Confession: I’m a relatively new convert to being interested in beauty products. After years of using whatever foundation was on sale at Coles, I realised that my skin was suffering and I was spending money on products that didn’t contribute to making me feel good about myself. Cue the power of YouTube and beauty bloggers such as ViviannaDoesMakeup, Lily Pebbles, Estee Lalonde and Fleur DeForce and my interest in taking care of my complexion and investing in better quality products began. Lord knows I only have one face so I may as well take care of it.
How many of you guys carry a laptop in your handbag? If you’re like me and you find yourself leaning crookedly to one side after days and days of lugging your laptop around to and from work or Uni, you’ll know that it is not only detrimental to your spine but also a damn nuisance. So I’m on the hunt! For a new, robust, structured, spacious (and hopefully stylish) handbag.
The blurb of Ali Smith’s latest book, Public Library and other stories, tells us it’s about ‘what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us, friends for life; how they shock us, change us and challenge us’ but after reading this fantastic book, I would argue that it does even more than that. It brings romance, depth and importance into why libraries are necessary and it reminded me of how integral, safe and comforting public libraries can be.
If you spend a lot of time on public transport, you’ll know how soul-crushingly boring it can be. Yes, gazing out the window is nice for a certain amount of time but after an hour, things can start to feel a little restless. I’ve come up with five ways to be productive while travelling so instead of it feeling like wasted time, it’s worthwhile time.
One of my favourite types of blog posts to read & YouTube videos to watch are the ones where my fellow book bloggers talk about their reading resolutions for the year ahead. Being a goal-setting kinda gal, I love to set myself a challenge that I can keep track of throughout the year so I’ve come up with some reading resolutions for my 2016 book consumption.
2015 was an extremely busy year for me. There were a lot of changes throughout the year (different apartment, new job, new degree, new career opportunities) all of which I’m extremely grateful for. My 24th year was one in which I could feel myself growing up as I began to get excited & become more focused on adult-y things (buying new furniture, saving money, working hard and going out less). It feels great and I’m proud of the progress I made during 2015.
I was recently chatting to one of my oldest and dearest friends over Skype and as we exchanged the usual catch-up repertoire of ‘How are you?’ and ‘What have you been up to?’ she asked me:
‘How’s university going?’
To which I replied my standard response,
‘Good! Busy, but good’
To which she replied,
‘Do you realise I’ve known you for 22 years and you’ve been a student for 20 of them?’