My Fave Hair Salon | Bristle & Bones

Happy Monday guys!

So, today I have a special treat for those of you that live in Brisbane (Australia) and that is Bristle & Bones A.K.A my FAVE hair salon.

Rewind to January this year when I first visited Bristle & Bones… It was love at first sight, or err love at first colour. From the cutest décor to the sweetest owners (Natashia and Michelle), it was hard not to fall head over heels. But of course, at the end of the day, it comes down to the hair and that’s where Bristle and Bones really worked it’s magic.

The Salon

I love love love the styling/décor/layout of this salon. Perhaps I’m weird, but a lot of chain salons give me major headaches. There’s a billion people chatting, nine hundred hair dryers destroying my ear drums, icky shopping centre lighting and the smell of a trillion hair products being sprayed at once. Ok, slight exaggeration, but you get my point. My inner introvert craves a calmer environment and that’s exactly what you get with Bristle and Bones. … View Post

OOTD + How To Be Happy

Well hello there guys! How has your week been?!

Do you know those weeks where everything has just been a blur and your brain is ALL over the place? That was this week. BUT I did manage to escape my study/work on Tuesday for a deeeeeelicious lunch (I actually can’t remember the last time I had an acai bowl… SO overdue) with my mum and of course I took a few snaps of my outfit for you guys.

Anyways, I thought I would share with you a quote I came across earlier this week (those of you who follow me on insta @chantelouisee will have already seen this):

“Your life is right now. It’s not later. It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now—until it gets better right now. the way you’re responding emotionally to your life right now, is the basis of what is to come.” – Abraham Hicks

This quote could not have come at a better time for me. I’m super ambitious, which I love, buuuuut sometimes I get a tad impatient. Ok, perhaps a little more than a tad. Basically, I want it all, and I want it all now ha! However, this reminded me to keep my feet firmly placed in this present moment whilst I work towards creating the things I want for my future. There is never any point in wasting the present moment wishing for moments ahead. After all, life is never not happening right now.… View Post

Daisy Dukes and D&M’s

Hi friends!

Sorry for being a little quiet on the blog this past week but I have good reasons, I promise: 1) uni started back and 2) I’ve been busy working on my little project I keep hinting about which I cannot wait to show you guys! I must say though, this project is taking up much more time than I expected, but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end. And of course when I start working on something, I tend to fixate on it and forget about my other responsibilities haha, so I’m trying to find more balance now that uni has started back.

So, as you could imagine, for the last few days I’ve been a lil’ bit boring; I’ve been glued to my computer working/studying or in a lab lol. BUT, last weekend I did go down to the coast to where Ryan lives (unfortunately we’ve always lived about an hour away from each other) and shocker, we went on a little sunrise adventure early Sunday morning. On the drive down to the beach we were a little unsure as to whether or not it would be worth it because as the beach drew near, so did gloomy rain clouds! Call me crazy, but I thought the rain clouds added a little something extra. They made it more interesting; beautiful, even.

Perhaps it’s just the long week talking here, but I like to think that goes for us as people too. … View Post

Outfit Of The Day | Piers & Milky Ways

Happy weekend guys! I thought I would share with you a few snaps Ryan took from our little adventure last weekend. I’m beginning to question our sanity, as last saturday we woke up at 2:30am in the morning so we could get photos of the milky way and the sunrise… Yep, we were out and about by 3am haha, that’s some serious dedication right there. I am happy to say though that the lack of sleep was well worth it, as you can see (how cool are Ryan’s photos?!). And yes, I do realise both of my ootd posts have consisted of sunrises but can you blame me?? If you haven’t watched a sunrise lately – do it! It always makes me feel so grateful and peaceful. Anywho, I was really digging what I was wearing that day; that or I was simply amazed that I could pull myself together that early in the morning lol. Seriously though, off-the-shoulder tops/dresses and button down skirts are two of my favourite things right now. Oh and layered necklaces, can’t forget about those. And the best part is that both the top and skirt combined was less than $50 😉 I’ve linked both of those exact items below for those of you who are interested! What’s your favourite fashion trend at the moment?!… View Post

Outfit Of The Day | Let’s Go To The Beach

Hello friends!

So last weekend Ryan and I were determined to get some sunrise photos, not only for this blog, but also for Ryan’s photography (btw, all these amazing photos were taken by Ryan – best insta/blogger boyfriend haha!). We woke up bright and early Friday morning, 4am to be exact, and quickly (well, the 4am version of quickly) got ready in our half-asleep stupor. We drove to the beach, listening to intense dubstep in an attempt to fully wake up (totally worked), only to be greeted by grey clouds and water droplets inconveniently falling from the sky. Not ideal. Mind you, the combination of the beach as well as early morning adventuring is an infallible way to make me happy, so I can’t say I was too bothered.

Take two…… View Post