Homewares Haul

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a homeware haul here on the blog and for some time, I didn’t really buy too many homewares since I was focused on getting new lounge furniture instead. Now that I’m done with that, I’ve slowly moved on to my kitchen and upgrading a few things. This haul is mainly from Kmart and The Warehouse. If you’re after affordable home stuff, check out my post below.

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April Highlights

I feel like I say this every month but how fast is this year going by though?! It’s already May and April whizzed by so quickly. Next thing you know, it will be the end of the year which is crazy.

April was quite a hectic month for me. There were some stressful parts but I also did some exciting things. See monthly recap below.

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Mount Maunganui Trip

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to Mount Maunganui in Tauranga for a a mini-holiday. Although I only had a few days off work, it was a much needed break. We went the week before Easter because we thought it would be less busy. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the greatest but we still made the best of it.

I’ll share what we got up to and the food we tried down below so if you’re thinking of heading to the Mount any time soon, this post may give you some ideas.

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Talk Beauty NZ

Last Saturday, I attended my first ever beauty event. Talk Beauty NZ is an event for beauty bloggers/vloggers, makeup artists and beauty lovers. Now I know I’m not just a beauty blogger but I do love makeup and feature it here on the blog so I thought it was a great opportunity to meet fellow beauty enthusiasts and brands.

If you want to know what we got up to at Talk Beauty NZ, click below.

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Auckland Seafood Festival

Today is Auckland Anniversary day so I thought I’d make a relevant post. I know I already talked about the Auckland Seafood Festival on my last post. However, that was just a tidbit and today, I’m sharing my experience of the actual festival as I went on Saturday night and I was able to try the food on offer.

I also wanted to post this because you still have a chance to go to the Auckland Seafood Festival because it’s on today from 11am – 4pm. If you fancy some great seafood, head over to the city and also enjoy Auckland’s day.

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ASF Launch + OOTD

Yesterday afternoon, I attended the launch for the Auckland Seafood Festival thanks to the awesome people at Zomato. The launch was before the festival opened to the public and it gave us a great insight of what the festival is all about, what it is trying to achieve and what will be on offer during the festival.

I love seafood so I had great pleasure trying some of the best seafood on offer. If you’ve bought tickets and want to know what to expect in the next few days, read more below. If you haven’t bought tickets but you’re considering going, then this may persuade you.

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2015 highlights

Highlights of 2015

I do a monthly highlights post here on the blog which is a look back on the great things that has happened in my life. This time, I looked back on the year just passed.

2015 was not the best year if I have to be quite honest. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride with plenty of ups and downs. I’m not going to dwell on the bad and will focus on the positives instead.

If you want to see the best parts of last year, continue below.

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Travel Bag Essentials

Last week, I shared part 1 of my Melbourne trip. That trip was my first proper time in Australia, first overseas trip with my partner and my first overseas travel since moving to NZ nearly 10 years ago.

We went to Queenstown last year but that was just a domestic flight that did not require going through customs and needing a passport. Our Melbourne trip required that and I wanted to be prepared.

The things above are what I had in my bag on the plane and what I consider flight essentials. Check all the details down below.

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