Life easily becomes overwhelming. I often have a million and one things I want to do, written down on an endless list that eventually finds itself hiding as a bookmark in a magazine; quickly forgotten underneath my bed. Writing things down is an easily way to de-clutter the mess that is my brain. I don't know why it's so easy to get caught up in the idea of something that hasn't even happened. I'm not one for holding on to quotes, but this one reminds me to just do what I can, today (e.g. study for EXAMS). If lists and quotes don't work, a few wines is always a fail safe..
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present."
- Lao Tzu
These Coop shorts are too cute! I've been shying away from prints lately, opting for more monochromatic palettes and basics for the spring time, but these are a nice balance because they easily match items you already have in your closet. I actually made the necklaces beneath and I think I'm going to sell some of them after my final exams next week, so watch this space for updates on that. I really suck at studying though, but it makes it a little easier when one of your exams are on post-feminist ideals in movies, and so I'm just here in bed watching Pretty Women and Sex in the City, analysing all the clothes - here's hoping all the 'hard work' will pay off when the time comes. University really isn't as boring as I expected it to be.
Wearing: COOP by Trelise Cooper shorts, Glassons shirt, Mr & Mare shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Misc. jewellery
I hadn't done one in a while and so I thought I may as do another re-cap slash I haven't done one in so long I could really just be doing monthly ones. To be honest I haven't really been up to much and I've forgotten a lot of it. I attribute that to the excessive amount of caffeine and lack of sleep and books, like, they really mess with my train of thought; not to mention dreams. So here's what I can remember guys, continue reading after the jump..
Photographer: Emily Abay
Model: Anja Konstantinova
Stylist: Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow
Make Up: Ania Milczarczyk
Make Up: Ania Milczarczyk
It's nearly midnight, I'm sitting here watching re-runs of 90210 and not so secretly wishing I could just up and move to live by the beach. It's actually so weird to watch this all over again when it takes me back to sitting in high school, streaming episode after episode during almost every period. Needless to say procrastination isn't a newly acquired talent of mine. There have been some dreamy editorials popping up lately, of course Anja is always gorgeous, but I've also been unhealthily obsessed with Ania's make up skills; she highlights faces like no other. After seeing these photos I'm seriously considering moving to Australia for the Summer... it's such a commitment though and that's one thing I don't do well. Eek... what to do...
St. Tropez and Nars 'A Sunkissed Set' products via NZSale
I'd been thinking about doing a sort of 'shop review' type series on my blog since so many of my friends ask me about where to buy from, how good the service is, and where to get the best discounts. I'm all for discount shopping online, since you can almost always buy the same thing you find in store online for a million times cheaper. So here it is, the first in my 'where I've shopped from' series: my #NZSale shopping review!
I've been a member of NZSale for years, ever since my design teacher at school told me all about it, but it wasn't until I went to University that I really started to appreciate the idea. Student budget = no money. NZSale is the best way to get a major discount on products that are marked up a ridiculous amount in NZ, especially makeup. No one wants to miss out on quality just because their budget it low. NZSale offers amazing brands at huge discounts, the only compromise being that shipping takes longer than the usual website. I think the wait it worth its while, mainly because I'd rather save money by waiting, but also, it only took two weeks to arrive so it's really not that long.
I definitely recommend NZSale for beauty products, since brands such as NARS and St. Tropez are stupidly overpriced in store here, compared to their prices overseas. In my post I-just-handed-in-a-really-bad-assignment depression I made an order with the hopes of not looking translucent this Summer. I've heard St. Tropez is pretty good for tanning products so I grabbed a few different products to try. Also, the NARS a sun kissed set was pretty cheap and who doesn't want to look sun kissed? In the cart it went. Overall, I'm very happy with the price and delivery time, A+ from me!