A Sunrise & A Denim Dress

Feelin’ a liiiittle like a zombie and not in a cute Halloween way, more like in a ‘uni assessment has taken over my life’ kind of way ha! But I’m SO close to finishing my degree now YAY. Just bear with me for the next month 😉 And to any of you also going through assessment at the moment – GOODLUCK! I believe in you!

As you may have noticed, Ryan and I haven’t been on one of our sunrise adventures for what feels like forever so the weekend before last we did just that. We decided to go to Nudgee beach because I did a shoot there a few years ago and I remembered it being a great sunrise spot! We left the house just before 4:30am (dedication ha!) thinking we would have plenty of time to get there but little did we know google maps would hate us AND there would be a ton of roadworks. Luckily, we made it juuuuust in time. Just. And oh my goodness, how pretty is it?! Look at the reflections in the water! Ugh I love sunrises. If you’re ever feeling stressed, get up early one morning and watch the sunrise – it always makes me feel better!… View Post

August Health & Beauty Favourites

GUYS IT’S SPRING! Or should I say Fall for those of you on the other side of the hemisphere 😉 Despite the fact that I have SO much assessment due, I’m surprisingly chipper ha. I think it’s because a new month always makes me excited and also, I can’t wait for the weather to start warming up! Anywhooo, I’ve decided to do a monthly favourite because there were so many products I was loving in the month of August and well, it would just be plain rude not to share.… View Post

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