So many an update are well over-due, but I would like to immediately digress.
Something I figured out a while ago is that life worth blogging about doesn’t often leave time to blog about it, which is sad because so many exciting things are happening that I’d like the world to know about!
But alas, I don’t have time to retroactively recount my entire year abroad filled with adventures for you all, though I have considered it. I am way too overwhelmed with trying to keep my head above water while being hit with the crashing waves of joy that are the final year of my degree. Not only do I have translation upon translation to do, por, para and the preterite tenses coming out of my ears (in Spanish and in Portuguese) but I also have a 40 credit super nasty lofty liberal thought history module (which is actually quite interesting, if brain-pain-inducing) AND applications for anything that has grad as a prefix or a suffix. All while trying to keep the creative cogs of my brain turning by attending life drawing sessions, joining the photography society, and knitting myself a scarf (if I’m lucky it’ll be ready for next winter). Phew!
But despite all the hectic-ness, I am overjoyed about being back. Not something I ever expected to say upon return from my year abroad. While my time away was like a dream, I know that that could be my reality if I want it to, and being away made me realise just how many opportunities there are out there, but also that I can go and get them at pretty much any stage. I can’t wait to finish my degree and I’m determined to do my utmost in making this year my most academically successful. I am also determined to make it fun. As my German housemate in Chile said to me the other day, “there isn’t much point if you’re not enjoying it”, and I must say I wholeheartedly agree.
Life has proven to me that adventure can be found anywhere, and I’m ready to take it on.
I’m not usually the greatest at picking up new music, and I’m definitely a stick-with-my-classic-faves kinda person, but Ciara is one of those artists whose albums I bought on CD (anyone remember those?) and I was a big fan so I am so glad to see she’s back making music.
Ciara is looking amazing in this video and I’m definitely inspired by her two makeup looks, her ombré hair (I don’t want this trend to end, it suits everyone) and her 90s inspired track pants and vest combo.
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog of late, sorry! I’ve been super busy, moving for the 298313th time since I arrived here in Chile, as well as enjoying life quite a bit! I’ll be trying to post some of the stuff I’ve done soon, so please keep the faith
This morning I got the most amazing email. My favourite denim brand Levi’s have finally released their collaboration collection with the vintage fabric powerhouse that is Liberty of London.
You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have noticed the latest sport luxe trend that the world is going crazy for.
Love them or hate them, I’m afraid that you will have to accept that the trend of wedge heeled sneakers seems to be here to stay. I’m not usually one to follow celebrity fashion, but from Dakota Fanning to Beyonce have been seen rocking Isabel Marant Willow’s since they launched last spring, and as dubious as I may have been about the longevity of this trend, I can’t deny that I do quite like them. Continue reading →
I’m making a little trip up to the most arid desert on Earth. This is what I have in my backpack!
Everything is high in SPF but the colour palette is pretty neutral, so I can mix things up a bit. I love the Mythical eyeshadow in particular because its really buildable, and can take me from pretty day to bright, shimmery night in a few swipes of the brush! (Sorry my brushes aren’t pristine in this photo!)
I’ve always been a bit funny with mascara, and must admit it’s never been one of my favourite beauty items. It was one of the last makeup products I started wearing; I’d only ever use it for special occasions because I hated that it was so difficult to budge, and I always seemed to be losing lashes in the process of taking it off. I even went through a phase of just wearing false lashes instead! (yup, even in the day time… it didn’t last long)
Mascara is also a pretty complicated product to buy and try out. Everybody uses a different one and has a different method, not to mention its countless brush/comb, plastic/fibre, curling/lengthening/volumizing combos… It’s all a bit of a palava and then you still have to decide whether you want black, very black or whatever new black there is this time round! Continue reading →