4 Week Sit Up Challenge

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For those who don’t keep up with my Instagram updates, I recently took part in a 30-day sit up challenge.

I have always suffered from bloating. I don’t have a flat stomach area but I sure do have a bludge that really annoys me. After trying on bridesmaid dresses along with everything I have been purchasing online that I had to send back due to feeling disgusted in my own skin, it was time to do something about it.

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I work out

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Firstly welcome to my first post in my new ‘fitness tab’. Can you believe I have a fitness tab?

I was pretty pumped to be one of 25 lucky ladies to attend the KAYA Health Lab Summer Series event held at Kaya Health Clubs.

To be honest I was feeling a little nervous about attending the health club as all the girls I have seen who post selfies there are perfect looking models/bloggers with those Kendall Jenner legs for days that I clearly don’t have. I was wrong it was not intimating at all and I did not feel out of place one bit. 

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#Instadetox

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After being super jealous of all the gorgeous selfies being posted on my Instagram feed of ladies and gents applying the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Masks it was time for me to put this little pot of genius to the test!

I was kindly gifted the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Detoxifying + Brightening Charcoal Mask. I could not wait to apply this to my face. I simply used a foundation brush to basically paint my face. The texture was not as thick as I thought it would be and rather smooth and refreshing. 

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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content

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I was pretty excited when the lovely people at Blys pronounced ‘bliss’ contacted me to have a complimentary massage to feature on my blog.. how could any blogger say no to that? #theperkshey.

It has been around 5-6 years since I’ve shamelessly had my last massage. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a massage. I am always gifting friends and family members a pamper session, yet I won’t book myself one!

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Insincerely Her X NEUE BLVD

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When it comes to styling a home I am no pro. It’s bloody hard work. I am three months into styling our first home and I just feel like so much is missing! I don’t know what to buy, what goes with what, do I want some colour? I am pretty lost at the moment but I am so lucky to have some expert help.

It’s an honour to have Christie Turvey from NEUE BLVD shares her top Tips and Tricks to make your space instantly stylish and chic. 

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Royal Stacks 1st Birthday party

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If you follow my socials you would know that I love a burger or two. Last year I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Royal Stacks on Collins Street, catch up here my fellow burger lovers. #amateurwritting

Royal Stacks have continued to go from strength to strength opening more stores throughout Melbourne over the last 12 months and adding more to the menu which I was lucky enough to sample.

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Mirelle Dress by Misha Collection

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After seeing Nadia Bartel in the Mirelle Dress by Misha Collection I just feel in love with the detailing of the dress, the gold tones along with the length and not to mention convenient arm straps. My arms might be thin but they are getting cellulite on them (joys hey) as I have no boobs I just look broad in anything strapless (the off the shoulder trend is truly a blessing for my broad sisters out there).

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My first empties

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I thought I would post my first empties on my blog as it has been a little while since I have posted a beauty related piece and feature six products I have been loving that have simply come to an end.

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So you’re an adult now: A guide to your first year out of home Bessie Hassan

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It’s a pleasure to have guest contributor Bessie Hassan feature on my blog.  As I am only a few months into living out of home the tips below are just what I needed to get my adult on hehe. Enjoy ladies.

So you’re ready to enter the world of adulthood and tackle your first year out of home. But let me tell you from previous experience, it’s a lot easier than it sounds.

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Canadian Club Racquet Club launch

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I was delighted to be invited to the second annual Canadian Club Racquet Club launch. The weather was just perfect for the event overlooking the Australian Open.

I don’t really know much about tennis but I love the buzz the AO gives us Melbournians. Last year I was so impressed with the festivities held at Birrarung Marr, I could not wait to attend again (catch up on last year’s post here ladies)

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Summer Holidays

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Just like that, 10 days have past and the yearly holiday that us 9-5ers all look forward to has sadly come to an end.. time to hit that snooze button and have multiple cups of coffees to get us through this thing called work-life.

I had one of the most laid back holidays ever. While everyone will be talking about their beachside getaways. I am so excited that I got to catch up on some ‘me’ time which I really needed as I have spent the last few years on my holidays working my second job and stamping people in a nightclub for a little extra cashola.

So what did I get up to?

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Cockolate

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I am just going to start this post and say it.  Who doesn’t love dick?

Benjamin from Cockolate and I have a lot in common. We love dick and both have similar personalities – and we’re not uptight at all. We’ve been having a little fun via emails (all in the name of good content, of course) and that’s how I ended up talking to you about Cockolate.

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Feeling hip with Cobs Hip Chips

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I have been obsessed with chips since I was a kid, and as an adult nothing has changed – just ask my mum. I can never stop at a handful or a small bowl – it’s always the entire packet! I’m an all or nothing kinda gal, which leads to massive food guilt. I am sure I am not alone here, ladies!

When I was asked if I would like to try Cobs Hip Chips, my tastebuds couldn’t wait for this collaboration.

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Tis the season for Kmart

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Over the last year I have become seriously obsessed with Kmart. The quality, the variety, the low prices – it’s literally heaven for me! Every payday I can’t seem to stop myself going in store or shopping online to pick up something new. Oh, and when I say ‘something new’ I mean a cart full.

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Q&A with Jacquie Mclean

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When Project Ten reached out to me, I thought someone from Channel 10 wanted to feature me! Sure, I thought to myself, until I actually Googled Project Ten. It’s actually an online retailer with some really fun products that I can’t wait to share with you! Especially with Christmas around the corner – if you’re after some last minute gift ideas, Project Ten is for you.

Project Ten was launched 4 years ago by Jacquie Mclean – a Geelong based mama. Jacquie designed her entire range after realising she needed a practical yet fashion forward beach tote. Say goodbye to the annoying straw bags, girls.

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Waffle Queen

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Not going to mention any names here, but there is a café near me that serves amazing waffles.  Everyone in the area goes there! You can’t even eat a waffle in peace without seeing half your school, and have awkward chats about what you’ve been doing over the last 10 years. Cringe!

I prefer to enjoy my waffles in the comfort of my own home with my friends and loved ones. I have never made waffles before, but when I was gifted a limited edition Waffle Bowl, I could not wait to get it out and create my own café style waffles in my own kitchen – without the bitchy high school acquaintance small talk! 

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Earring game strong with Boccai

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I used to buy jewellery on the weekly, but this has slowed down dramatically over the last few years. I started to hate buying junk/costume jewellery that would rust or irritate my skin. Then, I got a diamond and become a little jewellery snob that only wanted to wear my diamond and nothing else! That said, I recently started my small jewellery line – Confessions – and fell in love with ‘fun jewellery’ again.

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Ironing doesn’t have to be a b**ch

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If you follow my blog, you would know I have just moved into my new home. Prior to this move, I was living with my mum. Basically, she did everything for me for the last 28 years. I’m talking cleaning, cooking, picking my clothes up off my floor-drobe, and of course, the dreaded ironing.

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Aunty Zizi loves Alfaberry

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I might not be a mummy blogger, but I am a proud aunty to two little legends, Aydin and Leyla. When it comes to kids fashion, there is so much variety these days – compared to when I was a little youngster at least!

Kids are so expressive, from their clothing to their haircuts. Kids fashion is really on point now, and a lot of mothers I have spoken to have told me their kids are choosing their own style nowadays!

I love that kids are finding their own visual identity, and playing around with fashion from such a young age. Just recently, I was having a conversation with my mum about how I used to be so depressed (maybe a little dramatic) when she was still dressing me in grade 6 – I felt like such a loser walking around with a side part, velvet skirt and top and ‘party shoes’ with white socks. Thank goodness social media wasn’t around back then!

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Sexy shower cap selfie alert

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I have always been a big fan of shower caps – not even kidding, ladies! I even borrowed – okay, stole – my niece’s shower cap when using her bathroom. It was a cow print with yellow cow ears. How could I resist?!

When the lovely Sharona from Dilly’s Collection contacted me to try a shower cap, I could not wait to start this collaboration. I was so excited to see all the different varieties on her site.

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#happiness

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I have received my fair share of flowers from my fiancé over the last 5 years. He sure spoils me in the floral department! There is nothing more special than receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers – you’re the envy of all your office pals, and of course you get an epic Instagram shot.

I love sending my friends and mama a bunch of flowers on their birthdays, or just randomly to brighten their day. It’s the little things, y’know?

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Meet France

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Buying a designer bag on a minimum wage is hard work, ladies! I am very grateful to have some great investment pieces in my wardrobe. After all, they’re timeless. Cossette is a private, members-only shopping destination, founded two years ago by the lovely France. I caught up with her to find out all about how she began her online and pop-up designer bag stores.

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In love with George

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If you follow me on Instagram @insincerelyher, you will see most of my stories of late are cooking. It’s a whole new world for me and I am loving every minute of it! I sure am making a few mistakes along the way but that’s okay – trial and error will only improve my technique.

I have always wanted a George Foreman grill. I have seen the ads, seen them in catalogues and heard nothing but good things about the company.

I was excited to try the Family Grill as soon as it appeared in my blogger mail pile! It was a fantastic size and weight and still looked stylish on my kitchen bench!

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I love you like XO

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I love a DIY project (do it yourself, for the dummies). I find DIY quite relaxing, a little fun and a challenge. I moved into my new home a few weeks ago, and while we were waiting for the TV and couch to be delivered, my partner and I decided to try my kit from XOX Kit – an online subscription box that includes all materials, tools and instructions to make a creation of your own. They even send a video to your inbox, so you can follow and fail like I did! I hope my readers are a lot smarter than me!

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So you want to be a blogger?

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I get a lot of emails from lovely ladies asking me how I started my blog, how I get ‘free stuff’ and how I get invited to events.

A few in particular have come across quite bitchy, if I’m honest. Asking me why or how I am getting invited to events, or why I am getting sent items to promote isn’t really the way to go about it.

I think some people need to ask themselves why they’re not getting invited? Why they’re not getting sent products to review? An ugly attitude in this industry won’t get you far, unfortunately.

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Organise your linen cupboard

Even though I am not married yet, I’m currently living with my fiancé (such a bad wog child I am – always been a rebel). I like to call myself a real housewife of Melbourne. If it’s okay for Gina Liano, it’s okay for me, ladies!

So  I have never had to manage a linen cupboard before – that’s been mums job for the 28 years that I have been fortunate enough to live with her!

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