Friday, June 26, 2015

Holding My Breath

And exhale... These past couple of weeks has been uber stressful (do people even use uber as an adjective anymore?) and I'm so relieved to be done with the closing round of exams for yet another semester. Set to graduate mid-2016, so I should only have 2 more rounds of them to handle! This is just going to be a short and sweet little picture post because I finished exams yesterday so I've been been cooking and vegging out to Netflix (nearly finished Daredevil at the moment!) to my heart's content. I hope you guys aren't bored with seeing shared content between my Instagram and these types of posts! I guess I like elaborating a bit on my pictures more than Instagram allows.

Some of the Priceline Skincare bag contents and some of the purchases I/my sister made to obtain the bag. I'm not going to need to buy face cleanser, body lotion, hand cream or lip balm for a very long time. It was a really good one this year too! Hashtag noragrets

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sensi Whitening

I've been raving about the scar-lightening wonder that is La Roche-Posay's Sensi White Essence since October last year, and now that I'm running out I looked to repurchase it, only to find that it's apparently been discontinued. I turned to its cream counterpart instead- the Sensi White cream- to replace it. (Part of what I bought in getting that skincare freebie bag that everybody's mad about now!)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Study, Eat, Repeat

Besides making up batches of granola and granola clusters, I've spent the past week being anxious and stressing about exams, then stepping away from the cramming to do other things (like attend birthday parties and professional meetings), before going back to the books to study for the next one and I seem unable to extract myself fully from the cramming headspace; I guess it's a good thing, because I don't think I've ever been this studious in my life. I've been pretty Type-B about my studies until last year because the fact that graduation is in sight is enough to frighten/give me a boot up the ass to put more effort in. I was too busy to watch State of Origin with friends- hopefully I'll be able to join them when the third game rolls around!

Making granola with cinnamon/vanilla/maple/peanut butter/blueberries for the first time- forgive the mixture of oats- I know they're meant to be exclusively rolled oats. PS: Doesn't the brown sugar look cute/funny in the balled-up tablespoons?! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mermaid Vibes

Exams have hit and at UQ we're currently in the middle of swotvac. The one week where half the student body are partying, while the other half are committing hari-kari with the stylus of their transformer laptop. I thought I'd update with a few photos of what I've been up to and I'll post about something exciting when the exams are over and the month-long winter break begins.

Sister's sneaky sniping at brunch. Mouth half-open, mid-complaint about being hungry and wondering where our parents were.
In comparison, my ray of sunshine of a sister.

Monday, June 8, 2015

What's In My Bag?

The last time I did a bag post was in 2013 (link here!) and that bag served me faithfully until it died a sudden death in Target a couple of months ago when the strap broke irreparably. I'd been on the lookout for a reasonably priced replacement that was appropriate for both casual use and more professional environments so when I found the Iva Plate Tote from Colette by Colette Hayman I was happy. When it went on sale in May I was overjoyed.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New In | Winter 2015

I found myself incorporating a few new products into my routine and I thought I'd share because it rarely happens. (I walked into Priceline for mascara and came out with a bag of stuff. You know how it goes.)