How I deal with stress

Work work work work work work… It’s getting to the end of the year (I cannot believe that it’s almost 2018!) and my body, brain and soul are at the point where they need a break.

This year has really been one for the books (in terms of my career) and at times it has been overwhelming and high pressured, however, these are a few things that kept me going throughout (in no particular order mind you):

  1. Waking up earlier to get more done so I don’t have to rush
  2. Try to prepare as much as possible the night before
  3. Let go of unnecessary drama (you don’t need that toxicity in your life)
  4. Exercise – this has been an on and off things for me but I am taking it day by day
  5. Eating better – less junk, more wholesome goodness
  6. Taking time to enjoy a cup of tea (I L O V E tea so when I have my cup of the day, I like to just sit and relax and really enjoy it
  7. Watch something funny (a 20 minute Modern Family episode always makes me laugh)
  8. Sleep early (anyone who knows me knows that I am in bed at like21h00)
  9. Vitamins – this has been saving me lately!
  10. Yoga (which is in line with number 4 but I felt like it needed it’s own point)
  11. Dance Dance Dance – sometimes you gotta blast the music and just shake it off
  12. Prayer – of course
  13. Treat yo self! To a massage or little spa treatment because you deserve it
  14. Read – I have been getting back into this – never knew how much I missed it
  15. Take it a day at a time

How do you deal with the stress when it gets too much?

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Look Post – Black and Taupe

Hi Lovelies! So summer is nearly here – I am really going to miss sweater and boots kinda weather but am so excited for sandals and skirts!

I don’t wear heels much anymore, I have taken a real liking to sneakers, but when I feel like dressing up I dust off a pair of my all but three pairs of heels.

See my outfit and the details below (click on read more).

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Makeup Favourites – September

Happy Sunday Lovelies! I will get straight into it…

Fenty Beauty – for those who have been living under a rock, Robyn Rihanna Fenty has released her very own makeup line, this collection specifically focused on glowing skin and diversity.

The collection includes Match Stix (concealers, highlighters and contour sticks), Killawatt (Highlighters), Brushes, Blotting Paper, Setting Powder, Primer and last but most certainly not least, 40 shades of foundations.

Catering to the needs of women of all colours, I have watched reviews of users who have found their perfect foundation in both the lightest and the darkest shades (and it’s all the kinds of happiness you can think of).

As I just purchased a foundation from Elizabeth Arden (and also I was not going to physically be there to test out the products) – I stuck to the products that didn’t require a shade match – other than the match stix (which, by the way, is a perfect match! And this is all because I held my forearm up to my computer screen haha).

See my review of the products below.

Fenty Beauty

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Makeup Favourites – August

Hi! Okay so I know this post is a little late but things have been so hectic with the renovations and just life ya know!

So this post is not exactly a makeup favourite – more a skincare favourite.

My sister and I were researching Korean Skincare, in a nutshell it is a 10-step regime consisting of:
– Oil Cleanser
– Foam Cleanser
– Exfoliator
– Toner
– Essence
– Serums
– Mask
– Eye Cream
– Face Cream
– SPF (for the day)

Which is done twice a day (yes, TWICE!) – so my sister found a sample kit on Wish Trend, called Klairs (link here) with the products we could use and test before buying the real thing.

Read more below about the products and the steps and my overall experience thus far.

Klairs Trial Kit

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Buying a House – Part 5: Renovating

Hi Lovelies! Hope you are well.

Been a while since I’ve written about our home story – to catch you up, it’s been 6 months that we have now been staying in our home, we have the most amazing neighbours (more like parents and always looking out for us two) and settling in has been quite the journey (mind you, we are still living out of boxes!)

Now comes the dreaded renovating part – when we bought the house we knew that we would definitely need to do some work – we have essentially no kitchen and the house is completely bare save for one cupboard in the main bedroom.

With this in mind we knew we could make the space our own and design it in a way that would work for us (rather than work with what the previous owners had left behind – some people do not know how to plan around a space).

Now this is not an easy (or the cheapest task) but we have come up with some awesome tips to make this process just a little bit easier (Read More below!)

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My Style Evolution

Hello Lovelies! A Ramadaan Mubarak to my followers who are celebrating this holy Month. Two days in and it’s going by so quickly!

I was archiving my photos on my PC when I started going through old photographs (and by old I mean from about 2011 onwards) and I can tell that my style has changed, grown and evolved overtime so much so, that I thought I would go through the timeline to find out what looks I still keep today, what I have put to rest and what I would still like to experiment with.

Mind you, I feel like I still haven’t quite adapted to a specific style (as my outfit usually depends on the mood I am in) and I am still pretty much finding myself.

Read more below about my journey thus far.

Starry Gold Hoojab - Amenakin

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