I hope you find your fab in reading these lifestyle articles like I did when I wrote them!



Fashion & Beauty

5 Easy Ways to Add a Vintage Flair
The trick to giving an old piece breathe new life is to show it some respect. Invest in basics that you can comfortably mix and match to let your vintage items take center stage: trusty jeans, a white shirt, a little black dress, a denim jacket. An old trend will persist today because it has character and staying power — and your everyday, modern items should sit back and let it tell its story.

Anatomy of an OOTD, Part I
Creating OOTD posts is an art and a science. It’s a process that builds on the backbone of a fabulous outfit, fleshes out its potential through photography, and breathes life into the final picture by adding your own personal flair before hitting “post” on Instagram.

Anatomy of an OOTD, Part II
Building on the foundation of solid fashion choices, we’ll look at bringing an outfit to life through photography, setting the mood during post-processing, and telling its story via well-crafted Instagram captions.

Face the Cause: Beauty Brand Advocacies You Should Support
True beauty radiates outward, manifested best when we consciously choose to touch others’ lives and make them beautiful too. Many of our favorite beauty brands understand this, and they have been taking deliberate steps to bring us the looks we want while also giving back to nature and those in need.

Murad Launches Newest Power Duo in Resurgence Collection
Last March 14, Rustan’s The Beauty Source hosted the launch of Murad’s newest retinol-based products, the Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum and Night Cream. Murad keeps youth within reach at any age, exhibiting the reinvented power of retinol: powerful yet gentle, effective without being overwhelming.

Shade of It All: Four Sunglasses Stores That Have Your Eyes Covered This Summer
Small eyewear brands in particular are having their day in the sun – creating classy designs that rival the appeal of luxury eyewear, offering their goods at a drastically lower price, and turning accessibility into ubiquity. Great eyewear is everywhere now, which is fabulous news as we dive into the summer months and their promise of adventure.

The Filipino Influence : A Look at How Philippine Materials and Techniques are Used Overseas
Filipino designers have been making waves on the international stage by showcasing the uniqueness of Filipino style for decades. The question is, how much effect has Filipino fashion had on those watching?





Food

5 Wholefood Eating Experiences in Melbourne You Won’t Regret
Indulge in one of Melbourne’s wholefood eating experiences asap, and we guarantee your body, mind and taste buds will thank you. Oh, and, you best not be hungry while reading this.





Travel

2018’s Top Budget Travel Destinations
Need a getaway but strapped for cash? No problem. Here are 2018’s top 10 places to travel on a budget (and they’re simply stunning)!

8 Instagram-Worthy Summer Destinations
These 8 Instagram-worthy summer destinations were chosen for their picture-friendly spaces, mind-blowing views, interesting perspectives, and colorful gimmicks designed to delight the photographer’s eye!
Pack Your Bags: Travel is Great For You (Here’s Why)
Putting physical distance between you and your stressors allows the brain to sort the problem out in the back of your mind as you focus on other things – namely the relaxing scenery and exciting activities that claim your attention when you travel.
The Best 12 Souvenir Gift Ideas from Seattle
Take the time to listen to the cultural significance of your souvenir gift from Seattle. The Pacific Northwest is a treasure trove of history and tradition, and it’s worth choosing a keepsake that’s culturally valuable and has a story to tell rather than a random item that has merely the city name emblazoned on it.





Personal Development

Feeling Frantic? Five Best Practices for Starting Your Morning Right
Mornings may get a bad rap, but we can re-frame our perspective on that by making a few simple changes. Here are five daily tips to start the morning right!
Is it Self-Care or Sabotage? How to Spot the Difference
Self-care becomes sabotage when it’s based on immediate gratification and paves the way for self-destructive habits. If you’re uncertain about the intentions behind your actions, look at what happens after. Does it leave you feeling energised and ready to jump back into the fray? Or does it create more problems than it solves?




Parenting

9 Perfect Presents to Pick for your Precious Nine-Month-Old
In this busy, digital world, it can be tempting to sit your baby in front of a kid-friendly TV show or app. But at this age, it’s much better to give them toys they can fully explore with their senses and teach them cause-and-effect. And remember to use these toys with your child! No sophisticated baby toy can ever replace human interaction.

Get Your Kids Out the Door: 10 Tips for a Smooth Start to the Day
Far from your kids’ fairy tales where woodland creatures help make their bed and breakfast, real-life mornings are often stressful. Fortunately, a smart parent can implement a number of tips and tricks to make mornings go by as smoothly as buttercream!

How to Manage and Support a Loved One With Tocophobia
Tocophobia is a mental condition; it has nothing to do with the mother’s physical body, so dismissing her fears because she’s young, healthy, and able isn’t going to make them go away. The first step to supporting a mother with tocophobia is accepting the experience is real and valid.