Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clear Your Mind

Lately I have been so stressed. With tons of exams and presentations my anxiety has been off the charts. Surely I cannot be the only one. When I feel stressed I feel like I will never be able to catch up with what it is that I'm doing and also that I won't be as prepared as I need to be. Whew ! As if stress wasn't bad enough to deal with, it can also take quite a toll on the body ! Being stressed can weaken the immune system, leaving you feeling ill. When I'm ill I often miss school, but this only makes me more stressed. What a vicious cycle ! Throughout high school I have found different methods to de-stress, making life a bit easier :) 

One thing to do when you're stressed is take a bubble bath. Get out your favourite bubbles, a few candles and soak. Imagine that all the stress is being washed off your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the task.

 ( Sex Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush, smells so heavenly )

If you find that the bath method didn't work , as all you could think about is how much you have to do or whatever it was that was stressing you, try going for a walk or for a run. I know that we're told not to run away from our obstacles, but I find myself literally doing that. When I get stressed I run so fast and just imagine myself running away from all the stress. This method really does help me and at the end of my run I feel like I have left all my stress behind me. 

( Gorgeous view of a nearby park )

However, if you feel a bit lazy or would just prefer not to go for a run, try listening to music. Go into the most relaxing room in your house (preferably your bedroom), dim the lights, lie down and listen to some music. I find that Skinny Love by Birdy , Boyce Avenue or anything that has a piano in the background is very calming. 

Life can be very stressful , and stress is inevitable. A bit of stress every now and then is quite normal, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. I hope that some of these methods will help you to relax so you can continue on happily with the day. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

OOTD - Disco Leggings !

Happy Friday everyone ! Thought I'd share my outfit of the day with you !

T - Shirt - Forever 21
Necklace - Forever 21
Leggings - garage
Boots - Payless

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sweet Spun Sugar

So today while I was at target I wound up in the candle isle, who would've guessed. But I came across this cute little candle that smells as good as it looks ! It is the Sweet Spun Sugar scented soy candle by scent portfolio. It smells EXACTLY like cotton candy! The thing I like about this candle that I normally don't find in sweet scents , is that it isn't overpowering. It leaves a light, but noticeable aroma of sugar in the room. How sweet !

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mini Forever 21 Haul !

So I did a bit of online shopping at Forever 21 and I thought that I would share with you ! The shipping was un-believably fast. I placed the order on Thursday the 18th and it arrived Today ! ( Monday the 22nd.) So that was a super nice thing to come home to. Anyways, the shirts are all very loose and light which I think will be perfect when it starts heating up. Since these are baggier I feel that they will also be very versatile. I could pair them with high waisted bottoms, tuck them in, or simply let them hang loose. The shirt on the left is a light pink with black polka dots. The shirt in the middle is a bit thicker in material, but is so soft. This one has black sleeves and black around the neck, with contrasts well with the grey. The shirt on the left is very fun, and has navy sea shells all over. I also ordered a pair of Hello Kitty sock slippers... Yeah.. 

( Look how cute these are ! Who could possibly resist them? )

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I don't know about you guys, but I hate the look of my nails without any polish. But I also get really impatient and don't really like waiting for my nails to dry. Dilemma ! Lately I have been loving light blue ish green colours on my fingernails because I think that they just look very lovely. 

The first nail polish is the Rimmel London 60 Seconds nail polish in Mintilicious. The colour of this one is really pretty and fun. This polish dries so quickly that by the time I am done painting both hands, the polish is dry and ready for another coat to be applied. 

The second nail polish isn't a mint color but I absolutely adore it. It is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Blue-Away. Now normally I wouldn't wear blue nail polish , I don't really like dark colours on my fingernails, but this shade of blue is so light that I had to try it out. Turns out I love it ! This is one now of my favourite shades to wear , so do venture out and try different colours you normally might not. You could end up finding your go-to shade ! 

The last nail polish is the Revlon nail polish in number 85, Minted. Now this one isn't a fast dry polish but I do find that it dries a bit quicker than most nail polishes, so that was a bonus. I really like this colour because it looks very chic and is very mint in pigment. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bath & Body Works Candles

Hello ! In everyone's room they seem to have that one item of decor always present. My one friend likes to put posters all over her walls, while another friend likes to put her latest heel purchase on display. Mine ? Candles. I. Love. Candles. Every time I go into Bath & Body Works, or even walk by a store relatively similar, I cannot help but go in. Every thing in the store smells so delicious. The last time I went in I picked up three different candles. They all have three wicks to them, but the smells vary so I have a candle for every mood I am in. 

The first candle is by Slatkin & Co. and is called Raspberry Sun Tea. I was drawn to this one because it smells exactly like it's name and reminded me of when I was younger and my sister and I would have lemonade stands in the sunshine. This scent really brightens your mood and is perfect to light in in the morning because it has an energizing aroma to it.

  The second candle is the candle that is almost all used up. This one is called Oceanside from the Bath & Body Works collection. Now I bought this one near the end of summer right before school, so I believe that I may have been experiencing summertime withdrawal... This smell is very fresh and light, this being the reason why it is the most used. 

The last, but most certainly not least ! , is the Lavender Vanilla candle from the White Barn collection. The scent is so calming and relaxing so it would be perfect while reading before bed. Lavender is used for relaxation and my doctor had recommended using lavender essential oil before bed to help me sleep, and I am here to tell you it does help ! So any of you with sleeping problems should pick up some lavender and you will not be disappointed with the results. 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kendall Jenner & Eleanor Calder

Ever since I was little, I have always had a fashion icon that I would constantly try to base looks off of. Of course they have changed, since mine used to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid - I was 6 ok? But for the past few years my top fashion influences have been the same. Eleanor Calder and Kendall Jenner. These girls always look very put together and classy even just wearing a simple outfit , which I admire. If one , or both , of these fashionistas published a book about style I would definitely be the first in line!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring !

Hello ! So Spring is arriving ! Technically it has already started, but it is difficult to tell in this cold and rainy Vancouver weather. I love spring time because all the flowers start to bloom and everything is very pretty. I also love spring because that means cute dresses ! I am a huge fan of spring/summer dresses but only have the warm seasons to wear them, unless paired with tights or something cozy to keep warm. I have many dresses that I love but I narrowed it down to my top three spring dresses so here they are!

The first out of the three is very summery with the bright colours. It looks very boxy in the photo but when on it is fitted at the top, then flows down nicely at the bottom. I got it last spring from Zumiez so I could not find the exact link, but I did find one that is quite similar which I believe may be the 'updated' version of this dress.

This next one is clearly very simple, which is the exact reason I made the purchase ! I love that it is very versatile and could be paired with different accessories for an infinite amount of looks. The fabric is very soft as well, which makes it comfortable for day time wear. I also chose this high-low Maxi dress because it could be worn more so then short dresses.

The last one out of my favourites is my newest addition. I went into the store and fell in love with it ! I picked it up from Garage, and they had so many other patterns in the same style. The dress is a peplum style which I currently adore as I find it very flattering on all body types. Also the navy with white stripes just feels very cute and trendy at the same time, perfect for being in the sunshine !  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My Closet Essentials

I am obsessed with fashion and trends. I am constantly looking at weheartit at all the cute outfits, which can give me an idea for an outfit to try. I love putting together new outfits just as much as I love buying new ones (hehe). But there are a few items that I find myself wearing weekly. They are my closet essentials! Now they may not be everyones essentials, but I think that the essentials will vary from person to person, as everyone has a different type of style. Here are my essentials.

The first item that I currently adore in my closet is my jacket from H&M. I really love this jacket as I find it very versatile. It's a loose fit that is longer than most jackets, which I like as I don't like wearing tight clothing on the top half. It also makes it very comfortable to wear on long flights or car drives.
It is perfect for fall as it is lighter than a winter jacket, but could still be worn in spring. The colour is a military green with greyish brown camouflage heart shape on it. I don't have a huge difficulty finding other clothes to match with this item either, so wearing it to or from your destination is ideal.

The next item is something that I think everyone should own a few pairs of, winter or spring. Leggings. Personally I like the look of leggings on myself better than jeans, and I also find leggings more comfortable than most jeans so why not? I have leggings in a few colours, black, grey, snakeskin and a few others. Most of my leggings are from Garage, as I like how the fabric and that they always have a huge selection of leggings. Having a pair of black leggings would be beneficial to mostly any of you because there are a whole variety of shirts and blouses you could wear them with.

The third item in my essentials is my purse.I don't buy a new purse that often as I always fall in love with  my current one. I had been looking online at the topshop website and had my eye on a purse for a while. So I decided that enough was enough and I should just make the purchase. It is the Studded Lady Holdall purse. I really like how there are two little straps to hold or an across the body strap for whatever you prefer.The colour being beige is again very versatile and the size is medium which permits for any daytime or night-time use. Doesn't this bag sound perfect ?!

The last item of my essentials are my combat boots. They are a nice brown colour with laces on the front and on the inside it is very cozy. These boots have lasted me long enough that I forget where I purchased them, but the brand is called Brash. These also match with most  of the items in my closet, which I find very useful. I couldn't find the link to this item but I purchased them at Payless.

So there you have it ! Those are my closet essentials. I think that it is very important to have key pieces that you can mix and match outfits with.  This way it will save you a bit of money, or will allow you to purchase more accessories to really change the outfit up to your delight. :)

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