How A Stage 4 Lockdown Impacted My Budget

This will be the only time my life where I managed to save such a large percentage of my income. Being honest, the Melbourne Stage 4 lockdown hasn’t been a particularly enjoyable experience. What has been great however, is the impact the lockdown has had on my budget. Here’s what happened. My previously high transportContinue reading “How A Stage 4 Lockdown Impacted My Budget”

7 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Spending a Cent (Lockdown-friendly!)

We’re all going through a tough time right now. Getting sick, high unemployment, no travel, stress and constant anxiety – it’s a lot to handle. In times like this, it’s important to be kind to yourself and splurge here and there to help you get through. Beauty products are my personal weakness and I loveContinue reading “7 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Spending a Cent (Lockdown-friendly!)”

Stop Throwing Away Canned Chickpea Water!

Here’s a frugal tip for you – instead of throwing away the water you get with canned chickpeas…make dessert with it! This may sound insane and I was certainly sceptical of this at first. How can water from a chickpea can, something I usually discard actually be useful? The secret is to whip it. OnceContinue reading “Stop Throwing Away Canned Chickpea Water!”

6 Skincare Tips That Won’t Cost You a Cent

Did you know that you can buy a skin moisturiser that costs $1,355 for 100ml? For that price, I’d expect a new face… Skincare can be really expensive and I’ll admit – I do fork out a bit of money on it too. I’ve always had difficult skin and had to visit dermatologists to getContinue reading “6 Skincare Tips That Won’t Cost You a Cent”

Is Buying Expensive Makeup Worth It?

For those of us who love makeup, it can be hard to figure out if it is worth it to buy a more expensive item. As a makeup connoisseur for the last decade, I think that it really depends! There are unfortunately a LOT of brands out there who charge obscene amounts for poor-performing products.Continue reading “Is Buying Expensive Makeup Worth It?”

My Best Thrift/Op Purchases – Clothing Edition

Instead of a $200 coat, I’d rather buy one for $20 and invest $180 in the stock market. I love fashion. However, it is important for me to save and invest money. The answer to this has been second-hand shopping. Second-hand shopping lets me purchase stylish and high-quality clothes regularly without breaking the bank. IContinue reading “My Best Thrift/Op Purchases – Clothing Edition”

Here’s How To Have a Luxury Holiday for $200

I love the finer things in life. I’m also focused on financial freedom. Here’s how I had a luxury holiday for $216.30 – a compromise that ensured I still enjoyed my life without blowing my budget. I stayed in a luxury room in a 5-star hotel (The Langham), ate incredible food, enjoyed an exclusive clubContinue reading “Here’s How To Have a Luxury Holiday for $200”

5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD

I recently got back from a trip to Brisbane and was surprised that I spent $0 on attractions! Here are six places that you can visit for absolutely free. Brisbane Botanical Gardens – Not only are these stunning gardens beautiful to explore on your own, but free guided walks are also avaliable daily. Queensland MuseumContinue reading “5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD”