Staying Sane and Stress Survival


We all go through stressful times in our lives. Usually, exams are a blast for me (‘study’ periods, time off school, waking up late and having to focus for only a few hours :’) ), however this time around, that hasn’t been the case. I can’t quite describe why, but I’ve been swaying back and forth across the border between “life is great” and “what’s the point in anything” for a while now. I guess it’s mix of everything, newly frequent dance classes, real exams that mean [very little but still] something, a quest to constantly be constructive and productive, and a very foggy, hormonal, not-yet-developed teenage brain.
I wouldn’t describe this situation as feeling like chaos, or a cliché whirlwind. Instead, it feels more like a wasteland. Like piles of faded-brown scraps and debris littered across a desert, as far as the eye can see; and your job is to pick up each piece of rusted metal, every last sundried magazine clipping. It feels like life is one big task that seems so impossible, filled with thousands and thousands of little things we must do… Yeah, the teenage heart ain’t fond of responsibility.

Despite it all (oh, this difficult first world teenage life we live), we push through; and here are somethings that have been keeping sane/happy/alive: Continue reading


half moon in manual

 To defend my lack of studying, I’ve been coming up with some jewellery designs over the weekend to make me feel more ‘productive’. Though I didn’t come up with an abundance of designs, it gave me an awesome opportunity to continue practicing  shooting in manual mode on my camera.

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How to be a Zombie.

Step 1: Survive the global apocalypse of the planet Earth

Step 2: Find a zombie (that shouldn’t be difficult)

Step 3: Get bitten by said zombie

Note: if living in the pre-apocalyptic era, simply follow this tutorial for similar results- minus the living-dead part.

Happy Halloween!



2 Ingredient Milo Icing

Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.

the future is now.


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Outfits of the Month- June

Throughout June my life was jam packed with schoolwork, but at the same time each week presented me with an opportunity to celebrate and spend quality time with friends.

4 weeks. 4 parties. 3 outfits + this one.

Let me know if you guys would like to see more fashion related videos or more of anything else!

Much love,


“Glacier Point”

Not only can Kinsey perfectly capture moments with people, but she sure as hell has a knack for landscapes.

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How she creates such ‘flat’ looking black and white shots while still maintaining a high contrast is beyond me.

Check out the rest of her shots here.
(+ she also makes awesome DIYs!)

[All shots stolen from Sincerely, Kinsey.]



you know the drill.

I hope you’ve all been well and had a fantastic May! Mine was filled with growth and journey and I can’t wait to see what June will bring (though I’m simultaneously very sad that we’re pretty much half way into the year and my childhood is continuously coming to an end).

Hope you’re all pumped for the holidays!

Much love,


Dream Catcher Nails

In the end I took off the microbeads placed just above the feathers, having just one in the centre of the ‘web’ looks nicer in my opinion. (:

Have fun with this tutorial! Use whatever colours you want when ombre-ing, if using darker colours, skip the ‘fading’ [with white polish] step and instead paint your dream catcher with white polish.

If you think it would be a bit challenging to paint the dream catcher, or if you want a more dainty and delicate result, use acryllic paint instead of nail polish.

Much love,


Merry Christmas! (So Here’s Two Nail Tutorials & An Unrelated Haul)

Merry Christmas everybody!

I hope you have all enjoyed this past year as I have, and enjoyed the fact the we didn’t die.

To celebrate, here’s a little Christmas nail tutorial:

Oh look! Another one!

And Gabi and I went to Bugis the other day, so check out the haulin’ and make sure you subscribe while you’re over at her channel! 🙂

Lots of love and wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

-Rochelleo x

Movember Moustache Nails

Aloha guys,

So this nail tutorial has been on my list of things to do for like… ever.

Not really, but a few months ago I came up with this design for my friend’s party and have been meaning to film a tutorial but havent gotten around to doing it

Much love,