Saturday, 30 November 2013

Autumn Goodies | Food Edition | Last Day Of November


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Now can you believe that it's officially the last day of November, Like what? Like How? Like What? Like How? Tomorrow will officially be December :o (Okay Shut The Fridge) Really, am just wondering where November went. Still cannot believe that this is my last blog post of the month but however what better way to end it than to share with you all four yummy goodies which I have been loving this Autumn. As you can see above I have collaged together four of the things which I will be talking about why I love but before I get started I just wanted to thank you all for all your support, it honestly means a lot to me, to see you guys viewing my blog on a daily basis always makes my day so thank you again. Hope you enjoy reading through what I've been loving :)

1. Hot Chocolate:
I just love me some hot chocolate everyday, like seriously it's as though I cannot get enough of it which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The weather in Autumn and Winter here in the UK is pretty cold so I always love drinking a hot drink ( mostly hot chocolate ) to keep me warm.

2. Peanut Butter Toast:
Is it a bad a thing that I may have a slight obsession with peanut butter toast/s. I loving having a peanut butter toast in the mornings with my hot chocolate, it makes for a good breakfast trust me. Am such a big fan of peanut butter to say the least, am loving it a lot this Autumn.

3. Ginger Nut Biscuits:
These biscuits are so crunchy and delicious, I find them slightly addicting because once I've had one I feel like eating the whole pack, yeah not exactly a healthy thing to do but oh well what can I say. I also love dipping them in hot milk or tea, okay now am starting to get a little hungry.

4. Blueberry Muffins:
I don't think I can ever contain my excitement for my love of blueberry muffins, honestly there not only yummy but a much healthier alternative to chocolate chip muffins. If you haven't yet tasted one then your missing out. Blueberry muffins have been my best friend this season.

And That's A Wrap! November Has Come To An End! Talk To You All Very Soon In December :D

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Health: Walking Vs Transport

It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. 

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In this post I will be sharing with you a couple of reasons as to why walking is very healthy and essentially very good for you. Now we all tend to not walk out as much in the Autumn/Winter months because of the cold/wet weather but however that is not a good enough excuse because honestly if you layer up really well with your clothing when the weather is very cold and you carry with you an umbrella when it rains then you can still manage to get some walking done. Obviously there will be better days when you can do a lot more walking because the weather is more pleasant out which honestly is the best time to increase your walking.

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Did you know that you can also save a lot of money in the long run by taking regular walks, think about it, say you wanted to go to your local shopping centre but instead of walking you took the bus every time which obviously is a bit of money which adds up over time making it much harder for you to save money. However on the other hand say now every time instead of taking the bus/car you decided to walk to your local shopping centre, just imagine how much money you'd save over time. Transport is a money eater so watch out whether it be bus, train or even your own car that your using to get around regularly, sometimes it just better to walk especially if it's a short distance like a 10, 20 or even 30 minute walk. Walking over using any transport is better for you in the long run both health and money wise.

Walk Your Way To Health, Forget The Transport...

My Tip: Start of by taking small/short walks as opposed to long tiresome walks because as time goes on you'll be able to increase your walking distance...

10 Reasons Why - It's So Good For You

1. It strengthens your heart
2. It lowers disease risk
3. It keeps your weight in check
4. It tones your legs, bum and tum
5. It boosts your vitamin D levels
6. It is a good source of exercise
7. It increases your fitness level over time
8. It gives you energy
9. It will definitely improve your health 
10. It makes you happy 
Staying Motivated:
Make it a habit:
The easiest way to walk more is to make walking a habit. Think of ways to include walking into your daily routine. Examples include:

  • Walk part of your journey to work/school.
  • Walk to the shops.
  • Use the stairs instead of the lift.
  • Leave the car behind for short journeys.
  • Walk the kids to school.
  • Do a regular walk with a friend. 
  • Go for a stroll with family or friends after dinner.

For short journeys, walking is quick and reliable, with very few interruptions. Also most of the time it will always take the same amount of time as taking a bus/car. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.

Want To Read More On Walking?:
Top 10 Health Benefits Of Walking Every Day
Walking For Health

Hope this blog post was informative, slightly a longer read but hopefully it was helpful :)

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Selena Gomez - Like A Champion


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In today's blog post I just wanted to share with you a song which I have recently been listening to nonstop by the beautiful Selena Gomez called 'Like A Champion'. Honestly this song has been stuck in my head for the last couple of days, I feel like I can't get enough of it. I'd have to say that this is one of my top Autumn 2013 songs just because it's a song that inspires me to never give up and it constantly reminds me that ultimately the sky is the limit. I've always loved Selena Gomez's music, so when her album 'Stars Dance' came out this summer I was excited to listen to all the songs and actually she's done a pretty good job with this record.

Walk Like A Champion, Talk Like A Champion...

We Got Nothing To Lose, We Got Nothing To Prove...

Walk Like You Run The City, Write Your Name In The Sky...

For me 'Like A Champion' is one of the songs from her album which just stand out for me because of the reggae sound and because of the lyrics. It's one of my favourite songs from her 'Stars Dance' record because it inspires me to give everything in life my best effort and to well walk like a champion, talk like a champion. I hope you all give this song a listen and be sure to check out Selena Gomez's Stars Dance Album, am sure you'll enjoy it.

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Autumn Tag - 2.0.1.3

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Today am bring you a tag blog post which should hopefully give you guys a bit more insight into what am loving currently this Autumn. Now before I get started can we just talk about how we've only got three more days left of this month, like where did November go, did this month just decide to run away from us hahaha, no but on a serious level it's always so mind blowing how every month just passes by extremely fast like I don't know about you guys but I remember July being like yesterday and now all of a sudden it's November. I don't think am ever going to be able to get my head around this whole year flying by super quickly.

Autumn was never a season that I loved simply because I preferred Spring and Summer. However somehow recently as I've gotten older, I've learned to just appreciate it to be honest. The funny thing which I cannot get used to though is how early it gets dark outside like honestly guys it's kind of annoying because am still very used to the long summer days that when it gets dark here in London very early am just like 'where did the day go'. Also some people are so random that they assume it's already Winter, I feel like telling them despite how cold it feels every season lasts for a good three months so technically Winter starts late December even though it may already feel like Winter in most cities. Moving on I hope you all enjoy reading this Autumn tag blog post.

The Autumn Tag - 2.0.1.3

1.What's your favourite Autumn fashion trend?
Am not really fully aware of the all the autumn trends for this year just yet however though I am loving the darker coloured clothing worn by majority of people including myself from forest greens to rich purples. I just love it because it's such a refreshing change from the lighter/brighter colours we all tend to wear in the warmer months. Dark colours are always in for both autumn and winter.

2. Favourite YouTuber this Autumn? 
I've been loving the adorable 'Bethany Mota' also known as her youtube name 'Macbarbie07' now the reason why I've picked her among many other youtubers is because for me she radiates positivity. She makes everything seem fun, although she is a bit younger than me I still find her videos fun, informative and enjoyable to watch. You guys have to check out her youtube channel.

3. Describe your perfect Autumn day?
My perfect autumn day would involve me staying at home snuggled up all warm with my duvet in my bed watching a ton of youtube videos on my blackberry phone as well as chilling in my living room with my family whilst we watch a lot of films/tv shows. So as you can see I love staying indoors, being all cosy and just relaxing during the autumn time.

4. Favourite Autumn drink?
Obviously it has to be the 'hot chocolate' because I mean you just cannot get any better than a good cup of hot chocolate like literally. However though recently I have been enjoying a lot more tea so I mean am not so sure where that puts me but though my all time favourite has to be the hot chocolate because I've loved this hot drink for so many years that I've lost count to say the least.

5. What's your favourite thing about Autumn?
Now this one is an interesting one, well to be honest I love that the weather gets a lot more cooler and your able to layer up a lot more with your clothing because am sure you cannot do that during the summer months as am pretty sure you'll sweat to death. May I also add that I do love the leaves changing colour I find that so amazing, it's the little things in life that really get me.

6. Favourite makeup trend for Autumn?
My top makeup trend for this season is definitely coloured eye liners without a doubt because they
just add a beautiful pop of colour to any makeup look. Darker colours are more appropriate for this time of year but however its up to you. Personally am loving my turquoise eyeliner which is more on the brighter side but it really does do a good job of brightening up my eye look.

7. How's the weather so far this Autumn where you live?
The weather here in London was fine at the beginning of autumn because it was only a little cool out (when I say cool I mean it still being pretty warm but not summer hot of course). However as the days went on it started to get a lot more colder and trust me we have all been feeling the weather change here in the UK I kid you not but we've been dealing with it.

8. A Favourite TV show that your loving this Autumn? 
I've been loving the nickelodeon sitcom, 'Sam & Cat' this autumn so far, honestly its one of the most hilarious shows I've seen so far this autumn. I can always count on this show to cheer me up, make me smile and laugh. Now because I haven't got the nickelodeon channel at home I tend to watch all the episodes via youtube so be sure to check it out if you haven't already.

9. Favourite Autumn food, snack or meal? 
Well I know the answer to this question very very very well because my favourite food for autumn is lasagne. I mean I just love it especially for dinner, actually now am starting to feel pretty hungry thinking about it. I just remember my mother regularly making lasagne for us during the colder months so I would definitely without hesitation say lasagne is my favourite food/meal.

10. Name a song which you have been obsessed with this Autumn?
I've been listening to Ariana Grande's song 'Right There' non stop this autumn. It's actually funny I always play this song whenever I want to listen to a bit of music or pass the time. It's a good catchy song, this girl can sing her lungs out for sure. Ariana has also actually been one of my favourite singers of 2013 so far and I've been obsessed with her songs since 'Baby I'.

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

DIY: Transform Your Jumpers With Studs


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So in today's blog post i will be sharing with you all how you can simply transform your old or no longer worn jumper/s into something cool, edgy and fresh. Now as you all know i love DIY so much and actually today's post is an exciting one for me personally. Nowadays not many people understand the art and beauty of DIY because if they truly did then they wouldn't waste a lot of money purchasing new goods be clothing or furniture when they can easily revamp their old/existing ones. It doesn't take much to make something look beautiful and new again but rather just a little bit of creativity. Now today's DIY is a simple one which am sure most of you can all try out at home when you have some free time on your hands.

You can purchase studs either online or through craft/fabric stores all you have to do is just look for the type of studs you want, prefer or like. Then once you've chosen the studs you want all you have to do is use your imagination or the internet for a source of inspiration to decorate your jumper/s with as little or as many studs you like. You can make it simple or bold because it's entirely up to you so just have fun with it, take your time and enjoy transforming your jumper into something special that when you wear it all your friends will be asking where you brought your amazingly wonderful jumper from. Enjoy studding...

A Fashion DIY  | 6 Studded Jumper Ideas






Hope this post inspired you all to be a little bit more creative and hopefully you can all from now on do a lot more home DIY's :)

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Giving Back: My Message To You...


Hey...

So in today's short post i wanted to share with you all about how very important it is to give back. Giving back is a beautiful thing, whether it be donating your time, money or even clothing. There are millions and millions of children, families, individuals out there who desperately need our help and so it should be one of our priorities to do the best we can to ensure that they can hopefully receive the best help/care they possibly can. I know that sometimes it can be extremely hard to give back when things get rough because we can all be very busy or be short on money etc but that's totally normal as majority of people/families all go through that, am not telling you to donate your money during those hard times but you could try to donate some of your time and maybe even volunteer to help out a charity etc. All in all, am asking you guys just to do your best to give back as much as you possibly can and be sure to spread the word to friends and family about how they can also give back. Let's all try to be the change we want to see in this world.

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Autumn Beauty: Coloured Eyeliners - Be Experimental


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Today I wanted to talk about coloured eyeliners and how they are just fabulous as they sure do add a pop of colour to any makeup look you choose to rock. Now am not one to wear makeup on a daily basis or for weddings, parties, dinners etc for that matter because am just someone who simply doesn't like to wear makeup however with that being said whenever I do get the chance to wear a bit of makeup or more likely eye makeup am always sure to wear a bit of coloured eyeliner I have about four eyeliners, two intense glitter eyeliners in Malt Chocolate and Blue Babe and two intense colour eyeliners in Turquoise and Lovely Lilac all from MUA. I have a small sized makeup bag which if am being real here I rarely ever reach for but when I do am sure to get out my black liquid eyeliner, my mascara and my choice of coloured eyeliner and let me tell you now that it honestly brightens your eyes and am not just saying this because I love coloured eyeliners but rather because it's the truth if your someone like me who doesn't really wear makeup then this is perfect for you.

Experiment This Season 
                             With Different Coloured Eyeliners
                                                                      Have Fun This Autumn Because
                                                                                                               It's All About The Eyes...

Coloured eyeliners could be a bit risky for some but let me assure you right now that it really isn't at all bad and if your not confident enough to wear a more brighter coloured eyeliner like a blue or green then why not try a darker colour in lets say a brown, purple, royal blue or navy and these colours especially are great for Autumn & Winter as we all tend to wear darker clothes and makeup. My point is that it's all about experimenting whilst taking baby steps because am sure nobody wants to look or feel uncomfortable? See what works with your eye colour and just go from there. These eyeliners can be worn on either your upper lash line or lower lash line, personally I wear them on my lower lash line and I then would add a black liquid eyeliner on my upper lash line then finish it off with mascara whilst borrowing my twin sisters concealer to cover up my under eye dark circles then that's it for my simple eye makeup but however the choice is yours, do whatever you want it's all about having fun with your eye makeup or makeup in general. 

The Choice Is Yours.... 
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Style Spotter: Demi Lovato


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Today i will be sharing with you all a cool yet funky outfit which i found online worn by the lovely Demi Lovato. It's funny because it's been way too long since i last blogged about anything fashion related to say the least which is shocking because i really do love fashion! Anyways getting back to the topic of this blog post the reason why i love this outfit so much is 1) am a maxi skirt person so when i saw this outfit i instantly loved it 2) the colour combinations are fabulous and really work together beautifully 3) the detailing on both the maxi skirt and shirt is simply stunning. Now Demi did such a great job putting together this funky outfit but at the same time she managed to keep it looking cool, young and simple. Am certainly going to be taking some inspiration from her outfit for this season and the next, as am hoping to experiment with my outfits a lot more just so i can switch things up and have a bit more fun with what i wear whilst staying comfortable.

Maxi skirts can be worn in any season however most people are a bit skeptical when it comes to wearing a maxi during the colder months in both Autumn/Winter because they feel that they may  just end up getting cold or feel like they won't know exactly what to pair it with but however it is simpler than it looks i mean think about it if you purchase yourself a good quality maxi skirt with a slightly more heavier material/fabric (better suited to the colder months) you can easily style together several looks from pairing it with a cosy jumper, your jacket or coat and flat shoes (of your choice) for a more casual look to wearing it with a beautiful top, a blazer and your favourite heels for a more put together/dressy look etc the possibilities are endless and trust me am speaking from experience. Demi Lovato's outfit wouldn't be appropriate to wear in the colder months especially here in the UK but i thought i'd still share it with you all for inspirational purposes.

I also loved her makeup, hair and cute hat, also let's just talk about her amazing hair for a second please like seriously i love this colour and length on her it really suits her. I also love how beautiful she looks with defined brows, a bit of eye makeup whilst keeping her lip colour very simple.

A Full Picture: Showing Her Entire Outfit...
Link To Where I Found All Images Used: Demi Lovato's Outfit Pictures

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ellie Goulding - Burn


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In today's post i wanted to share with you all today a song which i have been loving recently by the beautiful and talented Ellie Goulding called "Burn". This song for me definitely has a feel good vibe and quality that instantly gets me in a good mood which is amazing and usually am the type of person that knows a song is great when in gets me into a good mood. I've been a fan of Ellie Goulding ever since her song "Starry Eyed" which was released back in early 2010 (February) so as you can see i've loved this girl well over three years now going onto four years pretty soon. Although this song was a summer release (July '13) i know for sure that i did not discover it straight away but rather awhile after i do not remember or know when exactly but am guessing it was either in August or September. 

Ellie Goulding has such a unique, original and lovely voice which is different from a lot of singers today in this growing music industry. Her vocals simply stand out for me, particularly in this catchy song "Burn", this song i know will forever remind me of summer '13. What i most love about this song is how it makes me feel when am sad because i feel like it somehow lifts me up giving me that source of positive energy which helps me convert my sad feelings into happy feelings. Am thrilled that i've discovered such a talented singer with a distinctive voice that immediately grabs my attention. I hope you guys give this song a listen as am sure you won't be disappointed. 

 Ellie Goulding's VEVO Channel

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Friday, 8 November 2013

Quotes, Quotes, Quotes = INSPIRATION


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Hope your all doing well & Happppppppppppppppy Friday! In todays blog post I wanted to share with you five quotes which I think are inspirational and meaningful and will hopefully inspire you all in one way or another ( well at least I hope so). Sometimes we all need that little pick me up or that bit of inspiration to get us going and so I thought what better day than to share this with you all on a Friday (The best day of the week). I mean I don't know about you but at times I feel like when you read that one piece of quote or saying etc., it somehow lifts you up a little, gives you a boost of confidence and allow you to give everything your best shot!

Inspirational quotes, sayings or phrases are the best and not just because they inspire you but because you can somehow regain your sense of direction especially after you've been feeling lost or confused and what I mean by that is that you find yourself feeling more in control, having more self belief and overall feeling a lot more positive which is great. I know sometimes that quotes don't exactly help you out with everything because after all your life problems cannot be solved by a quote can they now? What I want you all to take from this blog post is inspiration and if each and every single one of your who's reading this can do that then I think my work here is pretty much done :).







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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Hello November · Have A Great Month

Happy November - Still cannot believe that it's November like how did the whole of 2013 go by extremely fast am actually really shocked, no really I am as well as confused! Just another month left and the year is over and then Bam!, it's 2014 What!!!!

Praying that this month is beyond fabulous, special and amazing for you all, stay positive and things will get better just know that. Do what you've got to do to make things work out greatly for you, no dream is ever easy to achieve but with 100% dedication it's very possible...

GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT & NEVER GIVE UP MY FRIENDS :D

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