Top Travel Inspiration List 🌏

It's the time of year where my friends are jetting off to beautiful, cultured countries (or getting off their tidday's in Maga) and while I'm not going anywhere this year there's always a list of a million places I want to be. 

This time last year I was craving a city break in New York after watching Breakfast at Tiffany's too many times, but over the last 12 months I've had a more of a hankerin' for South East Asian shorelines and street food.
Here's a list of the places I'd love to be this summer, you should definitely visit if you get the chance!

Cutting Ties with Negativity πŸ‘‹ | Sunday Post #3

It can be the most frustrating thing trying your best to help someone while they continue to not help themselves. Having compassion and understanding is one of the many keys to holding connections with people, but these connections aren't always worth the fight. You choose who and what you surround yourself with which should be people that enhance your wellbeing and mental state, not drag it through the mud. 

🌴 Tropical Love, Shell Bomber | #OOTD

Hello lovely readers! While writing this post I realised that my last real #OOTD was last August, and my, how things have changed since then. For starters, I no longer look like flame princess and I've definitely gained a little but as I made clear in this post, I don't care. So that's good. Also, it's likely that there won't be as many posts this week as I'm packing up boxes ready to start a new chapter in September, but I'll talk more about that in a new post. You might be able to expect a new vlog so keep your eyes peeled just incase!

Obsessions 😍 | Sunday Post #2

When I get obsessed with something, I get obsessed- whether thats over an artist's work, blog, outfit, make-up product or an app, I simply fall in love and cannot let go for at least a month or two. This is a good and a bad thing, lemme' tell ya.

Define Your Own Success πŸ’ͺ🏼

As humans with an undeniable ego, we can be so hard on ourselves for not living up to standards. Even when we achieve our goal, we can want to aim higher or feel like we could've done better if we'd just pushed a little more, despite the suffering it took to get there.

I've always been adamant that not succeeding in your first attempt doesn't mean you've failed. To me, not succeeding at your millionth attempt isn't failure either, as long as you gained knowledge or experience.

Even when we succeed by our own definition, we compare ourselves to those 'above' us, who've maybe been in the game longer than we have which lets face it, is ridiculous and unfair! We need to remember that all of these people we admire have been where we are. We all start as a speck on the face of our field and have to progress in our own time to be the best we can. Sort of like being a PokΓ©mon trainer (fyi I haven't been able to put down the damn game since I got it).

Skin Care: Hydrating vs Moisturising πŸ’§

I remember reading a poster back in school that said "If you're feeling thirsty, you're already dehydrated." We know that hydration is key to survival. You can survive longer without food than you can without water (picturing myself drinking from coconuts on a desert island, mmmm), but it's a lot easier to forget to hydrate than it is to forget to eat.

Hydrating is also key to good skin and is often confused with moisturising! When your skin is dehydrated it means that your skin lacks water; it will feel less firm, less elastic and not as soft or smooth. When your skin is dry it means that your skin lacks oil, that's where moisturiser steps in.


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