I have always gravitated towards youtube videos where someone would detail new finds spanning across products, music and books. Social media and its glorious oversharing tendencies has made us so curious about the lives of strangers.

Like Anna, I wanted to live out my ridiculous fantasy of being a Youtuber/guru. Just let this gal have this moment. So, let me present you with a little kaleidoscope of moments that made March a little memorable! 

1. Jalna Pot set yoghurt in Sweet & Creamy Greek

Y’all, I cannot even begin to articulate how much my tastebuds enjoy this yoghurt. It’s not overly sweet and particularly delightful with the tartness of strawberries! 

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"Don't eat me!"

I have a strange habit of anthropomorphising food.

2. Bread Kingdom

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I loaf pastries. 

Get it?? Okay, I'll excuse myself. 

One of my friends introduced me to this adorable little korean bakery near Melbourne Central. It stocks the loveliest medley of cookies, red bean buns (my personal fave), buttery delicacies and cakes at an affordable price! Which is great for us uni students trying to saving up! 

The other day, I wanted to have some quiet time after a hectic day of work, lectures and tutorials. So I went there to unwind with a honey-citron ice tea and do some sketching. 

 

3. Clarins Lip oil in Red Berry

Your girl here has been in a love affair with matte lipstick since senior high school. However, I thought I’ll change things up and try a glossy lip for once. This lip oil adds a nice flush of pink and moisturises at the same time! 

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It smells just like candy.

4. Soundtrack of March

Music is so evocative of memories and deeply buried emotions. Sometimes, when I listen to a particular song (circa highschool times) I would be hit with a huge wave of nostalgia.

Let's begin with the dreamy, butterflies-in-your-tummy kind of melodies. Ideal for train & bus rides on the way home or any liminal space! 

Reckless Lover (acoustic version) by Handsome Ghost 

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Strawberries & Cigarettes by Troye Sivan 

In my blood by Shawn Mendes

Rewrite the stars by The Greatest Showman 

One of my twitter mutuals recommended a holy grail of a study playlist!

This playlist is called Loveless Shadow by City Girl is a dreamy concoction of ambient sound and instrumentals. 

My ultimate favourites include On the Train Somewhere Between My Apartment and You and Loveless Shadows. 

5. A Lesson I have learnt 

March has been full of unexpected surprises. I caught up with people I haven't seen in yonks and reconnected with old friends too. As I dealt with work and ever-growing-pile of assignments, I've realised that if I make time, most things are possible! Also, I realised how easy it is to reach out to old friends. Especially in this day and age of social media, it's so easy to believe that we can know someone from their insta/snap-stories, there is so much more beneath that glossy facade. All it takes is just one message of 'How are you?' and let things unfurl from there! 

And that's a wrap! What were your favourite things in March? 

Love, 

Amanda

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