Hello! I'm Annelise, a 25 year old girl who has a little obsession with peonies and seeing the beauty around me

THE LIST: 5 beauty products that won’t break the bank


In the beauty world the mantra that “you get what you pay for” often holds true. However there are times when inexpensive or “basic” products can be just as effective and won’t leave you asking the cashier if they accept tears instead of dollars. The following are 5 inexpensive products that have earned their place in my daily beauty routine.

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THE REVIEW: Oil Cleansing Method


Oil cleanse Method


I am by no means an expert when it comes to skincare. I haven’t read all the dermatology journals, and to be honest my understanding of skincare is minimal at best. Nevertheless I love to try different things and experiment, and when anything promises to leave me with clear glowing skin, I find it hard to resist – even if my critical mind is flashing warning signals at me.

The oil cleansing method gained a bit of hype over the last couple of years – I think a lot of the attention is a byproduct of peaked interest in more natural health and beauty routines.

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THE EDIT: Why did you?

Photo on 2013-03-13 at 07.30 #6


Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of Vegans of the World – a book organised by the lovely  Emily (username: vegan_emily) who I met through Instagram. Basically, people around the world answer the same set of questions that are then collated into one book. Coming from a social psychology background I love this idea – and I am excited to be a part of it. So I thought that I would share with you some of the questions and my answers

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Choosing Happiness



I love quotes. There’s something about how the words entangle together that I find really beautiful; so raw in their simplicity with the ability to give such meaning to each person.

On my wall I have countless pictures, some of places I’ve been, places I want to go, images filled with wonder and beauty. Call it a vision board, or an inspiration board or anything you like. To me, it’s like I’ve taken my favourite parts of the thoughts that fill my mind, and put them in a place where I see them every day. Because sometimes they are overlooked, and you forget among your stressful and busy life, the beautiful wanderings of your mind that make up who you are.

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The other day I went on a little adventure to my favourite shop – Lush! Many of you know that I am a huge lushie. I really respect their ethos, I think their products are reasonably priced compared to a lot out there, and most importantly – the products work.

I needed to repurchase some old favourites, and I wanted to purchase some I’ve never tried before.

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