Life Lately

            

            

            

            

            

1. Tumblrin'. 2. Pointless little packet of Tic Tacs 3. Strawberries and cream frappe! 4. Healthy lunch
5. My pretty cat tee from Topshop 6. Did some shopping at MAC and American Apparel 7. Lunch in Darlinghurst 8. Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset 
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 Essie nail polish at the grocery store?! 10. Favourite magazine and favourite fruit 11. Lazy dinner 12. Breakfast
13. Limited edition Ladurée box for Bastille Day 14. There's no macaron like a Ladurée macaron 15. The Three Sisters in The Blue Mountains 16. Nachos for brunch 
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 Awesome Andy Warhol inspired Campbell's soup cans 18. Sushi for dinner 19. Beautiful American Apparel purchases 20. Pretty pastel coloured magazines

I've been living in Sydney just over a month now and I'm loving life here on the east coast. Living in a city with Topshop has not been good for my bank account though and now I'm actually starting to worry about how I'm going to survive the next month and a half with no income! Hopefully I'll be getting my government benefit money soon, but in the meantime, I really need to learn self-control when it comes to spending. Who was I kidding when I thought I could go three months without shopping?

Blog

Red Lipstick & Tea Parties is written by the lovely Serena, who is one of the sweetest girls in the blogging community with some amazing eye makeup skills! She has beautiful taste in fashion and beauty products, and I always look forward to her blog posts. I've never been much of a tattoo person (if not, at all), but she has some incredibly artistic pieces. Her blog is relatively new, so please check her out!

Music

Washed Out's new album, Paracosm, leaked online before its release date and I was quick to listen to it because I love my chillwave music and everything he does is just so sublime. Washed Out proved me right and came out with another beautiful album full of whimsical, chilled out tunes. I haven't been able to stop listening to Kasket Club and Painted Palm's EPs either. I think they're both relatively new and unknown as I've only seen them on Bandcamp, but I really hope they come out with full length albums as I'm loving both of their sounds.

Film and television

I still haven't started watching the new Skins or Mad Men yet, but I've been absolutely loving Parks And Recreation. Oh, man, I freaking LOVE this show. I can't decide who's my favourite character because they're all so perfect, but I think I'm leaning towards Ron. I think Donna definitely needs more screen time too. I've still got three more episodes left of season 5, but I haven't watched them yet because I love it so much, I have to savour it! I finished watching the series finale of 90210 and I'm so glad to be done with this show. I have no idea why I even kept watching past the first episode all those years ago, but those trashy teen dramas have a way of sucking me in. I hated everything about the last season - it was so all over the place and just didn't make sense. I won't be wasting my time watching mediocre TV shows any more! I watched a ridiculous amount of films this month as I have so many I need to catch up with. A few favourites included Shutter Island, The Misfits and The Intouchables. I'm about fifteen years late to jump on the bandwagon, but I finally see the appeal in Leonardo DiCaprio now. Shutter Island freaked me out so much, I had to wait until my housemate came home to finish watching it! Marilyn Monroe was incredible as always in The Misfits and you must, must, must watch The Intouchables. I always love a good French film, but this has definitely made it onto my favourite movies of all time list. It was funny, witty, charming and had so much heart. It's the perfect feel-good movie.

Beauty product

This is hard as I've just been using the same things over and over because I obviously didn't bring all my makeup here with me in Sydney. I've been loving my MAC blush in The Perfect Cheek from the Marilyn Monroe Collection and I just hit pan on my Benefit blush in Coralista, which is kind of devastating because I don't want it to run out!

Fashion item

I've been all about skirts, stockings and Vans this winter. My favourite skirts have been my black and white polka dot skirt from Topshop and my leather skirt from Dotti.

Life events

Finally finding Ladurée, countless trips to the city, going into the Sydney Opera House with Tahleah, enjoying lazy days spent in my pyjamas marathoning movies, my roadtrip to The Blue Mountains with Tahleah, finally getting off my lazy ass and going for runs (the Nike Frees feel like clouds on my feet!) and enjoying 40% of skincare at Priceline.

1. Kasket Club - Sunday
2. Washed Out - It All Feels Right
3. Phoenix - Bourgeois
4. Painted Palms - Upper Floors
5. Kasket Club - Moody Melody
6. Washed Out - Don't Give Up
7. Blackbird Blackbird - Happy High (Brothertiger Remix)
8. Mister Lies - I Walk (ft. Jessica Blanchet)