24 May 2014

PHOTO BOOK: Reprogrammed Sydney

It's been a while since I posted some of my own photography on my blog, so seeing as I've been taking loads of photographs for my first semester majors, I thought I'd do a post on some of my adventures...

So I do a subject called Photomedia and my major project focuses on 'Design in the Environment', where I have to convey how a particular design aspect affects the environment. The topic I chose was Reprogrammed Spaces. I was attracted to this topic because I've always found run-down and decaying buildings interesting, but add the contrast of contemporary interior styling, and they're a whole new level of attractive!

To give you a bit of context, I'll briefly explain to you what a Reprogrammed Space is...
Reprogrammed Spaces are essentially locations that have been reused for a different purpose than it was originally built for. For example, there might be an old, old building that was built as a cottage house, but now years later, functions as a cute little café.

If you ever find yourself having some time off in Sydney, I really encourage you to check out these places - they have such nice vibes and are just extremely nice to look at!


THE PLACE Cockatoo Island HOW TO GET HERE Take a ferry (which has free wi-fi) from the Circular Quay wharf and get off at the Cockatoo Island stop. 

THE PLACE Ground Control Café HOW TO GET HERE This is located right underneath Circular Quay station on Alfred Street 

 THE PLACE Carriageworks HOW TO GET HERE Just a 10 minute walk from Redfern train station. You literally take 2 right turns and you're there!

 THE PLACE Circular Quay in general - it's a place full of history! HOW TO GET HERE Take the train and get off Circular Quay station, then you can wander the nooks and cranny's of Circular Quay.

Other snazzy reprogrammed spaces that you should check out...

- Sub-Station Café in Alexandria
- National Art School in Darlinghurst
- The Commons in Darlinghurst
- The Ground of Alexandria (Café/Restaurant)
- The Old Library in Cronulla
- Scarlett Restaurant in The Rocks








15 May 2014

HERE'S A HAUL ♡

So I've accumulated some pretty rad bits over the past few weeks that I want to share with my wonderful readers, so please read on if you're curious to know what I've got! Also, I've somehow not posted a blog post in about two weeks and I'm extremely sorry for the lack of blogging, but I have been busy with Uni presentations and major works. On the other hand, I have plenty of blog posts lined up for me to write and post throughout the next few days - so get excited :)

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'Greedy' Sandal | Betts | RRP $109.99

I've never seen a shoe quite like it. I mean I've seen black sandals and I've seen Jelly sandals, but combining the two trends just blows my mind. I've never thought about mixing the two together to make one pair of shoes and I would just like to congratulate the designer of these bad boys. I managed to snap up the last pair of these in my size in store and I didn't bother to try them on, but luckily they fit extremely well!

Houndstooth Print Scarf | Rivers | RRP $6.95

Make fun of Rivers' TV advertisements all you want - it certainly will not stop their products being so, so comfortable. I own another scarf from Rivers with a grey plaid print on, and it's been my go-to accessory as of lately, especially for those ridiculously cold mornings at 6am! I saw this houndstooth print just as I was at the registers and I couldn't not buy it - I've been into classic and sophisticated patterns lately, and I just imagined how versatile this monochrome houndstooth scarf will be!

'Girl' Beanie | Supré | $10.00

I think it's time that every person who is not a regular shopper at Supré stop assuming that all they sell is supposedly 'slutty' clothing, because they do sell decent garments. I personally think that it really depends on how someone chooses to style a particular piece, and even then, it's up to that person how they want to look and that shouldn't negatively affect you. I am not a regular shopper at Supré, but I do own a few pieces from there. Apart from their sometimes cringe collections (they should probably stop making Australia Day pieces), Supré delivers reasonably priced and good quality basic pieces. I picked up this beanie because it was loud, yet subtle... if that makes sense. I also wanted to add to my winter accessories, since it's only going to get colder here in Australia! 

Arctic Monkeys Beanie | Arctic Monkeys Sydney show | $40

Yep another beanie, but at a ridiculous price and totally worth it. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a photo of the long awaited Arctic Monkeys gig from last Tuesday and I picked up two pieces of merch - one being this beanie. I don't remember being it this expensive, but hey - it's for my favourite four boys ever.

AM New Zealand & Australian Tour Tee | Arctic Monkeys Sydney show | $45

Aaand this is the shirt I ended up buying! There was a toss up between all of the shirts that were available, really, but this was the only one that had the dates from the tour on the back, so I wanted that as a sort of souvenir. I love everything about this tee - I love how it fits, I love the print on the front and back, and I love the quality!

Matte Lip Cream in 'Pillarbox' by BOE Beauty | Big W | $2.00

I bought this Matte Lip Cream in the pink/purple colour called 'Shock Pink' and I was super impressed by its staying ability and the dashing colour, so I bought it in the red colour! The matte feature is actually really, really nice as well for a product that only costs $2 - it's not too matte that your lips end up looking dry and gross, but it moisturises and then dries as a soft matte. I really recommend this product if you're looking into dupes for the Australis Velourlips!

Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Antwerp' by NYX | Target | RRP$12.95

This is my first NYX purchase! I've been eyeing off their Matte lip cream in 'Antwerp' since Target started selling NYX in Australia and seeing as all NYX products were 30% off, I had to pick up something! I haven't tried this on my lips yet, but I've heard mixed feelings towards the matte lip creams. I'm excited to see how I find it! 
Swatches of the two lip colours are below - 'Pillarbox' on the left, and 'Antwerp' on the right :)


Lilac Body Lotion by Anatomicals | Target | RRP $8

This is one of the loveliest smelling lotions I've ever smelt - it smells very sweet, so I probably wouldn't go for this particular lotion by Anatomicals if I didn't like that sweet smell. I received Anatomicals face masks as a gift a while ago from a friend and I loved them! Not only are their products amazing, but their packaging and production is flawless! Their witty names for their products and the humorous little message on the back makes you want to buy the entire Anatomicals range!



I've been looking for the perfect contouring palette at a reasonable price and actually found a few that I liked; the limited edition Face Of Australia Bronzer/Highlighter duo for example - but that decided to sell out pretty much everywhere in about a week :( I popped into K-Mart to have a look at what e.l.f products they had stocked and found their bronzer, which I was pleased with. This bronzer has very, very little shimmer and I cannot complain about its price. I used this for the first time only a few nights ago and I adore it! It goes well with my skin tone and blends super well!

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I hope you enjoyed reading about what I've purchased over the past couple of weeks. I am truly sorry for the lack of posting, but as always you can follow me on my Instagram and my other social networks for more regular updates. As promised I have a costumey get ready with me post lined up to do - keep an eye out for that. Thank you and big love!









3 May 2014

MONTHLY PLAYLIST | April

Hi everyone! Really sorry for my lack of posting lately, I'm still adjusting to my Uni workload and I have a super hectic week next week, so I thought I might post to break up the drought. I'm actually meant to be doing work right now but hey, I need a break. If you aren't following me on Instagram, I announced the winner of my giveaway just this morning - congratulations once again to @razzle_em and thank you to every single person who entered! I have a few blog posts planned for next week when my assignments are done... one of them will be a 'Get ready with me'-ish post for one of my best mates' dress up party! Get excited guys!

In the meantime, here's my monthly playlist for April. Enjoy!

  1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer
  2. Easy Easy - King Krule
  3. Up All Night - One Direction
  4. Bed Peace - Jhene Aiko ft. Childish Gambino
  5. Adore You - Miley Cyrus
  6. II. zealots of stockholm [free information] - Childish Gambino
  7. Your Soul - Hippie Sabotage
  8. I'm Your Daddy - Weezer
  9. II. earth: the oldest computer (the last night) - Childish Gambino
  10. Our Time - Lily Allen
  11. The Angel And The One-Non Musical Silence - Weezer
  12. I. crawl - Childish Gambino
  13. Say Something - A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera