My favorite quotes for 2018

So instead of creating a list with a bunch of quotes, which I actually will if I don’t control myself because I have so many favorite quotes, I have decided to share with you only a few that really inspires me for this year. I will also be sharing with you why I picked them.

q2Albert Einstein once said, “Strive not to be a success, but rather of value” and oh my did this stick in my head for this year! You see the time and place where I find myself in life now, it can be so easy to fall in the mindset of being successful. Now yes I do want to be successful but I have come to the conclusion that being of value, whether it is in someone’s time of need or in your work space or just in life already enables you to be more successful. I mean how can you be a success in the long term if you are not of value anyways? If we focus more on people and relationships success will follow… In this point in my life I am still building a career for myself and personally I have many interests and also many jobs so I can very easily feel like I’m getting nowhere, but I have found that in my head I am constantly reminded of this quote going into this year.

q1This next quote seems to have an unknown author, but regardless this one is so incredibly true and inspiring every time I want to do something and I really just don’t feel capable of it… “one day or day one, you decide.” I mean how straight forward and true is that!ย  Whenever you feel like doing something especially something for your life, career etc. please keep this quote in mind because I know even in my life I find myself always speaking of a dream of mine as “one day when…” and actually that one day will never came if we don’t start now… So no more one days and more day ones, unless it’s something you really need more time for…

q3And lastly, like I have said I have so many quotes I love but I really wanted to narrow it down, “if it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive” – unknown. This is so relevant in all the aspects of our lives and I think it’s important to keep this one in mind. Life is so short and I have learned that we really don’t need toxic people and toxic situations in our lives, it’s best avoiding it where possible. And if you find yourself in a situation where it is unavoidable, please pray to gain the strength to get through it!

And that my lovelies is where I leave you, remember so much can happen in a year so don’t ever give up!

The art of planning your outfits for vacation

I’m sure most of you would agree that on holiday the most important things are maximum fun and relaxation, and to add outfits into that mix may seem like a little too much… But what if I tell you that planning an outfit, which is way easier than you think, should be one of your main tasks before going on holiday…

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You see, the best memories are made while having the most fun, and I think its also safe to say that the most photos are taking while on holiday, which leads me right to my point. How many of us have rejected taking a photo on holiday just because of how we look or the outfit we are wearing? Now don’t get me wrong this is by no means about the physical image, but most of the time an old t-shirt and shorts is what fills up our bags.

Planning your outfit in advance not only makes packing easier but also helps you to feel good and makes it easier in the morning on holiday to get dressed. Planning what outfit you want to wear where and to what activity or location can also ensure some awesome photos… Even if you aren’t into the whole photo and social media thing, I think most of you would agree that a nice photo of you and your loved ones captured in an awesome moment is a keeper.

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As you can see in this photo taken on Tableย Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, my outfit, which is nothing special and very basic, matches the environment pretty well. Now I have never been on Table Mountain before and I surely did not spend hours researching how itย  looks but I just thought… high up on a mountain, cloudy or clear skies, flowers or not, what colors would look really nice with such a scene, especially in photos? And a light denim with a nice light blue top and grey sandals is what I decided on, now at first taking photos the overlay of fabric on my top blew all over the place and I thought there goes my insta-ready travel photos, but as you can see it creates such nice movement into these photos.

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So, in a nut shell what I mean is when you just put a little thought into your outfit and your surroundings you will most probably like you photos a whole lot more… A quick tip: wear plain/ย  neutral colors if you’re not sure what to wear because they always work!

And with all that being said, I hope you have a lovely day, and remember, you don’t have to have expensive clothes or a lot of clothes to look and feel good… Mwah*

 

 

Oh my gosh! Gosh Eye shadow palette review

So…GOSH Copenhagen cosmetics made its way into my heart! I got this GOSH To enjoy in New York makeup palette as a gift and I was so excited to try it, especially since I have never tried anything from this company before. I also did not own a purple shaded palette before…exciting!

LRM_EXPORT_20170424_151828Now my favorite looks are mostly natural, pastel, pink and gold shades, but I have to admit on some days these darker purple shades in a smokey look can really make my day. And not to worry, if you aren’t into the whole smokey, sultry look, this palette can definitely still give you a soft girly daytime look.

This palette comes with nine shades ranging from light white and nude colors, to purples and browns. The packaging is plastic but it really feels strong and one of the best features for me is that it comes with a mirror on the inside, the same size as the palette. This palette is also really small and the size combined with the mirror makes it perfect for traveling.

I really see myself reaching for this more in the Autumn/Fall and Winter seasons because of the color range. Okay, with all that said, we can get down to business, the part you are really interested in…the shadows, their textures and all that fun stuff!LRM_EXPORT_20170424_153346

On swatching these shadows, the texture of all of the shadows are really smooth and creamy, not quite so buttery as some other brands, but luckily not so chalky as some brands, definitely creamy. The pigmentation are also quite good from all the shadows, some a bit better than others but overall the color payoff is nice and pigmented. If you are wondering about the lasting power of these shadows on the lids, I would say that they are pretty good, you can definitely create a look with this that you can wear all day.

I really like this palette and can not wait to try more cosmetics from GOSH Copenhagen.

My final thoughts on this palette…oh my GOSH ๐Ÿ˜‰

lrm_export_20171013_165705.jpgPs: For the tutorial on this look using this palette head over to my youtube channel!

With love, TheBlondeAngel

xoxo

Easy vanilla blueberry smoothie recipe

This vanilla blueberry smoothie will blow your mind! Not just super tasty but extremely fast and easy, and if I have to say so myself, it really does taste better than a milkshake and way healthier!

For this recipe you will need:LRM_EXPORT_20170424_164428

  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup Creamer of you choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbs greek yogurt

Method:

  1. Add frozen blueberries and yogurt to blender and blend.
  2. Add creamer and vanilla essence.
  3. Blend.
  4. Enjoy!

So easy and so, so very good for you! Rich in antioxidants, vitamin K & C. Low in calories and high in fibre.

Sometimes less really is more…