Friday, 21 March 2014

10 Things I Want To Do This Year

Heya! How is everyone?!
Today I wanted to share a short but sweet post with you guys on the things that I want to do this year.

1) Healthy Eating- I say this all the time, but although I used to be really good at it and I always am in the summer, since Christmas I've been in the pattern of not eating amazingly well! I skip meals all the time and I pig out on junk food. I aim to eat lots of healthy seasonal fruit and vegetables so that both my interior and exterior can be pretty and healthy.

2) Sleep- This one's pretty hard because I'm hyper active however, I want to try to relax a little before I go to bed and start getting ready to sleep at around 10 instead of midnight. When you wake up early you just have so much more time to do things instead of watching Youtube videos all night!

3) Meditate- I love to meditate but I never get the time to do it! Sitting relaxed and just being by myself with my thoughts is very therapeutic especially when you have some candles lit and calm music in the background. "" is particularly good, you can change your sound and time settings for how long you want to meditate. I particularly love rain, forest and water sounds. Meditating is good because it helps your creativity, reduces your stress levels by helping us detach and enables us to have a deeper understanding of our inner self.

4) Socialize more- I'm a bit of a hermit and tend to stay in the house a lot so I want to go out with my friends and boyfriend more. When I say go out I mean literally, go outside and enjoy the world!

5) Switch Off- I'm on my laptop pretty much all day every day which due to studying Journalism isn't 100% my fault. However, this year I want to switch technology off and minimise the number of hours I spend on my phone and computer. I want to enjoy life to the max which I don't believe I'm doing sitting in front of a screen.

6) Drink Drink Drink- no not shots! I need to up my intake of water massively because it's honestly one of the best things for you and both your body and mind. Drinking water hydrates you brain, keeps your skin looking lovely, helps weight loss and increases energy! So why wouldn't you drink up?!

7) Learn- I want to enrich myself with knowledge, it is something that no one can steal and it gives you new dimensions and ways to think about new interesting things which you otherwise new nothing about. I want to read for hours and get so engrossed by a book that I don't even want to stop reading to eat. I want to try out new things and gain experience. Learn about a new culture or maybe a new skill.

8) Travel- I want to see the world. After all the hard work I've been doing a little break away from London would be lovely.

9) Smile- I want to do things that make me smile everyday. Being happy makes you a positive person which makes you much more welcoming to others and more fun to be around. It also adds more value to your life as the life you're living is truly making you happy. If you do one little thing everyday that will make you smile then your whole day will seem so much lovelier when you reflect upon it in the evening leaving you a a lovely vibe before you go to bed.

10) Do something crazy- I want to do something wild and out of character. I want to go out of my comfort zone and do something that will inspire me. Something that I can look back on and be like wow I can't believe I did that.

What do you guys want to do?
Love O

Monday, 17 March 2014

DIY BEAUTY: How To Hair Chalk

Ok so now that it's spring it's the perfect time to rock last summers trend, hair chalking. You could go with pastel blues for dark hair or pinks for light hair to look bang on trend! It's super easy to do and isn't permanent which is great for you indecisive people like myself.

What you will need:

Hair Chalk or pastels -not oil based
Damp hair
A hairdryer
Gloves and a towel (optional)

I did mine when I came out of the shower after washing my hair and towel dried it until it was damp but if you prefer you can just wet the section of hair you wish to hair chalk.

Using your chalk just rub it on the damp drank of hair. This can be quite messy so I put a towel around me that I didn't mind getting dirty. You can also wear gloves to keep your hands clean. Try not to rub up and down your hair but just downwards otherwise you will end up with rough, dreadlock textured hair! Once your hair has some colour on it dry it a little it using the hairdrying and then brush through it. Notice that a lot of colour will come out. Then repeat this whole process of putting hairchalk on your hair. Without this vital stage your colour will fade during the day and smudge onto your skin and clothes.

The process is now complete! My hair is naturally curly so I left it au-naturel but you can style it as you wish with staighteners. Try not to brush it to much though as it will make it fade out. My highlights lasted 2 days left natural with no brushing!
Good luck and enjoy
Love O

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

FASHION: Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion

Victoria s Secret lace panty

Charlotte Olympia white leather pumps
$1,325 -

DKNY detachable key ring
$185 -

2b dot jewelry

$240 -

Topshop long wearing lipstick
$13 -

Nail polish

Essie nail polish

Essie mint green nail polish
$13 -

Ferm LIVING wall quote sticker
$75 -

Spring Fashion

White halter top

White top
$26 -

Missguided crop top
$17 -

Missguided crop top
$17 -

VILA blazer
$76 -

L Space crochet bikini top

NLY Trend slim fit jeans
$47 -

ALDO satchel bag

Spring Fashion

Pull Bear black crop top
$33 -

Boohoo golf skirt

Tom Ford pointed toe shoes

Precis Petite black clutch
$82 -

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

BEAUTY: MUA lipstick shade 4 review

I recently added to my small superdrugs own brand MUA lipstick collection and bought a pale pink lipstick in shade 4. I really love it all in all as for £1 it's not only excellent value for money but I genuinely like the product. Unfortunately, after a week of having it I have lost it whilst shopping at Westfields! The lesson I have learnt is don't carry lipstick in your jeans pocket.

At first I was a bit disappointed because I thought it would be extremely pigmented and be a bubblegum pink colour. However, the colour is extremely sheer and more like a gloss so if you hate glosses then this isn't the product for you. Although, it was very light it was very smooth and creamy which meant it was so lovely to apply that I kept lathering it on! It's also a pretty light pink shade which I am loving.  

I quite like the packaging. It's very simple in black with silver writing which comes off after around a month. The bottom screws off which is also quite handy if you apply lipstick with a brush. One thing I don't like is that the colours don't have names so calling them by shades gets really really confusing!

The only real negative comment I have is that the colour isn't as long lasting as I'd hope so you need to top up every hour. But luckily for me I love re-applying lipstick, I'm not sure why but I find it really relaxing and therapeutic. 

I then compared it to my other MUA lipstick in shade 3 which I adore! As you can see shade 3 is so much more pigmented and a much richer colour. Both lipsticks have a purple undertone which is lovely for spring. Shade 4 works excellently with this springs pastel trend because it's such a soft, understated colour.These two shades could also take you from a day to an evening look if you were looking to invest in both shades which I would thoroughly recommend. 

For £1 ago I'd 100% reccomend you buy it and try it out!
Love O