Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

New York Minute | Melbourne

I wrote up a list of ideas of things I wanted to do and see, while visiting Australia. New York Minute made the list, all in the name of New YorkI looked at the menu online, before heading to Australia so I knew I was going to go for the Philly cheesesteak and a milkshake. 

On the first day arriving in Melbourne I used google maps to find New York Minute Burger. It didn't stand out, in fact google maps was sending me past it haha. I headed in and looked at he menu, to double check the Philly cheesesteak was on the menu. I asked for Philly cheesesteak, chips and a caramel milkshake.   

It was nice and it must have looked good, as a few people stopped and asked where the place is. The only thing I'd say it's not exactly a takeaway if you are in a hurry. I noticed a lot of places in Australia, it's 1 person running the place. The woman charged for it, then she said "ill just go and make your food and milkshake now". At least you know it's freshly made, but it's not good if you are in a hurry.  

Monday, 16 July 2018

What's In My Makeup Bag | Australia Holiday

When you are away for so long, it's all about swapping around to look different each day. I was always swapping around my shorts, with different tops. I shared how I styled my outfits in Australia, which you can see by clicking the link (click here). That's exactly what I was doing, with my lipsticks and eye makeup.  

I thought it would be fun to show you, what makeup I brought with me. I did a similar post a while back (what's in my handbag), when I headed to New York. The makeup bag is from Matalan, but I bought it last year. 

Products :      
Glossier : Priming moisturizer
Mac Cosmetics : Studio fix foundation
Bobbi Brown : Foundation stick
Make Up For Ever : Aqua eye pencil
Tarte : Drink of H20
Maybelline: Strobing stick
Milk Makeup : Glitter stick
Milk Makeup : highlighter
Mac Cosmetics: Upward lash mascara 
Glossier : Lidstar - Cub
Glossier : Lidstar - Moon
Mac Cosmetics : Eyeshadow - Delicate drift
Mac Cosmetics : Holiday Crush
Stilla : Stay all day lipstick - Patina
Barry M : Lipstick - 146
Evian facial spray 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

24 Outfits

 I have a list of ideas of things to write about from Australia, so be prepared for a series of Australian - ness. I didn't have enough shorts to last me 3 weeks in Australia, never mind underwear haha. So I bought some new clothes for going on holiday, which you can see what I bought by clicking the link (click here).

Am going to share the outfits, I wore over the 3 week in Australia. (It was actually 3 and a half weeks, if you include the travel time). I thought the Sunday top was funny and perfect to wear for traveling, as I left Scotland on Sunday night and arrived in Australia on Tuesday. I mostly wore my Nike trainers, as they are quicker to walk in. On the rare occasions I wore sandals or flip flops, so there's no point saying what was on my feet. 

Day 1 (Traveling day)
Sunday top - Boohoo
I was wearing blue leggings from Forever 21, but I don't seem to have a photo wearing them.
Tiara - Amazon

Day 2
Addias black top - JD Sports
Black leggings - F&F Tesco
Tiara - Amazon
Personalised sash - am not sure where my mum got it

Day 3 
I made it in New York top - Victoria's Secret 
Nike quarter length trousers - Nike Store
Backpack - Boohoo

Day 4
New York Knicks top - Madison Square Garden Shop
Nike black quarter length trousers - Nike Store
Backpack - Boohoo

Day 5
Full Time Blogger top - Next
Nike black quarter length trousers - Nike Store
Backpack - Boohoo
Bracelet - Nomination and Tiffany & Co

Day 6
Mon Cheri top - Boohoo
Denim skirt - River Island
Rayban sunglasses - my mum bought me them years ago.

Day 7
Nike grey top - Nike Store
Nike black quarter length trousers
Black bomber jacket - River Island 
Bracelet - Tiffany & Co

Day 8
Green dress - H&M
Black bomber jacket - River Island
Bracelet - Nomination 

Day 9
Maroon/grey top - Pink Victoria's Secret 
Black leggings - F&F Tesco
Bag - Kate Spade
Bracelet - Nomination 

Day 10 
Maroon/white top - H&M
Black leggings - F&F Tesco 

Day 11
White slogan top - River Island 
Black Nike shorts - JD Sports
Denim shorts - Top Shop

Day 12 
Peach strap top - H&M
Nike peach shorts - JD Sports
Black bomber jacket - River Island

Day 13
Black top - River Island 
Spotted shorts - Boohoo
Backpack - Boohoo
Rayban sunglasses 
Luna Park wristband 

Day 14
Grey jumper - Hollister
Denim skirt - River Island 
Backpack - Boohoo
Rayban sunglasses 

Day 15
White top - River Island
Peach Nike shorts  JD Sports
Backpack - Boohoo

Day 16 
Nike grey top - Nike Store 
Nike black quarter length trousers - Nike Store
Black bomber jacket - River Island 
Bag - Kate Spade 
And a few shopping bags from the airport.

Day 17
Pink top - Victoria's Secret 
Nike black shorts - JD Sports
Backpack - Boohoo
Rayban sunglasses 

Day 18
Nike black top - Nike Store
Nike Black shorts - JD Sports
Bracelet - Tiffany & Co

Day 19
Dress - Primark 
Sandals - Primark 
Rayban sunglasses 
Bag - Michael Kors

Day 20
White top - River Island 
Spotted shorts - Boohoo
Black bomber jacket - River Island
Rayban sunglasses 
Bracelet - Nomination 

Day 21
Green dress - H&M
Rayban sunglasses 
Bag - Michael Kors

Day 22
Nike black top - JDSports
Nike black shorts - JD Sports
Bag - Michael Kors

Day 23 
Black velvet top - Hollister
Nike peach shorts - JD Sports
Bracelet - Nomination & Tiffany & Co

Day 24 (Traveling day)
Reebok black top - Reebok Store
Black leggings - F&F Tesco
Bracelet - Tiffany & Co

Sunday, 20 May 2018

How I Met My Australian Family Online

I remember growing up seeing my Mums side of the family all the time. I saw my Dads side of the family maybe a handful of times, but that's just how it went. 

One day I was googling the house that was in my Dads side of the family for years. I came across a story online called "About My Nan, as she told it". I quickly scrolled through the story to see how google picked up this story on my search words. We had soo much in common, her family lived in the same house, they were related to the movie star Hugh McDermott, they mentioned names I'd heard mentioned. I was curious, but at the same time I didn't know how they'd react to me contacting them. I clicked on the contact section and sent a message saying "I think we might be related". Within a few hours I got a reply from a Kirsty and we were discussing who were related to. It turned out Kirsty's Nan and my great Gran were first Cousin's.

Kirsty lives in Australia and I live in Edinburgh, so we stayed in contact on Facebook. The second I knew I was going to Australia, I messaged Kirsty and we were discussing meeting.

Kirsty messaged saying she'd meet us at the Gold Coast Airport. I remember stepping of the plane and walking into the airport and spotting someone who looked like the photos online, but they were looking down at their phone. I was 99% sure it was Kirsty, but at the same time I thought what if I go and it's not her. I stopped and looked directly at her and she looked up and we both smiled at each other. She came over and was like give me a hug haha. I met her family (or my family haha) and spent everyday in the Gold Coast together. 

It feels crazy to think we met online, but am glad we stumbled across each other. My family judge you, but meeting Kirsty it was different. Her whole family is funny, laid back and open with each other. We talked about everything, family, shopping and men haha.   



Friday, 18 May 2018

Things I Noticed About Australia

Hi everyone I have been over in Australia the past month, so I thought it would be fun to share things I noticed that were different. I was having this conversation with Australian Cousin's things you think is common, it's actually different and you don't realise till you visit another country.  

They love chicken salt, I mean on everything. When I was first asked if I wanted chicken salt, I was like what is chicken salt ? But it does give chips that extra taste. 

Eating Vegemite of a spoon is a thing in Australia ( It was the first time for me - no words can describe it haha )

There's no other way to describe Australia than half American / British. I saw every American sweets imaginable, but I also saw British sweets. They have Rolo in a bar. They even have M&M bars. To me M&M's should be in a bag, we only get bags on M&M's - not bars.    

McDonalds is called "Maccas" and they have McCafe. McCafe has toastie's, cheesecakes, you name it.

Street art is a thing. (Hosier Lane, Melbourne) 

You can swing on trees in Spring Brook National Park. 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

My 30th Birthday

I set plans to go to Los Angeles for my 30th birthday. Then one day my mum said she'd take me to Australia for my birthday, telling me it would be something better to write about on my blog. All I was told was she booked through a travel company called Trail Finders. Normally travel agents show photos of the hotel room before booking. The hotels were soo bad the beds were folding hospital like beds. Thats why when I book holidays I always look up photos of the hotels and reviews online, before I book. Some days my mum would tell me I was to share a hotel room with my parents, other times I was told I had my own hotel room. So I assumed she was joking about the whole share a room thing. When we arrived at the 1st hotel the reception woman said "it's got you down for sharing a room, is that correct?" My mum replied yes. When I quizzed my mum why I was treated different when my brother and his wife got 2 holidays (flight and hotel room) paid for for their 30th birthday, my mum replied "because they are married". I believe marriage is only for when you meet the right person, so I ended up laying awake most nights in the hotel room feeling closed in.

I planned to spend my birthday shopping  and seeing all the Australian shops. However my mum booked for us to go to the Neighbors Tours. (I have never watched Neighbors in my life). I ended up spending my birthday on the Neighbors tour bus sitting closing my eyes, while they played the cheesy Neighbors theme song and showed round the set which meant nothing to me. At least walking looking at shops after a 20 hour flight, would have kept me awake.  

made the most of being in Australia and done things I dreamed of doing, since I watched Mary-Kate and Ashley's movie "Our Lips Are Sealed" : 

Climbing the Sydney Harbour bridge

Visiting Luna Park 

Bondi Beach

Holding a koala at Australia Zoo

And I met my Australian family

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Holiday Clothing Haul

I told myself I wasn't buying anything till I was in Australia, I failed. The fun part of going away is buying new clothes to wear. I needed pairs of shorts and I think I got carried away online shopping. 

Nike : 

Grey Nike top
White Just Do It top
Black Nike top

JD Sports : 

Next : 

Full Time Blogger top

Primark :  

Black stripe top 
White strip top
Green skirt 
Black skirt
Black and white stripe skirt 

Boohoo :

Pretty Little Thing : 

River Island : 


Maroon and white sleeve top
Green dress
Peach strap top