Friday, February 13, 2015

IKEA Homewares Haul!!

Last week I popped into IKEA, somewhere I haven't been for more than two years, and I bought quite a few itms form y room. I've been meaning to change somethings around and  have been looking for more different storage options. I've also been into burning scented candles and wax melts recently - particularly the Dusk wax melts. Iv'e been meaning to pick up some multiple wick candles and IKEA had some really nice smelling ones.





The Sinnlig candles are single wick and the Lugga Candles have 2 wicks. They had one that had 3 wicks but I didn't want to carry so many goods >A<


I also picked up some miscellaneous jars and pump jar. The mug was actually because I really loved the colour and it was pretty cheap~ The quality is good and it's a nice size to hold in my hands.


Some air  tight containers that I can easily use to take to uni and or work! Great to pack lunches~


I can never leave IKEA without getting few meters of their fabric. The quality it superb and for the price it's pretty reasonable (at least here in Australia). I'll probably use the fabric to make some tote bags and possibly a bag for uni this year.



Originally I was only supposed to get some fitted sheets for my bed this time around /3\ Whoooppppsss~ The throw was just something I saw and thought would be useful~ It's quite comfortable and I can use it when I'm using my computer and need some warmth in the winter.


The last thing I purchased (there was a lot haha!) was this^ Once it's all unpacked and set up it actually looks like...


This! They're just storage boxes~ And because they're made of paper I'm not sure how long they'll last realistically but hopefully long enough to get their money's worth. They're quite sturdy so if I take enough care of them they should go a long way.

So that's it. No more spending at IKEA, and hopefully no more candles, I have enough for the winter...I think...

But no, that's all!
For now,
Olivia

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I am also going to T2 Hell.

I succumbed to the joy of drinking overpriced loose leaf tea.

I finally caved in to buying loose leaf teas from T2...and they're delicious 。(⌒∇⌒。)


Before getting my job I didn't have much of a run in with T2, mainly because it was far too out of my price range and I just never really ventured into that part of Sydney CBD where its store lies. Now that I'd visited the store on more than a few occasions I finally succumbed to trying some of their blends that I'd been eyeing on for a while.

As a love of earl grey teas I wanted to get one of their versions of the classic, but unfortunately nothing really drew me in. Arctic Fire was one of their recommendations for something similar but not Earl Grey. It's quite sweet but it's really delicious!


Monk Pear was actually a tea that my friend picked up and upon smelling it I knew I needed to get it. I love earl greys and especially when they have a Jasmine undertone tooヽ(´▽`)ノ




I also picked up a few tea strainers just because I didn't have any at home, nor did I have a teapot that could strain loose leaf tea. The ones at T2 we're a little out of my price range but when I looked at the Kitchen supplies store they were only $3 each so I picked up the one with the teapot attached.

I've found that this year has place a lot of things in perspective for me. Whilst I've discovered new hobbies and interests I've also found that I need to better balance the way in which I go about things. With the new semester coming up and I'm still working I need to know how to manage everything more effectively, something that I struggle with. Here's to a better 2015!

Olivia
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Friday, January 24, 2014

My 3DSXL

I finally have a 3DSXL in my life~ (* >ω<)
It's the all-white one, because I didn't really fancy any of the other colours~


Recently I've been playing Pokemon X


Fire Emblem Awakening

And Rhythm Heaven (which is just a normal DS game but it reminds me of my high school days haha)

I bought the 3DS at the end of last year, anticipating a huge sale during boxing day sales, but alas they only had a small discount. Really though, I'm very happy I have one~

I may write up some game reviews but for now I'll be enjoying it

For now,
Olivia









Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Mittens~

Over the Boxing day sales I noticed ASOS was having some good deals on winter clothing. (Well of course, it's summer here) Because of these deals I picked up a pair of cute mittens >3<

[=3= Need to take a photo of them]

They're really comfy and quite warm and because they have the finger covers instead of it all attatched, it  makes it easier to write and type. This way I can still use them at uni~

[=3= Need to take a photo of them]

I don't really buy clothes online but I found ASOS to be really good with shipping and the quality seems very nice os I may try them out again. ^^

A day or so ago, at Daiso I saw some quite thick yarn so I decided to knit a scarf. Hopefully it'll be done by winter although, I really don't know if I'll keep it or give it away.


It feels very soft, so I'm really happy I picked the yarn up :)

Wishing you a Happy New Year >3<!
I cannot believe how fast 2013 went by, but I'm so very grateful for all of the experiences I had.

Let's have an amazing 2014!

Olivia~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shanghai Trip Part 1!

Because I took a butt-ton of photos when I was in China, I'm going to make 2 posts to hold them~

The first one begins with our departure~