Thursday, 28 April 2016

Nostalgic Iceland Trip + Vlog! Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon & More!

Finding footage from an old holiday is so serenely nostalgic. Back in the grizzly British winter of 2014, me and my little brother booked a spontaneous trip from Secret Escapes and we headed to Iceland. And let me just say, Iceland is one of the few places where you'd prefer to be out in the bitter chill. Whilst we get the dreary half of it in the UK, Iceland get the majestical half. And let me just say, oh my word! Instead of me yapping on, below is my nostalgic Iceland vlog and some of my favourite snaps from the trip! We visited the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geyser, Hallgrimskirkja Church and of course witnessed the Northern Lights.  Enjoy! -The problem with Iceland is that you’re confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting- Stephen Markley
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

8 Ways To Stay Fit & Healthy At Work

 Sitting in front of a computer for around 8 hours a day isn't an ideal way to take care of your body. But work of-course, has to be done. However, I've fallen victim many times in the past- for not taking the extra precautions required to give my body and well-being somewhat of a chance when it comes to feeling good during work hours. Sometimes, it's so much easier to eat at your lunch at your desk, sit around during your break etc...And I'm so over it. Surrendering to absolutely no movement is now getting exhausting. And I know making changes won't necessarily have me jumping from the walls but they're small steps that allow me to have that extra bit of motivation and desire to workout whenever I do have a chance. Here are 8 things I'm trying to incorporate in to my life to stay healthy and happy at work. 'A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison'- Francis Bacon
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Sunday, 24 April 2016

9 Road Trip Essentials: What You Need To Bring

9 Road Trip Essentials: What You Need
Ahh a road-trip. It's the dream, isn't it? Escaping your daily hustle, the constant grind, the infringing pressure...and hit the open road. You get to chose where to go. You get to decide what to do and you get to decide who you want to do it with. Being encased in a small moving 4 by 4 can be incredibly uplifting. It opens your mind to a widened sense of adventure and allows you to witness the stunning yet rapidly changing terrain of our vast planet. I mean, trust me I do love a great holiday when you're lounging around poolside, but nothing gets my pulses racing more than this sort of wanderlust. I experienced a road-trip once before and I harbour the desire to embark on yet another one- this time with more wisdom under my belt. And anyone can experience this joy. Just make sure to bring with you the following essentials. P.S. Never forget to appreciate your view. No matter how big or small- 'I'm a sensual adventurer, Sue. I want to explore the passion I feel, really dig into the heart of it, the dark parts, too. I wanted to take you on that journey with me. But if you don't want to go, that's fine.'- Wodke Hawkinson, Zeke
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Monday, 18 April 2016

Coachella 2016 Fashion & Beauty Looks - First Weekend

I'm totally Coachella dreaming right now. The laid-back Californian desert vibes where everyone runs free with their visual and spiritual imaginations? Yes, please! I adore the creativity of this annual music festival run over the course of two weekends. It gives me such envy seeing all the pictures from rainy England (The grittiness of British festivals don't even compare!). And I've made it my mission to attend next year! I will probably rock up with green hair- I mean, where else would you get away with doing that? In the meantime, here are my favourite looks from the first weekend. Kylie of course killed it with her hair again, and other festival favourites such as Vanessa Hudgens continue to stun, whilst newbies like Kaia Gerber are giving them a run for their money!
- 'Rainbow braids'- Kylie Jenner
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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Celebrities Looking Edgy In Pink! Sam Hunt, Saorise Ronan & More!

I am sucker for all-black. I love turning up like a nightmare. I love turning up like there's no hope. I love turning up like I had a difficult task deciding which shade of black I wanted to wear. There's an eerie comfort in the shade- not to mention a mysteriously disastrous element of beauty. However, there are times when my darkly dressed nature craves the eternally desirable shade of pink. A reminder of femininity. And not stepping back on equal rights- a bold display of confident desires for both sexes. I mean- just look at country heartthrob Sam Hunt above. Swoon or what? Surrendering in the colour pink doesn't mean holding hands with your equally innocent friends, skipping in circles and eating cake-pops. The shade is delightfully edgy in it's own right. I for one, love incorporating pink with my love for black- fancying myself quite the gothic Barbie! I also took a look of some stunning pink dresses during this year's award season. Look at these stunners absolutely serving it!-'I had a dream about you. Our relationship faded from red to white, and somewhere in the middle, in the pink zone, I told you I loved you and you returned it'- Jarod Kintz
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Monday, 11 April 2016

The Evolution of 5 Popular Cartoon Shows- Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo & more!

Who had fun Powerpuffing themselves? The fun alter-ego makeover was in light of The Powerpuff Girls re-boot on Cartoon Network. And it had us adults all over it! Like any other child- cartoons were my life growing up. These adorably sassy make-believe characters and story-lines let my imagination and creativity run free. It was even more fascinating for me when cartoon franchises extended out to films featuring *shock horror* real people!! I even did a post last year on who would play the real-life Powerpuff Girls if there was ever such a film and I were in charge of casting- check it out right here.

Nonetheless, as biased as I sound- I believe there won't be anything like the authenticity of the 'toons of the 90s. But I guess that's what this generation would say about the current cartoon landscape in 20 years time. Nonetheless, here's how some of my favourite cartoons have evolved since my younger years in the 1990s-(some of them are now sadly off-air). Everything looks a lot sharper now, eh? 'Using their ultra-superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.'- The Powerpuff Girls
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Thursday, 7 April 2016

5 Honest Things You Need To Know Whilst Travelling With A Tour Group

Travelling with a tour group is a fantastic way to travel...especially for first-timers. You still have that incredible independence, yet you aren't left on your own accord. And of-course, it just sounds like the dream- meeting new people as your explore a country. That's what being young and fun is all about, right? And that is most definitely the case! However, as someone who set off with a group of strangers for three weeks on a Trek America tour group- there are certain things you should know before you head out on the trip of your dreams. After all, being with other people means being more mindful. So of-course, I've listed the five most important and honest things you should know. After reading this- all you need to do is put a smile on your face, have fun & make memories!- 'A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.' - Tim Cahill
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Monday, 4 April 2016

Diva Celebrity Demands + What I Would Want!

It's crazy that everyone strives for materialistic success which in return means they can demand anything. After all, they've put in the long hours, they've gritted their teeth through the hustle and they've slummed it with whoever would take them for the night. Whilst some may stay true to the former downgraded version of themselves to keep it real and give back, undeniably others would use it as a springboard to fan their flames. Albeit arrogant, egotistical and downright bizarre flames. I thought it would be a brilliant idea to look back at some of these crazy demands (below) But then it also had me thinking as well. Would I not 'demand' anything if I was famous? If I, as a celebrity was told I could have ANYTHING I wanted at one particular time- I mean, would I go for it? Hmmmm......here's a little ponder in to my subconscious ego about the things I would ask that would have young ladder-climbers running around nervously to make me happy. Not asking for much, am I?
'Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on.'- Kanye West
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