I am one of those people who tries their hardest to be organised but a lot of times ends up not doing anything but scroll through Instagram. I've tried several techniques to try and stop myself from procrastinating and do everything I need to do but only a few months back I found the perfect system for me. I've separated it into 7 steps in hopes of hoping you guys to have a more organised day.

Plan it out

When you wake up, grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit down and write/type down all your to-dos for the day. If you don't feel comfortable or simply don't have the time to do this in the morning, do it the night before. Grab your planner or your phone and write everything - and I mean everything- down.

Eliminate distractions

Set a schedule for yourself and follow it! If you are easily distracted by your phone, place it across the room, or even better, in a whole different room. If you find yourself browsing endlessly through facebook on your computer, you can get apps to block certain websites. I do this a lot, especially when I have to study. I normally block facebook, Tumblr, Bloglovin and Pinterest.

What comes first must be done first 

Prioritize! I can't even begin to tell you how important this is! If there's a task you need to do today, do it! Don't give yourself excuses. When writing your to-do list, write the most important task on top and only do the rest of the tasks after you have completed that/those one(s).

Group similar tasks 

Have a ton of calls to make? Make them all at once. Have a ton of emails to reply to? Reply to them all at once. It's way easier to complete everything on your to-do if you group similar tasks, trust me.

Finish it

If you aren't finished with a task, don't go and do another one without finishing it. This will only make your brain confused and you'll end up not doing either of the things.

Take breaks 

Once you finish a big task (or a bunch of mini ones) reward yourself. Go eat some food, go sit on the sofa, go out. This will help your mind to rest and recharge. 

Ask for help

If you can't do everything on your own, ask for help. There's no shame in that. Sometimes we just can't do everything we set ourselves up to and that's okay.

Sundays are supposed to be relaxing days, where you wind down from work, school or whatever that is going on in your life. If you're like me, however, Sundays are those days where you're trying to relax but end up thinking about all the stuff you have to do next week. 
For a few months now, I've started using Sunday as a day where I'll do certain things that will help me not only relax but prepare for the week ahead. Here are the 5 things I do on Sunday to have a better week ahead.
Clean your home

I can't begin to tell you how much cleaning your space is important! Clean space, clear mind right? Having your home clean and smelling fresh will lift up your mood and you'll be ready to face your week in a much better way. I like to clean in the morning, about an hour after I woke up.

Put fresh sheets on your bed

One of the best feelings in the world is going to bed with fresh sheets. It feels good, smells good and I can guarantee you that your week will be much better. On Sunday morning, strip your bed out of all sheets and either wash them and dry them and then put them back or just put on another set of sheets. Trust me, it'll make a huge difference.

Plan your outfits

When I say plan your outfits, I don't mean place them all on the floor and leave them there for the week so you can just pick them up and get dressed. The way I do this is I look at the weather forecast for the next week and mentally go through my wardrobe to see what I can wear on a certain day. I don't like to plan the outfits to a T because what happens most of the time is I end up changing something whether it's shoes or bag. It's good to have some sort of base to go from so you'll spend less time in the morning stressing over what to wear that day.

Plan your meals

Planning your meals for the next week doesn't mean you have to cook 7 meals. However, you can prepare the ingredients beforehand so your cooking time during the week is reduced. Decide what you want to eat during the week, gather the ingredients and cut them up. Then you can either freeze them or just put them in the fridge.

Write your to-dos for the next week 

This is a crucial step in order to have a great week. Grab your planner, a notebook or a piece of paper and write down everything you have to do the following week. I like to do this on a post-it note and stick in on my planner so that I can populate my days with the tasks according to the time I have available 

I never really talk about things I do on the blog- not that I do a lot of interesting things but anyway-
but I noticed a lot of my favourite blogs share these kinds of things and it makes me feel like I know the bloggers a little bit more. Today I decided to share a bit more about my daily life in hope that you also feel like you know a bit more about myself.

Finding your personal style can be tricky- trust me I know that. One day you want to dress like a bad-ass with leather pants and jacket and the next you want to dress like a princess wearing a feminine dress and cute heels. Been there, done that. Several times actually.

A lot of girls struggle with this: liking completely different styles and wanting to stick to just one but not doing it because they're always tempted to turn to the other end of the spectrum. You don't have to do that. Finding your personal style is all about combining already existing styles you like and make them your own.  Here is how you can find (and stick to) your personal style.

Who are your style icons?

Go to your Instagram, your Pinterest or any other social media you might have. Who are the people who's style speaks the most to you? Is it a blogger, a celebrity, some person you went to high school with? See which of their looks you like the most and save them to your camera roll.

After you gathered up a good amount of outfits, look for similarities between them. Look for similar pieces -like leather jackets for example, colours - maybe you're a monochrome kind of person and also look for similarities on the cut of the pieces.

Look through your current wardrobe

. There are three very important questions you need to ask yourself during this stage:

  1. What pieces in my wardrobe do I like the most?
  2. What pieces represent your style? 
  3. Can I recreate the looks I saved from my style icons with the pieces I already own?
With these questions in mind and as you go through your clothing, you'll be able to create two piles: pieces you'll keep and pieces you'll give away. 

After you do this, create what I like to call a 'real life polyvore set' where you'll create an outfit, lay it on your bed or floor and take a picture of it. This will be very helpful for you especially on those days where you just can't seem to know what to wear.  

Find your key pieces 

When finding your personal style, you'll come to understand that there are some pieces that you will wear countless of times on different occasions, so I'd suggest you should invest in those pieces. As they are something that will be worn over and over, they should be long-lasting so spending a bit more on them will eventualy be better in the long-run.

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Valentine's Day is almost here and for us single people it means you'll see love declarations, flowers, chocolate and teddy bears all over your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for love and affection but I think Valentine's Day is just an excuse for people to show of how 'amazing' their partners are even though they were mad at each other 24 hours prior. Not that all people are like this, obviously, but some definitely are.

I think we all have these little things we want to do but end up not doing them because they are such small things we forget about them. I don't really call these things goals but more like habitsI  want to adopt. Here are 7 things I want to do more of:

Drink more tea:  I was never a tea person. Honestly, I was never an any-drink kind of person. For years, I only drank water, milk and occasionally I'd drink a mango and orange juice. This year though, I decided I should 'experiment' with my drinks and bought a few different boxes of tea and have been drinking them and trying to figure out what kinds of tea I like and don't like.

Exercise: Okay this is a must-do for me. I've been meaning to get a gym membership for months now but I'm just too lazy to even do that. I decided that I'll start with Blogilates videos and a bit of running at the local park which is a 2-minute walk from my apartment. After I do this for a while, I'll think about a gym membership.

Study: I study a lot, I really do, but the thing is I only study two weeks before an exam instead of doing it during the whole semester so I don't have to cram. I need to change this habit ASAP. I'm now trying to save a few hours on Saturdays to go over my class notes, re-write them and organize my things for the week ahead.

Watch more TV shows: I'm getting tired of hearing my friends and family talking about a tv show they're watching and I know nothing about it. I used to love watching TV but for a few years now, I only have the TV as background noise. I've got a list of TV shows I want to watch and hopefully, I'll watch them all this year.

Cook more:  I love cooking. When I was little I would spend hours watching my grandmother cooking and baking and learning new recipes and techniques. Right now, I don't cook as much as I'd like: I probably only cook 2/3 times a week and I'd like to cook more. Also, I'd like to try out new recipes.

Finish writing my books: For those who don't know, back in 2014 I started writing my first book on wattpad. Four years later and my books have a total amount of 6.3 million reads. Back in November of 2016 I started publishing my stories on Radish where I started making money out of them. For a few months now, I haven't published new chapters on my two most recent stories and I seriously need to do that. I'm thinking of doing so after I finish writing this blogpost actually.

Spend less: I'm failing at this miserably at the moment! I can't help it, I'm always looking for stuff to buy. But I do need to start saving money because I really need a new computer.

 What are the things you want to do more of?


Image Source: Elle Ferguson 

If you're a lover of 90's fashion, you're gonna love this post! Every year there's a new show trend that everyone freaks out over and runs to the shops to get their hands on a pair. For the last two years, the big shoe trend was over the knee boots. You couldn't go anywhere without seeing someone wearing a pair. This year, the big trend is chunky, military-style combat boots.

I love this trend, to be honest. I've always loved wearing big and almost masculine boots with a feminine blouse or ever dress, I just think it looks super cute.

Chunky boots are nothing new to fashion really, but they were kept in the background for a few years. People would still wear them, just not as often as they do now. I myself owned a pair of military-style boots for wear that I would rarely wear because I prefer my suede over the knee boots much more. this year, however, I got a pair of boots on Christmas and have been wearing them pretty much every chance I get. 

Today, I've gathered a few different styling ideas to inspire you so you can rock this trend.

Shop my favourite chunky boots: 

January was a busy month for me. I spent most of it studying for finals and working on my blog. I'm pretty sure I only wore makeup 7 or 8 times but even though that was the case, I still got a few favourites to share.

I think I only did a monthly favourites post about 2 times before but lately, I've been reading a lot of these posts from my favourite bloggers and decided to gather up my favourite items and write about them.

I've been loving the Revox Anti-Spot Serum not much because I feel like it reduced my dark circles and red spots but because it works great as a primer. It gets super tacky so my foundation sticks to it perfectly and makes it last longer too.

I absolutely love the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced! I've always been obsessed with mascaras and big eyelashes and I love what this mascara does to my lashes. They become super long, with tons of volume and they don't get clumpy and all stuck together.

Also from Too Faced, I'm really enjoying the Born This Way Concealer. It covers up my dark      circles and red spots pretty good, it doesn't crack and looks flawless.

A friend of mine gifted this Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette to me this month saying she also uses it and really likes it. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Catrice to be honest. Some products of theirs I love and other I absolutely hate. I didn't know if I'd like this palette or not but after using it a few times I have to say I love it! I have very pale skin so contouring and bronzing is always quite hard as I need cool-tones browns and all I seem to find is warm-toned browns wich look like mud on my face. This brown is perfect for me. As for the highlighter, it's not the best things ever, but if you're into a more subtle glow, it's great. I am all about glowing to the gods so I don't really use the highlither. 

This next product was kind of a re-discovery. I've had this Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner for quite a while now and I used to use it as a primer, placing it all over my face. I hated it to be honest. It's not sticky so the foundation doesn't stick to it very well and the duration of my foundation was the same as if I didn't use a primer. I quickly put it aside. This month though, I decided to give it another try, this time only using it in the areas were my pores are more visible aka my nose, chin and under-eye area. Then I used the serum I mentioned above on top. this created the perfect canvas. This product smooths out my skin perfecty and hides my pores so my foundation glides on perfectly.

What were your favourite beauty products from last month? 


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