Thursday, 26 May 2016

How To Get Out Of The Twenty-Something Rut

You hit a certain age in your 20's and then that's it. It's that nagging feeling. You try to push it away but it still keeps taking prominence in your train of thought. The plunging feeling knowing that you're a twenty-something and haven't quite achieved that 'something big' that the new age definition of success equates to. I, myself have been punched in the face by this horrible mind-set. And I feel like it's such a sinking tug of war. I try to remind myself that I'm still so young and have time to achieve whatever it is that'll make me truly content. I just don't know what that is yet... But then I'm constantly batting away with the fact that I'm not a 'success' yet.  So as of yet, I can only offer help which I'm utilising myself to overcome this quarter life crisis!. So come on, *we've got time on our sides!*- 'Youth is something I never wanna take for granted. I just want to smile and live life'- Tyler, The Creator

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Why You Should Always Keep An Old-School Diary

A lot of people chart their life progress. There are tonnes of on-line platforms where people share snippets of their life. But having a journal is so much different. And an old school one when it comes to that. Something that is just for you. You don't need to share it with anyone else. It's all your thoughts, your desires, your needs and wants. No one to judge you. I was a huge diary penner as a teenager and as a shy unsociable person it was the most authentic outlet for me. And sitting back and having a look at the current social media landscape, it seriously worries me that young women won't be taking to this form of outlet. We're too concerned about emulating the success of things that aren't wholly real on-line than talk through the highs and lows of our day to ourselves. Here I present to you a couple reasons why a notebook full of your secrets is the best way forward- 'The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it-' James M. Barrie
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Why I'm Okay With Having 'Itchy Feet'

Why I'm Okay With Not Settling
Whenever I achieve something, I automatically think 'what next'? And in some cases that's extremely detrimental and I've learnt to slow down and appreciate my life right now and all the small and big things that I achieve. But I never want to let go of that feeling of wanting more. I didn't realise just how passionate I am about life. I want to travel the world, live abroad, meet different people, experience other ways of living...and all of that won't be accomplished from the comfort of my own home and pin-pointing further- my own bubble. And this fiery inner desire may come as a surprise to others around me. People who see me as closed off, 'shy', affected by past life situations...but the only way for me to work on those things is to embrace my 'itchy feet'. Hah nice saying, huh? And here are the following reasons why I'm okay with this desire and you should be too. Let's do this!- 'Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for'- Mandy Hale
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The Most Beautiful Instagram Beach Babes

Sahara Ray
I get it. Instagram is most definitely a highlight reel of most people's lives. A lot of primping, preening and posing goes on to take the perfect shot. But I don't necessarily look at it as a bad thing. I try to use it as fuel to better my life, not compare. And there's something about those beachy Instagram beauties that has me *insta fan-girling*. There's loads of women out there who post bikini snaps on Instagram, but the few I have mentioned in this post have that little extra sparkle.

 A little bit grunge. A little bit spiritual. They're the types of beauties who would pick up a small bag and leave in the middle of the night. The type who welcome adventure. They type who would meet a handsome stranger and elope a week later. They take chances. They're confident. And they have the most captivating vision. There's so much more to just standing in a bikini and posing. There's the meaning behind it....'Sunshine and salt water'- Sahara Ray
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Sunday, 15 May 2016

10 Activities I Want To Incorporate In To My Life

The gym has done a lot for me. It sure has. It got me down from a size 16/18 to a size 12 and I'll never thank it enough for that. However, I've come to the realisation that there's a lot more to life than slogging away on a treadmill in a grey room. There's nature. There's adrenaline. We can move in other ways. We can keep fit thanks to other activities. And we can have fun while doing so. Who would have thought that a sense of adventure and fitness would do hand in hand?! But from now on, it does for me!

I remember the only time I tried zip-lining, I didn't actually do it. I was 18 and terrified about everything in life, including running off the ledge. And what got me was that everybody else did it. It was just me, sitting there crying my heart out saying I couldn't do it- and the instructor telling it was all in my head. Now I want a re-do. Bring it on! 'Let go of your disappointments, mistakes and failures. May you find complete healing, renewed spiritual strength and courage to begin again.'- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Thursday, 12 May 2016

5 Best Tour Companies For Travellers

Travelling is such a beautiful thing. But for first-timers it can be a hugely daunting experience. Therefore, I can't stress enough how crucial it is for you to go on a tour. You'll meet new people, open yourself up to other ways of life and make incredible new memories. I did that too last. At 25 then, I knew I was a wee bit late in comparison to all the starry eyed travellers who jet off the moment they can. But I knew there would be others out there like me. Who want to share the same experience as me. So below I present to you, the 5 best tour companies to set you off on your adventure. Oh and don't forget to have fun!- 'We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time-' T. S. Eliot
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

11 Small Screen Actresses Talk Body Confidence

Sofia Vergara Body Confidence
As someone who's struggled with body confidence since I was a young girl, I'm constantly looking for sources of inspiration that will help me ease the tension surrounding the way I look in tight clothes, the way I sit so I don't show my rolls, the way I'm scared not to buy something I like because of the fear of what it'd look like on me. Whilst there will be people out there who'll knock your confidence, there are increasing number of individuals coming forward to offer their words of wisdom regarding your body. And over the years, I've realised that I don't want to be skinny, I want to feel good. There's a difference. So let's take a look at what these beautiful tv actresses have to say, because they're contsantly faced with the saying-'The camera adds ten pounds to your frame'. ‘Confidence is sexy! I'm comfortable with my body and not afraid to show it off.’- Sofia Vergara
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Sunday, 8 May 2016

12 Unique and Stunning Beaches Worldwide

12 Unique and Stunning Beaches Worldwide
Beaches have become such a standard holiday vision that sometimes we forget just how majestic they are. When asked to picture a beach we think of golden sand paralleling crystal clear blue waters. And yes that is so so beautiful. But there are pockets of sand and scenery out there that will literally take your breathe away. It gives 'looking out in to the borizon' a completely different meaning. I mean just look at the Pink Sand Beach in Bahamas above. Erm how is that possible? But it is..and so are the following delightfully unique beaches on my list. Let's make it our mission to visit all of them...
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

13 Small Celebrity Tattoos That Will Inspire You

Lily Collins Tattoo
A tattoo is most definitely on my bucket list. I want more than one. So I totally want to start off small. I find a magnetic attraction towards little whimsical, almost spiritual tattoos. There's always a fine line between something like that look tacky, but when it's right, it's so right. I wish I could be more carefree- where I can just walk in to a tattoo parlour and point at a random design in a book of visuals and go for it. I do need more thought- But I will get there. But in the meantime, here are some gorgeous little tats that that the celebs wear so well! - Fairytale ending- Lily Collins 
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Sunday, 1 May 2016

A Girly Girl's Guide To Camping

A Girly Girl's Guide To Camping
When I went camping over the winter, I totally prepared myself for the worst. I knew everyone would be cool with it, except me. I knew they wouldn't have as much stuff as me..as much requirements as me...as much fussiness as me. I just told myself I needed to challenge myself. And I did. But I was wrong about everything I expected. In fact, I was one of the few people on my trip who camped all the nights we intended too. Even though there are so many elements that are not the norm, there's something magical about sleeping out amongst nature- with just a thin piece of material shielding you from any potential danger. I camped the night through the serious issues of wild boars running free in Texas and I camped in small town New Mexico- not sure if I would make it out alive due to the furious winds. And I don't regret it in the slightest! If I can do it, so can you! But I understand it's easier said than done. Here are a few tips, that will help girly girls survive something that doesn't need to be so dreaded- Camping. 'Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?'- Jessica Simpson
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