Wahh, so many blogging woes lately! You know, the usual. No sunlight, the paying job ruining my blogging visions etc. What a downer, eh. But, I am back with a few posts up my sleeve, including a new and semi regular (hopefully) post where I thought I would share with you all what's been happening in my riveting life (let's be honest, it's mostly based from the couch, and sometimes my bed).

I actually really enjoy these posts from fellow bloggers - as much as I love reading about hair and beauty and fashion (obsessively, my Bloglovin feed is insane lately, and I'm still not satisfied), sometimes it's so nice to actually learn about the person behind the blog, like their non-beauty interests and life outside the blogging realm. My favourite's to read are of course, the lovely Tenneil and her 'Life Lately' posts, where she always talks about all the amazing movies and TV shows she's watched lately. Also, her insanely good taste in music in on point (plus girlfriend includes a playlist at the end of every post - win!). I also love reading Lily's 'Wear Life Eats' posts, Suzi's 'Sunday Post'sBrittany's 'Sunday Edit's, and From Roses has just started her own 'Life Lately' series which I already know I'm going to enjoy.

LIFE //

Thing's have been a bit up and down the past year (or more like five), and I really need for this year to be different, so I've adapted this new outlook on life, I guess, where I've come to terms with the fact that nothing I choose to do is going to be easy. I wish I could have stuck to my Business degree and gotten myself a big girl job three years ago, but that didn't happen, and now I'm stuck with a Fine Arts degree and still no idea what I want to do with my life. I've gone through lists of possible outlets, all creative and none specifically listed on any job websites - y u so hard, creative industry!

Lately, I've had a few people suggest to me that I should get into the Makeup Industry. I initially laughed because the idea was absurd to me, but the more I think about it, the more it appeals to me. Sometimes when I think of hopping off to 'Beauty School', I think of those girls in high school, and the general stereotypes that are attached to that side of the industry. It's so silly, but I can't help it. I know it's not like that, but I can't shake it off. There's also the part of me that would dread telling everyone I know that 'Hey, I've decided to be a makeup artist!', only because I am the Queen of career changes. The looks of disbelief I would receive are already making me cringe.

But at the end of the day, I shouldn't care what people think. I've not felt this strongly about a potential 'career' before, and every day I get more and more excited about the idea of potentially being able to do something that I love and am so curious about. So I'm going to sit on it for a little while, see if it still appeals to me in a few months before I start to take some serious steps towards it.

But for now, I remain in my awful retail job, devoid of sunlight, intelligent people, and phone reception (don't ask).

NONSENSE //

I'd been in a bit of a music slump for a while, so I decided to just go for it, and download a bunch of new albums that have just recently been released. Two have been on high rotation lately: the first, and my absolute favourite is the new Band of Skulls titled 'Himalayan'. This album is so damn good. Personal favourites are Himalayan (everytime I get into my car, this is the first song I play), Asleep At The Wheel, and Hoochie Coochie. I'm not even sure how to describe it, but I guess if you're into the likes of The Black Keys or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club then you might enjoy this!

I've also been loving the Pixies first album in almost ten years, 'Indie Cindy'. I love, love the Pixies and this album does not dissapoint. It's technically not out yet (April 28th officially, and starting today selected record shops will be stocking it for Record Store Day) but if you can get your paws on it, I'd highly recommend! Bagboy is so good!

As far as TV goes, like 90% of the world I have been utterly ripped apart by the most recent Game Of Thrones episode. No spoilers, but so many feelings. So many. This TV show completely ruins my life.
In between getting my heart ripped apart by Game Of Thrones, I've started re-watching all of the Skins series - backwards for some reason. I thought maybe I was a bit too old for this show now, but apparently not, because I am hooked all over again! The music, the drama, the life I almost wish I had as a teenager!

My final point for today's post is mostly just to mention that I've recently been re-discovering the fun you can have in Photoshop, and just with photography and video in general. Three years of being a Photomedia major and burning out had put me off Photoshop for a while, but I've slowly gotten myself reacquainted and I'm beginning to remember it all over again! Not only has it inspired me to get creative with my photography again, but I've had a bit of an urge to translate this into my videos as well. Lately, I've been obsessing over Lily's videos and her editing, and I think that I'd love to start experimenting more with my filming techniques and post processing. Obviously, I need to learn how to get the basics down first (God, I'm still learning, so slowly) but it's good motivation to keep practising!

Well, that's it from me! Sorry this got quite long and rambly, I got a bit carried away with my 'life' venting, had to get it off my chest I guess! I'd love to know your thoughts on whether you like these kind of personal posts from bloggers, and if you guys ever have any music recommendations...you can throw them this way ;)

As usual, you guys can always keep up to date with me on my Instagram and my Twitter, but if you have Pinterest you can also follow me there! I have been pinning like a mad woman, lately!


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  1. I quite enjoy these life related posts - so keep 'em coming! I know what you mean about the stigma surrounding makeup artistry - it's sort of the reason why I don't really want to become one either! But I mean, if you feel so passionate about it and think it could be a viable career for you, I think go for it! People shouldn't judge you for what you want to do - rude! Aah, yes Game of Thrones! Amazing, I actually really loved the latest episode, but I am sad to see Jack Gleeson retiring :'( I think he's an amazing actor!

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    1. Honestly, I did not see the end of that episode coming. As much as I hated his character, I was like...well he does add a lot to the show, he probably won't be going anytime soon! So wow, shock haha. And Jack Gleeson is very good, yes!

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  2. Love these kinds of lifestyle posts, really interesting :) xx

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  3. You are the cutest! I always wonder if my readers listen to my playlists and I'm so glad to hear someone does! Haha. I love lifestyle posts from my favourite bloggers too. I think beauty post after beauty post can get a little boring sometimes, so it's nice to break it up a little and see their personality shine through.

    I took me SO long to figure out what the hell I wanted to do with my life/uni degree. I studied Advertising, which is a really broad industry and there are so many different avenues you can go down. I never knew which one to take, but I think blogging really helped me realise my dreams and I found out that social media is actually a job now. I spend all my free time doing it, so I may as well get paid to do it! I think it's totally normal and okay to not really know what to do with your life post-uni. People think you just go straight into a job and that's that, but not everyone is that lucky and sure of themselves. A feel a little bit left behind from all my friends, but that's okay, because I think I'm finally on the right track now and I'm glad I took my time and didn't just take any old job for the sake of what people think of me.

    My friends have suggested the makeup industry to me too, but I think I still prefer it as something just for fun because I don't think I'd enjoy applying makeup on people other than myself! I think you should definitely give it a go if you're still thinking about it though because it could be really amazing. I'd love to do social media for beauty brands, so we'll see how that goes! Ugh, just can't wait to get out of the hell that is retail. Where do you work, btw?

    I still can't believe I haven't watched Game of Thrones! There are just too many TV shows to watch and not enough time! I will get on that bandwagon eventually though. I remember being completely obsessed with Skins back in the day, but I didn't really like the third generation all that much and the last series was so dark and moody! The first and second generations were absolutely brilliant though and watching those teens live so carefree made me just want to drink and get fucked up, haha. And yes, the music! Sooo good!

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    1. Yess, I always listen to your playlists! I love it, it's a great idea :)

      I studied Marketing at uni for a year, so I have a vague idea of what you mean by Advertising being so broad - it's a good and a bad thing! It's so good that you have finally realised what you would like to do though, I want that feeling so bad haha! Social Media would be amazing, I would diieee for a job like that. Once again regretting that Fine Arts degree, lol. Hopefully Melbourne will snap you up nice and quickly, there's got to be a ton of jobs down there in that area! Working for a beauty brand would be ace, doesn't that just sound perfect?!
      I have moments where I'm not even sure becoming a MUA is right for me, I'm so full of self doubt sometimes. I want to sit on it for a while mostly so that I can work out whether I want to pursue this because I feel like it's a last option, or whether it's because I genuinely want to pursue it. I can't tell sometimes, ugh! But ya know - positive thoughts and stuff hahaha. And at the moment I work for Sanity Entertainment, you know the CD and DVD place? Ehhhh.

      Ah man, you really should get into GOT next. It's only ten episodes per season so it's quite short, and even if you aren't into the whole fantasy genre (I wasn't, trust me) I can guarantee you will be hooked, haha. It's our best seller at work, and I have not met a single person who hasn't loved it! I say give the whole of Season 1 a go, I have met people who were a bit iffy at first but persevered and ended up obsessed lol. It's sooo good.
      And yes - I've just remembered how dark the third generation got. I just finished it and I feel so depressed about life, jeez. I mean, I guess the second generation left on a slightly sad note but not like season 6, lol. I can't wait to watch Gen 2, they were my favourite! Effie and Freddy lmaooo.

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