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How To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

With the first month of January coming to an end, it’s never too late to set new goals for 2018. The middle of January is probably the BEST time to set goals and really focus on what you want to get out of this year because the holiday festivities and all celebrations are out of the way. With that being said, here are 5 tips on how to make this year the best year yet in terms of success and happiness. So if you’re ready for a bigger and brighter year, here’s how: 1. Get Serious About Saving This is no doubt something I struggle with personally because who can resist a nice pair of heels or to dine out at the newest restaurant opening? Now that I’m 22 I feel as though it’s more important than ever to set a budget and no matter what your age, it’s never too early (or late) to think about proper ‘grown up things’ e.g. those unimaginable what if’s, a car and even a mortgage! Be realistic with …

Instagram-worthy places to visit in Sydney (SUMMER EDITION)

Summer in Sydney is one of my FAVOURITE times of the year. There’s nothing better than good company, warm weather and endless adventures to start the new year. Whether you’re a Sydney-sider like me or here for a visit, I have shared my ultimate TOP 5 favourite ‘Instagrammable’ places to visit in Sydney during the hot season. Whether you’re a blogger, photographer, content-creator or avid traveller, you know that capturing that perfect moment takes a lot more than just a steady hand and a good camera. It also involves lighting, a unique perspective and colour themes to get that perfect Insta-worthy shot. (To read my other blogpost on the most Instagram-able cafes in Sydney, click here). Here are my favourite places that will not only satisfy the eye (and your Instagram feed), but also includes lots to see, do and explore! Bondi to Coogee The Bondi to Coogee walk is such an iconic walk and a MUST DO for anyone visiting Sydney. The coastal walk extends for 6km and is a typical postcard experience showcasing …

Holiday Gift Guide On A Student Budget (Under $99)

With Christmas under a month away, the holly jolly season can be a stressful time especially if you’re a struggling student and even more so if you’re a compulsive buyer/spender under the age of 25. So to ease the pain for us mentally and financially, I have shared my top favourite budget friendly gifts during the holiday season that are all under $99! And the best part of celebrating Christmas during the millenial era? You can complete ALL your shopping within the comfort of your own home thanks to online shopping. All of these products that I have shared are linked directly to their website to put you at even more ease with crossing off your Christmas shopping  to do list. I’ve also created a Holiday Gift Guide for the ultimate ‘fashionista’ where I shared my personal favourite gifts to give (and receive). You can check out that link here! Enjoy and I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe holiday xx For The…CREATIVE PERSON For The… ROMANTIC PERSON For The…TECH SAVVY PERSON For The…PRACTICAL …

5 HONEST and REAL university (college) EXPECTATIONS

Going from high school to university will probably be one of the biggest transitions of your life. It will be a time where you will grow the most as a person, experience quite possibly all the range of emotions a human can go through and it will one of the greatest times of your life (so far). I started university in 2014 doing a Bachelor’s of Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. I had just finished my 12 years of schooling and couldn’t wait to start afresh doing something I initially thought was going to be what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. However, one of the biggest things I’ve learnt so far is that life doesn’t necessarily go as planned. In my head, I had my whole life figured out. I would study university for 4 years, get a degree in what I loved, enjoy every single minute of it, and there would be a full-time job waiting for me on the other side. My expectations were far from …

Top 5 Sydney Places To Visit In Summer | 17

Summer is right around the corner and with Christmas looming ever so close, it’s time to start organising what to do and where to go during the holiday season. For today’s post, I’m going to be sharing my TOP 5 favourite places to go to in Sydney that are perfect to cool down when the weather gets hotter. And don’t worry, most of these places are budget friendly because we all know the struggle of affordability where the price of an avocado toast can reach as much as the price of a Sydney property XD Here are my TOP 5 SYDNEY PLACES Bondi to Coogee Bay walk Let’s face it, if you haven’t already been on the Bondi to Coogee Bay walk are you even Australian? The cliff top coastal walk extends 6km and passes numerous smaller beaches perfect for a pitch stop to cool down including Bronte and Tamarama. It doesn’t feel like a hike because of the breath taking views that make you stop and appreciate the smaller and simpler things in life. …

Drake Tour 17 | Boy Meets World, Sydney Australia

A photo diary of one of the best concerts of my life (to date): This 3D holographic moon rose from the ground at first appearing as transparent drapes that hovered to the top of the arena. For every song, the ‘moon’ changed colours into the different phases of each season. This was the clearest shot because I was sitting at the very back high end of the arena, but I love how the lighting makes it look as though he’s just a shadow. This photo wa taken from the screen where Drake was performing. Outfits of the night XD I was SO comfy in this attire and so glad that by the end of the night, I didn’t experience the usual sore feet and sweaty body haha. How beautiful is that artificial moon? Drake Playlist: If you want to check out my playlist, just type in the username stephturek_1                    

How To Style: Statement Tees – Girl Power

Nothing feels more empowering than wearing a statement tee to, well…make a statement about something you feel passionate about! Last week I was on my way to uni and passed a small boutique that I hadn’t noticed before and on the very first clothing rack was an outfit that caught my attention. It was a printed tee with the words ‘Girl Power’ under cute gingham overalls and as soon as I spotted it, I knew I had to have it because of the many ways to style statement/graphic tees. I have been obsessing over statement tees because they make a statement (literally) to your entire look and it is so easy to dress up and down and I love versatility in my clothes. Because the weather is still pretty chilly if you’re not under the sun in Sydney so far, I paired it with simple black jeans and espadrilles because I wanted the top to do all the talking. But I’m very excited to style it in the warmer months with a skirt, overalls or …

Makeup Wishlist 2017 | (Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Line)

A girl can never have enough makeup products in their life right?! And with so many new releases of popular makeup products, celebrity beauty launches and viral beauty trends how can one keep up? With that being said, I’ve shared my (long) wish-list of my most desired makeup products: Kylie Cosmetics Kylie’s cosmetics is probably one of the most sought out celebrity makeup launches that have ever been released and for all the right reasons too! Even if you’re not a fan of the Kardashians and the Jenners you have to admire her success. I’ve tried the lip kits from one of my friends and everything about the pigment, colour and smell is perfect. And although the currency difference and international shipping fees can be annoying, I think that they’re definitely worth it. Rihanna’s Fenty beauty products Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line literally launched today and social media is in a frenzy! After two years of development and online sneak peeks, it’s finally here! I’m obsessed with Rihanna so I am partially biased to this makeup …

MTV VMA’s Best Dressed Celebs 2017

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards has officially come to a wrap, and this year the event seemed  more spectacular and show stopping than ever before. From P!nk’s heart whelming speech on body acceptance and confidence for her daughter and young girls all over the world, to Kendrick Lamar’s super lit performance (since he was literally on fire) the VMA’s did not disappoint. And of course, if you haven’t seen the photos splattered all over Instagram, Refinery and Eonline, this year’s VMA’s look more like a fashion runway than a music awards show. Here is a rendition of my ‘best dressed’ looks from the night: Hailee Steinfeld  Wearing Atelier Versace, the young pop princess looks absolutely fierce in this beautiful muffled turquoise dress. The halter neck detailing and sequinned ruffles in the bottom half looks as though it’s come straight out of the set from The Great Gatsby. Vanessa Hudgensn Vanessa Hudgens is one of those few people where they can never have a ‘bad’ outfit and this year’s look certainly was no exception. Wearing …