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19 March 2018

The Bondi-based hair salon that should be your go-to for colour

The sun, as much as I absolutely love it, has caused havoc on my hair. As a part-time beach bum (realistically I'd like to be full-time but gyal gotta work!) the salty water and hotter than hot rays have seriously damaged the barnet. I was aiming for that whole hippy-come-beach-babe vibe but sadly was looking more like I'd been dragged through a hay bale backwards. Luckily for me, Hair Life Bondi were on hand and keen to help a blogger in hair distress!

The salon has been located in Bondi for 8 years and has amassed a wealth of experience through it's hardworking and passionate owner, Natalie and her awesome team. As soon as I walked in and was greeted by the friendly Ailis, I knew I would be in good hands. Ailis sat down and asked me in great detail what I wanted; she explained that my hair was crying out for a good treatment and colour correction (in the nicest possible way!) and I trusted everything she recommended. 

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

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hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi

Ailis was such a perfectionist and worked her magic giving me a full head of foil highlights; two foils bleach and one foil a darker shade which created an even warm blonde that looked sleek and tidy. Ailis mixed a bond builder called B3 into the hair dye too, this gave a much healthier finish to the colour and will dramatically help reduce breakage - always a win when you have a head full of dry damaged blonde hair! So a massive thank you to Natalie and Ailis for returning my broken blonde mop to its rightful shade, all with an edge of professionalism and creativeness. I'll be back, for sure. 

hair salon in bondi

hair salon in bondi





15 March 2018

I'll never get bored of this chic hair fix

One of my fave style tips of late is to get all matchy matchy, in this case (and this case) it's to match a simple top with a hair accessory. I have been a huge advocate for a good scrunchie for years and these days, my fave hair go-to is a thin scarf or ribbon. 

What's your favourite hair, beauty or fashion style hack? 

sydney street style

sydney street style

sydney street style

Cami Top - Topshop / Skirt c/o - Next / Hair Tie - Topshop / Earrings - Rokit London



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Images by Katy Moore

12 March 2018

A fashion flashback that works for a Sydney autumn

It's officially autumn here in Sydney and although the sun is still very much out, there's definitely been a drop in the temperature. I mean, we're not talking cold, these wonderful Australian autumns mean you can still very much pull off a bare leg!

Alongside the lower temps, the change of season has bought with it all the fresh new A/W drops in stores, and my god do I need a fashion fix. It might not be cold enough to don a sweater and faux fur but boy has it got me yearning to layer. I miss the beautiful windows of Liberty and the mouth-watering outfit displays at Topshop - Oxford Street you literally inspired me every day. The sun and lifestyle of Sydney may have won my heart but the vibrant and eclectic streets of London will always be my first love. 

So here's a old outfit I didn't get round to posting back in the UK, as we enter cooler climes here in Oz it feels quite fitting. The only thing I am thinking now is, why the hell didn't I pack my berets...?

beret street style

beret street style

beret street style

beret street style

Shoes - Converse / Jacket - H&M / Jeans - Topshop / Jumper - Vintage / Beret - Ebay / Bag - La Redoute



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18 February 2018

Rise and shine: Bondi Beach fun

Last week I was involved in a fitness-inspired shoot for one of our clients at work, and let me tell you, nothing starts the week better than frolicking around Bondi Beach on a Monday morning. The weeks are flying past and fun moments like these just enhance the fact that moving to Sydney was oh-so the right decision. Who doesn't want to start their day feeling sand between their toes? 

I had to wear workout gear so I headed straight for my favourite leggings from Next, yep, I said Next. Who'da thought it! Workout fashion isn't always the cheapest and Next offer great quality for reasonable prices. So, go get on it kids.

bondi beach

bondi beach

bondi beach

Leggings * - Next / Top * - Adidas


bondi beach

bondi beach

bondi beach

Photography by Andy Lewis

31 January 2018

The Sydney Diaries


My god, how time flies when you’re having fun. This weekend saw my one month Aussie-versary and what a month it’s been. I’ve found a house, a job, a tan (probs the most important tbh), have explored some truly beautiful places and met some awesome people. Summer in Sydney really is the one - it’s crazy how much of a difference the sun shining down on you can make. 

Today marks my first full week at work where I’m working for a fab PR and comms agency called Polkadot Communications, back to my familiar world of digital, social media and PR and boy does it feel GOOD! It also sees me leaving the gorgeous Maroubra beach flat where I have been living with some dreamy pals, as Gabs and I have secured a place in Darlinghurst - it’s all been go, I tell you.


So before I hung up my beach bum shoes (or should I say thongs!), re-engaged my brain and stepped back into the working world, I spent last weekend exploring new places and eating good food with my faves. So without further ado, here is the next snippet of my Sydney Diaries...

First up: Palm Beach

Palm Beach is situated in Sydney's Northern territory, and is the famous beach featured on TV series, Home and Away. Yes, we did annoyingly sing the theme tune (out of tune, may I add) whilst we battled the waves and ate our tapas-style dinner from our beloved camper van, Hank. (Hank actually belongs to my friend Yolanda, our Aussie babe friend/host/mum/agony aunt/life carer/designated driver).

We woke early to a beautiful sunrise, albeit a tad grey, and hiked up to the heritage-listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse to be met with beautiful views of the bay. Another one of those pinch-me-moments! Driving up the coast to visit this glorious spot is a must-do.

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

palm beach

Next up: Glider Cafe, Potts Point

We stumbled over this tasty little spot purely by accident, Yols literally googled cafe in Potts Point and this bad boy came up. God love you, Google. We sat down in the tiny-but-seriously-comfy cafe and was met with a delightful menu; simple, easy, yet all dishes were seriously tempting. It was an Aussie brunch, but with a twist. I had an omelette, and no joke (I know I can be a tad dramatic) this was honestly the best omelette I've ever had - I did not want it to end. Glider guys, if you're reading, up the egg count and make that sexy dish a 6-egg omelette not 3. It. Was. Delicious.

glider cafe, potts point

glider cafe, potts point

glider cafe, potts point

glider cafe, potts point

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