Wednesday, 27 August 2014

On Life After University and The Pursuit of Fanciness

Afternoon tea by the seaside.

Going into my second year of university this September has left me wondering about what I'll do once I trot off with my degree. If I'm honest, I love what I do now: writing columns, working for itcher - it's pretty much the perfect set up. But I know that if I'm going to be living in a swish studio apartment and be someone who has 'coffee table' books, then I know 9-5 is the most likely option.
As long I'm being creative in my job I won't really mind what I do. I don't like the thought of doing something so boring it just starts killing off my brain cells one by one, and I really don't want a job where I'm not constantly bettering myself on a day to day basis.
When I think of post-graduate Kerry I think of a few things: I think of afternoon tea, I think of spa breaks, gym classes, writing, excitement about work, a walk in wardrobe and my first pair of Louboutins.
I have a craving for that kind of lifestyle - the lifestyle where you pack up and head to Florence for a long weekend, the one where you pop to the Chanel counter after work and treat yourself to a new lipstick. It sounds superficial I know, but all these things are just the backdrop of what I hope to be a very happy working life.

Have any of you guys figured out what you want to do after your studies?

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Things Beauty Bloggers Say

The beauty blogging community is an awesome one. Providing endless excuses to go make up shopping, it gives us girls the go ahead to splurge on all the things we've been lusting after.

I couldn't help but notice, however, that there are a few phrases that beauty bloggers (myself included) seem to churn out on a regular basis. And, knowing it'll all be taken into good spirit, I decided to jot them down for muchos entertainment.

'So today I'm going to do a haul for you'

'So the first place I went'

'First up we have...'

'I'm really looking forward to giving this a go'

'I've wanted this for so long so I finally picked it up'

'I saw _____ talking about this'

'It's perfect for everyday'

'I didn't really need another one'

'It's such a gorgeous colour'

'I've heard a lot about this'

'So if you're looking for _____ you should definitely give this a go'

'Which I thought was a bargain'

'I've been really enjoying using that'

'It smells like *sniffs product repeatedly*....'

'They'll be perfect for travelling'

'I haven't tried this yet'

'I hope you enjoyed watching'

Sound familiar? Tweet this post to someone guilty!
Don't forget to tag me @keralinaa so I can see, mwhahaha.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Lunch Hour: Ham, Avocado and Seed Salad

I am all over avocado at the moment. Or rather, avocado is all over my fridge. Perfect with salads, just chuck some leaves, croutons and ham along with your avocado chunks and you're done. Sprinkle with seeds if you've got some lying around. Why not throw it together the night before work or uni, pop it in a lunch box and take it with you the following day?
The great thing about this salad is that it's super filling: you've got protein from the ham, vitamins from the salad, fats (the good kind) from avocado and carbs from the croutons.
Leave me a comment letting me know what you chuck into your salads - I'm up for trying some new lunches!
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