My Crazy Week and a Half!

So, I kind of almost died… Well, not literally. I just had a really crazy week and half! So glad to finally be able to sit in my bed with my blanket and write this blog post and my mid-semester break is just around the corner.

Anyway, I wanted to write about the crazy week since it’s been A LONG WHILE since my last crazy week. This may be boring to you so I give you permission to stop reading right here. Though check back soon as I have a few posts coming!

It started off with my volunteering shifts for the Perth Fashion Festival (PFF)on one Monday morning where our task was to make 800+ gift bags for some of the shows. Although, I could only stay for a couple of hours. I met with some very nice people that day. For me, meeting new people is my favourite bit about volunteering.

Tuesday I was doing some of my homework/assessment preparation for my Fashion unit at uni.

Wednesday I was at uni from 10am until about 5pm going to classes, workshops and consultations.

Thursday I had a class in the morning until 1pm and then I did some more stuff for my fashion unit as well as a little bit for my publication unit.

Friday was when the free shows for PFF started at one of their venues called “Fashion Central” in the CBD (Forrest Chase). So I wanted to come by and attend a few shows (oh an raid some free gift bags!). I also know someone who was one of the designers for one of the catwalks too! While I was waiting for the first show, I actually conversed with someone next to me and got to know a little bit about her. If you know me, this will be surprising to you! But hey, I’m trying to get myself out there more and be less shy.

 

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The atmosphere inside Fashion Central during the Banshu Runway!

Saturday was my first shift at PFF’s Fashion Central. Not knowing what to expect, I turned up semi-made-up (y’know, I figured since it’s fashion week and I was one of the front of house people). It turns out that we had to clean the floor too. Clearly, skirt and tights wasn’t such a great idea. I had fun nonetheless and I joined my parents for lunch and a bit of a stroll around town.

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Samantha Jade (2012 XFactor) Being Interviewed

Sunday was hectic. I had a models and photographers event in the morning followed by another shift at PFF in the afternoon which was supposed to end at 9pm. Luckily the shift ended 3 hours early – this made my train ride home WAY less scary than it would’ve been at 9pm. On top of that, I saw so many famous people including a radio presenter, TV-Show hosts, news reporters, Samantha Jade (2012 X-Factor) as well as Samantha Harris (Australian Model).

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The Famous People!!!

Monday I had my last shift for PFF but this time, it was at Frasers Restaurant. A few misunderstandings happened in the morning which resulted in me running and rushing. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault – everyone was just simply overwhelmed by this stage. I then continued on to campus for my usual classes which ended at 8.30pm. It was a 12 hour day and boy, I feel old.

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Samantha Jade Singing

Tuesday I worked in the darkroom for half of the day and then I went home and finished my preparation for my fashion unit assessment the next day. After that’s done, I did some more of my publication assessment project which was due the day after the fashion assessment was due. Slowly but surely, things were happening.

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Samantha Harris!

Wednesday morning I frantically tried to do as much of my publication assessment project as possible – panic mode on as I still had a long way to go. I went and saw my photography lecturer to talk about the photography assessment (due on Friday) and went home early after my fashion assessment to finish this off too.

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Winner of 2013 Chic Model Search

Thursday I had the publication class in the morning. As I was pretty much done with my photography assessment (only had to do minor editing which I predicted that I need about 30 minutes maximum to complete), I joined my parents for some lunch and a stroll at the mall. I was glad for this for they have bubble tea at the mall and bubble tea always makes my day.

By Friday I was wrecked. Luckily photography class ended a lot earlier than it supposed to. I went home and then continued to go to the city with my parents (I go out with my parents a lot huh…). I procrastinated and did recreational things for the rest of the day!

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Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at Perth Arena!

Saturday was Cirque Du Soleil day! Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour was amazing! Though I’m not sure how much of it was actually circus or Michael Jackson. Anyway, I might do a separate review of this soon. I also went to the markets with my parents and bought 6 bunches of Kale (among other things) to make Kale Chips!

Sunday I had a billion things on my task list – I ended up drying apples, making kale chips, doing a bit of my tutorial work, packed stuff, thrown stuff, just a bunch of housekeeping, necessary stuff. Oh and then it stormed at night…

Because of the storm, I woke up today (Monday) without internet and a chunk of my roof hanging off the side. Scary. But I had to also finish off my tutorial notes. I juggled sorting out the internet, using the internet from my phone to do my tutorial work, a few house chores and to top off the madness, I had classes for 3.5 hours.

That brings me to right now. Sitting in my bed with my laptop and a movie waiting for me to watch and absolutely no classes tomorrow. A very much awaited “me” time. *deep breaths*

Anyway keep an eye out for my Photography blog tomorrow as I am hoping to post something there in the morning!

 

I hope you had an awesome week and an even better one ahead!

 

Lots of smiles,

-Sita

 

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Haul: Nail polishes + Swatches

Nail Polish Haul

Nail Polish Haul

So, I went a on a little white nail-polish hunt yesterday. I’ve actually been looking for a good white nail polish for a while and as you might know from my last post that included a white Sally Hansen, I was pretty disappointed due to its streaky-ness. I typically think that nail polish is a low-involvement product that is relatively cheap (the ones I buy anyway) so I never really research on what brand has the best stuff. However, I decided a few days ago that I would do my research before I went in stores. I found that most of the recommendations were to get OPI’s Alpine Snow and some suggest other brands like China Glaze, Sinful Colours as well as other brands that are not even easily accessible in Australia. Actually, from all the brands above, the only really accessible brand is OPI. But I refuse to pay more than $10 for a colour nail polish so OPI was definitely out of the question (unless there’s a crazy discount on them) as it retails for AU$19.95 here in Australia. The only accessible drugstore brand here in Australia that I saw people had suggested was Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Gunmetal & White On, Models Prefer Make A Million.
Photograph taken under white LED light.

I don’t typically buy Sally Hansen’s colour nail polishes as the cheapest retails for between AU$6-7. However, Priceline had a promotion of buy 1 get 1 free! So I took a leap of faith and bought the white nail polish and got myself a gunmetal colour as my 2nd item. So that’s 2 nail polishes for $6.95 (or about $3.50 each).

I previously owned a Sally Hansen Xtreme Nail Polish in Flirt (#38) which I used to use quite often (it’s not with me at the moment hence I can’t wear it right now) so the consistency didn’t really surprise me. It’s a little thicker than my Revlon polishes and the Models Prefer nail polish but I think it works quite well.

Sally Hansen “White On” is exactly what it is. A white creme polish. I don’t know what else to say about this other than it is white, shiny and I love it. I think the shine takes the “I-have-white-out-on-my-finger-nails” look away and I am actually considering painting all of my 10 fingers in white.

I applied a base coat, 2 layers of colour and Sally Hansen's Mega Shine top coat. Photograph taken under yellow light indoor

Base coat, 2 layers of colour and Sally Hansen’s Mega Shine top coat.
Photograph taken under yellow light.

Gunmetal” I picked up because it is almost winter here in Australia and I love me some good dark coloured nail polishes. It seems like winter is the more-appropriate season to wear dark polishes (but hey, I wear whatever colour I feel like whenever I feel like it). It’s got a slightly purple undertone and a slight shimer. The name fits the colour – it looks like a gunmetal colour.

As I was walking around Priceline after I’d picked out the two nail polishes, I saw that Models Prefer had a promotion going on too. It was a free blender sponge every time you purchase at least 1 product. I’ve never tried a beauty blender and I am a sucker for nail polish and VOILA! I got sucked into buying this really pretty light bronze/gold colour even though it costs $5.99 ($1 over my limit). However ended up being my favourite nail colour I’ve ever had so far. And the bonus blender sponge is probably worth more than $1.

To me this colour screams out luxury and expensiveness. It’s subtle enough to wear everyday but I’d imagine it would look fabulous with a champagne-coloured, shimery but elegant dress or to dress up a little black dress.

Models Prefer Make a Million + Bonus Blender Sponge

Models Prefer Make a Million + Blender Sponge

The formula is wonderful! It’s got a thin but opaque consistency and it’s got a really really big brush which I actually kind of like. It applied really well and it has a smooth finish.

I also bought a few other things which I might mention in another post but this was all the nail polishes! All in all I was really happy with my purchases and I can’t wait to wear these polishes again and again!

Let me know what you think of the colours and if you have any of them, do let me know what you think of them!

Lots of smiles,

Sita