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An up and down week where I spent many a $.
一. First things first, I cut my hair! Planned a little trip to the hairdressers to refresh my hair as it was getting a little flat and too non-descript long for my liking and I actually ended up deciding on a lob, inspired by Lauren Conrad and Kristen Ess. I asked for a nape-length cut with a little more length towards the front and I must say it's taken some getting used to but I think it's going to be A-OK once I get over the morning struggle to devote more time to my hair and less to the duvet. (Plus it looks darn good on Turtleneck Thursdays where I, you know, tend to wear a turtleneck out od devotion to Bertle and Eric.)

二. I've had a bit of an up and down week this week. Bitchy colleagues ahoy. But the EXCELLENT NEWS is that my girl Aisling is coming to Hong Kong to stay with me! I'm literally beyond excited to see her, have a jolly good catch-up and take her for a whistlestop tour around my new favourite places here. We're also planning to go to Ocean Park which I haven't been to since I was about 7 so that should be fun!

三. Filmed another video on Friday that I uploaded yesterday afternoon, so if you haven't already had a little watch, head over and do so here. It would been the world to me if you clicked the ol' subscribe button too! Promise I have bigger and better things coming soon.

四. Ooh! In similar news, this week I bought a new camera. I picked up the Samsung NX Mini and I can't stop snapping away. It's so much fun. While I adore my Nikon D3100 DSLR, it's far too heavy and bulky to accompany me every day in Hong Kong. I tend to save it more for blog photos or outfit snaps if whoever I'm with is handy with a camera! But this will be ideal for on-the-go photos and for taking outfit photos when my pals are less familiar with cameras (:

五. Finally, I'm ridiculously proud of myself for keeping with my workout regime this month. Although I am still recovering from yesterday afternoon's HIIT session. Hardcore but fingers crossed I can keep up with them! It's 100% helped me to feel like I'm getting "the most" out of my day, especially living on my own, and my sleeping pattern has finally improved too. I've started writing a post about my non-routine actually, which I'm hoping to post soon! And if anyone has any tips on breathing while exercising, please send them my way!

27 comments

  1. Ahh isn't it amazing how exercise makes you feel like a worthwhile person, even on the happiest of days!

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  2. Sirens and Bells25 January 2015 at 00:54

    Your hair looks gorgeous shorter :) Ignore bitchy colleagues, some people are just dicks!
    sirensandbells.co.uk xx

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  3. Your hair looks good! I definitely need a haircut too, haha. So exciting that Aisling is coming to stay with you, that should be so fun!

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  4. I really like your hair! I've recently cut my long hair into long bob and everyone around is doing the same and it looks good on everyone, I love it!

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  5. The haircut's super cute! And congrats on persevering in your fitness routine!

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  6. Cupidity Stupidity25 January 2015 at 10:11

    Your new hair with that jumper/top is super Parisian ;) being a blondie I could never look so sophisticated - very jealous, it looks lovely.

    It is good to hear that you have been sticking to your regime - it's baby steps, I have recently plateaued I've been working out, but eating all the lovely white carbs.

    Also, the bitchy colleagues thing is rubbish :( is it just general day-to-day catty-ness? I hope they pipe down soon ^_^

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  7. The new hair looks lovely Mish!
    I'd also love to hear more about the new workout routine xx

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  8. Ahh you look so cute! ^^

    Kudos for keeping up with your regime! x

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  9. "A worthwhile person" hahaha ;) I feel like it's what my days have been missing, if that makes sense? Feels like my days are rounded off properly now!

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  10. Aw thank you so much Katy!! Haha so true - onwards and upwards, tomorrow is a fresh and shiny new week (:

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  11. Thank you Jane! It's certainly taking some getting used to but I adore it, feels very 'me', oddly enough.

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  12. Ah thanks Migle! Spotted it on Lauren Conrad and I just knew I had to do the same ;)

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  13. Thanks Whitney - hope you've had a great week!

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  14. Aw thank you darling! Ah I think you'd look amazing with similar hair, perhaps with white stripes on navy? That'd look amazing. Oh those carbs...! I've been having some carbs and protein in the day and focusing on fruit and veg in the evenings. Feeling SO good.

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  15. Aw thanks Erin!! I shall definitely be trying to get that post finished soon.

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  16. Eeek, thanks Amanda! My new hair feels so much more 'me', the workouts... less so but still good ;)

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  17. Eep, I love the new haircut! I keep wanting to go for it and get a bob but I just love my long ponytail & high buns too much. Congrats on keep up the exercise regime, Michelle! The only tips for breathing I have are to do with running, about trying to time it to your pace. I've also been a big fan of 'belly breathing' (diaphragmatic breathing) for a long time because it helps me get deeper breaths in, particularly if I'm anxious, and apparently it's good for exercising, too!


    Have a good week (:
    x

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  18. Love your new haircut! I've been really wanting a change with mine, I'm SO bored of it! I'm sorry to hear about the bitchy people at work, however well done on keeping your fitness routine! I need to get a move on with mine!
    It'sMyLife

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  19. love your new haircut! damn samsung nx mini is soo tempting. i was thinking to buy one too


    and yay for keeping the workout regime! you go gurl! xx

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  20. Your hair looks great! I'm also loving the Chinese numbers in the post.
    I have the Nikon D3100 too! I'm also thinking of getting a new lens for it so let me know if you need someone to take outfit photos :)

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  21. Lauren Conrad has also inspired me to cut my hair, I even brought the picture of her to my hairdresser!

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  22. Thank you Clare! Already itching to go a little bit shorter but, yes, I feel you on the high buns thing because I currently sport a lil man-bun when I pop my hair up after work! I'm definitely going to have to practice the breathing - I tend to almost hold my breath a lot, even when not working out, so it's clearly something I need to work on! x

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  23. Thank you! I might post a teeny review soon or share some snaps from it (:

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  24. Thanks Annabelle! Ah yes, we still need to meet up and have a lil dinner + dessert!

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  25. Fingers crossed I'll have some time to shoot photos this weekend and that my MacBook works again ;)

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