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Nail Polish Addict

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Okay, I have a confession to make. I am a nail polish addict.

Right now it is the winter school holiday's here in New Zealand. The weather is always changing and I have a lot of free time on my hands (haha, literally). Recently I have been occupying myself with a few different things, but what I love to do the most is to paint my nails.

I don't have a huge nail polish collection, just a few colours that I really love! But all I have been doing the past week is painting my nails. I swear I have had a new colour on my nails every few days. As soon as there is one small chip, which there is very often ( the downside of rowing), I will wipe it off and paint my nails the next colour I see. 

I don't really know why I love to paint my nails so much. Maybe because it is so calming and satisfying, or maybe I am just bored and the chemical smell is getting to my brain. But either way, I just can't stop the joy I get from seeing a fresh set of nails painted!

I bought a new colour fro…

What It's Like When it is Summer in the Rest of the World!

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You may or may not know that I live in New Zealand and it is currently smack bang in the middle of winter. It is freezing and I am continuously chilled to the bone by the strong winds. As larger countries like US and UK are currently having their summer I always see many videos of YouTuber's showing the scenery and it makes me wish it was summer! 
All of the Summer Essentials and Look books just make me want to sit on my lawn and sunbathe. But as this would result in hypothermia... I resist. 
In those brief moments when the sun does come out life is amazing and I am instantly happy, but... I have realised in my life time that this is just a trick by the clouds to make you think it is safe do go out but actually a plot to make me get wet. 
Of course I know that winter is not always bad that your attitude towards it may be the problem but when I see the sunny beaches and essentials, I can't help but wonder why I'm not sitting in the sun relaxing.
If you live in NZ or it is Winte…

DIY: Lemon Honey Sugar Scrub

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Hi Everyone! First of all I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and had a relaxing time with your friends and family. I love this time of year because everyone is happy!
During the break I was stuck for gift ideas for my two sisters and as a student I don't have much money to spend on gifts. So I thought that instead I would make them something that they would really enjoy on a budget. I wanted to make something beauty related that isn't too difficult ( as my skills are very limited! ) so I decided on making a scrub. I made up this recipe with no idea if it would work or not and am quite pleased with the outcome! i hope you like it!
You will need: 1 lemon 4 tbs Olive oil 1 cup Brown Sugar 3 tbs Honey 1 tbs water (optional)
Equipment: - large mixing bowl - medium Mixing bowl -  a pastry brush - Spatula
Step by Step Guide:
1. First squeeze your lemon into a the medium sized bowl and add the olive oil. 2. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil with your pastry brush, then…

The Truths of Living in the Southern Hemisphere in the Christmas Holidays!

As it is coming up to Christmas I have been looking back at past Christmas' and have come to realize that their are both perks and troubles of living in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically New Zealand, at Christmas time. I thought I would share 5 Perks and  5 Troubles with you!

Perks
1. It's always warm.  In New Zealand December is almost the middle of summer which guarantees Christmas Day to be sunny and hot. I have never lived through any Christmas Day in New Zealand where it rains! This great weather is very helpful with celebrations!

2. Cold drinks are amazing! 
When you have been sitting out in the sun for hours on end and are given a Coca-Cola straight from the chilly bin, your face will light up. When I was little the chilly bin also served as a fun game of who can keep there hand submerged for the longest. Even as I get older this is an intriguing game!

3. End of the school year
In New Zealand Mid-December is the end of the school year. When I hear the last school bell ring…

Taylor Swift 1989 Review

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Taylor Swift's new album 1989 has recently come out and now that I have had a little bit of time to listen to all of the songs I thought that I would share my thoughts with you.

I have really enjoyed listening to all of the songs and I struggle to find one that I don't like. I love the sound of the music although different to her older albums I think that she has evolved with her music and it still suits her style. 


Some of the songs that I am constantly singing in my head are - Wonderland, Wildest Dreams and Blank Space. They are all very catchy and both peaceful and exciting. I love Taylor Swift's music and this album is amazing. 


Her newest music video for Blank Space is really well made and I like how in the video parts of the song lyrics are telling the story as if it has been made for the video.


I really love this album and I think that it is one of her best. I hope that she goes on a 1989 tour  and comes to New Zealand because I would certainly be one of many sitting on…

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

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I have used this mask for quite a long time now and I can assure you that it is really great. The pot that it comes in is a bit on the small side but because of it's thick consistency, a little goes a long way. This face mask really makes my skin soft and cleansed. I put it on just before I hop into the bath so that it has enough time to work it's magic! The smell of this Cupcake face mask is absolutely amazing, it looks and smells like chocolate cupcake batter and I am always so tempted to eat it! 

I really recommend this product if you have slightly oily skin like me or if you love the delicious smell of cupcakes. I use this face mask about once or twice a week and I really love it. The only downside is that when you take it off with a light coloured flannel it might stain it brown.  


I bought this product at my local lush shop and so far it has lasted me about four months. It isn't too pricey and it is a really great product. I haven't tried many other face masks, so …

My New Discovery - Water !!!

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I know lots of people have raved about this in the past but up until recently I haven't really thought that it would help much. Having naturally oily skin it is difficult to get rid of those annoying spots on my face. Since I have started drinking lots of water those spots have almost completely gone. My face also now has a nice natural healthy glow.
Some people that try this drinking water thing drink outrageous amounts a day and I can only imagine how many trips to the toilet this would cause. I personally didn't think that I would be able to commit to that big task, so I started out with a goal to drink one glass of water every time I walk into the kitchen. This is usually 4 - 5 times a day so it wasn't to difficult. I also carry around a medium sized water bottle when I am out and about.
I am so glad that I decided to drink water I have found that as well as the many health benefits, it has made be feel super energetic and just generally happy. If you haven't alre…