Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Summer Ball Countdown: Day 3 - Advance beauty treatments

Hi guys! Usually when I know I have a big day coming up that I want to look my best, I like to do certain beauty treatments in advance. This is just in case my body has some weird reaction to it and so I still would have time to recover from it. This is also because sometimes certain treatments take time for the results to show and so doing them a few days or even a week in advance gives it time.

For the past few weeks I’ve been doing teeth whitening using Pearl drops instant white toothpolish. The product claims to get up to 2 shades whiter teeth in 1 week. I haven’t been using it that often so don’t worry my teeth are not going to be ridiculously bright. I just want my teeth to look naturally white but not too white. 

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that I've been having for quite a while now. At first I used to go the Skn clinic in London to get it done but recently I bought the Personal Microderm device (PMD) were it allows you to do microdermabrasion at home. The PMD removes the top thin layer of dead skin cells, in order to reveal new skin cells.  I've found that it’s a lot more inexpensive and less time-consuming then if I were to go and get it professionally done. It has taken me a few practices to get the method right but so far so good.

Another sort-of beauty treatment is the cold spoons under the eyes technique. Before I go to sleep I put two teaspoons in the freezer overnight and then in the morning I would take them out and gently press them against my skin under my eyes. This is said to reduce puffy eyes and redness. I have definitely seen results from doing this as well as reducing the appearances of dark circles under my eyes.

I would love to know other ‘beauty treatments’ that could be done or that other people are doing.

Check in tomorrow for a pamper day before the big day J

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Summer Ball Countdown: Day 2 - Detox on the inside.

Hey lovelies! I can almost guarantee you that Prom/Summer ball day will involve a lot of drinking… a lot of heavy drinking. To be honest you wouldn’t expect anything less from a group of university students who have all finished their exams and three years of nonstop university hell. 

With this in mind, it will probably be a good idea to do a mini detox. This way you are preparing your body for a heavy night. This might not necessary mean preparation for a night of drinking but also a long night out were you will be over doing it a bit.

What I like to do is drink lemon water every morning or when I remember to, because a lot of the time I simply forget to. I also like to find different ‘detox drinks’ on the internet, for example:

2L  water
Medium cucumber
1 lemon
Steep overnight in fridge
This is something really simple to do the night before and just really handy to have the next morning when rushing outside the house.

There is also eating plenty fruit and vegetables and all of these techniques refreshes the body and gives you glowing clear skin ready for prom day.


Monday, 2 June 2014

Summer Ball Countdown: Day 1 - Exercise

Hey guys! Ever since tickets were released for our summer ball, all my friends had been almost obsessed in wanting to get into shape for it. To be honest, so have I and me and a few of my friends have got involved in different types of sports. For example indoor rock climbing, horse riding and volleyball. At the time I didn't like my friend for dragging me along to all these different activities but now I'm so thankful because my arms are so toned. 

The main area of concern for me is my stomach and so I've been doing ab crunches and ab-focused pilates in order to get that area toned and flat. A few of my favourite exercises have been  sit-ups, the plank, side to side foot taps and bicycle crunches. I've also been watching Blogilates Victoria Secret Model Ab workout on Youtube, which I love.  

I feel like it's good to challenge yourself with a combination of exercises and not just one type of exercise. A variety will see more visible results.  


Summer Ball Countdown - Finishing touches

Hey guys! I'm coming up to the end of my three years at university and every year we have a summer ball, which is a bit like a prom. My university summer ball is on Friday 6th June and it's fair to say that I'm super excited. 

I never went to my high school prom because it was around the time that I feel out with my bestfriend. But I did go to the summer ball last year that my university held. Me and my girlfriends went together and had great fun. I'm treating this year's one as my prom because its my final one and I'm leaving university. The countdown so far has been so much fun, with choosing the perfect dress and accessories and thinking about the night itself.  

I've already picked out my dress and I did make the point of snapchatting my friends a picture of the dress so that they don't get the same one or a similar colour. This happened last year where two of my friend's dresses were the same colour as mine but a different style :/ 
This year, I wasn't making the same mistake.  

Over the next few days leading up to the day, I'll be doing blog posts specific to the last few prom finishing touches. The first post will be later today.

If some of you guys are also having your prom/ summer ball/ homecoming soon, I would love to hear some of your countdowns of what you are going to be doing :) 


Saturday, 5 April 2014

University Room Tour

Hey guys! This is just a quick view of my university room in my third year of uni. It's a private rented house and I live with 4 of my friends, who I've lived with since first year. 
I've lived in a different house every year and even though this room is the smallest one in the house and the smallest room I've had, I still manage to get all my things in there and make the most of the space. Hope you enjoy it and get some inspiration. 


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas message 2013

I know a lot of people in the UK and around the world are struggling at the moment and have recently gone through a tough time. No matter what your situation is, I wish you all peace and happiness during this holiday period. I also hope that your Christmas is special and for you to share it with your friends and families. Have a great Christmas!


Monday, 23 December 2013

#MusicMonday: Woodkid

I was catching up on Made In Chelsea yesterday and I heard a piece of music in the background and it really interested me. It was the kind of music that I would like listening to and I have been looking for something new - a new sound, that was different to the pop-type music that I have been listening to recently. 

I was excited to hear the music and I wanted to know more about it and so I did what everyone one else does and I typed the lyrics into Google and saw what popped up. The result was Woodkid and the song was 'I Love You'.

I have never heard of Woodkid or his music but he will definitely now be on my playlist. In the meantime, enjoy the song 'I Love You'. This is the quintet version of the song, which I think is much better than the music video version. 

I've become seriously obsessed with this song. Without sounding too corny, this song has the ability to touch people's lives. 

"Is there any chance you could see me too?
Cause I love you"

Happy Monday & Pre-Christmas Eve! xo