Friday, 22 April 2016

Happy Earth Day

As a world this week we have claimed a mini victory, two days ago the Indian government passed a law to ban animal testing on soaps and detergents, protecting rabbits, mice and guinea pigs. This makes me so happy, after all who are we as humans to play god when it is unnecessary to cause this kind of harm to other living beings.
Since owning my little ball of joy called Jambu (a Maltese and bichon fris mix) I have become even more attached to animals. I rarely used to eat meat so I decided to cut it out of my diet for good a couple of years ago, fish has always been a no no because I can’t stomach the smell! At the moment I’m on a mission to wane myself off dairy and then I will know whole heartedly I am trying my best to contribute to the wellbeing of other animals.
It takes time to right our wrongs, but I now know eating meat and dairy is not a path I want to go down. When something that causes such harm and pain to others is avoidable it should stay that way.

On the topic of nature and all things beautiful today is National Earth Day!
It’s an annual event on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. After all this Earth doesn’t belong to us, it was here long before us and still will be here once we are gone.
You don’t have to get up and do anything out of the ordinary to contribute to Earth Day, it is something as small as recycling, walking instead of taking the car or even using tote bags for your grocery shopping instead of plastic bags. All these small acts practised daily will help our Earth and give a promising future for those using it once we have gone.

On the weekend Gurp’s and I visited the Barbican conservatory to have a wander and feel like children again. I am so thankful to have natural resources readily available to visit like this one, I find it so refreshing to see, it’s like brain food for me, I’m very much anti-technology and try to keep electrical goods usage to a minimum. The further I go with this blog post, the more I think I sound like a hippie!
Jokes aside though, I think once in a while it’s good to pick up and leave worries behind and visit places like this, house chores are always there, go out and do something that excites you, after all we know this saying all too well ‘life’s too short’
I’m working on myself to be the best version of me I can, to be caring towards other living beings and kind to everyone I come across. Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Keeping it casual

Pack away the parkers the suns coming out! I’m so glad it’s that time of year, the sunshine massively impacts on my daily productivity. I often find when I come back from work I am still in a relatively proactive mind frame to get something done, then after a gym session (max 1 hour) I feel fried. All I want to do is lounge on the sofa and kick back with a nice hot lemon tea.
On the weekend Gurpreet and I hit the town for a Sunday lunch date. I kept it casual in this jeans and t-shirt combo but dusted off my summer heels for the occasion.
When the days start to warm up I like to keep my hair au natural, taking a break from straightening gives the curls a chance to bond into ringlets instead of frizzing all over the place, so after a couple more washes the curls should be back to their fuller body; I’m now wanting to grow it out! Any tips on what I can do/use would be massively appreciated.

Outfit – Tshirt/Mango Jeans/RiverIsland Jacket/Zara (Old) Heels/Zara (Old but similar here) Bag/Gucci Rings/OttomanHands

Sunday, 3 April 2016

New adventures

Today’s post is a little different, no outfit pictures this weekend, instead I have decided to talk a little about what I love, what interests me and basically what is going on in my life.
My irregular posts have been due to being busy with life in general. Not long ago Gurpreet and I moved into our own apartment and finally it is starting to feel like home. With all the rooms decorated and furnished it is quickly becoming my sanctuary. I love it! More so because last week we finally put some art work on the walls and this is where my excitement kicks in, not just any artwork, MY artwork!!
I am so proud of my illustration journey so far and absolutely love the drawings when they are professionally printed. I definitely feel a sense of accomplishment when looking back on the past couple of months.
This morning I have opened up an Etsy store, I plan to sell my favourite pieces online; so please do check it out (click this link to go to the shop) and support the artwork where you can, something as small as sharing it on social media or even purchasing a piece for your own four walls would be massively appreciated. After all my dream is to turn my 9-5 into a full time self employed illustration career so lets see how it goes!
I shop frequently in Costco the American wholesalers and when I get a chance I always dive into the book section. That’s my happy zone far far away from the cake isle which picks away at my self control! (if you are a Costco regular you will know their gigantic cakes test every ones will power) I found this absolute gem of a book last week, it is stunningly presented in a hardback case with foil embossing on the cover. The images inside are beautifully archived, it’s the type of book you can flick through and pass hours without realising. I think coffee table books are my weakness, I invest so much money on books I have my own little library. On a rainy day I don’t like to flick on the television, I gravitate towards my books and cosy up with them to be inspired.
Lemon tea is my saviour, I live by this drink (nothing fancy just boiling water and a slice of lemon) I drink glasses of this daily. I can’t promote the health benefits to you because in all honesty I don’t know them and I'm only sharing this because I literally love it but I do know its got one up in the health department over the cordials!
If you follow my snapchat then you will be aware of my obsession with all things Marc Jacobs lately. I recently started illustrating his collection for Autumn Winter 2016 only to be picked up on it by the man himself and his team! I was pretty gobsmacked but so appreciative of having access to the Internet and being in the right place at the right time. His team have supported my illustrations and helped expose my work to a much wider audience then I could have even dreamt of.
Through being noticed the team were kind enough to send me some goodies in the form of beauty products! I'm not a make up buff, but I do like to dabble with new things here and there so ill definitely wear this in my next post : )
And as we are on the note of make up, I think there is something I should share with you all, as you can see from most my posts my make up is always on the ‘natural’ side. Mainly because I have no idea how to apply foundation / contour / create a smokey eye, but also because I feel comfortable enough to wear little and go out. This product right here is one I will shout about from the rooftops, the link is here and I cannot tell you how much of a natural glow it gives you.
I purchased this over a year ago but the reason why I'm not showing you the contents on the inside is because I broke it. It is a shimmer brick of different shades which you brush over and apply to your face. This product DOES come with a sponge to help keep the brick in tact, I cleverly lost that sponge and my brick shattered into a handful of crumbs; this was a blessing in disguise though. Since the brick shattered the reflective particles in the palette have blended better then I could have imagined and now one sweep of the shimmer brick is all I need for day make up. If you don’t believe me go to the stores and try it! I am 100% certain it will create a glow effect on every skin tone. Thank me later : )
Well I hope you enjoyed reading, I will definitely be posting more fashion posts soon. Have a lovely week! x
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