Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Favourites

My July teemed with baked goods and nourishing skincare because Brisbane experienced a record low temperature of 3. I ate a lot of steak, balanced that out with green tea and steamed vegetables, and watched a load of movies. I've had it pretty easy for the past four weeks, but it's back to the grind now!

Friday, July 24, 2015

La Dolce Vita

The sweet life- and I think it rings true in both senses. Our winter break's reaching a close and I think I've made good use of this past month- I've read some books that I've been meaning to for a long time, I've been cooking up a storm in the kitchen every other day and I've had time for friends in a way that I'm not afforded during the academic term. Definitely a sweet life.

Caved when we were in the area and tried a blueberry-glazed from Donut Boyz! I think this is a phase that will pass.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Running on Empty

Conveniently finishing up a round of products almost simultaneously! This is the second round of empties that I've attempted doing lately because I misplaced my first bag of empty packaging and was rummaging around bathroom and bedroom and wailed to boyfriend and sister about losing what is essentially a bag of trash that I had been meaning to blog about.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Piece o' Cake

It feels so good to have a midyear break! I've been spending my previous couple of weeks busy in the kitchen, where I love whipping eggs and sifting flour to make food and baked goods. I'm also getting back into reading- finishing off a couple of books that I've had around for a while now. Another thing I'm finishing are beauty products, so you may see a picture or two of those pop up soon. Hope everybody's enjoying the gorgeous weather that both hemispheres are experiencing at this time of year! 

Peter and I made lemon meringue pie! (A little bit imperfect because I didn't fully dissolve the sugar into the meringue so you can see the dots of sugar crystals.) I've made it before but using frozen pastry and now that I've made the real deal, I can't go back! It just doesn't compare and shortcrust pastry is so easy to whip up.

Got a haircut! Went to Just Cuts at Indooroopilly and a lovely guy named Marcus did a fantastic job of giving me a good blended trim and quick little treatment. My hair felt so much better and healthier afterward and I'm really liking the feeling of having less hair to deal with. Trying out the new Tresemme Perfectly Undone shampoo and conditioner so I'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Favourites

Let's all take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief because July means winter holidays. June is never a fun month for me or hundreds upon thousands of fellow University students as it means final exams and mega stressful days, but between the teas, coffees, hours of staring at the blue light of computer monitors and 7mm lined note-papers, I picked up some solid favourites to share! I'm using a few things I got in my latest Priceline skincare spree but as I've only been using them for a week, I'll wait until next month to see how they turn out on a longer term.