Sunday, 17 July 2016

This way of living changes today

Let me tell you a story about who I am right now. I’m scared, I’m self-conscious, I’m stressed all the time about the most insignificant things, but I’m also worried about very real, very significant things.

This depression comes and goes, but over the last few weeks it’s been very present. In fact. It’s been ever present.  I don’t really understand why some people are able to live their life without this ghost, this dark shadow following them around, peeking from behind every corner. Maybe they don’t feel deeply enough or maybe they’re just lucky.

Compared to many others with this condition, I’m what you would call a ‘success story’ – yes, people who know what I’ve been like in the past actually refer to me as that. I smile, I have friends, I have a great family, I’m smart, I care about how I look, I’ve completed three degrees and I have a full time job at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world, but for some reason I still just feel like I’m treading water.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Allergic Reaction to Cosmetic Chemicals

We don't always look at the ingredients that are put into our make up, but they can in fact cause damage to our skin.

I completed my accredited make up artistry course on the weekend, which was an absolute blast. I decided to study this so I can earn some extra cash on weekends doing bridal and formal make up. I learnt so much and the looks I recreated were phenomenal. 

The instructor was also amazing. She has been a make up artist for 25 years and I learnt so much from her, however she makes her own products and something in these products clearly didn't agree with me.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Beautiful New Jewellery Boutique - Her Banana, Newtown

Sometimes in life you meet those super talented people: you know, the ones whose natural talents and skills you always envied?! I met an amazing girl like this at my last job. I was working as a Suit in a small creative agency in Redfern and she was working there in the studio as a hand illustrator and graphic designer. Her natural ability for design, colour and composition astounded me. She was always far too talented for that place. 

So when I heard she had left and set up her own jewellery shop in Newtown called 'Her Banana' I was over the moon. It took me a while to finally make it out there, but I visited a few weeks ago. The place is AMAZING. Not only has she designed all of the pieces herself, but she's also created all of the artwork hanging on the walls and is responsible for the interior design of the shop, which is sleek and highly professional. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Pure Smile Teeth Whitening

I love white teeth, especially in summer! Nothing beats a tanned face and some pearly whites. It almost negates the need for make up (dare I say it!?)

I was swimming off the North Bondi rocks a few weeks ago during my holidays and whilst out there decided to swim up to a float party that looked like it was kicking! One of the guys on the float happened to be a dentist and decided to comment on my teeth. Apparently they were 'really white'. I was flattered, but assumed maybe the beetroot red face I was sporting had something to do with the visual effect.

I'd never had my teeth professionally whitened, but found myself thinking about it constantly after his comment. "Great, i've got white teeth - why not go whiter!?"

I decided to give Pure Smile a go because it's not too expensive and it claimed to be 'dentist grade tooth whitening'.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Rich start to the year

It’s been a different start to the year. People have always told me that as I get older I will grow into my skin. I think that’s finally starting to happen. Whilst a lot of the time I still don’t feel 100% comfortable with myself, I know how to look past that and get through the things I need to. I’ve learnt to say no, to disagree with things I think are wrong and to make choices that will enrich my life rather than detracting from it.