The Gold Coast Hidden Paradise

As someone who loves to take interesting Instagram photos (I mean, who doesn’t nowadays?) I am always on the lookout for some new places, especially places people haven’t been before. 

So when I first moved to the Gold Coast, my boyfriend and I decided to go and check out the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary, on our way there we spotted this beach right off the highway that had the clearest water and there were people jumping off the railings into the water! (I have found out though, that if you are caught doing this it can result in a ticket; so just a heads up)

We both decided that this was the next place to check out on our list. It was amazing, there were no waves and when we were there; no jellys! Which was a big bonus. It was so nice. They even had a little nature hike you could do through the forest. 

 

The last time I was there, there was a photo shoot going on so it was pretty awesome to see. The scenery here is amazing and absolutely breathtaking. 

So if you ever come to the Gold Coast or live here already, it’s definitely a great place to check out. 

 

 

Thanks for reading! If you have any places that I should check out around the Gold Coast, let me know in the comments below. 

 

  

A Weekend Away In Byron Bay

As some of you may know last weekend was the Australia Day long weekend aka the weekend in which Byron Bay stole my heart.

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The beach was gorgeous and the sand art added to the vibe that this place gives off.

There are no big name stores or restaurants which add to the hippy vibe and everything from the clothing to the food was just amazing and pricey to say the least.

The people do their part in keeping this gorgeous place clean and tidy; the act of throwing a cigarette butt on the ground is followed by a $200 fine.

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The nightlife is suitable for all different kind of music tastes. The night started off at The Beachy which was a fun EDM atmosphere but we were feeling something more laid back; so we ended up at The Northern where a live band was playing acoustic version of popular hits. It was a great way to finish off the night!

Byron Bay is beautiful and I plan on going back especially to do the Lighthouse walk which I didn’t get a chance too. If you have been debating on going there, I recommend you do- it’s such a great environment.

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Thanks for reading.

First Impression: Australis Contouring & Highlighting Kit

If you live in Australia, then you know how difficult it is to get your hands on this kit. I searched so many different Pricelines and Big W’s until I finally found it. It was definitely worth it because it has now become a staple in my everyday make up routine. This kit retails for $16.95 AUD Β and I ended up getting it for only $11 because of my $5 gift card from Priceline for my birthday.
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So the top three colours are your highlighting colours. I use the middle colour as my under eye setting powder and adding some to my cupid bow, its perfect. This kit is extremely pigmented, I did some swatches so you could see what I mean. Here are some swatches of the top row:
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This was just one stroke, so you can see extremely pigmented. Someone had told me that they found this kit too shimmery, in my opinion, there was no shimmer to any of these colours; they are extremely matte.

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The above are the swatches of the second row of the kit, these are the contouring colours. Same as above, still very matte. I am using the last colour in this kit for my contouring just because I find the other 2 too dark for my skin.

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(Just a close up of the different colours)

I have been using this kit for 2 weeks now, and I absolutely LOVE it. I recommend it for sure and it is a great alternative to the Anastasia Contour Kit which retails for $40 USD.

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