I have decided to be more mindful of what food I am putting into my body. Most of the time I am so busy that I end up not really paying enough attention to the food I eat. I am no longer happy to be like this. I really want to actively attempt to think about what I am actually eating and make better choices every day.
My friends have been teaching and telling me a lot about health and food lately. There are so many things that I am just used to having and not thinking twice about it. I’m not talking about fast food like McDonald’s and the like. We all know those foods aren’t good for us. But I’m talking about anything that is processed, anything with an ingredient as a number, or preservative or something artificial. Even simple and ordinary things like say an ice-cream. I just assume that things are food, they’re being sold, and they wont kill me today so it’s ok. But actually it shouldn’t be ok, because these foods aren’t natural and they aren’t doing me any good.
Anyway, I am sure I will talk more about these things as I learn more, for today though I want to tell you my first step toward thinking about it. I’m going to make some delicious brownies that my friend had made the other day. These brownies were Raw Chocolate Brownies. They were actually so good that I would choose them over any other brownie.
The recipe comes from The Healthy Chef, and I purchased the Raw Cacao from The Spring Street Grocer.
I just want to let you know that I’m trying out Aesop.
Why? I noticed the other day I think I’m getting some wrinkles around my eyes. And i realised that I don’t take enough care of my skin.
I don’t know why I chose to go to Aesop. I was already using a hand wash from Aesop, and I do like it, so maybe that’s the reason.
I started off with a new toner. That was a couple of weeks ago and that idea came from a post on Garance Dore’s blog. I hadn’t been using a toner since like ever and thought it would be a good idea. I guess I liked how that felt on my skin so today I bought a moisturiser too.
The girls are always so lovely at the Aesop store, so full of knowledge and non-judgemental.
I thought that seeing as though I’m trying a toner and moisturiser I should also try their cleanser. I didn’t buy it but the lovely girl gave me some samples to test out.
All these things are more expensive than what I was using up until a couple of days ago, but I think it will be worth it in the long run. Like when I’m older and don’t have sandpaper skin because one day in 2013 I decided to actually look after it. One can hope.
I’ll let you know more about my skincare routine and also which products I’m using.
So the photo is my reaction to my silly boyfriends idea that he can put chicken on a fry pan on high and continue to go to his computer and play his game. I was like omg lol, you can’t do that, you need to stay there and cook it otherwise it’ll burn. Silly boys :P .
Home Clothes? Maybe also known as lounging clothes. Do you know what I’m talking about? I just bought some nice and new ones.
Home clothes to me are those clothes that you can’t wait to put on as soon as you get home because you know you’ll be nice and comfy and cozy. My usual outfit is made up of leggings/pyjama bottoms and a jumper/long sleeve top. By the way, I would never be seen outside of the house in these clothes, especially not the leggings, unless I was going to the gym. They’re just a bit too casual for my style.
I wonder how many other people have home clothes?
These are the leggings I got from Country Road. These will be my second pair. I went back to CR because the first ones were really good quality and fit well. They cost $39.95. I also go this. They call it a Jersey Cable Sweat. It is a long sleeve scoop neck sweat top. From Country Road as well. I feel like I could actually wear this out, maybe over a dress or with a skirt. I feel jeans would make it look too casual. And lazy. Lazy is only good for being at home! $69.95.
PS. I’m wearing both of these in the image above, it’s kinda hard to see that’s why I inserted the two Country Road store images too :)
Last night I did something I hadn’t done in a while. I had some girl time, to do those fun girlie things I used to love doing. Like sitting in front of the mirror and styling my hair in certain ways or copying makeup from magazine pages onto myself. When I was younger I used to have folders of cutout magazine pages, one for hair and one for makeup, i found them so inspiring and would be so good at copying them. I don’t make enough time for such girlie things these days. I must remember to put it on my to-do-list.
I recently stumbled on a blog I used to love and follow called : Esme and the laneway. While I was looking through the blog I came across this tutorial: HERE on how to do a vintage inspired updo. You can see what I ended up with in photo number: 3. It was nice but I still have some more practicing to do. And today I put some extra effort, which really isn’t that much effort, into painting my nails. I did that half moon pattern thing that was popular like last year or something, I think this idea is vintage inspired too. I used those sticky dotty reinforcement stickers as a guide. Then just painted one of my favourite OPI nailpolishes over it “Done out in Deco” and then just a top coat to protect it and make the unpainted part glossy. Voilla. They look so nice.
Photo number 4 is my yummy french toast breakfast from French Fantasies in South Yarra. I sat in the window eating, pretending I was French and reading my latest read which was given to me by my lovely friend Violetta. The book is called ” The monk who sold his ferrari”. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants more clarity in their life. For those of you who are like me and think about things too much and worry too much. This book really helps with that and also reinforcing positive thinking. It puts a lot of focus into goal setting which is quite appropriate given the time of the year… Have any of you thought about your new years resolutions??? I’ve got a list of things going on but I feel as though it needs to be a little more specific. It basically is: Blog/Exercise/Draw/Journal/Read.