Thursday, 29 August 2013

Chanel WOC (Wallet on Chains) & Sydney getaway

Recently I hopped across the Tasman with my boyfriend in search of warmer weather and a bit of retail therapy. 
He headed straight to the electronic stores whilst I met up with my very best best best friends who now lives in Sydney, and we hit up Westfield!
I had visited the Chanel store the previous day already having seen a few WOC pieces that were just delicious! Surprisingly when I entered with my friend the SA told us they had just received new inventory, including a wide range of pink purses. 
There was so much choice!
Lambskin, Camelia, Caviar, Timeless, Classic 

I knew I wanted a nice bright piece. Even though I always love the classic black pieces, I wanted to start off my Chanel WOC collection with a fun piece. And of course my favourite colour is PINK!


This is the Sevruga in a limited edition pink with silver hardware.

The first time the WOC caught my eye was on a YouTube video. My first thoughts were it would be too small, and it would be paying too high a price for a wallet. 
But in reality I was happily encouraged by the size and the accordion style extension of the main pocket. This allows it to comfortably fit all the cards, mobile phone, lip gloss. 
Of course sun glasses are out of the question. But then again even in full size Chanel Handbags their textured structure doesn't allow enough room for sunnies.
I am super pleased with this purchase.
Chanel prices are terrifyingly increased every single year. To think how much the classic bags cost just 5 years ago brings up so much - 'what ifs'


- SZ

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOWZA! It's been too long!

Hello Blog,
Sorry for the neglect.
Here is some lovin' 
I'm now a fully fledged dentist! SQUEEK!
Adult life is so different. Having to deal with bills, tax, early mornings..... blah.... 
Graduation Day!

Last day of 2012! NYE @ Funchal witnessing the worlds largest display of fireworks (not that you can see any in this photo).

In Roma! This amazing city felt like I had jumped straight into a classics text book! I love it.
Life has been throwing me a few curve balls lately. The past 4 months have been particularly challenging. 
Let's not dwell on the negative, as I would love this blog to be a happy place. An outlet for joy. There's always a silver lining right? And out of these tough times I've indulged in a wee bit too much retail therapy! (Will endeavor to feature in later posts)
But best of all, on 28th of July I was officially BAPTISED! 
"Glory to God!"

Hugs & Kisses


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Let's get this blog back on track!

It's miserable outside and I am so grateful for the warmth and shelter of my home right now. A lot has gone on in the last month, one major event was my birthday! Hurray! I am now 23! How crazy does that sound. I'm not feeling 23 at all, even thought it's not an 'old' age to be ... if a stranger was to ask me how old I am, I often have to stop and think. To be honest, I feel YOUNG! Does your age really matter? No! I believe you can feel and behave the way that makes you happy. 
There are only limitations when you believe in them. If you knew there is nothing in this world that can be in your way of your dreams, then there is a good chance you'll achieve it. 
Why be restricted by people saying 'the reality is....'? Well I choose to live my life a BELIEVER! 
:-) Hope this cheers you up.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!" - Henry Ford
If you want to achieve high, aim high. You need to back yourself up before anyone else is going to have your back. 

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

This is the local watering hole of Dunedin students - Monkey Bar. Formally a cathedral.
Pic from a few months ago, getting ready for a wedding in Shanghai.
I'm so grateful for my wonderful & lovely friends who came to celebrate my 23rd!
My beautiful classmate

Monday, 13 August 2012


I had a lovely night on Saturday at the Otago Museum for our annual Dentistry ball.
Pictures say it all :)

- SZ

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Chanel Makeup

I recently visited a Chanel stand and was drawn in by the beautiful decorations, packing and layout of the boutique. Chanel embodies elegance, grace & sophistication. Their makeup artists are the most professional and friendly I've ever come across. We've all experienced makeup counter b*tches right? 

It's definitely a luxury brand, all their products are attached to high price tags. 
I walked out content with a concealer and face powder. Having a great face of makeup depends on beautiful skin. Just like building a masterpiece mansion requires perfect foundation. 

I would recommend you get the professionals to match your colours for you (if you plan to buy these online). Also, don't forget duty free shopping! All cosmetics are heavily discounted. 
So far I've been impressed especially with the powder. It's much more long lasting than my MAC setting powder and the packaging really does put a smile on my face. 
The concealer is similar packaging as the infamous YSL touch√© √©clat; but the Chanel version is marketed as a concealer where as the YSL is more of a highlighter. Therefore, the Chanel one has more coverage (which I need!)

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sydney Part 2

Here's further updates from Sydney. My life hasn't been so glamourous since I've been back at University so I'm reliving the good times through photographs. :-D 

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ

Monday, 9 July 2012



I've just had the most amazing week in Sydney! It's a beautiful, vibrant city and I am already looking forward to going back sometime soon. The main purpose of my trip was to attend the annual Australia Dental Students Association Convention which was held July 3rd - 8th. We stayed at the stunning Meriton World Tower. More photos to come :)!

Smiles & Hugs
- SZ