Redemption Cupcakes. (i forgot my dad’s birthday)

Remember that time I forgot my dad’s birthday?

Oh right that was two days ago.

So I may have come home from dance on Thursday to my wonderful father making dinner for my mum and I, when my mum said “have you wished your dad happy birthday yet?”

I hadn’t.

Infact, I had completely forgotten! Giftless, cardless, and a horrible daughter, today I set myself on a mission to make it up to him. Okay, that may have overhyped it… just cupcakes guys, no flash mobs or laser light shows.

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Staying Sane and Stress Survival

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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

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,

-Fush

Summer Trends of 2014

Ahhhh the summer time. For most, that means vacations, beach time, and finally getting to take off layers of clothing.

In Singapore, where its 25-30° C on a regular basis during ‘winter’, summer means more humidity, more heat, and more hoes wearing even less clothing. #croppedcroptops

And more sweat.

which you can see in the video.

In all seriousness I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer (or winter, which I’m currently experiencing in New Zealand- my first winter in two years!) and you’re enjoying life in every aspect!

Much love,

-Fush

Birthday Outfits

Hey guys, long time no talk!

My friend’s birthday is coming up, so to celebrate my friends and I went out for a classy pizza dinner and a totally un-fancy sleepover. Here’s what we wore that night:

Sorry I haven’t posted for a bit, I’ve been busy finishing up assessments and putting off assessments and spending time with friends 🙂

I hope you’re all pumped for summer/ enjoying the cold (after two years in Singapore, I would kill for weather below 20°… or even just seasons!)

Much love,

-Fush

MAY FAVS

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,

-Fush

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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yes the smoothie is on my laptop

Throughout the past two months, I’ve discovered a deep love for smoothies (I’ve become that obsessive type of teen). They’re jam-packed with nutrients and are an extremely quick and easy way to tick off a good portion of your daily fruit/veg servings. I find they also satisfy my sweet tooth; in a refreshing and guilt-free way!

I like to start my school day off with a smoothie, since they take me roughly 5mins to make and skull (blending in the Nutribullet literally takes 10 seconds). If I told someone I had only a smoothie for breakfast, however, they’d probably think I’m a typical overly health-conscious teen who runs away from carbs and skips meals.

no.

Eating healthy is all about replacing that McDonalds lunch with food that actually gives you nutrients and stopping that excessive snacking, especially on foods with lots of refined sugars and chemicals- these do nothing for your body! As a result of this you have more energy (since your body is receiving the nutrients it requires for optimum functioning) and you feel a lot happier 😀

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Back to the smoothie, here’s my Berry Breakfast Smoothie recipe that’s gonna leave you feeling energised and not feeling hungry.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups [Frozen] berries of your choice (you can use fresh if you like)
  • 1/2 [frozen] banana 
  • 1/4 cup oats (or more or less. This will give you fibre and make you feel fuller)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or plain, the vanilla taste isn’t necessary. This will give some energy (via protein) + make you feel fuller, if you use the meal replacement kind)
  • Soy/almond milk

Fill up your blender with the fruits. I never use specific measurements, instead I add a handful of frozen cranberries (these little guys add a lot of colour and taste goood), six or seven large frozen strawberries, one or two frozen blackberries/raspberries, as well as whatever other frozen fruits I have in the freezer (e.g. apple slices, plum halves, blueberries). These fruits do not have to be frozen! In fact, you might find it’s cheaper to use fresh fruits (depending on what country/season you’re living in). Freezing your fruits will make your smoothie thicker, so I would suggest using fresh fruits + frozen banana so you have a smoothie-like consistency instead of a juice. I like my smoothie super thick, so I use mostly frozen fruits, depending on what’s in the fridge.

Moving on. Dump in your protein powder and your oats. Feel free to use more oats for a more wholesome drink! If you’re using mostly frozen fruits, the oats won’t really affect the texture of your smoothie since it’s already thick, but make sure it’s well blended 🙂

Fill up the blender with the milk of your choice. I add enough to reach the “max” line on my Nutribullet, which usually lies a cm or two above the fruit + powder/oat combo. Of course, if you add a lot of milk in comparison to the fruits, your smoothie will turn out more runny. Try to avoid using too much milk when using mostly fresh fruit as the result will be runny and more like a juice.

Blend away and enjoy!

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I know that was a lot of text, but the recipe really is simple- just dump everything in and blend it.
Once you’ve made a few smoothies, you’ll get the hang of how much/little you like to add of everything.

Happy healthy eating (/drinking)! [+ more recipes are to come]

-Fush

GRWM: Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day was the other day.

Here’s how I got ready.

I spent my Sunday with mum and dad; we went to church then popped over to Jamie’s Italian for an amazingly delicious lunch.

I hope you had a good weekend spent with family/friends/quality alone time and if you’d like to see more GWRMs/OOTDs, let me know!

Much love,

-Fush

April Favourites!

I’ve never been the type of person to “obsess over things”. When I was younger, I never understood why girls dove so deep into fads or how they could become so invested in such simple things.

turns out i’ve become that person.

Inspiration grunge/indie images from
Free People & Spell Designs (00:47)
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Good “detox water” recipes here & here
(blogilates is amazing for other healthy recipes aswell!)
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Sky Ferreira
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Spotify Playlist:

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Pentatonix Official Channel & Vlog Channel
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SUP3RFRUIT

For more updates on what I love when I start loving it, make sure to check back on this space and follow me on Instagram & Twitter (links ➫)

Much love,
-Fush

SPRING NAILS

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This spring we’ve been seeing the traditional florals in cooler, resort-style shades as well as black and white colour-blocking and geometric prints. Sooo, I came up with a fairly simple nail design inspired by this spring’s trends.

 

If you don’t have a striper brush or dotting tool, watch the linked cutepolish videos for a full DIY tutorial!

Much love & happy painting ☻

– Fush ☀