Mother’s day gift ideas with discount codes!

Happy mothers day!! Here is to the one day of the year that we all proclaim our love and admiration to the most wonderful woman we all know, and strive to be – our mothers! As I type this, it is actually already mother’s day in Australia, and unfortunately I was not able to spend it with my mama.

But as I sat on my bed, thinking about mother’s day, it came to my mind that there are actually some amazing deals at the moment perfect for mother’s day. So heck I though, why not give a shout out to the most amazing woman there is, and at the same time share with you guys some things that I think would make an amazing present! Mind you just because it’s mother’s day today or tomorrow (depending on where you are) – doesn’t mean that’s the only time to spoil her! You can always treat you mum any time!

So this is my mum. She’s a gorgeous woman inside and out. She’s also out little social butterfly. Always the first on the dance floor and last to leave a party. She’s an extrovert that thrives on other people’s energy, and there’s not a lot she wouldn’t do for her friends or family.

She’s also been my biggest fan from the get go, and I can always count on her to make me feel like I’m good enough. Whenever I feel like life’s too hard, she’s always there to hold my hand. She has the warmest hugs and the biggest heart. When you cry, she cries with you. When you laugh, she laughs with you. She makes a house feel like a home.

She loves small gestures. Even the tiniest gesture of thoughtfulness and it’s like you’ve given her the sun and moon. Stay in her good books and there’s nothing she wouldnt do to return the favour. She loves to joke and giggle. Probably more than what is normal for her age. Sometimes she makes jokes in her head and starts laughing before even she manages to get it out! She can also be a little bit crazy and dramatic sometimes. But what woman isn’t?

These are all things that I love and adore about her, and would never change for anything in the world.

To the woman that inspires me; To the mother that loves me; To the friend that listens; and to the person I call home. Thank you for simply being you. I love you mama and miss you so much! Can’t wait to see you soon!

Now how about some cool gift ideas hey? Pick you mum – pick your gift! But always remember it’s not about the presents its about the though. Also there’s nothing like a good old fashioned hug & “I love you” that makes any mother swoon! haha.

FOR THE TIRED AND STRESSED MUM – LUSH BATHBOMBS

I know what you’re thinking, isn’t this a bit cliche. But you know what, it’s cliche because it’s good! I know for a fact that a good long bath is something that one (let alone a mother) simply does not have time for. So what better time to let you mum indulge than on mother’s day. Its the perfect gift for any stressed mother who barely has time to eat let alone shower. Theres nothing more satisfying that an delicious bubbly bath to relax and wind down to, and end a lovely weekend.

FOR THE TRENDY MUM – DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH

Daniel wellington has come out with an amazing new collection of petite watches with chain strap. And honestly, they’re just so luxurious and amazing. I think it’s perfect for the busy mum who’s always on the rush on her way to work. Currently there’s a silver and rose gold that’s available in a black or white face. The size of the face is perfect and it’s such a light weight watch! It’s functional, stylish and perfect for the trendy mum that’s alway on the go.

You can use the discount code “HEYJUNE” for 15% off everything on the daniel wellington website!

FOR THE LUXE MUM – DESIGNER BAG / ACCESSORIES

If you haven’t seen my most recent blog and youtube video, I have collaborated with Cultstatus to bring you 10% off their website! I don’t know about you, but that is HUGE especially when applied to more expensive designer items! So if you always wanted to buy that designer handbag for your ever-so-luxe mama, check out cultstatus! Take advantage of the amazing 10% off deal! Get her a YSL WOC for the perfect errand bag that you can double up as a evening clutch. Or get a Balenciaga city for that everyday black casual bag! I don’t know about you but I know even though my mum loves bags, she could never buy something this expensive herself. So get it for her girl!

You can use the discount code “HEYYYJUNEFS” for 10% off everything on the cultstatus website!

FOR THE SENTIMENTAL MUM – ELLANDEMM JEWELLERY

Ellandemm have the perfect gold cuff that you can customise to include a special date engraved on it. I personally got one for myself with my parents anniversary. Then when  mum saw it, she immediately wanted to get me one for her also! It’s such a wonderful styling piece and great talking point! You can include her birthday, this mother’s day or another special day you share with your mama. It’s a great personal touch to the classic gift of jewellery. Oh and did I mention she has an amazing collection of other personalisable goodies including necklaces, rings, and she can even embroider whatever you want on some of her clothes!

You can use the discount code “MOMSLOVE” for 10% off everything on the website!

A reminder to stay inspired!

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Congratulations Mr. Engineer!

Two days ago we were lucky enough to be able to celebrate my dearest brother Joseph’s Graduation ceremony. It was only 3 years ago that I was able to graduate myself with the most amazing feeling of accomplishment, and I couldn’t be happier for my brother to be able to experience that same feeling.

During the ceremony there was a very inspiring speaker who reminded us that although knowledge informs us, education transforms us. The process of going to university will always be a period in our lives that will changes us, and shape us into the person that we are. The people we meet, the lessons we learn, the mistakes we make – they are all a part of us. Although sometimes the world can be so bleak and dark with exams and self doubt looming above us, but I look back now at this time with fondness. You will never have that experience again. You will never be that same person again. So if you’re in University now, enjoy it! Love it, live it, savour ever moment of it. Because after University, the world is just a little bit different.

Another point he made that really struck me was, its ok to still not know what you want to be when you grow up. And this came from a speaker who was so well accomplished, so well travelled, and honestly I felt like he had already succeeded in life. People always assume that by going to University our lives are predetermined. In a way, yes – for example getting a degree in Medicine usually means you will practice medicine; but at the same time, not really. So many people find that the jobs they ultimately end up with have nothing to do with the course that they studied. Of course sometimes this can be a huge hurdle to not be able to find a job after Uni, but remember that when a door closes a window opens! Opportunities arise from the most unexpected places! So stay positive, stay optimistic! Be excited about your future! Although I’m a Doctor right now, I’m excited about the possibilities of tomorrow and where my life will take me in 10 years time!

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So to sum up, stay inspired!

Always dream, and dream big. Stay curious. Be adventurous. Do not be afraid of what the future may have in store. And explore the possibilities, the endless possibilities of your tomorrow!

To my brother Joseph,

Congratulations. I’m so proud and eagerly anticipate you excel in life. I’m so excited to see what accomplishments you will undertake. You have such amazing potential and I know you will go far. Remember to stay humble and don’t be jaded by the world. Let your determination be your strength, and have faith that the Lord will guide you. I will always support you in everything you do, and all I ask is you not forget me when you’ve “made it”. haha! Love you!

xoxo Ate

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TOP: RANDOM BOUTIQUE | SKIRT: PORTMANS | SHOES: ZARA | COAT: PRIMARK | BAG: CHANEL SQUARE MINI

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HI EVERYONE!

HI EVERYONE!

Well well, its been a while. I know, here she goes again at trying to blog and then failing miserably in the next 2-3 months, and completely deserting it again for 1 year. I know.
There isn’t much to say, without choking on a whole lot of excuses. To be honest, I’ve just been busy, and when I’m not busy I’m too lazy.

I’ve decided to go back into blogging because I need a space for thoughts, and essentially and outlet for my creativity. I dont think I’ll be going back into making videos any time soon because let’s face it takes too much of my time. Filming hasn’t come quite naturally for me as photography does. I enjoy taking photos, I enjoy editing photos, and I enjoy looking at photos. Sure, videos are wonderful, but I dont enjoy editing them as much as I do filming them. I can tell you right now, I have over 50 videos worth of footage that I have not edited. From ombre hair tutorials, to makeup tutorials, from hauls to tag videos, to vlogs. I literally have enough footage material to make 50 videos. Are they ever going to see the light of day? I have no idea. Just the thought of editing them… well, needless to say it’s certainly not lighting a fire in my belly.

So, I have succumbed to blogging. I’ve recently re-joined the instagram world, and needless to say I am ADDICTED. I love editing those little pictures and posting them. Lets not kid ourselves, it’s a lazy girl’s blog. HA. Anyways, I’ve really enjoyed fashion blogs and I’ve enjoyed posting outfit pics on instagram, so why the hell not try my hand at the blogging game again. So, here goes!

I will be posting some outfits that I’ve already featured on my instagram, so sincere apologies. But I’ll scatter them out, and throw in some pics of my trip to melbourne and sydney, and also some more europe trip pictures that I haven’t quite gotten around to editing… oops.


 

Sweater – Cotton On || Faux Fur Vest – H&M || Leopard Print Pants – Romwe || Shoes – ASOS || Bag – LV Speedy 30 DE





And with that I bid you all a goodnight, and please wish me luck in my blogging endeavors!

Life Update – Euro pics!

Life Update – Euro pics!

Hi everyone, so my last blogpost was about being MIA… and today’s post is yet again about being MIA. -sigh- Wow, just wow. Good job there June!

So, the past few months have been pretty busy. Going to the UK and around touring around Europe was one of the best experiences of my life. The first month involved going on placement in the UK and on the weekends we would spend it sight seeing around England. Despite being there for 4 weeks, I didn’t really feel like I was able to see everything that the beautiful country had to offer. I will definitely HAVE to go back there!
After that I rendezvoused with my childhood friends in Athens and we travelled for 2-3 weeks around Greece, Ireland and Spain. We then made our way to France where we joined the Topdeck crew on a tour around Europe.

It was a CRAZY hectic few months. Mainly because the first half I still had assessments to do, and towards the end we really got very lethargic and homesick. One of my favourites would definately be the placement in the UK and travelling on our own. As great as the topdeck tour was, it was definately very rushed. Having barely 1 day to spend in each country and another 1 day of travel was really not ideal. But I have to say, going on the bus was a lot easier than going on a flight everytime we moved.
My favourite country would definately have to be france – as if it wouldnt. It was absolutely stunning! It’s always been my dream to visit france and it totally did not disappoint. Marseille was just GORGEOUS! And the people of southern france were just amazing. I would love to go back there when lavenders are in bloom! Runners up would definately be Prague and Amsterdam. Just such beautiful scenery, and architecture! And not to mention Switzerland… just wow!

All in all, I’m already looking forward to making plans to go back, hopefully with my boyfriend. It was such an amazing experience and I could not have been happier to spend it with some of my closest friends. I have literally THOUSANDS of photos and I really want to edit them and upload them slowly onto my blog. It’ll just have it sporadically and I think it’ll break up all the beauty/fashion posts.

Before I leave you, please tell me what are some of you favourite travel destinations! Where do you recommend I visit next? Please comment below I would love to hear!
























Life Update – Where I’ve been and where I’m going!

Life Update – Where I’ve been and where I’m going!


HOWDY HO!

Alright, for all those who want to stone me, please feel free. I’ve been a HORRIBLE blogger/vlogger/youtuber! As I will mention in an up coming video, life has just been a complete whirlwind and I’m still trying to catch my breath! I honestly don’t know where the past couple of months have been, and there have been no signs of it slowing down.

For all those who have been tweeting me/instagraming me – yes! I’m still alive! I’m not dead I promise! Thank you for all your concerns and for simply thinking about me, and I feel like I owe you all an explanation so here it is!

So the start of this long hiatus began with my birthday month – July. It was epic. During this time I had two trips planned (gold coast for AMSA, and then  adelaide and melbourne the following week), my birthday party to plan/organise, a huge assignment to do, and finally internship allocation/preferences. And all of this happened while I had Uni everyday!

What happened during August/September then? UNI! It was my final rotation here in Australia and I as I took a couple of weeks off to travel, I had to make it up. And finally, there are some upcoming changes/trips that I’ve had to prepare for keeping me very busy still!

So, what are these changes I’m talking about?


1. I’m going to the UK! 
For those who don’t know, I’m a final year medical student, and as part of this year we are required to do an elective clinical rotation overseas. I’ve chosen to go with my mate to the UK for 4 weeks and after that, we will be travelling Europe! My best mates from Darwin will also be meeting me in Athens after my clinical placement and then we will be travelling to Dublin, Barcelona and then Paris, where we will meet up for a topdeck tour going to Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium (not in that order), etc. It’s my first time to go to the UK/Europe so I am excited beyond words! My placement will be located approx 30-40mins away from London, so on the weekends we plan on going to London/Bath/Brighton, etc. If you’ve ever been to the UK or live in the UK, please let me know whats the best way to go about transport! Also if anyone’s been to Europe, do let me know how you loved it, where you went and any advice you have for first time travellers!

3. I’m graduating!
After my europe trip, I’ll be flying back to Manila, before returning to Australia for my graduation. While this doesnt really seem to be a reason for keeping me busy right now, you will see in the following dot point why it has! 

2. I’m moving to Adelaide!
As I mentioned internship allocations were revealed late July and whilst I was really hoping for Brisbane, Adelaide was my 2nd choice. I’m pretty happy with the move as I’ll finally be with family again who will be relocating to Adelaide also, but at the same time it sucks that I wont be with some of my closest mates to start our first day of internship. Not to mention having to make completely new friiends in Adelaide which I’m pretty apprehensive about…but I’m sure things will just work itself out. My biggest worry with this is the move – while trying to pack for the UK, I’ve also been trying to pack up most of my stuff so that when I come back I will not have that much to do. I’m still also trying to find a new place to live in in Adelaide, but luckily my brother is there right now and can help me out on this. It’s just been crazy hectic, needless to say!
 
So there you go. That’s my life store for the month of July/August/September. I know I’ve let you all down by being MIA these past weeks, but I promise you, it was for a good reason! Hope you’ll all still forgive me and this gives you all a good idea of what’s happened and what will be happening to me!

And before we part, here are just some photos of my trip for you to enjoy 😀

Birthday Party:

Gold Coast

Adelaide to Melbourne Road trip

PHEW!!!! And that’s about everything!!


Sorry for the MANY MANY pics everyone, but I could not be bothered splitting it up into several different posts.

And for all the curious minds – no, my boyfriend is NOT in any of the photos I’ve posted! The asian guy I’m taking pictures with is my brother before anybody asks 🙂


Lastly, don’t forget to check my vlog channel & follow me on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter to stay updated with my travels!