A Safe Haven

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.

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The Coolest Of Cool

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?

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Stingier Then A Stingray

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.

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Receptionist Perks

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

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Arty Farty

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?

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Some Bunny Loves You

A short but rather sweet post of my bunny Christina Grey and I. Featuring the Funny Bunny Brooch from Erstwilder, these pics are tooooo cute not to share! 

Can’t handle a real bunny as a pet? (I don’t blame you, they’re crazy!) Well my loves, I have the answer. These gorgeous brooches from Erstwilder are the best way to show your love of animals without, well, chasing them around your lounge room! Shop here

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Shake Your Bon Bon

Christmas in July seems to be a thang! I mean, for me personally, getting one Christmas together is hard enough, let alone two – that’s a no from me. But if you’re keen to carry on the Christmas spirit for those who are celebrating Christmas in July, why not get a little creative and attempt my DIY Christmas Bon Bons?

We all know a table is not complete without everyone’s favourite bon bons. I find the hats and bad dad jokes a little terrible to be honest, and let’s not even talk about the terrible prize on the inside. But still, they’re tradition, right? These bon bons are more for a girly Christmas get together, but you can put anything in them to suit your guest’s personalities.

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For God’s Sak

As I am in my late 20s (cringe) I’ve found myself starting to take more care in terms of the quality of what I buy, particularly handbags. When I was a youngster, I would be buying everything on sale in every colour and style just so I had a massive collection of handbags – tell me I’m not the only one! 

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Thunder Thighs 2.0

If I’m perfectly honest, this is a post I have been dreading writing. For those who follow me on social media, you’d have seen me expose my fat to the world. YEP! Over 2k of you have watched me suck my guts and thunder thighs up in hope of reduced fat.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the video, check it via my Instagram here.

I was so overwhelmed by all the interest and I can’t say I blame you! We all want a quick fix, don’t we? 

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How to Turn Your Love for Fashion into a Career

It has been a while since I have had a guest contributor on Insincerely Her. I remember that years ago I reached out to Emilia Rossi, who owns a lifestyle and business blog. I asked her if there would be any collaborating opportunities for me to feature on her blog, and guess what—there was. The first time I saw my post live on a blog like Emilia’s I was so freaking excited. If you would like to check out my writing and pictures from my posts on her blog in 2013, follow these links below. 

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Meet Krissy

There is nothing I love more than featuring fearless women who inspire me on Insincerely Her – and seriously, you ladies are in for a treat this time! I had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Krissy Marsh from Real Housewives of Sydney! Prior to RHOS, I knew nothing about the amazing Krissy but I instantly fell in love with her personality, style, and love for her family. Her fur babies, Bondi & Bronte, also have there own Instagram account! What impressed me most was Krissy’s incredibly resilience, and the credible way she handled herself when mean girls attacked…

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Time to Oversize With Pretty Little Thing

You must have been living under a rock if you haven’t spotted the oversized, boyfriend-style jumper trend. I wanted to rock this look when I went to VAMFF, but the postman wasn’t my friend that weekend and my delivery didn’t make it in time. Enter middle finger emoji here.

At first I thought to myself, ‘you look like a dickhead Zee!’. But then I thought, well, the Kardashians & Jenners are doing it, so that makes me soooo fashion, right?

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Healthy Risotto Alert

Guess what guys – I may have failed at pilaf, but I’ve only gone and made a successful risotto! Just ask Jess from @abrokegirlwithexpensivetaste. As bloggers, we get invited to a bunch of events and get sent alllllll the delicious goodies to trial on the regular – it’s all in the name of content, right ladies? I know, I know, it’s such a hard life!

In all honesty, I love this lifestyle, but am starting to put on a few extra KGs. 8 of the buggers, to be exact.

I love Googling healthy recipes, and I recently signed up to The Healthy Mummy newsletter.

There are so many success stories on the website, and it’s packed with delicious recipes that you wouldn’t believe are weightloss-worthy! So, I thought I would put one to the test and try out some new foodie blogger mail goodies while I was at it.

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Jesus, Mary & Samantha Moses

If I’m honest, ever since I got engaged I’ve been a little boring in the jewellery department. I used to have so much fun with ‘junk jewellery’ (as my mother would call it), but there is nothing cute about a bluish-green stain around your fingers, ladies. So I chose to stop buying items that will rust that end up in the bin!

So now I just wear an expensive diamond, haha. Such a simple lady that I am, eh? Jokes aside though, he did really well… But as much as I adore my first diamond, it’s time to rebuild my jewellery box with quality, timeless pieces that are still fun.

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A Parisian Affair

If you have been keeping up with my socials over the last few weeks, you’ll have seen that I have been at a lot of high teas – can you blame me?! Finger sandwiches, scones and free flowing bubbles – that’s got Zerin written all over it. Don’t worry guys, it’s a tough gig but someone’s gotta do it.

When I was asked to attend an afternoon tea at the The Sheraton Melbourne, I was jumping for joy!

The décor at The Sheraton was so classic and elegant. We arrived on level one to the sound of French music – a little taste of my background in Little Collins Street. We were off to a good start.

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Anton’s fave cock

If you follow Insincerely Her, you’ll probably have noticed that almost every picture of me includes a drink in hand. The readership know I love a beverage or two!

I was recently named an ambassador for Chambord (all those beverage-holding selfies paid off, apparently).

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Onwards

So, it seems I have lost my blogging mojo. Yep, I am struggling to write a blog post and I just used the word mojo.

I am even struggling to write an Instagram caption or think of damn hashtags to use! What’s the point? Apparently I am ‘shadow banned’? #fuckyouinstagram

What I don’t understand is, I have all these ideas in my head, especially when I am in the shower or driving, and I really want to share them with you all, but I just can’t find the words to type.

So I get frustrated and shut my laptop and get mad at myself and give up.

Apparently, this is called writer’s block? Am I the only one guessing not? 

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Mad for MONOGRAM

If you haven’t noticed the monogramming trend over the last 2 years, you’ve definitely been living under a rock. Think The Daily Edited, Mon Purse; even Peter Alexander and Cotton On are on the personalised wagon! Now you know what I’m talking about, surely you’ve seen it on your Instagram feed.?

Uncle Jack watches follow on with this trend being the first brand in the watch industry to offer monogramming. I really am a sucker for anything personalised, but as I am not going to be a ‘Hassan’ forever, I usually choose ZM (M being my partners name). I love that I can look down and see our initials. I am such a cutie, hey!

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Thunder Thighs

I am so excited and a little nervous to share this post with you all. I had the opportunity to try out Lipo Freeze at Smart Skin Clinics Coolaroo.

I have my own body demons like many. I have always hated my thighs. I have always been more bottom heavy. My thighs have made me cry. I don’t wear jeans because I feel like I look so big in them. I literally live in leggings and wear the occasional ‘jegging’ but still feel so self-conscious.

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VAMFF 2017

As many of you know I attended the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival this year. You would have already seen all the amazing street style outfits, all you favourite celebrities/socialites in only the best, along with all the wardrobe envy outfits on the runway.

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Time to get your clean on bitches

Last year I was kindly gifted a pack of household care items from Modere.

Modere stocks all the goods us ladies love, from haircare, skincare, makeup to protein bars and even probiotic support. Let’s not forget our men ladies.. there is even items for the lads, dads and brothers in our lives. How did I come across this company? #instagram. So what was in my gift pack?

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A look back at VAMFF

So it’s that time of the year again where Melbourne’s finest come out to play! Who’s excited for Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival? I sure am! Ever since I was a little volunteer at the festival I just feel in love with the entire event.

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Meet Candice Warner

I had the pleasure of interviewing the stunning Candice Warner. For those who don’t know Candice is mother to two little angles, an athlete and wife to cricketing legend David Warner. While Candice is always on every red carpet guest list. Candice is a self-confessed ‘faux-cialiser’… who would rather enjoy a night in indulging in a Connoisseur choc mousse then a star-studded event… now I know your all thinking what is a faux-cialiser? Find out below.

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#Instadetox

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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