Saturday, 18 June 2016
sunny day at the beach || sunrise || cous cous salad @ southsea beach cafe
aftermath of my 21st party || surprises || cocktails
new socks || pre-final exam selfie || beach walk selfie
The first half of May was spent revising and taking my final exams, then the second half was spent partying, as was most of June too! And enjoying the sun! Although that seems to have disappeared now *sadface*. We tried eating somewhere new in May, Southsea Beach Cafe, which is directly on the beach as the name would suggest with a stunning view of the sea and the Isle of Wight. We went twice actually. They only have one vegan option which is a cous cous salad and I'm pretty sure they made it differently each time, buuut I would still go back for a cheeky drink like their prosecco and passion fruit, and a jar of olives!
How are you all doing? X
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Saturday, 14 May 2016
Ok so it's two weeks into May I know but I actually love putting together these posts so I don't care how late it is! I've realised how much they show me the good things that have happened in the past month. Something I can look back on when I'm feeling low.
I hope you liked the guest post brought to you by Cristina last week, uni has taken over my life, as expected. Science is what I want to do with my life I think... I'm so close to finishing now! One more exam... then I'm gonna sleep for like a week. I'm not posting as much to instagram or twitter as well as here, obvs, I just don't have time or energy to, but I've been updating sporadically and according to my insta it's been a good month!
me as Tinkerbitch for a Disney themed 21st || all hail vegan pizza || funky 80s night out
bedroom at my parents has been redecorated finally! || dissobitch || me if I was a watercolour of Rosalind Franklin
soya cappuccinos getting me through disso || graveyard walks || newish reads
Remember the painting of Rosalind Franklin I shared? Well now thanks to Snapchat you can see what I'd look like if I was actually a painting of Rosalind Franklin. Thank you shapchat for bringing light to these dark days.
The books were new reads like a month ago... but I've now read them all so can highly recommend! My mam and sister bought me the Happiness Is... book because
I'm a miserable bitch they know uni is stressful and are always cheering me up! Bigger thank you to my mama for always being there for me! The Lovely Bones is a ... depressing book for lack of a better word, but it is. I liked reading it though. The Kind Worth Killing is awesome! You think from the blurb, and the start of the book its about one thing but then it all goes to shit and you're like WHAAAT IS HAPPENING?! It was better than many of the thrillers I'd read, but still not the best.
I finally said goodbye to my dissertation/project. Over a year of work and its gone, in 5,000 words, a poster, a CD, and a presentation. The two months spent in the lab in France doing the actual experiments was by far the best part!
I hope you're all having a lovely May, miss you all, *hugs*
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Do you feel that spring is taking over your body? Do you want to feel natural, beautiful, energetic and confident about yourself? The Sun is finally out and you have this overwhelming feeling that you need a fresh new start. The easiest way to feel amazing and show off your natural beauty is when you do things that make you fulfilled and above all, happy.
How strong is your hair?
One of the first steps to feeling gorgeous is to have a haircut that fits your face shape, avoid chemical treatments, keep it natural and cut off dry ends. Keratin works wonders to your hair, since it is full of protein which will help your hair grow healthier and stronger. Make a hair mask with natural ingredients, or just take a quarter of a cup of warmed coconut oil, apply it to your hair and leave it for at least an hour, wash it off and you will see the results.
Why should only Twilight characters glow?
One of the most important things we should pay attention to is our skin because it directly reflects our age and health. If we take a look at a face mapping technique, we can find if there is anything potentially wrong inside our bodies. Wash your face first thing in the morning and then use a good moisturizer that suits your skin type. Have you ever tried making your own natural face mask? Mash one half of a banana, mix in a tablespoon of orange juice and tablespoon of honey, apply it to your face and wait for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and you will see the healthy glowing results.
Do you make excuses?
The prime time of your “beauty sleep” should be from 7-8 hours a day. If you sleep less, it can reflect on your skin and of course on your energy level. A good night sleep prevents sagging and wrinkles, it gives a glowing complexion and removes puffy eyes. Start your day with a healthy breakfast. A good combination would be carb, fiber and some protein. Sounds like a cliché but oatmeal is great because it contains beta-glucan which can help you to lower cholesterol as well as your blood pressure. One of the healthiest meals you could prepare would be tofu with added organic calcium which has 205 mg of calcium that helps your overall body stamina.
More vegetables and fruits are full of vital nutrients and combined with at least 6-8 glasses of water flushes out all the harmful toxins from your body, and it can increase your skin's elasticity. Going to school or work on foot is great for boosting your circulation, improves your sleep and affects your mental health. On your “lazy day” take a bike and just ride along.
Is it really that bad?
Time to put on your running shoes and go outside! The weather is great and you will feel much better. Go to a nearby park and do couple of exercises. Do squats, push-ups, pull-ups, jump a rope as a great warmup exercise before any workout. Park bench step-ups are also good for your abs and legs. Put your right foot on a bench, step up and down with your left foot and put it next to your chest, and then you can do the same with your right foot, repeat it for 20 times and that’s it!
Have goals and be concentrated on what you want and what makes you feel happy and healthy. Don’t forget to smile and laugh a lot, because it is healthy and it can boost your energy and happiness to the maximum.
This post was brought to you by Cristina - thank you!