The best and worst thing about me

Hey friends!

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.

Continue Reading

13 phone apps all millennials need

Hey friends!

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.

Continue Reading

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

35-random-acts-of-kindness

Hello friends!

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.

Continue Reading

The week in review

Hey friends!

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.

Continue Reading

What NOT to do as a single girl

Hi friends!

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.

Continue Reading

How to pick yourself up on an “off day”

Hey friends!

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.

Continue Reading

How to start dressing with confidence…

Hey friends!

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.

Continue Reading

Monthly must-reads! (and what birds taught me about life)

Hello friends!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. My USA friends I hope you made the most of your extra loooong weekend. We’ve got a long weekend coming up and I cannot wait. Bring on the brunching, snoozing and probably Pride and Prejudice watching (if it ain’t broke why fix it?)

My brother is always telling me that I need to expand my movie viewing horizons but I feel like everything else is just a disappointment so why bother?

Continue Reading

The week in review

Hey friends!

I am currently writing this before it is even light outside ugh Winter. Don’t you hate when you can sleep in on the weekend but your body has other ideas? Especially when you know you really need the sleep like I do. My day is gonna be jam-packed so I need all the beauty sleep I can get. I promised my friend that I would go running with her which seemed like a great idea at the time but in my current bleary-eyed state it feels a little optimistic.

Continue Reading

May book review: MWF seeking BFF

Hello friends!

Okay seriously though how is it the end of May already? I’m freaking out just a teensy bit. It is nearly the end of our first semester and that means it is nearly the end of the year and the end of my university career. Apparently time flies when you are drowning in assignments and extremely caffeinated. Anyway, it is time for another book review and this month it is a book for those of us who find this whole making-friends-as-an-adult thing a struggle (i.e. literally everyone.)

Continue Reading