How to actually make this year different

Same old story every year eh, you make plans to make this year different, to make this year count and to finally quit the job you hate? But then when it gets to mid January you forget about it all very quickly the same as you forgot about your diet. But it doesn’t have to be like that and the only person that’s stopping you is..you. For example let’s say you want to get fit, you will blame the lack of time to workout, the lack of money to pay for the gym or even the weather oh because it’s cold, when the reality is that the only thing stopping you is you as you can make time or cut down your spendings else where to pay for the gym.

Whatever your goal is, the first step is changing your mindset and telling yourself that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Then the second step is consistency in whatever you’re doing, let’s say that you want to start painting or doing anything creative then get in the zone. Shut yourself away from the world maybe even turn your phone off and dedicate and hour for doing that with the least distractions possible.

I felt that this was needed to say as we are midday way through January and everyone has probably forgot everything they promised themselves to stop or start doing, so this is a little reminder to not to give up because at the end of this year you’ll be glad that you didn’t and that’s what I keep telling myself everyday as I know more than any else how hard it is to motivate yourself into doing things. It’s really ironic how we feel good about our selves and satisfied when we learn something new or achieve something yet we need to force ourselves to do that.

Few rules you should go by this year:

  • Say yes more often. Even to things you wouldn’t normally agree to as they can lead to great things.
  • Don’t wait for opportunities, make them.
  • Kindness is free so be kind to strangers as I’m a strong believer that good karma comes back.
  • ┬áSpend money on travel instead of on things as memories are priceless.
  • Talk less and listen more.
  • Do detox days away from your phone, which under the same note be more present than online and you will notice how much more aware you will become with the world surrounding you.
  • Read more, lets break the stigma that reading is something that people should be ashamed of or that it makes them more fun as I’ll happily spend a weekend on going out and then the next curled up in my bed with a book.
  • Be supportive to your friends. If one of your friends makes music, listen to it and share it on you social media same goes to writing or doing make up looks etc. Or if you have a chance to see them preform or showcase their work then go as it will mean the world to them!

 

 

How to spot a fake vs real Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade?

 

Don’t we all love a bargain? But sometimes we need to be careful when we find a bargain and that’s when it comes to buying make-up, as cheap make-up can mean fake make-up! I’ve purchased this dip brow pomade from a second hand website and although it was advised as genuine and on the pictures it looked completely real, it wasn’t until I got it that I noticed that something was off.. for example the shade stated to be dark brown but it looked completely different to what I remember that it used to be in my previous one furthermore the logo on the lid started rubbing off.

I’ve purchased another one and this time from a website I knew it will be 100% genuine and here are the differences I found between them so next time if you’re purchasing something you’re not sure about double-check before hand and you’ll know what to look out for!

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On the original packaging the writing is bolder and bigger than on the fake.

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This is where you can really tell the difference as the fake one is all smooth underneath whereas the real one has a gritted bottom and the labels are completely different.

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Here you can see how much the shades differ even though they both should be ‘dark brown’.┬áThe texture of these was completely different too as the original dip brow pomade is waterproof and will stay on without smudging for the whole day whereas the fake one smudged really easily!

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The logo on the top lid won’t ever rub off no matter how long you’ve had it for whereas the logo on the fake one rubbed off within a few days and it’s a slightly different shade as well.

I didn’t receive the fake one in a packaging (which should of rang alarm bells) but this is just to show you how the real packaging should look like.

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If you’re planning to purchase a high end beauty product make sure to do it from a genuine site or if you’re not sure about the website then have a look on the internet first to see how a fake looks like as there’s probably plenty off pictures to compare other products as well. Believe me it’s better to pay a bit more and have the peace of mind that you’re using safe and genuine products than a fake which to be honest you can’t be ever sure what was used in it.

From now on I will try to post every Wednesday and Sunday, not just about beauty but about various of different topics. If you have any suggestions on what you would like me to write about, like I said it doesn’t have to be beauty or fashion related then you can contact me through the contact page or my social media accounts. Furthermore if you a photographer in London or area or you know someone who is one then drop me a message!