Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Let's get this blog back on track!

Hello,
It's miserable outside and I am so grateful for the warmth and shelter of my home right now. A lot has gone on in the last month, one major event was my birthday! Hurray! I am now 23! How crazy does that sound. I'm not feeling 23 at all, even thought it's not an 'old' age to be ... if a stranger was to ask me how old I am, I often have to stop and think. To be honest, I feel YOUNG! Does your age really matter? No! I believe you can feel and behave the way that makes you happy. 
There are only limitations when you believe in them. If you knew there is nothing in this world that can be in your way of your dreams, then there is a good chance you'll achieve it. 
Why be restricted by people saying 'the reality is....'? Well I choose to live my life a BELIEVER! 
:-) Hope this cheers you up.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!" - Henry Ford
If you want to achieve high, aim high. You need to back yourself up before anyone else is going to have your back. 

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

This is the local watering hole of Dunedin students - Monkey Bar. Formally a cathedral.
Pic from a few months ago, getting ready for a wedding in Shanghai.
I'm so grateful for my wonderful & lovely friends who came to celebrate my 23rd!
My beautiful classmate

Monday, 13 August 2012

NZDA BALL 2012









Hello,
I had a lovely night on Saturday at the Otago Museum for our annual Dentistry ball.
Pictures say it all :)

- SZ

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Chanel Makeup

Hello,
I recently visited a Chanel stand and was drawn in by the beautiful decorations, packing and layout of the boutique. Chanel embodies elegance, grace & sophistication. Their makeup artists are the most professional and friendly I've ever come across. We've all experienced makeup counter b*tches right? 

It's definitely a luxury brand, all their products are attached to high price tags. 
I walked out content with a concealer and face powder. Having a great face of makeup depends on beautiful skin. Just like building a masterpiece mansion requires perfect foundation. 






I would recommend you get the professionals to match your colours for you (if you plan to buy these online). Also, don't forget duty free shopping! All cosmetics are heavily discounted. 
So far I've been impressed especially with the powder. It's much more long lasting than my MAC setting powder and the packaging really does put a smile on my face. 
The concealer is similar packaging as the infamous YSL touch√© √©clat; but the Chanel version is marketed as a concealer where as the YSL is more of a highlighter. Therefore, the Chanel one has more coverage (which I need!)

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sydney Part 2

Hello,
Here's further updates from Sydney. My life hasn't been so glamourous since I've been back at University so I'm reliving the good times through photographs. :-D 

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

Monday, 9 July 2012

Sydney



Hello,

I've just had the most amazing week in Sydney! It's a beautiful, vibrant city and I am already looking forward to going back sometime soon. The main purpose of my trip was to attend the annual Australia Dental Students Association Convention which was held July 3rd - 8th. We stayed at the stunning Meriton World Tower. More photos to come :)!

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ


Saturday, 30 June 2012

Prep up in Peplum

Hello,

A quick post about peplum tops. I love them. I got myself the black one, they come in a variety of hues, patterns and textures. They are figure friendly and comfortable :) If you're an online shopper definitely have a look on asos.com.

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mobile update

Hello,

 I've managed to squeeze in a haircut & shopping in amongst juggling three phones (I'm working for my parents this week). Here are a few poor quality mobile snaps :). I'm contemplating a new Prada but hesitated on the colour choice. The beige Saffiano Leather Tote is what initially caught my eye, but the elegance of the black draws me in. I have a few days to make my decision.

I've been enjoying reading at the coffee shop on quiet afternoons. I highly recommend The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It's an excellent self-improvement book for those who want to be in control of their life. 


This is after my appointment at the salon, nothing drastic just trimmed off some dead ends. :)



Smiles & Hugs
- SZ