My top 10 favourite perfumes

Elie Saab Girl Of Now
Elie Saab Girl Of Now

Is it true that a woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting? And if it is true, what would your signature scent say about you?

Perfumes and colognes are a very private affair, a matter of personal taste and perhaps even personality traits.

There are five categories of fragrances, all comprising scents being defined based on their ‘role’. The top or head notes are perceived immediately after application, but are light and evaporate quickly to make way for the middle/heart notes, the body of the perfume. Finally, we have the base notes that last for hours and bring depth to the perfume. The base notes are usually what attracts me the most in a fragrance, and all my perfumes have a very similar finish.

Here are the five categories depicted by perfumers:

– Sweet: usually fruity, warm and soft.

– Fresh: think subtle, fresh and clean notes.

– Oriental: deep, bold and spicy with an opulent feel.

– Woody: earth-like aroma, audacious yet modest.

– Floral: these fragrances are all about flower power.

While the most popular fragrances are floral, I much prefer fragrances with a sweet and slightly fruity finish but also enjoy oriental and spicy notes.

You’ll find very similar scents in my top 10 perfumes listed below.


  1. Jo Malone – Myrrh & Tonka
  2. Tiziana Terenzi – Maremma
  3. Giorgio Armani – Si
  4. Paco Rabanne – Olympea
  5. Dior – Miss Dior Cherie (renamed Miss Dior)
  6. Elie Saab – Girl of Now
  7. Gucci – Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
  8. Viktor & Rolf – Bonbon
  9. YSL – Black Opium
  10. Gucci – Guilty Intense 

There is so much to talk about when it comes to perfumes and I’d love to write about it more in-depth. If you’re interested, let me know your thoughts in the comment box and feel free to share your perfume story. I am curious to know if you have a signature scent, where you like to spray your perfume, which categories and base notes you are attracted to, etc.


Is the ‘sock boot’ the biggest trend to look out for this Autumn/Winter?

If you haven’t heard about the term ‘sock boot’ yet and wonder what I’m talking about, think about the comfort of a sock combined with a feminine shape and seductive heels.

I know, it sounds almost too good to be true, but fashion is full of surprises and if it’s trendy, pretty and comfy, I’ll sign up for it!

The ‘sock boot’ is predicted to be the ultimate trend to embrace this coming autumn and winter season.  They can be fun and versatile as they come in various textures and materials such as leather, velvet, satin and PVC and you can choose between midi, knee and thigh-highs.

If you are planning your A/W wardrobe ahead, and looking for fashion inspiration, here is a selection of ‘sock boot’ to step into the new season in true fashionista style.

Sock Boots
Sock Boots
  1. Novo – Kenzie in Champagne 
  2. Spurr – Lyta in Red Velvet
  3. Topshop – Mojito Sock Boots in Pink
  4. Novo – Dagmar in Navy
  5. Boohoo – Lilly Woven Cylinder Heel Sock Boot in Black
  6. Aldo – Cirelle Pull on Sock Boot in Emerald Green 
  7. Raid – Tegan Stretch Sock Boots in Burgundy 
  8. Missguided – Black Peep Toe Sock Ankle Boots 
  9. Lipsy – Stretch Over-the-knee Boots
  10. Public Desire – Radiate Lilac Satin Sock Ankle Boots

To find out how to wear them, head to Instagram and use #sockboots for more inspiration.

Those are a few of my favourite things…

The last ‘monthly favourites‘ featured on The Little Glam Blog goes way back to September, and was all about beauty products so I thought this time I’ll make it mostly about fashion.

Those are a few of my favourite things
Click here to see/buy the items on Polyvore 

If you are following me on Instagram  you’d know that I have a mild (and by mild I actually mean quite serious) obsession over stripes, and what I particularly call ‘French-type stripes’. You know, the classic navy and white stripes that French people used to accessorise with a beret and red scarf?

I am also a star junkie. I like anything that has stars on them, and sometimes need to think twice before I compulsively buy items just because ‘OMG, this is so cute, staaaaaars alert!!’

I have always been a huge fan of glitters, sparkles, sequins, bling bling, anything that shines and reflects the light. Maybe I was a magpie in a previous life…

This month I also have a massive crush on Marc Jacobs Snapshot bag, especially the fuschia as it’s my signature colour. It comes in a variety of shades and prints and is perfect to carry essentials.

Should we talk about rose gold? It’s been around for a while but I cannot see this trend disappear anytime soon. My boyfriend got me a beautiful Michael Kors’ watch for Christmas (it is the one featured above) and I absolutely adore it.

As it’s still very much summer here in Perth, I don’t leave the house without my cat-eye sunnies and tend to wear less make up. I use a bronzer daily to achieve a nice golden finish and often wear Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick, ‘The Queen’ is one of my favourite matte shade at the moment. Last but not least, I spray a generous amount of Jo Malone ‘Myrrh & Tonka’ Cologne before heading out.

What are your favourites this month?

PS: If you have a blog or vlog,  feel free to leave a comment below.

13 things every girl needs to own this summer

Yes, Perth summer is finally upon us!

The sun is shining, the days seem a bit longer and the beaches are even more beautiful (as if it’s even possible!) but the dry heat and warm weather mean we need to be prepared. From the best in fashion to beauty saviors and trendy accessories, here are my top picks to rock the season.

13 things every girl needs to own this summer
13 things every girl needs to own this summer
  1. A cut-out swimsuit to slay like you own the pool – Melissa Odabash $400
  2. Trendy designer slides – Aquazzura $665
  3. Iconic waterproof mascara, panda eyes will never be a thing! – Too Faced $33
  4. A slogan sunhat to set the mood – Asos $21
  5. Sunscreen with SPF 50 to protect your skin from the nasty UV and prevent ageing – Bondi Sands $17.99
  6. A ‘basket’ bag to carry all your essentials – Kayu $169.99
  7. A re-usable bottle to keep you cool and hydrated – Made By Fressko $49.95
  8. An ankle bracelet, it’s making a comeback so why not? – Asos $16
  9.  A maxi round towel because normal beach towels are so last year… – City Beach $49.95
  10. Cat-eye sunglasses for a 60’s diva feel, a la Sofia Loren – Bvlgari $410
  11. Tinted lip balm to add a subtle pop of colour and keep your lips nice and moisturised – By Terry $75
  12. A cute cover up that is versatile and chic enough to take you from beach to bar in no time – Camilla $549
  13. Organic argan oil to treat dry skin and hair – Akhal $25

A quick and practical Christmas gift guide to please your loved ones

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. What could be better than spending time with your loved ones, stuffing your belly and counting your blessings?

I particularly like giving gifts and often go slightly OTT but I know that for some, shopping for gifts can become a chore and a tedious task if unprepared. I wanted to compile a Christmas gift guide that was both quick to go through and practical so you could find something fitting for that special person.

We all have a friend who has the travel bug, a family member whose interior is always spot on or know someone with a killer fashion sense. For all the people in your life, there is the perfect gift out there and I hope this Christmas gift guide will help you find it!

For the interior freak

Diptyque Diffuser - Figuier
Diptyque Diffuser – Figuier – Mecca $245

Diptyque is known for its incredibly luxurious candles and home scents. The diffuser releases a warm, green and slightly woody scent and its sleek design makes it an ultra chic addition to any interior.

For the beauty addict 

Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set
Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set –Mecca $36

This trio of shimmer-loaded magnificent metals glitter & glow liquid eye shadows is perfect to get you party-ready this festive season.

Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet – Myer $85

Who said that men couldn’t be beauty addict too? This shaving duet from Aesop is enriched with skin soothing-botanical extracts, the serum enables the perfect shave without aggravating the skin while the lotion is super hydrating to soften and moisturise the skin post-shave. The woody scent is absolutely divine!

For the fashionista

Rebecca Minkoff Stargazing Chain Y-Necklace
Rebecca Minkoff Stargazing Chain Y-Necklace – David Jones $129.95

Rose gold and star details are still on top of fashionistas ‘trendy list’. This chunky rose gold plated Y chain-design comprises a suspended crystal star charm, perfect for the festive season or to accompany your favourite LBD all year round.

Paul Smith Silk Feather Print Pocket Square
Paul Smith Silk Feather Print Pocket Square – David Jones $99.95

Pocket square is a classic that is often disregarded, but instantly refresh a formal attire or complement a casual/smart outfit. The Paul Smith pocket square is made with pure silk from Italy and boasts a playful yet sophisticated feather print.

For the foodie

Nawty But Nice Christmas Box
Nawty But Nice Christmas Box – Just In Time Gourmet $80

If you can’t be a little naughty at Christmas, when can you? The ‘NawtyBut Nice’ festive gift box is filled with lots of goodies that are all extremely decadent. The perfect gift to spoil your favourite foodie.

For the globetrotter

Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018
Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018 – Dymocks $24.99

The ultimate travel guide, Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018 is the ideal gift for those who dream of adventures and exotic places.  It presents a year’s worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable – and firmly sets the travel agenda for 2018.

For the stationery geek


Paladone Desktop Foosball Stationery Set
Paladone Desktop Foosball Stationery Set – Asos $10

The set includes: 2x erasers, 2x pencils, 1x ball and 2x cardboard goals for endless fun!

Typo Notebook
 Notebook – Typo $6.99/ 3 for $15

We all have a friend who likes stationary, pink and relies way too much on dry shampoo. This notebook is made for this friend!

For the movie fan

Peter Alexander His & Hers HP short
Peter Alexander His & Hers HP short – $49.95

Peter Alexander always features great collab with movies and cartoons. They currently showcase pajamas and loungewear with Stars Wars, Hulk, The Grinch, The Lion King and my ultimate favourite Harry Potter!

For the cat lover

Keep Calm & Colour Cats
Keep Calm & Colour Cats – Asos $10

Adult colouring books aim to soothe and relax and can also help with reducing stress and anxiety. This colouring book contains 96 pages of gorgeous cats with intricate patterns to colour, a dream come true for the ‘crazy cat person’ in your life.

Happy Christmas shopping!


10 superfoods to add to your beauty regimen for glorious skin & hair

Superfoods are known for their rich nutrient content and healthy properties. While they are usually added to balanced meals or taken as supplements, superfoods are also active ingredients at the core of many beauty products.

Whether you are looking to even your skin tone, nourish your hair or prevent signs of ageing, superfoods have joined the beauty aisle and easy to include in your skin or hair care routine for long-lasting benefits.

  1. Avocado & Spirulina
Organik Botanik
Organik Botanik Spirulina + Avocado Hair Mask- Myer $14.95

Organik Botanik Hair Mask contains spirulina, an algae with high vitamin and mineral content that helps with hair growth and strength. The avocado oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

2. Hemp

Hemp Hard Working Hand Protection
Hemp Hard Working Hand Protection – The Body Shop $20

The Body Shop hemp hard-working hand protector is a staple! It is perfect to relieve dry skin and restore moisture and suppleness to the hands. Hemp supports skin elasticity and contributes to retain moisture.

3. Oat

Oatfix Fresh Face Mask
Oatfix Fresh Face Mask – Lush $13.95

Oatmeal can reduce itching, soothe irritated skin and regulate inflammation. It can also help reversing damage caused by UV rays, pollution and harsh chemicals

Oatfix fresh face mask from Lush is great for dry skin, leaving the skin soft, supple and moisturised.

4. Guava

Korres Guava Showergel & Body Butter
Korres Guava Showergel & Body Butter – Mecca $17/$25

Not only do Korres guava shower gel and body butter smell divine, they also target skin elasticity and smoothness.

Guava is a great source of vitamin C which stimulates collagen synthesis, vitamin K which treats skin discoloration, lycopene, an antioxidant that protects healthy cells from toxins that accumulate in the body and therefore prevent premature ageing and has a high water content.

5. Matcha

Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness
Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness – Mecca $52

Origins RitaliTea Matcha Madness Revitalizing Powder Face Mask will add a luxurious feel to your beauty routine while giving your skin a powerful dose of antioxidants.

Matcha is loaded with polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that help reducing redness and combating signs of premature aging. The chlorophyll which gives matcha its bright green colour, aids in the elimination of toxins and features anti-inflammatory properties. A must-have for sensitive skin!

6. Pomegranate

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil – David Jones $29.95

Certain components found in pomegranate stop the enzymes from breaking down collagen and aid with cell regeneration to promote a healthy looking skin. Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil is suitable for young and mature skin and can also benefit dry, sensitive or oily and combination skin.

7. Acai berry

Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser
Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser – Myer $59.95

Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to promote skin health. They are found only in the Amazonian rain forest and are rich in anti-oxidants, fatty acids, omegas, phytosterols and vitamin C giving a natural youthful glow to the skin.

Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser with Acai Berry & Borago is an anti-ageing powerhouse that leaves combination skin looking balanced, clear, radiant and beautifully healthy.

8. Kale

NIP+FAB Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads – Priceline $12

NIP+Fab Kale Fix Dry Skin Make Up Remover Pads are packed with vitamins A, C and K to protect against free radical damage and retaining skin softness and elasticity.

Vitamin K helps with hydration and moisture and can effectively reduce dark circles and flaky skin while vitamin A is necessary for healthy cell growth,and vitamin C contains collagen fibres.

9. Turmeric

Kiehl's Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque – $67

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores skin’s healthy-looking, rosy appearance over time.

Turmeric has been used in India for centuries, known for its anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties, it can also cure acne, psoriasis, stretch-mark and soothe sun burns.

10 Goji berry

First Aid Beauty
First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint – Sephora $57

There are many ancient tales narrating the benefits of goji berries and although it is unlikely that consuming it everyday will let you live for 252 years, it could increase longevity among other things.

First Aid Beauty has release a tinted sun protector with SPF 30 that is made with goji berries to promote a healthy glow, reduce fine lines, boost collagen production and keep your skin moisturise while protecting your skin fro the sun.

And if you are feeling experimental, you can always create your own recipes with fresh ingredients!

My Bali list: 14 things you must do on your next trip

With its close proximity (especially from Perth, with only three and a half hours flight journey), humongous list of things to do and great weather all year round, Bali is the go to destination for many Australians.

Peaceful mountains, breathtaking jungle view and endless beaches, Bali got it all! And even if you have made this beautiful island your second home, there are always new places to visit and plenty of things to do. My recent (and only second) trip to Bali, inspired me to make a list of things I enjoyed doing during my stay and that you should try too.


  1. Spend the day at the Hanging Gardens in Ubud to soak up the fascinating view
  2. Taste traditional Balinese cuisine at Chandi 
  3. Watch sunsets on the beach
  4. Enjoy a shopping session in trendy Seminyak’s boutiques
  5. Eat vegan icecream from Mad Pop
  6. Visit a historic temple located in beautiful surroundings
  7. Take a cooking class and learn about Balinese cuisine and culture
  8. Book a hotel featuring a pool overlooking the beach
  9. Go on an adventure! Trekking in rice terraces, rafting or climbing an active volcano
  10. Sip on some amazing cocktails at Bikini
  11. Relax with a Balinese massage or treat yourself to a mani/pedi or facial in a local spa
  12. Dine in a new rooftop bar and restaurant (the whole fried snapper ‘Pla Sam Rot’ at Moonlite is to die for!)
  13. Free your inner child and get an adrenaline fix while swinging on the side of a cliff and enjoying a breathtaking view
  14. Snap Insta worthy photos at the Ayana Resort on your way to the Rock Bar

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