Saturday, 30 August 2014

micellar cleansing water


My hand is well and truly flung up for the *who can't, and probably never will be able to, afford the Bioderma Crealine 'Micellaire' Water?*. If you can't either, Garnier's got yo' back.

Kind of.

I don't actually know how good of a dupe this product is, since I've never had the loose change (or you know; hefty hedge fund) required to step foot into a french pharmacy, or buy the thing with $$$ extra taxes and whatnot here in the isolated/lonely/semi-forgotten land that appears to be Australia, at least where beauty and skincare brands are concerned.

So I eyed this bottle and its 50 sisters/clones on the shelf shelf suspiciously, dubiously pondering "as if you phony." But then I realized how very not rich as I was (am) and decided what the heck, if this glorified water turns out effective IT WILL WORTH THE $12.

And it was.

Though it might be important to note that up until this point, I'd been stubbornly scraping off the BB cream + eyeliner off my face with baby wipes following the logic of 'if it's good enough for an infant butt, it should be good enough for my face'. I really don't know what kind of education I'm really getting, but that train of thought it sketchy and best, and this micellar water thing is definitely an improvement on that. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

getting cultured







 


Su Ning doing her lazy/moody all black erry-thang



Our little state gallery is quite an impressive, grand affair isn't it? There's something about big 'ol marble columns that really floats my boat, and it's a shame I don't visit more often!

I did today, and it was quite bloody fantastic. 

NSW's state collection is probably rather small in the scheme of things, but it's rather cosy and endearingly curated. Glossy oil-on-canvas Australian and European 16th, 19th and 20th century works were dominant pieces and with things like paintings, there's a real difference in effect seeing them in person. 

I'm a bit of a history geek, and it's fascinating (at least for me) to see paintings of Sydney way back when; before the CBD, before the industrial revolution, before all the towering office blocks and shopping extravaganzas. 

It's always important to know or at least be aware of the past, and I went away today just that bit more informed and/or 'cultured'. ^^






Me being me though, quickly became more than a little peckish and didn't quite make it to the more comtemporary side of the place, before having to rush off for food before fainting away from hunger. 


(not pictured: 2 foot-long subway sandwiches rapidly gobbled up in haste) 

And then, since we oh-so-conveniently happened to be in town anyway, why not try that nitrogen ice-cream place that's all hip and trendy right now. The concept is that basically, instead of using ice, or refrigerators or whatnot, the gelato is made on the spot with liquid nitrogen!

I had M&Ms cheesecake, and I have to say, there's nothing extraordinarily amazing about this particular 'type' of frozen diary dessert. But it WAS icecream and it was quite delicious, and was consumer quickly and gleefully. 

bit gimmicky but how novel!


Monday, 12 May 2014

summertime fruit


As much as I do love the wintertime so very much, there is one thing I always miss, which is of the the juicy berries, mangos and figs that only make their appearance for an unfortunately short amount of time in the summer. I was reminded of just how much I'm craving the sweet, juicy suckers just then as I was scrolling through my memory disk backlog.

If it's warm and sunny where you live, please do eat an extra one for yours truly! Now I've got to get back to hunting for a not-too-decrepit Antiquity 1 textbook on gumtree.

x Joyce 

Friday, 4 April 2014

sweaty limbs and happy hearts


travellers from all the way on the other side of the world ! 

look at that right maniacal loon


"wave and look popular or something !!" - Su Ning





Sometimes you just gotta take full advantage of those 'sunday funday' tickets and go on a mad little traipse round town. Cityrail has an annoying little habit of letting you down every so often, but that's partially redeemed by kindly allowing you to madly abuse all forms of transportation for a whole day for a measly $2.50, so it all evens out. Drag along a semi-willing friend and you have yourself a beaut of a day. 

Ferry-rides, potato stacks and gelato optional. 

x Joyce 


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Eat, waste time, study, sleep, repeat




Title says it all really. All my life consists of right now is taking about two-three naps every day, wasting time on irrelevant wikipedia articles, studying a teeny-tiny amount, eating to reward self for aforementioned tiny about of productive-ness and then napping. I still have little to no idea of how to write essays. Help. 

p.s.

how glorious is the cross section of that burger? praise the deities.