meshl pls
I'm Michelle and I'm 20. Currently in third year medicine, studying in Australia.
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23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Hi michelle! How reliable is redefiningbeauty for ordering sigma brushes? Do you know if they're authentic? Thank you :)

I’ve ordered off there before and they’re fine! I think I remember vaguely seeing redefiningbeauty on an authorised sigma selling list (but my memory may have escaped me). Sigma brushes aren’t that pricey so I don’t see why they’d want to bother making fakes! x

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Michelle, I've been in a relationship for over 2 years, and I'm starting to get these feelings of anxiety. My mind is constantly occupied with thoughts of my boyfriend leaving me for someone else, us drifting, or him just not being in love with me anymore (falling out of love, in a sense). He tells me he loves me, and he's all "in" love with me too, but I'm scared. We go to different unis, I do Medicine and he is also doing a heavy course as well, so I'm just terrified.

Sounds a little familiar to me! I think as long as you have these thoughts, you’re going to pull the reigns in and remain reserved. You can’t give 100% of yourself - have a little faith in your relationship. If you’re reserved, then you’ll never know what giving all of yourself feels like. I know it’s a risk to take, but if you’re meant to be together, fight through those feelings and things will fall into place. xx

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Pls answer your asks!! :3

Am getting to them…. slowly! D:

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Hey! I was just wondering where you got your laptop cover thing. Also, do you have a laptop sleeve?

ebay 8) ebay is love, ebay is life srzly

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Your blog is as integral to my daily online routine as Buzzfeed or 9Gag.

OH GOD my life is definitely not that interesting!

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: hi michelle! what is that stuff that you used to buy as leave-in conditioner for your hair? argan oil? or was it macadamia oil? or have you used both, and could you explain the difference/which you liked better if so? thank you so much!

I have a billion leave-in things! These days I usually just use argan oil but I have a macadamia oil leave-in mask and I find that works amazingly. I also use some deep conditioning masks in-shower. To be honest, all of those products are pretty much on the same level and I can’t really tell the difference lol they just make my hair soft :))))))

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: What are your thoughts on volunteer abroad programs such as GVI? Besides the fact that they're a bit overpriced, do you reckon they're worth it? Thx!

I think they’re great! If you can afford them (yes they’re v expensive), I think they’re extremely rewarding and definitely not something you’d encounter every day. It just lets you gain a little more perspective into society. :)

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: I'm in first year uni and I still don't know how to study TT

neither lol i haven’t started for the entire semester whoops :)))))

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: Hi Michelle! Is it true that companies care about what university you go to? I currently got to USQ and I'm worried about my job prospects. Thank you! :)

I don’t think so! I mean some universities are obviously closer to job opportunities, but I really believe in the person (and not the location of degree) earning the job. So long as you’re good at what you do, people aren’t going to question you!

23/08/2014
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Anonymous: hey! whenever i apply eyeliner onto my upperlid, it always smudges into the crease, so i was wondering if you had any tips to prevent this? thanks! :)

Hi there! I always use liquid and wait until it dries before I let any skin touch it. Eyeliner is seriously the most annoying thing ever!

23/08/2014
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So I have been running and doing my ab workout pretty much every day since I started uni again and actually have been feeling really good about myself

Yay for 6am hill sprints :))))))

So I have been running and doing my ab workout pretty much every day since I started uni again and actually have been feeling really good about myself

Yay for 6am hill sprints :))))))

20/08/2014
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Anonymous: What kind of a doctor is your dad if you don't mind me asking?

He’s an ID physician :)

19/08/2014
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Anonymous: Hey Michelle! I did a pretty bad job my first sem of uni, like C's and P's. How do you think you should study for your subjects? I think the reason I've been doing really badly is because I was always really behind and I didn't know how to study for my subjects at all. What do you suggest that really helps you learn your content and remember it etc? Can you please give me all the advice you can on how you study and do well? Thanks heaps.

Hi there! That’s not bad - I guess it’s all relative. To pass a subject is a pretty big achievement imo, but modern day expectations skew the concepts of doing “well” and doing “badly”. I mean I can understand disappointment, but please don’t beat yourself up too much for feeling bad about those grades!

I feel like a lot of people can only do well in their subjects by sitting back and appreciating the broader sense of the degree, and appreciating that the subject is one obstacle to attaining a degree that leads to the job at the end of the tunnel. Of course, this is not always the case.

(Anyway, end of rant).

I study by going through my learning objectives and structuring my notes according to them. In the end, your exams will be based off them! It’s pretty efficient and I gain a sense of appreciation for each subject in the end. I try not to spend too much time during the semester memorising things because that will get you nowhere; rather I like to understand things and then leave the memorisation for swotvac. Contextualising things at the beginning of the semester and understand concepts is much more effective than trying to rote learn a whole lot of facts that you’re not going to remember in 10 weeks’ time. Seriously.

Good luck!

19/08/2014
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Transition is imminent

Honestly really is the key to everything. I can’t quite convince myself that I’m quite at the complete trusting stage yet, but I think it’s getting there. Granted, I’m pretty inquisitive and know when things just don’t add up, or when I expect something unrealistic, but it’s definitely on the improve. I guess I’m just too competitive for my own good and need to let go, but as with most things, it’s a lot easier said than done. I wish people would just be straight with me right from the beginning, because things I need to hear are much better in the long run than things I want to hear. It’s as simple as that.

17/08/2014
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Had an absolutely beautiful day with this one! He cooked a million and one things for me today and took me to Crystal Creek

Admittedly I had to walk for like 200km on rocks and almost fell down about 50 times and encountered a python along the way but y’know I’m still alive so yolo

(also I am not naked as the first photo may suggest)

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