Travel and Fashion

  • Travel and Fashion,  Uncategorized

    Sea World Resort – Gold Coast

    After a long break, the hotels have their doors once again open to the public and are welcoming visitors. I could not wait any longer, so I checked in one of the most popular hotels on the Gold Coast



    I have visited this hotel before, and I keep going back for more as its friendly staff and amazing amenities are always adding up to the reasons I return and do not want to leave.

    The hotel is located next to the Sea World Marine Park, one of the most fascinating marine life parks packed with rides and fun learning. The park is easily accessed from the hotel.

    One of the most fascinating views of the iconic and popular locations of the Gold Coast can be admired from the hotel.

    There are rooms for all budgets, and I was lucky enough to be treated with a room overlooking the pool area and the Broadwater, which is a series of tidal channels separated by the sea. Also, a must visit location while visiting the Gold Coast.

    Sea World Resort offers swimming pools with different depths suitable for all ages.

    Here you will find an incredible water park, Sponge Bob Light show, kids club and nickelodeon characters.

    Families and couples will be delighted with the choices of amazing restaurants, gym, spa and a beauty salon. The restaurants are incredible: Japanese Hatsuhana, Shoreline, Boatshed Bar and Grill, Lobby Lounge, Waterfall Café and in room service. I loved spending time and relaxing at the Lobby Lounge watching the sunset with a delicious creamy cocktail.

    Nothing like a golden sun setting behind the horizon reflecting on the Broadwater with shimmering silver dots covering the surface of the water like a blanket of diamonds. Simply unforgettable.

    As I checked out, my heart stayed and my memories were taken with me not only forever in mind, but also inside my camera. So I knew I could share the great moments with you, because like they say – Happiness makes more sense when shared with friends.

    Wishing you a wonderful month of July, full of adventures and as the world heals we also get the chance to enjoy every moment thankful to be alive and living every second with joy and gratitude.

    Thanks for reading and I would love to read your comments and what your thoughts are on this review.

    Much love,


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    Please note all opinions are my own. Always check websites for updates before visiting locations. Daily travel diary on Instagram @photosbycris.

    Photographer: Photosbycris

    Hotel: Sea World Resort Gold Coast

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    Swimwear: HERE

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  • Clothing,  Photography,  Travel and Fashion,  Uncategorized

    Calling all Photographers and Creative Communities!

    A lot has happened since COVID19 stormed into our lives and turned everything upside down. We all got caught up amid a sea of confusion. However, human beings can adapt to pretty much anything. We can now make a choice to succumb to the disaster or to take this time in isolation and develop a world of our own. No better time than now to let the creativity flow and expose to the world our visions and how we see it. I find that quiet times have always made my imagination soar without limits.

    So, let’s take this opportunity to open our imagination, vision and show the world our best creative selves. Let me introduce to you VIEWBUG.

    VIEWBUG is a Photography Platform I have been a member since 2015. This platform has a lot to offer such as:

    Here you can get involved in some amazing Photography Contests where your work is judged by the best Photographers in the world. If selected you win some fantastic prizes such as the latest cameras, lenses, social media exposure, gift card bundles, photography gear, professional filters and so much more.

    Shop my Look

    Launch your own photo challenge or join photo challenges. Either way this is a great way to get inspired and find ideas. You will never get bored.

    Learn from the best. VIEWBUG is a great media to grow as a Photographer. The tutorials are easy to understand and professional in every sense. This is a library of photography courses. Now is a great time to improve your photography skills.

    Shop My Look

    That is right. You can build your own website on VIEWBUG! Get your domain and with an easy to build professional look site you can take your career to a new level.

    Make the most of all VIEWBUG has to offer. Design your professional logo! Protect your work.

    PhotosbyCris Style Studio

    Here you can sell your photography. Easy and simple upload tool. Photos must be a minimum of 4MB to be submitted to the marketplace.

    This platform is a great one to harness all your best images in one place. Here you can grow your portfolio and gain exposure all at the same time.


    Follow your favourite photographers and help one another. Comment on each other’s work, give and receive awards.

    Get inspired and inspire others. VIEWBUG is a place where the Photography Community gets together and gets behind one another. Here we help one another by encouraging and supporting each other.

    I invite you to join the VIEWBUG COMMUNITY! Use this uncertain times to grow as a photographer and visual artist. Show the world your views and your imagination through your images.



    I cannot wait to see you at VIEWBUG.

    Take Care. Stay Safe.
    xoxo Cris

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    Hosanna Farm Stay

    Hosanna Farmstay 

    Nothing like waking up to fresh smell of pure natural surroundings! Welcome to Hosanna Farmstay where I went glamping for the first time.

    Glamping is totally my kind of camping where huts are already set up with mattresses, pillows, fresh towels and toiletries just waiting for you. It is a five star camping experience. And I loved it!  The farm is located in NSW, just over 1h drive from the Gold Coast and about 1h and 45min from Brisbane. 

    Because I am glamping and not camping, let’s add some glamour to this experience. I took the opportunity that it was festive season at the end of last year and decided to dress up for the occasion. dress

    Hosanna Farmstay offers a variety of accommodation from huts to cabins to camping. Just choose the one that most suits yours and family needs. I have stayed at the cabin before and it is like staying in a tree house. The Bird eye view from up there is amazing.


    Experience swimming in the dam. The dam has clay on the bottom which is great for your skin. It offers a variety of activities such as swimming, or floating in a tube. There is also a super fun giant slide. The kids truly love it. Also, try walking the plank if you dare. 

    Nothing like an early morning or a late afternoon stroll over a natural flower carpet by the water. The surroundings of this farm is naturally stunning, breath in the fresh air and dive into a scenery of abundant natural beauty. 

    Resort Wear / Sunglasses

    Not into swimming? Not a problem, because there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. How about treating yourself to a relaxing sauna surrounded by luscious green scenery?


    The Farmstay is a wonderland for the little ones too. So much to do and explore. Make sure to check the activities as you will find cow milking, feeding the animals, watch piglets and rabbits playing, damper (Australian bread cooked on the open fire), reptiles, toasted marshmallows, and so much more.


    Walking through idyllic landscape you will find an easy access path that extends from the natural walkway to a refreshing spa waiting for you to cool down and relax. The spa is a space built to harness the water from the dam. Enjoy a relaxing experience and take the opportunity to recharge your energy.

    Find a selection of Beautiful Swimwear Here

    Watch My Farmstay Experience HERE

    And when all is quiet and all the animals are resting, there is still time to relax and see the beautiful farm slowly drifting to a peaceful and enchanting dream land.
    Good night. Sweet dreams.
    xoxo Cris

  • Clothing,  Travel and Fashion,  Uncategorized

    Stepping Back in Time with Kate Kasin

    Let’s rewind and time travel to over 100 years ago with the glitz and glamour of my SEXY SEQUIN DEEP V-NECK PARTY DRESS from KATE KASIN 

    Over 100 years ago, sequin dresses were not yet something women would dream of wearing, however I decided to get in a time machine dressed in a beautiful sequin dress and take the glamour to a very different era where I managed to contrast the past with the lifestyle of the nowadays fashionistas. From the time of corsets which thanks to Coco Chanel we no longer are wearing as an everyday item, we women have come a long way and fought for our rights and freedom. We conquered the right to wear whatever we want and we no longer need to ride horses sitting with both legs to one side because we can wear pants. We have conquered so much, and yet we still need to continuously fight for our rights to be met, as we are not quite there yet. 

    Also so many other things happened back then and “We are not in Kansas anymore” yes we are not. I am actually at The Bearded Dragon Hotel in Tambourine Mountain where I visited and in the 1900 The Magic of Oz book by L. Frank Baum was released. 
    In 1918 the First World War ended. 

    Birth control was a new topic.

    In America The Prohibition took place and nobody could sell alcohol.

    I am so glad that many of the changes are positive and we are now able to wear sequinned clothes. It just feels like we walk around being showered by diamonds. 
    Ready to sparkle? Take the opportunity to get ready for the festive season that is fast approaching and get my dress HERE 

    Use code SEQUINDS to receive 40% off 
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    the price after code:$18.99

    Please feel free to add more facts to the changes we had in the last 100 years, I would love to read in the comments below. 

    Have a wonderful week



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    Celebrating Life and Happiness with GirlMerry

    We should celebrate life everyday! With life comes little moments that are unforgettable and precious! Every step creates a path full of memories shaped by adventures! 
    And speaking about happiness and celebration I would like to wish GIRLMERRY a big HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY! A wonderful online shop that has the most amazing WHOLESALE DRESSES and Cheap Sexy Dresses HERE that are going to make you look like a million dollar. 
    Talking about a million dollar look, these swimsuits SWIMWEAR 1 and  SWIMWEAR 2 will do just that!

    I celebrate every day the sunshine that warms my skin, that makes me feel alive! The cool water of  the endless blue sea that I am able to contemplate everyday. 

    I am grateful to be able to freely explore natural surroundings that are gifts from heaven. Just like this beautiful location in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, Qld – Australia. 
    Understand the lows is a way to make us aware of how much we should appreciate the highs. 

    Celebrate you because you are amazing in your own unique way. 
    I celebrate the opportunity to be able to open my eyes every morning knowing that each day brings endless possibilities.

    I am so grateful to be able to let go all the bad and the things that held me down and I am so happy that my future holds endless possibilities of fulfilment and happiness. I look forward to a future full of wonders.

    I celebrate my health, my real wealth as it gives me wings to chase my wild dreams. 
    I celebrate Spring, a season of blooming flowers that after a hard winter everything flourishes transforming nature into a real masterpiece. 
    And speaking of masterpiece my GORGEOUS RED DRESS is nothing less than a product of Fashion Art at its best. Location 2 is the beautiful Harry Bond Park, Gold Coast, Qld – Australia.

    I celebrate and I am grateful to have you my amazing readers that support me and read my articles and leave heart warming comments. THANK YOU!

    Now it is your turn. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you celebrate, what makes you happy and feeling alive. 

    Happy Spring/Autumn! 

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    You are in Charge!

     Have you ever noticed how we live in a world of rules imposed by third parties and we need to follow them. Even my phone has been bossed me around lately telling me it is time to exercise when I come home late at night. Well, it is time to be in charge of your own life! Make your decisions and take action to be yourself. I found an amazing online store THE BOSS BEACH who encourages you to take action to express yourself through your own style. You choose what you wear according to your taste, not because someone is telling you to do so.

    THE BOSS BEACH philosophy is “BE YOUR OWN BOSS” Use discount code: 10OFF50. This grants you $10 off for purchases of $50+ (not including shipping).
    Be yourself. Do things you love. Follow your dreams. Be a free spirit. Dress like a Boss. My DRESS is a statement of power, confidence and beauty I dress according to what I feel. I love expressing myself through my style. 
    A beautiful gown can truly uplift your spirit make you more confident and above all make you feel like a million dollars. At THE BOSS BEACH you get to look like a princess for very little. 

    It is time to take charge of your own life. Feel good, look great and love the life you can design for yourself nothing feels better than loving every minute of a life that brings you strength, confidence and happiness. Elevate yourself to the highest level of love! Love your life, love yourself, love nothing less than love is where happiness lives. 

    The decision is yours. Make sure every single one is made from your heart! 

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    Lilacoco – The Power of Being You

    Many times we do not realise how powerful we are. We can share our inner light and light up everywhere we go with deep luscious bright light that comes from within. 
    My DRESS is a sparkly golden gown from LILACOCO
    An affordable online store that cater for all styles and tastes. This dress is a dream, stylish and also of high quality. I absolutely loved it when I received it. 
    Feed the light that can illuminate your path through security and like everything in life it is all reflected in this invisible field that attracts everything and whatever you give bounces back right at your own life. 
    Give love, give kindness, give light and receive it all back in a much higher stronger level. 
    And speaking of giving, here is a gift for you SHOP NOW and receive
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    Feed the light within with peace, love, and confidence. 

    Love yourself, respect yourself, care for yourself. Simple and yet so many times so difficult to do. 

    The powerful voices in our head can lead us through darkness or through light. 

    Shut all the negativity from your inner voice and speak over it with positive thoughts. 

    Be aware of your thoughts and feed the thoughts that make you happy, in peace and you will feel invincible. 

    Life will change you will attract what you think and what you wish. Close your eyes and wish only the best, only the most beautiful and only the  most precious wishes. 

    Be the sun light, be bright, be brave, be strong and spread the gold beauty that comes from deep inside. 

    Fight for your happiness. Surround yourself with people who genuinely love and appreciate you for all you are. 

    Only those who smile when they see you and feel happy to be around you deserve your presence and your loyalty. 

    When shadows and darkness surround you and try to put your light out, shine brighter and no darkness will prevail. 

    You are gold, you are beautiful and only you know how to sparkle your own way, because everyone’s sparkle is unique. Shine your way. Bring light to others. Be the star you were born to be. It is your happiness that counts and it is contagious. Spread it everywhere you go and lead the way to a world full of kindness and love. 
    I hope your week is full of light and love. 





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    Alchimie Forever – Because your Skin Deserves the Magic Touch of Love!

    Alchimie Forever of Switzerland believes that “your skin is the mirror of your soul” and I totally agree with this statement. Loving and caring for your skin is as important as caring for your health. Your skin is a reflection of health, it also guards you against infections and protect your whole body. So make sure it is your number one priority! The products are dermatologist formulated and tested in Switzerland. It is Cruelty free and Vegan friendly. Sign up for the NEWSLETTER and get 15% off your purchase and join the ALCHIMIE FOREVER REWARDS POINTS
    Alchimie Forever of Switzerland  was founded by world renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Luigi Polla, MD more than 30 years ago. His expertise developed a brand that goes beyond skin care, it believes that caring for your skin is caring for yourself. A family owned business that believes in developing skin care products that go beyond caring for your skin and extends caring to responsible clean formulations that are paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free (PETA and Leaping Bunny certified), phthalate-free, dye-free, soy-free and nut-free. The products are hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic. 
    Over the last few weeks I have tried three products all with anti aging benefits. Let me introduce you the first product the Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask When I first opened the container a delicious light scent of rainforest wild fruits and flowers came straight to my mind. I quickly read the ingredients and the reason for the fruity flowery delicious smell was because the formula carries European blueberries, wild pansies, oats, grapes and Vitamin E. This product is packed with natural goodness straight from our nature. 
    The texture is creamy and light. It is a mask that can be used two ways, you can apply and leave it on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes or you can use it as an overnight mask. Well I loved the idea of leaving the product on my skin overnight and removing it in the morning. It is mess free, it absorbs fast and efficiently. It can be used once to twice weekly. It is a great product for dehydrated, red, irritated, dull skin. I did notice an amazing improvement on my skin, it had a brightening effect, leaving it soft and deeply hydrated. Please do check the Kantic Collection that consist of Brightening Moisture MaskKantic Calming CreamKantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream
    I have always been very careful on the way I look after my skin, from a very young age I was taught about the importance of looking after it. However, as I age my skin care routine becomes more and more a priority as I do care about how my overall health reflects on my appearance. Even though I try my best to protect my skin from the sun I have noticed appearance of pigmentation. It is not a surprise as I do spend a lot of time outdoors in my travels and natural light photoshoots. Incorporating a Pigment Lightening Serum to my routine made a huge difference. With a light scent of plants it harnesses the goodness of Citrus which is a powerful Vitamin C source, Green Tea that is packed with antioxidants, European Blueberry, jojoba, Vitamin E, and more. 
    My skin has shown a visible improvement as pigmentations have started to fade away. It is bright, healthy and soft. It also prevents the formation of future brown spots appearance. As we all know prevention is better than treatment so my advice using a quality product on your skin before signs of unwanted pigmentation is truly important. It also works as an anti aging product that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
    To finalize my routine after using Pigment Lightening Serum  I apply the Protective Day Cream SPF 23 Also with a light scent of nature best ingredients this product is consists of European Blueberry, Jojoba, Edelweiss, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is a great product to apply by itself or under makeup. I have used it both ways and what makes me at peace is knowing that my skin is not only being cared for but also it is being protected against UV rays. 
    Love the lightweight consistency of it, as well how it combines protection, moisturizer all while fighting the appearance of signs of skin aging. To me having a SPF in the daily moisturizer is important as well as making my skin care steps easier and faster. The risks of skin cancer is real and exposure to UV rays has to be taken seriously. 
    Take Skin Care Seriously. Love yourself, care for yourself and make sure to use products that care for the ingredients used in the process of making skin care products. I highly recommend Alchimie Forever of Switzerland  and please do not forget to

    Sign up for the NEWSLETTER to receive 15% off your purchase and join the ALCHIMIE FOREVER REWARDS POINTS
    Wishing you all a wonderful day. 
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    Avila – A World Without Limits

     When I think about discovery, travel and living an active life I think of an outfit that fits my world of adventures, fitness, fashion and comfort. In my recent trip to Lamington National Park I made sure to wear the right apparel. The star of this outfit is my BRIGHTON VEST BY AVILA
    I am in different locations constantly and I love that I can wear clothes that are suitable for every season. This AVILA VEST is perfect to go hiking as it allows you to wear when is warm and also when the weather is cooler. It can be worn with long sleeves, short sleeves or even by itself. Perfect for hiking, walks, travel, shopping and so much more. It is also made with 100% organic cotton. Get 20% off use Code Cris20  Hurry offer applies for July only.
    AVILA  is an ethical brand that makes comfortable clothes for women. The items are of high quality some made in Australia and some made in Fairtrade in India. The brand stands by sustainability. 
    I spent a full day exploring this amazing National Park, and experienced different types of weather in one day, overcast, rain and sun. I was at all times comfortable at the same time feeling and looking great. The National Park is part of the Australia World Heritage with forests and incredible views.
    I found some lookouts that were amazing, the endless views that stretched a long way of pure nature bliss.
    My final stop was at O’Reillys area where is a great base to explore all around this park and it also offers entrances to walks to the forests and two waterfalls. My pick was to explore the Gondwana Rainforest. I have been exploring this area and I have not seen much yet because the National park covers an area of 206 Km Please read more about Fashion in the Mountains
    Nothing like living the life you love, respecting our planet and supporting brands that are ethical. Let’s continue increasing awareness of sustainable fashion and protecting the world we live in, so many more generations can enjoy this planet. We can all make a difference. 
                  Please visit AVILA ATHLEISURE CLOTHING because it is time to explore and live a life without limits. Don’t forget to Use Code Cris20 and get 20% off until the end of July.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Kate Kasin Translates You

    I love to express myself in many ways. As we know communication goes above and beyond words,  in fact when we think of sending a message it is what you are wearing that sends the first information of who you are, how you feel on that day and how people will define you instantly without a word being said. Keeping that in mind you must find your visual voice through your style and find the right brand to be that bridge between you and the message you want to convey. I found the brand that can do it all for you KATE KASIN
    I love all that sparkles and glows. It was easy to find a dress that fits me and my personality so well. Although I am a shy person I love to  make an impression when comes to fashion. Not so shy on the outside it balances my inner self. This ROSE GOLD SEQUINED EVENING DRESS speaks a thousand words. 

    The elegant and classic design has an edgy touch defined by the glittering sequins that shines and brightens the look. 

    Perfect for a prom, romantic evening, weddings, the list is endless. 

    The romantic look makes a great outfit for a special occasion. 

    This dress will turn heads and make an unforgettable memory where beauty and simplicity with a touch of ultra elegance is added by the design, cut and material. 

    If you think that a dress like this is unaffordable, well think again because Kate Kasin Online Store not only has a stunning collection but it also offers all items that are of high quality for a very affordable price. This stunning dress costs $48.82 However, it gets better, because I have a 
    30% off
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    For those days where dress to impress is a must KATE KASIN is here to support you. With a gorgeous collection of casual, casual chic, Boho, sport, etc… You will be able to set the tone in any occasion. My BODYCON LAYERED SLEEVES means business. Love this look that can take me from a meeting to a cocktail with the girls or the boys, really totally up to you. Either way it will not disappoint. It is casual chic at its best. 

    I added this stunning FLORAL RUFFLED COAT to make sure I am comfortable adding a touch of spring and beauty to the monochrome outfit. Now a different look yet adorable. 

    I wore these kicky outfits on my visit to Ocean Shores in New South Wales – Australia. A place where I will revisit as I discover amazing locations that literally takes my breathe away. This hidden gem is found in Brunswick Valley. It is only half an hour to the popular Byron Bay however I believe this place has so much to offer. The views, the river, the beaches and the natural surroundings. I love the lifestyle around this whole area, full of free spirit people who come here to get close and personal with nature. Follow my Travel Diary daily on my INSTAGRAM

    Have a wonderful weekend. So what look translates you? Let me know in your comments below.