Wednesday, 15 July 2015

I'm pretty sure every blogger knows the feeling of trying to update your blog design, trawling the internet for ages looking for accent fonts, only to find that all the pretty ones cost upwards of $20 (those feels). The thought of spending that money on a font when the same amount could get 5 items at the opshop means that I only ever use free fonts; but my gosh does it take ages to find any that are actually usable in a blog design. I seem to have collected quite a few free fonts over the years so thought I would share a few of my favs for all you fellow broke uni students out there! x


Friday, 10 July 2015

As someone who's been a four-eyes for the past 8 years, I can honestly say that I LOVE MY GLASSES.

I think glasses get an unnecessarily bad rep. Whenever someone finds out I wear my glasses all the time, the response is usually "that sucks". Sure, there are definitely cons to glasses-wearing (95% of school sport was spent running FROM the ball in an attempt to save my precious frames #athletic) but all in all I really do love them. Especially nowadays when there are so many pretty frames to choose from, glasses can make a real statement- as well as, you know, stopping you from tripping over miscellaneous objects every 5 seconds. 

One of my biggest problems I've encountered as a four-eyes is the fact that so many makeup tutorials just do not work with glasses. Smoky eyes? Nope. False eyelashes? Disaster waiting to happen (at a dance concert a couple of years ago I was forced to perform without my glasses because they literally did not fit over the compulsory false eyelashes. The struggle was so real.) Over the years however,  I've picked up a few tricks that will hopefully be helpful to any of you fellow glasses-wearers out there who have also struggled finding makeup tutorials that suit your frames.

Bold brows
Any makeup tutorial for glasses will tell you that having your brows on fleek is super flattering with your frames. Because your glasses provide a point of reference on your face for your eyebrows to align with, it's also unfortunately more obvious if brows are uneven than if you weren't wearing glasses.

Neutral eyeshadow + a bold lip
I find that if I try to pull off fancy eye makeup under my frames, I end up looking really top-heavy and it just doesn't work. My go-to makeup look puts more of a focus on the lip while keeping eye makeup neutral. This is especially the case with bigger, darker frames.

Highlighting the inner corner
Sometimes your eyes can get a bit lost under heavy frames. To make your eyes appear bigger, use white or light-coloured eyeliner just in the inner corner of your eyes.

Mascara over falsies
As previously mentioned, falsies are a BAD idea for glasses-wearers. They can get stuck on your frames, which is pretty much the most annoying thing ever, and I mean ever. Instead, opt for mascara on the top lash line only. I find that leaving the bottom lash line natural works really well under my frames for some reason rather than having mascara on both.

And there you have it! Let me know if any of you try these out, I would love to see how it goes. Happy Friday! x


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Notebook// Typo

Hey everyone! This post was originally destined to be a birthday haul, but seeing as I turned 18 way back in May I decided it would be better to label it as a favourite post (better later than never amiright?). I have been really loving all these products recently so thought I'd share them with you all!

The little notebook above was from two of my best friends, and is probably my favourite notebook ever because craft + stationary combo can do no wrong in my eyes! It's perfect for storing my new DIY and craft project ideas.

DIY Album Kit// Typo

I was SO EXCITED when I received this photo album/ scrapbook- I have never really done any scrapbooking but I love all the patterned paper, and I am planning to store my photographs in it instead of just having them on the computer.

Silver necklace// pandora ~ Copper necklace// sportsgirl

I have been wearing these two necklaces pretty much non-stop all month, they are really simple but so lovely. I've been trying to wear more jewellery lately, and these two are perfect.

Vanilla Embossed Candle// Unknown

Mum has imposed a candle ban in my house (you think I'm joking... unfortunately no) but I keep this candle on my bookshelf unlit and it still makes my whole room smell of vanilla. It's in such pretty packaging too, which is always a plus!

Did you have any favourite products of June? x


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Heya! Today I was lucky enough to have a meetup with one of my favourite bloggers of all time, the lovely Rachel of Lucid Stars. Not only was I super excited to meet another Perth blogger, but it was lovely to meet someone who I've known online for a good year and a half. For those of you who have yet to stumble upon Rachel's lovely blog, I would seriously recommend popping over and having a look.

We started off with lunch in a little cafe (aka bagel heaven) and then made our way to a big marriage equality rally that was taking place in the city. Unfortunately for us, as soon as we were away from any form of shelter it started raining and by the time the rally finished we were completely drenched! The wet weather certainly didn't detract from the day though, and there was such a great atmosphere to the whole event. All in all, a wonderful way to spend Sunday! x