Thursday, 28 November 2013

Reasons Why I Hate University

I Hate University.

55 Days.
1320 Hours.
79200 Minutes.

Of me busting my ass.
Meeting deadline after deadline.
Fuelling off hours of sleep and endless cups of coffee.

Let me explain:
When I was three I started playing the violin, and that was my thing.
I played for 15 years, I didn't know anything else and it was just assumed that I would pursue music.
Then you come to the time crunch in your life where your bombarded with the daunting questions:

"What are you going to do next year?" 
"Where are you going to university?"
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Growing up are we preparing for this moment? Because, holy shit. I have no idea.
Turning 18, all of a sudden the world is now on your shoulders.
These questions must be answered or you'll be left behind.

Music was my thing.
I was able to read the notes, but not give them the meaning that was intended.
I got comfortable.
Having something for so long, you know no better and you're blinded to other opportunities.

Back to square one.
I had no idea, and I was running out of time.
I felt like I was last place, whilst everybody else ahead knew where they were going.
After cancelling the possibility of music, I leaned towards drama.
Drama changed to Fashion Communications and then somehow led me here today.
Today I am BFA taking business prerequisites.

Ideally, I wanted to take a year off after high school. Make some money and figure out what the hell I was going to do. Growing up, university was never a question. The only question was where/what you were going to study. I didn't want to waste a year of my life busting my ass in studies that made me miserable. Taking a year off was my chance to find an idea what I wanted. I wanted something to go forward. Looking at it now I have no idea what I want to be down the road.
No idea- Which scares the shit out me.

Nobody likes university.
You just become immuned to the system.
Going to university, you are promised a job that will lead you to a career.
But, it's getting harder and harder for anybody, degree or not, to get a job.
Education is key for change, but is university the key for education?
How can a number define you as a person, learner? Is your red the same as mine? One can grow up their whole life thinking they are in the wrong, yet they were in the right the whole time. We are seven billion different thinkers and have our way of thinking, and yet a number can mold thinkers otherwise.
I will not be defined for a number.
What I got on the final.
How much is in my bank account.
How much my overly expense car is.
How much the clothes on my back cost.
This does define you as a thinker, as a person.

I rather be frolicking in the grass with a Free People dress and flower crown headband flowing in the wind, but yet hear I am- sleep deprived and running off coffee.
Is me going to university promise me a career or  a job?

Your thoughts?


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has been a hot topic for the past few weeks- even more so.
He made a visit to Brazil and has talk going- even more so.

Here's the rundown:
    -He went to a brothel.
    -Chose two girls from the brothel, to do god knows what.
    -One of the prostitutes apparently filmed/posted him sleeping.
    -And he did some graffiti, for kicks and artistic reasons- or whatever.

People can react to this story in one or more of the following ways:
   1. Not give a shit.
   2. Cry and start something disgusting (i.e. #cutforbieber)
   3. Express feelings through cryptical posts with Kelvin filter- for artistic reasons- or whatever.
   4. Bieber who?

I don't care about Justin's everyday life- the fact that he goes to a brothel or likes to take an above average amount of selfies does not concern me (okay the selfie thing, it's troubling).
But the fact that Christmas drinks are out, the semester is ending, and Coach is back on New Girl takes more of my attention.
But after watching this story unravel and people going ape shit, got my attention.

Put things on perspective here.
Justin Bieber is 19 years old (or young, if you're annoying and like to quote Perks of Being a Wallflower.) Jesus, that's a year older than me- he is a kid. He is going to fuck up, all the time.
Despite that, he is under the eye of millions depicting every single move.
He has 46,659,031 twitter followers, who knows how many are fake trolls or 12 year old girls- but what's the difference (this is a joke, I wanted to be ironic)?
If millions of people are constantly telling you that you are perfect all of these fuck ups are brushed off and you can no longer do wrong. Wait- am I defending Justin Bieber?
But when he was just starting his fame back in 2009 he came to Edmonton for a meet up and concert. For reasons I cannot remember, I went to these events and he was just a regular person who didn't have Jesus tattooed on his leg. He was a kid living his dream and had the opportunity to do what he loves the most: Jesu- music.

Now fast forward four years.
He's banging chicks and suffers from multiple selfie disorder.
I don't blame the kid, yes- he is a ignorant twat and needs to punched sometimes. But if you were given the notion that you were invisible and given mass power over millions of people, what are you expecting. We can't all be Simon Cowell cookie cutout One Direction.
Justin is more well known for the crazy shit, the fact that he supposedly a musician is forgotten. The music industry today is focused on the looks, boob size, and the sob story- music comes last. I by no means like Justin- again I could care less, but the fact that if the kid wants to go and party, it's sad that he can't party without having someone filming him. And what's more sad, is that's the highlight. That's what people are focused on and that's what they leave with. When more important things in the world are happening, like Rob Ford.

Yes, Justin is a twat.
Also, human.

Despite the selfies.

Don't worship the kid.
Don't loathe the kid.
Just be decent.

Your thoughts?


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

OCTOBER: Beauty Favourites

1. NEUTROGENA: Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF: 110
2. ESSIE NAIL POLISH: Stylenomics
BORJOIS: Health Mix Serum, Gel Foundation (52: Vanilla)
4. JOE FRESH: Matte Lipstick (Ruby)
5. RIMMEL LONDON: Kate Moss Matte Lipstick (107)
6. BENFIT: POREfessional
7. MARC JACOBS: Daisy Rollerball
8. NARS: Matte Lip Pencil (Train Bleu)
BENEFIT: The POREfessional
LUSH: H'Suan Wen Hua - Hair Mask
ILLUME: Luxury Soy Candle (Mulled Wine)

NARS: Matte Lip Pencil (Train Bleu)

ESSIE: Nail Polish (Stylenomics)
VOLUSPA: Bella Sucre
ST. IVES: Timeless Skin- Hydratant Facial
SOAP & GLORY: Body Butter: Mist You Madly (Bergamot, Freesia, Vanilla)
OCTOBER (ɒkˈtoʊ bər) has now passed.
31 days have passed.
And through those 31 days I have loved and now what to share things that make me happy, beauty wise.

1. BENEFIT: POREfessional:
This product has been my holy grail this past month, it works wonders. The purpose of it is to minimize your pores, when in reality it takes away the pores and black spots- amazing, amazing.
This has grown to be my obsession, but it is on the pricy side for such a small tube ($48)- but so far it has lasted me about two and a half months, and for the results I am happy to spend a bit more.
Sidenote: it smells like baby powder, and I love it.
AVAILABLE: Sephora, local drugstores

2. NARS: Matte Lip Pencil (Train Bleu):
Nars has the best (matte) lipsticks, in my opinion. The lip pencil have a texture is very light making it feel like you're not even wearing the lipstick and has great pigmentation. And on average they have lasted me for a year and a half. Again a bit pricy ($30) but oh my god- the colour got me good. It is a beautiful dark purple and makes me feel complete. AVAILABLE: Sephora, local drugstores, or Nars Beauty Stands.

ILLUME: Luxury Soy Candle (Mulled Wine): Oh my lord. Smells like everything you want in a candle, Fall and everything else that comes with it. It's a cross mix of apples and spices, and creates a cozy and snug feeling. And the soy candles got me curious, apparently they last longer and use natural oils- keep you posted on it's life power.
VOLUSPA: Bella Sucre: A coconut scented candle that make you think you're somewhere warm and tropical. When it's 40 below in a couple of weeks, I will need this.
AVAILABLE: Chapters, Anthropology (cheaper at Chapters)

4. SOAP & GLORY: Body Butter: Mist You Madly (Bergamot, Freesia, Vanilla):
This is my first Soap and Glory product that I used and I was inspired by Zoella to pick one up, and I'm hooked. The body butter is heavy, but not greasy, and it able to moisturize fast and does not leave you feeling sticky. The scents are also very unique throughout the collection, not your typical sweet vanilla scents. Mist You Madly is one of their signature scents, it is mix of citrus and vanilla- able to use all year round, day or night.
AVAILABLE: Shoppers Drug Mart

5. ST. IVES: Timeless Skin- Hydratant Facial:
St. Ives has great body scrubs and lotions, and decided to pick this up one day and to my it is so refreshing after a long day. I have very sensitive skin and with this facial it takes away the redness and blemishes whilst leaving the skin feeling awake. Also with St. Ives all their products have great prices, this only cost me $3!
AVAILABLE: Drug/Supermarkets

6. LUSH: H'Suan Wen Hua - Hair Mask:
I have dry and damaged hair, and this was able to leave my hair so soft and alive. It's a very strange smell, not the most appealing scent, but manageable- t contains eggs (nutrients, protein), balsamic vinegar (sleekness, shine) and bay leaves (rejuvenates the scalp). It's recommended to leave in for 10-15 minutes, but the lady at lush told me she puts it in for 2 hours whilst watching a movie- but whatever works for you. I have long and thick hair and this lasted me about 4 washes, but if used liberally up to 5-6 washes.

7. NEUTROGENA: Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF: 110:
Fact: I am allergic to the sun. Going out without sunscreen I get itchy which results in rashes and hives. My face breaks out and become a mess, so sunscreen is always a must. But in general, protecting your skin is very important and should be maintained regularly. I've used bottles of sunscreen, but this is by far my favourite. My dermatologist recommend this and it has a formula that is light and is sheer, making it feel like you're not wearing it. SPF is 110, but they have different arranges of spf in this collection. They're small and fit perfectly in bags, and with this my skin is protected and save from the sun.
AVAILABLE: Drug/Superstores

That's it- that's October in a nutshell!
What did October look for you? Anything you recommend, if so- leave a comment!
I will see you all soon, until then- stay beautiful!