Sunday, 5 April 2015

Pinning Lately #2

Hi guys, happy Easter! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Sunday. It's been quite a while since I last posted (I was having laptop issues, but all is resolved now!). Today's post is the second instalment of my Pinning Lately series, where I share some Pinterest inspiration with you. Here are my recent favourite pins!

Pinterest is a great way to find new recipes to try out. Whether you're looking for a savoury snack, a healthy smoothie or a sweet treat, there's something for everyone. I've loved the few recipes I've tried from Pinterest and I plan to try out a lot more, including the ones I've featured. I've pinned lots of delicious recipes on my food board. For drinks, see this board.  

I love spring fashion because of the bright colours, fun prints and feminine pieces. I often use Pinterest for fashion inspiration and have been pinning a lot of spring inspired outfits lately. Whenever I stumble across a stylish outfit, it gets pinned to my style board

I think Pinterest gives everyone a serious case of wanderlust; there's so many beautiful, scenic photos on there! I'd love to visit the places in these photos (Santorini, Greece; Santa Barbara, California and Fiji). Check out my travel board to see the many other places I'd love to visit.

In need of a bit of inspiration? Then Pinterest is definitely the place to go. Whenever I feel like I need some motivation or a little pick me up, I browse Pinterest for encouraging quotes and words of wisdom. It always leaves me feeling inspired and optimistic.

Are you on Pinterest?

Love, Telina

Friday, 13 February 2015

5 Positive Ways To Start Your Day

What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. For that reason, it's very important to start the day off right. Here are a few ways to kick-start your morning that will leave you feeling positive, energised and ready to take on the day...

Wake Up Early - I know it's all too tempting to hit the snooze button and get some extra beauty sleep, but don't do it! Prolonged wake up can actually make you more tired. Waking up early has numerous benefits; you get to avoid the stress of getting ready in a rush, it gives you more time to achieve all of the things you want to and results in more productivity.

Practice Gratitude - Every morning, take some time to be thankful for all of the things you have in your life (your family, your health, the roof over your head). Starting the day with gratitude makes all the difference; it teaches your mind to focus on the good rather than the bad and is the key to living a happy and fulfilled life.

Set Your Goals For The Day - Write out a short to-do list of the things you want to accomplish on that day. This will keep you motivated and your routine will be enhanced as your time will be spent more wisely and efficiently. To get a head start on your day, you could always write this list the night before.

Exercise - Now I know what you're thinking - who has time to exercise in the morning? It can be difficult to find the time, but incorporating a small amount of exercise in your morning routine has many benefits. It helps boost your mood, gives you more energy and increases your productivity throughout the whole day. You don't have to do a strenuous workout; just doing some stretches or going on a short walk will greatly benefit your health.

Have a Healthy Breakfast - As I'm sure you've all heard before, breakfast is the most important meal because it fuels you up for the day. A balanced breakfast incorporates at least three different food groups. Personal favourites of mine include eggs and toast with a glass of orange juice; a bowl of cereal with almond milk and some yoghurt; and french toast and fruit. It's very important to choose meals that will give you plenty of energy and keep you satisfied until lunch time.

What do you do to start the day positively? I'd love to hear about it!

Love, Telina

Monday, 9 February 2015

Words To Live By {1}

It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

Even when your goals seem a million miles away - keep going! If you continue going down the right path and moving in the direction of your goal, then you will get there eventually. Don't let the amount of time it will take discourage you; that time will pass anyway. Just keep working hard and never give up!  

Love, Telina

Thursday, 29 January 2015

January Favourites

Welcome to my first monthly favourites post of 2015! Well, didn't that come around quickly? This month's favourites include some great makeup and skincare products, most of which are new finds. Here's what has stood out for me this month....

My first favourite of the month is The Body Shop Lip Butter in coconut. This stuff smells amazing! It has a nice buttery texture and melts onto the lips leaving them smooth and hydrated. Due to the cold weather, this product is an essential in my bag at the moment!

Next up, I've been loving Sleek's Bare Skin Foundation. My skin's been behaving well recently and I haven't needed much coverage, so I've been using this light foundation. Even though it's super light, it's still really good at evening out skin tone and covering any blemishes. This product is natural looking and feels weightless on the skin  - I'm very impressed!

A product that's helped my skin stay clear is the Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask. This product clears your skin of dirt, excessive oils and toxins and helps prevent breakouts. I use this once a week and it leaves my skin looking and feeling soft, refreshed and clean. It contains ingredients that are good for your skin and helps restore skin balance.

Barry M never fail to impress me with their nail polishes. A shade that I'm really liking at the moment is "Lychee," a gorgeous pale nude from the Gelly Hi Shine range. It's super wearable and versatile. I also love the formula and its glossy finish.

Lastly, the No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighter is another product that has stood out for me this month. Because of it's cream consistency, this highlighter is a dream to apply. All it takes is a quick swipe, a little blending and then you're left with a beautiful, subtle glow.

What products have you been loving this month?

Love, Telina 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Banana & Almond Smoothie

Banana & Almond Smoothie Recipe
Banana & Almond Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are an easy way to eat more healthily and are perfect for those who are always on the go. It literally takes around three minutes to blend everything up and serve, so they're quick and hassle free. Today's post is a Banana & Almond smoothie recipe, which would make a great breakfast smoothie to kick-start your day. It's tasty, good for you and it will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

This smoothie has many health and beauty benefits. Incorporating almonds into your diet will keep your skin looking fresh and glowy. Almonds are full of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. This means that they help to cleanse the toxins from your body. Bananas contain high amounts of vitamins A, B, C and E. There are many health benefits to eating bananas; for example, they can help to lower your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure under control. Bananas are also great for your skin; they keep your skin looking youthful due to their natural moisturising properties.

Ingredients (serves two)
  • 2 medium frozen bananas (broken up into one inch chunks)
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/2 a cup of natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)


1) Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2) Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Do you love smoothies? Let me know if you'll be trying this one!

Love, Telina
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