Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Drinking aloe vera juice.

We all know we ought to eat enough fruit and vegetables (and other foods too!) in order to get our daily needed amount of nutrients. To give myself a little nutritional extra I tried drinking aloe vera juice.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Rituals Qi.

I would consider myself to be an okay sleeper. I have good nights mostly and a bad one every once in a while. My only issue with sleep is that it takes a while for me to fall asleep. To help me calm down and relax before bed, I've got Qi. 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Home scents.

Whether it be the smell of good food, flowers, perfume or shampoo, I am an incredible sucker for nice scents. Therefore I enjoy having a pleasant scent at home. 
Here's what I've got at the minute:

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sony MDR-EX50LP in-ear headphones.

About a week ago I got myself a pair of new headphones because my old ones 1. kept on falling out of my ears when I was jogging, and 2. were literally falling apart! So I said goodbye to the seven year old headphones that came with my iPod shuffle and I welcomed the Sony MDR-EX50LP in-ear headphones.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Body care and cosmetics ingredients.

Whenever I buy body care products, I take a look at the ingredient list to figure out if there's anything in the product that I'd rather avoid. For example I try to avoid sulphates in shampoo or parabens in any type of product. But then again, if there aren't any sulphates or parebens in a product, doesn't mean there aren't any other irritating or potentially harmful ingredients in there. So what to use and what not to use?

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Start to Run.

Endurance has never been a strength of mine. I absolutely abhor jogging, but as I could do with better stamina, I decided to follow the Start to Run programme.

It's a training schedule that takes you from 0 to 5K in just 10 weeks. I dug up my old trainers -they are 10 years and a bit old, but haven't been used all that much- and joined in at my sister's trips to the track three times a week. I'm currently in week 3 of the programme and so far so good!
Apart from building up stamina, running has other advantages such as better blood circulation and lower risk of heart disease.
If you'd like some more info on the programme or want to read their full list of advantages of doing sport, I recommend you take a look at www.start-to-run.com.

I'm not looking forward to the next lesson, because I'll have to run for 4 and 5 minutes for the first time!

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Hamsa hands.

In the past year I've seen several bracelets, rings and necklaces with hamsa hands in Topshop and Primark. I liked the look of them, but as I'm not one to wear something without finding out what it means, I did a quick internet search on them. As I understand it, the hamsa hand is an old symbol that originated from Mesopotamia and it is a symbol of protection. It often has an eye is depicted in the centre to protect people from the evil eye. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Holidays!

Hello internet,

I want to wish everyone happy Holidays! I hope you can celebrate this festive time of the year with the company of your family and/or friends, with good food and lots of laughter. 

Have a good one!


The Christmas present.

On the day before Christmas eve I was still working on a present for my mum.
As a part of the present, I'll be giving her a DIY foot scrub which I saw the recipe of on +essiebutton's youtube channel. To make the jar a bit more interesting, I decided to make a faux-parchment label for it. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

Once upon a December, a girl started a blog.

Hello internet,

writing an introductory post was more difficult than I anticipated! So instead of having a nice and creative post -so much for a good start...- I will just briefly say that I wanted to try blogging.
So here I am and I intend to write about health, beauty, fashion, and other things that come to mind. 

The title of the blog is the title of a song from the film Anastasia, which I absolutely love.