Monthly must-reads (and finding joy when life is hard)

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Guess who is riding that blissful post-exam high right now? Yeah it’s me. I am pleased as punch let me tell ya. I never knew stress before until this semester. It’s funny because I’m the leader of a high school girls small group and I love them to bits but the other day they were complaining about their assignments and stress and it took everything within me to stop myself breaking their sweet, naive little hearts. Honey, you have no clue what stress is. Wait until you are buried five feet under a pile of textbooks, study notes and flashcards. Then we can talk. Because hell hath no fury (or stress) like a menstruating woman in finals week.

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The week in review

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I don’t know about you but I’m in desperate need of a holiday. Like a full-on escape and lie on the beach for two weeks with no responsibilities kinda thing. Unluckily for me it is very much winter here and if I were to trek to the beach I would need a raincoat and rubber boots  rather than sunblock and a cute swimsuit. However, in T minus 4 days I will in fact be on holiday! Praise the Lord. I cannot wait. I’m already planning out exactly how much nothingness I want to do on my first day off. It is gonna be glorious. 

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Beauty hacks for busy and lazy girls

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So remember the other day we were talking about how to start dressing with confidence and I was telling you about how much of a girly girl I am? Well yeah that’s true and all, but when it comes to beauty I’m pretty hopeless. If someone could please teach me how to use liquid eyeliner without hurting myself or what all those little brushes are for that would be great. When it comes to getting ready I am very lazy and so for all my fellow lazy girls I thought today would be a great day to share some super simple beauty hacks with a little help from a friend.

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The best and worst thing about me

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What a title right? If you are expecting this might be a heavy, deep post then you are correct. Those are my favourite kind of posts. The ones that make me squirm to write. The ones that make my heart race and give me sweaty palms when I hit ‘publish.’ Because these are the posts that always hit home. There is no BS here. We aren’t gonna beat around the bush. I gonna be completely honest with you about the one thing that makes and breaks me. The very best and very worst thing about myself. And yes I totally just wrote this nice, fluffy intro to put off getting into the meaty stuff just a little bit longer.

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13 phone apps all millennials need

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I’m riding a post-exam high right now that even the struggle of shopping for a new pair of jeans couldn’t bring me down from. It’s funny how after an exam you suddenly realize that you’ve practically been holding your breath for an entire week. That’s me right now. Phew. So now I’m back as part of normal society I wanted to talk to you a little about technology. I am absolutely hopeless with technology. Probably a little better than your Grandma but much much worse than any of the five year olds these days. But one thing I have worked out is phone apps.

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35 random acts of kindness (to make the world a better place)

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You know what doesn’t get celebrated enough? Being nice. It’s such a simple thing but boy does it make a huge difference. Especially on those days where everything is going wrong because your alarm didn’t go off and you ran out of hot water and you slept funny so your hair is sticking up on one side and completely flattened on the other. Those are the days when the kindness of a stranger can almost bring a tear to your eye. When it feels like the world is such a horribly cruel place it’s nice to know that there are people out there who wanna be a friend.

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The week in review

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Ugh I’m feeling a little worse for wear today. I will talk more about the reason why later on but basically I had very little sleep last night and I am feeling it today. You don’t realize how important sleep is until you are walking around like a dangerously caffeinated zombie on the verge of chomping someone’s head off. Some people are really good at surviving on minimal sleep, but I am not one of them (how else would I stay so young and vibrant 😉 ) So if you need me I’ll be napping.

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What NOT to do as a single girl

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A little while ago I wrote a post- should girls pursue guys? And you guys were big fans. Apparently there aren’t a whole lotta people out there speaking up for single girls and giving reasonable advice. I think that needs to change! Growing up I’ve found the whole relationships, dating and singleness thing very confusing. Probably because there are a heck of a lot of useless noisy voices giving advice (I’m looking at you Cosmo.) But now I’ve got a voice and a platform, I thought I’d share a few pearls of wisdom I have learnt over my single years. So this way you can learn from my mistakes and not make as much of a fool of yourself as I have.

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How to pick yourself up on an “off day”

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Long time no see right? Did you notice that I sorta disappeared over the weekend? I’m gonna flatter myself and pretend you did. I got sucked into this vortex of socializing, studying and sickness. I am pleased to report that I finally feel like a normal human being again. But my return to full health means I am now behind on pretty much every area of my life and low key freaking out. Today we are talking about how to pick yourself up on an off day because I sure as heck am gonna need these tips to get me through the next couple of weeks.

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How to start dressing with confidence…

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I’m wondering, how into fashion are you? I never intended to make AS & SF a fashion blog because I don’t consider myself a fashion guru and yet here I am writing a post about clothes. I’ve always been obsessed with style and fashion. When I was younger I used to cut out the celebrity red carpet dresses from magazines and paste them into a big scrapbook. And to this day I’m one of those people who watches the E! red carpet replays just to see all the stunning dresses and fancy suits (less so with the suits because let’s be honest there is nothing special about them.) But fear not friend, if that’s not your jam because this post isn’t just about the clothes we wear…it’s about how we wear them. We are talking all about how to start dressing with confidence.

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