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. 

 

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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

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.

Beat Summer Hair damage!

From the air-conditioning, to the sun, it’s no secret that by the end of summer your hair is going to be damaged. And when you’re busy on vacation, or running around on the beach odds are you’ll forget all about your hair! That’s why I’ve created some tips on how to take your hair from dull and dry, to looking fabulous and healthy. With these tips, your locks will definitely look their best. 

 

1. Replace the lost moisture-If your hair is feeling dry,I recommend  using an intense hydrating mask, once a week (no more than once a week, our you’ll experience product buildup). I enjoy using any of the milkshake products. They’re designed to to nourish your hair leaving it soft and shiny, and makes damaged hair manageable. 

 

2. Take an inch off, by getting your hair trimmed. The sun will most likely take away your hair’s natural oils, resulting into split ends and frizziness. To prevent cutting more off than needed, trim off anywhere from half an inch to even an inch. By doing so it’ll make your hair look better instantly. 

3. Only wash your hair when absolutely necessary- Shampooing your hair everyday washes out your natural oils, and doesn’t give them time to work their way down the hair shaft. You can shower everyday, but keep a cap on, to prevent shampooing it often. 

 

4. Whether your hair is wet or dry, brush it! Let your hair’s natural oils repair damaged strands: by regular brushing.

 

5. Absolutely no heat products-Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit, but with the sun on your hair, adding heat will only make it worse. 

 

There is no escaping the sun, but if you follow these steps I guarantee you your hair will healthy for the September. And with these strategies, you can enjoy swimming, or just tanning on the beach without worrying about the harsh effects. 

 

 

 

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Makeup and Hair for Lazy, Sick days!

With summer just around the conner, odds are you are going to be experiencing some allergies.

People often ask me, how I do my makeup, on days I’m feeling especially sluggish. Recently I’ve been getting over a nasty cold, tied in with some allergies, causing me not to look my best. If you are  like me, and would rather be home sleeping, watching the price is right, but are unable to take a sick day, looking good is essential. And  there is nothing worse than going to school or work looking like you belong on belong on a Claritin Commercial. Nevertheless, being sick inspired me to make a tutorial on how to do your makeup, when you don’t have the energy to do your makeup.

Makeup

1. Keep hydrated! When you are sick or experiencing allergies , you’re most likely experiencing dehydrated skin. Drink a lot of water, to keep your skin glowing! Once you’ve done that, apply some moisturizer all over your face. Not only will it hydrate skin, it’ll make your makeup sit nicer.

2. If you’re experiencing a fever, and sweating like a pig, looking radiant is key! Apply some primer all over your face. It’ll keep your makeup lasting longer, and it’ll help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, making you have visibly softer skin!

3. Generally, applying moisturizer and primer will do the trick, but if you’re going for the extra “va-va-voom” look, try applying a light foundation, like a BB cream. My personal favourite is the  Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15. It doesn’t have the best coverage, but it is great and light for when your skin is dry, and you want don’t want to feel like you’re wearing too much.

4. Consider using a  face power to set the BB cream and reduce any shine left on your face from skin oils.

5. If you’re feeling pale, and lifeless try applying a light amount of blush. I personally enjoy “Nars-Orgasm”. It’s a universal cover, that I use for EVERY season. With Nars, I can just apply it, without using any shading. It really brings out my cheekbones.

6. From coughing, and sneezing all night your eyes may not look their best. Try applying cool tea bags or an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth to your eyes, or use my favourite method by applying some cucumbers on your eyes to ensure they look vibrant. Your eyes are going to be incredibly sensitive, and it has something to do with the blood vessels, they’re either being constricted or expanded by your lack of sleep. That being said, not applying much eye makeup is essential. Coughing and sneezing all day will smudge your makeup and make your look like a hot mess. But you can still look glamourous without being caked up in makeup. Begin to curl your eyelashes, to lift lashes and open up eyes. Once you’ve done that, grab a waterproof mascara. When I’m sick, I enjoy using Maybelline’s  “VOLUM’ EXPRESS® THE ROCKET™ WATERPROOF MASCARA”. It’s wonderful and volumizing and leaves zero clumps!

7. Finally for lips, a bright colour will go a long way. Adding a nice “pop”, will give colour to your face. If you’re struggling with the fact that your eyes don’t look lively, focussing attention on your lips will look great. I enjoy trying a colour similar to the blush I’ve chosen to use. It tends to look more natural.

Hair

Now that we’ve finished your makeup, doing your hair might be a bit of a challenge. If you’re not in the mood for curling, or straightening, but still want a glamorous look, try braiding your hair the night before. If you want an easier, summer look, try doing your hair in a topknot. It’s sleek and simple, and take less than 5 minutes to do.

 

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