A gap year after college

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A gap year is quite common for someone who has just finished high school and has not started college however it’s  a taboo when it comes to mid college or post college gap years. Once you’re in the game, you’re expected to become a career focused person without much thought given to what you actually want.  In some societies, taking a gap year in the middle of college is considered a blunder, like you’re going to screw up the rest of your life if that gets on your academic records. I grew up in a society like that.

Taking a gap year in the middle of a course was unimaginable even when I felt overwhelmed or needed to rethink some parts of my life.  A part of me wanted to get over with it but a part of me also wanted to slow down. Although I am happy to have finally finished my undergraduate study this April, I think I’ll give the gap year a chance now.

3 products for an everyday eye makeup ft L.A. Girl Fiber Lash Mascara

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My everyday eye makeup looks fairly simple because I'm more of a skin girl. I'll spend ages doing the base and then usually stick to minimum products on my eyes on most days when I'm in a hurry. 

Ocassionally I'll spend a little bit more time doing a proper eyeshadow look but either way, I'll never leave my house without three products - a Kohl liner, a matte liquid eyeliner and mascara.

Bookmarks for Crappy Days #4

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Welcome! I'm back with another edition of 'Bookmarks' for some instant cheer you up, inspirational pages on the web that I definitely turn to when I'm feeling low or when I'm in a grumpy mood. If you're having a crappy day, this one's for you!

MUA Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit + Set & Reflect Finishing Kit Review

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With summer in full swing already and the humidity levels rising, I was on the hunt for a new contour powder and I spotted these cute little kits and had to pick them up. To be honest, I only picked up the contour kit first but I loved it so much that I went back and got the finishing kit too a week later!

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Shelf Life : 12M

Quantity : 20G

It's rare for me to even touch the products before I've taken pictures of them for the blog but in this case I couldn't resist, I've already used the contour and setting powder and lightly used the highlighters just so that I don't mess up the beautiful patterns. I must say I am impressed.

The packaging is probably what drew me to them first. They come in gorgeous gold and silver compacts and I believe they have a strobing kit as well which comes in rose gold but couldn't get my hands on that one. They look really cute on my vanity. Each one comes with two layers with two different powders - one matte and one shimmer.

I must point out that the contour kit packaging is a little defective because the lock on it isn't very tight, it opens up pretty easily with a nudge. I guess I received a defective piece because the finshing kit locks up perfectly and is sturdy. 

They've had the contour kit for a while now but only just added the finishing kit so maybe they've improved the packaging and made it sturdier. It's mostly just mine because I haven't heard of anyone else talking about this issue.

Fashion Inspiration from 3 bingeworthy netflix shows

I'm one of those people who falls in love with a show and its fashion. Of course, what makes a show great is it's story and the characters but I can't deny that I'm attracted to shows with some outfits I can appreciate. Even if I don't go into watching a series with fashion in mind, when I fall in love with a character, I often fall for her style too. 

Maybe it all started with Gossip Girl, then there was Pretty Little Liars and the list has grown far longer than I ever imagined. So let's talk about three Netflix shows I recently binged because they were impossible to stop watching.

I have three favourite shows that I will label as 100% binge-worthy but what's more cool is all of them have really interesting female leads which I've only just noticed. They are based on three very different women but powerful in their own ways I guess.

#1 13 Reasons Why

Does this show need an introduction anymore? I think not! It's everywhere and it has received so much appreciation. All of it is so well deserved because of the way this show struck a chord with so many teenagers and adults alike. 

It's crazy how many people could identify with Hannah after watching it, how many people have felt like her and survived. The show ultimately makes you reconsider how you treat people because everyone's going through something that we don't know about.

Well, our lead girl Hannah is my first subject of some fashion inspo because she does the slightly edgy and not overly girly high school girl look so well. To be honest, her look would work on anyone who's willing to be bold and can carry it off.

I've kept her look fairly inexpensive and perfect for someone on a student budget.
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Floral Dress - Forever 21,  Denim Jacket - Forever 21, Cashmere Beanie - Uniqlo, Boho Rings - Forever 21, Camo Phone Case - LA Hearts,  Olive Green Backpack - Mossimo, Thigh High Socks - Modcloth,   Combat Boots - American Rag Faylln