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.


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

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!

September beauty favourites

‘Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

Hello beauty lovers!
If you are following me on Instagram, you’d know that I am going through a cruelty free journey and have been trying a lot of new products and brands in the process.
As we are heading towards a new month, I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you my beauty favourites aka most used products in September and perhaps introduce you to your next beauty crush.

PS: I have marked cruelty-free products with a *

September Beauty Favourites
September Beauty Favourites

1. Ren ‘evercalm’ gentle cleansing milk*
2. Lush ‘Daddy O’ purple shampoo*
3. Charlotte Tilbury ‘instant look in a palette’ – beauty glow*
4. Botanica body crystal roll-on deodorant*
5. Jo Malone ‘myrrh and tonka’ cologne intense
6. Too Faced ‘chocolate soleil matte bronzer’ – medium*
7. YSL ‘rouge volupté shine’ – colour 61 (Nu impulsif)
8. Lush ‘skindrink’facial moisturiser*
9. Charlotte Tilbury ‘hot lips’ – Liv it up lipstick*

What are you favourites/most used products in September?
Any cruelty free brands you are using that is worth knowing about? Please leave a comment and share the love, I’d love to hear your suggestions.

10 Simple things I have learnt from visiting a beauty salon

Beauty Basket

When it comes to beauty and skincare, there are plenty of little things that we can do daily to prevent breakouts, slow-down the ageing process and improve skin texture but that we take for granted or don’t include in our beauty regime.

I’ve always been into makeup and beauty but I must admit my skincare routine was lacking… Being in my late 20’s now and having inherited a fairly dry skin, I am starting to freak out a bit about ageing and wanted to do something that my future self would thank me for.

After doing some research, I thought I’d give the dermafrac treatment a go.

If you are not familiar with this therapy, it involves 4 steps combining microdermbrasion, microneedling , product infusion and light therapy.  I visited ‘Skindeep‘ in Perth on the 15th April and after the treatment, ended up signing for their 4 weeks ‘skin bootcamp’. I treated my skin to 4 medi-spa treatments (alternating dermafrac and omnilux), 4 detox booth sessions and gathered some very good tips along the way!

  1. Stop touching your face! 
  2. Wash your hands, often
  3. Drink at least 2L of water per day
  4. Invest in good quality skincare (yes, it is expensive but it’s worth it!)
  5. Clean your make up brushes weekly
  6. Change your pillow case after each professional treatment 
  7. Get to know your skin and its needs
  8. Apply SPF 50 on your skin daily
  9. Remove your make up (being drunk is no excuse!)
  10. Don’t be scared to seek professional assistance or guidance

Since then, I have upgraded my skincare routine and have followed the above tips to the letter. My skin looks and feels better already, the texture has improved, I breakout less often and have a brighter younger and healthier looking skin (Bonus being I already received compliments about my skin!)

What is the top beauty tips you wish you knew when you were younger?