Sunday, 18 January 2015

my two cents: surviving uni

I've spent the majority of my life in school - probably longer than some of you have been on earth. I never thought I was qualified to give advice on surviving uni, but five years and three schools later, I figured it wouldn't hurt to pitch in my two cents.

Yes, yes, I know, 5 years and 3 schools sound excessive, but let me break it down for you. Uni back home has a standard of 4 years, like the American system. Not ready to go into the big bad world just yet, I spent the last year in London doing an extra year. Back between my freshman and sophomore year, I did a summer term at UC Berkeley. Now? I officially put uni behind me over the summer and I'm back in London - yes, studying. So if there's one thing that I can say I kinda know what I'm doing, I suppose it would be on how to survive uni.
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Friday, 16 January 2015

[the face] the school bells ring again.

I had my fair share of red lips and smoky eyes in the month of December. But now that it's the start of the year and the school bells have gone ringing again, I'm falling back into a staple routine of quick and simple. I don't have to go into uni quite as often as last term but the days are much longer. I have an average of 11-hour days before I can take my makeup off again so other than being quick, longevity is also a must. 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


Fact: the gene to identify shades of red is located on the X chromosome, which explains why guys are useless when you hold up five different shades of red and ask for their opinion on which to wear. It also explains the fact why it took me approximately 405.3 days (okay, not really, I lied. But it's been a long journey) to hunt down the perfect red nail polish. 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

in rotation #18

A new year and a heck load of new products. Okay, well, not a heck load and only one thing was actually bought in this year. So basically, I lied. But let's just breeze over that and get to the products that have been accompanying me through the holidays, up to Scotland, and back to London for my last week of break (aka DEATH WEEK - the self-produced consequence of being less productive than a rock for the first 3 weeks of break). 

Friday, 9 January 2015

best 2014 beauty finds

I'd like to think I was a lot more reserved in splurging this year compared to the last, but let's face it - I was throwing my money at every other product on the shelves until I realized that I was supposed to be living to the poor student stereotype. After that realization hit, I've started to really step up my game in finding worthy products. After a fierce competition and some graph charts involved, these are the victorious finds of the past 12 months.