the week latte newsletter #6

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Brain dump…

The foundation I am wearing above needs to be shared… it is the Loreal True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum. I have only a little bit on here, but it is perfect for applying with fingers for very buildable coverage and a beautiful satin finish. Such a winner. Buy it on sale though 😉

Last week, I went to see a talk by The Resilience Project. It was my first time really getting to know the brand/initiative/movement (whatever you call it haha!) and I was so impressed. My key takeaways were the tips to finding happiness; gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.

I really encourage you to have a look into TRP yourself and see what you can get out of it. They have books and a podcast so lots of content to enjoy.

I am training to become a Body Pump instructor and I think I will draw upon a lot of mindfulness tips in my teaching.

Content I enjoyed…

People pleasing and capitalism go hand in hand, I find. I’m currently trying to mend my relationship with both. And so, it was comforting to read this; death to people pleasing.

A yummy chocolate cake recipe!

I watched Fabulous Hannah’s newest vlog (after not watching her for a while, no reason just Tik Tok took over hahah) and it was so comforting and cosy.

Something I’d recommend…

In the spirit of TRP I chatted about above, I’m sharing one of the tips for incorporating gratitude into your life. At the end of each day, write down three things that went well for you. Not three things your grateful for, not three amazing things… The idea of this exercise is to train your brain to see the positives. Even if you didn’t have a great day. And this way you are likely to find different things every day and it won’t be receptive and boring like listing three things you’re grateful or could be.

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THE WEEK LATTE NEWSLETTER #5

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Brain dump…

I finally got to see Hamilton in Melbourne on Sunday. I had originally booked tickets in 2020 to see it in Sydney in 2021. It got rescheduled twice, and then it left Sydney lol. So instead we saw it at home in Melbs. (But we still have a trip to Sydney in the works because our hotel wouldn’t let us cancel :/)

I think I had really high expectations… because I was slightly underwhoemed. That is not to say it wasn’t magic, because it was. But it wasn’t Lin Manuel, you know.

It was lovely to get out and about to enjoy our city. still such a novelty post lockdown.

Also enjoyed these delish bagels from Bricklane Bagels.

Also…. check this out!

The Quick Flick launched this new brow product last week, and I am SO KEEN to get my hands on it.

Content I enjoyed…

I’ve not actually read these yet, but the titles sound good lol! I’ll hopefully get a chance to read them later in the week 🙂

TikTokers Are Treating Their Full-Time Job As A Side Hustle To Live Their Best Lives & I Want In

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” Is Total Chaos

I Overstressed My Body Until It Shut Me Down

Something I’d recommend…

2 things: Firstly… go to bed early! I already do this quite often, like you won’t catch me up past 10pm on a school night 😉 However Sunday night I was just so pooped (despite the extra hour of sleep thanks to daylight savings ending *sad face*), so I was in bed with the lights out at 8:15pm. It was amazing! Usually I have such FOMO (for, as proven time and time again, no reason) and stay on my phone for far too long in the evenings. But there was such a ‘aha’ moment in reclaiming my evening and having a healthy wind down. This makes me realise I’m so addicted to my phone… ekk!

Secondly, I have immediately added these eyeshadows to my wish list… stunning!!

Take care, friends xx

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The Week Latte Newsletter #4

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I posted my Afterpay Day sales hauls on Insta if you’re curious to see what i picked up x

Brain dump…

Season 2 of Bridgerton came out over the weekend and I am so excited to watch it, but I’m saving it for when I have some more free time over Easter. Instead, I watched ‘Why Are You Like This’ on Netflix. Described on Google as ‘three best friends navigate life in their early 20s — including work, fun, identity politics, hookups, and wild nights — and leave a path of destruction in their wake.’ It sounded promising, and it’s based in Melbourne which I always tend to enjoy. However, the characters were not very likeable, and it ended randomly after 6 episodes. It tried so hard but wasn’t quite right for me. Put it on in the background if you need, but I don’t think you’re missing anything if you don’t watch it.

Content I enjoyed…

How dreamy is this Sydney home that belongs to Reliquia founder, Ana Piteira!

I am loving using Pinterest to get some Autumnal makeup inspiration… not that I am wearing much makeup these days lol. I actually went back to read this post of mine from April 2021 (which I reference life at the time to be ‘post pandemic’ lololololol) and got lots of great reminders for transitioning makeup to the cooler months, including this:

How To Transition Your Summer Makeup To Fall, According To A Celebrity Makeup Artist.

Lip, Brown, Hairstyle, Chin, Forehead, Eyebrow, Earrings, Eyelash, Eye shadow, Style,

Something I’d recommend…

I touched on this above, but as the weather starts to cool down as Australia heads into Autumn, I have really noticed a difference in my skin. Even though I have a hydrating skincare routine, my PM routine felt like it was missing something. I’ve been alternating my final step between the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask and The Jojoba Co oil for a final burst of hydration and nourishment for my skin. It has really made a difference! But honestly, doing soccer training outside has really exposed my skin to the elements so I’m considering adding a HA serum in the morning too.

So, consider this your gentle reminder to reassess your skincare as the weather changes!

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THE WEEK LATTE NEWSLETTER #3

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Brain dump…

We are a bit light on, content wise this week so I’m just going to leave this here 😉

TL;DR is that I got my haircut and I love it! However, going to the hairdressers is always a stressful experience for me lol.

Content I enjoyed…

I remember feeling AWFUL when I tried on jeans for the first time post-lockdown… I don’t wish I could read this advice – on weight gain insecurity – back then because I know it would not have resonated with me in the thick of it. But now, I see that self-compassion goes a LONG way, and in many different aspects not just weight.

This series where Ashlee looks through her sister’s makeup bag has me cackling!

Something I’d recommend…

This week I really connected with my inner child and it’s so interesting when you stumble across those moments. I watched Zoe Sugg on Youtube – wild to me that she is a mum now! I loved her for makeup content in 2012 and still do. And I got a Boost juice lol. Going to Boost was such a ‘cool’ thing to do in high school, and I haven’t had one for agesssss.

What is an activity from your childhood you could do this week?

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The Week Latte Newsletter #2

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Hello friends! I am so happy to be back with this new and improved newsletter format. I actually resurfaced on Insta this week… wild! Still working out how I want to move forward in that space.

Brain dump…

I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of necklaces to wear everyday, and never take off. I bought this one from Finer Rings to hopefully kick start this new habit. I have my eye on this one from Lil Jewellery that I am hoping will match nicely.

I feel so strongly about this… we have *evolved* beyond the need for a top sheet!!

Content I enjoyed…

I love hearing about the BTS of business, particularly the business of influencing, so this poddy episode was fabulous. I remember watching Sophie’s vlogs when she still worked at the ice cream shop omg!

Adding this book to my TBR pile immediately… It was a great read about ‘How Owning Your Power Can Help Build a Better System From the Inside Out.’

I am obsessed with this reel… I am adding everything to my wish list immediately.

Something I’d recommend…

This is a lesson I am finding really hard to learn in life… but how beautifully said is this:

On a less poetic note, Afterpay Day starts on Wednesday meaning your fave brand will probably have a sale going on, so just a heads up to get your wish lists ready 😉 I’m keen for Sephora and Glassons!!

Take care, friends xx

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The Week Latte Newsletter #1

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I went to type the title for this post ‘Summer Newsletter’ however had to backspace it all because- how the heck we got here I don’t know- it is AUTUMN! And so, we have a new name for this weekly post… it’s the Week Latte once more (with a twist!) I think this is the third or fourth iteration of the Week Latte. It started weekly, then went to monthly and I’m sure another change was somewhere in there too… and then disappeared all together. But we are here now and that’s what matters right… hahah. I wish I had given last week’s letter a send off of sorts, but I had no idea it would be the last of the summer series!

Enjoying a music festival last weekend… so grateful :))))

You can read the catalogue of OG Week Latte posts here and the Summer Newsletter here.

With this new title, comes a new format! Content I enjoyed… and Something I recommend… will stick around, and I will be replacing the A lesson I learnt… component, will be Brain Dump! I want to have flexibility with what I share in this space and I hope this is the perfect way to do that. Trial and error to come I’m sure.

Brain dump…

A few things on my mind this week…

  • I am OVER deciding what to eat for three meals a day. Breakfast is usually fun yet simple, so I guess it’s just lunch and dinner that are annoying. Context adds another layer of difficulty too. Am I at work where I have a fridge and a microwave? Am I at home where I have the whole kitchen of possibility but only ten minutes of prep time in my uni break? AGH! I am always scrolling Insta and Pinterest for meal inspo!
  • I went to Highpoint on Sunday arvo and bought one thing (a Spice Girls T-Shirt nightie from Cotton On Body. It’s out of stock online but the style is my fave thing ever, so comfy). It was so overwhelming, and SO busy. Post-lockdown life is weird. I much prefer online shopping nowadays.
  • I have this overnight bag on my wishlist…
  • And finally, a PSA, Pricleine’s half price cosmetic sale starts on Tuesday 8th March. I will try to demonstrate some discipline but honestly I have barely bought any beauty this year (thanks to neglecting my beauty IG blog oops) so might grab a few newbies

Content I enjoyed…

Mr Winston was a brand easy to roll your eyes at, as we saw every girl and her dog rep the brand during the depths of Melbourne’s lockdowns. Looking back at the view I had of it, it goes against everything I stand for. If you like something popular, there is no shame… I don’t know why society has planted that seed but nonetheless, this article made me 1) check myself, 2) respect the brand itself – it’s locally made!!! and 3) wanna be a Mr Winston girl…

This is such a joyful playlist by one of my fave Tik Tokkers – highly recommend both platforms to check Brooke out!

Something I recommend…

A Tik Tok discovery lead me to the Facebook group ‘Hair and Beauty Models Melbourne.’ Beauticians and hairdressers across the city offer discounted (sometimes free) treatments often in exchange for before and after pics of the results. It is a very popular group so you have to be quick to snag a booking- first in, best dressed. I am currently trying to nab a haircut because I think (after two years of umming and ahhing) I am ready to commit to curtain bangs.

This is my *inspo*…

But I think this is probably more realistic for my hair type and colour…

Gosh this was fun! I’m so excited about the next chapter of ROLLY Mag. Thanks for being here.

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Summer Newsletter 2022 #9

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Are you a Team Monday lover or hater? If I have the day off, I love it to get my week kick started with heaps of organisation and planning etc. But if I have to work, like I do currently, I could hit snooze over and over and over again. Lol. Nonetheless, it’s just a day, right?!

A few of my fave things: Lola and my Shop Vestirsi bag at a cafe

A lesson I learnt…

The discipline vs motivation argument has never really landed with me. I just didn’t get it. Until a friend asked ‘how do you do it?’ referring to my commitment to the gym. I pondered on my answer… ‘I just do.’ And then it clicked… this is exactly what discipline over motivation is.

I think this quote from this Medium article explains it well:

Motivation will fire the engine… at first. Discipline will keep you going when you think it’s out of gas.

For me, going to the gym is such a habit now. I think my good headspace helps too. I am truly going to the gym for the feeling of strength it gives me, and the outlet it provides. How my body looks isn’t even close to the top of the list of motivators. Plus, and I think this is where the discipline component comes in, it gives me such valuable structure to my day. A routine.

I was proud of myself when I made this discovery, that yes, I am disciplined.

This is another chunky read but interesting if you have the chance.

Content I enjoyed…

Starting back at uni has allowed me to shake up my routines a bit- something I enjoy and find fascintaing about other people. This was an interesting read about routines (ft my routine queen, Eli Rallo.)

Similarly, uni from home has allowed more day time hours for walking – yay! I like to engage with a Hot Girl Walk mindset, or a Silly Little Walk mindset… depending on the vibes lol.

Another Bustle piece, this time about intuition which was informative and practical!

This was a fun article from frankie ranking the least to most tolerable house chores. I would like to add that filling up with petrol is another insufferable adult-ing task however in an effort to romanticise my life I am trying to shift my mindset on this lol.

Something I recommend… 

Reading a magazine. Ok… I haven’t yet but that link I shared from Frankie above reminded me that they exist oops. And with Unidays you can get 25% off a subscription! So I am considering that… ROLLY Mag started because of how influential magazines were in my teen years so I’m keen to get back to my roots, if you will 😉

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SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2022 #8

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Happy Monday, friends. Catch up on the rest of the summer newsletter series here :))

I went to the AFLW last week, and watched the most beautiful dusk game! I find doing a fun activity on a Friday night, even though you’re tired from the week, makes the weekend seem much longer. Life hack?? Lol.

A lesson I learnt…

This past week I have been *stressing* about the return of uni, and on top of that, the return to face to face learning on campus. I rejigged my schedules, meal planned meticulously, pre packed and organised my life… only to be told today, the day before I begin, that we would be online. Lol, thanks so much for the heads up uni… Lesson learnt? No point stressing in advance because things (especially uni things) can always change.

Content I enjoyed…

I really haven’t been online that much this week but here are some of my recent IG saves…

Something I recommend… 

Read that book you’ve been procrastinating. I finally picked up Friends and Dark Shapes over the weekend from a recent library haul… and I am really enjoying the act of reading. The book itself has a calmness to it which I also enjoy, I’m not a fan of suspense. In Sally Rooney style, the book doesn’t use quotation marks however unlike Sally Rooney, I don’t find this unbearable lol.

Take care, friends xx

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Summer Newsletter 2022 #7

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Happy Monday, friends. Catch up on the rest of the summer newsletter series here :))

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s my brother’s birthday so we always celebrate that, but my parents have always added a Valentine’s flair to the day which is special. I know it can be cringey to see couples celebrating online (not me, as a single pringle) but truly… who is it hurting? Let people live haha!

A lesson I learnt…

Exercising for yourself, rather than an extrinsic reason or aspiration, makes a world of difference. This week I joined a soccer team… the last time I played for a club outside of school was 2015, so this is a big deal. I miss being a part of a team, that is my main motivator. But exercising at training to work on fitness and skills is so rewarding because ultimately, I am doing it for my own development. I want to be better. I don’t want to look a different way, I just want to feel different. Or at least, feel my best on the field. It’s very liberating.

Content I enjoyed…

Life lessons from a 21 year old.

This TED blog is about getting into exercising but more so about the habit of it. Fascinating stuff.

I was diagnosed with anxiety in 2021- it’s an entirely new feeling to me and really threw me off in terms of trusting myself. Something I would often ask myself, and my friends and therapists is ‘is it your intuition or anxiety?’ So when Kirstie’s newsletter popped into my inbox over the weekend, I could not believe my eyes. It was titled exactly that… Is It Your Intuition or Anxiety? Such a good read! (And the internet proves yet again that I have never had a unique thought in my life lol!)

Something I recommend… 

I finally got around to watching Season 2 of Cheer this weekend. I binged it all on Sunday afternoon instead of doing errands hehe. I, like the rest of the world, adored season 1. Morgan was my fave, and I was in awe of Monica. I wanted to be a leader like her. Season 2… broke my heart in ways I did not expect at all. It was still empowering and inspiring – cheer is such an incredible sport and I think this show has helped give it the credit it deserves. But the season was messy and dark and gut wrenching in so many ways, off mat, that it took away from the magic. I guess that is life, but wow it was a rollercoaster. This Forbes review reflects my feelings in a much more succinct way.

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Summer Newsletter 2022 #6

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Happy Monday, friends!

I have 3 Mondays off, this is my second, and honestly it is the best. Helps me recover from the weekend and set me up for the rest of the week. I am a big fan.

A lesson I learnt…

This week I ended a ‘talking stage’ with a guy who didn’t believe in wearing sunscreen. Major red flag, right? Yet, I ignored it. Lesson learnt… don’t compromise on your values, let alone for a BOY!

Content I enjoyed…

Off the back of that, here is a fab piece about how 3 women are dating differently in 2022, including wise words from the oracle herself, Hannah Furst.

Something I recommend… 

I went to Tippy Tay *finally* and saw the Jagged Little Pill musical this weekend. The vibes at TT were immaculate and the focaccia was genuinely the best bread I have ever eaten. Get yourself a booking, it was delightful.

JLP was lovely, the first half I did find a tad underwhelming but the second act was excellent. You’ll find me listening to Alanis Morissette on repeat until further notice.

Take care, friends xx

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