Tuesday, 14 June 2016

#1 Traveller wardrobe

Never thought I'd be this regretful of what I've packed to come to Australia but it has to be said, what was I thinking! the disappointing fact that I've had to bin so many of my nice clothes because the true reality of travelling is you look shit the majority of the time and thats okay. The true beauty of being a traveler is that your clothes don't need to be clean, as long as they past the smell test you are set to go.  I'm wearing the same top on now that I've been wearing for three days straight and I still class it as clean. Don't worry I make sure my bodies clean as a whistle, even if I do have to stand under a dripping 'shower' for 3 hours. 
Its funny to think I obsessed over hygiene and having to have my hair and makeup always fully done back home, but here I'm impressed with myself if I manage to pluck even one eye brow or use conditioner! saying that, that is the one thing you can't scrimp on, shampoo and conditioner! i used $2 shampoo when I came over and my scalp was ruined, with being in the sun nearly everyday, remembering Australia has a gap in their ozone layer which allows more UV rays to come in, making my scalp red raw. so a massive tip if you find yourself travelling, get yourself some highly moisturising shampoos and conditioners!
Anyway heres my little outfit of the day when myself, Lewis and Katie went round Brisbane on bikes for a little adventure. Enjoy!

Shorts: Levis
 crop top: Topshop
 Slip ons: Boohoo
sunglasses: Universal store (Australian store)

Love shooting in the sun, especially when theres live bands playing everywhere. Australia is definitely the place for me!
Hope you enjoyed this little outfit post, I've also done a post on the activities we got up to while I was shooting these photos so go check that out HERE!

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Brisbane adventures

The one thing I have truly had strong withdrawal symptoms from is not doing regular exercise. Before I came travelling I was determined to tone up and lose abit of weight, without even realising, I grew a passion for 'working out' and pushing myself to the limit, with a fare few times nearly being sick, but thats for a whole new blog post topic.
On our last day in Brisbane, before we jetted off to Cairns, we rented bikes and road them round Brisbane city centre and the gorgeous city botanical gardens. From the many spinning classes I’ve attended I thought I’d be a pro on a bike, trying to smash out tricks…but no, I nearly fell face first on a number of occasions. To top if off we had to wear these tiny helmets, well I say tiny as my head is slighting bigger than the average head.
To say its winter here, down under, it was hitting the late 20 degrees, but that unfortunately feels mild to me now, think I’ve fully acclimatised to the beautiful weather in Australia, Im going to be screwed when I get back to the unpredictable nature of the English weather!
I swear England don’t do city bike hires, unless I’m just completely oblivious to it, but to say its only $2 for 24hr hiring, that isn’t too bad, my bank account and legs were loving life!
So heres a few snaps from the day, plus there's an outfit post coming very soon...enjoy!

hope you enjoyed my little day trip out post in Brisbane, truly recommend 'City Cycles' if you find you're in Australia, they are everywhere, you can't miss them! 
Go check my outfit post out for the day also, the realistic traveller wardrobe HERE!

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Revamp, refresh, restart.

This is just a quick post which is wrapping up my blog 'flawless flares' that I started when I was 16 years old (don't ask me why I named my blog that) and starting fresh, revamping my blog suiting the soon to be hitting 20 year old Phoebe Jane Williams. Just writing that makes me want to cry, the fact my teenage years are nearly up is frightening! Anyhow to summarise what to expect from my blog now is still topics that I love; beauty fashion and food etc...but also I moved to Australia!!! Realistic travel styling, travel essentials, activities, picturesque scenery and other crazy antics will be splattered all over here too.

I'm happy to say I'm a fully blown traveller and I love it, hostels are my home, sports bras are my new best friend and supermarket own branded soups is my meat (don't judge until you have actually been travelling).  To think I have my own en suite, double bed and wardrobe back at home, the reality is here I'm lucky to get in a shower that doesn't feel like someone is peeing on my back! As disgusting as that sounds its the truth and the pure beauty is the simple thing of a powerful shower can actually make your day when travelling; appreciating the simple things in life is the most important lesson I have leant so far.

I'm sat in my hostel bunk above a french guy playing a ukelele, smelling bleach from my brother dying his hair for the fifth time in the communal toilets and fighting off my hunger pains until I eventually fall to sleep. So I think its time to wrap up this I'm back/welcome to my new blog post and I hope you enjoy it! As always don't hesitate to go wild in the comments, everyone has room for improvement especially me! 
P.S I'm going to attempt to vlog, so thats going to be interesting.

Phoebe Jane xoxo

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Urban Decay - Naked Palette 1

I feel all excited for some reason, maybe its because... IVE FINALLY GOT MY HANDLES ON ALL THE NAKED PALETTES! yes its true I am one of the crazy women who obsesses over these palettes! can I just point out how pretty they are, I no I shouldn't be focusing on the graphological features of the palette but if something is more appearing to the eye I'm all for it! Please say thats not just me that obsesses over make up packaging/appearance?!