Thursday, 18 August 2016

Rosey World

Roses are a representative of love and romance. It only takes a look at a rose to know why.

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Rocky Beaches

Rocky Beach at Loret de mar in Spain

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City From Above

Cities are known for their large population, high traffic and busy life styles. They have everything one needs in life ranging from career to leisure. They are full of diversity, different culture, people, generation, etc. And yet sometimes, the information we get from this diversity is too much. There is so much to try out, so much to offer, and the beauty, well the beauty of the city sometimes just gets lost within the different activities going on. Is´nt it amazing how most times, the only people that take time to admire a city are the people that do not live there? Is it because the inhabitants got used to everything or is  it the lack of time? I believe cities have more beauty to offer than we usually like to admit. We sometimes need to get out of our city to see how beautiful it is.

Majestic Alps

So i went to the Alps with my class and i couldn´t help but marvel at the greatness and beauty of this landscape.

Living Art

I love anything that has to do  with art. I love to try out different styles and see the outcome.
But one thing i love most about art is the process of developing an art piece. When you have found your inspiration, the art flows out of you and you forget everything around you. I sometimes don´t want to leave my drawing table until my piece is complete. Yet experience has taught me that there are some pieces that are so delicate. They can not be finished in one day. They need time. And the longer you invest, the more you get attached to an art piece. In your art, you share a piece of you for the world to see. You speak with your hands, to the heart through the eyes.


Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

In the home:

  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help clean surfaces.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of natural carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Use as a stain remover for laundry.
  • Use 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces. Best natural Goo-Gone!
  • Place a few drops of lemon essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator, or garbage can to help eliminate odors.
  • Add lemon essential oil to baking soda and water and use as an all natural soft scrub.
  • To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil. Place produce in water, stir around so all surfaces come in contact with the lemon.
  • Soak dish clothes in a bowl of water with 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil overnight to naturally clean.
  • For a natural furniture polish, add several drops to a half cup of olive oil or beeswax.

For the body:

  • Add lemon essential oil to a cup of water in the morning. It's full of antioxidants.
  • Add to water or a smoothie for a refreshing pick-me-up. (SO tasty and uplifting!)
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Apply a drop of lemon oil to the tongue to freshen breath.

For the mind:

  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Place a drop in your hands to inhale, rub a drop into long or short hair, or diffuse through the room during times to uplift the spirits.

Cautions When Using Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon is photosensitive. This means that lemon oil can cause the skin to burn if exposed to sunlight after applying the oil. Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 24 hours.

Diaper Cakes

Babies are always a lovely blessing to parents. I love everything about babies.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


June is a beautiful month, not only because I was born in June but also because of various reasons.

Thursday, 26 May 2016


London comes in  so many beautiful different ways.

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Uses of Coconut Oil

1.      Baking: substitute butter or oil in ratios 1-for-1 for most recipes.
2.      Cooking: Food will taste  little bit like coconut,
3.      Body lotion: Helps with dry skin .it feels and smells amazing.
4.      Facial moisturizer: Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial. Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil to the dab of coconut oil I put on my face and the results are awesome. This clears acne and evens out the face.
5.      Eye makeup remover: Use a cotton ball and a little coconut oil to remove it. Works better than anything else.
6.      Homemade deodorant: It actually works well as a natural deodorant.
7.      Deep conditioner for hair: slather this on all your hair and let it soak in for a few hours. Then brush it through and massage the scalp before showering
8.      Toothpaste: The coconut oil gives it a creamy consistency, which is similar to store bought (yet way better for you!).
9.      Furniture wood polish: Just pour some onto a rag and rubbed it around.
10.  Eczema: Coconut oil helps if we catch an outbreak early enough.

San Franscisco

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016


I love art in all it's vastness. I love to sing, I love to dance, and I love to draw. I love to create, I love to poetry, I love to imagine and I love to take photos.


Dreams come to you at times least expected. They take you to a world un-imagined. Beating all odds, knowing no rules, and in that one moment, you are spontaneous, you are courageous, you are doing what ever it takes, you are living.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Cleanliness is better than smartness. Character better than beauty.

Let me leave this hear. Mostly for the wives who still treasure their marriages yet have unlearnt certain basics.

Hair: Try to wash your hair at least once a week (for those who sweat more, please more frequently). Do not subject your husband to a smelly head with all the mixture of product build-up, Sebum and sweat while you lay on his chest. This goes with ALL styles. Ideally I would advise every 3 days.

Arm pits: Shave these at least every 3 days. Just as the slightest hairs are beginning to show up.

Hair in the armpits + sweat = bad smell. Please don´t put on sleeveless with hair. Also try to get rid of dark armpits. Lemon helps. Nails: any woman should have filler at home. Avoid keeping nail polish on when it is damaged. Get it off and put colourless as you wait for your next pedicure.

Breast feeding: Please don´t be let your baby pull your breast just like that. This goes to those who breast feed mostly at night. Hold the baby close and the other hand should hold your breast. Gravity will overcome your breasts one day but don´t help it by being careless with those goodies.

For fallen breasts if you are not above 40, please try to help them be firm with some muscle training. Ladies: never visit the ladies without wet wipes or water. As wives we should be ready all the time and don´t subject Mr. to waiting just because you need to take a quick shower when all he needs is a quickie. Be clean at all times.

Bikini zone: those who love to trim, don´t just do bush style, try trimming in different shapes to make it an adventure for Mr. try a heart, or if you have time make a shape of the first letter of his name, google designs of shaving. Now those who love clear cut. Please exfoliate before and use new razors, moisturize after this helps keep those bumps away.

Stretch marks: at 8 weeks of pregnancy (till 6 months after birth), please start applying cream to avoid stretch marks. i heard some people like them but stretch marks mean your skin is tearing. Please save his eyes and spoil your skin. Now stretch marks may not be avoided completely, but they can be kept at a minimum.

Cracked feet and rough hands: the word here is exfoliating. This does not need a fancy beauty salon but can also be done at home. Mix salt and lotion and grab in your hands. For legs, please first do a foot bath. Never let it get that bad.

Ironing: no lady should walk with un-ironed clothes especially at home where hubby has to look at you. If ironing is a problem, there is something they call no-iron clothes. get those and you are good to go. Please don´t let hubby move out in un-ironed shirts.

Mouth hygiene: do not sleep without brushing, don´t forget the gum and tongue. use mouthwash. Flossing is important. Actually clean up after every meal. Know your healthy weight and try to maintain this.

Remember, our husbands are not out there to make you feel bad so just because they are tolerating certain things, does not mean don´t improve. Cleanliness is better than smartness. Character better than beauty. So in all that you do, love yourself for who you are. Be positive about yourself. And keep yourself attractive for your one and only. To men, nothing bits a confident woman.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Plank Exercises

1.1.1. Some Tips for Plank Exercise:

  • Keep your glutes and stomach tight
  • Your head and heels should be in a straight line while performing plank
  • Also keep your back straight
  • Make sure that hips are not sagging
  • Place your elbows directly beneath the shoulder
  • Feet should be hip-width apart

1.1.2. Tips for Holding a Longer Plank:

  • Perform plank daily
  • Divert your mind
  • While doing plank, read an article to pass the first few minutes
  • Never look at the timer to drop the position
  • Hold a position till it hurts

1.2.    Plank Exercises for Flat Belly

1.2.1. Basic Plank

·         Lie flat on floor or yoga mat (stomach down).

·         Put your hands at the side of your chest, as if you are ready to perform push-ups.

·         Lift your body off the floor, keeping your back straight and heels together.

·         Hold the position for 10 to 60 seconds and come back to starting position.

·         Carry out two repetitions.

1.2.2. Forearm Plank:

o   Made for those who have injury-prone wrists, the forearm plank is a classic exercise for a reason:

o   It emphasizes all of your core muscles by resisting rotation!

·         Start in a push-up position on forearms.

·         Keep arms perpendicular to body, forming a straight line from shoulders to ankles.

·         Engage core and hold for thirty seconds.

Trainer Tip:

o   Roll your shoulders back before you get into position.

o   This will help sustain an open chest during your plank.

o   Squeeze your butt! It'll facilitate a flat, lower back through the entire exercise, which will keep you from rounding or hyperextending the lumbar spine, which could lead to disc herniations and pinched nerves.

1.2.3. Side Plank

·         Lie down on your right side on the yoga mat.

·         Put your left hand on your waist and right hand on the floor such that your forearm is at a right angle to the body.

·         Now, slowly lift the body, balancing your whole body weight on the right hand and right foot.

·         Stay in this position for as long as you can and repeat it, on the other side.

·         Give the obliques a little action with a side planks – be sure to keep the hips lifted

1.2.4. Plank with Arm Lift

·         Start with a basic plank position.

·         Stay in the pose for 5 seconds, and then transfer your weight to the right forearm.

·         Raise your left arm to shoulder height and hold the position for 1 to 2 seconds.

·         Slowly, return to basic plank pose and repeat with other arm.

·         Do 3 to 5 reps on each arm.

1.2.5. Plank with Leg Lift

·         Begin with a basic plank position.

·         Hold the position for 5 seconds, and then transfer your weight to the left foot.

·         Gradually, lift right leg off the floor with the toe pointed down.

·         Stay in this pose for 5 seconds and come back to original position.

·         Repeat the movement with another leg.

1.2.6. Side plank with knee lift- one side only

  • go in the position of a side plank
  • move the knee forward and back
  • don´t forget to breath

1.2.7. Plank Jacks:

o   If you've gotten your front plank down to a science, crank it up a notch by adding dynamic movement!

o   Get the blood flowing by jacking the feet in and out from your plank position.

·         Hop your toes to the outside of a yoga mat and then back together while maintaining your pretty, flat back.

·         Start in a full plank position with feet together and abs tight. Jump feet apart into a wide V, then immediately jump them back together (like a jumping jack).

·         That's 1 rep. Start by incorporating 8 reps into your circuit.

·         If this feels super easy, up the number to 10. Consider increasing by two reps every two weeks as long as you can maintain strong form.

Trainer Tip:

o   Keep your shoulders over your hands.

o   The shoulders can take a major beating during this exercise if you're not careful.

o   By keeping them in proper alignment, the core is doing all the work!

1.2.8. Side Forearm Plank:

Sister to your front plank, the side plank highlights muscles that help you rotate quickly and safely. Extra perk? A nipped-in waistline will be yours in no time.

·         Lie on side with bottom elbow on the floor.

·         Raise hips so that the body forms a straight line from ankles to shoulders.

·         Extend the top arm laterally so that it is perpendicular to the floor.

·         Engage core and hold for 30 seconds.

Trainer Tip:

o   Start simple. Begin with your bottom knee on the ground to reiterate proper muscle activation.

o   Envision sending your bottom hip to the sky.

o   If you feel like this is more of a stretch than a workout, straighten your legs and try to stagger your feet with your top foot in front of your bottom foot.

o   Still yawning? Stack the feet! Keep an eye on squaring off your top and bottom hip the entire time.

1.2.9. Pike Plank:

  • Not only do you get a nice stretch but you put your core in motion which adds a level of difficulty.

1.2.10.   High Plank:  
  • Recruit more of your chest muscles by moving up to your hands.

1.2.11.   High-to-Low Plank Walk-downs:

  •  Add a major degree of difficulty by moving up and down between high and low plank.

1.2.12.   Lateral Plank Walk
  • This move will challenge your core and define your deltoids, shaping your shoulders.
  • Begin in plank position with your hands underneath your shoulders, and your body in one straight line.
  • Simultaneously cross your right hand toward the left as you step your left foot out to the left.
  • Then simultaneously step your left hand and right foot to the left, returning to the plank position.
  • Your hands move together as your feet step apart.
  • Take two more steps in this direction, keeping your abs pulled toward your spine and your pelvis level.
  • This completes one rep.
  • Reverse directions taking three steps the right.
  • Do 15 reps in each direction to complete one set.

Hip Taps:

Rotation through the trunk to drop the hips to the floor will surely get your obliques screaming!