Friday, 6 May 2016

JBronze Face Flawless Tan


JBronze Face Flawless Tan - $24.95

I was recently sent a few products from the JBronze range to try out and the first of the products to go on trial was the face flawless tan. I've always found it a hard task to find the right tanning product for my face. I've tried facial tanning oils, creams, body tanners on my face, to mixing foundation and self tanner together - eek. This facial tanner comes in the form of a cream which actually comes out a olive green colour. Sounds off putting, I know but it blends in to almost nothing, if not a slight bronzed tint on application. I like to darken my face a good 2-3 shades so I apply this quite heavily and give it a few minutes to dry, after that it doesn't feel greasy or tacky. The biggest benefit to this product is how moisturising it is - I think this is essential when you fake tan your face. I tend to find a lot of facial tanning products to be drying, or to emphasise spots or dry patches and nothing looks worse than visible flaky skin that's got discoloured edges, or worse a black spot. I apply this right before bed, sleep in it and then rinse it off in the morning and my skin is unbelievably soft and left with an even bronze tint. The cream does have a fragrance to it, so those who are fragrance sensitive might have to be a little wary, but aside from that I'm really happy with the results I get from this!

Whats your favourite facial tanning products?


Thursday, 21 April 2016

CAIRNS TRIP // gopro footage


PLACES WE VISITED
Mossmon Gorge
Babinda Boulders & the Devils Pool
Port Douglas
Palm Cove
The Daintree River
Kuranda - the view from the sky rail is amazing, but not for those afraid of heights!
Cairns
Fitzroy Island

Saturday, 19 March 2016

REPUBLIK - BYRON BAY.

REPUBLIK RESTAURANT & BAR. BYRON BAY.
ON THE MENU //

TO START.
CHICKEN LIVER PATE. ONION JAM. TOASTED CIABATTA.
FOR MAINS.
DUCK LEG. GRAPEFRUIT. CAULIFLOWER. BEETROOT. RADICCHIO. PISTACHIO.
BORROWDALE PORK BELLY. ORANGE GLAZE. ROAST CARROT. APPLE & WALNUT.
AND YOU CAN NEVER GO WITHOUT DESSERT.
CREME BRULEE. DOUBLE VANILLA. BISCOTTI BISCUIT.

Republik is undoubtably my boyfriend and I's favourite restaurant in town. If you're after a meal where you can see what you're paying for - in interior design, ambiance, unintrusive - but attentive waiting staff, menu creativity, quality ingredients and skilled cooking, you don't need to look any further. Every meal we've had there has been delicious, refined and just a really lovely experience. The restaurant itself is set in the heart of Byron, opposite a large - free car park, if you're passing through, spend the extra money on a short taxi ride and enjoy their cocktail and wine list. The beautiful interior design will have you talking whilst you attempt to decide what you want from the mouth watering selection. The print on the waiter aprons matches the cushions spread around the booth seating, the exterior glass is partially mirrored to invite privacy while still letting you partake in a spot of people watching and fairy lights are weaved carefully through the vines on the walls.
Their menu has such variety that there's something for everyone and with the option to sit inside, or out - you can choose to really absorb the vibe of Byron and enjoy the beautiful weather. Every dish is beautifully presented and as a chef I have huge appreciation to the attention to detail and the skill required to deliver such well put together, balanced dishes that also look vibrant and enticing - and dare I say it, completely Instagrammable. Price wise, a main is around $29, which considering the portions, is completely justifiable.


Monday, 14 March 2016

THE BEST MEXICAN - BYRON BAY // MISS MARGARITAS.

  
MISS MARGARITAS 

ON THE MENU // PULLED PORK NACHOS
                                    CRISPY SNAPPER, MANGO, BEAN AND RICE BURRITO
                                    CRISPY SNAPPER TACOS WITH CHIPOLTE SLAW. MANGO & FRESH LIME.
                                    LYCHEE CAPRIOSKA

 This is one of my favourite places to eat in Byron. I always drag my boyfriend or friends here because the food is so good, they also have happy hour between 5-6 (go before 5!) and there's deals on cocktails, beers and food. I pretty much always get the pulled pork nachos, because they're that amazing - but everything I've tried is beautiful. The staff are laid back and friendly, it's pretty compact inside but spacious enough to not feel like you're butting in on other peoples conversations. Described as 'a friendly place which blended the energy and flavours of Mexico with the beachy vibe of Byron' I would have to completely agree. They've hit the nail on the head and it's loved by all. They've also just opened a second restaurant in Broadbeach.

RECOMMENDATIONS? get the pulled pork nachos, or a burrito if you're really hungry - just after a snack? tuck in to the 3 for 2 tacos, drinks wise - hit up happy hour, if you're a lover of cocktails like me a classic mojito, margharita, or my favourites, a lychee caprioska or a salty seadog. If you love Mexican, you'll love the relaxed vibe, menu choice and drinks.

DOWNSIDE? they get absolutely rammed. There's a bench outside you can sit, order a drink and wait on a table but I've been there for over an hour before, stomach rumbling -  if the queue looks intense, order a takeaway, go to the bottle shop and eat dinner on main beach.