Goals for 2017

I didn't write any goals last year so I thought I'd write a few for this year.

1. Graduate from your degree. 
This one is a easy one, I'm more than a third way there. Hopefully, towards the end of the year I'd be graduating from my degree that I've worked hard on. 

2. Try to get a design job. 
This is a stepping stone towards my adult life and one I really hope I am going to achieve. Wherever I am going to be moving to, I hope I will do well. 

3. Start minimalism/tidying. 
Next year, I aim to have a clear out of my clothes and my personal items. I really need to get rid of lots of paper and arts & crafts that I've been hoarding over the years. I've recently cleared out a bunch of my makeup, so hopefully more shall be gone soon. I really want to have minimal essentials because I feel that it makes me less cluttered. 

4. Be organised.
Starting a planner and using my phone effectively. Hopefully, I will be more organised than I am before. It's a progress and I definitely feel that I am improving on my organising skills. 

5. Photograph more of life. 
This year, I really want to take this opportunity to document everything in my life. Apart from documenting it, I want to publish it and showcase it. No point of taking memories and not sharing them right? Next year, I'm hoping to share more on my social media.

Here are my five very simple goals! What are yours? I hope you've enjoyed reading.


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Minimalism


Feeling very much inspired to write about minimalism today. Recently, I watch a video by Zoey Arielle. She talks about her approach to minimalism and what she stopped buying in her video. I have been leaning on the minimalism lifestyle recently and starting to change my lifestyle approach.

I have a confession, I used to be a shopaholic, no shame, we all have been there. I used to go shopping as an escape and occasionally still do. I love hoarding things that I can get hold of during those 'sale' season because I was afraid to miss out on saving my money. But I understand that there will always be a sale season and you will never miss out.

After my breakup, I was lost on what made me happy and shopping made me happy but looking at my bank account, it's time to stop my bad habit and buy things that I only need. I've been changing on how I look at shopping. Buying things no longer fill the gap of joy because there is only so much I can buy and use.

I still have that slight obsession with shoes, and I am slowly buying shoes that I only need after throwing the ones that I don't need anymore. I've slowly stopped buying any more stuff that looks pretty or a good 'deal'. I'm trying to stop zombie buying. I still have this slight habit but hopefully, I will start to get rid of stuff that I don't need when I next move out after university. I no longer want to hoard as much stuff as I have right now. Sometimes when I look around my room, there are just far too much stuff in my house.

For clothes, I am very proud of myself that I have stopped buying clothes because I just have far too much for my own good. My mum used to buy my clothes and sometimes I used to just nod and agree to buying pieces that I will never wear but thinking in my mind, I might find an occasion to wear it? I am now only buying clothes that I like and clothes that will work together with my other pieces. I have changed into a simplistic style and matching accessories with them to bring my outfit to pop rather than getting that yellow top that I hate oh so much and hide it under my cupboard. Clearing out my wardrobe has also helped. Getting rid of those pieces that I have never touched in a long long time which means I know what I have in my wardrobe.

I have makeup from years ago that I bought but never using them because the shade don't compliment me or I don't like how it feels on my skin but always thinking I might use it next time. I am now starting to use up products that I bought and use them regularly as a routine rather than keeping them on my makeup shelf. Binning stuff regularly is also another option I turn to, to minimize my collection. For the makeup that is untouched, I would donate them to charity, put them up to depop or facebook for sale.

Buy things you only need and not want.

Impulse buying, avoid that.

Splurge on things you need.

Slowly but surely I will get there.

Thank you for reading.

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London haul

The other month, I took the weekend to London. I visited the Pick me up and Secret 7 exhibition at somerset house. Along with that, I purchased a couple of items along the way!

£1 each, Super graph notebook. A list book to get shit done.

£6 Set of 3 A6 notebooks. OHH DEER also has a website, be sure to check out their lovely things!

Postcards from the exhibition. Here are some of my few favourite featured work. 

After the exhibition, we went off to Oxford Circus to grab some shopping bits. First up is Urban Outfitters. I super love this shop, super hard to resist myself from buying more little items. 
I took the plunge and purchased a new lovely black watch (just the perfect size and has everything I want in a watch) and a pair of amethyst stone earrings.

MUJI items. Their pens are one of the best that I have used so far.

Comfy leggings from Uniqlo. I swear by their leggings! They are stretchy while thick enough to cover your undies. 

Little Twin Stars T-shirt from Uniqlo, need I say more? It's super cuteee and irresistible!

We then pop in to China town to grab some bits. 
Cute stationaries from one of the store in china town that I always go to. 

Alpaca & Sheep stickers / Totoro stickers

Before going, I also picked up my favourite snack from china town! 

I hope you enjoyed reading my little haul! It's a back dated post but better late than never!

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It's June

Hello, it's been a while hasn't it now. I haven't been touching this blog for quite some time now (6 months) and mainly because I haven't had the motivation to bring myself to start typing in this blog again. Just because I have a habit of putting things off that are over hyped and the blogging community, to be honest, have been one of them. I feel that my blog has some sort become a commercial beauty blog which I don't want it to be anymore. I want to maintain this blog as a personal diary, just like the initial reason why I started blogging since 2009. Oh wow, that's a long long time!

I decided to change this blog content to more of a lifestyle, personal and maybe some art & design, yet keeping elements of beauty. This is my blog after all, but I just felt like I needed to at least state it, doesn't most bloggers do this? haha. I will appreciate all my readers that have been with me all this long and I do remember those who have stuck with me all this time. My content may change however, I hope that you will still enjoy them just as much as I enjoy creating my contents!

2016 is beginning to be a tough year for me. Mainly because of studies, heartbreaks and relationships with people and personal issues happening alongside. All have become far too much of a stress to handle for my brain and heart. I have been having a difficult time trying to find myself as a happy person and I really struggle to keep peace in my mind. I really hope expressing my feelings here will help my emotions in one way or another. I have begun to change myself slowly, getting a new haircut and also starting to read good books. Doing little changes hopefully spark joy in my life again.

Apart from the downs, there are also highs in my life, which are gaining the opportunity to travel with some of my greatest friends to Barcelona and New York. Hopefully, I shall be updating you on images I manage to capture during the trip! Furthermore, I also did very well on my last hand in for my 2nd year in University. I am very chuffed with what achieved and so thankful for everyone that has been by my side. Moreover, I also manage to gain 2 weeks intern experience at the Sunday Times Newspaper which is even more exciting!

I look forward to the future for my life and my career with my chin up and brave face. It's pretty scary stepping into the adult world but this has to be done. I am 20 years old after all and I need to learn to grow up, be brave and confident with myself. I hope I continue building myself up and believing at my strengths.

I end this blog post with a quote very much that helped me through the tough times. "Those who matter do not mind, those who mind do not matter." Clichè, however, I have just begun to understand what it really meant and I truly believe in it.



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