I feel like a lot of people would say the secret to taking Instagram-worthy travel photos is to step 1) take a photo and step 2) upload it to Instagram, et voilà! But for those of us who want to up our Insta game, there’s a little bit more to it. However in our endless endeavour to capture the perfect ‘gram, I feel like you can kind of lose the moment. Whether you’re taking too long to photograph your food or you’re holding up the group because your shot of a landmark just isn’t working, I think the secret to getting the perfect gram is to take a step back, take a shot, and deal with it later, so you can get back to enjoying wherever in the world you’re in. My Instagram is far from the pinnacle of greatness (see Polabur’s drool-worthy, superhuman, ‘how the heck!?‘ feed) but after travelling through Italy and to Paris and London earlier this year, I learnt a bunch of helpful things that I’d pass on to fellow travellers and Instagram lovers alike. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful, and let’s get gramming!
Even though it’s a regular Tuesday in Australia, across the world in New York City it’s the first Monday of May, marking the biggest event on the fashion calendar – the Met Gala. Some of the most famous faces from fashion, film, music and art have come together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute. In celebration of the grand opening of its latest exhibition, this year’s red carpet theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. In previous years, the red carpet has been lacklustre. Patron saint Rihanna usually carries the show and is sometimes one of the only celebrities to properly dress to the themes. But my hoping and praying paid off, because this year we were finally blessed with some gorgeous, heavenly fashion moments. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and keep reading to see who I thought took us to Church.
No offence to April, but never has a month moved so slowly. My calendar was chock full of events, from celebrating the Easter holidays to a two week intensive university prac assessment to just making long over due plans and catching up with friends. But my god am I struggling to understand how those 30 days wasn’t 300. Luckily, a busy month also brings a whole new batch of favourites. From 80s cult classics to makeup brushes, to beachside sporting venues and concert arenas, April had a little bit of everything. If you enjoy this post, give it a “like” so I know and let’s get into these favourites!
Besides the little souvenirs I bought myself when overseas, it’s actually been such a long time since I’ve done a decent makeup haul? Good on me. Recently I loosened the purse strings and found myself finally placing another Colourpop order. While I feel like they need to slow down in the eyeshadow department and stop releasing a new one every week, the driving force behind this haul was those stunning matte lipsticks they’ve released in a million colours for a ridiculously affordable price. Since my order arrived a week or so ago I’ve had some time to play around with things, so I hope you enjoy this haul and mini review post! If you do, please give this post a “like” so I know and let’s get into it!
These days it takes a lot to get me excited by an eyeshadow palette. With brands like Colourpop churning out palettes on a weekly basis and Too Faced continuing to release Chocolate Bars with virtually the same shades as the previous four, a palette has to stop me in my tracks if it wants my dollar – and Anastasia Beverly Hills did just that. I feel like one of the only ‘beauty junkies’ in the world who doesn’t own their best selling, cult favourite Modern Renaissance palette, but that’s only because I already had three heavily burgundy tones palettes and couldn’t justify buying a forth, no matter how pretty it seemed. But then! After the controversy surrounding the ridiculous amount of fallout in their Subculture palette, ABH teased us with revealing their newest addition to their line, a gorgeous, more neutral, everyday friendly palette packed with warm tones and stunning shimmers – I had to have it! I added it to my cart the day it dropped and it was at my door a week later. It’s time to review it, so keep reading if you’d like to know my thoughts on this palette, where I purchased it from, and see swatches of each shade. Don’t forget to give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful!
In a politically tense climate with a generation more socially aware than ever before, it’s no wonder activism-inspired apparel is in the window displays of fast fashion retailers everywhere. But when each stage of the production cycle invalidates what these clothes are trying to communicate, the feminist movement becomes no longer trendy, but tacky.
The Future Is Female, Wild Feminist, GRL PWR.
You’re not at a women’s rights march, but in a fast fashion clothing store. Instead of these politically charged slogans being painted in bright red on placards, they’re being bedazzled on crop tops. Instead of these powerful phrases being shouted into the air, loud, bold and unambiguous, they’re haphazardly falling off coat hangers, crumpled on the floor of changing rooms, and being dumped into bargain bins.
Since I was having the time of my life in Italy, Paris and London in January and celebrated my birthday throughout February, life was bound to bring me back to earth at some point – that point being March! My final year of university started, but between fretting about impending prac assessment and locking down internships, I still found time to discover a new beauty holy grail, watch my favourite skinny legend snatch the crown, welcome the tenth season of my favourite show and see one of my most loved artists live in concert. This monthly instalment is definitely quality over quantity of things mentioned, so give this post a “like” if you enjoy it and let’s get into my March Favourites!