Monday, 18 April 2016

HIGHLIGHTS: COACHELLA 2016 WEEKEND ONE

There are two groups of people in the world right now: those who are at Coachella and those who wish they were at Coachella. Those who are going have probably spent the last month (or even months!) carefully planning Coachella worhty outfits. Think fringe, suede, crop tops, crochet everything, henna tattoos, etc. The jewellery has been delicately picked to perfectly match the outfit vibe, a big statement necklace for those simpler outfits and some dainty jewellery if the outfits is a statement in itself. Spray tans are a must too, accentuating the metallic tattoos and complementing the white and cream bralettes perfectly. And let’s not forget about the bandannas - worn in all the styles possible - and the vintage sunglasses. Basically, a perfect instagrammable scene.

No look, as simple and casual as it may seem, has been put together carelessly. So it would only be fair to appreciate them and give them the attention they deserve. Here are some of the highlight of Coachella Weekend One.


 DAY 1




DAY 2




DAY 3


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Thursday, 14 April 2016

8 PROBLEMS ONLY MILLENNIALS HAVE


Mobile phone, TV, laptop, wifi, social media. These are all things that, not too long ago, people used to live without. However, we are now almost incapable of  imagining such life. Imagine having to send real letters instead of a WhatsApp, or not being able to Skype with your family or friends. God, imagining having to do your homework without the Internet. There are so many things we take for granted, and so many problems we think a catastrophically when, in reality, nothing is going to happen if there’s no cell reception or if you have to wait for more than 30 seconds to load a page.

Like these, there are a lot of other thing that really irritate us but that are not as big and monumental as we make them seem. 

Slow wifi. Everyone hates slow wifi, I would sometimes even prefer to have no wifi at all than having torturously slow wifi. Who has time to wait a WHOLE minute to load Twitter, anyway.

Uncharged portable chargers. There’s nothing more annoying than having your phone at 5%, reaching for your portable charger in your purse and realising that you forgot to charge it. 

Liking a picture from 2008. Everyone has, at some point, experienced the adrenaline and the immense embarrassment that goes through your body when you’re deep stalking someone on Instagram and you accidentally like their picture from 134 weeks ago. 

Phone Security Codes. I want my phone to be protected but at the same time I’m not willing to type in my 4 digit code (SO LONG) every time I want to unlock my phone, so someone please make Touch ID work every time and make it stop telling me I’m not me. 

Running out of data. How on earth are you meant to Snapchat your super cool weekend plans if you don’t have data? I mean, did you really do anything if it’s not on your Snapchat story? 

‘Read’ text messages. If you ever leave me on ‘Read at XhYmin’, our friendship is over. I would now like to publicly apologise to any of my friends who I’ve ever done that to, I’m truly sorry. 

Late replies. Oh, he took 49 minutes and 37 seconds to reply to my text message, let me set a timer so I know when to text him back. 

Finding a good selfie. You need that perfect lightning, perfect angle and perfect ‘I’m looking absolutely gorgeous, but I’m not trying’ look. It’s hard. And let’s not even talk about group selfies, that’s a whole new level of complexity.
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Sunday, 10 April 2016

WHY PLASTIC SURGERY ISN'T A BAD THING



Everyone has their own opinion about going under the knife in order to alter our bodies, or even about temporary procedures like the famous lip injections. We get angry when someone, for example Kylie Jenner, denies doing it even when it’s obvious her lips are much bigger. But when they do admit it, we get angry at them for doing it and we call them fake, because it now seems that if you get plastic surgery, you’re not real and all you care about is looks.

Feeling confident in your own body is something many people struggle with, celebrities amongst them. Many of them have opened up to the media about certain parts of their bodies that they dislike and they would like to change. They’re only humans. Most of us just deal with it and learn to live with the body we were born in, we’re all different and beauty is 100% subjective. The reason why I think many celebrities decide to go under the knife is attention. We spend hours and hours looking at them, scrutinising their appearance and criticising what we don’t like, not realising that they are insecure too. When they gain some weight, their ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture is on the cover of magazines and all over the Internet (or just ask Taylor Lautner). We give so much importance to their looks and we make it seem so important that anyone would try to get rid of those insecurities, at all costs.

In that case, I don’t support plastic surgery. I don’t think you should alter your physical appearance because someone else is saying things or because strangers think you’re not pretty enough. It’s literally impossible to please everyone and there will always be someone who’ll find a flaw. However, when YOU -without the influence of any negative comments from the outside- decide to do it because you know it will boost your confidence and will make you feel better about yourself, then please go ahead and do it. We constantly dye our hair, pluck our eyebrows, get spray tans, do our nails; and we do it to make us feel more confident. So why not plump our lips a bit or slightly change the shape of our nose? As long as it’s for the right reasons, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. 


What's your opinion on plastic surgery?

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Monday, 4 April 2016

3 EASY AND DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES




Smoothies have to be one of the best snacks ever known to human kind. They’re so easy to make and taste so good, whilst being healthy at the same time. It doesn’t really get any better than that, my friends. 

I’ve been revising quite a lot for my finals recently, hence my lack of posts, which has led me to spend TOO MUCH time trying to create the best smoothies because that’s clearly more entertaining than chemistry. Here you have my three favourites!

Mango and Strawberry






This is my favourite one. It tastes really refreshing and I love to have it as breakfast as it’s quite filling. I like to use frozen fruit as it gives it gives it an ice cream like texture. But you can also use non-frozen fruit or use more liquid to make it more runny.

  • 1/2 Frozen Mango
  • 3-4 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 plain yoghurt
  • Half a glass of milk
  • The juice of a quarter of a lemon


Chocolate and Coconut




This one’s perfect if you’re craving something really sweet and chocolatey, but still want to opt for a healthy option. I love how the bits of coconut don’t completely blend with the smoothies and you can feel them as you’re drinking it. The banana makes it super sweet without even having to use any kind of sweetener, which is great!

  • One scoop of rice vanilla ice cream (or regular vanilla ice cream)
  • Half a tablespoon of unsweetened cacao powder
  • Small frozen banana
  • Half a tablespoon of coconut
  • As much cinnamon as you want
  • Half a glass of milk


Strawberry and Orange




This one is the simplest one. When I was younger I used to love eating strawberries with sugar and orange juice. It’s something I would eat a lot during spring so I decided to make the smoothie version of it and, let me tell you, it’s incredibly amazing. 

  • A handful of frozen strawberries
  • Half a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • One teaspoon of honey

I also wrote a post on some of my other favourite healthy smoothies back in January if you want to check it out! 

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