Monday, 5 December 2022

Christmas Gift Guide - Something For Everybody

I love putting together these gift guides. Everything on this list has been tested with my seal of approval. If you have any questions about any of these products, please feel free to contact me. 

Happy Shopping!


Belle Fever Tree Earrings

I have been a big fan of Belle Fever jewellery for years. I love these tree earrings. They come in gold, silver and rose gold tone. I have them in gold tone. What I love most of all is that the Belle Fever jewellery doesn't tarnish!!! Check out their personalised jewellery too. They are famous for their name necklaces. They look expensive without the expensive price tag! You can purchase them here Belle Fever Tree Earrings



Belle Fever Tree Earrings
Belle Fever Tree Earrings


You Are Loved Book by Liv Downing and Mel Matthews

A warm and reassuring celebration of unconditional love. Cut outs on each page create a beautiful heart to make this book a very special object to treasure and share.

This beautiful and timely book affirms and reassures children that they are loved, no matter what.

This picture book has gorgeous elements of mindfulness that are age-appropriate for children (2-6 years of age).

You can purchase this wonderful book at Allen & Unwin

You Are Loved Book by Liv Downing and Mel Matthews
You Are Loved Book by Liv Downing and Mel Matthews


Skullcandy MOD True Wireless Earbuds

These ear buds are fantastic! The perfect present for all ages.

Pocket-sized and customised!

One of my favourite features is the rapid charge - 10 minutes of charging will give you 2 hours play time. 

Visit Skullcandy to purchase and for more information.

Skullcandy MOD True Wireless Earbuds
Skullcandy MOD True Wireless Earbuds


Droolchef

This one is for our doggies. This is the Droolchef product I use for my 6-month-old puppy.

Droolchef Growth Multi is a vet-formulated High Calcium blend of essential Vitamins, Minerals, Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Designed as a complex holistic diet supplement, Growth fills any nutritional gaps important for the healthy development of puppies. Simply add to nutritionally complete and balance your own or one of their homemade dog food recipes 

Droolchef also has products for adult dogs and adult/senior dogs. Check out the Droolchef website here at droolchef.com.au

Droolchef Growth Multi Supplement
Droolchef Growth Multi Supplement


Bon.elk Elevate Junior Laptop Stand 

The Bon.elk Elevate Junior adjustable laptop stand raises the height of your laptop from 40mm to 140mm to find your perfect position for improved posture and better ergonomics. Fully customise your viewing angle with dual tilt functionality. Constructed from premium grade aluminium and has the ability to fold down for easy transportation. Suits laptop and notebook sizes from 10” to 14”. 

Perfect for working from home.

Available exclusively at JB HI-FI

Bonelk Elevate Junior Laptop Stand
Bon.elk Elevate Junior Laptop Stand


PowerPic mod Wireless Charger

PowerPic mod is a world-class wireless phone charger with a design as radical as wireless charging itself. With a mix of modern elegance and versatile charging options, PowerPic mod charges all phones, including phones in cases, with an aesthetic that looks like nothing else. The lucite-framed PowerPic mod can be positioned vertically or horizontally and is even customizable with any 4x6 photo or room-matching graphic. Wirelessly charge your phone on the stand that looks more like a work of art than a typical charging dock. 

Visit https://twelvesouth.com.au/products/powerpic-mod-wireless-charger to purchase.

PowerPic mod Wireless Charger



NON - Non-alcoholic wine alternative

I prefer not to wake up with a hangover after celebrating something special. NON is such a fabulous way to enjoy a beautiful fancy drink without the alcohol side effects.

I’ve been trying out the NON Everyday Set. It’s so good. 

Features: Salted Raspberry and Chamomile, Toasted Cinnamon and Yuzu, and Stewed Cherry and Coffee.

Check out their range at https://www.non.world/

NON Non-Alcoholic Wine Alternative
NON Non-Alcoholic Wine Alternative



The Set.Co Hydrating Swiss Mist

    Cool down with a refreshing hit of glacier water. The ultimate cooling facial mist made with pure Glacier Water from the Swiss Alps to hydrate for a bright, healthy glow. Infused with Snow Algae to support healthy skin barrier function while you sweat it out, and high in potassium for optimum skin rehydration.

    The Set.Co Swiss Mist
    The Set.Co Swiss Mist


    The Set.Co The Balm

    Not all heroes wear capes. They wear The Super Balm. When a regular balm just won't do - this will be your secret weapon. When your edges are rough, chapped, chaffed, dehydrated, or burnt - this multipurpose balm is here to save the day and smooth you back out again. 

    • Extra Moisturising
    • Lightweight
    • Nourishes and conditions to help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier
    • The rich formula helps to soothe dry, irritated, itchy or peeling skin
    • Great for: calluses, sunburns, windburns, dry knees and elbows, chapped lips, etc
    For more information and to purchase visit The Set.Co

    The Set.Co The Balm
    The Set.Co The Balm


    The Australian Women's Health Diary

    The Australian Women’s Health Diary is a fabulous diary for every woman wanting to make a difference – not only to her own life, but to others too.

    When you buy the diary, not only will you be helping the 56 people diagnosed with breast cancer every day, but you’ll have the perfect organiser for the year ahead with all the latest expert health and wellbeing advice at your fingertips.

    This A5 Diary does more than help organise our lives everyday – it’s packed with health issues important to every woman – like breast, heart, family and mental health, along with diet, exercise, skincare and lots more.

    You can purchase this diary at https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/australian-womens-health-diary/

    The Australia Women's Health Diary

    The Australian Women's Health Diary


    Book of Days - Patti Smith

    This book features 365 photographs, taking you through a single year of Patti Smith, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful - and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process - A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artist's life.

    Available to purchase here

    Patti Smith Book of Days
    Patti Smith Book of Days


    House of Immortelle On-The-Glow Christmas Pack

    It's time to glow with House of Immortelle's full range skincare kit.

    Suitable for Normal, Pre-mature, Dehydrated, Dull Skin Types. 

    The On-The-Glow Christmas Pack includes:

    • Award-winning Genova Revitalising Cleanser 150ml x 1PC
    • Award-winning Naples Rejuvenating Essence 100ml x 1PC
    • Award-winning Marseille Antioxidant Day Cream 30g x 1PC
    • Award-winning Toulon Defense Night Cream 30g x 1PC
    • Award-winning Valencia Heavenly Face Serum 30ml x 1PC
    • Reusable Shopping Bag x 1PC

    • Cruelty Free
    • Sulphate Free
    • Proudly made in Australia 
    • Vegan

    Available at House of Immortelle

    House of Immortelle On-The-Glow Christmas Pack
    House of Immortelle On-The-Glow Christmas Pack


    Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter
    Unlock the full potential of your M1 setup with the Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter. Powerful yet ultra-sleek, the adapter features dual 4K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C PD charging, USB-C data, USB-A data, SD card readers, and an audio jack port – all using just a single USB-C port. With its dual display capabilities, a plethora of data ports, and its modern aluminum design, M1 has finally met its match.
    Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter
    Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter

    The Collagen Co - Mixed Flavours Collagen Sachets
    The Collagen Co uses a combination of three bioactive collagen peptides from 100% pure grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine which are specially formulated to target hair, nail and skin health, improve joint function and repair the gut. Hydrolyzed collagen is rapidly absorbed by the body to give you the best results.

    The addition of Vitamin C supports collagen production and improves the skin’s youthful appearance. Hyaluronic Acid lubricates joints and hydrates the skin giving it that dewy, glowy effect. And Biotin is an important B vitamin that aids healthy hair, skin, and nails and helps convert food into energy.
    • 2 x Unflavoured Sachets
    • 4 x Strawberry Watermelon Sachets
    • 4 x Passionfruit Mango Sachets
    • 4 x Mixed Berry Sachets 
    • 15g collagen per serve (15,000mg)
    • Stimulates Type 1, 2 and 3 collagen production in the body
    • Mix with hot or cold drinks
    Purchase at  The Collagen Co

    The Collagen Co - Mixed Flavours Collagen Sachets
    The Collagen Co - Mixed Flavours Collagen Sachets

    Nanoleaf Shapes - Mini Triangles
    Nanoleaf Shapes Mini Triangles Starter Kit with an ultra-thin panel design come with everything you need to create your own statement or accent lighting. Mix and match shapes to create next-level designs. Packed with all the smart features, such as Rhythm Music Visualizer, Screen Mirror, Touch, Schedules, and more! Instal on any flat surface with included Mounting Tape; no additional tools required. Compatible with all Connect+ products like Shapes and Elements (NL42/NL47/NL48/NL52 models).
    Available at JB Hi-FIOfficeworks and Bunnings
    Nanoleaf Shapes - Mini Triangles
    Nanoleaf Shapes - Mini Triangles


    MAVALA Sorbet & Shine Lip Gloss Collection
    Beautiful lip glosses in stunning shades. MAVALA is one of my all-time favourite brands. 
    The lip glosses contain tiny shimmering particles of mother-of-pearl which are like a myriad of stars, and a delicate balance of polymers and emollient esters, as well as grape seed oil. This oil contains polyphenols (vitamin E enriched molecules) which help to reinforce the natural protection of the lips, effectively fighting free radicals which are responsible for 80% of skin’s premature ageing.

    Free from mineral oil, phthalates and sodium laureth sulfate.

    Visit https://mavala.com.au/all-products/lip-gloss to see all the shades available and to purchase.


    Mavala Sorbet & Shine Lip Gloss Collection
    MAVALA Sorbet & Shine Lip Gloss Collection

    MAVALA So Future Colors Nail Polish Collection
    The So Future Color's collection of MAVALA deliberately reflects this bewitching duels of colours, at the heart of which daytime elegance and nighttime extravagance are wonderfully merging.
    • 407 Golden Clash: a gold and copper glitter, stellar contrast for crazy nights
      408 Royal Gold: a pure and deep gold, the magnificence of a royal jewel
      409 Star Palace: a silver glitter, total strass effect for the modern princess
      410 Precious Lilac: a soft and refined lilac, allegory of timeless elegance
      411 Moon Chic: a lunar white, pure and candid, the halo of innocence under the stars
      412 Fashionista Black: a black and gold glitter, queen of the dance floor after midnight

    MAVALA nail polishes are toxic free, cruelty free, worry free and allow nails to breathe naturally, allowing you to wear nail polish all the time, without the fear of damaging your nails.

    Visit https://mavala.com.au/all-products/sofuture for more information and to purchase.

    Mavala So Future Colors Nail Polish Collection
    MAVALA So Future Colors Nail Polish Collection

    Twelve South HoverBar Duo

    HoverBar Duo is a flexible arm that includes a weighted desktop base and adjustable shelf clamp. Use it like a multi-tool to get serious creative work done on an iPad. Use the sturdy shelf clamp in the kitchen to make a prototype video. Flip the stand’s New QuickSwitch Tab and snap the flexible HoverBar arm into the desktop base to finish your presentation.

    Available in Black or New Matte White to match your desk or workspace. Level up your iPad game with a HoverBar Duo.

    What you’ll love about HoverBar Duo:

    • Holds iPad or iPhone in infinite positions, heights and angles
    • Includes both weighted desktop stand + shelf clamp
    • Hold iPad at eye-level for FaceTime and video conference calls
    • New QuickSwitch Tab allows you to switch between Desktop Base and Adjustable Clamp in seconds (2nd gen)


    Twelve South HoverBar Duo
    Twelve South HoverBar Duo


    Ultraderm Body Brilliance Christmas Kit

    Body Brilliance Christmas Kit includes three body products to gently exfoliate, treat and replenish for gorgeous glowing skin this summer. This kit is bound to be a well received present.

    Kit includes:

    Active Treatment Lotion 120mL
    Essential A Body Serum 120mL
    Face & Body Polishing Cream 30mL
    Natural Beechwood Body Brush
    Tote Bag

    To purchase and for more information visit Ultraderm

    Ultraderm Body Brilliance Christmas Kit
    Ultraderm Body Brilliance Christmas Kit


    Modibodi Gifting Packs
    Modibodi is a game-changer! Honestly if you haven't tried their products, you are missing out on how amazing they really are!

    Your go-to gift for Mr Special, the Men's Trunk Holiday Gifting Pack features three breathable, bamboo undies in Limited Edition colours. Merino wool absorbs sweat while leaving them feeling fresh, dry and smell-free. Takes the stress out of everyday sweat – and ever-tricky gifting.

    ModiBodi Men's Trunk Holiday Gifting Pack
    Men's Trunk Holiday Gifting Pack

    Treat your bestie, family member (or maybe yourself) to our Classic Bikini Holiday Gifting Pack. This timeless pack includes two everyday sweat-absorbing undies, plus one style for moderate-heavy period days. Sure to be a festive season favourite.

    Modibodi Classic Bikini Holiday Gifting Pack
    Modibodi Classic Bikini Holiday Gifting Pack

    To purchase, visit https://www.modibodi.com/
    KJC Nature Bare
    I’ve just discovered a great online store that sells skincare and cosmetics.
    It’s called KJC Nature Bare. They sell global brands including Paese from Poland.
    I’ve been testing out Paese’s Eyes On Mascara and Lipstick with Argan Oil. 
    The mascara goes on so cleanly and isn’t clumpy. It’s also a gluten free and vegan formula.
    The lipstick is luxurious and glides over the lips like butter.
    Check them out at kjcnaturebare.com.au
    KJC Nature Bare
    KJC Nature Bare




    Monday, 24 October 2022

    The Crown In Vogue

    What I am reading...⠀
    This gorgeous book was released to mark the Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. It is a celebration of the British Royal Family from the extensive archive of British Vogue.⠀
    The Crown In Vogue features beautiful portraits by some of my favourite photographers including Horst, Cecil Beaton, David Bailey, Mario Testino, plus more.⠀
    I received this book the day before the Queen’s passing. I didn't think it was the appropriate time to talk about it until now.⠀
    It's available now in bookstores and online.

    The Crown In Vogue
    The Crown In Vogue


    Wednesday, 7 September 2022

    Silvia Colloca’s The Italian Home Cook book

     I can't enough of Italian food. It's the cuisine I tend to eat the most of every week. The Italian blood in me craves it constantly 🍝 ⠀

    Lately, I've been using the recipes from the recently released book, The Italian Home Cook.⠀

    Australia's favourite Italian home cook, Silvia Colloca, shares the 100 recipes that will show you how to cook like a true Italian 🇮🇹⠀

    For non-meat eaters like myself, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes featured.

    Silvia Colloca The Italian Home Cook book




    Tuesday, 19 July 2022

    Vinyl Fair at Rozelle Collectors Market

    I went to my first vinyl fair this weekend at Rozelle Collectors Market (Inner West Sydney). The first stall had unbelievable cheap prices - $3 for each record! My son and I purchased 13 of them and a couple of CDs and the guy at the stall just charged us $40.

    There were 12 other vinyl stalls and the usual weekly market. We had a gorgeous afternoon in the winter sun.

    I took some photos of the amazing vintage items you can find at the markets.

    Browsing for records at the Rozelle Collectors Market Vinyl Fair
    Browsing for records at the Rozelle Collectors Market's Vinyl  Fair

    Browsing the stalls at the Rozelle Collectors Market's Vinyl Fair
    Stalls had vintage and not-so-vintage records and books

    James Brown poster 1968 Boston Gardens
    James Brown poster

    Vintage Cuban music record
    Vintage Cuban music

    Absolute Beginners vinyl album featuring David Bowie
    I had to get this one. The title song of Absolute Beginners by David Bowie is one of my favourite songs. I also like Patsy Kensit, Sade and the Style Council. Great memories of the 80s.

    Beautiful vintage kewpie like doll from Japan
    Beautiful vintage kewpie-like doll from Japan. 

    Vintage fashion at Rozelle Collectors Market
    Vintage fashion at Rozelle Collectors Market

    Vintage camera at Rozelle Collectors Market
    A vintage camera that needs a thorough clean.

    Quirky wooden rabbit at Rozelle Collectors Market
    Quirky wooden rabbit

    Vintage doll at Rozelle Collectors Market
    Vintage doll

    Leopard print faux fur coat jacket
    I wanted this leopard print faux fur coat. Too bad it wasn't in my size.

    Mosaic bust
    Mosaic bust

    Wooden shoe forms
    Wooden shoe forms. They make great door stoppers, best on light doors.

    Vintage doll at Rozelle Collectors Market
    Another cute vintage doll

    Vintage sewing machine at Rozelle Collectors Market
    Vintage sewing machine. Not sure if this was an actual sewing machine or a toy.

    Pug dog
    This little pug was patiently waiting for his owner to finish her lunch.

    Pancakes with butter and maple syrup at The Old Rosebud cafe Rozelle
    My lunch at The Old Rosebud cafe Rozelle. Pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Yum!