Some days it can be hard to remember who you are and the things that you love because the world wants to make you one of many, rather than letting you be the only you. As someone who is very visual I like to write lists and stick them to my pin board. Having something you can look at everyday can give you confidence that you are being the best version of you that you could possibly be. So today I wanted to share with you 10 of the things that I love that make me the person I am.
Every week a New Zealand Blogging Community called #NZBloggers holds a weekly blog post challenge. This Week’s challenge is the theme Celebrity Inspiration. To find out more about getting involved or for checking out the other bloggers posts visit the #brunchclub website.
Back in 2007 I was pretty distant from the world outside New Zealand and wasn’t connected at all with Social Media or what was going on with all the famous people. I could probably name about 5 celebrities and they were either dead or Michael Jackson. Now, however, with being super connected to social media and being older I could name about 20 celebrities who I think are pretty awesome. Just a few of my favourites are Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Tori Kelly, and James Corden. However, today I want to talk to you about 3 of my all time favourite celebrities who inspire me.
Every week a New Zealand Blogging Community called #NZBloggers holds a weekly blog post challenge. This Week’s challenge is the theme Matariki. To find out more about getting involved or for checking out the other bloggers posts visit the #brunchclub website.
In New Zealand we are currently celebrating Matariki (The Māori New Year). Just like any new year it is a time to look back and be thankful for the year past and look forward to an exciting future. Traditionally it was also a time to remember those who had died in the past year but rejoice over the harvesting of the winter food supplies, which meant a bit of singing, dancing and feasting. Now thousands of people celebrate Matariki as New Zealand Thanksgiving.
If you a beautiholic like me, and like a lot of beauty and brand pages on Facebook, you may have noticed this video of vlogger Nikkie, from Nikkie Tutorials, floating around your NewsFeed. What is so
“controversial” #amazing about this video is that Nikkie shows the power makeup has to transform your face. Now what I love most about the point she is putting across is that both halves of her face (both her natural and “made-up” makeup-face) are BOTH who SHE IS. Lately, make-up shaming has unfortunately become a thing on Social Media. People share photos like the one below saying that they don’t like make-up because it creates a lie.
I have always thought myself as a bright lippie kind of girl, but recently I have noticed myself wearing a lot more neutral colours on my lips. This probably has a lot to do with wearing work appropriate makeup as well as wanting to wear something that isn’t to noticeable when it wears off. So today, inspired by my everyday wear and this weeks #BlogGreatness topic Neutral, I thought I would share my favourite, cruelty-free, neutral lipsticks.
Everyone has something or some things that they are passionate about. For me my biggest passions are my faith, Singing, Writing, and Makeup. These are rather obvious passions which I have always been quite conscious about. One passion that I haven’t mentioned, however, is Photography. It wasn’t until last year when I went on the Girls Weekend to Hanmer that I realised how much of a passion photography was for me. It was on that weekend that I took one of my favourite shots (above) that showed me that I was actually good a scenic and nature photography and how much it inspires me.
Stereotypes are inevitable, so it isn’t surprising that a majority of people can be categorised into different “types of traveller”. Today I want to share with you a few of the traveller stereotypes and I want to know whether you fit into 1 or more of these stereotypes.
Cheap as Chips
The Cheap as chips traveller will always buy the cheapest flights, stay in the cheapest hostel or motel and tends to stick to using public transport. They may occasionally splurge out on some really delicious food or drink, or that special something you have been saving up to buy only in that country/overseas. This traveller will normally be seen with a backpack and some shoes that are comfy to walk in, as they will be doing a lot of it.
An ode for my Best Friend
Tomorrow is your birthday, and I hope you didn’t forget
it will be the end to your teenage years, but it feels like we left them a while back.
This time last year neither one of use could have expected
that yesterday would be the first day you were a part of the Mother in Mothers Day.
Your daughter has your eyes and your cheeky smile,
and I know you will raise her to be as loving and kind as yourself.
When we were young tomorrow was always a day we would dream about.
Tomorrow we would fly out of the country and head to Europe.
We would stroll the streets of Paree, roam through the ancient castles of Spain
and live in a big villa in Italy. (Okay maybe that last one was just me.)
We both have the travel bug but you were the one with a passport full of stamps.
Every time you went away I would eagerly await for tomorrow
when you would come back and tell me all sorts of wonderful stories.
When I moved away tomorrow was always
just one day closer to when I could see your face again.
We used to live for tomorrow,
because tomorrow we would be going places.
Tomorrow is a place where our imaginations could fly free,
we would dream of Kings & Queens, revolutions and the ground we stood on.
Tomorrow is a place where each day you will grow and learn,
it is a place where both God and I have your back.
In tomorrow we will both be who we are meant to be,
but that is not a tomorrow that is here yet.
Tomorrow you will still be beautiful and unique
because no one could ever be like you to me.
One day, tomorrow will be today, and I pray to God every day that you will still be in my tomorrow.
*Watercolour photo prints made by Lovingly Kate.
Well hi there! Today is the start of a little something new I’ll be doing weekly on the blog. As you will know I am a part of New Zealand’s Blogging called #brunchclub and #NZBloggers. Well I’m guessing you know as I have mentioned them quite a few times before. A couple of weeks ago #NZBloggers announced that they would be doing a weekly link up, called #BlogGreatness, for New Zealand bloggers where we all base our posts on the weekly theme. I have shared below the theme line up for the next year, starting with today’s topic Sage.
an aromatic plant whose greyish-green leaves are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
used in names of aromatic plants of the mint family that resemble sage, e.g. wood sage.
(especially in ancient history or legend) a profoundly wise man.