Monday, September 29, 2014

The Truth About Blogging | Thoughts

Many people I talk to believe that the blogging world is for us people who sit around eating macaroons all day, whilst taking pictures on our pastel coloured Polaroid cameras of what were eating. We apparently live in a world where perfect winged eyeliner is the norm and inspiration for our content appears magically before us. Were all surrounded by glitter and freshly cut flowers that casually appear in the background of our photos. Really all we do is sit at home and drink tea whilst trying on all the mountains of designer clothes we’ve just purchased. Sounds pretty damn relaxing!

I see blogging as a hobby, something I really enjoy doing in my spare time and I have begun to found it increasingly frustrating at the number of people who have rolled there eyes and said it is a waste of time. I blog because I enjoy telling others about my every day life and things that take my interest, blogging to me is the equivalent of others playing sport or reading books.

Each post takes T – I – M – E. My TIME. Very valuable TIME I could be putting to possibly towards more academic work through out the week. It annoys me that some of my friends don’t understand how much I value my little space on the Internet and the small number of people who continuously read it (Thank You!). Everyone has to start somewhere and I believe that if I can make someone’s day then the number of “followers” (I’d rather say Readers) I have doesn’t make or break that fact that I will continue to upload content I’m proud of.

Blogging is filled with perfect winged eyeliner, delicious macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, freshly cut flowers and unbelievable amounts of glitter! – but under the layers teacups and perfectly dip dyed hair, there is a hell of a lot of effort being put in.

The End.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Contents of my Handbag | Essentials For a Blog Obsessed Teenager On The Go

Hey There Beautiful Reader! 

I have to admit that my handbag is my home away from home I keep everything I need in it when I’m on the go. I literally poured my bag out onto my kitchen table and this is what I had in it. My bag was bought at Collette Hayman sometime last year so I doubt you’ll be able to find it but if you do like it I would suggest checking out there website cause they sometimes have similar bags with ‘cut out’ designs.

I thought what a better place to start than with my beauty items because they do tend to take up most of the room. One of my favourite lip products is the Maybelline Baby Lips – Rose Addict. I much prefer the colour tinted Baby Lips rather than the original simply because I’d rather use a Chapstick to hydrate my lips it happens to work better for me. I’ve mentioned the Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer –Caramel before in a post (Link HERE) so I won’t go into to much detail but it just provides and amazing shimmer burnt caramel colour to your lips that is so unlike any I’ve seen before - really would recommend it! My ProactivAdvanced Blemished Cream & Concealer Plus – Light I received both as gifts when I bought the three steps system. Whenever I get a pimple I can whack on some blemish cream and then concealer and I’m good, simple – fixed – goodnight. Pretty much they’re just an essential. My obsession with perfect eyebrows knows no bounds, so I always keep my elf Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara on hand at all times. I love to set my brows with this but I don’t use it on my eyelashes just because I really love my long black lashes instead. I’ve mentioned the Wonderstruck Enchanted Perfume & The Body Shop Strawberry BodyButter in a post before (Links HERE & HERE) so I won’t ramble on about them, what I will say is that I only have one third of the perfume left so I’ll have to pick up so more! Dettol Hand Sanitizer the world outside my room is dirty and filled with icky things hence the need for this, I buy a big one and top up my little handbag size one when it starts to run out.

Moving on now to more random items but no less essential. I'll start off with my two favourite types of teas the Higher Living Cinnamon Herbal Infusion & the Twinings Herbal Infusion Pure Pepperment, I always love to take my own t-bags places because some of my closest friends only drink coffee therefore not having a wide tea selection in there homes, if I'm at a cafe often I'll settle for a cup of Twinings English Breakfast
Where for out thou bobby pins? Will someone please tell me where the bobby pin goblins live so I can go and claim back what is rightfully mine, I'll buy a pack of 200 and *POOF* vanished into thin air. On to my sun glasses which are of course an essential because I need to protect my eyes and the Sunshine Coast isn't called the Sunshine Coast for nothing. Headphones are packed so I can watch Youtube videos and listen to my music on the way to places while suffering the bloggersphere. I have some loose change incase of an emergency or I need a packet of gum (which you could rank under the emergency department). Points cards! Cause I gotta get them points (which I'll probs never use :( ) - Price Line Sister Club & Guzman and Gomez Cards - Mmmmm mexican. A pen, cause  sometimes you just need one.

Hope you liked this post lovely people! Completely Random But Important Note: At the end of this week I start my  2 weeks of school holidays and I'm thinking about daily Vlogging cause I'm going to Sydney and I'll be doing lots of fun things with my friends. I always love watching other peoples Vlog's cause it's nice to put a face to a name in the blogging word! I was going to upload the videos to my blog through Youtube, so I guess if anyones interested in that leave a comment and I will! You can follow me on Bloglovin & Instagram if you wanna and if you mention on an instagram photo that you read my blog I'll be sure to follow you back ;).

Until next time, be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Few Of My Favourite Things! – Beauty, Music, Fashion & Books.

Just a few odd things I've been enjoying this last couple of weeks...


Jeans – TOPSHOP High Waist Dark Wash Denim - $88
They're incredibly comfy and you can tell the quality that I paid for. I purchased them at the relatively new Brisbane store, as you can probably tell my first pair of TOPSHOP jeans have gone down very well.

 t-shirts – Miss Shop Pug T - $ 15 on SALE at Myers
I love this top, it's just so cute! I know the dogs aren't pugs but I couldn't figure out what type of dog they are, please leave a comment below if you know. I like that I can layer this shirt or just wear it in the summer with a pair of shorts.


Proactiv - Daily Oil Control + Green Tea Moisturizer + Mild Exfoliating Peel - around $70 + 2 free gifts
Let me just start by saying that at first I was genuinely thought Proactiv was a load of cat’s whiskers, but since I started using it in December 2013 my skin has cleared up a ridiculous amount. Apart from the three step system (Cleanse + Toner + Repair) my favourite products are the Daily Oil Control + Green Tea Moisturizer + Mild Exfoliating Peel. The Daily Oil Control + Green Tea Moisturizer I use everyday before I put on my foundation or BB Cream – BB Cream Post HERE – I find that my skin is hydrated all day without developing a layer or oil even with a foundation on top. The Mild Exfoliating Peel I do every three days or so – placing it on my oily areas (Mainly T Zone). Once dry you can roll it into little balls or your skin and it pulls out all the nasty blackheads and gunk that might be in your pores.

Simple –Eye Make-up Remover Wipes - around $15
I love Simple products because my skin can get sensitive to fragrances and all their products contain no artificial perfumes or colours and no harsh chemicals. These wipes are the perfect size to run across your eye and remove the bulk of your waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliner. I’ve had problems in the past with products irritating my eyes or making them look raw and saw but Simple’s products don’t sting or irritate. They’ve become a regular staple in my makeup bag.

iKou -  Body Polish Organic Coconut, Jasmine + Hibiscus - $39.95
iKou isn’t a brand I’ve seen before in any major retailer, I picked this amazing creation up from a small eco friendly boutique in Brisbane City. The Organic Coconut exfoliates + softens my skin, while finely ground jasmine rice polishes my skin leaving me soft and relaxed. I could compare the scent of this to that of a macaroon – in other words divine! By heating the container in a basin of warm water your left with a pot of liquid heaven + I like that it’s organic, it’s nice to have the reassurance I’m putting something good on my body.


Paper Towns by John Green - $15
I feel as thought I’m six years to late with this book because everyone I’ve spoken to has read it. Admittedly Looking for Alaska still remains my favourite of Greens works but I enjoyed this one just the same. To quote a famous donkey “Ogers have layers” now not that this book is an Oger but I feel that this novel has so many layers in character dynamics that makes for quite a page turner. With that said almost every book has been pretty average since Looking for Alaska - Oh the feels *tear*!


September Playlist
some older, some new...