Healthy Living On A Budget

Hello, hello! How are you guys doing this week?!

So, considering I’ve been at uni for what feels like forever (the downsides of changing degrees ha!), I’m amazed by the fact that I haven’t yet done a post on how to live a healthy lifestyle on a student budget.

Yesterday I was discussing this topic with my mum and we got talking about how big the health industry has gotten… Nowadays, it feels like everyone is trying to sell you the very thing that will “make you healthy”. AND I think because we’re subjected to this every day it starts to chip away at our subconscious until we believe that we can’t live a healthy lifestyle until we own a gym membership, wear the latest trends in activewear, buy all organic everything and hook ourselves up to a green juice IV drip (ok maybe not so much that last one. I think… Are those IV vitamin drips actually a thing now?!)

Let’s be honest, It can be pretty damn intimidating to those of us on a student budget (or just a tight budget in general), but the truth is, healthy living doesn’t have to be expensive.… View Post

Adventures At Twin Falls

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Ryan and I have been doing a lot of adventuring (lol, not sure if that’s a word, but let’s roll with it) lately and I couldn’t not share it with you guys. I figured I’ll split the posts up according to the weekend which we went, so let’s start with Twin falls from about 3 weekends ago.

Ok, so this weekend was rather, hmmm, interesting. Let’s just say I was a tad unlucky that day. Firstly, we left too late and were fighting time (bye sunlight) to get back up to the top of the mountain before it was completely pitch black. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a total wuss and hate being in the bush when it’s dark. It freaks me out. Big time. And of course to make things worse, we got caught in rain and intense fog. ‘Cause, you know, what goes better with a creepy dark forest than some eery fog?! Ohhh and let’s not forget that I also almost stepped on a huge crayfish and what looked like a baby snake. Hmmm, now I think there was just one more thing – oh that’s right, I GOT POOPED ON BY A BAT. Yeah, that happened. And it was so unbelievably gross. Also, can we all just assume that the ‘when a bird poops on you it’s good luck’ thing is true for bats as well? Yeah? Cool.… 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

The Low-down on Detoxes

Ok, lets’ talk detoxes. Is it an actual thing or just a gimmick?!

I don’t know about you guys, but I see people doing juice cleanses and tea detoxes ALLLLLLL over insta and it kind of annoys me ha, here’s why: our bodies already detox. Yep, that’s right. The human body has a ridiculously complex and sophisticated intrinsic detoxification system. In fact, it’s detoxing right now as we speak. No fancy juices or teas needed 😉

Now, I’ve been questioning whether or not to actually write this post, because as I said before, our body’s detoxification is complex. It’s a total nutritional rabbit hole. BUT, because I have seen so many people attempting detoxes, I felt I should at least write something on the matter, even if it is only a brief and simplified explanation. … View Post