All posts tagged: uni

May Faves | Nudes, Green Gables & More…

We have officially reached the mid year of 2017! It’s crazy to think how fast time is passing and it makes me EVEN MORE nervous to realise how there is still so many things I have to yet to do. That being said, May for me was a frenetic (fave new word of the week hehe) month. It was the busier latter half of semester at uni where everything was due sporadically and all at once.  It was also my first time at Mercedes Benz Fashion week and there were events almost every weekend for me related to fashion and bloggers and just another excuse to brunch with friends. I do have quite a few random favourites across all spectrums including a show I am now addicted to, and a must try winter tea. Fashion: Knee-high boots May was the official turning point for the colder months ahead and I am definitely not one for the chillier weather so throughout May I was wearing my black suede knee high boots from H&M I bought a few …

College Bag Essentials | Whats In My Bag

With the last day of Summer coming to an end and as we are now approaching the THIRD month of the new year, it’s time to replace your sunglasses with prescription glasses and your playsuits with pens and pencils as we head back into the college/school period. Knowing what to bring, what to wear and where to go is a hassle and with the stress of a new environment and figuring out your timetable and classes, the worst thing for anyone on their first day would be to forget to bring something crucial. Going into my third (and final year) of uni, its fair to say that I have a sound knowledge of the essentials and survival kit of what to bring so I decided to share them with you. Backpack/large tote bag with comfortable straps: An average uni day is divided into two sections,  60% walking to your lectures and 40% of the time actually being in class so you need to make sure that you have a practical bag with comfortable straps. I …

All Hallow’s Eve | 2016

Halloween in today’s digital age is the perfect opportunity to dress up and take masses of photos with your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (using the Halloween special effect filters of course) without anyone thinking that you’re too overly conceited and vain. Although Halloween is said to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to ward off ghosts and evil spirits, it quickly became a renowned tradition in America. Today, Halloween is celebrated all over the world with the help of social media glorifying and extending the practice of ‘trick or treating’  and jack-o’-lantern carving. It is a battlefield in the world of Instagram of who has the most exquisite Halloween costume or who is able to replicate the characters of Harley Quinn or Mia Wallace the best. Celebrities and social media influencers have definitely transformed Halloween into a glamourised fashion show…not that I’m complaining. Any excuse to dress up and take photos is fine by me. This year I went as a skeleton gal (or ghoul if I want to be punny), using an …

Instagram Poems + Fake Friends

She had blue skin,  and so did he,  He kept it hid, and so did she,  They searched for blue, Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew. This was a poem I read earlier today on Instagram (@emmamercury) and it stuck with me all day. It made me remember all those times when I would put on a ‘mask’ in front of people in a hopeless attempt to get them to like me more, thinking that they would be impressed or that I would become more popular, likeable and even beautiful. Now that I am 20, I’ve learnt a lot about myself and although I still have much much more to learn from, I feel that the me one, five and ten years ago was completely different than the person who I am today. So I’ve compiled a list of 7 things (to keep it short and sweet) of things that I have learnt over the brief period of years. Hope you enjoy xx You can’t get everyone to like you… and that’s …

Once in a while it is important, almost imperative to dress up wearing a new outfit that we know we shouldn’t have splurged on, style our hair differently and dab on that gorgeous shade of lipstick that you wouldn’t normally wear on a day to day basis. But you’re only young once, and in 10 years time your body won’t be looking as fit and fine as it is currently. The sun is shining and it will continue to shine bright everyday and it makes you realise that life is to short to wear bland colours and clothing. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and go out as though you are as fabulous and fashionable as Blake Lively or Olivia Palermo. Here are some of my favourite glam outfits that I’ve been wearing currently: Dress: Missguided Shoes: Betts Top: Sportsgirl Top: Dotti Jeans: Kookai Top: Glassons Jeans: Topshop Heels: Betts Have a beautiful day and stay glam xx

Winter OOTD | 13-14th Aug 2016

The endless winds, hazy dusty sky and torrential rain has finally come to an end here in Sydney where we are (FINALLY) greeted with bursts of sunshine, warmth and good vibes! I have put together two outfits that I have worn this weekend which are suitable for the winter-spring transition to share with all you lovely readers. Another quick update is that I have recently purchased a canon camera and I am so excited to create new projects on this blog as well as my Instagram page (linked to your right for daily updates) so stay tuned for that! I am a Summer baby (born in January) so summer clothes and styling are my forte so I cannot wait to start snapshotting my daily OOTD’s, beauty routine and everything else related to beauty, fashion and styling^_^ I hope you guys enjoy and below are the outfits I wore this weekend! 13/8/16 For Saturday’s look I was rocking the sporty vibe, and decided to go all out with the baseball hat, meshed jersey, leggings and sneakers …

Beauty Bits: 5 Products Every Girl (or guy) Needs In Their Make-Up Bag

Recently, I was browsing through the Sephora website when I was supposed to be working on my Global Cinema analysis essay and it wasn’t until I was well into the 7th/8th page of all the moisturiser products Sephora stocked that I realised the in numerous amount of beauty products released into the consumer realm! It got me thinking, with this influx of beauty products and tools that have been marketed through social media (Instagram in particular with those beautiful fitness models promoting the latest ‘god-send’ product), how on earth is one supposed to rummage through and find products that actually make a noticeable difference? So with that being said I have shared with you my top 5 holy grail beauty items that I STRONGLY believe every girl (or guy) must encounter and try. Papulex Isocorrexion Hydrating Cream I’m a strong advocate in believing that the secret of healthy, glowing clear skin begins with an excellent moisturiser. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, moisturising your skin is imperative in retaining skin oil balance. I …

So i have returned

So I have returned… No I was not eaten alive by a swarm of bees, I just very guiltily neglected this blog for a while… ^_^ The last time I wrote was just before the mid semester break and now i am back and the semester is just about finished with one more class to go and 2 assignments to submit in 2 weeks :—) I VOW to add more effort into my blog and although i can make up excuses that i was preoccupied with uni, my job, my internship and balancing my social life (not really considering the only person i saw really was my bf), the bottom line is, i just wasn’t feeling motivated/inspired as to what to post. But after watching this interview of these two sisters who are self-employed fashionistas from Dubai, and listening to their work ethic and their success stories and how much luxury and opportunity they received as a result of their passion and consistency really was the kick that i so desperately needed. These past few …

Another could-be productive day gone to waste

Sitting in the midst of a conglomerated mess of assessment outlines and article readings, wishing to be teleported to a cosy cafe in Berlin or Paris. Mid semester break begins this Wednesday for me, although I tell myself that I cannot appreciate the partial break until I submit my two assessments due on Sunday and Tuesday respectively. I have been scrolling endlessly on Tumblr, my post procrastination addiction kicking in… 5 and a half weeks of uni has already passed, and although I love how quickly first semester is swinging by, Im also feeling a bit gloomy if you could call it that. I’m only studying two subjects this semester, because my third subject (Genocide studies) only went on for one day, the same day as my Introduction to Journalism lecture which my lecturer vowed was integral to participation. So two days of uni doesn’t seem like a lot right, heck, it sounds like a total bludge. But the workload is definitely overwhelming with the minimum 9 pages per article (3 per subject) including weekly submissions and …

Shattered glass

Another film review? Well i did explain in my introductory post that I’m an avid film enthusiast ^_^ As part of our uni task this week, we were assigned to watch the film ‘Shattered Glass’ directed by Billy Ray in 2003. And for once, this was homework that i DID NOT procrastinate and leave to the last minute…i mean how many students can say that watching a movie is considered homework? Anyway, the film follows the true life story (as soon as i see those words i automatically get fired up with excitement. Truth and real life event based stories are so much more fascinating to delve into) of Stephen Glass, a young journalist with more ambition  and creativity he can chew. He is a reporter for the ‘New Republic’; a magazine company renowned for it’s political awareness and credible news sources. However, we find out that something doesn’t really add up with Stephen’s colourful stories that he is producing week out. He is an entertaining story-teller who manages to find the best sources and …