New YouTube Channel!

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Hey everyone! I apologise that I haven’t been around much lately but since starting my PhD and my own YouTube channel it’s been hard to get motivation to write this blog too! I hope to get back into the swing of things very soon. I need to review new Too Faced things and am looking into some new Asian beauty products too! But in the mean time I’ve been uploading weekly to my channel on Youtube. The reason I haven’t shared it before today was that, at the moment, it is purely a planning channel. If you’re into planner decorating and Plan With Me’s then maybe you’d enjoy subscribing to me! I make stickers for and decorate an Erin Condren Life Planner. I also have sticker hauls and a set up of my Kikki-K planner too. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Once I have a good rhythm going with my PhD work I will surely be back to making posts about all things beauty, lifestyle and travel!

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Holiday Giving: The Smith Family

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The holiday season is usually full of buying presents, decorations, food and drink. Everyone deserves to treat themselves at the end of the year but it is also an excellent time to consider those less fortunate and give a little extra to those we don’t know. As an atheist I must admit I’m not entirely comfortable with giving to the usual charities as they tend to be religious based. Not that I’m saying religion is bad or that those who wish to give to those kinds are wrong. They still do good work and if you want to support them you should. But if you’re like me and looking for a good secular charity, in Australia, The Smith Family is an excellent choice.

The Smith Family is a group that helps disadvantaged kids get the most out of their education through all sorts of support programs so that they can make their own brighter future! Every year they run a Christmas Appeal and you can make one-off donations, monthly payments or sponsor a child. The minimum for a single donation is only $2. Even just $10 can go towards helping local Australian children believe in themselves!

You can donate from this page!

This isn’t a sponsored post or anything. It’s just a charity that I choose to donate to, something I’ve given a lot of thought about and believe they do excellent work! As someone who loves to learn and hopes to make their future in education/research I love what The Smith Family do!

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Hello Spring


September marks the start of Spring! Yes, here in the Southern Hemisphere a long, windy, rainy, (in some unexpected places) snowy winter is coming to an end. The blossoms have started blooming and the sun is setting later. In theory it sounds great but I am definitely an Autumn, Winter person so it kind of saddens me. It’s still cold and rainy but soon it will be 30+ degrees (Celsius) every single day. The hateful golden orb in the sky making me want to cry haha. For now, I will enjoy the mix of Spring and the last bits of Winter. It’s time to open the windows, give everything a good clean and start cooking lamb roasts and light cakes. Jackets and hoodies will be going back into the wardrobe and replaced with layered tops, cardigans and kimonos.

Looking at the new range of products coming into the stores right now Spring is going to be about pastels and pineapples contrasted with geometric metals.

Are you excited for the change of seasons whether it’s Spring or Autumn?

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