Before I moved to Singapore I promised myself I would write all about my travel experiences but to tell you the truth, I've been having such a good time and working like a trooper which has meant limited time for blogging!

However, I was lucky enough to have a few days off recently so myself and the fiancé treated ourselves to a spa day in Batam, Indonesia, and it was so nice and relaxing. If you're ever in Singapore, hopefully you'll get chance to visit this spa resort as it's an amazing place!

Tempat Senang Spa Resort was recommended to us and we had such a good day there. Batam in Indonesia is only 45 minutes away by Ferry so if you're based in Singapore it's super easy to get to and the ferry only cost around $50 each. The spa day itself consisted of six treatments and lunch (yes you heard that right, six treatments!) for $189 and it was absolute bliss.

Here's a no makeup selfie (of me anyway) before we went on our merry way....

The resort itself is a short car ride from the ferry port in Batam but as the package includes a transfer to and from the ferry it's absolutely no hassle at all. Once we arrived in Batam, we were whisked off with a few people also heading to the spa and the day started with a lovely cup of tea and an explanation of all the treatments you could choose from. 

I went for the following treatments: 
  • Foot Reflexology
This was absolute heaven and both me and Ruairidh fell asleep and felt like we'd been napping for hours - so relaxing!
  • Green Tea & Silk Bio Cellulose Mask (Hydrating/Stressed Skin)
Facials are usually a tricky one for me as I have quite oily skin so I always worry about the products used but my skin felt lovely and looked so fresh the next day!
  • Cleopatra Hair & Scalp Mask (Collagen/Strengthening)
In Singapore, there seems to be something in the water which makes hair fall out easier than it does in the UK (strange I know) and this mask seemed to really help that, my hair felt much thicker and stronger after this treatment.
  • Coconut Body Scrub (Adds moisture to dry skin)
This was lovely and my whole body felt super smooth, but perhaps next time I would go for a more gentle exfoliating scrub for sensitive skin as this was a little too harsh for my skin. It did smell amazing though and I love Bounty chocolate way too much to let a coconut scrub pass me by!
  • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage (This is a relaxing, flowing massage using the forearms in a wave-like motion to soothe large surface areas of muscles - Excellent for those who prefer a gentle massage.)
Amazing! The end. 
  • Aromatherapy (Full body massage)
Again amazing, I could not fault either massage. Although I'm not sure I'd have my stomach massaged again as it releases all the toxins out of your body and made me need a wee constantly which is a good and a bad thing - sorry for the detail but this is an honest review!

The package also includes a lovely Indonesian lunch too and I'll be honest, after a chocolate brownie dessert and all that massage, we we're very sleepy and relaxed by the time we got home!
The view from the ferry on the way back to Singapore!
The spa setting itself was so beautiful and peaceful...
The boy looking all relaxed...
Feeling refreshed and makeup free on the way back...
I could not recommend this spa experience highly enough! If you're planning a holiday to Singapore or you're looking for somewhere to take visitors or friends, Tempat Senang Spa Resort is well worth a stopover and you'll even get to see some amazing views along the way! 

If you can recommend any other spa resorts in Asia that I need to try, pop them in the comments below!
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Now that I'm living in Singapore, I'm lucky to have so many amazing locations on my doorstep so it seems only right that I start collaborating with professional photographers so I capture everything about the wonderful places I find on my travels. For this shoot, I partnered up with Adam at Foundation Photos and shot in my local area of Tiong Bahru. I'm so pleased with how the images turned out and I'm very much looking forward to working with him on lots of fun outfit posts in the near future so this is just the start!

For those of you that don't know Singapore very well, Tiong Bahru is known as the 'hipster' area and although I can say this is definitely true, I like to think I'm not too much of a hipster myself! At the moment, myself and my fiancé, Ruairidh, are absolutely loving living here so I really enjoyed getting out and exploring the local neighbourhood. There's quirky coffee shops, boutiques, lovely walkways filled with potted plants and amazing trees and a pretty square to finish off with a statue of a dancing lady - could you get any prettier than that? We shot in the evening due to the heat and I'm so glad we did because it was hot enough at night, I think I'd have well and truly melted shooting at midday! 

One thing I do love about shooting in Singapore is the amazing greenery as it really brings out the colours in your outfit. For this look, I'm wearing one of my favourite outfits which I've worn lots for both day and night already. These Zara Pom Pom sandals are my go-to choice of footwear as they give me a bit of height but they're pretty comfy, my Zara ruffle sleeve dress always wakes me up and give me an added confidence boost and my amazing boxy bag is one I picked up from a flea market out here! It's so unusual and I love the Geisha lady on the front. 

I also added minimal accessories including my Quay Australia cat-eye sunglasses which I'm obsessed with and piled on some delicate necklaces by Lovisa, which are so easy to wear with everything from t-shirts to dresses. 









Dress - Zara / Shoes - Zara / Bag - Vintage / Necklaces - Lovisa Jewellery

I hope you've enjoyed hearing more about my Singapore adventure so far! Let me know your thoughts on my latest shoot in the comments, would love to know if it's a step in the right direction!
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When you've moved around about five or six times in the past few years, making a house feel like a home seems to get a little easier every time. In the UK I've lived in Preston, Chester, London and Northampton before moving to a completely different country a million miles away, to Singapore. 

After viewing only a few condo's (high rise apartments) in Singapore, we both fell in love with a super modern apartment that was completely brand new. The kitchen, the bathrooms...everything.  However, after a few 'minor disagreements', the fiancé started to question if it was going to be the right place for us as we had originally wanted a place with some character.  With some gentle persuasion, I said goodbye to my dream modern apartment and we came to view a place in Tiong Bahru and I'm so glad we did! It has all the character we wanted (and more) and even though it's still a work in progress (we don't even have a kettle yet for goodness sake!), with a few finishing touches it's already beginning to feel like home. 

So here's a few bits and pieces we've picked up from Ikea and Homesense. Hopefully this little tour isn't boring for you and you can gain some interiors inspiration if you're setting up home and looking for some colourful new additions. 



Everything in the above photo is from Ikea again! I love the colourful pastels they have in at the moment. They are perfect for lifting white furniture! 



 The three little birds postcard pictures are from Ikea and the shelf below currently has cards and photos of our nearest and dearest! 


We are very lucky that we love the original tiled flooring and also a glass chandelier or two as they were already in when we arrived. Our last favourite home in Northampton had colourful glass chandeliers too so when we viewed this place it seemed to be a bit of a sign that it was the right choice for us!


The dining sets and mats are from Ikea but the coasters were a lovely gift to us!


 I couldn't resist these silly monkey cups from Ikea, so tropical! Love them...


The coffee table was also in when we arrived so we've added some coffee table books (always an essential), candles and a silver tray also from Ikea!


Ruairidh (the fiancé) is planning to cover a wall with records so we're collecting a few as we go along!


The very green view from our new home! Our place lets so much light in which is another key feature.


 I was so happy when I stumbled across Singapore Elle Magazine as that's one thing I really miss from the UK, the amazing choice of magazines we have! This colourful throw is from Homesense and we've got two for our sofa at the moment. They are so soft and really add a pop of colour as our sofa is dark grey and would be a little gloomy without them. We still need some cushions though!


 Here's the original tiles in our bathroom. I'm such a lover of prints so I was over the moon to see these colourful tiles.


 Finally, here's the pretty chandelier that was already installed in our bedroom which I love! I would have taken pictures of the wardrobe but that's for another post completely...

Hopefully this has given you some kind of interiors inspiration but it is still very much a work in progress so hopefully we'll have more furniture and a kettle(!) when I do the next progress post! Thank goodness for Ikea and Homesense with their super reasonable yet stylish homeware goods.
Thanks for reading and comment below with any amazing home finds/brands I may have missed!
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Without realising I spend hours of my day scrolling through Instagram feeds and often feel like I'm wasting precious time. But to contradict myself completely, I do love the way that a browsing session can quickly lead me to a new fashion brand, that statement piece my wardrobe 'needs' or I'll spot some amazing style inspiration that will give me some fresh ideas so who can blame me for my Insta obsession?

I do think social media creates a constant shopping wishlist in my head, but to say I've discovered these fabulous brands through that whole process, I can forgive Instagram just this once! 

So here's a few brands that are well and truly on the top of my Instagram wishlist:

Rae Feather 

Have you even seen more gorgeous personalised basket bags in your life? Featuring fun pom poms or monogrammed detailing, these bags have totally stolen my heart and I'm hoping to snap one up soon! As I'm living in Singapore now, these bags are super practical but will add a fun edge to any outfit. The brand also has some stunning homeware pieces as well as other beach accessories so make sure you take a peek at their website over at www.raefeather.com

I mean who doesn't love a colourful pom pom and their initials printed on their bag? 

Beach bag game = strong!




Base Athletica 

As silly as it sounds, nothing motivates me more to go for a run or head to the gym than some new active wear. If you feel great and you're looking good whilst breaking a sweat, I feel I'll be even more determined to get a few more of the dreaded burpees over with! (Let's be honest, we need all the encouragement we can get when burpees are involved!)

Base Athletica is a brand I've only discovered in Singapore as it's pretty popular out here and from what I can see, the prints are amazing, the quality looks great and best of all the tops are padded and the leggings are high-waisted, giving the most flattering look all round. I'm going to be trying a few pieces at the end of the month so look out for a post on their gym wear soon! They also specialise in swimwear and styles for yoga too so here's the website if you fancy a browse > www.baseathletica.com.



Lilly And Lionel 

If you're a lover of prints Lily and Lionel is where it's at. Named after Creative Director Alice Stone's grandparents, this luxury British brand has beautiful floral blouses, instantly chic summer dresses and so much more. Each and every piece is so effortless and looks like it could be worn with a pair of pumps one day and killer heels and a leather jacket the next. I'm completely sold with this fun yet easy to wear collection. 

Take a look at the Lily and Lionel Collection here > www.lilyandlionel.com


What are your biggest Instagram fashion discoveries? 

Comment below and fill me in on your finds! 
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