I think I like hot air balloons. All pictures are from weheartit.com
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
First day of school is coming up again so I decided to make a list for myself with resolutions to keep this year organised. I really should, since it's going to be the final year of secondary school/ high school (whatever you want to call it (; ) with all the exams and stuff. I'm being honest with you right now: I had a hard time last year to keep on going without desperately sitting in a corner crying over my life. Well, I wasn't that desperate, but still. And although everybody keeps telling me the fifth year (which was last year) is the hardest of all six years, I'm not reassured coming year will be any easier. The only thing I am sure of is the fact that coming year is definately one of the most important years of my entire life.
Keep my desk organised.
I'm glad I didn't count the times I couldn't find important papers, books, notebooks and other daily school stuff on my desk because it was such a mess. To prevent myself of getting incredibly frustrated I'm going to try keeping my desk clean and organised.
Go for a run
I found out about this last year and it really helped my out. I can get stressed very easily and going for a run can help reduce stress a lot. I hope my school schedule will have at least one or two days where I have the first two classes off so I can go for a run in the morning.
Make my homework
Ok, let me explain something a little bit. For some subjects I really do my homework, for example for subjects I'm having a hard time with. But for some subjects I wouldn't do it, just to have more time to do something else. At the end of last year I felt more confident during tests of subjects I alsways did my homework of than the ones I didn't. To avoid stressful situations I'm going to try doing more homework.
First comes school, then fun things
I believe this one speaks for itself. I've got to remember life can be so less stressful if I just didn't procrastinate that much.
I'm going to school again on the 26th of August. I really hope I can stick to them and close my secondary school/high school career without unnecesary stress and break downs. Then I can focus on the things I want to do with my life.
All pictures are from weheartit.com
Friday, August 9, 2013
The lovely Michelle contacted me to make a blogpost on how to keep your skin in the best condition during the summer months. She works at a spa in New York City and wished to share her knowlegde with others about the dangers the sun can have on our skin. Of course I would share her tips! Not only because my skin is a very light shade and it gets sun burned really fast, also because even if your skin may not get sun burned as fast, chemicals in a lot of sunscreens may damage your skin.
She provided me with a list of tips on how to keep your skin in the best condition possible during the hottest months of the year. I am here to share them with you!
Your guide to flawless glowing summer skin
The summer months are here is with it come all the fun things to do. But the sun can be harsh. Therefore it is essential to take care of your skin. Below are helpful tips plus a DIY recipe to get a healthy, beautiful complexion.
A cooler shower is better for your skin in the hot months. Hot showers will most likely make your skin dryer. After a lot of sweating, taking a cool shower helps calm your skin, which in turn decreases breakouts of acne.
Wear a hat when your outside. For full protection go for a brimmed hat -a baseball cap can only give you partial protection from the sun.
Using a body scrub in the shower is one of the best ways to exfoliate in the summer. Make sure to give extra care where skin is rougher, like elbows. After showering, finish with an oil or rich body cream.
For a beautiful summer complexion, cantaloupe is the melon to use. The fruit is not only delicious; it is full of antioxidants and hydrates the skin in its own unique way. The result is your skin looks radiant.
Getting bug bites results in itchy and inflamed skin that can last for weeks. If you get bug-bitten skin, use an anti-itch cream twice daily until the itching is gone. Use a restorative cream twice daily to get rid of bug marks.
Strawberries are the best resource for an even skin tone. Take a large strawberry, cut it in half and poke the flesh to get out the juices. Spread across your face in circles, leave on for 2 minutes, then rinse off. Over time, the strawberries can help age and sun spots.
Use plain yogurt as a face mask. Put in on your face for 30 minutes, then take a cool shower and pat dry. The lactic acid has soothing benefits and calms the skin.
Make sure to use a sunscreen on your hairline. The skin there is sensitive and can be damaged from UVA and UVB rays. So instead of a cream, use a sunscreen spray.
Beach Body Scrub
1/2 cup sea salt, finely grained
1/2 cup coffee beans, finely ground
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon, or 20 drops, eucalyptus essential oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. In the shower, massage the scrub into damp skin firmly. Take your time to get full usage of ingredients. Rinse off well.
The sun's harmful UV rays will create discoloring on the skin. However, the body scrub inspired by the treatments used at Skana Spa– part of New York State Resort, Turning Stone, – they combine the traditional healing methods of the Oneida Indians to produce an experience that stimulates inner peace.
All pictures from weheartit.com
Thanks for reading!
Do you have any tips for a beautiful summer skin?
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Who's up for a giveaway? (:
PersunMall is hosting a giveaway. This is your chance to win an $80 giftcard at their webshop.
PersunMall is hosting a giveaway. This is your chance to win an $80 giftcard at their webshop.
Participating is easy. You have to:
~ register at the official PersunMall website: http://www.persunmall.com/
~ like the official PersunMall Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PersunMall
~ leave a comment down below with the name and the email (the one used for registering)
~ like my blog on Bloglovin
The giveaway is open for participation until August 15th, 2013. Do not miss out!
Winners will be announced on PersunMall Official Page and their Facebook Page on the 20th of August.
And don't forget to comment on this page (name and email used for registering). If you do not leave a comment, it will invalidate your entry.
PersunMall Lucky Prize:
Persunmall also prepared a $100 gift card "lucky prize" for the randomly-selected lucky one, so everyone has the chance!
Just one last thing: There will be one winner every 160 participants, so make sure to tell your friends and maybe even family to participate. If there are less than a 160 entries on this page, no winner will be chosen!
Promo period: NOW - 15th of August
Good luck everyone!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I just reasently got back from my trip to Olhão, a beatiful village located south of Portugal. Such a beautiful place, including colorful fisherman houses and -boats, a lot of boats. The place has a sense of tranquility and at night it turns into a lively village with numerous cafés street artists. We had a lot of fun and I'm a little bit sad to be back home again. The only thing I can do now is dreaming about this little piece of paradise.
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Since there were already a lot of discounts in shops this month, it was time for me to go a little crazy. I didn't really have a lot of summer clothing and the weather became amazing, so I actually had a legit reason to go shopping. There were a couple of nice things I came across and one of them I've been loving a lot for the month July.
~Light beige floral shorts: The color, the pattern, the material, just everything appeals to me. Perfect for summer and super cute, in my opinion.
Since there were quite some discounts flowing around the drugstores, I've been trying out some new products and I'm actually really happy with some of them!
~Garnier PureActive Anti-imperfection 24hrs moisturiser: I can name a ton of positive things this products does to my skin, but I'll try to keep it short. Firstly, this products applies really smoothly to the skin. The time it takes to completely sink into the skin is so short! I'm not sure if it was my skin that was just really dry, but I'm still amazed. The smell to it is pleasant, it smells like all the other Garnier PureActive products. Lastly, my skin just looks a lot better after using this product for about two weeks.
~Inecto Pure Coconut Intensely Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream: There's probably nothing really special about this product. I just like the way it moisturises my hands. I also really love the smell. Before I tried this product I thought I didn't like the smell of coconut. Now I know I have never been so wrong.
And again, a list of songs I've been listening the most during the month of July:
~M83 - Midnight City
*No copyright infringement intended.
All credits go to artists.
I've actually seen a couple of movies this month and one of them was just amazing. Now You See Me really appealed to me, probably because of the story and the actors. I just loved that movie. I don't like to talk about it a lot, in case you haven't seen it (yet) and I might spoil things. I'm just going to say it was awesome and really a movie to take into consideration when you're having some spare time.
~Slushy Maker: This product is so random I'm actually laughing at myself. A little while ago, about a month, I was watching a video by one of my favorite youtubers where a product 'as seen on tv' was tested. I believe it is called the Squeezy Freezy in the United States. Just a few weeks ago there was a commercial on the Dutch television and it is litterally the same product: it works exactly the same and the cup is actually identical, as far as I can see. The only thing different is the name: Slushy Maker. I've been obsessed with this product. It's easy to use and you can turn any drink into a slushy.
I'm pretty sure that was it for my monthly favorites. I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe got some inspiration? I would love to know some of your favorites of July, so comment down below if you'd like!