How to be a Tourist in your own City

Time to give your eyes a rest from staring at screens all day, get up and make your way into town because you’ve got some serious exploring to do.

Becoming a Tourist in your own city is an inexpensive way you can explore the nooks and cranny’s of your town and it’s a way you can find some pretty awesome hidden gems.

If you’ve got a day to yourself or if you’re looking for something to do with a friend, become a tourist in your own City for the day. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it can be inspiring and you’re bound to learn something new.

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So how exactly so you become a Tourist in your own City I hear you asking? Well it’s simple – put aside your stresses, take a camera and explore.

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  • Eat at a cafe that you’ve never been to
  • Visit a vintage bookstore and look around
  • Visit your city’s famous tourist attractions and appreciate them
  • Attend the festivals that are on around the city
  • Shop at the markets – you never know what you’ll find
  • Don’t be ashamed of taking photos
  • Look out for free events
  • Grab a rug and your friends and have a picnic in a park
  • Go on a Thrift Store crawl!
  • Walk instead of taking a Taxi/Bus

 

Now you can put down your phone and shut down your computer. Get exploring and most importantly – have fun!

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SPRING FACE

Spring time is the best time to go all out. Go all out with show stopping jewelry, bold lip colors and cute as f*** hairstyles. Who cares what anyone else says about your aesthetic – Spring time is the time to be as carefree and as ‘IDGAF’ as you want. An in-your-face floral crown? WHY NOT? A vibrant red lip during the day? YES PLEASE.

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No need to hide away your red lippies for the Spring! Wear them red lips all year round if you want to because you SLAY in it. Finish the look with statement sunglasses; the perfect accessory that says I won’t bother you if you don’t bother me.

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FACE #2

The classic florals in spring trend will never go out of style so it’s time to just embrace it. Channel your inner Lana Del Rey and go OTT with a floral crown and toughen your look up with a bad ass Septum. What says “I’m undecided about how I feel about Spring” more than this look?!

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For those girlies who love a guaranteed head-turning Springtime look, go with some loose curls and a pair of statement sunnies. Go with a lip that lets your hair have all the glory. I mean, who can say no to being sun-safe and having hair so on point?

 

SHOP FOR ALL YOUR SPRING ACCESSORIES

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FRESH AS: Bubbly Margarita Water

Time to freshen up with every sip of this Bubbly Margarita Water! This super easy drink can be whipped up any day when you need that little extra kick in these warm Spring days. Obviously, you can be cheeky and add a little Tequila into this mix if you’re wanting something for your inner party gal.

What You’ll Need

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– Sparkling Water
– Ice
– 1/2 Lime
– 1/4 Orange
– Sea Salt

Fill half a glass with ice. Then add the juice of 1/2 Lime and 1/4 Orange.

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Top it off with sparkling water and add a pinch of Sea Salt for extra freshness.

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Fancy it up with a slice of Lime on the rim of your glass (if it’s not Instagram worthy, I’ll send it back), stick in a straw, stir and sip. AHHH

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If you liked this FRESH AS drink, check out this DIY to keep refreshed this Spring!

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TAKE ME BACK: Coachella Fashion 2015

I think it’s fair to say that Coachella is THE place to be snapped for showing off your style and out shining everyone else.

As much as we loved the music and the performers, the rides and the dancing, the food and the celebrities – Coachella’s candid fashion show always turns heads.

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Bandanas worn only by the badasses who dare to vibe with the tough bikie look.

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It isn’t a music festival if we don’t see someone sporting a pair of space buns! Paired with a funky fanny pack, you’ve got yourself one on point ‘chella look.

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White on white on white for days. Love it.

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You can’t go wrong with a crochet cut-out number and a chunky ass statement necklace. Chic and festival friendly.

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Two things we love – edgy sunnies and a bit of mesh! Perfectly paired with this monochrome look.

What was your favorite Coachella look?

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DIY Marbled Gift Tags

What’s that? You can’t get enough of the Marble print trend? And you wish everything that you owned was covered in Marble? Well you’re in luck because we feel the same way.

Last week, we posted another tutorial on how to get dipped Gift Tags, but if you’re looking for something a bit more challenging and even more unique and out-there, then you’ve stumbled across the right DIY.

What you’ll need

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– 2 or more Nail Varnishes of different colors
– Cup of water
– A toothpick
– Gift Tags
– String
– Markers
– Paper towels

 

Method

The first thing you want to do is pour your nail colors into your cup of water. Mix this up with a toothpick making sure there are not lumps!

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Dip your Gift Tag in the water as far as you want the marbled effect to go.

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Remove from the water and when you’re happy with the print, let it rest on a Paper Towel.

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Once your tags are completely dry you can take a Marker of any color and write on your special message.

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Tie some string onto that bad boy and attach it to your gift. Then, you’re good to go!

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If you’re as obsessed as we are over the Marble trend and would love to see more Marble DIY’s, click these links!

 

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Inspiring Style Snaps from Australian Fashion Week 2015

You better believe that the fashion down under in Australia is as good as it gets.

Australian Fashion Week has just wrapped up and we still haven’t been able to pick up our jaws off the floor all thanks to the street style that Fashion Bloggers and Aussie fashion icons had to offer.

Who doesn’t like a bit of a style stalk time? Especially when the fashion is this good!

Guys and girls, get your wishlists and wallets ready because here are just some of the inspiring street style snaps from Australian Fashion Week 2015.

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DIY Dipped Gift Tags

Got someone’s birthday coming up? Need to say a huge congratulations to someone close? Or you just want to tell that someone special that they’re awesome? Put some thought and a touch of uniqueness into any ordinary gift with these DIY Dipped Gift Tags made with extra love and care.

These are a super easy and fun DIY and they’ll come in handy whenever you’re running low on cards or if you want to spruce up a boring note.

WHAT YOU NEED

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– A cup of water
– Plain Gift Tags
– Paper towel
– Watercolor paints
– String
– Black marker

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Squeeze some watercolor paint into your cup of water and stir until the color is very pigmented . Let your Gift Tag rest inside the cup for 5-6 minutes. After you’re happy with the color on the tag, let it dry on a paper towel.

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Once the tags are completely dry, you can take your pen or marker and write whatever message you want! Then, tie some string to it and attach it to your gift to create a one-of-a-kind tag.

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If you loved this DIY, click here for more and get busy!

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