<![CDATA[swiish]]> http://www.swiish.com/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:33:13 GMT Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:33:13 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[SEEING STARS]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/seeing-stars http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/seeing-stars Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

This pattern has got the attention of Alexa Chung, Gigi Hadid and Kate Moss but will you wear it?

I don’t think we need to tell you how much we love a pattern. Polka dots and stripes are obviously two of our absolute favourites but in the past couple of months, we’ve been seeing stars (literally) everywhere. 

Everyone from street style stars to Hollywood stars are wearing and absolutely nailing (in our humble opinion) the starry, starry look, and we couldn’t be more obsessed.

As one of the biggest fashion trends for 2018, everyone can reach for the stars with no star print being too big or too small! From loungewear and activewear to denim and dresses, this out of this world print is the modern pattern you need this year to spruce up your wardrobe. 

We’ve rounded up our favourite star pieces for you to shop below and a five star inspo gallery!

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<![CDATA[OUR GOLD COAST FASHION DIARY]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/our-gold-coast-fashion-diary-02 http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/our-gold-coast-fashion-diary-02 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT





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<![CDATA[THE VALUE OF YOU]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-value-of-you http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-value-of-you Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

At the start of every year, Maha and I sit down and write down what we want to focus on for the next 12 months. It’s a little ritual that we’ve been doing for too many years to count! We go out for brunch (with our notebooks and diaries in hand!) and map out the year ahead. We write down all of our personal, family and work goals, determine our focus for the year and generally just re-group after a usually hectic festive season. We always leave that brunch feeling so light and like we can conquer the world. 

Rather than goals or resolutions, our focus for the year is usually a word that encompasses a lot of little things that make us happy. Then, whenever we do something throughout the year, we ask ourselves whether what we’re doing is contributing to our word. For example, your word might be ‘create’ or ‘family’ or ‘health’ or ‘friendships’. 

It was only recently that I came across a video that highlighted the importance of self-care and valuing yourself, which made me realise that I need to focus on self-care and valuing myself this year. The purpose of the video by Australia’s leading life insurer, TALis to connect people with the realisation that they often undervalue themselves and it’s only through the eyes of others that we understand our true value. The video uses real couples to tell each other what they value about each other. Well, can someone please pass me the tissues because at the end of the two minutes, I was sobbing! You can watch the video below but be warned that you will need a tissue or two!

After watching the video by TAL, it was obvious that our word and focus for 2018 was going to be self-care. After an incredibly busy five years running SWIISH and an even busier 2017 expanding the business and juggling life as a family of four, Maha and I both wanted to focus on something that is about ourselves. I think that so often we get caught up in the day to day running of a business and a family that we can forget to look after the person who most likely needs the most attention: us! And it’s not until you get incredibly sick that you realise that if you’re not 100%, you won’t be able to give 100% to your job, your family or your friendships. 

After watching the video, Maha and I were inspired to write down what we value about each other so that we can better understand the true value of ourselves and then do something about it!

After writing our lists and seeing what we value about each other and in turn, value about ourselves, we are determined to love and value ourselves more.

If you’re in the same boat as us, we encourage you to write down what you value about yourself and then do something about it! This is what we have implemented into our lives this year so that we can focus on self-care:

  • Go for a quick twenty-minute walk whilst listening to your favourite podcasts.

  • Organise your finances. Whilst this doesn’t sound like self-care, it absolutely is! We have just read The Barefoot Investor and we couldn’t recommend it enough for getting all of your finances in order. Self-care isn’t always about massages and manis; think about how good you will feel after sorting out your super or filing those tax returns!

  • Consider taking out life insurance to protect yourself. We insure our cars, our home, our pets, our contents and our health, but one thing that so many Australians often forget to insure is their most important asset: themselves! TAL is Australia’s leading life insurer and what we love about them is they don’t believe that the fear of something going wrong should be used to motivate people to consider life insurance and protection. Rather, TAL want to motivate more Australians to reconsider how much they value themselves. And that is something we are 110% on board with. 

  • Read a book a month or more. I’ve just finished reading You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero and it was so nice to focus on that for the month. Obviously, if time permits, read as many books as possible!

  • Start a hobby or try something new that you’ve always wanted to do! One thing that I am trying this year is Italian lessons (I love pasta and pizza so much that it only makes sense haha!). But whatever you’re interested in, do it! You could try a sport or go to an art class.


So here’s to 2018, to self-care and to loving ourselves! We would love to hear how you are looking after yourself this year in the comments below.

This blog post is sponsored by TAL, Australia's Leading Life Insurer but all opinions are our own.

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<![CDATA[HEALTHY KIDS, HAPPY KIDS]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/healthy-kids-happy-kids http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/healthy-kids-happy-kids Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

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<![CDATA[CRYSTAL CLEAR]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/crystal-clear http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/crystal-clear Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

You may have noticed over the past few months (because we definitely have) that crystals are are everywhere! (Kimmy K's new fragrance - we're looking at you). Whilst some may think using crystals is a little crazy, others swear by them for their positive energy and the immense benefits they can have on the body and mind.

Because we are all for positive energy around here, we wanted to deep dive further into the world of crystals to find out what they do and why they are important. If you’re someone like us who has seen them all over Instagram but have no idea what they do, why they’re beneficial or where to buy them, this post is for you. 

Here’s our guide on crystals for you and hopefully once you’ve read it, everything will be crystal clear! (Hehe we couldn’t help it!)



This is probably one of the most popular crystals (and one of the prettiest!). Rose Quartz promotes unconditional love and peace whilst purifying the heart. Rose quartz raises self-esteem, restores confidence and can be used to heal a broken heart. You can display Rose Quartz in the centre (heart) of your home or bedroom. You can also carry Rose Quartz around or wear it as jewellery.


Clear Quartz is the MVP (that's 'most valuable player') of the crystal world and the master healer. It amplifies the energy and thoughts of other crystals as well as aiding memory and storing information. Clear Quartz can heal the immune system and bring a sense of balance and calm. Due to its versatility, Clear Quartz can also be paired with other crystals in the home. Place Clear Quartz anywhere in your home that you feel needs good energy, for example, a Clear Quartz cluster in the living room can create harmony to your family and home. 


Another popular crystal is the Amethyst, which rids negative energy from a room and be used to treat addictions of any kind (from drugs to shopping addictions). Amethyst can aid sleep, cleanse blood, immunity, skin conditions, cellular disorders and metabolisms. Put Amethyst in your living room or study, or carry it in your pocket.



Citrine is associated with creativity and wealth and focuses on business and leadership. Citrine aids confidence and personal power, and can teach you how to manifest prosperity. Citrine can stimulate digestion, increase blood circulation and balance the thyroid. Place Citrine in your home or carry it in your pocket. 

To reap the positive benefits of crystals, you can head to the following online stores:


*Photos by Honey and Fizz


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<![CDATA[IN THE SWIM OF THINGS]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/in-the-swim-of-things http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/in-the-swim-of-things Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We think most women can agree that trying on swimwear (and jeans) can be one of life’s most tedious tasks. From finding the right size and style to awful change room lighting (why is it always so bad?), trying to find a new pair of cossies is always harder than it should be!

In saying all of that though, there’s one swimwear brand that we always come back to because we never have any issues with sizing or styles, and the best news is that we don’t have to go to a change room lit with fluorescent lights, we just order online!

Contessa Volpi is our go-to swimwear brand (you’ve probably seen Maha wear her fave piece in Fiji and Hawaii) because all the styles are incredibly flattering and oh so stylish. 

Contessa Volpi recently released their second collection, inspired by Bridgette Bardot and the Golden Age of cinema so each piece evokes the sense of a bright European summer’s day. We spoke to Enrica Volpi, owner of Contessa Volpi, who said, “we’ve taken the feminine and playful aspects of 50s swimsuit fashion and combined it with a sleek, modern feel”

Crafted from premium Italian Lycra, every Contessa Volpi swimwear piece is handmade in Sydney - delivering a range of one-pieces and bikini sets that remain fashionable no matter how far you travel.

If you’re in the market for new swimwear, here are our five favourite pieces from the summer 2017/2018 collection!

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<![CDATA[QUEENS OF THE KITCHEN]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/queens-of-the-kitchen http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/queens-of-the-kitchen Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

They say that a kitchen is the heart of the home and as self-confessed cooking and baking addicts; we can’t help but agree with them (whoever ‘they’ are haha!). 

With the kitchen being the heart of the home, you want to make it look as chic as possible without losing any of the functionality. Even if your cooking style is more Carrie Bradshaw than Martha Stewart (AKA Carrie stores sweaters in her stove), there’s no reason why you can’t have a beautiful kitchen too. After all, your sweaters deserve a gorgeous oven to live in!

Marble is one of those materials that looks stunning in any style of kitchen and has the added benefit of being timeless, universal and totally functional. It barely dates and lasts forever so even though it might be a tad more expensive than other materials, it’s definitely worth it, especially when you consider how often you use your kitchen. We don’t see the marble trend going anywhere anytime soon. It’s here to stay so think of it as the LBD of your kitchen – it looks good on everyone!

Here’s a round up of our favourite marble kitchens – of all shapes, sizes and styles. Even if you are the Carrie of the kitchen world, looking at our ultimate inspo gallery will instantly turn you into a Martha. You’re welcome! We’ve also included a roundup of our favourite marble products. We understand most people (including us!) can’t instantly add a marble bench top to their homes so with these affordable and chic pieces, you can get the look in an instant!



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<![CDATA[TAKE HAIR OF YOURSELF]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/take-hair-of-yourself http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/take-hair-of-yourself Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Have you ever wondered how celebrities can change their hair colour 100 times a year but it still looks so lush and healthy? (100 might be a slight exaggeration, but you get the gist!)

Because we also wonder about this on a daily basis (also a slight exaggeration – it’s probably every second day), we naturally had to do a bit of digging to see how we could get those luscious locks for ourselves. The answer is: Olaplex.

You’ve probably heard of Olaplex before but you may not know how it actually works. Described as a miracle treatment by hairdressers all over the globe, Olaplex is a bond multiplier that links broken bonds in your hair during and after chemical services to prevent breakages and strengthen the strands. Essentially, it’s an add on treatment that anyone, regardless of their hair colour or style, can use. Hallelujah!

Kim Kardashian is a big fan of Olaplex, previously saying, “When your hair is really damaged, if you sleep in that, it really works. I notice a huge difference.” Considering Kim goes from dark brown to platinum blonde over night, we think she knows what she’s talking about!


How does it work? Well, funny you should ask because we were just about to tell you the three simple steps:


There you go! All you need to know about the secret method to get your hair looking as good as Kim’s. Our other celeb besties who are known to love the treatment include Chrissy Teigen, Kaley Cuoco and Ashley Tisdale. 

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<![CDATA[MY DAY: THE FINE PRINT]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-fine-print http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-fine-print Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Mornings in the Obermeder household are all about coffee, green smoothies, exercise (I try and exercise every single morning – at the moment, I am obsessed with circuit training), getting the girls ready for school and quality time with the family. I try not to get too bogged down with social media and emails in the morning because once I start scrolling, I can easily deep dive into Instagram and not come out for a few hours haha! It’s all about the girls and Marcus in the morning before I head off to work. 

I aim to be in the office by 9:00am so I can get in a full 2 hours of work before I leave for Channel 7. Because I am in the office for such a short period of time, it’s essential that I don’t waste any time, so I need hardworking devices that I can rely on. 

Everyday at SWIISH HQ is different and whilst the majority of my days are spent on different projects, one thing that does remain consistent in the office is our orders from our online store. 

We recently got ourselves a new HP Smart Tank 455 Printer to help our Shop Team print orders and packing labels for our online store. We always have a large amount of orders first thing in the morning so it’s crucial that we use a printer that can handle the workload. This one is incredibly reliable and doesn’t have a complete meltdown as soon as we print 200 pages at one time! It’s easy to underestimate how such a small thing, like a printer, can have such a big impact on your time and productivity. Small changes like getting the right printer means you can get more out of your day!

We have a look book that is home to every item that is launching in the online store. We print everything in colour using the HP Smart Tank 455 Printer because we need to know that the products in the look book are a true representation of the actual product. The best thing about this printer is that is has a refillable ink tank, which offers two years worth of printing in every box! Yep, that’s right, two years!! No more running to Officeworks at 8pm at night because we’ve needed to desperately print something and our printer has run out of ink. We know that with our Smart Tank printer, we are getting more out of our device so we can do more in our day to day lives. Brilliant!


During the week, I’m at Channel 7 filming The Daily Edition, which is live at 2pm each day. The four hours are filled with production meetings, hair and makeup, the live taping of the show and a post-show debrief. This is one of the best parts of my day because I get to chat to interesting people from all walks of life about all sorts of things. We also manage to laugh A LOT on set! 

It’s time for another coffee on the way to pick up the girls and Annabelle will usually beg me to take her to the office (I’m sure as soon as Elyssa starts talking, she’ll be begging me too!). Annabelle knows that the SWIISH team will play and colour with her and she’ll also get a packet of popcorn from the snack cupboard (she loves her food as much as me haha!). While we’re in the office, we do some quick printing of Annabelle’s work. Annabelle’s school has an online hub so I print directly from there – it’s so easy! 

It’s also Maha’s birthday in a few weeks (yippee!) so I want to print off a few of her favourite photos using the HP Smart Tank 455 Printer to frame as a part of her present. The image quality is second to none and the best part is that I can print directly from my phone. I have so many photos saved on my phone and I can just upload them to the HP Smart App, which sends it straight to the printer to print. 

Then, it’s off to the park with Annabelle and Elyssa…

More playtime before dinner, baths, books and bed for the girls. 


Once both of the girls are in bed, Marcus and I sit down for dinner. Tonight, I’ve made our Heat of the Night Chicken Bowl from our new cookbook, Simple and Lean. I love this recipe because it’s so filling and packed full of flavour! 

I’m also a bit of a multitasking aficionado so whilst I’m in the kitchen, I also reply to any urgent emails and check my social media. I’ll also usually email the team with any work that needs to be actioned for the next day. 

Marcus and I sit down and watch a TV show. We both are OBSESSED with Suits and I am quietly obsessed with Harvey Specter. If you haven’t seen Suits, you must watch it ASAP! Not to mention, that Meghan Markle (future royal) is one of the main characters! I’ll have a peppermint tea and a square or two of dark chocolate.

Depending on how big the cliff-hanger at the end of the episode is, we will watch one or two episodes of Suits and then hit the hay. I apply magnesium oil to the soles of my feet to ensure a restful sleep and then it’s lights out for us. 

This post is sponsored by HP Smart Tank 455 Printer but as always, all opinions are our own. For more information about the HP Smart Tank 455 Printer, click here. 

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<![CDATA[GIRLS' NIGHT IN]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/girls-night-in http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/girls-night-in Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

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<![CDATA[STEAL HER STYLE]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/steal-her-style-2 http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/steal-her-style-2 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

She provided us with some of the most iconic fashion moments and quotes when she portrayed Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (who could ever forget ‘Bend and Snap’?), so it’s absolutely no surprise that we’re always taking style cues from Reese Witherspoon, herself. 

One style that Reese can’t get enough of is outfits with scalloped details. From dresses and skirts to blazers and tops, Reese is a big fan of this classic hemline. 

It appears Reese isn’t alone with Blake Lively, Sienna Miller, fashion bloggers, stylists and editors all making a case for this feminine silhouette. Scalloped detailing adds a fun and flirty element to any outfit, taking it to the next level without being over the top. 

But don’t worry; if you don’t have the budget of a celebrity (welcome to the club), you can get your hands on the scalloped style for a lot less. Our New Romantic Black Dress is the perfect LBD to take you from summer and into autumn and winter. And for $79.95, it’s a total steal!


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<![CDATA[HOW TO: AGE BACKWARDS]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/how-to-age-backwards http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/how-to-age-backwards Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

What if we told you that red wine and chocolate could be the key to ageing backwards? You wouldn’t believe us, would you?

Well, listen up! There’s a little skincare miracle worker, known as resveratrol, which works as a defence against free radicals from environmental pollution. Resveratrol is a special type of antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes and cocoa and when applied it helps promote the skin’s production of natural hyaluronic acid, leaving your complexion more hydrated and plump. Can you hear us cheering from SWIISH HQ about this?! 

All you need to look for when you’re doing your next skincare shop is to find products with resveratrol as an active ingredient. 

So when it’s not feasible to eat a block of chocolate or drink a glass of your favourite Pinot Noir, try these five products instead!

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<![CDATA[BURSTING WITH JOY]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/bursting-with-joy http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/bursting-with-joy Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Do you remember when you were a kid and each year used to seem like an absolute lifetime? But now that you’re older, the years go by so quickly that you’re always surprised when a New Year rolls around?

That’s us and as each year starts and finishes, we always say to ourselves that we need to treasure each and every moment with our loved ones, especially with children. The saying “they grow up so quickly” is one that is absolutely correct!

Although we can’t stop time from standing still (if only!), what we can do is appreciate the moments we have and to treasure each and every memory. Although it has its flaws, we absolutely love social media for this reason, because it allows you to look back on what life was like one year ago, three years ago or 10 years ago!

Recently though, we were sent one of the most thoughtful and treasured gifts we have ever received that certainly beats the photos we post on social media. Sarajoy is an artist (and a very talented one) who took three of our most loved Instagram photos and turned them into the most gorgeous illustrations. There’s two of Sal and Marcus with Annabelle and Elyssa and one of Sal and Maha together.

What we admire most about Sarajoy is her incredible bravery and resilience. You see, Sarajoy had a corporate job that she left before starting her own business doing wedding invitations and stationery. But then life happened – in the form of a baby and an aggressive form of stage three breast cancer – so Sarajoy stopped it all to focus on her family and health. While spending hours and hours in hospital waiting rooms (a feeling I know all too well), Sarajoy began doing little drawings of her family and friends. What originally started out as a bit of fun to pass the time has now turned into a full-time creative outlet. 

Have you ever seen something so thoughtful and heart warming? We were literally bursting with joy when we saw the final pieces. In the age of digital and social media, it’s so nice to have a memento that we can frame and hang on the walls to treasure our favourite family moments.

Sarajoy can custom illustrate single, couple or family photos for you and we promise that her illustrations will be the best memento of your loved ones. You can contact Sarajoy here or to see all of her illustrations, you can follow her on Instagram here.

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<![CDATA[WANT TO WORK AT SWIISH?]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/community-and-customer-experience-role-swiish http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/community-and-customer-experience-role-swiish Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Want to join our team?

It's been a mammoth 5 years since we started SWIISH.com. First came the blog in 2012, and a couple of years later, we launched our online store. Full of goodies we absolutely love, it's a monthly edit of buys we (and you) can't live without.

We've written cookbooks (three of them, with another on the way!), developed new products (helloooo Super Green Superfood Powder and our frozen Super Green Smoothies range) and have grown our community reach through our charitable initiative Wish By SWIISH, which grants wishes to women suffering from serious illnesses. We have so much more planned for 2018 and beyond that we cannot wait to share with you all.

But here's the thing - to achieve all of this and to continue to create an online destination that we are insanely proud of - it takes an AMAZING team. A team who share the same passion and the same vision - inspiring a healthy and stylish life. At the end of the day, we want women to feel good from the inside out and to do so in a way that doesn't cost the earth.

And now our team is growing, yay! We are on the hunt for a full-time Community and Customer Experience Consultant, someone who can deliver world class service to our SWIISH readers, customers and community. 

To be successful in this role, you will be a customer service rockstar, passionate about delivering above and beyond a five star experience at all times.

You must have a track record of mind-blowing customer service, as well as be incredibly efficient and organised. Your spelling and grammar is 100% accurate at all times, and this, together with attention to detail is what you pride yourself on.  You love social media as a way of connecting with others, and are across the ins and outs of Instagram and Facebook specifically.

It’s imperative that you’re enthusiastic, a people person with compassion, that you get things done rapidly in a way that makes our community and our customer feel special, appreciated and listened to. After all, they’re the heart and soul of our business and we want them to be happy at all times.

  • Delivering world-class service and support to our community and customers – whether over the phone, email or social media

  • Checking all social media channels and ensuring that all messages and questions are responded to in a timely manner, in a way that goes the extra mile

  • Managing the SWIISH inbox and replying to all emails and questions from our customers and community – including online store queries as well as general questions

  • Contacting customers over the phone as required

  • Relating the brand story consistently across all touch points

  • Providing recommendations and advice to customers as needed

  • Managing customer reviews left for our online store and utilising the feedback as needed, to ensure the best possible experience for our customers

  • Managing the SWIISH rewards program and VIP program including working across the team on VIP events or campaigns

  • Moderating Facebook groups, managing discussions and responding appropriately

  • Reporting on trends or themes and using this information to implement improvements to processes, content etc.

  • Engaging in a manner that grows our community, and turns our readers and customers into brand ambassadors

  • Engaging in a lighthearted manner where required, and also managing conversations of a more serious nature where needed

  • Previous customer service experience (minimum 2 years), preferably in the areas of fashion, health or general lifestyle

  • Organisational skills that are second to none – you run a to-do list with military precision… nothing slips through the cracks. You need to be able to plan ahead and adjust your workday accordingly during peak times

  • Exceptional communication skills including the use of correct spelling and grammar

  • Confidence in problem solving and getting things done

  • Flexibility to respond on social media as required on evenings and weekends (this is critical – but we offer flexibility in return)

  • The ability to thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment, to multi-task, manage conflicting priorities and work well under pressure

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • The ability to demonstrate initiative and think ahead

  • Strong competence across social media platforms, specifically Instagram and Facebook

  • Strong passion for health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle

  • Experience using a Mac would be preferred

  • A flexible, can-do attitude (no job is too big or too small)

  • To enjoy being part of a small, tight-knit, hardworking and fun team culture

  • Australian citizenship or the appropriate visa / working rights to enable you to work on a permanent, full time basis

We are a team of passionate people who truly believe in sharing with others ways to live a fabulous, yet affordable life. We have a strong company culture that is grounded in teamwork.  We pride ourselves on delivering engaging content, exceptional service and quality products to our customers.

We offer staff discounts and the opportunity for you to learn and build your skills in a growing business.  In addition to managing the community experience and customer service, you will be exposed to a multitude of areas across the organisation including the online store, books and new product development.

If you possess the skills listed and would enjoy achieving success with a passionate team, we would love to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click here or please email Maha Koraiem with a cover letter, outlining your suitability, together with your resume. Maha’s email address is maha@swiish.com.au

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<![CDATA[BAG LADY]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/bag-lady http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/bag-lady Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Hands up if you're a bag lady. Us too!

From clutches and purses to oversized totes and cross-body bags, we cannot get enough. With every new year comes new trends and we've been keeping a close eye on all the best styles for 2018. These are the styles that have been spotted on the catwalk and in the hands of bloggers and fashionistas on the streets across the globe.

Get ready to meet the bags that you will be wearing and loving this year. 





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<![CDATA[IMPRESS WITH THE BEST]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/impress-with-the-best http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/impress-with-the-best Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

It’s a well-known fact that people can assume a lot about you in under a minute and although they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, let’s be honest, we all do. 

Impressions go way beyond what we look like and extend to our homes as well. What your entryway into your home looks like says a lot about you and regardless of whether your house is on the market or not, there are a few rules of how to make your entryway as calming, functional and welcoming as possible. 

As with anything we do, when decorating our homes we thought we would share with you a few ways we create a space we love to come home to. 


This goes without saying but who wants to walk into a house with chaos and mess everywhere? Certainly not us! Keep your entryway clutter-free by using a side table that has drawers or use baskets on the floors to store shoes, bags and umbrellas.


When people enter your home for the first time, they want to see your personality and there’s no better way to do that than with a piece of art or a large statement mirror. Make a statement with colours that you love or make the room feel bigger with a mirror that reflects the light.



Never underestimate the power of a bunch of flowers – fresh or fake. These can go a longggg way in your entryway as they evoke a sense of calm and happiness. Not to mention, they’re just sooo pretty to look at. Succulents or indoor plants work just as well! 


Regardless of whether your entryway has amazing natural light that is the envy of photographers everywhere or if it’s the darkest part of your house, having a well-placed lamp in your entryway is the ultimate mood definer. 



Our love for a scented candle knows no bounds, which is why we have them in every room, but particularly in the entry way. Unless your house constantly smells like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, a scented candle can offset any other smells that may be looming. Our fave candles are from Island Trading Co.




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<![CDATA[YOUR THREE-MINUTE MAKEOVER]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/your-three-minute-makeover http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/your-three-minute-makeover Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

There’s no disputing the fact that Zoë Foster-Blake is one of Australia’s most-loved dames. From penning witty captions for her Instagram account and writing numerous books to creating a cruelty-free, all natural skincare line, Go-To Skincare, Foster-Blake knows her stuff, and when she talks, we listen. 

So when we saw Zoë sharing her go-to makeup routine that takes minutes, we of course, wanted to know every little detail. 

The best bit about the routine is that it’s so simple, which is so important when you’re rushing out the door every morning!

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<![CDATA[THE SWEET SPOT]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-sweet-spot http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/the-sweet-spot Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

When we think of polka dots, we have vivid flashbacks to our childhood when we were constantly dressed in the pattern universally loved by all mothers everywhere haha! You too?

But the pattern once reserved for children under the age of ten has made a major comeback over the past year or two, and in all honesty, we love it.

The significance of dots in the New Year also doesn’t go unnoticed. Apparently, in some culture's traditions if you wear dots or circular patterns in the New Year (we’re going to say the whole of January), it represents coins and money for wealth in the coming year. Sign us up for ALL the dots if that is the case ha!

Whilst monochrome polka dots are the most popular, don’t be afraid to wear polka dots of any colours. We personally love a red or pink polka dot! If you wear a head to toe polka dot outfit, we suggest mixing and matching tops and bottoms of a different size and colour, or wearing a black and white polka dot maxi, to elongate the body. 

If you’re now on the hunt for some polka dots (don’t forget they symbolise wealth in a new year!), then check out our favourite polka dot pieces below.



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<![CDATA[QUINOA BREKKIE BOWL]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/quinoa-brekkie-bowl http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/quinoa-brekkie-bowl Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we wholeheartedly agree.

Breakfast is also one of our favourite times of the day because how we begin our morning is a good indication of how the rest of the day will be. If we get up early to go for a walk and get organised, we know we’re going to have a super productive day! On the other hand, if we hit the snooze button too many times, our day seems to go much slower. 

Getting up early to seize the day is a lot easier when we have a delicious breakfast to wake up to. During the week, our go-to breakfast is of course a smoothie, but on weekends, we love making a breakfast that rivals any of the best cafes!

One of those breakfasts is our Quinoa Brekkie Bowl from our latest cookbook, Simple and Lean. Breakfast bowls are incredibly popular at the moment and rightly so! Not only do they look AHH-MAZING, but they are also healthy and easy to make. Here’s our fool-proof Quinoa Brekkie Bowl that is definitely worthy of an Instagram pic or two (ps. tag us in!).

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<![CDATA[LIFE’S A BEACH]]> http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/lifes-a-beach http://www.swiish.com/blog-post/lifes-a-beach Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Hands up who wants tousled beachy waves? Who wants them for $14? Yep. Us too.

One way of getting the look is to spend our days by the seaside, but you know... that plan is a little flawed because real life (aka going to work!) comes calling hahaha. So it's no wonder that making salty hair and a sun kissed glow isn't an an everyday reality.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has incredibly well trained wavy hair that looks like you just stepped out of the surf, we salute you (please tell us your secrets), but if you’re like us and find it harder to get that look, we’re here to help you out. Here’s where sea salt spray (aka Blake Lively's BFF) comes in. Sea salt spray is our saving grace when it comes to creating those gorgeous carefree, tousled locks that we have come to love from spending time in the water. 

As we’re in the midst of summer, we’re even more obsessed with getting the beachside locks that are regularly seen on celebs like Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Giselle and Jennifer Aniston. If you want to get the same look, we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite sea salt sprays that will have you looking like an A-list celeb in no time. 

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