28 Dec 2013

The possibilities



Christmas is in the mere past, bring on 2014! Over the year I've wanted to pack up my things and just venture out into the unknown, to explore and see what the world has to offer this particular 19 year old... However since I didn't get to travel in 2013, I will make all of my goals come true in 2014.
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Christmas 2013

Christmas is a time to celebrate with the loved ones. Also the time to splurge on scrumptious food and gain a food baby. Don't worry there is always a New Year approaching and that's why we make New Years resolutions...


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22 Dec 2013

Brisbane's 3 stories high TOPSHOP

It's better late than never! The time has finally arrived, Brisbane has been gifted with a TOPSHOP on the corner of Albert & Elizabeth Street, where Borders once stood. It opened on the 5th December (140 Albert Street to be exact).

Goodbye savings, hello brand new outfits!

I am so glad they opened a TOPSHOP in Brisbane, a 3 story to be exact! No more online shopping for us Brisbane girls and guys or even contemplating whether or not you ordered the correct size. 
Topshop Brisbane will also be offering a free personal shopping service. When you enter a Topshop it feels like you're in a whole another world, with awe and amazement - just like child opening their first Christmas present, or an adult test driving their brand new car.

Without further ado, why not show you a couple outfits I would love to have in my closet!



My sister and I took a photo for their TOPSHOP giveaway and popped it onto Instagram for all to see.



 
Lace Back Playsuit
High Neck Stripe Crop Top (I wouldn't mind the skirt either!) 


Who wouldn't love a set of Topshop makeup. I know I wouldn't complain! :)
 


I hope everyone will have a great week and A MERRRYYYY CHRISTMASSS!

God Bless
Love Kathy 
xxx

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Christmas Gifts Under $60



CHRISTMAS IS ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY!

If you're not that fond of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas crowds (I know I'm not), you could easily do some online shopping. The only downside to online shopping is 'when is it going to get here' dilemma.

 So what are you waiting for?





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9 Dec 2013

Christmas Gifts for HIM

The time has come to pick out those gifts for HIM. It can be easy or it can be hard, I definitely find it hard finding that perfect gift for a guy, especially when my family is mostly built up with females!

So this year I thought to think outside the box - who doesn't like a surprise once in a while.


Play It Cool





Beautiful Soul






Next week I'll be posting an Under $50 gift guide, so don't fret. You could definitely find something for your 'Secret Santa.' 



Love Kathy 
xxx

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30 Nov 2013

Christmas Gifts for HER

With only 24 days till Christmas and fast approaching, it can be quite stressful finding that perfect gift for that special lady or even for your beautiful girl-friends. So I thought to put together a few presents that might give you an idea as to what 'she' would love... Or even treat yourself. Happy shopping!

 

Who's that Girl.


It's almost the end of year, work is almost over and what better way to celebrate it, with a Work Christmas party! Finally, you can put on that Nastygal Fall Dress, put on some gorgeous heels, spray on some Viktor & Rolf and you're ready to dash out into the open... Oh and don't forget your cape it might be a bit chilly :)


Cosy with a side of bubbly


...The Christmas party is in full swing, food and drinks, laughter, family, friends. You couldn't be more happier, than to celebrate with Valentino dress and your loved ones. xx



Take a Twirl


Pack your suitcase love, you're on you're way to Paris! Flights booked, accommodation taken care of, now the only thing to do is what to wear on the special occasion - Christmas!




Not to worry, I will be doing a gift guide for Him and gift guide for under $50, so stay tuned they'll be up sometime soon :)


Love Kathy 
xoxo
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25 Nov 2013

Sparkle Saturday

Hi Guys, 

I hope everyone had a great week and the weekend will be icing on the cake. Mmm CAKE! So I thought to dedicate a post to one of my bestieboo's who turned TWENTY on Saturday. I've known her for about 4 years now and plenty more to come! :) 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICKA! xx





 


Anyway, I hope to keep the posts up from now on, it's just I keep getting writers block, but stay with me and I'm sure there will be quite a few posts coming your way!



Love Kathy 
xoxo
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11 Nov 2013

10 Great Bible Verses for Hard Times


Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” (NASB)
Psalm 91:14 -15
“Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” (NIV)
Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (NIV)
Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (KJV)
Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)
Psalm 27:1
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (KJV)
Psalm 55:2
“Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.” (NLT)
Psalm 50:15 “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you will glorify me.” ~ ASV Ad.
Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (KJV)
Nahum 1:7 
“God is good, a hiding place in tough times. He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help, No matter how desperate the trouble.” (The Message)
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25 Facts about me

What a better way to start my Monday morning then do a facts post. Yay! ...Anyways I hope you have a great Monday and that the rest of the week will be pretty great also. 

Okay so let's do this...

1. I rather dogs over cats - but I had a cat as my first pet when I was a kid
2. Arm pits and feet make me cringe so much! They just freak me out.
3. I'd rather action movies than rom/com (but don't get me wrong if there is a cute/ really good one on, I will definitely watch it)
4. I enjoy wearing bright colours but if you look in my wardrobe, amongst it all you will find mostly find black/white outfits (change is in order haha)
5. I am the middle child of three beautiful sisters!
6. I use to play touch football and soccer

7. Sometimes I'm not a patient person...

8. Twix are my favourite kind of chocolate

9. I prefer Spring then the rest of the seasons.. With that being said, I don't like having hay fever at the start - that's something I would definitely change.

10. I love food - mostly pizza, spaghetti nomnomnom
(moderation is key)

11. I have a relationship with Jesus - not religion.

12. I haven't seen snow before

13. I haven't been on a BIG kids rollercoaster before - I will sometime soon!

14. Favourite parfum would have to be Vera Wang princess at the moment

15. I would like to speak 5 different languages - Go big or Go home

16. I'm not that fond of ice-cream

17. I'd love to skate and surf

18. I'd rather paraglide than skydive

19. I like love one direction

20. I love Sushi

21. Favourite colour is green

22. I enjoy my sleep - if I don't get enough I would be a cranky bum in the morning.

23. I do not own a kangaroo and we certainly don't “Throw a shrimp on the barbaayyy!”
(if you're not from Australia, you'll probably think we do haha)

24. I love Giraffes

25. I can't wait to start travelling - Europe and Asia or America here I come!!
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6 Oct 2013

Time flys



Where has the year gone?! It's only two months until Christmas, then goodbye 2013... Time fly's when your having fun. I hope everyone has had a great year thus far and if you haven't don't worry there is still time to change it! Be Brave and step out of your comfort zone...


Since September I have started a new job at Review (it is the best, I love it). But recently I have been so distracted with what I was/am set out to do - so I thought to take sometime out to do a list; just to remind myself what I actually want to achieve, because 2 months ago I was just relaxing enjoying life (but it didn't really get me anywhere...)


Here we are at the time being ~


  1.  Travel around - go to as many places as I can before I get older
  2. Be positive -  about life, be out there, take more chances, about my body
  3. Eat healthier - one bad food isn't going throw me off balance
  4. Study - do something that will get me somewhere, I will be happy with, and
  5. I won't fear

Basically I wanted to have something in writting to at least remind myself of "Hey, are you doing this? Or what you should be doing more of". I hope you all are making the most of 2013!


Anyways I hope you all have a chilled Sunday and hope everything is fine and dandy.  


Love Kathy xxx

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30 Sep 2013

You are a somebody

 Morning everyone! 

I hope this week will be good to you. That you will keep your head high and if life gives you hurdles you will jump as high as you can to reach where you want to go.  Like my Pastor, always says "You are a somebody, God doesn't make nobody's, you are designed for greatness.




“I am worth it.”
there will be waves of sorrow in your life,
and you will feel as if you were the sand that the tide carries away,
you will feel as if it carries away your worth
it will feel like you are the left over rubble of a building
that had been burned down,
and you will feel less,
but please learn to say these words.
say them in the mirror when you have just woken up,
say them when your lover turns their back on you,
say them when you are opening up the refrigerator
sing them,
yell them,
whisper them,
and please, believe them.
You are more than sand that can just be washed away,
and you are more than just a few pieces of broken cement,
please,
you are worth it.
” 



Love Kathy xxx
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9 Sep 2013

NAILS: Pretty in Pink

I was in definite need of some colour on my nails so I decided to try out Essence Colour & Go - best creation everrrrrrr! When it comes to pink I shy away from it most of the time, as some nail polishes look a bit off... But this baby is so simple to apply and the colour looks well, I think, amazing on my skin tone!


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How to Style: Boyfriend Jeans


Hi everyone! 

If case you have been living under a huge rock for the past month or two, boyfriend jeans have been a trend in many stores. So I thought to blog it out and outline what you could pair with these jeans. You can dress boyfriend jeans up or down.  Instead of buying an expensive pair of boyfriend jeans I decided to buy a random pair of jeans from an op (thrift) shop and distress them myself. This is what they look like -




Listed below are a few places where you can buy boyfriend jeans -
Nastygal
Nastygal
Asos
Dotti
Bardot
Mombasarose
Depending where you live, they most likely ship internationally...

Casual fling - 
 First match it with just a basic top either white/ creamy - maybe steer from dark tops in case your boyfriend jeans are dark - Personally I'd keep away from dark tees as I'd like to put more focus on the jeans itself.






Dress it up -
boyfriend jeans can be paired with heels, a basic singlet, crop top and a larger coat/ faux fur vest.

Shaggy vest - Sportsgirl
Vests - Dissh
Faux Fur Vest - Saboskirt
Fur Vest in Black - Mombasarose



I honestly love the many different looks you can create with this style of jean, I know it is a staple in my wardrobe that I will definitely get a lot of wear from. You could pair them with cardis, jumpers, plain t-shirts or a singlet and still get a very relaxed but 'well put together' outfit. You could take it up a notch and add some wedges or strappy heels, a blazer/ short military coat and add some bold statement jewellery to achieve that chic-on-trend appearance.

Lastly don’t be afraid to try out the boyfriend jean, they are super comfy and stylish so you have absolutely nothing to lose!




Love Kathy xxx


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3 Sep 2013

Get Ready With Me: Everyday makeup & Style

Hey everyone!


Recently I've been mixing and matching my makeup to fit my outfit of the day/night and this week I thought to keep it simple with my foundation. When I do my makeup I like to keep it simple, unless I am going out to dinner, I might add a red lipstick or maybe even a purple one :p



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28 Aug 2013

Abundant August

Hello everyone!

This past month has been one amusing roller coaster, nevertheless it is great to finally see the end of the ride!! Although it hasn't been too hectic like some peoples calenders... My calender went something like this; Three different dentist appointments (one including all 4 wisdom teeth being taken out, Ouch I know!), getting my car serviced, the Ekka and also not having internet for the last week... So I guess that's why I haven't posted what is up, but I'm back! :) 

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5 Aug 2013

My Skincare Rountine

Hi everybody, I hope you're having a great day!

Alright so I know skincare can be tricky, especially when hormones start to kick in. Growing up was a pain in the butt, when it came to choosing the right product for the right skin type; I didn't know what was my skin type, how/which products would work best etc. So I went with my mum to figure out with creams, cleansers or exfoliators worked best for me - when I was going through my teens I had bad acne marks on my forehead!! Sometimes I am a picker and a popper - which you should never do! For me it's just a habit. Gross, I know, but since I found the Garnier 3 in 1 (Cleanser + Mask + Scrub) that works perfectly to get rid of my problem areas and scars. Yay!! I have used this product for over 5 months now, and I love it so much. Why not give it a go, if you have combination/oily skin.

For moisturizing my face, I use an organic cream that sooths my face, and works to get rid of acne - well it works wonders on my face, as I definitely don't have much acne as before, except for the occasional pimple here and there - but not to worry I have handy facial regime to keep them away haha...

Third on my list are my Biore makeup wipes - these are great for taking off your makeup off whilst cleansing your face (but don't forget to use your cleanser aswell) and is very moisturizing.

Now onto my Cucumber Peel-Off Mask - this has recently been used so much this past month, as I broke out quite alot around my cheeks; and boy were they painful, so once I used this it took about a couple of days until they they disappeared, whilst using Garnier Pure 3 in 1. So I definitely recommend face masks, especially the smell of cucumber!

Lastly my Clairns Very Dry Skin sample tube from Myer; this has been amazing on my skin, especially around my nose and forehead - thank you very much winter for drying my skin. But this lotion has done wonders on my skin, and I'm hoping to someday grab the bigger tub but maybe next winter. I have never needed to change my moisturizer in winter, but I since it has been so cold this winter, I definitely had to find something amazing... If you're skin is dry, what lotions do you use? I'd love to try them out.



1) Biore Makeup removing wipes - Priceline $8.95
2) Sukin Facial Moisturizer - Priceline $9.99
3) Garnier Pure 3 in 1 (Cleanser + Scrub + Mask) - Priceline $15.45
4) Cucumber Peel-Off Mask - Target $6.99
5) Clairns Very Dry Skin Moisturizer - Myer, it was a sample


So that is it loveys. All of these products work for me, so why not give them a try and let me know.
I'd also love to know what skincare products you use and I hope if you're looking for some skincare products that these helped.  

Once again have an awesome day!



Ps. All thoughts/opinions are as always, my own.

Love Kathy 
xxx
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Style Icon: Jessica Alba

Hey Dolls,

So I don't know if I mentioned this before but, I love Jessica Alba's style. She is super trendy, really laid back and whatever she wears she always looks nice and effortless! I would love to have her wardrobe... Plus she is a mum - and no she doesn't wear baggy clothing, she still wears superb outfits even if they are just casual.







Anyways, I thought to do a little post on Jessica Alba as she is one of my style icons, leave a comment below who is YOUR style icons :)

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A TREMENDOUS TUESDAY!


Love Kathy
xxx

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2 Aug 2013

Job Interviews | How, What, When, Why

Hey everyone, so you've made it!

 All that hoping and praying to get the job that you truly want have been answered... 
So you've been waiting for an interview and you finally got that response call/ email; now all you need is an outfit that will justify your personality and work ethic... Trust me this is nerve racking, not knowing what to wear, so many questions to be answered, do I wear this to the interview? Is this too short? Is this appropriate?

Calm down and Prepare. 
I hope by writing this blog you will have an idea what to wear without looking too over the top and hopefully make a good impression that will get you the job! Depending on what job you want, there a few steps to consider... But for me personally I would love a career in retail and fashion; to be specific a fashion stylist would be ideal...

Preparation:
First things first, once you've found out the time, date, and place of the meeting, sort out how you will get there - you surely do not want to be late, or have trouble finding the place (this is if the interview is at another store).

Secondly, don't forget to bring your resume and covering letter (if you have one) to the interview - this means that you are organized and prepared just incase the interviewer isn't (probably unlikely).

Thirdly, definitely do some research on the business you've applied for, this will help you alot with answering questions down the track, [refer to examples below] but also do check out the store to see how the staff behave/act towards customers or even talk to someone who works there.

Lastly number four. Practise!
 This will boost your confidence, calm your nerves and give you an idea on how to answer questions plus get tips from your family/friends. Incase a question comes into the conversation you will be able to answer it with ease.

Outfit Ideas: From head to toe

This part can be stressful, fun, exciting or easy depending who you are and how much experience you've had at job interviews... This is where the interviewer wants to see your personality, but still dress appropriate. Depending what the job is, you'll have something in your wardrobe that will hopefully fit for a job interview. For instance, go for blazers, a button-down blouse and black pants (that fit well) - these ones are your safe bet, whilst still looking presentable. Choosing an outfit for an interview doesn't always have to be monochrome, you can still add a little colour to spice up your outfit. How about a cardigan, thin belt or possibly a statement necklace - these will make the outfit a bit more interesting.When it comes to shoes, choose a little wedge heel or flats - never sandals! Hairdo - keep this simple, a ponytail (hair tucked behind the ears) will do or even be a bunhead.

Appearance is important!

  • Try not to look grubby. 
  • Hair, nails and clothes should be presentable.
  • Don't overdo the makeup and no dark/neon lipstick - keep it simple, nude coloured lips!
  • Don't expose cleavage, straps, stomach - if your top is see through wear a singlet or change tops
  • Don't wear a mini-skirt/short dress that shows too much leg or bottom - you never know who wears what
  • Shoes - sandals, thongs and your clubbing heels are a NO GO!

Here are three outfits I would wear to a job interview...




1) Top - Target
Pants - Forever New
Bag - Sportsgirl
2) Top - Forever New
Pants - From a friend
Boots - Valleygirl
Necklace - Colette

3) Blazer - Temt
Top - Universal
Pants - Melrose ave
Boots - Valleygirl


Also, I thought to write down two example question's I came across whilst applying for a job.

 EXAMPLES:
  
  • I love fashion because I can incorporate my personality and mood through my particular style. My personal style would be eclectic, edgy and classy. My fashion icons are...
 Why do you want to work here? Possible example:
  •  I would like to work for [store], because I know I will do my best to keep the customers satisfied with getting the latest look, for whatever occasion. I also would love to work with [store] as I can see myself being a good representative and my personality suits the clothing.



Oh and if you didn't know, I post videos on Youtube and I just did one on Job Interview outfits!
So if you're stuck, check it out and I hope it'll help; if not, leave a comment
and I'll do another one in more detail.  With these tips I hope you have a rough idea on what to wear and how to answer questions. Good luck and I hope you get the job!

Ps. Sorry that this is a tad long but don't forget to smile, be cheery, positive and look interested.


Love Kathy
xxx











Photo Disclaimer: I do not own these photosets, but all opinions are my own.

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1 Aug 2013

Keep on Tumblin'

Tumbl away guys!
Basically tumblr is a site where you "love" photos, sayings, gifs etc.
you can reblog them too... Just all kinds of goodness...
I love it because there is a variety on it, people will post WHATEVER AND ANYTHING REALLY!


xo-kathie.tumblr.com

Ps. Oh please comment if you have one, and I'll surely check it out :)

I hope you are having a great day, love you all ! byeeeeeee x
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29 Jul 2013

Is that so...

1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. Don’t dumb it down.
10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
12. Never park in front of a bar.
13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
16. A suntan is earned, not bought.
17. Never lie to your doctor.
18. All guns are loaded.
19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
21. Take a vacation off from your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.
22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
23. A handshake beats an autograph.
24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
31. Eat lunch with the new kids.
32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.
33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
35. If you have the right of way, take it.
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.
41. Don’t make a scene.
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
44. Never gloat.
45. Invest in good luggage.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
49. Give credit. Take blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
51. Never be the last one in the pool.
52. Don’t stare.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
59. Thank the bus driver.
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
62. Know at least one good joke.
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
70. Always thank the host.
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.
73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.
75. Keep your word.
76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.
79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
81. You are what you do, not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tire.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.
85. Don’t litter.
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.
88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.
89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
90. Make the little things count.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
93. You’re never too old to need your mum.
94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.
97. Smile at strangers.
98. Make goals.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.

— a high school teacher’s list of 100 wisest words


I actually find this interesting. We don't know who this person may be but for some reason they might actually have some point behind this list of 100. I came across this on tumblr and thought to share it with you all, just incase you don't have tumblr.


Have you all are having a glorious Monday and be thankful. 

Love Kathy 
xxx
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20 Jul 2013

What's New?

Hey Everyone!
I hope you are all fine divine and enjoying life!

Recently my mind has been wondering for the past couple of weeks, where I have been staring at my blog and journal coming up with ideas like beauty related topics, what to wear to an interview, hauls and how to style etc. So I'm just writing to let you guys know that I will have big and better things coming soon, it will take some time to put it all together and get my point across.

Also I have a Youtube account; sometimes I do use it as it can be more handy when I can't use words to reflect how I truly feel about something...

 So leave a comment below on here and on Youtube what'd you like to see/read and I shall do my best to follow through. 

Love Kathy 
xxx
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17 Jul 2013

It's always the right time....

Hey guys,
So I know it can be a drag to workout whilst in the colder months; trust me my motivation has been all over the place, from being really motivated to I'll exercise the next day (this goes on for about 3 days, and that's bad). It's time to shape up ladies, you do not need to take the elevator, you do not need to drive to the corner store and you definitely don't need those treats... With self discipline we can do it! We can get your summer body you've always wanted, or to look good naked or to simply build your strength, having muscles won't make you any less attractive, so honey don't sweat it!

For me personally I love being able to exercise. Since a young age I've always been active, playing in the yard after school with the next door neighbours kids, riding my bike, getting involved in sport carnivals at school,  to being involved in soccer from grade 6 - 9 (because I decided to cut down on playing soccer for club and focus on my school work but having PE and touch football to keep me fit until I finish high school.






Exercising doesn't have to be such a drag, you can make it so much fun, with a few tips from down below I'm sure you'll find the motivation you need to get moving...  Keep in mind I'm not a personal trainer or dietitian, I'm just simply putting my 2c in.  

Everyone is different when it comes down to exercising, body image and physical strength; so for myself I use the marvelous internet to help me warm up, choose exercises for different parts of my body and also to eat healthy. Thanks to Casey Ho an all round bubbly fitness instructor and creator of Blogilates, if you haven't seen her on youtube you should definitely check out her motivational videos, you get results, they are so much fun and get you covered in sweat after a few videos... I'm sure you'll appreciate it when it comes to Summer time!

The best thing you can do before starting an exercise/workout routine (if that's what you are into, I sometimes go by Blogilates workout calenders - which are password protected if you sign up to her free newsletters - can unlock the monthly calenders, then bam you set) is to make time to workout, it might seem impossible, with your work or children to look after; but whatever it is, think about being able to not feel tired all the time, if you just put in at least 30-40 minutes of exercise into your daily routine (Morning, Lunch time, Evening)  it could work wonders! Boosting endorphins, can keep your energy levels flowing and fighting the constant feeling of being fatigue.

This next tip shouldn't come to you as a surprise, but you have to stay Hydrated. Staying hydrated is so important as well as eating right, but being hydrated will help with healthy digestion, glowing skin and fight fatigue! No matter where you are, keep a water bottle with you. I even keep a water bottle on the side of my bed. Also drink plenty of green tea!




I love working out; but I know sometimes it can be hard to be motivated. But why not let you all know a few stereotypical reasons to be active.


1. It makes me happy - who doesn't want to be happy
2. It makes me forget about everything; stress relief
3. To feel good naked
4. To loose weight - to get that bikini body back
5. It's entertaining - there are different ways to exercise!
6. Most of us workout to feel stronger or tonned.
7. There is no excuse to not be active - there is always Blogilates (I'll leave a link and more detail towards the end)
8. To keep my body healthy and balanced
9. It's part of my life now
10. Exercising makes me feel peaceful -it's my me time!
11. I am more comfortable and confident in my own skin
12. I love that it doesn't have to be an over exaggerated workout to get results - at least 30 minutes of fast paced walking can do wonders if you're running out of time.
13.I love the feeling of being sore after a workout, because I know that I have put in so much effort, to get the best results.
14. Can exercise with a friend or in a group - this helps as you don't want to let him/her/them down.

 There we have it. Let me know in the comments below what are your reasons you workout.


Love Kathy xxx



PS: I'm not a personal trainer or a dietitian, just writing my thoughts on exercise, health and being positive!

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It feels like SUMMER




Although it's still winter here in Australia.. There are a couple of days where the sun is shining and all you want to do is pack your beach bag, call a couple of friends and hit the beach!
But with that said, I have been searching online for some awesome pieces I could rock when it comes to Spring/Summer, cause boy it will be hot! I hope you all are enjoying your week no matter what the weather turns out to be like.

Love Kathy xxx
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