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It’s already a month into summer! How have you been spending it? Don’t regret a single minute of it and let it go to waste!

LIVE IT! You’ll never get it back~

This morning, I saw a tweet about Taurus’ (I’m not a ridiculous believer in horoscopes, but it’s fun from time to time!)

It said, “You cannot tell a #Taurus to stay at home” (@XSTROLOGY)

I found this amusing. It’s a bit true to me personally, especially for this summer. I refuse to stay in my house and be bored and unproductive for even a single day because it’ll drive me nuts (even when I stay home, I clean or take photos). Don’t be that person who SAYS the things you want to do … but doesn’t end up doing it.

Seeing a friend of mine, SummerGal 101, write a post about her summer motivation (http://lola455567.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/summer-of-motivation/) and making a bucketlist was simply inspiring~

“What do you want to have accomplished by the end of your summer?”

Don’t think of it as a major pressure to do “extraordinary” things, but rather, have a highlight to your day, something that you enjoyed as small as it may be~

So far, I’m enjoying my summer already!

  • Working as much as possible (while looking for another job)
  • Late night days at coffee catching up with old friends for HOURS
  • Lots and lots of photoshoots
  • Going to Centre Island
  • Summer school (Photography 1, woohoo!)
  • Actually watched a hockey game
  • Set off fireworks for Victoria Day
  • Planning movie marathons
  • Planning a road trip to Alberta to visit a friend
  • Booking off vacation time for the first time in my life!
  • Explore the city
  • Create personal projects
  • Finding new places to go to
  • A bit of clubbing and partying here and there~
  • Going to high park to see the Cherry Blossoms
  • Photographing concerts with the old volunteer team
  • Working in a darkroom again for the first time in years
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Thrifting adventures

What will you do this summer?

Make a promise to yourself and keep it~

xoxo Dana

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Today is a windy, rainy sorta bad weather day that is the one thing all commuters like myself hate! However, today I am home for the day and I was thinking of all the things I can do today and thought I might share it with you fellow bloggers!

 

  1. SLEEP IN! (Let’s be real, we all need it!)
  2. Spend that morning till noon reading all those blogs you’ve been meaning to catch up on!
  3. Read a magazine and enjoy that simple quiet time with some music~
  4. Watch some YouTube videos to stay up-to-date with your favourite YouTuber’s!
  5. Read a couple of chapters from that book you’ve been meaning to catch up on
  6. Appreciate the fact that you are still super cozy and comfy in those pajama’s and snuggled up in bed
  7. Make yourself a hot cup of hot cocoa with whip cream or a refreshing vanilla ice cream smoothie because you deserve it
  8. Hide yourself away and dedicate some time to write in your journal or draw in your sketchbook
  9. Look through images for some inspiration and make collages if you are like me; always in need of inspiration!
  10. Waste away some hours in the middle of the day to give yourself a well-needed nap
  11. Watch some movies you’ve been telling yourself to see! (I finally saw Coraline last night!)
  12. Go through your closet and make some brand-new outfit combinations
  13. Then re-vamp your room in big or small ways!~
  14. Create that bucket list you’ve been meaning to tackle on!
  15. Keep away from the interacting with people today and take photo’s or do whatever let’s you have fun!
  16. Reflect on your life; are you doing everything you want to do?

How do you spend your lazy day? =)

xoxo Dana

We all have those moments. Those things that we say to someone, but we never do it ourselves. Just like the saying “try taking your own advice”.

I went all M.I.A on my poor little blog because school started, even though I had SO many blog post ideas running through my head! I now hang my head in shame.

I’ve always been one for time management, but I feel like I have no time to even BREATHE anymore! WHAAAAT!? I now live on the bus, which is QUITE sad. 

Inbetween classes, eating, no sleeping, schoolwork, readings (which don’t get done), assignments, buying books (every student does this and pretty much signs their death personally, grr!), I feel like I don’t even see my family much anymore, I don’t get to take some time to look nice for school nor keep up with people as much as I’d like to!

I STILL am not done my 30 day fashion challenge! Am I bad at this or what? -__-

HOWEVER!

I AM going to finish that challenge AND I AM going to blog, hopefully weekly, but it’ll be at odd hours.

What do you preach but never do yourself?

xoxo Dana

18. Your brightest lipstick

I don’t wear lipstick, so I am substituting for lip-gloss. I don’t think of lip-gloss as a little girl type of product, because I like to wear it if I really feel like “dressing up” or “going all out“. But, that does NOT mean I throw on the brightest, most glossiest and bold shade of LIFE. It’ll just be a super light glaze look because I’m terrified of lip colours, I haven’t found one I really find suitable for me, except for a dark dark red lip-gloss from ESTĒE LAUDER that my mom gave me. (which I’ve been using for the last almost year and a half)

(On the right) Brightest shade: 07 Flashdance

(In the middle) 03 Berry Lush (so far my favourite)

(On the left) 06 Coral Chic

This is a very new and recent set of ESTĒE LAUDERs lip-glosses, my mom got it not even a week ago when purchasing her other makeup products. It comes as a set, just as the above picture shows, and it comes with a square purple and black animal skin-print compact mirror. The lip-glosses are called: Pure gloss, High gloss, Ultra brilliance.

http://www.esteelauder.com/product/647/21166/Product-Catalog/Makeup/Lips/Lip-Gloss/Pure-Color/High-Gloss/index.tmpl

Surprisingly, these lip-glosses work really well; they stay on your lips for a long time, unlike other glosses that would come off very easily. There isn’t a very heavy shine, so its subtle on the lips, but its the pop of colour that makes it look so amazing.

BTW, this was a gift set, so I don’t know the actual Canadian pricing, SORRY!

This is the 07 Flashdance in the photo above.

I don’t ever do reviews on products, but it is new and I don’t like to just say a product without giving the proper information about it. ESTEE LAUDER is a really great brand to buy from. My moms been buying from them for years, and I have tried some of the products here and there, it really does its job well.

I’ve personally never come across a bad product from them, and if you ever purchase from the Bramelea City Centre ESTĒE LAUDER in the makeup section at The Bay, they give amazing customer service to everyone, and a lot of tips about what products will work best for you.

xoxo Dana

15. Nail art/your favourite polish and your nail varnish collection

 

As much as I love colour, I have this obsession for nude colour nails. I tried it one time, and I’m hooked! It goes with everything, never goes out of style, and it just looks more sophisticated without trying (looks even better if you have long nails!).

I don’t spend much time on my nails at all because when I’m working, both my nail polish and my nails ALWAYS get chipped somehow (something that annoys me to NO END)! The only reason I even bother to put on nail polish is because it covers my nails and kinda prevents me from biting my nails because I love having long nails, but I suck at taking care of them.

 

I don’t have a nail varnish collection, heck this nude colour nail polish is something I just found in my moms makeup bag and tried it out! Me, her and my sister share any nail polishes that we all own, but none really stand out to me that I love besides this one!

 

AVON Nailwear N501 bare necessity

 

xoxo Dana

Body types. It’s not something that we can do much about, but we should take care of what we have.

I’m NATURALLY skinny. You can tell at a first glance. However, I am NOT anorexic.

A lot of people can’t believe that I am this skinny, even though I have been pretty much my whole life. It’s something that I get really self-conscious about without realizing it, especially when people first meet me. I wish when people first met me, they don’t comment on how skinny I am, but rather judge me on my personality instead. My sarcasm can handle being judged because I allow my personality to be what I want it to be.

I’ve had people ask if I go on diets or if I’m anorexic and that bothers me. I try not to get defensive because then they might think I’m lying, but it’s sad that people think I actually TRY to make myself become this skinny.

There are times I will try my hardest to eat … A LOT. But no matter how many attempts, I can’t gain that weight. It’s just how I’m built. I can’t eat a whole lot, because my stomach simply can’t handle it. I’ve never done anything extreme with trying to gain weight, nothing dangerous or anything like that, but I wish I could actually gain weight.

If I could choose, I would not want to be this skinny, but I can’t do a whole lot about it. I’ve learned to live with it, but the thoughts still creep up from the back of my mind when I’m not looking.

I know this is one of those subjects that people ‘preach’ to others about, however I’m not trying to do that. I’m just throwing out my opinions. Nothing more, nothing less.

I think we forget that a lot of body types come naturally,

There’s pro’s and con’s to every body type, but you just need to remember what the pro’s are to your body are and embrace it~

xoxo Dana

I’m the type of girl that if I don’t write it out in some form, I won’t bother pursuing the goals I have in mind.

Since summer’s started, I’ve noticed a few things about myself, more of it being changes that I need to take initiative on!

  • Replace Coke/Pepsi (with either water, orange juice or ice tea!)
  • Eating proper meals (I don’t eat 3 full meals anymore. Bad me!)
  • Eating healthy (Oh, the hardest one of them all!)

I think of this as a personal post to myself! If I can make a commitment to blog every week, I can do this too … right?

The key is to keep it short, simple, and sweet. Makes it feel like it’s easier to accomplish!

xoxo Dana

I dunno what it is, but sometimes we actually need to be at an all-time low just to learn a bit about ourselves.

On Saturday, I woke up with a reaaaaaaaaaaaally bad case of the Flu (along with a surprise attack of a swollen lip AND cramps! GAH, just kill me!) that I unfortunately picked up from my dad (ironically he got better the day I got sick), and currently I’m STILL sick in bed trying my best to get better asap! Well, I don’t have a choice seeing that I have things to get done and I hate being sick.

It’s been crazy! Not using my phone or my laptop (okay, well except for NOW) because my parents would keep it out of my reach so that I could recover …

But, I actually loved it. (Yeah, even the no music part! Crazy, right?)

It was like a burden was taken off my shoulders. I felt … enlightened. No social networking, not a given damn about the world (except for how long I was going to be stuck in this coughing/sneezing rut!) for the last several days. TRY IT SOMETIME … MINUS THE GETTING SICK PART!

All I was worried about was my health, WHICH I’ve realized just how badly I’ve been taking care of myself! I’ve made a vow to start eating properly, and to try to sleep earlier! I’m also substituting pop for a good ole glass of OJ! (anyone who knows me knows I am a coke/pepsi ADDICT)

We never think about these things because we’re so used to it. We’re used to putting it off, brushing it off like it’s nothing to worry about.

You realize the little things around you BECAUSE you have nothing else to do besides sleep while in bed, so you pick up on the little things like how helpless you are, how much you appreciate whoever is helping you get better (THANK YOU MOM!), and how to just breathe and be in a peaceful environment.

I didn’t realize some friends of mine would be worrying (which is why I’m writing a post, so that they know, AND I’m gunna post a fb status stating that I haven’t died), which I apologize for! I didn’t mean to make you worry!

If you are still reading, WOW I CONGRATULATE YOU! Why? Because I can admit this is a boring post, which most people probably scrolled past, and I’m more than okay with that, as well as it sounds like I’m some preaching monk or something (NO OFFENSE!)I’ll be sure to add an extra post to spice things up a bit!

xoxo Dana

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