Wednesday, 31 July 2013

How to get rid of bad skin

Some good steps to get rid of bad skin are:

1. Firstly, make sure that you are washing your face every day. Even if it is just with a gentle or natural cleanser, every day is vital to get rid of the daily makeup.

2. Use only natural and mineral foundation. If you are struggling quite a bit with your skin, it is best to go without makeup at school for about two weeks and following these steps will be sure to at least clear the redness and most of your acne away. If you have to use makeup, use a small amount of powder, not clumping loads of foundation on because it blocks and clogs up your pores.

3. Drink lots of water. It clears out the bad food and other things from your system.

4. However bad your acne is, DO NOT squeeze. It may feel good to get rid of them but they will leave scars for when you are older.

5. Exercise. Exercise is very good for your skin as when you sweat, it naturally cleans out your pores.

6. Don't eat too much sugar or fatty foods. However much you love chips or biscuits for a snack, change your option to apple and cheese, or hummus and carrots. I'm not saying you have to eat 'rabbit food' but alter your snacks to tasty healthy ones. Fruit can be a nice one.

7. Make sure you have a healthy diet!
  • Vitamin B forms the basis of skin, nails and hair. You can find this vitamin in foods like oatmeal, eggs, rice, bananas and even Vegemite.
  • Vitamin C protects your skin from sun exposure, keeping you away from skin cancer. Vitamin C pops up in citrus foods such as lemons, limes, oranges, bell peppers, cranberry/grape juice, cauliflower, and leafy greens.
  • Vitamin E also helps protect your skin against sun exposure, and can be found in foods such as olives, spinach, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils.
  • Vitamin A is essential for repair of the skin tissue-without it your skin will look dry and flaky. Vitamin A is found in fruits and veggies-so load up.
  • Vitamin K helps reduce dark circles under eyes, as well as bruises. Vitamin K is hidden away in leafy green vegetables, dairy products, and meats such as pork and liver.

8. Always stick to organic food. And remember to drink lots of water. Water flushes out the dirt and bad stuff that can cause bad skin.

Some useful tips:

- Don't touch your face when your hands are dirty. 
- Keep your hair out of your face if you have particularly oily hair.
- Don't be cruel to your skin. Not just your face but also don't just go out in the sun to roast yourself. A glowing tan feels great, but you will pay for it when you are older if you don't wear a hat/sunglasses and sun screen!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Art of fashion

Fashion nowadays is considered more of an art, an icon than just clothing. 


Just a quick nothingness post to show these beautiful pictures. Somehow these simple things are so wonderful and pretty to the eye.

Going back to school

I have to admit going back to school is one of the most annoying and hard things when you have had a relaxed holiday full of sleep-ins. Going from waking up at say midday to wrenching yourself out of bed at 6.30 - honestly sucks.
I think the whole thing of getting used to holidays, catching up with friends - downtime or whatever you people do in your holidays has a horrible feeling of when you are getting used to the holidays and then they end.

One of the most positive things you can think about when you are battling through the school term/semester is that working hard for a certain period of time makes your holiday more rewarding. If you have mucked around for most of the course of the year, and you are scraping by with your grades and exams, do you really feel like you deserve an all expenses paid trip to Fiji with your family? Sometimes you have to just suck up the hard times and work through it because before you know it, school will be over and you will be off to college.

Honestly, school isn't just about popularity and trying to fit in with the in crowd. As hard as it is not being liked by the boy you have a crush on, or being accepted by that crowd - or even whatever your situation is, none of that is going to matter when you are at university. Seriously if all they are doing is worrying about how they look or striving for this certain role in high school, where does that get you in later life. Sure they might have the perfect characteristics to weasel their way into their jobs but if you don't have good qualifications or haven't done very well at school, charm and manipulation is not going to stretch for a full time career.

School, however torturous and unfair is just about getting you educated in life for your future, its not a method of torture. There can be hard ships at any school, and if you're feeling down in the dumps don't single yourself out and remember that there are many others feeling this way. Besides, you can do whatever you want to in the weekends and you have time to rest. Even if the lessons that your teacher is teaching are pointless and a waste of time, take it into your own hands to get motivated.

School doesn't last forever. However boring or whatever feeling you have to do with it, just try and 'grin and bear it' for the last few years.

Excuses are for people who don't want it badly enough. If you want a good job, or a good future, stick it out and I promise something will come from it.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

My favourite movies/actors from 1980s-1990s

Lately, feeling quite nostalgic of the 1980's era, I have been cramming full with movies from this particular time.

I was watching this movie named Mannequin til 5am this morning and therefore only having 3 hours of sleep, it proves being worth to watch. Here is the trailer.  Just click on the 'here' part. This movie is about this beautiful mannequin comes to life, an a naiive sculptor, struggling to find a good job falls in love with her. Top notch, seriously.
I guess I shouldn't be crushing on young Andrew McCarthy but I have just been falling in love more and more with each of this movies...

I guess you have to see him in action, but what do they say? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - in plain english: there is no particular definition of beautiful; to each his own.

One of the movies I could watch over and over and over is Dirty Dancing - especially since it has Patrick Swayze in it. I love the relationship that Johnny and Baby have between them. 

It's such a beautiful thing and also the dance scenes. Check out this scene in particular.

Another amazing movie is called Pretty in Pink. I'm not going to on and on about what it is about so here is a wikipedia link. I make emphasis on the 'here' part. One of my favourite characters in P&P is Molly Ringwald. The spunk shining from her in Pretty and Pink is perfection - an only child looking after her alcoholic father and also having to deal with the basic crap thrown at her with school life, balancing a steamy and complicated love life - Blane ( Andrew McCarthy!) She's also a main character in The Breakfast Club - another legendary film.

I'm moving more onto characters from movies I love now but one that just has to be mentioned is Judd Nelson from The Breakfast Club. He is the classic bad boy that comes from a rocky background and doesn't seem to care what anybody thinks.

I don't want to make this post too long so some other beautiful actors are:
 Robert Downey Junior - he's in a lot of movies just click here for them

Another one is Heath Ledger - especially from 10 Things I hate about You. I'd love anyone to lean on a locker and look at me like that. Rip beautiful.

Last one is Joseph Gordon Levine. He's more of a recent actor but 500 Days of Summer is quite the tear jerker - and he also does star in 10 Things I Hate About You alongside Ledger.

Bucket list for old movies:
- Breakfast at Tiffanys
- Mannequin
- 10 Things I hate About You
- The Breakfast Club
- Sixteen Candles
- Less Than Zero
- Ferris Bueler's Day Off
- Back To The Future
- Weekend At Bernies
- Dirty Dancing

For more great 80's movies - click here!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

her eyes are the windows to her soul

This girl. 

I am always so intrigued with facial features. There are so many things about them that I get attracted to or I just think are so exquisite, interesting or beautiful.
Even though I don’t know her personally, she is naturally so beautiful. The hues of her eyes are different blues, and she has no expression on her face, except a bored smile or even her lips could just be upturned.
One of the things that fascinates me most, is her eyebrows and the way they have obviously been plucked but not for a while. She has stray hairs growing out - a beautiful kind of feral, wild even.

P.s - sorry for the short posts about such crazy~weird things, I am going to be posting more I promise, I just need to get ideas on what to post on. Things like this I won't be posting about much, more useful, fun and interesting things, I guess you could say this is a one off.

this is the bag you find only in your dreams

Astrid Andersen bag game at London Collections: Men.
Shot by Max Furr.

I know this is a bit of a dumb thing to be posting about ~ a bag and usually my posts are going to be heaps of different things.

You do not understand how much I am in love with this bag. This is the type of bag that I believe in ~ even how much it will probably cost, think of a price and then add on about three zeros. I guess the white fur reminds me of a cute little husky or something like that but then I cannot bear to think how the fur for the bag has been obtained.

What to do on one of those boring days

It is a wintery day and I'm sitting here pretty bored. So in order for you guys not to feel like this, I decided to make a post about what to do on a boring day. I'm sure all of you have those days where every friend seems to be not picking up their phone, they have gone away or you just can't think of anything to do! Trust me, I get this probably more than anyone. It comes from not being able to decide what to do.

Some simple and easy options are:

- Be nostalgic and explore memory lane: break out your old childhood memories, looking through photo albums and watching reruns of your favourite old shows. Dig up your old clothes and toys. Make a memory box of special parts of your childhood, whether it is the shoe of your oldest barbie, or your first tooth. Later on in life you can rifle through this and specific memories will come with this. Its a heap of fun.

- Creating a garden. Now, depending on how the weather is and if mum doesn't want you digging up her begonias, try and find a little section of the garden you can call your own. Maybe if this isn't an option, you could try getting a few pots and some soil and growing from scratch. I have heaps of plants in my room and around the house, some of them started from leaves/flowers I picked off of bushes because I liked the way they looked - and how they flourished. Sometimes it is good to bring out the mother nature side of you and don't be afraid to get your hands a little bit dirty.

- Making a scrapbook. Sometimes this can be a hard one, depending on what you want it to be for, but once you have decided what you want to scrapbook about, go for it! Collect things to do with your idea; cut outs from magazines, photos, ticket stubs from concerts, old sweet wrappers, anything to get your scrapbook growing with memories or ideas. Ideas can vary and your scrapbook can be a travel diary or a scrapbook about your favourite celeb, its just important to get some ideas about what you want to put in! Its great looking back at these years later and all these memories flooding back to you.

Hope you enjoy these ideas and there will be more posts coming. Thank you if you are reading this :)