Saturday, 24 December 2016

tea time

After this time of the year, and I'm not talking about Christmas, but about the time before Christmas, we all need to sit back and relax. After all the running around trying to find the perfect gifts, we easily forget about ourselves. For me the best method to unwind is to enjoy some good quality tea. And London Tea Club answered my tea enthusiasts prayers!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Ready To Make A Change? Upgrade Your 2017!

from here

Sometimes, our lives don’t turn out in the way that we hoped they might. It can be hard when that happens, but just because it has, it doesn’t mean we have to settle and give up on our dreams. You can get the life you want! It can take time and effort, but if you really want to be in love with your life and finally do the things you’ve always wanted to, you can make it happen. If you’re ready to upgrade your life, here are a few hints on how to get it done!

In Praise of "Default" Gifts

from here
There are certain gifts that are seen as being too standard to be considered good gifts. You'll see it a thousand and one times over the course of reading through a plethora of gift guides: "Do something different! Don't resort to X thing!"

The idea behind it is that we are all unique, beautiful snowflakes of wonderment - and these gifts aimed at the masses simply cannot do. They are too prosaic, too standard, too general. Some go as far to suggest that these basic items of gift-giving are unacceptable to the point of being rude; like it would almost be better to give nothing at all.

How did we get into this mess, society?

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Create The Life You Actually Want

from here

Let’s be honest for a second, shall we? You’re feeling unsatisfied with your life. Although, on the surface everything is good, and some might even say, that on paper, you have the picture perfect life.

That’s part of the problem, though: you’re settling for a life that’s been dictated to you by what society deems acceptable.

Sure, you’re grateful for the things you do have, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t shake this feeling that there’s more out there for you, and you’re getting anxious about the thought of potentially missing out on what you want, even though you can’t really put into words what it is you do want.

How To Care For Your Skin This Winter

from here

The winter time is generally not very friendly to skin, and it really doesn't matter in which part of the world you live, you’ll usually have some kind of reaction to the winter when it comes to your skin, so it’s really important,  even more so during this time of year, that you take measures to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy and feeling comfortable.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Looking Good On Cruelty-Free Products: A Guide

from here
Let's face it: we all want to look our best as much as possible. Looking good on the outside can make us feel great on the inside too, and many of us take many different measures by which to do so. This could be anything from dressing fancy to taking extra care over your makeup - and a lot of it lies in the products we use and wear. But what do you do if you're an avid fashionista or beauty queen, but are also eco-conscious? Unfortunately, most mainstream clothing and beauty brands are not cruelty-free - often using animal hide or testing the products on animals before they hit the shelves. For the cruelty-conscious among us this can be very distressing, but it is also very hard to find affordable brands which ARE cruelty-free. To make things easier, here are some of the top branded picks to help you live a more eco-friendly life.