size to not only hold all my mail but my tech goodies. My phone, my Acer laptop, my iPhone charger – you name it, it has to go in the bag! We girls carry everything, don’t we!?
I have always been a lover of fake tan. There is nothing sexy about white pasty legs – unless you’re an English rose! I personally tend to let my beauty regime go a little over winter as it’s just too damn cold to do anything. Anyone else guilty of this?
As many of you know, I am an amateur tech nerd, and I really love fashionable technology pieces. I was so excited when I got to work with Acer for the second time after reviewing the amazing Switch Alpha 12. As many of you know I am a Windows baby – definitely not a Mac girl. I may not know the difference between RAM and GB, but I do know a fashionable (and functional) laptop when I see one!
It’s time to say goodbye to the flower wall and hello to the new wall on the block, the donut wall. A wall you can actually eat! Yep the donut wall has taken over our Instagram feeds ladies.
As I am always entertaining at home dessert options can be a little hard I mean how many cheesecakes can I put out on the regular??
There is nothing I love more than women who empower one another. Ever since I reconnected with two lovely ladies from high school, I have never felt so much girl power and support in my entire life. Girls can be complete bitches – I know, I have been on both ends of the stick. I have been a bitch and been bitched about, so when I am surrounded by women who want to lift one another up it’s honestly a breath of fresh air.
Snacking and food styling would have to be two of my favourite things to do on my weekends… Jokes. It’s bloody hard.
I mean, I don’t even get to eat the food until the shoot is done. One word: torture.
The after-meal clean up can pose quite the challenge, with differing opinions about the most efficient and effective methods. If your kitchen is equipped with a handy dishwasher, you might consider yourself one of the following types…an expert Tetris-style dish stacker, a dedicated pre-wash rinser or believe that glassware on the lower rack is the ultimate cleaning sin! If this sounds all too familiar, there are a few tips and tricks from experts at Whirlpool Corporation that can take the guesswork and bother out of cleaning your dishes…
Pinch me—I am living my blog dream! It was another hard day in the office when I was asked to pick a pair of shoes from Butterfly Twists to feature on my blog.
What started as a silly bet in 2007 among a few friends turned into a brilliant business venture; voila, Butterfly Twists was born.
I’m constantly looking for the perfect pair of flats not only for work but also because my fiancé and I are kinda the same height (when I’m in flats), and wearing heels can be a bit of a struggle at times. I personally don’t think towering over your partner is a sexy look, unless you’re throwing back to the Bella and Abel days…
It was another extremely hard day at Insincerely Her HQ when the lovely people at Duo Boots asked me to blog about their gorgeous footwear. #BestJobEver
I was invited to choose a pair of boots of my choice, so I went for the Raven Suede Knee High. A style that, if I’m honest, I haven’t purchased for years simply because I struggle to find the right fit for my calves.
Most of you probably think word puzzles are a thing of the past. Ever remember sitting with your Nan doing one on a rainy afternoon? Well, you’re in luck. Puzzles are making their way to the digital era!
The ultimate blogger accessory for me lately has been an awesome phone case. I’ll be honest, I used to hate phone cases. Abissle had something to do with that. (You will only understand that line if you work with me hehe.)
After a few too many smashed iPhones over the last 12 months, it was time to take action and save the world one iPhone screen at a time.
Those that know me would know I love a beverage or two. I am constantly carrying a bottle of wine (okay, maybe two) when I head round to friends’ houses on the weekend. I also spend my fair share of time in hotels (#bloggerlyf) so I’m always sneaking a bottle into hotel rooms. Ain’t nobody got time for the price of hotel minibars am I right?
Every social group has that one person who always ends up putting everything on her credit card. Concert tickets, birthday gifts, the brunch bill at that annoying café that doesn’t split bills – everything gets paid for by that one person, and everyone always ‘does them a transfer’ – but half the time, they forget. I am that girl! I’m forever grabbing the bill to avoid everyone scratching around for the right change, and don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind offering. It’s the role of debt collector that I hate. Some people are great and ask for my bank details straight away, but so many conveniently forget.
For those who don’t know, I have been in the administrative sector since I was at the tender age of 19. I remember purchasing my first pair of pointed court shoes, thinking I’d be zipping around the city looking like I was straight out of a Hollywood movie. Wrong. I soon learned that running around in heels wasn’t ideal. Back to the black flats it was.
I realised that climbing the corporate ladder wasn’t for me. I tried my hand at being a personal assistant, settlement clerk, and a secretary but my heart was always within a receptionist role.
The best part about being a receptionist has GOT to be ordering catering. No joke. Let me tell you, eating all the leftovers is a dream come true! My colleague Caro and I have lost count of how many sausage rolls and filo pastries we used to eat. It helps when you befriend the caterer too – shout out to Nick who would always brought me extras! #win
For someone so organised, I can also be SO unorganised I know, I know, you’re probably all thinking, ‘how does that even make sense!’.
Last week I was asked to take part in an art therapy session. My first thought was, what the hell is an art therapy session? I am no artist, haha.
After a little googling on what art therapy was all about, I realised that this was just what I needed.
To be perfectly honest the last few weeks have been a struggle, mentally. And I couldn’t help but feel emotional saying yes to this collaboration. Can you tell that my hormones have been such a mess?