Moving house/ Purge old things

While i was growing up my family an I would move around every 2-4 times but sometimes we would move house not state, so has growing up in this environment has taught me that before you move one must go through everything in that house an ask yourself these question; When was it last used? Do you still like it? will it work in the new house? Two of these questions truly matter the last used and will it work, if your only yes is to the liking it still, it’s time for that item to go.

For me I went room by room and decided what was coming to the new house and what was not, with the no pile you can go through an see if it could be sold/ given away or trashed. I also went through my clothes, shoes, bags etc. Pretty much every single thing. Including our garage, with the help of my mum and friends.

After everything was sorted I took photos of all the items for sale and put them up on Buy Swap & Sell sites. We had to do quite of few tip runs and trips to the donation centre, it took a few weeks to get everything out. We then bought boxes and sorted out what could be packed now or had to wait till closer to the date, after packing the spare room, kitchen (apart from a pot, pan and baking tray) we did the lounge room.

The last things were clothes, tv, rest of kitchen and toiletries. We were still surprised with how much there was to move, but everything had a place an job in our new place. Myself an my partner went over all of our items an only moved the items we required and feel so much better for only bringing the items we love and need.

The biggest thing for moving for me is getting used to new surroundings, it takes a few weeks to understand this is home an make it all work, have homey touches around candles/scents you know, make meals you like. For me also finding the best coffee, eating places, etc.

Make the place home as soon as you can, once you’ve made it home everything else will fall into place, you will be able to place things were they work, put pictures up and rearrange when you need.

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My 6 steps to better mental health

Lately i’ve find myself alone and feeling down about it, i’ve been mostly surrounded by people that love an care for me and haven’t had to (or so i thought) look after myself. As i’ve found myself alone I’ve realised that theres a lot of self care that needs to be done, for me my mental and emotional stability needs to be happy or else everything is off balance and i’m a mess. 

I have a bad habit of using others to fill my emotions, so i like to surround myself (in small groups) with happy/cheerful people as its sometimes easier to fill my emotion bar with others energy than my own. The only thing with this is it doesn’t last as long as looking after yourself and you need to refill sooner. 

So If you are like me and want to have a better understanding of yourself an how to look after your mental health you will need to know these things about yourself; 

  1. watch something that makes you feel happy an laugh (which was allo allo for me)
  2. get out of the house an go do something you enjoy doing by yourself. (For me that was shopping an fresh air)
  3. Clean out the clutter (house and mind)
  4. Start something new (For me its a skin care routine)
  5. Pamper day/or 30mins (i bought some masks and skin care, just watched a movie and enjoyed relaxing) or alternatively reading in a comfy spot
  6. Bake your favourite or the households favourite food

Basically the biggest thing is to know what makes you happy independently, its great to have someone to make you happy but they aren’t 100% always by your side an secondly you need to work out the best way for you to clear out the negative and use that daily. These things when i remember to do them, work wonders for me. 

Remember you are always with yourself, sometimes its hard to but self love will improve everything for you. 

I hope you found this interesting an helpful.

Travel Wish List

This is only a small version of my travel wish list but its still pretty much the major parts of what i want to see of the world. I love to go off the track, see the things that have rarely been seen. However I still want to go to the famous sites machu picchu, disney land, Paris, the Northern lights, blue lagoon and India.

Ever since I was little i’ve been a Disney girl, fallen in love with all the stories mostly the adventurous ones with love in them. So very much looking forward to 2018 when my partner goes overseas! which either trip i go on there is a DISNEYLAND!  woop woop.!! The blue lagoon and the northern lights have been on my list since i saw the very first photos of them.

I won’t go on an explain the rest of my choice one by one, however i will explain why i have a list. I have always been moved around since i was little because of my Fathers old job (which i now appreciate as it’s helped me become me) so i’ve been brought up as a gypsy also in my blood. I like adventure, it does take me time to get out of my comfort zone but when i do I always enjoy it!

Also with my parents I’ve been open to experience an cultures, never been told I can’t do anything because of my gender etc so i’m very cultural person, i love experiencing new cultural things. So all in all I plan on opening my eyes to all things! Travel is fun! life is there to be lived! so google images places around the world an pick a place save an go not just the main areas of the beaten track!

Bleached Hair Care

bleachaftercare_origIF YOUR LIKE ME THEN YOU LOVE TO DYE YOUR HAIR DIFFERENT COLOURS, I'VE BEEN MANY DIFFERENT COLOURS BUT ONLY BLEACHED MY HAIR 3 TIMES AND THAT SEEM TO BE ENOUGH, MY HAIR FELT LIKE STRAW AND WAS BREAKING OFF EVERY TIME I BRUSHED IT WITH A COMB OR FINGERS.

I WAS GETTING SICK OF FINDING MY HAIR EVERYWHERE, I STARTED TO RESEARCH ABOUT HAIR CARE FOR BLEACHING AND WHAT HAIR NEEDS TO FEEL GOOD / RESTORE ITSELF.

HAIR FOLLICLES NEEDS IRON AN ZINC TO GROW AND PROTEIN TO STRENGTH. I USE KERATIN HAIR MASK FROM BIG W, I CURRENTLY USE TRESEMME SHAMPOO AND CONDITION KERATIN PLUS, ALSO ARGAN OIL IS THE BEST AN I'VE BEEN USING BATISTE.

WHAT I'VE DONE IS I'LL WASH MY HAIR TWICE A WEEK THEN PUT ARGAN OIL ON, USING THE DRY SHAMPOO THE OTHER DAYS THEN TWICE A WEEK I'LL DO THE HAIR MASK. AFTER ABOUT THREE WEEKS MY HAIR STARTED TO FEEL SOFTER LESS STRAW LIKE AND STOPPED BREAKING.

I'VE BEEN TOLD BY MY HAIRDRESSER THAT HEAT AND BLEACH IS BAD, SO USE HEAT PROTECTOR BEFORE USING STYLING EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING BLOW DRYER  WHICH IS KINDA ANNOYING SEEMING ITS WINTER HERE 😦  SO I'VE JUST BEEN USING DOVE HEAT PROTECTOR AN BLOW DRYING GENTLY. SO THANK YOU FOR READING AN LEAVE COMMENT IF ANY QUESTIONS OR STORIES OF YOUR OWN AFTER CARE PROGRAM.

Top 6 date ideas for Canberra

nyc-girls-getawayIF YOU HAVE A PARTNER AND LIVE IN CANBERRA AND JUST CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO ON THE WEEKEND OR DURING THE WEEK AT NIGHT, OTHER THAN MOVIES AND DINNER (THAT WILL BE IN THE LIST TO BUT DIFFERENT PLACES).

1. PALACE ELECTRIC THEATER– HAS THE NICEST FEEL TO IT EVER, YOU BUY YOUR TICKET AN GET YOUR NORMAL MOVIE FOOD LOVELY POPCORN (MMMM YUM) AS WELL YOU CAN GET NICE PASTA DISHES, SANDWICHES ETC. THEN YOU WALK DOWN TO THE CORRIDOR TO THE BAR/CAFE SECTION, THEY’VE GOT A LOVELY SELECTION OF WINES AND BEER/CIDER AND MORE FOOD CHOICES A 3 DIP PLATTER WITH BREAD OR CHEESE PLATTER.

2. AMF BOWLING, FUN TIMES WITH YOUR PARTNER. I PERSONALLY FIND BOWLING HEAPS OF FUN AND LOTS OF LAUGHS, IT HAS A PLACE TO BUY FOOD AND AN ARCADE TO PLAY GAMES IF YOUR OVER BOWLING. YOU CAN GO JUST THE TWO OF YOU OR YOU CAN GO IN A GROUP. AMF HAS A DEAL GOING WERE YOU CAN PLAY 2 GAMES GET 5 ARCADE TOKENS AND SHOE HIRE, CHECK THERE WEBPAGE FOR COUPONS OR DEALS.

3. DURING WINTER THE SKI RINK IN CIVIC, IS A FUN TIME AN MORE LAUGHS IF YOUR NOT THE MOST WELL BALANCED PERSON IN THE WORLD. THERE OPEN ALL DURING THE WEEK AN WEEKENDS, SECOND BEST PART ABOUT IT BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY YOUR NOT TO FAR AWAY FROM HOT CHOCOLATE OR BOOZE!

4. WORLD CURRY FESTIVAL! JULY 8-10 
I LOVE TO EAT SO THIS IS A BIG ONE FOR ME, YUM YUM WALK AROUND THE CITY CENTER ENJOYING DIFFERENT CURRIES AND DRINKS.

5. PUTT PUTT MINI GOLF- ALWAYS FUN, 18 HOLES OF LAUGHS AND SOMETIMES STRESS AS YOU FIND OUT HOW COMPETITIVE YOUR PARTNER REALLY IS.

6. OR ALTERNATEIVE IDEA STAY HOME, RENT YOURS AN THERE FAVE MOVIE AND ORDER TAKE AWAY FOOD SIT IN FRONT OF THE TV WITH BLANKETS RUGGED UP NICE AN WARM!

Getting Engaged

Firstly congratulations!
What you want to do is make sure you take a moment to enjoy whats just happened before you tell all your family. Now tell your immediate family. ie; parents, grandparents and aunties an uncles cousins. Then the most important thing with friends is if you would be hurt finding out that your close friend got engaged via facebook, you should probably tell them via message or face to face before posting it to your page/updating your status.

Ok so if you don’t have a ring start shopping for one, if you fall in love with the first one you try like i did that is ok, however its best to ask if they can hold your size and keep hunting. I went back for the first one i found an that’s the one i have now. An work out if your both wearing a ring or just you.

Be prepared for loads of questions straight away, like when? where? what colour scheme? Don’t get annoyed they just are interested in an happy for you! However you can say when its all getting too much for you.

After you’ve had a chance to digest all the excitment, you’ll want to start looking into when you want to get married an where because that will make picking a colour scheme an dress easier. If your like me that will change a few times before you pick the ONE … Next you’ll need to pick the bridesmaids an groomsmen, you don’t have to be forced to have anyone you don’t want. An just because someone wants you to be there’s, they don’t have to be yours! You can have as many or as few as you like.

For me i’ve got two close friends/family that i have as my bridesmaids an my partner is having two people aswell. it doesn’t have to be equal sides i just like it better for the photos.

During all this it would be a good idea to start a pinterest account if you don’t already have one. Then start showing your partner what you’ve found an like to make sure your on the same page, as its his day to. As you get further along you’ll want to print out the things you really love and hope it looks good all together.

Now If you can its always good to go to the local wedding fair of place your getting married in to meet with all the vendors an see who you want to go through an usually they will have discounts for the event, which helps if you go through them.

For myself i went to two of these events and found my cake, band, decoration hire and furniture hire. I already my venue and after ceremony drinks/food organised. After being on my wedding local page on facebook I’ve also found my florist and hopefully caterer.

Now wedding invitations there are so many websites an options out there these days it’s very hard to find the perfect ones. Mine are from minted which is an amazing website an they can edit any design to suit your needs.

Will do a more updated Wedding planner blog as i get further along.
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Foundation

I’m not professionally trained in the Makeup world or anything and mainly self trained with some help from friends/work colleges. It been a journey to find my perfect match and texture, i’ve gone through many phases of trying powder, liquid, compact and found that liquid with a primer base works best for my.

For some background I have an oily T-zone and prone to break-outs, i have some damage from childhood chicken pox. So I look for full coverage and pore filling. So what i found that, that porefessional is the best primer for me as its the best thing to hide my pores and increase coverage! yes!! so glad i got the sample of that stuff in my Bella Box.

Sadly as every skin type is different and depends if it is hot or cold, as some liquid foundation on me have a ??? to melt an look very wet on my skin which is not the look we go for when we were makeup.

How to find you foundation colour an type. For best all round colour i put a little swatch on my arm but on the side so you can see both colours, mine is tan on one side and pale on the other as i’m an inside person (lol) so i need a colour that won’t make me look like i got a fake tan or pale AF.

However to find the best type you have to buy to try, my skin when its hot works best with powder (sometimes have to liquid then powder on top) an in winter it is liquid all the way. I try to users less products as possible but sometimes you just have to do what you gotta do.

Currently in the Australia “spring time” I’m using Kat von D light 46 with bare minerals light beige over the top just to set in the liquid an give my face a lift. After the sun gets a bit stronger i will be going for a slight darker powder for day looks an sticking with the Kat Von D for night looks.

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