5 ways to get more done in a day!

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all enjoying the warm weather, and spending your days relaxing! 

Today I thought I’d post on something that I know you all can relate. We all have those days we’re we are feeling overwhelmed by how much we need to get done. And the more we try to focus, and get it done, the less productive we end up being. This is why I’ve found 5 tips on how you can get work done, without having the additional stress! Enjoy! xx 

 

1. Focus on Less work at a time – This one is probably the most important. We’ve all been guilty of trying to cram all our projects in a short period of time, but by doing so we are processing at a slower rate. 

 

2. Be awake and alert- If you’re  starting with with your tank half fill, you’ll get nothing accomplished. When you have a higher energy level, you’re able to work harder and get more done. Most of us run of little to no sleep, so ensure that you’ve had a good nights rest if you know you have a lot to do. 

3. Don’t Overcommit!!-  You’re most likely going to overestimate how much you can get done, so be realistic on how much you can accomplish. 

4. Remember to chillax-  When you’re trying to get something done, always make sure you take a 15 minute break to re-focus, and use this time to prevent yourself from having interruptions when you’re working. The key is to stick to your schedule, but take time to chill, and reboot yourself. 

5. Don’t focus on failure- Don’t look at the situation negatively, overcome that feeling of failing and not doing well. By doing so you’ll become more motivated, and able to accomplish more. 

 

Hope you enjoyed my post, be sure to follow my blog 🙂 

 

 

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Look, Dress and act like Ariana Grande!

Hi all,

Hope you’re enjoying summer so far! Although I’ve been out for weeks, summer has already gone by so fast, so I’m hoping you’re enjoying your summer as much as I am.

With fall approaching, you might be wanting to spice up your wardrobe, and by doing so you might want some inspiration. I decided  that I’d post about someone who we all aspire to dress to ; Ariana Grande. Not only is Ariana a beautiful, talented, and hilarious actress, she also has a great style, that many girls my age love! Nevertheless, I’ve decided to post a blog on how to look like her. Hope you enjoy!

  • . The Hair! Ariana Grande is notorious for her signature red hair! However, achieving red hair is difficult and damaging, so make sure you consult it with your parents, or local hair salon. If you aren’t able to dye your hair red, you can dye Medium Brown-Dark Brown, which Ariana has been rocking more recently. Regarding how she styles it, she usually curls the ends of her hair, and puts it into a half pony tail. On other occasions, she puts it into a pony tail. Be sure to acessorize, and add lots of bows and scrunchies!
  •  Ariana’s Makeup is simple, yet playful. To achieve a look similar to hers follow these steps.
  1. Apply a light-medium BB cream, or mix your foundation and moistrurizer to insure it last longer. Once you’ve done this, apply concelare to anywhere where you may be breaking out, or experiencing redness. Followed by this apply a matte powder to ensure it stays on all day.
  2. Once you’re finished with that, apply a bronzer wherever you want some colour! If you want to achieve ariana’s flawless face, apply it to your cheekbones, following that blush in the same location.
  3. Regarding Grande’s eyes, she tends to keep it light an natural. Put on a gold/light brown eyeshadow on your eyelid, next put a darker shadow on your crease. If you’re feeling bold like Ariana, use a brown eye liner on your lid, and on your lash line. This defintley make sure your eyes POP! To finish off the eyes, apply a good mascara on your top and bottom eyelashes. Ariana believes that her eyelashes are the most important, so fake lashes may be helpful in achieving her look.
  4. To complete her look, apply a Fuchsia lipstick to your lips. And voila!
  •   Now that you know how to look and style like Ariana, you need to know how to dress like her as well. Grande, is notorious for her girly, fun style so this step is necesary! To achieve a look like hers, go for dresses. Perferably ones with bold colours, floral designs, and short. If you aren’t a dress person, no worries. She loves peplum, skinny dark washed jeans, and graphic hoodies. Ariana tends to wear heels, such as wedges, and statement shoes! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different kids!
  • Ariana is a beautiful girl, but what really captivates us is her “happy go lucky personality”. You can look and dress like Ariana, but her personality is really what differentiates herself from other so called celebrities. Remember to always be yourself, and to be kind to everyone you meet. This charm she brings is whats gotten her so far! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my post, on looking like Ariana! I’ve included some links oh how to further look and dress like her, which includes her own makeup tutorial! Just remember to always be yourself, and bring your own style to the table!

LINKS.

http://arianagrandestyle.tumblr.com/Victorious

Beach body :)

Hello everyone on wordpress!

Hope you’re all enjoying summer. As promised, I’ve decided to start posting more frequently, and with school out of the way, I’ll do just that!

Boy has the past few weeks been HECTIC. From last minute exams, to school ending, and having to say my goodbyes, I’ve been incredibly busy, and feeling so stressed.

Luckily now that I’m done school, I have more time to do things I enjoy ; Being on my blog, stalking Justin Bieber, watching marathons of criminal minds and spending quality with friends.

Now that summer has arrived I thought I’d post about eating tips, and how to stay healthy and fit. I say fit because while most other girls my age are attempting to become thin and achieve a “thigh gap”, I believe being fit is more important than thinness because it’ll help in retaining mobility, strength and balance in old age. And since summer is here and we want to wear out bathing suits and shorts, I thought there is no better time to post, than this. So hopefully you’ll enjoy, and follow these tips in staying active.

Exercise

Common Myths about getting healthy, are that if you exercise, you’ll loose weight.

Sure exercising has a large part in that, but when you exercise you  become healthy, rather than thin. Teenage years are the most important, and by exercising it helps you transition into a healthy adult. Here are my favorite exercises you can do at home, that are great for a tween/teenage girl.

 

  • For achieving stronger arms…

a. Hold a Medicine  ball with your feet hip width apart, and step forward into a lunge with your right leg and lower your left leg into a 90 degree angle. Then rotate your torso right, return to center, then push back. Repeat to the center, push back, switch legs and repeat 20 times (10 each leg)

  • For stronger arms…..

a.Try power planking! Start by going into  the plank position. Rest on your right arm. While holding a 5LB dumbbell in your left hand, lift the dumbbell  so it’s infront of you, at shoulder level. Followed by that, raise the dumbbell up to the ceiling, while keeping your body in a straight line. Hold it up for a second, and bring it back to your shoulder level. Do it 20 times for each side.

  • For a flat tummy…

a. Attempt the super paddler. For this exercise, lie on your tummy with your arms and legs extented. You’re body will make a X when doing this. Lift your tummy up and bring your right arm and your left leg up. Hold for 15 seconds, then switch sides. Do this 20 times on each side.

Eating Healthy-

Instead of giving you a whole diet, I figured I’d give you some easy, but delicious snacks you can eat through the summer.

1. Try eating butter free popcorn, with low fat dark chocolate.

2. Peanut butter and a apple. Not only is it healthy, it’s delicious. Try swapping the peanut butter, for nutella.

3. Banana sundae! Peel a banana and top it with a few teaspoons of fat-free cool whip, two teaspoons of chocolate syrup, some nuts, and fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.

4.  A delicious trail mix! From cashews, to almonds, raisins to even chocolate chips, this trail mix will definitely be something you enjoy.

 

 

Hope you all enjoy this beach body post, and be sure to follow my blog!

Stay healthy.

My 5 Favourite DIY’s!

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m going to be posting about my favourite DIY’s!

I’ve been procrastinated for the past day, in hopes I’d have an idea of what I could post on my blog. And after a day of truly thinking, I had come up with nothing. Feeling down and discouraged,  I went on my computer, and began going to my favourite DIY website, when it hit me. Why don’t I start a post on my favourite DIY looks! DIY’s or do it yourself looks had been very popular recently, and I had been intrigued by the creativity I had seen. Things I had only imagined of doing had become a reality, and I had just HAD to post about it. Hopefully you’ll be inspired by these looks, and want to create this look yourself. ENJOY!

 

1. The studded shorts-This is my favourite person look! To achieve a look like this, either purchase high waisted jeans from stores like American Apparel, or forever 21 and cut them to your desired look. If you’re not willing to spend the money, perhaps go to your local thrift shop where there are tons of high waisted jeans for your likes. 

Once you’ve purchased your jeans, purchase any type of studs and/or beads from either your local crafts store, or online. I’ve noticed you’re able to find quality studs on Ebay, for a cheap price.  After use either fabric glue or superglue to glue on your beads to you newly cut jeans! And voila! You have a pair of “tumblr-esque” jeans. I warn you though making these jeans are ADDICTING!

 

2. Sequin Cap Toe Flats-While I’ve never tried this look, it’s been RAVED about my bloggers. This DIY trend had been started a while back when “Kristen Turner” created a pair of black sequenced flats! From then, this look had been an international phenomenon. To achieve a look like this (or similar) purchase a pair of cheap, used flats of any colour (I’d pick black because it’s versatile, and will really make the sequins stand out), and purchase some gold sequins. Then apply the back of the sequins in tacky glue with tweezers and carefully place them on your flats! This will definitely spice up your look to your average everyday pair of flats!

 

3. “Carrie Diaries” inspired purse-Before the carrie diaries came out, I was skeptical whether I liked it or not. But once I had watched it, I had fallen in love. Especially with the fashion! I often wish I was born in the 80’s because my fashion sense would’ve really fit in. Anyway, in the show, carrie paints a purse given to her by her late mother. Unfortunately, the purse has nail polish on it, forcing Carrie to figure out a way to fix it. What she ends up doing is painting it with nail polish, and writing her name on it in neon colours. Her doing that had inspired millions of girls to copy the trend, and make their own purse as well. So if you’re curious on how to do is as well, all you’ll need is a black leather back (from forever 21 or perhaps ardene) and some cute neon colours. All you’ll need to do, is flick the nail polish on you’re canvas (or in this case your  purse) and write your name in pink. And voila! You have a carrie inspired hand bag, to add a pop of colour to a dull look. 

 

4. Hearts-Sorry to be very “generic”, but for this look you can add hearts to anything you want to! What I’m talking about is, getting a piece of clothing, and accessorizing by adding various heart to it. To create this fun look, purchase a “Heart Puncher” and punch it into a piece of card. Following that, purchase a Sponge Brush and fabric paint, and dip your sponge into the paint. Than place the stencil you’ve created on the desired place on you’re clothing, and paint! It’s a great look, and even a moron could manage to do this! 

 

5. Slashed Jeans-To finish off my favourite DIY’s, I’ve decided to include the simplest, but cutest look. Purchase a pair of jeans (thrift shop), and get scissors. Cut where desired, to have a fun, edgy look. 

Posting again!

Due to the fact I’ve been neglecting my blog, I thought I’d start posting more frequently again.

So Hello friends! Thank you for contiuning to follow me, despite the fact I’ve been inactive. With school, and other priorities I haven’t had the time to write on here, nor have I had the time to really do anything (i.e see friends, watch shows). So with summer approaching here’s to posting more frequently!

For today, I thought I’d post about a recent video I had watched. It had been sent to me by my mom, when I was having a frustrating day, and boy did it cheer me up. I won’t write much about it so I don’t spoil it for you, so I’ll let you watch it yourself. And I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

This video opened my eyes, and showed me that no matter what your circumstances are, the limits are impossible. As long as you’re doing what you love, and not thinking about what may be holding you back, you’re able to achieve anything and everything. Phil Hansen is a true genius, and a definite inspiration.

How Music Can instantly change your mood.

Imagine coming home after perhaps having a stressful day. You turn on the radio, and to your surprise your favourite song is on. It begins to  alter your mood greatly, and you manage to forget about the day you’ve had. Could music and your mood be related in some way?

It’s an incredibly mind-boggling to think that those two things could have ties together, but a study conducted by researcher Jacob Jolij and student Maaike Meurs of the Psychology Department of the University of Groningen shows that music can have a drastic effect  on perception and mood.

Here’s an example, when you watch the olympics, notice the athletes listening to music before they perform. Music must have a big enough impact on them, if that’s what helps them give a stellar performance.

Aside from that, music can impact our lives in numerous reasons. For me, it reminds me of the past. It takes me exactly back to the moment of when I first head the song.

For example, Nicki Minaj’s “starship”. Whi;e I may not be a Nicki Minaj fan , I enjoyed this song because it reminded me of my first school dance, with my friends.

It’s incredibly powerful that music can really make such an affect on us, and that it can produce that kind of sensation. And the great thing is, it’s not limited to one time of music and that music can be tied to lowering anxiety before a test, and help students increase results.

So when you ever feel like you want to change your mood, be sure to listen to your feel good tunes! I assure you it’ll make you feel great.

How many times have you been judged, or discriminated for a mistake you’ve made? It’s bad enough to think about your errors, but being commented on it just makes it worse.

Imagine being told about your accomplishments, and praised for the good things you’ve done. A while back, my mom told me about a story that takes place in an African tribe. This tribe though is very different, from other settings. It believes that every human being is special, and has something to bring into the world, and that each of us deserves love, safety and peace. When a person makes a mistake, instead of judging that person or criticizing this person, they take this person to the centre of the town and the entire tribe surrounds them. Rather than telling this person the bad characteristics about themselves, they tell this person everything wonderful thing he or she has ever done. This tribe understands in the pursuit of happiness, and peace people make mistakes, and as a human it’s natural for us to have errors. The community sees these drawbacks not as failures, but as cries for help.

Everyone wants to be cared for, and wants to know they are loved unconditionally.  There is a difference between being a bad person, and doing a bad thing, and this act shows just that. Not only do I find this kind, but I find it inspiring. I want to be a better person, after reading this.

Just remember you are beautiful, and worth something, and you’re on this earth for a reason! Thanks for reading.