Polaroid Styled Photos | With PRINTIKI

Hello gorgeous! Since forever, I've just loved to design and redecorate my bedroom. Another reason why I enjoyed moving so much growing up, I got to redo my room completely differently. My favourite decorative element has always photographs. Not only are they nice to show, but they also evoke different memories. Once again I was in the process of changing a few things in my room and the first thing I wanted to do was to bring more photos into my space. So when the lovely company Printiki contacted me I was more than happy to try out their services. Printiki is a photo printing company located in Australia but they ship worldwide!

With Printiki you can print directly from your desktop or phone, choosing your images from Facebook, Instagram or camera roll. They have several style options such as 'traditional 4 x 6 size, polaroid style, and if you like you can even add captions to your images! There's also poster options and photo books. I decided to go with the polaroid style with a white border. I chose and ordered my images and received them so quickly. I actually really like how the images turned out, the polaroid style is super cute! I've been browsing Priniki's Instagram and I just can't decide what I want to do with them, there's so many ideas. Before I got them I was sure I would be sticking them up on my wall, then I thought these would be perfect for scrapbooking, after that I thought it would look awesome if I bought those cute mini pegs and hung them up on string like they do in those Pinterest photos. Now I'm back to sticking them on the wall. Either way, they look great, my younger sister even asked me where I got these photos from because she fell in love with the whole polaroid theme. 

If you've been looking for somewhere to print images I would definitely recommend Printiki. I haven't tried larger prints though so I don't know how they would turn out, but these polaroid (I feel like I've said polaroid too many times) styled photos are just awesome!

Printiki on Instagram - check out their Instagram page, they have so many ideas and inspiration in there!

Starting University || Studying Interior Design

Hello hello, hope you've had a nice day so far. It's been a little while since my last post and I've been itching to write on my blog again. A few exciting things have happened in my life such as me starting uni! I graduated high school in November last year (which I posted about here) and as of February 27th I was officially a uni student. So far university has been good overall, minus a few stressful moments right before deadlines. 

The course I'm doing is a Bachelor of Interior Design Honours. What I've learned really quickly is that design is an extremely time consuming subject. It doesn't matter how much work I do, it just seems to be never-ending until I actually submit the assignment. But I am really enjoying my course (mostly) anyways.

I honestly was not sure how I would cope with studying full-time and having NDPH but the university has been amazing with offering its students support. Although it's difficult, I don't think I've reached the worst part, not even close.

Also! I have a post coming really soon and I'm really excited to share it. It's a 'Snippets of My Bedroom' post, and because I love watching room tours and seeing other people's rooms I thought it would be really fun to share mine! If you have a room tour or blog post about your room feel free to leave the link in the comments, I'm always scrolling Pinterest, watching tours or reading blogs for inspiration. 

And last thing, if you like I would love it if you followed me on Instagram. I've had it on private for so long but decided it would be great to connect my blog and Instagram. Instagram is where I share even more about me and my daily life. My Instagram

Looking forward to reading your blogs (leave them in the comments if you like) and wish you a great week ahead!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Hello lovely! I was going through my skincare products and saw this little empty tub sitting in a box. I remember I had placed it there a while ago as a reminder to write about it on my blog. So today I will be writing about the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I had purchased this during one of Priceline's 40% sales instead of paying the full price of $24.99. 

This product claims to continuously release moisture into the skin for a full 24 hours. As I have not gone 24 hours without cleansing my face I can't say whether or not this is true. I usually cleanse my face in the morning and at night, then moisturise afterwards on both occasions. My skin type is combination, sensitive and prone to breakouts. This product most definitely kept my skin feeling smooth and healthy. The texture is thin without being runny and glides smoothly onto the skin. The first time I tried this I did feel a slight stinging on my face, which isn't too unusual as my face is quite sensitive as I mentioned before. Though every use after that I didn't feel any stinging, just nice smooth skin. The product sinks in super quick without feeling dry afterwards. 

Since finishing the 50g tub I have been trying different moisturisers that I quite like. Though I think I will pick up another one of these when Priceline has another sale. Overall, I really liked the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and would recommend it to friends and readers. 

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Head Injections - NDPH Update

Today I decided to write about my experience with head injections in an attempt to get rid of my never-ending headache. If you haven't already read my previous posts about living with New Daily Persistent Headache then this probably won't make any sense. You can read all of my updates to follow up (if interested) in the 'NDPH - Headache' category. 

Last week I went to the hospital to try headache injections (that I originally thought were neck injections) in an attempt to block any feeling. It was the weirdest feeling afterwards because the back of my head was completely numb but I could still feel my headache prominently. My dad and amazing friend Emma came with me to the appointment, which I was quite nervous for. I've never really liked needles or tubes or anything like that, so the thought of having needles injected in either my neck or head really freaked me out. I had to go into the actual procedure myself but the nurses were lovely so I relaxed a bit before everything started. 

First they asked me to lie faced down tilting my head slightly to one side. They then parted my hair where the injection would go before wiping it down with alcohol to clean the area. A very generous amount of gel was applied in the area, creating a lovely mess for me to wash out later. The local and steroids were then injected into the back of my head. I'd love to say that it just felt like a small pin prick but I'd be lying. The injection hurt. It hurt more than i even thought it would so I was dreading doing the other side. But of course I had to do it anyway, so once again they split my hair on the right this time, wiped it down with alcohol then applied that annoying gel. The right side hurt even more. I also vividly remember my nose burning when the nurse placed the cotton pad with alcohol on it right next to my nose. 

After the procedure was finished the back of my head was beyond numb. My head was exactly the same but they said it would take a bit of time. A week they said but I've read that it could take a month. I still have my hopes up as this headache is really driving me insane. 

When the local anaesthetic wore off the back of my head felt quite bruised and sore, though now it feels all normal again. So hopefully this begins having some sort of effect soon!

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque

Hello lovely :) today I'm back with a review of the Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque. My sister gave this to me for Christmas in a nice gift pack with a cleanser and moisturiser. Although I use and love all three products, I thought I would write about the clay masque specifically. 

"A clay based masque infused with kale, spirulina and parsley to promote a clean, healthy and glowing complexion."

After reading what was in it I expected the clay masque to have a very distinct herb scent. However, it actually smells very pleasant and is more on the sweet side. I really like the texture of this masque as it is on the slightly thicker side without feeling overly heavy. I usually cleanse, pat dry then apply an even layer of product all over my face. The drying time is approximately 15 minutes, but occasionally I'll leave it on for longer while doing something else. Afterwards I rinse it off then pat dry again, leaving my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth. My combination skin can be quite sensitive and prone to break outs so I get anxious trying new products, but so far I have never had a bad reaction to this. 

"Kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella offer a super green blend of detoxifying antioxidants and vitamins to promote healthy, youthful skin. Avocado and baobab lock in moisture while goji berry encourages a dewy complexion."

This products claims to have:
" - No Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
   - No Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
   - No Synthetic Fragrances 
   - No Harsh Detergents 
   - No Artificial Colours
   - No Mineral Oils
   - No Parabens
   - No Animal Derivatives 
   - No Triethanolamine
   - No Propylene Glycol
   - No EDTA"

The brand Sukin is Australian owned and made and 100% vegan. Even though I'm not personally a vegan I thought I would let you know anyway. I will definitely purchase this when I run out of my current tub. I know you can get this Priceline. 

Let me know if you enjoy these posts!

Currently Loving ♥

Hello lovely, today I felt like writing about some of the things I've been currently loving, which includes the delicious peppermint spearmint tea I'm sipping on. I've definitely had lot's of inspiration to write and that means more blog posts! Some of these things that I've been loving are new to me and some of them I've always liked but knew I loved enough to include it in this post!

Okay, so I'll begin with my favourite blog that I've been following for a very long time. Love, Catherine written by the gorgeous Catherine is a blog all about beauty, as well as hair, baking and life posts too. Her blog has everything that's pretty and pink! Not only is her blog beautiful, but her content is helpful and very enjoyable to read. If you haven't already you should most definitely check out her blog. I think you'll love her monthly photo diaries just as much as I do!

My favourite band has for several years been OneRepublic. There are so many bands that I like a few songs from, but OneRepublic is the only band that I like pretty much every song. I've been listening to their new album Oh My My recently and I have to say that I wasn't into every song. But the ones that I did like I loved! These include Future Looks Good, Colours, A.I, Better, and NbHD. But I still like their first three albums better!

Going To The Gym
I absolutely love working out if I enjoy what I'm doing. I'm used to training 3 times a week and when my sisters and I stopped I felt my fitness declining, that's why mum and I got a membership at the gym instead! I like to go around 5 times a week and vary my workout. I tend to do full body every time though even if I focus a little more on something in particular. I can feel that I'm regaining my strength after training began going downhill. So I'm glad we decided to go to the gym instead as I can go as many times a week as I want and I'm in charge of what I'm doing. :D

Okay so this is an app I found a while ago but forgot about and deleted it when I thought I didn't want it anymore. Just recently I re-downloaded it and oh my god I'm obsessed! It's so fun and makes everything so much cuter! If you haven't heard of it before, it's an app that lets you create your own personal emoji character. You can customise everything from the shape of their face, eyes, hair, noise, dimples and even wrinkles! Dress it up in your favourite outfits too! I love using it on Snapchat!

If you haven't heard of this yet, Skam is a Norwegian web series about teenagers in Norway. This is the only series that I'm currently obsessed with and it's great for me as I'm picking back my Norwegian even if it is slowly. The only thing is that it is in Norwegian and I ahven't found any English subtitles yet so it may not interest some of you. But still I had to put Skam in this post as it is absolutely one of the things I'm currently loving!

Alrighty, so those are the things I'm loving currently. I actually really enjoyed writing this post and I hope you enjoyed reading it! I will definitely be doing more of these. xx

My Eventful November || Graduating High School!

Hello lovely! It's been over a month since I last posted on my blog and I started to really miss it! I've had so many urges to sit down and write a good post but between everything going on I just couldn't get myself to write something I actually wanted to share. I have several drafts saved that are half done and I never got around to finishing them because I didn't actually like what I had written in the first place. 

So anyways, November for me this year has been incredibly eventful. Of course I've had my usual appointments, and I'm also towards the end of my trial and error medication, which unfortunately hasn't worked again (read my previous headache post to know more about this). Also during this time I was crammed with my final exams and assessments and sorting things out for formal. And now I have finally graduated high school! And yes I know this is only just the beginning, and I'm really excited about starting new things. Our formal was a blast, everyone looked gorgeous and it was definitely a great way to finish. 

I was going to upload the photos from the night but I didn't know if some people would rather if I didn't, so I'm just sharing a couple of my friends and I.

I won't go into all the details but I thought I would very quickly share with you how stressful getting the makeup sorted was. So originally I had booked my makeup with Benefit Cosmetics, I got there and everything was good to go. I already had my hair done so I didn't actually have all that much time to get to the pre formal. Anyways, the lady is all nice and while she does my makeup she tells me what she's doing and it sounds exactly like what I was wanting. She said she would show me at the end so that it took less time but I peaked in the reflection of my phone and that's when I freaked out. While she left quickly to grab whatever she went to get, I picked up the mirror and looked closer at the makeup and oh my god it was terrible. I knew right then that there was no way I was going to formal with that makeup but I didn't know what to do. I was sitting there really stressed as I was running out of time and knew I was going to remove it and do it myself. But I just couldn't get myself to say anything to her. A few minutes later I decided to just do it and let her know as nicely as I could that the makeup just wasn't what I was hoping for. She kept persisting that she could change the style but I knew it would look the same, as in the foundation looked like she had packed on that powdery looking cheese that comes in those Mac&Cheese things. I was as nice as I could be about it though and I felt so so bad. But after getting home and quickly doing my own makeup I went and got there nearly on time with a face that I didn't feel like crying in. So everything worked out in the end! Even though my makeup didn't last perfectly the whole night as that wasn't really the main thing for me. 

Okay, so I guess reading that back November doesn't sound all that eventful, but it definitely felt pretty hectic. Now I have the longest holiday ever so I'll be back to blogging! I've also got a new job over this Christmas break and it's great, I'm hoping I'll get to stay on after Christmas break is over. Please let me know in the comments what posts you would like to see, would you like more beauty related posts, hair, lifestyle, a day in the life type posts? I know I'll be doing some DIY posts soon as well!

Happy blogging!