how to get through finals week sane

For me, finals week is next week, and I'm definitely dreading it. I've been trying to study (mostly unsuccessfully), but hopefully I'll turn a new leaf in time to make it through my classes.

Here are some tips I've found helpful for concentrating, relaxing, and making it through finals (and dead week!)

my first time modeling + how to get started with your own clothing company

For a few years now, I've been into photography, and by association, a little bit of modeling as well. Modeling has always been an add-on, and it's something I'm not as good at, but happy to do.


Recently, it just so happened that someone I was shooting with started designing her own clothes! Referred to as S in this post, she asked me to model for her, here are some photos from our shoot as well as what I learned, after the jump.

what to wear for a fancy events (no heels or dresses!)

I admire anyone who can wear heels comfortably for longer than 3 hours. Personally, I can't, and haven't yet mastered how to walk on anything other than concrete. Don't even get me started on cobblestone.
Other days you just don't feel very dress-like - they definitely have more potential for wardrobe malfunctions.

If you have a fancy event coming up, and don't want to wear heels or a dress, keep reading for three outfits made for you!

where to get cute, cheap stickers + redbubble review

(Note: Some of this post has to do with feminism. I recognize that not all people identify with this idea, and that is fine. However, I request that you keep any negative comments about feminism to yourself. Thank you for respecting my views.) 

Recently, I was scrolling on Tumblr when I saw these super cute stickers promoting feminism, and I just had to get them! After Googling around, I decided to buy them from RedBubble. After the jump, read about my experience, and what I did with my stickers.

paris photo journal

I've been in love with Europe for a while, and I was so excited when I finally got a chance to go last summer! Since I'm hoping to go back in a few years, I was looking through my pictures, and wanted to share them with you guys, as well as give some advice on where to take photos in Paris. Next time, I'll be covering London as well.

part 3: the end result of white/silver hair

Note: This is Part 3 in a series. Here's Part 1 and Part 2. 


My (nearly) completed result! As you can see in the photo, there's still a bit of a yellow tinge. I haven't been able to tone it yet, as all the damage from four bleachings has finally showed up, and turned my hair into a gummy mess when wet. It feels elastic and gets easily tangled, so I've been giving it a break. I have to say, it came out better than I expected!

In this last post, I'll be covering what it's like to have platinum hair, how to work with your new hair, and upkeep/transitioning back.