A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in Dunedin to visit my friend Micaela (check out her blog) for her birthday. The last time I went to Dunedin was over ten years ago with my family so it was like being in a totally new place. We had a great weekend visiting museums, shopping, and of course eating. Friday I flew in very early on Friday morning so naturally the first stop of the… View Post

Alternative title: Lauren takes pictures of buildings. Inspired by my American friend’s request for photos of the central city, a postcard competition, and beautiful weather, I set out with my camera on Friday afternoon. I found myself extremely drawn to the new modern architecture that has popped up during the Christchurch Earthquake Rebuild. I was incredibly observant of patterns, lines and textures, always easier to capture then people. I took a number of photos and… View Post

I’m no beauty blogger but I do really enjoy playing around with make up. I’d seen the brand Colourpop on instagram and had fallen completely in love with their beautiful products. So as a end of semester reward to myself I decided to place an order. The products are affordable, mostly US$5-8. As always shipping to New Zealand wasn’t cheap but ordering a number of products made it seem worthwhile. I also only buy cruelty… View Post