30 September 2015

Why You Should Date Yourself

Time to break the silence! I recently, in the hustle and bustle of daily life, took an 'accidental hiatus' from social media and general life which has actually done a world of good for me. So why the hiatus? As a long term alone-a-phobe, I decided it was time to force myself into some alone time and actually try to enjoy it. Technically, I 'dated myself' for a while. It's not like I was away from everyone the whole time but I took time to learn the difference between alone and lonely while spending time with myself. 

Sometimes being wrapped up in a world where communication is at our very fingertips all the time (literally), things can get overwhelming; people to please, reply to, constantly wondering why someone has read your message and not replied or feeling guilty for not scheduling that morning blog post- I decided it was time to be selfish and chuck all of it out of the window (that was not so literal). 
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12 September 2015

BACK TO UNI #1 | Planning and Goals

Whether you're reading this post as someone who's been to uni and is going back or someone who's starting uni for the first time, I have some tips that might help make it a lot easier. I should start by mentioning that this post is going to be a series of 3 that I'll publish at intervals through September and early October. You can follow me on Bloglovin' here so that you don't miss a post! This particular one focuses on planning and goals.

One of the best ways to feel organised and get organised is to think of your goals and plan them out- whether that's project deadlines, personal goals like reading a book for your essay or actually writing that essay with time to spare. I'll be honest- I'm the worst for time management and I'm super messy, even though I love feeling organised. I totally need to work on the way I handle things if I want better grades this year so here's some tips I came up with to help!
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10 September 2015

HAIR | Removing Red, Blue Coming Through

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I've been through a couple of changes recently! After being red for a good 3-4 years I was a little sick of the lack-lustre colour and decided to switch it up. Blue has always attracted me as it's such a calm colour, though I'll probably always feel like a fiery redhead at heart. I know that removing colour from hair is something people struggle with (especially red) so here's how I did it!
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09 September 2015

Week Journal #1 Coffee Dates & Catching Up

Last Tuesday was one of the most eventful days I've had since 'Robbing a bank with the Joker', as it started with an 8am get up and it was all lights on green from there. Josh and I headed to the bank to open a business account before heading to grab coffee together, music shop errand-running then a light trek to the cinema, where we FINALLY got to see the much anticipated 'Inside Out'!
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05 September 2015

4 Goals for September

Hello lovelies! We're a few days into September already and I still can't believe how quickly this year is going. It's been an awesome year so far so I'm planning on fighting to the end of it to make it the best it can be. I always feel kind of crazy when it gets to this time of year, planning and trying to sort everything out before I get busy until Christmas. 
I've written a few small goals for this month to keep myself motivated. I might not achieve all of them  but it'll be such a great feeling if I do!

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02 September 2015

Taboo Talk #2 | Miley's Nipples & Double Standards

Forgive me, lovely followers- usually, what's going on in Hollywood is of utter unimportance to me. Celebrities to diet trends, nothing matters but this topic made me mad, like real mad. Even if you're not a fan of Miley or have no opinion on the girl, read on anyway! Hear me out.

Yesterday it came to my attention that there were lots of articles circulating about Miley's nipple slip at the VMA's and just her usual dress code; skin on show, crazy hair and scarce coverage for her breasts. During presenting the VMA's (which I didn't actually watch, just to clarify, but I've seen snippets) she 'accidentally' flashed her nipple to the camera and the whole internet is in uproar over it. With complaints being filed to MTV, every website has something to say about it.

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01 September 2015

Personal Lip Colour Creations | Make-Up and DIY

Pssst... keep this between us, but what if I told you that you could take two lipsticks and make three, four or even five different lip colours? What if you added a third lipstick into the mix? Imagine all of the possibilities! Here's the secret: you can.
As an artist and a generally educated human being, I started playing around with colour mixes at the age of about 5. The world of colour is out there and waiting to be discovered- did you know that we only have 3 'colour cones' (receptors) in our eyes and therefore can only see a mix of those colours? Mantis Shrimp have 12 colour receptors, so can see a whole psychedelic rainbow of colours that's beyond our comprehension, imagine the lipstick on that one, folks!

To keep it simple, I'm showing you some colour creations for the upcoming season, Autumn (or fall for you crazy Americans) and some dupes that you can make on the go. Ranging from peachy pink for the wide-eyed early birds, to reds and purples for the classy lady. The best thing about creating your own personal colours is tailoring them to your skin tone for an award-winning finish.

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