Monday, 30 September 2013

Week 39

Here we are again, another week down in the year.

This past week was a bit of a fail in terms of doing anything overly productive. I have a huge assignment due, which I have been working on with my group for the past 4-5 weeks. I am eat, sleeping and breathing this assignment. Which has put all of my maths class work on the back burner.

This week, I barely used my planner. I love this colour scheme and the polka dots, but at the end of the day it really wasn't overly effective as last weeks pages.

I really have grown to the idea of planning in colour, my brain works better I think, it is also much more visually appealing.

This week I am trying the simple colour scheme again, that way I know if last week was just an off week.

I've spent a lot of time with my sister as she is also on holidays, it's nice to see each other everyday, as most days we are just passing ships in the household.

we have gone for lunch a few times this week and hung out, watched movies, played video games (well, I watched her play them haha)

Hopefully the coming week is more productive :)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Banned Books Week - Censorship in Australia

Banned Books Week - Censorship in Australia

I thought this was an interesting titbit in Australian history, and here I was thinking our censorship laws weren't as strict as other countries.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Moodboard: Evoking Feelings of Summer

Summer Mood Board!
Can you tell what is on my summer playlist? lol!
So summer is coming! I am normally not a summer person, however I can't wait just to chill out a bit. This will be my first summer in a long time where I won't be working in an office. So that might mean that I will actually have a tan and not be vampire pale.
I thought I would collect a few things and post them here on what I love about summer in Australia, some style inspiration from stationery, decorations, fashion, drinks, food and places.
typo postcards
typo list
Cocktail Time!
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Gloria Jeans - Very Vanilla Chiller


There is nothing I love more in summer then a nice crispy chicken Ceaser Salad

My first ever 'real' job was working for a decoration company during their Christmas season, I learnt so much and loved every minute of it.
My pick for this Christmas is blue and magenta decorations.

Just as a bit of summer fun - I want these lanterns to hang in my bedroom, how cute are the colours!


I don't feel like I am a 'on trend' sort of person, I just wear what I like.
I am loving these for summer this year though.

ASOS Dress

This is my Handbag of choice for the summer, I think it is super cute and will go with EVERYTHING
I also love that it reminds me of a art deco building.


I already have a infactuation with Sydney, but Sydney in the summer time is an amazing place to be.

Here are my favourite spots to hang out at

Darling Harbour
This place is lovely at night as it is full of lively people
I adore going into the city during the day and just sitting on the harbour edge.

I have been here once before for as what we refer to as a 'Sunday Sess'
Beautiful food, great cocktails and at night it is brilliant.
So there are my picks for the summer, I am looking forward to it!
Tell me what you love about summer? Is it the weather, the music, the freedom, the food, the cocktails (maybe a few sneaky sunday sess's?) 



Saturday, 21 September 2013

Week 38!

Hello lovelies!

Here we are again for another week of planner stalking!

This week has been a loooong week! Even though we are on mid semester break from uni, there is no rest for the wicked! Also with the change of seasons I have had horrible hay fever, so I will be glad when that is over :)

In terms of decoration, this week I have played with my ice cream post it note set from Kmart, love these colours.
I love love love the sprinkle post it notes, so cute! It reminds me of eating fairy bread when I was a kid. (The squareish, oblong sprinkles were the best ones!)

You can see my colour coding coming into play, the pink writing is anything relating to one of my  Marketing classes, the green relates to my Human Resources class, as per the binders I created. I love colour coding, it makes life so much more easier to think in colour.

I'm going to do a trial next week using colours that are just related purely for decoration and see how I cope with that.
I am also loving being back in my metropol! I also love my new set up - I am now using my Filofax for notes during my uni meetings, shopping lists, you name it, it is going in here :)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Filofax set up

With the year coming close to an end, I am gearing up my Filofax to take the abuse from exam period, end of uni projects, Christmas, holiday plans, you name it, it will go in here.

I have sadly had to move from my Adelphi slimline to a personal to accommodate the information that will be needed in the next few months.

After seeing this blog post I just had to use my kingfisher blue metropol, the colour is so stunning I love it!

So, let's stop rambling, let's get onto what you are all really here for PLANNER PORN (yes, I just said that)

Organised Chaos!

Who would have thought Manilla folders could be so pretty! These are from typo.
I got 5 for $5 so I don't mind cutting them up.  

My new Dashbord
I have a fly leaf over the top of this with a picture strip of my friends.

I have three main sections.
My diary is behind the dashboard and my second main section is my university tab.
The main section tabs stick out of the binder just a little, but I actually really like it.
I wanted that defined curved section from the folders.

Within this tabbed section I have my sub tabs.
On the Australian Filofax facebook group I asked the students out there how they used their planners to keep track of their uni deadlines as I feel like I was spiralling out of control.
I decided because we only have roughly 4 weeks of class time left I would just create a to do list instead of printing my unit outlines.

As part of my new colour coding system, I decided all uni related tabs need to be blue to match the divider.

Colour coding has been my new best friend!
This is my to do list, it is only two pages, which is great but daunting.
My colour combinations are based on my colours that are on my subject binders.

This is my next main section.
I opted for a bottom tab for a change, it also gives the definition between what is for uni and what is personal life things.

Here is a picture of my tabs so far in this section.
I picked the green tabs for all things in my notes section as part of the colour scheme.
This is what I have so far, but as the year goes on I will add in Christmas tabs, holiday tabs and anything else that is needed.

This system is a little different from what I was using before - this is really going to become a workhorse planner. I like the simplified setting as it provides a clear picture of what the main focus is and doesn't distract me.
I am surprised at how much I actually like the colours, I am normally a darker colour lover, as you might have noticed from this blog post.
So there you have it, new simple set up ready to get to work.  




Sunday, 15 September 2013

Latest Obsession - Youtubers!

I become easily obsessed with little things, if you know me in real life or read my posts on the internet I become intrigued by so many things that I come across. I have an addictive personality. If I like something I will spend days and days reading, googling, facebooking, blog reading all things about that topic. Some obsessions last, and some don't.

One thing I go through phases of interest is personalities on YouTube. At the moment I am loving watching these snippets into peoples lives that they share with the world. I also secretly (or not so secrectly now) like the idea of being 'YouTube famous'...Yes I can see you rolling your eyes at me - don't judge me okay! Lol!

Here are some of my favourite  Youtuber's

  • Zoella - She is a British YouTuber who is just so adorable, here videos are mainly beauty related, but she also had quite a following due to her 'just say yes' video. She speaks about personal issues such as dealing with anxiety and how to try and over come it.
  • Thatcher Joe - is another favourite of mine, He also happens to be Zoella's brother. They post super cute sibling videos and are just hilarious to watch.
  • Tanya Burr - is another British Youtuber who is friends with Zoella, she mainly posts videos about beauty products, make up tutorials, vlogging.
  • Daily Grace - just when you thought this would all be about Bristish people - Grace is quite a character, she posts videos every day, they aren't about specific topics, I normally don't think American people are funny (just don't understand the humour) but this girl makes me laugh without fail.
  • Jenna Marbles - It wouldn't be a YouTube list, without Jenna Marbles. I think her success might come down to the fact that those damn cute dogs are always in her videos.
  • Pixiwoo - another UK based channel, these girls are professional make up artists that give fantastic tips, they do some great in depth make up tutorials.
  • Make Up with Poppy - Poppy is an Australian Youtuber who mainly posts videos on the high end side of make up. I love her personality, she is someone I would love to be friends with in real life. It's nice to see someone using products I can purchase in Australia and not random brands that aren't sold here.
  • xoFemmeBeauty -  Caroline is another Australian Make up Youtuber,  she uses a lot of the cheaper brand products that can be found in Priceline, Big W, Chemist Warehouse. She is very professional in her videos and I have found some great products through her videos.
I am subscribed to sooo many things like tv shows that people post, Filofax bloggers, student tips, comedians. This is just the list of people who I normally watch each time a video appears.

Do you have a favourite youtuber? If so let me know in the comments below.

Have a marvellous day!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Week 37 - can you ever have enough pink?

The answer to the question, is yes, yes you can!
This week is an extremely pink week, it started off with some deco tape, then the deco tape usage got out of hand.

I seem to be struggling taking pictures with my ipad so it looks like I will need to find my camera charging cord (which has been missing since august!)
It wasn't an overly busy week in terms of tasks, but I had two mid semester tests and a meeting for a huge Human Resources Project I have this semester which is exciting, but the amount of work that is going into it is crazy!  
In other news, I started journaling! I've always wanted to and found the motivation to do so after receiving some bad news, I was feeling very overwhelmed and I had sworn that I wouldn't tell people so I decided to write. :)
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Blog Name Change!

Hello, once again,

Aren't you lucky two blog posts in one night! Hehe!

As you may or may have not noticed I have changed my blog name from redlipsandpearls to what it is now.

I confessed to my friends that I own a blog - well not so much confess but share it on facebook by mistake, damn ipad app!
As suggested by a friend that had saw the post before I got my hands on it and deleted it, she suggested I use my most common used phrase as my blog name, so here we are :)

What do you think? Are we liking this?



Self Confession Time + Falling back in love with planning

Howdy y'all,

Long time no see right?

Well I am back after my few weeks hiatus, I have been super busy with uni, family, life, sickness (not me but family and friends) and all that life throws at you while you are making plans.
My absence really was due to my busy schedule, long days, long drives home and the fact that I feel into a planning funk.

I think over the past few months I have been trying to map out everything perfectly, which I have now come to terms with the fact that it doesn't suit me or my lifestyle.
I got caught up in the world of Facebook pages dedicated to planning and saw all these amazing people who had two even three planners on the go at the same time. I admire those people so much, sadly it really just doesn't work for me. I spent more time planning what I was going to do and very little time actually do it. So really it was counter productive.

I tried to organise my daily tasks, weekly tasks, monthly tasks, all in my beautiful a5 and use my slimline as my 'on the go' planner - sadly I wasn't very good at 'syncing' both of these.
I ended up wasting time by writing things down twice, some of my uni deadlines were almost missed and here I was scrambling at the 11th hour to finish what needed to be done.  After attempting to make this work again and again, I just can't get the hang of it. I have put it down as an experiment the didn't go as planned (ironic, isn't it LOL!)

As for falling back in love with planning, this was sparked by the Charleston Filofax Range. See review of the Pocket over at Philofaxy (See review).

I love love love anything 1920's and have finally finished reading The Great Gatsby and after seeing the Baz Luhrmann (who I have fallen back in love with) movie a bunch of times my obsession with all things 20's has gotten slightly out of hand.

In anticipation for this new range to be released (hopefully for Christmas!!!) I decided to create these dividers for my compact size when I finally get my hands on it! I shared these on Philofaxy facebook group a week or so ago, so sorry if this is nothing new to you.

If you haven't seen the facebook post I mentioned that these designs are actually rug designs that The Great Gatsby costume and set designer Catherine Martin (also Baz Luhrmann's wife) created for the movie.
I was dying to own one of these rugs, particularly the middle design, but at $4000 ish a pop my poor little uni student budget can't afford that. Nor do I have the space to put a giant rug as I still live at home. You can see Catherine Martin's home furnishers line here
Inspiration for designing and creativity can come from all types of sources.

So there you have it, confession session over and done with, and now you know about my crazy 1920's obsession, which is now coming full tilt as I now have been running around uni with pearls, dark eye shadow, dark lipstick and my turban hat on without a care in the world! Now, be a darling and fetch me a cocktail!


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Post week 36???

So I have been missing in action for the past few weeks, I sort of lost all interest in the Filofax world, and I have also been super busy with uni so I have tried to cut down my Internet use as I always get caught up reading people's blogs. 

So back on track this week. Here is a photo of my my pages from last week :)