Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Natureby Face Masks From Nice Skin Australia [REVIEW]

Happy 2019 everyone and I hope you're having a lovely start of the year. I personally think that everyone should include taking better care of yourself as part of your annual goals. For me, this includes giving myself pamper sessions with emphasis on skin care. The importance of moisturising is not lost on me and the more I age, the more I prioritise this. It's never too early to start! Whenever I can, I try to incorporate face masks into my weekly beauty routine. So read on as I share with you my thoughts on some of Natureby's mask sheets from

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

North Island New Zealand: Things To Do for a 5-day Family-Friendly Itinerary (plus Budget Breakdown)

My family and I explored the North Island of New Zealand in 4-5 days. While many will argue that 5 days is way too short, that's the amount of time we had and it was enough for us. We started with a Hobbiton Movie Set tour and had a mud spa at Hells Gate. We then spent the next couple days at Skyline Rotorua, had a fun zorb ball adventure, immersed ourselves in Maori culture at Te Puia, and wondered at the Waitomo glowworms. Let's begin shall we?
Kia Ora, welcome to New Zealand.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hells Gate, Rotorua, New Zealand - A Family Experience

The North Island of New Zealand is full of geothermal wonders. So of course you have to include a mud bath/sulphur spa on your New Zealand itinerary. For day 1 of our family tour, we started the day at the Hobbiton Movie Set then travelled 1.5 hours to get to our next stop: Hells Gate to experience a natural wonder and to indulge in some pampering. Anybody up for a mud facial? Let's tick that off the bucketlist.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Travel New Zealand: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

For our annual sibling reunion, my family travelled to New Zealand. We made our way from the North Island to the South Island in 12 days. I know, I know, 12 days is "not enough" to enjoy the experience completely but we made it happen and it was more than enough for us. Watch out for a full itinerary breakdown coming soon. But for now, let's travel to our first stop: the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour...

"Mr. Bilbo, where're you off to?"
..."I'm going on an adventure!"
Hobbiton, New Zealand

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Paper Bag Pants Trend (Dresslily Review)

I can't deny it, I'm currently hooked on the paper bag pants trend. While I know that jeans are absolutely fashionable when they fit right, the autumn and winter season - where I am clad in them all the time because it's cold - is enough for me. And now that it's spring, I'm glad to be in lighter and more comfortable material. Still, it's a little bit too windy to be dressing in shorts. Here is where trousers are perfect - or more specifically, paper bag pants!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Moving From A Rented Unit To Your First Home

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since my husband and I moved from a unit we rented and into our first home. I still remember packing everything up, unpacking, and moving in. It was such an exciting milestone in our lives and it feels surreal to look back. Are you moving into your first home soon? This collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time. The article below will share a few tips to make the process easier.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Things To Do in Ubud, Bali on Your Honeymoon

After spending 3 days in Seminyak (check out our Seminyak Itinerary and Budget Breakdown here), we continued on our Bali holiday and transferred to Ubud. While Seminyak brought us close to the beaches, Ubud was filled with lush, green sceneries - but still filled with plenty of private swimming pools and relaxing massages of course. We were in Bali for some much needed rest and relaxation after all. While our holiday involved plenty of lounging, and massages, and naps, and doing absolutely nothing (can I get a yaaazzzz?), we made sure to include some activities and things to do in Ubud. Check out my activity choices for a relaxed Ubud vacation suitable for a 4-day itinerary:
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tegalalang Rice Terraces