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28.4.15

What's in my makeup bag ; April


Hey guys! Thought I'd do another makeup bag to show you what I've been using in my daily routine. (I know, I did one of these in November, but I love doing them! :D) I think I'll do a proper what's in my purse post+video soon!

This is my current makeup bag! I got it from Sephora over the summer I think, they were doing some promotion for sample sized products and they all came in this lovely little red pouch! It's medium sized and fits everything, even though it does look like it's bulging out hehe.


5.4.15

OOTD Adore Me!

Heya lovelies!

A little while ago, Adore Me sent me and email and asked me if I'd like to do a little haul with them! Although they sent these to me, all opinions are my own! :D

Lingerie was always a bit of a weird topic for me, since I've never really spoken much about undies or loungewear on my blog or youtube and although my audience is mostly female, I've got a male audience that sometimes gets weirded out lol. I'm a big fan of lingerie and pretty nightwear, or just pretty clothes in general! Wearing pretty undies (especially when they match) is a total confidence booster! :D

Anyway yes, getting back to the topic. Adore Me is a super cute lingerie website that has a wide selection of styles and fits, with collections ranging from swimwear, lingerie, corsets, and nightwear! I chose two items - a bra/pantsu set and a nightdress/romper thing.

I thought it would be fun to put the first together in a little OOTD! I wore this on Friday :D



3.4.15

The Sachrifice (AKA The Thesis that Consumed My Life For The Past 6 Months)

Heya lovelies.

I'VE BEEN GONE SINCE NOVEMBER?? How have I not blogged since then? ;_; I think this is the longest period I've gone without updating. I've always been slow since I started focusing more on my youtube, but these past few months have killed me. So finally, it's time for an update post!

(Two characters I drew for our thesis project! The name of our brand is Heroes of Tomorrow)

As you guys may or may not know, I'm currently finishing up my final year of my undergraduate degree. I'm studying Honours Communications and Multimedia - a double major for topics such as PR, research, writing, marketing etc, as well as a more technical aspect for audio, video, and graphic design. Because I'm doing a double major, I had to do 2 final thesis projects. My multimedia thesis project was much more intensive, whereas my communications thesis has to be a 14-16 page paper (which is due on Monday/ I haven't started yet gdi ;_;)

It's pretty sad to say, but I feel like I've coasted through my first three years of university and karma caught up with me and decided to give me an intense butt-kicking this year. I'm sure most 4th years understand this, as we've got to worry about tuition, final cumulative thesis projects, as well as graduating on time and then finding a job afterwards. Why does everything always come in waves. WHY LIFE WHY.

Today I though I'd blog about my multimedia thesis project so you can see what's been sapping my life force for these past few months. The condensed version is that we had to propose a project that would showcase the skills that we have developed, in addition to creating a portfolio piece that we would be able to show future employers. I originally wanted to do something with my youtube account and branding but I seriously hadn't developed an action plan, so I ended up doing an educational design project with a partner. This class spanned from October to March, and included doing research, literature reviews, preliminary work, proposal presentations, professor consultations, and then a final presentation.

STRESSFUL. Our project included graphic design, illustration, marketing, branding, packaging design, and printing. We took on a lot more than some other people in my class haha, a little over ambitious I guess but it paid off in the end.


Anyway, we decided to make an environmental activity kit for students in grade 4-6. It would be a kit that teachers would use in classrooms. Our kit included a student activity booklet, a black and white version of the same booklet (so teachers can photocopy/print activities to distribute), and a teacher's handbook explaining the curriculum. Here are some pages.



In addition to doing these information/experiment pages, I remade the entire book in black and white! The entire project was made on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I learned a lot about Illustrator while working on this project which was cool, since my program didn't really teach us how to use many of the programs lol.

It was such a relief to finally present and have all those months of work be overrrrr SO SATISFYING. 

But yeah! It's been a super fast 4 years, kinda scary to think about how fast time flies. Everyone keeps telling me "Make sure to savour your time at university because the real world is much more intense" etc etc etc. I'm excited to get out in the real world and gain some experience, and maybe I'll return to post-graduate education in the future! Right now I just want a break from school instead of going straight into a masters or postgrad certificate/program etc.

Now that I have a little bit of free time, I'll be updating my blog/youtube more often. It's my dream to make this into a full time thing, but school has stolen some of my time. Can't wait to continue blogging!!

Thank you for reading! :D



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