07 January 2015

What Keeps Me Going

I do feel like since the start of this year I've been so motivated to do many things (especially blog). Today I went to run some errands and tick off many things on my to do list! One of the things I did was post packages to my Aunty Michelle in England as well as my mail friend Daisy from Pretty Green Tea! I tell you if postage wasn't so expensive I think many people would send mail more often! Nonetheless I felt so satisfied after sending them off. There's something really rewarding when you send presents to people. I guess I really enjoy giving gifts to people I care for — knowing that it'll brighten their day makes me feel really good.

After all errands I spent lunch with my Dad and Niece having some Banh Mi Thit which is Vietnamese/French pork rolls and sipping on sugar cane drinks! Perfect on this hot sunny day. It has been extremely hot here in Perth - yesterday reached up to 46 degrees in some places in Perth (crazy right)! I'm more of a winter person! I do love summer however when it gets hot like this is gets so gross and uncomfortable! My favourite seasons are autumn and spring although not so much spring now that I've randomly started getting hay fever this last year. (ew)!

With so many things happening last year — some really bad events, I've just learnt that something are just not meant to be and I guess I am ok with that now and I've come to terms with accepting that with the good comes the bad and vice versa. I am so happy with my life right now! I feel like I am so use to change now and trying to be a better version of myself each day.

Anyway! Onto another topic! I've been really into crafting, like stationery and all. I use to love it so much when I was younger and I've forgotten how much it made me happy! Since watching Lily Pebbles scrapbooking it's really motivated me to do more of it. I don't do the same as her but more so just organising my planners, diary (An Organised Life) & notebooks (Muji) and adding a bit of craft to it. I've especially been loving washi tape — just yesterday I went to Office Works with my Niece and bought a bunch of washi tape! From polka dots, chevron to Eiffel Tower patterns they're so adorable. I've been really into doing calligraphy writing as well — writing out quotes in my notebook and practising my writing with the calligraphy Muji pen I recently got.

My iPad has been in good use as well, mainly for blogging and just general use. I like to turn it into a mini laptop with the keyboard I have to connect it to through bluetooth. It's so easy to travel with however eventually I do want to invest in a new MacBook Pro laptop especially as I get into my photo taking and blogging this year. Another thing I've always done each day is light a candle while I'm working on things or even watching a movie/youtube, I love having it lit in the background with the beautiful scent lingering around my room. Diptyque is one that has always been a favourite! Especially this scent Figuier - It is so pretty and smell so strong that I don't even need to light it!

Lastly I thought it would be nice to show you what I've been wearing on my days off work and with this crazy heat wave happening in Perth there is no way I will put on my usual makeup! So I had to find a quick easy go-to and this is what I've been using! It's so lightweight and doesn't feel like you have a heap of makeup thats going to melt off your face but still looking presentable to the public haha. This is what works for me.

- Chanel Correcteur Perfection concealer in #20
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow face sculpt and highlight
- Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eye liner
- Chanel Le Volume Waterproof mascara
- Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep
- Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
- NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita


  1. I love sending mail to you and can't wait to finish this next package and get it in the post! It sounds like you've got a lovely day ahead of you and I'm sure you can 2015 fantastic and leave the less good things back in 2014.

  2. I love the feeling of ticking things off the to do list! I've been a little slack with that and I feel bummed out when I'm not productive. It's nice to have lazy days, but it's good to keep busy too because it makes you more motivated to keep going. I've gotten back into exercise though, which is a good start!

    I'm glad to hear you're really loving life right now, hun! We wouldn't experience happiness without sadness, so you're totally right when you say you should take the good with the bad. Change is always a good things in our lives too because it means we don't get stuck in our comfort zones and we're always experiencing new things. Even if I feel down sometimes being away from all my family and friends, I remind myself that this is what I've wanted for so long and that I should make the most of it while I'm here. :)

    I can't wait until you get a MacBook Pro! You'll absolutely love it and I have Photoshop, InDesign, etc, which I can give to you too, if you don't already have it. I've currently got my Baies candle burning and I'm about to watch a YouTube video and then do some reading. I've just been writing in my An Organised Life diary and planning blog posts, which is nice and relaxing. Ahh, really can't wait until I can afford some lovely new Diptyque candles! I must get Pomander for this autumn/winter and Baies Noir. So beautiful!


  3. So funny I read this post because I just to bag from Office Depot and bought of Washi tape as well. Got a new planner today and have been filling it up. I wanna try out some of Charlotte Tilbury's products so bad. I just don't know what to get. Lovely set up of your makeup btw. xo

  4. I love your make up section set up! Completing tasks on a to-do list is so satisfying!
    I think that a lot of times people forget that happiness is not an ultimate destination we get to, it's relative to everything else.

    Chloé⎪ status.chlo

  5. Me too hun! It has been years now since we've been pen pals - like since I was 16 I'm sure wow! that is so amazing. I can't wait to receive your package!!! I really hope you enjoyed mine, it was so fun putting it together for you. I always love doing these mail swaps with you I hope we do it until were old grannies hehe. Thanks darl, 2015 seems to be going steady for me, I am happy with how things have turned out. xx

  6. Ticking off that to do list is the best feeling in the world! Btw I just realised with me replying to all these comments you will have to read each one as well as later reading the comments I'll be leaving on your posts when I catch up on your blog AS WELL as the text message reply that will be coming your way! It's like you have a whole novel to read for the day - it will be a task girl, are you up for it?!?! ;P hahahahahha

    anyway, right now I am going through my to do list and ticking off everything that needs to be done! its really rewarding when you complete each one. I'm so glad you've gotten back into exercise hun, I think yoga will be good to try too if you're into doing it. It is so relaxing! xx

  7. That's so funny, I think Office Depot over there is like Office Works here in Aus! How awesome is washi tape?!?! I'm sure I'm addicted to buying it. I have a stationary box filled with them hehe. I think a great start to trying out CT is her bronze and highlight palette and her lippies such as the lip liners ;)