Sunday, 16 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Santa Online

So Christmas is coming and it’s the time to be jolly, although preparing for Christmas is anything but! Picking out and buying gifts for your loved ones can get stressful. Because of the genius that is online shopping, I avoid physically having to go to the shops. The shopping centres during Christmas time is absolute hell.  It takes like five hours to get parking, you have to be quick otherwise stores run out of stock and people just don’t care if they get in your way. Yeah, no thank you, I would take online shopping any day.

I have put together just few online stores and ideas for some Christmas goodies.

Mnologie  – I Just LOVE these clutches
They are beautiful, clear clutches with a variety pouches inside. The reason why I love this clutch is you can get your name engraved on them, which is a cute personal touch.

Houseware Goodies 
I am at the age where some of friends are getting hitched or moving in with their lovers. My cousin’s girlfriend mention to me she just loves it when people buy her house ware for their new apartment. The online homeware store From the Owl  have a unique, cute selection of gifts for homes. Another online home ware store is Wheel and Barrow. They offer some fab entertaining and kitchenware. They have a pretty awesome range of large drink dispensers, perfect for summer parties.

Keturah Day Spa and Hidden Valley Eco
Day Spas are always so popular, I mean, who doesn’t like to get pampered? Both these Day Spas allow you to order gift vouchers and treatment packages online. Keturah Day Spa  is one Perth's best Day spas and they do corporate and hen’s day bookings. It’s a fun way to spoil you and your friends. Hidden Valley Eco is really a hidden gem. It's located in a much more secluded area in the hills .You can enjoy your day spa treatment and also stay overnight in lodges.

My Little Photobook
Ok, so I have mentioned My Little Photobook  before in a prior blog. I just love this concept because it so old school. Isn’t it so much fun going through old photo albums?  And no one really prints our photos anymore. It’s an app for your phone where you select photos, submit them, then they create the images into a beautiful book and it gets delivered at your door.

Gift Hampers 
The Special Delivery Company the name says it all- these are beautiful package gift hampers. They have gifts for every occasion such as Christmas, for babies or if you want something special for him or her. They have already done the hard part in selecting gorgeous high quality gifts in different packages and all you really have to pick is the pretty packaging.

Funky Sunnies
I’m sure everyone has a million pairs of sunnies you can never have too many. Quay Australia  have fun and stylish and pretty reasonably priced. They also provide free shipping Australia wide which is a mega bonus. 

Custom Portrait Drawings 
Another Christmas gift idea is one that I have found from just being on insta, is drawings of people. Gosh there are so many talented artists out there. So you can send a picture in like a family picture, a couple picture or a picture of you and your bestie and get it drawn. Here are just a few talented illustrators and graphic designers I have found but there are so many out there- Hayley O'Connor and Stephanie Baynie to name a few.

So there are some online xmas ideas, I hope everyone has a stress free Christmas :)

Loan xxx 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Champagne lifestyle on a beer budget

Starting up your business can be difficult, time consuming and most of all expensive. Earning a part time wage and living a fabulous life ain't easy, but we at Hunter-Rose have mastered the art of living economically. Here are our top tips on living a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget.

  • Make coconut oil your bestie: Have you noticed that coconut oil is in EVERYTHING these days? It’s because it can be used for so many things and it’s less that $10 at your local supermarket. Our favourite uses are: Make-up remover, after sun care lotion, hair treatment, shaving cream and team up with honey for a hydrating face mask. You can even recycle the jars for your green smoothies… yum!
  • Breaky is the most important meal of the day: Breakfast is usually cheap, easy and delicious. But most importantly it’ll save you from snacking throughout the morning or buying an expensive lunch.
  • Vacay the cheap way: find an exotic location (within 4 hours of flight) where your currency has the advantage and look out for cheap flight deals. In our case Bali, Indonesia, is always a good idea: Cheap sale flights for $100 return, $150 for accommodation (3 nights/long weekend) and say $250 on massages, food and drinks and you’ve got yourself a luxurious holiday for $500. I’ve spent more on a night out in Perth.
  • Shop Swiftly: Don’t give yourself time to slowly stroll through each isle, you’ll end up with lollies, dried fruit, nice smelling candles and other money wasting things you didn’t intend to buy. If you give yourself a time limit to be out of the grocery store, you will take only the essentials and what is needed.
  • Frozen: You may not feel like having leftovers 3 days in a row but after a busy day at work and all that’s in your pantry is a can of tuna and vita-weat, you’ll be grateful for last week’s lasagna. Frozen fruit is perfect for smoothies and wax candles burn longer when they have been frozen.
  • Google – The virtual sales assistant: Most online stores have some kind of discount or incentive at any given time. So before you make a purchase google the store for any discount codes. I’ve received 50% off my total purchase, scored free shipping and often had cute gift added just because I googled the promo code of the store I was willing to pay full price at.
  • Hell No H2O!!: Now we want a champagne lifestyle, so go ahead, buy the expensive shampoo. The trick here is to wash your hair less, within reason of course – we don’t want you being the smelly kid at work. Dry shampoo is a cheap and brilliant way to keep your hair look fabulous in between washes.

The moral here is that it doesn’t take a lot of money to be fabulous, so change your attitude and work with what you’ve got! 


Ivy xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Wedding Season

Church bells are ringing, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. It must be wedding season!!
Rules have relaxed on dress code, so be creative and get pretty!! See how we transition from day to night in our Sunday best.

Love Ivy xx

Loan Wears Dress: Missguided | Shoes: ShoeShow | Clutch: Collette | Necklace: bycharlotte

 Ivy Wears Dress: Mishkah | Clutch: Forever New | Shoes: Betts 

 Loan Wears Dress: Kookai | Shoe: ShoeShow Clutch: Collette

 Ivy Wears Dress: Nicholas the Label | Clutch: Betts | Shoes: Betts