Friday, February 27, 2015

6 Desserts To Bake This Weekend


{Warm Lemon Pudding Cake by Seasons & Suppers}

If you're looking to take up some baking this weekend, maybe on a lazy Sunday, why not give one of these delicious treats a go. It feels as though the 3 Ingredient fudge bites are calling my name...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Wishlist



With March only a few days away, I thought it was only right to share with you my March wishlist. Considering March is synonymous with Autumn, you would have thought my wishlist would be a bit more 'Autumn inspired'. However, I'm lusting over every item on this list, and it's probably my favourite one to date. 

1: This Crate & Barrel French marble slab was the first thing on my wish list and I have a feeling it's going to be my first impulse purchase of the month. Plus, wouldn't it make the most beautiful background for photos?

2: I won't lie, I really want this H&M body butter for it's packaging alone.. but how could you not?

3: Bali is coming up in less than 2 months (I can't believe it myself), which means only one thing.. bikini shopping. Still a little unsure of these Triangl ones, do you think they've been overdone?

4: I may have purchased this gold striped notebook already, it was too pretty to keep there in my shopping cart.

5: As my candle obsession returns in full swing this month, I don't really see a better place to start than with this amazing Kate Spade candle.

6: These double faced pearl stud earrings are sure to become my new favorite everyday essential.

7: I've heard so many lovely things about Kiehl's vanilla scented lip balm. I really can't say no to vanilla.

8: My love for all things Diptyque has grown and I'm now in need of the Diptyque Baies Room Spray. It expresses the irresistible freshness of a bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves.

9: Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to these Forever New Dolly high platform heels.

10: I seem to developing a very fond appreciation of all things copper, that includes this gorgeous Metal wire basket from H&M.

11: I was never one for rose scented products, but this Fresh Rose Face Mask sounds so lovely. Two and a half roses are used per jar.

12: My obsession with succulents continues with this Faux Lux Art Silks Succulent.

13: I've seen so many people rave about Benefit's new Roller Lash that it seemed only natural to add it to this months wishlist.

14: This handmade organic cotton knit blanket uses no bleaches, harsh chemicals or dyes. It is inspired by thick, fishermen’s style sweaters, and looks so nice to relax with at home.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Some of you may know I've been trying to kick my sugar habit as the days before my vacation draw in closer. I've gone into a sort of panic mode, trying to whip up all sorts of healthy alternatives. Alike many others, muffins are a weakness of mine, in particular, blueberry. When I came across this Blueberry Muffin Smoothie recipe it was almost a no brainer. A satisfying combination of oats, greek yogurt, milk and blueberries make it the perfect way to kick start your day, and also curb those sugar cravings.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

101 Little Things Worth Being Happy About

Well, you all must know by now of my love for lists, and I'm so happy that you love them too. I wrote a similar post a while back, but since then it's been deleted and thought it might be nice to share another one. Here's a few small happy thoughts.

Monday, February 23, 2015

20 Links For When You're Having A Bad Day


Having a bad day? or maybe just need a bit of a pick me up? Here's some websites that might help...

An interactive timeline that will put your day into perspective.

For people who love cats and music. What is the internet.

Post Secret, where people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

Imagine living in this Brazilian Gres House. Incredible.

This kitten was rejected by its mother, and raised by a golden retriever.

Look what happens when a seal meets a dog. SQUEAL.

Google Image search 'Atari breakout'. I dare ya. 

This blog featuring pictures of mirrors for sale on Craigslist is oddly captivating.

21 Google searches that perfectly sum up being in your early 20's.

This guy posted live updates of his wife cheating on him, which exploded on the internet.

A cat owner and his cat use teamwork to catch a bug

A father & daughter posed for a photo at the same spot for 35 years. Heartwarming.

Mrpimpgoodgame, the leader of the selfie movement.

If you've never heard of F My Life, now would probably be a good time to visit.

Just some cats bouncin'. The background color changes and it’s kind of hard to look away.

Here's a smiling Lamb. And a shaved Llama.

Weirdness to infinity and back. Just keep zooming.

Need to escape? MapCrunch will teleport you to random places in the world.

Virtual bubblewrap. That is all.

The ideal vacation spot for cat ladies: Cat Heaven Island, Japan.
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As much as I can, I try to opt for vegan friendly makeup (no, I'm not vegan) because I'm passionate towards the fight against animal testing. Mineralogie is one of my favourite mineral makeup brands, because not one of their products have ever let me down. The quality is impeccable, so you can imagine how excited I was to try out their new seasonal limited edition collection...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sleeping Tricks

Falling asleep isn't really one of my strong points. Lately, no matter what I do or how I go about my day, it always takes me so long to drift off. This naturally led me to scrolling through my phone at 3am, attempting to research various sleeping techniques and tricks. I'm not going to go into the conventional, 'how to fall asleep' advice that you usually hear, because you can find that on an earlier post I wrote over here. I'm just going to share with you a few sleeping tricks that I find helps me relax and fall asleep much quicker.

1. Don't count sheep, circle them
I never really found that counting sheep made me sleepy, however I came across this post which tells you to stick to one or two sheep, and make them walk around in circles, and count the circles. I often get to about 20-30 and then get too tired to think about anything else, or keep counting, and dose off. It works every time.

2. The 4-7-8 breathing trick
This post will basically explain how it works and go into the technical side of things, but in short, it slows down your heart rate forcing you to relax. You simply breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. And repeat.

3. Pretend you're falling
Pretending your falling through the bed, or your body has no weight, will help your body let go and free it from any tension.

5. Music and sounds
Studies have determined this is the most relaxing song ever, that actually slows down your heart beat. You can also download the 'relaxing sounds' app and play sounds that are comforting to you, whether that be the ocean, rain or a peaceful lake.

6. Roll your eyes
I did this with the circling sheep trick, and found it worked really well for me. Close your eyes and roll your eyes around or up a few times. It simulates what you do naturally when you fall asleep and may help trigger the release of your sleepy hormone, melatonin.

7. Imagine your 'happy place'
Visualisation meditation works best when you use at least three senses. For example, you're on a tropical beach, listening to the waves and feeling the heat of the sun. You should start to feel relaxed, as you explore senses in your imagination, and fall asleep.

Do you have any sleeping tricks?
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