Monday, 10 April 2017

Little Spring Goals

This spring, I really want to spring clean my life. Maybe it has something to do with the reappearance of the sun and seeing things finally start to grow again, but it's inspiring to clean out my life a little more. So, that being said, I thought that it would be a fun idea to share a few of the goals that I have for myself this spring (and maybe it will help me stick to them)!
Revamp my blog
I think that it's time I gave this old blog a makeover. I'm talking new name, domain, theme, and trying to make better quality posts from now on.

Organize my emails
Ok, I have way too many emails. This spring I want to clean them out, and only keep one personal one and one for my blog.

Spring clean my makeup and wardrobe
I have so many things that I never use- out with the old, in with the new!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Recent Reads Part 5

I always enjoy typing up these little round-ups, and I hope that you enjoy reading them, too! This is the fifth installment in my Recent Reads series, and I don't have too many books to share today. I've read a lot more than this since my last Recent Reads post, but I wanted to share with you only the ones that I actually enjoyed and would recommend to you.
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.4/5 stars
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

This story revolves around Count Alexander Rostov, and his life from 1922 on after he is placed under house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across the street from the Kremlin. His world now revolves around what happens in the hotel, and the story spans many years of his life in the Metropol.
Even though I really liked this book, I didn't find it super engaging. But maybe that was the whole point, to get a look into a world where time seems to pass so fast. I loved the way it was written, though.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

March Favourites 2017

Nothing makes me more aware of the passage of time than my monthly favourites posts. March was yet another crazy month, but maybe it's time for me to realize that every month is going to be crazy for me. I did quite enjoy March, though, and had lots of wonderful things happen during it.

The first time I used this foundation, I fell in love with it. I love the formula: it feels light on my skin, but still does a good job of concealing while not looking too cakey. I usually don't even wear a concealer with this foundation! I also love how it smells slightly like vanilla.

I always try to take good care of my nails, so I've been using this while watching T.V. lately. It has a lovely scent, and always keeps my cuticles soft and moisturized. I also think that it helps my nails to grow longer!

Compared to other Lush products, this one doesn't have that much of a "wow factor". However, it's still one of my favourites. I love how light the scent is and how fluffy the bubbles are, and it's the perfect bath product for when you want to relax but not have a super dramatic bath.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Visual Inspiration- Cold & Classy

I used to make inspiration posts like this all the time, but I haven't in quite a while. I've been using Pinterest a lot lately, though, and it inspired me to compile some of my favourite images together into one big post. I tried to stick with somewhat of a theme, though, and I noticed that a lot of my picks were cold and classy.

I hope that you enjoy posts like this! If you want to see more like this, then feel free to follow me on my Pinterest.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

5 Steps To De-Stressing

Stress affects all of us. There is no way to get rid of stress for good, and we shouldn't have to! Without stress, we wouldn't get anything done. There is a difference, though, between healthy levels of stress, and unhealthy levels of stress. It's easy to have too much stress, but it's not easy to get rid of. While everyone deals with stress differently, and I'm by no means an expert, I thought that I'd share what helps me to get rid of stress.

1. Stop and breathe
The first step to getting rid of stress is to take a step back and form the intention of getting rid of it. It's important to be able to tell when you're stressed, and what you need to do in order to get rid of it. This sounds really easy, but actually forming the intention to get rid of stress really helps me!

2. Make yourself a cup of tea
I'm not sue why, but a cup of tea always relaxes me. It may be the feeling of holding a warm mug in my hands, or even the act of getting up to make the tea, but it always makes me feel more grounded and content and helps my mind to focus.