Macro Monday - 172!

That time of the week, grab a cuppa and get your lol on!

 
lol




 me too.


 Important



 Mondays


About right. 



 woah lady


lols



Srsly 




 legit



new fav 



Ditto




 Kind of is...


 lol kylie

good friend!

Have a great week!

End Of Summer Face Mask!


As much as we don’t want to admit it, we’ve all done it. Sunburns… they’re an almost inevitable part of summer. Whether your sunscreen failed or you forgot it all together, we’ve all had a burn or two in our day. Sunburns — and sun exposure in general — put our skin through the ringer during these hot and months, and by the end of the season our skin can be left feeling parched and flaky. Definitely not a great way to welcome autumn. (Yes, even in the UK we don't realise how powerful that ball of heat is, even when it doesn't feel it!)

So here is the perfect gift to give your skin after three months of UV rays. Composed of natural oils to de-puff and replenish, hydrating raw honey, and naturally ex-foliating organic yogurt, this concoction is perfect for this transitional time of year.

Ingredients:

2  Tbs raw honey
2 Tbs almond oil
2 Tbs olive or jojoba oil
1/2 cup organic yogurt
Small bowl or container
Fork


Place the honey in the container and warm it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  Next, add the almond oil and stir.  After you’ve combined the honey and almond oil, add the olive oil. Next add the yogurt and gently whisk with a fork until smooth.  Apply to a clean face — being sure to avoid the eye area — and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a fresh towel.

Would you try this mask?

Macro Monday - 171!

As promised, Suzy this one is for you!

Lets get our lols on. 

 Good plan


 lol



haha




lol
 

too funny



 lols




 ace



 lols


 Ditto



Easier to keep these in for all occasions covered.



 yep.


me.



Monday



aww 

Have a fab week!

Moving To A New City!


 After University I moved to London, then to LA, then to New Zealand for a bit. Each time I’ve started completely from scratch. Without question, just moving again has been the hardest. I don’t know if it’s the culture shock of country life again or the fact that I’m “getting to old for this”, but fuck if this isn’t the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

If it’s one thing I know about moving to a new city though, is that it SUCKSBIGTIME until you find your people. Your community. I was depressed in Auckland for a whole year because I was relying too much on my partner. I didn’t make new friends or get involved in activities. On the flip side, my time in London was the best two years of my life because I had a pre-set group of friends and I was madly in love with my roommates.

Here, I live alone. I came here with no friends in the area, but in the past month I think I’ve made a decent dent. While I’m by no means part of any community yet (except my rad job), here’s how I’ve attempted to get my shit together in a new place in a short amount of time:

Friends of Friends


 Do you have a friend in the new place? or a friend who might know someone? E-introduce! I love meeting friends of friends because it automatically gives us common ground and, since they obviously like a friend, they’re always spectacular themselves. I also lucked out and have my oldest, best friend from childhood live an hour a way. While we may not have hung out for almost a decade, it’s funny how old friends so easily fall back into familiar patterns.

Twitter



The problem with living abroad was that I would read blogs, fall in love with these people from afar, and never get to go to their meet ups/conferences/events. But now I can finally reach out to blog crushes and buy them a coffee. But it's also been a great way to meet new people too! Just engage in a conversation on a topic, before you know it you're besties!

Office

I’m lucky in that everyone in my office is young and fantastic and fascinating. Since day one my coworkers have invited me to their homes for dinner, taken me to lunch and given me advice about settling in my new city.

Say Yes

When you’re settled in a city you know well, it’s easy to say no to a spontaneous opportunity because you want to get home to your cat. Or do your washing. Or get to bed on time. But when you’re new to a place, saying no means you’ve denied yourself a chance to make friends. So I’ve made it my mission since arriving here to say yes to every invitation that comes my way. Want to play iPhone games at friend of a friend friend’s apartment? Why not? Take a yoga class in a cathedral after work? Don’t mind if I do. Attend walking tour of the city then say yes to the tour guide when he invites you to a pirate-themed bar? Of course.

I’m still getting my sea-legs and even though I’ve been out every single night for the past 14, I still haven’t found my people. And for that, I’m going to cut myself some slack and stay in tonight and watch The Office until my eyes bleed.

Thanks to Natalia for this post!

Do you have any tips for moving?



Macro Monday - 170!

Grab a cuppa, it's Macro Monday Time! 


 His face though.



 Ditto.


 Good plan.

 so true




 Each to their own. 



a lot. 


 TMI


 LOL


 AWWW


 lol



me



 seconded.

 yep.



 lol indeed.

 she really did!



wtf?

have a fab week!