Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I leave my burden at Your feet

1. OOTD: DIY Velvet top, Thrifted American Apparel Shorts, Thrifted Chambray top & ALDO heels, 2. OOTD: Thrifted button up & white cable knit jumper, 3. Flowers on a sunny day, 4. Happy Socks c/o The Old Scholar, 5. Thrifted fairyfloss blazer, 6. Mum's thrifted boots, 7. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Wet Cement (borrowed from Danica) & 8.Crispy baked potatoes with Sriracha chilli sauce

IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Yes yes I am (barely) alive and (relatively) well but nonetheless, alive. Finished my internal exams and it feels so good! I'm aware that I've been gone for a while so I guess this is a disjointed hey look what little I've been up to post. The last picture is my latest addiction, and I don't use the term 'addiction' lightly. Cubes of crispy baked potato topped with Sriracha sauce (I live on a mantra that any food, no matter how bad, is instantly improved with a generous serving of Sriracha chilli sauce). Pretty much lived on that, Cheerios and milk tea during my exam period (lets not discuss my diet choices...) Now that exams are done, I have more time to fret over my formal. At this point in time I have nothing; no dress, no shoes, no make up, no jewellery. The panic is starting to grow on me. My formal/graduation in one month, I have nothing, it's kinda scary (so if anyone is willing throw some shoes, gowns etc my way, feel free to).On another note, there's a few exciting things heading my way soon. Will update you guys as things unfold!

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DIY: Body Scrub

Ingredients; raw sugar, olive oil, honey & fresh roses (optional)

You know those overly crazy girls with seemingly everything wrong with them? Like 'Hey lets go sit on the grass and chill' 'Err no I'm allergic to grass remember?' OR 'Hey let's go to the beach-each let's go get away' 'Err, sensitive to sunlight, no can do'...THAT'S ME (no really, I'm allergic to grass...and sensitive with UV...among other things). My skin is terrible, between crazy allergy reactions and eczema flare ups, my poor skin basically has no time to fully recover. It's pretty much one step forward three steps back, just as my skin's recovering from one thing it's onto the next. Thankfully it's gotten much better since I was younger (oh man was it/I ugly back then).

So when I find something that works for me, boy do I get excited! And this scrub so happens to be one of them! I was reading around the net for more 'natural' skin care since my skin often can't handle store bought stuff and this came up (without the roses though). Anyway, I use this as an all over body scrub/ facial exfoliator (just be gentle on the face)/lip scrub and it's been so good. I decided to throw in a rose to see if I can get it more scented (the honey does smell good though) I really wish I had more to put in but err..this was the LAST rose in the garden so it had to do. With this scrub, just mix everything into a paste, it's really up to you how thick you want it. Remember to moisturise after!

Ps. The only downside to this is the 'beach' effect i.e. you end up with sugar all over the shower, keep your mum/dad/whoever cleans the bathroom happy and remember to quickly wash the floors after you're done!