Tuesday, 30 October 2012

schools out for the summer!

Yes yes yes. We all know what that means. Hours upon hours will be dedicated to social media, beaches, holidays and plainly, doing absolutely nothing. But thats the whole point of summer isn't it? 

Basically, i just finished my last exam today, and because i go to such a fantastic university (free plug) which finishes their semester earlier, i am now done with university until March 2013. 
Jealous? I would be. 

so there you have it, my motto for the summer. 

not to worry though, youll be hearing from me soon.
have an amazing day,
S xo

Monday, 22 October 2012

MIA Because of Final Exams

Im super, super sorry i have not posted anything recently, but i am in the process of sitting my final exams for this year of College. After this, im going to be on my summer vacation so i will be back to regular postings.

Just something to think about...

image off the internet.

I hope you're all having an amazing week.

S xo

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Procrastination, my middle name.

So you should know i often consider myself the queen of procrastination. And in this case i mean i would rather do ANYTHING than finish off my final assignment for the semester (and yes, it is a heavily weighted, important, assignment). By anything i mean, clean my room, rearrange my closet, and most recently go running.
Now this last one may be the best procrastination tool i have thought of. Its a two in one, im avoiding something i really dont want to do (ahem, assignment) and im getting fit..well fit is the wrong word to throw out at this point..but im getting exercise.

So i set out and did a coast run, which lasted for 7.5kms (if you speak in miles, thats almost 5 miles), and i know you're probably thinking thats nothing, but for a non runner (yes, my sport of choice could not be further from the hard pavement), it was quite an achievement. After this run i did 15 minutes of continuous stairs and boy could i feel everything hurting. Im talking glutes, hamstrings, calf muscles..the lot. At one point, i wont lie to you, i thought i was going to die. But my inner spiritual self started saying quotes and motivational things, which lead me to complete the goal i had promised myself i would do.

After this, i went for a walk on the beach. The weather was beautiful today, so i decided to sit there until the very last of the sun, went down. I managed to take a couple of pictures on my stroll. Enjoy.

this was my turn around point on my walk.

"live for today, because no one can ever promise you tomorrows sunrise"

some people choose to call it paradise, i call it home.

Until next time,
S xo

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Making a Difference, and the Future.

I was driving in the car the other day with some friends and we were talking about what we wanted to be when we were little vs. what we want to be now, and just how much things have changed, as we all graduate university next year (insert OMG moment here). When having some time to really think about it, i still have no idea. The world is this crazy place filled with opportunities and its a scary thought that one day you have to pick just one of these, and stick with it. I have always wanted to make some sort of difference to the world, and that has not changed, whether i was the little, naive seven year old or the young adult i am today.

I suggest that everyone watches this youtube video of Beyonce singing I was here for the United Nations World Humanitarian Day.

It made me think of just how little we can do, to make such a difference to someone else's life. 

Until next time,
S xo

Monday, 8 October 2012

New Youtube Video: Review on Revlon Lipsticks

Click here to watch it.

My personal take of two of Revlon's lipsticks that i have purchased, going into the Summer Seasons in Australia.

photo credit: internet

Go and watch it, i know you want to!
S xo

Friday, 5 October 2012

Review: Sleek Makeup 'Hide It' Concealer

So not very long ago i wrote a post on the  Sleek Makeup Blush (Rose Gold) that i purchased, and i think its only fair that i write one on the Concealer i purchased in the same order.

Background: To make a purchase of Sleek Makeup website i needed to buy two things, so i decided to buy the concealer as well as the blush. Why a concealer? Point blank i can say it is because i did not have one at the time.
The concealer comes as a stick that you twist out and is easy to take around because its so small and fits everywhere. The texture is very waxy, which means that you have to warm it up a bit before it becomes the creamy texture that it should be applied as. The colour i purchased it in is Shade 00. 
Guessing concealer shades online is hard, just like guessing foundation shades of products you cannot buy in store. Fortunately in this case, i bought the correct colour for now, although at times it does take a while to settle in and my concealed sections are lighter than the rest of my face. Moving into summer i will have to move to a warmer shade, as my skin will become darker. The concealer itself is not very pigmented, and in my case that is a disappointment. 

- Covers eye circles well
- Good, study container that fits well.
- Blends well once warmed up.

- Not very pigmented
- Waxy texture that takes quite a bit of work to warm up
- Takes a while to be absorbed
- Sometimes photographs whiter than other sections of the face
- It doesnt stay on all day, and towards the end of the day it goes greasy on my skin (and i have a dry skin complexion) 


This is the swatch of the concealer on my hand. Im sorry the lighting isnt fantastic but you can see that its creamy texture. (I am tanner on my body then i am on my face)

Overall this concealer works fine for the price that i paid for it. The reason i bought it was to cover under eye bags, and it does that with no issue. I dont wear it when i go out and know i am going to get photographed because it appears whiter than the rest of my face in photos. 
I will continue to use this as my concealer for a day to day basis but I honestly dont think i will repurchase this product, because i want to try other products that are on the market.

Have you used this concealer? I would love to hear from you!

S xo

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

New Youtube Video Up!

im so sorry this is so delayed but i have a new video up!
its on some of my favourite items of September. Click here to check it out.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, life has been well, life.

Ill be back on track soon.

S xo