5 Best Nursing Shoes on Trend You Need to be Wearing

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Me at work wearing Adidas Pure Boost ZG Unlimited
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Me wearing Crocs Busy Day Duet shoes

So why am I writing this??? Because its just too important for nurses! And if you’re a nurse you know how it is right?? We give medications, we go back and forth to check our beloved patients, then we run at times just to get something to save patients lives, then… we go back and forth again! This is why sometimes we forget to pee! Haha! Because it’s all happening in the ward! Hehe. I am only talking about Nurses on the go 😉 as some works at the facility like the triage Nurses call centre and on research jobs, but most Nurses would know how important this is!

I have been working as a Nurse for nearly 10 years now including overseas, and finding the right shoes for comfort, support and stability for long hours is needed, and as I have experienced to try on different shoes in search for the perfect one I would like to share with you and some of my colleagues best shoes to wear. So here are the lists!

Ecco Rise GTX Slip On

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These are the perfect good looking, most comfortable shoes, I have ever worn! I have lots of good comments from this specially from the patients, I had my pair for more than 3 years now and still looks new! You can literally be up and walking on this for more than 8 hours and you don’t feel hurt on your back and calves and foot, so this is highly recommended. With this one you get what you paid for as it will cost you around $149-249. I bought mine at amazon for $149

Description from website: Elegant and highly wearable, this classic shoe is ideal for every day wear. Stretchy textile combined with a soft leather upper gives great flexibility and comfort. 100% waterproof thanks to its GORE-TEX® membrane. Removable leather inlay sole molds to the shape of your foot.

Available at  au.shop.ecco.com,  amazon.comtheathletesfoot.com.au

Adidas Pure Boost Unlimited ZG

Pure boost are considered the best running shoes ever made, and ill tell you now it is “THE BEST” working comfortable shoes youll walk on and a lot of reviews will tell you. We do run at work right?? 🙂 I’m only talking about the Pure Boost Unlimited ZG because it is what I have tried on and have worn for work but I’m pretty sure all the pure boost made are, I was going to buy the Ultra Boost but for the price of $240?? I will prolly not! Haha! I also have the NMD’s which are comfortable to wear too! And too darn good looking! I have worn this for months now and won’t disappoint!

Description from Website:

Run fast. Run natural. Run extreme. Experience zero gravity in these women’s lightweight running shoes. An EVA outsole and full boost™ midsole evoke a floating sensation, keeping every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy. An adidas Primeknit upper in this neutral runner is carefully engineered to naturally expand with your foot, providing an ultra-comfortable fit.

Available at adidas.com.au

Crocs Women’s Duet Busy Day 2.0 Satya A-line

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I love the comfort of this shoes! It’s also lightweight. Initially it will feel a little bit tight but will eventually fit in on your foot comfortably well. I recommend ordering one size up for this one as they run small. I have worn this for nearly 2 years now and they are amazing! This looks good on and I get compliment a lot. It has really good arch support too.

Description from Website: Your go-anywhere, do-anything shoe just got better. The uppers are made with a stretchy fabric that feels like your yoga pants. They’re comfortable, versatile and move with you. The big news is the footbed — we’ve added more arch support and a cushioned heel for even more comfort. The foam footbed has a sink-into-it softness while still giving you excellent rebound and shock absorption. Just what you need when you’re running around all day. We’ve also made the styling less athletic looking, making it more versatile for wherever you’re running off to next.

Available at crocsaustralia.com.au

 

Crocs Women’s Cap Toe Flat

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Not all flats are comfortable to wear for long hours, so if you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and with arch support shoes all day long, then this shoes is really good, had worn this for nearly two years and bought two pairs, I also wear them on some occasions going out, its so versatile and looks good on!

Description from website: For decades, this has been a wardrobe’s “go-to” shoe, thanks to its timeless style and versatility. But with a more modern twist, our lightweight Croslite™ material makes these cap toe flats as comfortable as they are cute. Perfectly caps off a pair of skinny jeans or cropped pants.

Available at crocsaustralia.com.au

 

Nike Airmax 2016

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Me at working wearing Adidas Pure Boost ZG Unlimited

Another running shoes you could wear and run with is this “feels like you’re walking on cloud” effect shoes! (yep, this is how you’ll feel 😉 It’s just pure comfort and awesomeness! Haha! You could walk on this for long hours and still feel the comfort on your calves and foot. As you can see at the bottom of the sole is made out of clouds! …jokes! Some air in it so you kinda feel like youre bouncing when walking on it and it does feels amazing! Man all this reviews I feel like Nike owe me a shoes now haha! So yea go get a pair of these, It wont disappoint too like the pure and ultra boost adidas!

Website Description: The full-length Max Air unit is designed with a tubular construction that enhances flexibility while putting more air underfoot for an ultra-smooth ride. Engineered mesh provides ventilation for your forefoot while supporting your midfoot. The partial mesh inner sleeve enhances breathability while offering a sock-like fit.Flywire cables integrate with the laces and wrap your arch for an adaptive, supportive fit.

Available at store.nike.com

So there you go guys! I am betting my nursing degree for it! haha! The shoes you need to be wearing now really for your comfort! You probably have the shoes that you wear now but give those a try and you will know what I’m talking about ;), comment below if there’s a shoes that you find most comfortable to wear that is not on the list, and thanks in advance! 🙂 I salute you Nurses! Keep saving people’s lives and keeping them happy and cared for ❤ Much love, Kristine 🙂

 

 

DIY Decoupage Office Chair, or any Chair you want! :)

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Woo! Here it is guys! Been wanting to do this project and thought I will share it with you awesome peeps :), I bought this chair so cheap at IKEA many years ago and I find it boring now so thought of giving it a new makeover! The fabric that I have used for this chair is from Salvation Army Shop which cost nothing at all and bought it few years back, it is a Japanese Inspired fabric that I could not resist buying and did not think I will use for this chair! This isn’t hard to do at all, let me take you to steps in doing it.

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  • Scissors
  • Your favourite Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Finishing Sealer
  • Gold Spray paint
  • Brush

*I bought the paint brush, spray paint and sealer at Bunnings 🙂

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I’m loving gold accents at the moment so I thought of spray painting the chairs’ legs with what else??? GOLD 🙂 Love the sparkly result of this one!

I have pre-measured the cloth that I’m gonna be using for the chair and figured out how to place it on the chair. Choose a fabric for your liking and one that will suit your happy place! :), this is the fun part!

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Now Time to Decoupage the Chair

In here you’ll need a paint brush to make it easier to spread the Mod Podge on the chair. I covered mostly the top of the chair first then place the fabric on the chair, and when you have placed the fabric, you will need to smoothen out the fabric onto the chair making sure its nice and flat, the Mod Podge is good to work with as it doesn’t dry quickly so you can smoothen the fabric quite easily onto the chair.

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Once you’ve covered the whole chair with Mod Podge, smooth out the rest of the fabric, focusing not on the edges yet as you have to cut a piece of Fabric to smoothly fit in the chair.

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As shown below you will have to pinch a piece of the fabric, just enough to connect the fabric together and you will need to cut the excess which you think will fit in together.

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Next is the edges, as shown below you will need to just cut to fit nice and perfect onto the chair, don’t worry about the glue drying out quickly you will have enough time to smoothen it. Cut the extra hanging fabric then use the paint brush and paint some more Mod Podge to smoothen the edges with the fabric.

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Wait for about half an hour for the chair to be completely dry. I used a clear finishing sealer below for the last part and you will need about an hour for the chair to be completely dry, and after you will get the excitement of putting it in your work area or office or wherever you want! haha! Thats how I felt anyways 😉 Voila! Tada! From a cheapo chair to the chair of your dreams! Go on and do your own! Feel free to ask me questions, happy to help. Have fun creating! 🙂

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Becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia from Overseas

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I love to share this to you, as a Registered Nurse myself I know the frustrations when I was applying to be a Registered Nurse in Australia, now my country of Citizenship. There are hurdles and I tell you, you will go through a lot of process and requires dose of patience, and persistence but promise you it’s all worth it 😉

Apart from High Annual Income, once registered, you are a priority in getting your permanent residence because of shortage of Nurses in Australia, ability to enhance your Nursing Skills in worlds “Best Practice” health facilities, high quality of life, improve your life expectancy and health, live a happy, fulfilling, peaceful life and be in “the world’s dream destination”. So let me take you to the process in making those dreams into reality.

First Qualification You Need to Have

Before you even gather all your documents make sure you can and would need to pass the English exam, there are 3 exams that you could take, You need to achieve the required minimum scores in one of
the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

  • IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening 
,24 for reading 
,27 for writing, and 
23 for speaking.

Gather All Your Documents

The next thing you need to provide while preparing for your English exam are the documents needed, which are listed at the AHPRA (click on this for documents needed) website where you can find all the documents you need to procure and guidelines in providing the right documentation.

After you have completed your documentation you will have to await response from AHPRA and you will receive a letter of refusal for Registration and be referred to enroll at either ACN (Australian College of Nursing) or ETEA (Employment Training and Education Australia) to complete the bridging course, once approved they will send you a letter of documents needed to complete prior enrolment. Some Countries would not need to do a bridging course, this can be verify at AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) website.

Other Alternative 

I have interviewed some Registered Nurses from overseas that have gotten their qualification here in Australia just recently and another way to get your qualification is to apply for a student visa related to a Nursing degree and from here you can apply while studying, they would accommodate/prioritise your application base on your experience overseas as a Registered Nurse, and if you have relatives that are currently residing here in Australia.

I recommend that you apply independently, using an agency will only cost you more money, as your application will all be dependent on your qualifications and documents anyway. Incidentally, you will need about $10000 or more for enrolling to complete the bridging course. If you have any questions feel free to comment below, I hope this helps you 🙂

How to Personalise Your Boring Bag, Patch it :)

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I love to personalise my stuff! 🙂 ❤ And so here I am sharing with you guys how I made this cute patches on my bag. Patches are so on trend at the moment, you can see them on jeans, jackets, top, bags, shoes, even on phone cases! Oh so love them (smiley emoji with popping heart eyes).

I bought this bag as I needed them for my new motorbike, yes! I just recently bought my new Honda Grom which I might talk about here later on :). Anyways, so I bought this bag at CultureKings at Sydney CBD, brand Herschel and I thought it was just too plain for me and so the creativity strikes once again, so here it is how I made it.

You Will Need:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric or Felt (You can buy felt at a cheap dollar shop or art shop like eskersleys or lincraft)
  • Fabric Pencil/ordinary marking pen
  • Scissors

Choose Your Design

This part is totally up to you, what letter or what design you want to embed on your new plain bag. After choosing, make sure to practice to draw on blank paper first what design so when you draw on the actual fabric or felt you wouldn’t have much trace of the pencil, alternatively you can draw your pattern on a cardboard to trace to your choice of felt. Cut it out then your ready to embroider the side to make it stand out.

Embroider Your Patch

I only used a regular sewing machine to do this, you might need some practice at first using a scrap fabric/felt to get the right thickness that you want. I have used a cream felt to embroider the design to add background and space to embroider, but its totally up to you.

Attaching the Patch

Some patch I have to hand sew on to the bag itself as it can’t be reached using the sewing machine, but the top part was sewn using the machine. Alternatively there are some pre-made cute patches available that you can buy from Etsy .

Totally enjoy making this one :), I hope its something inspirational for you to do! Go ahead! Make your own mark! Comment if you’ve done one yourself and go on inspire me too 🙂 Keep Creating!

Be creative on your Vision Board: Easy Guide to making One

 

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Vision Boards are awesome tools in reminding us of what we want to achieve and be in line with the goals and aspirations we have in life. I love vision boards because it allows me to also ponder and work more on the best things in life. In saying this though, vision boards can only be an inspiration until you take the step and actions in fulfilling your dreamy dreams. 🙂

So here we go! Do that creative Vision Board of yours.

What you will need

  • A corkboard, or poster board ( I bought mine at Ikea or get one at Officeworks)
  • Coloured Pens/Marker Pens
  • Some magazines
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pins
  • Glue

Write Down your Personal Life Vision/Mission Statement/Daily routine/Goals

These are just some statements that you would want to include in your awesome Vision Board. Take time to write and ponder on this one as this will be the main direction. I have recently attended a Vision Casting Seminar by a friend of mine, Fideliz Cruz which is amazing in guiding me to write down my personal ife vision and creating my vision board!

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Choose a catchy quote that you Love ❤

Love this part as this would be some bold statement you want to shout out each day and live by! Like the one I have which is “Don’t forget to be awesome” and She believed she could so she did”, ahhh love it! I find Pinterest has a lot of this, and you can find quote that best suits you. Hand write them down if you want or you can get this cut out in some magazines.

Gather some inspirational photos

This is the exciting part as you get to choose a photo of your dream house, or a cool sports car that you’ve been imagining riding on, and perhaps a nice place where you want to visit. Now this will prompt you to get up and go get it baby! You can also choose some of your favourite family or friends photos to include on your vision board to remind you that this is why you were doing this for <3. Incidentally, I have used Canon Selphy CP1200 in printing my fave photos, which is an amazing photo printer direct from your mobile phones, you can also look into your magazines and cut out.

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Before you put them all together, think of a theme or colour that you love and go from there. The more personal your vision board the more you will relate and make that dreams and goals happen. Have fun creating! 🙂