Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Summer 2015 Essentials

Hey guys! I'm glad I'm getting back into blogging more often. I feel terrible for being so unreliable with my posts. But I think I'm going to be able to post at least once a week now!

Anyways lets get into the good stuff, my Summer 2015 Essentials! 

1. Cucumber Melon 24 Hour Moisture Ultra Shea Body Cream (Bath and BodyWorks)

With hot weather comes shorts, and with shorts comes shaving your legs. Having an excellent body cream is a must for me. This one for B&BW is my winner, plus this throwback scent is just a classic.

2. Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen (Neutrogena

Protecting your skin from the sun's harsh rays is incredibly important and it's a crucial must have for me to have an amazing sunscreen. This one by Neutrogena fits the bill, it's light-weight and drys almost instantly. 

3. Ribbon Hair Ties (Sephora

During the summer I constantly am pulling my hair up to cool off. But over the years I've found myself damaging my hair from all the elastic hair bands I was using. When my best friend introduced me to ribbon hair ties it was a hair, game changer. I'm never going back to hair elastics again! 

4. Tropical Coconut + Orchid Body Mist (be

Every summer I HAVE to have a signature scent. I don't know why, but it's a must for me. This year my choice is this delicious coconut orchid scent that makes me feel like I'm on a beach in Jamaica every time I have it on. 

5. Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Balm (Maybelline New York)

Okay so this is more like a life essential, but I had to put it on my summer list. I use this stuff daily. It moisturizes your lips and protects them from the sun. What more could you ask for?

6. BB Beauty Balm (NYX

So you all know my obsession with NYX right? So there's no surprise here that I have a NYX product in my summer essentials. This stuff is perfect for summer. If I had amazing skin I wouldn't use anything but sunscreen on my face, but unfortunately my bare face has some acne and is uneven. This stuff is perfect, because it's not as thick and heavy feeling as foundation, but it still gives me enough coverage for a summer day. 

7. Sunglasses (Ray-Bans)

Sunglasses are like tied with sunscreen for an absolute summer MUST HAVE. These babes are new. I'm obsessed with them. What more can I say stylish, and protecting my eyes from that oh-so-harmful sun!

8. E-Reader (Kobo Glo)

I love reading, and summer is when I get most of it done. My Kobo is by my side constantly all summer allowing me to read as many books as I want at my pleasure. I especially love the Glo because it has a built-in-light for late night reading. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Little Things

Hey guys, today I want to write something a little bit different. I've recently have been trying to do simple little things to change my daily routine. I used to be a really lazy person. On days I wasn't working or at school I'd sleep in till noon, eat crappy food, and my room was a mess. I was also struggling with my anxiety.

Anxiety is something that I've dealt with most of my life. I worry about everything. I'm that person who can't remember if they turned off their straightener or locked their front door. I can't even count how many times I've driven back home to check. It's a part of my life and it's something that is normal to me.

But a few months ago I hit a real low point with my anxiety. I couldn't function normally. Everything from brushing my teeth to my school work was causing an excessive amount of stress for me. It started to get to me physically. I would come home from school completely exhausted. I'd fall asleep and sometimes sleep right until the next morning. Things took a turn for the worst when I was diagnosed with daily chronic migraines. They would take over my life. I couldn't think properly and they were constantly on my mind, literally. Things were hard and I had a difficult time finishing off this year of school.

When school finished I decided it was time to change my ways. I started to eat a bit better, I got a gym membership, and I'm taking care of my room. But most importantly myself. Everyday I think of two things that I'm proud of myself for and two things I'm thankful for. It's these little things that have started to make a huge difference. I've stopped with my daily headaches and I'm feeling a lot better. I'm enjoying my life and every single day.