Come rain, shine, hail, sleet or snow. I normally wear comfy slacks for clothes. I don't know why, but I've always preferred to be comfortable as opposed to stylish. But when you get the two combined it's great cause you don't look lazy but you are fairly comfortable too.
I've went through my whole wardrobe and found that a lot of the clothes I was going to throw out go well with a pair of green jeans that I very rarely wear cause although they're comfy and look great, I didn't think they would go well with many of my clothes.
But today my eyes were opened :) I'm prepared for the colder months ahead to try and make more of an effort with the clothes I wear and am excited to show off what I have :)
I am so happy with realising that I have potential to have a bit of styling sense haha!
I threw in a few pictures of new items I have bought recently too!
I'm also trying to come up with a series of hair styles that are appropriate for work in a practical sense but also look pretty darn cute at the same time :) Which is something that I struggle with so will make a post about that pretty soon too :)
I love French braids when I'm working as they are out of your face. They're so practical When your doing wound dressings or anything that requires a lot of stooping and moving your hair doesn't get in your face.
Today in work I had my hair styled the same way as I showed in my last entry. With the start of a French braid and then tie into a pony tail. As much as I like that hair style I can't seem to get the French braid tight enough. Tonight I think i did it and my hair looks amazing in a tight French braid.
Infact if you sleep in a French braid over night and you get a really cool wavy effect which I'll post about in the morning.
Anyway here's the braid
I've been using coconut oil for about a number of weeks now. My hair is so soft and healthy that even my hair dresser was impressed. I've heard coconut oil is great for increasing your hair length. When I asked to get layers in my hair last week and tidy up the ends she told me that my ends were already tidy and I hadn't had my hair cut in about 8 weeks
This is what my hair now looks like. Notice how long it is now. :)
In other news for the first time in about six or seven months I splashed out on clothes for the colder months ahead. I am so proud of two particular purchases. Two pairs of winter boots. I'm normally a trainers, flip flops, plimsoles kinda gal. So I'm excited because they're so comfy and concurrently they look amazingly stylish. ;P
Also found a fun way to do my hair for work that stays in place and doesn't come loose or parts fall in your face or anything. Class :)
In other news boyfriend came home yesterday and we hang out. Was nice to see him after him being away in America. Really missed him. *weeehhhh wehhhh wehhhhhhhh*
I think it is good to be reflective of life sometimes.
I have been sick the last week so it is easy to negatively "I'm so bored" "I hate being sick" "I'm so bored" lol
So here are my own personal reasons why life is good at the moment:-
1) I have THE best mattress in the world. I had the same mattress for 12 years and it was sooo uncomfortable, gave me back problems and I kept waking up in pain. Now I have one of those ole' fancy-shmancy memory foam ones and I really love sleeping now!
2) I got my classification results back and am ready to graduate in December! I did much better than I expected. N.b set your goals low so as when you do achieve them it's a nice surprise ;) jk
3) I'm working regularly now and earning more money which is great cause I was broke haha!
4) I'm on two waiting lists to get a job, so fingers crossed I'll hear back soon.
5) I have a loving family and set of friends :) with a loving boyfriend.
6) Life so chill. XD
I've been working flat out recently and had a job interview to prepare for too so I have to admit I haven't been able to work out as much. I'm not working out again until Thursday so I was prepared to start working on my flexibility so I can do the splits or at least be closer to it by the end of the month, but then I came down with a viral infection in my throat so feeling very under the weather. The past two days I have spent on the sofa with a blanket snuggling on the sofa hugging a hot water bottle.
So once I get over this infection I'm gonna jump straight on the band wagon and start stretching and working out. Got my calender still to follow and a few new cardio videos I want to follow.
In other news, I have got on a waiting list to get a job as a nurse. So I'm excited about that.
I also have been making a lot of jewelry recently. Here's a quick gallery of some of the things that I have made. Check out my page if you want to see more, or if you're interested in buying them.
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I found a couple of recipes on Pinterest on how to make your own body wash which is relatively affordable. So I've adapted them to make my own
So here's what you will need:-
1) A pot
2) Soap of your choice (I used dove soap 45p)
3) 2 tblspns coconut water
3) 1 cup of tap water
4) Olive oil
5) Containers to put body wash into
6) A grater
First things first. I lined the pot with olive oil. It's great for skin as well which is an added bonus.
I then grated the bar of soap and put the pot on a low heat
For this next bit I would recommend wearing a mask and not putting your head in direct line of the steam cause you'll choke lol. Open windows and doors to let air in.
Turn up to a medium heat and Slowly start to add a bit of soap a bit of water and stir. Keep doing this, if you need to add an extra half cup of water go ahead and do so.
Make sure to whisk it a bit to get rid of any lumpy bits.
Next add 2 tablespoons of coconut water. It's great for dry skin so if you want to be generous with it go right ahead :) stir it in and mix it well.
Let it settle and cool for a bit until it is safe to pour into your containers. You don't want your containers to melt. Trust me haha! I had three 100ml bottle and that was just enough. So with this recipe you can make 300mls of body wash :)
And finally decorate to your hearts content.
I put double sided tape around the neck and applied some pretty ribbons to it.
You can get some cellophane and pack them together to give as a gift for someone :) they're really pretty and everyone will think you're a dab hand at crafty things ;)
You're welcome hehe.
OK, I've been doing the Secret Circuits now for a few weeks and am feeling the benefits of working out around three times a week. Let's bump it up a notch.
The Secret Circuits will remain for those of us who lead very busy lives, i.e. mums, working mums, students, full time workers, laborers, etc. So how it will work is, every Monday night there will be a new Secret Circuit for that week, going by your rota or your days off you choose which work outs will suit you on what days. The duration of the circuits will be kept fairly short between 20 to 30 minutes (because we be busy bees), but intense enough to feel the benefits of working out. So long as you work out up to 3 days a week you're beating those who haven't gotten up off the sofa yet.
The goal for myself personally this month is to be able to do the splits. This was actually one of my new years resolutions so I'm challenging myself to keep that one despite it being August. Because New Year Resolutions are all year round thing, not just the "to do list for the first week of the year".
Anywho, stretches and warm ups in this month's series of workouts will be focusing on becoming more flexible. Cardiovascular thrown in there to get the blood pumping and fat burning, a muscle group once a week so the muscles don't get too tight that I can't attempt the splits the next day. Some Yoga/Pilates to help enhance the stretches and improve flexibility, then finally a gentle cool down to finish it all off.
All being well by the end of the month I will at least be closer to the goal than I am right now. I am as flexible as a telegraph pole so that will give you an idea as to how difficult this is going to be.
So here's the break down in bullet points:-
1) Warm up/stretches
4) Cool down
*Disclaimer* I am not a trained... person of fitness, so please talk to your doctor if you feel necessary before doing workouts. You are responsible for and know your own body, so if you have an injury, either sit it out or take it slow and gentle. Don't push too hard that you hurt yourself, same goes for myself.
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)